The United Curriculum for history provides all children, regardless of their background, with coherent and chronological substantive knowledge of the history of the Britain and the wider world, through the framework of three vertical concepts. These vertical concepts provide both a concrete lens through which to study and contextualise history, as well as use small steps to help pupils gain a deep understanding of complex, abstract ideas. Through the History curriculum, children will have a quest for knowledge. They will discover how people understand the world around them and will explore how knowledge is stored and shared. Within each topic, children will learn about power, empire and democracy. The children will discuss who holds power, and what does this mean for different people in the civilisations. As well as, discuss how people’s rights different in different historical contexts. The idea of community and family will be linked throughout each topic. Children will explore what is life like for people in different societies and how are family and community relationships different in different historical contexts. There will be opportunities for all pupils to see themselves reflected in the curriculum, but also to be taken beyond their own experiences. The history curriculum teaches pupils about civilisations from across the world, and always incorporates the experiences, positive and negative, of ethnic minorities in the history of Britain. The History curriculum is grounded in core disciplinary knowledge, and the ability to approach challenging, historically-valid questions. The children will have an excitement for history, which inspires a curiosity to learn more about the past.

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