Humanities Year 8

Ms. DeShawn

Mr. Pierre





Exam Review



This term your student will begin with the study of Geography.

  • Geography programmes of study: key stage 3 National curriculum in England Purpose of study A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Aims

The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

    • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
    • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time  are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
    • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
    • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
    • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.


Term 1

In Term 1 we will be studying 7 weeks of Geography and 6 weeks of History.

Geography

  • What is Geography?
  • What skills do we need to learn Geography?
  • What are the different types of Geography?
  • Map Skills
  • Population
  • India and Asia


History

  • Unit 1: The Industrial Revolution
  • Unit 2: Expanding Europe (Age of Exploration)- Slave Trade

Dear Parents and Students

Find below the updated subject revision guide.

Revised Revision Guide 2018 - Social Studies Yr 8 (1).pdf

Enjoy This Video Explaining the Study of Geography



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