In this unit pupils will review and extend their understanding of the past by focusing on historical sources from the different periods of history. With the unit opener and story, pupils are introduced to the study of archaeology. They learn how archaeologists discover objects called artefacts that people made and used in the past.
They then focus on the tools that archaeologists use and the process of documenting discoveries at an excavation site by completing a grid. The main unit begins by presenting various artefacts and historical sites found around Spain from the fi ve different periods of history. Pupils will use these physical sources of history to understand where, when and how people lived in the past.
This is followed by a double page spread that focuses on how art and music can teach us about the past. Pupils will place important artworks in chronological order to help them learn about important people, places and events in history. The last two content pages deal with two distinct, but related topics: the fi rst provides pupils with examples of written historical sources; the second discusses various ways we can learn about history from other people.
The content-specifi c vocabulary in this unit encourages pupils to develop higher-level language skills and assists them as they become more mature language-users. Through an enquiry-based process, pupils will refl ect on historical sources to gain an appreciation of their historical and cultural heritage.
LEARNING ABOUT THE PAST