This is the Schools History Project's core text for National Curriculum history in Year 7. This book covers two core study units - the Roman Empire and medieval realms (along with a supplementary unit on Islamic civilizations). It builds on links between the three units to provide a culturally balanced and coherent scheme of work for the first year of Key Stage 3. "Contrasts and Connections" is part of the "Discovering the Past" series, an integrated series of colour textbooks covering National Curriculum history for the age range 5 to 16. This pupil's book offers enquiry-based tasks designed to help the reader towards the Attainment Targets. Each enquiry focuses on one particular area of the Attainment Targets. The teacher's resource book offers guidance on the Attainment Targets and assessment, together with photocopiable support and extension material for pupils over a wide ability range.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Unit A - the Roman Empire: who were the Romans?; the republic and the empire; Rome in the 1st century AD; the provinces; viewpoints on the Romans; problems in the empire. Part 2 Unit B - medieval realms: what were the Middle Ages like?; the Norman Conquest and settlement; life in the Middle Ages; governing the country; England - part of Europe?; change and continuity. Part 3 Unit C - Islamic civilizations: connecting empires; why did Islam spread so rapidly?; living in the Islamic world; problems in the Holy Land; the Ottomans; contrasts and connections.