This half term, we are focusing a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066, with a particular focus on how crime and punishment has evolved over time.
Throughout our study, we will:
- Place major historical periods on a timeline – Romans to today.
- Create a glossary of terms associated with crime and punishment throughout the ages (e.g. judge/jury etc)
- Identify common Roman crimes and how they were punished.
- Understand the influences the Romans had on the justice system today.
- Know how the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings dealt with criminals.
- Complete a study of Robin Hood.
- Know how the laws changed with the Norman invasion.
- Look at the link between crime and religion during Tudor times.
- Identify reasons for the rise of the Highwayman, poachers and smugglers.
- Learn about the bloody code.
- Investigate the link between crime and punishment in the 19th century and the transportation of criminals to Australia.
- Identify how laws have changed over the last century.
- Compare crimes today with crimes in the past.