Movers and Shakers

Year 2

Unit Overview

In the Movers and Shakers project, your child will learn five statements from Dawson's model that will help them identify people who are historically significant and use the words year, decade and century to describe dates and times. They will study the life and impact of a significant person in the locality and of 10 significant individuals from around the world. They will complete in-depth studies of significant explorers Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, and significant activists Emmeline Pankhurst and Rosa Parks and think carefully about the impact of their actions. The children will also carry out an independent study of a significant person from the past and learn about people who are significant today. They will also learn how significant people are commemorated and design a memorial for a person they have studied.

❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT

We will have a special visitor from Freshwater Theater who will teach us all about the explorers Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.

️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout this unit of work we will be writing information and captions about significant people and also writing a quiz as part of our big finish.

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

In this unit of work we will be 'visiting' the Americas with Christopher Columbus and the Moon with Neil Armstrong.

Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions

  1. Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods.

  2. Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed

  3. Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.

  4. Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

  5. Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods.

  6. Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.

  7. Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods.

  8. Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

  9. Learn about changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.

  10. Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods.

  11. Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

  12. Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.

  13. Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods


APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF UNIT: 17 hours

🏁 BIG FINISH

We will hide photographs of significant people and their quotation cards. Children will find and match the cards.

πŸ“– FOCUS TEXT(S)

The class will be reading Greta and the Giants by Zoe Tucker.