This term, the History team launched our ‘Meanwhile… Elsewhere’ projects for Years 7 and 8. These projects allow pupils to broaden their knowledge through researching a significant event that happened elsewhere in the world within the same time period that they are studying.
Year 7 have been constructing answers to enquiries such as ‘what made Baghdad and Constantinople special?’ and ‘did the Normans bring a truckload of trouble in England?’ ‘Meanwhile…Elsewhere’ they learnt about the Gupta Empire, an ancient Indian civilisation.
Year 8 have been constructing answers to enquiries such as ‘why was Britain turned upside down in the 17th Century?’ and ‘how revolutionary was the Age of Revolution?’ ‘Meanwhile…Elsewhere’ they learnt about Nur Jahan, the most powerful empress of the Mughal Empire.
We received some outstanding, and incredibly beautiful, projects from the pupils this term and a huge number of pupils received postcards home and merits for their hard work. Some of the most impressive projects are now on display in our History classrooms, and we hope to add more next term as we launch our second set of ‘Meanwhile… Elsewhere’ projects; this time focusing on the Song Dynasty in China (Year 7) and the story of Caroline Mathilde, Queen of Denmark in the 18th Century (Year 8.)