"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 ContentsPart 1 Unit A - the Roman Empire: who were the Romans?
the republic and the empire
Rome in the 1st century AD
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
contrasts and connections.