Mrs Humanities

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Curriculum Link

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One thing I’ve often found in my career so far is that students struggle to see the links between subjects. Often in Humanities I’ve heard comments such as “but that’s maths” or “that’s science”; many have struggled to transfer their skills from one subject to another.

I’ve always tried to highlight cross-curricular links and relate work in Humanities to work being carried out in other subjects and am fortunately now in a position where I can easily find out what is being taught in other subjects across the school. I’ve been making the most of this in lessons by discussing the links but wanted to create something to demonstrate my students understanding in their books. Something that would stand out in book checks.

In order to do that I recently created an activity called Curriculum Link to give my students time to reflect on how their work in Humanities relates to other subjects.

The idea is that at the end of a lesson, unit of work or during DIRT students demonstrate how their Humanities work links to work across subjects. In the top section students are expected to pick an aspect of their work and link it to something they are learning in another subject. In the bottom half they then explain how they created the link.

For instance a recent student wrote out their answer as a PEE paragraph, clearly separating their point, evidence and explanation. They then explained that had been learning how to use PEE in English and how they felt it helped them to structure their answer in Humanities.

How do you promote cross-curricular links? Do you do anything similar?

For a copy of my Curriculum Links click here.

Mrs Humanities

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2 thoughts on “Curriculum Link

  1. This is a really nice and simple way to establish the links. We are working on a project at the moment with Year 9’s which works (kind of) in the opposite way to this, where the students have to establish links between subjects by choosing a topic of their own and establishing anticipated links to future units of study in their GCSE subjects.

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