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For exemplification material in Social Subjects, follow any of the NGfL links you see next to the relevant target - once you are on the page click on the "commentary" for more information. This information comes from the 5-14 Teacher Support CD - Gathering & Interpreting Evidence: Social Subjects. The exemplification material may also be found at the LTS managed 5-14 Online.

People in the past
People, events & societies of significance in the past
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PPA-E1.1 People, events & societies of
significance in the past

Explain the motives or actions of people in particular historical situations.

Developing an understanding of distinctive features of life in the past and why certain societies, people and events are regarded as significant. The progression from Level D is in the breadth, depth and quality of the explanation offered as to the importance of the society/event. Pupils should also make reference to the values/attitudes prevailing at the time. Progression could also be achieved by examining a more complex event, e.g. considering the significance of the Union of the Parliaments. Alternatively within a study of the Industrial Revolution, pupils might research the conditions in which people worked, teasing out specific aspects, e.g. the employment of young children and identifying the prevailing attitudes of employers, parents, children, government and social reformers. This would provide a good opportunity for role-play and developing Click here to go to the start of this Strandinformed attitudes.
Explain the values or attitudes that characterised various societies in the past.
Explain why particular societies, people and events from the past are thought to be of significance.

People in the past
Change and continuity, cause and effect
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