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20 October 2014
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Full details, including credits and location for the maps featured can be found on the BBC Four site.

National Curriculum relevance

History, geographical and social understanding

A knowledge of how the present has been shaped by the past, through developing a sense of chronology, exploring change and continuity over time, and understanding why and where things happened as well as how and why places and environments develop, how they can be sustained and how they may change in the future. To have knowledge of how identities develop, what we have in common, what makes us different and how we organise ourselves and make decisions within communities and how people, communities and places are connected and can be interdependent at a range of scales.

Understanding English, communication and languages

Aim to develop discussion, making decisions and questioning, oral speaking skills, working within a group, and using others' ideas to develop opinions, questioning evidence and the ability to use of a variety of language to describe. To adapt speech and language depending upon the audience and listening to discussion and/or presentations and identifying key points. To develop the ability to use dramatic techniques to explore issues and to use character, action and narrative to convey story and themes. To use a variety of written compositions and knowledge of how creativity and imagination are essential to making new meanings, exploring and experimenting with language and creating effects

Understanding the Arts

Ability to think about how creative ideas can be developed in response to different stimuli and imaginative thinking, how different art forms communicate and evoke moods, thoughts and ideas. To understand that designing, creating and performing require discipline, control, technique and practice and how and why people from different times and cultures have used the arts to express ideas and communicate meaning. To understand that accepted forms and conventions can give structure and purpose to artistic works but can be adapted and changed.


Aims to understand the power of creative ideas and approaches in science and technology to explore and explain our world, solve problems and bring about change develop how science and human needs interact to create new knowledge, technologies and products

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