AD 900

This term our topic is 'AD 900' 

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the Maya from the buildings and artefacts they left behind
  • How the Maya worshipped their gods
  • How the Maya used glyphs for writing and counting
  • Why the Maya empire declined
  • What Benin City in West Africa might have looked like
  • How to use different sources to find out about the Kingdom of Benin
  • How the Edo/Benin people celebrate and worship
  • What happened to the Kingdom of Benin
  • Why the prophet Mohammad was so important to the Islamic civilisation
  • About the achievements and inventions of the Golden Age of Islam
  • Why the Islamic empire declined

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make West African masquerade masks and costumes
  • How to create Islamic art

In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to plan and perform our own West African masquerade

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the culture and traditions of modern day Maya and Muslims