History knowledge organiser – KS4 Britain, Health and the People

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32-page PDF

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Years 10-11


This 32-page PDF history knowledge organiser covers the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution through to modern day.

This history knowledge organiser covers the following periods, key developments and events:

PeriodKey developments and events
The Middle Ages (476-1445 AD)Fall of the Roman Empire
The Black Death
Islamic/Christian medicine
The Renaissance (1445-1750 AD)The printing press
The Great Plague
Challenging Galen
The ‘New World’
The Reformation
Renaissance art
The Enlightenment/Industrial Revolution (1750-1900 AD)Dissection
Cholera outbreaks
Germ theory
Public Health Acts
Antiseptic/aseptic surgery
Modern Day (1900 AD – today)Magic bullets
World War One
World War Two
The welfare state

Each section of this history knowledge organiser contains key events and developments, plus their significance, a timeline, keywords and lots of key history knowledge. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Impact of Christianity and Islam on medicine in the Middle Ages
  • Public health, medical care and surgery in the Middle Ages
  • Key Renaissance individuals and their contributions/limitations
  • Hospitals in the 18th century
  • Key Enlightenment individuals and their contributions/limitations

Becky Sayers is head of humanities in a secondary school in Wiltshire. You can find her at and follow her on Twitter at @MissSayers1. Read more about creating the perfect knowledge organiser.

History knowledge organiser
History knowledge organiser – KS4 Britain, Health and the People

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