I'm a primary- trained teacher with a strong interest in history and have recently been appointed as an adult tutor. I'm due to deliver an 8 week course starting September entitled 'The Tudor Dynasty'. I'm excited to offer this course but I've not taught in a classroom for over 2 years since taking a career break to start my family. I've got a great deal of enthusiasm for the period and strong subject knowledge to boot (albeit some brushing up required). The problem is that my new employers have provided a unit with learning outcomes and assessment criteria that I must address (with no room for alteration), but I don't see how the unit is appropriate and I need some help to marry these unit details with the teaching of the Tudors. I'm an archaeology graduate, not specifically history, so maybe I'm missing something, but I'm struggling to see how the unit is relevant. I'm ashamed to say I don't fully understand some of the terms used, either, such as 'materialist and idealist' conceptions of history. I've spoken to my new employers about my concerns, and have basically been told 'tough'. Can you advise me as to how I could deliver this course using the outcomes and assessment criteria I've been given, and whether or not you find the unit inappropriate, please? I'm feeling a bit daunted by the whole prospect of it now as the unit isn't at all what I was expecting. The learning outcomes are: 1 Understand a range of approaches to the meaning, study and presentation of 'history' 2 Recognise the role of 'selection' in the study and presentation of history. 3 Recognise the issues involved in identifying and assessing the role of 'great' individuals. 4 Understand contrary historical interpretations. Assessment Criteria: 1.1 Identify major concepts used by historians. 1.2 Describe the investigation of evidence that has survived from the past. 2.1 Outline a range of sources of historical evidence. 2.2 Outline the necessities and dangers of "selection" in history. 3.1 Describe the interaction of 'great' individuals and anonymous mass movements in the making of history. 4.1 Identify different approaches to studying and classifying the past. 4.2 Describe the main differences between materialist and idealist conceptions of history. If anyone could offer me any advice or support or words of wisdom, I would be so very grateful. I'm beginning to wish I hadn't taken this job. Many thanks in advance.