Term One: Monday 5 September-Tuesday 20 December 2016

Date

 In-Class Outline

 Exercises and Homeworks

Extra Activities

 

 

 

 

Week 1

(5/9-9/9)

Introduction to the course. Overview of the Middle Ages. Required reading Living History 1 (see syllabus)

What is history? Primary and Secondary sources. Read through handout and answer questions.

Handout on 'What is history?' Questions completed in class.  

Week 2

(12/9-16/9)

What were the Middle Ages? Read through handout answer questions in class.

Complete timeline of the Middle Ages.

Begin work on the Fall of the Roman Empire. Use handout from Contrasts and Connections p. 58-61 (see Living History p. 104-107). Students read pp. 58-59 in groups and write down the problems set out by the sources. Rank them in order - come together for class discussion.

Handout: 'What were the Middle Ages?' Finish questions on handout.

Homework:

Read pp. 60-61 on the decline of the Western Roman Empire and the survival of the East.

Timeline of the Middle Ages

A youtube video timeline

Reasons why the Roman Empire collapsed:

Basic background:

http://www.ushistory.org/civ/6f.asp

More detailed:

http://www.tribunesandtriumphs.org/roman-empire/causes-for-the-fall-of-the-roman-empire.htm

http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/8-reasons-why-rome-fell

Week 3

(19/9-23/9)

Complete exercise on problems facing the Roman Empire and why it fell.

The legacy of Rome. Using Contrasts and Connections p. 62 work out Rome's legacy in the modern world.

Extract from Life of Brian: 'What have the Romans ever done for us?

Homework: Write a one page summary of the legacy of the Romans in the modern world.

 

 

Week 4

(26/9-30/9)

The Rise of Islam.

What do students know about Islam/Muslims?

Handout on Islam and different faiths.

BBC2 video on Muhammad and Islam.

 

 

Video History Channel: Muhammad the Prophet

Islam: Empire of Faith Part 1. A very nice introduction to Muhammad and Islam.

Crash Course History on Islam.

Week 5

(3/10-7/10)

Continue video on Muhammad and Islam. Answer questions on handout.

Continue and finish video. Answer questions on the later developments of Islam.

Questions on Islam and the Five Pillars of Islam.

 

Video History Channel: Muhammad the Prophet

Muhammad: The Last Prophet. An animated movie.

Islam: Empire of Faith Part 1. A very nice introduction to Muhammad and Islam.

Crash Course History on Islam.

Week 6

(10/10-14/10)

Finish questions on Islam and the Five Pillars of Islam.

Students design a handout on the Five Pillars for revision purposes.

Revision questions on Islam.

Revise for B Test.

Video History Channel: Muhammad the Prophet

Muhammad: The Last Prophet. An animated movie.

Islam: Empire of Faith Part 1. A very nice introduction to Muhammad and Islam.

Crash Course History on Islam.

Week 7

(17/10-21/10)

B Test.

Go over B Test.

   

Week 8

(24/10-28/10)

The Medieval Period.

The Feudal System.

Watch Terry Jones video on the Medieval Peasant

 

 

All Saints Holiday

(31/10-4/11)

No Classes – All Saints Holiday

 No Classes – All Saints Holiday

 

Week 9

7/11 Journée Pedagogique; 8/11-11/11)

Finish Terry Jones video on the Medieval Peasant

Life on a Medieval Manor.
 

Students in groups of 3 studying from books and handouts. Draw a plan of a Medieval village.

   

Week 10

(15/11-18/11)

Life on a Medieval Manor cont.

Life as a Medieval Peasant

Homework Exercise. Terry Jones video on the Medieval Peasant

Week 11

(21/11-25/11)

Life in a Medieval Town.

Worksheet on Medieval Towns. Dan Snow video on Medieval London

Week 12

(28/11-2/12)

Medieval Guilds

Medieval Warfare: Knights and Castles.

Worksheet on Medieval Guilds.

What was a Medieval Castle? Worksheet and Diagram.

Lots of excellent videos on castles.

The Magnificence of Medieval Castles.

David Macaulay's excellent overview.

Norman Castles: The Tower of London and Dover Castle.

Secrets of the Castle: Building a Castle

Week 13

(5/12-9/12)

Medieval Castles continued. Defence and Attack!   Secrets of the Castle 2: Defending the Castle.

Week 14

(12/12-16/12)

B Test (Monday 12/12)

Go over B Test.

   

Week 15

(19/12-20/12)

End of Term festivites: A Knight's Tale.    

   

Term Two: Monday 9 January - Friday 6 April 2016

Date

In-Class Exercises

 Exercises and Homeworks

Extra Activities

 

 

 

 

Week 1

(9/1-13/1)

Medieval Castles. Lesson hHandout.

Castle Defences. Lesson handout.

In class exercise: write a letter to the King explaining why the castle will be difficult to conquer.

 

 

Week 2

(16/1-20/1)

Castle Attack. Lesson handout.

 

The Medieval Knight. Handout from lesson (Aylett, In Search of History, p. 77-79).

In class exercise explaining how to attack a Medieval castle.

Answer questions on Medieval Knight handout.

Battle Castle with Dan Snow. A series of videos on different elements of a castle attack.

 

Week 3

(23/1-27/1)

Introduction to the Crusades. Lesson handout.

Video The Crescent and the Cross part 1. Lesson handout and questions.

The importance of Jerusalem.

 

 

Answer questions on handout.

Source based exercises (Contrasts and Connections p. 194-197).

The Crescent and the Cross full video.

 

Crash course world history: the Crusades.

 

Week 4

(30/1-3/2)

Video The Crescent and the Cross  continued.

Source based exercises (Contrasts and Connections p. 194-197) continued.

Kingdom of Heaven about a village blacksmith who goes to Jerusalem at the time of Saladin in the 12th century AD.

 

Week 5

(6/2-10/2)

Crusades or Invasions? Handout from Contrasts and Connections. Answer questions from handout. In particular: Why did it take so long for the Muslims to react to the Christian invaders? How and why do the Arabic versions of the timeline of events differ so much?

The Crusades: Revision and Source Based Exercise

Further information and handouts at International School History. HERE!

Week 6

(13/2-17/2)

The Crusades. Benefits and Effects.

Who benefited from the Crusades? How did they benefit? Handout from Contrasts and Connections and exercises.

 

  Further information and handouts at International School History. HERE!

CARNAVAL - No Classes

(20/2-24/2)

CARNAVAL - No Classes CARNAVAL - No Classes

CARNAVAL - No Classes

Week 7

(27/2-3/3)

The Black Death 1. Spread and Causes. Handout and Questions.

The Black Death 2. Effects on Politics, Economics, Society. Source based exercise. Handout from Contrasts and Connections.

Powerpoint from the lessons - adapted from internet sources.

 

Ratatouille: The Causes of the Black Death.

Short Documentary: The Black Death.

History Channel: FULL documentary on the plague. Very good but 1hr30mins.

Week 8

(6/2-10/3)

The Black Death 3. Effects on Politics, Economics, Society cont. Handout from Contrasts and Connections. Handout from International School History.

B Test Format and Revision (including kahoot! on the Crusades and the Black Death)

Revision for B Test!

History Channel: FULL documentary on the plague. Very good but 1hr30mins.

 

Week 9

(13/3-17/3)

B Test!    

Week 10

(20/3-24/3)

   

 

 

Week 11

(27/3-31/2)

     

Week 12

(3/4-7/4)

     

 

Term Three: 24 April - 7 July 2017

 

Date

 In-Class Exercises

Homeworks

Extra Activities

 

 

 

 

Week 1

(24/4-28/4)

     

Week 2

(1/5 Labour Day)

(2/5-5/5)

     

Week 3

(9/5-12/5)

 

 

 

Week 4

(16/4-19/4)

 

 

 

 

ASCENSION Holiday - (22/5-26/5)

ASCENSION Holiday ASCENSION Holiday  

Week 5

(29/5-2/6)

 

   

Week 6

PENTECOST Holiday (5/6)

(6/6-9/6)

     

Week 7

(13/6-16/6)

 

 

 

 

Week 8

(20/6-23/6)

     

Week 9

(27/6-30/6)

     

Week 10

(3/7-7/7)

     

 

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