Term One: Tuesday 3 September-Friday 20 December 2013

 

Topics to cover – concepts – skills

Assignments, tests, exams, activities

Date

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1

(3/9-6/9)

Recap. of year five. Introduction to the course.

The Age of Enlightenment. Notions of History. The Treaty of Vienna 1815.

Liberalism, Nationalism, Realpolitik, Marxism.

   

Week 2

(9/9-13/9)

Imperialism/Colonisation

Background: Turkish Empire; Austria-Hungary; Belgium; the Netherlands; Unificqtion of Germany)

Reasons: economics, strategy, nationlism, national rivalries, religion, genetics, adventure, prestige. 

 

 

 

H/W

 

 

 

Source analysis on reasons for imperialism

Week 3

(16/9-20/9)

Imperialism/Colonisation

Spread of imperialism:

Scramble for Africa

 

 

H/W

 

 

Source analysis. Using sources discuss reasons why European powers entered Africa.

Week 4

(23/9-27/9)

Imperialism/Colonisation

Scramble for Africa continued.

Overview of types of colonialism and introduction to imperialism in Asia. Special case studies: India and China

 

 

 

 

 

Activity: Student project based on readings from Prentice-Hall World History. Chs 27-28 on India and China. Preparation of powerpoint/poster and types narrative

Week 5

(30/9-4/10)

Imperialism/Colonisation

Reactions: Imperialism as a cause for WWI: Egypt and the Sudan; the Fashoda incident; 

 

 Source analysis on the Fashoda Incident


Week 6

(7/10-11/10)

WWI

Origins: Morocco; the Boer War; alliances; entente cordiale.

 

   Source analysis on the origins of WW I

Week 7

(14/10-18/10)

WWI

The Alliances; imperalism, militarism, nationalism

 

 

 

 Revision for Test

 


Week 8

(21/10-25/10)

Test: Colonialism

WWI

   

All Saints Holiday

(28/10-1/11)

No Classes – All Saints Holiday

WW1

Causes: The Eastern Question

 

 

Week 9

4/11 Journée Pedagogique; 5/11-8 /11)

WWI

MANIA

ARSE 

   Source analysis on causes of WW I

Week 10

(11/11-15/11)

WWI

Remembrance Day: Poems by McCrae; Kipling; Owen. Discussion and analysis of the poems.

Article on use of poppies for remembrance. Useful or not?

Video WWI

 

Choose a key theme relevant to WWI to describe and analyse.

Week 11

(18/11-22/11)

WWI

Course of WWI

Course of war: Schlieffen Plan; Battles; Tannenberg; Marne; Gallipoli; Verdun; Somme; Ypres; trench warfare

Developments: trench warfare; infantry; poison gas; tanks; war at sea; war in the air

 

Read pp. 80-91 The Peace Treaties

Make Notes:

1. Key aims of the major powers

2. Wilson's 14 Points

3. The Treaty of Versailles 1919

4. Was it fair or not?

Week 12

(25/11-29/11)

WWI

Presentations on WW I

 

 

 Essays on WW I

Week 13

(2/12-6/12)

WWI

Consequences - Wilson's 14 points; Treaties: Brest-Litovsk; Versailles; Social Consequences.

 

 

 

Handouts on consequences of WW I. Source analysis on WW I.

Week 14

(9/12-13/12)

Russia

Background: the nature of the 19th century Russia; control and rebellion; NIcholas II, Alexandra and Rasputin

  Poster presentation on the problems of tsarist rule.

Week 15

(16/12-20/12)

Russia

Lenin and The Russian Revolution

People's Century: 'Red Flag'

   Handout and questions on 'Red Flag'

 

Term Two: 7 January 2014-11 April 2014

 

Topics to cover – concepts – skills

Assignments, tests, exams, activities

Date

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1

(7/1-10/1)

 Exam Revision: Structure of Exam; Source analysis based on causes of WW I; ' structured essay' - what to do with it?

 

 Revision

Week 2

(13/1-17/1)

 Sixth Year Exams

 

 Sixth Year Exams

Week 3

(20/1-24/1)

 Sixth Year Exams

 

 Sixth Year Exams

Week 4

(27/1-31/1)

Russia

Stalin the struggle for power

 

Source analysis handout. Different types of source and how to use them.

 

Week 5

(3/2-7/2)

Russia

Stalin: Collectivisation and the Five Year Plans

   Presentations on Stalin

Week 6

(10/2-14/2)

 Russia

The Purges and Stalin's Cult of Personality

 

Presentations on Stalin

Week 7

(17/2-21/2)

The USA since 1898

The Spanish-American War and American imperialism

 

 

Carnaval Holiday

 24/2-28/2

 Carnival Hoiday - No Classes

 

 

Week 8

(3/3-7/3)

The USA since 1898

American presidents and policies from 1901-1918

 

 Introduction to Long Essay

Week 9

(10/3-14/3)

The USA since 1898

The roaring twenties and American culture during the 1920s

 

 Long Essay Proposal Deadline

Week 10

(17/3-22/3)

 The USA since 1898

The Great Depression

People's Century 'Breadline' with handout and questions.

 

 Handout and questions on 'Breadline'

Week 11

(24/3-29/3)

The USA since 1898

Roosevelt's New Deal. Successes and challenges.

  Long ESSAY full outline and bibliography

Week 12

(31/3-4/4)

Germany after WWI. The establishment of the Weimar Republic.    Continue working on Long Essay.

Week 13

(7/4-11/4)

Sixth Year Trips

 

 Sixth Year Trips

Long Essay FIRST DRAFT DUE

 

Term Three: 28 April 2014-4 July 2014

 

Topics to cover – concepts – skills

Assignments, tests, exams, activities

Date

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1

(28/4-2/5)

1/5 Labour Day (No Class)

The Weimar Republic

Challenges and Successes

Stresemann

1/5 Labour Day: No Class

 

 Focus Task p. 145 GCSE Modern World History

Week 2

(5/5-9/5)

Hitler's Rise to Power

9/5 Europe Day: No Class

 

 Why did Hitler become Chancellor in 1933? P. 157 GCSE Modern World History.

Week 3

(12/5-16/5)

The Nazis in power. 1933-1945.

 

 How did Hitler consolidate power? Source based exercise using pp. 160-161. and table on p. 163, GCSE Modern World History.

Week 4

(19/5-23/5)

The world after WWI. The League of Nations and its failure to ensure world peace    LONG ESSAY FINAL Drafts due

Ascension

26/5-30/5)

Pentecost Holiday – No Classes

 

 Pentecost Holiday – No Classes

Week 6

(2/6-6/5)

The Road to WWII. Interstate relations; Appeasement and its failure.

 

Source based analysis on appeasement and the road to war.

Week 7

(9/6-13/6)

 Revision and summing up.

Appro exams 2012-2013.

 

 

 

 

 

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