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. Syllabus overview. Expectations.

Begin discussion of What is History?

   

Week 2

(12/9-16/9)

What is History? Cont. Nature of Sources

Revision of 19th century background. Klaus von Metternich and the Congress of Vienna; independence movements; the unification of Germany and Italy.

Scientific, cultural, and social developments.

An age of -isms: Conservatism; Capitalism; Liberalism; Nationalism; Socialism.

The collapsing Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian (Habsburg) Empires.

The rise of anti-Semitism.

Handout and questions on Conservatism, Liberalism, Nationalism.

 

 

A good overview in just 25 minutes.

The Congress of Vienna - animated map.

A wide range of historical sources for the 19th century. Scroll down to 'The long 19th century'.

 

 

 

Week 3

(19/9-23/9)

Complete background to 19th century. Anti-Semitism and the Dreyfus affair; cultural developments in the 19th century.

What it all means for the study of History in year 6.

Begin Colonialism.

Homework exercise on the 19th Century. Write two sides using the pictures provided.

 

Documentary on the 19th Century: Century of the Machine

Week 4

(26/9-30/9)

Imperialism and Colonialism. Definitions.

Old v. New imperalism.

Jules Ferry extract on French Imperialism. Read and make notes.

 

Crash course history. An introduction to imperialism.

An introduction to colonialism from the film Uganda Rising.

Week 5

(3/10-7/10)

Jules Ferry on French Imperialism.

Reasons for Imperialism and Colonisation.

The White Man's Burden and Ellen de Generes. Criticism; Defence. Discussion regarding race and ethnicity.

Introduction to The Scramble for Africa.

Revision for B Test [Now postponed to the 18th October]

 

Week 6

(10/10-14/10)

The Scramble for Africa. Powerpoint and discussion.

Document exercise on the Scramble for Africa (reasons, motives, causes).

Revision for B Test.

 

 

Africa: States of Independence - The Scramble for Africa (Al-Jazeera) is a good introduction to the Scramble for Africa and its later effect on Decolonisation.

Great video on The Scramble for Africa.

Week 7

(17/10-21/10)

Finish document exercise. Complete powerpoint, incl. discussion of Berlin conference.

Format and Revision for B Test.

B Test

Go over B Test. Video on African colonisation.

   

Week 8

(24/10-28/10)

Imperialism as a cause of WWI. The Fashoda Incident.

Lesson Handout.

The long term causes to the war at BBC history.

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)

Imperialism as a cause of WWI continued. The Alliance System.

 

Lesson Handout. The long term causes to the war at BBC history.

Week 10

(15/11-18/11)

Germany, France and Morocco: Algeciras and Agadir.

MANIA and the road to WWI.

The Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. 'Days that Shook the World' video and Discussion.

Lesson Handout.

Source exercise on the Fashoda incident.

The long term causes to the war at BBC history.

The Path to War: BBC.

BBC bitesize history on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

And here is a lighthearted look at the origins of WWI: Blackadder goes forth.

 

 

 

Week 11

(21/11-25/11)

Four Steps to WWI. A.R.S.E.

The Killing Fields. PBS Documentary on WWI with student discussion of key issues.

Powerpoint from the class.

A.R.S.E. Handout (thank you J.D.Clare!)

Overview of WWI.

The Killing Fields handout.

The Path to War: BBC.

BBC animated map of the Western Front 1914-1918.

BBC programmes and information on WWI 1914-1918.

The Killing Fields: Full Documentary.

Week 12

(28/11-2/12)

The Killing Fields Continued. PBS Documentary on WWI with student discussion of key issues.

Discussion of key issues, the Western Front, and developments in WWI. Walsh, Modern World History Pp. 14-32.

The Killing Fields handout.

 

The changing face of warfare. This slide show is interesting! This one too examines the changing face of medicine during the war.

How did the nature of warfare change during WWI worksheet.

An illuminating article on the changing face of warfare.

The Killing Fields: Full Documentary.

Visions of WWI: BBC. A variety of different topics: the Somme; tank warfare; propaganda.

BBC animated map of the Western Front 1914-1918.

My Boy Jack. About Rudyard Kipling's search for his son Jack who was killed in action at the Battle of Loos (27 Sept. 1915) just six weeks after his 18th birthday.

Week 13

(5/12-9/12)

Year Six EXAMS - No Classes    

Week 14

(12/12-16/12)

Year Six EXAMS - No Class Monday.

Geo B Test in class (14/12)

B Test (15/12)

   

Week 15

(19/12-20/12)

Go over B Test.

WW1 Video. My Boy Jack.

WWI and 'Total War'. Overview Handout and Total War applied to Britain.

My Boy Jack. About Rudyard Kipling's search for his son Jack who was killed in action at the Battle of Loos (27 Sept. 1915) just six weeks after his 18th birthday.

   

Term Two: Monday 9 January - Friday 6 April 2016

Date

In-Class Exercises

 Activities and Homeworks

Extra Activities

 

 

 

 

Week 1

(9/1-13/1)

Recap. WWI. Walsh, Modern World History, p. 20-27;

What was fighting like on the Western Front?

Innovations: trench warfare, artillery, cavalry, infantry, poison gas, tanks.

Handout from lesson.

Others: submarine warfare; the war in the air.

Discussion: technological advance and the importance of war.

 

Video: The People's Century Part 2: Killing Fields.

Week 2

(16/1-20/1)

The concept of 'Total War'.

Handout from lesson on Total War.

Handout on total war specific in Britain.

Why did Germany lose?

Essay on the defeat of Germany.

Handout: 'Reasons for the defeat of Germany'.

In-class groups of three:

Which year was the turning point in WWI: 1916, 1917, 1918 and why?

Class Discussion.

Reading: 'The changing face of war'.

Video: The People's Century Part 2: Killing Fields.

 

Week 3

(23/1-27/1)

The Paris Settlement: Walsh, Modern World History, p. 80-91.

Handout on the aims of the 'Big Three'.

Handout recap. of WWI and Wilson's Fourteen Points.

Introductory video on the end of WWI.

Summary of the aims at Versailles from Mason, Modern World History to GCSE.

Reactions to the Treaty of Versailles.

Homework on the 14 Points.

Introductory video 'Make Germany Pay'.

 

Video: People's Century. Part 4: 'Lost Peace'.

 

Week 4

(30/1-3/2)

The Weimar Republic. Successes and Threats.

Powerpoint from lesson on the Weimar Republic (first few slides).

Read over John D. Clare's very useful information on the Weimar Republic.

Read about the constitution of the Republic here.

A nice video for revision purposes - if you can ignore the music.

 

Here a revision video on the threats to Ebert's government.

 

Short video on the Spartacist uprising.

Original footage of the Kapp Putsch.

Adolph Hitler 'Munich (or 'Beer Hall') Putsch'. Dramatisation; Documentary and Reconstruction; Khan Academy.

Week 5

(6/2-10/2)

The Weimar Republic to finish.

The Stresemann Years.

Powerpoint from lesson on Stresemann (last few slides!).

Read about the problems facing the Weimar Republic here.

Homework on the Ruhr crisis.

Powerpoint answer key to the homework.

Serious video on the Weimar Republic and the Ruhr crisis.

Useful revision video for the Stresemann years.

Week 6

(13/2-17/2)

The Stresemann Years to finish.

Powerpoint from lesson on Stresemann.

Read about the recovery of the Republic under Stresemann here.  

CARNAVAL - No Classes

(20/2-24/2)

CARNAVAL - No Classes

CARNAVAL - No Classes

CARNAVAL - No Classes

Week 7

(27/2-3/3)

People's Century vol. 3: Red Flag.

Introduce projects on Russia and the Bolshevik Revolution.

Handout with project guidelines.

Video People's Century Part 3: 'Red Flag'. Essential viewing for the Bolshevik Revolution and Stalinist Russia.

Handout to accompany 'Red Flag'. THINK about the questions asked!

Lengthy BBC video series on the Last of the Czars and the Russian Revolution. Several 50 minute episodes.

Week 8

(6/2-10/3)

Continue projects on Russia and the Bolshevik Reovlution.

Handout with project guidelines

Handout on the problems facing Tsar Nicholas.

Epic History: The Russian Revolution. Useful overview.

 

John D. Clare on Russia:

 

1. The strength of the Tsar.

2. The 1917 Crisis.

3. The Provisional Government.

4. The Bolshevik Revolution.

5. Lenin in Power.

6. The Civil War.

7. The New Economic Policy.

 

Week 9

(13/3-17/3)

Go over homework on Weimar Republic; Ruhr crisis; Stresemann years. Powerpoint answer key to the homework.

Continue with projects on Russia and the Bolshevik Revolution.

Geo. B Test 15/3 (period 1)

Revision for B Test!

John D. Clare on Russia:

1. The strength of the Tsar.

2. The 1917 Crisis.

3. The Provisional Government.

4. The Bolshevik Revolution.

5. Lenin in Power.

6. The Civil War.

7. The New Economic Policy.

Week 10

(20/3-24/3)

B Test: Tues. 21 March (Room 418)  

 

 

Week 11

(27/3-31/2)

Stalin:

Recap. The New Economic Policy

The Struggle for Power

   

Week 12

(3/4-7/4)

Presentation of Projects.

Video on Lenin's Russia

   

 

Term Three: 24 April - 7 July 2017

 

Date

 In-Class Exercises

Homeworks

Extra Activities

 

 

 

 

Week 1

(24/4-28/4)

Stalin:

Collectivisation

The Five Year Plans

   

Week 2

(1/5 Labour Day)

(2/5-5/5)

In class work:

Stalin. Document based exercise.

   

Week 3

(9/5-12/5)

Complete Stalin:

The Purges

The Cult of Personality

Conclusions about Stalin's Rule

Hitler and the Nazis

 

 

Week 4

(16/4-19/4)

NO CLASSES

SIXTH YEAR TRIPS

NO CLASSES

SIXTH YEAR TRIPS

NO CLASSES

SIXTH YEAR TRIPS

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

ASCENSION Holiday ASCENSION Holiday  

Week 5

(29/5-2/6)

Continue the rise of Hitler and the Nazis

Begin 'The Road to War'

Revision for B Test  

Week 6

PENTECOST Holiday (5/6)

(6/6-9/6)

B TEST 6 JUNE

Go over B Test.

Continue 'The Road to War'

 

   

Week 7

(13/6-16/6)

The Road to War:

League of Nations

EXAMS BEGIN 15th June

The Road to War:

League of Nations

EXAMS BEGIN 15th June

 

 

EXAMS BEG. 15th June

Week 8

(20/6-23/6)

EXAMS EXAMS EXAMS

Week 9

(27/6-30/6)

27/6 Last Day of Class 27/6 Last Day of Class 27/6 Last Day of Class

 

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