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:

The Course of WW II

   

Week 2

(9/9-13/9)

 The post-war world

The Yalta and Potsdam Conferences

Division of Germany and Berlin

 

 

 

H/W Document work on Yalta and Potsdam

Week 3

(16/9-20/9)

The Truman Doctrine

The Marshall Plan

The Zhdanov Doctrine

 

 

  

 

 

H/W Document on the Marshall Plan

Week 4

(23/9-27/9)

Berlin Blockade

Cominform; Nato; Warsaw Pact

Cold War Documentary 3: The Marshall Plan

Extra:

Cold War Documentary 4: Berlin Blockade 

 

 

 

 

 

H/W Read pp. 373-375: HUAC and McCarthyism

Watch:

Good Night and Good Luck

Cold War Documentary 6: Reds

Week 5

(30/9-4/10)

Sovietisation: The control of Eastern Europe

Case Studies: Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany

 

 Source based exercises on Soviet control.

 

Week 6

(7/10-11/10)

The Cold War in the 1950s

Introduction to Korea

  Worksheet on the Cold War in the 1950s and the Space Race

Week 7

(14/10-18/10)

The Korean War

Video: Asia Rising. Video details

 

Source based exercise on Korea

Week 8

(21/10-25/10)

The Tito-Stalin split

De-Stalinisation: Khruschev's 'Secret Speech'

USSR control of Eastern Europe 1953-1956

 

Source based exercise on the 'Secret Speech'

Extra reading: The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith - a rather nice novel on the subject.

All Saints Holiday

(28/10-1/11)

No Classes – All Saints Holiday

 

 

Week 9

4/11 Journée Pedagogique; 5/11-8 /11)

The Hungarian Revolution and the 1956 Olympics

Videos: Children of Glory and Freedom's Fury
 

Worksheet on the 1956 Hungarian water polo team and the infamous 'Blood in the Water' game between Russian and Hungary at the 1956 Olympic Games 

Week 10

(11/11-15/11)

Cuba and The Cuban Missile Crisis

 

Source based exercise on the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Week 11

(18/11-22/11)

Vietnam: Background to Vietnam

The Course of the War

 

 Worksheet from Mason on Vietnam.

Week 12

(25/11-29/11)

 Vietnam: the war in Vietnam and US civil rights.

Why did the US fail in Vietnam?

 

 Source based exercise on the Vietnam war.

 

Week 13

(2/12-6/12)

Detente. The importance of detente.

Cold War Episode 17

 

 

 

 Worksheet on the Challenges to Detente

 

Week 14

(9/12-13/12)

 Afghanistan and other regional conflicts    Work on 2nd Cold War Essay

Week 15

(16/12-20/12)

The Second Cold War

Gorbachev and Reagan.

Perestroika and Glaznost.

   Hand in essays.

 

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)

Solidarity, Lech Walesa, and the struggle for freedom in Poland.

The role of protest music (e.g. Jacek Kaczmarski Mury) in the struggle for freedom - look back to Vietnam

 

 Revision and source based exercises on the Cold War.

Week 2

(13/1-17/1)

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism.

Videos and discussion.

 

 Revision

Week 3

(20/1-24/1)

 PREBAC WRITTEN EXAMS

 

 BAC WRITTEN EXAMS

Week 4

(27/1-31/1)

 PREBAC WRITTEN EXAMS

 

 BAC WRITTEN EXAMS

 

Week 5

(3/2-7/2)

 The Foundation of Europe 1945-57.

Europe after 1945. Problems and issues

Towards a reconstruction of Europe

Churchill's speech

   Worksheet on key people, events, and acronyms.

Week 6

(10/2-14/2)

 The Foundation of Europe 1945-57

European integration: Monnet and Schumann and the ECSC. Further developments in the 1950s

 

Source based work on Monnet and Schumann.

Revision for Essay on the foundation of Europe

Week 7

(17/2-21/2)

In-class Essay on Europe.

The Foundation of Europe 1945-57

The 1950s. The Situation in Western and Eastern Europe.

Writing good essays.

 

Essay planning and approaches to different types of essay. Handout and worksheet.

Carnaval Holiday

 24/2-28/2

 Carnival Holiday - No Classes

 

 

Week 8

(3/3-7/3)

Decolonisation: introduction and recap of imperialism in the 19th century

 

 

Week 9

(10/3-14/3)

Decolonisation: issues and themes

How and why?

People's Century Video: 'Freedom Now'. PBS WEBSITE: Details.

 

 Handouts from Howarth, Twentieth Century History

Week 10

(17/3-22/3)

 Decolonisation: Case Study: India

 

 

Handout and Questions from EDCO European Retreat from Empire

Week 11

(24/3-29/3)

 Decolonisation: Case Study: South Africa   Handout and Questions from EDCO European Retreat from Empire

Week 12

(31/3-4/4)

 LATIN TRIP - ABSENT

Reading on Congo and decolonisation

Students to work on Decolonisation exercise and revision for test (essay based)

 

 

 LATIN TRIP - ABSENT

Video: The Assassination of Lumumba.

Revision for test on decolonisation

Week 13

(7/4-11/4)

Test on Decolonisation

Go over test

Recap of essay writing technique; skills for examinations. Source based questions; compare v. contrast; analysis of sources etc.

   

 

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)

 

1/5 Labour Day: No Class

Introduction to China: The Historical and Philosophical Background

The CCP and the Transformation of China 1949-1953

 

 

Worksheet on the Chinese background

 

Week 2

(5/5-9/5)

 

9/5 Europe Day: No Class

Mao's Consolidation of power 1953-1958

The Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution

People's Century Video: 'Great Leap'

 

 

 

Source based exercise on The Great Leap Forward.

Week 3

(12/5-16/5)

The Cultural Revolution Continued

China under Deng (1976-1996)

 

 

Week 4

(19/5-23/5)

Revision for BAC

Past Papers 2012 and 2013

   Revision

Ascension

26/5-30/5)

Pentecost Holiday – No Classes

 

 Pentecost Holiday – No Classes

Week 6

(2/6-6/5)

 BAC WRITTEN EXAMS

 

 BAC WRITTEN EXAMS

Week 7

(9/6-13/6)

 BAC WRITTEN EXAMS

 

 BAC WRITTEN EXAMS

Week 8

(16/6-20/6)

 BAC ORAL EXAMS    BAC ORAL EXAMS

Week 9

(23/6-27/6)

BAC ORAL EXAMS    BAC ORAL EXAMS

Week 10

(30/6-4/7)

 BAC ORAL EXAMS

 

 BAC ORAL EXAMS

 

 

 

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