The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 10 History Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: From Tsardom to Communism: Russia 1914-24; Stalin’s Dictatorship: USSR 1924-41; The Korean War 1950 and The USA and Vietnam: failure abroad and at home, 1954-75. 

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    Tsardom to Communism

    The collapse of Tsar’s rule.  Bolshevik’s seizure of power.  Lenin

    Causation

    Source analysis

    Interpretation

    Inference

    2

    Stalin’s Dictatorship

    How Stalin became dictator.  How Stalin enforced his dictatorship.  Evaluation of Stalin’s economic policies

    Causation

    Source analysis

    Interpretation

    Inference

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    The Korean War

    The causes and events of the Korean War

    Causation

    Source analysis

    Interpretation

    Inference

     

    The USA and Vietnam

    Evaluation of guerrilla tactics

    Media coverage of the Vietnam war in the USA

    Causation

    Source analysis

    Interpretation

    Inference

    2

    The USA and Vietnam

    Evaluation of the USA’s attempts to end the Vietnam War

    Causation

    Source analysis

    Interpretation

    Inference

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Norman Conquest and Life under the Normans

    Causes and events of the Norman invasion

    Feudalism and government role.

    Economic and social changes

    Research

    Source Analysis

    Interpretation

    Inference

    2

    Norman Church and Monasticism

    Historic Environment

    The Church

    The Monasteries

    Norman buildings

    Research

    Source Analysis

    Interpretation

    Inference

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Tsardom to Communism

    Exam Paper

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    The USA and Vietnam

    Exam Paper

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Norman England

    End of year exam

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details

    Term

    Text books

    AQA History B Twentieth Century Depth Studies

    Medieval Britain

    All

    Recommended reading

    From Autocracy to Communism: Russia 1894-1941 by Michael Lynch

    The USA and Vietnam, 1945-75: access to history by Vivienne Sanders

    All

    Recommended websites

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/site/history.shtml

    http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/

    http://www.johndclare.net/

    All

    Equipment

    Writing pen, crayons, glue, ruler and pencil

    All