The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 12 History Curriculum

    Subject Area: British and European History

    Key topics to be taught this year: The British Empire 1857-1914

                                                                  Italy and Fascism 1900-1926

                                                                  Causes of the English Civil War

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    The British Empire - Development of Imperialism 1857-1890

    The six key themes – expansion of the Empire, imperial policy, role of individuals, role of economic factors, impact on British attitudes and culture, response of indigenous peoples

    Note making

    Essay writing

    Discussion

    2

    Mussolini – Crisis of Liberal Italy 1900-1915

    Collapse of Liberal Italy 1915-1922

    Political, economic and social condition of Italy

    Note making

    Essay writing

    Discussion

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    The British Empire - Imperial Consolidation and Liberal Rule 1890-1914

     The six key themes – expansion of the Empire, imperial policy, role of individuals, role of economic factors, impact on British attitudes and culture, response of indigenous peoples

    Note making

    Essay writing

    Discussion

    2

    Mussolini – The establishment of Fascism 1922-1926

    Mussolini’s rise to power and consolidation of the Fascist party

    Revision

    Exam before may half term

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Rise of Parliamentary Power 1558-1624

    Charles I

    Coursework Option

    Independent Learning

    2

    Religious tensions 1558-1624

    Economic problems 1558-1624

    Coursework Option

    Note making

    Essay writing

    Discussion

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Mussolini and the British Empire

    Essay

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Mussolini and the British Empire

    Essay

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Mussolini and the British Empire 

    End of Year Exam

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details

    Term

    Text books

    Fascist Italy

    The British Empire

    All

    All

    Recommended reading

    Mini department library of various texts

    James I by S. J. Houston

    The Coming of the Civil War 1603-49 by David Sharp

    Parliaments and English Politics 1621-29 by Conrad Russell

    The Lion’s Share by Bernard Porter

    All

    Recommended websites

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

    itunes u

    http://www.history.org.uk/

    All

    Equipment

    Ring binder folder, file dividers, Writing pen, crayons, ruler and pencil

    All