The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 9 History Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: 20th Century

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    World War One Suffragettes

    Pupils will learn about the causes of WWI and how it was fought

    They will learn why women got the vote in 1918 

    Causation

    2

    Hitler and Stalin

    Pupils will compare Hitler and Stalin in terms of why they came to power, method of control and the extent of change they implemented

    Similarity and difference

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Spanish Civil War
    World War Two 
     

    Pupils will learn about the Spanish Civil War Pupils will learn about the causes of WWII and how it was fought and what Britain’s role was in the Allies’ victory

    Significance

    2

    Holocaust

    Pupils will learn about the Holocaust and other genocides in the 20th Century

    Change and continuity

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Decline of the British Empire

    Pupils will study an overview why the Empire ended

    Source usefulness

    2

    Ordinary and Everyday Life

    Pupils will evaluate whether and why life improved for ordinary people

    Interpretation

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Why did men volunteer for WWI?

    Causation 

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Did Britain win WWII?

    Significance

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Why did the Empire decline?

    Source Usefulness

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details

    Term

    Text books

    N/A

    N/A

    Recommended reading

    The Usborne Introduction to the First World War: In Association with the Imperial War Museum by Ruth Brocklehurst

    The Usborne Introduction to The Second World War: Internet-linked by Paul Dowswell

    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    The Book Thief (Definitions) by Markus Zusak

    Term 1

     

    Term 2

     

    Term 3

    Term 3

    Recommended websites

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

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

    http://www.kidspast.com

     

    Equipment

    Writing pen, crayons, glue, ruler and pencil.

     

    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activity

    Day and time or term

    Trip to the WWI Battlefields in France and Belgium

    Summer Term