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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 GCSE History: Understanding the Modern World - £17.99

AQA GCSE History: Norman England, 1066-1100 - £13.99

1-3

 

4-6

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

 

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