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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

 

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