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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 of why the Empire ended

Source usefulness

2

Medicine Through Time

Pupils will understand how medicine has developed from 1000 to modern day

Change and continuity

Assessments:

Autumn Term

Topic

Type of Assessment

CAT 1

Why did men volunteer for WWI?

Causation

Summer Term

 

 

CAT 2

Treatment of Jewish people in 1930s Germany

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 Holocaust Museum in Newark Autumn Term

Trip to the WWI Battlefields in France and Belgium

Summer Term

 

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