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Year 9 History Curriculum

Key topics to be taught this year: The 20th Century

  Topic Further details about the topic
Autumn Term
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.

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.

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.

2

Holocaust

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

Summer Term
1

Decline of the British Empire

Pupils will study an overview of why the Empire ended.

2

Medicine Through Time

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

Assessment

  Topic Type of Assessment
CAT 1

Why did men volunteer for WWI?

Causation essay
CAT 2 Treatment of Jewish people in 1930s Germany Source Usefulness

Main Resources

Resource Details Term
Text book Not applicable All
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

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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

All
Equipment Writing pen, crayons, glue, ruler and pencil.  

Enrichment opportunities

Activity or trip 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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