Wed 12th June 2019 - For Monday 17th June 2019
Find out about the Gulf of Tonkin Incident
1 - When did this happen?
2 - What actually happened?
3 - What was the consequences of this event?
4 - Why is there some controversy over it?
Wed 22nd May
Revise for your exam. Use the revision sheets and the resources that have been emailed to you.
Wed 8th May 2019 - for Wed 15th
Bring the sheets you have been given to the lesson on Wednesday.
Fill in the sheets - don’t go beyond the turning points of the war
Check your book and make sure all titles and dates are underlined, all loose sheets are glued in and any unfinished work is completed.
Wed 1st May 2019 - for Wed 8th May 2019
Revise causes of WW2 using the flash cards attached.
I have also put the flashcards onto Quizlet if you use it here is the link to copy and paste into your browser: https://quizlet.com/_69p6xg
Wed 24th April - For Wed 1st May
•Research one of the events from the sheet.
•Two paragraphs maximum
•Start reading over / revising notes from the Treaty of Versailles onwards
Easter - start revising for your summer exam. You need to learn everything from the causes of World War 2 onwards. A breakdown of topics has been sent home.
You can look over the different topics and try the following;
If you are missing work you can see me to photocopy the relevant pages in the book. I am not in on Friday, but the books are behind my desk and you can ask them to photocopy the pages at the front office.
Wed 20th March - for Wednesday - Rm 16
1. Imagine that the government has asked you to come up with a with a way to make Holocaust Memorial Day this day more effective. What would you suggest we do as a country? Explain your ideas.
2. Design your own Holocaust memorial (draw or describe in your book).
Think about what images you could use, and what images you would not want to include (eg. not showing horror too directly / any Nazi imagery would be offensive). How could you represent the huge numbers involved? What message/ writing would you put on your memorial? What colours/ shapes could you use?
Wed 13th March - Due Wed 20th March - bring to the lesson
•Research the story of a holocaust survivor.
•Write a few paragraphs about their story - What happened to them and how did they survive? Add in a photo of them.
Wednesday 6th March - For Monday - hand in to rm 16
1.Complete the GCSE style question
It is useful because it shows that Hitler used anti-Jewish propaganda to persuade the Germans that ……
For example in the source I can see…..
The provenance is also useful because…..(what is the source and when was it produced?)
This makes it useful because….
This agrees with my knowledge because I know that in the 1930s Hitler ……
But I also know that Hitler used other methods to persuade the Germans that Jews should be destroyed, such as….
So overall the source is not very / quite / very / useful…
2. What other methods of propaganda did Hitler use?
Wednesday 13th Feb - For 9am Thursday 14th Feb 19
Finish your Hiroshima essays. This is the criteria you are be graded against:
I can describe simply some reasons for and against the bombing. I may give a simple judgement but do not explain this. I make little or no reference to the sources. My work is poorly structured and /or I require significant support to organise it.
I can describe some reasons for and against the Hiroshima bomb. I may begin to explain my judgment of how justified it was. I may identify relevant sources but not clearly explain them. I can mostly organise my work in a structure with support.
I can explain reasons for and against the bombing as well as my overall judgment. I can identify and / or quote from sources, though they may not be smoothly integrated in my work. I can begin to explain what sources show. I can organise my work in a structure with some support. Spelling, punctuation and grammar are mostly accurate. Meaning is communicated clearly.
I can analyse the reasons for and against dropping the Hiroshima bomb. I can identify criteria for justification, weigh up evidence and explain my judgment. I can identify and quote from relevant sources and explain them. I am able to structure my work effectively. Spelling, punctuation and grammar are mostly accurate. Meaning is communicated clearly.
I can confidently analyse the reasons for and against the bombing. I can recognise complexities, and make connections between reasons and evidence to reach a clearly explained judgment. I can quote from multiple relevant sources and explain them. Spelling, punctuation and grammar are accurate. Meaning is communicated very clearly.
I give a sophisticated analysis of the reasons for and against the bombing and reach a clearly explained judgment. I quote from multiple relevant sources and explain how they support my arguments, recognising why some sources are more useful than others. Spelling, punctuation and grammar are accurate. Meaning is communicated very clearly.
These must be finished by 9am when I will send all to the printer. This is a graded assessment so I will mark what is submitted.
Wednesday 6th Feb - for Monday 11th Feb 2019
Spend 30 minutes working on your essay - How far was the bombing of Hiroshima justified.
This should be a google doc and must be shared with Mrs Sawyer.
You must include at least 1 source in each paragraph and explain in detail why this shows it was/was not justified.
Wednesday 30th January 2019 - for Monday 4th February 2019
Read the sources on the big sheet you stuck down today. Write a maximum of 2 paragraphs about whether you think the USA should or should not have dropped the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Include information from the sources in your paragraphs.
Wednesday 23rd January for Monday 28th January 2019
Research the following;
How did the allies try and trick the Germans over D-Day?
What role did the French Resistance play in D-Day?
Find out 3 strange / bizarre facts about D-Day.
Can you find out about any local heroes that took part in D-Day?
Wed 16th Jan 19 for Monday 21st Jan 19
Design your own cartoon about Germany’s loss in the USSR. You can do a plan / description if you don’t want to draw it.
You could focus on;
Here are some examples:
Wed 9th Jan 19 for Monday morning 14th January 2019
Thinking about the research you did on the Battle of Britain Explain:
1 - Explain what historians mean by a ‘turning point’
2 - Can the Battle of Britain be considered a turning point? What makes it a turning point? What did it change?
You should write a paragraph for each question.
Wed 5th Dec for Wed 12th Dec
Finish off qs 3 and 4 -
3 - Look at sources 2 and 8. Why do they present Dunkirk as a triumph?
4 - What does the writer say about Dunkirk in source 9? Why might he say this?(Clue - Who is he writing to?)
Find out 5 interesting/unusual facts about the events at Dunkirk
Wed 7th Nov
Learn your flashcards for Wed 28th Nov
Wed 31st Oct - bring to next lesson
Finish the flash card on the Treaty of Versailles - learn it
Learn what the Treaty did to Germany
You will need to learn everything from the next 3 lessons for Wed 28th OCT
Finding out what happened to your soldier
1. Go to this website…
2. Type your soldiers name in ‘Casualty name’
3. Press search and see if your soldier comes up.
4. Note down on the back of your diary what happened to your soldier.
When did he die?
How old was he?
Where is he buried?
Any other personal details?
Wed 10th Oct - Due Mon 15th October - Hand in to Rm 16
Write a letter to your soldier from a younger member of his family, describing how the war has affected the family at home and then glue it into your diary.
We are all missing you terribly and hope that you are well and that this war will end soon.
Life at home has really changed. For example….
Mum has a job doing……
Mary is also helping by ……
Rationing has also been introduced, which means that…..
We are terrified of the zeppelins. Last week …………….
The government have also introduced something called DORA. This means that……
Write a brief entry into your diary about the letter that you have received and how it makes you feel.
Wed 3rd Oct - Due Mon 8th October - Hand in to Rm 16
1. Finish your newspaper article if not done so in the lesson – Stick it into your diary.
2. Write your next diary entry explaining what happened in the battle and how you feel about the newspaper article that has been written. Use the outline below if you want to.
It’s December 1917 and I have just come back from the front line at Passchendaele. It was hell.
This has got to be the worst experience so far because…
What makes matters worse is the fact that I have heard that the newspapers have not told the truth about this battle. They have said…
Wed 26th Sept - Due Mon 1st Oct - Hand in to Rm 16
Write your next diary entry - use the outline sheet to help you
Wed 19th Sept - Due Mon 24th Sept - Hand in to Rm 16
1. Finish your second diary entry - include lots of detail from the lesson for a high mark!
Extra - See what you can find out about your regiment - if you haven’t already done so
Wed 12th Sept - Due Wed - bring to the lesson
1. Finish your first diary entry
2. See what you can find out about your regiment
Wed 5th Sept - Due Mon 10th Sept - Hand in to Rm 16
1.Complete the chart and glue it into your book.
2. Which country was most responsible for starting the war? Explain why in 2/3 sentences.
3. Which country was least responsible for starting the war? Explain why in 2/3 sentences.