History KS4 Year 10

History KS4 Year 10

Autumn

Divided Ireland – Why has peace been so hard to achieve in Ireland?

Pupils study a range of History based AQA Unit awards. This involves pupils engaged in a range of activities including discussion, creating presentations, ICT research, craft activities, group work, paired work interactive games and written course work

Pupils are encouraged to critically interpret primary and secondary sources including video clips, diary entries, posters , newspapers, audio recordings , photographs , interviews , poems and books.

As well as developing a deeper knowledge of History the subject help pupils to develop a range of transferable social , communication and literacy skills.

Successful completion of coursework leads to external accreditation by the AQA examinations board.

Topics covered are:

The legend of Robin Hood Unit 73346

Students investigate the legend of Robin Hood using a variety of source material. They will construct and carry out a survey of people`s views about the legend and analyse the results. The student will show knowledge of when and where Robin Hood was reputed to have lived , other characters involved in the legend , and ballads and poems about Robin Hood and his exploits.

The sinking of the Titanic Unit 85984

Students will use a variety of sources to learn about the sinking of the Titanic and the events leading up to this. Students will consider why there is a continuing interest in the disaster. Students use evidence to give at least three reasons why the Titanic sunk and at least three reasons why so many people lost their lives. Students create a timeline the events in the lifetime of the Titanic including the events leading to the sinking of the Titanic and the stages in the evacuation of the Titanic. Students complete a map to show the journey taken by the Titanic. Students describe at least one key event that occurred on the journey, eg hitting the iceberg, deployment of lifeboats. Students listen to the views of people involved in the disaster.

Spring

The Vietnam War

Pupils study a range of History based AQA Unit awards. This involves pupils engaged in a range of activities including discussion, creating presentations, ICT research, craft activities, group work, paired work interactive games and written course work.

Pupils are encouraged to critically interpret primary and secondary sources including video clips, diary entries, posters , newspapers, audio recordings , photographs , interviews , poems and books.

As well as developing a deeper knowledge of History the subject help pupils to develop a range of transferable social , communication and literacy skills.

Successful completion of coursework leads to external accreditation by the AQA examinations board.

Topics covered are :

The Vietnam War Unit 22831

Using historical source materials relating to the war in Vietnam in the period 1965-1973 Students complete a timeline showing the main events in the Vietnam War. Students produce a poster depicting the attitude of Americans who opposed the USA’s involvement in the War

 

Through discussion and the use of Primary and Secondary sources pupils consider two reasons why the USA sent troops to Vietnam in the 1960s, three reasons why many Americans were opposed to the War, three effects of the War on American soldiers and three effects of the War on civilian life in Vietnam. Pupils watch a video film about the war in Vietnam

 

The American West and the Plains Indians Unit 11851

Students consider at least two aspects of the natural vegetation of the Great Plains and at least two reasons why the lifestyle of the American Indians was suited to the Great Plains

 

Students consider the importance of the Buffalo to the Plains Indians. Students

use at least two sources to identify features of family life amongst the Plains Indians. Students write about at least two ways in which the lifestyle of the Plains Indians has been represented.

Summer

Life in the Trenches

Pupils study a range of History based AQA Unit awards. This involves pupils engaged in a range of activities including discussion, creating presentations, ICT research, craft activities, group work, paired work interactive games and written course work

Pupils are encouraged to critically interpret primary and secondary sources including video clips, diary entries, posters , newspapers, audio recordings , photographs , interviews , poems and books.

As well as developing a deeper knowledge of History the subject help pupils to develop a range of transferable social , communication and literacy skills.

Successful completion of coursework leads to external accreditation by the AQA examinations board.

Topics covered are :

Life in the Trenches Unit 77667

Students design a World War One recruitment poster and draw a labelled cross-section of a trench. Using information gained by looking at Primary and Secondary sources Students design and write a postcard home from the trenches and write a brief diary extract by a Soldier on the front line about living conditions in the trenches.

Students study a major battle or engagement such as the Battle of the Somme.

Students also experience reading poetry contemporary to the time by Owen and Sassoon.

The USA 1918-1929 The roaring 20`s Unit 11874

Students consider at least two features of the roaring 20`s such as fashion, music, new inventions, the rise of entertainment such as speakeasies and cinema etc. Using Primary and Secondary sources pupils consider the connection between Prohibition and organised crime. Pupils consider the aims of the Ku Klux Klan.

Students use at least two sources to show why Prohibition failed.

Students write about at least two representations of the impact of the ‘Roaring Twenties’ on society in the United States of America.

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