Monday, 16 October 2017

Year 7 Titanic

Why did so many people die on the Titanic?

Make 3 points, using a piece of evidence and explanation for each.

Point - I think so many people died becuase of?
Evidence - This was when...
Explanation - This caused so many people to die because...

Tip:  Make sure your explanation is visually longer than you Point and Evidence, this means you've likely explained in enough detail.

Things you could write about: (remember only write about three)

  • Lifeboats
  • Binoculars
  • Radio trnasmissions
  • Myth of the 'unsinkable' Titanic
  • Atlantic temperatures
  • Engine Fire


Tuesday, 10 October 2017


Lesson Objective is to improve understanding of how to write a conclusion
Examples of Conclusions:


Example from Y8:
The issue of Money was most important in causing the English Civil War?

Context: Pupils have been taught that there were 3 factors, Religion, Power and Money.

Overall Religion was the most important cause of the Civil War.  King Charles’ religious beliefs convinced him he alone had the right to act in spite of the will or advice of Parliament. This caused the power traditionally shared between Monarch and Parliament to become unstable.  Parliament make money for the King in the form of taxation and Parliament had become suspicious of the Kings motives for the country based on his marriage to a French, Royal Catholic. Although the Kings actions in 1642, attempting to arrest MPs who disagreed with him, conflict had been brewing as Puritanism had been steadily growing in numbers and power since the Elizabethan Religious settlement.

1. Task highlight the LIT.

2. TASK, attempt to write your conclusion using these three processes to the following:

Your last piece of exam writing on Elizabeth. (done last week)
Your first piece of exam writing on Elizabeth. (done 3 weeks ago)

TASK: Now apply this to the following question you attempted last year on Medicine:

There was rapid development in the identification of causes of disease between 1750-1900. How far do you agree?

Context:
·      Edward Jenner found a cure for Smallpox in 1796
·      Louis Pasteur published Germ Theory in 1861
·      Robert Koch identified the bacteria that cause several common diseases in the 1880s

TASK: Can you produce a LIT conclusion.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Year 10 - GCSE History Reading

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/

This site is brilliant.  Detailed biographies of the characters that took part in shaping our History.  Also at the bottom of each are comments made by those people and others about them.  Love it.