Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Y8 letter writing task - Charles and Cromwell

Use the table activity we completed in class and the lesson on Power to help you think of reasons why each of these individuals is unhappy with the other.  let me know BEFORE the deadline if you get stuck. 

Y10 L3 if you missed it


Friday, 12 September 2014

Y10 Germany Lesson 2 - For anyone who missed anything.

LINK to today's lesson slides

LINK to today's lesson resource (it's printed twice on the page)

PHOTO and text for second task- 'strengths and weaknesses'.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Y10 History Homework 10y Hi1

Here is a LINK to all the presentation slides in case you need it.
Here is a LINK to the Resource you have using in class.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Y11 History GCSE Homework Task 2

You've been given an exercise book, which you can use.  Or perhaps create a 'Pinterest' page you can share with me in September to demonstrate your learning.

Your CA topic (25% of final mark) will be 'The USA 1919-1941'.  The question itself will be more specific within that period, however at this stage you should take the opportunity to learn about the period as you have never studied it before.

The topic is covered on Bitesize. A good starting point is linked HERE

Y11 History CA Practise -Task 1

Were the 1920s good times for everyone in Weimar Germany? 

Link to GCSE Bitesize

This site has EVERYTHING and more on Germany and specifically Germany in the 1920's.

Try to make a balanced answer.  Use source material where you can find it to back up your point.  Ensure your theory matches up in the introduction and conclusion.  Ensure that every paragraph ends with the sentence starter, 'This helps me answer the question because...'.  Try and show your theory developing as you go through the answer paragraph by paragraph.

Suggested Paragraph topics and linked source material:

  1. The Working Class - factory workers, farm labourers
  2. The Middle Classes - Professionals, farm/factory owners
  3. Artists - Musicians, Painters, Writers, Actors, Architects etc
  4. Extremist & Moderate political parties

Some suggested Theories:

Life got better if you had the 'means to earn', i.e. you were educated, employed, in the political 'middle' ground (not a member of an extremist party).  Life continued to be hard if you fell outside these categories.

Stresemann's 'great coalition' only 'papered over the cracks' of a weak constitution and fragile economy, assissted by massive foreign loans.  This could only last as long and prosperity remained and that fate was out of Germany's hands. It was this lack of control that enabled groups such as the Nazis to survive this period of relative prosperity.

Stresemann was a visionary who delivered much needed stability to a desperate Germany in the 1920's.  His success can be explained in the 'grand coalition' he created and sustained.  This was a time of rapid change for all populations in Europe and it is inevitable that some people would feel left behind.

Rapid development in the Arts is arguably a positive thing.  Growing newspaper readership, theatre goers etc suggests a contentment in society.  However beneath the surface, this freedom expressed deep rooted divisions (have/have not's) in German society that groups like the Nazi's would exploit when the economic situation presented itself.