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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 History
Term 1Why was Europe at war 100 years ago?
Why was Europe at war 100 years ago? - What were the causes of the First World War? - What was life like on the Western Front? - Lions led by Donkeys? - Was the Somme a disaster? - Why were some soldiers shot at dawn? - Why are the war poets so famous? - What was life like in Britain during the First World War?
Assessment: GCSE-style mini exam on the causes of the First World War and the Western Front.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Why did 60 million people die? WW2, the Holocaust and London in the Blitz    
Why did 60 million people die? WW2, the Holocaust and London in the Blitz (Local Study). - How did Adolf Hitler come to power? - What were the key turning points of WW2? - What was London like during the Blitz? - How and why did the Nazis try to kill all the Jews in Europe? - How should the Holocaust be remembered?
Assessment: GCSE-style assessment on the rise of the Nazis and the Second World War.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Leaving home: Transportation, evacuation and Migration in the 19th and 20th centuries  
Leaving home: Transportation, evacuation and Migration in the 19th and 20th centuries. - Why were British people sent to Australia? - What were the Kinder transport? - Why were thousands of children sent to the English countryside? - Why was the SS Empire Windrush such an important ship? - How has Britain been changed by migration?
Assessment: GCSE-style assessment on the four “Leaving Home” topics. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4How has Medicine changed?Health through the ages    
How has Medicine changed? Health through the ages (Depth Study, prehistory to present day). - How did prehistoric man treat sickness and injury? - What did Hippocrates and Galen believe about health and medicine? - What was good about Roman Public Health? - How bad was public health in the Middle Ages? - Which individuals made progress in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries possible?
Assessment: GCSE-Style assessment on the Prehistoric and Ancient History of Medicine.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5How did the World split in half? The Cold War   
What are Capitalism and Communism? What was the Iron Curtain? How close did the world come to nuclear war over Cuba? How did Eastern Europe become free from Communism?
Assessment: End of year examKey Words and Terms
 
Term 6GCSE Anglo Saxons
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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