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History - Year 8

Lesson

Topic

1

What was life like in factories?

2

How did work change in the 19th Century?

3

How did people campaign for change in the 19th Century?

4

What was the slave trade like?

5

Who tried to end slavery?

6

What laws were passed against slavery?

7

Was slavery abolished successfully in the 19th Century?

8

What was the British Empire like?

9

What was the British Empire like in India?

10

How did India achieve independence?

For the following lessons, you should work from the 'Events that Changed the World' booklet and follow the order of lessons in the table below. 

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11

 

Lesson A - What was 9/11?  

Lesson B - Causes of 9/11 

12

 

Lesson C - Consequences of 9/11 

Lesson D - Flight 93

13

Lesson E - The Titanic 

Lesson F - Why did so many die? 

14

Lesson G - Assessment 

15

Lesson H - The Moon Landings

Lesson I - Assassination of JFK 

16

Major World Events: Review 

Create a PowerPoint which summarises the unit that you’ve studied this half term.

Include one slide per topic which includes what the event was. You must also include a piece of information which explains why it can be viewed as a ‘major world event’.


A conclusion slide should also be included; which event was the most important in history? Explain why you think this.


Include a final slide with quiz questions that you could use to test someone else’s knowledge of the unit too.

17

The outbreak of WW1 

The Schlieffen Plan 

18

 

Life on the Western Front - Introduction  

Life on the Western Front - What do the stories of the often forgotten armies reveal about the Western Front?  

19

Trenches in WW1: Task 

If you’re isolating at home, you may miss the homework task that your classmates have received. This week, you can have a go at the task; building a WW1 trench!

Use any materials that you may already have in your home or garden to construct a realistic trench. There are many images and examples on the internet that you can search for some inspiration.

The best models will be awarded a prize! 

20

 

Why did the USA enter the war?  

Spring Offensive 1918

21

The end of WW1  

The Treaty of Versailles 

22

 

New topic: World War 2

Successes in the 1920s

Failures in the 1930s

23

 

Appeasement

The outbreak of the Second World War

24

Dunkirk

If you have access to a streaming service such as Netflix or Amazon prime, watch the film ‘Dunkirk’.

Make some notes on whether the film accurately portrays the events of the Dunkirk evacuation or not and why.

25

Assessment

Email your teacher for a copy of the assessment that you should complete at home if you are absent from school.

26

 

The Battle of Britain and aerial bombardment

Blitzkrieg and Nazi control of Europe

27

 

Pearl Harbour and the War in the Pacific

Invasion of the USSR

28

 

 Students to go on to the following website using the link below and learn about evacuation and life in Britain.

Evacuation During World War Two (primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk)

Please email your teacher to be given the relevant worksheet to complete after visiting the website.

VE and VJ Days

29

Stalingrad and D-Day

30

How did the Second World War end? 

31

 

No true witnesses 

The Demolition of Man

32

 

What counts as resistance?

Non-violent Jewish resistance?

33

 

Violent Jewish resistance?

Jewish partisans in Vilna

34

 

 Assessment

For those students who are not in school, please email your teacher to be given details for your assessment.

 

 

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