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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 History
Term 1The First World War   
Students will look at the changes that took place at the beginning of the 20th century. This will include the origins of the First World War, the Home Front during the war, Trench warfare on the Western Front, the various theatres of war and the end of the war. Students will also consider the impact on individuals and discuss how wars end through an examination of the armistice and Treaty of Versailles.
Assessment: Students will complete a series of extended answers in class which they will receive feedback on. At the end of term two, students will complete an end of unit assessment, based on GCSE style questions which will assess their learning and historical skills developed across the unit.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2The First World War continued   
Students will look at the context of key players in the inter-war period to understand the build-up of tensions that led to the Second World War. Students will look at the political situation in Russia and the socioeconomic factors within the USA.
Assessment: Students will complete a series of extended answers in class which they will receive feedback on. At the end of term two, students will complete an end of unit assessment, based on GCSE style questions which will assess their learning and historical skills developed across the unit.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3The Inter War Years   
Students will examine the period of time between World War I and World War II. Students will explore the rise in communism and fascism, the rule of Stalin and how Hitler was able to come to power.
Assessment: Students will complete a series of extended answers in class which they will receive feedback on. At the end of term four, students will complete an end of unit assessment, based on GCSE style questions which will assess their learning and historical skills developed across the unit.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4The Second World War    
Students will examine the early years of the Second World War including; how the World fell into a second global conflict, the invasion of France, the events of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain.
Assessment: Students will complete a series of extended answers in class which they will receive feedback on. At the end of term four, students will complete an end of unit assessment, based on GCSE style questions which will assess their learning and historical skills developed across the unit.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5The Second World War continued   
Students will study the second half of World War II including; life on the home front focussing on the Blitz, evacuation and the role of women during World War II. In addition to this, students will learn about the events of Pearl Harbour, the battle of Stalingrad, the events of the D-Day landings and the dropping of two nuclear bombs.
Assessment: Students will complete a series of extended answers in class which they will receive feedback on. At the end of term four, students will complete an end of unit assessment, based on GCSE style questions which will assess their learning and historical skills developed across the unit.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Case Study JFK
Students will have the opportunity to look at the assassination of JFK and the subsequent conspiracy theories surrounding his death. They will take part in their own investigation and use primary evidence to come to their own conclusions.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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