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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 be able to consider the challenge of Communism and the end of German democracy (the rise of Hitler)
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 220thC; The Interwar Period and the Second World War
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: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3The Second World War
Students will look at key aspects of the Second World War, including; 1939 – 42, Blitzkreig, the Blitz and the Home Front, 1942 – 45 The Battle of Stalingrad, the D Day landings.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4The Second World War and the Holocaust
Students will study the dropping of the atomic bomb, the Holocaust - the Nazi policy of persecution, violence and genocide against the Jews from 1939 – 1945. This could lead on to an investigation of other genocides in Rwanda and the Balkans.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5The Cold War
Students will study the military tension following the end of WW2, the Berlin blockade, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, MAD, the Soviet war in Afghanistan and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Assessment: 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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