History Y10

Overall Curriculum Goals

1.     Students will have grasped a sound understanding of the key historical concepts of change and continuity, cause and consequence, and source analysis.

2.     Students will develop comparative and analytical skills.

3.    Students will understand how fortunate we are to live in a democratic, multicultural society with access to multiple agencies and opportunities.

4.     Students will have a sound understanding of how politics can impact upon the lives of people, and how certain aspects of History have a longstanding effect on our society and decisions.

5.     Students to become experienced Historians.

6.     Students to gain knowledge and understanding of different methods of revision and know how to be independent learners.

Half Term 1, 2 & 3

Half Term 4 & 5

Half Term 6

Topic Title: 

Medicine Through Time

Topic Title: 

Weimar and Nazi Germany

Topic Title: 

Superpower Relations and the Cold War

Topic Intent:

This unit allows students to explore the concepts of change and continuity by looking at how ideas and approaches to Medicine have changed/stayed the same from

1250 to present day. This unit allows students to understand how fortunate we are to live with access to technologically advanced medical care, hygienic facilities,

Trained medical professionals and government laws that protect us and encourage us to take care of our health.

Topic Intent: 

This unit allows students to explore the repercussions of the decisions made after WWI and how decisions made by a government can have catastrophic effects on the hearts and minds of a nation. This unit allows students to explore the Rise of Hitler in Germany through democratic means and how he used propaganda to gain unprecedented support in Germany. Students will learn how Hitler manipulated his position once he gained a substantial position in government. This unit allows student to understand how a dictatorship was established by Hitler in a matter of months and how the lives

of Germans changed completely. It is essential students understand the steps which led to both WWII and the catastrophic event of the Holocaust. This topic is essential in allowing students to grasp how certain aspects of History should never again be repeated.

Topic Intent:

This unit allows students to explore the impact of the decisions made towards the end and after WWII, how decisions made by a key leaders can have long lasting impact on many different nations.

Students look at the increase in rivalry between the USA and the Soviet Union as a result of decisions made during the Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam conferences.  The unit also allows students to

understand the key features of a cold war and how they can have significant impact on relations between countries. Students will learn how the Soviet Union aimed to spread communism throughout

Europe and measures taken by the USA to contain it. Students will explore how Eastern Europe became a Soviet sphere of influence and how this was established by Stalin and developed further by

other leaders of the Soviet Union. It is essential students understand the steps which led to both the rise and fall in tensions during the Cold War and consequently the end of the Cold war. This topic is

essential in allowing students to understand how a Cold war can create the same amount of long-term damage as a Hot War.

Key Content / Skills:  

1250-1500 – Medieval England
  • Ideas about the cause of disease and illness
  • Approaches to treatment and prevention
  • Dealing with the Black Death
  • 1500-1700 – Renaissance
  • Ideas about the cause of disease and illness
  • Approaches to treatment and prevention
  • William Harvey
  • Great Plague in London
  • 1700-1900 Industrial Era
  • Ideas about the cause of disease and illness
  • Approaches to treatment and prevention
  • Cholera
  • 1900-Modern Day
  • Ideas about the cause of disease and illness
  • Approaches to treatment and prevention
  • Lung Cancer
  • Western Front – Depth Study
  • Development of X-Rays, Blood Transfusions and Storage of Blood
  • The Trench System (Structure, Key Features, Negatives)
  • Key Battles – Ypres, Somme, Arras and Cambrai
  • Problems of Transport and Communication
  • Medical Issues within the RAMC/FANY
  • CCS/ Base Hospitals
  • New Techniques

Key Content / Skills:  

1918-1929 – The Weimar Republic
  • The Origins of the Weimar Republic
  • The Origins of the Weimar Republic
  • The Challenges to the Weimar Republic
  • The Recovery of the Weimar Republic
  • Changes to life under the Weimar Republic
  • 1919-1923 – Hitler’s Rise to Power
  • The Development of the Nazi Party
  • The Growth in Support for the Nazis
  • 1933-1939 Life in Nazi Germany
  • Nazi Policies Towards Women
  • Nazi policies Towards the Young
  • Employment and Living Standards
  • The Persecution of Minorities
  • 1933-1939 – Nazi Control and Dictatorship
  • The Creation of a dictatorship and the police State
  • Controlling and Influencing Attitudes
  • Opposition, Resistance and Conformity in Nazi Germany

Key Content / Skills:  

1941-58 - The Origins of the Cold War
  • What is a Cold War?
  • Early Tension between East and West
  • Soviet Expansion
  • The Development of the Cold War, 1947-49
  • The Berlin Crisis, 1948-49
  • The Hungarian Uprising, 1956
  • The Cold War Intensifies, 1949-58
  • 1958-70 - Cold War Crises
  • The Berlin Crisis, 1961
  • The Crisis Over Cuba, 1962
  • The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968

Assessment:

Key content quizzes are completed at the end of every key topic.

GCSE style questions are completed every 4-5 lessons.

Grade Review at the end of Medicine and at the end of Western Front.

Assessment:

Key content quizzes are completed at the end of every key topic.

GCSE style questions are completed every 4-5 lessons.

Grade Review at the end of the topic.

Assessment: 

Key content quizzes are completed at the end of every key topic.

GCSE style questions are completed every 4-5 lessons.

Home Learning:

Recap booklets

Home Learning:

Recap booklets

Home Learning:

Recap booklets

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Careers: Medicine, Historian, Museum Educator
  • Founding of the NHS
  • Development of Medicine
  • Concepts: change and continuity
  • How medicine adapted due to new illnesses/injuries experienced during WWI

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Careers:  Military, Politics, Human Rights Organisations, Charity Work
  • Morality and Human Rights
  • Justice and Democracy
  • Dictatorship and Police State
  • Law and Order

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Careers:  Politics, Historian, Law
  • Morality and Human Rights
  • Capitalism and Communism
  • Law and Order
  • Alliances

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