What is History?

What is History?

Introduce History concepts and skills Using source material; chronology and other skills
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The Scramble for Africa

The Scramble for Africa

KS 3 - 17 page unit suitable for projection or printing; a general overview which introduces the topic, contains a few tasks which reinforce history and study skills; also - a thought provoking task which requires students to investigate their origins as newcomers in either the recent or distant past. Accompanying PowerPoint presentation reinforces important concepts. Reasons for the Scramble for Africa The process of partitioning Africa Responses to colonisation Results of the Scramble for Africa International Curriculum for Africa Year / Grade 8 Case Study - Cote d'Ivoire
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Rivers

Rivers

KS3 - A 16 page unit which I use to teach the topic - includes internet links which I use. Suitable for English-speaking students in sub-Saharan Africa. The topic is supplemented with original material with an African focus - information, tasks and suggested answers. Recommended for International Curriculum for Africa and lays the foundation for further study in Geography, e.g. CIE examinations. Includes a PowerPoint presentation which illustrates the Zambezi River from source to delta. The water cycle River facts River systems River floods Famous rivers – the Thames and the Zambezi Link with “Exploring the River Nile” (also available on TES Resources)
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Turning points in South African history - apartheid

Turning points in South African history - apartheid

KS3/Gr9 - A unit of work which can be printed and/or projected. Includes simple tasks, a poster task, an investigation into forced removals and a coursework task based on Nelson Mandela and F W de Klerk. (with marking guidelines and suggested answers) The introduction of apartheid The Freedom Charter The Sharpeville Massacre The Soweto Riots The 1994 elections The role of Nelson Mandela and F W de Klerk
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Africa in the 21st century

Africa in the 21st century

KS 3-4 A resource which examines how events in Africa affect the rest of the world (or are ignored by the rest of the world). Contains information, tasks, suggested answers, mark schemes and examples. Introduces students to CIE requirements for extended writing; History essay writing skills. Includes PowerPoint slides needed for the tasks and links to websites I use in teaching - suitable for Year/Grades 9-11. The Arab Spring and the consequences for Syria Islamic extremists in Africa The Central African Republic The Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola in West Africa
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The Cold War

The Cold War

KS 3 - Yr /Grade 9 A 34 page unit which introduces students to the Cold War - enough detail to give an overview for students not planning to specialise in History. Contains information, worksheets, suggested internet links which I use for the topic; assessment tasks - informal, formal and Depth Study on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; suggested answers and a simple Glossary. The partition of Berlin and Germany Hiroshima and Nagasaki The Wall, wars and a missile crisis The Cold War in Angola and Namibia
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The United Nations and the African Union

The United Nations and the African Union

KS3/ 9 A 14 page unit which introduces students to the importance and work of the UN and AU. Includes a section on the role of peacekeepers. Includes assessment tasks with suggested answers. Can be printed or projected. In one task, students use written and video resources (internet links supplied) to make their own study notes. - gain an understanding of the roles, objectives and organs of the two organisations - know what the role of peacekeepers should be - assess the effectiveness of their contributions in specific situations - use evidence to support the conclusions reached
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The outbreak and course of world war 2

The outbreak and course of world war 2

KS3 Year/ Grade 9: A 25 page resource which contains study notes, simple tasks and the addresses of the websites which I use for source-based tasks when teaching this topic. Originally designed and used in South African schools, it is especially useful for students studying in Africa, but covers the topics generally covered in schools the world over. It can be printed or projected and will be most effective in schools where students have internet access. The outbreak of war The course of the war The nature of the war The Battle of Britain Propaganda Winston Churchill The War in Africa America enters the war D-Day The end of the war in Europe and Japan
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Hitler's Rise to Power

Hitler's Rise to Power

KS3 - Year / Grade 9 Suitable for printing or projecting, this unit contains background information on Adolf Hitler; notes which can be completed while watching a PowerPoint presentation (or issued without gaps for students to complete); a quick multiple choice activity; and a source based task in which students are introduced to totalitarian vs democratic forms of government - useful for continuous assessment. Suggested answers are included for the tasks. Suitable for Cambridge, International Curriculum for Africa, CAPS Senior phase and anyone wishing to introduce the topic to students who have no prior knowledge of the topic.
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The Holocaust and Genocide in Africa

The Holocaust and Genocide in Africa

KS3: Year / Grade 9. A 16 page unit of work with background information and tasks, including an internet source based task, which I use to assess performance whilst studying this topic. It can be printed and projected and is most useful for students who have internet access. It also describes genocide in Namibia and Rwanda in an effort to make students aware of the ongoing nature of this type of violence. It contains links to websites which my students have found useful and interesting.
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WW2: The Path to War - 1933 - 1939

WW2: The Path to War - 1933 - 1939

KS3; Year/ Grade 9 - An 8 page unit with notes, map, tasks for continuous assessment which can be printed or projected; with accompanying PowerPoint presentation (with marking guidelines) Mussolini and Italian fascism – 8 mark “to what extent “question. The invasion of Abyssinia – With example of a ‘Letter to the Editor’ Hitler and the Nazis forge the chain of World War II – Using source material Map of Europe 1919 – 1937 – Mapwork Task Very useful for International Curriculum for Africa; CIE, SA CAPS and others
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World War One

World War One

KS 3 - Grade 8-9: A 28 page unit which can be printed or projected. Contains notes, tasks, addresses for the websites which I use to supplement these notes; a PowerPoint presentation with answers for the Assessment Task. Suitable for International schools; includes information about the war in Africa. Causes of the war - Assessment Task The course of the war 1914 - 1918 - Twenty Questions Task Consequences of World War 1 - Write a report Task
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War in North America

War in North America

KS 3 - A unit of work, which can be projected or printed, about the Seven Years / French and Indian War; The War of Independence / Revolutionary War and the American Civil War. Contains information and tasks. Suggested answers are on PowerPoint presentations for follow-up work. Suitable for students who have not studied these topics before. International Curriculum for Africa Year 9. 34 pages plus 3 short Ppt presentations. Final assessment task - students have the option of using iMovie; Notability; Wevideo; Moviemaker; Animaker or Powtoon.
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A Brief History of Human Migration in Africa: Writing a Report

A Brief History of Human Migration in Africa: Writing a Report

KS 3: Instructions and guidelines for students to carry out a Depth Study on human migration in Africa. PowerPoint presentation which enables teachers to give a brief overview of the suggested topics. Suitable for IB, Cambridge and International Curriculum for Africa Year 8. Possible topics for this task include: 1. Jews to Ethiopia 2. The Bantu migration to (Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, etc.) 3. Migration of the (Nilotes / Cushites) to Kenya 4. The origin and migration of people from Central Sudan to Nigeria. 5. The migration of the San / Nama / Damara / people of Namibia 6. The Great Trek in South Africa 7. The migration of English settlers to the Eastern Cape in the 1820s. 8. Maasai migrations in East Africa 9. Migrations of people into Mali and Songhay 10. The Matabele of Mzilikazi 11. Indians to the colony of Natal 12. Somali migrants to Europe
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The decolonisation of Africa

The decolonisation of Africa

KS 3 - A simple approach for printing or projection . Contains information, tasks and suggested answers Introduction Case Study - Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana Problems after decolonisation Which countries still have colonies? Make a presentation (iPad, PowerPoint or Scratch) Results of decolonisation of Africa
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The Anglo-Zulu War, South Africa, 1879

The Anglo-Zulu War, South Africa, 1879

KS 3 (UK) Gr 8-10 (SA) - A unit of work, suitable for whiteboard or for printing as a worksheet, which uses two films to study the topic. Includes background reading; worksheets; suggested answers (also on PowerPoint). Introduction – using film to study history How the war began The Battle of Isandlwana (Zulu Dawn) The Battle of Rorke's Drift. (Zulu!) The aftermath of these battles Discussion – use of propaganda techniques by the British government
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The colonisation of Africa

The colonisation of Africa

KS 3 - A Unit of work suitable for students in sub-Saharan Africa, international schools, home schoolers, multi-cultural classrooms. An overview of the nature of the colonisation of Africa Patterns of colonial rule in Africa Case Study – The Portuguese in Africa Case Study -The British take over the Cape of Good Hope Case Study - Tanzania Includes PowerPoint containing suggested answers for all tasks. International Curriculum for Africa Year 8
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History of agriculture in Britain

History of agriculture in Britain

KS 3 - A compact unit of work which covers the most important points but is really useful for incorporating the use of sub-headings, key words and summary skills and showing students how to combine them to answer an essay question. Also contains an empathy question based on the predicament of the teenaged Richard II - which students thoroughly enjoy. Introduction The Peasants’ Revolt An empathy question - Richard II The Agrarian Revolution An essay
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