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History - Key Stage 3

Autumn 1: A Disunited Kingdom?
Aim to examine the relationship between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales from the Medieval Times to the 21st century. Is the Disunited Kingdom a better name for the United Kingdom?

Autumn 2: Why is the Olympic Games more than just a sporting event?
Aim to study various events at the modern Olympic Games and be able to explain why the Olympics is more than just a sporting event. Students use sources and their own knowledge to design an exhibition to show why the Olympic Games is more than just a sporting event.

Spring 1: Why is it important that we remember World War One?
Aim to examine the causes, events and consequences of World War One in order to decide why it is important to remember World War One. Students will visit Whittington Barracks and the National Memorial Arboretum to help them design a memorial for World War One, which shows the true impact of World War 1 on Britain and the rest of the World.

Spring 2: What is life like in a totalitarian regime? Case study of Nazi Germany.
Aim to examine life in Nazi Germany from the perspectives of different people in Nazi Germany. Was life in Nazi Germany bad for everyone? Students will produce a set of memoirs for people living in Nazi Germany. They will also set up a hypothesis of life in Nazi Germany.

Summer 1: Was World War Two just death, destruction and misery?
Aim to examine the causes, events and consequences of World War Two in order to decide if World War 2 had only negative effects on Britain and the wider world. Students will use sources and their own knowledge to help them decide if World War Two was only about death, destruction and misery.

Summer 2: Revision of Key Stage 3 and a project of your choice.
Aim to revise and review what the students have learnt in Key Stage 3 History. Students will also be given the chance to research and write about a topic of their choice that they have not studied before.