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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 History
Term 1Why was Hitler voted into power?  
In this unit, students will analyse Hitler's rise to power. This cannot be attributed to one event, but a mixture of factors including events happening outside Germany, the strengths of the Nazi party, and the weaknesses of other parties within Germany. They will evaluate how Hitler used these factors to his advantage and legitimately gained power to become chancellor in 1933.
Assessment: Knowledge Test This knowledge test is designed for students to display their understanding of key words, events and dates from this unit. This ensures that pupils have secure knowledge of this information, providing a solid basis of understanding which is required for further Year 9 units. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Would my street have been bombed in the Blitz?  
In this unit, students will learn about the causes, events and consequences of the Second World War. This will include the study of Caribbean and African soldiers in WW2. They will study local and regional history, analysing how the war affected the local area and London.
Assessment: GCSE Style Question - 20 mark judgement This assessment requires pupils to provide a judgement on the extent to which they agree with an interpretation. This therefore focuses on developing students' extended writing capabilities and important skills for Key Stage 4 History. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Was the Holocaust the last genocide?   
In this unit students will learn about the Nazi persecution, what the Holocaust was and who were its victims, and responses/resistance to the Holocaust. They will also learn about more recent genocides, including the Rwandan and Cambodian genocides.
Assessment: GCSE Style Questions. These questions test a number of historical concepts such as similarity/difference and causation. There is also an extended student research project. Students will be assessed on their research and presentation skills, encouraging a high standard of independent work and developing confidence.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4How successful was the Civil Rights Movement?   
In this unit, students will study the Civil Rights movement. They will learn about the mass popular movement to secure African Americans equal access to and opportunities for the basic privileges and rights of US citizenship. They will analyse the role of important individuals such as Emmett Till, Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X. They will study the aims and actions of the Black Lives Matter Movement and compare American History with British History, studying events such as the Bristol Bus Boycott. They will be given the resources to research the Apartheid.
Assessment: Historical Skills Test: Civil Rights Movement This test will assess students' recall knowledge from the unit, including key terms, years and events.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5What were the origins of the Cold War?   
In this unit, students will begin to learn the GCSE content. Paper 2 of the History GCSE covers ‘Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-91’. Students will learn about the origins of the Cold War from 1941-58. A book that compliments this unit is: The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis.
Assessment: End of Year Exam: GCSE Cold War Paper - assessing consequence, chronology and significance. As a GCSE paper, this assessment allows for students to solidify and display, their knowledge of The Cold War so far. Historical writing skills and understanding of key historical concepts will also be assessed.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6What were the crises of the Cold War?   
In this unit, students will continue their preparation for Paper 2 of the History GCSE, learning about ‘Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-91’. They will study the Cold War crises from 1958-70. This includes the Cuban Missile Crisis, the building of the Berlin Wall, and the Czechoslovakian Crisis. A book that compliments this unit is: The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis.
Assessment: End of Year Exam: GCSE Cold War Paper - assessing consequence, chronology and significance.Key Words and Terms
 

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