Education and the Industrial Revolution.

What is the heritage of the Industrial Revolution to us today as regards Education? Do yuou believe that Education should stick to its old ways or should it embrace change?

 

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The League of Nations: A League of its Own.

It’s the dawn of a new project, a new challenge, a new experience for us in Senior 1. We are taking a plunge into the work of the League of Nations. Let’s warm up our engines watching this video made by History students.

Hi!

Today you will be answering questions on the chapter of the League of Nations. Here are the instructions for the work:

  •  You can work in pairs, with the person sitting next to you. 
  • Create a post in your blog with the rubrics in this post and the questions. 
  • Answer the questions in your blog. If you do not have access to a computer, you may start answering your questions on paper. 
  • The final product, i.e. your answers, must be in a post in your blog. 

DUE DATE: August 16th. (UNTIL QUESTION 5) 

                        August 22nd (UNTIL QUESTION 11)

Finally, listen to this podcast on the performance of the League of Nations in the 1920s.

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History IGCSE: Paper 4

Dear All,

During this 2nd part of the 2nd term, we shall be working on two main areas in preparation for your exam at the end of the year.

  1. Paper 4

This paper changed two years ago. We shall be discussing the changes and working on what is required of you now.

To that effect, we shall be working on this podcast.

Finally, you will work on this sample from paper 4.

Paper 4 SAMPLE

2. Paper 2

 

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The Big Three at Versailles.

We have read an overall description of who the leaders at Versailles were. Today you will first watch a video on the Paris Peace Conference and then you will have the chance of reading and listening to the conversations made by Senior 2 last year.

Choose ONE of the conversations after you listen to them and post them in your blog with a description of the conversation and the reasons why you chose that conversation.

After watching the video (as many times as you need) make a glossary of the following terms:

  • IDEALISTIC
  • SELF DETERMINATION
  • WAR GUILT
  • REPARATIONS
  • DISARMAMENT
  • SCAFFOLD OF AN ARMY
  • TERRITORY
  • EXTREMISM

Senior 1 2016 conversations:

http://luzesteban.cumbresblogs.com/2016/06/30/the-big-three-conversation/

http://belenbritoperet.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/22/the-paris-peace-conference-voicethread-alvaro-florencia-and-belen/

http://bautistabuljevich.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/24/conversation-big-three/

http://ramiroaizpiri.cumbresblogs.com/2016/08/19/the-paris-peace-conference-voicethread/

http://juanazufriategui.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/15/conversation-big-three/

http://trinidadinesporretti.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/06/conversation-between-the-big-three-treaty-of-versailles/

http://anoukdelaferrere.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/13/the-big-three-conversation/

http://luciacaviglionefraga.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/12/the-big-three-conversation/

http://valentinare.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/12/conversation-between-the-big-three/

Enjoy! 🙂

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Senior 3 work on the Cold War in the East.

This year, the main events developing during the Cold War in Eastern Europe are the set topic for the Source Analysis paper (Paper 2).

Therefore, we are now working on these key events and different groups have been doing research on specific topics and on the testimony of witnesses living through those events.

Below, you will find the presentations made by Senior 3 students plus extra material on each of the topics.

HUNGARY, 1956. 

A Rip in the Iron Curtain: Photos From the Hungarian Revolution, 1956

http://time.com/3878232/the-hungarian-revolution-of-1956-photos-from-the-streets-of-budapest/

 

Czechoslovakia, 1968

 

http://www.mrallsophistory.com/revision/the-origin-and-start-of-the-prague-spring.html

http://www.mrallsophistory.com/revision/czechoslovakia-and-the-prague-spring-1968.html

http://www.mrallsophistory.com/revision/hungary-1956-and-czechoslovakia-1968.html

 

The Berlin Wall, 1961

 

Solidarity

 

This highly recommendable movie on the life of St John Paul II shows the situation in Poland before and during Nazi occupation and later under the communist regime in a very vivid manner.

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The Great War.

“I shall not easily forget those long winter nights in the front line. Darkness fell about four in the afternoon and dawn was not until eight next morning. These sixteen hours of blackness were broken by gun flashes, the gleam of star shells and punctuated by the scream of a shell or the sudden heart-stopping rattle of a machine-gun. The long hours crept by with leaden feet and sometimes it seemed as if time itself was dead.”

F. Noakes, in ‘The Distant Drum’

One can hardly imagine what living at war must be like. Most people who had to live through war agree on one point: life is never the same after war. 

We shall now explore some aspects of the development of WW1.

Let’s begin by looking at the chronology of the war. Below, are two timelines that will help you analyse the main events during WW1.

https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/interactive-wwi-timeline

http://www.greatwar.co.uk/timeline/ww1-timeline.htm

Next, we will work on some aspects of life during the war. 

  • Start by exploring trench life through the following animation.
  • Then, listen to one story from the ones provided here.

Your task is the following: as you look through the chronology, as you explore trench life as well as while listening to one soldier story of your choice, you should be taking down notes on a sheet of paper. That information will later be turned into a poster that you will post in your blog.

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The Cold War in Europe.

Hello Everyone!

We are now looking into the conflicts of the Cold War in detail. We shall be starting with the conflicts in the East first since this topic will be the set topic for Paper 2 in the International Exam.

I thought it would be a good idea to start by looking at a timeline of the Cold War development.

http://www.historyonthenet.com/the-cold-war-timeline-2/

http://www.nationalcoldwarexhibition.org/timeline/

https://www.thoughtco.com/cold-war-timeline-1221188

Cheers! 🙂

 

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Revision for our 1st Term Exam – Senior 3

https://historyexam.wordpress.com/answer-structures/

 

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Essay Writing!

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1st Term Exam – SENIOR 1

Hello Everyone!

Here’s a detail of what you should study for the 1st term exam. 

 

A. Long Term Causes of WW1: Imperialism, alliances, Franco Prussian War, characteristics of the empires and unification of Germany and Italy.

 

B. Short Term Causes of WW1: 1st Moroccan Crisis, 2nd Moroccan Crisis, Naval Race, Arms Race, Germany’s Plan for war, France’s Plan for war, the Balkans Crisis, the murder in Sarajevo. 

 

Good Luck! 🙂

 

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