In our Monday class, I shall be giving you feedback on your Paper 4 tests. Here are the examiner’s comments for us to analyse together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2. Paper 2
After watching the video (as many times as you need) make a glossary of the following terms:
Senior 1 2016 conversations:
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.
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.
“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.
Next, we will work on some aspects of life during the war.
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.
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.