We shall take advantage of our new topic this year to do some “serious” source analysis. 😉
As we’ve discussed already, this year’s international exam will have a paper on Source Analysis and the topic will be related to the Cold War. It’s therefore very important for us to look into as many sources on the Cold War as possible.
Here they go!
In this post we will collect different types of material related to the causes of WW1.
We shall start by watching a Kahn Academy video on the Empires before WW1.
Watch the video and analyse the following points:
1. Why might the study of WW1 be different for us today according to the historian?
2. What is the connection between land boundaries and linguistic boundaries in Europe now?
3. Write down 3 geographic differences between the map TODAY and at the beginning of the 20th Century?
4. Was Serbia part of the Austro Hungarian Empire?
5. Which are the empires mentioned in the video?
6. What did the British Empire control?
7. Which Empires cmpeted for power before WW1?
8. Write the name of at least 4 ethnic groups inside the Austro -Hungarian Empire.
Go on with the situation of Germany and Italy.
Watch the video and answer the following questions:
In that doc you will collect info and answer questions on specific topics as regards:
1. The First Moroccan Crisis.
DUE DATE: April 19th
A final bonus, watch this final video to see how everything we’ve been discussing finally falls into place, unfortunately for war to start.
We are in for a year of hard work and, hopefully, new and interesting challenges!
The subject we will be studying together is History, world History. Senior 1 is the first year of a three-year preparation for IGCSE that is the international exam you will be sitting for in Senior 3.
Our course will have 4 periods a week. For each class you will be expected to bring your History book and an A4 folder with 2 divisions: 1) Recalling Historical Data AND 2) Graded Work. At the same time, you will need a category in your blog that will be “History” and a subcategory within that category that will be “Essay Writing”.
You have until the end of March to get you material and blog ready. I will bechecking everything by then.
Tests as well as blog assignments and paper assignments will be posted in the class Calendar.
Let’s start right away! Below I have shared a Ted Talk with which I would like to start our lessons this year.
This is your exam year and as such we shall be doing a lot of hard work on the last topics to be dealt with and then on a great revision and exam practice.
Here’s what the History IGCSE looks like at a glance:
Paper 1: Core Content (2 hours)
Paper 2: Source Analysis (2 hours)
Candidates answer six questions on either the prescribed topic from the Core Content in Option A or the prescribed topic from the Core Content in Option B. Each option includes a range of source material relating to the prescribed topic, and the six questions are based on the source material provided. In our case, you’ll answer on Option B.
This is the topic for 2017:
How secure was the USSR’s control over Eastern Europe, 1948–c.1989? (November examination)
Paper 4: Depth Studies (1 hour)
Let’s watch the following presentation together and see if we agree.