On Friday 23rd November, Year 9 students from All Saints college went on a journey into Newcastle United’s history. The students sorted artefacts from the clubs archives into a living timeline of the club’s past. It was an amazing opportunity to get hands on with the past. From wooden studs that were nailed to boots, to a Premiership shirt worn by Les Ferdinand, it was interesting to see how much has changed in the game. However, as we excitedly enjoyed our tour around the stadium, it became clear that young people’s passion for the Magpies is one thing that has not changed.
See more photos on the school enterprise blog.
Students in Year 9 are currently studying the international terrorism in the last 40 years. The resources from the first lesson are here:
The first video clip was:
The second contained sections of ‘Phone Calls from the Towers’.
To find out more about the events of September 11th have a look at this excellent website:
Year 9 are currently looking at the world after the First World War. As part of that we have defined democracy and dictatorship. In this lesson, we will look at communism and whether it was a good idea.
To download the powerpoint worksheet click here.
In our final lesson of the term, Year 9 looked at what happened when Hitler turned his attentions from destroying the RAF to bombing the cities of Britain. We watched this short film from the BBC archive:
We then considered why it is difficult to know if there was a ‘Blitz Spirit’. The BBC archive has a range of other contemporary films and radio recordings, as well as programmes made after the war. It is well worth a look if you want to find out more about the events that we have studied.
Your enrichment homework is to research the life of one of three different pilots in the Second World War. They are:
- Douglas Bader (Link to Spartacus website)
- Cy Grant (Link to Telegraph Newspaper)
- Margaret Frost (Link to BBC website)
Once you’ve got a basic outline of their life in the war, then your task is to complete a ‘Fakebook profile‘ for them. For an idea of what it could be like, look at the example of Josef Stalin. A copy of the instructions can be downloaded here. Remember to print out your completed profile. Alternatively you can copy and paste the address of your profile in a comment to this post.