Hello Year 11! It has been really encouraging seeing lots of you at revision over the last couple of weeks. It is really important that you continue to revise outside of lessons, so that our in class revision can focus on key skills and techniques for the exams. In today’s lesson we looked at the Treaty of Versailles. In particular you need to know:
- Europe in 1918
- Aims and motives of the Big Three
- Terms of the Treaty (GARGLE)
- Reactions and impact on Germany
- Arguments whether it was justified
- Reactions of the victors
- The other treaties
If you are looking to add detail to your notes, or you want to learn a section in a different way then look at some of the podcasts and videos on the International relations page.
35 Year 10 and 11 students recently visited the First World War Battlefields of Belgium. Over a long weekend in March, the students learnt about the war in museums and at the sites of battles. They even walked through some of the trenches where Hitler had fought as an ordinary soldier nearly 100 years ago. The students also took parts in acts of remembrance at both the German and British cemeteries. The students were a real credit to the college and their community. Their respectful attitude at the cemeteries greatly impressed the staff who accompanied them.
I mentioned in lesson today about a good video to watch if you are trying to vary your revision. This video is a collection of newsreels from the 1960s and focuses on life for women. As you watch it, think about our discussion about the danger of generalising. It would also be worth thinking about those common exam questions – how useful is this source, how typical is this source. The video is available on youtube here.
Students in Year 7 have been investigating volcanoes as part of their World Studies lessons. The students learnt about life in the Roman city of Pompeii that was destroyed by a volcano. They also looked at the different types of volcanoes around the world and the different threats and opportunities they present. However, the highlight of the lessons involved the students building and exploding their own volcanoes. The World Studies department would like to thay Miss Cole for her help in building the towering volcanoes!