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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.
Year 7 are currently looking at the Peasants’ Revolt. In lessons we have started to think about the causes of the revolt. If you want to re-cap the causes, you can do so with this online card sort. You could try to re-sort the causes with some of the different headings we came up with in class.
In our next couple of lessons we are going to consider the strengths and weaknesses of eye witness accounts. We will also try to piece together what actually happened when the peasants went to London. For another copy of the enrichment homework on the Peasants’ Revolt then click here. Remember this should be a creative piece of work, and you can work in pairs.
Yes Year 7, the moment has finally arrived when you can start building your medieval castles! For detailed instructions about how you can take part in this House competition then download the instructions sheet from lesson. Remember that all entries will earn house points, and there will be prizes for the best castles. Don’t forget, if you are not able to make a medieval castle you could always draw and label one instead.
A good way to make an impressive castle is to label how it changed over time. This website has some good information and pictures that explain these changes. And if that is too much, then how about trying to dress the knight?
The BBC has a very detailed set of instructions about how to build a model Motte and Bailey castle. This is well worth a look as, it also includes a really nice diagram of a motte and bailey castle. The BBC also have this funny little video about life for the Normans:
You can even explore the famous castle at Bamburgh on google maps (just use your cursor keys to move around the castle):
Year 8 have now looked at two entrepreneurs and even made their own ‘perfect’ entrepreneurs. We are now going to look at the lives of some of the children who worked in the mills during the Industrial Revolution. At the end of these lessons we are going to write a short essay about how bad life was for children in the mills. To help you improve your essays you should try and complete this enrichment homework:
Good historians research [find out information] independently. So a good way to get higher levels in History is to do your own research.
TASK: Research Robert Owen. He was a factory owner who treated children very differently. Make a bullet pointed list of the things that Robert Owen did to treat his workers better.
You can find out about Robert Owen in the school library. Ask the librarians if you are not sure where to start. There is also information on this website:
And on this harder website:
You could also watch this short video with actors playing Robert Owen’s workers. Although you might have to watch it twice to understand the accents!
Remember, you don’t need pages of information, just 5 or 6 bullet points about how Robert Owen treated his workers differently. If you would like to download a copy of these instructions then click here.