Posts tagged Second World War
Year 11, the final aspect of International Relations for you to revise is the collapse of peace in 1939. The handout from the lesson will really help you answer the practice exam questions. However if you are looking to deepen your understanding it would be worth listening to this podcast about appeasement and this one about Hitler’s foreign policy. There are also some useful BBC bitesize videos on this topic, I have put links to them at the bottom of the international relations page.
History revision: Thursday lunch and after-school
RE revision: Monday lunch and after-school
I am also available to provide tutoring at lunchtime or afterschool during the rest of the week. This is particularly useful if a small group of you have missed revision and want to catch up, or feel unsure about something that we have already looked at in lessons.
The second holiday ‘boot camp’ will be taking place from Monday to Thursday of half term.
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.
A copy of the instruction sheet can be downloaded if you have misplaced yours. Remember that a good way to structure your essay is to use the PEE burger paragraph. However, if you are feeling confident, it is good to try to vary the structure of your paragraphs. Similarly, you may wish to write paragraphs on other causes of the Second World War.
If you are looking for extra ideas, a good place to start are these two ‘toy’ videos from BBC Bitesize:
You could also listen to this podcast about Hitler’s actions and aims.
A more serious and detailed written explanation can be found on this revision website.