KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 History
Term 1The Holocaust    
Students study the impacts of Hitler's desire to establish a master race as part of his Aryan vision for Germany. Students will study how persecution of Jews was infiltrated in to society through schools, legislation and propaganda. Students will gain an insight in to the lives of Jews living in Germany at this time and the attrocities of mass genocide through ethical cleansing and concentration camps.
Assessment: Students are to complete an interpretation question based on the GCSE spec in preparation for their first GCSE Unit of Study after Christmas. Students will be able to establish how interpretations of events/periods differ based on provenance. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2End of WWII
Students will explore the events and decisions that led to the end of WWII, including global involvement and repercussions.
Assessment: Students are to complete an evaluate question based on the GCSE spec in preparation for their first GCSE Unit of Study after Christmas. Students will be able to establish how interpretations of events/periods differ based on provenance. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3GCSE topic: Weimar Germany   
Students begin their GCSE studies. They will study the key events of the Treaty of Versailles and the creation of the new Weimar government. Students study challenges to the Weimar government and societal changes. Students also study the early development of the Nazi Party and the failed Munich Putsch.
Assessment: GCSE style questions - source and interpretation.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4GCSE topic: Roots of the Nazi Party and Hitler   
Students will carry out an in depth study of the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazi Party. They will study the rise of Hitler's role in society from chancellor to his eventual creation of a dictatorship. They will study key events such as Hitler's use of the Enabling Act, the Death of Hindenburg and the Night of The Long Knives in Hitler's journey to become Fuhrer.
Assessment: GCSE style question - explaining causes.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5GCSE topic: Nazi Germany 1933-39   
Students continue their GCSE by studying how Hitler was able to gain control through the use of fear, secret police and infiltration of education. Students also look at how the Nazis influenced society changing the roles of women, reducing unemployment and their persecution of minority groups.
Assessment: GCSE style question - evaluate the usefulness of sources.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6GCSE skills: Introduction to GCSE exam skills
Students will be introduced to the main features and requirements of the GCSE modern depth study. They will develop their revision skills and further understand how to answer different question types.
Assessment: End of Year GCSE style paper - Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939Key Words and Terms
 

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