Year 11 SAC -1930s USA

The SAC will be completed in lesson time on Monday 19 May. There are two questions to answer in 70 minutes. One question is on the Causes of the Economic Depression and the other is on the Effects of the Economic Depression.

You can bring in half a side of A4 notes on each question to help you answer the questions in the SAC.

To prepare for the SAC you must use the notes and handouts from the lessons. However, you need to do further research into the topics. To achieve higher marks you must focus on explanation and analysis rather than description. Remember to use clear examples and evidence!

Links to help you…


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Year 10 History – School Assessed Coursework

How siginificant were Dunkirk and Operation Barbarossa in World War Two?

You have four lessons and homework to produce an inquiry into the question. The achievement standards require your work to demonstrate the following historical skills;

  • Refer to events, actions and people
  • Analyse causes and effects
  • Explain context of events
  • Explain the importance and significance
  • Use sources / range of information
  • Conclude ideas and thoughts
  • Use key concepts

Your completed inquiry should follow a clear structure;

  • Who? Key events, people and nature of events
  • Why? Causes of the events
  • What next? Effects of Dunkirk and Barbarossa
  • How important? Significance of Dunkirk and Barbarossa

Any resources, internet based or books, should be referenced at the end in a bibliography;


Word Limit – 600-800 words

Useful websites

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Views of historians – The Elizabethan Religious Settlement.

Research the views of historians on two issues.
1) The factors leading to the Religious Settlement of 1559
2) The consequences of the Religious Settlement of 1559
You must blog 5 of these views / assessments and make sure you name the historian with the appropriate quote. Try not to make the quote too long – it should be short, punchy and memorable!

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Mid-Tudor rebellions essay

‘The rebellions which occurred during the reigns of Edward VI and Mary I were mainly political in origin.’
Assess the validity of this view. (45 marks)

Task – write an introduction to this essay question. Remember to focus on defining the issues and providing specific comment on the debate and argument in the question. Aim for between 7-10 sentences.

This has to be blogged before your next lesson (date set Monday 16 September 2013)

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How equal are women in Britain today? (Year 9 investigation)

Over this half term you been studying how and why women achieved the vote after the First World War. You will have constructed an argument as to which cause you judge to be the most important and developed source analysis skills.

The homework has been to research how  equality between men and women in the UK has changed. You were given a couple of topics to help structure your research – such as sport, politics, media, employment.

You must blog your response to this question – how equal are women in Britain today? You must write 3-4 sentences and include some specific detail. Your judgements will be used in the lesson on Wednesday 27 March.

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Was there a Mid-Tudor crisis? Revision time…

For a significant period of time historians traditionally viewed the reigns of Edward VI and Mary I as a time of crisis. The key aspects of the crisis are summarised by historian John Warren as:

A crisis of political authority – factions were out of control and the ruling class were troubled by rebellion.

A social and economic crisis – poor harvests, debasement of the coinage and high inflation.

A foreign policy crisis – England was clearly a second-rate power among the European powers.

To what extent is this true? Did the factors combine to create a time of crisis?

Your revision homework is to create a set of revision notes / diagrams / mind maps on the Edwardian ‘crisis’. Use your printed notes / sheets to produce the revision work. These are some prompts for your revision:

Somerset and the role of Lord Protector.

Religious changes / problems.

Factions in the Privy Council.

Rebellions – Western and Kett.

Social and Economic problems.

Foreign Policy and events abroad.

Read around the subject – historians such as John Guy and David Loades are useful on this topic. Finally – post a response to one of the following key questions:

What are the main elements of the case in favour of a crisis in Edward VI reign?

What are the counter arguments to the notion of crisis? (divide these into the regimes of Somerset and Northumberland)

To what extent were the governments of Somerset and Northumberland 1547-53 characterised by ruthless ambition and determination to control the affairs of England?

Your revision homework for Mary I is to create a set of revision notes / diagrams / mind maps on the ‘crisis’ in her reign. Use your printed notes / sheets to produce the revision work. These are some prompts for your revision:

The character and personality of Mary I

Marriage to Philip and the Anglo-Spanish alliance

Restoration of Catholicism

Persecution of Protestants

Foreign Policy – dependency on Spain?

Parliament / Privy Council

Wyatt’s Rebellion 1554

Some key questions…challenge = blog a response!

How effective were Mary’s policies? Would the effectiveness have increased if Mary had lived as long as Elizabeth?

Why has Mary’s reign been regarded as a failure?

On what grounds could her reign be considered a success?

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Assessing the danger of the Puritans in Elizabeth I reign.

Any attempt to assess the danger or threat of Puritanism needs to compare and contrast the three types of Puritan in Elizabethan England.  The issue of threat should consider a variety of factors including the perception of the monarch, significant supporters, parliamentary influence and representation in the church. It is also worth recognising that there may well be important contributions to the development of the Elizabethan Church made by the protestant opposition groups.

Why was Puritanism perceived to be a threat to stability in Elizabethan England?

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