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S1, S2 and S3 History

For up-to-date resources including the most recent homeworks, catch up lessons, videos to watch and other resources go to https://newbattle4history.wordpress.com/

In S1, S2 and S3 pupils will study a broad range of topics spanning a variety of time periods and countries. There is a specific emphasis on Scottish History and the interaction between historical developments in Scotland, Britain, Europe and the wider world.

S1 History

  • Topic: What Makes Scots?
    • Aims: To discover how Scotland was created. To explain who did most to make Scotland.
    • Topic Sheet - topic timeline and learning intentions

Mr Walker's History RoomS2 History

  • Topic: How much can films tell us about World War II?
    • Aims: to discover the main events of World War II. To see if films are useful witnesses of the war.
    • Topic Sheet - topic timeline and learning intentions
  • Topic: Did the 1960s really 'swing'?
    • Aims: to discover what made the 'Swinging 60s'. To decide if they really were that good a time to live.
    • Topic Sheet - topic timeline and learning intentions
  • Topic: Why aren't we dead (or how did Medicine improve)?
    • Aims: to discover the most important changes in medicine. To compare and explain different reasons for health improving
    • Topic Sheet - topic timeline and learning intentions

S3 History

  • Topic: What happened to Newbattle and its mines?
    • Aims: Our community was built around the greatest mines in Scotland. We are here because they were here. Why did so many people come to live in Newbattle and the villages around? And why did the last ones close in the mid-1980s? In this topic we'll look at how we come to be here and what it was like for our grand-parents and great-grandparents to live and work. We'll also look at the main reasons why all the work vanished and see if things are better now than they were then.
    • Topic Sheet - topic timeline and learning intentions

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