Monthly Archives: October 2011

Blog Celebrations!

Well done everyone,

The new History Blog has proven to be a run-away success! Since its launch on Monday 19th October 2011 we have had 538 views and 55 comments posted. Long may this continue, its success depends on your support! Keep up the good work.

Mrs Reid.



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Year 11: History wiki

Hi everyone

Please work on your Stresemann Movie Maker presentations over your Half-term holidays; try to plan and edit your presentation using the wiki

Team 1 – Kimberley & Jessica

Team 2 – Callum & Thomas

Team 3 – Victoria & Rachel

Team 4 – Neil & Adam

Team 5 – Timothy & Jonathan

Go onto the wiki account, click projects and click on your team page. When you open your page, click edit and post your ideas, website links, or up load files. Use your worksheet to help you. When you have edited your page, click save. Your team members can add to/edit the page too. Make sure they have signed up to the wiki account.

Good luck

Mrs Reid

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Year 10: Titanic Essay Deadline

Hi everyone in 10X & 10A

Your History essay – Why was the sinking of Titanic such a memorable event of the 20th century? is due on Thursday 10 November 2011. It is worth doing well as it forms part of your Christmas exam mark. Think carefully about what makes a good History essay – introduction, structured paragraphs and conclusion. Take time and do it well – plan, edit and redraft your work if necessary before submitting your final version.

Good luck – I look forward to reading your work!

Mrs Reid


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Year 9: Significant Events

Hi everyone

You have just completed an enquiry and presentation on significant events from the period, 1500-1700. Which do you think was the most significant event and why? What criteria did you use to help you reach your decision?

Good luck – We look forward to reading your comments!

Mrs Reid & Mr Burnett


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Year 11 – The Stresemann Years, 1924-1929

Hello everyone

You have been asked to research the ‘Golden Twenties’ of Weimar Germany and to produce a Moviemaker presentation for your teacher explaining how far Germany’s situation had improved since 1924.

As you will be working in pairs, you will be expected to work together as a team; planning and editing your work as you progress. Use the new History Wiki account – to collaborate and exchange your group’s ideas. You will present your findings to the class after the Halloween holidays. You must also be prepared to answer any probing questions raised by your report. Your teacher and your class members will all assess your presentation.

You will also be required to evaluate the Wiki’s usefulness as part of your self-evaluation process at the end of the enquiry.

Good luck!

Mrs Reid

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Year 8: Steve Jobs – an individual who made a difference?

Hello everyone

We have been thinking about individuals who have made a difference in our lives, in school, in history and in the world that we live in today.  Steve Jobs passed away on October 5 2011.

‘Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being’.

How do you think Steve Jobs made a difference to the world we live in?


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KS3: Trips & Visits 2011-2012

Hello everyone,

In these long, dark evenings there is something to look forward to next Spring and Summer…

A number of educational trips and visits have been planned for the forthcoming year. So, book a date in your diary for:

Year 8 – Norman Outreach Team in February 2012; Carrickfergus Castle in June 2012.

Year 10 – The Titanic Story, Laganside (including a sponsored 1 hour boat trip of the harbour) in May 2012.

I will keep you posted!

Mrs Reid

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