Monthly Archives: November 2011

Celebrating Our Pupils’ Work & Achievements

Hi everyone

I plan to showcase some examples of excellent pupils’ work on the History webpage or History Blog. The History Department is going from strength to strength and I want to share your hard work with the rest of the school. So well done and watch this space …

I would also encourage all KS3 & KS4 History students to sign up to the school’s VLE/Moodle. It has some fantastic resources that will help consolidate your learning and revision. I hope to upload some additional resources for Year 8 & 9 History pupils – it is a work in progress…

Mr Burnett and I have been really impressed with all the worthy comments that have been posted to date. We have some wonderful historians in the making! It is your enthusiasm and interest which has made the Blog such a great success.

Congratulations! Onwards and upwards! We have had 1,479 views of our Blog to date!

Mrs Reid

Year 10X Titanic Enquiry 2011

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Revision Tips – Christmas Exams

Hi everyone,

Some tips and areas that you need to focus on for your exams. Open and read the attachments listed below:

Year 10 Exam Revision

Year 9 Exam Revision

Year 8 Exam Revision

Good luck!

Mrs Reid

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Year 12 Enquiry & Presentation

Hi everyone

Your group enquiry and presentation on either the Hungarian Uprising, Berlin Wall or Czechoslovakian Uprising is due on Tuesday 22nd November. Everyone will be expected to present their event and field questions from the class and me!

Good luck!

Mrs Reid

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Year 11 History Homework

Hi everyone

Please read pp. 19 & 20 in your CCEA textbook and answer activities 1 & 2 on p. 20 for Friday 18 November.

Thanks!
Mrs Reid

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Christmas Exam Dates

Hi everyone,

That time of the year has come around again!

Some dates for your diary:

Year 8 – Thursday, 8th December, 1 hour paper

Year 9A – Monday, 5th Decemeber, 1 hour paper

Year 9X – Wednesday, 7th December, 1 hour

Year 10Y – Monday, 5th December, 1 hour

Year 10X & 10A – Thursday, 8th December, 1 hour paper

Year 11 – Friday, 9th December, 1 hour paper

Year 12 – date to be confirmed in January 2012 –  2 papers: 2 hours & 1 hour 15 mins.

You must take these exams seriously – preparation is  the key! Review, review, review…

Good luck with your revision – email or ‘blog’ me if you have any questions regarding the exams.  I will post ‘revision tips’ next week!

Mrs Reid

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918; hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.

The day was specifically dedicated by King George V on 7 November 1919 as a day of remembrance of members of the armed forces who were killed during World War I. The First World War or Great War marked the beginning of the use of modern technology in warfare and led to millions of deaths. It was felt that the dead should be honoured and King George V initiated a 2 minute silence at exactly 11 o’clock to commemorate those who had died for their country.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.
Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae

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Watch World War II Unfold in Real Time

Hi everyone,

All of you interested in World War II can now see it happen in real time. An Oxford History graduate is tweeting real life events from World War II as they unfold. It will take him 6 years to complete this task and now you can watch from 11th November 1939 onwards on the Twitter feed on the sidebar. You can also click on Real Time WWII and scroll back through all the dates and events that have been tweeted so far.

The full story can be found here…

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/8877167/Six-year-project-to-tweet-the-Second-World-War.html

Enjoy!

 

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