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Work for pupils isolating due to COVID-19 symptoms

The links below contain work and research suggestions from across the school curriculum



Year 7
This fortnight we will be analysing why William won the Battle of Hastings. After watching the links below, you might want to try to write an explanation of why William won to hand into your teacher.

Battlefield Britain documentary about Hastings


Timelines TV summary of the Battle


Year 8
This fortnight we will be looking at the Black Death.
Read this summary of the Black Death: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z7r7hyc/revision/1
Create a poster explaining:

  • What disease(s) the Black Death was (Bubonic, Pneumonic and Septicaemic Plague)

  • What the symptoms of the disease were.

  • What medieval people thought caused the disease.

  • How medieval people tried to prevent/cure the Black Death.

  • EXTENSION- What were the long term effects of the Black Death? Why is it so different to the current Coronavirus pandemic?

Year 9
This fortnight we will be studying the after effects of the First World War.

  1. Read this article on the Treaty of Versailles (the peace treaty that ended WWI): https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zq6pmnb/revision/1

  2. Create a mind map showing how the treaty punished Germany. Use the headings ‘Land’, ‘Army’, ‘Money’ and ‘Blame’ (LAMB for short!) to explain the effects of the treaty.

  3. How did Gustav Stresemann help Germany? Read this article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zcfxcwx/revision/1

  4. List the problems Germany faced then explain how Stresemann solved these problems.

  5. EXT- Did Stresemann solve this problems for good, or was he just covering up how bad things were? Explain your view.

Year 10
This fortnight we shall be looking at the development of the cattle industry and settlement of the West.

Complete the following online lessons on the MrClokeHistory YouTube Channel:

https://youtu.be/Z7MFz1-brCc  - Cattle Industry

https://youtu.be/9Cgqk7tRusI - Homesteading


Year 11

Ms. Withecombe and Ms. Rollick’s classes:

Complete the following online lessons on the MrClokeHistory YouTube Channel:

https://youtu.be/LxMFaKf-9eA  - Riots and the later Civil Rights movement.

https://youtu.be/LPOaQmKhG3I  - Dien Bien Phu- Origins of the Vietnam War


Mr Cloke’s Class:

You have recently completed an audit of your knowledge on the American West.

Complete AT LEAST 2 (preferably 3) online lessons from the MrClokeHistory YouTube Channel playlist on the American West. Choose lessons that you are NOT confident on.