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#1 jennyroberts

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 01:25 PM

:flowers: :flowers: we are trying to keep our year 9's enegaged with a new unit on modern world conflicts. So far we have planned to do work on defining terrorism, sept 11th and the civil war in Darfur. I would like to link in an evalaution of why we are in Afganistan and to debate whether we should be there. Bearing in mind this is for year 9 has any one come across any films or utubes shorts or text which I could use. I had thoght to invite a past student in to do a talk as he recently fought in Helmand province.

Many ofour kids dont see the relevance of History,'its all in the past Miss' we hope to en gage them with something more current. Any ideas glady recieved. :flowers:

#2 Ben Walsh

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 01:57 PM

This looks like a really interesting idea. On this link there is some material which the coalition have used to try and get their message across - it's a bit different, but it is current and at the same time they could use their history skills to decode the materials http://www.psywar.or...nduring Freedom

Content is important in establishing relevance, but we have other ways as well. I have tried to showcase some of these in the HA ECPD unit 'What's History Got To Do With Me?' http://www.history.o...ce_1105_11.html

You have to log in but it is free. I have tried to use similar approaches in the unit on interpretations as well http://www.history.o...ce_2602_11.html

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:14 AM

Just thought I'd bump this, as I am also planning a 6 lesson unit looking at terrorism 1945 to 2007(ish) for some Year 9 students with low levels of literacy and a legacy of disengagement in History lessons. If anyone has any resources I'd be really grateful. I'll post what I produce in the second half of the summer term.


This looks like a really interesting idea. On this link there is some material which the coalition have used to try and get their message across - it's a bit different, but it is current and at the same time they could use their history skills to decode the materials http://www.psywar.or...nduring Freedom

Content is important in establishing relevance, but we have other ways as well. I have tried to showcase some of these in the HA ECPD unit 'What's History Got To Do With Me?' http://www.history.o...ce_1105_11.html

You have to log in but it is free. I have tried to use similar approaches in the unit on interpretations as well http://www.history.o...ce_2602_11.html



#4 Ms Ali

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

You have probably seen this already, but just in case you haven't:

http://www.911educat...uk/History.aspx

#5 Sharon P

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:06 PM

Aaron Wilkes has published a useful textbook on Terrorism as a depth study. I'm also in the process of re-vamping the Yr9 syllabus as we're going to 1 hour lessons next year and losing a lot of teaching time.

There are some good sections set up in the book which is quite engaging for pupils, but having purchased the Teacher's Guide I am really disappointed with the quality of resources and am going to make my own to use with this.

The books are published through OUP so may be worth getting an inspection copy to see what you think?
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:48 PM

Thanks, I'll have a look at this. I was planning to adapt from Ben Walsh's GCSE modern world Textbook, but it would be good to have another source for ideas.

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Aaron Wilkes has published a useful textbook on Terrorism as a depth study. I'm also in the process of re-vamping the Yr9 syllabus as we're going to 1 hour lessons next year and losing a lot of teaching time.

There are some good sections set up in the book which is quite engaging for pupils, but having purchased the Teacher's Guide I am really disappointed with the quality of resources and am going to make my own to use with this.

The books are published through OUP so may be worth getting an inspection copy to see what you think?
Sharon






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