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The Norman Conquest (inc. Hereward the Wake / Murder of William Rufus)
Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages
The Murder of Becket
The Peasants' Revolt
The Princes in the Tower
The Reformation of Henry VIII, including the Pilgrimage of Grace
The Gunpowder Plot
The causes and consequences of the English Civil War, inc. the trial and execution of King Charles I
Witchcraft and Witch Trials
The Trial and Execution of Mary Queen of Scots
Crime and Punishment in the Industrial Revolution
Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders
Women's struggle for the vote
Political Concepts (inc. Authority, Legitimacy, Human Rights, Citizenship)
(a) What are the different types of crime?
(b) How and why do different periods define crime in different ways?
(c) How are laws made?
(d) Nature of Crime - Practice Questions
How do we decide if someone is guilty?
Deciding on Punishment:
How has the range of punishments changed over time?
Nature of Punishment - Practice Questions
Development of Parliament
Events (1300 years ago today): 717 - Theodosius III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy.
Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811.
Births (250 years ago today): 1767 - Joachim Murat, French general (d. 1815)
Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor, designed Mount Rushmore (d. 1941)
Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Matthew Barney, American sculptor and photographer
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1917 - Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American academic (b. 1832)
Commemorations:International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave TradeGreece National Day
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Model Essay: Analyse the successes and failures of Nixons domestic policies
Nixons Domestic Policy: Student research task
IB Sourcework: Rights and Protest sample source work papers and model answers
Model Essay: Assess the successes and failures of Nixons foreign policy
Nixons foreign policy: the second administration
Nixons foreign policy: The 1972 Presidential Election
Sourcework Exercise: To what extent was Martin Luther King responsible for the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott?
Nixons foreign policy: the first administration (1969-72)
Nixons Foreign Policy: New study unit
Was life good or bad in Victorian Britain? A study through paintings
Anarchism: Bakunins Catechism of a Revolutionary
Summary Sheet: Hegel, Marx and Lenin compared and contrasted
Factual Test on the issues covered so far (20 questions)
Teacher-led online lecture : A brief history of political ideology from the Enlightenment to the modern day!
Enlightenment Philosophy: Philosophers, Revolutionaries and the Declaration of the Rights of Man