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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 (100 years ago today): 1917 - World War I: The U.S. ambassador Walter Hines Page to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.
Births (250 years ago today): 1767 - Rama II of Siam (d. 1824)
Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Brian Schmidt, Australian astrophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
Commemorations:Estonia National Day
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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
Teacher-led online lecture : A brief history of political ideology from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment!
Left-wing and Right Wing: Which are you?
What is Politics? Why are so many people not interested in it and why is this worrying?
Communism and Fascism: Whats the difference?
Design your ideal state
LBJ and the Great Society
Hexagons Activity: Impact of the Industrial Revolution
Sourcework Exercise: The Sharpeville Massacre Teacher model answers
50 Essential Songs for the History Classroom