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For me, the easy option (and therefore the one I have avoided!) would be study the Move to Global War, since I have materials on this already that I have developed for IGCSE and for IB:
Here at the International School of Toulouse I focus on the fourth option: "Rights and Protest". This is because I have constructed a syllabus focusing on Modern history (see my IB History curriculum map), but I teach the Move to Global War at IGCSE and don't like repeating topics; whilst the Conflict and Intervention topic strikes me as even more bleak and harrowing. In contrast, the Rights and Protest topic is an inspirational topic centered around the struggles of Nelson Mandela in Apartheid South Africa and the Civil Rights Struggle of Martin Luther King Jr. and other heroic figures in the USA. It also provides some great opportunities for Theory of Knowledge connections, especially in relation to notions of when it is justifiable or even morally necessary to oppose a government and break laws - even to the extent of using violence.
This prescribed subject focuses on struggles for rights and freedoms in the mid-20th century. Two case studies are prescribed, from two different regions of the world, and both of these case studies must be studied. The first case study explores the civil rights movement in the US between 1954 and the passing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. The second case study explores protests against apartheid in South Africa. It focuses specifically on the years 1948-1964, beginning with the election of the National Party in 1948 and
ending with the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and his co-defendants following the Rivonia trial in 1964.
This case study explores protests against apartheid in South Africa. It focuses specifically on the years 1948-1964, beginning with the election of the National Party in 1948 and ending with the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and his co-defendants following the Rivonia trial in 1964. I have produced comprehensive teaching and support materials on this unit that are already fully available on the website. I teach this topic at the start of Year 12 as per my new IB History curriculum map.
I have already produced a Sourcework markscheme and guidance for students document based on the IB syllabus. I share this with students from the outset of the course and they are encouraged to refer to this regularly whenever we have any sourcework practice assignments.
I am also in the process of producing a series of sourcework assignments which will enable teachers and students to practice their sourcework skills regularly throughout the studies. All of these will be in the style of the IB and I will provide model answers that can be used as follow-up discussion material in class.
Events (200 years ago today): 1818 - The case of Ashford v Thornton ends, with Abraham Thornton allowed to go free rather than face a retrial for murder, after his demand for trial by battle is upheld.
Events (100 years ago today): 1918 - Manfred von Richthofen, a.k.a. The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.
Events (50 years ago today): 1968 - English politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial Rivers of Blood speech.
Births (300 years ago today): 1718 - David Brainerd, American missionary (d. 1747)
Births (200 years ago today): 1818 - Heinrich Göbel, German-American mechanic and engineer (d. 1893)
Births (100 years ago today): 1918 - Kai Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
Births (50 years ago today): 1968 - Yelena Välbe, Russian skier and manager
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1918 - Karl Ferdinand Braun, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1850)
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968 - Rudolph Dirks, German-American illustrator (b. 1877)
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