Was life good or bad in Victorian Britain? – A study through paintings

Was life good or bad in Victorian Britain?
– A study through paintings

This new stand-alone study unit is delivered over 7-8 hours. Inspired by the excellent Jeremy Paxman series on “The Victorians”, it is designed to develop skills of visual literacy as well as essay writing. Students draw deductions from a range of Victorian paintings, then test these hypotheses through extra research, categorise their ideas by theme into a gallery, and draw sophisticated conclusions based on opposing viewpoints. The final outcome is a detailed essay on the question “Was life good or bad in Victorian Britain?”.

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Anarchism: Bakunin’s Catechism of a Revolutionary

Anarchism: Bakunin’s Catechism of a Revolutionary
This text should be copied into a shared Google Doc. It will then be divided between the members of the class (e.g. the first student is responsible for points 1-3, the second for points 4-6 and so on). Each student should delete all but one of the points, keeping the most interesting. They should then edit it down as appropriate. Then, the finished work should be printed off read through as a class to answer the question “What were the essential beliefs of these revolutionaries?”

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Factual Test on the issues covered so far (20 questions)

Factual Test on the issues covered so far (20 questions) | Teacher answers
This test makes use of the “How certain are you?” format. For each question, play for 1, 2 or 3 points to reflect your confidence. If you’re correct, you win those points. If not, you lose them down to a minimum of zero points.

Part of the new Political Ideologies scheme of work.

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Teacher-led online lecture [2]: A brief history of political ideology from the Enlightenment to the modern day!

Teacher-led online lecture [2]: A brief history of political ideology from the Enlightenment to the modern day!
Complete with handouts and teacher notes, this is the second part of the teacher lecture. together an online lecture which runs through the development of political ideology. This on starts with the Enlightenment and covers such themes as the work of Hegel, Marx, Lenin, Fascism, Communism and democratic socialism.

Part of the new Political Ideologies scheme of work.

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Enlightenment Philosophy: Philosophers, Revolutionaries and the Declaration of the Rights of Man

Enlightenment Philosophy: Philosophers, Revolutionaries and the Declaration of the Rights of Man
In this exercise we will clarify what the spirit of the French Revolution actually was. It will then be possible, if and when you study the French Revolution in more depth, to decide:
How far the early revolutionaries delivered on their promises, whether therefore Napoleon was justified in taking power away from them, and whether he then showed more commitment himself to the spirit of the revolution.

Part of the new Political Ideologies scheme of work.

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