HISTORY IN S3
History is continuously changing the world around us and historic events have helped to shape our society
The Great War
Pupils will study trench warfare and the impact of the Great War on the people of Scotland. This will include rationing, propaganda, campaigns for women’s vote; rent strikes; homes fit for heroes.
Rise of Hitler and the Nazis in Power
We will then look at how the Great War devastated Germany, and how that led to people listening to Hitler’s message of hate. We finish Third Year by looking at what happened when German money became worthless. The mystery behind who burned down the German parliament, and the day Hitler chose between assassinating his own followers and taking power.
You’ll learn valuable skills….
- excellent communication skills
- how to construct an argument
- research & problem solving skills
- analytical and interpretation skills.
… and useful facts
- Ever wondered why people wear poppies in November?
- Did you know that until 1928 not all women could vote?
A variety of active learning and teaching strategies will be involved, from teacher led explanation and discussion to individual work; paired work; group work; researching and presenting information; interpretation and analysis of various historical sources of information; self and peer evaluation of work produced.
Within the course a variety of teaching and learning approaches are used including, cooperative learning, group work, class discussions, individual written work, presentations, debates, model making and role play. Pupils have the opportunity to develop their communication and ICT skills throughout each unit by getting involved in both group led and individual projects.
The S3 History course follows the Curriculum for Excellence ‘People, past events and societies’ at Level 3 and 4.
- observing day-to-day learning within the classroom;
- observation and feedback from learning activities that takes place in other environments, for example, excursions;
- coursework, including tests;
- learning conversations; and
- planned periodic holistic assessment.
Recording & Reporting
All pupil assessments are routinely graded and recorded by the teacher and the results are stored centrally, these results are used by staff to track the progress of the individuals and ensure that their needs are being met. Pupils also review their own attainment and are encourage to identify ways to improve their learning. Staff report formally to parents as per the school calendar.