What our students will learn in Year 9  

Our Year 9 curriculum further develops our student's historical skills starting with the exploration of World War 1. From here we look at the changing world with new freedoms for women via the Suffragette movement and delve a little deeper into 1920s life. Our final terms focus on World War 2 and it's aftermath. 

Our termly overview 

Term  Topic Content Overview Vocabulary Vocabulary
1 The World in 1900 Trenches 
  • What was ‘Trench Warfare’? 
  • How was WW1 fought? 
  • How did different people experience WW1? 
  • How did WW1 bring positive developments? 
  • What was the ‘Treaty of Versailles’? 
  • Why is it important to remember WW1? 
  • Communism 
  • Zigzag Formation 
  • Dugout 
  • Attrition 
  • Fire Step 
  • Duck Boards 
  • Sandbags 
  • Bayonets 
  • Zeppelin 
  • Shrapnel 
  • Mustard Gas 
  • Conscription 
  • Pacifist 
  • Alternativist 
  • Morality 
  • Quakers 
  • Tribunal 
  • Legal Clause 
  • Non-Combatants 
  • Conchie 
  • Cushy 
  • War Effort 
  • General Haig 
  • Slaughter 
  • Stalemate 
  • Conservative Attitudes 
  • “Over the Top” 
  • Offensive 
  • Defensive 
  • Irony 
  • Satire 
  • Comedic Licence 
  • X-Ray 
  • Blood Storage 
  • Skin Grafts 
  • Gangrenous 
  • Public Opinion 
  • Truces 
  • White Feather 
  • Peace Treaty 
  • Armistice 
  • Cease Fire 
  • Diktat 
  • Devastation 
  • Resonant 
  • Revealing 
2 New Freedoms    
  • What was life like for women in the early 20th century? 
  • Who were the ‘Suffragists’? 
  • Who were the ‘Suffragettes’? 
  • How effective is violent protest? 
  • Why did some oppose female suffrage? 
  • Separate 
  • Spheres 
  • Patriarchy 
  • Suffrage 
  • Legally Enshrined 
  • Sexism 
  • Institutional Sexism 
  • Suffragist 
  • Franchise 
  • Peaceful 
  • Campaigns 
  • Persuasion 
  • Suffragette 
  • Extremism 
  • Dramatization 
  • Valiant 
  • Selfless 
  • Trampled 
  • Convictions 
  • Accident 
  • Intentions 
  • Anti-Suffrage 
  • Abandoned 
  • Neglecting 
  • Opposition 
  • Entitled 
  • Connectives 
  • Deconstruction 
  • Derby 
  • Suicide 
3 1920s Worldwide 
  • Why was there a revolution in Russia? 
  • What impacts did the Russian Revolution have? 
  • How did life improve in the 1920s? 
  • How did life change for women? 
  • How did America react to Prohibition? 
  • Mutiny 
  • Tsar 
  • Abdicate 
  • Tsarina 
  • Communism 
  • Capitalism 
  • Economy 
  • Rasputin 
  • Caricature 
  • Transfixing 
  • Insatiable 
  • Haemophilia 
  • Providence 
  • Autocratic Ruler 
  • Constitutional Monarchy 
  • Duma 
  • Compelled 
  • Inference 
  • Social Freedom 
  • Volstead Act 
  • Moonshine 
  • Bootlegger 
  • Smuggler 
  • Speakeasies 
  • Bookie Joints 
  • Brothels 
  • Distilleries 
  • Horse Tracks 
  • Breweries 
  • Gangster 
  • Massacre 
  • Tax Evasion 
  • Dementia 
  • Syphilis 
  • Racketeer Luxuries 
  • Flapper 
  • Conventional 
  • Liberated 
  • Traditional 
  • Radical 
  • Prohibition 
  • Intoxicated 
4 The Rise of Hitler 
  • What happened with the American Stock Market? 
  • What were the impacts of the Wall Street Crash? 
  • Who was Adolf Hitler? 
  • How did the Nazis get elected? 
  • How were Jews persecuted? 
  • How did Nazis manipulate the youth? 
  • Perpetrator 
  • Tithing 
  • Hue and Cry 
  • Stock 
  • Constable 
  • Pillory 
  • Ordeals 
  • Law Enforcement 
  • Penalties 
  • Retribution 
  • Malice 
  • Criminalised 
  • Gibbeting 
  • Supreme Leader 
  • Fuhrer 
  • Dictator 
  • Anti-Semitism 
  • Holocaust 
  • Einsatzgruppen 
  • Murder Squads 
  • Extermination Camps 
  • Ghettos 
  • Intolerance 
  • Neo-Nazi 
  • Scapegoat 
  • Aryan 
  • Propaganda 
  • Indoctrinate 
  • Impressionable 
  • Hitler Youth 
  • Shutzstaffel 
  • Enabling 
  • Mandatory 
5 WWII and its Aftermath
  • Why did Britain appease Hitler? 
  • What happened at Dunkirk? 
  • How successful was D-Day? 
  • Why did we win the Battle of Britain? 
  • Is all fair in war? 
  • Appeasement 
  • Abhorrence 
  • Lebensraum 
  • Blitzkrieg 
  • Maginot Line 
  • Operation 
  • Dynamo 
  • BEF – British Expeditionary Forces 
  • Luftwaffe 
  • Artillery 
  • Heroism 
  • Veteran 
  • Bombardment 
  • Arial Attacks 
  • Dogfights 
  • Operation 
  • Sealion 
  • Artificial Harbour 
  • Flail Tank 
  • Bobbin Carpet Layer 
  • Duplex Drive 
  • Dresden 
  • Legitimate War Target 
  • Portrayal 
  • Engagement 
  • Kamikaze 
  • Atomic Reaction 
  • Nuclear Fallout 
  • Fatalities 
  • Cold War 
  • Luftwaffe 
  • Amphibious 
  • Invasion 
  • Evacuation 
  • Misinformation 
6 A Modern World? A Study of Social Changes 
  • What happened to the Nazis after the war? 
  • How did a cold war develop? 
  • How did Britain become multi-cultural? 
  • How did Americas get civil rights? 
  • What was the social revolution in the 1960? 
  • How did women gain social equality? 
  • Nuremberg Trials 
  • International 
  • Indictment 
  • Humanity 
  • Inhumane 
  • Looting 
  • Marginal Figure 
  • De-Nazification 
  • Cold War 
  • Pursued 
  • Proxy Wars 
  • Espionage 
  • Sphere of Influence 
  • Dominant 
  • Embassies 
  • Detest 
  • Nuclear Weapons 
  • Dominate 
  • Inevitable 
  • Border Guards 
  • Permit 
  • Partition 
  • Prejudice 
  • Multi-Racial 
  • Multicultural 
  • Commonwealth 
  • Ku Klux Klan 
  • Jim Crow Laws 
  • Lynching 
  • Self-evident 
  • Endowed 
  • Hypocrisy 
  • Civil Rights Movement 
  • Segregation 
  • Commission 
  • Desegregation 
  • Mods 
  • Rockers 
  • Revolution 
  • Sub-Culture 
  • Hooliganism 
  • Anti-Social 
  • Philosopher 
  • Demerit 
  • Feminism 
  • Contraception 

 

For detailed information please click on the link below

History Curriculum Year 9

Recommended Reading to support the Year 9 History Curriculum

      

      

    

      

Useful links to online learning resources to support the History Curriculum 

Horrible Histories YouTube Channel

OverSimplified YouTube channel

YouTube Video Battle Of The Somme

YouTube Video - The Suffragettes

Museum of London The Suffragettes

YouTube Video The Russian Revolution

YouTube Video The Wall Street Crash 

YouTube Video WWII

YouTube Video Mods and Rockers

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