GCSE History (Edexcel)

Option A Warfare Support Materials

Revision Clock Review Task. Fill in the blank Template to summarise what you have learnt about Medieval Warfare. Use the example below to help if you need.

Revision-Clock (Blank PDF)

Revision-Clock (Blank Publisher)

Picture1 Example of a filled in revision clock.

Option B American West Support Materials

To follow.

Optiona A and B China Support Materials

To follow.

History GCSE Edexcel (Review Work)

OPTION A and B

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England Review Homework

Each week you should review one or more topics  that you have studied. Use your PLC to identify your weakest areas and start with this. The following tasks are suggestions to help you review each area.

A: Anglo Saxon England

A1: Anglo-Saxon Society and Culture

  • Summarise your knowledge of Anglo-Saxon Government including the roles of the King, Earls, Witan and Church. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by working your way through the Doddle presentation titled ‘England before the conquest part 2’. Secure your understanding by listing the main people/parts of Anglo-Saxon Government in order of importance and explaining the role and importance of each person/part in a single sentence.
  • https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/teacher/launch-content/35987fbf-fbfe-4d08-b112-a581f1fec7ad
  • Summarise your knowledge of Anglo-Saxon Society (types of people and organisation of society). You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by creating a diagram to show the different roles and importance of people in Anglo-Saxon Society. Use pages 9 and 10 of the Pearson Sample Chapter to help.
  • Summarise your knowledge of Anglo-saxon culture and economy (Honour Culture, Burhs etc). You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review 1 your understanding by watching the following clip and explaining the importance of Oaths in less than 50 words http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zq3msbk
  • Review 2 your understanding by explaining the importance of Burhs in less than 50 words. Use pages 16-17 of the Pearson sample chapter to help.

A2: The Last Years of Edward the Confessor and the Succession Crisis

  • Summarise your knowledge of the power and importance of the Godwin family. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by summarising the reasons the Godwin’s were powerful in 5 words or phrases. Use pages 19-20 of the Pearson sample chapter to help.
  • Summarise your knowledge of  Harold’s Embassy to Normandy.  You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by explaining why the Anglo-Saxons viewed it as important and secondly a different reason why the Normans felt it was important. Use pages 21-22 of the Pearson sample chapter to help.
  • Summarise your knowledge of the Rebellion against Tostig. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by listing three reasons for the rebellion and three outcomes of the Rebellion in order of their importance. Use pages 23-24 of the Pearson sample chapter to help.

A3: The Rival Cliamants

  • Summarise your knowledge of why the Witan choose Harold Godwinson to be King. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review (1) your understanding by creating a pros and cons table of reasons for and against why Harold Godwinson, Edgar Atheling, Harald Hardrada and William of Normandy. You can use following clip to help http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z3y8bk7
  • Review (2) Can you explain 5 reasons why the Witan choose Harold and prioritise their importance? You could also use page 28 of the Pearson sample chapter to help.

A4. The Battles of Stamford Bridge and Hastings

  • Summarise your knowledge of the Harald Hardrada’s attempt to take the throne of England at the Battles of Fulford Gate and Stamford Bridge. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by explaining why Harald Hardrada lost to William in less than 100 words. The following clips will help 1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z99xdmn
2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z3g79qt You could also work through the doddle presentations named Three men and a crown parts 1 and 2. https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/teacher/launch-content/9e5ce673-b654-460b-bbdc-ac0abe85f31ehttps://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/teacher/launch-content/b81b8b9b-ff41-4f34-aaa7-60574272e62a
  • Summarise your knowledge of William’s victory at Hastings. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by listing 5+ reasons Harold was defeated and justifying a conclusion in response to the following statement ‘William won because of his good leadership’ How far do you agree? You can use the following doddle presentations on the Battle of Hastings parts 1 and 2 to help. https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/teacher/launch-content/e5ef6cda-6219-498a-815c-cf70aca56a48
https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/teacher/launch-content/92420cdc-2628-4017-9a68-e6ffcd23499fThere is also a good clip at http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zpf8bk7

B. William’s Consolidates His Kingdom

B1: Eastblishing Control

  • Summarise your knowledge of the Submission of the Earls. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by creating a storyboard showing the submission in 6 steps. The following website http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/normans/1066_01.shtml#six

Or the Doddle presentation how William became king part 2 to help you to do this https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/teacher/launch-content/240e658e-b7d9-4a35-8854-1ef7b74b6be1

  • Summarise your knowledge of William’s rewarding of his followers. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by creating a case study of Roger of Montgomery – Who he was? How he had helped William? How William rewarded him?
  • Summarise your knowledge of the role of Motte and Bailey Castles. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by working through the Doddle presentations about Motte and Bailey Castles. Can you then write a conclusion in less than 100 words explaining the main reasons they were built?

https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/teacher/launch-content/c05259a0-ef35-45c6-8122-c67b9a71bb34https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/teacher/launch-content/8b8546e4-d50d-4e8f-b4d1-10f56cedc920

  • Summarise your knowledge of the creation of the Marcher Earldoms. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review (1) your understanding by coming up with 5 words or a mnemonic to explain their key features/privileges.
  • Review (2) Come up with and explain 3 reasons for their creation. The following clip will help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwF3YFX9G-0

B2 Anglo-Saxon Rebellion and Resistance 1068-87

You may also find the following Doddle Presentations helpful for understanding the Harrying of the North and Hereward’s rebellion. They are called William’s Problems parts 1 and 3. https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/teacher/launch-content/4eb225cb-335c-4cdd-9762-0c3b4d137f39https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/teacher/launch-content/379266e3-2207-4948-bc20-06139461f3bf

B3: Land Ownership

Summarise your knowledge of how the Land Ownership in Anglo-Norman England. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.

 

B4: The Revolt of the Earls

C: The Normanisation of England

C1

  • Summarise your knowledge of the Feudal System. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by making a list of 3 ways William benefitted from this system. You can use the following Doddle Presentation Williams Problems 2 to help you https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/teacher/launch-content/a47492ca-d5b1-44dc-ac26-e326c3513ee2

C2 Lanfranc and the Church

  • Summarise your knowledge of  Lanfranc’s Reforms of the Church. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by listing 5 reforms and explaining how each one benefitted A, Lanfranc and B, the Normans.

C3 Norman Government

  • Summarise your knowledge of William’s Changes to Land and the creation of forest Laws.      You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by explaining why these were unpopular with the Anglo-Saxons.
  • Summarise your knowledge of  Norman Government. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by creating a flow chart that shows how the Norman’s controlled England. You could watch this clip to help http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z9jsmnb

C4 Norman Aristocracy and Culture

  • Summarise your knowledge of how the Norman Aritocracy asserted themselves over the Anglo-Saxons. You could do this by filling in your revision booklet or by creating a revision card or summary or by making a podcast or quiz (try the brainscape app) using your class notes.
  • Review your understanding by drawing 5 pictures to represent how the Normans asserted themselves over the Saxons.

C5 William's Sons and Bishop Odo

Pearson Sample Chapter

https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/Secondary/History/14-16_for_Edexcel/EdexcelGCSEHistory91/Samples/Sample-chapters-for-Edexcel-GCSE-9-1-History/Sample-chapter-for-Anglo-Saxon-and-Norman-England,-c1060-1087,-Student-Book.pdf

More General info about the Normans can be found at …

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/history/middle_ages/1066_norman_conquest/revision/4/

OPTION A ONLY
COLD WAR HOMEWORK REVIEW TASKS

A: Origins of the Cold War

A1

Ideology - Capitalism and Communism

Review your understanding by listing three major differences between capitalism and communism. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘Origins of the Cold War part 1’ to help

Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam Conferences

Review your understanding by explaining why the relationship between the USA/UK and USSR deteriorated between Tehran and Postdam. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘The Beginning of the Cold War part 1’ to help.

US-Soviet Relations 1945-46 (Atomic Bomb, Eastern Europe, Kennan/Novikov

Review your understanding by explaining why the atomic bomb led to a further deterioration in USA and USSR relations. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘The Beginning of the Cold War part 2’ to help.

A2

Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan

Review your understanding by explaining whether it was the Truman Doctrine or the Marshall Plan that would have been seen as the greatest threat by Stalin. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘The Beginning of the Cold War part 3’ to help

Cominform and Comecon

Review your understanding by creating a diagram outlining the principal functions of Cominform and Comecon. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘NATO and the Warsaw Pact part 1’ to help.

NATO and Warsaw Pact

Review your understanding by explaining why NATO and the Warsaw Pact were created. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘NATO and the Warsaw Pact part 1’ to help.

A3

Berlin Blockade

Review your understanding by explaining why Stalin called the Berlin Blockade. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘The Berlin Blockade and the Berlin Wall part 1’ to help.

B: Cold War Crises

B1 ICBMs

Review your understanding by listing the major weapons developments of the arms race. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘The Arms Race part 1’ to help.

B2The Hungarian Uprising

Review your understanding by explaining the major reasons behind the Hungarian Uprising. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘Behind the Iron Curtain part 2’ to help.

B3 Berlin

The Formation of East and West Germany

Review your understanding by explaining why Stalin called the Berlin Airlift. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘The Berlin Blockade and the Berlin Wall part 2’ to help.

Review your understanding by explaining why Berlin was such a concern for Khrushchev. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘The Berlin Blockade and the Berlin Wall part 3’ to help

Summit Meetings (Geneva, Camp David, Paris, Vienna)

Review your understanding by completing the test on the U2 incident at http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/ir2

Berlin Wall

Review your understanding by completing the test on the Berlin Wall at http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/ir2

B4 Cuba

Revolution in Cuba

Review your understanding by explaining why the USA were unhappy with Castro’s revolution. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘The Cuban Missile Crisis part 1’ to help

Bay of Pigs

Review your understanding by completing the test on the causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis at http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/ir2

Cuban Missile Crisis

Review your understanding by explaining why the USA were unhappy with Castro’s revolution. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘The Cuban Missile Crisis part 2 and part 3’ to help

B5 Czecholslovakia - Prague Spring/Brezhnev Doctrine

Review your understanding by completing the test on the causes of the Prague Spring at http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/ir2/

C: The End of the Cold War 1970-1991

C1 Détente (Salt I, Salt II, Helsinki Accords)

Review your understanding by creating a time-line of the major events during the policy of detente. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘Détente part 2’ to help.

C2 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

Review your understanding by explaining why the Soviets chose to invade Afghanistan. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘A Return to Hostilities part 1’ to help.

C3 Reagan and his policies

Review your understanding by creating a table outlining all of Regan’s key policies. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘A Return to Hostilities part 2’ to help.

C4 Gorbachev and his policies

Review your understanding by creating a table outlining all of Gorbachev’s key policies. Use the Doddle Presentation: ‘The End of the Cold War part 1’ to help

C5

Summits and the start of the End of the Cold War (Geneva, Reykjavik, Washington, Moscow, Malta)

Review your understanding by ranking the five major summits in order of success. Use the document ‘End of the Cold War’ on Doddle to help

Collapse of Communist Eastern Europe

Review your understanding by completing the test on the collapse of Communism at http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/ir2/

Collapse of the USSR

Review your understanding by creating a set of notes on the collapse of Communism in the USSR. Use the document ‘End of the Cold War’ on Doddle to help.


 

 

YEAR 11 REVISION GUIDES

To Follow.

 

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Year 11 ARD DAY WORK

This is a good opportunity to ensure you have created revision materials to help you revise for your Year 11 mock exam and final exam in Year 11. ‘A stitch in time saves nine…’ i.e. this is a good chance to make sure you get ahead and have less to do nearer the exams. It is also a good chance to review any areas you did not fully get the first time around.

A range of review resources are available above.

Suggested steps…

  • Use your PLC checklist to identify the areas you most need to revise.
  • Use your book and the materials below to go over these areas by making revision cards and notes.
  • Test yourself on the cards/notes you create.
  • Attempt the review tasks above.
  • Alternatively have a go at the quizzes or practice questions

 

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