Seminar preparation & coursebook readings

WEEK

TOPIC/COURSEBOOK READINGS/DOWNLOADABLE SEMINAR MATERIALS

   

1

Prehistoric Britain (c. 500 000 BC - 43 AD)   IN CLASS

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 1. Ice Sea and Land, 2. The First Farmers, 3. A Ritual Landscape, 4. Celtic Britain
  2. VIDEO: A History of Britain, Episode 1, Beginnings (Links: dailymotion, DocumentaryVine, InfocoBuild)

 

Roman Britain (AD 43-410)   SELF-STUDY

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 5. The Roman Province
  2. 02 Hadrian's Wall West Bank Barrier Comparison-seminar worksheet
  3. Hadrian's Wall, history-article
  4. 02 What is the West Bank Barrier-BBC News article

2

The Anglo-Saxon Period (440-1066)   IN CLASS

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 6. The Coming of the English, 7. The Vikings Invade, 8. The Kingdoms in Britain and Ireland
  2. Anglo-Saxon Britain-video-worksheet
  3. VIDEO: A History of Britain, Episode 1, Beginnings (Links: dailymotion, DocumentaryVine, InfocoBuild)

 

The Early Middle Ages (1066-1307)   IN CLASS

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 9. Norman Conquest to Magna Carta, 10. A New Church and Society, 11. Working in Country and Town, 12. Conquest and Resistance

3

The Late Middle Ages (1290-1485)   SELF-STUDY

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 12. Conquest and Resistance, 13. Growing Up in Medieval Times, 14. Gunpowder Treason and War
  2. VIDEO: A History of Britain, Episode 5, King Death (Links: Vimeo, MyVideo, Subtitles transcript)

 

The Tudor Age (1485-1603)   IN CLASS

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 15. Changing Times, 16. Rival Kings, 17. Divided Christians, 18. Queen and People

4

The Stuarts (1603-1688)   IN CLASS

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 19. The Path to War, 20. Cavaliers and Roundheads, 21. A King Again

 

The Eighteen Century (1688-1789)   SELF-STUDY

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 23. Trade and the First Empire, 24. A Hanoverian Kingdom, 25. Victory over Napoleon
  2. 09 Eighteen Century-video-worksheet 2007
  3. VIDEO: A History of Britain, Episode 11, Wrong Empire (Links: MyVideo, Subtitles transcript)

5

The Age of Industrial Revolution   IN CLASS

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 23. Trade and the First Empire, 26. Industrial Change and Political Revolution

 

The Age of Liberalism (1851-1914)   SELF-STUDY

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 27. After Waterloo - Fighting for Power, 28. The Age of the Railway, 29. Victorian Triumph and Decline
  2. 11 Age of Liberalism-video-worksheet 2005 
  3. VIDEO: A History of Britain, Episode 13, Victoria and Her Sisters (Links: MyVideo, Subtitles transcript)
  4. 11 Self-Confidence of Mid-Victorian Age-article

6

20th Century: World War I and Interwar Years (1914 - 1939)   IN CLASS

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 30. Land of Hope and Glory, 31. Your Country Needs You, 32. Peace in Our Time
  2. 12 Twentieth Century-1900-1939-A Photographic History

 

20th Century: World War II and Welfare State   SELF-STUDY

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: An Illustrated History of Britain (David McDowall): THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, 22. Britain at war (The Second World War), 23. The age of uncertainty (The new international order, The welfare state)