Seminar preparation & coursebook readings

WEEK

TOPIC (coursebook readings & downloadable seminar materials)

   

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1.1  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 01, Beginnings (Link: InfoCoBuild Timing 00:00-11:08)

 

1.2  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

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2.1  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. 04 Claimants to English Throne in 1066-article
  3. 04 Why did the battle happen-article
  4. Family trees of Harold II and William of Normandy

ALTERNATIVE:

  1. Anglo-Saxon Invasion-seminar worksheet for Simon Shama's BBC video
  2. VIDEO: A History of Britain, Episode 01, Beginnings (Link: InfoCoBuild Timing: 37:05-43:50)

 

2.2  The Middle Ages (1066-1485)   SELF-STUDY

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 9. Norman Conquest to Magna Carta, 10. A New Church and Society, 11. Working in Country and Town, Conquest and Resistance, 13. Growing Up in Medieval Times, 14. Gunpowder Treason and War
  2. Black Death-seminar worksheet for Simon Shama's BBC documentary
  3. VIDEO: A History of Britain, Episode 05, King Death (Link: InfoCoBuild Timing 00:00-12:45)
  4. Black Death article from A History of World Societies

3 

3.1  The Tudor Age (1485-1603)   SELF-STUDY

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 15. Changing Times, 16. Rival Kings, 17. Divided Christians, 18. Queen and People
  2. English Reformation-classroom activity 
  3. AUDIO FILE 1-Henry Wants Rid Of Catherine Of Aragon-The Fall Of Wolsey
  4. AUDIO FILE 2-Henry Is Made Head Of The Church- Marries Anne Boleyn
  5. AUDIO FILE 3-The European Renaissance- Erasmus And Sir Thomas More
  6. AUDIO FILE 4-Anne Of Cleves And The Fall Of Thomas Cromwell
  7. AUDIO FILE 5-Thomas Cromwell
 

3.2  The Stuarts (1603-1688)   IN CLASS

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

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4.1  The Eighteen Century (1688-1789)   SELF-STUDY

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 23. Trade and the First Empire, 24. A Hanoverian Kingdom, 25. Victory over Napoleon
  2. Eighteen Century-seminar worksheet for Simon Shama's video
  3. VIDEO: A History of Britain, Episode 11, Wrong Empire (Links: InfoCoBuild) Timing: 00:00-14:50)

 

4.2  The Age of Industrial Revolution   IN CLASS

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

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5.1  The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914)   SELF-STUDY

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 27. After Waterloo - Fighting for Power, 28. The Age of the Railway, 29. Victorian Triumph and Decline
  2. Self-Confidence of Mid-Victorian Age-article
  3. Queen Victoria, Great Exhibition & Victorian Values-seminar worksheet for Simon Shama's BBC video
  4. VIDEO: A History of Britain, Episode 13, Victoria and Her Sisters (Link: InfoCoBuild Timing: 00:00-13:00)
 

5.2  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. ADDITIONAL SOURCE: An Illustrated History of Britain (David McDowall): 21.The storm clouds of war. 22. The First World War. The Rise of the Labour Party. The Rights of Women. Disappointment and Depression.
  3. Twentieth Century-1900-1939-A Photographic History

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6.1  World War II and Welfare State   SELF-STUDY

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 33. The Poeople's War
  2. ADDITIONAL SOURCE: An Illustrated History of Britain (David McDowall): 23. The welfare state.
 

6.2  INSTEAD OF REVISION AT WEEK 6:

 

       Comparison of the pandemics of the Bubonic Plague in the 14th century (TOPIC 2.2) and

 

       the Covid-19 of today

  1. Black Death-seminar worksheet for Simon Shama's BBC documentary
  2. Black Death article from A History of World Societies
  3. COVID-19 Coronavirus: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnostics (a video lecture from the Ninja Nerd Medicine series)