Seminar preparation & coursebook readings

SESSION

TOPIC (coursebook readings & downloadable seminar materials)

   

FIRST

1. Prehistoric Britain (c. 500 000 BC - 43 AD)   SEMINAR

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: An Illustrated History of Britain (David McDowall) CHAPTER 1: The Foundation Stones: The Island, Britain's prehistory, The Celts
  2. VIDEO: A History of Britain, Episode 01, Beginnings (Link: InfoCoBuild Timing 00:00-11:08)

 

2.  Roman Britain (AD 43-410)   LECTURE

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: CHAPTER 1: The Foundation Stones: The Romans, Roman life
  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

 

3.  The Anglo-Saxon Period (440-1066)   SEMINAR

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: CHAPTER 2: Saxon invasions
  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

 

 

4.  The Early Middle Ages (1066-1307)   SELF-STUDY

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: CHAPTER 4: Conquest and feudal rule CHAPTER 5: The power of the kings of England, CHAPTER 6: Government and society
 

5.  The Late Middle Ages (1307-1485)   SEMINAR

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: CHAPTER 7: The century of war, plague and disorder CHAPTER 8: The crisis of kings and nobles, CHAPTER 9: Government and society
  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

 

6.  The Tudor Age (1485-1603)   LECTURE

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: CHAPTER 10: The birth of the nation state CHAPTER 11: England and her neighbours, CHAPTER 12: Government and society
 

7.  The Stuarts (1603-1714)   SEMINAR

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: CHAPTER 13: Crown and Parliament CHAPTER 14: Republican and Restoration Britain, CHAPTER 15: Life and thought
   

SECOND

8.  The Eighteen Century (1714-1815)   SEMINAR

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: CHAPTER 16: The political world CHAPTER 17: Life in town and country, CHAPTER 18: The years of revolution
  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)

 

9.  The Age of Industrial Revolution   LECTURE

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: CHAPTER 17: Life in town and country CHAPTER 18: The years of revolution: Industrial revolution, Society and religion
  2. ADDITIONAL READING: Rise of the Industrial Age, article

 

10.  The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914)   SEMINAR

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: CHAPTER 19: The years of power and danger CHAPTER 20: The years of self-confidence, CHAPTER 21: The end of an age
  2. Queen Victoria, Great Exhibition & Victorian Values-seminar worksheet for Simon Shama's BBC video
  3. VIDEO: A History of Britain, Episode 13, Victoria and Her Sisters (Link: InfoCoBuild Timing: 00:00-13:00)
 

11.  The Twentieth Century: World War I and Interwar Years (1914 - 1939)   SEMINAR

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: CHAPTER 22: Britain at war: The First World War, The Rise of the Labor Party, The rights of Women, Ireland, Disappointment and depression
  2. ACTIVITY: Analysing perido photographs: Twentieth Century-1900-1939-A Photographic History

 

12.  The Twentieth Century: World War II and the Welfare State   LECTURE

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: CHAPTER 22: The Second World War CHAPTER 23: The Age of uncertainty: The new international order, the welfare state