YEAR 9 TOPICS

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First World War

militarism, propaganda, nationalism 

               

imperialism, terrorism, alliances

 

KEYWORDS

 

LIFE IN

NAZI GERMANY

KEYWORDS

Fascism, sexism, genocide, persecution,

 

terror, ​censorship, Nazi, 

KEYWORDS

THE 

HOLOCAUST

concentration, resistance, ghetto,

 

Auschwitz, memorial, Warsaw, 

 
 

SECOND

WORLD WAR

KEYWORDS

evacuation, blackout, Anderson,

rationing, logistics,  

 

 

POST-1945 HISTORY

KEYWORDS

Cold War, nuclear, conflict, nationalism,

atomic, Manhattan, Hiroshima, Nagasaki,

Truman 

 

EXAM PREPARATION

 
DEFINITION

DEFINITION (1 mark)

This question type will ask you to show your understanding of one of the key words that you have learnt. The answer should be one sentence long and contain enough information to explain what the word means.

EXPLAIN

EXPLAIN 

(4 marks per reason)

Usually, it will ask for 2 reasons to be explained so will total 8 marks. 

 

One reason is...This is BECAUSE...This LED to...THEREFORE...

 

NAME/STATE

NAME/STATE 

(1 mark per answer)

This can be answered in bullet points. It is a fact recollection question and will ask for you to give four answers.

Example: 

Name 4 formations used by the Roman Army. 

SOURCE

SOURCE (6 marks)

This question will ask you to analyse a source. You should use information in the source but also support this with your own knowledge to help you achieve all 6 marks. 

DESCRIBE

DESCRIBE (3 marks)

This question asks you to describe a historical feature or event. Use basic facts to help you in the description. 

Example:

Describe 3 of the key symptoms of the Black Death. 

ESSAY

ESSAY (16 marks)

You need to write at least 5 paragraphs for this answer in Year 9. The essay should include an introduction, one paragraph for each of the 3 discussion points (2 points will be provided) and then a conclusion. 

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