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This is History : Impact of Empire - Chris Culpin

This is History

Impact of Empire

Paperback Published: 30th September 2008
ISBN: 9780340957684
Number Of Pages: 148
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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'This is History!' is the Schools History Project's radical new scheme of work for Key Stage 3 National Curriculum history. It offers a varied, relevant and challenging scheme of work for the whole Key Stage 3 history programme of study.

'The Impact of Empire' tells the story of the British Empire from the 1480s to the present. The British Empire is an important yet under-taught topic in British schools. This book aims to redress that balance by providing intriguing and relevant case studies, telling powerful stories and providing activities which engage pupils with the key ideas and which make this vast topic accessible to all teachers and all pupils whatever their ability. Through a combination of in-depth and overview units the book covers 500 years of history, from the story of Britain's first colony of Roanoke in North America (a failure) to the powerful legacy of colonialism in contemporary multicultural Britain.

Flexibility: each of the units are relatively self-contained allowing them to be slotted into the other history units in your scheme of work as required, or the units can be used together as a whole course to last half a term or more.

The content coverage is broad: it touches on North America, the Caribbean, West Africa, the Middle East and India. Separate units investigate the slave trade, the scramble for Africa and transportation to Australia. There are three linked units telling the story of British involvement in India from the early traders through the East India Company to the story of Gandhi and decolonisation in the 1940s. It examines both the impact of the Empire on Britain itself and its impact on the colonised nations.

The skills focus is on interpretations: how we can tell the story of something so vast and varied; and why people differ in their interpretations of the Empire.

This Teacher's Resource Book provides worksheets and teaching notes to support all the main tasks and further activities to help you vary the learning styles.

Introduction: Get the big picture Get an overview of what this book aims to do Early Empire 1. Roanoke: what went wrong with England's first colony? Decide for yourself why it failed 2. 'Accidental rulers'?: how did the British take control of India? Play the East India Company Trading Game to find out 3. Empire builders: what do we think of Wolfe and Clive? Reach your judgement on these 'heroes of empire' 4. Empire and slavery: how can we tell the story of Britain's slave trade? Use the evidence to tell two different versions of the slave trade Review 1 -- Rule Britannia Play mix and match to summarise two hundred years of empire World Empire 5. Convict colony: what makes a good historical film? Plan your own movie 6. Hidden histories: what can little-known stories tell us about British India? Draw a graph to show changing relationships in India 7. Out of Africa: who should have the Benin head? Trace the history of the bronze head and decide where it belongs now 8. Images of empire: how was the British Empire portrayed? Tackle the picture challenges to work out what children were expected to think of the British Empire Review 2: Land of hope and glory Play mix and match to summarise another 120 years of empire Ending Empire 9. Ireland: Why do people tell different stories about Ireland and the British Empire? Get ready to make your voice heard on a radio phone-in 10. High Hopes: What helped and hindered Gertrude's dreams for the Arabs? Use your knowledge to improve a badly written internet encyclopaedia 11. End of empire: what persuaded the British to quit India in 1947? Write a letter to Lord Mountbatten persuading him to grant India independence 12. The Empire comes home: How can we uncover the stories of Britain's Commonwealth migrants? Think of good questions for an interview with a Commonwealth migrant Conclusion: how do you see tthe British Empire? Challenge the authors - and challenge yourself! Glossary Index

ISBN: 9780340957684
ISBN-10: 0340957689
Series: This Is History!
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 30th September 2008
Publisher: Hodder Education
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 21.3  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised