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Wars of the Modern Age Value 0.5


This is the underlying 0.5 unit to War in the Modern World 1.0.

Prerequisites

Nil


Specific Unit Goals

This unit should enable students to:



A Course

T Course

  • demonstrate investigation and interpretation skills necessary to analyse historical information and achieve independence in researching

  • demonstrate investigation and interpretation skills necessary to solve problems of evidence and achieve independence in researching

  • communicate a logically developed, articulate and focussed argument to convey historical positions or ideas

  • demonstrate knowledge, awareness and understanding of significant individuals, social groups, places, events and technologies related to the wars of the modern world

  • recognise features in the evolution of modern warfare and the nature of conflict.

  • evaluate the evolution of modern warfare and the nature of conflict

  • critically investigate and evaluate the causes, course and changing nature of conflict and warfare in the modern world

  • evaluate the impact and outcomes of conflicts and resolutions in modern history

  • evaluate the impact and outcomes of conflicts and resolutions in modern history

Content

This unit should include an in-depth study of a maximum of two of the following content areas. There is scope for some areas to be treated in more depth than others. Topics for study will be guided by teacher expertise and student interest.

The Nature of Conflict

How conflict evolves

Theories of conflict

Theories of warfare.

Examples of wars:

Napoleonic Wars

Crimean War

American Civil War

Latin American Wars of Independence

Franco-Prussian War

Spanish-American War

Boer War


Balkan Wars

Spanish Civil War

In each conflict, there shall be four areas of study:

1. Causes of War

Consideration of short term and long term causes e.g. cultural, political, social and economic.

2. Course of War

Analysis of tactics/strategy/technological development

Deployment and exploitation of resources and materiel

Leading personalities in the war

Ideas/ideologies of the war

Evaluation of turning points

Investigation of the evolution of warfare.

3. Impacts and Outcomes of War

Consideration of short term and long term impacts and outcomes e.g. cultural, political, social, economic, technological, environmental

Evaluation of the evolution of warfare.

4. Resolutions

Investigate and evaluate the resolution of war e.g. truce, treaty, alliance, conditions, development of organisations.

Effect of and effect on individuals.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Refer to page 30.



Assessment Task Types

Refer to page 32.


Student Capabilities




Evidence could be in:

Student Capabilities

Goals

Content

Teaching and Learning

Assessment

creative and critical thinkers









enterprising problem-solvers











skilled and empathetic communicators











informed and ethical decision-makers










environmentally and culturally aware citizens












confident and capable users of technologies












independent and self-managing learners










collaborative team members











Resources

Refer to pages 41-79 for resource.



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