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August

Introductory overview: the First World War and its consequences

Introduction to command terms.



Reading comprehension

September

International Relations 1918-1926:

The Paris peace treaties and their consequences

Establishment of the League of Nations
HL: Alexander ll, Alexander lll.


Classroom tests

N. Lowe questions page 46


20C World History quns. Page 39

Essay: Compare and contrast the domestic policies of Alexander II (1855–1881) and Alexander III (1881–1894).




October

International Relations 1918-1926

Challenges to the Paris settlement 1921 - 26


HL: Nicholas ll to 1905

Classroom tests
N. Lowe questions page 68

Essay: Why was the tsarist system faced with such a wide range of opposition in 1905?



November


Ideologies of Marxism/Marxism-Leninism, Fascism and Nazism

Germany 1919-1933; rise of Hitler


HL: Russia 1904-1917

CHOOSE TOPICS FOR INTERNAL ASSESSMENT



Classroom tests

Essay: Assess the extent to which ideological appeal aided the rise of Hitler.

Essay; Discuss the view that the First World War did not cause the fall of autocracy, but delayed it.


December

Rise of Mussolini

HL: Russian Revolutions




End of semester exam

Dec break

Stalin’s rise to power and consolidation


Presentation on Stalin’s defeat of the Left and the Right

January


Nature of Hitler’s rule, domestic policy

Nature of Stalin’s rule, domestic policy


HL: Lenin to 1924


Classroom tests

Essay: Compare and contrast the domestic policies of Stalin and Hitler

Essay: Discuss the view that the economic policies of Lenin were a betrayal of Marxism.


February

Spanish Civil War

HL: Mussolini’s foreign policy




Essay: Analyse the reasons for, and the importance of, foreign intervention in the Spanish Civil War.
Essay: “Mussolini’s foreign policy between 1922 and 1941 was inconsistent and unsuccessful.” To what 
extent do you agree with this statement?


March


International Relations 1926-1936:

Great Depression

Manchurian crisis

Abyssinian crisis


HL: Hitler’s foreign policy; appeasement

May 2010 paper 1 document question
Essay: “The policy of appeasement was a major cause of the outbreak of war in 1939.” To what extent do you 
agree with this statement?


April


Origins of the Cold War

Breakdown of wartime alliance

Cold War in Europe to 1955 (Warsaw Pact)

Berlin crisis 1958-61


HL case study - Impact of Great Depression on Germany

Classroom tests

Essay: By what methods, and with what results, did the USSR impose control on Eastern Europe between 1945 and 1956?

Essay: Analyse the consequences of the Great Depression on Germany


May


Spread of Cold War beyond Europe; roles of Stalin and Khruschev

Policy of containment; the defence perimeter

Wars in Korea and Vietnam
HL: Khruschev: destalinization and domestic policies


Classroom tests

Essay: Compare and contrast the causes and the consequences of the wars in Korea and Vietnam.

Essay: For what reasons, and with what results, was Khrushchev successful in the power struggle after Stalin’s death in 1953?


Summer break

In depth study of Mao and the Chinese Civil War/Revolution, Nature of Mao’s China, domestic policy

Presentation: Allocated choices:

EITHER “The success of guerilla movements depends on the leader’s ability to maintain discipline and the support of their followers”. Assess the validity of this statement with reference to the Chinese Civil War 1946 – 1949

OR Compare and contrast Hitler’s and Mao’s economic policies

OR Assess the extent to which Mao modelled China on Stalin’s USSR.






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