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Britain’s greatest foe?

Posted: April 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

An article from the Daily Telegraph to help you decide.

The British National Army Museum recently conducted a poll for Britain’s greatest foe. The article above explains the poll and the eventual winner. Do you agree? You may have to research the individuals a little more before casting your vote. Teachers will be asked as well so hopefully, being an international school, we will have a balanced opinion. Feel free to email with suggestions of your own.


…and for Year 13, there is a follow-up article you may know a little about. Ishtehar, I know, is a big fan.

An article from the Daily Telegraph. It suggests an alternative the list given.


Mr Upton’s work 9LW

Posted: November 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

21/11/11 – Homework

  • Read and make notes on the Somme based on the handouts ‘Lions led by Donkeys’ and Haig ‘Butcher of the Somme’


28/11/11 – Lesson and Homework

  • Carry out further research on the Field Marshall Haig and the Battle of the Somme using resources on the blog and internet
  • Complete an essay plan (you have the option to submit this on Tuesday 29th November for comments)
  • Complete the following essay – Was Field Marshall Haig the ‘Butcher of the Somme’? 
  • [Include a bibliography and remember to consider both sides of the argument]

Mr Upton’s work 8FC

Posted: November 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

21/11/11 – Homework

  • Read chapter 11 of the handout ‘Oliver Cromwell: dictator?’
  • Answer the following questions in your exercise books;

1. Using Sources A, C and D write down 3 points why you think Cromwell became Lord Protector

2. What image of Cromwell does Source B give you?  Describe in a short paragraph.

3. How does this differ from what Cromwell says in Source D?  Describe in a short paragraph.

4. Using bullet points note down what evidence you can find in sources A-G that people’s ideas about Cromwell changed as time went on.

5. Write a short paragraph describing why you think people’s ideas might have changed.


28/11/11 – Lesson and Homework

  • Read chapter 12 of the handout ‘Cromwell in Ireland’
  • Answer questions 1-2 in your exercise books
  • Create a table in your exercise books similar to the one below.  Note a minimum of 3 points supported with evidence from the handout in each column.


Oliver Cromwell was a hero Oliver Cromwell was a villain
1. 1.


2. 2.






Homework for both weeks will be handed in on Monday 5 December.



How do I write an essay?

Posted: October 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

One of the most common problems students have in history is writing essays. Questions such as where to begin, what to include, how long should it be? etc. are frequently asked.

The following websites can be used to help students plan essays;

From wikihow.



A recent article in a British national newspaper contradicting previous historical conclusions.

What is Remembrance Day?

Posted: November 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Great War ended on 11th November 1918. The Armistice, (where soldiers on all sides put down their weapons), was to begin at 11.00 in the morning. Therefore, 11,11,11 is what you should remember. But what is it all for? Students from various countries ask each year what it actually is and what relevance it has today. The clip below is one I use to help explain.

The money raised from poppy sales goes towards the families of British and Commonwealth soldiers who have lost their lives. It also goes to soldiers who need financial assistance because of injuries sustained in a conflict. Finally, the monies contribute to the upkeep of war cemeteries across the world. Look at the picture below. It is typical of a war cemetery which requires a lot of effort and money to keep it in the condition that you see it.

The cemetery in Flanders Field.

A question I had today was why is it called Remembrance Day? Was it the same as Poppy Day? The link below may help you learn about the different names of 11th November. You will hopefully find out what it is called in your own country and even learn about other days which are remembered.

An article from wikipedia about Remembrance Day.