13th October 2020
Year 11 GCSE History students – well done to those who attended our ‘How to Revise History’ Conference live on Teams yesterday, it was great to have so many of you join us. We hope you found the practical strategies helpful.
Happy History revision!
3rd November 2020
Today’s USA revision resources include an info overview about key President’s domestic policies and social changes from the 1950s, and a quiz generator PowerPoint. You could use the info overview to create your own revision resources, maybe flash cards or mind maps (remember the ‘describe it, explain it, evaluate it’ approach). The PowerPoint flashes through different key words / dates / events – the idea is that you can quiz yourself on whichever topic comes up when you stop it. If you find something you aren’t sure of, then that needs to be a key priority for your revision.
4th November 2020
Today we are uploading 2 further resources to help with your revision. The overview info document covers the Cold War section of the USA unit, and the change grid helps you think about the impact of key events. Remember that identifying and evaluating change / continuity is a big part of this unit (especially Q2 and 3 of the exam paper).
5th November 2020
Today’s resources focus on the Cold War section of the USA unit. You can use the info overview from yesterday and these resources to complete the ‘describe / explain’ activity sheet, or to create your own revision resources (remembering the describe it / explain it / evaluate it approach).
6th November 2020
The final revision resources for this week will help you get an overview of key issues across the unit. The ’causes of key changes’ document helps identify key reasons for changes in the USA, and the ‘key Presidents’ resource will give you an overview of which Presidents were dealing with which issues. You can use your revision guide, other resources and your own exercise books to complete both these resources. More resources will be coming next week
11th November 2020
Today’s resources are a range of ‘Story so far’ sheets. Once completed they will give you are general overview of key events / issues / changes across different areas of the USA unit. Try to fill them in using your own knoweldge to start with, then if you need to you could consult your revision guide or exercise book to fill any gaps. These are good to return to in the future to see how well you are retain key info – can you fill more in from memory each time?
12th November 2020
Today’s resources are a good way of checking and developing your knowledge of key themes in the USA unit. These ‘Friends and family quizzes’ give you a range of questions and answers so that you can ask other people to test you on your knowledge. If you want to test yourself, just cover over the answers and see how you get on! You can come back to these resources time and time again to see how far your knowledge is improving.
13th November 2020
Today’s resources help you focus on exam skills. You could use the timing clock to recap the exam advice and timings for each question style, then have a go at example questions which are organised by theme in the ‘Exam questions by topic’ PowerPoint. There is also a document that will help with overview content revision. Remember to use the YouTube video on the USA exam to really help you become confident in how to answer each question.