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Year 11: Modern History

Activity name: ‘Leaders often do more harm than good.’

Grade Student work samples
Grade A Jude
Grade B Lesley   Drew   Rania
Grade C Ali
Grade D Shane   Sage
Grade E No samples

Description of activity

Extended response

45 minutes

Context

The World at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: Causes of World War I and Kaiser Wilhelm II.

‘Leaders often do more harm than good.’

To what extent is this statement true of Kaiser Wilhelm II?

Area(s) of learning

Preliminary Course: Part III Core Study: ‘The World at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century’

Part 4: Causes of World War I.

Outcomes

  • P1.1 describe the role of key individuals, groups and events of selected studies from the eighteenth century to the present
  • P1.2 investigate and explain the key features and issues of selected studies from the eighteenth century to the present
  • P2.1 identify forces and ideas and explain their significance in contributing to change and continuity from the eighteenth century to the present
  • P3.4 identify and account for differing perspectives and interpretations of the past
  • P4.1 use historical terms and concepts appropriately
  • P4.2 communicate a knowledge and understanding of historical features and issues, using appropriate and well-structured oral and written forms

Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • present a sustained, logical, well-structured answer to the question
  • support their answer with relevant, accurate historical information
  • use historical terms appropriately.
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