Presentation on theme: "LAST LESSON ON LIBERAL SOCIAL REFORMS Bye for now! (We’ll meet again when you study Britain during World War I next year)."— Presentation transcript:
LAST LESSON ON LIBERAL SOCIAL REFORMS Bye for now! (We’ll meet again when you study Britain during World War I next year).
Source B: My journey in England among the working class showed me that they are moody and unpredictable, empty-headed and stupid. It is foolish to think they can compete with the efficient workers of America. They are no use to England as she struggles to keep her industrial leadership and protect her Empire. When England’s situation becomes critical they will become as desperate as wild animals and rise up and revolt. - from People of the Abyss [deep pit] by Jack London, a US writer in England in 1903. Source C: Germany is not as rich as us, yet German social reforms mean they are better organised for peace and also for war. We are organised for nothing! We cannot rely in existing charities and this winter is causing misery. Consequently, there is an urgent need to help the working class and make England a safer and better country for them. When the people begun to feel the benefit of our social reforms they will give solid support the Liberal Govt. - from a letter from Winston Churchill to H. H. Asquith in 1908. Asquith became Lib PM in 1908. How far do sources B & C show similar attitudes to England? Use the sources & your knowledge to answer.
L1 Describes the sources rather than identifies valid similarity/difference. [1-2] L2 Identifies valid similarity/difference unsupported by detail from sources. [2-3] L3 Identifies valid similarity/difference supported by detail from the sources. [3-4] e.g. They are similar: B – England struggles to keep industrial leadership and protect her empire. C – ‘We are organised for nothing’. L4 Valid explanation of similarity and/or difference of attitudes by reference to tone/language/purpose supported by detail from the sources. [5-7] e.g. similar: B – England struggles to protect her empire. C – ‘We are organised for nothing’. The problem is the American is biased against England, its working class are ‘moody, empty headed and stupid’. That bias also shown in pointing up differences: B ‘people will become desperate as wild animals and rise up in revolt’. C ‘people will give solid support to the government’. L5 = L4 plus CONTEXTUAL knowledge [7-8] e.g. Similar because they are making a military/economic assessment. B – England struggles to keep her leadership (foreign trade comp). C – ‘We are organised for nothing’ (Boer War). Different because of their political assessment: B ‘situation critical will rise up in revolt’ (Rowntree highlighted poverty). C ‘give solid support to the government’ (school meals, pensions, NI Act etc). L6 = L5 plus addresses “HOW FAR” 
All of the resources and videos that we have used to study the Liberal Social Reforms are now on Moodle. (History/Mr. Ponte’s History Corner) I will put up our Germany lessons over the summer.
Lib-Lab Pact In the 1906 election the Libs and Labour agreed to only put-up one Liberal or Labour candidate in some constituencies. The aim was to avoid splitting the anti- Conservative vote. As a result of this, 29 Labour MPs were elected.
The Pitiless Philanthropist Mr: Lloyd-George: “ Now understand, I’ve brought you out to do you good, and good I will do you, whether you like it or not. (A Philanthropist is someone who does good for others).
Read the exam paper. Either: write practice answers for as many of the questions as you can… Or: outline bullet answers to all of the questions. Use my guidesheet on how to answer the different types of questions to help you. --------- If any of you have not completed your homework you can do this now instead.