Presentation on theme: "History EEB1 2 & 4 period course years 6 & 7. : Learning Objectives: The gathering and sorting of historical sources. The evaluation of historical evidence."— Presentation transcript:
: Learning Objectives: The gathering and sorting of historical sources. The evaluation of historical evidence. The recognising and understanding of historical processes and their relationships to human experience, activity and motivation. Organizing and expressing historical ideas and information. Skills development: Communicational and analytical skills – critical use of document material. Essay writing and research skills ICT, presentation and debating skills
Decisions, decisions… What should I do? History 4? History 2?
Differences between History 2 and History 4 History is a compulsory subject for the Baccalaureate, however the students choose between a short course (History 2) or a long course (History 4). The core curriculum is the same History 2 will give the student an overview of modern world history. History 4 allows more in-depth study of modern world history and gives a greater appreciation of history.
History 4 gives the students the opportunity and time to discuss and debate events and issues in History. As regards assessment, the A-Grade is based on the same criterion. B-grade assessment is conducted differently for History 2 and History 4. In both courses the student has the option to take an oral exam for the Baccalaureate
Assessment – Years 6 & 7- 2 period course Formative (A mark) Attendance and punctuality The efforts made by the student to progress Various exercises, and tests Summative (B mark) 2 tests of 45 min. each per semester based on source documents. At the end of year 7, students can choose to take the oral examination of 20 minutes.
Assessment – Year 6 4 period course Formative (A mark) Attendance and punctuality The efforts made by the student to progress Various exercises, assignments and tests A personal research study (first or second semester) weighting up to 25% of the A mark. Summative (B mark) 2 examinations (1 per semester) of 2 hours and 15 min. each following the examination of the Baccalaureate.
Assessment – Year 7 4 period course Formative (A mark) Attendance and punctuality The efforts made by the student to progress Various exercises, assignments and tests Summative (B mark) The mark is set by a 3 h. written exam at the end of the first semester. The Baccalaureate exam (3 hours) is divided into 2 sections (one source document part and a structured essay part). Students can choose to take the oral history Baccalaureate test. The oral examination lasts twenty minutes.
Themes: 3 compulsory themes (about 24/48 lessons ) Europe transformed by the First World War Dictatorships and democracies. Europe between the wars (1918-1939) Europe and the Europeans during the Second World War.
7 optional themes -3 minimum (3x8/15 lessons) The United States of America since 1898 Culture and society before 1945 Colonization and European imperialism (late 19th -1945) War in the 20th century Women in the 20th century Russia and U.S.S.R 1917 -1953 Genocide in the 20th century
Year 7-2 & 4 period course: Europe since the Second World War
Themes: 4 compulsory themes (about 24/45 lessons ) Post-War Europe (1945-1949) "Eastern Europe, Western Europe"(1949- 1973) "The European dictatorship to democratic Europe (1974-1995) Europe in the making (1945 to today)
2 period course: 7 optional themes, 3 themes minimum (3x10 lessons) The Cold War China since 1949 Decolonization after 1945 The Arab-Israeli conflict since 1947 The USA after 1945 The United Nations. Mass media, popular culture and authority since 1945.
4 period course : 3 additional compulsory themes of about 15 lessons each: Cold War and international relations since 1945 China since 1949 Decolonisation and independence since 1945
New syllabus, new Baccalaureate exam… The format of the written exam for s7 has changed as of 2015 There will be a document question (worth 50marks) and a „structured essay“ (worth 50 marks). There is no choice about questions – all questions must be done.
So what is a structured essay? Essentially the „structured essay“ isn‘t an essay in the good old sense of the word, but is divided into three separate parts Q1 a definition and a description (10 marks) Q2 causes or consequences (15 marks) Q3 an essay (25 marks)
Why choose “History 4”? Relevance to higher education Interest in history, politics and current affairs Development of specific skills You like History as a subject You enjoy reading, researching writing and debating.