WasAppeasement the key cause of World War two? Essay

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McAuley Catholic High School Learning Plan

Subject: HISTORY
Topic: Appeasement
Date: 13/3/13
Class: 10GCSE
No pupils: 29
Grouping (tick): 
MA SU SA SL O

PHA: 8

SEN: 3

EAL: None

ScA/ScA+
:None

FSM: 3

CLA: None

Context of lesson (prior learning and links to future learning):
The lesson is within the context of question 3 of the core study OCR Modern World B GCSE syllabus.
The question is: ‘WHY HAD INTERNATIONAL PEACE COLLAPSED BY 1939?’
The class have recently studied the Munich Conference and the invasion of Czechoslovakia.




Resources (including TA role where applicable):

PP: Was Appeasement a key Cause of World War Two?

2 short films on PP:
(1) Extract from ‘The Road To War: Germany’
(2) Documentary on the historian AJP Taylor’s view of the importance of the appeasement policy;


Pupil handouts
key vocabulary,
summary of key causes of World War Two,
summary of Hitler’s foreign policy 1933-9.
Pupil answer to GCSE Q3c
June 2011
Examiner’s mark scheme to GCSE Q3c June 2011
Contemporary quotation from Yorkshire Post re Appeasement



GCSE History textbook,
Felt pens for PEN exercise



Health and Safety/Behaviour/Classroom management (if appropriate)

Having adjusted seating plan to maximise learning

One pupil ends a successful period on Green Report




Learning Objectives/Challenges/Key Questions:
1. WHAT WERE THE PROS AND CONS OF
FOLLOWING THE POLICY OF
APPEASEMENT? (RECAP)
2. HOW DID THE APPEASEMENT POLICY
ENCOURAGE HITLER’S AGGRESSIVE
FOREIGN POLICY?
3. WHAT PART DID APPEASEMENT PLAY IN
CAUSING WORLD WAR TWO?





Key vocabulary:


Appeasement: Diplomatic policy which aimed at avoiding
war by making concessions followed by
the Allies from 1936- March 1939
Neville Chamberlain: Prime Minister Of Britain 1937 -1940
Lord Halifax: British Foreign Secretary
Adolf Hitler: Leader of Germany 1933-1945
Ribbentrop; German Foreign Secretary



Starter/Learning ‘Hook and Connection’ Time: 5-10


Paired activity-Recap on prior learning by creating sentences on the Pros and Cons of following the Appeasement policy from teacher Wordle- on PP


Activity Time: 2/3

Demonstration of Understanding: Pupil sentences from Wordle





Review Learning: Teacher review of sentences Q/A








Activity Time: 30 approx
Demonstration of Understanding:

Documentaries on Appeasement (see above)
Q/A on this- questions on PP
Discussion recapping both the causes of WW2 and the League and allied responses to Hitler’s aggressive foreign policy


Review Learning:

Q/A on this- questions on PP














Activity Time: 5-10 approx
Demonstration of Understanding:

PEN exercise on a past GCSE History
Question- 2011

Review Learning:


Pupils’ responses to PEN- some read aloud
and discussed









Homework/Extended Learning:

Research on Appeasement policy to add to class notes












Plenary/Review of Learning: 5- 10 approx



Written and Q/A Plenary question
Q/A Plenary























Differentiation/Inclusion Strategies (Content and activities): e.g. Skill focussed objectives for groups/individuals; extended writing; skill/ knowledge ladder / writing frame/ spider diagrams/ review etc.
HA:
Creation of sentences from Wordles-
Creation a higher order historical skill

Collaborative learning- students stimulated and stretched by sharing classmates wordles, responses to films and GCSE answers

GCSE analysis and evaluation of GCSE exam question and contemporary source- another higher order thinking skill, followed by synthesis of personal response to it






What A4L are you going to use? Eg Q/A, self assessment, written feedback.
Q/A
Self assessment
Peer