History

Course Outline

S3 builds on the skills and content explored in S1/2 and sees pupils exploring themes of Scottish and European History.

In S3, pupils follow a course that allows them to develop the skills and knowledge to make a smoother step up to S4.  As such, we introduce the ideas, concepts and skills that will help them with History (and other subjects) in S4.

Pupils focus on Scottish History for most of S3, examining the reasons for immigration to Scotland in the 19th and 20th Century.  We also investigate the experience of immigrants in Scotland.  This first topic finishes with an investigation into successful Scottish emigrants and their contribution to the World.  For example, pupils may decide to look deeper into the life of Andrew Carnegie.

In the second unit, we examine the impact of the First World War on Germany, focusing on the Treaty of Versailles.  This leads pupils to look at the Weimar Republic, and directly links to the start of the S4 course on Nazi Germany.  It is intended to provide as smooth a transition as possible.

Skills development:

    • Describing historical events and developments
    • Explain the cause or impact of a development
    • Evaluating the usefulness of sources
    • Comparing and contrasting
    • Researching
    • Investigating
    • Presenting