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Year 8 History


In this year we cover:

  • Why did Britain have an Empire? What was Britain's role in the slave trade? How has slavery been portrayed?
  • From the 1860s to 1960s: to what extent were African Americans free?
  • Votes for Women! Why was there a campaign for women to vote?
  • Trench warfare: what was it like to be a solider in the First World War?
  • What consequences did the First World War have for Europe? What did dictatorship take such a hold on Europe in the inter war years?
  • Why did the German people vote for Hitler? How did life change under the Nazis for key groups?