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Year 11 Homework for Friday 14th September

September 14, 2012

From the new AQA Book Twentieth Century Depth Studies take notes from p82 & p83 on:

The Communist Party Control over the Government

The 1936 Constitution

The Reason for the Purges

The extent of the purges

PLUS ~ revise for a test essay in class (without notes) on Industrialisation under Stalin ~ namely the 5 Year Plans.


Stalin and the 5 Year Plans

September 12, 2012

This is a set of PowerPoint slides which outline and review the 5 Year Plans

Stalin and the economy-5 Year Plans

Year 11 Homework – modified

September 5, 2012

In the light of the fact that it took us slightly longer than anticipated to cover

collectivisation in class the test essay has been postponed until the first lesson in the week starting 10th September 2012. The task remains the same, namely to prepare for a timed essay (35 mins plus 5 mins planning time) on Collectivisation under Stalin.

The title will be broadly : Describe the reasons for and the methods employed in the collectivisation of agriculture under Stalin between 1928 – 1941. How fair is it to describe it as ‘a war, waged by Stalin, against his own people’?

You will find a copy of the Powerpoint slides in a previous post. You may also find this link: useful.


Stalin’s economic policies – collectivisation

September 5, 2012

This set of Powerpoint slides runs through the points we covered in today’s lesson and should supplement your own notes which you took over the summer (you did, didn’t you?).


Stalin’s economic policies

We’re all going on a summer holiday ~ but not a homework-free one! (Drat!!)

July 6, 2012

Just in case you have mislaid the sheet I gave you outlining the note-taking I want you to do over the summer , I have included a copy below. Do make sure that you do the notes ~ collectivisation and the 5 Year Plans are really straightforward to understand and the examiners love them so get the details done! We will only have time to discuss them once we have returned and there will be a massive gap in your notes if you duck them.

Year 10 History work over the summer


And as a reward for your diligence let me refer you to this You Tube clip. I should point out that Historical debate at Oxford and Cambridge is not usually like this.

Stalin’s rise to power ~ The period of the Triumvirate

May 23, 2012

Even before Lenin was dead, Stalin was aiming at taking power. he formed an alliance with Zinoviev and Kamenev to keep Trotsky out. These slides deal with that period.

Stalin’s rise to power ~ The period of the triumvirate

The role of Lenin’s funeral in the rise of Stalin

May 21, 2012

This set of powerpoint slides deal with the impact of Lenin’s fneral on the strength of Stalin’s position.Lenin’s funeral