History

The History department set Year 7 a treasure hunt involving the theme of China and its contribution to western science and culture. With the help of some of his friends Sam Hudson made this excellent film.

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Year 8 History groups have been making models to support short talks they have planned and delivered on the fighting in the First World War particularly in the trenches on the Western Front.

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For the first time Year 9 students were given a bank of digital resources to complete an assessment on World War Two.

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Year 8 have been asked to make a Local History film or presentation about Beverley (or their own village). They were asked to put Beverley into a regional and international context and given links to websites to help them research relevant information.

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On the 19th April, Zigi Shipper spoke to Year 9 and 6th Form students in an event organised by the History department and the Holocaust Educational Trust. Watch an extract from his testimony here.

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After attending an October half term seminar at the Memorial De Le Shoah in Paris (France’s leading research centre, museum and memorial regarding the Holocaust), the History Department devised a series of tasks for Year 9 pupils on the school’s VLE.

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Mr Morgan and Mr Cutler’s Year 9 students were tasked with using online resources to create original pieces of work on the subject of the Holocaust, and one of its survivors. The students produced excellent pieces of work, and some of the videos and presentations they created can be viewed and downloaded here.

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On Thursday 19th April, students from Beverley Grammar School will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Zigi Shipper, as part of a visit organised by Mr Morgan, Head of History at BGS, and the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET).

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Toby Wise, Ben Thomas & Sam Maughan of 7M have taken a history homework task which called on them to take effective notes, research points and organize them carefully to complete a structured essay on the Black Death and taken it a few steps further.

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The first edition of the new, student-led Beverlonian newsletter was very well received, and we’re delighted that the reaction has been so positive! The second edition is now available to download here  

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