History/Modern Studies

Welcome to the History and Modern Studies Department

History and Modern Studies play a vital role in today’s society and the department aims to ensure each child has a positive learning experience to enhance their understanding of the world, both past and present.

MEMBERS OF STAFF

  • Margaret-Ann Docherty - Principal Teacher
  • Linda Francis - History and Modern Studies
  • Laura Carrick - History and Modern Studies

S1 Social Studies

S1 Common Social Studies Course

  • Pupils study a common course, which includes History, Modern Studies, Geography and RME
  • Scotland in the World
  • India

S2 Social Studies

  • USA: Assassination of JFK
  • USA: Martin Luther King
  • USA: Inequalities
  • USA: Earth Forces

Pupils will opt to complete an investigation of their choice from one of the above areas.

National 4/5 History S3/4

Pupils will complete their final year studying the last section within the National 4/5 course.

The Era of The Great War, 1910-1928

  • Scots on the Western Front
  • Domestic Impact of War: Society and Culture
  • Domestic Impact of War: Industry and Economy
  • Domestic Impact of War: Politics

The Atlantic Slave Trade, 1770-1807

  • The Triangular Trade
  • Britain and the Caribbean
  • The Captive's Experience and Slave Resistance
  • The Abolitionist Campaigns

Hitler and Nazi Germany, 1919-1939

  • Weimar Germany, 1919-1929
  • Nazi Rise to Power, 1929-1933
  • Nazi Control of Germany
  • Nazi Social and Economic Policies

HIGHER HISTORY - WHAT DO PUPILS STUDY ?

PAPER 1

Modern British History 1850 - 1979

  • Changing Scottish Society 1850 - 1939
  • The Growth of Democracy
  • Women's Rights
  • Towards the Welfare State

The Rise of Nationalism in Germany

  • Reasons for the Growth of Nationalism in Germany
  • German Unification
  • The Rise of the Nazis
  • Methods used by the Nazis to Stay in Power

PAPER 2

Migration and Empire

  • The Migration of Scots
  • The Expereience of Immigrants in Scotland
  • The Impact of Scots Emigration on the Empire
  • The Effects of Migration and Empire on Scoitland, to 1939
  • The Development of Scottish Identity

S1/S2 Modern Studies

S1/S2 common Social Studies course (As Above)

National 4/5 Modern Studies S3/4

Democracy in the UK

  • Representation
  • Participation
  • Election Campaigns
  • Influence

Social Issues in the United Kingdom: Crime and the Law

  • What are the different types of crime ?
  • What are the causes of crime ?
  • The Impact of Crime
  • Efforts to Tackle Crime
  • The Criminal Justice System in Scotland

International Issues: World Power Brazil

  • Political Issues
  • Socio/Economic Issues
  • Government Reactions and Responses to Socio/Economic Issues
  • Rights and Responsibilities of Individuals

HIGHER MODERN STUDIES - WHAT DO PUPILS STUDY ?

PAPER 1

Political Issues in the United Kingdom

  • Study Theme 1A: Devolved Decision Making in Scotland
  • Study Theme 1D: The Electoral System, Voting and Political Attitudes

International Issues

  • Study Theme 3C: The United States of America
  • Study Theme 3A: The Republic of South Africa

PAPER 2

Social Issues in the United Kingdom

  • Study Theme 2: Wealth & Health Inequalities in the United Kingdom

The skills of decision making will be incorporated in this unit