Skills in history

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In 4-6 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  

In this assignment, you will learn more about what it was like to be young in the past. You should get help from your family and interview your parents, grandparents or any other elderly person in your vicinity. If you do not have any older relatives in your area, you may be able to visit a language café and find someone to interview. What do they remember from their childhood?

Feel free to create your own questions. If you find it difficult to create your own questions, you cantake the help of the following:

• What year were you born?
• Where did you live as a child?
• How many years did you go to school?
• What did a school day look like?
• What did you do in your spare time?
• What toys did you like to play with?
• What did you read as a child? Do you remember any particular title or author?
• What was your favourite dish?

When you interview, it is good to either write down short notes or recording the interviews. Get help with audio recording on your phone or computer. Do you have difficulty to meet your grandparents or someone else older in your area you can do the interviews as a telephone call or video call. In these programs you can record your calls. After the conversations, it is good to rewrite the notes. You should then use your notes to either create an oral presentation or write a personal portrait.

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In 4-6 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  

Regents are kings or queens who rule a country. First write a draft, by hand. When you are done, rewrite and make a booklet about your regent, the booklet we will hang up in the classroom.

1. Decide on a regent. Search the Internet or reference books for information, and then decide which king or queen you want to work with. You may like some special time, e.g. 17th century, then you can choose a regent from that time. After some regents it says (head of state) it means that they were people who had power when there was no king or queen.

2. Once you have decided which king or queen you want to work with, find out the facts about him or her. Use the Internet or reference books.

3. When you have found out all the facts, write them down with your nicest handwriting in a booklet. In the booklet you can paste pictures that you have printed from the Internet, copied or drawn yourself. On the outside of the booklet there should be a picture of the regent, as well as the years when he / she was regent.

4. You will hold a small lesson about your regent for your class, parents or a friend.

Find out:

  • What did the country look like during this time?
  • How big was the kingdom?
  • What religion did the inhabitants have?
  • Was it war or peace in the country?
  • Was it famine?
  • What diseases were there?
  • Who was the regent?
  • When was the regent born?
  • How many years ago was it?
  • For how many years was he / she regent?
  • How did he / she become regent (was he / she born or was he / she elected)?
  • Who were his / her parents?
  • Did he / she get married?
  • Did he / she have children?
  • How was the regent as king / queen?
  • Did the people like the regent?
  • Why / why not?
  • Did the regent do anything special when he / she ruled over his / her kingdom (eg started a war or made peace, made laws or changed society)?
  • How did the reign end (was he / she king or queen until death, or did something else happen that made him / her end as regent)?

Thanks to Anna Talarczyk, Brandströmska, Göteborg
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In 4-6 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  
Great video that summarises Greek history in 18 minutes in a effective and very fun way.

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In 4-6 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  
Information from the Museum of London about archeology

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In 4-6 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  

Thanks to Crashcourse watch more videos at their site!

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In 4-6 by Magnus Willner Rockstar (4.9k)  


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious disease first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The disease has since spread worldwide, leading to an ongoing pandemic. The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads mainly when an infected person is in close contact with another person. Small droplets and aerosols containing the virus can spread from an infected person's nose and mouth as they breathe, cough, sneeze, sing, or speak.

Most common symptoms: fever, dry cough, tiredness

Less common symptoms: aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, headache, loss of taste or smell, a rash on the skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes.

COVID-19: A dashboard for exploring historical data about the virus COVID-19  Dashboard Powered By Klipfolio

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In 7-9 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  


What caused World War 1

- Nationalism

- Changes to the power structure of Europe

- Arms race

- Alliance system

- Regional tension

- Imperial ambitions

What were the consequences of World War 1

- Map of Europe was reconstructed

- Different treaties -> treaty of Versailles was the most significant one

- Creation of League of Nation and Paris peace conference

     Europe before the war                                          Europe after the war

Look at this short video of World War 1 to see the different phases of the war

Thanks to Geo History


What caused World War 2

- Failure of World War 1 peace settlements

- Global economic depression

- Weakness of the League of Nations 

- Militaristic and nationalist leaders in Germany, Italy and Japan

What were the consequences of World War 2

- Soviet Union started to dominate eastern Europe 

- Germany was divided among allies -> eventually led to the formation of East & West Germany

- USA and Soviet Union became "super nations" 

- Nationalism became a dominant force throughout the world 

Look at this video of World War 2 to see the different phases of the war 

Thanks to Geo History

What did you learn?

Name two causes and two consequences from both wars

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In 7-9 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  
  • Revolution is a major and sudden + typically violent alteration in government and in related associations and the structures 
    • Revolutions start when the social climate in a country changes and the political system reacts in a threatening way
  • Aristotle linked the idea of revolutions to many different causes but largely to the desire for social change 
  • Throughout the Middle Ages the countries in Europe did what they could to prevent revolutions and preserve order
    • In the medieval times church maintained the authority 
    • Sometime during the Renaissance however, the concept of revolution changed 
      • People began to believe in change and that it is necessary for the society to progress
  • Greatest revolutions of history are American, English, French, Chinese and Russian revolutions. These didn't only change the system of government but also economic system, social structure and cultural values

Check this informative video by National Geographic and get the most important facts about revolutions!

WHAT IS THE MAIN AIM OF A REVOLUTION? What do the people want to change?

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In 7-9 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  

Inter-war period between WW1 and WW2

Thanks to Crash Course

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In 7-9 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  


  • United Nations is an international organization that was founded in 1945
  • It was founded because the world wanted and needed peace after World War II
  • It took approximately two months to first draft and sign the UN Charter, which created the United Nations
    • The main goal was to prevent another world war
  • Four months after the first conference, the United Nations officially began (24.10.1945)
  • When it was first founded it had 50 member states, today the number of member states is 193
    • All of these member states have agreed to climate action in order to limit global warming

Main goals for the United Nations:

  • Maintain peace and security
  • Give humanitarian assistance 
  • Protect human rights
  • Uphold international laws 
  • Achieve a more sustainable future

The main parts of the United Nations are:

  • The General Assembly
  • The Security Council 
  • The Economic and Social Council
  • The Trusteeship Council
  • The International Court of Justice
  • The UN Secretariat 

Watch this informative video by RMIT University and learn even more! 

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In 10-12 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  


  • Industrial revolution marks the period of development that transformed rural societies into industrialized, urban ones
  • Goods that had been previously crafted by hand started to be produced in mass quantities by machines in factories 
  • Steam power was the "game-changing" invention that started the Industrial Revolution from Britain


  • From the late 19th to early 20th century cities began to grow 
  • Rapid advances such as creation of steel, chemicals and electricity helped to mass produce consumer goods and weapons 
  • People started to move around with trains, cars and bicycles 
  • News spread via papers, radio and telegraph 
  • Industrial growth created wealthy entrepreneurs and comfortable middle class supported by workers who were mainly immigrants 

By Simple History

What do you think was the most important invention during Industrial Revolution?

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In 10-12 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  


Background information:

  • Human migration is the movement of people from one place to another
  • The patterns of movement reflect the current conditions of the world and the cultural landscapes
  • The first migrants were ancient humans who originated in Africa and spread to Eurasia 
    • Most likely these migrants were driven by climate and food factors

Types of human migration:

  • Internal migration: moving within a country or a city
  • External migration: moving to a different country or continent 
  • Emigration: leaving one country so that you can move to another one
  • Immigration: moving into a new country
  • Return migration: moving back to where you moved from originally
  • Seasonal migration: moving to another place because of climate conditions or labor response

Reasons for migration:

  • Lack of basic necessities 
  • War & terrorism 
  • Human rights violations
  • Nature disasters 
  • State of the economy
  • People can also move to another place because of a better climate or more work opportunities 

Check out this video by CrashCourse to find out more! 

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In 10-12 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  


  • The Antiquity is also known as the Ancient Era
    • It started about 3000 BC and lasted approximately to the mid 400 CE
  • Watch these the three videos (all by: National Geographic) below and learn about the important civilizations the Ancient Era




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