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Today in History for 22nd September 2017

Historical Events

1944 - Operation Market Garden: Polish paratroopers land at Driel
1973 - "A Little Night Music" opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway
1979 - Larry Parrish (Expos) HRs off Rawly Eastwick (Phillies) in DH
1988 - Canada begins production of a $5 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin
1991 - NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)
1997 - Marv Albert pleads not guilty to sexual charges

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Famous Birthdays

1880 - Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist (d. 1958)
1882 - Emil Abranyi, composer
1939 - Timothy E Wirth, (Rep-D-CO, 1975- )
1946 - King Sunny Ade, Nigerian singer
1961 - Vince Coleman, American baseball player
1975 - Svilen Noev, Bulgarian singer-songwriter

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Famous Deaths

1776 - Nathan Hale, US captain/patriot/spy, hanged by the British for spying at 21
1935 - Karl Schroder, composer, dies at 86
1959 - Josef Matthias Hauer, composer, dies at 76
1994 - Mattie Moss Clark, gospel Singer, dies at 69
1999 - George C. Scott, American actor (Dr. Strangelove), dies of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm at 71
2007 - Bodinho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1928)

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Course Information

S1/S2 Course

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S4/5/6 Courses


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S1/2 History


Information coming soon!



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S3 History

What can learning in History achieve for young people?

How is the History framework structured?

The History Course


What are the features of effective learning and teaching in History?

How do we build on prior learning?

What are the broad features of assessment in History?

Connections with other areas of the curriculum

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S4/5/6 History


History: Higher




The purpose of this course is to provide breadth and depth in the knowledge and understanding of historical concepts through study of chosen contexts.  It is also intended to develop skills of evaluating events and sources and of investigating issues.



Recommended Entry

While entry is at the discretion of the centre, students would normally be expected to have attained:




Course Details

There are three units:


1. Historical Study: Scottish and British (H)

A study of British social, economic and political history from 1851 until 1951.


2. Historical Study: European and World (H)

A study of the Fall of Tsarism and the establishment of Communism in Russia (1881-1921)


3. Historical Special Topic (H)

Scotland and the Impact of the Great War (1914-1928).



Course Assessment

External assessment of the Higher course is through an examination and an Extended Essay.




From the achievement of a Higher unit or course students may be able to progress to units or the course at Advanced Higher in History, Higher History will contribute to Scottish Group Awards.


Students may also progress to: