History Department

History is the study of past events and societies. As well as giving us useful general knowledge about the past history helps us to understand the world we live in now and form opinions about issues we read about in newspapers or see on television.

History; where the past meets the present to prepare for the future!

Curriculum for Excellence

We look at Falkirk's involvement in World History:

The Romans and the Antonine Wall

The Earl of Dunmore and Slavery

Slave stories http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/slavery/slave-stories/index.aspx 

National Archives

The National Archives have useful resources on the Suffragettes.

Follow the link below for a summary, worksheets and access to primary sources.

Suffragettes http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/politics/g9/default.htm


International Co-operation and Conflict 1890s-1920s

KU 8 mark question:

On the outbreak of war in 1914, British politician Sir Edward Gray commented, “The lights are going out all over Europe and I doubt we will see them go on again in our lifetime."

How important as a cause of World War One was:


a) imperial rivalries?


b) nationalism in the Balkans?

Causes of increased tension between the Great Powers http://web.mac.com/gileshill/history_at_hand/GCSE_Podcasts/Entries/2006/5/19_Causes_of_increased_tension_between_the_Great_Powers.html

1914 - The outbreak of war http://web.mac.com/gileshill/history_at_hand/GCSE_Podcasts/Entries/2006/5/19_1914_-_The_outbreak_of_war.html

How Britain contributed to German defeat in World War I http://web.mac.com/gileshill/history_at_hand/GCSE_Podcasts/Entries/2006/5/19_How_Britain_contributed_to_German_defeat_in_World_War_I.html


People and Power




Paper 2

The Wars of Independence

The nature of royal authority under Alexander III; the relationship with England before 1286.

1. Scotland 1286-96: the succession problem and the Great Cause

2. John Balliol and Edward 1

3. William Wallace and Scottish resistance

4. The rise and triumph of Robert Bruce


The Wars of Independence - all you would ever need! http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/higherscottishhistory/warsofindependence/

Scotland's history - BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/