This course leads you on a unique learning journey through some of the most eventful years in Britain's entire history. From the hunger strikes of the 1930's to the Blitz of the 1940's to the establishment of the welfare state by the 1950's, this course covers it all.
Each video lecture contains a detailed analysis of each event within its historical context - this is not just a regurgitation of well known facts. The course explores some lesser known incidents in depth such as the Jarrow Crusade or the post war Nationalisation of major industry. Through quizzes and other suggested activities, there is also the opportunity to assess your own learning as you go. The course will take between 2 and 3 hours to complete in its entirety.
I'm passionate about this period of History being British myself and I know that I bring that enthusiasm for this incredibly interesting period into each section of the course. I look forward to welcoming you as a new student!
An outline of the key course learning outcomes
An introduction to the depression of the early 1930's and how it hit Britain hard
Asking the question - was Britain a divided nation in the 1930's?
An exploration of the policies of the National Government, a coalition government in Britain from 1931 onwards.
Tutorial explaining the origin and application of the means test.
Tutorial examining how the depression impacted on the standard of living in many areas of Britain
Tutorial explaining the story behind the Jarrow Crusade.
Tutorial outlining the role of entertainment and sport in peoples lives during the depression in Britain.
Examining the reasons for and outcomes of Britain's appeasement policy.
See the attached file for some primary sources from the time showing the different attitudes towards appeasement in 1930's Britain. You might want to try and complete the task sheet too.
Lecture examining the key steps taken by Britain in preparation for war with Germany.
A detailed look at the different rations provided to the British people during the war years.
A look at the reasons for and impact of evacuation on the evacuees and those who took them in.
A detailed analysis of the first year of WW2 for Britain.
An evaluation of the impact of the German bombing campaign on Britain.
Find attached lecture notes detailing the impact of the Blitz on the British cities; Manchester, Coventry, Liverpool and London.
A detailed look at the life and times of Winston Churchill.
I'm Thomas Rogers, a passionate and experienced educator from the UK.
I started my professional teaching career as a High School teacher in 2008 and, at the age of 28, went on to become a Head of Department in one of the highest performing schools in the North West of England in 2013. In September 2016, I took up the role of Head of History at O Castro International School in Spain.
I have founded, organised and co-hosted #TMHistoryIcons, the only national TeachMeet for History teachers in the UK. Its inaugural meeting took place in March 2016 in Chester and was attended by more than 100 teachers. The second event took place in April 2017 in the same city. I currently write a weekly column for the TES, the largest educational publication in the UK.
I am the director of RogersHistory, an online educational platform which was used by more than 100 schools and 1000 students last academic year.
I try to bring my passion for teaching and learning into all my Udemy courses. The way in which my courses are planned reflects my current professional role and subject expertise.