• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

GCSE: History Projects

Browse by

Currently browsing by:

Word count:
fewer than 1000 (7)
1000-1999 (5)
3000+ (1)

Meet our team of inspirational teachers

find out about the team

Get help from 80+ teachers and hundreds of thousands of student written documents

  • Marked by Teachers essays 13
  1. How far did the lives of women in Britain improve in the period 1939 - 1975?

    Before this Act, many women were left in poverty after a divorce. Both these Acts helped to ensure quality between men and women in a marriage. Source H, a 2006 history textbook, also shows how women in the 1970s were able to expand into the workforce. This was partly due to the Acts introduced to let women have more control over having children, as shown in the source: ?to have children when and if she wanted?. Family planning had been available since the 1920s, but in reality women had little control over the amount of children they had.

    • Word count: 862
  2. Medicine and Religion in the Middle Ages

    This hindered progress in medicine and therefore the Black Death spread quickly throughout the fourteenth century. Also, people in the fourteenth century depended on religion for cures as they believed God caused disease. This also hindered medicine because people stopped looking for natural cures or causes, therefore instead of giving the people who had the Black Death treatments they would pray for them. They also had a national praying day, where everyone prayed and fasted in hope that God would forgive their sins and so the people would be cured, however this had no effect and stopped the people from looking for new cures.

    • Word count: 711
  3. The Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans made much progress in medicine.

    Also, wealth impacted Egyptian medicine as doctors had the money to develop their ideas. 1. Explain why the Greeks used both supernatural and natural approaches to medicine. [7 marks] During the Greek period both natural and supernatural approaches to medicine were used because Greeks thought both were essential. Asclepius was the Greek god of medicine and healing and therefore the Asclepion was a temple dedicated to Asclepius where Greeks would go to be treated. The process involved both natural and supernatural elements as dieting was regulated, exercise was encouraged and area of rest and bathing were available, also a doctor would place a natural remedy over the wound or disease and a snake would come to the people afterwards.

    • Word count: 647
  4. The Developments in Medicine in the Renaissance

    This impacted surgery because Galen’s ideas were not all correct, therefore with more people questioning his ideas, there was more progress and understanding of basic surgery. Also, it was Paré who discovered ligatures and false limbs, which are all important to surgery. Although there were problems with ligatures, they were less painful and flase limbs were used to help many people. Paré was also able to discover a new method instead of using boiling oil - he used egg yolk, honey, oil of roses and turpentine.

    • Word count: 686
  5. Describe the Developments in Surgery in the 1800s

    Explain why Lister?s work was important in the development of surgery Lister was important in the development of surgery during the 1800s because he began to use carbolic acid as a way of curing infection from patients. Often operations left patients with open wounds that attracted germs and caused infection. It was Lister?s discovery of carbolic acid that prevented many deaths, making him an important figure in the development of surgery. Lister was also important because of his use of carbolic spray, so before operations the room and environment were freed of germs and surgeons also washed their hands

    • Word count: 612
  6. Explain why Catholic Emancipation was passed in 1829

    This extra support proved to be futile in the County Clare Election, as O?Connell won an easy victory and the Emancipation Bill was, as a result, passed through the House of Commons in 1829. Therefore, the Catholic Association, founded by O?Connell played a huge part in the passing of Catholic Emancipation.

    • Word count: 502
  7. How did the ancient Egyptians derive their beliefs from the world around them?

    She was often shown as a Hippopotamus as the people who lived near the Nile were often terrorised by over protective mother Hippos who are very aggressive to protect their young. Tawaret was very popular in the first dynasty of Egypt. As she was overall the goddess who protected women during pregnancy and childbirth. It was probably often believed at this time that in order to survive childbirth it was necessary to pay to Tawaret. Tawaret was also believed to be the wife of the first God of evil Apep.

    • Word count: 949
  8. Using sources, who or what was most responsible for the ending of Apartheid?

    Therefore, on a technical note, it could be said this source is bias, as we can assume black people did the same, and probably had signs stating something along the lines of: ?no white people allowed?. Can Thember, a black man investigated the attitudes towards non-whites, by entering several white dominated churches. Racism was institutionalised and it took place in all corners of society ? Source 3 illustrates this, showing the Presbyterian Church of Orange Grove, and the Dutch Reform Church in Kensington both shun black natives.

    • Word count: 3779
  9. Canadian History. The NorthWest Rebellion of 1885

    They were often threatened by the Manitoban government if they refused to turn over their scrips to the land speculators, who have bought up almost all the scrips from their holders for far cheaper that the scrip was actually worth. The Metis were also upset because they had to wait for their assigned lots while white settlers newly arrived were allowed to settle anywhere. Furthermore, the government had still not given them the legal papers for their entitlement to the land they settled in.

    • Word count: 1423
  10. The rise and fall of the Inca Empire

    The first Incas settled in the Valley of Cusco and Manco Capac, which later developed into their capital, Cusco. http://www.ancient.eu/uploads/images/display-2515.jpg?v=1431031609 http://www.ancient.eu/uploads/images/display-2404.jpg?v=1431031336 http://www.ancient.eu/uploads/images/display-2320.jpg?v=1431031272 http://www.ancient.eu/uploads/images/display-2356.jpg?v=1431031308 The Incas developed extremely fast; speakers of their language Quechua became the noble class who dominated the important jobs within the Empire. Thupa Inka Yupanki (from 1471) expanded the empire by over 4000 kilometres (2500 miles). They called their empire Tawantinsuyo (?Land of the Four Quarters? / ?The Four Parts Together?); Cusco was regarded as the centre of the world, and ceques (sacred sighting lines) spread to each quarter - Chinchaysuyu (north), Antisuyu (east), Collasuyu (south), and Cuntisuyu (west).

    • Word count: 1912
  11. Stonehenge - description and theories.

    ?No can apprehend how those giant stones have been raised upward and why there were built where there are now . There are floods of speculations and Ideas , positive and negative , of how and why it came about but there are a few surprising , correct and accepted idea . Somehow these giant stones were carried to Salisbury Plains where there are now , since these stones were too heavy for timber roller one would guess they were carried on sledges on top of greased tracks wood , then pulled with a very strong and tough rope.

    • Word count: 1552
  12. With reference to major battles, the home front, and the aftermath of the war, describe the ways in which Canada, as a nation, matured from WWI.

    In the 1900's, a woman's job was simply to remain at home. A woman on an average day would cook, clean, take care of the children and ensure the wellbeing of her home. Her husband would return from work ? receiving his wage, which would in turn go to his household and he would spend a comfortable evening with his family. However this dramatically changed when Britain had declared war against Germany; women in Canada had eventually replaced the men?s positions ? as well as successfully keeping their own.

    • Word count: 1105
  13. Australias modern justice system and its application of the law has been the result of evolutionary foundations laid by justice and law in Medieval England

    Many of these crimes were mainly applicable for serfs (none for the king) and were also based on superstitions created by the church to maintain control of society- crimes such as witchcraft and heresy. Some of these crimes are no longer present today in our community as society is much more liberal and laws are no longer based around superstitions. Instead, these crimes were replaced after the scientific revolution in the 1800?s by more technology related crimes that did not exist earlier due to the lack of technology. These crimes range from traffic crimes like drink driving and speeding, along with a growing amount of Internet piracy, financial fraud, smuggling and possession of illegal firearms.

    • Word count: 1690

Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • William was successful at Hastings because of his leadership of the Normans.(TM) To what extent do you agree?

    "In conclusion, although William was a brilliant leader of the Normans his leadership was not the most important reason the Normans defeated the English at Hastings. It is true that he was a brilliant leader but I think that the most important reason was that the English were completely exhausted from the days of fighting and marching prior to the battle. This factor is the most important because the English were just not ready for another huge battle in the space of a few weeks. The Normans had been ready and rested for months so they had a huge advantage over the exhausted English. The other reasons did play a part in the defeat I think that if the English did not have to fight off Hardrada first, they would have beaten William. The Normans did have the cavalry and Harolds tactics were poor but the cavalry were largely ineffective against the English line until Haralds tactics came into play with his inability to control his men meant that the English came off the hill and so the cavalry found it easy to pick them off. Overall the most important reason was because the English were completely exhausted."

  • In 1815 the possibility of a united Italy was slight(TM) to what extent do you agree with this?

    "From the information I have gathered I conclude that I agree with the statement to a certain extent but not entirely. There are many reasons that the chance of a United Italy are slight and these reasons generally outweigh the arguments that its not. Most of the arguments against the statement also only hinder the arguments for it rather than exclude them completely. However even with this I fell that the way in which many of the states were run, soon enough the people would look to push for a United Italy as it would definitely be in their own personal interests."

  • Apartheid - To what extent did the statement in the novel Cry the Beloved Country,

    "Conclusion The aim of this research is to investigate the reasons for the implementation of Apartheid and to find out the effects of the implementation on the whites and the blacks in South Africa. In the process of investigating the sources, I discovered that some sources were rather one-sided. I also realised that some of the present work, especially the websites, have rather incomplete information on Apartheid, thus allowing my work to further expand on. Apartheid is a discrimination system in which whites are legalised to discriminate against the blacks therefore it is important to study this system to prevent it from appearing around the globe."

Marked by a teacher

This document has been marked by one of our great teachers. You can read the full teachers notes when you download the document.

Peer reviewed

This document has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review on the document page.

Peer reviewed

This document has been reviewed by one of our specialist student document reviewing squad. Read the full review under the document preview on this page.