History courses for your students
Do you want to save dozens of hours in time? Get your evenings and weekends back?
If so, you'll love our interactive history courses. Your students will be able to work through courses on specific history topics, track their progress, take quizzes to test their knowledge, and finish with a final assessment test.
In medieval times, war was part just a part of life for all levels of society. Being a feudal society, the king was supported by his nobles, and the nobles were supported by knights, all of whom were rewarded with land and wealth. In this section of the course, we will focus on the composition of the army, the significant role of the cavalry and new formations, forms of recruitment under feudalism, and the impact of war on civilians.
The reign of the Tudor dynasty was marked by upheaval. Though Henry VII was cautious and thrifty after the War of the Roses, Henry VIII was ambitious and a war-maker. The development of science and technology led to the emergence of more accurate, gunpowder-based weapons and the decline of hand-to-hand combat. The collapse of feudalism brought the need for the establishment of a standing army.
Remember in c1700 and before, soldiers used to go to war with guns, which were rarely accurate; and combatants were often poorly trained. Now, by 1900, powerful artillery dominated the battlefield. This part of the course, you will understand and explore how and how fast warfare changed thanks to the continuous progress in technology and science in England between c1700 and c1900.
Violence and conflict have always been present throughout history. Starting with simple weapons, people have since developed ever more advanced methods to fight and kill. Aside from being a bloodbath, the First World War led to a revolution in military tactics and technologies. Automated weapons, massive tanks and aircrafts changed the history of warfare. In general, weapons are more reliable and have a very accurate range of fire. WWI was followed by WWII in 1939 and the Cold War which further developed high-tech weaponry.
This self-guided course is designed for you to work through on your own using the resources and suggested learning activities provided.
Over the four lessons in the course, you'll learn about the reasons behind the History of Warfare and British Society, and the developments in warfare across different eras from medieval, early modern, industrial, and modern Britain.