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GRADE 10 HISTORY SYLLABUS

 First Term

 

1.     The Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

Identify the five Amerindian groups that occupied the Americasin the Pre-Columbian era

Trace the migratory pattern of the Indigenous Peoples to the Americasand the Caribbean islands.

Describe the settlement pattern of the Tainos, Kalinagos and Mayans

Describe the Social, political and economic activities of the Tainos, Kalinagos and Mayans.

Outline the level of interaction among the indigenous Peoples in the areas of : trade warfare and migration.

 

 

2.     The Europeans

Examine the factors that facilitated the exploration and settlement of the Caribbean.

List the instruments of Spanish colonization in the New World

Examine the negative and positive effects that Spanish colonization had on the indigenous Peoples.

List the European nations that challenged Spain' ownership of the new World

Describe the three main methods by which they effectively challenged her ownership of the New World.

Define the term mercantilism and show how the British French and Dutch used it as a tool of control in the Caribbean

 

     

3.     THEME: Caribbean Economy and Slavery

This is their Theme. The students are expected to do a lot of research in this area.

Account for the introduction of enslaved Africans to the Caribbean in the early 16thcentury.

Define the term >Sugar Revolution>,   Middle Passage 

Explain why there was a rapid expansion in the volume of enslaved Africans brought to the Caribbeanin the mid 17th century.

Draw a well labeled diagram of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Discuss the negative and positive effects of the African Slave Trade on West Africa

Describe the work of the enslaved in the following industries:

Mahogany logwood cotton cocoa and coffee

Identify the different buildings on a typical 18th century sugar estate

Describe the work of the enslaved in the production of sugar: according to gender and area

Examine the process by which the sugar cane was converted to raw muscavado sugar and rum on a typical 18thcentury sugar estate.

Trace the steps that the sugar took from the estates to the shops in Europe.

Explain how several African cultural forms were able to survive the restrictions of the Plantation System. Religion dress music dance food and medicine

Describe the type of interaction that took place among the various groups of people that lived and worked on a typical 18th century sugar estate. 

 

Second Term

 

THEME: RESISTANCE AND REVOLT

 

Outline the various reasons enslaved Africans resisted slavery

 

Slave Control

List the various forms of slave control that were used in the British Spanish and French colonies.

Identify and describe the two main forms of resistance used by the enslaved. Pay special attention to the unique methods of the enslaved women.

 

The Maroons

Account for the emergence and growth of Maroon communities in Jamaica,Suriname and British Guiana.

Explain clearly why the English could not defeat the Maroons

List the items from the Peace Treaty (1739) that benefited (a) the Maroons (b) the English.

List three other colonies in the British West Indies where Maroon settlements were located in the Pre-Emancipation era.

 

The Haitian Revolution

 

State the reasons the Haitian revolution occurred in 1791.

Trace the course of events during the Revolution

Explain clearly why this revolution was successful

Outline the effects of the Revolution on Haitiitself and the wider Caribbean.

 

The Berbice Rebellion

 

State the reasons the Berbice rebellion occurred in 1763.

Identify by name the leaders of the rebellion and describe their role in the rebellion

Outline the results of the rebellion

 

The Barbados Rebellion

 

State the reasons the Barbadosrebellion occurred in 1816.

Identify by name the leaders of the rebellion and describe their role in the rebellion.

Explain clearly why this revolution was not successful.

State the impact of this rebellion on the emancipation process

 

The Jamaica Christmas Rebellion

 

State the reasons the Barbadosrebellion occurred in 1831.

Identify by name the leaders of the rebellion and describe their role in the rebellion.

Explain clearly why this revolution was not successful.

State the impact of this rebellion on the emancipation process

 

THIRD TERM

 

Emancipation and Apprenticeship

 

Examine the reasons Britaindecided to end the trafficking of slaves in her empire in 1807

Draw a chart to illustrate the order in which the various European nations ended the slave trade in their empire.

Trace the various steps Britaintook to abolish the trade

Make a list of the Amelioration Proposals presented to Parliament by the West India Interest in 1823

Examine the social, economic and political factors that led the British, Spanish and French Government to end slavery in their colonies.

List the clauses of the Emancipation Act

Outline the operations of the Apprenticeship System.

 

The Immigrants (Chinese Europeans Indians and Africans)

 

Make a list of the various groups of immigrants that came to work on the plantations in the Post Emancipation period

 

Discuss the factors that encouraged the immigrants to migrate to the Caribbean

Describe their experiences on the plantations

Examine their contribution to the social, cultural and economic development of the Caribbean

 

The Establishment of the Peasantry 1838-1900

 

Discuss the factors that encouraged or hindered the development of the peasantry in the British Caribbean

Compare the rise and growth of the free village movement in Antigua and Barbadoswith that of Guyana,Jamaica and Trinidad

Examine the contribution of the peasantry and free village movement to the social, cultural and economic development of the Caribbean