Links to resources in TES 14 September 2012

Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week

14 September 2012

Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week

A green light for life on the open road

View an original copy of The Green Book online at this University of Michigan website

Recommended resources


Key stage 1 - Friend for Farouk

  • Show pupils why it is important to respect differences with a Citizenship Foundation lesson.

Key stage 2 - Own perceptions

  • Help pupils see prejudices they may have and break down stereotypes with a resource pack from Kidogo

Key stage 3 - On the podium

  • Explore Black heroes of the sporting world in an assembly from Sharonjean

Key stage 4 - Roll of thunder

  • Explore the themes in Mildred D. Taylor's novel about racial segregation with a PowerPoint fromtonykcb

Key stage 5 - Vietnam and Black rights

  • Discover the effect the war in Vietnam had on Black rights in America with a study pack from Zengi


Parlais-vous francais?

Students can enrol in the European Day of Languages championship and demonstrate their foreign vocabulary knowledge and skills. Competition takes place from 26 September to 2 October. Students can enter the online tasks in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Latin, Arabic or Urdu.

Worldwide view

TES content partner Discover Human Rights shares over 100 lesson plans, worksheets and activities to get students thinking about the world around them. Topics include what is conflict? Obstacles and opportunities for women, the death penalty, slavery and challenging media perceptions of beauty. Check out their TES profile for more.

Wallpaper worth staring at

If your classroom still has bare walls try sairer's popular poster collection. It includes: motivational messages, birthday chart and rules to help pupils get along.

Grandmother's footsteps

Take a journey through the history of outdoor games with 'Child's play', a new production by SPID (Specially Produced Innovatively Directed). Performed in Normand Park, North Fulham, the pay delves deep into children's imaginations to see how much has changed, from marbles, chants, tag and make-believe plays. The show is on until October 14. For tickets call: 020 8237 1111.

The write way

Help students write perfect paragraphs with judyduffelen's top tips resources. There's a PowerPoint with exercises and a helpful acronym showing students when to start a new paragraph. Also it includes a worksheet with a story for students to mark paragraph breaks.



Assembly of the week: Rosh Hashanah

  • Introduce Jewish customs, history and symbols and celebrate Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish new year. Jewish people use this time to reflect on the previous year, why not get students to do the same: What did they do well? Did they do anything bad? What could they do better next year? How could they be kinder to other people?
  • For an assembly for every day of the year have a look in the TES assembly a day collection


TES resources: Black History Month



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Spotlight on ....Healthy lifestyles

Help students to make the most of their sporting activities and school lunches with resources to encourage a healthy lifestyle.



I felt as if I didn't matter


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Never fake it to make it

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  • Help students prove Newton's theory with MissAli87's practical lesson
  • Use the case of Cyril Burt's false data as a starting point to explain the importance of validating research with a resource from phildb

On track for gold

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Dotty thinking

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  • For a colourful step-by-step guide to finding the mean, try Ben Cooper's worksheet
  • Help pupils remember mean, mode and median with the Danny Barthorpe's 3M cowboys

Back to basics

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  • Help pupils speak about nutrition in French with rhawkes' PowerPoint
  • Practise grammar until it's fit for the dinner table with laurasemple's Millionaire game

How do your pupils grow?

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  • Start your own school garden and help students learn more about ecosystems witha handy guide fromCool it Schools
  • Test students' knowledge of ecology and ecosystems with funforester's quick questions

Get their hands dirty


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