TES 24 February 2012

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TES 24 February 2012

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

For your ease of use, all the links to items featured in the Resources section of the magazine are now accessible from this web page. Either use the links below to access subject areas or scroll down the page.

24 February

What else?

Find out more about International Women's Day events, resources and this year's themes on the official website

Recommended

  • Key stage 1: Nightingale nursing - Use a lesson plan from QCDA_Resources to teach about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.
  • Key stage 2: Primo Victoria - iffatsardharwalla investigates the life of the longest ever reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria in a timeline resource
  • Key stage 3: Iron maiden or girl power? - Was Margaret Thatcher successful or unsuccessful as British prime minister? Have pupils vote, using lotrrulz's lesson.
  • Key stage 4: Women's knowledge - How much do your students really know about the Suffragette movement? Quiz from EwanCruz
  • Key stage 5: Offred's utopia - Explore Margaret Atwood's vision of a utopian world through TESEnglish's A Handmaid's Tale hot seat activity.

23-25 March


Maths -

Sudoku, Anyone?

What else?


See what the TES Community have to say

  • Check out this thread on the TES maths forum it's got lots of ideas for games and challenges for starters and plenaries

Resource of the Week

  • CGP Maths Triumphs – This resource, available as a site licence for VLEs and individual student DVD ROMs contains hundreds of video tutorials for GCSE mathematics, separated into: Higher, Foundation and Foundation Basics.

What else?


In the Spotlight

United through Education



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Science

A leap of faith


What else?


See what the TES Community have to say

  • In the TES Science forum teachers are looking for inspiring quotes about science.Our favourite so far: "If it squirms, it's biology, if it stinks, it's chemistry, if it doesn't work it's physics'
  • There's also a thread about fictional books used to promote an interest in science. Can you suggest any?

In the Spotlight: Climate Challenge

National Climate Week (12 – 18 March) aims get the whole country to share ideas, develop new collaborations, work with peers and inspire others to act on climate change.

What else?


Resource of the Week

Science through the Senses

English

Hand back the wheel


What else?

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See what the TES Community have to say

  • In the TES English forum we've got an English teacher asking for a good alternative to the ubiquitous Of Mice and Men for a top set year 10 class, can you offer any suggestions?

In the Spotlight - World Book Day

To mark a new partnership between TES Resources and World Book Day (1 March) we're focusing on reading and writing to invite children to embark on fresh adventures and discover new authors and illustrators.


Resource of the Week

Who will Survive?

  • Who do you trust? - In below zero temperatures a plane crash leaves your students stranded in a deserted region of Northern Canada. Can they work together to find a solution?

Humanities/Geography

Baked Britain

What else?

  • For a quick, pictorial introduction to the British isles try kez1985's PowerPoint
  • Alternatively,Juliebr shares a cross-curricula activity for pupils to manage a new band and plot their first national tour.

See what the TES Community have to say


Resource of the Week

Parliamentary History in a Flash

What else?


In the Spotlight: Globalising Cityscapes

To see examples of other city Globees, check out the official website: www.globee.co.uk

What else?

  • For exciting ideas to explore the local area, see Teachers TV
  • How well do your pupils know their neighbourhood? Increase their awareness with a lesson plan from QCDA_Resources

D&T

Let's study designers

What else?

  • From tube maps to kettles, juicers to the London Olympics and Paralympics logo, ascorer's presentation introduces designers past and present.
  • For a study of fashion designers through the ages, June21 shares a PowerPoint
  • Or take students back in time with NEN's historical recipes to try in the food tech kitchen.

See what the TES Community have to say


Resource of the Week - Glass IT!

  • A DT project which aims to familarise students with the glass industry

In the Spotlight - The image of music

  • How do you get young children to understand musical directions during a lesson about composing and performing? Ibuzzybea has shared her own 'musical language' which covers the most common musical terms through a mix of photo cards, clip art and symbols
  • Use Ibuzzybea's accompanying resource showing photo cards of common school instruments as a guide to choose what to play or to discuss their different qualities. Which instruments would be good to make a strong beat, to play different notes or to express particular emotions?

Modern Foreign Languages

Au revoir, le français?

What else?


See what the TES Community have to say


Resource of the Week

To swagger and fail

  • Hoch Deutsch is out and Jugendsprache in with www.jugendwort.de a website dedicated to collating the latest slang used by German youths.
  • Rosered27 has shared a comprehension worksheet and answer booklet for a lesson on youth culture and the Media using the website. The task is divided into 3 activities, a true or false quiz; answer the questions in German; and finally an extended writing task about 'Jugendsprache' in England.

In the Spotlight

Sing a song of cents…

National Sing-Up day (2 March) aims to get every school child united in song just for one day; a great opportunity to get singing in the language classroom and use rhythm and rhyme to improve pupils' memory skills.Find out more