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How did the Homesteaders overcome the problems they faced on the Great Plains?

How did the Homesteaders overcome the problems they faced on the Great Plains?

This great lesson is designed to help students understand how the Homesteaders overcame the problems they faced on the Great Plains such as water supply, natural hazards, extreme weather, protecting crops, bankruptcy, insects and the Native Americans. This lesson includes a PowerPoint with six core activities including starter, review summary tasks on the problems, thinking skills review activities, card sort and an style exam question. I have also included fourteen illustrated information slides to be used either before or after the card sort activity explaining the problems facing the Homesteaders as well as the solutions that they came up with. The two page Word Document contains 14 problems with the solutions that the Homesteaders came up with mixed up. Students cut out the cards and match the problems and solutions under the two headings. Once they have peer reviewed or checked them during a class feedback session, students can then stick them into their books. Alternatively, you could create a class set that are kept in envelops and quickly matched and then put back as a quick starter or plenary. The aims and objectives for this activity are: Theme: How successful were the Homesteaders at settling on the Great Plains? Know: What problems did they have to overcome? Understand: How did the Homesteaders survive and build successful farms on the Great Plains? Evaluate: What impact did these solutions have on the Homesteaders, the environment and the Native Americans? Skills: Cause, Consequence, Change, Continuity and Source Evaluation. WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: What problems did the Homesteaders have to overcome in order to survive? Explain: Did they try and solve these problems? Analyse: begin to make an overall judgement on how successful the Homesteaders were at settling on the Great Plains and at what cost? This is a great lesson which, which your students will enjoy. Please check out some of my other resources on the American West. Kind Regards Roy
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Year 6 Australian History - Migrant Experiences of Democracy

Year 6 Australian History - Migrant Experiences of Democracy

This product consists of three engaging and hands on activities to help your Year 6 students explore and understand the experiences of democracy by Australian migrants. This product specifically looks at the dictation test, the deportation of Pacific Islander workers and the internment of migrants during war time. This product endeavours to give students a first hand experience of the dictation test given to migrants on arrival in Australia and requires them to reflect on this to develop empathy and understanding of this experience for migrants. Additionally there is a foldable activity with pull out tabs so students can compare the experiences of European and non-European migrants. Finally students are asked to read and reflect on the treatment of Pacific Islander workers and war time detainees and discuss how this relates to their understanding of democracy. This resource complements the following Australian Curriculum content descriptors and their elaborations. Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, women and children (ACHASSK135) Examine different viewpoints on actions, events, issues and phenomena in the past and present (ACHASSI127) This resource can be purchased as part of our Experiences of Democracy Bundle. Check it out here: Year 6 Australian History Experiences of Democracy BUNDLE Save 20% Check out our other “Experiencing Democracy” Resources on our TES shop. Australia Year 6 Australian Curriculum Australian History Indigenous Australians Democracy Democratic Rights Migrants Migration Pacific Islander Dictation test White Australia Policy Immigration Restriction Act 1901
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Card Sort - Why were the Native Americans defeated?

Card Sort - Why were the Native Americans defeated?

This great resource is designed to help students studying the key reasons why the Native Americans were eventually defeated by the US government. It can be used as a revision activity, starter or plenary for the full range of ability and should work alongside any main stream resource on this topic. If you are looking for some additional challenge, then check out my diamond 9 activity on this topic. When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page Microsoft Office document, which contains a learning objective, instructions, six heading cards and fourteen statements. Once students have cut out the cards, the sort the statements under the six headings, which include Buffalo, US Army, religion, reservations, Indian Agents. As an extension exercise, students could always prioritise the statements in their order of importance or research and find out some additional information on each topic. Once completed students could use the card sort to write an essay or produce a mind map on the topic. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: The American West Know: How were the Native Americans defeated by the US Government? Understand: How did the US government undermine the Native American way of life? Evaluate: Which factor was the most important in undermining their way of life? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: How did the US Government defeat the Native Americans? Explain: What tactics and strategies did they use to undermine their way of life? Analyse: Which factor or combination of factors was the most successful? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow ‘The History Academy’ on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
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Yr 6 Australian History - Democratic Rights of Indigenous Australians

Yr 6 Australian History - Democratic Rights of Indigenous Australians

William Cooper and Vincent Lingiari are two men who fought for democratic rights for indigenous Australians. This activity will allow students to explore the experiences of Australian democracy for Aboriginal people as outlined in the Australian Curriculum. (ACHASSK135) Students are required to use the internet or texts to research reliable information on how William and Vincent were denied democratic rights and how they fought to bring about change, not only for themselves but for the entire Aboriginal population. Students will investigate "the lack of citizenship rights for Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Australia, illustrated by controls on movement and residence, the forcible removal of children from their families leading to the Stolen Generations, and poor pay and working conditions" as defined in the Australian Curriculum. Students are required to cut and glue the two information panels on to the page and then fold the strips on the left side of the top flaps side back and forth and glue these over the information panels lining up the edges so that they can open out revealing the information they have researched. Students are also required to locate their own photographs or draw their own picture. I have also included our “I used reliable information sources’ worksheet to help students find reliable sites and use keywords effectively to refine their search and find quality information. This resource can be purchased as part of our Experiences of Democracy Bundle. Australian History Australian Curriculum Australian Democracy Year 6 Vincent Lingiari William Cooper Government Rights ACHASSK135
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GCSE American West Teaching Resources

GCSE American West Teaching Resources

This is your chance to buy all my outstanding American West resources bundled up for a massive saving. These resources are tried and tested. They are suitable for a wide range of abilities and will successfully engage your students. For more information, click on the resources.
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Card Sort: How did Homesteaders survive on the Great Plains?

Card Sort: How did Homesteaders survive on the Great Plains?

This great activity is designed to help students studying how the Homesteaders survived on the Great Plains as part of a course on the American West. It can be used as either a revision, consolidation exercise or even as a plenary or starter. If you are looking for an accompany resource to cover this topic then please do check out my TES shop. The two page word document contains 14 problems with the solutions that the Homesteaders came up with mixed up. Students cut out the cards and match the problems and solutions under the two headings. Once they have peer reviewed or checked them during a class feedback session, students can then stick them into their books. Alternatively, you could create a class set that are kept in envelops and quickly matched and then put back as a quick starter or plenary. The aims and objectives for this activity are: Theme: How successful were the Homesteaders at settling on the Great Plains? Know: What problems did they have to overcome? Understand: How did the Homesteaders survive and build successful farms on the Great Plains? Evaluate: What impact did these solutions have on the Homesteaders, the environment and the Native Americans? Skills: Cause, Consequence, Change, Continuity & Source Evaluation. WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: What problems did the Homesteaders have to overcome in order to survive? Explain: Did they try and solve these problems? Analyse: begin to make an overall judgement on how successful the Homesteaders were at settling on the Great Plains and at what cost? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
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Introduction to politics in Australia and the Labor Party

Introduction to politics in Australia and the Labor Party

This lesson defines politics, looks at what is needed to be classified as politically literate, lists various forms of political participation, explains how the party system works and defines opposition/minor/independent parties. It also looks at the Labor party key players, the ideals of the party, the main platforms for the election, the 100 positive policies (their advertisement and the chaser's response), it then lists all 100 positive policies and looks at some of the most interesting ones (social issues including refugees etc.)
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Year 6 Australian History - Democracy - Indigenous Rights - Generating Inquiry

Year 6 Australian History - Democracy - Indigenous Rights - Generating Inquiry

It can be difficult to get students started when developing inquiry questions but once students are able to generate quality inquiry questions their learning opportunities expand greatly. This resource can be used in a variety of ways such as individual inquiry, group or partner work, to create a classroom inquiry wall or as a Smartboard resource to generate class discussion. The pages could be printed as a booklet or enlarged to A3 to display. The first page is a democracy brainstorming sheet/poster where students can revisit and record their understanding of what it means to live in a democracy. Completing this sheet first sets students up to analyse the text and photos provided to consider how they reflect the positive or negative experience of democracy for Aboriginal people. Students are asked to record what they understand already and any questions they have about the information relating to democracy. I have also included inquiry question slips which can be printed on A3 paper and displayed in the room. This resource complements the following Australian Curriculum content descriptors and their elaborations. Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, women and children (ACHASSK135) Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI122) Sequence information about people’s lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines (ACHASSI125) Examine primary and secondary sources to determine their origin and purpose (ACHASSI126) Examine different viewpoints on actions, events, issues and phenomena in the past and present (ACHASSI127) This resource can be purchased as part of our Experiences of Democracy Bundle. Check out our other Year 6 Australian History - Experiencing Democracy resources. Year 6 Australia Australian Curriculum Australian History Inquiry Indigenous Rights Democracy Government Democratic Rights
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Political issues and the Liberal Party of Australia

Political issues and the Liberal Party of Australia

An introduction to the Liberal party and their ideology. A copy of one of their advertisements prior to the election. Some clips from the Chaser talking about the events in the lead up to the election. Looking at the Jobs and Growth slogan and what it meant. Looking at info on their website which explained how they were going to achieve this. Looking at the trickle down theory (and the flaws with this idea). A brief overview of the 14 election issues. Additional resource: voting in Australia booklet 2016 which explains the three levels of government in Australia, what electorates are, how federal elections work, how to enrol to vote, what a ballot paper looks like, how the results are counted, explaining what a referendum is and how to be an active citizen.
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How did the Homesteaders overcome the problems they faced on the Great Plains?

How did the Homesteaders overcome the problems they faced on the Great Plains?

This great lesson is designed to help students understand how the Homesteaders overcame the problems they faced on the Great Plains such as water supply, natural hazards, extreme weather, protecting crops, bankruptcy, insects and Native Americans. This lesson includes a PowerPoint with six core activities including starter, review summary tasks on the problems, thinking skills review activities, card sort and an exam question. I have also included fourteen illustrated information slides to be used either before or after the card sort activity explaining both the problems facing the Homesteaders and the solutions that they came up with. The two page word document contains 14 problems with the solutions that the Homesteaders came up with mixed up. Students cut out the cards and match the problems and solutions under the two headings. Once they have peer reviewed or checked them during a class feedback session, students can then stick them into their books. Alternatively, you could create a class set that are kept in envelops and quickly matched and then put back as a quick starter or plenary. The aims and objectives for this activity are: Theme: How successful were the Homesteaders at settling on the Great Plains? Know: What problems did they have to overcome? Understand: How did the Homesteaders survive and build successful farms on the Great Plains? Evaluate: What impact did these solutions have on the Homesteaders, the environment and the Native Americans? Skills: Cause, Consequence, Change, Continuity and Source Evaluation. WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: What problems did the Homesteaders have to overcome in order to survive? Explain: Did they try and solve these problems? Analyse: begin to make an overall judgement on how successful the Homesteaders were at settling on the Great Plains and at what cost? This is a great lesson which, which your students will enjoy. Please check out some of my other resources on the American West. Kind Regards Roy
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American West Teaching Resources

American West Teaching Resources

This is your chance to buy all my outstanding American West resources bundled up for a massive saving. These resources are tried and tested. They are suitable for a wide range of abilities and will successfully engage your students. For more information, click on the resources.
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Hands-On History Bundle Practical, Purposeful & Engaging activities.

Hands-On History Bundle Practical, Purposeful & Engaging activities.

A variety of history hands on activities for Yr 7, Yr 8, Y9 & Yr 10 - learning activities that are interesting & engaging. Would cost 12 pound to buy each one separately but you get the lot for 6 in this bundle. Covers Ancient Egypt Foods, 8 Vikings, 9 History Australia Colonisation to 1945 and The Australian Freedom Rides (sorry for the pounds, but the pounds pricing but site doesn't let me work out Aussie. Practical, fun, purposeful, memorable & engaging for students.
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