This outstanding lesson has been designed to help students studying the controversy surrounding the death of Emily Davison. It can be used with the full spectrum of ability. If you wish, you can purchase both card sorts separately for less, under the headings of card sort: Emily Davison or Source Investigation: Emily Davison.
When you purchase this resource you will be able to download two fully editable Microsoft Word documents as well as a PowerPoint. The Word documents include aims, instructions, two heading cards labelled 'accident' and 'suicide.' Depending upon the ability of your class or how much time that you have to teach this topic, you can select either the two page source investigation card sort or the more straight forward single page information card sort. The PowerPoint presentation is designed to help facilitate the lesson and includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, appropriate video clip links, assessment questions, pupil mark schemes and feedback sheets.
The lesson kicks off with a snowballing starter activity, followed by a brief one side introduction to Emily Davison and her background. The next two slides discuss the historical controversy and include quotes from historians supporting each interpretation. This is then followed up by using either one or both of the card sorts - if you have a mixed ability class you could always use the other card sort to provide an additional layer of differentiation. Once the card sort exercise is complete, students can then feedback and then do a follow up assessment on the topic. This optional, but I've included additional slides with a pupil mark scheme that can be easily adapted for to your own assessment scheme if necessary. At various points, I have included links to useful video clips. These can be accessed when the PP is in show mode by clicking on the play button.
The aims and objectives for this lesson are:
Theme: Why did some women get the vote in 1918?
Know: How did Emily Davison die?
Understand: How has her death been interpreted?
Evaluate: Was Emily Davison’s death a tragic accident or suicide?
WILF: What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: How did Emily Davison die?
Explain: How does the evidence support each interpretation?
Analyse: Make a judgement on whether her death was an accident or suicide?
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