Vikings - English Lesson Pack - Cross-Curricular, Engaging & Creative

Vikings - English Lesson Pack - Cross-Curricular, Engaging & Creative

Complete lesson pack that lasts up to 2 hours, with starter, teaching input and peer-assessment based plenary all on the included PowerPoint. Children discuss, plan and then create inspiring writing based upon an inspiring, historical story starter writing prompt. The planning sheet asks thought provoking questions ensuring an original, well thought out piece of cross-curricula writing that is full of their own ideas. Other writing genres can also be applied to the plan. Suitable for big writing, creative writing, assessment, moderation or just a regular English lesson. There is also a creative drawing sheet included and lined writing sheet. Variable length: can be done in 1 hr or extended to nearer 2 hrs if required. Children will also practice empathy skills and have the opportunity to demonstrate their historical knowledge. Make sure you check out our other Vikings lessons too!
TheFutureTeacherFoundation
Norman Conquest SOW

Norman Conquest SOW

Complete SOW about the Norman Conquest with powerpoints, worksheets, assessment task, and homework project.
Josujin
Local History project: Leicester and Loughborough

Local History project: Leicester and Loughborough

Two lessons introducing the key events in the past of both Loughborough and Leicester. activities include: Class reading information sheets Timeline Question and answer Lesson plan that can be adapted to both lessons Extension activities for more able
Kahlonsworkshop
The War of the Roses and King Richard III

The War of the Roses and King Richard III

Two lessons on King Richard III and The War of the Roses. Included: Two Powerpoints Two sets of worksheets Family Tree Two Lesson plans. Excellent resources for an introduction to King Richard III or the War of the Roses. helps students understand the differences between the two families (family tree) and the evolution and transformation of the Tudor Rose. Basically two lessons for the price of one! For Medieval themed lessons and resources, check out my 1066-1650 Bundle here For more excellent resources that are hands on and engaging, please visit my shop here
Kahlonsworkshop
Norman Conquest Revision Cards / Dingbats

Norman Conquest Revision Cards / Dingbats

This excellent resource can used to suit a range of learners both in lower and upper school. Dingbats make an excellent starter, mini plenary or plenary to help spice up the learning and help students learn important key words, concepts and facts through a series of card games. I usually get my students to play one of the following games: Game 1: Read out the key words until your partner or group have guessed the topic at the top of the card. Game 2: Try and describe the topic without using the key words until your partner has correctly guessed the topic. Game 3: Describe the topic using Pictionary Game 4: Describe the topic using charades I usually add an element of competition by getting my students to keep a score of how well they have done in the back of their books. You'd be amazed at seriously they take the competitive element, but this all helps to serve the greater good by engraining the key words and concepts that they need to learn for this topic. Another great way of using this resource is to give out one card and ask individuals or groups to prepare a discussion or a talk for 4 minutes on the topic card. Again this helps to improve their speaking and listen skills and by default their ability to write about the topic. If you like this resource you want to check out my TES shop of follow 'The History Academy' on twitter, Facebook or Google Plus. We even have our own YouTube channel with free videos to download. Kind Regards Roy
Roy_Huggins
Norman Conquest Scheme of Work with lesson resources

Norman Conquest Scheme of Work with lesson resources

This unit is designed to allow students to investigate the Norman invasion and build upon the source skills that students began to develop in the introductory module. The first three units looks at why the Romans, Saxons, Vikings and the Normans have invaded Britain. From a geographical point of view Britain has always been a rich country because of our temperate climate. This allows farmers to produce up to three crops per year, unlike our European counterparts. This makes Britain a rich prize for any War Lord. It is important to stress that British society was multicultural by 1066 as emphased by the place names activity. Units 4 to 7 deal specifically with the Norman Conquest and are primarily focused on the key question, why did William win the Battle of Hastings. Each unit is carefully crafted to get students to write a PEE’d / PEEL’d paragraph addressing the key question. Students must be trained up into peer / self assessing their answers. This package of resources includes all the PowerPoints and worksheets that I use with this scheme of work. They are sold separately on this site, so to buy them all together at a discount price is a real bargain! In terms of differentiation, the aims, objectives, outcomes and starters allow for students to access at different levels. The worksheets include DART strategies, missing word, true and false statements etc. as well as high end questions. Feel free to adapt to suit the needs of your students.
Roy_Huggins
Conisbrough Castle Scheme of Work

Conisbrough Castle Scheme of Work

This unit is designed to build upon the previous module by examining in depth the history of Conisbrough Castle. It will allow students to look at the strategic decisions that were taken to site the castle, its impact on the local area as well as to look in detail at how it was built and aspects of everyday medieval life. This module is also designed to fulfil the requirements of the new KS3 National Curriculum order for history by doing a depth study of an aspect of local history. However, it should be noted that all the modules that are taught at KS3 are in some way linked back to local history as well as contextualised with references to the modern world. The main resources for this module have been developed over the years by the history department in cooperation with the Mexborough Heritage Society, the Ivanhoe Trust, English Heritage and Becta. In 2001 the Virtual Tour of Conisbrough Castle was given a national teaching award by Becta for the innovative use of ICT. I have also included all the relevant lesson resources that are mentioned in the scheme of work as well as my award winning booklet on Conisbrough Castle, which has embedded a wide range of differentiated activities. My students always enjoy this module which centers on a unique grade 1 listed building which is a world heritage site. Check out the videos on You Tube of Conisbrough Castle. I have included some of my own video clips taken on my phone. Kind Regards Roy
Roy_Huggins
John Ball

John Ball

The lesson is an introduction to John Ball, it introduces him as a historical figure and considers contemporary criticisms of his teachings. This lesson is differentiated to suit a range of abilities and structured well enough for observations. It fits nicely into a scheme of work regarding the peasants revolt. This lesson was created for an observation - it is consequently well structured.
loustinch
How did William keep control Scheme  of Work with lesson resources

How did William keep control Scheme of Work with lesson resources

This unit is designed to allow students to investigate how William consolidated his control of Britain after the Norman invasion. It starts by looking at the 'Harrying of the North' by William and how he ruthlessness wiped out all opposition to his rule. The second unit looks at how he rewarded his supporters and tightened his control by introducing the Feudal System. Whilst studying this unit it is important to emphases the importance of doing 'homage' and taking the 'oath of allegiance' as William placed considerable importance on this aspect. His key justification for the Norman invasion was his claim that King Harold was an oath breaker and that his victory was a vindication of the just by God. The fourth unit looks at the Domesday Book and how land and wealth was distributed. Please make sure you point how to your students how much land and wealth was given to the Church as the Pope had supported his invasion. The final two units look at the roles played by different types of castles in helping William consulate his control. This resource is best used alongside the Heinemann History series which is referred to in the scheme of work. It represents excellent value as I have included all the relevant lesson resources along with two literacy mats to help students write a persuasive letter to their local Lord explaining why they should replace the Motte and Bailey Castle with a Square Keep Castle. This work makes an excellent display and assessment work, especially if students age their work with tea bags or coffee. All my students have thoroughly enjoyed this scheme of work as it lends itself to memorable educational moments that will last them a lifetime. Kind Regards Roy
Roy_Huggins
31 Images Of Greek, Roman and Norse Myths + 31 Fun Teaching Activities For These Cards

31 Images Of Greek, Roman and Norse Myths + 31 Fun Teaching Activities For These Cards

Are you covering Greek, Roman and Norse Myths with your students? Are you looking for some images to support them? I have collected together 31 different images which would make an excellent starting point for discussions about this topic. This pack contains a 31 Teaching Activity Teacher Guide using these photo flash cards. These activities are quick and fun to do and will improve both your students' memory and vocabulary skills. You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different materials being shown in each of image. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about Greek, Roman and Norse Myths. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different Greek, Roman and Norse Myths. The students can then discuss how they think each one was used to explain the world. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
peterfogarty
30 Viking Photos And Drawings PowerPoint Presentation + 31 Teaching Activity Teacher Guide

30 Viking Photos And Drawings PowerPoint Presentation + 31 Teaching Activity Teacher Guide

Are you studying the Vikings. Are you looking for photos of different objects the Vikings owned? Here is a pack of 30 different photos, drawings and paintings about the Vikings. These are a great way of getting students thinking more deeply about the lives of Vikings, and prompting them to discover more on their own. It comes complete with a 31 Teaching Activity Teacher Guide to help you get the most out of your teaching and this purchase. You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different materials and activities being shown in each of photos and drawings. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about life of the Vikings. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different sorts of Viking pictures and activities. The students can then discuss how the pictures show how Vikings lived. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative or descriptive writing.
peterfogarty