1066 and the Contenders to the throne

1066 and the Contenders to the throne

Lesson covering the three contenders to the throne in 1066, particularly Harald Hardrada, Harold Godwinson and William, Duke of Normandy for year 7. Activities discussing what makes a good king and how did the three contenders fit into what makes a good King. Powerpoint giving overview of the lesson. Attached resources: Higher ability worksheet asking students to split information about each contender into what would make them a good king and how strong was their claim to the English throne in 1066. E.G. Harald Hardrada was a good King because he was well known for being strict but fair with his subjects and had experience ruling a kingdom. However, his claim to the throne was weak as his claim came mainly from a secret deal between Scandinavian royalty. Lower ability worksheet containing fill in the gaps activity and key words. Fill in the gaps activity in the style of PEE paragraphs. e.g. I believe the witan should choose Harold Godwinson because he was born in England and had grown up in the English court. This meant that he knew the English well and knew how they were used to the country being run. Will need: Information sheets about each contender.
kimbles311
Fact sheet: Machiavelli

Fact sheet: Machiavelli

This resource was designed for students studying Christopher Marlowe’s play The Jew of Malta, but it could equally be of use to teachers and students of History or Politics, as well as English and Drama. It consists of a brief overview of Machiavelli’s life and work, with 3 copies per page to ease printing, photocopying and distribution.
Angelil
Lesson 1 - Welcome to Anglo-Saxon England

Lesson 1 - Welcome to Anglo-Saxon England

Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England. Examines sources to give students an overview of Anglo-Saxon England. Glossary for the term is also included. This is part of a series of lessons that aims to encompass the new 9-1 GCSE skills into Key Stage 3. Lessons are colourful and engaging and match the content of the new Exploring History textbook from Pearson, although the textbook is not necessary for any of the tasks.
TheKnowledgeHouse
GCSE Edexcel The American West: L5: How did US government policy towards the Indians develop 1830-51

GCSE Edexcel The American West: L5: How did US government policy towards the Indians develop 1830-51

This lesson focuses on the US government’s policy towards the Plains Indians in the period 1830-51 and how/ why it changed during this period. Students analyse four key events/ policy changes through decision-making and discussion based tasks. Using their knowledge on each policy they complete a radar graph activity which leads into follow-up tasks such as a quick fire quiz and an annotated time line. These activities set the students up for an examination (narrative style) question. These are structure strips, tips and a mark scheme included. The PowerPoint includes a step by step guide with a examples and a range of differentiated and extension tasks. This lesson will ideally be taught across two one hour lessons. These resources and lessons take many hours to plan and create, so any feedback is greatly appreciated. I hope that you and your students find them helpful.
planmylesson
Modern/ Contemporary American History Escape Room: Social Studies Bundle

Modern/ Contemporary American History Escape Room: Social Studies Bundle

This bundle includes all of the escape rooms listed below. Important: All these products sell for $35; as a bundle they are 35% off, for $22! Each escape room has the following contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
ScienceSpot
Iraq War: Escape Room - Social Studies

Iraq War: Escape Room - Social Studies

This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their knowledge with the major historical figures, events and terms involving the Iraq War. Contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
ScienceSpot
GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Superpowers & Cold War: Introduction Lesson

GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Superpowers & Cold War: Introduction Lesson

This 27 slide lesson provides a clear introduction to the skills and content needed for the unit Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-91. A fact sheet is provided at the end of the lesson so you do not need to use the text books. Key Questions for the lesson are: What was the Cold War? What was Capitalism and Communism? What is meant by ‘West’ and ‘East’? **STARTER: **10 images linked to the Cold War. The students have to see if they know what the images are or who they show. This can be achieved using the PP itself or a printed handout. TASK: Students to fill in the missing key terms **BACKGROUND: **Student or teacher led background information, animated to allow for easier reading. ACTIVITIES: Sorting task - which aspects are Capitalist and which are Communist? Discussion based questions. WRITING: A comprehension task for students to demonstrate their learning. Extension tasks given. DIFFERENTIATED WRITING: A printable worksheet for students to write their answers on. Extension tasks given. RECAP: Students have to write down the key term from the definition that is shown/read out. **FACT SHEET: **An A4 fact sheet for the lesson which can be used in place of the text books and also stuck into student books if needed.
RAResources
UK's role in International Organisations - Citizenship GCSE

UK's role in International Organisations - Citizenship GCSE

GCSE Citizenship 9-1: 2 hour lesson on Britain’s role in international organisations. Covers the UN, NATO, European Council, the Commonwealth and World Trade Organisation. Also focuses on issues caused by leaving the EU. Created for Citizenship GCSE - Life in Modern Britain. Includes: 2 hour PP, worksheets, exam practice question, clips, well differentiated and easily adapted. Made for AQA Citizenship 9-1 but suitable material for any of the Citizenship GCSE courses or could be used for non-GCSE British Values lessons. This lesson has been planned for Citizenship AQA 9-1 : 3.2 Life in Modern Britain (3.2.4 What is Britain’s role in key international organisations?) These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All our resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes). You can find many more inexpensive and free PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources at my shop: EC_Resources Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :)
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Trailblazers: World War One's Inspirational Women PowerPoint

Trailblazers: World War One's Inspirational Women PowerPoint

One hundred years since women gained the right to vote we launched Trailblazers: World War One’s Inspirational Women – a nationwide project about inspirational women from the First World War and their impact on the societies around them. Trailblazers encourages young people to explore the incredible lives of women from the First World War, to discover Trailblazing women in your locality, and to develop as future Trailblazers. Teachers that would like to use this should email trailblazers@big-ideas.org to receive the free associated resource pack or to apply for small scale funding to cover costs of materials, speakers, or events. This PowerPoint can be used with the Trailblazers Lesson Plan and homework task as part of the Trailblazers project, to help students understand the historical context of women’s roles during World War One, to identify past and present trailblazers, and to practice public speaking skills. This connects to English and History curriculum for ages 11 - 16. For more information about Big Ideas projects go to www.big-ideas.org
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Trailblazers: World War One's Inspirational Women Homework Task

Trailblazers: World War One's Inspirational Women Homework Task

One hundred years since women gained the right to vote we launched Trailblazers: World War One’s Inspirational Women – a nationwide project about inspirational women from the First World War and their impact on the societies around them. Trailblazers encourages young people to explore the incredible lives of women from the First World War, to discover Trailblazing women in your locality, and to develop as future Trailblazers. Teachers that would like to use this should email trailblazers@big-ideas.org to receive the free associated resource pack, to take part in the Trailblazers exhibition, or to apply for small scale funding to cover costs of materials, speakers, or events. This homework task should be used in conjunction with the free lesson plan to help students understand the historical context of women’s roles during World War One, to identify past and present trailblazers, and to practice public speaking skills. This lesson plan connects to English and History curriculum for ages 11 - 16. For more information about Big Ideas projects go to www.big-ideas.org
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Trailblazers: World War One's Inspirational Women Lesson Plan Age 11-16

Trailblazers: World War One's Inspirational Women Lesson Plan Age 11-16

One hundred years since women gained the right to vote we launched Trailblazers: World War One’s Inspirational Women – a nationwide project about inspirational women from the First World War and their impact on the societies around them. Trailblazers encourages young people to explore the incredible lives of women from the First World War, to discover Trailblazing women in your locality, and to develop as future Trailblazers. Teachers that would like to use this lesson should email trailblazers@big-ideas.org to receive the free associated resource pack, to take part in the Trailblazers exhibition, or to apply for small scale funding to cover costs of materials, speakers, or events. This lesson can be used as part of the Trailblazers project, to help students understand the historical context of women’s roles during World War One, to identify past and present trailblazers, and to practice public speaking skills. This lesson plan connects to English and History curriculum for ages 11 - 16. For more information about Big Ideas projects go to www.big-ideas.org
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Into  Archive Film

Into Archive Film

This pack provides worksheets and activities for members to analyse stills and clips from any archive film or photograph. The activities will help young people to develop their personal analysis and interpretation of primary sources in addition to creating their own texts inspired by the archive footage. About 14-18 NOW 14-18 NOW is a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. Working with partners all across the UK, we commission new artworks from leading contemporary artists, musicians, designers and performers, inspired by the period 1914-18. These new artworks bring stories of the First World War to life, offer fresh perspectives and connect a global conflict from 100 years ago with our world today. So far more than 30 million people have experienced our programme. 14-18 NOW is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, by the DCMS. Into Film and 14–18 NOW are delighted to be collaborating on the creation of activities to deepen students’ engagement in history through archive film.
IntoFilm
The Drover's Wife

The Drover's Wife

Henry Lawson’s classic short story, The Drover’s Wife. Students read and discuss the story as a class and then draw a picture of a scene from the story, including incorporating elements that create the appropriate atmosphere. This resource is part of a unit of work on The Australian Colonies for the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
WayneWoods
Persian Gulf War: Escape Room - Social Studies

Persian Gulf War: Escape Room - Social Studies

This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their knowledge with the major historical figures, events and terms involving the Persian Gulf War. Contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
ScienceSpot
Australia's Early Settlers

Australia's Early Settlers

Worksheet to accompany the 4-minute documentary, Australia’s Early Settlers. The video is a good overview of early-19th Century migration to Australia. The resource is designed for Stage 3 students, The Australian Colonies, NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum…
WayneWoods
Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal: Escape Room - Social Studies

Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal: Escape Room - Social Studies

This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their knowledge with the major historical figures and events involving the Watergate scandal. Note: this product includes the involvement of “Deep throat” within the scandal. Contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
ScienceSpot
Battle of Thermopylae - Ancient Greece - Comic Strip Lesson

Battle of Thermopylae - Ancient Greece - Comic Strip Lesson

This is a lesson that fits in with the Ancient Greek Topic. This is aimed at Year 5 and 6 but can be adapted for any KS2. I have included a word bank and comic strips with examples of written pieces. I have made these myself and this is my first attempt at sharing so any feedback would be appreciated.
sianiebarrett
AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher and Northern Ireland

AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher and Northern Ireland

This lesson continues with the issue of Northern Ireland from the Callaghan government and begins by exploring Thatcher’s attitude to the province. The lesson looks at the hunger strikes and the effects of this on policy. There are hyperlinks included of the effects of the hunger strikes and also the Brighton bomb. Opportunities are provided for student discussion and planning of an essay. Attached notes are also provided.
catmarber
AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher victory and opposition

AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher victory and opposition

This is the first three lessons which cover the AQA Modern Britain syllbabus, the impact of Thatcherism. There is an introduction to Thatcher as a leader which deals with ideology and the second lesson explores why Thatcher was victorious in the 1983 and 1987 elections. The third lesson examines why Thatcher was successful by analyising the divided opposition. There are printed notes with each lesson and hyperlinked clips throughout.
catmarber
AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher 1979-1990, the elections of 1983 and 87

AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher 1979-1990, the elections of 1983 and 87

This lesson explores the reasons why Thatcher won the elections of 1983 and 1987. It looks at the reasons why the Conservatives were popular but also other factors which contributed to their success such as the ‘Falklands factor’ and the unpopularity of Labour. There is a worksheet included and two hyperlinked clips, one from 1983 and one from 1987.
catmarber
War Horse – Michael Morpurgo  Reading Comprehension (Ch1-11) 122 VIPERs / SATs style questions

War Horse – Michael Morpurgo Reading Comprehension (Ch1-11) 122 VIPERs / SATs style questions

War Horse – Michael Morpurgo (2017 edition publication) Part 1 (Ch1-11) Reading Comprehension Questions Vipers KS2 KS3 Reading comprehension questions following the ‘VIPERS’ format (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval, Summarise) ideal for SATs preparation, whole class KS2 reading sessions as well as KS3 English lessons. Full set of VIPERS questions for each chapter with 122 questions in all with accompanying answers! Also fantastic for history lessons or as part of commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.
ajrhodp3
Roman Drama Roles- Whole Class Set

Roman Drama Roles- Whole Class Set

A class set of drama roles for acting out different scenarios. You could warm-up by playing Upstairs/Downstairs or use it at the end of a topic to show the day in the life of a Roman. I used these as a drama activity and took the children outside where they walked, talked and ate like their Roman. They even chose names!
AbbyMSimpson
Roman Myth Planning and Writing

Roman Myth Planning and Writing

When I began to teach Roman Myths I found that there weren’t many primary resources available and so eventually ended up making this. It includes a presentation and three child-friendly versions of Roman Myths. I have also included a planning sheet for the children. The presentation includes all the features of a myth and on slide three the children can use die to discover their God, setting and main character!
AbbyMSimpson
Armistice helpsheet - secondary

Armistice helpsheet - secondary

An information sheet for secondary teachers about the events leading up to the signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918 and what happened to ensure peace continued after the end of World War I.
WarMemorialsTrust
Armistice helpsheet - primary

Armistice helpsheet - primary

An information sheet for primary teachers about the events leading up to the signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918 and what happened to ensure peace continued after the end of World War I.
WarMemorialsTrust
Marking the Centenary of the ROPA 1918

Marking the Centenary of the ROPA 1918

An assembly that introduces the idea of only some people being able to vote and then relates it the Representation of the Peoples Act 1918, which gave the vote to some women in the UK. Voting equality came in a decade later.
stuart_tiffany1987
Armistice assembly - secondary

Armistice assembly - secondary

An assembly for primary schools to help pupils understand what led up to the signing of the Armistice which ended World War I. Includes a plan and presentation for the assembly as well as a helpsheet for teachers with key information about the Armistice.
WarMemorialsTrust
Armistice assembly - primary

Armistice assembly - primary

An assembly for primary schools to help pupils understand what led up to the signing of the Armistice which ended World War I. Includes a plan for the assembly, timeline cards highlighting key events in 1918 and 1919 and a helpsheet for teachers with key information about the Armistice.
WarMemorialsTrust
The World Wars Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level C - KS2

The World Wars Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level C - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Interactive Information Book - Reading Level C and Comprehension Questions This is an interactive comprehension book about the World War One and World War Two. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. A comprehension question is included on each page to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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