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Medieval Britain: The murder of Thomas Becket

Medieval Britain: The murder of Thomas Becket

This lesson questions who was to blame for the Murder in the Cathedral. Students have to fill in a crime report for the Chief Inspector who wants to know all the evidence before a conclusion is reached and a verdict delivered. The students immediately become detectives as they arrive into a classroom which has now become a crime scene. Various sources of information are presented to them from the eye witness accounts of monks to Henry’s cook! There can only be one guilty party surely, but who is it? This lesson is designed to be fun, engaging and challenging. If you have enjoyed the lesson, please check out the next lesson which decides if Henry II was sorry for this heinous crime. Visit my shop at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Pilgrim17
Pilgrim17
History Detectives - Asking and answering questions

History Detectives - Asking and answering questions

Two easy to use lesson plans based around the concept of asking and answering simple historical questions - why, when, where, what, who, how, can, do. Designed to get Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children thinking about the key questions they should be asking when carrying out investigations about the past, these two lessons take the children, step-by-step through the process of thinking about why we need to ask questions, how to ask questions and how to answer them based on evidence. They aren't period specific, so please feel free to adapt them to your circumstances. Aims and success criteria are included, as are downloadable resources to help you construct a lesson. All you need is here to get you going and start being creative with your thinking. I would be grateful for a review and/or feedback, so please don't be shy about letting me know if you like this resource or if you find any problems - I'd like to know how to improve for you!
dcukface
The British experience of warfare 1790-1918

The British experience of warfare 1790-1918

A complete bundle that covers the Edexcel A-Level History course on the changing nature of warfare throughout Britain. Includes lessons on both breadths and all 5 depths. Each topic is intended to last 3-4 weeks. Included are exam style questions, exemplars, extra reading and homework tasks If you have any questions about this bundle, please email georgiaperry@hotmail.co.uk
georgiaperry
Edexcel American West - Key Topic 1

Edexcel American West - Key Topic 1

Help students to revise Edexcel American West Key Topic 1 with an exam question focused Personal Learning Checklist to use in conjunction with Paper 2 'Cheat sheets' for students to fill as part of their revision. Help students even further with the Key Topic 1 Knowledge Questions.
vinery37aa
The Norman Conquest / Battle of Hastings - 6 Lesson Bundle

The Norman Conquest / Battle of Hastings - 6 Lesson Bundle

The Norman Conquest Lesson Bundle is a series of 6 lessons beginning with the problem of succession caused by the death of Edward the Confessor and ending with an assessment asking why William won the Battle of Hastings. The series also covers the dilemma facing Harold Godwineson following his coronation as King of England, the prelude to the Battle of Hastings, and lessons on the Battles of Stamford Bridge and Hastings themselves. Please leave a review if you find these resources useful.
m1nstrel
Abolition of the death penalty in Britain (Edexcel 9-1 History: Crime and Punishment)

Abolition of the death penalty in Britain (Edexcel 9-1 History: Crime and Punishment)

This is a lesson from a scheme of work for the new Edexcel History unit: Crime and Punishment through time, C1000 - Present. During this lesson pupils will: - Identify and discuss the arguments for and against the use of the death penalty as a punishment. - Watch and evaluate a video outlining some of the arguments supporting or opposing the death penalty. Discuss which arguments are the most convincing. - Complete a summary task identifying some of the changes in British society leading to the abolition of the death penalty. - Comprehension and prioritisation task evaluating information about some of the main reasons for the abolition of the death penalty. - 16 point exam question and peer assessment. The lesson is ready to teach and all resources needed are included in the PowerPoint.
zero1010
Chronology. Sorting artefacts by time period

Chronology. Sorting artefacts by time period

Originally made a year 7 SEN class. Quick starter discussing the image Explains chronology and why historians do it. The main activity is to sort the artefacts into 3 time periods. Discuss images of toys from 3 periods EXT: compare time periods to today
SophieLR12
Changes in Policing after 1900 (Edexcel History 9-1)

Changes in Policing after 1900 (Edexcel History 9-1)

This is a lesson from a scheme of work for the new Edexcel History unit: Crime and Punishment through time, C1000 - Present. During this lesson pupils will: - Being to identify points of change and continuity in Crime and Punishment after 1900 - Use images to investigate the differences between Victorian and modern police officers. - Evaluate problems experienced by the police before 1900 and suggest possible solutions - Create a Venn diagram identifying the impacts that scientific, technological and police specialisation had on policing after 1900. - Answer a 4 mark exam question explaining the changes in policing after 1900. The lesson is ready to teach and all resources needed are included in the PowerPoint.
zero1010
GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Weimar Nazi Germany Bundle

GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Weimar Nazi Germany Bundle

A 5 lesson bundle to take your students through all the information needed for Part Two of the Paper 3 topic. As stated on the cover, all factual information has been included with a printable fact sheet available for each lesson. Thank you very much for your purchase and I hope this really helps you out with your teaching of this topic.
RAResources
Medieval England: Later Middle Ages

Medieval England: Later Middle Ages

Fully differentiated lesson going through the changes of Medieval England after the Normans. A self assessment lesson with peer assessment attached so no marking for the teacher. It includes a structure strip and content strip for the peer assessment so it is very clear for students to see what they need to include/done well.
Billied91