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Treaty of Versailles - Diamond 9

Treaty of Versailles - Diamond 9

A diamond 9 activity based on some of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. Included are eight consequences of the treaty as well as a ninth consequence of not signing the treaty and a template where these can be ordered. They can be ordered in various ways, such as which were the harshest and fairest terms or which were the most important terms and least important before children then write justifications for their views.

By krisgreg30

Winston Churchill's successes and failures

Winston Churchill's successes and failures

A display designed to encourage students to persist in overcoming their barriers to learning, the display provides 5 of the biggest failures and biggest successes of Churchill's career.

By tfinch2

A Twitter View of History

A Twitter View of History

Presentation designed for potential use as a starter or a plenary activity in KS2/3 History. There is also the potential to be used as providing meaningful work for a “cover” lesson. Students are presented with a “tweet” from the end of a significant year in world history and asked to use historical skill and knowledge to identify the year. The whole presentation contains 21 challenges and 45 slides with hyperlinks embedded throughout.

By 20JET12

Russia in Transition, c.1905-1917 WJEC (Wales) and EDUQAS

Russia in Transition, c.1905-1917 WJEC (Wales) and EDUQAS

A selection of resources looking at the key events between c.1905-1917, including: 1. Russia in 1894 - problems, autocracy and opposition 2. 1905 Revolution - causes, events, consequences 3. Impact of WWI 4. Provisional Government - March-September 1917 5. Bolshevik Revolution, October 1917

By wodewee

First World War photographs

First World War photographs

From the archive of the Essex Record Office. Unusual and often unseen photographs from the First World War showing: * The Essex Regiment * Front Line nurse Kate Luard * Early bomb damage to civilian homes * Zeppelin crashes Very little interpretation or lesson ideas - just wanted to give you the primary sources and let them inspire your lessons and students.

By vbburns

World History Crossword Puzzles

World History Crossword Puzzles

This world history crossword puzzles bundle includes all of the products listed below: Important: All these products sell for $11; as a bundle they are 25% off, for $8.25! This product includes the following 11 topics: ♦ Absolute Monarchs ♦ Crusades ♦ European Explorers ♦ Famous Explorers ♦ French Revolution ♦ Holocaust ♦ Middle Ages ♦ Renaissance Men ♦ Titanic ♦ World War I ♦ World War II

By ScienceSpot

American History Crossword Puzzles

American History Crossword Puzzles

This American history crossword puzzles bundle includes all of the products listed below: Important: All these products sell for $36; as a bundle they are 50% off, for $18! This product includes the following 36 topics: ♦ 13 Colonies ♦ American Heroes ♦ American Revolution ♦ American Symbols ♦ Black History Month ♦ Boston Tea Party ♦ Branches of Government ♦ Civil Rights ♦ Civil War ♦ Cold War ♦ Constitution ♦ Declaration of Independence ♦ Dust Bowl ♦ First Thanksgiving ♦ French and Indian War ♦ Gilded Age ♦ Great Depression ♦ Immigration ♦ Industrial Revolution ♦ Jamestown ♦ Lewis and Clark ♦ Lost Colony of Roanoke ♦ Louisiana Purchase ♦ Loyalists and Patriots ♦ Native Americans ♦ Native American Tribes ♦ Plymouth Colony ♦ Progressive Era ♦ Reconstruction ♦ Spanish American War ♦ Texas Revolution ♦ Underground Railroad ♦ War of 1812 ♦ Westward Expansion ♦ World War I ♦ World War II

By ScienceSpot

World War 1 Revision PPT

World War 1 Revision PPT

Excellent 48 slide revision PPT on World War 1. Provides a review of the causes of World War I, explains why World War One was such a brutal war, analyzes the impact of World War I on Europe and the rest of the World. It also compares and contrasts the different viewpoints that went into creating the Treaty of Versailles. Finally, it evaluates the successes and failures of the Treaty.

By Polaphuca

Conscientious Objectors in WW1

Conscientious Objectors in WW1

This is is a controversial subject which was difficult to understand and address at the time. Therefore the lesson explains why many people in WWI refused to fight despite government propaganda and pressure from society. Luckily now there is a wealth of video and audio evidence (linked to the BBC in particular) which deconstructs and challenges the old arguments of cowardice and shame. Students are also given two case studies before engaging in a mini debate on the right or wrongs to conscientiously object to war.

By Pilgrim17

How did Poppy Day start?

How did Poppy Day start?

This lesson is split into two parts. The first part of the lesson analyses the causes of the war ending in 1918. Using a causal spiders web (an idea taken from Emily Thomas), students link the ideas together by drawing lines and then justify their reasons to create a spider’s web (if a little messy with the end result ) The second part of the lesson analyses the significance of the use of the Poppy, by students giving their own reasons, before looking at why the Government introduced Poppy Day with a diamond nine activity. The students also have the chance to evaluate John McCrae’s in Flanders poem with some ‘clever question stems’.

By Pilgrim17

Women in World War 1

Women in World War 1

The lesson is split into two parts. The first part focuses on the role of women and the importance of the jobs they did in WWI. Students have to prioritise which jobs also contributed the most to the war effort. The second part looks at the Woolwich Arsenal weapons factory as a case study, using documentary and audio evidence from the time. Using the ideas from Stuart Godman on historical significance, students decide how significant women were in the factory’s development during and after the war. They plot and justify their ideas on a chart and follow up with a differentiated extended writing task.

By Pilgrim17

Weapons of World War I

Weapons of World War I

This lesson has two objectives; to rate the effectiveness and killing power of the weapons used during the war and to explain how well equipped the soldiers were in the trenches, particularly the British Tommy. The lesson begins with discussing the type of weapon used in the war and for students to recognise the continuity and change of many of these pre, post and during WWI. The historian Dan Snow is quoted as saying the British soldier went into World War I ‘as the best prepared soldier on the planet.’ The lesson subsequently unfolds to explain and evaluate the new weapons used and the advantages (or not) they gave each side.

By Pilgrim17