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Hellfire. A Soldier's Story

Hellfire. A Soldier's Story

Video and worksheet on the YouTube video, Hellfire. A Soldier’s Story. This video examines the construction of the infamous Hellfire Pass on the Thailand-Burma Railway and the establishment of a memorial facility and walking trail in the mid-1980s. Of particular note is a brief interview with Kevin Flanagan, father of Richard Flanagan, author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
WayneWoods
Helga Weiss: Survivor of the Holocaust (Cloze and Context Clue Activity)

Helga Weiss: Survivor of the Holocaust (Cloze and Context Clue Activity)

Context Clues and Word Elimination (Cloze Method) strategies have been proven to enhance the comprehension of higher level texts. Due to this finding, I have used these methods with my middle school students. First, I copied and pasted the entire article, *The Road to the Nuremberg Trials*, onto a Google Doc. Then, I chunked each paragraph or separate passage within the text. Secondly, I placed engaging visuals that directly aligned with the text within the text. Thirdly, I read through the passages again to denote Tier 2 and 3 terms that I knew that my students may not know and eliminated them. I placed a line or blank line in its place. I checked to ensure that there were definitive words/phrases around the missing word that could verify or prove the term's meaning within its context. Fourthly, I created multiple choice terms: Three (3) are icorrect and one (1) was the missing term. Fifth, I added an EXPLANATION box where the students are to explain why their answer choice was correct using EVIDENCE from the text. ** NOTE: During the process, the students must go through the following steps: Read the passage. Read the terms. Think about what word would LOGICALLY fit in the missing blank based upon the sentences and terms within the text. Indicate your word choice. Turn and Talk with your group members to explain your thinking. Explain your findings in COMPLETE SENTENCES using EVIDENCE FROM the TEXT to JUSTIFY your answer choice. ** This process is first scaffolded by me using Think-Alouds and annotations several times as I gradually release the level of responsibilityy to the students. **Activity Key** For demonstration purposes, I have included a key for the activity. The responses are based on the proficient and advanced levels (3 and 4). Please feel free to modify it as you deem necessary. Image Source: https://goo.gl/XrzuKk Enjoy!!
LightbulbTeaching
Dr. Mengele: Angel of Death (Cloze and Context Clue Activity) (Videos and Key Included!!)

Dr. Mengele: Angel of Death (Cloze and Context Clue Activity) (Videos and Key Included!!)

Context Clues and Word Elimination (Cloze Method) strategies have been proven to enhance the comprehension of higher level texts. Due to this finding, I have used these methods with my middle school students. First, I copied and pasted the entire article, *The Road to the Nuremberg Trials*, onto a Google Doc. Then, I chunked each paragraph or separate passage within the text. Secondly, I placed engaging visuals that directly aligned with the text within the text. Thirdly, I read through the passages again to denote Tier 2 and 3 terms that I knew that my students may not know and eliminated them. I placed a line or blank line in its place. I checked to ensure that there were definitive words/phrases around the missing word that could verify or prove the term's meaning within its context. Fourthly, I created multiple choice terms: Three (3) are icorrect and one (1) was the missing term. Fifth, I added an EXPLANATION box where the students are to explain why their answer choice was correct using EVIDENCE from the text. ** NOTE: During the process, the students must go through the following steps: 1. Read the passage. 2. Read the terms. 3. Think about what word would LOGICALLY fit in the missing blank based upon the sentences and terms within the text. 4. Indicate your word choice. 5. Turn and Talk with your group members to explain your thinking. 6. Explain your findings in COMPLETE SENTENCES using EVIDENCE FROM the TEXT to JUSTIFY your answer choice. ** This process is first scaffolded by me using Think-Alouds and annotations several times as I gradually release the level of responsibilityy to the students. **Activity Key** For demonstration purposes, I have included a key for the activity. The responses are based on the proficient and advanced levels (3 and 4). Please feel free to modify it as you deem necessary. ** Bonus Video** I have included two videos based upon the **Context Clue and Cloze methods.** ** Best Practices: High School Reading Strategies Instructor: Mary Katherine Keeting and Robert Seebring** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y00Oe-cODw&t=82s **Cloze Procedure by Andrea Powell** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz8v7bffUTY&t=4s Note: The documents are in PDF. Please feel free to use DocHub or other program to allow you and your students to write in the activity using a computer. Image Resource: Information Resource: https://goo.gl/eAVEhD Enjoy!
LightbulbTeaching
Daily life under communism

Daily life under communism

Lecture by Anna Funder at the University of Reykjavik, 22 September, 2012, Daily life under communism. Funder gives an insight into her work, Stasiland, including the dissidents and Stasi men that she interviewed and what they revealed about life in East Germany, 1945-1989. This resource includes the YouTube video and worksheet to accompany the video.
WayneWoods
Russia 1917-91 - Terror Timeline; Communist States

Russia 1917-91 - Terror Timeline; Communist States

This is a detailed timeline for student/teacher use. It details the use of terror within the Soviet state during the Communist Period, and can be used to identify and analyse changes and continuities over time, the role of individuals and institutions. It was designed to work with the Edexcel A Level Course, but is universal for any study of Russia 1917-91 at either GCSE or A Level.
mobaynham
AQA GCSE Conflict 1894-1918; The War at Sea

AQA GCSE Conflict 1894-1918; The War at Sea

A video observation and question recall lesson to accompany Episode 4 of ‘World War One in Color’ Killers at Sea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Wpfv4aiDA&t=283s Lesson involves short sequential questions based upon video, with plenary/summary questions at end. GCSE AQA Conflict 1894-1914
mobaynham
SMSC Card Sorts

SMSC Card Sorts

These excellent resources have bundled together to give you outstanding value. The over a range of social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues that relate to a number of subjects. I plan to add additional resourced to this bundle so if you buy down you will be able to download the rest of my resources for free within this bundle. If you would like to know more then please click on each resource. They are aimed at the fully range of ability. You can cut them out and put them into an envelop for students to sort or you can get them to cut, sort and stick them into their books. Failing that they can create a key or use highlighters and stick the whole sheet into their books.
Roy_Huggins
Cold War In Asia Bundle

Cold War In Asia Bundle

This includes a range of powerpoints and presentations for GCSE or A Level work on the Cold War in Asia. With elements of assessment, and from Kennedy to Nixon, this bundle covers some of the most important political, social and economic events of the 60’s an early 70’s.
joeyw1
Why did Kennedy not intervene in Laos?

Why did Kennedy not intervene in Laos?

Why did Kennedy not intervene in Laos? For ALevel or GCSE students studying the Cold War in Asia. This assesses the reasons why Kennedy decided not to intervene in the growth of communist insurgency in Laos during the height of the Cold War.
joeyw1
Middle East 1918-2012

Middle East 1918-2012

All resources necessary to teach the Arab-Israeli conflict in full. Covers all key events and changes. Includes exam materials and homework.
franshah
Was Nixon justified in bombing Cambodia and Laos?

Was Nixon justified in bombing Cambodia and Laos?

Was Nixon justified in bombing Cambodia and Laos? Using sources and knowledge on worksheets/slides students will assess the actions of Nixon towards Cambodia and Laos. Was he morally right to bomb these people? and place? Was there any real political gain? or did it cause more harm than good? Pupils will also get the chance to work on an image and understand how it could be manipulated by both sides to suit their needs
joeyw1