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Wall Street Crash game

Wall Street Crash game

This is a fun little game to play with students to get them to understand the causes of the Wall Street Crash. Essentially it splits the class into different roles and has them buying and selling stocks and shares. The teacher secretly informs those bankers and professional traders what is going to happen on the next slide however, so while the majority of the class is gambling they will come out on top. What is the stock market? Learning objectives: Describe how the stock exchange system works and explain how this relates to previous understanding.
Histom
Why was the sinking of the Titanic so controversial?

Why was the sinking of the Titanic so controversial?

A Year 9 lesson that analyses the controversy of the sinking of the Titanic using a modern day parallel between that and the Grenfell Tower disaster. Students begin by reading two different articles about Grenfell, and then use them to come up with criteria for what makes an event controversial. These are then applied throughout the lesson, as the students sort through factors that made the sinking of the Titanic controversial, and to draw comparisons to modern day disasters and controversies such as Grenfell. Rated outstanding in an observation.
adharding91
How did Antisemitism escalate in Nazi Germany

How did Antisemitism escalate in Nazi Germany

A GCSE Lesson on how Antisemitism escalated between the years 1933-41 in Nazi Germany using the incredible diaries of Victor Klemperer to exemplify what happened. Students start the lesson looking at different propaganda pieces targeting different minority groups, which leads to a discussion of why the Nazis persecuted specific minorities in the first place. Their focus is then directed specifically onto how Jews are increasingly persecuted throughout 1933-41. Students then have to try to match up the diary extracts to the year they think they were from and theorise about the nature and progression of Antisemitism and persecution in Nazi Germany. This is then finalised by creating their own chronology of Klemperer’s life, with lots of discussion along the way about what the extracts show us about persecution in Nazi Germany and what the key years and turning points are in the treatment of the Jews.
adharding91
Why Enlist - Propaganda in WW1

Why Enlist - Propaganda in WW1

Lesson that introduces pupils to the concept of propaganda, pupils complete a carousel in which they analyse posters and how they would make them feel. They evaluate how likely they would have been to join the army and then analyse how useful a fictional soldiers account of why he joined the army is (preparation for GCSE edexcel how useful question).
ellie_ryl
Stalin: The Red Terror

Stalin: The Red Terror

Couple of lessons worth of material on the murder of Kirov, show trials, the Red Terror and the Gulags and what the impact of it all was.
SGA1979
Titanic - who was to blame?

Titanic - who was to blame?

Group lesson, pupils work in groups to analyse sources which help them decide who was to blame for the disaster - they annotate each source before moving onto the next. At the end of the lesson pupils are asked to evaluate who was most to blame, this task is levelled with different tasks for each attainment level.
ellie_ryl
Card Sort: How did Hitler become Chancellor in 1933?

Card Sort: How did Hitler become Chancellor in 1933?

This outstanding resource has been designed for students studying the new GCSE syllabus on Weimar Germany 1918 - 1933. It focuses on the key reasons why Hitler became Chancellor in 1933. It can be used as a starter, consolidation exercise, plenary or even a homework activity. This activity is designed to appeal to students of all abilities and has a stretch and challenge question at the end which can be used either as a discussion point or as the focus for a written task. When you purchase this resource it includes a fully editable two page Microsoft Word document with a learning aim and three activities. It also includes eight heading cards labeled propaganda, election promises, wealthy backers, support, the depression, Weimar constitution, technology, Hitler’s image and eight matching statement cards which explain why Hitler became Chancellor in 1933. At the bottom of the page there is an extension question that provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate what they have know by explaining the two main reason. Depending upon your photocopying budget, on page two I have included a third activity with matching images to go with each heading and explanation. When completed, this resource creates a useful revision guide which looks very impressive visually. Depending upon the ability of the class, it should take no more than 20 minutes to do the card sort. Afterwards they could have a go at doing an extended question answering the question: ‘Why did Hitler become Chancellor in 1933?’ The aims and objectives are: Theme: The Rise of Hitler Know: What factors helped Hitler become Chancellor? Understand: What roles were played by economic, social and political factors in Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor? Evaluate: Which factor was the most important? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: The key reasons why Hitler became Chancellor in 1933? Explain: What roles were played by political, social and economic factors in his appointment? Evaluate: Which factor was the most important? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow ‘The History Academy’ on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
Roy_Huggins
Malcolm X - His life and Work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

Malcolm X - His life and Work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

This 3 pages Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet studies the life and work of American activist Malcolm X. Introduce your students to the history of the Civil Rights Movement and how Malcolm X helped to shape the fight. Ideal for higher elementary and advanced native and EFL/ESL students it is complete with two reading comprehension exercises to assess understanding. There is also a vocabulary exercise engaging students with advanced key words and their definitions. The worksheet can be completed in class or assigned as homework.
kntonia