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Titanic Experience Day

Titanic Experience Day

Titanic Experience Day An opportunity for children to dress up and sail on the queen of the ocean. I organised this for my year 3/4 class when they had a good knowledge of the Titanic but still had some misconceptions/myths clouding their knowledge Eg all the women and/or first class survived (about 5 weeks in). Could be done as an end of unit or instead of a trip if it’s too far to travel to Southampton. It is a fun day which provides children with context and gives teachers good writing opportunities. The children LOVED it and were still talking about it with enthusiasm months later to an OFSTED inspector… Included: plans, prep list, paper resources, flipchart lesson starter, template latter to parents … I am the history lead for my federation. Email me any questions you may have. Enjoy!!
beablondie
The Deadliest Wars in Human History - Reading Comprehension

The Deadliest Wars in Human History - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text enumerates the deadliest wars in the history of humankind. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a true or false exercise, comprehension questions, a fill in the gaps exercise and a fun crossword. The text can be used for IGCSE and TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key included.
MariaPht
Free First World War Resource

Free First World War Resource

This file contains themes for phases and year groups to study as part of a whole school commemoration of the Armistice, 1918. It is written by Stuart Tiffany of Mr T does Primary History on Facebook and Twitter. Please follow both pages if you download and use this resource.
stuart_tiffany1987
Nelson Mandela information powerpoint

Nelson Mandela information powerpoint

This powerpoint includes vocabulary slides of key words that i would expect the children to know. It talks about his early life, the problems in south Africa (aparteid) and why he ended up in prison. Includes invictus poem that Mandela found comfort in while in prison - i am going to learn this with my children. Discusses his nobel peace prize and then his death - dates used Children create factfile a out Nelson Mandela
gammack
The worst man-made disasters in history - Reading Comprehension

The worst man-made disasters in history - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text enumerates the greatest man-made disasters in the history of human kind. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a true or false exercise, a title match, comprehension questions and a fun crossword. The text can be used for IGCSE and TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key included.
MariaPht
War Horse Lesson Bundle!

War Horse Lesson Bundle!

These engaging, varied, and informative lessons have been designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of the plot, characters, language, and key messages in Michael Morpugo’s ‘Private Peaceful.’ All of the resources that you need to teach are included in the bundle: Whole lesson step-by-step PowerPoint presentations, informative and engaging , worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. Contained in the bundle are lessons based on: Historical Context: World War I Morpugo’s Descriptive Language Joey’s Journey (lesson on the structure of the novel). Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging.
TandLGuru
War Horse Big Bundle!

War Horse Big Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE WAR HORSE LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET, THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Michael Morpugo’s’ ‘War Horse.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding dramatic and language devices, and relating the text to its social and historical context. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
War Horse - Historical Context: World War One!

War Horse - Historical Context: World War One!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to understand the key features of the historical context of World War I, in order to gain a clearer of understanding of Michael Morpugo’s War Horse. In particular, students learn about the key features of World War I (including the role of horses) before linking their understanding of historical context to different extracts from the text. Finally, they analyse Morpugo’s key intentions/messages in including such ideas within his novel. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Researching and understanding key information about World War I, including how it was initiated, the role of horses, life in the trenches, and going ‘over the top;’ Linking the key features of context to sections of the text; Reading selected extracts from the text, in order to link ideas regarding context and text together; Analysing Morpugo’s key messages and ideas in through his depiction of the historical context; Creating their own anti-war propaganda posters, detailing what war was really like for young soldiers; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Research Template; Selected extracts (from chapters 2, 4, 7 and 8); Essay template Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 7 and 8 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 4 (advanced) and year 9 with minimal adaptations. Please note that students will need internet access for the research introduction task. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
A lesson to enable children to make the most of trips

A lesson to enable children to make the most of trips

This PPT is a way of helping children to gain the most knowledge from an educational trip by discussing learning skills and behaviours and tasks before setting off. It also provides an example of questions that can be used to further extend children who complete the tasks set by the venue or used back at school.
stuart_tiffany1987
9-1 British Medicine: Renaissance Medicine Revision Pack

9-1 British Medicine: Renaissance Medicine Revision Pack

GCSE British Medicine Through Time New 2016 Specification Grades 9-1 Can be used for AQA, Edexcel, OCR or iGCSE exam boards. Revision pack that contains sheets on: Ideas on the cause of disease Treatment and Prevention of disease The Scientific Revolution and Thomas Sydenham The importance Andreas Vesalius The importance of William Harvey Care and Hospitals The Great Plague, 1665-66 How much progress was there in the Renaissance What factors helped and hindered medical progress? (Factors) Exam Questions (Edexcel) Part of Renaissance 1500-1750 (Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century) period Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome!
MrThorntonTeach
Nuclear Energy - Reading Comprehension Texts / Handouts (SAVE 50%)

Nuclear Energy - Reading Comprehension Texts / Handouts (SAVE 50%)

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore nuclear energy, nuclear accidents and the effects they can have on human health. After carefully reading each informational text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, definitions matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. Full answer keys are included. Some of these handouts can be used in combination with a corresponding #GoogleExpeditions virtual trip.
MariaPht
WW2 Rationing Carrot Cookie Recipe

WW2 Rationing Carrot Cookie Recipe

An easy to follow recipe for carrot cookies using ingredients that would have been available during WW2 when rationing was happening. The recipe is true to original recipes that people used at the time and is a fantastic way to link History with cookery/DT/food technology and bring rationing to life for the children. We did this in small groups and each child got to taste their cookie once it was cooked. They are surprisingly delicious!
xxalex123xx
Titanic Topic year 2

Titanic Topic year 2

A whole term’s worth of lessons which refer to the national curriculum’s year 2 objectives for history, geography, art and D+T. This bundle includes resources such as ActivInspire flipcharts, worksheets and success criteria.
Kayleighp92
Roblox Inspired Template

Roblox Inspired Template

Great templates to use for maths lesson on 3D nets! ROBLOX inspired for children to create their own ROBLOX characters. Could be linked to any topic where children can create a modern game related character for example why not get them creating the Egyptian Gods for your egyptians topic? Or maybe a King Henry VIII and his six wives? Open to lots of possibilities!
MissDavidsonTD
The Environment/ Saving Our Planet / Nature Conservation Handouts (SAVE 80%)

The Environment/ Saving Our Planet / Nature Conservation Handouts (SAVE 80%)

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore a number of environmental issues including air and water pollution, genetic engineering, climate change and nuclear radiation. After carefully reading each informational text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, definitions matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. Full answer keys are included.
MariaPht
Power and Conflict Poetry Knowledge Organisers Huge Bundle!

Power and Conflict Poetry Knowledge Organisers Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS FOR ALL 15 OF THE POWER AND CONFLICT POEMS! These clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for students learning or revising the following poems from the ‘Power and Conflict’ anthology: Exposure - Wilfred Owen; Bayonet Charge - Ted Hughes; The Charge of the Light Brigade - Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Poppies - Jane Weir War Photographer - Carol Ann Duffy Kamikaze - Beatrice Garland Ozymandias - Percy Bysshe Shelley My Last Duchess - Robert Browning Storm on the Island - Seamus Heaney Checking Out Me History - John Agard Tissue - Imtiaz Dharker Remains - Simon Armitage The Prelude (Extract) - William Wordsworth The Emigree - Carol Rumens London - William Blake Each organiser contains a number of detailed, clear, and colourful sections explaining the key elements of the poem: Context; Line-by-Line Analysis; Poetic Devices/ Language Devices; Themes; Form/Structure; Poems for Comparison; The Poet’s Influences. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
KS1 Florence Nightingale lesson FULL LESSON

KS1 Florence Nightingale lesson FULL LESSON

A Smartbook presentation about Florence Nightingale. Working wall pictures. Timeline worksheet with pictures and handouts to support writing and learning. Colouring sheets for additional task. PowerPoint presentation about the life of Florence Nightingale. ENJOY!
emmakate22
End of the Vietnam War.

End of the Vietnam War.

This is an entire fully resourced scheme of work covering every major aspect which led to the end of the Vietnam War which spans from ‘Vietnamisation’ to ‘The fall of Saigon’. (including reactions at home). All linked to the GCSE History course for Vietnam. All lessons come with differentiated outcomes, example answers & mark schemes, most videos and songs are embedded into the P. P. Presentations with a wide ranging selection of activities and resources which will appeal to pupils of all abilities. A fantastic opportunity to help you develop your own scheme of work on this course. You may need the conflict and home and abroad textbook to support parts of some lessons. Most however do not require a textbook. Save over 40% on these lessons combined! **Free wall display included! ** https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/morlem
morlem
Public Reaction to the Vietnam War.

Public Reaction to the Vietnam War.

This is an entire fully resourced scheme of work covering public reaction to the Vietnam War - All linked to the GCSE History course for Vietnam. All lessons come with differentiated outcomes, example answers & mark schemes, most videos and songs are embedded into the P. P. Presentations with a wide ranging selection of activities and resources which will appeal to pupils of all abilities. A fantastic opportunity to help you develop your own scheme of work on this course. You may need the conflict and home and abroad textbook to support parts of some lessons. Most however do not require a textbook. **Free wall display included! ** https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/morlem
morlem
Key Events of the Vietnam War

Key Events of the Vietnam War

This is an entire fully resourced scheme of work covering every major event of the Vietnam War. Linked with Edexcel GCSE scheme but could be used for KS3! All lessons come with differentiated outcomes, example answers & mark schemes, most videos and songs are embedded into the P. P. Presentations with a wide ranging selection of activities and resources which will appeal to pupils of all abilities. A fantastic opportunity to help you develop your own scheme of work on this course. You may need the conflict and home and abroad textbook to support parts of some lessons. Most however do not require a textbook. Save over 40% on these lessons combined! free wall display included! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/morlem
morlem
Vietnam War Wall Display

Vietnam War Wall Display

A colour coded wall display to help students engage with / understand the complexities and Geography of the Vietnam War. **Included: A3 Map to print off. 16 significant events of the Vietnam War. Each are colour coded: Short term causes Long term causes events of the war Tactics End of the Vietnam War. ** Fantastic for understand GCSE but also KS3 to simplify for younger students. You may require string to link up some of the events to locations. I have included a map but you may wish to purchase your own.
morlem
Spelling Improvement Mat

Spelling Improvement Mat

Used during a drive on vocabulary, spelling and oracy by a successful History Department. The spelling mat includes nine activities that are designed to improve spelling and use of key historical terminology with an achievement point hierarchy that is easily changed to meet a schools’ reward policy. Very effective after a list of key spelling mistakes has been made or asfter a spelling test.
johnleehough
Power and Conflict Poetry Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle 1!

Power and Conflict Poetry Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle 1!

These clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for students learning or revising the following poems from the ‘Power and Conflict’ anthology: Exposure - Wilfred Owen; Bayonet Charge - Ted Hughes; The Charge of the Light Brigade - Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Poppies - Jane Weir War Photographer - Carol Ann Duffy Kamikaze - Beatrice Garland Ozymandias - Percy Bysshe Shelley Each organiser contains a number of detailed, clear, and colourful sections explaining the key elements of the poem: Context; Line-by-Line Analysis; Poetic Devices/ Language Devices; Themes; Form/Structure; Poems for Comparison; The Poet’s Influences. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included). For all 15 of the Power and Conflict poems knowledge organisers, please search for the 'Huge Bundle.' The remaining 8 poems are also available in their own bundle (‘Big Bundle 2’)
TandLGuru
Report comments: School Report Writer .com format - 1000s!

Report comments: School Report Writer .com format - 1000s!

Report comments: Primary, Secondary, Middle Years, Art, Music, PE, Maths, English, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, Geography, General comments, Dance, Graphics, Design, Woodwork, History, Humanities, Creative Writing, House Reports, Psychology, Sociology, Reading, Writing, Citizenship, Preschool, Adult literacy & more. All comments are in School Report Writer format. Enjoy!
playingmytune
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - GCSE Reading Comprehension / Text

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - GCSE Reading Comprehension / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of Christopher Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee”. After carefully reading the summary of the novel, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: True or False exercises, comprehension questions, a definitions match, a character match, a fill in the gaps exercise and a fun crossword . The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
Sample Pages For Whistle As You Walk Away Play Script

Sample Pages For Whistle As You Walk Away Play Script

A short extract from the play script Whistle As You Walk Away which tells the harrowing stories of children who worked in the cotton mills in Victorian England. The play uses factual accounts from Victorian children to show what life was like at that time, the hardships they faced, and the changes in society which made their lives a little easier. It’s a great historical play with a heart and is perfect for a large cast of young actors who want to connect with this period in British history. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/victorian-mill-children-play-script-11377361 Thanks everso!
AliJC
KS2 History Resource: Britain in the 1990s

KS2 History Resource: Britain in the 1990s

KS2 History Resource - Britain since 1948. This worksheet includes some interesting facts and events in the 1990s. Students read the text and answer the study questions. This worksheet was created by Primary Leap
PrimaryLeap
KS2 History Resource - Britain in the 1980s

KS2 History Resource - Britain in the 1980s

KS2 History Resource - Britain since 1948. This worksheet includes some interesting facts and events in the 1980s. Students read the text and answer the study questions. This worksheet was created by Primary Leap
PrimaryLeap
KS2 History Resource - Britain in the 1970s

KS2 History Resource - Britain in the 1970s

KS2 History Resource - Britain since 1948. This worksheet includes some interesting facts and events in the 1970s. Students read the text and answer the study questions. This worksheet was created by Primary Leap
PrimaryLeap
History Resource: Britain in the 1960s

History Resource: Britain in the 1960s

KS2 History resource: Britain since 1948. This worksheet includes some interesting facts and events in the 1960s. Students read the text and answer the study questions. This history resource was created by Primary Leap
PrimaryLeap
History Resource: Britain in the 1950s

History Resource: Britain in the 1950s

Year 5 History - Britain since 1948. This worksheet includes some interesting facts and events in the 1950s. Students read the text and answer the study questions. This history resource was created by Primary Leap
PrimaryLeap
The British Empire

The British Empire

**This bundle includes 7 lessons charting the growth of trade and goods in the British Empire including a case study of the Slave Trade. ** Each lesson has the possibility of being 2 dependent upon how thoroughly you wish to teach the topics. All lessons include resources hooks / videos / songs (all embedded) Visual stimulating PowerPoints to appeal to all types of learners. Save over 50% on these lessons combined! ** Please visit my shop for more History lessons / bundles: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/morlem
morlem
Citizenship Introduction Unit

Citizenship Introduction Unit

A 7 hour KS3 ‘Introduction to Citizenship’ Unit. The unit covers what exactly citizenship is, how our government system works in the UK, how the law affects young people, how we can be active citizens, human rights, different forms of government and immigration. This unit was originally used as the first unit the Year 7s would take in Citizenship, but has since been added to and improved. The original written unit plan is included and everything is entirely editable too. This includes 7 x 1 hour PowerPoints, dozens of worksheets and clips clips, well differentiated activities and engaging tasks. Useful for PSHCE / Citizenship or British Values. 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) and are designed to last one hour each. 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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