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Hitler's rise to power - KS3 overview

Hitler's rise to power - KS3 overview

Included is a lesson PowerPoint that introduces as a starter activity the reasons behind the rise in popularity of the Nazi party (mainly as a consequence of the Wall Street Crash). Also included is a PowerPoint with a series of information cards used in conjunction with the attached A3 sheet to record the information on. This will be completed as a carousel type activity.
joshcooke4712
The Nazi occupation of Poland

The Nazi occupation of Poland

A power point and activities working towards understanding and analysing sources on the occupation of the Eastern Europe. Students use the OCR textbook to complete a table categorising the Nazi policies towards Poland and its people. Students then study a source from Hans Frank, the governor of Poland discussing the policies towards Polish people during the occupation. Students then answer one section of a 15 mark source question.
emhayes
Reponses to Nazi rule in occupied Europe

Reponses to Nazi rule in occupied Europe

Clearly focused lesson, setting out the different responses to Nazi rule, focusing on the ideas of collaboration, accomadation and resistance. Students complete a map of Europe to understand the different ways people in occupied Europe responded to the Nazis, students place responses onto a continuum to develop their understanding of the reponses. Students complete a 18 marker for homework, using the structure sheet to answer a question about the treatment of different countries during Nazi occupation.
emhayes
How did the Nazis consolidate their power

How did the Nazis consolidate their power

Quick think task on Gleichschaltung, followed by a question sheet on the methods used by the Nazis to consolidate by removal of opposition through the banning of trade unions and the peoples court, (using the OCR textbook). Source analysis using the 7 mark question stems and a step by step guide on how to do this. Key term homework.
emhayes
Stalin's purges - 20 page lesson pack

Stalin's purges - 20 page lesson pack

This might (!) be my favourite ever lesson!! Students work through background knowledge before taking on the role of a Politburo member investigating a mysterious 1934 murder (Kirov). Students work there was through the (superbly detailed!) 21 pieces of evidence to help them crack the case. Works brilliantly with a dead body on the floor and some crime scene tape/sirens! I hope your students enjoy this activity as much as mine always do!
danguiney
Nazi ideology OCR SHP living under Nazi rule

Nazi ideology OCR SHP living under Nazi rule

Engaging starter of key questions about general beliefs, linked to those of the Nazis. Link to a clip on the impact of the treaty of Versailles Anagrams of main Nazi demands Worksheet to complete on the main Nazi ideologies Source analysis of a farmer who became a Nazi supporter.
emhayes
Causes of WW2 in Europe - 6 page/8 slide lesson pack

Causes of WW2 in Europe - 6 page/8 slide lesson pack

Students read through the background notes before using this knowledge to help them create a physical timeline in the form of a road map. Click the link to watch just how powerful a teaching strategy this can be for raising chronological awareness as well as boosting subject knowledge significantly. I hope your students enjoy the lesson as much as mine do!
danguiney
Hitler's rise - 11 page lesson pack

Hitler's rise - 11 page lesson pack

In this lesson students read through a really detailed set of background notes before completing a colour-coded hexagonal card sort to show both factors and links. Please watch the video attached to see how my students use these materials to help them master the key question. I hope your students get as much out of this lesson as I know mine do. And if you enjoyed this free resource feel free to browse through my shop where I have loads more lessons for you to download!
danguiney
Stalin's economic policies - 6 page lesson pack

Stalin's economic policies - 6 page lesson pack

During this lesson students work their way through a fantastically precise and detailed set of background notes before completing a 33 piece evidence sort. Students are asked to arrange the evidence firstly into industrial and agricultural, and then into successes and failures. This is a brilliant lesson which suits many learners’ needs and in particular which appeals to high-end learners. I hope your students get as much from this set of activities as mine do. If you watch the short video clip attached you can see some of my students putting this knowledge to good use.
danguiney
Occupied Europe WW2

Occupied Europe WW2

A lesson focusing on the experience of people in occupied Europe during the Second World War. The case study looks at key terminology such as Collaboration and Resistance. It aims to get students to question the choices made by countries and then individuals and reassess their choices, by putting them in their shoes and investigating choices and consequences.
lperry44
Battle of France 1940

Battle of France 1940

Wonderful lesson and resource that focus on differentiated learning. Content focuses on why the Germans were able to beat France and Britain in 1940. Homework sheet can also be used in lesson and the students pick a certain amount of challenge tasks to achieve.
lperry44
Reading Comprehension WW2 Year 6

Reading Comprehension WW2 Year 6

Reading comprehension sheets aimed at Year 6 which are themed on WW2. Zip file contains questions and reading sheets. Ideal for morning work or for afternoon work or for a starter activity. I tried to aim all questions roughly in proportion with the standards; there is a focus on drawing inference for three mark answers. Let me know any way I could improve them.
Hugostrange
Resources D-Day/ Non Chronological report

Resources D-Day/ Non Chronological report

This group of resources are ideal for introducing D-Day to your class and helping them scaffold their own non-chronological report about D-Day. Can be used during one introductory lesson, or as part of a whole week’s research.
Hugostrange
The Home Front, 1939 -1945

The Home Front, 1939 -1945

These outstanding resources have been designed to help students studying the Home Front during the Second World War. They are suitable for the full range of ability and should take between 9 to 10 hours of curriculum time to complete. Each lesson comes with a fully editable worksheet and PowerPoint, which includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, information slides, historical sources, tasks, activities, links to video clips, thinking skills and active learning exercises. These resources have been repeatedly tested on the front line in the classroom and have been improved based upon best practice over 26 years. For more information, please click on each resource. You can purchase them individually, but by buying them as a bundle you will have over 29%.
Roy_Huggins
Causes of Cold War - 7 page lesson pack

Causes of Cold War - 7 page lesson pack

In this lesson students read up on background knowledge before assembling a 30 piece hexagonal card sort into a factor-led response. Evidence is very precise and being a hexagonal rather than square card sort students are encouraged to make effective links between the evidence used whilst also being encouraged to prioritise the evidence they find the most compelling. Once the class have formulated their card sort this sets them up extremely well for either a debate or a written piece of work. My students love this lesson and I really hope yours do too!
danguiney
Hiroshima: Was the atomic bomb justified?

Hiroshima: Was the atomic bomb justified?

Pupils will learn the short and long-term effects of Hiroshima through a video and flashcard activity. Pupils will then look at the arguments for and against the atomic bomb. Pupils will then do a silent debate exploring if the atomic bomb was justified before completing an extended piece of writing.
isobel_greenlees
History - Weimar and Nazi Germany GCSE Revision PowerPoint 9-1

History - Weimar and Nazi Germany GCSE Revision PowerPoint 9-1

This revision PowerPoint summarises the whole of the Weimar and Nazi Germany section for the new Edexcel 9-1 History GCSE. It encapsulates all the information and statistics needed for the GCSE A perfect summary guide for students at home in a line-by-line revealing PowerPoint style to test students as they move through the course. In addition to this, there is an exam technique section, teaching the timings and technique needed to answer the questions in the 80 minute exam All of this for a price less than a textbook
benmarshall22102
Germany 1919-45 Revision Flash Cards (200+ cards)

Germany 1919-45 Revision Flash Cards (200+ cards)

Over 200 revision flash cards based on key people and events from Weimar and Nazi Germany. Simply print, cut out, and fold. These took me forever to create but they are my number one ‘go to’ revision tool for my exam classes and have had wholly positive feedback. Also works extremely well as an end of unit activity whereby students can use the cards to create a visual mind-map / layout of the course. Give them to your students before exams to ensure their subject knowledge is spot on!
danguiney
Truman & the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki - 15 page lesson pack

Truman & the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki - 15 page lesson pack

Students are given character cards, some pro and some anti dropping the bomb ranging from Einstein and Churchill to Hirihito and Stalin. In groups each side then works through 36 cards which are teeming with precisely selected historical detail, some of which support the dropping of the A-bomb and some of which argue against it. This activity prepares students exceptionally well for a debate about one of the most keenly argued historical topics - the dropping of the atomic bombs - and can also be used to help students structure an extended written response to this question. The cards are colour coded for students who require additional differentiation. This is one of my best lessons year on year and I hope it gets your students talking, evaluating, and arguing - especially in this nuclear world which we live in today.
danguiney
Fall of Singapore - 8 page lesson pack

Fall of Singapore - 8 page lesson pack

In this lesson students read background information on the fall of Singapore in the Second World War before completing an extremely detailed card sort activity (26 cards) to help them decide on the key reasons Yamashita’s Japanese army defeated that of Percival. The card sort itself is incredibly detailed and was drawn up during my time working and researching in Singapore and has been broken down into colour coordinated factors (Percival’s mistakes, Japanese strengths, British high command decisions, technological shortcomings, and issues with British troops) to promote a structured and factor-led student approach. This activity helps students scaffold historical responses and prepares them well for extended written analysis in a follow up piece of work. It is one of my favourite lessons and I hope your students enjoy it just as much as mine do.
danguiney
Stalin's Russia Entire Course Notes - 36 pages

Stalin's Russia Entire Course Notes - 36 pages

This 36-page pack is the incredibly detailed and complete set of notes I have written for my students. It is basically an entire course on Stalin’s Russia in one pack! Suitable for 16+ including GCSE, AP, A Level, and IB students. Notes are broken down into the following sections: How did Stalin come to power by 1928? How successful were Stalin’s economic policies? How did Stalin control the Soviet Union through purges? How did Stalin control the Soviet Union through the cult of personality? *What was the impact of the Second World War on the Soviet Union? I am confident you will love this resource because there is nothing on the Internet which I have found which offers the same level of breadth and detail on this topic. Your students will find the notes supremely useful and they will help them achieve examination success.
danguiney
Stalin's Russia Top Trumps Game - 61 cards

Stalin's Russia Top Trumps Game - 61 cards

Teeming with precise and carefully selected evidence my students love playing this game to boost subject knowledge. There are sixty one cards (which work best when cut out and laminated) and they are colour coordinated into categories: rise to power, purges, WWII, industry/agriculture, and culture. These cards include all the main figures you would expect such as young Stalin, Trotsky, Beria and so on but also some lesser known figures such as Maria Yudina (Stalin’s favourite musician), Vasily Blokhin (notorious WWII executor), and Mikhail Gelovani (actor who played Stalin 13 times in various Soviet movies). On each card there is a key date/event for that person, two precise statistics, and a quotation. Students simply call out a category and the person with the highest card ‘trumps’ the other, winning their card. The objective is to strip your opponent of their cards to win the game. This is a resource I am very proud of and which has received many accolades from students and lesson observations alike and which will really boost your students’ subject knowledge of Stalin’s Russia. This activity works really well as a stand-alone activity, revision tool, or starter/plenary to any lesson on Stalin’s Russia. I hope you enjoy it as much as my students do!
danguiney
Weimar & Nazi Germany Top Trumps Game - 132 cards

Weimar & Nazi Germany Top Trumps Game - 132 cards

Teeming with precise and carefully selected evidence my students love playing this game to boost subject knowledge. There are one hundred & thirty two cards (which work best when cut out and laminated) including figures such as the only Jewish representative of the German Olympic squad Helene (Meyer) and Hitler’s British wartime dog (Little Fox), as well as more obvious characters such as Vienna-period Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler etc. On each card there is a key date/event for that person, two precise statistics, and a quotation. Students simply call out a category and the person with the highest card beats the other, winning their card. The objective is to strip your opponent of their cards to win the game. This is a resource I am very proud of and which has received many accolades from students and lesson observations alike. Click on the video link to watch this resource in action.
danguiney
War and the development of Penicillin

War and the development of Penicillin

Used as a lesson in the Public Health and the People thematic British Medicine study at KS4. Gives specific detailed knowledge of how war involving Britain and the US led to developments in the use of penicillin with key exam criteria, deconstructed models and an exam style question. The activities encourage students to write a sharply-focussed response that shows detailed knowledge of Britain’s role in the development of penicillin showing the complexities of change and the relationship between cause and consequence. The challenge tasks encourage pupils to think about revision strategies and the effect of Nazi persecution on Jewish scientists and its wider consequences. Made during a drive on engaging and challenging lessons in History.
johnleehough
History & The World Cup 2018

History & The World Cup 2018

These resources aim to explore change and continuity through the lenses of the World Cup! An engaging resource that balances fun and learning! The Power Point covers the terms; change & continuity and there are several worksheets to engage the pupils on the World Cup.
JosephMukuka
Sample Pages For Sausages For Tea WW2 Play Script

Sample Pages For Sausages For Tea WW2 Play Script

A short extract from the mini play Sausages For Tea, which tells the story of one family’s experience of a WW2 air raid in a fictional town during 1940s Britain. The play mixes fact and fiction, allowing young performers to gain some appreciation of what life was like on the Home Front for children in Britain during World War Two. The play is short and, with a small cast, it is ideal for performances in assemblies and on topic days. 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/ww2-mini-play-for-ks2-ks3-11373895 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Hitler + Nazi Rise To Power

Hitler + Nazi Rise To Power

An hour long, fully resourced KS3 / KS4 lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying tasks all about Hitler’s rise to power. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.
History_Geek
KS3 History, Should America go to war in Vietnam?

KS3 History, Should America go to war in Vietnam?

KS3 History The Cold War, Superpowers, The Vietnam War Fully resources lesson investigating the whether America should go to war in Vietnam in 1964 Students look at the situation in Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh and the growth of the Vietminh from 1939 to 63, looking at the increasing US invovelment. They then have to act at President Johnsons adivisors to make a judgement on whether he should go to war after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 1964. In this judgement students weigh up evidence including DIems rule, the Domino Theory, Containment and the arguments against intervention GCSE focus on causation, chronology, significance and second order concepts like communism/capitalism Links perfectly to 9 1 GCSE History, can serve as an excellent base for development at KS4 All lesson activities and resources included. Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome
MrThorntonTeach
KS3 History, What was the Cold War?

KS3 History, What was the Cold War?

KS3 History The Cold War, Superpowers, The Vietnam War Fully resources lesson investigating the Cold War, looking at a definition, causes and communism vs capitalism with a final focus on how this led to the Vietnam War (The topic Students look/experience differences of communism and capitalism, create an ‘Cold War Sundae’ to look at the causal layers and should have clear grasp of the concept. GCSE focus on causation and second order concepts like communism/capitalism Links perfectly to 9 1 GCSE History, can serve as an excellent base for development at KS4 All lesson activities and resources included. Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome
MrThorntonTeach
WWII Allies and Axis Matching Card Game

WWII Allies and Axis Matching Card Game

Designed for Year 5/6. In order to match the clues to the countries, children must read the maps and use their knowledge of geography. Generates great discussions and makes a change from the usual colouring in page! I do not own the rights to the maps. If you find a better or clearer one, let me know!
Sparrow78
Exploring WW2 Through Drama

Exploring WW2 Through Drama

A short scheme, suitable for KS2 and KS3, that uses drama to explore elements of WW2. It covers issues facing children at home and as evacuees during the Second World War and provides lots of opportunities for discussion, interaction, and the sharing of information. The scheme is presented as one long unit but can easily be divided into separate lessons or bitesize pieces for the classroom. Drama methods include freezes, role play, improvisation, hotseating, mime and writing in role. The unit is brilliant as a springboard for further WW2 work, or to further reinforce WW2 topic work. If you liked this resource and found it useful, please spare a moment of your valuable time to leave a positive review. Thanks everso!
AliJC
KS3 WW2 bundle

KS3 WW2 bundle

This unit of work has been created to embed and develop skills required at KS4 within KS3 written responses. Skills developed include source work (Interpretations and sources) as well as narrative account, consequences, and PEEL paragraphs. Bundle includes lessons about: D-Day Defeat of France Hitler’s defeat Invasion of Poland Operation Barbarossa Pearl Harbour The Blitz WW2 Dictators
ellie_ryl
KS3 Hitler's Downfall (WW2)

KS3 Hitler's Downfall (WW2)

This lesson covers: The Battle for Berlin Hitler’s suicide Yalta Conference Pupils will: WALT: Explain why the Nazi’s surrendered to the Allies and the importance of Yalta. Level 3: Identify what position Germany was in by 1945. Level 4: Describe the key events of the Battle for Berlin. Level 5: Explain how the Battle for Berlin lead to Germany surrendering to the allies. Level 6: Compare sources to analyse what the Big Three wanted at Yalta and how this would affect Germany.
ellie_ryl