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Escape from Alcatraz Comprehension

Escape from Alcatraz Comprehension

A newspaper article and questions based on the event of the Escape from Alcatraz. Designed for GCSE students, studying 9-1 GCSE, the non-fiction element. Answers are included also.

By Sazo123

The World News Crossword (August 13th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 13th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 13th, 2017) is a simple crossword made up of news events from the last week. New volcanoes discovered in the Antarctic. Less migrants from Libya to Italy in July. A camp built for migrants walking from the US to Canada. Twelve HUGE pipes washed ashore in Norfolk. A Canadian policeman paid for the shirt and tie that a young shoplifter tried to steal for a job interview. The egg scandal spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and Hong Kong. Tainted papayas make 100 or so people in the US sick while millions of Yemeni children are suffering from cholera. Train wreck in Egypt. The US president threaten d military intervention in Venezuela. And a Canadian diplomat suffers hearing loss in Cuba because of a sonic weapon. A Danish submarine captain was charged with manslaughter after a Swedish journalist died when the submarine sank. Of course the answers are included. It's an excellent resource for PSHE, Geography, Economics, Social Studies, GATE... There are 3 additional BONUS crossword puzzles - Afghanistan, Albania, and Japan.

By BFP

KS1 Climate Around the World Bundle

KS1 Climate Around the World Bundle

A collection of KS1 resources on the topic of climate around the world. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

The World News Crossword (August 6th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 6th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 6th, 2017) is a simple crossword based on last week’s news events. There are three BONUS crosswords included - all with the answers of course. The resource is a pdf document so it's quick and easy to download and store on a flash drive. What happened in our world last week? The Philippines president called the North Korean leader a ‘chubby fool’ for firing rockets. China and India are involved in a border dispute. An Indian boxer beat a Chinese boxer but offered to give the title back to the Chinese boxer as a peace gesture. GM recalled almost a million trucks. Pearson, the educational publisher announced it would cut 10% of of its jobs. Ethnic violence in the DRC resulted in more than 250 people killed. Australia’s greenhouse emissions rose to their highest level ever. Dutch police arrested criminals who stole iPhones from a moving truck. A heatwave spread across Europe and monsoon flooding killed hundreds of people in India. Police in Sierra Leone banned groups of joggers. It’s not so much what happened but why, and hopefully this is what the students will be talking about as they complete the crossword and go to their next lesson. Why did only two cities apply to host the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics? Why is the Polish government still allowing logging in its ancient forest? Why are George and Amal Clooney helping 3000 Syrian children attend school in Lebanon? And why was Martin Shkreli the most hated man?

By BFP

The World News Crossword (July 29th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (July 29th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (July 29th, 2017) is a simple crossword based on last week's news events. But wait! There's more... three more crosswords. There's one about Australia. There's one about the USA. And there's another on countries and their famous landmarks. In last week's news... China's president announced that everyone in the Chinese army has to support the communist party. Over 20,000 people were evacuated because of a fire at a concert in Spain. There were forest fires along the French coast. There was flooding in China and New Zealand and a suspicious water shortage in the Murray-Darling river basin area that the government is investigating. Pakistan's prime minister was made to resign because of dishonest activity revelled in the Panama Papers. North Korea fired another rocket into the Japan Sea. The US Navy fired some rockets near an Iranian ship. And the Sri Lankan navy rescued an elephant that had been swept out to sea. And a few days later they rescued two more. There's a serious international dispute brewing because Gran Canaria imported sand from Western Sahara - the UN has rules about trading with countries that are occupied (Western Sahara is occupied by Morocco). And the Dumbest News Story Ever Award goes to the people in Rotorua (New Zealand) who have imported mud from South Korea and used $NZ100,000 given by government, i.e. the taxpayer, to do so. It's for a festival. It's mud. $100,000 of taxpayer money??? So... a crossword all about last week's news and a few other very handy resources to have in your pocket. It's all one pdf document so it can be downloaded and stored on a flash drive, ready to print and use in a flash!

By BFP

9x GCSE CITIZENSHIP 9-1 Educational Revision Quizzes. Politics Law Brexit Elections Campaigns

9x GCSE CITIZENSHIP 9-1 Educational Revision Quizzes. Politics Law Brexit Elections Campaigns

9x GCSE CITIZENSHIP 9-1 Educational Revision Quizzes. Politics Law Brexit Elections Campaigns 2017 Set of 9x Whole school (FORM TIME/ /CITIZENSHIP) Fun Revision Quiz Quizzes - This bundle contains some of my most popular GCSE Citizenship quiz resources for 2017. 1. 2017 Black History 2. 2017 Finance and Careers 3. 2017 Political Ideologies 4. The Environment and sustainability 5.Brexit and the European Union 6.British Values and the UK 7.Monarchy and the royal family 8. UK General election and political parties 9. International Women and History Celebrating Diversity (Also I have included 1 of the x16 key term revision topic cards for the topic Voting and Election) Each Quiz Contains 7 Rounds and 40+ Questions A student/ Team Worksheet Comprehensive Answers provided This is a fun and engaging way to go through the answers. The resources are thoughtful and will help students engage with the world around them and current affairs. I have made available a Mini (Short) Quiz for FREE so you can check the quality of my Resources. Its available here: Famous Guitarists Mini Quiz Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for Citizenship and PSHE. TOP TIP: What a great way to end the year with a 1hr tutor Quiz Period. By the time they come up with Team names - do the quiz, check the answers and tot up the points and announce winners and then summarise what they have learnt. lesson done :) Could have an end of term' Quiz Day' and rotate through the Quizzes This resource would work really well with my other 2017/2018 educational resources and Quizzes. Over 40+ in total. Why not take a look at a few.... Literacy Whole School Quiz Bundle The Big Film & TV Quiz 5x British Values Quiz Bundle

By bkingsnorth

Back to School 3xQuiz Bundle - Tutor time: Transition / Film and TV / Famous People

Back to School 3xQuiz Bundle - Tutor time: Transition / Film and TV / Famous People

3x Educational Quizzes Back to School Quiz Bundle - Tutor time: Transition / Film and TV / Famous People 2017 Set of 3x Whole school (FORM TIME/ ENGLSH/PSHE/CITIZENSHIP) Fun Quiz Quizzes - This bundle contains some of my most popular student quiz resources for 2017. 1. 2017 Famous People Quiz (Over 54+ Qs) 2. 2017 Back to School Quiz and transition 3. 2017 Big Film and Movie Quiz of the year Each Quiz Contains 7 Rounds and 40+ Questions A student/ Team Worksheet Comprehensive Answers provided This is a fun and engaging way to go through the answers. The resources are thoughtful and will help students engage with the world around them and current affairs. I have made available a Mini (Short) Quiz for FREE so you can check the quality of my Resources. Its available here: Famous Guitarists Mini Quiz Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for Citizenship and PSHE. TOP TIP: What a great way to end the year with a 1hr tutor Quiz Period. By the time they come up with Team names - do the quiz, check the answers and tot up the points and announce winners and then summarise what they have learnt. lesson done :) Could have an end of term' Quiz Day' and rotate through the Quizzes This resource would work really well with my other 2017/2018 educational resources and Quizzes. Over 40+ in total. Why not take a look at a few.... Literacy Whole School Quiz Bundle The Big Film & TV Quiz 5x British Values Quiz Bundle

By bkingsnorth

Rights and Responsibilities UNIT GCSE CITIZENSHIP 9-1

Rights and Responsibilities UNIT GCSE CITIZENSHIP 9-1

GCSE CITIZENSHIP 9-1 Human Rights and Responsibilities UNIT. Bundle: In-depth look at Human Rights Issues and campaigning This resource bundle includes 9 fun and engaging separate Activities/resources/material to be used for the teaching of Human Rights and responsibilities. (Includes between 10-14 lessons worth of material) Combine all these resources to bring Human Rights education alive in the classroom. You will be able to focus on campaign groups like Amnesty International and issues such as political prisoners, Freedom of the press and the use of the death penalty across the world. This resource also includes an assessment and feedback and answer sheet to track your GCSE Citizenship Students progress against the NEW 9-1 CITIZENSHIP GCSE Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for GCSE Citizenship and PSHE. These resources work well with my other popular PSHE and Citizenship Resources - See Below.. Fast food and Healthy Eating Lessons Bullying and how to deal with it lessons Puberty and Changing bodies –Unit PSHE Bundle of 10 Lessons fully resourced at bargain price Teenage Pregnancy Debating Resources Drugs Education for Secondary students

By bkingsnorth