Under Pressure: How Pressure Groups Operate

Under Pressure: How Pressure Groups Operate

ABOUT: Students explore how pressure groups operate, and create their own in the classroom! The Under Pressure teaching pack is made up of three lessons: 1) Power and influence (A range of activities, including reflecting on influence, and learning the basics about pressure groups) 2) How pressure groups operate (Uses the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament - CND - as a case study to deepen students' understanding of pressure groups) 3) Create your own campaign (Students create their own pressure group, taking into consideration targets, budgets, tactics, messaging, etc. They present it to the rest of the class.) The lessons are highly relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of Citizenship, Sociology, Government & Politics, and English, and are an excellent way to help meet SMSC, British Values and Prevent requirements. PRAISE: ‘Without doubt… a highly valuable one for GCSE Sociology students in particular because it directly links to the Power and Politics module. The students really enjoy working in large groups and being assigned particular roles. The session is broken up into manageable parts and there is a clear focus throughout’ - Sociology Teacher, Hazelwick School, West Sussex ‘'Under Pressure' is a useful resource for citizenship teachers. It provides a range of activities that promote understanding of the role of pressure group in democratic societies. The activities are designed to help pupils develop an interest in taking responsible citizenship action themselves.’ - Association for Citizenship Teaching's Quality Mark assessment panel (the pack was awarded the Quality Mark!) ‘It was great. I think other people should have this experience.’ – Year 10 student, Hall Mead School, London
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Chertsey - Life in a Medieval Town

Chertsey - Life in a Medieval Town

This lesson provides pupils with a glimpse of a medieval village. Pupils can identify the major buildings and make inferences about medieval village life, with reference to a range of medieval maps.
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Teachers TV: Lesson Starters - The Holocaust

Teachers TV: Lesson Starters - The Holocaust

**Lesson starter ideas for teaching the Holocaust. Teachers should watch programme in full for suitability before showing to their class. ** This programme contains 6 KS3 lesson starters on the topic of the Holocaust: 1. These rare home movies capture the personal lives of a Jewish family in Germany in the years leading up to second world war. 2. A Jewish woman, born in Germany in 1924, talks about her work as a musician in a concentration camp orchestra. 3. A short video about the Wannsee conference, where senior Nazi officials gathered in 1942 to plan for the deportation and extermination of European Jews. 4. A Jewish woman born in Germany in the 1920s remembers her brother who was executed by the Gestapo for supporting the resistance movement. 5. Set in modern day Berlin, a Jewish man who survived Nazi Germany describes his extraordinary personal experience of the second world war. 6. This short video focuses on the life of one of few British Jews who was deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
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Domesday Book

Domesday Book

This lesson could be used for History at key stage 3, within the development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509. The activities also support the key stage 3 literacy strategy for the development of writing. Students can attempt to locate the English words within the Latin original, and consider the development of the English language. The simplified transcript aims to add some clarity to the meaning of the document but does require some explanation or class discussion. Finally, the questions could also be used with key stage 2 pupils, fitting in with studies of Edward the Confessor as well as contributing to the key stage 2 numeracy strategy.
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Teachers TV: History - Living with Rationing

Teachers TV: History - Living with Rationing

This primary classroom resource combines archive footage and personal accounts of life on the home front during the second world war, and explores the impact of rationing. People who lived through the Second World War talk about the impact of rationing on individuals and the nation as a whole, and how people responded to government campaigns such as ‘Dig for Victory’ and ‘Make Do and Mend’. Their accounts are intercut with archive footage including public information announcements issued by the Ministry of Food.
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Teachers TV: Lesson Starters - The Holocaust

Teachers TV: Lesson Starters - The Holocaust

**Lesson starter ideas for teaching the Holocaust. Teachers should watch programme in full for suitability before showing to their class. ** This programme contains 6 KS3 lesson starters on the topic of the Holocaust: 1. These rare home movies capture the personal lives of a Jewish family in Germany in the years leading up to second world war. 2. A Jewish woman, born in Germany in 1924, talks about her work as a musician in a concentration camp orchestra. 3. A short video about the Wannsee conference, where senior Nazi officials gathered in 1942 to plan for the deportation and extermination of European Jews. 4. A Jewish woman born in Germany in the 1920s remembers her brother who was executed by the Gestapo for supporting the resistance movement. 5. Set in modern day Berlin, a Jewish man who survived Nazi Germany describes his extraordinary personal experience of the second world war. 6. This short video focuses on the life of one of few British Jews who was deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
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