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GCSE Edexcel The American West: L6: Why did people travel West?

GCSE Edexcel The American West: L6: Why did people travel West?

Students examine the key push and pull factors that encouraged migration to the West. A range of student-led tasks, such as categorising/ prioritising activities through a card sort and a range of follow up tasks that help students to understand the factors that encouraged migration to the West.
planmylesson
Middle Ages Medieval Coat of Arms Heraldry Worksheet

Middle Ages Medieval Coat of Arms Heraldry Worksheet

This is a great activity for your primary or younger secondary students studying the medieval period. Students love this activity because it helps make History more personal for them and is an opportunity to be creative and express themselves. Students read about the different symbolic meanings within heraldry and then design their own coat of arms. This set includes: *1 worksheet explaining and listing all the different heraldry symbols and the history of heraldry *1 question worksheet for students to explain their design *2 different shaped coat of arm templates for students to use I hope you find it useful!
hannerilou
Ancient Egypt Cut and Paste Gods Activity

Ancient Egypt Cut and Paste Gods Activity

This is the perfect ready to print cut and paste activity. It features 12 common Egyptian Gods and Goddesses and their corresponding descriptions. The larger size cards can be used as a fun starter activity at students’ desks, be individual flashcards or even classroom displays. The smaller worksheet is an individual cut and paste activity for students to complete in their books. This includes: 12 Egyptian God Cards 12 Egyptian Descriptions 1 Cut and Paste Worksheet 1 Answer Key I hope you enjoy them.
hannerilou
Class Plenary Cards

Class Plenary Cards

These plenary cards can be used in primary, secondaries, you name it! At the end of the lesson, choose an end task yourself or get the kids to choose one at random! Can also be used as fast finisher tasks!
kathleenalicedeighan
AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 2 - Impact of WW1

AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 2 - Impact of WW1

Lesson looking at the impact of WW1 on the popularity of the Kaiser and the political situation in Germany. Lesson begins with a recap on last lesson before introducing the negatives effects of World War One on Germany. Pupils have to consider how this will affect the position of the Kaiser and what the likely consequences will be. This is supported by a youtube video, linked within the PPt. Pupils then have to complete a task considering the 14 Points of Woodrow Wilson (can be printed from slide). Lesson finishes with task examining the main events of 1918 and their impact on Germany. Resources are printable from the PPT. Lesson makes use of the Oxford AQA History for A Level: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945 Textbook.
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AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 1 - Introduction

AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 1 - Introduction

Introduction lesson to the A level course for new year 12s. Lesson goes over the content of the first year of the course and introduces the exam question types with examples from a recent paper. Pupils are then given a brief introduction to Germany from the formation of the Second Reich, including a video on the Franco-Prussian War. Includes a research homework to continue the introduction to Germany and to some of the major players.
Bigfoz
Battle of Waterloo Weapons and Tactics Research and Simulation Lesson

Battle of Waterloo Weapons and Tactics Research and Simulation Lesson

I use this as part of a Y7 History Unit on Weapons Through Time. Once students have read the information sheet and answered the questions I set them the simulation task to test their understanding. Students receive an A3-sized plan of the battlefield and have to select from multiple-choice answers for each scenario during the battle from the point of view of the British general Wellington. I have tried to make the scenarios as realistic as possible but clearly at this level it has been simplified somewhat. Students need to record their choice by circling their option for each scenario. Then click on each button to reveal the consequence of their actions and points scored. There are some things (placement of soldiers, terrain, impact on other areas of the battlefield, luck) that hopefully will cause them to consider why it would have been difficult commanding a battlefield at this time. At the end I play them a clip of the charge of the French cavalry from the film ‘Waterloo’ and then have a discussion around the questions at the end of the presentation.
angryparrot
IGCSE USA 1918-1941 Knowledge Organiser

IGCSE USA 1918-1941 Knowledge Organiser

Edexcel IGCSE Knowledge Organiser Full Course - Follows Edexcel textbook Links at the top to video playlists, quizlet flash cards sets and example exam questions May want to delete the textbook link Sound not working, haven’t uploaded sound files. Can send if you want them - message me through here.
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GCSE Edexcel The American West: L5: How did US government policy towards the Indians develop 1830-51

GCSE Edexcel The American West: L5: How did US government policy towards the Indians develop 1830-51

This lesson focuses on the US government’s policy towards the Plains Indians in the period 1830-51 and how/ why it changed during this period. Students analyse four key events/ policy changes through decision-making and discussion based tasks. Using their knowledge on each policy they complete a radar graph activity which leads into follow-up tasks such as a quick fire quiz and an annotated time line. These activities set the students up for an examination (narrative style) question. These are structure strips, tips and a mark scheme included. The PowerPoint includes a step by step guide with a examples and a range of differentiated and extension tasks. This lesson will ideally be taught across two one hour lessons. These resources and lessons take many hours to plan and create, so any feedback is greatly appreciated. I hope that you and your students find them helpful.
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Modern/ Contemporary American History Escape Room: Social Studies Bundle

Modern/ Contemporary American History Escape Room: Social Studies Bundle

This bundle includes all of the escape rooms listed below. Important: All these products sell for $35; as a bundle they are 35% off, for $22! Each escape room has the following contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
ScienceSpot
Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal: Escape Room - Social Studies

Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal: Escape Room - Social Studies

This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their knowledge with the major historical figures and events involving the Watergate scandal. Note: this product includes the involvement of “Deep throat” within the scandal. Contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
ScienceSpot
Armistice helpsheet - secondary

Armistice helpsheet - secondary

An information sheet for secondary teachers about the events leading up to the signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918 and what happened to ensure peace continued after the end of World War I.
WarMemorialsTrust
Armistice assembly - secondary

Armistice assembly - secondary

An assembly for primary schools to help pupils understand what led up to the signing of the Armistice which ended World War I. Includes a plan and presentation for the assembly as well as a helpsheet for teachers with key information about the Armistice.
WarMemorialsTrust
Armistice assembly - primary

Armistice assembly - primary

An assembly for primary schools to help pupils understand what led up to the signing of the Armistice which ended World War I. Includes a plan for the assembly, timeline cards highlighting key events in 1918 and 1919 and a helpsheet for teachers with key information about the Armistice.
WarMemorialsTrust
Martin Luther King Jr. Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

Martin Luther King Jr. Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. Interactive Information Book - Reading Level B and Comprehension Questions This is an interactive comprehension book about Martin Luther King Jr. This text is pitched at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. A comprehension question is included on each page to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. - Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with colourful illustrations, supported by a series of comprehension questions. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding of the topic.
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Newspaper Template: Bus Boycott - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

Newspaper Template: Bus Boycott - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Bus Boycott Newspaper Template and Starting Points This is a blank newspaper template based on the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This resource also comes with a sheet that provides three differentiated starting points for writing a newspaper article about the Bus Boycott. Each puts the pupil in the role of a reporter who has been tasked to write an article by their editor. The activities range from a simple article about the arrest and immediate call for a boycott to a retrospective review after the boycott ended. This is a great activity to develop pupils’ creative skills, as well as their ability to report on historical events.
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News Article Planning Grid (with Rosa Parks Example) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

News Article Planning Grid (with Rosa Parks Example) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. News Article Planning Grid This is a handy grid to help pupils plan out their own news report. Each section has prompts to guide them, as well as tips on language, tone and content. Pupils can use this grid to plan their newspaper article, or alternatively they could use it to form their own scripted news report, which could then be performed to the rest of the class. A completed version of the grid, about Rosa Parks, is included for assistance.
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Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level B) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level B) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. - Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with colourful illustrations, supported by a series of comprehension questions. This text is aimed at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding of the topic.
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Bus Boycott Information Sheet - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

Bus Boycott Information Sheet - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Bus Boycott Information Sheet This information sheet gives a step-by-step account of the events leading up to and during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This information sheet gives pupils all they need to write an article, a persuasive text, a diary entry, or a story set in this historical context.
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Newspaper Template: Martin Luther King Jr. - Interactive Activity - KS2

Newspaper Template: Martin Luther King Jr. - Interactive Activity - KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. Newspaper Template Interactive Activity This is an interactive newspaper maker based on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Pupils can use this template to write their own news report retelling Martin Luther King Jr.‘s life and achievements by adding in images, headers, footers and captions where needed. This is a great activity to develop pupils’ creative skills, as well as their ability to report on historical events.
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Make Your Own Information Sheet: Martin Luther King Jr. Interactive Activity - KS2

Make Your Own Information Sheet: Martin Luther King Jr. Interactive Activity - KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. - Make Your Own Information Sheet Interactive Activity An interactive tool for pupils to create their own information sheet or book. Pupils can select headings, footers and pictures with captions. Different page layout options are a useful feature for pupil differentiation, as higher-ability learners can extend their work. This is a great activity for pupils to work on independently in order to practise writing informatively. It is also a useful tool for conducting research about specific rulers.
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Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level A) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level A) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. - Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with colourful illustrations, supported by a series of comprehension questions. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently with full audio support. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding of the topic.
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Armistice - secondary lesson plan

Armistice - secondary lesson plan

A lesson plan and accompanying resources which can be used with secondary pupils to explore the Armistice which brought World War I to an end. The activities will help to develop their understanding of the events leading up to, on and after the signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918 and the public reaction to this. Also includes a helpsheet for teachers which contains relevant information linked to the Armistice and subsequent Treaty of Versailles.
WarMemorialsTrust
Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - Black History in Britain KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain - Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring Black History in Britain with colourful illustrations, supported by a series of comprehension questions. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding of the topic.
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Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level B) - Black History in Britain KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level B) - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain - Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring Black History in Britain with colourful illustrations, supported by a series of comprehension questions. This text is aimed at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding of the topic.
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Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level C - KS2

Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level C - KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level C and Comprehension Questions This is an interactive comprehension book covering key periods of Black History in Britain. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. A comprehension question is included on each page to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A - KS2

Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A - KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A This is an interactive information book covering key periods of Black History in Britain. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently with full audio support. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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Writing Template - Black History in Britain KS2

Writing Template - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain - Writing Template This worksheet consists a series of images covering the key moments of Black History in Britain, from the pre-historic settlement of Britain to post-war Britain. The resource contains space for pupils to write about these historical periods in their own words. There is an additional box at the end for students to reflect on the experience within their own communities.
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Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level B and Comprehension Questions This is an interactive comprehension book covering key periods of Black History in Britain. This text is pitched at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. A comprehension question is included on each page to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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Black History in Britain Information Text and Images - Reading Level A - KS2

Black History in Britain Information Text and Images - Reading Level A - KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain Text and Images - Reading Level A This resource contains text and images covering keys periods of Black History in Britain. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently with full audio support. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the historical events in their own words.
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The Slave Trade Information Sheet - Black History in Britain KS2

The Slave Trade Information Sheet - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - The Slave Trade Information Sheet This information sheet gives pupils a summary of the Slave Trade, including the Atlantic Trade Triangle, the test case of James Somersett and the eventual abolition of slavery in Britain. This information sheet gives pupils all they need to write an article, a persuasive text, a diary entry, or a story set in this historical context.
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Tudor Court - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Tudor Court - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Tudor Court Profile and Writing Task This resource focuses on two, high status, black courtiers in Tudor times. Catalina de Cardones was a Moorish lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon, brought to England as part of a large entourage from Spain. John Blanke was a musician in the court of Henry VII and Henry VIII, and was immortalised on the Westminster Tournament Roll. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Nola Ishmael - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Nola Ishmael - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Nola Ishmael Profile and Writing Task This resource contains detailed information on Nola Ishmael, who was part of the ‘Windrush generation’ of Commonwealth recruits, emigrating from Jamaica to train as a nurse in England. She eventually rose in her career to become the first black Director of Nursing and was awarded the OBE in 2000. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Michael Fuller - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Michael Fuller - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Michael Fuller Profile and Writing Task This resource contains detailed information on Michael Fuller, who became the first ethnic minority Chief Constable of Police when he took on the role for the Kent force in 2004. In 2010, he became Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Olaudah Equiano - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Olaudah Equiano - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Olaudah Equiano Profile and Writing Task This resource tells the story of Equiano who was enslaved as a child, lived in America, was educated in England and bought his freedom whilst working for a prominent Quaker. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Mary Seacole - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Mary Seacole - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Mary Seacole Profile and Writing Task This resource contains detailed information on Mary Seacole, who set up a ‘British hotel’ to support wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Whereas Florence Nightingale was given support for her hospital from the British Government, Seacole was refused help and funded the venture herself, often offering her nursing services for free. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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James Somersett - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

James Somersett - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - James Somersett Profile and Writing Task This resource contains detailed information on the case of escaped slave, James Somersett, which became a landmark legal trial in the abolitionists’ cause in 1771. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Maggie Aderin-Pocock - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Maggie Aderin-Pocock - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Maggie Aderin-Pocock Profile and Writing Task This resource contains detailed information on Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a space scientist who has worked in various fields including image processing, missile warning systems and scientific instrumentation. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Ivory Bangle Lady - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Ivory Bangle Lady - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Ivory Bangle Lady Profile and Writing Task This resources focuses on how the grave of a North African lady was found with goods which show her to be well-travelled, wealthy and highly regarded. This lady challenges the view that the only black people in Britain at this time were both male and poor. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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