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Treaty of Versailles - Diamond 9

Treaty of Versailles - Diamond 9

A diamond 9 activity based on some of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. Included are eight consequences of the treaty as well as a ninth consequence of not signing the treaty and a template where these can be ordered. They can be ordered in various ways, such as which were the harshest and fairest terms or which were the most important terms and least important before children then write justifications for their views.

By krisgreg30

Immigration:  Then and Now

Immigration: Then and Now

This unit connects learning with technology to Social Studies. This is perfect for technology class or for use in a Social Studies or History classroom that wants to incorporate technology with a lesson. No download is required to use Canva (www.canva.com) - a free product, making it easy for teachers who are not able to download software on classroom computers to still give their students a choice in learning. In this lesson, students are provided with a quick tutorial, as well as links to other resources to help them with their project. The tutorial is intended to help students get started with the program and then use the resources within the program to refine their creations. Students create a scrapbook about what their life would be like as an immigrant, either in the past or present after researching the topic. They use that information along with graphics, pictures and backgrounds from the Internet and also supplied in Canva, to create a finished scrapbook that shows their “experience” as an immigrant. This is an excellent creative project to add to the end of a unit on Immigration. The project was created for grades 7-8 but could easily be used with upper elementary or high school students. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher & Student Notes and Resources • Student Project Expectations and Grading Rubric • Getting Started Tutorial for Canva

By innovationsintechnology

Interwar Years Knowledge Organiser

Interwar Years Knowledge Organiser

A brief knowledge organiser for the interwar years in Europe. Included within this is a timeline for the period as well as a key vocabulary section for some of the words children may come across during the topic. It has been written with KS2 children in mind for a topic but is easily adaptable for KS3 and 4. These are useful for either sticking in books at the start of the topic to refer back to or to enlarge and have on display.

By krisgreg30

Events of the Progressive Era - Research & Presentation Project in Prezi

Events of the Progressive Era - Research & Presentation Project in Prezi

This unit connects learning with technology to Social Studies. This is perfect for technology class or for use in a Social Studies or History classroom that wants to incorporate technology with a lesson. No download is required to use Prezi (www.prezi.com) - a free product, making it easy for teachers who are not able to download software on classroom computers to still give their students a choice in learning. In this lesson, students are provided with a quick tutorial, as well as links to other resources to help them with their project. The tutorial is intended to help students get started with the program and then use the resources within the program to refine their creations. Students create a presentation about a topic of interest related to the Progressive Era from a provided list after researching the topic. They use that information along with graphics, pictures and backgrounds from the Internet and also supplied in Prezi, to create a finished presentation that explains their topic, and add their own opinions and insights to the project. This is an excellent creative project to add to a unit on the Progressive Era. The project was created for grades 7-8 but could easily be used with upper elementary or high school students. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher & Student Notes and Resources • Student Project Expectations and Grading Rubric • Getting Started Tutorial for Prezi

By innovationsintechnology

Winston Churchill's successes and failures

Winston Churchill's successes and failures

A display designed to encourage students to persist in overcoming their barriers to learning, the display provides 5 of the biggest failures and biggest successes of Churchill's career.

By tfinch2

Current Events: Digital Interactive Notebook

Current Events: Digital Interactive Notebook

This resource allows students to create an interactive notebook page for current events for any subject using either Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides. This is perfect for any secondary classroom, as a part of a lesson to understand connections to current issues. The notebook page can be completed online or, if the teacher prefers, it can be printed and completed on paper. Teachers distribute the notebook pages to students electronically, either using Google Drive or a classroom management system such as Edmodo (www.edmodo.com) or Google Classroom (https://classroom.google.com). Students enter the information on each slide (page) and can add these to a subject notebook if the teacher is using that in the class. The pages can also be printed. Instructions for this activity are included for students, along with a grading rubric. A list of current event sites, appropriate for upper elementary, middle or high school is included below in the Teacher Resource section so that specific article(s) can be chosen for the assignment. Another option is to give students the link to one or two sites and let them choose an article of interest. The notebook page is included in both Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides (link via Google Drive) and is editable. Two versions are included – one for individual use and one for use if you prefer students work in pairs or teams. Notebook covers are also included if students are just getting started with a notebook. Covers and pages are provided in 6 different colors to make it easy for the teacher to code each class period using a different color, or just to accommodate student preference. The project was created for grades 7-8 but could easily be used with upper elementary or high school students. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher Notes • Student instructions for using Interactive Notebook Files • Current Event Instructions, Expectations, and Grading Rubric for Teams • Current Event Instructions, Expectations, and Grading Rubric for Individual Use • 6 Different Color Versions of the Interactive Notebook Page in Microsoft PowerPoint (cover and current event page) – 2 different versions for individual or team use • 6 Different Color Versions of the Interactive Notebook Page in Google Slides (cover and current event page) - 2 different versions for individual or team use (links to downloadable files via Google Drive) • 6 Different Color Versions of the Interactive Notebook Page (as non-editable .pdf) for printing – 2 different versions for individual or team use

By innovationsintechnology

The Peace Movement: from the Cold War to the present

The Peace Movement: from the Cold War to the present

Lesson 7 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. Students learn about the peace movement from the Cold War until today, and reflect on its successes, failures, and relevance. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to Citizenship, History, and Government & Politics, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Bonfire Night Facts

Bonfire Night Facts

Bonfire Night Facts: A series of 24 fun facts related to Bonfire Night and fireworks. A perfect addition to your Bonfire Night display or Working Wall. Matching items are available. Gunpowder Plot facts are available separately. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

War Game: a Cuban Missile Crisis decision-making role-play

War Game: a Cuban Missile Crisis decision-making role-play

Lesson 6 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. Fire your nuclear missiles? Relocate them? Disarm them? Do nothing? A strategic decision-making activity in which students role-play leaders of key countries during the Cuban Missile Crisis, determining what they would have done in response to the rapidly changing situation. Plenary: discussion of the most effective resolutions to a crisis like this. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to History, Citizenship, Government & Politics, English, and Drama, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Bonfire Night Vocabulary Cards

Bonfire Night Vocabulary Cards

Bonfire Night Vocabulary Cards: A series of over 30 Bonfire Night vocabulary cards with a specially themed border. Perfect for inclusion on your Working Walls or class displays. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Nuclear Bunkers: during the Cold  War, and today

Nuclear Bunkers: during the Cold War, and today

Lesson 5 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. Following on from the lesson on Civil Defence, this lesson gives students an insight into the history of nuclear bunkers, and gets them to decide in small groups what items they would prioritise in a nuclear bunker to help them survive a nuclear attack. They can then create some of these items, and/or role-play being in the bunker. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to Citizenship, History, Art & Design, and Drama, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation