What were the dangers faced during D-Day?

What were the dangers faced during D-Day?

The two objectives of this lessons are to emphasise the extreme dangers involved in the D-Day landings but also to introduce KS3 students to the new type of source utility questions at KS4 (focus on Edexcel “How useful is… for an enquiry into…” but can also work more generically for source evaluation in general). The starter is a WW2 prior knowledge quiz which reveals panels of a mystery image for students to guess. This quiz may need to be adapted depending upon students’ prior knowledge but the questions are quite standard causes/events of WW2. Students then use a fantastic 3 minute video to answer who, what, why, where when? questions about the event. To gain the necessary contextual knowledge to effectively evaluate the sources, they read a passage an highlight “Dangers faced by soldiers”. There is then an introduction to a source evaluation technique we call COP (content, own knowledge and provenance). Students evaluate the usefulness of a first-hand account of a landing on Omaha. They then write up their evaluation using a writing frame if required (SEN support). As an extension, students can try to apply the COP technique to a completely fresh photograph source. Alternatively, this extension activity makes a good homework. In the plenary, students hear some extracts from a high-level answer and have to idenify them as either content, own knowledge or provenance.
katherinelroe
GCSE History Weimar and Nazi Germany Knowledge Tests

GCSE History Weimar and Nazi Germany Knowledge Tests

Knowledge tests for the GCSE History Paper 3 Weimar and Nazi Germany unit. There is a 50 question test on each of the four topic areas and a powerpoint with the answers included. Useful for checking students knowledge and understanding as you progress through the unit.
DanielWillcocks
Hellfire. A Soldier's Story

Hellfire. A Soldier's Story

Video and worksheet on the YouTube video, Hellfire. A Soldier’s Story. This video examines the construction of the infamous Hellfire Pass on the Thailand-Burma Railway and the establishment of a memorial facility and walking trail in the mid-1980s. Of particular note is a brief interview with Kevin Flanagan, father of Richard Flanagan, author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
WayneWoods
Helga Weiss: Survivor of the Holocaust (Cloze and Context Clue Activity)

Helga Weiss: Survivor of the Holocaust (Cloze and Context Clue Activity)

Context Clues and Word Elimination (Cloze Method) strategies have been proven to enhance the comprehension of higher level texts. Due to this finding, I have used these methods with my middle school students. First, I copied and pasted the entire article, *The Road to the Nuremberg Trials*, onto a Google Doc. Then, I chunked each paragraph or separate passage within the text. Secondly, I placed engaging visuals that directly aligned with the text within the text. Thirdly, I read through the passages again to denote Tier 2 and 3 terms that I knew that my students may not know and eliminated them. I placed a line or blank line in its place. I checked to ensure that there were definitive words/phrases around the missing word that could verify or prove the term's meaning within its context. Fourthly, I created multiple choice terms: Three (3) are icorrect and one (1) was the missing term. Fifth, I added an EXPLANATION box where the students are to explain why their answer choice was correct using EVIDENCE from the text. ** NOTE: During the process, the students must go through the following steps: Read the passage. Read the terms. Think about what word would LOGICALLY fit in the missing blank based upon the sentences and terms within the text. Indicate your word choice. Turn and Talk with your group members to explain your thinking. Explain your findings in COMPLETE SENTENCES using EVIDENCE FROM the TEXT to JUSTIFY your answer choice. ** This process is first scaffolded by me using Think-Alouds and annotations several times as I gradually release the level of responsibilityy to the students. **Activity Key** For demonstration purposes, I have included a key for the activity. The responses are based on the proficient and advanced levels (3 and 4). Please feel free to modify it as you deem necessary. Image Source: https://goo.gl/XrzuKk Enjoy!!
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Dr. Mengele: Angel of Death (Cloze and Context Clue Activity) (Videos and Key Included!!)

Dr. Mengele: Angel of Death (Cloze and Context Clue Activity) (Videos and Key Included!!)

Context Clues and Word Elimination (Cloze Method) strategies have been proven to enhance the comprehension of higher level texts. Due to this finding, I have used these methods with my middle school students. First, I copied and pasted the entire article, *The Road to the Nuremberg Trials*, onto a Google Doc. Then, I chunked each paragraph or separate passage within the text. Secondly, I placed engaging visuals that directly aligned with the text within the text. Thirdly, I read through the passages again to denote Tier 2 and 3 terms that I knew that my students may not know and eliminated them. I placed a line or blank line in its place. I checked to ensure that there were definitive words/phrases around the missing word that could verify or prove the term's meaning within its context. Fourthly, I created multiple choice terms: Three (3) are icorrect and one (1) was the missing term. Fifth, I added an EXPLANATION box where the students are to explain why their answer choice was correct using EVIDENCE from the text. ** NOTE: During the process, the students must go through the following steps: 1. Read the passage. 2. Read the terms. 3. Think about what word would LOGICALLY fit in the missing blank based upon the sentences and terms within the text. 4. Indicate your word choice. 5. Turn and Talk with your group members to explain your thinking. 6. Explain your findings in COMPLETE SENTENCES using EVIDENCE FROM the TEXT to JUSTIFY your answer choice. ** This process is first scaffolded by me using Think-Alouds and annotations several times as I gradually release the level of responsibilityy to the students. **Activity Key** For demonstration purposes, I have included a key for the activity. The responses are based on the proficient and advanced levels (3 and 4). Please feel free to modify it as you deem necessary. ** Bonus Video** I have included two videos based upon the **Context Clue and Cloze methods.** ** Best Practices: High School Reading Strategies Instructor: Mary Katherine Keeting and Robert Seebring** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y00Oe-cODw&t=82s **Cloze Procedure by Andrea Powell** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz8v7bffUTY&t=4s Note: The documents are in PDF. Please feel free to use DocHub or other program to allow you and your students to write in the activity using a computer. Image Resource: Information Resource: https://goo.gl/eAVEhD Enjoy!
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KS3 Assessments

KS3 Assessments

A range of assessments which cover topics often taught to KS3 students. Grade boundaries are linked to the new 9-1 grading system.
franshah
YEAR 9 - Final Examination Paper

YEAR 9 - Final Examination Paper

All you need to test your students for the Year 8 History .Quiz, revision activities and a long exam paper. The topics that are covered are: World War 1, Interwar Years, World War 2 and Cold War. The duration of the paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Get it you will not regret it!
MrFokion
Anne Frank Inquiry-Based Adventure (Webquest) (Four activities in One!!)

Anne Frank Inquiry-Based Adventure (Webquest) (Four activities in One!!)

This product is an exciting inquiry-based excursion about the life of Anne Frank. It includes the following activities: Activity 1- Introduction to the Holocaust The students will: reading of complex text about how the Holocaust came about. completion of cloze activities noting the comprehension of the text. analyzing websites to acquire information about the Holocaust viewing cartoon animations of the Holocaust and noting major facts from the film (graphic organizer) observing and answering questions in relation to an interview with the daughter of a Jewish survivor (graphic organizer) Activity 2 - The Graphic Biography of Anne Frank The students will: observing and reading a graphic novel story about the life of Anne Frank. characterizing Anne Frank based on their reading of the graphic novel (Graphic Organizer w/ Time Stamps) Activity 3- The Secret Annex The students will: - view a narrated film showing the Secret Annex. - responding to the film about the challenges involved while living in the Secret Annex. **Activity 4- Mystery: Who Betrayed Anne Frank? ** The students will: view the video, Who Betrayed Anne Frank? note key evidence from the visual text (time stamps) that support their idea of who the betrayer was (graphic organizer) use the evidence and their prior knowledge to make inferences about each piece of evidence. synthesize the information to come to a conclusion of who Anne’s betrayer was. Enjoy!! Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support. Image Source:
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart (Bonus Videos Included!!)

Anne Frank: The Whole Story Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart (Bonus Videos Included!!)

This product includes two graphic organizers to accompany the Anne Frank, the Whole Story movie and the study of the Holocaust of World War II. The Anticipation Guide allows the students to answer statement prompts that are based on the major themes of the book and the Holocaust era. The students will respond before and after they read the text. The KWHL Chart can be used before, during and after the reading of the novel. K stands for what the student KNOW about the Holocaust W stands for what the students WANT to know about the Holocaust. H stands for HOW the students will answer their questions about the topic in question. These can include strategies and resources that the students will utilize to perform this task. This packet also includes helpful tips on how to construct and implement Anticipation Guides and KWHL charts on your own for use with future studies within the classroom. **Bonus Videos Included: ** Who Was Anne Frank? https://goo.gl/B5Zjqf Who Was Anne Frank? (animation) https://goo.gl/mzBPqK Movie Trailer Source: https://goo.gl/CtVqjE Image Source: https://goo.gl/ZR2zFF
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart -Bonus Book Trailer and Author Talk

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart -Bonus Book Trailer and Author Talk

This product includes two graphic organizers to accompany the Boy in the Striped Pajamas novel and the study of the Holocaust of World War II. The Anticipation Guide allows the students to answer statement prompts that are based on the major themes of the book and the Holocaust era. The students will respond before and after they read the text. The KWHL Chart can be used before, during and after the reading of the novel. K stands for what the student KNOW about the Holocaust. W stands for what the students WANT to know about the Holocaust. H stands for HOW the students will answer their questions about the topic in question. These can include strategies and resources that the students will utilize to perform this task. This packet also includes helpful tips on how to construct and implement Anticipation Guides and KWHL charts on your own for use with future studies within the classroom. Enjoy! Movie Trailer Source: https://goo.gl/X7D13p Book Trailer Source: Author Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sntNaUjJPYg Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support!
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The Book Thief Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart (Two Bonus Introduction Videos)

The Book Thief Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart (Two Bonus Introduction Videos)

This product includes two graphic organizers to accompany the Book Thief novel and the study of the Holocaust. The Anticipation Guide allows the students to answer statement prompts that are based on the major themes such as self-sacrifice, antisemitism, poverty, and grief. The students will respond before and after they read the text. The KWHL Chart can be used before, during and after the reading of the novel. K stands for what the student KNOW about the Holocaust. W stands for what the students WANT to know about the Holocaust. H stands for HOW the students will answer their questions about the topic in question. These can include strategies and resources that the students will utilize to perform this task. This packet also includes helpful tips on how to construct and implement Anticipation Guides and KWHL charts on your own for use with future studies within the classroom. Enjoy! Image Resource: https://goo.gl/RQGvAz Book Thief Trailer: The Book Extended Trailer:
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Number the Stars Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart (BONUS Book Trailer Video Included!!)

Number the Stars Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart (BONUS Book Trailer Video Included!!)

This product includes two graphic organizers to accompany the novel Number the Stars and the study of the Holocaust and racism. The Anticipation Guide allows the students to answer statement prompts that are based on the major themes such as truth, the Holocaust and coming of age. The students will respond before and after they read the text. The KWHL Chart can be used before, during and after the reading of the novel. K stands for what the student KNOW about the Holocaust and racism. W stands for what the students WANT to know about the Holocaust and racism. H stands for HOW the students will answer their questions about the topic in question. These can include strategies and resources that the students will utilize to perform this task. This packet also includes helpful tips on how to construct and implement Anticipation Guides and KWHL charts on your own for use with future studies within the classroom. Enjoy! Image Source: https://goo.gl/tfXSpt Video Source:
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Ezine article - Scars of the Burma railway trauma that never healed

Ezine article - Scars of the Burma railway trauma that never healed

Analysis of the article, Scars of the Burma railway trauma that never healed from the Telegraph (UK) and written by Tom Rowley. The article reports on the experiences of Fred Seiker, a Dutch POW who worked on the construction of the Thailand-Burma Railway. It is a good narrative of Fred Seiker’s deprivations and his mixed feelings and beliefs about his experiences during and after the war. This resource is part of a unit of work on Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
WayneWoods
The Battle of Britain, 1940

The Battle of Britain, 1940

This outstanding lesson on why the RAF won the Battle of Britain, was amongst one of our most popular downloads we had schoollhistory.co.uk and has been tried, tested and fine tuned over many years. This newer version has been fully updated with a wider range of tasks and activities to suit the modern classroom, but if you would still like to use the classic version, then I have also included it as a PDF file. These resources are suitable for the full ability range and include a wide range of differentiated activities. When you purchases these resources you will be able to download an eighteen slide PowerPoint to accompany the lesson and two different versions of a four page page worksheet. I have also included a numeracy activity that can be used in lesson or set as homework. The PowerPoint is designed to be used as a standalone resource or if you prefer to accompany the worksheet and contains the aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, pictures diagrams, information and links to video clips, that you will need to teach the lesson. With the exception of the classic version, all the worksheets have been supplied in Microsoft Word. The lesson begins by looking at the military situation in 1940 and gets students to analyse why Germany decided to invade and the challenges that they would face trying to cross the English Channel. This is followed up by another activity which gets students to listen to Churchill’s famous ‘we will fight them on the beaches’ speech and to assess why it was made in Parliament and broadcast to the nation. The rest of lesson and activities focus on what happened and why the RAF won. For more information, please refer to the preview slides. The aims and objectives of the lesson are: Theme: The Second World War Know: Why did Germany try and invade Britain during the summer of 1940? Understand: Why did the RAF win the Battle of Britain? Evaluate: How important was the role of technology in the German defeat? Skills: Source Analysis, Cause, Consequence & Collaboration WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: Why Germany tried to invade Britain in 1940? Explain: Why the RAF won the Battle of Britain? Analyse: How important was the role of technology in the German defeat? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. It has also been bundled up along with my lessons on Blitzkrieg and Dunkirk. You can also follow ‘The History Academy’ on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal.
Roy_Huggins
Women,  Children + Workers in Nazi Germany

Women, Children + Workers in Nazi Germany

A double (2 hour long), fully resourced KS3 lesson about the role of women, children and workers under the Nazi regime. Complete with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying tasks. Like this? Follow me and check out my store for more!
History_Geek
IGCSE Medicine Knowledge Organiser

IGCSE Medicine Knowledge Organiser

Edexcel IGCSE Knowledge Organiser Full Course - 1848-1948 - 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.
stbeachc01
Sylvia & Aki Novel Study

Sylvia & Aki Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Sylvia & Aki by Winifred Conkling. The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core State Standards for Grade 7 Reading. About the Novel: Young Sylvia Mendez never expected to be at the center of a landmark legal battle. Young Aki Munemitsu never expected to be sent away from her home and her life as she knew it. The two girls definitely never expected to know each other, until their lives intersected on a Southern California farm in a way that changed the country forever. Who are Sylvia and Aki? And why did their family stories matter then and still matter today? This book reveals the remarkable, never-before-told story—based on true events—of Mendez vs. Westminster School District, the California court case that desegregated schools for Latino children and set the stage for Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education at the national level. About the Resource: The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and language analysis. **A digital copy of the file is also available on Google Slides for students to complete online instead of printing.
erinbrasington
The Pianist Question Sheet

The Pianist Question Sheet

To be used for a study of the Holocaust or life in the ghettos in History or Citizenship. Students answer a series of questions from the sheet during different stages of the film in the boxes provided.
amylizzy91
End of WW2

End of WW2

This lesson considers why the Nazis lost WW2 and what the longer-term results were for the post-war world. The starter is a memory recall using the bunker scenes from the film Downfall. This also asks the students to make inferences. Students then use their prior knowledge of the events of WW2 to explain why the Nazis ultimately lost. Using the information provided, students analyse ways in which the post-war world improved as opposed to continuing problems. They then end with a consideration of the merits of just revenge versus forgiveness using the example of the Holocaust survivor who forgave the doctor who experimented upon her as a stimulus for discussion.
katherinelroe
Should the US have dropped the A-bomb?

Should the US have dropped the A-bomb?

Two lessons which firstly consider why the US took the decision to drop the A-bomb and then whether they should have done it. The first lesson introduces Hiroshima and Nagasaki by considering a series of mystery images. Students then learn the key facts using sources and video footage. They then complete a source-based activity analysing possible reasons for dropping the bomb. There are three versions of this activity including a more detailed G&T version and an SEN colour-coding version. The second lesson evaluates whether the USA should have dropped the bomb by considering a range of arguments both for and against. This leads into a final hot-seating activity whereby a panel of representatives from the US government defend their actions against the critical journalists.
katherinelroe
Churchill: great war leader?

Churchill: great war leader?

This lesson analyses the reasons why Churchill was such a great war leader. The starter asks students to consider a range of fabulous Churchill quotes and select their favourites and consider those which would be the most motivating in war time. Having established the popular view of Churchill, students then analyse factual information about the leader, categorising this into evidence that he both was and was not a great leader (the point being that he was not perfect). Students then listen to the famous “Fight them on the beaches” speech an annotate their own copy to appreciate the techniques at play. Using this knowledge, they then write their own motivational speech in the style of Churchill.
katherinelroe
Was Blitz Spirit real? The British home front

Was Blitz Spirit real? The British home front

This lesson uses contemporary sources, including photographs, news reel and written accounts to investigate the Blitz and whether “Blitz Spirit” was real or simply an example of propaganda. In the starter, students contrast images of “Blitz Spirit” with an account of the true horror of the Blitz. They consider the propaganda content of a British news reel clip. Students then complete a card sort activity by placing sources in a line to consider those which support the idea of “Blitz Spirit” and those which discredit it. They can then write-up their overall verdict. The home work activity asks students to study a range of WW2 images, considering which they would censor and which they would publish.
katherinelroe
What changes did the Australian Commonwealth Government make during WWII?

What changes did the Australian Commonwealth Government make during WWII?

Source-based activity on the question: What changes did the Australian Commonwealth Government make during WWII? Students examine the documentary and visual evidence to identify and assess the defence, economic, logistical, labour, taxation, social services and internment of enemy aliens changes made by the federal government during WWII. This activity is designed for Stage 5 students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the National Curriculum. Depth Study 3: Australians at War - World War II.
WayneWoods
KS3: The Blitz

KS3: The Blitz

Year 9. Ideal for a three-year Key Stage 3. Photocopiable resources are hidden slides at the end of the Powerpoint file.
Prefectus_Castorum
Famous World War One & Two People Top Stars Card Game set of 27 History End of Term Activity

Famous World War One & Two People Top Stars Card Game set of 27 History End of Term Activity

Set of 27 Famous people who played important parts in World War One and World War Two Top Stars cards. Students choose a category and if theirs is higher than their friends’, they keep the played cards. Useful to give them a background of some of the main names from the periods. Includes a page of ‘backs’ so you can print back to back, double sided. They should print out the correct size for the smaller laminating pouch card sizes if you wanted to laminate them. Could also be printed larger for posters. Publisher and Pdf files included. Useful as a starter or end activity.
mikedean
Was it right to bomb Hiroshima - BBC Guide - Supporting Worksheet

Was it right to bomb Hiroshima - BBC Guide - Supporting Worksheet

This is a supporting worksheet for the BBC Guide - Was it right to bomb Hiroshima? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zq7yg82 The resource was written for Ks4 as an independent/extension/ enrichment task but could be used at KS3 for more able students. This resource has been written in publisher to an A3 format and can be saved as a pdf for A4 printing.
callum2310
WW2 Rationing Carrot Cookie Recipe

WW2 Rationing Carrot Cookie Recipe

An easy to follow recipe for carrot cookies using ingredients that would have been available during WW2 when rationing was happening. The recipe is true to original recipes that people used at the time and is a fantastic way to link History with cookery/DT/food technology and bring rationing to life for the children. We did this in small groups and each child got to taste their cookie once it was cooked. They are surprisingly delicious!
xxalex123xx