NHS - History of public health 1880's to 1948. Complete lesson walkthrough with activity answers

A complete lesson walk-through including activities, activity answer sheets, card sort game, PowerPoint, lesson plan and video .

The lesson objectives are:
• Create a timeline of social and political events leading up to the introduction of the NHS
• Justify why an event represents a social, political or ideological factor that led to the introduction of the NHS
• Rank events to differentiate in terms of significance

Suitable linked assessment criteria is: Discuss the social, political and ideological factors that led to the introduction of the National Health Service. This lesson is suitable for students studying an Access to H.E. module, or other qualifications requiring coverage of the same topic.

There is a lesson plan which guides the teacher through all the activities and there are activity and discussion prompt/answer sheets to enable anyone to deliver this lesson without the need for additional research. One activity involving research questions has been designed with the ability to differentiate, with some questions being more difficult to answer than others. The lesson is more activity based than lecture based, and provides opportunities for comprehension and application of knowledge.

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  • Lesson-overview---Public-Health-and-the-NHS.pdf
  • Public-health-and-the-history-of-the-NHS.pptx
  • Activity-1---Timeline-of-events-sheet.docx
  • Activity-1---Timeline-cards.docx
  • Activity-2---Research-task--student-questions.docx
  • Activity-2---research-task--teacher-answers.docx
  • Activity-3---Changing-ideology-activity-student.docx
  • Activity-3---Changing-ideology-activity-teacher.docx
  • Activity-4---significance-of-events-target.docx

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Created: Feb 25, 2019

Updated: Feb 29, 2020

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