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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

Self-Esteem Through Drama

Self-Esteem Through Drama

*These lessons were initially written for students with mild to moderate special needs from ages 10-18* **Tailored correctly, these lessons would also be suitable in many mainstream settings** -A five lesson workshop using drama to improve self-esteem. -Classes are designed so that they can be delivered by anyone, drama educator or not. -Successful with both full classes or small intervention groups. -Lessons include role play, structured games, team work opportunities, reflection, student led activities and physical body and vocal work. -Extension ideas. -Resources included.

By graceberne

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

Year 7 introduction to Drama

Year 7 introduction to Drama

This unit is designed to introduce students to Drama for the first time - there are also notes for each slide for anyone who hasn't taught Drama before / some extra thoughts and ideas from our own teaching of this unit. Please feel free to adapt it - it's completed in power point form to make it as easy to use as possible. On each slide, there is a title that tells students whether they are learning something new, developing their skills or compounding their knowledge. Most tasks are quite flexible but there is enough information in the power point to use as is. The only resource required are some post its but scraps of paper would also do. This unit assesses their ability to collaborate and make basic use of fundamental drama skills but there are chances for formative assessment in the 'summary' or 'discussion' sections. I've left lesson numbers and timings off so teachers / students can go through at their own pace but you might want to add this.

By naomi_demon

Taboo Game - School

Taboo Game - School

This PPT game is good to practise and improve English speaking skills. Divide the class into 3 teams. Ask one student from each team to sit facing away from the screen. Team 1 starts the game. They have to choose a number on slide 2. If you click on the number, it will take you to a new slide. The students in Team 1 must describe the given word, WITHOUT saying the taboo words. The student from Team 1 (who is sitting in “the hot chair” facing away from the screen) has to guess the word in 20 seconds. If the word is correct, Team 1 wins 10 points. Then it’s Team 2’s turn. Then it’s Team 3’s turn. You can write the points in the boxes on slide 2. In the next round you can ask new students to come and sit in the “hot chairs” facing away from the screen. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

By evaszucs

Drama Resource Pack

Drama Resource Pack

This booklet is packed full of drama games, tasks, workshops and a variety of ideas adaptable to any lesson. It also includes monologues, concentration builders and confidence boosting tasks. It provides helpful tips and advice for each activity including age ranges, ability and group sizes. It is so useful for primary teachers to have to hand in the classroom! Accessible for ages 5 to 11 years. I created this myself as my final project for University and I use it regularly in my classroom - my colleagues do to.

By Joannem08

Henry VIII Tudor Portrait Art, History, English Worksheets & Wall Display Materials

Henry VIII Tudor Portrait Art, History, English Worksheets & Wall Display Materials

This is a bundle of worksheets & display materials around the Portrait of Henry VIII and the story of the portrait of Anne of Cleaves (Henry VIII fourth wife) as painted by Hans Holbein. Bundle includes worksheets that are suitable fro work in Literacy, History or Art & Design, plenty of extension work, homework, & supply work potential. Sheets are useful for a basis for class discussion, individual work, Group work , drama workshops in which pupils can act out a designed story board.

By ladybugssloan

Henry VIII & Anne of Cleaves Hans Holbein Portrait Worksheets, Storyboard, literacy sequencing.

Henry VIII & Anne of Cleaves Hans Holbein Portrait Worksheets, Storyboard, literacy sequencing.

This is a resource designed for use in conjunction with learning on Henry VIII & the Tudors. It focuses on the story of Holbein painting a portrait of Henry VIII potential fourth wife, painting her prettier than she was and the aftermath of the filtered portrait. Very contemporary when thinking about todays filtering and photoshopping and pupils love the story and its contemporary themes which bring Henry VIII more to life. There is a link to a BBC clip in which actors play out the story in a fun way and these sheets also complement this clip but are not necessary for their use. Includes outline of story, a literacy task, and a story board activity as well as character matching and a differentiated way of putting the story in order. These sheets are useful alongside some other resources in my resources including a blanked out portrait in which pupils can paint over Henry VII & Anne of Cleaves portrait and a Henry VIII art Detective clues sheet looking in depth at his portrait and what the portrait said about Henry VIII. I have separated these sheets as these could be used as a stand alone history or literacy task. This story also works brilliantly as a drama sequence. There are also display banners in publisher available for a ready made wall display alongside captions and a large scale Henry Portrait already transferred to Publisher for easy construction on my other resources.

By ladybugssloan

20 Team Building Activities

20 Team Building Activities

20 engaging activities to promote cohesion, communication and goal setting. In the notes there are further instructions and tips for differentiation. Also included on the last slide is a model for reflection that can be used for any activity.

By Glen182

Ensemble Skills Scheme of Work

Ensemble Skills Scheme of Work

Ensemble Skills Scheme of Work and Powerpoints for each lesson. All listening examples included. Scheme makes reference to NC aims and objectives (KS3), as well as literacy, numeracy, SMSC/citizenship links. Extension/challenge opportunities provided. Originally created as a baseline assessment opportunity (composition and performance skills) for new Year 7s in the Autumn term. Could be used as a Battle of the Bands Project or group project for Year 8/9. Covered in this scheme: - devices such as ostinato, ternary form, call & response and layers - introduction to the elements of music - composing in groups on hand held percussion/vocally - singing as a class - performing as a whole class ensemble from notation on class instruments - differentiated performance parts - listening activities based on devices learnt - following the conductor - how to be a good musician - opportunities for self/peer assessment throughout

By isobel87

The Woman in Black Huge Bundle!

The Woman in Black Huge Bundle!

THIS HUGE RESOURCE PACK CONTAINS ALL OF THE POPULAR WOMAN IN BLACK LESSONS, AND ALSO THE WOMAN IN BLACK COMPREHENSION BOOKLET AND THE WOMAN IN BLACK POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Susan Hill's ghost story 'The Woman in Black.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Hill's language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru