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Hidden History, Fact or Fiction?

Hidden History, Fact or Fiction?

Presentation designed to as a useful activity as a starter or plenary activity in History. 100 statements are given with roughly 50% of them being accepted as factually correct. Statements are in chronological order. Students are challenged to use historical skills, logic and reasoning to decide if the statement is “fact” or “fiction”. If the correct response is chosen you will hear an appropriate noise and be taken directly to the next challenge. If the wrong response is chosen you will be taken to an appropriate slide and invited to try again. There is also the option of setting a number of challenges without going to the answer to allow all members of the class to participate. The whole presentation contains 103 slides and hyperlinks are embedded throughout.
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Ancient Greece Bundle

Ancient Greece Bundle

This bundle is a combination of Week 1 Topic work on Ancient Greece, alongside playscripts based on Ancient Greek Myths (Literacy) and a week of Explanation Texts based on the Ancient Greeks too. The Literacy planning includes a week's worth of planning and differentiated resources along with an interactive notebook to support the lesson. The Ancient Greece Topic lesson, introduces children to Ancient Greece and provide them with the background knowledge for their Literacy lesson. Both have been taught by myself with my Year 5 class, who LOVED learning about the Ancient Greeks. I bundled them together for anyone (like me), who will teach them on the same/consecutive weeks.
Morrisr9
What signs of 'greatness' were there in Alexander's early life?

What signs of 'greatness' were there in Alexander's early life?

This lesson gives an introduction to Alexander the Great, his background and early life. It begins with a map of his empire to give students an idea of the scale of his later conquest and leads with a comprehension on the story of his taming of Bucephalus according to Plutarch (adapted so secondary students can understand it). It is then useful to show the scene from Alexander (2004) a link to which is attached and compare the interpretations of the event. Another scene from Alexander the Great (1956) is linked to and a discussion and explanation of the influence of Aristotle on his life can then ensue. Students are then introduced to his character at the beginning of his campaign (Plutarch again!) with the idea being that they need to understand that he was literate and intelligent. Students leave with an understanding that, like his hero Achilles, he died young. A 'challenge' article on his life from the Telegraph (adapted) is also included.
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KS2 Developing chronological knowledge and understanding - Samples KS2

KS2 Developing chronological knowledge and understanding - Samples KS2

This is a sample of a selection from a range of these resources. These are taken from the resources focussed on KS2. Each of the full resource is a set of linked resources and activities to help students improve their understanding of the sequencing of events. There is a specially designed power point presentation of selected events. This is designed to convey a sense of the passage of time by having the transition between slides vary in length depending on how many years actually passed between events. Each slide has a date, event and appropriate illustration. (Each event slide is on show for five seconds and the whole presentation lasts for approximately five minutes). (There are between 24 and 30 slides in each presentation) As a bonus there is also a ‘click through’ version of the slide show. The selection of events is not meant to be definitive for the study of that period (it’s a selection not a comprehensive timeline!) – this would allow for an extra activity/challenge of students deciding what is missing/what could be left out. The same events are on a word document with a classifying task -to help students identify links within a period. Some of these events are also used for a set of sorting challenges (by focussing on the same set of events in different ways it will help boost students’ knowledge). The first involves sorting set of four or five different events into the correct order – available on power point and word document. The second is a set of printable ‘cards’ which can be used for sorting or matching tasks (such as the matching pairs game) – each event is on a separate ‘card’ from its date (organised in sets of 10). The third is a set of domino cards’ where each card has an event and a date that links to another event -so making a single sequence of 10 events. There are available 10 separate sets of resources: Ancient Greece; Britain before the Romans 4500BC-43AD Roman Britain 43-410AD Anglo-Saxons and Vikings 449-1066AD Periods in British history (major periods) Medieval Times (2 sub sets – England; Britain and other nations) Tudors and Stuarts (2 sub sets – Tudors; Stuarts) Industrial Revolution (and farming etc – 3 sub sets: 1694 to 1803; 1803 to 1846; 1851 to 1901 Britain (and the world) c1714 to c1900 (3 sub sets: Britain and the World; Politics and Reform; Society and Culture Britain in the 20th century (2 sub sets – Britain in the 20th century; Britain and the world)
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Ancient Greece- Year 5 Introduction lesson

Ancient Greece- Year 5 Introduction lesson

LQ: How can I understand why and how Ancient Greece became so important? I used this as an introduction lesson for my year 5 class. This resource includes a detailed plan, notebook and a variety of differentiated resources. The lesson involves group exploration and discussion as to where Greece is located on the map and some facts about the country, as well as discussing it overall importance. Great, interesting start to a topic on Greece that inspired lots of interesting questions. Please leave a review if this lesson was enjoyed.
Morrisr9
Biographies of Notable People - Reading Comprehension Worksheets Bundle

Biographies of Notable People - Reading Comprehension Worksheets Bundle

This Reading Comprehension worksheets bundle is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The texts narrate the life and work of a number of notable individuals from the world of politics, science and arts. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, gap filling exercises, True or False, character match and definitions matching exercises, word searches and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
"A History Of..." - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

"A History Of..." - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

This bundle includes four different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore different concepts through time / history... After carefully reading each story / text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
Goddess Rhea Wordsearch Greek Gods Myths Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Goddess Rhea Wordsearch Greek Gods Myths Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'The Goddess Rhea'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
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Greeks - Zeus (Song)

Greeks - Zeus (Song)

Greeks - Zeus by History Rocks Download the lyrics and "Complete" and "Instrumental" versions for FREE at: http://mrcarterrocks.wixsite.com/historyrocks View it on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/eTsHwlXizTA Like us on Facebook to find out when new content has been added: http://www.facebook.com/historyrocksuk Find us on Twitter : @HistoryRocksUK
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