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Essay Writing: Survival & Rescue

Essay Writing: Survival & Rescue

Compare and contrast! Here are two true stories of survival and rescue. With detailed guidelines suggesting how to proceed, the student will read the texts, choose an essay topic from several suggested, take notes, organise those notes, and write an essay. This assignment will take at least one week to complete. Stories: Tracks In The Bush An Australian ranch-worker goes missing, and three Europeans, along with six blacks, trek through the bush to rescue him. The tracking abilities of the blacks consistently astonish the narrator. He also describes the intense natural surroundings and the challenges, on a human level, that are faced by all involved. The Marvellous Ice-Drift of Captain Tyson This early attempt to reach the North Pole failed. The voyage nonetheless left its mark on history when the captain and crew were forced to abandon ship and live on an ice floe for 196 days in the middle of the Arctic winter. German sailors, an American cook, and a group of Inuit faced deadly conditions together. Under the leadership of Captain George E. Tyson, not one person perished. Note: To the best of my understanding the use of the word ‘black’ to refer to the indigenous peoples of Australia is preferable to them to the word ‘Aborigine’. Thus, the original term has been left unaltered in the text. If I am mistaken and have caused offense, please let me know! TIP! This may be a good choice for a student with an interest in outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping or rock-climbing.

By canadianwinter

Think About History: Hearne's Incredible Overland Journey (Canadian History)

Think About History: Hearne's Incredible Overland Journey (Canadian History)

About This Book ‘Hearne’s Incredible Overland Journey’ is the second chapter of ‘Adventurers of the Far North’, which contains accounts of the historic voyages to the northern regions of what is now Canada. This chapter describes the three amazing overland journeys made by Samuel Hearne on behalf of the Hudson’s Bay Company, in search of a copper mine and a Northwest Passage. Though neither was found, Hearne’s journey, as recounted in his own journal in detail (and quoted in Leacock’s book), became an iconic account of northern survival. It also offers descriptions of encounters with First Nations that provide unique food for thought, as they reveal the widely varied behaviours of these people toward one another and toward Europeans. The tone of the writing is neither formal nor chatty, but invites the reader to take an interest in a topic for which the author evidently had a genuine passion. Contents This book contains chapter two from ‘Adventurers of the Far North’. For study purposes, it has been divided into 12 short sections, each 1-3 pages long. After every section there are 10 reading comprehension questions about the text, to be answered after reading that section. These are meant to help the student to remember and understand important facts. There are also at least two questions under the heading ‘Thinking About the Details’. These ask that the student find a specific small segment of the text which has been underlined (page numbers are given) and answer pointed questions about that small piece of writing. These questions focus on writing style, word choice, intent and tone. Sometimes the student may be asked to verify facts. The purpose is to encourage the student to think critically about history and historical writing. After the main text and assignments there is a blank map of Canada, which can be used by the student to make a visual representation of what they have learned from reading and thinking about ‘Hearne’s Incredible Overland Journey’.

By canadianwinter

iPad Card Sorts: American West

iPad Card Sorts: American West

These outstanding resources have been written and field tested in the classroom by experienced teachers using the Thinking Kit software for the iPad. These iPad card sorts cover the key topic of the American West and are designed to fun, engaging and used by the full spectrum of learners. To find out more, click on each resource for a full description of its aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes and how to use it with your students. If you like these resources then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. 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 so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

iPad Card Sort: Why were the Native Americans finally defeated by the US government?

iPad Card Sort: Why were the Native Americans finally defeated by the US government?

This outstanding iPad card sort is designed to help students studying the key reasons why the Native Americans were eventually defeated by the US government. It can be used as a revision activity, starter or plenary for the full range of ability and should work alongside any main stream resource on this topic. If you are looking for some additional challenge, then check out my diamond 9 activity on this topic. When you download this resource you will also receive a hard copy of the card sort as well as a PowerPoint with the aims, objectives, instructions, task codes and the password you will need to activate the activity on https://www.thinking-kit.com/. The activity involves sorting fourteen statements by dragging and dropping them onto the headings labelled reservations, buffalo, religion, Indian agents and US Army. Once the initial activity is complete, students can then discuss and feedback their answers before saving them into a PDF version which can be saved, submitted for marking or printed off. The final result should make an excellent resource for revision or the basis for an essay plan. As a courtesy, we've also included a hard copy of the card sort in the form of a Microsoft Office Word document, just in case you do not have enough iPads on the day. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: The American West Know: How were the Native Americans defeated by the US Government? Understand: How did the US government undermine the Native American way of life? Evaluate: Which factor was the most important in undermining their way of life? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: How did the US Government defeat the Native Americans? Explain: What tactics and strategies did they use to undermine their way of life? Analyse: Which factor or combination of factors was the most successful? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. 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 so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

Key Stage 3; sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest

Key Stage 3; sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest

Students are introduced to the threats to the Amazon rainforest before being introduced to a sustainable development scheme- the Central Amazonian Conservation Complex. Students take notes from the worksheet in order to identify what happens in each zone. The plenary is an opinion line evaluating the success of the scheme.

By kath1nunn

Key Stage 3; rainforests

Key Stage 3; rainforests

This includes a range of lessons that can be sued to teach rainforests including; climate, structure, plants, food webs, tribes, exploitation, management and sustainable development.

By kath1nunn

Card Sort - Why were the Native Americans defeated?

Card Sort - Why were the Native Americans defeated?

This great resource is designed to help students studying the key reasons why the Native Americans were eventually defeated by the US government. It can be used as a revision activity, starter or plenary for the full range of ability and should work alongside any main stream resource on this topic. If you are looking for some additional challenge, then check out my diamond 9 activity on this topic. When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page Microsoft Office document, which contains a learning objective, instructions, six heading cards and fourteen statements. Once students have cut out the cards, the sort the statements under the six headings, which include Buffalo, US Army, religion, reservations, Indian Agents. As an extension exercise, students could always prioritise the statements in their order of importance or research and find out some additional information on each topic. Once completed students could use the card sort to write an essay or produce a mind map on the topic. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: The American West Know: How were the Native Americans defeated by the US Government? Understand: How did the US government undermine the Native American way of life? Evaluate: Which factor was the most important in undermining their way of life? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: How did the US Government defeat the Native Americans? Explain: What tactics and strategies did they use to undermine their way of life? Analyse: Which factor or combination of factors was the most successful? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. 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 so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

iPad Card Sort: What impact did the Mountain Men have on the American West?

iPad Card Sort: What impact did the Mountain Men have on the American West?

This great iPad card sort, using Thinking Kit software, is designed to help students studying the impact that the mountain men and early pioneers had the American West. It can be used as a revision activity, preparation for an essay on this topic or as a starter or plenary. It can be used alongside any of the main stream text books on the American West or even my PowerPoint on this topic which can be downloaded via The History Academy TES shop. When you download this resource you will also receive a hard copy of the card sort as well as a PowerPoint with the aims, objectives, instructions, task codes and the password you will need to activate the activity on https://www.thinking-kit.com/. The activity involves sorting sixteen statements by dragging and dropping them onto either the negative or positive consequences headings. Once the initial activity is complete, students can then discuss and feedback their answers before saving them into a PDF version which can be saved, submitted for marking or printed off. You can get your students to extend their answers further by prioritising the negative and positive consequences by organising them into their order of importance. Another follow up task might be to get your students to do the exercise again, but from the perspective of the Native Americans. The final result should make an excellent plan for writing an extended answer on this topic. I've also included a hard copy of the card sort in the form of a Microsoft Office Word document as a courtesy, just in case you do not have enough iPads on the day. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: The American West Know: Who were the mountain men? Understand: What negative / positive role did they play in the settlement of the American West? Evaluate: How significant was their impact on the settlement of the West? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: The impact of the mountain men on the American West? Explain: What positive / negative role did they play on the settlement of the American West? Analyse: How important was their impact on the settlement of the American West? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. 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 so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins