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THE MURRAY DARLING BASIN OF AUSTRALIA - PART 2 -WATER RESOURCES AND LAND USES

THE MURRAY DARLING BASIN OF AUSTRALIA - PART 2 -WATER RESOURCES AND LAND USES

This is the second unit in the series on the Murray-Darling Basin. It begins with maps indicating the size and variations of climate and landscapes. This is a major agricultural region of Australia though which a network of rivers flow into the major drainage systems of the Darling River (Northern Basin) and the Murray River (Southern Basin). This unit fits into studies of Inland water Basins; River studies; Agricultural studies; History of pre-colonial presence of Aboriginal people; colonial; history; water management systems; river flow modification and diversion ---in fact the more you encounter information the broader the study possibilities become. The pages are designed for classroom projection and discussion. The attachments are provided to give you the opportunity of providing copies (black and white/colour choice) for individual student use. This unit also touches on material covered in Coorong Studies of South Australia and River Realities of South Australia. Take your students into the Murray-Darling Basin by way of maps, data and photographs. There is a range of environments to encounter. The role of water - its availability, variability and quality is the resource foundation that will be the focus of Part 3 in this series.
KPolkinghorne
Historical Anarchronisms

Historical Anarchronisms

A really fun lesson to introduce students to the idea of historical anachronisms (wrong time or wrong place in history). It uses both drawings and phots to demonstrate examples of anachronisms and asks the students to use their understanding and empathy to create their own stories full of anachronisms. A fun and useful lesson,
laumorrow
Effects of the Black Death - Outstanding Lesson

Effects of the Black Death - Outstanding Lesson

This lesson has been observed numerous times and has always been rated as outstanding, It is focused on the consequences of the Black Death and looks at how it changed Britain in many different areas. The students use sources in a carousel and collect the information to learn what the positive and negative changes were for the people of Britain. A well made and throught provoking lesson.
laumorrow
Who shot JFK?

Who shot JFK?

This lesson investigates the assassination of JFK and gets the students to examine the evidence to try to answer the title question. This is an interesting and powerful lesson that gets students to challenge the official account and form their own theories as to what really happened in Dallas in 1963. A really good lesson.
laumorrow
Slave Songs - Resistance

Slave Songs - Resistance

This lesson looks at how slaves used music to challenge the authority of their slave masters and send coded messages to other slaves. It uses some of the most famous songs (such as 'Swing low sweet chariot') and disects the lyrics to understand the true meaning of the songs. The lesson ends with the students having the opportunity to write their own slave songs.
laumorrow
The Golden Age and the Wall Street Crash

The Golden Age and the Wall Street Crash

This lesson covers the Golden Age in Germany from 1923 to 1929 under Gustav Stresemann. It explains the key treaties signed in that period, why they were important and what their impact was both short and long term. It also has a clever device that will aid pupils in their revision of this period. A useful and interesting lesson.
laumorrow
Nazi Economic Policy - Observation Lesson

Nazi Economic Policy - Observation Lesson

This lesson explores the Nazi Economic policies and evaluates how successful they were. It was created for a lesson observation and earned an outstanding rating (when they still gave ratings!) The resources include a starter, a plenary, sources, a table, a powerpoint and two possible assessments. An interesting and strong lesson.
laumorrow
The Treaty of Versailles Peace Settlement - Expectations and Realities

The Treaty of Versailles Peace Settlement - Expectations and Realities

This is the third lesson in a topic on the establishment and early years of the Wiemar Republic, 1918-1924. The lesson is titled 'The Peace Settlement: Expectations and Reality' and is aimed at A-Level students. Key focuses include... - An overview of the Treaty of Versailles - The aims of the 'big three' - The terms of the Treaty of Versailles - The 'Diktat' - Considerations of the overarching historical significance - Activities and source question - Hyperlinked videos
MrTHistory
The Role of Nazi Women in Germany - Outstanding Lesson

The Role of Nazi Women in Germany - Outstanding Lesson

This is one of the of the most memorable lessons the students will study about Nazi Germany. It is both interesting and fun in equal measure. This is really two lessons (or a double) that covers the changing role of women in Nazi Germany before the war, during the 1930s and in WW2. Lesson 1 - contains a lot of information about Nazi policies towards women including a 'True or False' Quiz, some sources from prominant Nazis and an exam question with a mark scheme. Lesson 2 - The real fun is in lesson two where the students will have to work as a team to draw the perfect Nazi women. They do so by passing their drawings along every 30 seconds and adding to each others drawings. It is a fun, interesting, memorable lesson that the students will be talking about long after the lesson is finished. Download these lessons! Seriously you won't regret it. :-)
laumorrow
Terrorist or Freedom fighter 6 lesson bundle

Terrorist or Freedom fighter 6 lesson bundle

This bundle contains 6 full lessons. Each lesson contains at least an hours worth of activities including starters, clip links with questions, main activity (card sorts, information sheets etc), GCSE style question or final written task and plenaries.
talesofold
Card Sort: Problems facring Queen Elizabeth I in 1588

Card Sort: Problems facring Queen Elizabeth I in 1588

This outstanding card sort is designed to help students understand the problems facing Elizabeth I in 1558. This resource is suitable for the full range of learners and be used as a starter, plenary, homework or main activity depending upon the ability of your class. When you purchase this lesson you will receive a card sort with six headings labelled religion, defence, money, foreign relations, marriage and poverty and crime as well as eight accompanying statements which need to be matched up or sorted. Once complete, I have included two optional extension exercise including sorting the problems in to which were the most important as well as an extended essay question. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: The reign of Queen Elizabeth I, 1558 - 1603 Know: What problems faced Elizabeth I when she became queen in 1558? Understand: Which problems were linked to money, religion, poverty, defence, relations with other countries, marriage? Evaluate: Which problems posed the greatest threat to Elizabeth I? WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: What problems did Elizabeth I? Explain: Which problems were linked to money, religion, poverty, foreign relations, marriage and defence? Analyse: Which problem posed the greatest threat to Elizabeth I? 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
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