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Nazi Germany & the Rise of a Dictatorship: Lesson 15 Who suffered the most under the Nazis, 1933-39?

Nazi Germany & the Rise of a Dictatorship: Lesson 15 Who suffered the most under the Nazis, 1933-39?

Students learn about Nazi policies towards minority groups and how these were influenced by eugenics. The main activity requires students to position Nazi policies on a graph frame, with the positioning based on their opinion re the severity of the persecution. The graph is then used to complete a series of tasks. Clear step by step instructions, differentiated activities and worksheets. This is the last lesson in the unit of work.
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Nazi Germany & the Rise of a Dictatorship: Lesson 13 What was life like in the Nazi Police State?

Nazi Germany & the Rise of a Dictatorship: Lesson 13 What was life like in the Nazi Police State?

Students learn about the Nazi Police State through a student-led game. Students are introduced to a character living in the Nazi Police State. They have to remain in character during the game. There are various challenges to complete depending on who they are, for example if they are in the Gestpo they will need to identify enemies of the state. As students play the game they become to understand that no one is safe. As always there are clear instructions and differentiated resources.
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Nazi Germany & the Rise of a Dictatorship: Lesson 10:  What was the Night of the Long Knives?

Nazi Germany & the Rise of a Dictatorship: Lesson 10: What was the Night of the Long Knives?

Students learn about the main reasons why Hitler eliminated the SA. through a card sort (categorizing and prioritising activities). They write up their views about why Hitler chose to execute the leading members of the SA (support provided for less able). There are also source based challenge activities to prep the more able for GCSE style questions. As always a step by step guide and high-quality differentiated worksheets.
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Historical e-Atlas Cuba et al. Caribbean islands

Historical e-Atlas Cuba et al. Caribbean islands

Cuba et al. Caribbean islands in 38 historical maps: 1502-2010 (122 pages). The origin of the name Cuba is uncertain. Most likely it is means Taino cubao (“abundant fertile land” or Coabana (“great place”). On early maps of Cuba and other Caribbean islands they were called the West Indies by European cartographers. This in contrast to the East Indies of present-day SE Asia. The region appeared for the first time on the manuscript map of Juan de la Cosa (1500), who had sailed to the West together with Columbus, and the Cantino world map (1502). On the map of Ribero (1529) the coastlines are depicted remarkably accurate. The first separately printed maps were published at the end of the 16th century.
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The TET Offensive (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

The TET Offensive (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

This lesson is designed to inform students about the TET offensive in order to enable them to explain why it was a significant turning point in the War leading to US public opposition. Students then will study different interpretations of the TET to then explain why they interpret it differently. Hook starter: A Selection of images for students to study upon entrance to class encouraging them to reflect upon how they would feel if they were seeing these images on TV. Students watch a video clip (Embedded) and are supplied with contextual knowledge via the PEEP SHEET if required. Students are encouraged to explain the significance of the TET and why it led to increased public opposition. Students then apply their knowledge to an exam style question (Why do interpretations one and two have different opinions about the success of the TET). WAGOL is then provided as students peer assess. Lesson ends with a rounding up of students opinions about why the TET was a turning point. easily enough to cover more than one lesson. Further instructions / video clips are included within the description of the presentation.
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BATTLE OF HASTINGS: Why William won

BATTLE OF HASTINGS: Why William won

A lesson and a worksheet about why William of Normandy won the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The lesson involves students filling out the sheet, which can then be used to produce a piece of writing in the next lesson.
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