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Claims to the Throne 1066

Claims to the Throne 1066

This lesson involves pupils working in groups to produce an election campaign for one of the claimants to the throne in 1066. (Before the Battle of Hastings lesson) The PowerPoint goes through the claimants to the throne in 1066 which allows students to work in groups for the election campaign task. The CV worksheet provides students with extra information to support with the group task. The election task work sheet gives clear instructions alongside extension tasks to enable students to complete high quality group work.

By leighbee23

The Spanish Armada

The Spanish Armada

A full lesson on the invasion of the Spanish Armada in 1588, this lesson is for KS3 students and includes a group role play task for students and a worksheet to support the planning of a cause and consequence assessment on the failure of the Spanish Armada.

By leighbee23

Brazil Full SoW

Brazil Full SoW

I've written this for KS3 EBD boys. There are links on the lesson plans to websites. It is a full scheme of work with attached power points, worksheets and activities.

By asadler79

Recruitment WW1

Recruitment WW1

A lesson that focuses on analysing various propaganda posters with a source analysis table and designing poster task with clear instructions. Also includes a worksheet on conscription

By leighbee23

Textile inventions

Textile inventions

This lesson as a dragons den style group task, pupils worked in groups of 5 and each analysed one of the five inventions during the Industrial revolution, they then choose one of the best inventions to invest their money in but being able to explain why. This is a good lesson to explore the start of the factory system. The lesson plan is based on the delegation task from a Teacher's toolkit lesson

By leighbee23

Roman Villa

Roman Villa

Roman villa lessons lesson one-Introduction to Roman Villa and key features Then a long term task pupils design a Roman estate agent booklet by being a Roman estate agent (word doc) The word doc is a 7 page booklet of roman villa budget task, students have a budget of 8,000 denarii to budget building a villa with rooms and fetures and then students produce a booklet to describe the villa (good for numeracy and literacy-pursuasive writing) work doc can be photopied in to an A5 booklet for pupils to plan their own villa. Explains key rooms, extras and features of Roman Villas

By leighbee23

Henry VIII and his 6 wives

Henry VIII and his 6 wives

A lesson to introduce the 6 wives of Henry VIII, it includes various activities for students to engage in to explore the personalty of Henry VIII and also his wives

By leighbee23

Conditions in the Trenches

Conditions in the Trenches

This lesson is a 2 lessons based around conditions in the trenches and contains a presentation detailing conditions in the trenches. A starter activity using a primary source from a soldier in WW1 and a marketplace discovery activity for students to explore conditions in the trenches. This task is used to help students prepare a creative writing task in the form of a trench diary and includes resources to support the planning of a trench diary

By leighbee23

Fun Class Assembly  Ancient 'Greeks Got Talent!'

Fun Class Assembly Ancient 'Greeks Got Talent!'

Just finished this assembly with my Y5 class, it went so well and they loved it. It involves an 'X factor' style show where each Greek god auditions to be king of the gods, whilst telling the audience a little bit about the Ancient Greeks. It involves throwing confetti at the audience, a dance routine to music from Disney's Hercules, and a boy dressing up as Cheryl Cole....if you want. Adapt and use as you want. Enjoy.

By koolkat123uk

Execution of Charles I

Execution of Charles I

A variety of resources on the execution of Charles I This pack includes at least 3 lessons of work including a memory game task to discover about the execution, a newsaper written report task, a group work news broadcast task. Great to explore the execution, includes good resources for SEN students

By leighbee23