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Bloody Sunday and other risings 1905

Bloody Sunday and other risings 1905

A full lesson on Bloody Sunday, with quotes from key figures, lesson tasks galore, and detailed information for you and your students to discuss. This is for A level, and could easily be adapted for GCSE.

By Alexkerr

USA: What explains the rise and fall of the Ku Klux Klan / KKK? (L16)

USA: What explains the rise and fall of the Ku Klux Klan / KKK? (L16)

A lesson that looks at the Ku Klux Klan , and their rise and fall during the 1920s . This lesson forms part of a SOW for AQA America 1920- 1973 Opportunity and Inequality. The lesson includes a GCSE question, with sentence starters for those who need them, as well as challenge tasks to stretch and challenge the top end.

By j_leemosley

Age of Imperialism - Research & Presentation Project

Age of Imperialism - Research & Presentation Project

This unit connects learning with technology to Social Studies. This is perfect for technology class or for use in a Social Studies or History classroom that wants to incorporate technology with a lesson. No download is required to use Microsoft Sway (https://sway.com) - a free product, making it easy for teachers who are not able to download software on classroom computers to still give their students a choice in learning. In this lesson, students are provided with a quick tutorial, as well as links to other resources to help them with their project. The tutorial is intended to help students get started with the program and then use the resources within the program to refine their creations. Students create a presentation about a topic of interest related to the Age of Imperialism from a provided list after researching the topic. They use that information along with graphics, pictures and backgrounds from the Internet and also supplied in Microsoft Sway, to create a finished presentation that explains their topic, and add their own opinions and insights to the project. This is an excellent creative project to add to a unit on the Age of Imperialism. The project was created for grades 7-8 but could easily be used with upper elementary or high school students. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher & Student Notes and Resources • Student Project Expectations and Grading Rubric • Getting Started Tutorial for Microsoft Sway

By innovationsintechnology