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Ancient History Memory Game

Ancient History Memory Game

The Ancient History Memory Game contains twenty-seven pairs of matching cards with full color pictures of various people, sites, and symbols from ancient history.

By resi__

What is History? - timelines

What is History? - timelines

PPT presentation and activity on creating timelines PS: I teach at an international school in Italy. This does not follow specific UK guidelines

By nina1981

KS1 & 2 History/Geography /Science– ‘Very famous person’ blank template

KS1 & 2 History/Geography /Science– ‘Very famous person’ blank template

KS1 & 2 History/Geography /Science– ‘Very famous person’ blank template. A quick information gathering resource for pupils to use to research a specific famous person and find out specific information about nationality, flag, birth/death dates, education, famous work and reasons this person is well known. Space to write short sentences or bullet points of key information and a summary of how this person has helped or changed the world. Great for class display and for starting points about a famous person based subject or as a final assessment of knowledge gained throughout a topic. Link to cross curricular History/Geography/Science/Art topics and ‘Inventors’, ‘Explorers’, ‘Victorians’ and similar topics.

By newromantic

Oral History: Population Movement 1750 - 1900

Oral History: Population Movement 1750 - 1900

This outstanding lesson has been designed to help students studying population movement 1750 - 1900. It had been field tested and refined many times and is a really fun and engaging lesson, which has a really big impact of students. It can be used with the full spectrum of ability as it includes a range of tasks and activities which can be selected in whole or part to suit your students. You will need access to You Tube in order to be able to access the song. When you download this lesson you will be able to access a Microsoft Word document which contains the lyrics to the song 'Dalesman's Litany' and PowerPoint. There is enough work to fully engage a normal class of students for at least one lesson. The PowerPoint facilitates the lesson and includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, a snowballing starter. The next couple of slides set the scene and explains why Britain's population was on the move. This is followed up by two source activities which could be print off and completed as an investigation or used as part of a class discussion to help set the scene for the main activity. The next slide is a pro and con thinking skills organiser on the problems facing historians when they use oral history as evidence. This could be competed as an activity or as a plenary. I have included a completed version at the end of the presentation. The next activity involves playing the song by clicking on the hyperlink in show mode. I personally would give students a copy of the lyrics to annotate but if you are short on the photocopying budget then you can get around it by getting them in pairs or groups to write down the jobs / places that the person in the folk song has done / lived to help illustrate the impact of the changes on peoples lives.. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Why did Britain have an Industrial Revolution 1750 - 1900? Know: Why was Britain’s population on the move 1750 – 1850? Understand: What factors caused this change? Evaluate: How useful is oral history as evidence about the past? WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: Why was Britain’s population of the move? Explain: What factors caused this change? Analyse: How useful is oral history as historical evidence? If you like this lesson then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. I have unloaded this one for free as its my favourite lesson of all time. If you wish 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. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

The Church in England 1529-70: Political and Social Role of the Church before the Reformation Part 1

The Church in England 1529-70: Political and Social Role of the Church before the Reformation Part 1

A lesson on the accession of Henry VII to the throne of England, and the role of the Church in society. In this lesson students will be introduced to the end of the Wars of the Roses, Henry Tudor's coronation, and the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. This is lesson 1 in a series of lessons being released which are designed for AQA History A Level 2D: 'Religious Conflict and the Church in England, c1529-1570.' Each lesson has a lesson plan, PowerPoint, and independent worksheets. There are suggested extensions and homework in each lesson plan.

By NorthernLetters