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Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany: L35 How were schools different in Nazi Germany?

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany: L35 How were schools different in Nazi Germany?

This lesson examines the changes in education 1933-39. Students examine the teaching methods and curriculum changes introduced by the Nazis. Activities include watching a scene from Europa in German where by the class need to determine the content of the lesson. They re-watch this in English to see if they were correct. There is a note taking activity (directed) and a maths challenge linked to the Nazi curriculum. Students end with a clip from An Education for Death with a series of questions.

By planmylesson

The Cattle Industry in the American West

The Cattle Industry in the American West

LESSON OUTLINE • Starter. 20 question to guess the mystery item in the lunchbox. How does it relate to what we might learn today? Write on a post-it note. • Students need to learn how the Cattle Industry in the American West started. To achieve the objective, they will 'weed' the correct facts from an information passage to discover the story. • Inform students that there are three great examples of individuals that helped develop the Cattle Industry - John Iliff, Charles Goodnight and Joseph McCoy. Students are going to research one, depending upon their ability. Using reference sheets on their table, students need to find out more information to become an expert on one of these individuals. They will complete part of a worksheet. • Having completed the facts about their group on the worksheets, students will now learn from each other by going around the room and speaking to each other. They will find out about the other two individuals - EG the ones that they have not read about themselves. There is space at the bottom of their own worksheets to record brief notes about what they learn that they consider to be important. • As a plenary, return to starter. Do they now know how it relates? Add to post-it note. DIFFERENTIATION Activity of considering the three key individuals in the cattle industry is already differentiated. Weak students should look at the John Iliff as there is less information and there worksheet contains hints. Middle ability students should look at Charles Goodnight. Higher ability students should look at the Joseph McCoy and have a more demanding worksheet. You will need to sort out your seating plans and distribution of resources before the lesson. AFL • Teacher circulation as students complete their worksheet about the key individuals involved in the cattle industry. Students will then show understanding by teaching each other through discussion. • Cyclical. Return to the starter activity in your plenary to demonstrate progress.

By Prefectus_Castorum

Bundle of Key Stage 2 Non - fiction Comprehension

Bundle of Key Stage 2 Non - fiction Comprehension

6 sets of resources altogether! You will get over 10 sets of comprehension activities and texts! They are suitable for Years 4 to 6 and can be easily tweaked to suit your class. The following topics are included: Electricity, Sound, Tudors, Rainforests, Great Britain and Penguins. There are also plenty of other activities included to work alongside the comprehension activities, such as Powerpoints, sorting activities and research challenges.

By snugboro23

Essay Writing: Wit & Humour

Essay Writing: Wit & Humour

Research and Reflect! The student will read six short papers about ‘Wit and Humour’ by Joseph Addison (1672 – 1719), in which the author describes different types of humour and offers his opinions about whether these are effective or appropriate. (Please note, these essays are not themselves humorous!) The student may also read two short samples of humorous writing (included) by P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975). Several topics for essays are suggested. The student may choose to write an essay that simply refers to the texts by Addison, or one in which they use what they have learned in the Addison texts to analyze one of the other pieces of writing. For two suggested topics, a small amount of extra research is required. Detailed instructions are included. Texts: Five Short Papers on Wit and Humour Joseph Addison was an Englishman who is perhaps best known for his play, ‘Cato’, which deals with themes such as individual liberty versus government and has been described as ‘almost certainly literary inspiration for the American Revolution’. The play was well-known to the founding fathers - in fact, George Washington arranged that it be performed for the Continental Army while they were encamped at Valley Forge. Today Addison is also remembered as an accomplished essayist. He wrote for various widely-read magazines of his time, and was known for his ‘breezy, conversational style’, and his ‘cheerful and respectful humour’. The short, critical essays included here are: Lampoons, True and False Humour, False Wit, Punning, Etc. and Wit and Judgement (not original order or titles). 'Damon and Pythias, A Romance' and 'Extricating Young Gussie' (excerpt) Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was one of the most widely-read humorists of the 20th century. ‘Damon and Pythias, A Romance’ is a simple comic poem. The prose excerpt provided here, from ‘Extricating Young Gussie’ (featuring the well-loved characters of ‘Bertie Wooster’ and his manservant ‘Jeeves’), gives a good idea of the style of his more renowned novels. TIP! This may be a good choice for a student with an interest in philosophy or the 17th-18th century.

By canadianwinter

Essay Writing: Building Iron Bridges

Essay Writing: Building Iron Bridges

Summarize! The student will read a text about iron bridge building. Their essay will be a summary of one aspect of iron bridge building described in the text. The student will read the text, choose a topic (one of eight that are suggested), reread the text and take notes, and prepare a five-paragraph essay on their chosen topic. Detailed instructions are included. Text: Iron Bridges And Their Construction Edward Rowland describes the process of building iron bridges at the end of the 19th century. First he writes about bridge construction in general, referring to important accomplishments in that field from earlier times. He then describes in detail how iron is prepared when it will be used for bridge-building. He ends with a brief description of how an iron bridge is assembled. TIP! This may be a good choice for a student with an interest in 19th century literature or the Steampunk movement.

By canadianwinter

American Civil Rights: March on Selma & Voting Rights Act 1965.

American Civil Rights: March on Selma & Voting Rights Act 1965.

The purpose of this lesson is to encourage pupils to reflect upon the progress made by the Civil Rights Movement by 1965 through concentrating upon the March on Selma which led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act 1965. There are a variety of hook / starter activities to choose form dependent upon your class e.g. Geography map skills starter to chart the distance between Selma and Montgomery. Pupils are introduced to the March though watching the trailer and answering questions on the film 'Selma' leading to a source based activity then a card sort / time line activity to chart the events of the march. Pupils will select the most significant turning point they believe in these events which led to the Voting Rights Act 1965. I have included videos to prompt discussion (embedded) and links provided, homework and an exam preparation skill based source task. Further advice can be found in the description of the presentation itself.

By morlem

Black Civil Rights Movement: Key Successes 1960-65.

Black Civil Rights Movement: Key Successes 1960-65.

A series of lessons charting the success of the the Black Civil Rights movement from 1960-65. skills. All tasks and activities have been designed around All lesson outcomes are linked with key historical skills developing pupil knowledge and understanding of: - Alabama Campaign - Freedom Summer - March on Selma -Civil Rights Act 1964 - Voting Rights Act 1965 & how these helped advance the Civil Rights Movement. Perfect for KS3 / KS4 alike.

By morlem

GCSE 9-1 American West - The growth of the cattle industry 1861-72

GCSE 9-1 American West - The growth of the cattle industry 1861-72

GCSE American West New 2016 Specification Grades 9-1 Could be used for Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, OCR etc. Full Lesson on the development of the cattle industry in the West Looks at the importance of the following events; Cattle Drives, Goodnight-Loving Trail, Cow Towns and Abilene and John Iliff and Cattle Ranches on the Great Plains. Focus on the exam skills required for an Edexcel narrative question - developing the links between the events and then an exam question included All lesson activities and resources included. Part of American West topic 2 Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome

By MrThorntonTeach

American Civil Rights: Freedom Summer and Civil Rights Act 1964.

American Civil Rights: Freedom Summer and Civil Rights Act 1964.

The Purpose of this lesson is to conduct an investigation into the events and impact of the Freedom Summer of 1964 and how this led to the introduction of the Civil Rights Act. Lesson begins with a trailer for the film 'Freedom summer' as pupils enter class they will be handed the Louisiana literacy test to take when they sit down. This is a purposefully confusing text to stop black people from registering to vote. Pupils are then introduced to the Mississippi murders though a clip from "Mississippi Burning' embedded - pupils are encouraged to write a series of questions they would like answered about these murders (they will then be able to answer these later in the lesson). Pupils study the original information booklet appealing for volunteers to enrol in the freedom summer before using this to summarise what it was about. (extension activity included here for more-able pupils) Pupils reflect upon a source of evidence to see what they can infer from it about the events of the campaign. After reflecting upon the evidence pupils will try to answer they questions they set themselves about the murders and how this again gained national attention - pupils will reflect upon an audio clip from part of a speech by President Kennedy to then discuss if he supported the Civil Rights Movement. this can then lead the way for introducing the civil rights act of 1964 - pupils are set a homework to reflect upon to what extent it was successful (linked in with GCSE exam criteria) All videos are embedded (links provided) further advice can be found in the description of the presentation.

By morlem

American Civil Rights: The Alabama Campaign.

American Civil Rights: The Alabama Campaign.

The Purpose of this lesson is to conduct an investigation into the events and impact of peaceful protest during the early 1960s of the Civil Rights Movement. The lesson begins with a hook video / audio clip reading of Martin Luther Kings ' Letter from Birmingham Jail'. Pupils reflect upon this and ask a question they would like answered at the end of the lesson. Pupils then think-pair-share about what methods might the African American population of Birmingham employ to bring an end to segregation in such a city? Pupils reflect upon a source of evidence to see what they can infer from it about the events of the campaign. Pupils are then encouraged to conduct a journalistic investigation into the events of the campaign through 'interviewing' key figures though a relay activity (all explained in the presentation). To consolidate pupils will then write their own newspaper report about the events of the campaign and its significance linked with exam skills. Peep sheet provided for support. The lesson finished with the setting of a consolidation homework & an explanation about the March on Washington / extra newspaper articles for stretch and challenge. All videos are embedded (links provided) further advice can be found in the description of the presentation.

By morlem

American Civil Rights: Peaceful & Non-violent Protest

American Civil Rights: Peaceful & Non-violent Protest

A series of lessons charting the success of the the Black Civil Rights non-violence movement from 1960-65. All tasks and activities have been designed around All lesson outcomes are linked with key historical skills developing pupil knowledge and understanding of: - Sit-ins - Freedom Riders - Birmingham Campaign All videos are embedded, homeworks and all resources included. Perfect for KS3 / KS4 alike.

By morlem