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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

Edexcel 9-1 GCSE - American West Revision Guide

Edexcel 9-1 GCSE - American West Revision Guide

Edexcel 9-1 GCSE American West 1835-1895 New 2016 Specification Revision guide covering the complete American West topic. Contains detailed top level (Grade 9)l knowledge on all aspects of the course, covering the specification from Edexcel Includes over 30 exam questions (Consequences, Importance and Narrative Analysis) with 'how to' guide Knowledge Organiser included alongside contents page Visually laid out revision guide with images aiding information. Can be used for revision, homework, interleaving, within class teaching and as a basis for a workbook. Cheap to print for students (70p a copy) which is cheaper than purchasing multiple revision guides which can lack detailed content for higher ability students. Please see my other lessons and resources Feedback welcome @mrthorntonteach

By MrThorntonTeach

Worksheet: Why did Britain's population 'explode' 1750 -1900?

Worksheet: Why did Britain's population 'explode' 1750 -1900?

This lesson resource has been designed to help students studying the historical controversy surrounding why Britain's population increased from 1750 - 1900. It can be used with the full spectrum of ability, but the text level of the sources would better suit lower middle to upper ability students. However, if you like this resource, I have also produced a PowerPoint and a card sort, which provide additional differentiation. These can be purchased separately or as a package under the same title . When you purchase this resource you will be able to download an editable, two page Microsoft Word document which includes an introduction which sets the scene and five sources that look at the issue of why Britain's population increased. The first question gets students to summarise what they can learn from each source about why the population increased, whilst the follow up questions look deeper into the underlying causes and get students to compare and contrast them. The final question sets the scene for the next topic by getting students to draw up a list of the pros and cons of an expanding population. My card sort on this topic would make an excellent plenary for this lesson. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Why did Britain have an industrial revolution 1750 - 1900? Know: Why did Britain's population increased from 1750 - 1900? Understand: What factors caused this change? Evaluate: How far was the population increase due to a decline in the death rate? WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: Why the population increased in size? Explain: What factors caused this change? Analyse: Make a judgement on how far the increase was due to an increase in the birth rate? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. 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

Cards Sort: Why did Britain's population explode 1750 - 1900?

Cards Sort: Why did Britain's population explode 1750 - 1900?

This outstanding resource has been designed to help students studying the historical controversy surrounding why Britain's population increased from 1750 - 1900. It can be used with the full spectrum of ability as a starter or plenary. This activity should work alongside any main stream text book or resource on this topic. However, if you like this resource, I have also produced a PowerPoint and a worksheet that you can use along side it. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download an editable Microsoft Word document which includes instructions, 14 heading cards and matching statement cards on farming, medicine, education, nursing, marriage, soap, vaccination, migration, cleaner cities, midwives, transport and alcohol. Once students have sorted the cards, you can extend their understanding further by creating a key to help show which changes would have affected births, deaths, both or other. They could then use this to help them answer am extended question on the population increased from 1750 - 1900. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Why did Britain have an industrial revolution 1750 - 1900? Know: Why did Britain's population increased from 1750 - 1900? Understand: What factors caused this change? Evaluate: How far was the population increase due to a decline in the death rate? WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: Why the population increased in size? Explain: What factors caused this change? Analyse: Make a judgement on how far the increase was due to an increase in the birth rate? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. 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

Why were people unhappy under William the Conqueror?

Why were people unhappy under William the Conqueror?

Full lesson - worksheet as a hidden slide within the powerpoint. worksheet provides pupils with five things William changed and they write a speech expressing their discontent with these changes. Introduces pupils to the changes made by William following the Battle of Hastings and starts to unpick reasons Saxons disliked Norman rule. Levelled extended writing task differentiated for all pupils and discussion of the word consequence, what it means and how pupils should respond to it within their writing included.

By ellie_ryl

KS2 The Victorians Bundle

KS2 The Victorians Bundle

A collection of KS2 resources on the topic of the Victorians. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

KS1 Keeping In Touch Bundle (Living Memory Changes)

KS1 Keeping In Touch Bundle (Living Memory Changes)

A collection of resources that can be used as part of a KS1 Keeping in Touch topic as students explore how the world has changed through time. Includes a letter to the Queen, communications, postal service, and thank you letters. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

Diamond 9: Why did the Homesteaders settle of the Great Plains?

Diamond 9: Why did the Homesteaders settle of the Great Plains?

The great diamond 9 activity is designed to help students explain why so many people decided to settle on the Great Plains? This resource is designed to be used with the full spectrum of leaners, but is particularly useful for stretching the more able. If you are looking for an easier resource, then please check out card sort on this topic in my TES shop. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a fully editable Microsoft Word document which can be differentiated further if you wish. The resource includes nine diamond shaped cards which include one of the reasons why Homesteaders settled on the Great Plains. Once students have cut the cards out, they are set three tasks including: 1. Remove any reasons that you don’t think are important. Record and explain why you have removed them. 2. Sort the remaining diamonds to show which are ‘short’ or ‘long’ term consequences. Record and explain your reasons. 3. Make a smaller diamond shape using the four most important reasons why the Homesteaders settled on the Great Plains Record and explain your reasons. At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explaining their choices. The discussion and explanation around the choices that they have made are critical in helping them develop their understanding of the topic. Once stage 3 is complete. students could then have a go at writing an extended answer on Why did the Homesteaders settle on the Great Plains?' The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: The American West Know: What were the main reasons why so many people settled on the Great Plains? Understand: What roles were played by technology, the US government, the railroad companies and the end of the Civil War? Evaluate: Which factor played the most important role? WILF: What Am I looking for? Identify and describe: Why did so many people settle on the Great Plains? Explain: The roles played by different factors Analyse: Which factor played the most important role? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. 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. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

Norman Invasion: Housecarls V. Knights

Norman Invasion: Housecarls V. Knights

Full lesson - taught to y7 and y10 fits Edexcel specification (Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060-1088). Worksheets as a hidden slide within the powerpoint. Very successful when taught to year 10 pupils. Polish differentiation included.

By ellie_ryl

Edexcel GCSE History, Early Elizabethan England, 1558-1588: Complete Unit

Edexcel GCSE History, Early Elizabethan England, 1558-1588: Complete Unit

Edexcel GCSE History, Early Elizabethan England, 1558-1588 Complete set of lessons for each of the 3 topic areas in this unit. Topic 1: Queen, Government & Religion, 1558-1569 - Lesson 1 - The Situation on Elizabeth's Accession - Lesson 2 - The Settlement of Religion - Lesson 3 - Challenges to the Settlement - Lesson 4 - The Problem of Mary, Queen of Scots Topic 2: Challenges to Elizabeth at Home and Abroad, 1569-88 - Lesson 1 - Plots and Revolts at Home - Lesson 2 - Relations with Spain - Lesson 3 - Outbreak of War with Spain - Lesson 4 - The Armada Topic 3: Elizabethan Society in the Age of Exploration, 1558-88 - Lesson 1 - Education and Leisure - Lesson 2 - The Problem of the Poor - Lesson 3 - Exploration and Voyages of Discovery - Lesson 4 - Raleigh and Virginia

By MrTHistory