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The Interwar Years

The Interwar Years

An eleven lesson sequence that gives a brief introduction and overview of events in Europe following the end of the First World War. The sequence will focus on the end of the war and what followed with the Treaty of Versailles, some of the key events in the 1920's, the change in British politics, the rise of Hitler and the following actions that broke the Treaty of Versailles and policy of appeasement. All of the resources needed to run the lessons are included such as presentations and activities as well as the planning. These lessons have been written with upper KS2 and lower KS3 in mind but should be easily adaptable for KS4 students as well. Lesson 1 - Chronological order Lesson 2 - The Treaty of Versailles Lesson 3 - The Treaty of Versailles Lesson 4 - The Dawes Plan Lesson 5 - Changes in British politics Lesson 6 - Wall Street Crash/ Great Depression Lesson 7 - Rise of Hitler Lesson 8 - Propaganda/ Source Analysis Lesson 9 - Revoking the Treaty of Versailles Lesson 10 - Appeasement Lesson 11 - Evaluating Appeasement Also included is a brief knowledge organiser as well as a diamond 9 activity to evaluate the Treaty of Versailles.

By krisgreg30

Treaty of Versailles (2 of 11)

Treaty of Versailles (2 of 11)

This is the second of an eleven lesson sequence that gives a brief introduction and overview of events in Europe following the end of the First World War. The sequence will focus on the end of the war and what followed with the Treaty of Versailles, some of the key events in the 1920's, the change in British politics, the rise of Hitler and the following actions that broke the Treaty of Versailles and policy of appeasement. These lessons have been written with upper KS2 and lower KS3 in mind but should be easily adaptable for KS4 students as well. This second lesson focuses on terms of the Treaty of Versailles, considering why particular terms were agreed and how different sides would have felt. Included are all the resources needed to run the lesson with a presentation and activities as well as the sequence of learning plan.

By krisgreg30

WW1 Crossword Puzzle on Terms and Concepts

WW1 Crossword Puzzle on Terms and Concepts

Fun activity designed to match the WW1 terms and concept worksheet also posted here, this activity is to check student understanding on their terms and concepts. Can also be used for fast finishers/homework! Should take students 10-20 minutes depending on the level of understanding/previous knowledge of terms. Features some black and white cartoons to keep their level of interest up, as well as a guess who which students should be able to guess if they have successfully completed the puzzle.

By Meltzerr

World War One Crossword Puzzle for Terms and Concepts

World War One Crossword Puzzle for Terms and Concepts

Fun activity designed to match the WW1 terms and concept worksheet also posted here, this activity is to check student understanding on their terms and concepts. Can also be used for fast finishers/homework! Should take students 10-20 minutes depending on the level of understanding/previous knowledge of terms. Features some black and white cartoons to keep their level of interest up, as well as a guess who which students should be able to guess if they have successfully completed the puzzle.

By Meltzerr

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The role of Rasputin in bringing down the Russian Government

The role of Rasputin in bringing down the Russian Government

Lots of lesson task, and lots of information for students to digest. This is an interesting tale, with quite a lot of mystery, which I have included in the tale of Rasputin. Includes a brief timeline, tasks, sources, and a debate, with homework at the end. All of this can be adapted to your students abilities.

By Alexkerr

Millionaire Quiz! (World War I Edition)

Millionaire Quiz! (World War I Edition)

High-quality gameshow focusing on World War I, featuring sound effects and background music. This fully interactive high-quality gameshow features all the exciting sounds, background music and drama of the TV show. Each possible answer is linked to either a pass or fail screen indicating the amount of money ‘won’. A free trial of my best-in-class version is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/millionaire-quiz-free-trial-edition-11697409 There are 15 questions, testing children's knowledge of: - Key dates - Battles - Poets - Key figures - Key events - and more! Please see my shop for other gameshows, worksheets, activities and time-saving ideas. All feedback is welcome so please do comment and rate. N.B The original logos for Who Wants to be a Millionaire are property of Sony Pictures Television. For this reason they have not been included, but a similar non-trademarked version has.

By GalvaniseEDU

First World War Battlefields Booklet

First World War Battlefields Booklet

This 17 page booklet is designed for pupils visiting the First World War battlefields around Ypres and the Somme. It has information and activities for pupils and ensures the students gain much from the trip.

By Morma

A term's comrehension pack (A)

A term's comrehension pack (A)

A non-fiction, term's worth, bundle that covers real new stories. There is a focus on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) themes which are often hard to cover using traditional materials. 3 sets, each of 10 questions are included in each resource, along with answers,allowing the resources to be used for all learners from able Y1, through KS2 and into KS3. All of our resources are matched to the expectations the SATs from 2016 onwards. The questions are therefore aimed at KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2. References to the new ‘content domains’ are included for each question. .

By Headway_Learning

Medicine Through Time Western Front  Unit Crossword+ Wordseard and Define Fatpack

Medicine Through Time Western Front Unit Crossword+ Wordseard and Define Fatpack

Created to support the teaching of Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Medicine Through Time - Western Front Unit These printable resources, (prints 2 per A4 sheet for crosswords and 1 per A4 sheet for wordsearch and define) are ideal starter or plenary tasks, allowing assessment for learning, checking recall of key vocabulary, spelling and content. These can be revisited at any point during the teaching of the unit to assess pupil knowledge retention. A step beyond standard wordsearches, these demand pupils provide a definition of the words they are searching for. Crosswords require attention to spelling and recall of content from clues provided. Also included are animated powerpoint slides, enabling self assessment or peer assessment. Word placement in the grid appears first for wordsearches, allowing teacher questioning of pupils to provide their definitions, which appear after a further click. - just drop these into your own presentations or check back for full lesson resources when these are uploaded. Wordsearches produced using an algorithm which checks and avoids any inappropriate words appearing in the grid, however, your own proofreading is a final check for the placement of any unintended words created by random letter combinations. Resources cover: Injuries and Illness, Military, Prevention, and Treatments.

By Vyl

Medicine Through Time Western Front Wordsearch and Define Pack

Medicine Through Time Western Front Wordsearch and Define Pack

Created to support the teaching of Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Medicine Through Time, Western Front Unit. These printable resources, (prints 1 per A4 sheet) are ideal starter or plenary tasks, allowing assessment for learning, checking recall of key vocabulary, spelling and content. A step beyond standard wordsearches, these demand pupils provide a definition of the words they are searching for. These can be revisited at any point during the teaching of the unit to assess pupil knowledge retention of concepts and content. Wordsearches produced using an algorithm which checks and avoids any inappropriate words appearing in the grid, however, your own proofreading is a final check for the placement of any unintended words created by random letter combinations. Also included are animated powerpoint slides, enabling self assessment or peer assessment. Word placement in the grid appears first, allowing teacher questioning of pupils to provide their definitions, which appear after a further click. Just drop these into your own presentations or check back for full lesson resources when these are uploaded. Wordsearch and define resources cover: Injuries and Illness, Military, Prevention, and Treatments. Not a fan of wordsearches? Try my crosswords covering the same topics!

By Vyl

Medicine Through Time Western Front Crossword Pack

Medicine Through Time Western Front Crossword Pack

Created to support the teaching of Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Medicine Through Time Western Front Unit. These printable resources, (prints 2 per A4 sheet) are ideal starter or plenary tasks, allowing assessment for learning, checking recall of key vocabulary, spelling and content. These can be revisited at any point during the teaching of the unit to assess pupil knowledge retention. Also included are animated powerpoint slides, enabling self assessment or peer assessment - just drop these into your own presentations or check back for full lesson resources when these are uploaded. Crosswords cover: Injuries and Illness, Military, Prevention, and Treatments. Not a fan of crosswords? Try my wordsearches covering the same topics!

By Vyl