What's hot?

26th September 2014 at 01:00
From the horrors of global conflict and the sexism of the advertising industry to the simple pleasures of pretending to be a zombie or a detective, this week's top picks highlight the sheer breadth of resources available on the TES website

1 Fab phonics

What is it? A set of phonics plans and activities

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? A huge amount is packed into a few sheets.

2 Bunny games

What is it? Data-handling worksheets

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? It features Mr McGregor from Beatrix Potter's ever-popular Peter Rabbit books - children practise counting by tallying up all the vegetables in his garden.

3 Fans very much

What is it? Everything needed - apart from a few pins - to make a series of fans marked with popular connectives

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? It can be used with children of all abilities.

4 Capture codes

What is it? A maths lesson on codebreaking

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? It taps into children's inner sleuths by using maths to uncover the identity of a notorious thief.

5 First introductions

What is it? A collection of resources to introduce the First World War

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? This cross-curricular selection of activities and discussion points helps children to understand the conflict's complex background.

6 Character building

What is it? A series of character cards for a charades-style drama activity

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Children will have great fun pretending to be zombies, wolves and wizards.

7 Propaganda posters

What is it? A cross-curricular resource about propaganda, aimed at art students

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Considers the visual tropes of posters from the Second World War, including those with the famous "We can do it!" and "Dig for victory" messages, and helps students to design their own posters.

8 Biology basics

What is it? Biology lessons on the human reproductive system

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? It includes six comprehensive presentations, comprising male and female systems, fertilisation, pregnancy, menstrual cycle, investigating average height and gestation data.

9 Sold down the river

What is it? An exploration of representations of women

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? Deconstructing these advertisements from the 1950s onwards will give students an insight into sexism through the decades.

10 Korean lesson

What is it? A history lesson on the Korean War

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? This investigation of the "Red Scare" includes some superb archive photographs.


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