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This week's selection of TES Connect's most popular resources touches on the controversial topics of fracking, war and the rules of football. Let the arguments commence!

1. Military motivations

What is it? A lesson looking at the causes of the Vietnam War

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? A detailed PowerPoint supported by structured worksheets and a descriptive lesson plan.

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2. Football formalities

What is it? A presentation introducing different positions on the football pitch

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? This motivating introduction to the rules and strategies of football is perfect for a wet-weather lesson.


3. Crack the issue

What is it? A handout and PowerPoint presentation to support a lesson on fracking

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? A topical lesson that is useful for starting a debate on energy supply.


4. Animal assistance

What is it? A fun activity that helps children to recognise consonant- vowel-consonant (CVC) words

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? Using sound effects and animation, this engaging PowerPoint asks students to track down kidnapped pets.


5. Cinma franais

What is it? A comprehension activity inspired by trailers for French- language films

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? A great resource to use as a starting point for a lesson on French cinema, this reading activity is fun and focuses on key language skills.


6. Vocabulary variety

What is it? Words to unscramble, with synonyms as clues

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Stretch more able students with this vocabulary activity, which encourages children to use their knowledge of synonyms to rearrange a jumbled word correctly.


7. Out of bounds

What is it? A lesson introducing the concept of upper and lower bounds in maths

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? A comprehensive resource including a presentation and progressive activities.


8. Money matters

What is it? Three differentiated worksheets on counting coins

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Handy as homework, this activity includes a number line and extension task to support and challenge children's addition skills.


9. Writing reminder

What is it? A quick-reference place mat to remind students of good language to use when writing

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? This student-friendly literacy support encourages the use of varied vocabulary, as well as reinforcing basic grammar.


10. Domino effect

What is it? A set of dominoes for practising shape recognition

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? Children can progress from matching pictures to matching words and descriptions with these printable cards.


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