Hook starter: As pupils enter the room the presentation will display an autonomously moving spot light to reveal a picture clue about the lesson.
Learning Intention and differentiated outcomes (SMSC).
Starter: Pupils' will discuss what qualities a good leader should hold before watching a short video clip inquiry into the leading figures of WWII:
Pupils' will then circulate the room studying the individual leaders, their background and specifically their leadership qualities during WWII. In groups pupils then build a silent conversation to debate, discuss, compare and contrast the four leaders.
Pupil's then consolidate their views regarding the best leader answering a structured 8 mark exam style question. If time I then ask my pupils to peer assess with WW / EBI.
All videos links are provided along with instructions and advice in the description of the presentation.
Peep sheet and vocabulary builder have been included for differentiation.
WALT: To explain the event and discuss how it is a turning point for the war.
MUST: Know what the attack on Pearl Harbour was.
SHOULD: Be able to explain the attack in detail, and suggest why it happened.
COULD: Begin to use the information to make a judgment of why the events of Pearl Harbour were a turning point for the Second World War.
This lesson looks at how WW2 impacted African Americans and Women in America. Students recap what their lives were like before the war and then investigate what happened during the war that changed their lives. The lesson includes a differentiated note taking sheet, challenge tasks throughout to stretch and challenge the top end, and an exam question with sentence starters to help students.
This lesson forms a SOW for AQA America 1920- 1917 Opportunity and Inequality
Hook starter: As pupils enter the room the presentation will display an autonomously moving spot light to reveal a picture clue of the D-Day landings.
Learning Intention and differentiated outcomes (SMSC).
Pupils will work their way through several activities to achieve the lessons outcomes.
1. What was D-day? Pupils watch a short video (embedded) to introduce them to the topic.
2. Planning the invasion: Pupils work in teams to answer a series of questions in the fastest time to learn about the strategy of the day.
3. Pupils will study and listen to Eisenhower’s inspirational speech before creating their own. (Prize for best speech).
4. Pupils visit stations around the classroom to learn about one soldiers personal experience of the invasion through a study of his diary entries.
5. Pupils watch the opening scene from ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (Link provided if you do not have the DVD) As pupils watch they will complete a worksheet.
Pupil’s then consolidate their judgment through watching a short video clip explaining the significance of D-day before answering a structured 8 mark exam style question to judge if overall D-day was a success or a failure.
Peep Sheet provided to assist the less able pupils.
Instructions and advice on how they lesson is to run can be found in the description of the presentation.
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Key Question (s) : Why did the Second World War break out in 1939?
Support questions : Was Hitler to blame for the Second World War? How successful was Appeasement?
The main themes are the causes of the Second World War and the events between 1936 and 1939 that represented the road to war, with a focus on Appeasement in 1938. The main knowledge and understanding is provided by means of two Power Point presentations, 'The Road to War' (22 slides) and 'Appeasement' (13 slides) with YouTube clips and accompanying information sheets. Worksheets and Activity sheets are provided to cover the ability range.
Assessment: an extended writing task to answer the question 'Was Hitler to blame for the Second World War?' and there are opportunities for assessing source handling skills and interpretation.
Concepts: causation (long- and short-term, multi-causality, inter-connection of causes), chronology, empathy, historical significance, source analysis, interpretation; appeasement, treaty, alliance, pact, self-determination, Anschluss, lebensraum, compromise, conference, demilitarise, rearm, depression, dictator, public opinion.
GCSE Origins/Causes of the Second World War - Also called The Collapse of Peace
Can be used for current GCSE and new 2016 specification
Grades U-A* or 1-9
Can be used for AQA, Edexcel, OCR or iGCSE exam boards.
Could even be useful for KS3 SoW
Revision booklet that contains the basic information on the causes of WW2 - perfect for middle-low ability students.
Perfect for revision, classroom workbooks, assessments and general teaching of the topic.
Use of CRAMCUP to aid students revision
Contains information on the following topics:
- Hitler's Foreign Policy (Lebensraum, Communism, Treaty of Versailles, Pan Germanism)
- Saar Plebiscite
- Rearmament and Conscription
- Remilitarisation of the Rhineland
- Sudeten Crisis, Munich Agreement and the fall of Czech
- Nazi Soviet Pact
- Invasion of Poland and outbreak of WW2
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We studied Goodnight, Mr Tom (the film and the book), topic books and artefacts relating to what it was like to be a child during World War II. The children wrote short diaries about what it would be like to be an evacuee or to be in an air raid during the Blitz. They used the recount genre with descriptive language, and demonstrated empathy with children in World War II.
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describe what rationing consisted of.
assess the methods by which rationing was ‘sold’ to the people of Britain.
assess the relative significance of different aspects of the Home Front to people’s lives
Lesson features differentiated learning objectives, a well-paced starter, main and plenary, and a focal on source evaluation, including the analysis of sources designed to encourage rationing.
Lesson ties together series of three lessons on the Blitz, evacuation and rationing by asking students to compare the relative impact of these three events on Britain using Partington's model of historical significance.
This activity is taken from MY UNCLE'S DUNKIRK by Mick Manning and Brita Granström (published by Franklin Watts in association with the Imperial War Museum). It explores the events at Dunkirk by comparing a holiday beach scene with a war zone. There is opportunity for plenty of cross curricular work, including history, geography and PSHE, as well as two worksheets to support the Pupils Writing Targets at Y 2, 3, 4 and 5.
This resource explores Second World War poetry in the context of war poetry as a whole. It includes an analysis of Timothy Corsellis' poem &'Dawn After the Raid&'; and writing exercises to get students writing their own poems based on Timothy's structure. The resource supports Young Poets Network&'s annual Timothy Corsellis Prize.
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explain the impact the Blitz had on people living in London.
assess the extent to which the Blitz can be seen as both good and bad for people living in London.
form an opinion on the impact of the Blitz on people living in London and justify this opinion with well-explained historical knowledge
Lesson features differentiated learning objectives, a well-paced starter, main and plenary, and a focal on source evaluation, including evidence collection in a table.
5 excellent lessons on London and the Second World War.
These lessons are linked to the new Edexcel GCSE 9-1 spec.
All the resources are included and this series of lessons works well with the Pearson 'Warfare through time, c1250 - present'.
This KS3 unit should take around 2 hours to complete depending upon how detailed you want the final letter to be. The Power Point leads students through all activities, giving answers when required. All accompanying resources are included. I showed my classes an extract from the film Goodnight Mr Tom as part of their research, although I have not included a clip here and you would need to source your own DVD or find a clip on YouTube. This would officially make your department the only one in the country not to have this DVD in a store cupboard.
Aims and Objectives:
To know the main facts surrounding evacuation- who, what, why, where and when?
To understand the great range of experiences and types of people effected, considering the impact upon their lives.
To create a piece of empathetic writing exploring these ideas.
Activities include a short video starter where students use the clip to answer the who, what, why, where, when and how questions about evacuation. A cloze exercise quickly summarises the key facts. Students then sort the attitude/feeling cards from positive to negative. Using the source booklet, they carry out independent research into the range of evacuees, hosts and feelings/attitudes expressed. They are to try to find concrete examples to illustrate the attitudes/feelings on the cards. The following lesson has a quick recap quiz. Students then demonstrate their understanding through writing an evacuee letter home, describing the process of evacuation and expressing thoughts/feelings to show empathetic understanding.
Ideal for teaching about WWII in KS2/3. Can be used as part of a class assembly.
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Resource includes PowerPoint featuring all lyrics and embedded audio (please note this plays automatically after a few seconds).
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This is an ‘outstanding’ lesson that was devised for a performance management observation. It is aimed at Key Stage 4 and 5 students examining Winston Churchill’s personal contribution to Britain’s survival in the Second World War. It was designed for use with students who possess some background knowledge of this topic although it could be used equally successfully as an introductory lesson with those new to this subject area. It consists of three main activities and an extension task for more able, gifted and talented students.
The lesson is structured around an independent source investigation that involves students studying authentic primary sources in order to develop their own evaluation of Churchill’s contribution as wartime leader.
A PowerPoint presentation, primary source pack and worksheet are included, along with a detailed, step-by-step guide on how to deliver the lesson effectively.
All of the lesson resources can be fully customised to meet your pupils’ learning needs.
Propaganda posters from the IWM collection looking at how the British Government encouraged people to help the war effort.
All the images are available to download together as a PowerPoint.
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World War I for KS3/4 : Short unit of well differentiated lessons on complete with new 9-1 level GCSE challenge questions, one full lesson on Remembrance Day (covering both WWs) and a Remembrance Day, WWI Quiz and 4x homeworks.
1. World War I, conscription, conscientious objectors and propaganda
2. World War I, homefront and defence of the realm
3. World War I, causes, alliances, rivalry and colonialism.
4. Remembrance Day Lesson
5. Remembrance Day and WWI Quiz
6. 4x WWI homeworks
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Designed to last hour - last task can be set as homework or done as plenary, depending on time. Includes clip question and differentiated questions, starter sheets, LO check sheet with key terms and reasons cards all included with 1 hour Powerpoint.
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14 hours of very detailed, well differentiated and editable lessons with 13 x PowerPoints (one is a double), worksheets, source analysis packs, GCSE style practice questions and also clip tasks and engaging group and individual activities .
This history mini unit centers around the rise of Hiter, the Nazi expansion and military tactics and what it was like to live in Nazi Germany. It is suitable for any KS3 History class as they learn to master the essential skills of examining evidence, making inferences, source analysis, interpretation and assessing significance.
What was the Treaty of Versailles and how did this help contribute towards WWII
What was the Great Depression and how did it affect events in Germany?
How did Hitler and the Nazis rise to power in Nazi Germany?
4 + 5. What was Appeasement? How did this contribute to the outbreak of WWII?
What was Blitzkrieg and was this always a successful tactic for the Nazis?
What happened at Dunkirk - was this a miracle or a disaster?
Life in Nazi Germany, for women, children and ordinary German workers.
Life in Nazi Germany - how did Hitler control children (2 hours).
How did young people show opposition to the Nazis?
What happened at Stalingrad? How was this a turning point?
What happened during the Holocaust?
Was Hitler one of the 20th century’s greatest leaders?
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