This resource provides students with a 'TOPIC ON A PAGE’ summary for the OCR GCSE 9-1, History B SHP ‘Thematic Study’ unit THE PEOPLE’s HEALTH Key Topic 1: MEDIEVAL 1250-1500
They fully cover the syllabus content for each topic and can be used by students and teachers to:
a) consolidate knowledge and understanding to encourage student mastery (embedding academic language and concepts) after students have completed a topic in class or as a homework task, helping them identify areas of strengths and weaknesses
b) as a quick starter activity to review prior learning or weeks/months later as a spaced retrieval practice task. I regularly take sections from the placemats and use them to support spiralled learning.
c) to encourage relevant exam responses - specifically targeting the themes of explaining living conditions (with a focus on housing, food, water and waste management), people’s response to Epidemics, public health features/impact of local and national government on public health. Additionally, students are encouraged to reflect on the extent of continuity and change between periods which will help with planning for the extended essay Q.
d) the question squares can be completed and then colour coded to show the influence of the five factors and be cut up into cards to form KAGAN Quiz/Quiz Trade Question and Answer Cards
e) as a useful revision aid before the final exam. (Many of my Year 11 students rely on these sheets in the final weeks and days of revision and have commented that they have helped make factual recall of the huge volume of the syllabus content more achievable.
The resource includes prompt pictures to appeal to visual learners and can be used as a standalone resource or in conjunction with the OCR Hodder Revision Guide, where all of the answers can be found. This resource can also be used in conjunction with the topic placemats that I have produced to support students in lessons. In particular, I have successfully used the TOPIC ON A PAGE summaries with the ‘EXAM TECHNIQUE’ side of the placemats so when students are given exam questions, they can quickly find relevant supporting knowledge to use in a response. I have used this resource successfully with students targeted Levels 4 - 9. It could be easily adapted for students working on or below L3. The ‘fill in the gaps’ prompts can be removed for higher ability students. I Recommend printing enlarged on A3 paper.