Card Sort: Appeasement 1938
This tried and tested resource has been designed to help students understand why Britain followed a policy of appeasement in 1938. It can be used as a starter, plenary, revision or assessment activity and is suitable for a wide range of abilities.

When you purchase this resource you be able to download a word document with two heading cards labelled 'arguments for appeasement and 'arguments against', along with sixteen statement cards that have been carefully written to reflect the views and opinions of people at the time.

Once students have sorted through the statements, they could then arrange them in their order of importance as the next step to using them as the basis for writing an extended answer or essay on the topic.

The aims and objectives for this lesson are@

Theme: Causes of the Second World War 1939 - 1945
Know: What was the policy of appeasement?
Understand: What arguments were put forward both for against this policy in 1938?
Evaluate: Why did Britain support a policy of appeasement?

WILF - What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: The policy of appeasement?
Explain: Both the arguments four and against the policy of appeasement?
Analyse: Why did Britain follow a policy of appeasement in 1938?

If you are looking for an activity to stretch the more able then check out my diamond 9 activity on this topic. If you like this type of resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want.

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Created: May 3, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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