Introduction to Empire lesson plan was an amazing lesson, I had to share it! the girls imagination went wild... Robert Clive worksheet I got them to either write an obituary of him or draw a political cartoon of what happened at Plassey... very successful:)
Powerpoint that tells the story of Howard Carter discovering the Tomb and asks children to empathise with what he was feeling and write his diary.
I included the sound effect of a beating heart when Carter first looks through the hole to build up the suspense. I also used a video clip from You Tube -film about Carter discovering tomb.
Resources to allow teachers to produce a matching exercise - these will need priniting and laminating.
Lesson using the resources - pupils try to match portrait to statement. Finally complete worksheet about why portraits were used and what the queen was actually like.
Lesson requiring pupils to design their own portrait for the queen using symbols within it..
This lesson as a dragons den style group task, pupils worked in groups of 5 and each analysed one of the five inventions during the Industrial revolution, they then choose one of the best inventions to invest their money in but being able to explain why. This is a good lesson to explore the start of the factory system.
The lesson plan is based on the delegation task from a Teacher's toolkit lesson
Intro overview lesson on the main changes that took place during the Industrial Revolution
Print off the Cards and cut them up and get pupils to put them in the correct category and correct time period.
A good lesson to make pupils aware of the main changes that took place between 1750-1900 before looking at the Industrial period in more detail.
There are a number of tasks to review progress and get students thinking of the the extent and impact of change.
America: A History of US Episode 1 Worksheet and Test: 60 Multiple Choice Questions in all!
America: The Story of US is a History Channel series that uses engaging imagery, powerful special effects, and a lively script to convey the story of the United States in 12 concise yet comprehensive episodes. This teaching packet covers Episode 1: “Rebels,” which tells the story of America’s settlement and colonial past, right up to the “shot heard ‘round the world” at the Battle of Lexington that opened the Revolutionary War.
Using any of the series’ episodes in class opens up several useful possibilities. They are so well presented that they are easily understood by students. This in turn means that episodes can actually be used as an introduction to a topic or a unit. On the other hand, they also make excellent reinforcers, so some teachers will want to show the episodes after the end of a chapter or unit for use as a review or recap.
ABOUT THIS TEACHING PACKET
I’ve kept this episode versatility in mind when making these materials. This teaching resource contains both a worksheet and a test on the episode it covers. These two components are based on different approaches to the video:
• The student viewing worksheet has 50 multiple choice questions, all presented in video order. These questions are fairly detailed. Certainly, many students will have good enough recall to be able to complete the worksheet after the episode has been shown, but because of the detailed nature of the questions, some teachers may want to use the worksheet as a “during-viewing” activity that will help students track information and stay on task
• The 10-question test, on the other hand, is designed to help students synthesize the episode’s information and see larger patterns that span different sections of it. My intent when writing the test was to focus solely on the “big issues” that arise from the targeted timespan of American history. Students who have paid attention to the video might should definitely have mastered these basic, fundamental issues from the targeted time period. All test questions are also multiple choice.
• Two answer keys are provided for all questions. One is designed for fast grading. The other one provides the full context of question and answer to help with class discussions of the material.
DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION POSSIBILITIES
Because the worksheet and test take these different approaches, teachers can also use them to differentiate instruction. The short test can serve as a “basic” level viewing worksheet while the worksheet can double as an “advanced” viewing activity.
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