Children should learn to identify criteria for their design, to select tools and materials and use correct vocabulary to name and describe them, to assemble, join and combine materials to make a winding mechanism and to understand the need for a stable structure to support a mechanism. This is lesson 3 in a unit of work.
Children should learn to use existing fabric designs as inspiration for their own pattern-making, to develop and communicate their design ideas through drawing and modelling and to make and/or use a simple paper pattern/template. This is lesson 3 in a unit of work.
A full lesson on the invasion of the Spanish Armada in 1588, this lesson is for KS3 students and includes a group role play task for students and a worksheet to support the planning of a cause and consequence assessment on the failure of the Spanish Armada.
56 Multiple Choice Questions to accompany Episode 6 of Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Mankind: The Story of All of Us is a History Channel series that uses engaging imagery, powerful special effects, and a lively script to convey the story of the humanity in 12 concise yet comprehensive episodes. This teaching packet covers Episode 6: “Survivors," which develops three major stories:
• The Salt Trade in the Sahara
• The Gold Trade in Mali
• Learning and Knowledge in Timbuktu
• Venice as a Banking Powerhouse
• The Renaissance
• The Chinese Inventions of Gunpowder and Guns
• The Defeat of the Mongols; The Ming Dynasty
• Gutenberg and the Printing Press
• Christopher Columbus
• The Spanish Reconquest / Defeat of the Moors
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 46 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 time span of world history. Students who have paid attention to the video should definitely have mastered these basic, fundamental issues from the targeted time period. All test questions are also multiple choice.
• A fast-grade answer key is provided for both the worksheet and the quiz.
MORE DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION POSSIBILITIES
Because the worksheet and test take different approaches, teachers can also use them to differentiate instruction by using them as basic/advanced levels!
In this lesson, students consider whether William's Wars caused a financial revolution or not. Whilst also considering the historical example, students are encouraged to consider what modern day MPs spend their money on and how this is justified. This lesson should be supported by the Edexcel Pearson Textbook designed for Paper 1 (ISBN 9781447985327). Images acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for re-use". If you have questions then please use the comment function below.