This is a single lesson intended as an introductory lesson to year 7 students on why the study of History is important. The lesson is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation which gives 6 reasons why we study history using illustrations and examples. The concept of Chronology is also introduced with students using a starter activity to produce a simple timeline, adding dates to 7 important UK/world events and using illustrations of 6 famous battles/wars for students to place in chronological order using clues such as tactics, uniform, weapons, etc. These illustrations can then be used to introduce the idea of continuity and change. A written task explaining why we study history is provided, differentiated at 3 levels and the war/ illustrations are included for students to put into order and write descriptions of. A plenary activity is a short video clip looking at what the Romans did for us and enables students to see how activities over 2000 years ago are important for Modern Society.
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