Thought-provoking historical projects

Imaginative project ideas to challenge secondary students to think outside the box when it comes to investigatng different historical periods

Sian Evans & Tara Wright

Books Used In Secondary History Project

Inspire inquisitive minds to investigate a variety of historical periods with these captivating project ideas

With the end of term almost in sight, projects are a great way to keep your classes engaged while acquiring new knowledge and developing important skills. Whether they are used to introduce unfamiliar historical periods or explore one in more detail, this collection of imaginative project ideas has the power to get students of all ages and abilities thinking more deeply.

KS3 resources

Fun Castle Project
bmchinchen

Fun Castle Project

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Building a model castle can be lots of fun. In fact many of you may have already built a castle. From Lego castles to sand castles to visiting castles. This terms project is going to be all about castle building. Ideal activity worksheet to introduce the project as well as final assessment mark shee...
Inspirational People Research Project
humansnotrobots

Inspirational People Research Project

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A short topic used with Y9 humanities students to consider what makes people from history come to be regarded as 'inspirational' - and to then conduct their own research into an inspirational figure. At the end, students present their research and hold a vote to decide on the most inspirational.
World War I Research and Project Based Task Cards
Polly Puddleduck

World War I Research and Project Based Task Cards

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Included in this download are 40 Project Based Task Cards. These task cards will enable students to critically evaluate ideas, arguments, points of view and develop into autonomous thinkers. It is only through self-research and critical evaluation that students can learn how to analyze and criti...
KS3 Yr9 Conspiracy Theories Analysis of Evidence
rimmel55

KS3 Yr9 Conspiracy Theories Analysis of Evidence

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This is a 5 week SOW we did with our Year 9s as an independent research project into conspiracy theories. After L1/L2 students work independently to write up an assignment using their own found evidence as to how reliable their chosen conspiracy theory is. Students really enjoyed this unit and very ...
French Revolution Interactive Timeline Project
ChalkDustDiva

French Revolution Interactive Timeline Project

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French Revolution Interactive Timeline Project Your students will be engaged in this fun and interactive activity. Students will create an interactive Timeline of the major events of the French Revolution using timeglider.com. No need for a textbook, links to information and a video are included!
Holocaust Research Project Complete Pack
Think_About_It

Holocaust Research Project Complete Pack

5 Resources
SAVE 50% BY PURCHASING THE BUNDLE! This bundle is a complete pack of resources which assists teachers and students to research various ways in which different people reacted to the Nazi regime and produce a report which fully investigates the chosen topic. Aim of this research: Teaching Holoc...

KS4 and post-16 resources

The trial of Guy Fawkes
buxtocl

The trial of Guy Fawkes

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This lesson serves to act as a case study to help students answer the question: 'What does this source tell you about the attitude of the authorities to the crime of treason?' We focus on why the authorities felt threatened in the 16th and 17th centuries? Some sources come from the National Archives...
Jack The Ripper: Historian as Detective
jcoller

Jack The Ripper: Historian as Detective

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A multipurpose lesson (or two or three) that acquaints students with the basic principles of historical methodology. The powerpoint asks and answers key questions on the Ripper case while the handout engages the students in a series of tasks that challenges them and embeds historical skills. The que...
WW2  cross-curricular codebreaking project
chk242

WW2 cross-curricular codebreaking project

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A bit of maths and history all bundled together. A project that goes a bit off piste from the National Currciulum, but encourages students to realise the value of resilience and perseverence when solving mathematical problems. We taught it over a couple of lessons to the whole of y8. There is a ra...