History teaching resources: Contemporary history (1901 – Present Day)

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History timeline for display - easily adapted

History timeline for display - easily adapted

Goes from the dinosaurs through key periods of history to the present day. Use MS Word to adapt it. I have added the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages to the updated version. As well as the first public railway in 1825, England winning the World Cup in 1966 and the 2012 Olympics.

By MrColleyMaths

Recruitment WW1

Recruitment WW1

A lesson that focuses on analysing various propaganda posters with a source analysis table and designing poster task with clear instructions. Also includes a worksheet on conscription

By leighbee23

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany: Unit 2 Hitler's Rise to Power, 1919-33

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany: Unit 2 Hitler's Rise to Power, 1919-33

This Bundle includes all of the teaching material for the second unit of the Weimar and Nazi Germany Edexcel 9-1 specification. Each lesson includes a presentation, differentiated resources, literacy support, exam style questions and advice and a range of activities to challenge and develop independent learners. No textbook required and each lesson includes a step by step guide with clear instructions.

By planmylesson

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany Units 1 & 2

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany Units 1 & 2

A sequence of twenty fully resourced lessons for the first two units of the Edexcel 9-1 Weimar and Nazi Germany specification. This bundle includes all the necessary teaching material for the Weimar Republic, its early challenges and recovery and Hitler's rise to power, 1919-33. The lessons include a step by step guide, PowerPoint presentation, differentiated resources, card sorts, worksheets, self-assessment documents, exam style questions and advice. No textbook required.

By planmylesson

Conditions in the Trenches

Conditions in the Trenches

This lesson is a 2 lessons based around conditions in the trenches and contains a presentation detailing conditions in the trenches. A starter activity using a primary source from a soldier in WW1 and a marketplace discovery activity for students to explore conditions in the trenches.This task is used to help students prepare a creative writing task in the form of a trench diary and includes resources to support the planning of a trench diary

By leighbee23

Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain

Powerpoint explaining the background to the battle of Britain and prioritising card sort activity

By leighbee23

The Blitz

The Blitz

Powerpoint covers background on the Blitz with descriptive writing task. Also a handout that has primary source accounts from people that experienced the Blitz. Other two sheets are worksheets that cover information on the Blitz with source based questions for students to make inferences from

By leighbee23

Rise of Hitler

Rise of Hitler

Intro lesson about Adolf Hitler's early life pupils can design a facebook page based on his early life and rise to power to gain a brief insight into Hitler. The lesson also then covers the factors that enabled the Nazi party to secure more votes and Hitler to rise to power with worksheets to supportIdeal for KS3 students

By leighbee23

Titanic

Titanic

PowerPoint and chronology card sort activity on the topic Titanic to introduce the details of the ship Other work sheets relating to why the titanic sunk and who was to blame investigation card sort and worksheet

By leighbee23

Nazi Propaganda

Nazi Propaganda

Nazi Germany lesson analysing Nazi propaganda, includes a detailed worksheet and a paired task exploring forms of propaganda the Nazi party used. This can be used to link to how propaganda helped the Nazis maintain control.Also includes a task discussing the features of propaganda posters on the powerpoint to go through with the whole class and then an activity worksheet to facilitate the development of this independently This resource has been adapted since earlier reviews

By leighbee23

Warsaw ghetto

Warsaw ghetto

A variety of resources on the Warsaw ghetto during the holocaust- this lesson includes 2 lessons, one on the conditions in the ghetto and the other on the uprising.Lesson 1 on everyday life in the ghetto alongside various images and a worksheet with lots of information for students about the ghetto. I use this lesson alongside clips from the film the pianist. Lesson 2 is a lesson focused on the Warsaw uprising to illustrate Jewish resistance with a powerpoint and worksheet. There is also a good starter activity linked to case studies showing Jewish resistance. This resource is good to link into Jewish resistance so they are not seen as just victims.

By leighbee23

New Deal: AAA

New Deal: AAA

This outstanding resource is designed to help students evaluate how successful the New Deal was at putting the USA back to work through the alphabet agencies by looking at the problems facing farmers and how successful the Agricultural Adjustment Administration was at solving them. When you buy this resource you will receive a card sort and a twenty three slide PowerPoint that includes information, sources, links to video clips and eight activities. Activity 1 is a snowballing starter. Activity 2 is based around a class discussion of FDR's inauguration speech the aims of the New Deal. Activity 3 is a discussions around an animated diagram about how consumer fear was undermining the US economy and making unemployment worse. Activity 4 looks at 'pump priming' and why certain groups opposed it and is linked to a source analysis question. Activity 5 is based around a class or pair discussion about a key quote by FDR on the role of agriculture in the recovery. Activity 6 looks at the achievements of the AAA and gets students to think about why some groups would oppose its work. Activity 7 gets students to evaluate how successful the AAA was at increasing farm prices, whilst activity 8 is based around the card sort that gets students to evaluate how successful the AAA was a solving the problems facing US farmers. Finally, activity 9 is a cartoon source analysis and includes an student mark scheme. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: How successful was the New Deal 1933 – 1939? Know: What were the aims of the New Deal? Understand: How did the AAA try to help the problems facing farmers? Evaluate: How successful was the AAA? WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: What action did FDR take to end the Depression? Explain: How did the AAA try and help farmers? Analyse: How successful was the New Deal 1933 – 1939? This resource is designed as a teaching aid. It is supplied in Microsoft PowerPoint and can be fully edited and customised for your students. It would also make a great teaching resource. If you like this 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. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

Breaking Enigma

Breaking Enigma

This lesson looks at the breaking of the Enigma code and its effect on WWII

By EmmyCD

The Holocaust (final Solution)

The Holocaust (final Solution)

Lesson based on the final solution using primary sources from survivor testimonies. This lesson enables you to make pupils aware of the human face of the holocaust and discuss the testimonies to understand not only what the holocaust was but also the different stages of the final solution.

By leighbee23

The American West: The Homestead Act 1862 (Edexcel 1-9)

The American West: The Homestead Act 1862 (Edexcel 1-9)

This lesson has been designed for the GCSE Edexcel American West module. All outcomes are linked with Paper Two's Assessment Objectives 1 & 2. The focus of this lesson is to build pupils knowledge of the Homestead Act of 1682 and the impact it had upon the American West. Pupils will build upon their prior knowledges of Migration (See my store for this lesson) to explain the consequences of the Homestead Act. The lesson is split into two learning phases: 1. The problems of living on a Homestead. 2. The achievements and limitations of the Act. Pupils then consolidate their learning by explaining two consequences of the Homestead Act as per the Edexcel GCSE Paper 2 question One 'The American West'. Videos are embedded and links and further advice can be found within the description of the presentation.

By morlem

The Great Depression Task Cards

The Great Depression Task Cards

These task cards are a great way for students to learn about the Great Depression.This product contains 18 cards with multiple choice questions about the Great Depression. A recording sheet and an answer key are included. Blank cards are also included for questions to be added, if wanted. The same 18 cards are also available in a non-multiple choice option as well.

By ScienceSpot

Protests and Civil Right Movements in USA

Protests and Civil Right Movements in USA

This resource explains Protest in USA against Slavery and Racism. The resource is prepared for KS3 to understand how Black Americans reacted to slavery and racism in the USA. The resource contains pictures and photographs for the understand of civil right movements in the USA.

By geo_pal2000

New Deal: Civilian Conservation Corps

New Deal: Civilian Conservation Corps

This outstanding resource is designed to help students evaluate how successful the New Deal was at putting the USA back to work through the alphabet agencies by looking at the role played the Civilian Conservation Corps.This lesson is one of a series looking in detail at the role played by each of the New Deal alphabet agencies. It is designed to be a case study so there is some overlap if you have bought some of the other resources. However, if you have then you will already know the high standards that we set ourselves at the History Academy when we create our resources.When you buy this resource you will download a PowerPoint with twenty two slides that include information, sources, links to video clips and nine activities. Activity 1 is a snowballing starter. Activity 2 is based around a class discussion of FDR's inauguration speech the aims of the New Deal. Activity 3 is a discussions around an animated diagram about how consumer fear was undermining the US economy and making unemployment worse. Activity 4 looks at 'pump priming' and why certain groups opposed it and is linked to a source analysis question. Activity 5 is based around a class or pair discussion about a key quote by the historian John Salmond about the aims of the CCC. Activity 6 looks at the important questions about why FDR made helping young men and the environment a top personal priority. Activity 7 is source analysis question based around how the CCC aimed to help young men, whilst activity 8 is designed to get students to review two sources and two short video clips to help them evaluate how successful the CCC was at achieving its core aims. Finally, activity 9 rounds the lesson off by reviewing the good and bad points of working in the CCC.The aims and objectives of this lesson are:Theme: How successful was the New Deal 1933 – 1939?Know: What were the aims of the New Deal?Understand: How did the CCC try to help young men and the environment?Evaluate: How successful was the CCC?WILF – What Am I Looking For?Identify & describe: What action did FDR take to end the Depression?Explain: How did the CCC try and help young men and the environment?Analyse: How successful was the New Deal 1933 – 1939?If you like this 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.Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates.Kind RegardsRoy

By Roy_Huggins

New Deal - CCC

New Deal - CCC

This outstanding resource is designed to help students evaluate how successful the New Deal was at putting the USA back to work through the alphabet agencies by looking at the role played the Civilian Conservation Corps. This lesson is one of a series looking in detail at the role played by each of the New Deal alphabet agencies. It is designed to be a case study so there is some overlap if you have bought some of the other resources. However, if you have then you will already know the high standards that we set ourselves at the History Academy when we create our resources. When you buy this resource you will download a PowerPoint with twenty two slides that include information, sources, links to video clips and nine activities. Activity 1 is a snowballing starter. Activity 2 is based around a class discussion of FDR's inauguration speech the aims of the New Deal. Activity 3 is a discussions around an animated diagram about how consumer fear was undermining the US economy and making unemployment worse. Activity 4 looks at 'pump priming' and why certain groups opposed it and is linked to a source analysis question. Activity 5 is based around a class or pair discussion about a key quote by the historian John Salmond about the aims of the CCC. Activity 6 looks at the important questions about why FDR made helping young men and the environment a top personal priority. Activity 7 is source analysis question based around how the CCC aimed to help young men, whilst activity 8 is designed to get students to review two sources and two short video clips to help them evaluate how successful the CCC was at achieving its core aims. Finally, activity 9 rounds the lesson off by reviewing the good and bad points of working in the CCC. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: How successful was the New Deal 1933 – 1939? Know: What were the aims of the New Deal? Understand: How did the CCC try to help young men and the environment? Evaluate: How successful was the CCC? WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: What action did FDR take to end the Depression? Explain: How did the CCC try and help young men and the environment? Analyse: How successful was the New Deal 1933 – 1939? If you like this 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. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

Vietnam War - US Tactics - Bombing Campaign - Rolling Thunder

Vietnam War - US Tactics - Bombing Campaign - Rolling Thunder

16 point slide powerpoint looking at the US tactic of bombing during the Vietnam War.Aims of US bombingLink to videoVideo taskDetails of Rolling ThunderSource work - American BombingInfo slide - Rolling ThunderNorth Vietnamese reaction to Rolling ThunderSouce work - BombingExtension of Rolling ThunderSource work on extension of rolling thunderOperation LinebackerFacts and Figures - American bombing - Inc. TaskSource work on effectiveness of american bombingEvidence for bombing being effectiveEvidence for bombing being ineffective

By shenrysed

HUGE Anti-Slavery Presentation

HUGE Anti-Slavery Presentation

This is a very detailed presentation with 36 customizable slides, including:What is modern slavery?Bonded LabourDomestic work and slaveryChild slaveryForced LabourSlavery in global supply chainsHuman TraffickingChild and Forced MarriageDescent Based SlaverySlavery in the uk

By ChrisWat

AQA 1C Tudor Society revision table

AQA 1C Tudor Society revision table

Revision table for A Level History students sitting the AQA 1C Tudor paper. The revision table covers; SocietySociety-Nobility and gentrySociety-commoners and social mobilityRegional divisionsIt is not intended to be exhaustive but it has been created from the Tudor 1C Oxford and Hodder textbooks.

By vixybradley26

Educational Video on   The Battle of Somme

Educational Video on The Battle of Somme

This video is prepared for students who take Conflicts , World War 2 in AQA and GCSE Historty for full understanding of The battle of Somme Between the allied powers and Germany. It describes in a way of documentary the significance of Somme Battle .

By geo_pal2000