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

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

The Cold War:  Why did people oppose the war in Vietnam?

The Cold War: Why did people oppose the war in Vietnam?

Students learn about the key factors that led to the opposition to the war in Vietnam. Activities include a card sort (categorizing and prioritizing), writing a letter to the president setting out student views to the war and an interview activity task whereby they respond to how a rang of people would have felt about the war.

By planmylesson

The Cold War:  Why did people oppose the war in Vietnam?

The Cold War: Why did people oppose the war in Vietnam?

Students learn about the key factors that led to the opposition to the war in Vietnam. Activities include a card sort (categorizing and prioritizing), writing a letter to the president setting out student views to the war and an interview activity task whereby they respond to how a rang of people would have felt about the war.

By planmylesson

Who was to blame for the Cold War?

Who was to blame for the Cold War?

An introduction lesson to the Cold War. Students work through a card sort activity to determine who they believe was to blame for the Cold War. the lesson also includes a never heard the word grid

By planmylesson

Edexcel GCSE Medicine Through Time Full Scheme of Work.

Edexcel GCSE Medicine Through Time Full Scheme of Work.

A full scheme of work for Edexcel GCSE Medicine Through Time 1250-Present. A Perfect opportunity to use / amend or add to your own scheme of work for this topic. Included: - 27 lessons all categorised into (Ancient Beliefs - Medieval - Renaissance - 19th Century and 20th Century. - Lesson outcomes - Lesson key content / learning focus - Resources-Pedagogical Suggestions - Differentiation - Exam Style Assessment Questions for Each Lesson - Cross-Curricular Links- Homework Ideas- SMSC Questions / Themes in Each Lesson

By morlem

The Cold War 1945-1962

The Cold War 1945-1962

Excellent 16 page handout of notes with maps and graphics covering in detail for pupils the main events of the Cold War between 1945 to 1962. Fully adaptable and a great overview of the period.

By Polaphuca

The Cold War 1962 to 1991

The Cold War 1962 to 1991

Excellent 8 page handout on the Cold War 1962 to 1991. Great for helping pupils revise and to give a clear overview of events.

By Polaphuca

The Cold War 1962-1989 PPT

The Cold War 1962-1989 PPT

Excellent 17 slide PPT on the Cold War 1962-1989. Full of detail and excellent images and graphics to illustrate points. A great overview of the period.

By Polaphuca