Contemporary history (1901 – Present Day) teaching resources: First World War

Resources and ideas for history, contemporary history (1901 – present day), first world war, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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

Edexcel GCSE: Introduction to Black Civil Rights.

Edexcel GCSE: Introduction to Black Civil Rights.

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce pupils to section one of paper three (The USA, 1954-75: Conflict at Home and Abroad): Attitudes towards black people during the 1940/50s. Tasks are linked to assessment objectives AO/1/2/3. Pupils are introduced to the two question types linked with American Civil Rights. Pupils then begin with defining 'Civil Rights' through a think-pair-share activity before being introduced to President Obama's inauguration - pupils are encouraged to discuss why this was such a significant part of American History. Reverse back to the USA during the 1940s and 50s: Pupils view a very racist animated cartoon from the time to prompt discussion about white peoples' attitudes towards black people. Pupils then use the support sheet to create a kick-starter campaign raising awareness about the mistreatment of black people during this time. Pupils then consolidate their learning with an exam style question.

By morlem

Lesson 2 - Were Empire troops forgotten by History?

Lesson 2 - Were Empire troops forgotten by History?

A lesson examining the reaction in Britain to help from abroad and some source analysis. It also contains a task based on part of the Not Forgotten: soldiers of empire documentary with Ian Hislop.Also available in a SOW bundle here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/british-empire-and-migration-sow-11587059

By brosser24

Treaty of Versailles and the Big three - World War 2

Treaty of Versailles and the Big three - World War 2

History: Treaty of Versailles and the Big three - World War 2. This resource includes 1 x PowerPoint and 3x attached ResourcesThis lesson is about 90-120 minutes long and includes attached activities, challenging and thoughtful questions, embedded URL links where appropriate and tasks/information for students to use to learn about the treaty of versailles. The resource PowerPoints includes a starter activity a variety of tasks and then a plenary for each lesson. There are also ideas for Homework and some model answers provided. Level: KS3/KS4 HistoryTime 2Hours+These resources work well with my other History, PSHE and CITIZENSHIP lesson PowerPoint's and worksheets. Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

History: Weapons used during WW1 - Trench warfare.

History: Weapons used during WW1 - Trench warfare.

History: Weapons used during WW1 - Trench warfare. . This resource includes 1 x PowerPoint This lesson is about 90-120 minutes long and includes attached activities, challenging and thoughtful questions, embedded URL links where appropriate and tasks/information for students to use to learn about the different weapons used throughout WW1. The resource PowerPoints includes a starter activity a variety of tasks and then a plenary. There are also ideas for Homework research and to undertake presentations based on the main weapons of WW1Level: KS3/KS4 HistoryTime 2Hours+These resources work well with my other History, PSHE and CITIZENSHIP lesson PowerPoint's and worksheets. Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

History: Trench warfare WW1 - Life in the trenches

History: Trench warfare WW1 - Life in the trenches

History: Trench warfare WW1 - Life in the trenches. This resource includes 1 x PowerPoint and 2x attached ResourcesThis lesson is about 90-120 minutes long and includes attached activities, challenging and thoughtful questions, embedded URL links where appropriate and tasks/information for students to use to learn about life in the trenches. The resource PowerPoints includes a starter activity a variety of tasks and then a plenary. There are also ideas for Homework.Level: KS3/KS4 HistoryTime 2Hours+These resources work well with my other History, PSHE and CITIZENSHIP lesson PowerPoint's and worksheets. Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

Attacks on civilians and rationing during WW1 - History

Attacks on civilians and rationing during WW1 - History

History: Attacks on civilians and rationing during WW1 - History. This resource includes 1 x PowerPoint and 1x attached ResourceThis resource contains two lessons each about 50-60 minutes long and includes attached activities, challenging and thoughtful questions, embedded URL links where appropriate and tasks/information for students to use to learn about 1) Attacks on civilians during WW1 and 2) Rationing during WW1 . The resource PowerPoints includes a starter activity a variety of tasks and then a plenary. There are also ideas for Homework.Level: KS3/KS4 HistoryTime 2Hours+These resources work well with my other History, PSHE and CITIZENSHIP lesson PowerPoint's and worksheets. Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

ANZAC - Legend of Simpson and his Donkey: Presentation, Worksheet, Word Search

ANZAC - Legend of Simpson and his Donkey: Presentation, Worksheet, Word Search

This is a PowerPoint presentation on one of the most well-known Anzac, John Simpson Kirkpatrick and his donkey.It is a resource linked to ANZAC Day and bravery.There are 18 slides telling the story with maps and pictures.Students are first asked to look at the front picture to create interest.Students learn about Simpson's background, when and why he enlisted and why he is remembered for being courageous.Two follow-up activities:- Worksheet 1 - Students write and draw 4 facts they have learnt about Simpson- Word Search on the topicRoyalty free images: Microsoft clipart, www.flickr.com

By Ro_Milli0110

How should we remember war?

How should we remember war?

This group discussion lesson works well stretched out as an hour long lesson analysing how we should remember war. Looking at the brutality of war and the controversial debates around wearing a poppy, the lesson looks at examples from Northern Ireland and Iraq about why some people take issue with remembering the war dead. This lesson worked brilliantly with my Y9 History class at the end of covering ww1.

By conord094

WW1: How did the First World War affect Women in Britain?

WW1: How did the First World War affect Women in Britain?

This lesson looks at the role of women during the war, it looks at how the suffrage movement, middle class and working class women played a role. This lesson includes a GCSE styled question, with sentence starters and a model answer. There is also a chance for group work or solo work and lots of discussion.

By j_leemosley

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WW1 Poetry Analysis and Context Bundle! 'Attack' and 'Anthem For Doomed Youth'

WW1 Poetry Analysis and Context Bundle! 'Attack' and 'Anthem For Doomed Youth'

Designed to teach Wilfred Owen's Anthem For Doomed Youth and Seigfried Sassoon's Attack, this bundle is full of structured 4 or 5 part lessons with differentiated outcomes and activities, varied to keep every student engaged and challenged, making excellent progress.Whether analysing these poems for CIE iGCSE Songs of Ourselves, Unseen Poetry or WW1 Poetry, they are accessible for KS3 and KS4 and lead to structured and scaffolded essay responses suitable for exam preparation or coursework. It includes a whole lesson contextualising WW1 and analysing the language of recruitment posters persuading soldiers to enlist. This is a great way to have students thinking critically and engaged from the first moment!The following lesson goes on to challenge students to compete to read and answer questions on the two poets through their biographies. This is a really fun strategy to get them reading and can get really competitive! Students have never failed to empathise with these two soldier-poets who wrote about their experiences on the front line and the reflection afterwards has created some very rewarding responses.The next lesson is a full lesson of analysis in the form of a snooker game. Students will be active, working independently and pushing themselves, but won't even notice how much hard work they're doing! All you have to do is sit back and check their answers as they bring them up! This lesson has always gone down so well with the students and I achieved an Outstanding in a lesson observation with it too: I'm really excited to pass it on to you!Finally, I have included an example of a student's war poetry essay for iGCSE (on two different poems) so students can see a modelled example of how to structure their responses and get to act as the teacher and mark an anonymous piece of coursework. Everything you need to study these poets and poems is here in one place. Enjoy!

By Best_Newcomer_2009

ANZAC Day Presentation Lesson/Assembly, Worksheets/Follow-up Activities

ANZAC Day Presentation Lesson/Assembly, Worksheets/Follow-up Activities

This resource relates to ANZAC Day on 25 April.Clear and straightforward - Ideal for assemblies or as a standalone lesson.Each slides takes you through what ANZAC day is and what it means, symbols are explained (rosemary, laurel and the poppy), why do we need ceremonies and what a typical ANZAC day ceremony involves, the dawn service and why people march.The presentation is interactive - students are asked questions that relate to their personal experiences of celebrations and why the Anzac spirit legacy is important today.Content:- Presentation (40 slides)- 2 YouTube links for students to watch and listen to the Last Post and the Reveille.- 4 Worksheets:-Worksheet 1 - Anzac Day - Short reading text and 4 comprehension questionsWorksheet 2- Anzac Day symbols - students describe the 3 symbols and then draw and describe a symbol that means something to them.Worksheet 3 - A Typical Anzac Day Ceremony - Students describe what the 4 activities areWorksheet 4 - The recitation - Students read 4 lines from For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon and then complete the missing gaps. There are then inferential questions on the poem.Please see preview of worksheets.File Type: PowerPoint Presentation (editable) and WordAll images royalty free Microsoft clipart, and www.Flickr.com

By Ro_Milli0110

AQA History B Quiz Cards, over 60 questions.

AQA History B Quiz Cards, over 60 questions.

6 topics:Lead up to WW1, Post WW1 peace, Hitler's foreign policy and lead up to WW2, Weimar Germany, Hitler's Germany and Vietnam.If you use a double sided printer, you can cut the individual cards out, with the question on the front and answer on the back.

By pixel_nic

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

The Liberal Party and WWI: What was the impact of the First World War on the Liberal Party?

The Liberal Party and WWI: What was the impact of the First World War on the Liberal Party?

This lesson explores the impact of the First World War on the Liberal Party and is aimed primarily at key stage 5 or high ability key stage 4 students. It assumes no prior knowledge of this topic but could be used successfully with both students new to this subject area or those who have studied it already. It consists of three main activities and an extension task for more able, gifted and talented students. The lesson is structured around an independent source investigation that involves students studying authentic primary sources in order to develop their understanding of the political impact of the war.A PowerPoint presentation, source investigation pack and worksheet are included, along with a detailed, step-by-step guide on how to deliver the lesson effectively.

By BenSmith1

Arab-Israeli Conflict (Palestine-Israel Conflict) Introductory Lessons

Arab-Israeli Conflict (Palestine-Israel Conflict) Introductory Lessons

Self-contained/fully resourced lesson activities to introduce/provide context to study of the Arab-Israeli Conflict Year 11 Modern history includes various learning activities including resources for display, learning activities and worksheets. Overview of history, ancestral claims/links of both groups, key people activities + key words activities and timelines- several lessons of work/homework and easy to follow. Fully editable Word version + a PDF version provided 61 pages each! Lots here for the small price.

By gcmem

AQA GCSE History - Conflict and Tension 1894-1918 Revision

AQA GCSE History - Conflict and Tension 1894-1918 Revision

Two PowerPoints to support the revision of AQA GCSE History (2016 spec) - Conflict and Tension 1894-1918. One provides an overview of the key content. I used this in conjunction with the Revision Clock created by @teachgeogblog. Students had to write down everything they could remember about the topic first in one colour and then we used the PowerPoints to discuss and add ideas in a different colour. My students love using these for revision.The second PowerPoint gives an overview of the technique for each of the four exam questions on this part of the exam paper. This guidance was put together following an AQA exam board training session.

By hetuffnell

Which weapon was most effective in World War One?

Which weapon was most effective in World War One?

In this lesson students challenge the History Channel and decide which weapon they believe was most effective in WW1. The lesson plan is attached but feel free to ask questions should you have any. Please note publisher document may contain two pages. Writing frame can be used for SEN students. Comments are appreciated :-) Thanks to the History Channel for the clip which is used in line with their fair usage policy. Images were located using a search engine filtered to "labelled for resuse".

By maxblackburn

International Relations Revision Notes- A*

International Relations Revision Notes- A*

A collection of highly detailed revision notes, with precise and necessary statistics and facts which you need. As a result of this meticulous composition you are guaranteed to impress your examiner!The notes cover the inter war periods, between 1918-1939. The notes help demonstrate the consequences and effects of certain events as well as linking them to others.

By harroopb

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

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General Election 2017 Bundle

General Election 2017 Bundle

A bundle of PowerPoint presentations and quizzes on the upcoming general election; political parties and Brexit.

By CollEd

*FULL LESSON* Were the suffragettes right to use violence? 20th Century History Lessons

*FULL LESSON* Were the suffragettes right to use violence? 20th Century History Lessons

In this part of our series of 20th Century History lessons, students explore reasons why some Suffragettes applied violent methods in their quest for equality. A case-study towards the end of the lesson challenges students to consider if Emily Davison committed suicide - amazing class discussion! The lesson includes full resources: stretch and challenge sources which provides opportunity to 'dig deep'; Venn Diagram giving students a chance to compare and contrast evidence; assessing how far Emily Davidson was pushed gets students actively engaged with historical evidence and using continuums to make up their minds. The lesson ends with a brief assessment opportunity: a write-up using a PEEL paragraph structure.

By HumanitiesResources