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

The Battle of the Somme - flippedlearning worksheet and youtube link

The Battle of the Somme - flippedlearning worksheet and youtube link

Flippedlearning resource based around Youtube documentary about the Battle of the Somme. Covers the key events, weapons, leaders and tactics used in the Somme from a British perspective. Very useful for any students studying warfare. The Worksheet provides a link to the video and 30 comprehension questions. Flippedlearning resources are designed to be used by students outside the classroom as either homework or revision, freeing up time in lessons for consolidation, debate and analysis. For more information about flippedlearning or my flipyourhistory experiences follow my Twitter account (@flipyourhistory) or read my blog - flipyourhistory.wordpress.com. To see all my flippedlearning resources search flipyourhistory on the TES.

By flipyourhistory

Original World War One Song : In The Trenches WW1

Original World War One Song : In The Trenches WW1

A short and powerful song that focusses on main aspects of trench life and hardships.The chorus: 'Three metres deep and two wide' , are the dimensions of the trench.Suitable for Y2-Y8.Opportunities for dance/actions. Vocal backing track is slightly slower than performance track for rehearsing to or for younger performers as a guide track.

By myrabarretto

World War 1 - digital breakout game

World War 1 - digital breakout game

Students love doing breakout games - they are challenging and exciting, but can be a hassle with lock malfunctions and prep time. This is a digital breakout - so all you need is a tablet or laptop with internet access!This breakout includes sections on:submarinestrench warfarethe assassination of Franz Ferdinandthe Armisticethe Treaty of VersaillesStudents will be able to work individually or in groups to solve the clues and find the codes to unlock the box.This item includes a detailed guide to the breakout with answers so you can help your students when they get stuck...or not!Note: If you're not sure if this item will work on your school's computer system, please visit this site to try out a free digital breakout: https://sites.google.com/view/joyeuxnoel

By frackiewicz123

Homing: An original song set in World War One - WW1

Homing: An original song set in World War One - WW1

This songs is suitable for Y2-8. It has a haunting melody line that ends in two parts. It would be a very touching end to any assembly or performance set in WW1.It tells of a soldier's longing for home.Comes with: Vocal and backing tracks as MP3 and in the original Garageband (if you wish to alter anything), lyrics and scores

By myrabarretto

10.  How did Warfare change in the 20th Century - #flipped learning worksheet and video

10. How did Warfare change in the 20th Century - #flipped learning worksheet and video

Flippedlearning resource based around Youtube narrated presentation about how warfare changed in the 20th Century. The narrated PowerPoint focuses on the main changes in warfare in this period and was developed for the Edexcel Unit 1 course. The Worksheet provides a link to the video and a mix of note taking and comprehension questions. The video is both on the Flipyourhistory Youtube channel and included here as a windows media video file. Flippedlearning resources are designed to be used by students outside the classroom as either homework or revision, freeing up time in lessons for consolidation, debate and analysis. For more information about flippedlearning or my flipyourhistory experiences follow my Twitter account (@flipyourhistory) or read my blog - flipyourhistory.wordpress.com. To see all my flippedlearning resources search flipyourhistory on the TES.

By flipyourhistory

Tsarist & Communist Russia 1855-1964 - Comprehensive Summary of Course

Tsarist & Communist Russia 1855-1964 - Comprehensive Summary of Course

A 2,800 word summary of the course content and context of Tsarist & Communist Russia, with details from 1855 to 1964. This document summarises the political and cultural context of Russia from 1855 to 1964, aimed at covering the AQA course content, however it is also relevant as a comprehensive summary of the period regardless of exam board or specification.

By rlowe0008

A Revision Wheel for League of Nations  IGCSE History Unit

A Revision Wheel for League of Nations IGCSE History Unit

Split by topic, this revision wheel is great to hand out to students at the beginning of each unit so they can keep up to date with main points. Kept in one folder with other units, a very hand revision resource for students in the lead up to their Paper 1 and 2 exams.

By spurs78

New AQA GCSE Germany 1890-1945 SOW Part 2/3

New AQA GCSE Germany 1890-1945 SOW Part 2/3

Lessons 7-14 of the new AQA GCSE unit on Germany. All lessons come fully resourced with powerpoints and other useful sources and key words lists. This is specifically tailored to following the Oxford AQA GCSE textbook (see cover image).Lesson 7 - interpretations (mini assessment from book)Lesson 8 - Weimar Recovery after 1923 (the Golden Years)Lesson 9 - The Wall Street Crash and Great DepressionLesson 10 - The Growth of the Nazi PartyLesson 11 - Who voted for the Nazis and Hitler becoming ChancellorLesson 12 - Eliminating OppositionLesson 13 - The Night of the Long KnivesLesson 14 - Work and BreadNB: I'm still in the process of writing the last part of this Scheme of Work, it'll will hopefully be up within a couple of weeks.

By brosser24

New AQA GCSE Germany 1890-1945 SOW Part 1/3

New AQA GCSE Germany 1890-1945 SOW Part 1/3

Lessons 1-6 of the new AQA GCSE unit on Germany. All lessons come fully resourced with powerpoints and other useful sources and key words lists. This is specifically tailored to following the Oxford AQA GCSE textbook (see cover image).Lesson 1 - timelineLesson 2 - What was Germany like before the First World WarLesson 3 - Germany and the First World WarLesson 4 - What was the Weimar Republic?Lesson 5 - Year of CrisesLesson 6 - Hitler and the Munich Putsch

By brosser24

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

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany, 1918-1939 revision resource pack (Unit 1)

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany, 1918-1939 revision resource pack (Unit 1)

A concise 6 page A4 revision and teaching guide for the first unit of the Edexcel 9-1 Weimar and Nazi Germany specification (The Weimar Republic 1918-29). This comes with key vocabulary, an overview of the period, exam info on each sub topic, quick fire revision tasks, such as multiple choice questions, a student assessment grid and exam question examples and advice/ tips and skills. The is also a quick fire test, which can be used as a starter or a plenary or simply included in the booklet. This is perfect to give to each student either before or after the unit. I'll be doing one of these for each of the units, so keep your eyes on my page.

By planmylesson

Edexcel 9-1 Crime, punishment and law enforcement 1900-present teaching and student revision booklet

Edexcel 9-1 Crime, punishment and law enforcement 1900-present teaching and student revision booklet

A concise 5 page A4 revision and teaching sheet for the crime, punishment and law enforcement c1900-present, Area of Study 4. This comes with key vocabulary, an overview of the period, info on law enforcement, changes and continuity during the period, case study knowledge, a student assessment grid and exam question example and advice. I'll be doing one of these for each of the units, so keep your eyes on my page.

By planmylesson

Edexcel 9-1 Crime and punishment through time, c1000-present revision resource pack

Edexcel 9-1 Crime and punishment through time, c1000-present revision resource pack

This Bundle includes five revision booklets (one for each unit of the crime and punishment through time specification). Each booklet includes key term lists, an overview of the period with key exam information, information on new laws and the case studies, exam skills, example questions and self-assessment tasks. There are also five Quick Fire tests for each unit, which are ideal for a starter or plenary or can be placed inside the booklet next to each unit. Perfect for revision at the end of each topic or they can be made into handy revision booklets for each student

By planmylesson

Michael Morpurgo - Why the Whales Came -  6 sessions Guided Reading/Whole class activities

Michael Morpurgo - Why the Whales Came - 6 sessions Guided Reading/Whole class activities

A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensions.LOsTo evaluate the opening of a story.To understand how an author develops the relationship between his main charactersTo understand how an author reflects on larger events beyond the story through the eyes of his charactersTo draw comparisons between the behaviour of two main characters in a story To make predictions based on what you know of the characters in the story.To reflect on a completed text.

By MikeRichards

WWI Tunnelling

WWI Tunnelling

An engaging resource using the BBC documentary: The Somme, Secret Tunnel Wars

By Lucrich

Trench Warfare : how it was organised and its importance

Trench Warfare : how it was organised and its importance

This resource explains the meaning of Trench Warfare and how it was used by the allied and axis powers during the World War1.It explains how it was built, the concept of No Man's Land, the importance of Trench and the diseases associated with trench due to conditions of the trench.

By geo_pal2000