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

Resources and ideas for history, contemporary history (1901 – present day), second 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

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

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

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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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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 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

Steps to War Learning Grid

Steps to War Learning Grid

A Learning grid focused on Hitler's steps to war. Pupils work in pairs and roll two dice. They then select a grid reference and define the term to their partner. A great way to add a competitive element to revision.

By surfing_simon

Active Revision Folding Frenzy

Active Revision Folding Frenzy

A Revision activity designed to keep students focused on an active approach to their revision. The powerpoint leads pupils through this approach and I have included an example from my own subject in History. The key is that pupils focus on synthesising their knowledge and work out what the crucial points are in a topic and how the other knowledge relates to it.

By surfing_simon

Need to Know AQA Germany 1918-1945

Need to Know AQA Germany 1918-1945

This is a series of checklists that students can use to track their revision. It is based on the AQA specification, however it can be adapted to the OCR and Edexcell.I hope this helps you to track the revision with your students more easily!Good luck.

By JamesLeopoldStuart

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History/World Wars Bundle

History/World Wars Bundle

History/World Wars BundlePowerPoint presentations; quizzes, and task sheets covering:• Battle of the Somme - 100 years on• D Day• VE and VJ Day• Remembrance Day• The Holocaust• The Russian Revolution• The Berlin Olympics

By tinpot

Breaking Enigma

Breaking Enigma

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

By EmmyCD

Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg

A powerpoint and 2 worksheets with questions and tasks to explain the German WW2 tactic of BlitzkriegIn addition the powerpoint contains information of the stages of Blitzkrieg alongside two activites- one which is a persuasive officer report and the second a spy task to describe the effects of Blitzkrieg

By leighbee23

Atomic Bomb- Hiroshima

Atomic Bomb- Hiroshima

Lesson on the dropping of the Atomic bomb- the powerpoint includes why, what happened and the impact. Activity sheet focuses on the effects using a card sort. The other worksheet contains primary source accounts of the effects of the bomb worksheet.

By leighbee23

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Germany Booklet- Life in Nazi Germany

Germany Booklet- Life in Nazi Germany

A booklet I have produced for their exam on German history. Particularly useful for GCSE pupils in preparation for their AQA exam Germany: Democracy to Dictatorship. The booklet contains lots of content but also various activities for pupils to complete as part of their revision. Activities include keyword match-up exercises, source analysis, exam-style questions. This booklet focuses on Nazi Policies towards Women, Youth, Workers; Persecution of Jews and other minority groups; Opposition to the Nazi regime; the use of terror and propaganda.

By elemmacmac

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AQA History A*-G Germany 1918-45 Exam Booklet

AQA History A*-G Germany 1918-45 Exam Booklet

Exam Technique Booklet for AQA Specification A (A*-G) Germany 1918 - 45.60 practice exam questions, question advice, model answers, mark schemes. This has really proved invaluable for preparing my own Year 11s for their upcoming exam.

By FizzyFish

Diary Writing - Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Diary Writing - Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Targeted at mixed ability KS3 pupils, this adaptable PowerPoint provides an insightful platform that encouraging pupils to recognise feelings, experiences and expressions of people in desperation. In engaging with the emotive experiences and language of people in desperation, pupils then produce a diary entry as Schmuel when he particularly emphasises his desperations to leave.In providing specific extracts, differentiated questioning and comprehension checks before assessing pupils, the PowerPoint is widely accessible for diverse classes.

By deepavali_sehgal1

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World War II -Spies-Webquest-Reading for Information Grades 4-8

World War II -Spies-Webquest-Reading for Information Grades 4-8

WW II Spies Webquest. Students will gain basic knowledge about spies and the agencies that operated during WW II. The first part of the webquest addresses general information. The second part gives your students individual examples that may surprise them, and possibly you. Roald Dahl? Julia Child? Students will gain basic knowledge by completing an internet-based set of worksheets. As your students learn about this heroic calling they gain factual information while learning to read for information and using research skills.Supports CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1-8.1 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2-8.2The answer key is included and has all of the questions so you can use it for class discussion as the students work on locating the answers. I've included 2 optional writing assignments and a word puzzle. I find extra material helps when you have those early finishers.

By mccormick33

GCSE HISTORY: HOW WERE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE ON THE HOMEFRONT CHANGED BY EVACUATION?

GCSE HISTORY: HOW WERE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE ON THE HOMEFRONT CHANGED BY EVACUATION?

THIS 15 PAGE INFORMATION BOOKLET IS IDEAL FOR STUDENTS OF GCSE HISTORY LEARNING ABOUT THE IMPACT OF EVACUATION ON THE HOMEFRONT DURING WORLD WAR TWO. THE BOOKLET GIVES THE BACKGROUND TO THE OUTBREAK OF WAR, THE PROCESS OF EVACUATION, THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES OF EVACUATION FOR THE HOSTS AND THE EVACUEES THEMSELVES. THE BOOKLET ENDS WITH A BRIEF LOOK AT THE LONG TERM IMPACT EVACUATION HAD ON BRITISH SOCIETY. THERE ARE A VARIETY OF SOURCES FOR STUDENTS TO LOOK AT. THIS WAS WRITTEN TO ACCOMPANY THE WJEC CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT BUT CAN BE USED AS A UNIT OF WORK ON ITS OWN. IT COMES WITH A RECOMMENDED READING LIST.

By hlw1066

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New GCSE AQA Russia 1894-1945 Bundle

New GCSE AQA Russia 1894-1945 Bundle

The resources in the bundle cover two topics and include revision placemats which cover all the topics studied. All topics have lessons and worksheets but do require a good textbook which provides information for some lessons (I have used the new Walsh textbook for the new AQA GCSE, but any textbook can be used.)Topic Number 1; Bolshevik takeover and consolidation or power Topic Number 2: Stalin 1924-1945Revision placemats: 5 placemats covering all the 5 major topics in the course.

By matthew_nolan