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

Germany 1919-1991  GCSE 32 practice questions for WJEC 2017 exam

Germany 1919-1991 GCSE 32 practice questions for WJEC 2017 exam

A 36 slide PowerPoint which goes through every GCSE exam question which could feature in the 2017 exam for the Germany 1919-1991 outline paper for WJEC. Includes: - At least three practice questions for each exam question - plans and answers for the essay question - a word document student answer booklet with writing frames for each question. - source and non source questions

By Histaldy

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

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

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

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

Breaking Enigma

Breaking Enigma

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

By EmmyCD

Depression, War and Recovery (Britain 1931-51) GCSE 39 practice questions for WJEC 2017 exam

Depression, War and Recovery (Britain 1931-51) GCSE 39 practice questions for WJEC 2017 exam

A 29 slide PowerPoint which goes through every GCSE exam question which could feature in the 2017 exam for Depression, War and Recovery option.Includes:- At least three practice questions for each exam question- plans and answers for the essay question- a word document student answer booklet with writing frames for each question.- source and non source questions Overall there are 39 practice exam questions all tailored for the 2017 exam with writing frames for every question in the student answer booklet.

By Histaldy

How significant was appeasement in causing World War Two?

How significant was appeasement in causing World War Two?

This lesson looks at the policy of appeasement and why Chamberlain was willing to negotiate with Hitler. This lesson looks at why people had different views on appeasement, including Churchill. Students then tackle an AQA GCSE style interpretation question based on Churchill's views on appeasement. The lesson includes two different writing frames, a worksheet and the main lesson powerpoint.

By msca

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

Display posters for Germany 1919-1991

Display posters for Germany 1919-1991

9 colour posters on events and governments in Germany between 1919 and 1991. Perfect for livening up your classroom and ensuring students learn whilst gazing at the walls! Includes pictures, key terms and questions to consider on the following:- Weimar Republic- The Rise of the Nazis- The Nazi Consolidation- Life under the Nazis- Life during WW2- West Germany 1949-1991- East Germany 1919-1951Cold War RelationsReconciliation

By Histaldy

Display posters for Britain 1931-1951

Display posters for Britain 1931-1951

9 colourful posters on Britain during the 1930s and 1940s. Includes pictures, key words and guided content. Includes posters on the following:- The Depression- Life in the 1930s_ steps to WW2- Preparation for WW2- The Home Front- Propaganda and Morale- Britain in 1945Society under Labour post 45- Economy under Labour post 45

By Histaldy

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

Holocaust Assessment

Holocaust Assessment

This is an assessment I use at the end of a year 9 unit looking at the significance of the Holocaust. All you need is some A3 sheets for the pupils and the worksheets attached.

By dhartley25

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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

Why did Stalin and Hitler sign the Nazi Soviet pact? And a 'roadmap to war' task as a round up

Why did Stalin and Hitler sign the Nazi Soviet pact? And a 'roadmap to war' task as a round up

Used in a Year 8 World War Two SOW, but can be easily adapted up. Looks at the failures of Appeasement as a starter, then into source work as to why Hitler and Stalin were motivated to sign a pact together, challenging students to consider why this was a shock to Europe. Uses political cartoons to encourage students to analyse sources.AQA Exam Q at the end to test learning. Second lesson is a 'road map to war'. Students are given a timeline and what symbols mean and are tasked to create a road map to war. They draw a road and add the events, using road signs to signal the importance of the event.

By lucyryall

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

Remembering the Holocaust

Remembering the Holocaust

This lesson has been taught twice and has been tweaked (hence the 2 lesson plans). Students learn about 3 different Holocaust Memorials (class split into 3 groups) and then give reasons for why we should remember the Holocaust.

By EmmyCD

Politician Winston Churchill Greatest Briton 6 x Starters Wordsearch Crossword Anagram Cover Lesson

Politician Winston Churchill Greatest Briton 6 x Starters Wordsearch Crossword Anagram Cover Lesson

6 starter activities on the theme of the politician, Prime Minister and 2002 voted Greatest Briton of all time Sir Winston Churchill. Starters are 1 x wordsearch, 1 x crossword, 1 x anagram sheet, 1 x missing words information sheet, 1 x true/false facts and 1 x alphabet brainstormer. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen.

By mikedean

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