Contemporary history (1901 – Present Day) teaching resources: Social history

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

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

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

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

Hitler's rise to power

Hitler's rise to power

Introductory lesson to Hitler focusing on his early life and how it influence him. Opportunity for group task symbol poster, building to an explanation of how Hitler came to power.

By LauraMeadowcroft

Depression focus - how and why did Hitler come to power?

Depression focus - how and why did Hitler come to power?

Building on the prior lesson students focus in on the importance of the depression in enabling Hitler to come to power. Video (hyperlinked) introduces the depression, focus on key individuals in Germany and how they felt with an assessed piece of work: Write an account of how Hitler and the Nazis came to power (8 marks) - AQA 8145 link

By LauraMeadowcroft

How did Hitler control the youth

How did Hitler control the youth

National anthem starter requiring all students to sing it - link to Nazi Germany. Video (hyperlinked) introducing methods of control, followed by a team source analysis task (sources at end of PPT) where pupils study two sources then team teach their group. Building to an explanation plenary of how the control of the youth helped the Nazis.

By LauraMeadowcroft

History of Surgery 1840 to present day booklet / workbook

History of Surgery 1840 to present day booklet / workbook

Great workbook/booklet walking students through the developments in surgery from 1840 to the present day. Made for AQA 'Britain, Health and the People', suitable for all GCSE medicine units. Also perfect for a revision guide / revisiting the material in a slightly different way.

By LizardKing

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

ANZAC - Legend of Simpson and his Donkey: Presentation

ANZAC - Legend of Simpson and his Donkey: Presentation

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 on the topic of outstanding bravery.There are 18 slides with various headings and pictures.Students are first asked to look at the front picture to create interest.Students learn about Simpson's background, why he enlisted into the AIF and why he is remembered for being courageous.Royalty 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

Britain in the 1960's

Britain in the 1960's

A market place lesson based on life in Britain in the 1960's Complete with worksheet, powerpoint and starter images

By leighbee23

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)- Weblink 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

Germany, Weimar, Treaty of Versailles, Nazis,

Germany, Weimar, Treaty of Versailles, Nazis,

I am very interested in having contact with anyone who currently teaches Edexcel GCE Unit 1 - USSR/Stalin Unit 2 - Changing role of women Unit 3 - USA Boom Bust and Recovery Unit 4 - CW41 Germany I would be interested in giving help and advice as well as receiving help and advice for anyone who teaches these topics. The following resources have been complied from different websites (mentioned) to be used when writing CWK. Please get in contact if you have any of your own resources for KS5 Germany - that would be very helpful :) Thanks!!

By sam2104

The Berlin Wall lesson bundle

The Berlin Wall lesson bundle

This resource consists of two lessons on the Berlin Wall:1) Why was a wall built to divide Berlin? This lessons introduces the reasons why the USSR built the Berlin Wall and also recaps the problems already encountered in Berlin between 1945-49. It introduces the topic through an excellent source and gets the students to think of what could have happened to explain that source.2) Who came out of the Berlin Wall incident the best? This lesson gets students to assess who came out of the incident the best by getting them to group a number of different consequences. After that they use their grouping to write an answer to the question using the writing frame on the Ppt. Finally, students recap the Berlin Wall issues by creating a poster to go onto the Wall from either a Soviet or American perspective showing different interpretations - developing these for their exams.

By matthew_nolan

What made 9/11 so shocking?

What made 9/11 so shocking?

There aren't many September 11th lessons out there so here's one! The main objective is for students to gauge how 'complete' a BBC news clip is. The PowerPoint includes task descriptions but please ask if you can't follow the lesson. The bottom of the posters should be folded up so that you can reveal the answers! You choose the plenary. If you know of a short clip which was produced a little after the event that would be useful. Any comments are appreciated! :-) Images acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for reuse" BBC own the copyright to the clip in the link. I've been observed in this lesson and graded as outstanding so hopefully this works for you too.(911, 9-11)

By maxblackburn