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

AQA History - Building a new Britain, 1951–1979 - Mind Maps

AQA History - Building a new Britain, 1951–1979 - Mind Maps

12 summary Mind Maps for Britain, 1951 - 1979:- Social Development (1957 - 1964)- Economy (1951-1964)- Foreign Affairs (1951 - 1964)- Politics (1951 - 1964)- Politics (1964 - 1970)- Society (1964 - 1970)- Foreign Affairs (1964 - 1970)- Heath's government (1970 - 1974)- Wilson & Callaghan's governments (1974 - 1979)- The elections of 1974-1979- Society (1970 - 1979)- Northern Ireland (1951 - 1979)

By rlowe0008

Political History of Britain, 1951 – 2007

Political History of Britain, 1951 – 2007

Includes a 620 word summary of the Prime Ministers of the UK from 1951 to 2007, and a 430 word summary of the political institutions of the United Kingdom - provides all the necessary context for the AQA British History course from 1951 to 2007.

By rlowe0008

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

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

How Significant was the Feminist Movement in the 60s and 70s? (USA AQA)

How Significant was the Feminist Movement in the 60s and 70s? (USA AQA)

This lesson takes learners through the details of the Feminist Movement that emerged in the USA during the 1960s and 1970s.It's been designed in accordance with the new AQA spec for 2017 USA unit.Ideally, this would span two lessons and two comprehension starters (on two of the slides - to be printed off) are included. A challenge question on these starters ensures that higher ability learners get sufficient challenge at the start of both lessons.The first lesson would deliver information, outlining the emergence of the Feminist Movement and then the more radical Women's Liberation Movement. It outlines the groups and laws and leads students to question the impact of these on the lives of ordinary women in the USA at the time (+ in relation to their success/failure).Plenty of exam questions are included (including an 'explain' 8 marker and '4,4,8 marker' interpretation questions)

By robertsad

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

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

Christmas Through Time Activity Booklet: Bumper Pack.

Christmas Through Time Activity Booklet: Bumper Pack.

It's always nice to give your students something Christmassy to work towards as it gets closer. I've updated this resource due to it's popularity. This 10 page booklet can be printed in colour or black and white. Students can work through the different activities suggested in one go or once a week. I've used these resources with different ages but it would work best for lower secondary or primary school. The resources tell the Christmas story, look into traditions today and explore how Christmas was celebrated in the Tudor and Medieval period. The additional Powerpoint may also be used for other activites. Comments are appreciated. Images acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for reuse".

By maxblackburn

American Civil Rights: Rosa Parks & The Montgomery Bus Boycott  (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

American Civil Rights: Rosa Parks & The Montgomery Bus Boycott (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

The purpose of this lesson is to develop pupils understanding of section one of paper three (The USA, 1954-75: Conflict at Home and Abroad). However, this lesson could work just as well for a generic investigation lesson on the Rosa Parks and the events of the bus Boycott for either KS3 or KS4. The lesson begins with pupils being handed a letter from the Mayor of Montgomery pupils interpret and infer from it to guess the focus of the lesson. Pupils are introduced to Rosa Parks and asked to discuss what they already know about her and segregation in the south. There is a video (embedded) to introduce pupils to Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat. Pupils are provided with a fact file sheet highlighters are to be used to assess why she was significant as many other women before her had refused to give up their seats. Pupils are then required to circulate the classroom to piece together the events of the bus boycott which followed (additional activity suggestions are suggested as well) Pupils watch a video to embed knowledge of events. I then use whiteboards as a plenary to assess this e.g. each write an event and arrange themselves in chronological order. (Further advice can be found in the description of the presentation. All video are embedded and links provided.) Please see my shop for other high quality history resources.

By morlem

The Home Front in World War 2: Evacuation

The Home Front in World War 2: Evacuation

This is a complete lesson, designed for Key Stage 3, on evacuation in Britain during World War 2. - Lots of opportunity for thought and discussion, reading and recording- Activities throughout- Hyperlinked videos- Source analysis- Homework task

By MrTHistory

The Home Front in World War 2: Rationing

The Home Front in World War 2: Rationing

Complete lesson on rationing during World War 2, designed for Key Stage 3.- This lesson is clear and informative A number of activities are included, with reading and hyperlinked videos throughout.

By MrTHistory

Holocaust SOW

Holocaust SOW

Complete SOW for Year 9. 7 whole lessons, complete with worksheets, homework and an assessment. Inspired by others, created to hopefully save people a bit of time!

By Josujin

Gorbachev and the fall of the USSR

Gorbachev and the fall of the USSR

How far was Gorbachev responsible for the collapse of the USSR? This activity focuses on students analyzing, linking and understanding the factors that caused the fall of the USSR and Gorbachev's role.

By LiteracyandHistory

Year 2 History Planning and Resources

Year 2 History Planning and Resources

2 Year 2 History units, with lesson plans and all of the resources needed for each lesson.Great Plague and Great Fire of London (8 lessons)Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell (8 lessons)(The third product is only there because a bundle needs to have a minimum of 3 products)There is a PDF of all of the files and an editable version of each file (you just need to delete the watermark logo from each of the editable files).You can find more History planning and teaching resources on the Save Teachers' Sundays website.

By SaveTeachersSundays