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Claims to the Throne 1066

Claims to the Throne 1066

This lesson involves pupils working in groups to produce an election campaign for one of the claimants to the throne in 1066. (Before the Battle of Hastings lesson) The PowerPoint goes through the claimants to the throne in 1066 which allows students to work in groups for the election campaign task. The CV worksheet provides students with extra information to support with the group task. The election task work sheet gives clear instructions alongside extension tasks to enable students to complete high quality group work.

By leighbee23

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

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

Living conditions in the Industrial revolution

Living conditions in the Industrial revolution

Powerpoint and worksheet all about living conditions in the Industrial revolution, this lesson includes various tasks for students and an extended writing task with a writing frame all provided on the powerpoint.

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

Tolland Man Murder Mystery - interpreting evidence using inference

Tolland Man Murder Mystery - interpreting evidence using inference

This lesson is an introduction to the mystery of the Tolland Peat Bog Man and what happened to him. This lesson is designed to get younger KS3 pupils questioning evidence. They have to make a decision as to whether he was murdered, committed suicide or it was an accident. Pupils should work in pairs and the teacher drip feeds the information gradually to encourage pupils to form opinions and have them challenged. They then can present their decision to the rest of the class using the evidence.Contains three worksheets, full lesson plans and a fully animated Powerpoint presentation like a news report.

By PerfidiaBlackheart

The American West: The Homestead Act 1862 (Edexcel 1-9)

The American West: The Homestead Act 1862 (Edexcel 1-9)

This lesson has been designed for the GCSE Edexcel American West module. All outcomes are linked with Paper Two's Assessment Objectives 1 & 2. The focus of this lesson is to build pupils knowledge of the Homestead Act of 1682 and the impact it had upon the American West. Pupils will build upon their prior knowledges of Migration (See my store for this lesson) to explain the consequences of the Homestead Act. The lesson is split into two learning phases: 1. The problems of living on a Homestead. 2. The achievements and limitations of the Act. Pupils then consolidate their learning by explaining two consequences of the Homestead Act as per the Edexcel GCSE Paper 2 question One 'The American West'. Videos are embedded and links and further advice can be found within the description of the presentation.

By morlem

Year 1 Reading Comprehension pack  - Victorians

Year 1 Reading Comprehension pack - Victorians

This resource contains 5 comprehension activities suitable for using with year 1 or early year 2. They each contain a short piece of text (about 5 sentences) with words that can be sounded out. There are three trickier words which have pictures to help children work out what they say. The text is followed by 5 questions, containing 'what' 'who' and 'when' questions and some multiple choice questions.The theme in this pack is the Victorians. The five topics are:Florence NightingaleMary SeacoleVictorian Children (working)Victorian Children (school)Queen VictoriaThere is also a powerpoint included in the pack containing a slide for each text so that you can go through the comprehensions before the children complete them. Each slide also contains 3 words that are trickier to sound out, with sound buttons underneath them.PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

GCSE Early Elizabethan England reward stickers

GCSE Early Elizabethan England reward stickers

A set of editable awards sticker templates for students studying Elizabethan England.All are sized to be copied and fit on printable sticker sheets.There are 7 to collect in a pokemon style collection race! To award for a variety of learning PLT's.for The John Hawkins award effort and motivation in classwork and homework, The Walsingham award for creative thinking and problem solvingThe nobility award for meeting challenging targets and attainment levelsThe Elizabeth I award for excellence in every aspect of historyThe Francis Drake award for overcoming and accepting challenges in history learningThe Walter Raleigh award for acting on advice and not giving upThe William Cecil award for supporting and working with others

By coaksey

Over The Top WWI Tactic Card Sort

Over The Top WWI Tactic Card Sort

A card sort which can be used as a chronology task (perhaps with some supporting information), a differentiated task for less able/students with weak literacy to reduce writing pressure, or as a mini-plenary to check students' understanding of the tactic. Card sort is already mixed up on the printable and are formatted 4 to a sheet (to reduce printing). Answers are on the second page. A card sort aimed at AQA GCSE WWI (Conflict and Tension, 1894 - 1918)which describes the 'Over the Top' tactic. However, it is just as relevant for Key Stage 3 students who are studying WWI.

By ellielbrown

The Victorians - Votes for Women - historical debate and investigation

The Victorians - Votes for Women - historical debate and investigation

Drawing on the new History Curriculum and focussing on Aims: Strands 4 and 5 this resource includes: A collection of nine quotes from contemporary sources, An explanation of five activities that can be carried out using these resources Planning Templates to support arguments and a chart to help summarise arguments about the campaign for votes for women. Learning Objectives:• To understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, • To make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses • To understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.Learning Outcomes: Pupils will be able to: • recognise and discern between arguments made for and against allowing women the vote. • draw on primary resources to produce a reasoned debate on the pros and cons of allowing women the vote. • produce their own persuasive argument in favour (or against) allowing women the vote. • produce a balanced argument on the advantages and disadvantages of allowing women the vote. • Produce their own written narrative about the campaign for women to be allowed to vote.

By MikeRichards

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils. 1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.

By spursfan1983

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany: L20 How did Hitler become Chancellor, 1932-33?

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany: L20 How did Hitler become Chancellor, 1932-33?

This lesson looks at the key events 1932-33. Students begin the lesson by completing a Tarsia to reinforce some of the knowledge leant(these will need cutting out before the lesson). The main task focuses on the key politicians and their actions which led to Hitler becoming Chancellor. Students create a timeline of key events (selecting most significant) before completing a table whereby they collect examples of what each person did. They weigh this evidence up and decide who was most responsible by rank the key individuals. They write up their findings (literacy support included). Self assessment document to end the lesson.

By planmylesson

The American West: Exoduster & Oklahoma Land Rush. GCSE 1-9.

The American West: Exoduster & Oklahoma Land Rush. GCSE 1-9.

This lesson has been designed for the GCSE Edexcel American West module. All outcomes are linked with Paper Two's Assessment Objectives 1 & 2. The focus of this lesson is to build pupils knowledge regarding the continued developments of settlement in the West. 1. Exoduster Movement (1879)2. Oklahoms Land Rush (1893)Pupils begin with a re-cap of different impacts of migration by studying American Progress, an 1872 painting by John Gast.Pupils then have a card sort activity to build their understanding of the causes and consequences of the Exoduster Movement 1879. Pupils then condust an inquiry of the Oklahoma Land Rush 1893 by viewing a video (embedded) and using a worksheet to consider the different perspectives in relation to this (Plains Indians V Settlers). Pupils then consolidate with an exam style question (Mark shceme Provided). Videos are embedded and links and further advice can be found within the description of the presentation. you may need the Edexcel GCSE 1-9 American West Text Book to support part of this lesson if you wish.

By morlem

Year 5/6 World War 2 Topic Plan - Including, suspense story, first person diary, Newspaper reports

Year 5/6 World War 2 Topic Plan - Including, suspense story, first person diary, Newspaper reports

Here is a topic topic plan with a range of ideas which can be used with KS2. This has been tried and tested as one of the most successful topics I've taught in year 5/6!Included are the following original model texts written by myself which can be used for the Talk for Writing process or however you choose featuring the requirements of the new expected and greater depth standard:- a suspense story set in London during a bombing-a first person evacuee diary- a newspaper report on the blitz- a newspaper on the declaration of war - a boxed up plan so the children can plan their own report of a raidplus some table signs linked to WWII

By Rjay85

Medieval History Bundle

Medieval History Bundle

4x fully resourced lesson packs - all complete with differentiated powerpoints and worksheets, clip links, starters, plenaries, LOs to three levels throughout. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school. Suitable for KS3 and easy to adapt. I'm going to keep adding to this, so if you buy it check your downloads now and again as I'll have added something new :)

By History_Geek

What is History? -

What is History? -

This series of lesson are a fantastic way of introducing the concept of High School History to Year 7 Students.Included are lessons, activities and resources.

By StevenRoberts33

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany: L19 Why did people vote for the Nazi Party?

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany: L19 Why did people vote for the Nazi Party?

This lesson examines the key factors that led to an increase in Nazi popularity between 1929-33. Students begin by analysing a graph of Nazi voting figures (they have to describe the trend, give a fact and discuss possible reasons for the trend). They are introduced to knowledge cards which they have to separate into 4 categories (some are suggested for less able). They use these cards to respond to a series of questions before attempting a Paper 3 exam question. A step by step guide and all resources included.

By planmylesson

Exam technique quiz

Exam technique quiz

Do you ever have students who never read questions and instructions properly?I created this to make the point on how important it is to read questions!Students just have to read the instructions carefully, they are not supposed to do any of the questions as at the end the need to just fold the paper in half.My Yr 11's loved it and it and it did provide a good few minutes of fun watching those students who did not read the task properly.Great starter activity if you are doing exam revision.It can be used with any year group in any subject.Enjoy!

By jamesskifaster

OCR SHP Nazi Germany Past paper questions

OCR SHP Nazi Germany Past paper questions

This resource includes all of the past paper structured questions and a powerpoint of all the past paper source questions. There is also a handout that includes a checklist of how to answer source questions.

By brosser24

Who were the royal Persian women?  What powers did they ppossess?

Who were the royal Persian women? What powers did they ppossess?

Royal Persian women included the king's mother, wives, family members, concubines, courtesans and entertainers such as musicians and dancing girls. They wielded much influence on the king and on policy-making. They were also involved in intrigues including horrific acts of violence. They could own and manage land, attended battles as camp-followers and performed acts of public significance. This source-based homework task is designed for students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian CurriculumHigher School Certificate courseHistorical PeriodsOption D: Persia - Cyrus II to the death of Darius IIIIt can also be used as part ofHistorical SocietiesOption D: Persia in the time of Darius I and Xerxes

By WayneWoods