Mid-modern history (1750 – 1900) teaching resources: Social history

Resources and ideas for history, mid-modern history (1750 – 1900), social history, 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

Factory conditions

Factory conditions

A lesson to explore factory conditions includes a Powerpoint with various activities including a debate task and written report. In addition also includes primary sources of conditions in the factories for source analysis and evaluation. An additional lesson also includes an assessment with planning table grid and model PEA paragraph to support. for students on selecting the best representation of conditions in the factories using GCSE source analysis skills

By leighbee23

Textile inventions

Textile inventions

This lesson as a dragons den style group task, pupils worked in groups of 5 and each analysed one of the five inventions during the Industrial revolution, they then choose one of the best inventions to invest their money in but being able to explain why. This is a good lesson to explore the start of the factory system.The lesson plan is based on the delegation task from a Teacher's toolkit lesson

By leighbee23

Industrial revolution changes

Industrial revolution changes

Intro overview lesson on the main changes that took place during the Industrial Revolution Print off the Cards and cut them up and get pupils to put them in the correct category and correct time period.A good lesson to make pupils aware of the main changes that took place between 1750-1900 before looking at the Industrial period in more detail.There are a number of tasks to review progress and get students thinking of the the extent and impact of change.

By leighbee23

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

Native Americans workbook / booklet

Native Americans workbook / booklet

Fantastic booklet for students to work through to comprehensively cover the native Americans. Perfect for AQA 'American West: Expansion and Consolidation'. **You can adapt to suit textbook you have, this is built around the white American west textbook (the American west 1840-1895 Shepard and Martin) and the green textbook (SHP American West Willoughby). **

By LizardKing

9-1 GCSE American West - The Mormon Migration Revision/Summary Sheet

9-1 GCSE American West - The Mormon Migration Revision/Summary Sheet

GCSE American WestNew 2016 SpecificationGrades 9-1Can be used for AQA, Edexcel, OCR or iGCSE exam boards. Revision/summary sheet covering the Mormon religion, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, hostility in the East, the migration West to Salt Lake City, survival in the Salt Lake Valley and the importance of Young's Planning and preparationLooks at key points, impact and examples.Include an exam style questionPart of American West Please see my other lessons & resourcesFeedback welcome

By MrThorntonTeach

Diamond 9 Activity: American West - Why did Custer lose at the Little Bighorn?

Diamond 9 Activity: American West - Why did Custer lose at the Little Bighorn?

This outstanding resource is designed to help students evaluate how far Custer was responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. It can used as a starter or plenary and is suitable for middle to upper ability students as a stretch and challenge task. If you would like something aimed at middle to lower ability students, then please check out my card sort of this topic in my TES shop. This task is primarily designed to help students prioritise the different factors in preparation for an extended answer or essay.The resource includes nine diamond shaped cards which include a range of factors to explain why Custer lost the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Once students have cut the cards out they are set three tasks including: 1. Remove any reasons for the boom that you don’t think are important. Record and explain why you have removed them. 2. Arrange the remaining diamonds to show any links that you can find between the different reasons. Record and explain your reasons.3. Make a smaller diamond shape using what you think are the four most important reasons why Custer lost at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explaining their choices. The discussion and explanation around the choices that they have made are critical in helping them develop their arguments for writing their essay. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: What role did the US Army play in the defeat of the Plains Indians? Know: What happened during the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Understand: What roles were played by Custer and Crazy Horse in the defeat of the US Army? Evaluate: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify and describe: What happened during the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Explain: What roles were played by Custer and Crazy Horse in the defeat of the US Army? Analyse: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

Gaining and Losing an Empire: 1763-1914 Changing nature of The Royal Navy Overview/Revision Booklet

Gaining and Losing an Empire: 1763-1914 Changing nature of The Royal Navy Overview/Revision Booklet

Gaining and Losing an Empire: 1763-1914 Changing nature Changing nature of The Royal Navy Overview/Revision Booklet.Introductory/Revision Booklet based around the Pearson Christie & Christie textbook. The PDF version includes scans of existing free resources available from my shop. Planned to be used as the core course notes for next years teaching and a class based or independent learning resource.This resource deals with content and knowledge and does not contain any assessment

By awithey

Gaining and Losing an Empire: 1763-1914 Changing nature & extent of trade Overview/Revision Booklet

Gaining and Losing an Empire: 1763-1914 Changing nature & extent of trade Overview/Revision Booklet

Gaining and Losing an Empire: 1763-1914 Changing nature and extent of trade Overview/Revision Booklet.Introductory/Revision Booklet based around the Pearson Christie & Christie textbook. The PDF version includes scans of existing free resources available from my shop. Planned to be used as the core course notes for next years teaching and a class based or independent learning resource.This resource deals with content and knowledge and does not contain any assessment

By awithey

GCSE History of Medicine. 18th 19th Century. Edward Jenner.

GCSE History of Medicine. 18th 19th Century. Edward Jenner.

This resource is based on GCSE History of Medicine book. By adding many pictures and links to short videos the content of the lesson is more accessible to all ability pupils. This unit is about Edward Jenner and development of smallpox vaccine, as well as reactions from the public and short and long term impacts of vaccination. There are three links to short YouTube videos about the development of the vaccine.

By Lukaszlucky

Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad

The curriculum includes daily activities, transparencies of Underground Railroad routes, spiritual songs, lesson plans, and a literature list. The lesson plans includes correlation to Social Studies Standards. This curriculum also includes Gardner's multiple intelligences. The curriculum is designed for grades 5-9. This Underground Railroad curriculum can be used as a separate course under American History.Sample learning objectives: 1. Create a quilt containing some of the codes used to help slaves escape. 2. Identify good character traits through the literature readings of the participants in the Underground Railroad. 3. Compare the meaning of the Underground Railroad to the current Civil Rights Movement.

By Yvonne789

OCR Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992 WOMEN

OCR Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992 WOMEN

(Using Orange OCR textbook with same name as course)2-3 lessons introducing the topic and covering content and exam questions from 1865-1940, information slides, tasks, homework and exam style questions all included.

By katieharris45

9-1 GCSE American West - Why did people migrate West?

9-1 GCSE American West - Why did people migrate West?

GCSE American WestNew 2016 SpecificationCan be used for AQA, Edexcel, OCR or iGCSE exam boards. Lesson investigating ' Why did people migrate West?'Focus on Oregon Trail and reasons people migrated west to Oregon and California (Manifest Destiny, 1849 Gold Rush, Mexico-America War, Pioneers, Mountain Men, Mormons, Depression, Government support) with indepth look at The Gold Rush.All lesson activities and resources included - Hexagon plenary, infographic and Diamond Nine activityPart of Early Settlement of the West 1835-62 topicPlease see my other lessons Feedback welcome!

By MrThorntonTeach

GCSE History of Medicine. 18th 19th Century. Louis Pasteur and Germ Theory

GCSE History of Medicine. 18th 19th Century. Louis Pasteur and Germ Theory

This presentation is based on Edexcel GCSE History of Medicine. Each unit has many pictures and diagrams to make the lesson more accessible to all ability pupils. This unit is about the work of Louis Pasteur, his Germs Theory, as well as brief notes on works of Joseph Lister, and John Tyndall, and role of dr Henry Bastian in spreading their discoveries in Britain. There are links to two videos one about Louis Pasteur and second one about Joseph Lister.

By Lukaszlucky

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 History Crime and Punishment c1000-c1700

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 History Crime and Punishment c1000-c1700

This Bundle includes all of the teaching material for the first two sections of the Crime and Punishment c1000-present Paper 1 topic. 16 fully resourced lessons which include PowerPoints, key word lists, self assessment grids, example questions, card sorts, worksheets and literacy support. No textbook required.

By planmylesson

May Themed Assemblies Bundle - May Day, Month of May, International Workers' Day (Labour/Labor Day)

May Themed Assemblies Bundle - May Day, Month of May, International Workers' Day (Labour/Labor Day)

This bundle contains three May themed assemblies on May Day, International Workers’ Day and the month of May. Purchased separately these resources would cost £8.97. Save money and buy the bundle for just £4.50 That’s a massive saving of 44%! International Workers’ Day Presentation This resource contains a fully editable and informative lesson / assembly presentation on International Workers' Day, also known as Labour or Labor Day in some countries. International Workers' Day is a world-wide event that has its origins in the Haymarket Square riot that took place in Chicago when workers were demonstrating for better working conditions, more pay and a shorter working day. The presentation outlines these events, how it inspired the modern day movements and how it is celebrated today around the world. May Day Presentation Everyone looks forward to May Day and the May Day bank holiday weekend - but why do we have a holiday? What is May Day? This resource looks at May Day - its origins, traditions and customs both in the UK and around the world. This resource is a fully editable, colourful, informative and interesting 65 slide assembly / lesson PowerPoint on May Day. It includes references to the following:- the origins of May Day,The Festival of Flora, Beltane., May Day traditions and rituals, maypole dancing, morris dancing, May Queen, The Green Man,May Day events in various regions of UK - ‘Obby Oss Day‘ in Padstow, The Rochester Sweeps Festival, The Edinburgh Beltane Festival, ‘Flower Boat Ritual’ in Cornwall, how May Day is celebrated around the world – Germany (Walpurgis Night), France, Romania, Spain, Finland, Italy, Bulgaria, USA and Hawaii(Lei Day),Roman Catholics Blessed Virgin Mary Day, St Josephs Day, International Workers / Labour Day, the abolition of May Day by the Puritans,parliamentary debate about replacing May Day. There are several hyperlinks in the powerpoint to short clips of the ‘Obby Oss Festival’, Morris Dancing, Rochester Sweeps Festival and the traditional Hawaiian song “May Day Is Lei Day in Hawaii” May Presentation Never be stuck for an assembly in May again! Ideal if you have a last minute assembly, unexpected tutor group time or for covering classes. This resource is an informative and fully editable 95 slide PowerPoint presentation on the month of May. It includes a wealth of information and contains references to how May got its name, things associated with May – flowers hawthorn and Lily of the Valley, Zodiac signs, birthstone, May quotes, sayings and folklore. • Special Days in May • Notable Birthdays • Notable Events and Happenings The resource also contains hyperlinks to Irving Berlin's 'Alexander's Rag Time Band' music and dance, Brahms Lullaby, Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy, Roger Bannister's sub 4-minute mile race and Sir Winston Churchill's broadcast announcing the end of World War II. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Four lesson Jack the Ripper EAL/SEN pack

Four lesson Jack the Ripper EAL/SEN pack

This discounted pack consists of one full Jack the Ripper lesson that looks to introduce students to the persona of Jack the Ripper and basic facts about his murders. Then there are three differentiated worksheets for EAL/SEN students that consists of: 1. Jack the Ripper and his Victims worksheet- Key words with pictures and scaffolding activity. 2.Jack the Ripper and the suspects- Key information about the potential suspects and creative arts activity. 3. Jack the Ripper Wiki page- Students use their knowledge from this pack to create a updated informative Wiki Page. Useful bundle that looks to engage students for four hours worth of lessons and save on planning time. For more fantastic print and go resources and full lessons, please visit and explore my shop here

By Kahlonsworkshop

International Workers' Day (Labour / Labor Day) - 47 Slide Lesson / Assembly Presentation

International Workers' Day (Labour / Labor Day) - 47 Slide Lesson / Assembly Presentation

This resource contains a fully editable and informative lesson / assembly presentation on International Workers' Day, also known as Labour or Labor Day in some countries. International Workers' Day is a world wide event that has its origins in the Haymarket Square riot that took place in Chicago when workers were demonstrating for better working conditions, more pay and a shorter working day.The presentation outlines these events, how it inspired the modern day movements and how it is celebrated today around the world. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Diamond 9 Activity: Why did Custer lose at the Little Bighorn?

Diamond 9 Activity: Why did Custer lose at the Little Bighorn?

This outstanding resource is designed to help students evaluate how far Custer was responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. It can used as a starter or plenary and is suitable for middle to upper ability students as a stretch and challenge task. If you would like something aimed at middle to lower ability students, then please check out my card sort of this topic in my TES shop. This task is primarily designed to help students prioritise the different factors in preparation for an extended answer or essay. The resource nine diamond shaped cards which include a range of factors to explain why Custer lost the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Once students have cut the cards out they are set three tasks including: 1. Remove any reasons for the boom that you don’t think are important. Record and explain why you have removed them. 2. Arrange the remaining diamonds to show any links that you can find between the different reasons. Record and explain your reasons. 3. Make a smaller diamond shape using what you think are the four most important reasons why Custer lost at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explaining their choices. The discussion and explanation around the choices that they have made are critical in helping them develop their arguments for writing their essay. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: What role did the US Army play in the defeat of the Plains Indians? Know: What happened during the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Understand: What roles were played by Custer and Crazy Horse in the defeat of the US Army? Evaluate: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify & describe: What happened during the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Explain: What roles were played by Custer and Crazy Horse in the defeat of the US Army? Analyse: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

Jack the Ripper victims

Jack the Ripper victims

A powerpoint and worksheet to enable students to explore the victims of the JTR casebookLesson based around group led activities to explore the 5 victims using the publisher fact sheetAlso a worksheet on possible suspects of the JTR casebook

By leighbee23

EAL/SEN/Lower ability Jack the Ripper Wiki page

EAL/SEN/Lower ability Jack the Ripper Wiki page

This worksheet is essentially for EAL/SEN/lower ability students, aiming to provide a template in which students can use the knowledge they have learnt from a previous lesson on Jack the Ripper to create a informative Wiki page on the killer. Key words and sentences provided . An effective print and go resource! For more differentiated resources and full lessons, please visit my shop here

By Kahlonsworkshop

KS2 Planning Packs - Mega Bundle!

KS2 Planning Packs - Mega Bundle!

Download our most popular and well-loved planning packs from KS2history, all in one brilliant mega bundle! Each pack contains a full unit of work (detailed planning and accompanying resources) and is built around the 2014 National Curriculum for KS2. This is an excellent investment for KS2 teachers, subject co-ordinators and school leaders. All of our lessons are planned by outstanding teachers. History packs: - Stone Age to Iron Age Pack - Romans in Britain Pack - Shang Dynasty - Benin Kingdom Pack Literacy Packs - Escape from Pompeii - How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth - Egyptian Cinderella - Victorian Poetry - Beowulf - Romans Literacy Pack (Instructions) - Stone Age Boy

By KS2History

Jack the Ripper and his victims  full lesson

Jack the Ripper and his victims full lesson

An introductory lesson to Jack the Ripper and his brutal murders during the Victorian period. This lesson can be used as a precursor to a Victorian Crime Unit of Study or a series of lessons examining the murders of Jack the Ripper, starting with the victims. The main task is collaboration based and asks students to investigate each of the victim and infer what we can learn about the Murderer from the details of his/her victims. Included are: PowerPoint- differentiated challenge tasks/ visual prompts to help the less ableTable grid for students to complete Worksheet- Information on the victims of Jack the RipperThis lesson is also part of a Jack the Ripper resource bundle, making great savings and reducing prep time. Check out the bundle here For more excellent print-and-go resources and full lessons, please visit and explore my shop Here

By Kahlonsworkshop

Slavery poetry

Slavery poetry

Lesson outcomes:All pupils should be able to;1) Describe the meaning of the slave poem and write their own poem on slaveryEven better if;2) Annotate the poem to outline the key features and use some of these features within your own poem Excellent when;3) Analyse the key features of the slave poem and use some of these features as well as others within your own poem.

By dmbrady