History teaching resources: Thematic and breadth studies

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Slave Triangle

Slave Triangle

This is a complete lesson exploring the Slave Trade triangle. It includes a map task, have and need task, card sort on the reasons slavery was justified and visual questioning task

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

Roman army

Roman army

A series of three lessons on the Roman Army- based on recruitment and why the army was successful. Includes three tasks labelling, card sort, spy task, recruitment advert task.Lots of high quality resources for KS2 and KS3 students

By leighbee23

Marking Stickers to Encourage Feedback - 23 Template Bundle

Marking Stickers to Encourage Feedback - 23 Template Bundle

Has that pile of books been sitting on your desk for over a week? Why not print out some stickers and get sticking! I use a range of stickers to encourage student feedback. It's an excellent way to save some time but also encourage a dialogue. Credit to A. Wilkes for inspiration. You will require various label size papers but there are some standard envelope ones. Sticker sizes include: standard address label, 25x25, 64x64 and others. Comments are appreciated. This paper can be purchased online and put into any printer. Comments are appreciated. Images are taken from Microsoft Office Clip-Art collections and used in line with MS policy.

By maxblackburn

The Debating Society Toolkit

The Debating Society Toolkit

An amazing collection of 20 resources and tools for school debating societies.It is perfect for anyone with a new or established debating society.The author has been involved in debating societies since he was, himself, chairman of The Debate Club at Magdalen College School. He went on debating until he gained a masters degree in Philosophy.This pack is the culmination of 4 years of P4C experience. It features 20 high quality debate generating and discussion leading programs.It's great for SMSC, P4C, PSHE, and teachers of RE, Philosophy, Sociology, History, Politics, Citizenship and such :)Feel free to ask me any questions: godwin86@gmail.com

By godwin86

GCSE Medicine and American West revision quiz

GCSE Medicine and American West revision quiz

This is aimed at Y11 during revision lessons. It is really focussed on Paper 1 Medicine and American West. I use this resource to group the students together in teams (mine love a bit of competition)! This enabled the students to work collaboratively and recall knowledge and understanding of both topics. It is a fun way to engage and enthuse the students. It also reassures some of your students that their revision is working whilst showing others that more revision is needed to recall some important knowledge and understanding. Would suggest you do the following:*Put your students in teams and each team has a name (just like a pub quiz)*Suggest you have a prize for the winning team. Chocolate works well even if it isn't very 'healthy schools'!*Time each round and read out each question*Put the answer slide on the board (works equally well putting the answers on the board rather than reading through each. You will see what I mean when you see the 'buzz' for learning this creates)!*Prize for the winning teamIt is good fun so enjoy!

By pmcaleese

Bundle: Presidents

Bundle: Presidents

This bundle includes eight biographies of the following American Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson John F. Kennedy Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Theodore Roosevelt Harry S. Truman George Washington Each biography includes a wide variety of exercises, puzzles and other activities. The answers and an answer sheet are included.

By magisterprintables

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

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Let’s learn about Theodore Roosevelt, with engaging readings and exercises about his early life and presidency! This 10-page biography includes all kinds of exercises, puzzles, and other fun stuff!Overview:Page 1: Early Life (reading) Page 2: Exercise: multiple choice questions & gap-fillPage 3: Politics (reading) Page 4: Exercise: true/false statements & word scramblePage 5/6: Presidency (reading) Page 7: Exercise: open questions & matching termsPage 8: Exercise: timelinePage 9: Fun Facts (word chop exercise)Page 10: Word SearchPage 11: Crossword (reflection)The answers and an answer sheet are included.You might also like these biographies: Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson John F. Kennedy Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Harry S. Truman George Washington You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Presidents (bundle) Keywords:President, New York, trusts, trustbuster, Rough Riders, Spanish-American War, national parks, Franklin D. Roosevelt, cousin

By magisterprintables

George Washington

George Washington

Let’s learn about George Washington, with engaging readings and exercises about his early life and presidency! This 11-page biography includes all kinds of exercises, puzzles, and other fun stuff!Overview:Page 1: Early Life (reading) Page 2: Exercise: true/false statements & gap-fillPage 3/4: Revolutionary War (reading) Page 5: Exercise: multiple-choice questions & matching termsPage 6: President (reading) Page 7: Exercise: open questions & word scramblePage 8: Exercise: timelinePage 9: Fun Facts (word chop exercise)Page 10: Word SearchPage 11: Crossword (reflection)The answers and an answer sheet are included.You might also like these biographies: Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson John F. Kennedy Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Theodore Roosevelt Harry S. Truman You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Presidents (bundle) Keywords:President, Continental Army, Independence, Britain, Constitution, American Revolution, Mount Vernon, Colonies, Bill of Rights, Continental Congress, Virginia’s Militia, democracy

By magisterprintables

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman

Let’s learn about Harry S. Truman, with engaging readings and exercises about his early life and presidency! This 12-page biography includes all kinds of exercises, puzzles, and other fun stuff!Overview:Page 1: Early Life (reading) Page 2: Exercise: true/false statements & gap-fillPage 3: Early Politics (reading) Page 4: Exercise: open questions & word scramblePage 5: World War II (reading) Page 6: Exercise: multiple-choice questions & your opinionPage 7: Cold War (reading) Page 8: Exercise: open questions & matching termsPage 9: Exercise: timelinePage 10: Fun Facts (word chop exercise)Page 11: Word SearchPage 12: Crossword (reflection)The answers and an answer sheet are included.You might also like these biographies: Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson John F. Kennedy Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Theodore Roosevelt George Washington You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Presidents (bundle) Keywords:President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, World War II, atomic bombs, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Japan, Cold War, Marshall Plan, Korean War

By magisterprintables

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

Let’s learn about Ronald Reagan, with engaging readings and exercises about his early life and presidency! This 11-page biography includes all kinds of exercises, puzzles, and other fun stuff!Overview:Page 1: Early Life (reading) Page 2: Exercise: multiple choice questions & gap-fillPage 3: Presidency (reading) Page 4: Exercise: true/false statements & word scramblePage 5/6: Cold War (reading) Page 7: Exercise: open questions & matching termsPage 8: Exercise: timelinePage 9: Fun Facts (word chop exercise)Page 10: Word SearchPage 11: Crossword (reflection)The answers and an answer sheet are included.You might also like these biographies: Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson John F. Kennedy Abraham Lincoln Theodore Roosevelt Harry S. Truman George Washington You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Presidents (bundle) Keywords:President, Cold War, Illinois, Actor, Hollywood, governor, Reagonomics, Soviet Union, Arms Race, Space Race, Gorbachev, Berlin Wall

By magisterprintables

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Let’s learn about Franklin D. Roosevelt, with engaging readings and exercises about his early life and presidency! This 10-page biography includes all kinds of exercises, puzzles, and other fun stuff!Overview:Page 1: Early Life (reading) Page 2: Exercise: true/false statements & word scramblePage 3: Politics (reading) Page 4: Exercise: multiple choice questions & matching termsPage 5: World War II (reading) Page 6: Exercise: open questions & gap-fillPage 7: Exercise: timelinePage 8: Fun Facts (word chop exercise)Page 9: Word SearchPage 10: Crossword (reflection)The answers and an answer sheet are included.You might also like these biographies: Thomas Jefferson John F. Kennedy Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Theodore Roosevelt Harry S. Truman George Washington You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Presidents (bundle) Keywords:President, World War II, Allied Forces, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, Great Depression, New Deal, Theodore Roosevelt, Cousin, Harvard, New York

By magisterprintables

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

Let’s learn about John F. Kennedy, with engaging readings and exercises about his early life and presidency! This 10-page biography includes all kinds of exercises, puzzles, and other fun stuff!Overview:Page 1: Early Life (reading) Page 2: Exercise: multiple choice questions & gap-fillPage 3: Politics (reading) Page 4: Exercise: true/false statements & word scramblePage 5: Cold War (reading) Page 6: Exercise: open questions & matching termsPage 7: Exercise: timelinePage 8: Fun Facts (word chop exercise)Page 9: Word SearchPage 10: Crossword (reflection)The answers and an answer sheet are included.You might also like these biographies: Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Theodore Roosevelt Harry S. Truman George Washington You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Presidents (bundle) Keywords:President, Cold War, Assassination, Harvey Lee Oswald, Dallas, Massachusetts, Navy, Cuba, Missile Crisis, Soviet Union

By magisterprintables

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Let’s learn about Thomas Jefferson, with engaging readings and exercises about his early life and presidency! This 9-page biography includes all kinds of exercises, puzzles, and other fun stuff!Overview:Page 1: Early Life (reading) Page 2: Exercise: multiple choice questions & gap-fillPage 3/4: Politics (reading) Page 5: Exercise: open questions & word scramblePage 6: Exercise: timelinePage 7: Fun Facts (word chop exercise)Page 8: Word SearchPage 9: Crossword (reflection)The answers and an answer sheet are included.You might also like these biographies: Franklin D. Roosevelt John F. Kennedy Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Theodore Roosevelt Harry S. Truman George Washington You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Presidents (bundle) Keywords:President, founding father, Declaration of Independence, Virginia, Continental Congress, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Louisiana Territory

By magisterprintables

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Let’s learn about Abraham Lincoln, with engaging readings and exercises about his early life and presidency! This 8-page biography includes all kinds of exercises, puzzles, and other fun stuff!Overview:Page 1: Early Life (reading) Page 2: Exercise: multiple choice questions & matching termsPage 3: Presidency (reading) Page 4: Exercise: open questions & word scramblePage 5: Exercise: timelinePage 6: Fun Facts (word chop exercise)Page 7: Word SearchPage 8: Crossword (reflection)The answers and an answer sheet are included.You might also like these biographies: Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson John F. Kennedy Ronald Reagan Theodore Roosevelt Harry S. Truman George Washington You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Presidents (bundle) Keywords:President, Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, Kentucky, Farmer, Assassination, Congress, Republican Party, Confederacy, Union

By magisterprintables

Edexcel GCSE Medicine Through Time Full Scheme of Work.

Edexcel GCSE Medicine Through Time Full Scheme of Work.

A full scheme of work for Edexcel GCSE Medicine Through Time 1250-Present. A Perfect opportunity to use / amend or add to your own scheme of work for this topic. Included: - 27 lessons all categorised into (Ancient Beliefs - Medieval - Renaissance - 19th Century and 20th Century. - Lesson outcomes - Lesson key content / learning focus - Resources-Pedagogical Suggestions - Differentiation - Exam Style Assessment Questions for Each Lesson - Cross-Curricular Links- Homework Ideas- SMSC Questions / Themes in Each Lesson

By morlem

The Cold War:  Why did people oppose the war in Vietnam?

The Cold War: Why did people oppose the war in Vietnam?

Students learn about the key factors that led to the opposition to the war in Vietnam. Activities include a card sort (categorizing and prioritizing), writing a letter to the president setting out student views to the war and an interview activity task whereby they respond to how a rang of people would have felt about the war.

By planmylesson