Thematic and breadth studies teaching resources: Economic history

Resources and ideas for history, thematic and breadth studies, economic history, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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

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

Who was to blame for the Cold War?

Who was to blame for the Cold War?

An introduction lesson to the Cold War. Students work through a card sort activity to determine who they believe was to blame for the Cold War. the lesson also includes a never heard the word grid

By planmylesson

The Cold War:  Why did the US lose to the Vietcong?

The Cold War: Why did the US lose to the Vietcong?

This lesson looks at 3 key factors that enabled the Vietcong to succeed against the US army. Students work through a range of activities, such as categorising and prioritising evidence before creating a newspaper article that outlines the reasons for the USA's withdrawal from Vietnam. Differentiated resources and literacy support included.

By planmylesson

Medieval History: Medieval History Bundle

Medieval History: 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

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

The Cold War: Was American involvement in Vietnam justified?

The Cold War: Was American involvement in Vietnam justified?

Students begin by watching a clip from Platoon, whereby they suggest adjectives to describe the impression given re American involvement in Vietnam. They are introduced to 5 different reasons for US action in Vietnam, which they have to link to a description for each reason and a supporting quote. They then decide which of the 5 factors were the main reasons for US involvement. They main activity is to create a script for a voice-over to either condemn or support US actions.

By planmylesson

Capitalism, Socialism and Communism PPTs

Capitalism, Socialism and Communism PPTs

Three excellent PPTs outlining the differences between Socialism, Capitalism and Communism with lots of detail, graphics and images to highlight important points. Fully adaptable resources that provide a clear overview.

By Polaphuca

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

Black Death - Economic and Social Consequences

Black Death - Economic and Social Consequences

An hour long, fully resourced lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task focusing on the economic, religious and social consequences of the Black Death and sources. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.

By History_Geek

The Norman Conquest:  Lesson 10 How did the Norman Conquest change Britain?

The Norman Conquest: Lesson 10 How did the Norman Conquest change Britain?

The final lesson in our Norman Conquest unit of work. Students begin by recapping the changes/ events that took place after the Battle of Hastings e.g. construction of castles. They are then introduced to Aldred who, fearing Norman rule, fled Britain, but only to return some 20 years later. Students examine the changes that took place in this time and decide which changes were most significant before writing a letter to Alrded explaining what has happened since his departure and what to expect upon his return.

By planmylesson

Card Sort: Opposition to the New Deal 1933 - 1941

Card Sort: Opposition to the New Deal 1933 - 1941

This outstanding resources is designed to help students understand why different groups opposed the New Deal 1933 - 1941. It can be used as a starter or a plenary activity and should fit around any standard text book or resource on this topic.The card sort includes eight heading cards that can be matched to twelve statement cards. I have deliberately included some extra cards to add some challenge for the more able. Once the cards have been sorted, the second task asks students to create a key to help them decide which statements believed that the New Deal did too much or too little to help the American people.This resource is supplied in Microsoft Word so you can further differentiate this resource for your students if you wish.The aims and objectives for this lesson are:Theme: The New Deal 1933 - 1941Know: Which groups / individuals opposed the New Deal?Understand: Why was each group / individual opposed to the New Deal?Evaluate: How successful was the New Deal?WILF - What Am I Looking For?Identify & describe = Who opposed the New Deal?Explain: Why did different groups oppose the New Deal?Analyse: Begin to form a judgement on how successful was the New Deal?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 RegardsRoy

By Roy_Huggins

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

Card Sort: Problems facing US farmers 1919 - 1939

Card Sort: Problems facing US farmers 1919 - 1939

This great resource is designed to help students evaluate the economic, social and environmental problems facing US farmers 1919 - 1939. It can also be used to help students evaluate how successfully which problems the New Deal Alphabet Agency AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Administration) either solved or indirectly created. It can be used as a starter or plenary or along side another resource that I have uploaded on my TES shop 'The New Deal: AAA.'The resource includes three factor cards labelled economic, social and environment as well as fourteen statement cards describing the problems faced by US farmers 1919 - 1939. The resource also includes a learning objective, instructions and two addition extension tasks. The first asks students to Review their cards you have sorted and create a key to show which problems were solved or created by the AAA. The second task asks students to write an extended answer evaluating 'how successful was the AAA at solving the problems of US farmers in the 1930s?'.The learning objectives for this lesson are:Theme: The USA 1919 - 1939.Know: What problems faced USA farmers 1919 - 1939?Understand: Which problems were caused by economic, social or environmental factors?Evaluate: How successfully did the AAA solve the problems facing US farmers?WILF: What Am I looking For?Identify & describe: What problems faced US farmers 1919 - 1939?Explain: Which factors were caused by economic, social or environmental problems?Evaluate: How successful was the US governments action to help farmers through the AAA?The resource is supplied in Microsoft Word so it can be easily adapted to suit the needs of your students. 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 RegardsRoy

By Roy_Huggins

New Deal: AAA

New Deal: AAA

This outstanding resource is designed to help students evaluate how successful the New Deal was at putting the USA back to work through the alphabet agencies by looking at the problems facing farmers and how successful the Agricultural Adjustment Administration was at solving them. When you buy this resource you will receive a card sort and a twenty three slide PowerPoint that includes information, sources, links to video clips and eight activities. Activity 1 is a snowballing starter. Activity 2 is based around a class discussion of FDR's inauguration speech the aims of the New Deal. Activity 3 is a discussions around an animated diagram about how consumer fear was undermining the US economy and making unemployment worse. Activity 4 looks at 'pump priming' and why certain groups opposed it and is linked to a source analysis question. Activity 5 is based around a class or pair discussion about a key quote by FDR on the role of agriculture in the recovery. Activity 6 looks at the achievements of the AAA and gets students to think about why some groups would oppose its work. Activity 7 gets students to evaluate how successful the AAA was at increasing farm prices, whilst activity 8 is based around the card sort that gets students to evaluate how successful the AAA was a solving the problems facing US farmers. Finally, activity 9 is a cartoon source analysis and includes an student mark scheme. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: How successful was the New Deal 1933 – 1939? Know: What were the aims of the New Deal? Understand: How did the AAA try to help the problems facing farmers? Evaluate: How successful was the AAA? WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: What action did FDR take to end the Depression? Explain: How did the AAA try and help farmers? Analyse: How successful was the New Deal 1933 – 1939? This resource is designed as a teaching aid. It is supplied in Microsoft PowerPoint and can be fully edited and customised for your students. It would also make a great teaching resource. 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

Card Sort: How successful were the Liberal Reforms 1906 - 1911?

Card Sort: How successful were the Liberal Reforms 1906 - 1911?

This excellent resource can be used as a starter, plenary or revision activity for students studying the Liberal Reforms 1906 - 1911. It is suitable for the full range of ability as it contains both simple and challenging statements to provide both support and stretch and challenge. I have used this resource to teach the Liberal Reforms through both GCSE Modern World History and Medicine Through Time.The resource includes two heading cards and eighteen statement cards about old age pensions, national insurance, labour exchanges, free school meals, the Children's and Young Person's Act as well as school medical services. Once students have cut them out they can review the cards under the two headings and then use them as a basis for producing an extended piece of writing. Depending upon the class this could take the form of an essay or even a newspaper report with contrasting views.The aims and objectives for this lesson are:Theme: The Liberal Reforms 1906 - 1911Know: What reforms did the Liberals introduce 1906 - 1911?Understand: How successful was each reform at helping different groups in society?Evaluate: How successful were the Liberal Reforms at solving the problems facing working people?WILF - What Am I Looking For?Identify & describe: The reforms introduced by the Liberals 1906 - 1911?Explain: How successful was each reform at helping different groups in society?Analyse: How successful were the Liberal Reforms at improving the lives of working people?This resource is provided in Microsoft Word format so it can be easily tailored to suit the needs of your students. 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 RegardsRoy

By Roy_Huggins

300 generic activities.  Create lessons in seconds!

300 generic activities. Create lessons in seconds!

Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks(This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there!Many thanksCopyright T.TaylorNOTE: Following its success in the summer sale, I have decided to keep the sale price - so grab a bargain! Used to be £5. Many thanks.

By whizzbangbang