50 Social Studies Labs - Geography History Cultural Studies Economics Government

50 Social Studies Labs - Geography History Cultural Studies Economics Government

Collection of 50 Social Studies Activities for kids. Recommended for grades K to 6 and up! Each one has a snappy title, a brief set of instructions, recommended materials list, and space for notes. These are very adjustable for your classroom, home, or homeschool needs. Do projects for concepts like: Geography, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, Government, and more are covered with these 50 fun activities! Make social studies exciting at home or in the classroom with projects like: making models, planning tourist road trips, making reports on Wonders of the World, and much more!
rupert_boyne
Macro Economics Pack

Macro Economics Pack

This great set of Macroeconomics presentations, quizzes and materials is the perfect way to present Economics to your students!
james_abela
NEA Product Design  A01 Context Analysis,  Problem Analysis, Target Market, Brief and Specification

NEA Product Design A01 Context Analysis, Problem Analysis, Target Market, Brief and Specification

NEA Product Design A01 Context Analysis, Problem Analysis, Target Market, Brief and Specification structured around identifying design opportunities. To help give students the best possible start to their non exam assessment (NEA) portfolio. Series of lessons covering A01: Introduction to NEA marks at a glance Contextual challenges Contextual analysis Work of others Target Market analysis Problem Analysis Writing a brief Writing a specification There are various individual, creative, group and pair exercises based around the learning of each lesson. Clear success criteria for students and teacher notes are also included, as well as home learning tasks.
elliottwalker
GCSE Citizenship (9-1) The Commonwealth

GCSE Citizenship (9-1) The Commonwealth

**The Commonwealth ** Citizenship GCSE (9-1) 2016 onwards 8 PAGE study work booklet of classroom-ready activities will enthuse and engage students, and ensuring they get the most from their course. This booklet has been created by a dedicated team of Citizenship experts and is matched against the new curriculum specifications set by the exam board. It can be used to teach the topic of The Commonwealth , through a range of stimulating exercises, encouraging discussion and liven up lessons through structured engagement between students. This Booklet Contains: o Revision Summary Topic Map o Contemporary case studies around this topic o A clear focus on key terms and literacy based activities o Differentiated Exam Questions and Practice o 8 pages of ready-to-use student worksheets designed to be written on o A wide range of activities, to suit all types of learners. o Minimal preparation required – Just print and go! o Discussion activities included in with every case study, challenging your most able students o Links to online digital and flipped learning activities Can be used for a whole lesson or two on The Commonwealth, or as a recap/revision tool on key issues. They can also be used to encourage a flipped learning environment. Fully matched to cover all specification content for GCSE Citizenship. The learning objectives for this work booklet are: o To study the purpose of international organisations and why they were established o To understand the role the UK plays as a part of these organisations o To evaluate the effectiveness of these organisations This resource will engage, educate and motivate your students – fantastic for quick and easy planning! Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter You may also want to check out our very popular GCSE Citizenship 9-1 Lessons, Assessments, Revision guides, trackers and work booklets. Here are a few examples: Active Citizenship Campaigning PLC Tracker Role of the Police Service Workbooklet History of the UK double Lesson
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The Silk Road in Ancient Times (games)

The Silk Road in Ancient Times (games)

Cards to play different games about the Silk Road in Ancient Times, at the time of the Romans and the Han dynasty China. The cards are about the Romans, the Chinese, and general information about the Silk Road (routes, countries…). Pupils can classify the cards to learn about the Silk Road, play with them (memory or other games). This activity has been prepared by a French teacher to study the subject in English with Year 6) 6e pupils. Thanks for being tolerant with the different propositions of how to play with the cards. Don’t hesitate to tell me if you have better ideas (I would be pleased!) or find any spelling mistake (I hope not!)… Thank you.
ckhg44
Economic Status Sheet

Economic Status Sheet

This resource was made to explain factors that contribute to a good (strong) or bad (weak) economy for Year 8 students. It is a fairly simplified and visual representation for students who require higher levels of scaffolding. It would work well as a supplementary sheet or a sheet for students to refer to when completing another activity on the economy.
kjackson107
Secondary Send my Friend 2018 Teacher Pack

Secondary Send my Friend 2018 Teacher Pack

Download this pack for everything you need to take part in this year’s Send My Friend to School campaign to make schools safe! The pack contains activities, case studies, films, action templates and much more!
SendMyFriend
Primary Send My Friend to School 2018 Pack

Primary Send My Friend to School 2018 Pack

Download this pack for everything you need to take part in this year’s Send My Friend to School campaign to make schools safe! The pack contains activities, case studies, films, action templates and much more!
SendMyFriend
Globalisation - 7 lessons & revision guide

Globalisation - 7 lessons & revision guide

Part of a Wolsey Academy SOW of 7 lessons with a revision guide and online end of unit test. Designed for EAL and weaker students to introduce them to new vocabulary regarding economics and globalisation. Lessons focus on key word acquisition and simple comprehension tasks (word match up/cloze activities/labelling diagrams etc). As lessons progress more scope for creative and thinking tasks emerge. Every lesson comes with a reward word search puzzle. Made for students at International Schools in the Middle East but ideal for all. Could also act as a general introduction to younger students of all abilities. Globalisation – Key Terms Globalisation – Benefits Globalisation – Negatives Globalisation – Barriers Globalisation – Case Study on United Arab Emirates Globalisation – Food Miles Globalisation – Immigration Globalisation – Revision Guide Find more and the end of unit online test at www.wolseyacademy.com
WolseyAcademy
Globalisation - Revision Guide

Globalisation - Revision Guide

Part of a Wolsey Academy SOW of 7 lessons with a revision guide and online end of unit test. Designed for EAL and weaker students to introduce them to new vocabulary regarding economics and globalisation. Lessons focus on key word acquisition and simple comprehension tasks (word match up/cloze activities/labelling diagrams etc). As lessons progress more scope for creative and thinking tasks emerge. Every lesson comes with a reward word search puzzle. Made for students at International Schools in the Middle East but ideal for all. Could also act as a general introduction to younger students of all abilities. Globalisation – Key Terms Globalisation – Benefits Globalisation – Negatives Globalisation – Barriers Globalisation – Case Study on United Arab Emirates Globalisation – Food Miles Globalisation – Immigration Globalisation – Revision Guide Find more and the end of unit online test at www.wolseyacademy.com
WolseyAcademy
Globalisation - Immigration

Globalisation - Immigration

Part of a Wolsey Academy SOW of 7 lessons with a revision guide and online end of unit test. Designed for EAL and weaker students to introduce them to new vocabulary regarding economics and globalisation. Lessons focus on key word acquisition and simple comprehension tasks (word match up/cloze activities/labelling diagrams etc). As lessons progress more scope for creative and thinking tasks emerge. Every lesson comes with a reward word search puzzle. Made for students at International Schools in the Middle East but ideal for all. Could also act as a general introduction to younger students of all abilities. Globalisation – Key Terms Globalisation – Benefits Globalisation – Negatives Globalisation – Barriers Globalisation – Case Study on United Arab Emirates Globalisation – Food Miles Globalisation – Immigration Globalisation – Revision Guide Find more and the end of unit online test at www.wolseyacademy.com
WolseyAcademy
Globalisation - Food Miles

Globalisation - Food Miles

Part of a Wolsey Academy SOW of 7 lessons with a revision guide and online end of unit test. Designed for EAL and weaker students to introduce them to new vocabulary regarding economics and globalisation. Lessons focus on key word acquisition and simple comprehension tasks (word match up/cloze activities/labelling diagrams etc). As lessons progress more scope for creative and thinking tasks emerge. Every lesson comes with a reward word search puzzle. Made for students at International Schools in the Middle East but ideal for all. Could also act as a general introduction to younger students of all abilities. Globalisation – Key Terms Globalisation – Benefits Globalisation – Negatives Globalisation – Barriers Globalisation – Case Study on United Arab Emirates Globalisation – Food Miles Globalisation – Immigration Globalisation – Revision Guide Find more and the end of unit online test at www.wolseyacademy.com
WolseyAcademy
Globalisation - United Arab Emirates - Case Study

Globalisation - United Arab Emirates - Case Study

Part of a Wolsey Academy SOW of 7 lessons with a revision guide and online end of unit test. Designed for EAL and weaker students to introduce them to new vocabulary regarding economics and globalisation. Lessons focus on key word acquisition and simple comprehension tasks (word match up/cloze activities/labelling diagrams etc). As lessons progress more scope for creative and thinking tasks emerge. Every lesson comes with a reward word search puzzle. Made for students at International Schools in the Middle East but ideal for all. Could also act as a general introduction to younger students of all abilities. Globalisation – Key Terms Globalisation – Benefits Globalisation – Negatives Globalisation – Barriers Globalisation – Case Study on United Arab Emirates Globalisation – Food Miles Globalisation – Immigration Globalisation – Revision Guide Find more and the end of unit online test at www.wolseyacademy.com
WolseyAcademy
Globalisation - Barriers & Tariffs

Globalisation - Barriers & Tariffs

Part of a Wolsey Academy SOW of 7 lessons with a revision guide and online end of unit test. Designed for EAL and weaker students to introduce them to new vocabulary regarding economics and globalisation. Lessons focus on key word acquisition and simple comprehension tasks (word match up/cloze activities/labelling diagrams etc). As lessons progress more scope for creative and thinking tasks emerge. Every lesson comes with a reward word search puzzle. Made for students at International Schools in the Middle East but ideal for all. Could also act as a general introduction to younger students of all abilities. Globalisation – Key Terms Globalisation – Benefits Globalisation – Negatives Globalisation – Barriers Globalisation – Case Study on United Arab Emirates Globalisation – Food Miles Globalisation – Immigration Globalisation – Revision Guide Find more and the end of unit online test at www.wolseyacademy.com
WolseyAcademy
Globalisation - Negatives

Globalisation - Negatives

Part of a Wolsey Academy SOW of 7 lessons with a revision guide and online end of unit test. Designed for EAL and weaker students to introduce them to new vocabulary regarding economics and globalisation. Lessons focus on key word acquisition and simple comprehension tasks (word match up/cloze activities/labelling diagrams etc). As lessons progress more scope for creative and thinking tasks emerge. Every lesson comes with a reward word search puzzle. Made for students at International Schools in the Middle East but ideal for all. Could also act as a general introduction to younger students of all abilities. Globalisation – Key Terms Globalisation – Benefits Globalisation – Negatives Globalisation – Barriers Globalisation – Case Study on United Arab Emirates Globalisation – Food Miles Globalisation – Immigration Globalisation – Revision Guide Find more and the end of unit online test at www.wolseyacademy.com
WolseyAcademy
Globalisation - Benefits

Globalisation - Benefits

Part of a Wolsey Academy SOW of 7 lessons with a revision guide and online end of unit test. Designed for EAL and weaker students to introduce them to new vocabulary regarding economics and globalisation. Lessons focus on key word acquisition and simple comprehension tasks (word match up/cloze activities/labelling diagrams etc). As lessons progress more scope for creative and thinking tasks emerge. Every lesson comes with a reward word search puzzle. Made for students at International Schools in the Middle East but ideal for all. Could also act as a general introduction to younger students of all abilities. Globalisation – Key Terms Globalisation – Benefits Globalisation – Negatives Globalisation – Barriers Globalisation – Case Study on United Arab Emirates Globalisation – Food Miles Globalisation – Immigration Globalisation – Revision Guide Find more and the end of unit online test at www.wolseyacademy.com
WolseyAcademy
The Cycle Of Poverty

The Cycle Of Poverty

The cycle of poverty is a phenomenon where poor families, more severely in LEDCs, become trapped in poverty for generations due to limited or no access to fundamental resources such as education, financial and subsequent generations also being underprivileged. These worksheets look at life through the eyes of a poor family as to whether they should move from the country to the city, where they should move to and how to make money. One way of making money in the city is by making paper bags, they are sold to shop and stall holders who sell rice and spices. Ten bags will earn them 1 rupee (1p)! In groups they make as many bags as they can in thirty minutes…
WillsonEducation
India's Wealth And The Cycle Of Poverty

India's Wealth And The Cycle Of Poverty

The cycle of poverty is a phenomenon where poor families, more severely in LEDCs, become trapped in poverty for generations due to limited or no access to fundamental resources such as education, financial and subsequent generations also being underprivileged. These worksheets look at the devision of wealth within India and has the students look at life through the eyes of a poor family as to whether they should move from the country to the city, where they should move to and how to make money. One way of making money in the city is by making paper bags, they are sold to shop and stall holders who sell rice and spices. Ten bags will earn them 1 rupee (1p)! In groups they make as many bags as they can in thirty minutes…
WillsonEducation
Special Economic Zones - India

Special Economic Zones - India

Special Economic Zones (SEZ) are designated areas within countries that have special economical guidelines that differ from other areas in the same county. The regulations tend to hold measures conducive to direct foreign investment and conducting business within a SEZ results in a company receiving tax incentives and opportunities to pay lower tariffs. These worksheets look at India’s main objectives to forming SEZs and the arguments before and against them, with the students debating these at the conclusion.
WillsonEducation
India's Wealth

India's Wealth

These worksheets have the students reasoning what we need to live and looking specifically at how wealth is distributed in India
WillsonEducation
Columbian Exchange ESCAPE ROOM: Triangular Trade, Columbus, Slave Trade

Columbian Exchange ESCAPE ROOM: Triangular Trade, Columbus, Slave Trade

The Columbian Exchange Escape Room will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode interesting facts about the Columbian Exchange, triangular trade and the Atlantic Slave Trade. This is the perfect resource to introduce Christopher Columbus and the New World. The Columbian Exchange Escape Room has students walking around the classroom breaking codes. Students are given a secret code name and sent on a secret mission to help Jessica. The codes include ciphers, Morse code, cryptograms and a final 4 digit code based on the decoders/clues. Each clue and code is different. The codes require students to think differently to decipher or decode them. Some codes are easier than others. Some codes require critical thinking to determine what a letter/symbol stands for. Each code will reveal interesting facts about the Columbian Exchange. The use of secret code will keep your students engaged while competing to find the final code. Students can report the final code to you. If you wanted to, you could purchase a 4 digit lock that you program, but it is not necessary at all! No props needed!! This is a NO PREP, PRINT & GO Activity! Students are sent on a “secret mission” and given a back story to ignite their active learning skills. They are given a code name which makes them feel as if they are part of the secret mission. Students practice hands-on, practical problem solving skills all while learning about the Columbian Exchange. Your students will be inspired to think outside the box! Spy themed music is highly recommended! The best age range for this resource is 8+. Please look at the preview to determine if this resource works for your age group. Younger students may need some help with some of the more difficult codes. You can use the pre-labeled clues or you can challenge older kids to choose/find the decoder that works for each of the clues. A set of labeled and non-labeled decoders are included for differentiation. A “How to Decode” puzzles is also included. In addition to learning or reinforcing the subject matter, my escape rooms encourage teamwork and critical thinking. As a “timed” challenge, students will be engaged from beginning to end. New Feature: This escape room now includes 12 fun, colorful signs to take class pictures with at the end of the mission. Signs include “Puzzle Master”, “She did all the work”, “Genius”, “We did it”, “I Escaped” and more! Hang the pictures in your room, send them in a parent newsletter or share them on social media  An answer key and easy to follow teacher directions are provided. Time needed: 30-60 minutes
lisaf5005
Inspired By.... Janesville: An American Story

Inspired By.... Janesville: An American Story

Janesville: An American Story, by Amy Goldstein. 2017. The 2017 Business Book of the Year. It tells the story of Janesville, Wisconsin, home of a large GM car factory – until it closed in 2008. This is the story of what happened next. To understand modern America, you need to understand Janesville. Teaching as I do mostly foreign children the view from outside is that America is still a land of wealth and opportunity. To see its people, react and vote, in a manner that suggests otherwise is deeply puzzling. Outside the country the US voter’s desperation for change looks merely like ignorance and hatred for everyone else. Outsiders need to understand that large parts of this once mighty nation have essentially been gutted thanks to globalisation and technological change. This lesson hopes to address that need. With a strong focus on EAL needs and vocabulary it tries to tell the story of the negatives of globalisation. It is part of a wider mini-SOW on Globalisation I have made especially for EAL students. I’d highly recommend teaching this lesson in the context of the wider SOW so students get a real appreciation of the larger forces at work. Hope it helps. See more at www.wolseyacademy.com
WolseyAcademy
The World News Crossword - April 1st, 2018

The World News Crossword - April 1st, 2018

A one-page crossword based on events in last week’s news. An excellent resource for encouraging students to read last week’s news. Better than that is the discussion that follows. Why did these events happen? Did Facebook contribute to hate crimes?Why is there trouble brewing (again) in the Gaza Strip? Why did an Australian kayak over a 20 metre waterfall? Did a Fox News presenter taunt one of the victims of the Florida school shooting? There are THREE more one-page crosswords included in the resource - focused on UK, Egypt, and Austria - very handy for substitute lessons. Yes, the solutions are included for all the crosswords.
BFP
KS3 Design: Bloodhound SSC: Additive Manufacturing ( 3D Printing) Parts for a 1000mph car.

KS3 Design: Bloodhound SSC: Additive Manufacturing ( 3D Printing) Parts for a 1000mph car.

A 2 min video explaining how Additive Manufacturing is used to create parts for our 1000mph car. We explain the economic and environmental benefits of using this rather than traditional techniques. The BLOODHOUND Project is not only about building a car to go 1,000mph, but it is also a perfect vehicle for education of STEM subjects. Over the life of this project we’ve been able to inspire over 2 million young people! For more activities, videos, resources and information on workshops visit, www.bloodhoundssc.com, or follow us on twitter: @Bloodhound_EDU.
Bloodhound_EDU
The World News Crossword - March 25th, 2018

The World News Crossword - March 25th, 2018

The World News Crossword - March 25th, 2018 is a simple pdf document that can be downloaded in minutes, saved to a flash drive, ready to be used ‘in a flash!’ There are 4 crosswords in this resource. The main crossword is made from events in last week’s news. Facebook’s value fell by $58 million. No wait, $58 BILLION. Why? India put 11 vigilantes away from life. Why? Australia’s cricket captain cheated. Why? The US probably began a trade war with China. Israel admitted attacking a Syrian nuclear reactor as a warning to Iran. Turkey and the US both sent oil exploration ships to Cyprus. The puzzle is a simple way for students to learn about what happened in the world last week, but it’s even more valuable when it prompts them to discuss why these events occurred. There are 3 more puzzles. One is about France, another is about Austria and the third is all about Egypt. Crosswords are an excellent tool for supporting research skills, logical thinking and problem solving, and of course students have to write neatly. Solutions for all the puzzles are included.
BFP
The World News Crossword - March 18th, 2018

The World News Crossword - March 18th, 2018

The World News Crossword - March 18th, 2018 is a 30-45 minute crossword activity based on last week’s news events. There are. 3 additional crosswords in the download (one each on France, New Zealand, and Australia). The World News Crossword encourages accurate and neat handwriting, logic and problem-solving, and research skills. Perhaps it’s less about the crossword and more about the discussion about the news events. Who is Robert Mugabe and why does he refer to a military coup in Zimbabwe? How could a plane drop 200 bars of gold on the runway as it was taking off? Why are only 400 Rohingya people allowed to return to their homes in Myanmar? Why would Saudi Arabia want nuclear weapons? Why would the president of USA tell lies to the prime minister of Canada? And why did the government of Bali block the internet on mobile phones for a whole day?
BFP
Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution: A Wolsey Academy Scheme of Work on the Industrial Revolution. Target is KS3 but all assessments throughout are GCSE and use Edexcel criteria. Each lesson contains a lesson plan, quick start guide, printable resources, mini plenaries, challenge questions, mark schemes, writing frames, lots of differentiation, a nice mix of activity types and a lesson specific EAL activity sheet. There are 14 lessons in total, but each lesson has enough material to last 2 or 3 lessons for even high ability classes. Most lessons include some high-level source analysis. The lessons also include a link to a site hosting a self-marking End of Unit quiz and a revision guide which make for nice homework activities. The SOW has been used for several years (with continual updates and improvements) at a very successful History department in an outstanding school. If used at KS3 it also acts as a grounding for any History of Medicine modules they might encounter at KS4 (hence the focus on public health and inventions). The SOW covers the following topics: Introduction to the Industrial Revolution (free) Population Boom (free) Factories Coal Mining Transport Robert Stephenson Industrial Revolution inventors Child Labour Public Health Problems Public Health Solutions & Government Intervention Source Question on the Big Stink Luddites British Empire Source Question on Empire Revision Guide & EAL activities. Please visit www.wolseyacademy.com/history for more SOW and to access the Cardinal’s Corner blog which provides justification and commentary on this SOW and many others. Here you will also find access to the online end of unit test. Hope it helps.
WolseyAcademy
14 - Industrial Revolution - Source Question on Empire

14 - Industrial Revolution - Source Question on Empire

Industrial Revolution: From a Scheme of Work on the Industrial Revolution. Target is KS3 but all assessments throughout are GCSE and use Edexcel criteria. Each lesson contains a lesson plan, quick start guide, printable resources, mini plenaries, challenge questions, mark schemes, writing frames, lots of differentiation, a nice mix of activity types and a lesson specific EAL activity sheet. There are 14 lessons in total, but each lesson has enough material to last 2 or 3 lessons for even high ability classes. Most lessons include some high-level source analysis. The lessons also include a link to a site hosting a self-marking End of Unit quiz and a revision guide which make for nice homework activities. The SOW has been used for several years (with continual updates and improvements) at a very successful History department in an outstanding school. If used at KS3 it also acts as a grounding for any History of Medicine modules they might encounter at KS4 (hence the focus on public health and inventions). The SOW covers the following topics: Introduction to the Industrial Revolution (free) Population Boom (free) Factories Coal Mining Transport Robert Stephenson Industrial Revolution inventors Child Labour Public Health Problems Public Health Solutions & Government Intervention Source Question on the Big Stink Luddites British Empire Source Question on Empire Revision Guide & EAL activities. Please visit for more SOW and to access the Cardinal’s Corner blog which provides justification and commentary on this SOW and many others. Here you will also find access to the online end of unit test. Hope it helps.
WolseyAcademy
13 - Industrial Revolution - The British Empire

13 - Industrial Revolution - The British Empire

Industrial Revolution: From a Scheme of Work on the Industrial Revolution. Target is KS3 but all assessments throughout are GCSE and use Edexcel criteria. Each lesson contains a lesson plan, quick start guide, printable resources, mini plenaries, challenge questions, mark schemes, writing frames, lots of differentiation, a nice mix of activity types and a lesson specific EAL activity sheet. There are 14 lessons in total, but each lesson has enough material to last 2 or 3 lessons for even high ability classes. Most lessons include some high-level source analysis. The lessons also include a link to a site hosting a self-marking End of Unit quiz and a revision guide which make for nice homework activities. The SOW has been used for several years (with continual updates and improvements) at a very successful History department in an outstanding school. If used at KS3 it also acts as a grounding for any History of Medicine modules they might encounter at KS4 (hence the focus on public health and inventions). The SOW covers the following topics: Introduction to the Industrial Revolution (free) Population Boom (free) Factories Coal Mining Transport Robert Stephenson Industrial Revolution inventors Child Labour Public Health Problems Public Health Solutions & Government Intervention Source Question on the Big Stink Luddites British Empire Source Question on Empire Revision Guide & EAL activities. Please visit for more SOW and to access the Cardinal’s Corner blog which provides justification and commentary on this SOW and many others. Here you will also find access to the online end of unit test. Hope it helps.
WolseyAcademy
The World News Crossword - March 4th, 2018

The World News Crossword - March 4th, 2018

The World News Crossword - March 4th, 2018 is a simple one page crossword based on the events in last week’s news. There are 3 more crosswords (on France, New Zealand, and Australia) included and there are solutions to all 4 puzzles. Crosswords are an excellent resource for logical thinking, handwriting, and cooperative learning. The World News Crossword - March 4th, 2018 is excellent as a research and critical thinking activity as well. It’s less about what happened in the news last week, and more about why, how, where, and who was involved. Why was there a cease-fire in Syria (and was it effective)? Why was there an earthquake in Papua New-Guinea and who was affected? Was were three deaths in Australia newsworthy? Why did Russia announce the development of new nuclear missiles? The World News Crossword is created and published every week. Use the crossword in PSHE/home room, for homework, or as an in-class activity.
BFP
The World News Crossword - February 25th, 2018

The World News Crossword - February 25th, 2018

A simple PDF document that contains a crossword based on last week’s news, and three bonus crosswords (France 1, France 2, and Egypt). The solutions are included. So what happened last week? Russians doping at the Olympics, 6 Brazilian footballers being red-carded, and a protest at the Olympics by South Korean politicians. Suicide bombers in Aden, kidnappers in Nigeria, and bribery in Greece, maybe. 17 people killed when a rubbish pile in Maputo collapsed, a plea to ban palm oil to save forests, an Asian toad invasion in Madagascar, and a whole lot of people volunteer to clean up the beaches and rivers in Bali. And finally, a ceasefire in Syria (perhaps). Crosswords are excellent for prompting discussions about the news events. Why are these events happening? What would you do, if you could? What can we do? Crosswords are good for encouraging research, neat handwriting, and correct spelling.
BFP
Industrial Revolution ESCAPE ROOM: Samuel Morse, Henry Ford - Print & Go!

Industrial Revolution ESCAPE ROOM: Samuel Morse, Henry Ford - Print & Go!

The Industrial Revolution Escape Room will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode interesting facts about the Industrial Revolution. This is the perfect resource to introduce or review inventors, inventions and factory working conditions for Great Britain and the United States. The codes include ciphers, Morse code, cryptograms and a final 4 digit code based on the decoders/clues. Each clue and code is different. The codes require students to think differently to decipher or decode them. Some codes require critical thinking to determine what a letter/symbol stands for. Each code will reveal interesting facts about the Industrial Revolution. Students can report the final code to you. If you wanted to, you could purchase a 4 digit lock that you program, but it is not necessary at all! No props needed!! This is a NO PREP, PRINT & GO Activity! Students are sent on a “secret mission” and given a back story to ignite their active learning skills. They are given a code name which makes them feel as if they are part of the secret mission. Playing spy themed music is highly recommended! The best age range for this resource is 8+. Please look at the preview to determine if this resource works for your age group. You can use the pre-labeled clues or you can challenge older kids to choose/find the decoder that works for each of the clues. A set of labeled and non-labeled decoders are included for differentiation. A “How to Decode” puzzles is also included. In addition to learning or reinforcing the subject matter, my escape rooms encourage teamwork and critical thinking. As a “timed” challenge, students will be engaged from beginning to end. New Feature: This escape room now includes 12 fun, colorful signs to take class pictures with at the end of the mission. Signs include “Puzzle Master”, “She did all the work”, “Genius”, “We did it”, “I Escaped” and more! Hang the pictures in your room, send them in a parent newsletter or share them on social media  An answer key and easy to follow teacher directions are provided. Time needed: 30-60 minutes <a href=" https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/vietnam-war-escape-room-no-prep-11806087 “> Vietnam War ESCAPE ROOM!</a> <a href=” https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/growth-mindset-escape-rooms-bundle-4-pack-positive-affirmations-11810597 "> Growth Mindset ESCAPE ROOMS- 4 Pack BUNDLE!</a>
lisaf5005
Money, Debt and inequality

Money, Debt and inequality

When I ask my students: ‘What is money?’, they hardly ever know. Most adults don’t either. This lesson looks at what money is, how the banking crisis happened, what the difference between good debt and bad debt is, and the current global inequality in wealth. It includes individual and group work activities, as well as whole class discussions, to try and stimulate students understanding and critical engagement with the world as it is. A lesson that could work as an introduction for economics, PHSE, SEAL, SMSC and Careers lessons for children aged 11+. Extensions, start and plenary are included to aid differentiation and the learning journey. Learning questions also increase in difficulty as the lesson progresses. Learning questions include: What is money? What’s the difference between good debt and bad debt? What is crypto-currency? Extension: Is financial inequality out of control, and if so how can it be resolved? Instructions on how to use the resource are in the notes of the powerpoint, which also includes a number of youtube videos, and included here is also a short word document which has some of the debate about where money originated from and what preceded it. This document is made from a summary of Graeber’s recent work and watching the ‘crash course’ video on money. Adam Smith’s idea that barter preceded minted coinage seems, in recent academia, to be incorrect. Rather, minted metal coinage seems to have been part of a ‘military-mining-slavery complex’ where wars created slaves to mine metal to pay soldiers.
DavidFew
The World News Crossword - February 18th, 2018

The World News Crossword - February 18th, 2018

The World News Crossword - February 18th, 2018 is a crossword based on the events of last week’s news. It’s a simple PDF sop it downloads quickly, is easy to print, and can be stored on a USB drive for use later. (There are 3 bonus crosswords - Egypt, China, and Japan, in the PDF and all of the answers are included too.) Of course, this activity is less about the events around the world and more about why and the discussions and debates that come from asking why. Why have so many orangutans died in the past 10 years? Why would people in Japan pay to go on a virtual-reality trip to Paris? Why are suicide bombers in Nigeria killing people in a fish market? And what’s so important about discovering new antibiotics? What did happen in the world in the last week? Australia’s PM and Deputy PM had a spat. Poland’s PM got a telling off. South Africa’s president resigned. And The Netherlands’ foreign minister resigned too. And so did Ethiopia’s PM. A plane crashed in Iran and a helicopter crashed in Mexico. There was an earthquake in Mexico and one in England and wales too. An Iranian wrestler threw a match so that he’d not have to wrestle against an Israeli. In India a woman pretended to be a man and duped two women into paying to marry him. And an Indian tycoon is on the run having duped a bank out of about $1.8 BILLION!! US scientists discovered a whole new family of antibiotics while Canadian scientists discovered a Picasso painting was a painting on top of another painting.
BFP
Fairtrade fortnight short input presentations lessons

Fairtrade fortnight short input presentations lessons

5 short 5-minute informative presentations on the different aspects of Fairtrade. Designed to be taught over fairtrade fortnight (27/2/18 - 11/3/18). Discusses what it is, why we have it, and why it is good. 1 - What is Fairtrade? 2 - Fairtrade Minimum Price 3 - Producing food 4 - Fairtrade products 5 - Getting involved Includes a poster to display in the classroom.
EJH95
Research Commonwealth Games - Differentiated worksheets

Research Commonwealth Games - Differentiated worksheets

2 differentiated worksheets for recording research about the Commonwealth Games. Used with a primary 3 class using the youngcommonwealth.org website but suitable for a variety of ages or for less able upper primary. The LA worksheet asks direct questions from the website whereas the HA leaves open to record any facts. Each sheet contains a blank flag for pupils to draw the commonwealth flag.
snowglobe_eml1409
Supply and Demand Exit Ticket Assessment

Supply and Demand Exit Ticket Assessment

Check out this simple and direct assessment on supply and demand. Presented through scenarios, students will have to identify what the supply is and what the demand is. The last question includes completing the statement. This is best used as independent work or an exit ticket to offer a snapshot of students' understandings. An answer key is included for your convenience!
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Student Proposed Business Plan Project (Differentiated)

Student Proposed Business Plan Project (Differentiated)

Check out this awesome cooperative learning activity. Within this differentiated lesson, students will develop a business plan based on a need in their world, will identify components such as the consumer, the production, cost, supply and demand, need and want and more. The template comes in three varieties so you can meet the needs of all students and multiple grade levels. A one-pager is included clearly articulating how to implement this in your classroom. From brainstorm, to implemetation to presentations, this week long project will challenge your student to problem solve, think critically, collaborate, synergize, and be creative, all while applying economic concepts and business thoughts. Have fun!
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Social Studies Notebook Evaluation Rubric

Social Studies Notebook Evaluation Rubric

Check out this simple and student-friendly rubric which is meant to be used to evaluate student Social Studies journals. The rubric is broken into four categories, of which students can score between a 1 and a 4. Each score for each section includes explicit description of what you need to obtain that score. A guide on the bottom shows how to calculate up to a percentage grade. This is meant to be provided to the students, so they know what is expected of them with the journals, and then used to grade at the end of the quarter, or semester, or year. Sections included cover topics of Organization, accuracy, elements, and illustrations. Best wishes! Be sure to also check out my other rubrics as well!
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Shark Tank Inspired Invention and Advertisement Creation Challenge Project

Shark Tank Inspired Invention and Advertisement Creation Challenge Project

Check out this incredible project that is inspired by Shark Tank. Included in this large packet, you will find directions for the teacher, directions for the students, challenge sheet with an explanation hook, templates for each stage of the invention and advertisement process and a clear rubric to convey expectation. Presented in a fun and student-friendly format, students will create an invention, whether real or not, will discuss the need for the invention and then create an advertisement to hook buyers. It is intended to take five days, with clear expectations for each day, as each lesson scaffolds on the next. Students will love applying their learned concepts of supply and demand, needs and wants, and helping people make their lives easier through their inventions. One of our favorites :)
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Econ Game

Econ Game

This is a game for 4 to 6 players to teach basic economic terminology. Players move around a board collecting resource cards which they need to turn into Super Resources to win the game. Bonus and Chance cards mix things up each round. Players can trade with each other to get the required resources too. Economic terms students will learn about while playing include: deflation, embargo, exports, GDP, GDP per capita, globalization, hyperinflation, imports, inflation, monopoly, protectionism, quota, resources, scarcity, standards, subsidies, surplus, tariff, trade barrier, and trade deal. The game comes with a glossary to explain all the terms used. Appropriate for grades 4 and up. The game comes in a pdf format. The game board and cards need to be printed on card stock and cut up.
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