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The Home Front, 1939 -1945

The Home Front, 1939 -1945

These outstanding resources have been designed to help students studying the Home Front during the Second World War. They are suitable for the full range of ability and should take between 9 to 10 hours of curriculum time to complete. Each lesson comes with a fully editable worksheet and PowerPoint, which includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, information slides, historical sources, tasks, activities, links to video clips, thinking skills and active learning exercises. These resources have been repeatedly tested on the front line in the classroom and have been improved based upon best practice over 26 years. For more information, please click on each resource. You can purchase them individually, but by buying them as a bundle you will have over 29%.
Roy_Huggins
Stalin's Russia Top Trumps Game - 61 cards

Stalin's Russia Top Trumps Game - 61 cards

Teeming with precise and carefully selected evidence my students love playing this game to boost subject knowledge. There are sixty one cards (which work best when cut out and laminated) and they are colour coordinated into categories: rise to power, purges, WWII, industry/agriculture, and culture. These cards include all the main figures you would expect such as young Stalin, Trotsky, Beria and so on but also some lesser known figures such as Maria Yudina (Stalin’s favourite musician), Vasily Blokhin (notorious WWII executor), and Mikhail Gelovani (actor who played Stalin 13 times in various Soviet movies). On each card there is a key date/event for that person, two precise statistics, and a quotation. Students simply call out a category and the person with the highest card ‘trumps’ the other, winning their card. The objective is to strip your opponent of their cards to win the game. This is a resource I am very proud of and which has received many accolades from students and lesson observations alike and which will really boost your students’ subject knowledge of Stalin’s Russia. This activity works really well as a stand-alone activity, revision tool, or starter/plenary to any lesson on Stalin’s Russia. I hope you enjoy it as much as my students do!
danguiney
History & The World Cup 2018

History & The World Cup 2018

These resources aim to explore change and continuity through the lenses of the World Cup! An engaging resource that balances fun and learning! The Power Point covers the terms; change & continuity and there are several worksheets to engage the pupils on the World Cup.
JosephMukuka
Sample Pages For Sausages For Tea WW2 Play Script

Sample Pages For Sausages For Tea WW2 Play Script

A short extract from the mini play Sausages For Tea, which tells the story of one family’s experience of a WW2 air raid in a fictional town during 1940s Britain. The play mixes fact and fiction, allowing young performers to gain some appreciation of what life was like on the Home Front for children in Britain during World War Two. The play is short and, with a small cast, it is ideal for performances in assemblies and on topic days. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ww2-mini-play-for-ks2-ks3-11373895 Thanks everso!
AliJC
KS3 History, Should America go to war in Vietnam?

KS3 History, Should America go to war in Vietnam?

KS3 History The Cold War, Superpowers, The Vietnam War Fully resources lesson investigating the whether America should go to war in Vietnam in 1964 Students look at the situation in Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh and the growth of the Vietminh from 1939 to 63, looking at the increasing US invovelment. They then have to act at President Johnsons adivisors to make a judgement on whether he should go to war after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 1964. In this judgement students weigh up evidence including DIems rule, the Domino Theory, Containment and the arguments against intervention GCSE focus on causation, chronology, significance and second order concepts like communism/capitalism Links perfectly to 9 1 GCSE History, can serve as an excellent base for development at KS4 All lesson activities and resources included. Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome
MrThorntonTeach
KS3 History, What was the Cold War?

KS3 History, What was the Cold War?

KS3 History The Cold War, Superpowers, The Vietnam War Fully resources lesson investigating the Cold War, looking at a definition, causes and communism vs capitalism with a final focus on how this led to the Vietnam War (The topic Students look/experience differences of communism and capitalism, create an ‘Cold War Sundae’ to look at the causal layers and should have clear grasp of the concept. GCSE focus on causation and second order concepts like communism/capitalism Links perfectly to 9 1 GCSE History, can serve as an excellent base for development at KS4 All lesson activities and resources included. Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome
MrThorntonTeach
WWII Allies and Axis Matching Card Game

WWII Allies and Axis Matching Card Game

Designed for Year 5/6. In order to match the clues to the countries, children must read the maps and use their knowledge of geography. Generates great discussions and makes a change from the usual colouring in page! I do not own the rights to the maps. If you find a better or clearer one, let me know!
Sparrow78
Exploring WW2 Through Drama

Exploring WW2 Through Drama

A short scheme, suitable for KS2 and KS3, that uses drama to explore elements of WW2. It covers issues facing children at home and as evacuees during the Second World War and provides lots of opportunities for discussion, interaction, and the sharing of information. The scheme is presented as one long unit but can easily be divided into separate lessons or bitesize pieces for the classroom. Drama methods include freezes, role play, improvisation, hotseating, mime and writing in role. The unit is brilliant as a springboard for further WW2 work, or to further reinforce WW2 topic work. If you liked this resource and found it useful, please spare a moment of your valuable time to leave a positive review. Thanks everso!
AliJC
Missing

Missing

Written as an additional solo opportunity to add to the amazing ‘Edith’s Wartime Scrapbook’ written by Mick Riddell and published by ‘Edgy Productions’. (I highly recommend this as an end of term production.) The song works as a stand alone song too for KS2 to tie in with a topic on ‘War.’ Extension activities include creating a piece using a melodic ostinato and writing topical songs and raps.
sallykee
Ancient History Big Bundle!

Ancient History Big Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS EACH OF THE ANCIENT HISTORY KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS, IN ADDITION TO THE ANCIENT HISTORY POINTLESS GAMES! The clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for students learning or revising knowledge relating to each of the following ancient history topics: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; The Romans. Each organiser contains a number of comprehensive sections explaining the key elements of the topic, timelines detailing key times and events, diagrams and images to visually aid understanding, and key facts to extend the learning of higher attaining students. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included). Based on the popular game show, the ‘Pointless’ games are perfect for use as whole lesson resources, enrichment options, or revision tools. The games are editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. Each game contains around 25 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions and they are effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of Romans, Ancient Egyptians, and Ancient Greeks. The nature of the games ensures that the resources can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
Anti War Rap with Chorus

Anti War Rap with Chorus

The sung chorus and first verse of a thought provoking song/rap written for a year 6 class to tie in with their topic on W.W.2. The children were amazing creating and performing their own verses and this paved the way for many other musical activities. The activity would be suitable for the whole of K.S.2.
sallykee
Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - Topic 1 CHECKPOINT/REVIEW - WORKSHEET

Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - Topic 1 CHECKPOINT/REVIEW - WORKSHEET

This Publisher worksheet provides an opportunity for students to review their own progress and reflect upon what they’ve discussed during topic one. This Publisher worksheet follows the information provided in the textbook that accompanies the GCSE course. This Publisher worksheet can be used independently or alongside your own SOW. This Publisher worksheet will take the stress out of planning and make your life easier! Feedback is always welcome. Please review if you do download. Follow @mrmrsroberts (Instagram & Twitter) Enjoy! Mr.Roberts
MrRobertsResources
KS2 Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle!

KS2 Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle!

These clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for KS2 students learning or revising knowledge relating to each of the following topics: World War II; Ancient Egypt; The Solar System; Tudors and Stuarts; The Rainforest; The Romans; Ancient Greece. Each organiser contains a number of comprehensive sections explaining the key elements of the topic, timelines detailing key times and events, diagrams and images to visually aid understanding, and key facts to extend the learning of higher attaining students. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Various Junior Certificate History PowerPoints

Various Junior Certificate History PowerPoints

Four PowerPoints: Antisemitism & The Holocaust The Causes of the French Revolution The Industrial & Social Revolution The Plantations in Ireland Handy for students to have as notes for reference and revision. Can also be used for introducing and working through topics.
badbuzz88
Reading comprehensions Collection

Reading comprehensions Collection

This is a collection of some of my favourite reading comprehension activities, available as a bundle at a heavily discounted price. This will provide enough comprehensions and activities to last for a whole year of guided reading activities, ideally for children in Years 5 and 6.
Richardtownend1978
Reading bundle on World War One and World War Two

Reading bundle on World War One and World War Two

These reading comprehensions for 9- 14 year olds are ideal for your studies on World War One and Two. Engaging texts and challenging questions are provided with a full mark scheme. They can be purchased individually, but there is a big discount on this bundle. Thanks for your interest.
Richardtownend1978
World War 2: Escape Room - Social Studies

World War 2: Escape Room - Social Studies

This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their knowledge with the major historical figures, events and terms involving World War 2. Contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
ScienceSpot
An Overview of World War 2 Powerpoint. Suitable for subject introduction/summarasing. Big Picture.

An Overview of World War 2 Powerpoint. Suitable for subject introduction/summarasing. Big Picture.

Written for 5th/6th class (10-12 year olds). This presentation gives an overview of the key events of WW2. It is in chronological order. The focus is to ensure that pupils have a clear overview of the war from beginning to end. During our detailed study of WW2, I found that many pupils became fascinated with certain aspects of the war but were unclear of the big picture. We used this resource in conjunction with BBC schools websitewww.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/ , ducksters www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/ and many books.
victoriaspencer
The extraordinary story of Stephen Hawking - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

The extraordinary story of Stephen Hawking - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the life and work of the most influential scientist, professor and author of the 21st century, Stephen Hawking . After carefully reading the text / bio, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a definitions match, a fill-in-the-gaps exercise and a fun crossword. This worksheet can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
'The Buried Crown' Teachers' Pack

'The Buried Crown' Teachers' Pack

A teachers’ pack to accompany ‘The Buried Crown’ by Ally Sherrick (published by Chicken House Books) - a World War II set historical adventure with a twist of Anglo-Saxon magic inspired by the author’s own evacuee father and by the discovery of the famous Sutton Hoo ship burial in 1939. The story, about a young evacuee called George Penny and a German Jewish girl, called Kitty Regenbogen who has been brought to England with the Kindertransport, deals with themes of friendship, loss, bullying, loneliness and courage in adversity. Suitable for pupils in Years 5 & 6 and 7 & 8. Includes a brief synopsis of the story, information on the author’s inspirations, workshop ideas and suggested writing activities and discussion topics linking to topics including: Evacuees and refugees Anglo-Saxon myth and magic (runes, dragons and beasts of battle) 'Doing your bit’ Different types of treasure
allysherrick
Women during World War Two

Women during World War Two

A worksheet to compare the role of women before and after WW2, to encourage students to think about the way women dressed and their daily lives.
flora9449
History Club - All in 1 - 20 sessions.

History Club - All in 1 - 20 sessions.

Perfect for History Club sessions – or active and creative lessons - at primary or secondary level. Includes information and video about the topics and a fun practical activity (which can often take more than one session to complete). All sessions include a weekly advertising poster for display boards, websites and screens around the school. Also included is a loyalty card for students to claim rewards after attending enough lessons. Designed by Wolsey Academy and tried and tested with secondary students in the UK. Topics are as follows: Ancient Egypt – Drama Production Battle of Trafalgar 1805 – Arts and Craft. Guy Fawkes, 1605 – Gunpowder Hunt. Charles Lindbergh, 1927 – Design & Fly a Plane. Pirates – Make a Movie. Thanksgiving – Fancy Dress and Card Design Benjamin Franklin – Make and fly a Kite. Tudor Christmas – Card Making. Battle of Atlantic – Code Breaking Game Medieval Coat of Arms – Research and Heraldry Making. Brunel – Bridge Building Darwin –Voyage of the Beagle, Art Competition. D-Day – Landing Craft Construction and Testing World Cup History – Kit Designs Battle of Quebec – Crane Construction Angkor Wat – Sunrise Drawings Historical Fashion – Clothing Designs Henry Ford – Assembly Line Competition Roman Army – Shield Design and Battle Tactics Role Play Local History: Ipswich Town Football Club – Badge Design. See them all at www.wolseyacademy.com
WolseyAcademy
D - Day - Build and Test a Landing Craft - Wolsey Academy - History Club 13

D - Day - Build and Test a Landing Craft - Wolsey Academy - History Club 13

Perfect for History Club sessions – or active and creative lessons - at primary or secondary level. Includes information and video about the topics and a fun practical activity (which can often take more than one session to complete). All sessions include a weekly advertising poster for display boards, websites and screens around the school. Also included is a loyalty card for students to claim rewards after attending enough lessons. Designed by Wolsey Academy and tried and tested with secondary students in the UK. Topics are as follows: Ancient Egypt – Drama Production Battle of Trafalgar 1805 – Arts and Craft. Guy Fawkes, 1605 – Gunpowder Hunt. Charles Lindbergh, 1927 – Design & Fly a Plane. Pirates – Make a Movie. Thanksgiving – Fancy Dress and Card Design Benjamin Franklin – Make and fly a Kite. Tudor Christmas – Card Making. Battle of Atlantic – Code Breaking Game Medieval Coat of Arms – Research and Heraldry Making. Brunel – Bridge Building Darwin –Voyage of the Beagle, Art Competition. D-Day – Landing Craft Construction and Testing World Cup History – Kit Designs Battle of Quebec – Crane Construction Angkor Wat – Sunrise Drawings Historical Fashion – Clothing Designs Henry Ford – Assembly Line Competition Roman Army – Shield Design and Battle Tactics Role Play Local History: Ipswich Town Football Club – Badge Design. See them all at www.wolseyacademy.com
WolseyAcademy
Battle of Atlantic - Code Breaking Activity - Wolsey Academy - History Club 9

Battle of Atlantic - Code Breaking Activity - Wolsey Academy - History Club 9

Perfect for History Club sessions – or active and creative lessons - at primary or secondary level. Includes information and video about the topics and a fun practical activity (which can often take more than one session to complete). All sessions include a weekly advertising poster for display boards, websites and screens around the school. Also included is a loyalty card for students to claim rewards after attending enough lessons. Designed by Wolsey Academy and tried and tested with secondary students in the UK. Topics are as follows: Ancient Egypt – Drama Production Battle of Trafalgar 1805 – Arts and Craft. Guy Fawkes, 1605 – Gunpowder Hunt. Charles Lindbergh, 1927 – Design & Fly a Plane. Pirates – Make a Movie. Thanksgiving – Fancy Dress and Card Design Benjamin Franklin – Make and fly a Kite. Tudor Christmas – Card Making. Battle of Atlantic – Code Breaking Game Medieval Coat of Arms – Research and Heraldry Making. Brunel – Bridge Building Darwin –Voyage of the Beagle, Art Competition. D-Day – Landing Craft Construction and Testing World Cup History – Kit Designs Battle of Quebec – Crane Construction Angkor Wat – Sunrise Drawings Historical Fashion – Clothing Designs Henry Ford – Assembly Line Competition Roman Army – Shield Design and Battle Tactics Role Play Local History: Ipswich Town Football Club – Badge Design. See them all at www.wolseyacademy.com
WolseyAcademy
Card Sort: How significant was Winston Churchill's wartime leadership?

Card Sort: How significant was Winston Churchill's wartime leadership?

This innovative card sort is suitable for a wide range of abilities and can easily be adapted to suit any text book or resource on this topic. The main task focuses on the controversial wartime leadership of Winston Churchill who was voted as the greatest Briton who had ever lived by a BBC television series in 2002. The cards that have been created for this activity cover a wide range of relevant topics that have been hotly debated by historians. Throughout the history school curriculum from William the Conquer to present day, history teachers have asked their students what makes a great leader in both peace time and war? Winston Churchill’s leadership is certainly worthwhile investigating and opening up to a class discussion. This resource can be used as a starter, plenary, homework or revision exercise for students studying a range of subjects. The nature of this resource makes it especially appealing to both visual and kinesthetic learners. When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page word document with a learning objective, instructions, two heading cards labeled ‘Successful’ and ‘Failure’ as well as fourteen information cards that need to be matched to one of the two headings. Once completed students can consolidate their understanding by attempting the extended answer task at the end. Please note that the information cards have been designed to be deliberately controversial to help open up discussion on the topic. Aims and Objectives: Theme: The Second World War •Know: What actions did Churchill take to help lead Britain to victory against Nazi Germany? •Understand: What were the successes and failures of Churchill’s leadership? •Analyse: How significant was Churchill’s wartime leadership in helping Britain win the war? •Skills:Significance WILF - What Am I Looking For? •Identify and Describe: What actions did Churchill take to help lead Britain to victory against Nazi Germany? •Explain: What were the successes and failures of Churchill’s leadership? •Evaluate: How significant was Churchill’s wartime leadership in helping Britain win the war? 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
Roy_Huggins
May Assembly / Lesson Pack 2018 - Star Wars Day, VE Day, the Royal Wedding, Ramadan, Quiz

May Assembly / Lesson Pack 2018 - Star Wars Day, VE Day, the Royal Wedding, Ramadan, Quiz

Pack of interactive presentations, quizzes and worksheets on events in May: Star Wars Day, the royal wedding, Ramadan and VE day. Star Wars Day presentation: Visual 30+ page presentation for an assembly or lesson with accompanying quiz worksheet. Includes: important vocabulary, key information about Star Wars day, what is Star Wars? Star Wars films, characters, plot, setting, the Force, the success of Star Wars, the first Star Wars Day, Star Wars Day celebrations, the fantasy genre, interactive ‘Speak like Yoda’ activity, ‘Complete the Star Wars Quote’ activity, interactive anagram activity, quiz, useful information and images, Star Wars galaxy map, video and website links, and more! Royal Wedding presentation: Visual 30+ page presentation for an assembly or lesson with accompanying quiz worksheet. Includes: Who’s who in the British Royal family? Who is Prince Harry? Who is Meghan Markle? How did they meet? Their engagement, Where and when will the wedding take place? Who will attend? The Wedding Procession, Wedding Party! Wedding Music, Royal Titles, The Honeymoon, Interactive activity: Wedding Quiz, Interactive activity: Royal Couple Matching, Interactive activity: Guess the Wedding Cake, Interactive activity: Wedding Anagrams, Interactive activity: Royal Vocabulary Activity, Interactive activity: Spotting Game, Useful information and images, Links to videos and more! Ramadan presentation: Visual 30+ page presentation for an assembly or lesson with accompanying quiz worksheet. Includes: When is Ramadan? The Five Pillars of Islam, the ‘Night of Power’, what is the Quran? what happens during Ramadan? Fasting, special meals, Eid ul Fitr, interactive true or false activity, interactive anagram activity, vocabulary activity, quiz, useful information and images, links and more! VE Day: Visual, interactive, 30+ page presentation for assembly or lesson with quiz worksheet included. VE Day is on the 8th of May. Includes: important vocabulary, what is VE day? what caused World War 2? who were the Allies and Axis Powers? what was life like in Britain during World War 2? what was life like for women during the war? how did World War 2 end? the first VE day, VE day celebrations, VE day in other countries, VE day today, VE day quiz, VE day anagram activity, VE day picture spotting activity, Interactive country map activity, useful images, links to videos, and more! All images are copyright free. Please leave a review if you find this useful. Thank you!
magicinkstand
VE Day Assembly / Lesson with quiz worksheet 2018 - V-E Day, Victory in Europe Day, presentation

VE Day Assembly / Lesson with quiz worksheet 2018 - V-E Day, Victory in Europe Day, presentation

Visual, interactive, 30+ page presentation for assembly or lesson on VE day, with quiz worksheet included. VE Day is on the 8th of May 2018. Includes: • important vocabulary • what is VE day? • what caused World War 2? • who were the Allies and Axis Powers? • what was life like in Britain during World War 2? • what was life like for women during the war? • how did World War 2 end? • the first VE day • VE day celebrations • VE day in other countries • VE day today • VE day quiz • VE day anagram activity • VE day picture spotting activity • Interactive country map activity • useful images • links to videos and more! Please note that the quiz questions on the worksheet are the same as those on the presentation and that the answers to the quiz are at the end of the presentation. This resource is fully editable and could be used for an interactive assembly or a lesson. All images are copyright free. Please leave a review if you find this useful. Thank you! You may be also be interested in these resources: Star Wars Day Presentation/ Lesson, Ramadan 2018 Presentation/ Lesson , The Royal Wedding Presentation/ Lesson TAGS: VE Day Assembly, VE Day Lesson, VE Day Quiz, V-E Day Assembly, V-E Day Lesson, V-E Day Quiz, Victory in Europe Day Assembly, Victory in Europe Day Lesson, Victory in Europe Day Quiz
magicinkstand
World War II Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

World War II Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising knowledge of World War II. It is ideal for GCSE or upper KS3 students, and contains comprehensive sections on: Major Events - dates, images, descriptions, and key facts; Key People - Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Anne Frank; Main Participating Countries - Flags, Year joined and death toll; Timeline of Major Events; Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
9 U.S. Wars Escape Rooms BUNDLE: 9 No Prep Activities! World Wars, Civil War

9 U.S. Wars Escape Rooms BUNDLE: 9 No Prep Activities! World Wars, Civil War

Looking for NO PREP, engaging activities to cover a variety of U.S. Wars? Want a way to make World War II or the Civil War a blast for the class? This resource includes 9 U.S. Wars Escape Rooms: Causes of the Revolutionary War Escape Room Civil War Escape Room Pearl Harbor Escape Room Vietnam Escape Room World War I Escape Room World War II Escape Room War of 1812 Escape Room Battle of Bunker Hill Escape Room French and Indian War Escape Room This 9 pack bundle of U.S. Wars Escape Rooms will take students on 9 separate secret missions around the classroom! Each escape room has students decode interesting facts about U.S. involvement in different wars like Wolrd War I or Pearl Harbor! This is the perfect resource to introduce the topic or to review the topics. Each Escape Room has students walking around the classroom breaking codes. Students are given 9 different secret code names and sent on 9 separate secret missions. 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 facts related to the topic. 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!! Each room is a NO PREP, PRINT & GO Activity! Students are sent on 9 separate “secret missions” and given a different 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 various U.S Wars. Your students will be inspired to think outside the box! 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. 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. An answer key and teacher directions are provided. Time needed: 30-60 minutes per room Check out the individual previews and products for more specific information!
lisaf5005
KS2 World War II Knowledge Organiser!

KS2 World War II Knowledge Organiser!

This clear, detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for KS2 students learning or revising knowledge relating to the World War II. It contains comprehensive sections on: Major Events - dates, descriptions, images, and key facts; Key People; Participating Countries; Timeline of Major Events; The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
KS2 Dance Bundle – 30 Lessons of Dance!

KS2 Dance Bundle – 30 Lessons of Dance!

This KS2 Dance Bundle includes 5 SOW: Rock and Roll Bollywood Greek Dancing Rhythms World Wars Each SOW includes 6 detailed lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Song recommendations are also given with links to the song on YouTube. For more information, see the individual SOW. Enjoy!
samjball
KS2 Dance -  World Wars SOW – 6x50min lesson plans and resources

KS2 Dance - World Wars SOW – 6x50min lesson plans and resources

This resource is for KS2 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during any topic connected to war and battle. Within this resource there are 6 detailed 50 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. For music I use ‘Olly Murs - Army of Two’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zk2PCti8-c
samjball
Paragraphs parties! Football, Space, Anne Frank,  Group and order infromation around a theme

Paragraphs parties! Football, Space, Anne Frank, Group and order infromation around a theme

These are fun and engaging whole class activities about organisation within a paragraph. Using a non-fiction context (information about football/space/Anne Frank) pupils go to a paragraph party. They have to work out who is hosting the party (the topic sentence), who is the uninvited guest (information that doesn’t belong) and various other activities. In short, these are lively and memorable ways of exploring non-fiction paragraphs.
extra golden-time
Year 6 WW2 Guided Reading Activities

Year 6 WW2 Guided Reading Activities

KS2 Year 6 World War 2 Guided Reading Activities Three texts linked to WW2 with comprehension questions. I have also included the sheet I used to encourage the children to make up their own questions, considering what type of question they’re asking. Anne Frank Background Blitz Report The Lion and the Unicorn(scanned book with questions on most pages) I used these in whole class reading sessions where children took it in turns to read the text to the class before we discussed the questions. They were then given time to record their own answers.
tryingtogetorganised
KS2 English Resources

KS2 English Resources

A comprehensive selection of resources that provide planning, resources and activities based on a variety of texts including: Street Child, Friend or Foe, The Silver Sword, Macbeth, Journalistic Writing, There’s A Boy In The Girl’s Bathroom and Rose Blanche.
chloewaters
World War 2 Unit for Y3/4

World War 2 Unit for Y3/4

A resourced and planned unit for World War II, suitable for Year 3 / Year 4. 5 weeks of work, but each lesson could easily be extended. SMART Notebook presentations.
orangedaisy86
Nazi Economy 1933-1939

Nazi Economy 1933-1939

Part of a wider Nazi Germany SOW found at www.wolseyacademy.com Planned for an observation lesson. Includes lots of team activities and expert teacher tasks (they first learn the three factors in separate groups them form new groups with an expert in each factor - before writing an essay question). Also includes literacy support, PowerPoint activity timers, a lesson plan and differentiated help sheets. Hope it helps.
WolseyAcademy