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The Erie Canal- Read and Write The Room- Grades 4-7

The Erie Canal- Read and Write The Room- Grades 4-7

This product offers an excellent way to give your students practice in reading for information. You place the 10 fact cards around the room and your students hunt,read,write,and learn all about the Erie Canal. I've included an optional writing assignment and a word find. This product can be used in a number of ways including for early finishers or students you feel need a challenge. Included: 10 Fact Cards Writing Assignment Word Find Student worksheets Answer key Aligned with CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1-7.1

By mccormick33

Norman Invasion Unit of work

Norman Invasion Unit of work

Knowledge: Builds a contextual understanding of life in the Middle Ages, to a discussion of monarchy and culminates to the Battle of Hastings. Skills: Introduces students to inference and sources to build on interpretation skills. The final assessment is a newspaper students' have to write to show they understand how interpertations can vary. It may require a few tweaks but it will save you significant time planning a whole SoW/

By sj_21

Text Messages - Editable Versions

Text Messages - Editable Versions

The Text message between Elizabeth I and Phillip II could be changed to ANY TWO people in History and be set as a task to complete. The DOC file is editable. There are also four blank versions with 4, 8, 8 with background and 9 text message bubbles to an A4 Page for you to edit or print using the DOC or PDF Files. (I also have FREE versions for you to test out first)

By teacherstevenson

A History of Florida- Explorers and Conquerors An IB PYP Unit of Inquiry

A History of Florida- Explorers and Conquerors An IB PYP Unit of Inquiry

Dive back in time with this complete inquiry based U.S history unit. STEM! Math fun! Interactive literacy! And flipables, foldables, web quests and the history goes on and on. This makes you the coolest teacher ever! Kids love inquiry based learning and there are over 120 pages full of hands on inquiry that engages and promotes learning in this complete, interactive social studies unit of inquiry. I created this for an IB PYP theme of Where We Are in Place and Time with our central idea of: The past is part of who we are today, as today will impact the future. Lines of inquiry: Compare the perspectives of the people within Florida throughout history. Why were Europeans interested in Florida territory? Developments from settlers brought about change in Florida communities and society over time. Implications for the future state of Florida. Interactive notebook activities, Web quests Differentiated informational text. Math inquiry based activities - number sense, operations & geometry. Non fiction literacy articles for reading and writing. Collaborative group work tasks STEM activities Formative assessments and homework Summative assessment Interactive web sites And much more besides. This unit can be used with 3rd -6th grade. There are many more IB PYP units, ideas and resources found in my store and on my blog at www.PYPteachingtools.com Enjoy! Susan Powers

By susanpowers09

Now and then: School

Now and then: School

There are two sets of photographs of a school. The black and white photographs are from Victorian times (around 1900) and show the outside, classroom and a school photograph. These photographs are part of the archive of the Essex Record Office. The colour photographs were taken at the same school today (2017), following in the Victorian photographers footsteps as closely as possible. There is very little interpretation, but there are a few observations and ideas in the notes section. I hope that you will make these resources your own. I'd love to know how you used them. Contact me on heritage.education@essex.gov.uk I wasn't able to add a cover image (not sure what I'm doing wrong) - so I've added my youtube video showing who I am and what I do (when I'm not sharing resources for schools). Thanks, Valina Bowman-Burns Learning from History Essex Record Office

By vbburns

Reading and Writing Strategies for History

Reading and Writing Strategies for History

Tired of the traditional Q&A worksheet? This bundle features three signature strategies from History Made Fresh. Each strategy is designed to analyze either primary or secondary historical readings by promoting critical thinking, evidence usage, and organizational structure. All three strategies can be applied to any historical era and are provided in customizable filetypes.

By HistoryMadeFresh

PaperWorks: KS1 Art and Design – Pack 1: Creativity with paper

PaperWorks: KS1 Art and Design – Pack 1: Creativity with paper

PaperWorks Pack 1 is an interactive teaching resource designed to engage your pupils in a fun exploration of paper as a versatile material. It provides a full Art and Design lesson complete with whiteboard presentation (including two videos and an interactive game), worksheets, teaching notes, and links to order a free poster. The lesson also suggests how you can use paper as the basis of a wider teaching theme, and introduces the importance of recycling and paper recovery. Pupils will learn how paper is made, its many uses and properties, and they can be creative by making 3D paper toys. They will also have the cross-curricular opportunities to: • Investigate the possibilities of paper (Art and Design) • Try folding techniques and apply these to paper (Art and Design) • Explore visual and tactile elements of paper (Art and Design) • Use wide-ranging vocabulary to describe paper and write for different purposes (English) • Approach paper problems involving numbers (Maths) • Use a plan to find paper objects (Geography) • Identify differences between ways of life without paper (History) • Describe the simple physical properties of paper (Science) • Identify and compare the suitability of paper for particular uses (Science) • Find out how paper can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching (Science) • Use images and software to develop ideas of a ‘super-paper’ (Computing) • Discuss how we can recycle paper (PSHE)* The teachers’ notes and worksheets PDFs can be downloaded from TES. The accompanying presentation and videos are easy to find in the Primary KS1 area at: http://www.paperworks.school. * These are the curriculum links for England but links for Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales are also available on the PaperWorks website.

By PaperWorks

'Who Am I?' KS3 Humanities Homework Booklet

'Who Am I?' KS3 Humanities Homework Booklet

A 22 page booklet designed for a term's worth of Key Stage 3 cross curricular homework. Forms a highly structured, independent research project students can complete. 5-6 activities for History, Geography, Citizenship and Beliefs and Ethics. Differentiated with help boxes and challenges. Activities demand children engage with their learning, research key events, investigate the area, interview family members and key individuals in their beliefs (moral or religious), form their own identities and use their imaginations to draw and write researched and informed narratives. Example of activities: Family tree, interview with a family member about a key event they lived through, research the key event, timeline the history of your country, draw your place of worship or an important place for your moral beliefs, investigate another faith, complete a calendar with a year in your life, draw and research the meaning behind flags, complete field work on your local area, rights and responsibilities, describe your identity etc.

By grace-fagan

Emily Davison and the Suffragette Movement

Emily Davison and the Suffragette Movement

This lesson focuses on understanding how the actions of one person impacted the suffragette movement in particular the lesson asks students to decide whether or not Emily Wilding Davison intended to kill herself for the Suffragette movement. Students will use a variety of evidence to help make this decision (this activity is explicitly stepped out in the PowerPoint). The lesson includes a number of activities along with a clear learning objective and both a starting and closing activity.

By alidenman

Women in Nazi Germany

Women in Nazi Germany

In this lesson there is an image starter, a discussion task on sexism, analysis of Hitler's speech in 1934, the main task of Blind Date which can be done in groups or as a class, pupils summarise the positive and negatives of each female candidate and how she "fits" the Nazi ideal. There is a GCSE 4 mark AQA question and self assessment. All is editable for your individual class needs. Enjoy.

By Bethany-Martin

Nazi Education

Nazi Education

The lesson includes a starter recapping pupil information on Himmler and Goebbels, a stereotypical Nazi timetable, writing a speech task, card sort with a cut and stick activity, a GCSE question and self assessment. Some resources have been adapted from TES. All is editable for your individual class needs. Enjoy.

By Bethany-Martin