What were the dangers faced during D-Day?

What were the dangers faced during D-Day?

The two objectives of this lessons are to emphasise the extreme dangers involved in the D-Day landings but also to introduce KS3 students to the new type of source utility questions at KS4 (focus on Edexcel “How useful is… for an enquiry into…” but can also work more generically for source evaluation in general). The starter is a WW2 prior knowledge quiz which reveals panels of a mystery image for students to guess. This quiz may need to be adapted depending upon students’ prior knowledge but the questions are quite standard causes/events of WW2. Students then use a fantastic 3 minute video to answer who, what, why, where when? questions about the event. To gain the necessary contextual knowledge to effectively evaluate the sources, they read a passage an highlight “Dangers faced by soldiers”. There is then an introduction to a source evaluation technique we call COP (content, own knowledge and provenance). Students evaluate the usefulness of a first-hand account of a landing on Omaha. They then write up their evaluation using a writing frame if required (SEN support). As an extension, students can try to apply the COP technique to a completely fresh photograph source. Alternatively, this extension activity makes a good homework. In the plenary, students hear some extracts from a high-level answer and have to idenify them as either content, own knowledge or provenance.
katherinelroe
What was life like during the plague (17c)?

What was life like during the plague (17c)?

The lessons starts by testing the students’ prior knowledge of the plague from general knowledge or previous work on the Black Death. They then link the “Ring a Ring o’ Roses” nursery rhyme to the plague. After going through some key knowledge, students label a diagram of a plague doctor and consider which parts of his costume might actually have protected him. They then answer some comprehension questions on Samuel Pepy’s diary extracts to gain a sense of life at the time. The main activity is to create a public information poster to help citizens of London stay safe using only the knowledge available at the time. For the plenary, students consider how this poster would be different if they could have used modern-day knowledge.
katherinelroe
GCSE History AQA: Germany 1890-1945 - Kaiser Wilhelm II

GCSE History AQA: Germany 1890-1945 - Kaiser Wilhelm II

Lesson follows from the introduction to Germany by going over how Germany was run (recap works as its own exercise if you haven’t got my introduction lesson!) Class then see a short comparison of Germany under Wilhelm I before being introduced to his son, Wilhelm II. There is some source work to introduce the character of Wilhelm II, using the attached sheet before pupils have a look at an exam-style question for the first time on this topic (included in PPT). Lesson is presented in an easy-to-use style and Powerpoint is self-explanatory. Worksheet with Kaiser sources is attached. References and questions relate to new Oxford Germany 1890-1945 GCSE textbook.
Bigfoz
World Against Child Labour Day

World Against Child Labour Day

An assembly SMARTBoard for World Against Child Labour Day. The video links are really good for helping the children understand Victorian children’s working experience.
tcb89
GCSE History AQA: Germany 1890-1945 - Intro to Germany

GCSE History AQA: Germany 1890-1945 - Intro to Germany

Lesson introduces the pupils to the new topic of Germany, focussing on the creation of the new German state and introducing the key terms of Kaiser, militarism, Reichstag etc. Pupils are also introduced to the constitutional problems involved with the new Germany, problems which will become more apparent when Wilhelm II becomes Kaiser. Lesson is presented in an easy-to-use style and Powerpoint is self-explanatory. References and questions relate to new Oxford Germany 1890-1945 GCSE textbook.
Bigfoz
The Space Race - KS3 lesson

The Space Race - KS3 lesson

A fun and engaging lesson that is ideal for KS3 students. This lesson allows students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the following why the space race happened the achievements of both the USA and the USSR Students can form their judgement on who won the space race and produce a creative piece of work which is great for display. This is also the opportunity for students to analyse some historical sources as part of this lesson.
Brooksy1992
The Suffragettes - KS3 lesson

The Suffragettes - KS3 lesson

Ideal as a stand alone lesson on the Suffragettes. The lesson allows students to develop knowledge and understanding of the following methods used by the suffragettes examination style question importance of WW1 in helping women get the vote. **information needed from the technology and identities KS3 textbook for this lesson, also starter requires a scene from the film ‘Suffragette’
Brooksy1992
KS3 Titanic lesson

KS3 Titanic lesson

An engaging stand alone lesson for KS3 students. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the following: when and why the Titanic sunk who the casualties were and what this suggests about attitudes in 1912. who was to blame for the sinking of the Titanic. Powerpoint and a worksheet included. However information would be needed from the technology and identity KS3 textbook.
Brooksy1992
Health and the People - AQA - Medieval medicine - The Black Death

Health and the People - AQA - Medieval medicine - The Black Death

An ideal lesson for GCSE students studying the Health and the People topic for the AQA specification. This is an engaging lesson which develops students knowledge and understanding of the following aspects of the Black Death: Key facts What people thought caused the outbreak Methods used to prevent the Black Death Methods used to treat the Black Death Consequences/impacts of the Black Death The lesson includes strategies to check the progress of students as well as an opportunity for students to apply their learning. ** A scene from Horrible Histories has been included in this lesson**
Brooksy1992
Health and the People - AQA - Medieval medicine - Public Health lesson

Health and the People - AQA - Medieval medicine - Public Health lesson

Ideal for GCSE students studying the Health and the People AQA specification. This engaging lesson allows students to develop their knowledge and understanding of public health during the Middle Ages. The lesson includes an enquiry question which is ‘was public health really poor in the Middle Ages?’ To form a judgement on this, students will cover the following: public health in towns conditions in monasteries why were conditions better in the monasteries? There are a range of strategies to check the progress of students included in the lessons including hinge questions and allowing students to vote on their feet. ** This lesson does require a scene from Horrible Histories and uses ClassPops to check students progress**
Brooksy1992
Health and the People - AQA - Medieval medicine - Surgery lesson

Health and the People - AQA - Medieval medicine - Surgery lesson

An engaging lesson for GCSE students studying the AQA specification for Health and the People. This lesson allows students to develop their knowledge and understanding on the following: Why surgery was risky in medieval times what surgery involved in medieval times who the key surgeons were during the Middle Ages. The main activity allows students to examine key medieval surgeons who are located around the room. Students can then form a judgement on who was the best medieval surgery. There are a range of strategies included in the lesson to check the progress of students including a game of guess who. There is also a GCSE exam question included in the lesson.
Brooksy1992
Revision guide: Edexcel History GCSE - How to answer the Q, model answers, key content, stories

Revision guide: Edexcel History GCSE - How to answer the Q, model answers, key content, stories

This resource took me weeks to create so I hope you love it! This is a revision guide I created for Edexcel GCSE History covering: Crime and Punishment Elizabeth Germany Cold War For each seciton our department created a story so that lower ability students can access the information. We found that even HA would read through the story every night before their exam to really understand the topic. Also included is key content, glossary, how to guide to answer the qs, model answers, and a space to give it a go themselves. This isn’t really a work booklet as such more a revision tool that can be used alongside lessons, interventions and for them to make their own revision notes from. We charge each of our students £2.50/£4 to purchase this so recover our costs of photocopying. Some of the information I have acquired from both the Hodder and the Pearson textbooks - so can’t take credit for it all!! I have been marking for the exam board this year, so I tried to make it link to what I learnt.
meganranson
Health and the People - AQA - Medieval Medicine - Islam and Christianity lesson

Health and the People - AQA - Medieval Medicine - Islam and Christianity lesson

An engaging lesson for GCSE students studying the AQA specification for the Health and the People topic. This lesson enables students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the contributions made by both Islam and Christianity with regards to medicine and medical ideas. This allows students to compare these contributions and form a judgement on which religion contributed the most to medicine in the Middle Ages. The lesson includes opportunities to check the progress of students as well as enabling them to apply their understanding through a piece of written work.
Brooksy1992
Health and the People - AQA - Medieval medicine - introduction to the Middle Ages and Ideas

Health and the People - AQA - Medieval medicine - introduction to the Middle Ages and Ideas

Engaging double lesson for GCSE students studying the AQA specification for Health and the People. There is a Powerpoint and a range of activities included which allows students to develop their understanding of the following When the Middle Ages was What life was like in the Middle Ages Common illnesses in the Middle Ages Where people in the Middle Ages got their ideas from What the ideas about disease/illness were There is also a variety of ways to check the progress of students included in the Powerpoint as well as homework tasks to deepen students understanding. ** The Health and the People textbook will be required for one activity in this lesson **
Brooksy1992
20 AP World History Classroom Quote Posters

20 AP World History Classroom Quote Posters

20 AP World History Posters for use as display. These posters promote interest in historical thinking and raise awareness of the importance of the past. The quotes come from notable people from a variety of backgrounds. From Presidents and Prime Ministers to authors and scientists. These posters can be used to prompt discussion about specific issues, are suitable for use in promotional displays and for more able learners can be used to challenge their perceptions of what history is and why it should be studied. Combined with our other materials they can be used as part of a year binder or planner.
dmoorhouse
Health and the People - AQA - Medieval medicine - Healers and treatments lesson

Health and the People - AQA - Medieval medicine - Healers and treatments lesson

An engaging lesson produced for AQA GCSE specification. This lesson will allow students to learn who the different medical practitioners were, who they were likely to treat and what treatments they would have used. The lesson also covers the diagnostic and treatment charts used by physicians. The resources allow for individual, paired or group work depending on what suits the teacher and students best. The lesson also includes opportunities for AFL with progress checks after students have completed activities. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to form a judgement on whether the Middle Ages were a medieval marketplace for those living at the time.
Brooksy1992
20 History Quotation Posters for Display and Stimulus

20 History Quotation Posters for Display and Stimulus

20 posters based on famous historical quotations. They are ideal for display or for use as a discussion point. Posters such as these can reinforce the significance of HIstory, making them useful for parents evenings and displays at school events. Many quotes about History are worthy of discussion. They often relate to the uses and misuses of the past, making them ideal prompts for discussion in tutor sessions and citizenship sessions. See my other resources for additional quotation posters and resources. They can be changed weekly to provide variety or to match up with specific areas that are being taught.
dmoorhouse
GCSE History Weimar and Nazi Germany Knowledge Tests

GCSE History Weimar and Nazi Germany Knowledge Tests

Knowledge tests for the GCSE History Paper 3 Weimar and Nazi Germany unit. There is a 50 question test on each of the four topic areas and a powerpoint with the answers included. Useful for checking students knowledge and understanding as you progress through the unit.
DanielWillcocks
THE MARRA ABORIGINAL PEOPLE OBJECT TO MINING PROPOSALS IN THE LIMMEN NATIONAL PARK

THE MARRA ABORIGINAL PEOPLE OBJECT TO MINING PROPOSALS IN THE LIMMEN NATIONAL PARK

This unit has a focus on the Land Rights of the Marra Aboriginal people. After deliberations lasting almost two decades the Government of the Northern Territory Proclaimed the Limmen National Park and the adjacent Limmen Bight Marine Park. Interested parties were invited to have an input on what the Parks would allow and disallow. As traditional occupiers of the designated region the Marra people were keen to have an input. This interest heightened when the mining operation within the Park boundaries indicated a projected development in the form of a pipeline that would carry iron ore sludge from the mine across traditional Marra land; across the shallow waters of the Limmen Bight and onto Maria Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Maria Island was of particular interest to the Marra people. Consequently the Marra Aboriginal people prepared and forwarded Petition to the Northern Territory outlining their objections to the proposed pipeline. This unit is about what happened. It is about land rights of the Marra who, through generations, had been impacted by European presnce on the lands they regarded as their traditional lands. Students can gain some insight into the Marra respect for land and the need to protect its resources. The Petition is provided for screen use and is also contained in the attachments. Tke your students into the remote region of the Limmen National Park and the shallows seas of the Limmen Bight Marine Park. Have them consider the thinking behind the final Proclamation of the Parks which are shown in the map. There are other units on this area if you wish to broaden the study.
KPolkinghorne
Warfare 1500-1700 Tarsia Revision Puzzle

Warfare 1500-1700 Tarsia Revision Puzzle

This Tarsia puzzle covers the theme of the medieval warfare 1500-1700. Great for 9-1 GCSE revision, intervention sessions and learning without pens. The puzzle was designed to support the Warfare through time, c1250-present unit. A Tarsia puzzle requires students to match up sides of triangles to form a hexagonal shape. They are brilliant for revision and get students to think hard. I use these at the starts of ends of lessons and they can take 10-20 minutes depending on your class’s confidence in the material. All materials are provided here including student instructions, student puzzle pieces and teacher answers. All images have been acquired through a search engine filtered to labelled for re-use. Enjoy!
maxblackburn
Henry VIII and his Minsister's escape room for Edexcel 1-9 History

Henry VIII and his Minsister's escape room for Edexcel 1-9 History

I have created an escape room lesson where the students have to complete certain tasks to get a code, once they have completed all the tasks they will put the code in and will win a prize ( i use a little safe or a padlock that they have to open) This gets them to look at key skills that they need for their exam
ashleywright90
Peace and Protest Knowledge Organiser

Peace and Protest Knowledge Organiser

This is a knowledge organiser that is used for a scheme of work I use for ‘Peace and Protest’. It is an excellent revision tool and can be used for GCSE or KS3. If not in line with the buyers SOW it can be edited or used as extra reading. Thanks and enjoy!
TeacherofThought