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Women's Suffrage Whole Lesson/ Resources

Women's Suffrage Whole Lesson/ Resources

Objectives: To be able to define key words such as ‘suffrage’. To be able to explain the actions of the Suffragists/Suffragettes. To evaluate the most significant reason women were granted the vote. Includes historical sources with challenge tasks, all worksheets at the end, a card sort for the actions of the Suffragettes and video clip links.
emmabrinky93
RAMC and the system of transport

RAMC and the system of transport

A lesson designed for Edexcel GCSE Medicine and the Environment study on the Western Front. The lesson aims to consider the positives and negatives of each of the different methods of transport.
tfinch2
What happened in Chernobyl - Reading Comprehension Text #GoogleExpeditions

What happened in Chernobyl - Reading Comprehension Text #GoogleExpeditions

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives an account of all the tragic events that took place during the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: True or False exercises, a definitions match exercise, a fill-in-the-gaps exercise, a fun crossword and engage in an in class discussion over nuclear energy, radiation and it’s effects on human health. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, this handout could be used along a #GoogleExpeditions NASA virtual reality trip! A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
The American Dream 1945-63 Summary Guide

The American Dream 1945-63 Summary Guide

This summary guide looks at the domestic and foreign policies of Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy from 1945-63. It is a well resourced and extensive guide that summaries and analyses the significance of major events during the growth of the US as an economic and military superpower during the Cold War. This resource also includes significance analysis of the Civil Rights movement during these years and the response of each president to the push for desegregation in the north and south. It is well aligned to GCSE and A-Level but it has been primarily used for the AQA A-Level Part 1. There is also a list of potential practice questions that students can attempt in otder to prepare for examination on the topic. This resource can be printed out and made into a booklet for class or independent use.
conord094
The British Empire: Goods and Trade.

The British Empire: Goods and Trade.

**The purpose of this lesson is for students to develop their understanding regarding the importance of trade for the growth of the Empire. ** **Lesson Plan: ** Hook / starter - Embedded video of all the countries which have been part of the British Empire - students to enter and remember as many as they can. Lesson introduction (optional) goods of the Empire such as bananas, spices, tea, coffee, sugar etc. are placed into bags / big bags - students circulate the room and feel feel / smell the bags content to guess what the good may be. This leads into the watching of a BBC video where students are challenged to remember more goods that the Empire traded in. Students complete the ‘Empire Map Worksheet’ with the locations of goods and trade routes. Students are then issued with an advertisement of one of the goods sold back in Britain. students engage in a MIX-PAIR-SHARE activity to discuss key questions linked to the advertisements Students then return to write up their work in the books linked to a GCSE style question (Exam skill advice and structure included for differentiation). **Plenary: **Blockbusters linked to empire good! **Lots of of interactive activities to engage students with songs included and moving gifs! **
morlem
Boom & Bust- Worksheet to support J.W. Davidson's 'A Little History of the United States' Chp 37

Boom & Bust- Worksheet to support J.W. Davidson's 'A Little History of the United States' Chp 37

Boom & Bust- Worksheet to support J.W. Davidson’s ‘A Little History of the United States’ Chp 37 - Avalanche Written to support the Boom and Bust A Level as enrichment, independent reading. Written in Publisher for A3 printing but can be amended and saved as a PDF for A4 printing. Other chapters are available from my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/boom-bust-and-recovery-worksheets-to-support-j-w-davidson-s-a-little-history-of-the-united-states-11665923
awithey
Edexcel GCSE 9-1 USA: Conflict at Home and Abroad Revision Lesson

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 USA: Conflict at Home and Abroad Revision Lesson

9-1 GCSE USA: Conflict at Home and Abroad 1954-75 Revision tasks for content and exam questions -25 question multiple choice quiz to test content (avaliable seperately here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/edexcel-gcse-usa-1954-75-quiz-118950843) -“two inferences" matching acitvity -“How and why interpretations are different" practice tasks Tailored for Edexcel, but can be used for AQA, OCR, WJEC, iGCSE Please see my other lessons and resources Feedback welcome :)
jennylevitt2706
GCSE History Revision Games

GCSE History Revision Games

This is a variety of revision games for history covering topics included in the GCSE exam. This can be a fun way for students to revise before the exam. All instructions are included.
14bensona
GCSE History - TELL ME ABOUT Games

GCSE History - TELL ME ABOUT Games

This is a bundle of TELL ME ABOUT games. All instructions are included in each resource. There is one for a variety of topics covered at GCSE. This can be a fun way for students to revise.
14bensona
TELL ME ABOUT - Medicine Through Time

TELL ME ABOUT - Medicine Through Time

Please use this mat as a revision game to play in groups in the classroom. This should be printed on A3 paper and laminated so that it can be re-used. This means that students can write their initials on their square instead of using counters. The way the game is played can be manipulated. However, the main instructions are as follows (also included on sheet): This is to be played in groups. Each student has a counter. They roll a dice and move that number of places. They then have to tell or explain to the others in their group about that topic. If they manage 15 seconds, they get 1 points. If they manage 25 seconds, they get 2 points. If they get 35 or more seconds, they get 3 points. Please use a great revision resource for group work. Please also leave any feedback for future revision resources and how to improve them.
14bensona
TELL ME ABOUT - Hitler & Nazi Germany

TELL ME ABOUT - Hitler & Nazi Germany

Please use this mat as a revision game to play in groups in the classroom. This should be printed on A3 paper and laminated so that it can be re-used. This means that students can write their initials on their square instead of using counters. The way the game is played can be manipulated. However, the main instructions are as follows (also included on sheet): This is to be played in groups. Each student has a counter. They roll a dice and move that number of places. They then have to tell or explain to the others in their group about that topic. If they manage 15 seconds, they get 1 points. If they manage 25 seconds, they get 2 points. If they get 35 or more seconds, they get 3 points. Please use a great revision resource for group work. Please also leave any feedback for future revision resources and how to improve them.
14bensona
Edexcel Cold War GCSE Revision Sheet - Consequences

Edexcel Cold War GCSE Revision Sheet - Consequences

A3 sheet with main events of the Cold War. Front side contains blank table for students to complete as revision activity. Back shows completed sheet so students have in depth revision resources. Excellent revision resource for conseuqences and importance question. Contains column for: What happened? What were the consequences? For example: Hungarian Uprising **What happened: ** In 1956 people of Hungary began to protest about their lack of political freedoms and problems created by fuel shortages and poor harvests. This led to riots in Budapest and the replacement of Rakosi with Imre Nagy. Nagy announced a set of proposed reforms – authorised release of political prisoners, ended 1 party state. 1000 Russian tanks were sent and 4000 Hungarians killed fighting the Russians. Nagy executed. Consequences: • 200,000 Hungarian refugees fled into Austria. • Russia stayed in control behind the Iron Curtain. • People in the West were horrified. • Became clear that Western Europe would not come to the aid of Eastern European countries. • Khrushchev’s position became more secure in the Soviet Union. • Example that Warsaw Pact members should do as they were told by Russia.
grace-fagan
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
Sample pages from the play script The Big Ship Sails

Sample pages from the play script The Big Ship Sails

A short extract from the KS2/KS3 play script The Big Ship Sails, to enable teachers to try before they buy! The play is about the British Child Migration Scheme - which involved hundreds of thousands of children being exported to Commonwealth countries. It was one of the saddest periods in British modern history.
AliJC
Antisemitism & The Holocaust - Junior Certificate/KS3 History

Antisemitism & The Holocaust - Junior Certificate/KS3 History

A comprehensive, fact-based timeline of events from the beginning of the persecution of the Jewish people up to the ‘Final Solution’. This PowerPoint carries all necessary information for study of the topic. Deisnged to supplement a good textbook and various active resources. THESE ARE STUDY NOTES ONLY - activities are not included on the slides.
badbuzz88
20 Revision Quizzes - AQA GCSE American: Opportunity & Inequality (1920-1973) History United States

20 Revision Quizzes - AQA GCSE American: Opportunity & Inequality (1920-1973) History United States

America: Opportunity and Inequality (1920-1973) - a set of 20 revision quizzes which cover the whole of the AQA GCSE History period study. Each quiz had a set of 10 questions which cover a previous one/two lessons. As part of retrieval practice for GCSE, students complete 10 questions on a previous lesson as a starter / bell task / settler activity - This allows students to consolidate their knowledge on previous lessons before moving forward and make links to the wider context. This resource also contains a powerpoint which has the answers to all 20 quizzes. One slide for each quiz with animated answers for each AfL. They are tagged together so students have a pack of 20 revision cards / 200 key facts that cover the whole topic.
gemwilliams2
NEW USA 1945-1975 Land of Liberty.  Revision tasks for new OCR syllabus.

NEW USA 1945-1975 Land of Liberty. Revision tasks for new OCR syllabus.

This is an excellent revision on skills for the OCR modern world A syllabus with the depth study on USA 1945-1975. The lesson has some class led tasks on marking and answering certain styles of questions, with accompanying guidance on how they should go about answering the questions. At the end of the ppt there are extra questions which students can work through either in their own time or in another lesson. The lesson covers the short answer (2 mark), source work and the different types of styles that could be asked as well as the large 18 mark question requiring a balanced answer with a substantiated conclusion at the end.
SLBHistory
Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39: Practice MOCK w/Mark Scheme

Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39: Practice MOCK w/Mark Scheme

A fully designed Paper 3 MOCK suitable for KS4 students studying the Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39 Edexcel GCSE 9-1 module. Includes: Assessment paper with realistic format based upon specimen and sample papers Sources booklet insert in realistic format Fully-written mark scheme with indicative content All questions and mark schemes are written by a serving Edexcel Pearson Examiner and mimic the format expected for the GCSE History 9-1 Examination.
MrSNash
Does Auschwitz-Birkenau have a future?

Does Auschwitz-Birkenau have a future?

A year 8 lesson designed to round up a s.o.w on the Holocaust and get students to think about and consider the future importance of Auschwitz and the historical arguments for its maintenance and it’s ‘leaving to nature’.
tfinch2
Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement

Lesson complete with all resources. Includes: Lynching (Emmett Till); Montgomery Bus Boycott; Little Rock Nine; Birmingham Campaign; Greensboro Sit In; Martin Luther King Jr & I have a dream speech; Exam skills
elemmacmac
Martin Luther King Jr. Escape Room - Social Studies

Martin Luther King Jr. Escape Room - Social Studies

This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their knowledge about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. 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
Primary sources for U.S Civil rights (education)

Primary sources for U.S Civil rights (education)

This presentation has easy to use primary sources to do with Brown vs Board of Education and Little Rock that can be printed off and used for lesson activities or presented via the powerpoint to act a focal point for class discussion.
rjb1976
Boom & Bust- Worksheet to support J.W. Davidson's 'A Little History of the United States' Chp 36

Boom & Bust- Worksheet to support J.W. Davidson's 'A Little History of the United States' Chp 36

Boom & Bust- Worksheet to support J.W. Davidson’s ‘A Little History of the United States’ Chp 36 Written to support the Boom and Bust A Level as enrichment, independent reading. Written in Publisher for A3 printing but can be amended and saved as a PDF for A4 printing. Other chapters are available from my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/boom-bust-and-recovery-worksheets-to-support-j-w-davidson-s-a-little-history-of-the-united-states-11665923
awithey
Imperialism and how it led to the  building of empires

Imperialism and how it led to the building of empires

This resource is prepared for IGCSE History. It explains imperialism and how it led to the building of empires and colonies. It explains the civilizing mission of Europe in Africa, the benefits to Europe and the colonialists that were involved . It shows how Imperialism encouraged trade and how it became a symbol of prestiege and how it encouraged rilvary among European states. The resource explains the role of Britain and other European states in the imperial period.
geo_pal2000
Card Sort: Does Prison Work?

Card Sort: Does Prison Work?

This thought provocative resource aims to help students assess whether prison sentences work. This is a controversial subject with people from all sides advocating different solutions from longer sentences to rehabilitate prisoners to alternatives stences based in the community. This card sort can be used with a range of abilities and has never failed to get my students excited, engaged, whilst improving their understanding of this difficult topic. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a single page Microsoft Word document which includes a learning objective, instructions, two headings cards labeled ‘Pros / Adavtanges’ and ‘Cons / Disadvatages’ as well as sixteen information cards to be sorted. At the end of the document there is an extension question designed to help consolidate the lesson. This is a fully editable document which can be customised if necessary to suit your students. The aims of this lesson / activity are: Theme: Crime and Punishment Know: How are people supported in prison? Understand: What are the advantages and disadvantages or sending people to prison? Evaluate: Does prison protect society from crime? WILF - What am I Looking For? Identify and describe - How are people treated in prison? Explain - What are the advantages and disadvantages or sending people to prison? Analyse - Does prison protect society from crime? 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
Medicine in WW1: Revision lesson

Medicine in WW1: Revision lesson

A lesson designed for the final preparations of year 11 students prior to their GCSE exams, lesson aims to touch on some of the major areas and exam technique.
tfinch2
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
World Cup History - Video, Information and Design a Kit Activity - Wolsey Academy- History Club 14

World Cup History - Video, Information and Design a Kit Activity - Wolsey Academy- History Club 14

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
Why did prohibition fail?

Why did prohibition fail?

This lesson does NOT require the use of any accompanying textbooks. All of the resources needed are included. The lesson encourages the students to investigate what prohibition was and why it failed. The lesson includes a range of activities including a link to a short video clip (not produced by myself) and categorising reasons. There is an engaging starter, clear success criteria and differentiation (red=least challenging up to green=most challenging). Please feel free to ask any questions :)
Dani0704