Hundred Years' War: Escape Room - Social Studies (European History: Middle Ages)

Hundred Years' War: Escape Room - Social Studies (European History: Middle Ages)

This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their knowledge about the Hundred Years’ War during the middle ages. 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
1066 and the Contenders to the throne

1066 and the Contenders to the throne

Lesson covering the three contenders to the throne in 1066, particularly Harald Hardrada, Harold Godwinson and William, Duke of Normandy for year 7. Activities discussing what makes a good king and how did the three contenders fit into what makes a good King. Powerpoint giving overview of the lesson. Attached resources: Higher ability worksheet asking students to split information about each contender into what would make them a good king and how strong was their claim to the English throne in 1066. E.G. Harald Hardrada was a good King because he was well known for being strict but fair with his subjects and had experience ruling a kingdom. However, his claim to the throne was weak as his claim came mainly from a secret deal between Scandinavian royalty. Lower ability worksheet containing fill in the gaps activity and key words. Fill in the gaps activity in the style of PEE paragraphs. e.g. I believe the witan should choose Harold Godwinson because he was born in England and had grown up in the English court. This meant that he knew the English well and knew how they were used to the country being run. Will need: Information sheets about each contender.
kimbles311
How did the power of the King change in Medieval England?

How did the power of the King change in Medieval England?

Eleventh lesson in the scheme - how was the power of the monarch challenged in medieval England? Lesson exploring the extent of change in the power of the King in medieval England. Starter recapping key powers a King has, information hunt with table completion on how the power of the King changed/remained the same in Medieval England (can be done as a categorisation card sort if desired), paired task reviewing how the different events studied in this unit impacted on different groups (e.g. barons, peasants), using all of this completion of living graph (attached at the end of the PPT) leading to a judgement summary answer. The post-it note plenary allows assessment of pupils understanding.
LauraMeadowcroft
The impact of the Peasant's Revolt

The impact of the Peasant's Revolt

Tenth lesson in the scheme - how was the power of the monarch challenged in medieval England? Lesson exploring the impact of the Peasants’ Revolt. Starter recaps what life was like for peasants BEFORE the revolt, video explores the significance of the revolt, categorisation card sort into positive and negative impacts of the revolt leading to a creation of a Venn diagram (attached at the end of the PPT) to assess the overall impact. Creation of a table showing change/continuity for peasants after the revolt leading to a written judgement on the overall impact. A continuum plenary shows pupils understanding of how much the revolt improved life for peasants.
LauraMeadowcroft
Was the Peasants' Revolt successful?

Was the Peasants' Revolt successful?

Ninth lesson in the scheme - how was the power of the monarch challenged in medieval England? Lesson exploring the success of the Peasants’ Revolt based on the key events. Layers of inference starter links to AQA 8145 ‘Source A supports’ question style using John Ball, video interpretation and discussion of successes/failures, carousel activity exploring the events and if each was a success or failure leading to a judgement answer on the success of the revolt. Finally there is a differing interpretations plenary (linked to AQA 8145) discussion task.
LauraMeadowcroft
Why did the peasants revolt in 1381?

Why did the peasants revolt in 1381?

Eight lesson in the scheme - how was the power of the monarch challenged in medieval England? Lesson exploring the causes of the Peasants’ Revolt. Speech bubble starter recaps how peasants felt by 1381, differing interpretations activity linked to AQA 8145 criteria, video introducing the revolt leading to a thematic categorisation activity of the reasons for the revolt, group task arguing ONE of the main causes of the revolt leading to presentation of their arguments and a summary answer on the most important cause of the revolt. Finally, a post-it plenary allows assessment of pupils judgements on the causes of the revolt
LauraMeadowcroft
Explain the significance of the Black Death assessment lesson - AQA 8145 criteria/KS3

Explain the significance of the Black Death assessment lesson - AQA 8145 criteria/KS3

Seventh lesson in the scheme - how was the power of the monarch challenged in medieval England? Assessment lesson explaining the significance of the Black Death on England. True/false starter recaps key learning on the Black Death, recap of the meaning of significance, moving on to using the completed assessment plan done for homework from previous lesson - opportunity for peer-assessment and improvement, time allocated for writing up the assessment, leading to a self or peer-assessment plenary using the WWW/EBI pupil grid to mark their own work and demonstrate improvements on the EBI.
LauraMeadowcroft
What impact did the Black Death have on England? - KS3 but suitable for AQA 8145

What impact did the Black Death have on England? - KS3 but suitable for AQA 8145

Sixth lesson in the scheme - how was the power of the monarch challenged in medieval England? Lesson exploring the impact and significance of the Black Death. Starter recapping medieval understanding of the causes of the Black Death, rally-robin source task, video notes assessing positive and negative impacts of the Black Death, categorisation of the long and short term impact of the Black Death (could be done as a card sort instead), video assessing the positives for the peasants of the Black Death, leading to differentiated summary question choice on the overall effects of the Black Death on England.Finally, a judgement line plenary assesses pupil understanding of the impact. NB - significance assessment plan is attached for homework for use in the following lesson.
LauraMeadowcroft
How did the Black Death affect England? - KS3 but suitable for AQA 8145

How did the Black Death affect England? - KS3 but suitable for AQA 8145

Fifth lesson in the scheme - how was the power of the monarch challenged in medieval England? Lesson exploring the affect the Black Death had on England. 3,2, 1 video starter recaping the Black Death, symptom explanation of the stages of the disease (differentiated sheet included), group decision making task on how to tackle/cure the disease with judgement activities included, analysis of medieval medical understanding based on learning so far leading to a ‘hypothesis’ plenary thinking about the impact of the Black Death.
LauraMeadowcroft
What was the Black Death? KS3 but also suitable for AQA 8145

What was the Black Death? KS3 but also suitable for AQA 8145

Fourth lesson in the scheme - how was the power of the monarch challenged in medieval England? Lesson exploring what the Black Death was. RAlly-robin source starter, data capture information hunt investigating the Black Death, analysis of the ‘causes’ of the Black Death assessing how ‘believable’ each appears, explanation answer on why there were so many incorrect causesof the Black Death leading to a recap quiz plenary.
LauraMeadowcroft
Why is the Magna Carta significant in History?

Why is the Magna Carta significant in History?

Third lesson in the scheme - how was the power of the monarch challenged in medieval England? Lesson exploring the legacy of the Magna Carta. Quiz quiz trade starter reviewing learning on the Magna Carta, analysis of the promises of the Magna Carta and who benefitted in English society, assessment of how John would feel about these promises, card categorisation in terms of short, medium and long term significance of the Magna Carta leading to an AQA 8145 GCSE style significance assessment - optional plenary writing up ONE paragraph of the assessment - alternately complete for homework/next lesson
LauraMeadowcroft
Why did King John sign the Magna Carta?

Why did King John sign the Magna Carta?

Second lesson in the scheme - how was the power of the monarch challenged in medieval England? Lesson exploring why King John signed the Magna Carta. Recap starter on John as a king, analysis of the factors that contributed to the signing with explanation of importance, differentiated task completion on why the Magna Carta was signed, recap video leading to a 3,2,1 plenary.
LauraMeadowcroft
Was King John a bad King?

Was King John a bad King?

First lesson in the scheme - how was the power of the monarch challenged in Medieval England Lesson exploring interpretations of King John. Interpretation starter exploring ideas of John as a King, video exploring the views of John presented in modern media, comparison of Richard and John - annotation of their personalities based on the profiles, source analysis leading to a table creation on the positive and negative aspects of John’s character, individual written interpretation of John, leading to a vote/judgement line plenary on John as a King.
LauraMeadowcroft
How did the Normans change England?

How did the Normans change England?

Whole half term scheme for KS3 (also suitable for AQA 8145 Norman England) focusing on the key changes the Normans made to England including law and order, religion, castles, daily life, society and land. GCSE style assessments embedded throughout the scheme leading to a ‘write an account’ question.
LauraMeadowcroft
Which area of life changed the most under the Normans - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145 too

Which area of life changed the most under the Normans - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145 too

*Thirteenth lesson in the scheme - how the Normans changed England * Lesson exploring which area of life saw the most change under the Normans. GCSE style interpretation starter, video introducing key changes - students thematically categorise them, thematic card sort categorising the key changes, completion of living graph (attached at the end of the PPT), GCSE describe style question summarising the key changes made to England leading to a voting plenary on the area that saw the most change.
LauraMeadowcroft
Write an account of the changes the Normans brought to England - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145

Write an account of the changes the Normans brought to England - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145

*Twelfth lesson in the scheme - how the Normans changed England * Assessment lesson exploring the changes the Normans made to England. Starter using assessment plan completed for homework - opportunity to peer-assess/improve, annotation of sample paragraph exploring WWW/EBI (attached at end of PPT for printing out in pairs), discussion of improved paragraph, time given to write assessment with continuum plenary allowing pupils to show the extent of change they think the Normans brought to England.
LauraMeadowcroft
How much change did the Normans bring to England - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145

How much change did the Normans bring to England - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145

*Eleventh lesson in the scheme - how the Normans changed England * Lesson exploring the extent of change brought to medieval England under the Normans. Video starter introduces the key changes made, paired card sort - change and continuity leads to completion of Venn diagram (attached at end of PPT), judgement on the most significant change, summary answer to how far the Normans changed England, plenary reviewing different groups in society and how far their lives changed. NB: Assessment GCSE write an account question plan attached for completion next lesson
LauraMeadowcroft
How did the Normans influence religion - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145 too

How did the Normans influence religion - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145 too

*Tenth lesson in the scheme - how the Normans changed England * Lesson exploring the change and continuity in religion under the Normans. Source starter introducing religion in medieval England, discussion of statements to explain the importance of Norman control of religion at the time, analysis of the changes made through table completion, group assessment of the positives of religious changes leading to a judgement line plenary on the importance of changes made to religion.
LauraMeadowcroft
How healthy were people in medieval england - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145

How healthy were people in medieval england - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145

*Ninth lesson in the scheme - how the Normans changed England * Lesson exploring the health of medieval England. Positive and negative annotation of a source starter introduces conditions in medieval England, video expands on the positive and negatives, group task analysing either a medieval town or monastery (timed challenge), one stay another stray activity to share information about both factors to complete the table, differentiated summary questions for pupils to demonstrate their understanding, corners plenary assessing why monasteries were healthier than other areas. NB - the textbook pages used are from the AQA 8145 thematic studies booklet Health and the People (pp. 16-19)- i cannot upload due to copyright.
LauraMeadowcroft
The role of the Medieval village - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145 too

The role of the Medieval village - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145 too

*Eighth lesson in the scheme - how the Normans changed England * Lesson exploring the role of the Medieval village in helping the Normans to keep control. Source starter recaps the life of a peasant, inference using a source to investigate life in a medieval village, source worksheet and table completion, assessment of key roles in the village, analysis in a table of how the village helped the Normans to keep control, leading to an explanation plenary on the importance of the role of the village to the Normans.
LauraMeadowcroft
History of the Spanish Language

History of the Spanish Language

This is a two page worksheet that supplements a video. The video link is optional but the URL is included in the activity. In this resource, students are introduced to the origins and linguistic influences of the Spanish Language. After the video students may complete the fill in the blank activity, answer true or false questions then discuss the different influences on languages such as English and Spanish. This is a great resource to use during the first weeks of school to provide a solid understanding of the language. Purchase this great resource today!
mariammalek22
What was life like for a peasant - KS3 and suitable for AQA 8145

What was life like for a peasant - KS3 and suitable for AQA 8145

*Seventh lesson in the scheme - how the Normans changed England * Lesson exploring the life of a Medieval peasant. Source starter to introduce peasant life, video introducing peasant living, cartoon strip on the daily life/routine of a peasant (limited words for challenge), positive/negative table creation on the life of a peasant, GCSE style interpretation plenary.
LauraMeadowcroft
How did castles help the Normans to keep control - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145 Pevensey focus

How did castles help the Normans to keep control - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145 Pevensey focus

*Sixth lesson in the scheme - how the Normans changed England * Lesson exploring how castles helped the Normans to keep control of England. Pevensey castle starter - links to prior lesson on defensive features, information hunt on Pevensey, picture annotation around William - how castles helped him, choice of differentiated summary questions to demonstrate learning, judgement line plenary on how important castles were in keeping control.
LauraMeadowcroft
How did castles help the Normans - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145 too

How did castles help the Normans - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145 too

*Fifth lesson in the scheme - how the Normans changed England * Lesson exploring how castles helped the Normans to defend themselves. Picture video identifies features of defence, leading to a labelling exercise, carousel data capture activity, justification of the ‘best’ method of defence leading to GCSE style interpretation plenary.
LauraMeadowcroft
Why did the Normans build castles - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145

Why did the Normans build castles - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145

Fourth lesson of the scheme - changes made by the Normans to England Lesson exploring the establishment of castles by the Normans. Starter video introduces why castles were helpful to the Normans, group ‘site of a castle’ decision making activity, card sort on how and why castles were built/used, GCSE style describe question on why castles were built leading to a corners judgement plenary.
LauraMeadowcroft
How did the Normans change law and order - KS3 but suitable for AQA 8145

How did the Normans change law and order - KS3 but suitable for AQA 8145

Third lesson of the scheme - changes made by the Normans to England Lesson exploring law and order changes. Starter discusses concept of keeping order and what the Normans could do, video note activity with the sheet, analysis of the changes on the table analysing the extent of change of the laws and how this benefitted the Normans, discussion of successes and failures for the Normans, 3,2, 1 plenary.
LauraMeadowcroft
How did William use land to control England - KS3 but suitable for AQA 8145

How did William use land to control England - KS3 but suitable for AQA 8145

Second lesson of the scheme - changes made by the Normans to England Lesson exploring the use of land/Feudal system by William. Starter for 10 recaps previous learning, video introduces the feudal system leading to a labelling exercise of the system in action explaining the different roles, table creation of the positive and negatives of the system using the hand out, discussion plenary on the benefits of the system for William.
LauraMeadowcroft
The Harrying of the North - KS3 but also suitable for AQA 8145

The Harrying of the North - KS3 but also suitable for AQA 8145

First lesson of the scheme - changes made by the Normans to England Lesson exploring the Harrying of the North. Decision making starter on views of William, source carousel/investigation of the events/actions and results of the rebellion, discussion on how the Harrying helped William, leading to a 4 mark describe GCSE style question, interpretation plenary.
LauraMeadowcroft
Richard III source investigation

Richard III source investigation

A source investigation into the reputation of Richard III aimed at promoting historical enquiry and independent learning; try to decide whether Richard deserves the title of bad or evil. Aimed at KS3 there are secondary and primary sources here, each with extra research tasks. The aim is to encourage the pupils to be as independent as possible in their investigation and the resource includes a recording sheet and some suggestions of possible tasks and activities. The information works well with any investigation into Medieval England, the nature of kingship and the Wars of the Roses.
queenliz
Prehistoric cures and Medicine

Prehistoric cures and Medicine

A lesson on Prehistoric cures and Medicine. Included engaging presentation, starter, assessment, task, activities and plenary
Edustem1
GCSE The reign of king Richard I and John I: The Church

GCSE The reign of king Richard I and John I: The Church

Ye Holy Pyramid of Power This second lesson in the SoW focuses on the role of the Church. It builds on the information from lesson 1. Students will get an understanding of what people in Medieval England believed in. It will highlight the importance of the Church. This lesson requires: Edexcel The Reign of King Richard I and John I textbook.
EverythingsR0sie
GCSE Regins of King Richard I and John I: The feudal system

GCSE Regins of King Richard I and John I: The feudal system

What was England like when Richard and John were in charge? This is the first lesson in the Paper 2b SoW. This lesson includes role play to remind students about how the fedual system worked and how it was essential for William the Conqueror to keep order in 1066. It incorporates the Church briefly, this role will be build on next lessons. This lesson includes a brief introduction to class expectations. To support your students see my overview sheet for this unit. This lesson requires: Edexcel The Rieigns of King Richard I and King John I textbook. A crown, 2 capes, 4 swords, 2 crosses, a Bible, tape or string to divide the classroom. A picture of your classroom added to the PowerPoint.
EverythingsR0sie
GCSE reign of Richard I and John I: The nature of Kingship

GCSE reign of Richard I and John I: The nature of Kingship

What should England expect from their King? This is the 4th lesson in Paper 2B SoW. Students research both Kings and create a fact file. Then they consider the legacy of both Richard and John by recreating their image. This lesson requires: Edexcel The regins of King Richard I and King John I textbook. Simon Schama History of Britain DVD
EverythingsR0sie
GCSE Reigns of Richard I and John I: Life in town and countryside

GCSE Reigns of Richard I and John I: Life in town and countryside

What was England like for ordinary people? Students complete research on life in towns and in the countryside before attempting an exam style question. This is lesson 3 in the SoW for Paper 2b. Students will already understand the feudal system and how the Church operates within the feudal system. This lesson requires the Edexcel History textbook for the Reigns of King Richard I and John.
EverythingsR0sie
All Course Notes for Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day (AQA GCSE History)

All Course Notes for Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day (AQA GCSE History)

This 5700-word resource is a summary of the content required for Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day. It includes 4 main sections: 1. Challenging authority and feudalism Magna Carta Origins of Parliament Peasants Revolt 2. Challenging royal authority Pilgrimage of Grace English Civil War The American Revolution 3. Reform and reformers Extending the franchise Abolition of the slave trade Anti-corn law protests Social Reform (Lord Shaftesbury) Trade unionism 4. Equality and rights Women’s rights Worker’s rights Minority rights
alfiesimpson717
*Updated* AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority

*Updated* AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority

Updated *Owing to marking the Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section A: Thematic Studies 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority. • Popular uprisings against the Crown: the social, economic, religious and political causes of the Pilgrimage of Grace; the implications for royal authority; Henry VIII and his government’s reaction and the impact of the uprising. • Divine Right and parliamentary authority: the causes of the English Revolution; the New Model Army and the development of political radicalism during the Civil War era; the short and long-term impact of the English Revolution, including the significance of trial and execution of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth. • Royal authority and the right to representation: the causes of the American Revolution including the relationship between the government and people; impact and significance of the American Revolution.
liam0001
*Updated* Henry VIII, Tudor England and 'The Great Matter'

*Updated* Henry VIII, Tudor England and 'The Great Matter'

Updated *Owing to marking the Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section A: Thematic Studies 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority Describe the problems Henry VIII had during his reign. Explain why the monasteries were useful to Henry VIII. Lesson Objective: how far did the reign of Henry VIII change the dynamic of power between state and Church?
liam0001