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Chinese Inventions: Power-point & Hands-on Student Activities

Chinese Inventions: Power-point & Hands-on Student Activities

In this power-point and hands-on student activity, your students will learn about 7 of the most important Chinese Inventions (paper, compass, gunpowder, moveable type etc.). During this activity, your students will: 1) Be introduced to their “fictional” tour guide, who will guide them through the power-point and note-taking and give them a suitcase for their journey. 2) Be allowed to open their “suitcase” to learn which hands-on craft/activity they get to make. 3) Write a letter to their tour guide to exhibit their understanding of the lesson (Exit Card). All Handouts, Full-color Power-point slides, and step- by- step directions are included!

By learningisapassion

Why are the rune stones of Jelling significant?

Why are the rune stones of Jelling significant?

A lesson that considers the significance of the Jelling rune stones and also looks at skaldic poetry. Students will need some prior knowledge of Harald Bluetooth. Used as part of the OCR GCSE Viking unit, Kings.

By sallyfl

Why is there no United States of Viking?

Why is there no United States of Viking?

This lesson looks at the story of Leif Eriksson as well as asking students to consider why the Vikings didn't manage to exert lasting influence on North America. Students work in groups, using statements provided to reach an agreement about an explanation for why there was no permanent Viking settlement in North America (United States of Viking). Resources are differentiated to allow for personalisation. Used as part of OCR GCSE Viking unit, Settlers.

By sallyfl

What made Jorvik so important to the Vikings?

What made Jorvik so important to the Vikings?

A lesson looking at the importance of Jorvik to the Vikings. It requires either access to IT resources such as a computer suite or access to texts - requiring students to create a resource to show the importance of Jorvik. The lesson also briefly considers the influence of the Vikings left in parts of Britain. A home learning is included. Used as part of the OCR GCSE Viking unit, Settlers.

By sallyfl

How far do you agree that the Vikings were blood thirsty?  Assessment

How far do you agree that the Vikings were blood thirsty? Assessment

A set of two lessons building up to an 18 mark assessment. It requires prior learning and is best used at, or near, the end of the OCR GCSE Viking unit, Raiders and Invaders. The first lesson gives model answers for an 18 mark question for students to assess from a mark scheme, so that they are able to see what answers might look like. The second lesson builds up to the assessment 'How far do you agree that the Vikings were blood thirsty?'. A home learning is included.

By sallyfl

Why did young Viking men feel the need to raid?

Why did young Viking men feel the need to raid?

A set of 3 lessons investigating when young Viking men went on raids. The set of lessons is designed to build up to answering a 10 mark style question. Included is a card sort, accounts of raids (in variety of lengths to allow for some personalisation), details of a role play activity, home learning activity and an assessment activity to round off. This was used as part of the OCR GCSE Viking unit.

By sallyfl

How far did trade with Constantinople benefit the Vikings?

How far did trade with Constantinople benefit the Vikings?

A lesson that investigates the impact on the Vikings of trade with Constantinople. For OCR GCSE Viking unit, Volga Vikings. The lesson has a Diamond 9 exercise and writing & peer marking an 18-mark style question. PPT and Diamond 9 sheet is included.

By sallyfl

Who was the most important Viking in the creation of Kiev?

Who was the most important Viking in the creation of Kiev?

PPT and sources for a group work lesson looking at the importance of the influence of three different Vikings in the creation of Kiev (Ole, Rurik and Vladamir). Used for OCR GCSE Viking unit, Volga Vikings. There are a variety of sources for each Viking enabling for some differentiation/personalisation within groups.

By sallyfl

The Height of the Ottoman Empire - Stage 4 History (Depth Study 4: The Western and Islamic World)

The Height of the Ottoman Empire - Stage 4 History (Depth Study 4: The Western and Islamic World)

This lesson has been written as a resource for the BOSTES Stage 4 History sample unit of work 'The Ottoman Empire'. It engages students in researching and analysing the impact of the Ottoman Empire at its height, the contribution of Suleiman 1 and the hierarchy of Ottoman society. It is presented in both pdf and editable docx formats and a blank template for the mapping exercise is included.

By kellyocs

Impact of the Black Death: numeracy and RUCSAC tasks

Impact of the Black Death: numeracy and RUCSAC tasks

What impact did the Black Death have on the British Isles? Pupils are asked to make a basic line graph showing the development of the British population between 1200 and 1600, with a focus on 1348-1350. Numeracy questions and RUCSAC task included.

By wodewee