For Year 7 students - differentiated activities for mixed ability classes
A mini scheme on castles without any formal assessment, but with some practice writing paragraphs and responding to 4 mark ‘describe’ questions (Edexcel GCSE)
How effective were motte and bailey castles?
How and why did castles change?
How were castles attacked and defended?
What happened at Rochester in 1215? (Case study linked to lesson 3)
What would the perfect medieval castle be like? (designing a castle – team task)
For Year 7 students - differentiated activities for mixed ability classes. Developing skills for Edexcel GCSE.
(GPT = Green Pen Task - when students respond to teacher feedback)
Who Should Be King? (gathering evidence on different contenders)
Who Should Be King? (debate)
How did the build up to Hastings boost William’s chance of success?
Were Harold’s men a poor match for William’s?
Were Harold’s tactics a poor match for William’s?
What happened during the Battle of Hastings? (Battle Simulation task)
Moveable GPT lesson - students respond to teacher marking of one paragraph
Why did William win? (Summary lesson)
Assessment GPT lesson