Oh, No not a Different Geography Quiz.

Oh, No not a Different Geography Quiz.

Thank you to all of you who purchased the original Oh, No Not Another Geography Quiz. This is a new quiz ideal as an end of term activity, with the same formate, for use with Geography students of all ages and ability levels. The quiz is played in teams enabling less able students to gain help and support from more able students and at the same time allowing all students to participate. The quiz is divided into 10 rounds, each round designed to test general geographical knowledge as well as covering some topics students may have studied during their Geography lessons. Each round has 10 questions, with one person in each team recording the answers on the attached answer sheet or on plain paper. After each round teams swap with another team and mark the questions from that round, enabling students and teams to see a cumulative score. It is advised to spend approximately 2 minutes on each round, although teachers can vary this as they see fit. The new rounds are Name the Continent, Hazards, Jumbled Islands, Environmentally Aware, Wish You Were Here, River, Lake or Sea, Odd One Out, Blockbuster, What comes First and Geographical Trivia.
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Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

This bundle contains 8 resources and is an ideal resources to teach the topic of Ancient Rome at KS 2 (YR. 6) and KS 3 (YR. 7). The overall resource guides pupils through Ancient Roman History and is intended to be studied in the following order: The Growth of the Roman Empire, looking at how the Empire grew from a city state to ruling large parts of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, also introducing the legend of Romulus and Remus. Ruling Ancient Rome, looks at the change from Monarchy, to Republic and Senate to rule by Emperor, introducing Julius Caesar and the first 5 Emperors. The Roman Army looks at the organisation of the army and its importance in the growth of the Empire. The Life of a Roman Soldier looks at the qualities a Roman Soldier needed and discipline in the army. The Success of the Roman Army concentrates on the equipment soldiers carried as well as the different fighting techniques employed in Battle. Conquering Britain, looks at failed attempts to invade Britain by Julius Caesar, as well as the reasons the Romans wanted to conquer Britain which is taught using a game with follow up work. Roman life looks at what it was like to live in Rome, concentrating on City life and the life of a slave. The Fall of the Roman Empire looks at the reasons why the Empire eventually fell, concentrating on internal and external factors. Each resource is supported by a PowerPoint presentation with learning objectives and starter and plenary exercises. Each topic has worksheets and activities to support it, all of which are differentiated to allow access by pupils of all abilities.
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Medieval Castles

Medieval Castles

The 3 resources in this bundle enable KS3 students to study medieval castles. The first resource examines Motte and Bailey Castles, the reasons why they were built following the Norman Conquest and the advantages and disadvantages of these castles. The second resource looks at the development of stone castles, examining reasons why they were built, the structure of initial stone keeps and the defensive features of these castles. The final resource looks at methods used to attack these castles and how the castle defences stood up to attack. All resources have supporting worksheets which are differentiated at 3 levels and are supported by a Powerpoint presentation, which contains starter and plenary activities.
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Conquering Britain: The Roman Invasion of Britain

Conquering Britain: The Roman Invasion of Britain

This resource is for KS2 year 6 and KS3 pupils. The resource focuses on the reasons why the Romans invaded Britain in 43 AD asking pupils to put events in the conquest of Britain into chronological order. The resource looks at the British resources that were needed by the Romans, but also looks at reasons not to invade Britain. The learning objectives are achieved through pupils planning a simple game on a ‘Snakes and Ladders’ type board, recording reasons for and against the invasion of Britain. This activity (which is differentiated at 3 levels) then enables pupils to complete a piece of extended/guided writing on the Roman Invasion of Britain in terms of its strengths and weaknesses.
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The Success of the Roman Army

The Success of the Roman Army

This resource is for KS2 yr. 6 and KS3 pupils studying the Roman Army. This resource focuses on the success of the Roman Army looking at the weapons and equipment used by soldiers, the organisation of the army in battle, how they used knowledge of the opposition to defeat them and personal bravery. The resource uses a PowerPoint presentation to guide pupils through the various ways the army was organised to succeed. Activities include are a starter activity, a short film to look at the equipment a soldier carried, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their enemies and battle tactics. Worksheets support these activities some of which are differentiated at 3 levels to allow access for all pupils.
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Roman Life

Roman Life

This resource is for KS2 year 6 and KS3 pupils studying Ancient Rome. The resource focuses on Roman Life, looking at Roman inventions as a Starter activity and then concentrating on Roman Cities, the differences between rich and poor people in Roman Cities and Slavery. A Powerpoint presentation guides pupils through these aspects of Roman life, with associated activities which include a city plan to label and describe. A venn diagram to look at the differences between the rich and poor in Roman Cities and a Slaves story with pupils being asked to complete a diary for a day in the life of a slave.
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The Fall of the Roman Empire

The Fall of the Roman Empire

This resource is for pupils studying Roman History and is designed for KS2 year 6 and KS3 pupils. The resource concentrates on the Reasons why the Western Roman Empire collapsed in the 5th century AD. A PowerPoint Presentation guides pupils through the reasons for the Fall of the Roman Empire and this is accompanied by a workbook, differentiated at 2 levels, which present a number of different activities for pupils to complete to gain an understanding of the reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire.
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The Growth of the Roman Empire.

The Growth of the Roman Empire.

This resource is intended for KS3 Students, especially year 7 and also year 6 students in KS2. The resource introduces students to basic information on how the Roman Empire grew from 264 BC to 150 AD. This is accomplished through using a Powerpoint presentation of maps to show different stages of expansion. Students are then asked to complete their own maps to show the stages of growth of the Empire and then to use their maps to describe how the Empire grew and to place events into a chronological order as well as developing an understanding of the differences between BC and AD. Activities are also differentiated at 2 levels in order to allow access by less able students.
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Ruling Ancient Rome

Ruling Ancient Rome

This resource, aimed at KS2 year 6 and KS3 year 7, teaches Students about how Ancient Rome was ruled. Using a PowerPoint presentation it briefly introduces the Legend of Romulus and Remus as a starter activity (with a storyboard exercise included which could be used as an extension/homework activity). The resource then looks at government during the Republic, briefly explaining the role of the Senate. The resource introduces students to Julius Caesar, before looking at the introduction of the system of rule by Emperors, introducing the first 5 Emperors. The resource also includes 2 activities asking pupils to produce a simple explanation of the Republic, as well as producing a timeline of the life of Julius Caesar. The second activity uses a logic puzzle type of activity to get students to identify the first 5 emperors, their period of rule and how their rule ended. Both activities are differentiated at 3 levels to make them accessible to all students.
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The Life of a Roman Soldier

The Life of a Roman Soldier

This resource enables pupils in KS 2 yr 6 and KS 3 yr 7 to study what life was like for Roman Soldiers. Using a PowerPoint Presentation it looks at different aspects of a soldiers life, including Physical Activity, Training, Health, Discipline, Conditions of Service and Leisure time. The resource also introduces Primary and Secondary sources as a means of identifying aspects of a soldiers life. Pupils are asked to either produce a piece of extended writing using an information sheet and primary and secondary sources, or to produce a booklet for new recruits into the army.
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The Roman Army

The Roman Army

This resource uses a PowerPoint Presentation to introduce KS3 year 7 and KS2 year 6 students to the Roman Army. The resource concentrates on the type of men recruited into the army, the uniform and weapons soldiers had, as well as looking at how the Roman Army was organised. Linked to the presentation is a ‘Dress up Roman Soldier’ for pupils to identify and label the soldiers uniform and weapons. Pupils are also provided with activities to add labels to a diagram to explain the organisation of the Roman Army, as well as the opportunity to produce a short written piece of work describing how the army is organised. The activities are differentiated at 3 Levels to make them accessible to all pupils.
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Why Do We Study History?

Why Do We Study History?

This is a single lesson intended as an introductory lesson to year 7 students on why the study of History is important. The lesson is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation which gives 6 reasons why we study history using illustrations and examples. The concept of Chronology is also introduced with students using a starter activity to produce a simple timeline, adding dates to 7 important UK/world events and using illustrations of 6 famous battles/wars for students to place in chronological order using clues such as tactics, uniform, weapons, etc. These illustrations can then be used to introduce the idea of continuity and change. A written task explaining why we study history is provided, differentiated at 3 levels and the war/ illustrations are included for students to put into order and write descriptions of. A plenary activity is a short video clip looking at what the Romans did for us and enables students to see how activities over 2000 years ago are important for Modern Society.
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Attacking Medieval Castles

Attacking Medieval Castles

This resource introduces Key Stage 3 students to the various weapons used by Medieval Soldiers in their attacks on Stone Castles. A PowerPoint Presentation guides students through the different weapons developed to enable soldiers to gain entry to Stone Castles, looking at weapons/equipment developed to cross Moats, break down doors and scale and weaken walls. The presentation provides a starter activity asking Pupils to think about how they would attack moats, doors and walls. Following introduction to the various weapons pupils work through 2 different tasks, both differentiated at 3 levels. The first task asks students to label and describe a picture of the different weapons. The Second tasks asks them to use a Top Trumps format to give a score to various features of the weapons and from this reach a decision on the most and least effective weapons, giving reasons why and to evaluate the impact of these weapons on Castle defences. A plenary task asks pupils to identify the weapons from an extract of the main pictures.
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The Development of Stone Castles

The Development of Stone Castles

This resource looks at how the Normans developed Stone Castles as a means of controlling the Anglo Saxons. The resource is intended for KS3 students as a follow on from work on Motte and Bailey Castles and concentrates on the key features of Stone Castles and how these acted as a line of defence against attackers. A PowerPoint presentation guides students through the key features of these Stone Castles looking at the layout of the Keep and the defensive features of the Castle, including a starter and plenary activity. Students are asked to label and describe the inside of the keep and there is a differentiated extension activity looking at the Great Hall. A further activity also asks students to describe and explain the various defensive features which these castles possessed.
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1066 and all that!

1066 and all that!

This bundle covers a block of 3 - 4 lessons for Key Stage 3 students studying Medieval history and the events of 1066. The first lesson concentrates on the claimants to the English throne in 1066, using a variety of primary and secondary sources and supported by a PowerPoint presentation to ask students to make a decision on which candidate has the best claim based on a set of criteria. The second resource looks at the events of 1066 from the death of Edward the confessor to the Battle of Hastings. The resource uses a PowerPoint to give the basic Chronological Information and then students use a timeline of events to look at chronology, produce a storyboard and using a differentiated resource can evaluate who was in the best position to win the Battle of Hastings. The final resource looks at the Battle of Hastings itself. A PowerPoint guides students through the events of October 14th 1066 and students use differentiated worksheets to answer questions about how the day progressed and why the Normans won the Battle. An extra activity, enabling students to look at the uniform of the Norman Soldiers, is also included.
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Dress Up Norman Soldier

Dress Up Norman Soldier

This resource supports KS2 and KS3 pupils in their studies of the Battle of Hastings. It allows pupils to cut out a body model, colour and add items of uniform and equipment, worn and used by Norman Soldiers. Pupils can then add labels to their finished model.
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Motte and Bailey Castles

Motte and Bailey Castles

This resource is intended for upper KS 2 and Lower KS 3 (Years 5/6/7) to introduce the topic of Medieval castles and to examine the first castles build by William of Normandy after the Norman Conquest. The resource uses a PowerPoint to guide students through a number of activities, including a starter and plenary activity.The PowerPoint focuses on the reasons why William build Castles, the main features of Motte and Bailey Castles and the advantages and disadvantages of these early castles. The resource also asks students to use the knowledge they have acquired to explain methods of defending and attacking these early castles. Accompanying the PowerPoint is a worksheet differentiated into 3 levels and a diagram of a Motte and Bailey Castle, differentiated at 2 different levels for students to label.
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The Events of 1066

The Events of 1066

This resource is designed to be used with KS3 Students studying the Battle of Hastings and the Events leading up to it. A PowerPoint provides a timeline from January to October 1066 so students can understand what occurred in this year. These events are then used for students to complete a number of exercises: - Putting events into chronological order - Producing a storyboard - Evaluating the impact of these events on Harold Godwin and William of Normandy - Drawing conclusions as to how these events helped or hindered each opponents chances of winning the Battle of Hastings Resources to complete these activities are included, with the evaluation of the events on the opponents being presented through worksheets differentiated at 2 levels.
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The Ultimate Christmas Quiz

The Ultimate Christmas Quiz

This is an ideal end of Autumn term Christmas themed quiz aimed at secondary school students. All questions and answers are delivered through a PowerPoint Presentation and students will need paper to record their answers on. The students ideally play in teams with one person on the team writing down the answers. There are 10 rounds. Christmas Numbers, Christmas Songs, Christmas Around the World, Christmas in the Past, Christmas Films, Christmas Stocking, Christmas Dingbats, Toys, Complete the Carol and Selection Box. On some rounds clues to the answers can be used for students who need a little help by clicking on the appropriate slide. At the end of each round teams swap answers and mark the questions so that a cumulative score can be seen for each team. Each round should take about 2 minutes, but teachers can be flexible depending on the age and ability of the students.
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Dress Up Roman Soldier

Dress Up Roman Soldier

This resource supports KS2 and KS3 pupils in their studies of the Roman Army. It allows pupils to cut out a body model, colour and add items of uniform and equipment, worn and used by Roman soldiers and write a basic description of a soldiers uniform and equipment and why it was important.
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