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.
These are a set of resources used with year 8 pupils on the topic of Jack the Ripper. The pupils are introduced to the topic through the powerpoint and work in 6 groups to produce an information board one victim. Pupils then use all of the information boards to identify links between the victims, the killers methods and produce a profile of Jack the Ripper.
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.
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.
This resource guides students, studying GCSE Nazi Germany, through the Final Solution to the Nazi’s ‘Jewish Problem’ from 1942 - 1945. The resource uses a powerpoint presentation to guide students through escalating violence towards Jews in Nazi Germany, the reasons for the final solution, the implementation of it and the post 1945 impact on the Jews of Europe. The resource also provides a worksheet with various primary, secondary, map and photographic resources to enable students to analyse different views of the final solution.
This resource is intended to enable Key Stage 3 pupils to empathise with child factory workers in Victorian Britain. The resource provides materials for 2 lessons, the first lesson concentrating on the working day and roles and working conditions of children in different industries. The second lesson looks looks at pay, factory rules and punishments. A PowerPoint provides a guide for the lessons, with starter and plenary activities included. Activities are varied. Child roles enables pupils to adopt the roles of individual child workers, describing these roles and then comparing their roles with others. This can then be developed into a piece of extended writing. Factory rules and punishments are investigated through a game: The Factory Rules Game, which enables pupils in teams of 2 - 4 to understand how unfairly child labourers were treated.
This resource is aimed at KS3 History students studying Medieval life and looks at the importance of the church to Medieval people. A PowerPoint with learning objectives, starter and plenary activity, guides students through a number of issues; Why was religion so important? What evidence do we have? Why did Medieval people believe in God. Each issue has tasks attached to it with Accompanying worksheets providing students with a variety of activities to complete.
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.
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.
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.
This resource is intended for use with key stage 3 pupils to enable them to understand the different types of migrants that enter the UK and to make a decision and present an argument as to whether migration is good or bad for the UK. The resource can be used as part of a geography topic on migration or as a stand alone PHSE lesson to introduce the topic of migration. The resource contains a lesson plan which provides for an hour long lesson, which is cross referenced to a PowerPoint, which guides teachers and students through the key aspects of the lesson. The worksheet, Migration People, contains information about 10 different migrants and is intended to be cut into individual cards or could be presented as worksheets to pupils working in pairs. The migration chart enables pupils to record basic information about each migrant and to reach a decision. The resource allows for paired work, as well as asking pupils to produce an individual piece of writing, with a writing frame provided for less able pupils.
This is a basic resource aimed at lower ability key stage 3 students to introduce them to the reasons why the Slave Trade started and the Triangular route which developed as a result of the Slave Trade. The resource uses a PowerPoint presentation to introduce the ideas and then enables students to produce a story board and map to illustrate how the Slave Trade started. Students could then use this to develop a short written account to support their learning.
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.
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.
This resource supports GCSE Students in their studies of Germany 1919 - 1945. The resource is part of a series looking at anti - Semitism in Nazi Germany and concentrates on why the Nazis established Ghettos across Eastern Europe, how these Ghettos were administered and the living conditions within the Ghettos. The resource includes a PowerPoint presentation to guide students through the reasons why Ghettos were established, how they were governed, living conditions, survival and liquidation of the Ghettos, including video extracts from Schindler’s List and personal stories. The resource also includes an exercise asking students to look at how accommodation was allocated within the Ghettos, enabling them to understand the overcrowding that occurred. The whole lesson is brought together with a comprehension exercise.
This resource explores the Nazi attack on Jewish Businesses, homes and Synagogues in November 1938, known as Kristallnacht. The resource is intended for GCSE Students studying Germany 1919 - 1945 and is aimed at providing students with some facts, but also using a range of primary and secondary sources to reach their own conclusions. A PowerPoint presentation guides students through the events leading up to Kristallnacht, the events of November 9th/10th and the aftermath. A worksheet asks students to analyse a number of sources relating to the event and to use these sources and the knowledge they have acquired to draw their own conclusions as to who was responsible for Kristallnacht.
This resource is aimed at KS3 students and can be used as part of a topic on Global Warming or as a stand alone lesson for a cover/supply teacher. The lesson is delivered through a PowerPoint, the main lesson objectives being to get students to understand the causes of Global Warming and then calculate their own Carbon Footprint by answering a series of questions and calculating their score. Having identified the factors which add to their Carbon Footprint they can then use this information to produce a poster explaining ways to reduce our carbon Footprint. The presentation contains lesson objectives, an Odd One Out starter activity and a Blockbuster Style plenary, An answer sheet for this activity is also included.
This resource is aimed at students studying Crime and Punishment either at KS 3 or as part of a GCSE Specification. A PowerPoint is used to give a basic outline of policing in the Middle Ages and how people were tried, with emphasis on different types of courts, trial by ordeal, punishments and the overall inequalities in the system. The PowerPoint contains both starter and plenary activities and there is a worksheet to accompany the PowerPoint which provides students with a number of tasks to complete.
This activity is aimed at Key Stage 3 students (or could also be used with years 5/6) studying the North American Indians and can be used as a stand alone activity (especially as a lesson for a cover/supply teacher) or as part of the overall topic on The First Americans. The activity introduces some basic symbols used by American Indians and then asks students to complete a number of activities using a key of symbols. These activities involve: writing a picture story, deciphering a message, producing a picture message and designing a set of simple symbols.