Fall of the Roman Empire

Fall of the Roman Empire

This lesson allows students to explain why the Roman Empire collapsed, the factors that caused this and what the most important factor was. Tasks include... Engaging entrance learning objective and starter Categorisation task Card sort Essay write up using connectives Peer assessment task Decision making exercise
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Edward the Confessor

Edward the Confessor

Students learn about the life of Edward and chart his life on a graph, from this they highlight high and low points in his life. Students use and info sheet to do this and also have a video to introduce them to the claimants of the throne after his death.
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Causes of Slavery

Causes of Slavery

Students start with two pictorial starters and closed passage to help them understand the Atlantic slave triangle. They will then watch a video linked to YouTube to further show how one of the main causes of slavery was trade and economic greed. They will then categorise a number of cause cards based on the three main causes of slavery and rank them in their books by sticking them in order of importance. The teacher can check understanding using the mini plenary and question students on their thoughts and ideas. Students can then use the cards to write a levelled answer on the main causes of slavery.
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Medieval town and village

Medieval town and village

This lesson has students compare a medieval town and village learning about both towns and villages at the same time. Then there is a focus on towns as the students write a health inspectors report on the state of a medieval town.
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Medieval crime and punishment KS3

Medieval crime and punishment KS3

Two lessons both look at crime and punishment but one compares this to the Romans and asks students to study sources to decide on change and continuity and the other ask students to decide how fair medieval justice was for the rich, poor, male or female. Both require a write up on an overall question with PEEL sentence starters to support
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Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell

This lesson looks at whether Oliver Cromwell deserves his place outside of parliament. After the source investigation students complete an assessment.
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Viking Homelands

Viking Homelands

A lesson looking at the interpretations of the Vikings and knowledge about their homelands, this leads students into why they expanded. This is lesson is for the OCR GCSE 1-9 SHP course.
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