Approx. 1 hour lesson on the Kingdom of Mali before the slave trade, as a case study of the thriving culture, economy and education of Africa prior to Transatlantic slave trade. A carousel/ information gathering tasks using evidence and sources.
Powerpoint slides, information sheets and worksheet all included in file.
This went down really well with my year 8 and worked to dispell ‘myths’ on Africa prior to colonisation.
Suitable for KS3.
1-2 lessons worth of work
Brief overview of the second crusade. Research task with instructions and links to look into Saladin
The events of the Third Crusade through a reading on Richard I. Comparison task between Richard and Saladin, with a debate/ argument building activity .
Reading/ information sheet
1-2 lessons worth of work.
Covers the significance of Jerusalem and source analysis work on the call to crusade and the Council of Clermont
Variety of source documenting the Council of Clermont
Source analysis worksheet and printable map of Jerusalem
Great for y7/8. Year 7 enjoyed the challenge of the source analysis; this could be differentiated through reduction of sources or slight editing of language
1-2 weeks/ 3-4 lessons worth of lessons
Task where students consider the logistics of a crusade, leadership and obstacles. Chronology/ ordering exercise of the First Crusade. Task that considers the outcome of the Crusades and the attitudes of different groups/ people towards it.
Evaluation of the first crusade. Creative task to demonstrate learning in first crusade topic.
Chronology worksheet/ responses worksheet
2 shorter lessons or 1 big lesson about the battle of Stamford Bridge and the Battle of Hastings
The lessons include a short video with questions about Stamford Bridge, decision making task about Harold’s next move and a quick fire storyboard/memory task with challenge questions about the Battle of Hastings