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HISTORY MYSTERY: Why did the Great Fire of London Spread so far and so fast?
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HISTORY MYSTERY: Why did the Great Fire of London Spread so far and so fast?

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This lesson asks the big question ‘why did the Great Fire of London Spread so far and so fast in 1666?’. Your students have to evaluate the evidence available to decide what they think was the biggest contributing factor. Students have to infer and reach a reasoned judgement based on the evidence at hand. This includes primary sources and secondary reports. The class works in pairs or groups to decide why the Great Fire of London was able to spread so far in such a short space of time. They assess the evidence to decide whether the main reason was: -Human mistakes, -Weather conditions -Housing -Firefighting equipment. The evidence is not given to them all at once, instead the teacher drip feeds it throughout the lesson. This is in a bid to challenge preconceived ideas and see if pupils will change their minds when faced with new data or sources. The lesson also works well as a station activity with the children moving around the room to gather information. The last task is to write an extended piece (like a DBQ) explaining what the different factors were and what they believe was the biggest contributing factor to the fire spreading in this way. The lesson fits with the common core requirement for students to analyse, evaluate and consider causation. It is designed for the UK National Curriculum and I have kept in the level descriptors as these may help you with grading your students as they are skill descriptors: ie: identify, then describe then explain then evaluate at the top end of ability. But if not they can be easily deleted from the slides. The zip file contains: fully animated and annotated PowerPoint Clues from the scene worksheet Answer worksheet graphic organiser Full lesson plan description My classes have had great fun with this lesson. It can stand alone or be used a a project, for example on Stuart housing. I hope you find this useful and enjoyable. If you do, please check out my other enquiry lessons like this on various topics and I even have a growing bundle of them in my store. TERMS OF USE: This download (free or purchased) is for your own personal use in your classroom or your home. Please do not share my resources with others unless given explicit consent by me. Please direct them to my store instead. This download MAY NOT be used in whole or in part on any distance learning course platforms including, but not exclusive to, Outschool or Udemy. You may not share this download. You may not alter any item in this download, resell and claim as your own work. Similarly, you may not sell or share these resources with anyone and you may not use the contents of this download to create anything for commercial purposes or other commercial products. If you are an education board or school and would like to use my resources district wide, please contact me about licensing. © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches), 2014 All right
I am a successful learner - self assessment work sheet
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I am a successful learner - self assessment work sheet

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This worksheet helps students to evaluate when they have been a good learner. It is designed to help students to think about their learning skills as opposed to just their knowledge. I get my classes to fill it in as they go through the year but can be an end of unit or curriculum task. Students have to write down examples of when they have been: - An independent enquirer - A creative thinker - A reflective learner - A Team worker - A self-manager - A Participator It can be filled in over a period of time when they have got examples of showing their different learning skills. The powerpoint to be printed out has a version with semi-transparent pictures behind the text related to each skill and one without the pictures in case your students have trouble reading over the diagrams. Other than the picture background, both sheets are the same. I hope you find this useful! ***************************************************************************** TERMS OF USE: This download (free or purchased) is for your own personal use in your classroom or your home. Please do not share my resources with others unless given explicit consent by me. Please direct them to my store instead. This download MAY NOT be used in whole or in part on any distance learning course platforms including, but not exclusive to, Outschool or Udemy. You may not share this download. You may not alter any item in this download, resell and claim as your own work. Similarly, you may not sell or share these resources with anyone and you may not use the contents of this download to create anything for commercial purposes or other commercial products. If you are an education board or school and would like to use my resources district wide, please contact me about licensing. © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches) AFL - reflective learners - self-assessment - holistic
History Mysteries Bundle - Inference and Evidence
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History Mysteries Bundle - Inference and Evidence

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Help your students improve their inference and deductions skills with these lessons. In these lessons students work in pairs or groups to evaluate the evidence and arguments given and reach a valid judgement. Save over 30% on the items if bought separately! Check out the individual lessons in my store. Grab a bargain.
Who is the most important person in History, ever? History Mystery Enquiry.
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Who is the most important person in History, ever? History Mystery Enquiry.

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This lesson was designed as part of a unit the significance of individually in history. The main purpose of the unit is to encourage pupils decision-making and reasoning skills in history. Includes: 31 slide PowerPoint. hot air balloon writing worksheet full lesson plan important people word search important people cryptogram How it works: In this lesson students are given cards with information on 10 different people from history and have to imagine they are in a hot air balloon that is plummeting to the earth. With them are these key people BEFORE they have done what they became famous for. Pupils work in pairs to decide who should be thrown out of the balloon and who should be saved based on how important their actions turned out to be for our current lives. The people cards included are as follows. (I would select no more than 10 cards in a lesson) Mahatma Gandhi Alexander Fleming Edward Jenner Martin Luther King Wernher Von Braun George Jennings Albert Einstein Nikola Tesla Leonardo Da Vinci Christopher Columbus Anuria Bevan Oliver Cromwell Alexander Graham Bell William Shakespeare Emmeline Pankhurst. Once each pair has decided on their surviving person they must explain why they saved them on the hot air balloon writing sheet. I have also included two puzzles for early finishers or homework. File includes: Full lesson PowerPoint (31 slides. The people cards should be printed out and used as pair talk cards.) Hot air balloon writing sheet Lesson plan Two puzzles. Thanks for looking! critical thinking - pupil talk - debate - card sort - history - evaluation. TERMS OF USE: This download (free or purchased) is for your own personal use in your classroom or your home. Please do not share my resources with others unless given explicit consent by me. Please direct them to my store instead. This download MAY NOT be used in whole or in part on any distance learning course platforms including, but not exclusive to, Outschool or Udemy. You may not share this download. You may not alter any item in this download, resell and claim as your own work. Similarly, you may not sell or share these resources with anyone and you may not use the contents of this download to create anything for commercial purposes or other commercial products. If you are an education board or school and would like to use my resources district or school wide, please contact me about licensing. ©Amy Hughes (MsHughesTeaches) All rights reserved.