***Can your students beat the puzzle code and find out about the first people to populate America? ***
This word code puzzle is about how Native Americans travelled across the Bering Straits in the last ice age. It is an interesting topic and this task works well as an introduction to the Native American cultures or as a bellringer. I have particular success with my classes as a home work task.
You could also set this as a brain teaser for any lesson including morning registration to get those brain cells working!
Students have to work out the letter/number code and fill in the paragraph accordingly. Five letters have been given already to help start them off. I introduce an element of competition to keep my classes focused. Not only do they have to fill in the paragraph they must pick out at least 3 key facts and be the first to tell me. This keeps the students heads down and learning!
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This bundle is small at the moment but it will grow! Grab a bargain at over 20% off these three resources.
This bundle contains a lesson on the religions of the Native Plains Tribes, a source based enquiry on why Europeans went to the Americas in the 15th/16th centuries and a full GCSE standard lesson on the Native American Civil Rights Movement. There is also a worksheet activity on Native American Family Life.
MIddle Ages - Power and the People
What happened when the Peasants Revolted?
This lesson was designed to be taught after a full unit on the Medieval Black Death and it’s consequences, but works just as well as a stand-alone lesson. It can be used as a history lesson or even part of a topic on citizenship and taxation.
The Peasants’ Revolt 1381 saw the people of the South East of England rise up and attack London and the King’s advisors over unfair taxation (The Poll Tax).
The lesson begins with the causes of the Peasants’ Revolt and students must link them together and ‘make the middle box happen’. This is a good thinking activity to help students to develop their reasoning and explaining skills in history.
In the middle box is ‘The Peasants’ Revolt’. In the boxes on the outside are reasons why this happened. They could just draw a line from each cause to the middle box - this would be accurate but does not explain how some causes led to other causes. The children have to create a causation web linking the different reasons, in order. On the lines they have drawn they need to explain using ‘so’ or ‘because’ sentences. Students can use the same box as many times as they like for different causes.
FOR EXAMPLE: King Richard II was only 10 years old when he came to the throne in 1377, so he had advisors that the people did not like. In 1377 these advisors brought in the Poll Tax and everyone over 15 had to pay the same amount. This made the peasants angry and led to the Peasants’ revolt.
The students could also use the boxes differently and consider long term versus short term causes.
They web can then be used as a structure to write a full paragraph on the causes of the Peasants’ Revolt. (A P.E.E.L. structure encourages explanation - see my store for a PEEL writing mat resource)
In this centenary year of the success of the campaign for Womens' Suffrage, these resources can help you to teach your young people how it came about.
The resources included are:
- A 33 page test prep and study book covering the whole period from 1880 to 1918. Students complete tasks and, fill tables and answer source based questions throughout.
- A Suffragette Suicide? History Mystery gets your students to consider the aims of Emily Wilding Davison at the Derby when she was killed by the kings horse. They analyse the evidence to decide what they think she had intended that day.
- A PowerPoint on the experience son Suffragettes when they were imprisoned and force feed while on hunger strike. Include primary source analysis.
Take a look at the pages for each resource. Excellent all round resources to help your GCSE and A Level students understand and engage with this extremely important period in history.
This is a lesson about the presidency of George H.W. Bush 1989-1993. The skills objective for the lesson are to improve their evaluation and interpretation skills.
The pupils must create a criterion to judge President Bush Senior’s administration against.
They have to consider their own views, those of the two parties and put it into context of the time.
This lesson was taught as part of the WJEC History GCSE Route A Unit: USA 1929-2000. BUt would be useful for History and politics students at secondary level.
Can your students beat the puzzle code and find out at least three things that changed about castles? This word code puzzle is about how castles developed int eh medieval period. It is an interesting topic and works well as a bell ringer or introduction to the topic. It also works well simply as a brain teaser for any lesson including morning registration to get the brain cells working!.
Students have to work out the letter/number code and fill in the paragraph accordingly. Four letters have been given already to help start them off. I introduce an element of competition to keep my classes focused. Not only do they have to fill in the paragraph they must pick out at least 3 key facts and be the first to tell me as the teacher. There is also a hidden question as extra challenge for students to come up with their own answers to.
This keeps the students heads down and learning!
Can your students beat the puzzle code and find out at least three key facts about Easter? This word code puzzle is about where Easter gets its name and what it celebrates.
Students have to work out the letter/number code and fill in the paragraph accordingly. Four letters have been given already to help start them off. I introduce an element of competition to keep my classes focused. Not only do they have to fill in the paragraph they must pick out at least 3 key facts and be the first to tell me as the teacher.
Great for a bell ringer!
Thanks for looking!