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What were the causes of the Vietnam War?  Cryptogram Puzzle
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What were the causes of the Vietnam War? Cryptogram Puzzle

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Can your students beat the puzzle code and find out at least three causes of American intervention in Vietnam? This is an interesting way to introduce the topic of the conflict in Vietnam. It is also perfect as a bell ringer or as home work.It is an interesting topic and works well as a bell ringer or introduction to the topic. The paragraph students must decipher includes the domino theory, the weakness of President Diem and the initial civil war. Students have to work out the letter/number code and fill in the paragraph accordingly. Each letter of the alphabet has been randomly assigned a number. The students must use the four already provided to try and work out what the rest says. 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. Keeps the students heads down and learning something right until the end of term! 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. Copyright A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches) All rights reserved.
How did Stalin become a dictator? Cryptogram Puzzle
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How did Stalin become a dictator? Cryptogram Puzzle

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Can your students beat the puzzle code and find out who the dictator was and three key facts about him? This word code puzzle is about the rise of Stalin. 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 topic in high school social studies. 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 or inventions and be the first to tell me as the teacher. Keeps the students heads down and learning something! Thanks for looking! *************************************************************************** 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)
The Development of Castles puzzle!
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The Development of Castles puzzle!

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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!
EASTER PUZZLE (CRYPTOGRAM)
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EASTER PUZZLE (CRYPTOGRAM)

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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!
The history of Halloween Puzzle!
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The history of Halloween Puzzle!

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Can your students beat the puzzle code and find out at the history of Halloween? Can they also find at least three things about the holiday and tell the teacher before their classmates? It is an task that will get them thinking as well as celebrating halloween in class. It works well simply as a brain teaser for any topic, a bell ringer or an intro task. 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. Keeps the students heads down and learning something! Thanks for looking! ***************************************************************************** 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. © Amy Hughes (MsHughesTeaches) All rights reserved.
Why couldn't the police catch Jack the Ripper in 1888? Cryptogram Puzzle
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Why couldn't the police catch Jack the Ripper in 1888? Cryptogram Puzzle

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Can your students work out the puzzle code and find out why the police could not catch Jack the Ripper? 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 topic. 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 or inventions and be the first to tell me as the teacher. Keeps the students heads down and learning something! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE MY PUZZLE GROWING BUNDLE IN MY STORE. Thanks for looking! 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. ©Amy Hughes (MsHughesTeaches) All rights reserved. © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches) 2018
Back to School Cryptogram Puzzle
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Back to School Cryptogram Puzzle

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Going back to school can be a challenging time for many people. Can your students beat the puzzle code and work out the advice in the paragraph? It works well as an icebreaker at the start of term or simply as a brain teaser. 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 with a small prize for the first to finish. This puzzle contains an extension whereby the class have to come up with their own advice to new students. This keeps the students heads down and learning something! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: PUZZLE GROWING BUNDLE: Click here Get the year off to a smooth start! The answer key is included. 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. ©Amy Hughes (MsHughesTeaches) All rights reserved.
What happened in Christmas Past? Puzzle
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What happened in Christmas Past? Puzzle

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Can your students beat the puzzle code and find out at least three key facts about Christmas in a particular period. This word code puzzle is about Christmas under the Puritans when celebrations were banned. It is an interesting topic as many people think that such devout Christians would have loved the season! Students have to work out the letter/number code and fill in the paragraph accordingly. Four letter shave 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. Keeps the students heads down and learning something! Thanks for looking!
Why was there a RED SCARE in the USA after WW2?
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Why was there a RED SCARE in the USA after WW2?

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This worksheet divides the causes of the Red Scare after WW2 into internal paranoia and external events and how they increased the public and government’s fear of communism in the USA. Students have to read a passage and highlight the internal and external events in two different colours. They then have to develop their own explanation of how these things increased the fear of Communism. Finally the class must write two P.E.E.L. paragraphs explaining these factors. I have used this lesson with my GCSE classes for many years and find it is a good and clear way to teach quite a complex topic. Thanks for looking. (This resource can be used only be the teacher purchasing it within their class. Please do not share, adapt or sell this resource. If others would like a copy please direct them to my store. Read my Terms of Use attached to this download)
The methods of the Vietcong - why were they successful? DBQ
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The methods of the Vietcong - why were they successful? DBQ

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This worksheet uses contemporary sources to investigate the different methods used by the Vietcong fighters during the Vietnam war. The focus is on the Guerrilla tactics and the American GI’s reactions to them. Students have to be able to infer from the sources to get a fuller picture of the methods used by the Vietnamese. I use this lesson as part of several on the methods of the Vietcong AND the methods of the American troops to help explain why America was unable to win the war. Students have to complete 5 questions using the sources and then write a diary entry as either an American GI or a Vietnamese fighter using the sources they have just interrogated.
Travelling to the New World - source investigation
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Travelling to the New World - source investigation

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This lesson could be used when teaching a unit on Elizabeth I and the Tudor and Stuart explorers or as part of a unit on the Native Americans. It would be interesting to use this around Thanksgiving. The worksheet contains primary and secondary sources all focused on the reasons why people left England in the 16th century to travel to America. The students have to identify all the reasons the sources suggest for why people chose to leave England. They also have to identify the origin, nature and purpose of the sources to decide how useful they are to an historian. I have also now added a powerpoint starter looking at the famous painting of the Pilgrim fathers arriving in the USA. This could fit nicely with the history common core changes focussed on the use of evidence and evaluation of sources. Hope you find this useful and thanks for looking! ***************************************************************************** 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. (MsHughesTeaches) All rights reserved. © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches)
Religions of the Native Plains Tribes
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Religions of the Native Plains Tribes

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This lesson is about the religious beliefs specifically of the Native American Tribes on the Great Plains up tot he 19th century. The information was based on the textbook ‘The life of the Plain’s Indians’ a textbook published in the UK. This worksheet based lesson teaches pupils about the Great Spirit or Wakan Tanka, visions and the purpose of ceremonies like the sundance and the work of medicine men. Pupils read the information and complete the large worksheet about each topic. Very good as part of a topic on Native Americans before the clash of civilisations. ***************************************************************************** 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. (MsHughesTeaches) All rights reserved. © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches)
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
Causes of the English Civil War - choose your own homework menu
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Causes of the English Civil War - choose your own homework menu

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This resource can be used in lessons as part of a project on the English Civil War or as homework assignments. Each task earns a certain number of points and some tasks have the option of earning extra points if they’ Push themselves’ in an extension. Students have to choose what assignments they want to complete but the total number of points must add up to 15. Tasks include: Devise a timeline of long term causes Draw a cartoon strip of short term sparks An extended writing piece (Essay Question) Create Fact files on individuals Write a newspaper article Find and analyse a source on the Civil War. This could be used as part of a unit of study on the English Civil War or Stuart England, or they can be completed using text books or the internet. Great for improving independent learning, my classes have enjoyed them! Thanks for looking. ***************************************************************************** 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)
All About Easter Crossword Puzzle
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All About Easter Crossword Puzzle

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This crossword has 10 questions about the Easter celebration and traditions. It would work well as a starter activity or bell ringer. Clip art from: www.clipartstand.com Digital Dollface https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Digital-Dollface Digital Dollface ***************************************************************************** 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. © Amy Hughes (MsHughesTeaches) All rights reserved.
Native American Family Life Worksheet
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Native American Family Life Worksheet

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This is a two page worksheet with information on the family dynamics of the Plains Tribes at the time of European expansion. It covers briefly how marriage worked in the tribes as well as the roles of parents, children and grandparents. There are 6 comprehension and thinking questions and a table to complete comparing similarities and differences to modern family life. A simple and straight addition to any unit on the indigenous people of the Americas or a s stand alone lesson. May also be of interest to those studying world religions in RE as a comparison activity.
'Yes I can!' in Humanities - Marking grid Rubric for grading
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'Yes I can!' in Humanities - Marking grid Rubric for grading

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This marking rubric grid is designed to support students Assessment for Learning. The grading criteria for History, Geography and Religious Studies are broken down into skills. It allows your class to mark their own work, peer assess and also to plan how to improve on their next assignments. Teachers can also use it mark assignments easily. I laminate them for my classes as they use them regularly in lessons. They could also be printed out and stuck into the front of the students’ exercise books. If you like this resource, check out my others in my store created to develop students’ understanding in the humanities. Thank you for looking. 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. ©Amy Hughes (MsHughesTeaches) All rights reserved.
Events of the English Civil War Living Graph
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Events of the English Civil War Living Graph

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In this activity, students have to evaluate the impact of certain events during the English Civil War on the two sides. Beginning with the Roundheads they must decide how much each event impacted their fortune in war. Print the graph on A3 size paper and cut out the events cards with one set per pair. Once the students have done that for the Roundheads they must move the cards around the graph to show how the same events impacted the Cavaliers. As an extension I ask my students to think outside the box. For example how would these events impact on a peasant woman that worked for a Monarchist? The aim to get our young people thinking about the effect the same events can happen on different people depending on their background and personal experience. It can also be used to discuss ‘key turning point’ and ‘to what extent…’ questions Then I ask them to write up their findings in an extended answer using the P.E.E.L. structure.
Who were the first Americans? Native American Cryptogram puzzle
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Who were the first Americans? Native American Cryptogram puzzle

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***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! 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. Copyright Amy Hughes (MsHughesTeaches) All rights reserved.