How to write an essay

How to write an essay

How I help students write essays, from KS3 to 6th form. I've tried to make it as much a step by step guide as I can. It is quite detailed, but has examples to clarify.
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Why was the Roman Army so successful? Assessment Resource

Why was the Roman Army so successful? Assessment Resource

Full resource for teaching the unit that leads up to a levelled essay on the above topic. http://www.qca.org.uk/history/innovating/key3/planning/case_studies/case03/case03_yr7.htm#a considers this key focus question, although suggestion by QCA is of role play so understanding generated by speaking and listening exercises which then lead to written work. This is alternative.
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Russia GCSE

Russia GCSE

Full resources with teachers notes for teaching Lenin and Stalin’s Government. First activity in Stalin pack is adapted for GCSE from an A-level Thinking History activity.
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Y8 Unit 3 SOW: Terrorist or Freedom Fighter?

Y8 Unit 3 SOW: Terrorist or Freedom Fighter?

Title: Whats the difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter? Uses EISW as content. Half a term’s work. Assessment built in with AFL worksheet Please leave a comment if you use this resource, or email me if you can think of any improvements! Thanks
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Life in the Trenches

Life in the Trenches

60 minute carousel: 6 x 10(ish) minute activities. All could be used as standalone activities, however. Objective is to introduce students to range of key information- what the trenches were like, the difference between the German and English, casualty rates, weaponry, who fought in the trenches, war at sea - without labouring over 'life in the trenches'
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Appeasing HItler

Appeasing HItler

Varied tasks that introduce students to the reasons for appeasement and the impact of appeasement on Hitler’s foreign policy. Easily adaptable, and teacher notes included
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Mary Queen of Scots Story - Visual Memory Exercise

Mary Queen of Scots Story - Visual Memory Exercise

The teacher tells the story of Mary, Queen of Scots dramatically with visual supports. Then provides students with a jumbled chronology as consolidation, which can be stuck in their books, or collected in and a single sheet with the correct chronology on it provided (depending on the class!). Is designed to appeal to visual learners and develop listening skills for all. Is enjoyable and useful lesson and sets the context for the ‘what should Elizabeth do with Mary’ debate.
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Break with Rome Circles Activity

Break with Rome Circles Activity

Was browsing an old Teaching History and saw an article by Steve Garnett which have immediately stolen! It’s really simple and really effective. Basically, a large circle in the centre of a page represents a concept, e.g Bismarck’s foreign policy (Steve’s example) or the Break with Rome (my example attached). Other circles placed strategically, in terms of size and location, represent key influences on that issue. Could also be used for effective essay planning.
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How to write an essay

How to write an essay

How I help students write essays, from KS3 to 6th form. I've tried to make it as much a step by step guide as I can. It is quite detailed, but has examples to clarify.
annajordan
Nazi Soviet Pact

Nazi Soviet Pact

6 clues to help students work out the reasons why Stalin and Hitler signed the Nazi-Soviet Pact. Most clues not very complicated but obviously they are clues, so will require some working out and teacher scaffolding to point students in the right direction
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Y8 Unit 2: Utility of Gladiator film

Y8 Unit 2: Utility of Gladiator film

Full title: How useful is the movie Gladiator for investigating the power of the Roman Army ? Extended source evaluation really. Half a term’s work (at 1.5hrs per week approx). Students look at the opening scenes of gladiator and identify the interpretation within the movie. They study the Roman Army and then compare their findings to the movie, concluding with a formal answer to exam style question on reliability/utility (adaptable).
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League of Nations Strengths & Weaknesses

League of Nations Strengths & Weaknesses

This exercise is designed to introduce students to the strengths &weaknesses of the structure, membership and powers of the LON. It is also designed to reinforce essay planning techniques. It is fairly straightforward. It starts off as a card sort of strengths and weaknesses. Students then have to categorise into the 3 areas, add an explanation to the description. It can be done as ICT or paper exercise. Assertions for the paragraphs and a conclusion can be added also to extend into total essay plan.
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Y8 SOW Unit 4 - What makes protest effective?

Y8 SOW Unit 4 - What makes protest effective?

4th half termly unit in Y8 scheme of work, looking at variety of different protests. Designed to prompt students to see effective protest as context specific. assessment is drawing of political cartoon and writing the accompanying interpretation - GCSE style
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Visual imagery illustrating Nazi Propaganda and how it made genocide possible

Visual imagery illustrating Nazi Propaganda and how it made genocide possible

This is a great resource that I put together for a presentation at uni years and years ago. I have used it with all different age and ability groups in different schools. it should be self-explanatory as i have added notes to indicate the kind of things dicussed throughout the slide show David - Slightly harsh my man, to rate it on the basis you couldn’t see it! Its probably your firewall, as it has been downloaded many times - not that that helps! If you email me at jordansnotes@yahoo.com I will email it to you, size permitting.
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Hitler's foreign policy - kinaesthetic mnemonic

Hitler's foreign policy - kinaesthetic mnemonic

I always find it difficult to create activities for kinaesthetic learners, but devised this with my students to help remember Hitler's foreign policy aims, and steps that he took to achieve those aims, in the correct order. easily adaptable - you could easily show this to your students and have them adapt it so it resonates with them
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League of Nations Abyssinia

League of Nations Abyssinia

Poem about the Italian invasion of Abyssinia plus additional factual material. Activity designed to generate knowledge about the Italian Invasion of Abyssinia, one of the 3 principle failures of the League in the 1930s (along with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and the failure of the Disarmament Conference). Also included exam-style cartoon interpretation[Please note that any classification of this resource as related to the USA is generated by TES not me.]
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