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10 BALL GAMES: SUBVERSIVE TEACHING IN 21ST CENTURY. We innovate, constantly. We see the extraordinary in the everyday. We know that real education is about feeding the soul, not just passing exams. We sometimes see children with problems, we don't see children as problems. We re-draw the boundaries of the possible. We survive, despite the slings and arrows of outrageous policy. Freely sharing resources gives us time to do these things. Please help yourself, and play on.

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10 BALL GAMES: SUBVERSIVE TEACHING IN 21ST CENTURY. We innovate, constantly. We see the extraordinary in the everyday. We know that real education is about feeding the soul, not just passing exams. We sometimes see children with problems, we don't see children as problems. We re-draw the boundaries of the possible. We survive, despite the slings and arrows of outrageous policy. Freely sharing resources gives us time to do these things. Please help yourself, and play on.
Czechoslovakia 1938
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Czechoslovakia 1938

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Lengthy task for higher ability students about Hitler’s takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1938. Involves students having to complete series of tasks in order to ‘earn’ the next set of notes. Teacher’s notes at front of task. Would be easy to break down into individual tasks, or to simplify.
Extension activities
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Extension activities

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Range of activities which I have in envelopes on the wall, from which students can self select when they've completed the core work.
Short Term Causes of WW1
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Short Term Causes of WW1

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This is a differentiated homework or unit plenary literacy activity. Students link the events that led to the outbreak of war with arrows, writing appropriate connectives on the arrows to explain the relationship. In the first version, the story is broken down into two halves to make it more accessible. Students should link the white boxes first and then try and link the dark boxes and join the two halves of the story together. The 2nd version is more complex as no indication of chronology is provided. the third version is more complex still as vital parts of the story are removed.
League of Nations Abyssinia
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League of Nations Abyssinia

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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.]
Hitler's foreign policy - kinaesthetic mnemonic
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Hitler's foreign policy - kinaesthetic mnemonic

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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
Edward VI - spaced learning overview activity
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Edward VI - spaced learning overview activity

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Although this is all on one powerpoint, I used it in 2 halves, as an intro to Somerset and then as an intro to Northumberland. Spaced learning works on the principle of repeating an activity to enhance recall. I do the first run through explaining the content. then there is a 5 minute break for juggling (or simon says, or…) then we repeat - they give as much info as they can and I clarify through questions or reminders break 3rd and final run through they have to give me all of it - I sometimes run this as a competition ‘me vs. them’ - every time I have to tell them something they lose a point from a starter of 10 and I gain one from a starter of 0. Lastly they need to test themselves independently - you can do this by a written ‘quiz’ or by giving them a copy of the ppt slides and requiring them to annotate them
Y8 Unit 3 SOW: Terrorist or Freedom Fighter?
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Y8 Unit 3 SOW: Terrorist or Freedom Fighter?

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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
Henry II and Becket SOW
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Henry II and Becket SOW

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SOW to explore power of the medieval church and the relationship of Henry II and Becket within that framework. The theme of my year is power and protest and this unit is angled towards that. Assessment opportunities built in, as usual.
Henry VIII Foreign Policy 1527-end 1538
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Henry VIII Foreign Policy 1527-end 1538

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Students use chronology on paper slips to create a huge graph across the desks. This graph (and obviously the discussion which goes with it) answers 2 questions: was foreign policy in this period a success or a failure?; what factors influenced foreign policy in this period? Photograph of student graph included for reference. Lesson plan (mirrors activity for foreign policy 1509-1527 available on TES) plus key notes for students revision.
Henry VIII Foreign Policy  1539-1547
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Henry VIII Foreign Policy 1539-1547

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Complete notes for AS students to use as pre-reading/revision. Plus lesson activity: Students use chronology on paper slips to create a huge graph across the desks. This graph (and obviously the discussion which goes with it) answers 2 questions: was foreign policy in this period a success or a failure?; what factors influenced foreign policy in this period? Lesson plan and photograph of student graph included for reference.
Why did Germany surrender?
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Why did Germany surrender?

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Group activity - 'running dictation'. Teacher has flash cards on which are events that lead to the end of the war. One student from each group comes to the front and looks at the card for 30 seconds, has to remember it and then take it back to the group, who all record it. Full instructions provided with plenary activities. By the end students should know what happened and be able to explain why Germany surrendered
Bloody Sunday aftermath
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Bloody Sunday aftermath

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Straightforward matching exercise - matching events that occured post bloody sunday with the significance of those events. then prioritising greatest threat (for discussion purposes to check understanding)
Y8 Unit 2: Utility of Gladiator film
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Y8 Unit 2: Utility of Gladiator film

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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).