Fake News Lesson - British Values Conference

Fake News Lesson - British Values Conference

Lesson/Workshop aimed at higher KS2 to lower KS3 students (taught to Year 6's and 7's at a Bradford College conference). Starter - Students form a circle throwing a soft ball to one another giving synonyms or examples of the word 'fake'. Teacher starts off. Main - Students work on their tables sorting through the four examples of news. Their job is to decide which news is fake and which is real (check the notes on the slides to see whether the article is true or not). 2 are true and 2 are false. One article contains an element of truth and then a deliberate deception so that the teacher can explain this to the students. Main - Students then watch a short NewsRound video which gives examples of fake news. The students task is to create their own fake news Facebook article based on something happening in the world around them. Plenary - Students are told by the teacher that fake news can be serious, as in the case of the US Election 2016. The teacher is able to show and describe how sites such as Facebook and the BBC are gradually using more fact-checkers to ensure people know whether a post is true and to encourage them to not share fake news. Quiz on fake news at the end should the students finish early. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/benpickles17
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(2) Fairest Voting System Lesson - Electoral Systems

(2) Fairest Voting System Lesson - Electoral Systems

Starter - Differentiated starter where the students put different vocabulary into sentences. Two short related videos on the slide which the students can be introduced to before or after. Main - Short group-work activity where the students recap the three main different voting systems in the UK (First Past The Post [FPTP], Alternative Vote [AV] and Proportional Representation [PR]). Lower ability slide hidden. Students then have a slide which is able to be printed out so they can peer-assess another groups work. Main - Activity on voting using each system. Every student will receive three ballot papers one after another and their task is to fill them in honestly and correctly. Three higher ability students (or pairs) are chosen by the teacher to count the results. While they are doing this the other students complete a practice 6-mark question. Plenary - The students write down their reaction to the results of the election and which made the fairest system. Lower ability slides available. Extension task included with past exam question. Information sheet included on FPTP. Lesson ideal for students who have been introduced to the basics of the main electoral systems.
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(1) Introduction to Electoral Systems Lesson

(1) Introduction to Electoral Systems Lesson

Introduction style double lesson with few activities but plentiful information for students about the three main electoral systems in the UK - First Past The Post (FPTP), Alternative Vote (AV) and Proportional Representation (PR). Group discussions and questions (can be ) incorporated into the slides.
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Natural Hazards SoW - Year 7 Geography

Natural Hazards SoW - Year 7 Geography

12 lesson SoW on Natural Hazards within the AQA Geography Curriculum aimed at Year 7 students. Used for formal observations during NQT year with various successes. Differentiated resources as these lessons included two PEE Scale ability students. Worksheets and/or resources on Word included. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/benpickles17
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