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Town research project for KS3/KS4 French - Ma ville préférée
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Town research project for KS3/KS4 French - Ma ville préférée

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This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 8 French students. It can also be used for year 9 as the model answer has quite a list of grammar / some more can be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. There are two choices: a documentary about your favourite town in England (in my case it is Manchester) or an interview with a football player about his town in France( I chose Paris). Students decide on the task, the roles and start researching relevant information using their iPads (one of the students needs to summarise the information that others found). They then have to prepare a script in French and to make a video using iMovie or any other video application. If there is little time I would suggest them to present it and I would film it. The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term!
Town research project for KS3/KS4 Spanish - Mi ciudad favorita
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Town research project for KS3/KS4 Spanish - Mi ciudad favorita

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This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 8 Spanish students. It can also be used for year 9 as the model answer has quite a list of grammar / some more can be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. There are two choices: a documentary about your favourite town in England (in my case it is Manchester) or an interview with a football player about his town in Spain ( I chose Madrid). Students decide on the task, the roles and start researching relevant information using their iPads (one of the students needs to summarise the information that others found). They then have to prepare a script in Spanish and to make a video using iMovie or any other video application. If there is little time I would suggest them to present it and I would film it. The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term!
KS4 Spanish Halloween El Dia de los Muertos (AQA GCSE)
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KS4 Spanish Halloween El Dia de los Muertos (AQA GCSE)

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This is a lesson which I prepared for my KS4 Spanish groups for the end of the term. It includes one of my favourite starters - students have to analyse the overview of the cartoon - The Book of Life - and choose a task according to their level. You would then check the answers and would move on to explaining the lesson outcomes. Then they would have some fun with a tongue twister, working on their pronunciation of ‘Br’ sound (one of their favourite thing to do every lesson - easy to find and to tick SMSC, engagement, phonics and oracy points).Then I have included a mind map mini-plenary for them to revise the festivities/celebrations vocabulary. It is then followed by the new vocabulary introduction with a quizlet and quizlet live games. A short Rally coach activity is included for them to consolidate the vocabulary and to practice translating topic-related sentences. I have then arranged for a listening / reading activity using one of the youtube videos of the SpanishPod101 about Halloween. The lady speaks fast but there are Spanish and English subtitles at the bottom to assist students with understanding the video. They would answer the listening questions as they listen to /watch the video. The next task is Reading (Section B) - they need to insert the correct words in the text about the Day of the Dead followed by the AQA skill-based self-assessment. Finally, the ‘words’ snake’ plenary that students totally love - they have to work in groups remembering topi-specific vocabulary. Enjoy!
Research project for KS3/KS4 Spanish - My school
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Research project for KS3/KS4 Spanish - My school

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This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 9 Spanish students. It can also be used for older students as the model answer has quite a list of grammar / some more can be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. There are two choices: a documentary about your school or an interview with between a student from your school and a school in Spain. Students decide on the task, the roles and start researching relevant information using their iPads (one of the students needs to summarise the information that others found). They then have to prepare a script in Spanish and to make a video using iMovie or any other video application. If there is little time I would suggest them to present it and I would film it. The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term!
Nazi Control: Propaganda and persuasion
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Nazi Control: Propaganda and persuasion

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These are two lessons on the other two types of control in the Nazi State: Propaganda and Persuasion. The Propaganda lesson includes a settler, a starter (modified exam question presentation technique that I started using from that lesson onwards), a model answer with success criteria, SPAG control slide, Keyword revision, All Read Round Robin slide to be completed together with the information worksheet attached, and an Oracy task based on Adolf Hitler's quote. The Persuasion lesson is rather short and includes all usual parts of the lesson (settler, starter, etc) and has a team challenge task in it. However, I did not manage to finish the Propaganda lesson initially so the end is exactly the same.
Spanish Verb conjugation games (AQA GCSE/KS3)
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Spanish Verb conjugation games (AQA GCSE/KS3)

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This is a collection of verb conjugation games that I decided to share. I would use them for pretty much all age groups, both KS3 and KS4, GCSE both tiers. They can be easily amended to suit the grammar topics that you wish to reinforce / revise / introduce. The templates can also be easily reused for French. See enclosed: Snakes and ladders slide (you can amend the squares and it is short enough to serve as a 5-10 minutes activity; The dice game to revise verbs conjugations (differentiated). I included a slide with rules of the game, a template to create your own and an origami instructions to make it more hands on. Dice conjugation (differentiated) - I would mostly suggest it for KS4 students as it is easier to differentiate. Students have a board with verbs and they need to roll dices to ascertain the personal pronoun that they apply to the infinitive on the board. My students totally loved it! Let me know how it goes!
2. The Rise of the Nazi Party - Munich Putsch
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2. The Rise of the Nazi Party - Munich Putsch

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Two lessons for GCSE History about the Rise of the Nazi Party, featuring some major facts from the early DAP, Munich Putsch, an exam question, a worksheet with Peer Assessment, a Plenary (SMSC) and Food for Thought slide with few useful links and a quote by Hermann Goering. There are two lesson simply because I was slightly changing them for y10 and y11 at the time, they are similar, but there is a different exam question which you may want to change in case you are using different exam board / specification. The worksheet was definitely taken from TES, for which I would like to say thank you for a great idea. I will put the worksheet out separately for free under the name 'Was the Munich Beer Hall Putsch a success of a failure?' for whoever wants to use it.
Nazi policies to address economic problems
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Nazi policies to address economic problems

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This lesson is about The lesson includes a settler, and exam question (WJEC, as usually), All Speak Round Robin activity of the economic problems in Nazi Germany and an I-pad research slide on the ways HIler tried to address the economic problems of the country at the time. As per my previous lessons, it is very easy to adapt 'I-pad research' slide to your needs by providing them with a reference to the pages in the book or by printing some summary out (I like using BBC Bitesize). I then finished the lesson with a 'Keywords' plenary which you can organise however you prefer.
Reichstag Fire
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Reichstag Fire

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This lesson is about the Reichstag Fire and Enabling Act. You have probably noticed that I like including activities whereby students are researching the topic themselves and revise some of the past themes. This lesson includes a settler, WJEC- style exam question, Peer-Assessment, Ipad Research slide with instructions, a source worksheet (available for free as well because I think I could have used someone's worksheet to create this one), a plenary to revise some dates / events (I used BBC bitesize to prepare this one) a food for thought slide. As I have said above, I am also including the worksheet in my free resources.
Nazi Treatment of Jews during WWII (Later years)
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Nazi Treatment of Jews during WWII (Later years)

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These lessons are about Nazi Treatment of Jews during WWII (Later years). The slides include a set of my standard activities, such as settler, starter (exam question with success criteria, model answer, explanation on how to assess the answer, peer/self assessment, SPAG control slides), information research task (see appropriate handout) and some fun activities for revision of information. You can also find this lesson in a pack of lessons about the treatment of Jews through the whole WWII.
Opinions and reasons - Spanish- AQA (new spec) GCSE Listening  (Section A) practice
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Opinions and reasons - Spanish- AQA (new spec) GCSE Listening (Section A) practice

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This is a lesson on opinions and reasons in relation to school facilities and extra-curricular activities for a GCSE Spanish class. The lesson includes a differentiated starter activity to practice translation skills followed by a mini-test on school subjects vocabulary. The new practice phonics when pronouncing new words (see new vocabulary attached - quizlet) followed by the quizlet activity itself. Students are to choose what quizlet task they want to do based on their level. Then I have included a set of slides to introduce the best way (in my opinion) to approach a listening task. I have wrote the text of the listening myself, based on the New Aqa spec assessment specimen (I read it aloud but you may as well record it). There is also a Rally Coach activity ti consolidate the knowledge of the new vocabulary after they looked at the task. I have then provided them with a hint on how to find an answer by giving them a text of what was said. Finally, they note the answers and write a self/peer assessment. Please note that the penultimate slide is the handout in case you want to make it easier for the students. Enjoy!
Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 French - Bon voyage  (Holidays) (AQA new spec)
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Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 French - Bon voyage (Holidays) (AQA new spec)

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This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 7 French students. The writing example can be easily adapted if more structures are to be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. Students have to research information about the place that they would like to visit (any place in world really but I encouraged to visit France). Students decide on the task and start researching relevant information about the chosen location using their iPads/ Chromebooks. At the same time they create a poster or a travel brochure with pop-up images (!!!) about the chosen location. During the second lesson they distribute the writing task bullet points in-between the members of the group and complete a piece of writing as per success criteria and model answer. In the end they stick their written notes (or attach them) to their poster /travel brochure. The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term! Note: the writing example is oriented on the revision of tenses studied this year, holidays, weather and location vocabulary. Please let me know if you have any other ideas on how this project can be implemented. If you still have some time left you can enjoy few games I have inserted to simply have fun during the (possibly) last lesson of the year.
Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3/KS4 Spanish AQA - Christmas project
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Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3/KS4 Spanish AQA - Christmas project

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This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my KS3/lower KS4 Spanish students. The idea is to promote independent learning via research.Students have to research information about Spanish Christmas, compare the traditions with the ones in Britain and to create a presentation / poster. Students decide on the task, the roles and start researching relevant information using their iPads (one of the students needs to summarise the information that others found). There is also a designer and an analyst (usually the most attaining student in the group. Enjoy!
Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 Spanish - Buen Viaje (Holidays) (AQA new spec)
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Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 Spanish - Buen Viaje (Holidays) (AQA new spec)

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This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 7 Spanish students. The writing example can be easily adapted if more structures are to be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. Students have to research information about the place that they would like to visit (any place in world really but I encouraged to visit Spain). Students decide on the task and start researching relevant information about the chosen location using their iPads/ Chromebooks. At the same time they create a poster or a travel brochure with pop-up images (!!!) about the chosen location. During the second lesson they distribute the writing task bullet points in-between the members of the group and complete a piece of writing as per success criteria and model answer. In the end they stick their written notes (or attach them) to their poster /travel brochure. The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term! Note: the writing example is oriented on the revision of tenses studied this year, holidays, weather and location vocabulary. Please let me know if you have any other ideas on how this project can be implemented. If you still have some time left you can enjoy few games I have inserted to simply have fun during the (possibly) last lesson of the year.
Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 Spanish - Viva el deporte!
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Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 Spanish - Viva el deporte!

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This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 7 Spanish students. See similar post for early GCSE classes. The writing example can be easily adapted if more structures are to be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research.Students have to research information about a sports team and create a poster. After that they have to produce a piece of writing to express their opinion on that team. Students decide on the task, the roles and start researching relevant information using their iPads (one of the students needs to summarise the information that others found). The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term!
My studies - Spanish - AQA GCSE new spec Part 3 HT - Conversation - Speaking frame + Model answer
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My studies - Spanish - AQA GCSE new spec Part 3 HT - Conversation - Speaking frame + Model answer

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This is the speaking framework and the model answer that I wrote for the early GCSE classes. The model answer and the framework were originally designed for them to write an essay that they might use for the speaking test or keep it in file to revise prior to the exam. I have also used it as a writing model answer. There are three documents in there because I was trying to check what works better and in the end decided that the framework is quite sufficient for them to realise what are they expected to write / say. I have left references to the VCOP mat in case someone wants to put their numbers in, alternatively, just delete them as I left the names of the structures.
Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 Spanish - La maquina del tiempo (AQA new spec)
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Research project (Motivational triggers) for KS3 Spanish - La maquina del tiempo (AQA new spec)

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This is a research project lesson (or two lessons really) that I created for my year 8 Spanish students. The writing example can be easily adapted if more structures are to be added. The idea is to promote independent learning via research. Students have to research information about past or future events that they would like to visit if they were to have a time machine and create a poster or a set of notes. Students decide on the task and start researching relevant information using their iPads/ Chromebooks. At the same time they create a cardboard / paper time machine and produce a piece of writing as per model answer. In the end they stick their written notes / writing around the time machine (or attach it to their poster with researched information). The whole process takes about 2 lessons and is perfect for the end of the topic as you can incorporate all of the structures / vocabulary learned during the term! Note: the writing example is oriented on the working knowledge of conditional tense and related popular expressions. Please let me know if you have any other ideas on how this project can be implemented.If you still have some time left you can enjoy few games I have inserted to simply have fun during the (possibly) last lesson of the year.
Homework Nazi Germany: Exam questions
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Homework Nazi Germany: Exam questions

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These are homework materials that I have prepared to assess the knowledge of my students on the topic of Nazi Germany. They are created out of past exam papers, exam-like questions out of my head / book and some internet research. They were designed to gradually train them on how to correctly answer the questions and made it simple for me to check as in some case I just had to circle the missing point!
AQA GCSE Citizenship Bundle
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AQA GCSE Citizenship Bundle

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This is a bundle of several revision lessons and Controlled Assessment materials for the AQA Citizenship GCSE Class. They all include settlers, starters, Kagan-type activities and exam practice questions (the question, success criteria, model answer and peer/self- assessment included). I have also included homework materials.