Here is the lesson that I created ready for our Year 11s to take their exam.
It features - model answers, sentence starters - sheets to be printed for them to plan answers and our amazing celebrity - Oscar the Ostrich (other ostriches are available).
This really helped our Year 11s to structure their answers.
Crime Scene Investigation Lesson of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand. Students have brief overview, have to use souces to work out the mystery and fill in table. I have added my recently improved powerpoint, feel free to have a look at both
Students take a folded up piece of paper which refers to a detective group. . (The lesson is about challenging the misconceptions) Print out the secret help sheet on the back of the table so it is an inclusive approach to differentiation - all students get the same sheet. Print out all letters and their transcripts and get students in their detective groups to work through the sheet. Discuss misconceptions - how do we know? They'll realise that we know very little for definite about JtR
This lesson is all about the changing that William the Conqueror bring into England.
This is a carousel - students have the information printed and fill in one section of their worksheet. They then teach others the different sections. Then they finish by writing a speech pretending to be William and explaining the changes.
This was created to cover Anglo-Saxon law enforcement and punishment. It includes an activity where you print the later slides and place them around the room. Students then have to gather the information to fill their tables.
Practice Q included.
To identify key facts about Anglo-Saxons law enforcement and punishments.
To explain how effective Anglo-Saxons law enforcement and punishments were.
To evaluate which was the most effective law enforcement and punishments to prevent crime.
This resource took me weeks to create so I hope you love it!
This is a revision guide I created for Edexcel GCSE History covering:
Crime and Punishment
For each seciton our department created a story so that lower ability students can access the information. We found that even HA would read through the story every night before their exam to really understand the topic.
Also included is key content, glossary, how to guide to answer the qs, model answers, and a space to give it a go themselves.
This isn’t really a work booklet as such more a revision tool that can be used alongside lessons, interventions and for them to make their own revision notes from.
We charge each of our students £2.50/£4 to purchase this so recover our costs of photocopying.
Some of the information I have acquired from both the Hodder and the Pearson textbooks - so can’t take credit for it all!!
I have been marking for the exam board this year, so I tried to make it link to what I learnt.
I wanted to make a really exciting lesson, I had created evacuation tags which put students into tables depending on their destination. Students also had their section with highlighted key points to help the lower ability. Wanted to challenge students to develop their comprehension skills, group skills and explore diversity. Students will need A3 paper for the start and end tasks. I hope you enjoy it as my students loved to find out more about life as a evacuee.
Interactive lesson looking at a brief overview of the different leaders and religious changes during this period.
I cut out the different leaders and gave each student one. They then had to go round the room and speak to their classmates to fill in their sheet. They then use Pearson Crime and Punishment textbook.
This was an additional lesson as I felt that students struggled with the church section. The sheet in the lesson was previously filled in/used in a different lesson/homework but they kept the church section empty. This lesson was used to build that up.
Reviewing on the previous lesson. This gives an exam question with a model paragraph and sentence starters.
PLEASE NOTE that Edexcel are happy with 3 paragraphs rather than 4, so feel free to get rid of one.
Attached is my Crime and Punishment exam skills lesson - which was used ready to prepare Year 11 for their exams.
We printed out the model answers from the powerpoint for the students to go through on desks as we discuss in class.
how to for each style Q - including Whitechapel.
model answers for each style of question
Interactive lesson with information and sentence starters.
I split the class into two. One table had their own topic (Feudal system/Forest Laws etc) they had to read through their sheet and fill in their section. They can then either go around the room and discuss with one person from each other section to fill in their sheet OR one person stays to teach and the rest wander the room and come back to teach the teacher. They then create a speech as if they were William (in jest) to explain the changes the Normans made.
This lesson uses the Pearson History Crime and Punishment textbook.
This lesson was based as an update with the Normans and then a comparison from the Anglo Saxons to the Normans.
This did actually take 2 lessons as students did find it difficult to compare (we started this course in Year 9)
An idea is allowing students to use the cheat sheet in pairs - one fill in Anglo Saxon and one Normans and then they teach each other to fill in the sheet.
The cheat sheet was really useful for students that missed any lessons.
A variety of tasks to look at the impact of Henry II and comparing the impact of the latter Middle Ages in comparison to the Anglo-Saxons and Normans. This uses Pearson Crime and Punishment book.
Interactive lesson which students have to read through the information sheet and put the information into a poster which only includes 10 words… the rest must be symbols or pictures to explain the information to their pair to make notes. Obviously this can be changed to adapt to each class. A stop gap to explain whether it shows change or continuity.
A stretch task/homework task is for students to create a road map of what they have learnt so far, from the Anglo-Saxons to the Normans and then later Middle Ages to look at one section crime, punishment or law enforcement and whether it changed or stayed the same. This is quite a challenging task but I’ve had students come up with brilliant examples.
This is an interactive lesson on Edexcel Anglo-Saxon law enforcement/punishment.
The starter you will need to blow up the picture and print it out - or use the Hodder Crime and Punishment text book.
Print out the slides in A3 and place around the room, or on different desks and students have to go around the room and collect the information. Includes a practice question with sentence starters.
This is at least 2/3 lessons moving towards a mock exam question.
This looks at why people believed in witchcraft looking at significance and a diamond nine with sentence starters.
The second lesson looks at the impact of Matthew Hopkins making either their own leaflet or answering the questions. Using Pearson Crime and Punishment textbook.
Worksheet on change of attitude towards witchcraft.