Lesson on discrimination and segregation in America. Examining the key concepts of discrimination, segregation and racial conflict in America. Used with Year 9 students. Starter activity - write your own definition of discrimination in 15 words exactly. Information and images of discrimination and segregation in America. Information and examples of Jim Crow Laws. Comparison of Jim Crow pictures to Childish Gambino’s video for ‘This is America’. Information and primary source on the Ku Klux Klan. Information on the Civil Rights Movement. Comparison of two newspaper articles from 1892 and 2018.
PowerPoint on slaves in Ancient Rome. Used with Year 7 students. Includes: Clear learning objectives. Recap information on Patricians and Plebeians presented on a table. Brainstorm activity on how slaves were captured. Information on how slaves were captured and what work they did. Group activity based on different social classes in Rome. Recap activity on Roman slaves.
PowerPoint on Medieval Medicine. Used with Year 7 students. Includes: Starter on the life expectancy in Medieval times, including a graph. Information on the treatment of Medieval diseases and illnesses. Information on the methods of diagnosing diseases in Medieval times. Think, Pair, Share activity on ‘What do you think of the medieval medical treatments that they used?’ Plenary: source analysis and PEE paragraph.
2 full lessons on Henry III, Simon de Montfort and the Provisions of Oxford. Aimed at Year 7 students. Includes: ‘Write a tweet’ starter activity. ‘Write a text conversation between King Henry III and a friend’ plenary. Focus on key words. Model PEE answers. Self and peer assessment table for PEE paragraphs.
Lesson on the beginning of the Cold War. Used with Year 9 Students. Includes: Source analysis starter activity. Information on the end of World War II and the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Persuasive writing task. Recap on Communism. Information on the fear of Communist expansion with videos of Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain’ speech. Information on the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan with a video of Truman’s speech. Timeline of the peak of the Cold War. Mindmap plenary on the main reasons the Cold War began.
Lesson on the Berlin Blockade. Used with Year 9 students. Includes: Mindmap starter activity on the reasons the Cold War began (previous lesson). Background information on the Berlin Blockade. PEE paragraph on Stalin’s approach. Source analysis plenary.
Two lessons on the Medieval Church, Medieval monks and monasteries. Used with Year 7 students. Includes: Two PowerPoints. One on the Medieval Church. The other on Medieval monks and monasteries. Cloze activity on the Medieval Church. Information on what the Medieval church was like. Information on why was the Medieval Church so important in Medieval times including emojis. Information on how the Medieval Church affected peasants at the time. Writing task on comparing the Medieval Church and the Church today. Information on the buildings in a monastery including emojis. Information on the stages of becoming a monk and jobs they would have carried out.
PowerPoint on food in Ancient Rome & worksheet (Plebeian food diary and a 3 course menu for a Patrician meal). Used with Year 7 students. Includes: Clear learning objectives and title. Starter: brainstorm on what students know about food in Ancient Rome. Discussion about Roman food nowadays and ‘pizza’ in Ancient Rome. Information on Plebeian and Patrician food in Ancient Rome. An account of a Patrician meal with PEE activity. Plenary: questions on the lesson.
PowerPoint and Cloze Activity on the Origins of Rome. Used with Year 7 students. Information on the legend of Romulus and Remus, told through emojis. Information on the real origins of the city of Rome. Information on Patricans and Plebeians. Cloze activity worksheet on the origins of Rome and the different classes in Roman society (Patricians, Plebeians, Slaves).
Lesson on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Used with Year 9 students. Includes: Starter activity - recap on the Berlin Blockade. Background on Cuba and their relationship with America. Information on the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Information on the reaction of America with video. Timeline of key events. Source analysis plenary - cartoon.