High School history lesson plans and activities: Ancient history

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History timeline for display - easily adapted

History timeline for display - easily adapted

Goes from the dinosaurs through key periods of history to the present day. Use MS Word to adapt it. I have added the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages to the updated version. As well as the first public railway in 1825, England winning the World Cup in 1966 and the 2012 Olympics.

By MrColleyMaths

Roman Villa

Roman Villa

Roman villa lessonslesson one-Introduction to Roman Villa and key features Then a long term task pupils design a Roman estate agent booklet by being a Roman estate agent (word doc)The word doc is a 7 page booklet of roman villa budget task, students have a budget of 8,000 denarii to budget building a villa with rooms and fetures and then students produce a booklet to describe the villa (good for numeracy and literacy-pursuasive writing) work doc can be photopied in to an A5 booklet for pupils to plan their own villa. Explains key rooms, extras and features of Roman Villas

By leighbee23

Olympics games- ancient to modern

Olympics games- ancient to modern

An introduction to the ancient olympics and modern olympics, this lesson covers the history of the olympic games It also has a countries research task for students to doThere is also a long term project for students to design their own olympic games as a host nation These resources are useful for student to learn about the Olympics before the Brazil 2016 Olympic games this summer.

By leighbee23

Roman Gladiators

Roman Gladiators

Powerpoint that explains a popular form of Roman entertainment. Includes a gladiator labelling and sport broadcasting tasks

By leighbee23

Roman army

Roman army

A series of three lessons on the Roman Army- based on recruitment and why the army was successful. Includes three tasks labelling, card sort, spy task, recruitment advert task.Lots of high quality resources for KS2 and KS3 students

By leighbee23

Tolland Man Murder Mystery - interpreting evidence using inference

Tolland Man Murder Mystery - interpreting evidence using inference

This lesson is an introduction to the mystery of the Tolland Peat Bog Man and what happened to him. This lesson is designed to get younger KS3 pupils questioning evidence. They have to make a decision as to whether he was murdered, committed suicide or it was an accident. Pupils should work in pairs and the teacher drip feeds the information gradually to encourage pupils to form opinions and have them challenged. They then can present their decision to the rest of the class using the evidence.Contains three worksheets, full lesson plans and a fully animated Powerpoint presentation like a news report.

By PerfidiaBlackheart

Ancient India Task Cards

Ancient India Task Cards

These task cards are a great way for students to learn about Ancient India.This product contains 18 cards with multiple choice questions about Ancient India. A recording sheet and an answer key are included. Blank cards are also included for questions to be added, if wanted. The same 18 cards are also available in a non-multiple choice option as well.

By ScienceSpot

Ancient India Word Search

Ancient India Word Search

This word search on Ancient India is a great way for students to review vocabulary terms. The solution to the puzzle is included. Terms Included: ♦ Aryans ♦ Ashoka ♦ Buddha ♦ Chandragupta ♦ Harappa ♦ Jainism ♦ Mahavira ♦ Mauryan ♦ Sanskrit

By ScienceSpot

Ancient Egypt Task Cards

Ancient Egypt Task Cards

These task cards are a great way for students to learn about Ancient Egypt.This product contains 18 cards with multiple choice questions about Ancient Egypt. A recording sheet and an answer key are included. Blank cards are also included for questions to be added, if wanted. The same 18 cards are also available in a non-multiple choice option as well.

By ScienceSpot

Ancient Greece Task Cards

Ancient Greece Task Cards

These task cards are a great way for students to learn about Ancient Greece.This product contains 18 cards with multiple choice questions about Ancient Greece. A recording sheet and an answer key are included. Blank cards are also included for questions to be added, if wanted. The same 18 cards are also available in a non-multiple choice option as well.

By ScienceSpot

Ancient China Task Cards

Ancient China Task Cards

These task cards are a great way for students to learn about Ancient China.This product contains 18 cards with multiple choice questions about Ancient China. A recording sheet and an answer key are included. Blank cards are also included for questions to be added, if wanted. The same 18 cards are also available in a non-multiple choice option as well.

By ScienceSpot

Creating a Mayan Myth

Creating a Mayan Myth

Children firstly summarise an existing Mayan Myth.They then plan their own Mayan Myth.Bad example included to show children what not to do.

By slayer2k5

Ancient China Word Search

Ancient China Word Search

This word search on Ancient China is a great way for students to review vocabulary terms. The solution to the puzzle is included. Terms Included: ♦ Analects ♦ Confucius ♦ Great Wall ♦ Laozi ♦ Qin Shi Huang ♦ Shiji ♦ Silk Road ♦ Sun Tzu ♦ Terracotta Army

By ScienceSpot

Ancient Maya Beliefs

Ancient Maya Beliefs

I made this sheet as an extension to the Twinkl Maya Unit which seemed too simple for my Year 6's. Twinkl has an excellent accompanying powerpoint for this. Two differentiated sheets.

By slayer2k5

Ancient Chinese Dynasties Task Cards

Ancient Chinese Dynasties Task Cards

These task cards are a great way for students to learn about the many Ancient Chinese Dynasties.This product contains 13 cards with multiple choice questions about the thirteen included Chinese dynasties. A recording sheet and an answer key are included. Blank cards are also included for questions to be added, if wanted. The same 13 cards are also available in a non-multiple choice option as well.

By ScienceSpot

Crime & Deviance (20 x Lessons, Complete Unit) [ GCSE Sociology ] (Full Resources for the Entire Section of the Course) [HIGH QUALITY]

Crime & Deviance (20 x Lessons, Complete Unit) [ GCSE Sociology ] (Full Resources for the Entire Section of the Course) [HIGH QUALITY]

This bundle contains 20 lessons for the 'Crime & Deviance' section of the new GCSE Sociology specification. Whilst it is useful to any teacher of Sociology, it was designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017. It is designed to be a self-contained, comprehensive and complete resource: everything a teacher/department need to teach the Crime & Deviance section of the course. Each lesson comes in a .Zip file, This file contains: -A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf) -A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats) -Homework [-Most of the lessons include a worksheet (double-sided A4 or A3)] We take considerable time making the highest quality lessons and we believe these are the best GCSE Sociology resources money can buy, positive reviews are greatly appreciated. Our intention is to have the other units of the new GCSE Sociology course available by June. Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.com PS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/

By godwin86

Medieval History: Medieval History Bundle

Medieval History: Medieval History Bundle

4x fully resourced lesson packs - all complete with differentiated powerpoints and worksheets, clip links, starters, plenaries, LOs to three levels throughout. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school. Suitable for KS3 and easy to adapt. I'm going to keep adding to this, so if you buy it check your downloads now and again as I'll have added something new :)

By History_Geek

The Norman Conquest Unit of Work

The Norman Conquest Unit of Work

This Bundle includes 10 fully resourced lessons for the Norman Conquest and the Battle of Hastings Unit of Work. Each lesson includes a step by step guide, resources, literacy support and a range of activities designed to engage and develop critical thinkers and independent learners. An assessment linked to the new GCSE spec is included.

By planmylesson

Ancient Civilisation Bundle

Ancient Civilisation Bundle

This is a set of presentations and teaching resources about a wide range of different ancient civilisation. Your students will be able to look at life in ancient China, ancient Greece, ancient Egypt and ancient Rome. The slides are a great way of getting your students to think about how people lived in the past, using primary and secondary sources.

By peterfogarty

Ancient Egypt Bundle

Ancient Egypt Bundle

Students love to learn about life in ancient Egypt. I have collected together a wide range of different teaching resources. The resources are a great way of exploring in detail how the ancient Egyptians lived and died and more details about ancient Egyptian pyramids and how they are similar to modern man and how they are different from us.

By peterfogarty

Ancient Rome Bundle

Ancient Rome Bundle

I love to teach my students about life in ancient Rome. They were an amazing civilsation and were highly advanced. These presentations are designed to encourage students to look more careful at ancient Rome buildings and the lives of Roman gladiators and soldiers.

By peterfogarty