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

How different was Anglo Saxon Britain from Roman Britain - a comparison of two peoples.

How different was Anglo Saxon Britain from Roman Britain - a comparison of two peoples.

Who’s who? Do you know your Romano Britons from your Anglo Saxon? LO: To understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections and draw contrasts (KS2)LO: To apply the above to the study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066 (KS3) A complete activity to help children understand the similarities and differences between the Anglo Saxon and Romano British societies in Britain during the first millennium. The activity consists of: Teaching Input: 1. A PowerPoint identifying the key similarities and differences between the Romano Britons and Anglo Saxons including information about their: - Origins- settlements- everyday lives- lives of women and children- laws and punishments- beliefs- stories and legends- legacy. This can either be run as an introduction, or shared with children in groups or pairs. Independent Task: 2. A sorting activity consisting of a series of statements which apply to Romano Britons, Anglo Saxons, both, or neither. (This includes a fact sheet for teacher use, providing the correct answers and a series of websites which provide additional source information)3. A set of different templates to allow you to choose how this information is then represented. Challenge / Extension / AG&TUsing websites listed, children could try to find additional information about both peoples. PlenaryMark with the children, getting them to identify which description applies to which people. Pose and discuss the statement The Anglo Saxons period is often called the Dark Ages because it is said that they destroyed Roman civilisation. In what ways were the Anglo Saxons more civilised than the Romans?

By MikeRichards

Boudicca (or Boudica) an investigation to separate truth from legends told of the Queen of the Iceni

Boudicca (or Boudica) an investigation to separate truth from legends told of the Queen of the Iceni

Boudicca – Fact from FictionLO: To understand how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. (KS2)LO: To apply the above to the study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066 (KS3) A complete activity to help children understand the way that information about historical figures although rooted in fact, can also have legends attached to them. The activity consists of: Teaching Input: 1. A powerpoint providing information about the life and significance of Boudicca, both fact and fiction organised around the following sections: - who Boudicca was- her early life- her relationship with the King Prasutagus- her marriage - The uprising- The destruction of Camulodunum (Colchester- her Victories- her defeat and the end- her legacy to Britain. This can either be run as an introduction, or shared with children in groups or pairs. Independent Task: 2. A sorting activity consisting of a series of statements which are either factual or legendary about Boudica. (This includes a fact sheet for teacher use, providing the correct answers and a series of websites which provide additional source information)3. A template to allow children to sort the information provided into Truth or Legend. Challenge / Extension / AG&TUsing websites listed, children could try to find additional information about both peoples. PlenaryMark with the children, getting them to identify how they knew whether or not something was a legend or the truth (links with Literacy language of myths and legends). Pose and discuss the statement Why do you think there are so many stories told about Boudica.

By MikeRichards

An Introduction to Roman Britain

An Introduction to Roman Britain

A collection of resources to prove a background to life in Roman Britain including two investigative activities and a collection of comprehensions which could be used for homework.

By MikeRichards

2017 - Christmas Quiz (Fiction, Literacy) - 7 rounds & 40+Qs' .Festive Quiz - End of term Quiz

2017 - Christmas Quiz (Fiction, Literacy) - 7 rounds & 40+Qs' .Festive Quiz - End of term Quiz

2017 - Christmas Quiz (Fiction, Literacy) - 7 rounds & 40+Qs' .Festive Quiz - End of term QuizThis resource contains:1x PowerPoint Quiz1x Student Answer Sheet (PDF and PPT Version) and all the answers!!Contains 8 Rounds: Guess the Character, Identify the Christmas movie, Every day of Christmas? Whats that number? and more...This Powerpoint contains 20+ slides with Quiz Questions about Christmas and the festive time of the year and could be used in conjunction with an end of term lesson to promote literacy and maths. The Powerpoint is colourful and bright and can be used with students across the age ranges and includes a fun and engaging way to go through the answers.This PowerPoint could be used as a fun and engaging English, Media or PSHE lesson.This resource would work really well with my other 2017/2018 educational resources and Quizzes.Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for GCSE Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

Knights and Heraldry

Knights and Heraldry

A fun and interactive lesson about knights and heraldry aimed at a KS2 / KS3 fun and interactive lesson aimed at teaching about Coats of Arms through reading comprehension and imaginative writing tasks can be differentiated for a stronger group easily.

By rbolster

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Ancient Greece Bundle

Ancient Greece Bundle

Save 75% This creative and time saving bundle includes independent learning, a display, listening and sorting and writing! The Greeks - An Introductory Page. Encourage independent learning by asking your class what they would like to learn about Ancient Greece or the Greeks. Then, as a group or in small groups, get them to brainstorm what they already know. Fantastic start to any Greek Project! Whip up a display in an instant! This PowerPoint of images & a title will save your hours of searching. Just press print. Three titles to go with the display above. The title to choose from read: 'Ancient Greece', 'The Greeks' and 'Greek Gods' Greek Patterns and a Greek Vase Template. Encourage creativity and manual dexterity with the Greek Vase template which is all ready to add pattern to. My popular Pandora's Box Listening and sorting Activity. Read the story and then ask your students to sort the facts into true or false. A wonderful stimulus for discussion! An excellent planning sheet for your class to plan a letter to a Greek God or Goddess.

By BubbleResources

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Edexcel GCSE 9-1 History Crime and Punishment c1000-c1700

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 History Crime and Punishment c1000-c1700

This Bundle includes all of the teaching material for the first two sections of the Crime and Punishment c1000-present Paper 1 topic. 16 fully resourced lessons which include PowerPoints, key word lists, self assessment grids, example questions, card sorts, worksheets and literacy support. No textbook required.

By planmylesson

HISTORY RESEARCH IN THE LIBRARY

HISTORY RESEARCH IN THE LIBRARY

This can be used by History teachers and Librarians who wish to teach Year 7 or 8 students how to research a period of History using only Library resources. Learning objectives: students learn research skills as well as being exposed to library usage.There are 3 tasks: a warm up task - finding the definitions of key words which involves dictionary work; then the major task is a fact finding mission on a period of History; and finally an extension task researching a bizarre fact about life during that period of History. The librarian can help amend the task according to the History resources they have in the library.

By charnb

Easter - Easter Story

Easter - Easter Story

1 hour PP, 3 worksheets, clip link, activity, fully resourced one hour lesson focussing on the history and religious significance of Easter. Suitable for KS3/2 Variety of different level tasks for MA,LA or Core Differentiated to 3 levels or more Designed to fit Ofsted criteria for' Good' or aboveMany more cheap and free resources at my shop: Emjcot's ShopLeave me a review and pick any other resource for free :)There is an easter food tasting activity sheet (also on PP) but it's optional and the lesson still works well without. Nice as an end of term treat though, I find!

By EC_Resources

International school Exams( social studies -psychology- sociology)G 6-7-8-9-10-11-12

International school Exams( social studies -psychology- sociology)G 6-7-8-9-10-11-12

Being the coordinator for Humanities and a curriculum developer in the Middle East for10 years I developed and organized many Exams, scopes and sequences, Projects, Assessments, Lesson plans, Yearly plans and Worksheets.these forms and more available to public were develop under (ministry of education-advanced ad programs- IB- SAT-IG and others) feel free to ask for more ...

By chugy4u