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

Neolithic to Bronze Age Choose Your Own Adventure with Worksheet

Neolithic to Bronze Age Choose Your Own Adventure with Worksheet

Get your kids out of their seats and have them pretend they are living history. This Choose Your Own Adventure has students making decision after decision in a historical situation. Baskets around the room will have the result of each decision till their story ends (usually 6-10 decisions depending on what they choose). This one has them pretending they live during Neolithic times and the discovery of the Bronze Age. Check out the preview. Includes worksheet and teacher directions. Other CYOA's include college, career, apartheid, genocide, South Africa, Holocaust, Neolithic, also check out murder mysteries, board games, matching card activities Change the way you teach, river valley civilizations Mesopotamia Egypt Nile Tigris Euphrates Yellow Indus

By jeremymoore-bs-65

Agrippina the Younger

Agrippina the Younger

12 pages of extensive notes on Agrippina the Younger with primary and secondary sources. Includes;Role of Imperial women in Roman society , family background and status, Early life, ambitions and marriages, role during the reign of Caligula, role during the reign of Claudius, power as Claudius wife, Promotion of her son Nero, Relationship with Burrus and Seneca, Nero and Acte, her waning of power, evaluation, Legacy and 16 possible essay questions. Excellent collection of notes for students or assistance in teaching in ancient personality.

By teen91113

The Cuban Missile Crisis (GCSE)

The Cuban Missile Crisis (GCSE)

A lesson ideal for the new Edexcel GCSE scheme of work, this lesson (will probably take around 3 hours to do), looks at the causes, events, and consequences of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Includes an 8 mark exam question for students to consolidate their knowledge.

By georgiaperry

Thirty Seven:  Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

Thirty Seven: Numbers (with word): Colouring Page

A colouring activity to help students learn the names of numbers. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Students learning other foreign languages could use the sheets to write the new words under the familiar number name. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

History - Easter Quiz! GCSE KS4 [ End of Term Fun! ] 2017 - FULLY ANIMATED! Fun Historical Facts!

History - Easter Quiz! GCSE KS4 [ End of Term Fun! ] 2017 - FULLY ANIMATED! Fun Historical Facts!

This Easter quiz is professionally designed for History teachers. It is suitable for students at KS4 KS3 and possible KS2 (based around interesting historical trivia). Easy differentiation can be achieved by changing team sizes.It features 30 questions divided into five rounds. Half of the questions are subject specific, the other half refer to Easter trivia and Easter related general-knowledge.All slides are fully animated to be engaging and fun: some of the questions are even asked by adorable animated rabbits! The download includes the answer sheet and constitutes a zero-prep lesson; ideal for end of term classes and unwinding at the end of term!We are aiming to produce the finest Easter quizzes available on TES: if you like this product and feel that it deserves one, leave a positive review and email us (godwin86@gmail.com) and we will email you a FREE RESOURCE*!* [Any one of our 'Philosophy Boxes' programs, which you can view here: https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?q=godwin86%20PHILOSOPHY%20BOXES&pricing=paid&sortBy=lowestPrice]just email us the one you want and your TES username so that we can read your review :) ]

By godwin86

Numbers 21-30

Numbers 21-30

A colouring activity to help students learn their numbers. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Could be used with my symbols pages to create giant maths equations on a wall or with students holding a number and mathematical symbol each. Print out more copies to create a number matching game. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer: * Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8 * Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest * Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

The American West: Migration & Moving West (GCSE Edexcel 1-9)

The American West: Migration & Moving West (GCSE Edexcel 1-9)

This lesson has been designed for the GCSE Edexcel American West module. All outcomes are linked with Paper Two's Assessment Objectives 1 & 2. The focus of this lesson is to build pupils knowledge surrounding migration and early settlement in the west: Pupils will circulate the room pretending the follow the Oregon Trail (Thsi will me rearranging desks)- along the way pupils will complete a worksheet (Print in A3) encoutering and learning from information sheets focused upon:The Oregon Trail.The 1849 Gold rush.The Donner Party.Mormon Migration.Problems along they way.As outlined by the Edexcel Paper 2 scheme of work. I have also included a homework exam style question complete with tips and a mark scheme. Videos are embedded and links and further advice can be found within the description of the presentation.

By morlem

Introduction to The Iliad PPT

Introduction to The Iliad PPT

Great 22 slide PPT that introduces Homer's Epic Poem The Iliad. Looks at background, themes, foreshadowing and much more. Fully adaptable resource.

By Polaphuca

The Work of the Archaeologist

The Work of the Archaeologist

Developed for Year 11 Ancient History class as an introduction to Archaeology and the work of the Archaeologist.Includes 12 Slides with information and visuals for students to copy.What is archaeology, The Archaeologist, Specialties in the field, Key Terms, What are sources, Questions archaeologists ask, How sources survive, How artifacts guide us to understand everyday life.Great starter any grade level looking at the study of the past using the discipline of archaeology.

By teen91113

Ancient Ireland - The Celts and the Iron Age

Ancient Ireland - The Celts and the Iron Age

This PowerPoint presentation covers all areas of the topic "Ancient Ireland: The Celts and the Iron Age". It includes various diagrams, pictures and links to YouTube Clips which demonstrate how iron ore was smelted and what a crannóg looked like. It also includes questions and appropriate times for group work on questions in the book. This presentation can be used over a number of lessons.

By Bumblealong

Study Guide For 1st Year History

Study Guide For 1st Year History

This history study guide is one based on the Irish Junior Certificate Syllabus but it can be adapted to suit most history syllabi. It is a fantastic study guide as it categorises key elements of the course and makes it easier for students to learn a great deal of information by breaking it down for them. This covers the syllabus up until Christmas but it can be adapted for Ancient Rome, the Middle Ages and so on. It includes the work of the historian and archaeologist; conservation; the Stone Age; The Bronze Age; the Celts and the iron Age. It also provides practical study tips.

By Bumblealong

KS3 History schemes of work

KS3 History schemes of work

Various schemes of work for KS3 history. Topics include: First World War Church vs. State Crime and Punishment Slavery in the USA Analysing Sources Communist Russia English Civil War Norman Conquest

By jbenstead1

Sparta Murder Mystery for Classroom with Worksheet

Sparta Murder Mystery for Classroom with Worksheet

If you have ever done an murder mystery you know how fun they are. This murder mystery is designed to be used in a classroom and teaches about the Spartan Empire. It covers the warrior culture, helot slaves, and other key aspects of their society. Students in small groups (4-5) will enjoy learning about content and solving a murder at the same time! Worksheet included along with a map of the murder scene and answer key. Great for introducing a unit or reinforcing the content. This lesson takes 30-60 minutes depending on how you use it. A generic sample is shown in the images. Sparta 300 Leonidas Thermophiles Greek Greece Lesson Plan World Ancient Quick Student Driven Emergency Lesson Plan Europe History

By jeremymoore-bs-65

Chinese New Year Activity Bundle

Chinese New Year Activity Bundle

This is a bundle of primary school activities to use for Chinese New Year:1 - Make an oracle bone from clay with Ancient Chinese symbols on.2. Ancient Chinese Recipe to make Ginger Millet Porridge.3. A web quest activity for pupils to independently research the Ancient Chinese Shang Dynasty.4. A story of a legendary Chinese king, which can be used as a stimulus for drama or writing.

By KS2History

Terry Deary - the Ruthless Romans - 6 sessions of Guided Reading / Whole class activities

Terry Deary - the Ruthless Romans - 6 sessions of Guided Reading / Whole class activities

A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensions.LOsTo form and revise opinions about the RomansTo make comparisons between past and contemporary entertainment.To make comparisons between today and the past. To use skimming and scanning to find information for research. To gather information in order to write persuasively.To reflect on a completed text

By MikeRichards

Twenty Five: Numbers: Colouring Page

Twenty Five: Numbers: Colouring Page

A colouring activity to help students learn the names of numbers. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Students learning other foreign languages could use the sheets to write the new words under the familiar number name. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

KS2 - Computing Starter Pack!

KS2 - Computing Starter Pack!

Great bundle price! Individually they should be £11! So you save 45%!!! New to the subject or just want some new ideas? Sometimes Computing can be a scary subject to teach when you don't know where to start! I've bundled together a few of my personal favourite units to teach, and knocked off a good discount! Enjoy! @AlwaysComputing

By matthew_1987

Ancient Greece: Pericles' Funeral Oration Analysis Activity

Ancient Greece: Pericles' Funeral Oration Analysis Activity

This activity is meant to give students experience interacting with and interpreting a primary source that demonstrates the beginnings of democratic thought in Ancient Greece. This makes an especially good activity early in the school year, but could be used any time. Students read each excerpt, and - with the help of the teacher, a dictionary, or the internet - interpret the meaning of Pericles’ speech. They are then required to condense their interpretation into a four-word summary. Works great as a discussion-based activity or individual work. This lesson is classroom tested and fully customizable.

By briancorbett-bs-36

Egyptian Mummies

Egyptian Mummies

PPT Including 25 slides - Slide show works it's way through the developments in mummification in ancient Egypt, the process (with visuals), and archaeological evidence of mummies unearthed.Put together for a Year 7 history class for note taking about Mummification.

By teen91113

History/ Humanities Stretch and Challenge Board Cards for your classroom

History/ Humanities Stretch and Challenge Board Cards for your classroom

This is a set of 'Stretch and Challenge cards' all ready to be adapted (your teacher name) for your class room. Primarily based around History/Hums tasks, this resource can be used for a 'Stretch and Challenge; Board display or for Plenaries. These activities look at tasks that actually stretch pupils thinking, perceptions of the topic and learning without resorting to 'posters or poetry' making.

By joeyw1