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

Writing Technique Practice and Improvement -Otzi the Iceman Topic (but  adaptable to many subjects)

Writing Technique Practice and Improvement -Otzi the Iceman Topic (but adaptable to many subjects)

Writing activity with analysis, scaffolds and samples to teach effective writing technique and improve student written responses. Writing Technique Practice and Improvement -Otzi the Iceman Topic (but the technique shown is adaptable to many subjects to create stronger answers). Use of this technique as shown WILL raise student results with applied properly to 'bump up' virtually all students to a higher mark level. Use of additional steps plus as pre-marking review and feedback by peers and or teacher will also aid this.Learning Objectives-students learn about, practice and develop their writing technique to help them build stronger written responses to improve their written communication and earn stronger marks by learning a few simple techniques.Highly effective and well resourced using 'IDEA ACE' model. full and detailed lesson plan provided with clear instructionshighly detailed resources includedfully adaptable to a range of subjects but using 'Otzi the Iceman' as a modelfully editable so you can adapt to your needssample responses included with analysis modela great time-save for you, more importantly, use of this easy approach WILL help your students improve their written response and therefore improve their academic performance.

By gcmem

Viking Longship interactive notebook foldable

Viking Longship interactive notebook foldable

The foldable is in two parts inside and outside the longship. Students can colour how they wish. This resource will be a brilliant accompaniment to support of vikings topics at either primary or secondary school. Resource includes:1) The foldable to cut out2) 'model' pictures to show how the ship can be stuck together. (Note: the tab to stick down is the flag)

By TRJ

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Medieval History Bundle

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 Delian League in a nutshell

The Delian League in a nutshell

Outlines the Delian League. Great for introducing the topic and also as revision resource.Tags: Delian League, Persian Wars, Ancient History, Presentation, Revision, Simple, Accessible, key points, concepts, outline.

By MHaji07

Greek Myths: Echo and Narcissus

Greek Myths: Echo and Narcissus

This interesting and highly-stimulating lesson enables students to gain a clear and understanding of the key meanings in the Greek Myth ‘Echo and Narcissus.’ Through engagement with the story, students learn to interpret and infer the key meanings in the text, understand its predominant morals, and back up their ideas with textual evidence.The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to:- Define the key term 'moral' and identify the morals in popular tales;- Read the story 'Echo and Narcissus' and interpret the key meanings;- Identify, explain, and analyse the moral of the story in 'Echo and Narcissus';- Engage deeply with the text by inferring the thoughts and feelings of the key characters; - Test their understanding of the story by answering an exam-style comprehension question.-Peer assess each other's learning attempts.This resource pack includes:- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;;- Paper copies and online links to the extract needed for the lesson (end section of Act Two);- Greek Myths Definitions Cards;- Greek Myths worksheet (including answer sheet for teachers);- A logically scaffolded essay template;- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.

By TandLGuru

Characters from the Fall of Troy worksheet

Characters from the Fall of Troy worksheet

A worksheet designed to go along side listening to/ watching the story of the Fall of Troy.Many pupils find it a challenge to remember each character and what they do in the story. This activity is aimed at helping them to make sense for themselves of who is who and that their role is.

By Miffymimi

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

The American West: Exoduster & Oklahoma Land Rush. GCSE 1-9.

The American West: Exoduster & Oklahoma Land Rush. GCSE 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 regarding the continued developments of settlement in the West. 1. Exoduster Movement (1879)2. Oklahoms Land Rush (1893)Pupils begin with a re-cap of different impacts of migration by studying American Progress, an 1872 painting by John Gast.Pupils then have a card sort activity to build their understanding of the causes and consequences of the Exoduster Movement 1879. Pupils then condust an inquiry of the Oklahoma Land Rush 1893 by viewing a video (embedded) and using a worksheet to consider the different perspectives in relation to this (Plains Indians V Settlers). Pupils then consolidate with an exam style question (Mark shceme Provided). Videos are embedded and links and further advice can be found within the description of the presentation. you may need the Edexcel GCSE 1-9 American West Text Book to support part of this lesson if you wish.

By morlem

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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

The Black Death

The Black Death

An hour long, fully resourced lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task focusing on an introduction to the Black Death, causes, cures and sources. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.

By History_Geek

How did Darius I administer such a large empire?

How did Darius I administer such a large empire?

Darius I administered his huge, multicultural empire through good governance, the selection of loyal satraps, the use of taxation to pay for bureaucracy and the military, the standardisation of laws and weights and the use of the army to maintain control and order. This source-based homework task is designed for students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian CurriculumHigher School Certificate courseHistorical PeriodsOption D: Persia from Cyrus II to Darius IIIIt can also be used as part ofHistorical SocietiesOption D: Persia in the time of Darius I and Xerxes

By WayneWoods

Who were the royal Persian women?  What powers did they ppossess?

Who were the royal Persian women? What powers did they ppossess?

Royal Persian women included the king's mother, wives, family members, concubines, courtesans and entertainers such as musicians and dancing girls. They wielded much influence on the king and on policy-making. They were also involved in intrigues including horrific acts of violence. They could own and manage land, attended battles as camp-followers and performed acts of public significance. This source-based homework task is designed for students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian CurriculumHigher School Certificate courseHistorical PeriodsOption D: Persia - Cyrus II to the death of Darius IIIIt can also be used as part ofHistorical SocietiesOption D: Persia in the time of Darius I and Xerxes

By WayneWoods

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Year 7 History Homework Booklets

Year 7 History Homework Booklets

Attached in this document is a series of homework booklets that cover the following topics;1. The Islamic Empire2. The Middle Ages3. 10664. Historical Skills5. Tudors6. Stuarts7. Industrial Revolution8. SEND homework bookletsThese homework booklets will cover you for the whole year and can be reused and adapted accordingly. I hope they make your life a lot easier and help you to enjoy teaching rather than planning. I also have homework booklets for year 8 & 9 which have been uploaded.

By JamesLeopoldStuart

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GCSE Public Health A3 info-mat: Ancient and Arabic Medicine

GCSE Public Health A3 info-mat: Ancient and Arabic Medicine

A3 info-mat introducing Hippocrates, Galen, Avicenna and the Arabic contributions to European medicine. Includes strategies to mastery key terminology and historical context. Contains wider reading homework/extension task and content checklist for revision purposes. Can be used as a resource during lesson, a stand alone lesson or a revision/exam technique lesson. Contains AQA GCSE questions to improve exam technique (type 2,3 and 4, see below);1. Has the role of the individual been the main factor in the development of medicine in Europe since medieval times? 2. Compare the bedside manner of Hippocrates in Ancient Greece with that of the NHS in the twenty-first century. In what ways are they similar?Significance (Question Type 2: AO1 and AO2, 8 marks) 3. Explain the significance of Arabic doctors in the development of Western European medicine.

By johnleehough

The Archaeology of Poo

The Archaeology of Poo

A 29 page PPT that examines what ancient Poo can tell us about ancient lifestyles, patterns of trade, diseases and the people of the ancient world. With DNA techniques much more can be learnt about the ancient world through the study of waste.The PPT looks at;What we can learn from PoopCritters in PooCase studiesTransmission of disease (silk road / Crusades/ Farming/ Hygiene)Oldest PoopThe DNA evidence and scientific techniquesPlus some wonderful images of fossilised PooLatest evidence - well researched -great visuals and wonderful entertainment value - A must for all year groups looking at ancient cultures and what we are learning from waste products.

By teen91113

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Part 1 AQA Health & The People / Medicine Through Time: Ancient Greece, Rome & Medieval Britain

Part 1 AQA Health & The People / Medicine Through Time: Ancient Greece, Rome & Medieval Britain

This is Part 1 of Health & The People, it consists of 12 lessons with worksheets that cover Ancient Greece, Rome & Medieval Britain. There are two other parts that I have uploaded to help make planning and preparing for your lessons simple,easy and less time consuming. In turn I hope that these resource allow you to gt back to teaching rather than planning all the time.Enjoy!

By JamesLeopoldStuart

History Chronicle

History Chronicle

This is updated once a week and has a person of the week, event of the week, a YOU! section and an on this week section.

By paged1

Nuestra Escuela - Our School - Mexican History Video Tutorial

Nuestra Escuela - Our School - Mexican History Video Tutorial

In this video lesson, students will learn about the history of Mexico, including the various ancient cultures that still influence the country today.To view a preview of Nuestra Escuela - Our School - Mexican History Video Tutorial, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/embed/lM5rUrYpO8c *This video is in (.mp4) format. Please verify that you have the appropriate software for viewing before you purchase the video.*Need more resources? Nuestra Escuela - Our School - Review Worksheet Nuestra Escuela - Our School - Review Quiz Nuestra Escuela - Our School - Review Video

By Wisewire

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Reading Comprehension Bundle 2

Reading Comprehension Bundle 2

A mixed reading comprehension bundle that has a range of reading comprehensions that work on building understanding/ improving knowledge about particular facts.

By krisgreg30