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

Around the World Mini Bundle

Around the World Mini Bundle

A selection of resources that are aimed at sparking your students' interest in the world around them. They help you to explore the world from your classroom! These presentations include interesting facts and photos about food, landmarks, houses and children from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America and Australiasia.

By cassieborodenko

The Victorians - A complete Unit of Work - with Guided Reading

The Victorians - A complete Unit of Work - with Guided Reading

A complete Programme of work for teaching the Victorians in either Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3. The pack includes Summary Planning providing a suggested sequence of teaching which includes Time-line work and a series of Historical Investigation and debate activities based using quotes from people alive in the Victorian times and Victorian novels. The pack also includes planning for five groups of Guided reading, drawing on a combination of Victorian and contemporary novelists. Additionally, there are ten comprehensions included that could be used as additional whole class activities or as homework.

By MikeRichards

The Victorians - A complete Unit of Work

The Victorians - A complete Unit of Work

A complete Programme of work for teaching the Victorians in either Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3. The pack includes Summary Planning providing a suggested sequence of teaching which includes Time-line work and a series of Historical Investigation and debate activities based using quotes from people alive in the Victorian times and Victorian novels. Additionally, there are ten comprehensions included that could be used as additional whole class activities or as homework.

By MikeRichards

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

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

Bundle includes all 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.

By planmylesson

Landmarks from Around the World

Landmarks from Around the World

A resource containing interesting facts about 15 famous world landmarks (such as the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, The Pyramids at Giza and the Colosseum in Rome). You could use the resource as a listening activity, guessing game, research opportunity or discussion prompt. A useful resource for a topic on buildings, countries, cultures or famous places.

By cassieborodenko

Medicine through time

Medicine through time

Medicine through time resources. Includes active learning lessons, revision games, numerous worksheets, some stand alone lessons and a variety of starter and plenary activities. Easy to adapt and all proven in the classroom.

By dmoorhouse

The Torah

The Torah

1 hour lesson with differentiated worksheet and tasks. Plenty of quotes to analyse if used for GCSE prep.Suitable for KS3/4 easily adapted for eitherDifferent level tasks for MA,LA or CoreDesigned to fit Ofsted criteria for' Good - Outstanding'Please leave me a review and I'll send you any other resource of your choice for free.Many more cheap and free resources at my shop: Emjcot's Shop

By emjcot

World Religions: Holy Texts

World Religions: Holy Texts

4 x fully rersourced lesson packs on The Bible, Torah, Qur'an and the connections between them. 21 resources in total including worksheets, all fully differentiated to three levels throughout and clip links. KS3/4. Theres about 5 hours worth of planning here - I use all these lesssons myself as Head of RE.All are - complete 1 hour lessons with differentiated worksheetsSuitable for KS3/4 easily adaptableDifferent level tasks for MA,LA or CoreDesigned to fit Ofsted criteria for' Good' or above.More cheap and free resources available at my shop: Emjcot's ShopAlso - leave me a review and I'll send you any other resource for free. Just message me with the one you want :)

By emjcot

Who were the Magi?  What was their role in Persian religion?

Who were the Magi? What was their role in Persian religion?

Described by 19th and 20th century historians as a mysterious Persian priesthood, the Magi can be easily misunderstood. However, more recent research reveals them to be a religious order whose religious and non-religious (e.g. medical) functions changed over the time of the Achaemenid period to become the Zoroastrian priests that we recognise in the later period.This source-based homework task is designed for students of the NSW Ancient History SyllabusHigher School Certificate courseHistorical PeriodsOption D: Persia from Cyrus II to the Death of Darius IIIIt can also be used as part ofHistorical SocietiesOption D: Persian society at the time of Darius and Xerxes.

By WayneWoods

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 :)

By emjcot

Build a Resume for Historic Figure Research Project

Build a Resume for Historic Figure Research Project

Historic Figure Mini-Project: Build a Resume is one way for students to convey research about a historical figure, famous individual, or even themselves. What would Franklin D. Roosevelt’s resume or DaVinci’s look like? Also great for characters from literature.Included in this project guide:- Research Template- Student directions for researching and creating resume- Resume Template- Sample resumesThis project is a lifelong tool applicable to any unit of study.This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

Blog  project for history and language arts

Blog project for history and language arts

Research Project: Blog social studies project is one way for students to convey research from their unit project. Great for any unit of study. What would the blog of George Washington say during the crossing of the Delaware? What might a soldier from World War I have written?Included in this project guide is student handouts for:- Research Template- Research Organization Tool- Directions for creating a blog- Blog template- Blog entry template- Sample from a student-created blogThis project is a lifelong tool applicable to any unit of study.This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

Picture Book Project for History or English and Language Arts

Picture Book Project for History or English and Language Arts

Research Project: Picture Book social studies project is one way for students to convey research from their unit project. Great for any unit of study.Included in this project guide is student handouts for:- Research Template- Student directions for researching and creating picture book- Picture book page templates- Picture book journal pageThis project is a lifelong tool applicable to any unit of study.This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

Doodle project for History or English and Language Arts

Doodle project for History or English and Language Arts

Research Project: Create a set of Doodles Social Studies Project is one way for students to convey research from their unit project. Great for any unit of study.Included in this project guide are student handouts for:- Research Template- Organization tools- Student directions for researching and creating doodles- Teacher's Guide- Student SampleThis project is a lifelong tool applicable to any unit of study.This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

Twitter feed project for History and Language Arts

Twitter feed project for History and Language Arts

The Twitter feed project is one way for students to convey research about a historic figure or topic or use for books and characters. What might be tweeted about the Battle of Gettysburg or from a woman living in Ancient China? Great for any unit of study.Included in this project guide is student handouts for:- Research Template- Research Graphic Organizer- Student directions for creating a Twitter Feed- Twitter Feed template (print multiple copies for each student)- Sample from a student-created Twitter FeedThis project is a lifelong tool applicable to any unit of study. Great for differentiation along with other Research Project Tools such as creating a resume or photo journal projects. Available in a growing bundle of Research Project Tools which includes all the current research project tools in the store + all future ones at no extra cost to the buyer. Great for differentiation.This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

Research and role play for figures from history

Research and role play for figures from history

Students delve deep into a historic figure and then bring that figure to life at a fantastic end of project soiree. After detailed research, students literally take on the role of their historical figure at a historical soiree. All the parts of the project are scaffolded in with student handouts and stages of research. From journal entries to costume design to analyzing the historical context, students explore what makes different figures from history become the person they become.Works with different periods of history, science and even literary figures. Great fun!This project is also available for the following specific content areas.- Civil Rights Movement- Renaissance, Reformation and Scientific Revolution- Climate Change Conference (Earth Day)- The Progressive Era and Gilded Age- The Age of EnlightenmentContent area specific guides include an annotated bibliography for over 30 figures for the subject.This detailed teacher’s guide includes:● How to use this resource teacher’s guide● Sample lists of historical figures including influential people of the 21st century● A complete timeline of how to use with any unit● Student handouts including: research template, historical context template, costume research guide, and guide for preparing for the party.● Writing References style guide● Complete list of journal entry prompts● A complete materials listThis purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

Tri-fold Poster Presentations (Use for All Subjects)

Tri-fold Poster Presentations (Use for All Subjects)

roject: Tri-fold Poster Presentations is a guide for students to create a fantastic tri-fold poster of which they will be proud. Students use the tools in this product to conduct research and develop a tri-fold poster. Great for any subject area in which students are assembling presentations. Give your students the tools to show their best work!Included in this project guide are student handouts for:- Research Template- Student directions for creating a tri-fold poster.- Tips for creating a great poster.- Layout template- Tri-fold poster checklist- Dos and Don’ts with visual examples.This project is a lifelong tool applicable to any unit of study.This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

Photo Journal project for any subject

Photo Journal project for any subject

Research Project: Photo journal social studies project is one way for students to convey research from their unit project. Great for any unit of study.Included in this project guide is student handouts for:- Research Template- Student directions for researching and creating photo journal- Photo journal page templates- Sample photo journal pageThis project is a lifelong tool applicable to any unit of study.This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

Create a journal as a historic figure or literary character project

Create a journal as a historic figure or literary character project

Biography Mini-Project: Create a journal as a historic figure is one way for students to convey research about a historical figure, famous individual, or even themselves. What would Jane Addams say about her time creating Hull House? What might Brunelleschi grumble about while building the dome of the cathedral in Florence?Included in this project guide:- Research Template- Student directions for creating diary- Diary template- Student sampleThis project is a lifelong tool applicable to any unit of study.Research projects currently available include:- Build a Resume for Historic Figure- Create a journal as a historic figure- Build a Linkedin Profile for a Historic Figure- Create a blog social studies project- Photo Journal social studies project- Writing a Research Paper: A student's guide to writing a research paper- Research Project: Create a book jacket- Research Project: A visual timeline for a social studies project- Create an artifact project-Create a picture book project-Research project - Create a comic book-Twitter feed - social studies project- Research Project - PamphletsThis purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory