High School history lesson plans and activities: Thematic and breadth studies

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Slave Triangle

Slave Triangle

This is a complete lesson exploring the Slave Trade triangle. It includes a map task, have and need task, card sort on the reasons slavery was justified and visual questioning task

By leighbee23

Nazi Propaganda

Nazi Propaganda

Nazi Germany lesson analysing Nazi propaganda, includes a detailed worksheet and a paired task exploring forms of propaganda the Nazi party used. This can be used to link to how propaganda helped the Nazis maintain control.Also includes a task discussing the features of propaganda posters on the powerpoint to go through with the whole class and then an activity worksheet to facilitate the development of this independently This resource has been adapted since earlier reviews

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

Marking Stickers to Encourage Feedback - 23 Template Bundle

Marking Stickers to Encourage Feedback - 23 Template Bundle

Has that pile of books been sitting on your desk for over a week? Why not print out some stickers and get sticking! I use a range of stickers to encourage student feedback. It's an excellent way to save some time but also encourage a dialogue. Credit to A. Wilkes for inspiration. You will require various label size papers but there are some standard envelope ones. Sticker sizes include: standard address label, 25x25, 64x64 and others. Comments are appreciated. This paper can be purchased online and put into any printer. Comments are appreciated. Images are taken from Microsoft Office Clip-Art collections and used in line with MS policy.

By maxblackburn

How did the nature of warfare change between 1700-1850 - flippedlearning worksheet and video

How did the nature of warfare change between 1700-1850 - flippedlearning worksheet and video

Flippedlearning resource based around Youtube narrated presentation about change and continuity in the nature of warfare between 1700-1850. The narrated PowerPoint explains how there was little change in this period, but highlights the key trends and areas where there was change. It was developed for the Edexcel Unit 1 course. The Worksheet provides a link to the video and a mix of note taking and comprehension questions. The video is both on the Flipyourhistory Youtube channel and included here as a windows media video file. Flippedlearning resources are designed to be used by students outside the classroom as either homework or revision, freeing up time in lessons for consolidation, debate and analysis. For more information about flippedlearning or my flipyourhistory experiences follow my Twitter account (@flipyourhistory) or read my blog - flipyourhistory.wordpress.com. To see all my flippedlearning resources search flipyourhistory on the TES.

By flipyourhistory

War Walks - The Battle of Waterloo 1815 - Flippedlearning worksheet with link to video

War Walks - The Battle of Waterloo 1815 - Flippedlearning worksheet with link to video

Flippedlearning resource based around Youtube War Walks documentary about the Battle of Waterloo 1815 between Wellington and Napoleon. The documentary focuses on the events of the battle and its importance in European history. The Worksheet provides a link to the video and a mix of note taking and comprehension questions. Flippedlearning resources are designed to be used by students outside the classroom as either homework or revision, freeing up time in lessons for consolidation, debate and analysis. For more information about flippedlearning or my flipyourhistory experiences follow my Twitter account (@flipyourhistory) or read my blog - flipyourhistory.wordpress.com. To see all my flippedlearning resources search flipyourhistory on the TES.

By flipyourhistory

How did the experience of warfare change between 1700 - 1850? - Flippedlearning worksheet and video

How did the experience of warfare change between 1700 - 1850? - Flippedlearning worksheet and video

Flippedlearning resource based around Youtube narrated presentation about change and continuity in the experience of warfare between 1700-1850. The narrated PowerPoint explains how there was little change in this period, but highlights the key trends and areas where there was change. It was developed for the Edexcel Unit 1 course. The Worksheet provides a link to the video and a mix of note taking and comprehension questions. The video is both on the Flipyourhistory Youtube channel and included here as a windows media video file. Flippedlearning resources are designed to be used by students outside the classroom as either homework or revision, freeing up time in lessons for consolidation, debate and analysis. For more information about flippedlearning or my flipyourhistory experiences follow my Twitter account (@flipyourhistory) or read my blog - flipyourhistory.wordpress.com. To see all my flippedlearning resources search flipyourhistory on the TES.

By flipyourhistory

The Black Death

The Black Death

A short scheme of work ideal for KS3 students studying the Black Death. Lessons include:- Symptoms of the Black Death- Causes of the Black Death- Cures for the Black Death- How deadly the Black Death wasEach lesson has differentiated activities, and also challenge/super challenge activities for higher ability students.

By georgiaperry

Y312 Witchcraze: Legal Changes

Y312 Witchcraze: Legal Changes

This is made for the new Y312 Popular Culture and the Witch craze of the 16th and 17th Centuries new specification for OCR A Level. You will need access to the Access to History textbook for this lesson.This lesson is very straightforward.It starts with n 'odd one out' starter, followed by a timeline and a little note taking.

By sambennett

9-1 GCSE American West - Why did people migrate West?

9-1 GCSE American West - Why did people migrate West?

GCSE American WestNew 2016 SpecificationCan be used for AQA, Edexcel, OCR or iGCSE exam boards. Lesson investigating ' Why did people migrate West?'Focus on Oregon Trail and reasons people migrated west to Oregon and California (Manifest Destiny, 1849 Gold Rush, Mexico-America War, Pioneers, Mountain Men, Mormons, Depression, Government support) with indepth look at The Gold Rush.All lesson activities and resources included - Hexagon plenary, infographic and Diamond Nine activityPart of Early Settlement of the West 1835-62 topicPlease see my other lessons Feedback welcome!

By MrThorntonTeach

Diamond 9: How did the international situation lead to the 'Red Scare' in the 1950s?

Diamond 9: How did the international situation lead to the 'Red Scare' in the 1950s?

This outstanding resource is designed to provide stretch and challenge. It can be used as a starter, plenary or as a revision activity on how the international situation helped to cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA during the 1950s. The resource includes nine diamond shaped cards which include a range of factors to explain how the international situation helped to increase the fear and mistrust of the USSR. Once students have cut the cards out they are set three tasks including: 1. Remove any reasons for the boom that you don’t think are important. Record and explain why you have removed them. 2. Arrange the remaining diamonds to show any links that you can find between the different reasons. Record and explain your reasons. 3. Make a smaller diamond shape using what you think are the four most important international events or factors that helped to cause the Red Scare in the 1950s? At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explaining their choices. The discussion and explanation around the choices that they have made are critical in helping them develop their understanding of the topic. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Origins of McCarthyism Know: What key international events increased mistrust and tension between the USA & USSR? Understand: How did the international situation help to ignite the 'Red Scare'? Evaluate: How far was the international situation responsible for causing the 'Red Scare'? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify and describe: The international situation from 1945 to 1953 Explain: How did the international situation help to ignite the 'Red Scare'? Analyse: How far was the international situation responsible for causing the 'Red Scare'? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

Diamond 9: How did the international situation help to cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA?

Diamond 9: How did the international situation help to cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA?

This outstanding resource is designed to provide stretch and challenge. It can be used as a starter, plenary or as a revision activity on how the international situation helped to cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA during the 1950s. The resource includes nine diamond shaped cards which include a range of factors to explain how the international situation helped to increase the fear and mistrust of the USSR. Once students have cut the cards out they are set three tasks including: 1. Remove any reasons for the boom that you don’t think are important. Record and explain why you have removed them. 2. Arrange the remaining diamonds to show any links that you can find between the different reasons. Record and explain your reasons.3. Make a smaller diamond shape using what you think are the four most important international events or factors that helped to cause the Red Scare in the 1950s? At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explaining their choices. The discussion and explanation around the choices that they have made are critical in helping them develop their understanding of the topic. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Origins of McCarthyism Know: What key international events increased mistrust and tension between the USA & USSR? Understand: How did the international situation help to ignite the 'Red Scare'? Evaluate: How far was the international situation responsible for causing the 'Red Scare'? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify and describe: The international situation from 1945 to 1953 Explain: How did the international situation help to ignite the 'Red Scare'? Analyse: How far was the international situation responsible for causing the 'Red Scare'? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

Diamond 9 Activity: American West - Why did Custer lose at the Little Bighorn?

Diamond 9 Activity: American West - Why did Custer lose at the Little Bighorn?

This outstanding resource is designed to help students evaluate how far Custer was responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. It can used as a starter or plenary and is suitable for middle to upper ability students as a stretch and challenge task. If you would like something aimed at middle to lower ability students, then please check out my card sort of this topic in my TES shop. This task is primarily designed to help students prioritise the different factors in preparation for an extended answer or essay.The resource includes nine diamond shaped cards which include a range of factors to explain why Custer lost the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Once students have cut the cards out they are set three tasks including: 1. Remove any reasons for the boom that you don’t think are important. Record and explain why you have removed them. 2. Arrange the remaining diamonds to show any links that you can find between the different reasons. Record and explain your reasons.3. Make a smaller diamond shape using what you think are the four most important reasons why Custer lost at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explaining their choices. The discussion and explanation around the choices that they have made are critical in helping them develop their arguments for writing their essay. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: What role did the US Army play in the defeat of the Plains Indians? Know: What happened during the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Understand: What roles were played by Custer and Crazy Horse in the defeat of the US Army? Evaluate: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify and describe: What happened during the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Explain: What roles were played by Custer and Crazy Horse in the defeat of the US Army? Analyse: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

Propaganda in Nazi Germany

Propaganda in Nazi Germany

Whole lesson on propaganda in Nazi Germany, with information and hyperlinked videos throughout- Joseph Goebbels- Book burning- Posters and newspapers- Speeches- Cinema and film- Rallies- Sport, Festivals, Art and Music- Censorship (covered using hyper linked videos, and activity to be completed alongside use of Ferriby textbook)- Homework task on opposition to the Nazi regime

By SJT1991

Lesson 24 Edexcel GCSE 1-9 American West - Extermination of the buffalo

Lesson 24 Edexcel GCSE 1-9 American West - Extermination of the buffalo

It would be great if you could leave some feedback for this lesson. It mainly uses the Pearson book as I found the Hodder book does not really focus on the 'consequences' aspect at the end.STARTER: A filling in the missing term exercise to allow students to recap basic key knowledge about the uses of the buffalo for the Plains Indian way of life.BACKGROUND: Students watch a 6 minute clip (hyperlinked) to see why the white settlers and US Government wanted to hunt buffalo and the main consequences of this for the Plains Indians.EVIDENCE ANALYSIS: Source from Frank Mayer (also in Pearson book) to promote discussion about the Indian way of life.TASK: I have given a choice of three possible tasks to help students gain knowledge of the impact of the extermination: 1 - A letter from a Sioux Indian to President Grant making clear the consequences of the buffalo extinction. 2 - A simple comprehension task from page 90 with 10 questions. 3 - An outline of a buffalo head with 11 spaces in which students can select their own facts about the extermination of the buffalo.EXAM QUESTION: Explain two consequences of the extermination of the buffalo on the way of life of the Plains Indians.

By barneysgirl

Diamond 9 Activity: Why did Custer lose at the Little Bighorn?

Diamond 9 Activity: Why did Custer lose at the Little Bighorn?

This outstanding resource is designed to help students evaluate how far Custer was responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. It can used as a starter or plenary and is suitable for middle to upper ability students as a stretch and challenge task. If you would like something aimed at middle to lower ability students, then please check out my card sort of this topic in my TES shop. This task is primarily designed to help students prioritise the different factors in preparation for an extended answer or essay. The resource nine diamond shaped cards which include a range of factors to explain why Custer lost the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Once students have cut the cards out they are set three tasks including: 1. Remove any reasons for the boom that you don’t think are important. Record and explain why you have removed them. 2. Arrange the remaining diamonds to show any links that you can find between the different reasons. Record and explain your reasons. 3. Make a smaller diamond shape using what you think are the four most important reasons why Custer lost at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explaining their choices. The discussion and explanation around the choices that they have made are critical in helping them develop their arguments for writing their essay. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: What role did the US Army play in the defeat of the Plains Indians? Know: What happened during the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Understand: What roles were played by Custer and Crazy Horse in the defeat of the US Army? Evaluate: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify & describe: What happened during the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Explain: What roles were played by Custer and Crazy Horse in the defeat of the US Army? Analyse: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

A range of policies

A range of policies

Accessibility PolicyArt policyAssessment PolicyCollective Worship PolicyDisplay PolicyE Safety PolicyEqual Opportunities PolicyExclusion PolicyEYFS PolicyFood PolicyG and T PolicyGovernors Allowance PolicyHandwriting PolicyHistory PolicyHomework PolicyLettings PolicyMaths PolicyMedical Need PolicyData Protection Policy

By singinglaura

The Reign of Mary I: 1553-1558

The Reign of Mary I: 1553-1558

This is a complete in-depth presentation, designed for A-Level, covering all of Mary's reign from 1547-1553.- Religious reform and changes in legislation- Royal authority and the policy of persecution- The Spanish marriage- Opposition and rebellion- Foreign Policy- Mary's reputation / legacy- Analysis of the extent to which there was a 'mid-Tudor crisis'- Practice essay- A number of relevant videos are also hyperlinked throughout

By SJT1991

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany Units 1 & 2

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany Units 1 & 2

A sequence of twenty fully resourced lessons for the first two units of the Edexcel 9-1 Weimar and Nazi Germany specification. This bundle includes all the necessary teaching material for the Weimar Republic, its early challenges and recovery and Hitler's rise to power, 1919-33. The lessons include a step by step guide, PowerPoint presentation, differentiated resources, card sorts, worksheets, self-assessment documents, exam style questions and advice. No textbook required.

By planmylesson

The Church in England 1529-1570: The Ten Articles and Six Articles

The Church in England 1529-1570: The Ten Articles and Six Articles

The second of two lessons considering the changes in the Church in England by the 1540s.This lesson covers The Act of Ten Articles, the Bishops' Book, The Act of Six Articles, and the King's Book.There is a lesson plan, PowerPoint, and independent work. The independent work is a source analysis of the Act of the Six Articles.This lesson is designed to fit with the teaching of either the AQA A Level module 2D or 1C.

By NorthernLetters

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Inspirational Assemblies Bundle

Inspirational Assemblies Bundle

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By Krazikas

Card Sort: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn?

Card Sort: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn?

This outstanding resource is designed to help students evaluate how far Custer was responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. It could be used alongside any main stream text book or resource or as an independent stand alone resource. It also makes an excellent revision activity on the topic as well as preparation for an essay or extended essay on the topic.When you purchase this resource, you will receive a two page A4 sheet in Microsoft Word. The activity includes four heading cards labelled Leadership of Custer, Leadership of Reno & Benteen, Leadership of Crazy Horse and Other US Army Leaders as well as 28 statement cards. If you wish to add challenge then you could delete the heading cards and ask your students to come up with their own headings.The aims and objectives for this lesson are:Theme: What role did the US Army play in the defeat of the Plains Indians?Know: What happened during the Battle of the Little Bighorn?Understand: What roles were played by Custer and Crazy Horse in the defeat of the US Army?Evaluate: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn?WILF: What Am I looking For?Identify and describe: What happened during the Battle of the Little Bighorn?Explain: What roles were played by Custer and Crazy Horse in the defeat of the US Army?Analyse: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn?If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins