High School thematic and breadth studies lesson plans and activities: Cultural history

Resources and ideas for history, thematic and breadth studies, cultural history, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Thanksgiving scavenger Hunt- An Activity

Thanksgiving scavenger Hunt- An Activity

Thanksgiving Scavenger HuntThis scavenger hunt introduces to students some historical information and facts about the Thanksgiving Day celebrated in U.S.Here are 20 scavenger hunt cards with colorful pictures. It’s a great tool for to review vocabulary.How to Use:1. Print the given all 20 cards on a card stock or any other good paper and cut them along the black line. 2. Get the print of Scavenger Hunt questions pages and each student should be given this copy. 3. Place Scavenger Hunt cards around the classroom. For example you can place it on chair, on table, on benches, behind the classroom doors, besides the computer or wherever you like. 4. Students have to search the cards in a classroom in order to find out the answers of the questions. Students can complete this exercise in a group with classmate or alone.You will find lots more in my store, including math, science, ELA, activities/craftivitiy, special education, interactive activities, and more!

By ilaxippatel

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AQA Health Through Time 9-1

AQA Health Through Time 9-1

includes all resources, SoW, Assessments, PLCS and mark schemes for the new Health Through time unit for the 9-1 GCSE with AQA

By franshah

Gorbachev and the fall of the USSR

Gorbachev and the fall of the USSR

How far was Gorbachev responsible for the collapse of the USSR? This activity focuses on students analyzing, linking and understanding the factors that caused the fall of the USSR and Gorbachev's role.

By LiteracyandHistory

Causes of the Berlin Blockade

Causes of the Berlin Blockade

A differentiated activity for students on the Berlin Blockade. This lesson is designed to encourage the students to use their analytical skills to order, link and evaluate the information.

By LiteracyandHistory

The Johnson County War

The Johnson County War

LESSON OUTLINE• Start by showing an image of two people being hung. It is from a dramatisation rather than a primary source, but the students do not need to know. The main part of the image will be obscured. Ask the students to complete what they think it should show before the full reveal. Then, ask what questions they have about it...?• Students first need to know why Homesteaders and Cattle Ranchers disliked each other as an introduction to the Range Wars. Pair them up and give an information sheet to each pair. • One student will record information about why Homesteaders hated Cattle Ranchers and the other will record information about why Cattle Ranchers hated Homesteaders. Then the pairs can teach each other.• Now students have the necessary background, they can look at the most famous Range War... The Johnson County War.• Students are to glue some pictures showing the progress of the Johnson County War into their exercise books in the correct chronological order to create a picture comic strip. • There will be three information sheets, differentiated for all the abilities in the class. Students must use these to write information next to each picture in their chronological picture comic strip. • An example of good practise is included on the PowerPoint slide.• Students are to report back on their learning. Using a template, they must write a headline and a topic sentence for an article about the Johnson County War. This can be an exit ticket.DIFFERENTIATION• Glossary for weaker students when using the information sheet about the reasons for dislike between Homesteaders and Cattle Ranchers.• Three versions of the information for the comic strip activity. Easy wording for lower-ability students, normal wording for the middle, and more wordy complicated information for the higher-ability students.AFL• Students to teach themselves in paired activity about the reasons for Homesteader and Cattle Rancher rivalries.• Go through the correct order of the comic strip as a class, and some appropriate information to write alongside each image.• Newspaper headline templates could be an exit ticket.

By Prefectus_Castorum

Learning Grid - Changing attitudes to race

Learning Grid - Changing attitudes to race

This is a simple Learning Grid to revise main figures and concepts in relation to the Changing Attitudes to Race topic within the 20th century USA history widely used in quite a few examination boards. It is a good revision task - you only need dice!

By madsheep_123

Norman England 1066-1100: Lesson 5 – Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?

Norman England 1066-1100: Lesson 5 – Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?

This resource consists of the fifth lesson for the new AQA History GCSE, ‘Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?’ It uses the prescribed Norman England textbook by Clarke and gets students to reflect on the issues facing Godwinson after the Battle of Stamford Bridge and then compares the two opposing armies. A short story of the Battle of Hastings is created and then the different factors are placed into a table and grouped under different topics (luck, leadership, tactics). All the resources are enclosed for the lesson (cards for grouping activity, PowerPoint, worksheet, table)

By matthew_nolan

Norman England 1066-1100: Lesson 4 – The Battle of Fulford Gate and Stamford Bridge

Norman England 1066-1100: Lesson 4 – The Battle of Fulford Gate and Stamford Bridge

This resource consists of the fourth lesson for the new AQA History GCSE, ‘How did Harold Godwinson defeat the Viking challenge to the throne?’ It uses the prescribed Norman England textbook by Clarke and gets students to create a fact-file on the battles of Fulford Gate and Stamford Bridge investigating why the Saxons lost at Fulford Gate but won at Stamford Bridge. The final task is based on exam preparation of how to examine and answer a ‘how convincing…’ source question. Worksheet and PowerPoint provided and could easily work with any textbook or information sheet.

By matthew_nolan

The Beliefs of the Plains Indians

The Beliefs of the Plains Indians

A lesson suitable for the new AQA GCSE History specification based on the Plains Indians and their religious beliefs. Particular focus on their beliefs about land. Students will then examine sources on these beliefs and compare beliefs with the Americans who settled there.

By lwallett

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Edexcel 9-1 Crime and punishment through time, c1000-present revision resource pack

Edexcel 9-1 Crime and punishment through time, c1000-present revision resource pack

This Bundle includes five revision booklets (one for each unit of the crime and punishment through time specification). Each booklet includes key term lists, an overview of the period with key exam information, information on new laws and the case studies, exam skills, example questions and self-assessment tasks. There are also five Quick Fire tests for each unit, which are ideal for a starter or plenary or can be placed inside the booklet next to each unit. Perfect for revision at the end of each topic or they can be made into handy revision booklets for each student

By planmylesson

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USA 1920-1973: opportunity and inequality REVISION SHEETS

USA 1920-1973: opportunity and inequality REVISION SHEETS

For new AQA GCSE History3 x double A4 pages of revision notes covering the full unit of the USA 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality.Each named bit of content from the spec is described with key facts to support explanation.Differentiation: Lower-ability version includes key words and definitions instead of key facts.The whole unit is covered, including the boom, the roaring twenties, the Great Depression, the New Deal, Post-War America, Civil Rights Movement, 'great society' and feminism.

By tom_leather

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Norman England 1066-1100: Lesson 2 - Why was there a succession crisis in 1066?

Norman England 1066-1100: Lesson 2 - Why was there a succession crisis in 1066?

This resource consists of the second lesson for the new AQA History GCSE, ‘Why was there a succession crisis in 1066?’ It uses the prescribed Norman England textbook by Clarke and maps out the problems caused by the different social groups and by Edward the Confessor himself. A worksheet is created to follow the textbook for quick and easy access to the lesson for all.

By matthew_nolan

Whitechapel Enquiry - Problems with Policing the Area

Whitechapel Enquiry - Problems with Policing the Area

New Edexcel Specification for the Case Study on Whitechapel. This is a fully differentiated resource that is colour coded and can be used for mixed ability. It includes Alcoholism, Gangs, Immigration and Prostitution. Comes complete with sources.

By Billied91

Whitechapel Enquiry - Exam Techniques

Whitechapel Enquiry - Exam Techniques

This resource goes through what students should expect in their exams. It has examples of information they can put in, activities for exam practice, revision pointers and how to answer individual questions. It comes complete with sources so they can answer the questions in the leaflet.

By Billied91

Edexcel 9-1 Crime & punishment and law enforcement in medieval England teaching and revision booklet

Edexcel 9-1 Crime & punishment and law enforcement in medieval England teaching and revision booklet

A concise 5 page A4 revision and teaching sheet for the crime, punishment and law enforcement in medieval England, Area of Study 1. This comes with key vocabulary, an overview of the period, info on law enforcement, changes and continuity during the period, case study knowledge, a student assessment grid and exam question example and advice. I'll be doing one of these for each of the units, so keep your eyes on my page.

By planmylesson

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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

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Civil Rights 1940s-1960s  (3 lessons)

Civil Rights 1940s-1960s (3 lessons)

3 lessons on Civil Rights in the USA from 1945 - 1960s.We use these three lessons and THEN do the Civil Rights Acts and Black Power, so they are not included here.All lessons include varied activities, objectives, and exam preparation.Lesson 1 - situation in 1945, exam questionsLesson 2 - timeline of 1950s successes, activities analysing extent of successes, exam questionsLesson 3 - How significant was Martin Luther King? Timeline of his activities and exam questions.

By tom_leather

American West Exam Preparation and Revision

American West Exam Preparation and Revision

Basic Handout for students to use with Source Questions on American West. Additional revision materials are included.What can you learn from Source A about the first transcontinental railroad across the USA?Describing what is there – 1-2Infer meaning and use the source – 3-4(Total for Question 1 = 4 marks)You have 12 lines to write on, which is half a page.

By teacherstevenson

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USA 1920s-1973 for new AQA GCSE History

USA 1920s-1973 for new AQA GCSE History

Wide range of high quality brand new resources made for the USA: Opportunity and Inequality unit of the new GCSE. All of these have been used and adapted in a busy secondary school - no need for a text book! Includes lessons, exam questions, differentiated resources, model answers and more.

By tom_leather

Whitechapel Enquiry - Role of the Detective

Whitechapel Enquiry - Role of the Detective

This is for the new edexcel specification on Whitechapel. This is a fully differentiated lesson that is colour coded and can be used for all abilities. It follows a historians journey on how to investigate cases so the students learn how to do this for their own study.

By Billied91

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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

What helped women get the vote?

What helped women get the vote?

Students use sources to determine the key factor in winning the right to vote. After source analysis students respond to a how far style question. Literacy support included. I use this lesson as an assessment for the unit 'Votes for Women'

By planmylesson