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

Holocaust Choose Your Own Adventure w/ Worksheet for the Classroom

Holocaust Choose Your Own Adventure w/ Worksheet for the Classroom

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 in Poland at the start of Holocaust. Let them see if they can survive! (answer is no!) Check out the preview. Includes worksheet and teacher directions. Other CYOA's include college, career, apartheid, genocide, South Africa, Neolithic, also check out murder mysteries, board games, matching card activities Hitler Jew Auschwitz World War II Two Concentration camp

By jeremymoore-bs-65

Africa Genocide and Civil War Choose Your Own Adventure w/ worksheet

Africa Genocide and Civil War Choose Your Own Adventure w/ 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 in Kenya and they will get caught up in genocide. Let them see if they can survive! (answer is no!) 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,

By jeremymoore-bs-65

Edexcel 9-1 Crime Punishment:Lesson 23  How did prisons develop in the 19th century?

Edexcel 9-1 Crime Punishment:Lesson 23 How did prisons develop in the 19th century?

Case study looking at pentonville Prison in the later half of the 19th century. Students are initially introduced to images and information about the supermax prison cells used in USA and they need to identify how they are designed to reform inmates. Following this they need to annotate various images about Pentonville to explain how the separate system was designed to operate.

By planmylesson

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 History Crime and Punishment c1700-1900

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 History Crime and Punishment c1700-1900

9 fully resourced lessons on crime, punishment and law enforcement in medieval England c1700-c1900. This bundle includes all the material needed to teach the third part of the new Edexcel crime and punishment unit. Lessons include a PowerPoint, differentiated resources, worksheets, key term sheets, example questions and mark schemes (over 30 resources in total)

By planmylesson

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

Edexcel Crime L20: How much impact did reformers like John Howard and Elizabeth Fry have on prisons?

Edexcel Crime L20: How much impact did reformers like John Howard and Elizabeth Fry have on prisons?

Lesson 2o Edexcel Crime and Punishment. An easy to follow lesson on the work of Fry and Howard. Students are introduced to some sources re prisons in the 17th century, which they analyse and use as evidence to comment on the state of prisons. They then use a worksheet to create a fact file (differentiated and literacy support provided). They then research Fry and Howard (there is an extension homework task) and link their work to prisons reforms and write up how their work affected prisons.

By planmylesson

Edexcel 9-1 Crime Punishment Lesson 21: How had policing developed by the end of the 19th Century?

Edexcel 9-1 Crime Punishment Lesson 21: How had policing developed by the end of the 19th Century?

An easy to follow lesson on the development of law enforcement 1700-1900. Students are introduced to some mug shots (use of technology) and have to match criminals to their crime. The main task is creating a detailed timeline to show the key developments to law enforcement for the period ( a success criteria, key questions and headings are given on the powerpoint). Following this students will need to create a cartoon strip to show how policing has changed since 1700 (town watchmen etc). The plenary looks at the changing role of local communities throughout the whole period of study. This lesson is great preparation for a Q6 practice. Pearson textbook pages 88-91 are needed for the timeline info.

By planmylesson

Malcolm X - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

Malcolm X - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

This whole lesson can be used over one period or two as the lesson content is quite intense and heavy, yet enjoyable and the pupils really love this character.It centres around the life, beliefs and outlook of Malcolm X using Youtube clips, sources and a worksheet of some key quotes from Malcolm himself.This would be a perfect lesson to complement and facilitate a comparison with MLK as pupils can begin to unpick differences in rhetoric, language, methods and beliefs between the two.

By joeyw1

Roman Empire Murder Mystery for Classroom with Worksheet

Roman Empire Murder Mystery for Classroom with Worksheet

If you have ever done a murder mystery you know how fun they are. This murder mystery is designed to be used in a classroom and teaches about the Roman Empire. It involves their culture, senate and emperor and more. 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. This lesson takes 30-60 minutes depending on how you use it. Use it to start a lesson or reinforce content. Instructions included. Senate Caesar Rome

By jeremymoore-bs-65

Southeast Asia Murder Mystery w/ Worksheet (Industrial, Indochina,..)

Southeast Asia Murder Mystery w/ Worksheet (Industrial, Indochina,..)

If you have ever done a murder mystery you know how fun they are. This murder mystery is designed to be used in a classroom and teaches about Southeast Asia. Set in Vietnam, the murder mystery covers French colonization, Indochina, Industrialization, Buddhism and more. Students will enjoy working in small groups (4-5) and learning about content while solving a murder! Worksheet included along with a map of the murder scene and an answer key. This lesson takes 30-60 minutes depending on how you use it. Instructions are included. A generic sample is shown in the images. China Laos Cambodia Philippines, Emergency lesson plan fun interactive quick History Geography Asian

By jeremymoore-bs-65

Women's History Month

Women's History Month

A selection of 10 presentations on 10 different inspirational women. The slideshows are designed to be used as part of Women's History Month or for a thematic study in History.They are suitable for use with KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used for assemblies, as an introduction to History or topic lessons or just as a filler during Women's History Month in March.The women included are:Elizabeth Garrett-AndersonMother TeresaRosa ParksSerena WilliamsAmelia EarhartCoco ChanelEmmeline PankhurstIndira GandhiJoan of ArcMarie Curie

By jl00077

Middle East UNESCO World Heritage Sites Project

Middle East UNESCO World Heritage Sites Project

Set of 100 research guides for the 100 UNESCO World Heritage sites listed in the Middle East as of 2016! The sets are organized by country.Have students explore the wonders of the world with this research project set! Have them become virtual tourists by traveling online to the some of the world's most breath taking sites! Assign each research guide over the course of the semester as homework, or assign each student one site as a class presentation. These also make great sub lesson plans.The research and reflective questions should take about 45 minutes per site. Follow up the research by having students meet with partners and present to each other. Have them take notes on each location. Total time would then be around 90 minutes.You could also use this a grade level project! Have student create posters of all the sites in the Middle East!Each project guide is a 4 pages long (cover page, map page, research page and reflection page). The research links needed for each project site are embedded directly into each project guide making it easy for the teacher! Simply share the PDFs (also provided as Word documents) with the students and they can visit their site link easily! Have them hand write their research on the printed PDFs for have them do their work electronically in the Word files. All projects logs come in both Word and PDF formatThe follow Middle Eastern countries have UNESCO sites and are included in this bundle:BahrainCyprusEgyptIranIraqIsraelJordanLebanonOmanQatarSaudi ArabiaSyriaTurkeyUnited Arab EmiratesYemen

By Busybugsy

Important people etc

Important people etc

A collection of a set of resources on a range of important/significant people (including Black, Britons, Welsh and Women)Each set has information and factual/research challenges

By WiseArkResources

Women's History - Emmeline Pankhurst

Women's History - Emmeline Pankhurst

This is a presentation on the suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst. It is designed to be used as part of Women's History Month in March, but can be used at any point in the year to teach about an inspirational historical figure. Use it as part of a lesson or for an assembly for KS1, KS2 or KS3.The presentation covers what life was like before suffrage, before moving onto Pankhurst's leadership of the movement and the fantastic results. The last part of the presentation includes some interesting questions to provoke discussion or for further exploration. The slideshow also contains many thought-provoking images of the protests.

By jl00077

Where did the Vikings Come From? (History) Colouring Page

Where did the Vikings Come From? (History) Colouring Page

A Viking themed colouring activity to help students answer questions about the Viking Age. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. 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

Inspirational Women - Rosa Parks

Inspirational Women - Rosa Parks

This is a presentation on the civil rights activist, Rosa Parks. It is designed to be used as part of Women's History Month in March, but can be used at any point in the year to teach about an inspirational historical figure. Use it as part of a lesson or for an assembly for KS1, KS2 or KS3.The presentation covers what life was like in 1950s Alabama, before moving onto Parks' actions and the enduring legacy of such a simple protest. The last part of the presentation includes some interesting questions to provoke discussion or for further exploration.

By jl00077

A life-after-levels Year 8 end-of-year-exam, based on AQA 2016 GCSE requirements (Black Peoples)

A life-after-levels Year 8 end-of-year-exam, based on AQA 2016 GCSE requirements (Black Peoples)

My school recently demanded that we give all students a thorough end-of-year examination each year, so I decided to develop a new Year 8 exam (based on the popular Black Peoples of the Americas KS3 topic) which provides an opportunity to test students' core historical skills and give them a flavour of the challenges to come! See my other uploads for a corresponding Baseline Test and Year 7 exam.This is based on the AQA style, which is the GCSE syllabus that our Year 8 students will eventually follow, and has four questions (below). I have also included sources, a mark scheme, model answers, and a conversion chart for 'old' National Curriculum levels in case your school is still using them.1. What does Source B tell you about life for Black Americans? [2 marks]2. What are the differences between Source B and Source D? [4 marks]3. Why are Source B and Source D different? [6 marks]4. “Life has improved for Black Americans since the days of slavery.” How far do you agree? Use the historical sources and your knowledge in your answer [8 marks] [24 marks]

By davidwhineray

Introduction to Westward Expansion

Introduction to Westward Expansion

PowerPoint and carousel activity with sources to explain push and pull factors for the westward migration of the 19th century. Complete with research homework. Good for a context lesson for any American West topics.

By rbolster

Non Jewish victims of the Holocaust

Non Jewish victims of the Holocaust

An expansion lesson for further context on the victims of the Holocaust to help students achieve a fuller understanding off the topic. Student led carousel activity with detailed information sheets investigating the various groups who were discriminated against by the Nazi party and how this manifested itself. Covering Political dissidents, Slavs, Homosexuals and Gypsies. Good for a high ability group and easily adapted for a weaker group.

By rbolster

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 History Crime and Punishment: C1500-c1700:  Crime, punishment and law enforcement in early modern England

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 History Crime and Punishment: C1500-c1700: Crime, punishment and law enforcement in early modern England

This Bundle includes all teaching material for the second section of the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE. 8 fully resourced lessons that cover the changes in society which led to new definitions of crime in the period c1500-c1700. The lessons focus on the extent of change and continuity in law enforcement the period and why significant changes in punishments were introduced. There are two case studies included; The Gunpowder Plot and The Pendle Witch Trials. Lessons include PowerPoints, worksheets, card sorts and example questions.

By planmylesson

The World War 1 Christmas Project

The World War 1 Christmas Project

Students will complete a series of different tasks identifying key aspects of the Christmas in the trenches and at home during the First World War. Students will create Posters, Letters and Diaries in this lesson that also works as a fun Christmas project for your students. Great as a one off lesson as well as part of a comprehensive study this period.

By rbolster

Did the Liberal Reforms change lives?

Did the Liberal Reforms change lives?

Source based student led lesson identifying the changes made by the liberal reforms. This lesson focuses primarily on: Women, the Working Class , Children and the Elderly. Good quality sources.

By rbolster

New AQA GCSE History Revision Guide - 1D America, 1920–1973: Opportunity and Inequality: Part Two

New AQA GCSE History Revision Guide - 1D America, 1920–1973: Opportunity and Inequality: Part Two

Revision guide for the new AQA GCSE History specification 1D America, 1920–1973: Opportunity and inequality. The revision guide specifically focuses on part two: Bust – Americans' experiences of the Depression and New Deal. The topics considered are:• American society during the Depression: unemployment; farmers; businessmen; Hoover’s responses and unpopularity; Roosevelt's election as president.• The effectiveness of the New Deal on different groups in society: successes and limitations including opposition towards the New Deal from Supreme Court, Republicans and Radical politicians; Roosevelt's contribution as president; popular culture.• The impact of the Second World War: America’s economic recovery; Lend Lease; exports; social developments, including experiences of African-Americans and women.

By liam0001