Middle 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

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Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany: Unit 2 Hitler's Rise to Power, 1919-33

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany: Unit 2 Hitler's Rise to Power, 1919-33

This Bundle includes all of the teaching material for the second unit of the Weimar and Nazi Germany Edexcel 9-1 specification. Each lesson includes a presentation, differentiated resources, literacy support, exam style questions and advice and a range of activities to challenge and develop independent learners. No textbook required and each lesson includes a step by step guide with clear instructions.

By planmylesson

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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

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

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Social Control  (Formal vs Informal)  - Crime & Deviance L4/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] NEW KS4

Social Control (Formal vs Informal) - Crime & Deviance L4/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] NEW KS4

Professionally designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017. It can be purchased as a part of a complete 20 x lesson bundle (from June, 2017)This is lesson 4 of our 20 lesson course for the 'Sociology of Crime & Deviance' section; it refers to the 'Social Control' topic. The lesson introduces the distinction between formal and informal modes of social control, it focusses on Marxist/feminist/interactionist/functionalist views of social control.The download includes:-A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf)-A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats)-A double-sided A4 worksheet/information sheet (see cover image for preview)-HomeworkAll lessons are designed around the new AQA specification, we take considerable time making the highest quality lessons. Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.comPositive reviews warmly welcomed!PS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/

By godwin86

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Social Construction of Crime & Deviance- Crime & Deviance L2/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] NEW KS4

Social Construction of Crime & Deviance- Crime & Deviance L2/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] NEW KS4

Professionally designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017. It can be purchased as a part of a complete 20 x lesson bundle (from June, 2017)This is lesson 2 of our 20 lesson course for the 'Sociology of Crime & Deviance' section; it refers to the 'Social Construction of Crime & Deviance' topic. The lesson introduces the distinction between crime and deviance and the idea that deviance is relative to its historical, cultural and situational context.The download includes:-A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf)-A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats)-A double-sided A4 worksheet/information sheet (see cover image for preview)-HomeworkAll lessons are designed around the new AQA specification, we take considerable time making the highest quality lessons. Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.comPositive reviews warmly welcomed!PS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/

By godwin86

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History/World Wars Bundle

History/World Wars Bundle

History/World Wars BundlePowerPoint presentations; quizzes, and task sheets covering:• Battle of the Somme - 100 years on• D Day• VE and VJ Day• Remembrance Day• The Holocaust• The Russian Revolution• The Berlin Olympics

By tinpot

Weimar Republic Learning Grid

Weimar Republic Learning Grid

A Learning Grid focused on the Weimar Republic. Students work in pairs and roll dice to select a grid reference. They then have to define that term to their partner. A great way to add a competitive element to revision.

By surfing_simon

Nazi Germany:  Was the Reichstag fire a set-up?

Nazi Germany: Was the Reichstag fire a set-up?

This lesson looks at the significance of the Reichstag fire and if the possibility of a Nazi conspiracy could have taken place. Students work through activities, such as sequencing and categorising the events before and after the fire, analysing evidence and making a judgement.

By planmylesson

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New Deal: AAA

New Deal: AAA

This outstanding resource is designed to help students evaluate how successful the New Deal was at putting the USA back to work through the alphabet agencies by looking at the problems facing farmers and how successful the Agricultural Adjustment Administration was at solving them. When you buy this resource you will receive a card sort and a twenty three slide PowerPoint that includes information, sources, links to video clips and eight activities. Activity 1 is a snowballing starter. Activity 2 is based around a class discussion of FDR's inauguration speech the aims of the New Deal. Activity 3 is a discussions around an animated diagram about how consumer fear was undermining the US economy and making unemployment worse. Activity 4 looks at 'pump priming' and why certain groups opposed it and is linked to a source analysis question. Activity 5 is based around a class or pair discussion about a key quote by FDR on the role of agriculture in the recovery. Activity 6 looks at the achievements of the AAA and gets students to think about why some groups would oppose its work. Activity 7 gets students to evaluate how successful the AAA was at increasing farm prices, whilst activity 8 is based around the card sort that gets students to evaluate how successful the AAA was a solving the problems facing US farmers. Finally, activity 9 is a cartoon source analysis and includes an student mark scheme. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: How successful was the New Deal 1933 – 1939? Know: What were the aims of the New Deal? Understand: How did the AAA try to help the problems facing farmers? Evaluate: How successful was the AAA? WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: What action did FDR take to end the Depression? Explain: How did the AAA try and help farmers? Analyse: How successful was the New Deal 1933 – 1939? This resource is designed as a teaching aid. It is supplied in Microsoft PowerPoint and can be fully edited and customised for your students. It would also make a great teaching resource. 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

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Medicine through time revision booklet

Medicine through time revision booklet

A booklet I have produced for their exam on medicine through time. Particularly useful for GCSE pupils in preparation for their AQA exam Britain: Health and the People. The booklet contains various activities for pupils to complete as part of their revision. Activities include factors, important individuals from the Industrial Revolution.

By elemmacmac

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Germany Booklet- Life in Nazi Germany

Germany Booklet- Life in Nazi Germany

A booklet I have produced for their exam on German history. Particularly useful for GCSE pupils in preparation for their AQA exam Germany: Democracy to Dictatorship. The booklet contains lots of content but also various activities for pupils to complete as part of their revision. Activities include keyword match-up exercises, source analysis, exam-style questions. This booklet focuses on Nazi Policies towards Women, Youth, Workers; Persecution of Jews and other minority groups; Opposition to the Nazi regime; the use of terror and propaganda.

By elemmacmac

Famous Inventors Task Cards

Famous Inventors Task Cards

These task cards are a great way for students to learn about the many famous inventors and their inventions.This product contains 18 cards that have students identify the inventor of their invention. A recording sheet and an answer key are included. Blank cards are also included for questions to be added, if wanted. The same 18 cards are also available in a non-multiple choice option as well.

By ScienceSpot