Middle 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

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Edexcel GCSE: Understanding The Jim Crow Laws (Paper 3: Development of Black Civil Rights)

Edexcel GCSE: Understanding The Jim Crow Laws (Paper 3: Development of Black Civil Rights)

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce pupils to section one of paper three (The USA, 1954-75: Conflict at Home and Abroad): Understanding the Jim Crow Laws. Tasks are linked to assessment objectives AO/1/2/3. Pupils begin by spotting the difference between a white and a black school during the 1950s. Reverse teaching strategy will be used here to add context as to why this was happening.Pupils are introduced to 'Plessy V Ferguson' (Video embedded) and define Separate but equal. (mini white boards could be used for this task) Teacher then introduced what the Jim Crow Laws were - pupils watch a video (embedded) and see how many they can identify. (again mini whiteboards could be used aging to identify these a good visual strategy to show pupil progress) Pupils are then challenged to remember as many laws as they can before conducting a snowball fight activity to consolidate this (instructions in the description of presentation) Pupils are then encouraged to rank the laws (worst to least worst) before participating in a mix-pair-share Kagan activity explaining which they personally feel to be the worst law. Pupils will then apply their newly acquired knowledge back to one of the original photographs they were shown at the start of the lesson inferring what they can about the Jim Crow Laws From it.

By morlem

McCarthyism and the Red Scare 1945 - 1955

McCarthyism and the Red Scare 1945 - 1955

These bundled resources look at the challenges facing US democracy during the era of the Red Scare and McCarthyism.When you purchase this bundle you will receive a study guide with information, sources and activities on the topic. I've also added three outstanding resources, two Diamond 9 activities which look at the respective roles played by both foreign and domestic issues in igniting the Red Scare, as well as my flash / dingbat revisions cards on the topic.This resource bundle contains everything you will need to teach or study this topic with the added bonus that its provided in Microsoft Word so you can customise it further to suit your students.Click on the resources to see a preview and full breakdown of each one.If you like these 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 RegardsRoy

By Roy_Huggins

The Red Scare and McCarthyism 1945 - 1955

The Red Scare and McCarthyism 1945 - 1955

These bundled resources look at the challenges facing US democracy during the era of the Red Scare and McCarthyism.When you purchase this bundle you will receive a study guide with information, sources and activities on the topic. I've also added three outstanding resources, two Diamond 9 activities which look at the respective roles played by both foreign and domestic issues in igniting the Red Scare, as well as my flash / dingbat revisions cards on the topic.This resource bundle contains everything you will need to teach or study this topic with the added bonus that its provided in Microsoft Word so you can customise it further to suit your students.Click on the resources to see a preview and full breakdown of each one.If you like these 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 RegardsRoy

By Roy_Huggins

The Cold War: Was American involvement in Vietnam justified?

The Cold War: Was American involvement in Vietnam justified?

Students begin by watching a clip from Platoon, whereby they suggest adjectives to describe the impression given re American involvement in Vietnam. They are introduced to 5 different reasons for US action in Vietnam, which they have to link to a description for each reason and a supporting quote. They then decide which of the 5 factors were the main reasons for US involvement. They main activity is to create a script for a voice-over to either condemn or support US actions.

By planmylesson

9-1 GCSE American West - The Mormon Migration Revision/Summary Sheet

9-1 GCSE American West - The Mormon Migration Revision/Summary Sheet

GCSE American WestNew 2016 SpecificationGrades 9-1Can be used for AQA, Edexcel, OCR or iGCSE exam boards. Revision/summary sheet covering the Mormon religion, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, hostility in the East, the migration West to Salt Lake City, survival in the Salt Lake Valley and the importance of Young's Planning and preparationLooks at key points, impact and examples.Include an exam style questionPart of American West Please see my other lessons & resourcesFeedback welcome

By MrThorntonTeach

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 Norman Conquest:  Lesson 10 How did the Norman Conquest change Britain?

The Norman Conquest: Lesson 10 How did the Norman Conquest change Britain?

The final lesson in our Norman Conquest unit of work. Students begin by recapping the changes/ events that took place after the Battle of Hastings e.g. construction of castles. They are then introduced to Aldred who, fearing Norman rule, fled Britain, but only to return some 20 years later. Students examine the changes that took place in this time and decide which changes were most significant before writing a letter to Alrded explaining what has happened since his departure and what to expect upon his return.

By planmylesson

Diamond 9: How did domestic issues cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA during the 1950s?

Diamond 9: How did domestic issues cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA during 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 domestic issues 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 domestic issues 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 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: Which key domestic events helped to increase the fear and hysteria known as the 'Red Scare'? Understand: How did each event or issue help to ignite the hysteria of the 'Red Scare'? Evaluate: How far were domestic issues responsible for causing the 'Red Scare'? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify and describe: Why there was a 'Red Scare' in the 1950s? Explain: How did events at home helped to ignite the 'Red Scare'? Analyse: How far was were domestic issues 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 domestic events help to cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA during the 1950s?

Diamond 9: How did domestic events help to cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA during 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 domestic issues 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 domestic issues 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 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: Which key domestic events helped to increase the fear and hysteria known as the 'Red Scare'? Understand: How did each event or issue help to ignite the hysteria of the 'Red Scare'? Evaluate: How far were domestic issues responsible for causing the 'Red Scare'? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify and describe: Why there was a 'Red Scare' in the 1950s? Explain: How did events at home helped to ignite the 'Red Scare'? Analyse: How far was were domestic issues 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

The Berlin Wall lesson bundle

The Berlin Wall lesson bundle

This resource consists of two lessons on the Berlin Wall:1) Why was a wall built to divide Berlin? This lessons introduces the reasons why the USSR built the Berlin Wall and also recaps the problems already encountered in Berlin between 1945-49. It introduces the topic through an excellent source and gets the students to think of what could have happened to explain that source.2) Who came out of the Berlin Wall incident the best? This lesson gets students to assess who came out of the incident the best by getting them to group a number of different consequences. After that they use their grouping to write an answer to the question using the writing frame on the Ppt. Finally, students recap the Berlin Wall issues by creating a poster to go onto the Wall from either a Soviet or American perspective showing different interpretations - developing these for their exams.

By matthew_nolan

New AQA GCSE History Revision Guide - Conflict and Tension in Asia, 1950–1975: Part One

New AQA GCSE History Revision Guide - Conflict and Tension in Asia, 1950–1975: Part One

Revision guide for the new AQA GCSE History specification Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950–1975. The revision guide specifically focuses on part one: Conflict in Korea. The topics considered are:• The causes of the Korean War: nationalism in Korea; US relations with China; the division of Korea; Kim Il Sung and Syngman Rhee; reasons why the North invaded the South in June 1950; US and the UN responses; USSR's absence from the UN.• The development of the Korean War: the UN campaign in South and North Korea; Inchon landings and recapture of South Korea; UN forces advance into North Korea; reaction of China and intervention of Chinese troops October 1950; the sacking of MacArthur.• The end of the Korean War: military stalemate around the 38th Parallel; peace talks and the armistice; impact of the Korean War for Korea, the UN and Sino-American relations.

By liam0001

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

The American Revolution An IB PYP Unit of Inquiry

The American Revolution An IB PYP Unit of Inquiry

Delve into The American Revolution with this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry. Over 100 pages of web quests, reading for information, inquiry based math projects, hands on writing, art, drama and much more; Where We Are in Place and Time: What have we learned from revolutionaries from the past and how have they influenced society today? By delving back in time the children can explore the concept of time and unrest and how the two big ideas have brought about change in our world, for the better or not. I have taught this unit of inquiry with my 5th grade. Each time, I find that it is one of my favourites. There is so much to explore. With over 100 pages of interactive, hands on , engaging, inquiry based activities, this transdisciplinary unit will take you through math, critical thinking, writing, geography, reading for information and, of course, history. UK & USA spelling.As we travelled through time with our interactive timeline, we travelled back and forth across the Atlantic ocean, exploring the American Revolution. The inquiries came flooding fast and furiously as we learned more and more about how people were affected by revolt through hands on research, various artefacts , communication and much ,much more. The unit culminates in a summative assessment where the children prepare their own wax museum character. Why did Britain want to keep the American colony?If Independence Day is 1776, why was the war still continuing?Why are some revolutionaries violent and others are non violent?How do you win if you don’t use violence? Were there women active in this revolution? Learning how to read clues from artefacts and also from evidence in the text, helped us to become incredible historians as we had to figure out the answers to our lines of inquiry. This involved a lot of reading for information, analysing text and recognising non fiction text features. Through explorations within math, reading, writing, geography, history and art, the children gather knowledge of how revolutionaries brought about change to their world and contributed to societies today. If you enjoy this complete unit of inquiry, you may also like my others: Ancient Civilizations, Rainforests and Food Chains, Adaptations of Living Things, Exploring Poetry, Exploring Explorers, the Ocean and many more found in my store and on my blog.Enjoy! Susan Powerswww.PYPteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

Medieval History: Medieval History Bundle

Medieval History: Medieval History Bundle

4x fully resourced lesson packs - all complete with differentiated powerpoints and worksheets, clip links, starters, plenaries, LOs to three levels throughout. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school. Suitable for KS3 and easy to adapt. I'm going to keep adding to this, so if you buy it check your downloads now and again as I'll have added something new :)

By History_Geek

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

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

Inspirational Assemblies Bundle

Inspirational Assemblies Bundle

This bundle contains a selection of inspirational assemblies - very handy for those awful moments when you suddenly find you have an assembly / lesson to take at the last moment. Purchased individually these resources would cost £18.22. Save money and buy the bundle for just £6.99 . That's a massive saving of 62%! Random Acts of Kindness Optical Illusions International Workers' Day Autism Awareness Black History Month Click on the individual links for further details. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Crime and Punishment Top Trumps

Crime and Punishment Top Trumps

I devised this with year 10 in mind as a memory aid for the Edexcel GCSE Crime and Punishment History GCSE.Many Crimes we have studied are listed, and rather arbitrarily categorised. Each one has an example of the Crime and when it was illegal; from poaching to abortion, and highway robbery to witchcraft.It is designed to remind students of the course and provide examples to mention.

By riper5

Martin Luther King and Civil Rights

Martin Luther King and Civil Rights

5x fully resourced lesson packs - all complete with differentiated powerpoints and worksheets, clip links, starters, plenaries, LOs to three levels throughout. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school. Suitable for KS3/4 and easy to adapt.

By History_Geek

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Four lesson Jack the Ripper EAL/SEN pack

Four lesson Jack the Ripper EAL/SEN pack

This discounted pack consists of one full Jack the Ripper lesson that looks to introduce students to the persona of Jack the Ripper and basic facts about his murders. Then there are three differentiated worksheets for EAL/SEN students that consists of: 1. Jack the Ripper and his Victims worksheet- Key words with pictures and scaffolding activity. 2.Jack the Ripper and the suspects- Key information about the potential suspects and creative arts activity. 3. Jack the Ripper Wiki page- Students use their knowledge from this pack to create a updated informative Wiki Page. Useful bundle that looks to engage students for four hours worth of lessons and save on planning time. For more fantastic print and go resources and full lessons, please visit and explore my shop here

By Kahlonsworkshop

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Tudor Kings and Queens Three lesson  Unit bundle

Tudor Kings and Queens Three lesson Unit bundle

Save prep time by buying three fantastic full lessons on the Tudor Monarchs:1. Henry Vlll- His break up with the Catholic Church- reasons and interactive collaboration tasks -Full lesson2.Queen Mary l- Bloody or misunderstood queen?- Card sort - Full lesson3. Queen Elizabeth- How did she balance Protestant and Catholic demands?- card sort- Full lessonAlso included are three EAL/SEN differentiation sheets with clearly defined tasks/ word search with key words/ scaffolding and challenge tasks covering the three Monarchs.For more print and go resources and full lessons, please visit and explore my shop

By Kahlonsworkshop

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EAL/SEN/Lower ability Jack the Ripper suspects worksheet

EAL/SEN/Lower ability Jack the Ripper suspects worksheet

This worksheet is essentially for EAL/SEN/lower ability students, aiming to provide an activity based on using information from witness statements about potential Jack the Ripper suspects and asking students to creatively draw suspect portraits on stick men. Simple but effective activity to engage students about the difficulty in identifying Jack the Ripper based on witness information. An effective print and go resource! For more differentiated resources and full lessons, please visit my shop here

By Kahlonsworkshop

Black Death - Economic and Social Consequences

Black Death - Economic and Social Consequences

An hour long, fully resourced lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task focusing on the economic, religious and social consequences of the Black Death and sources. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.

By History_Geek

Ku Klux Klan

Ku Klux Klan

An hour long, fully resourced lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task focusing on the Ku Klux Klan. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school

By History_Geek

The Black Death

The Black Death

An hour long, fully resourced lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task focusing on an introduction to the Black Death, causes, cures and sources. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.

By History_Geek

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Queen Mary l- Bloody or misunderstood? - Tudor England full lesson

Queen Mary l- Bloody or misunderstood? - Tudor England full lesson

This worksheet and activity lesson is an in-depth analysis of Queen Mary l's legacy and our interpretation of her as Queen of England. Students will examine some of the key events of her reign with a focus on whether she is a misunderstood or bloody queen. Included are: 1. PowerPoint with Pictures along side key words 2. clearly defined tasks that are differentiated with visual prompts/aid/sentence starters 3. Differentiated tasks for less able and more able 5. Card sort activity to encourage student engagement with peers 5.Essay writing task Worksheet for differentiated card sort provided also. For More Tudor themed lessons, please take a look at my Tudor England Bundle Here For more great resources that are child friendly and engaging, please visit my shop Here

By Kahlonsworkshop

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EAL/SEN Jack the Ripper and his victims worksheet

EAL/SEN Jack the Ripper and his victims worksheet

This worksheet is essentially for EAL/SEN/Lower ability students, ensuring they learn the key words in regards to Jack the Ripper. The worksheet covers his murders of the victims and information about them. Students must answer questions and there is a comprehension task. the worksheet includes: 1. Keywords with pictures 2. Word search with keywords 3. Extension questions 4. Sentence creating taskFor the accompanying PowerPoint full lesson on Jack the Ripper and his victims with worksheets for more able, visit here If you are interested in more premium observation ready resources or need a starting base to build up your lessons, visit my shop here

By Kahlonsworkshop