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

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

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

Market Place Activity: How far was the Black Death a disaster for Medieval Society?

Market Place Activity: How far was the Black Death a disaster for Medieval Society?

This outstanding resource was designed for a lesson observation and comes with its own lesson plan. It is suitable for a range of learners and includes some great ideas and strategies to try out with your students. The information on the consequences of the Black Death for the market place activity have been beautifully presented and linked into the decline of feudalism, the peasants revolt and the Renaissance. The core question for students t investigate is 'how far was the Black Death a disaster for Medieval society?'The resource includes a PowerPoint with aims, objectives as well as two alternative innovative starters. It then includes six information slides about how the symptoms and causes of the Black Death as well as an activity around the effectiveness of Medieval medicine at this time. The next six slides are designed to be either printed off on A3 or A4 to be used for the market place activity. They are grouped together so that each table would have two information sheets. The final slide includes an activity to help students structure an extended answer on: 'How far was the Black Death a disaster for Medieval society?' The aims and objectives for this lesson are:Theme: Medieval SocietyKnow: What were the consequences of the Black Death?Understand: How did the Black Death change Medieval society?Evaluate: How far was the Black Death a disaster for Medieval society?Skills: Source Analysis, Cause, Consequence & CollaborationWILF – What Am I Looking For?Identify & describe: What were the effects of the Black Death?Explain: How did the Black Death change Medieval society?Analyse: How far was the Black Death a disaster for Medieval society?As part of the plenary you could discuss what impact would a similar disease have on jobs, housing and society today in modern Britain. Its important to ask in this lesson, for whom was it a disaster and how much of a disaster. My students concluded, that it was a disaster for the feudal lords who began to lose control over their peasants. 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 RegardsRoy

By Roy_Huggins

The American West: Exoduster & Oklahoma Land Rush. GCSE 1-9.

The American West: Exoduster & Oklahoma Land Rush. GCSE 1-9.

This lesson has been designed for the GCSE Edexcel American West module. All outcomes are linked with Paper Two's Assessment Objectives 1 & 2. The focus of this lesson is to build pupils knowledge regarding the continued developments of settlement in the West. 1. Exoduster Movement (1879)2. Oklahoms Land Rush (1893)Pupils begin with a re-cap of different impacts of migration by studying American Progress, an 1872 painting by John Gast.Pupils then have a card sort activity to build their understanding of the causes and consequences of the Exoduster Movement 1879. Pupils then condust an inquiry of the Oklahoma Land Rush 1893 by viewing a video (embedded) and using a worksheet to consider the different perspectives in relation to this (Plains Indians V Settlers). Pupils then consolidate with an exam style question (Mark shceme Provided). Videos are embedded and links and further advice can be found within the description of the presentation. you may need the Edexcel GCSE 1-9 American West Text Book to support part of this lesson if you wish.

By morlem

Medieval History Bundle

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

AUSTRALIAN HUMOUR  - A Powerpoint on Comedy in Australia

AUSTRALIAN HUMOUR - A Powerpoint on Comedy in Australia

Powerpoint covering1. What distinctive elements make up the distinctive Australian sense of humour - irreverence / class difference / city and country perspectives2. Case Study - Classic Australian cartoon ("Stop Laughing this is serious!")3. Case Study - The Bush Comic (George Wallace)4. Political correctness and Australian humourThe material can be used in whole or part as the basis of a single lesson.There are lots of opportunities for direct note taking practice, class discussion and debate over whether there really is an Australian style of humour, and whether political correctness has eroded its distinctiveness

By jaynorth

Unit of Work:  The Tudors.  Why did Henry VIII break away from Rome?

Unit of Work: The Tudors. Why did Henry VIII break away from Rome?

This lesson looks at the main factors for the Reformation in England. Students create a fact file on Henry VIII. They watch a Horrible Histories clip and jot down the reasons given for the break with Rome before analysing sources. The main task is to write a letter to the BBC to explain what they think of the sketch and how they would improve it.

By planmylesson

Telling the story of the Holocaust

Telling the story of the Holocaust

Holocaust Lesson 'Telling the story of the Holocaust'KS3, KS4 or KS5 LessonCan be used for AQA, Edexcel, OCR or iGCSE exam boards. Full lesson investigating the overview of the Holocaust - perfect for the first or second lesson on the Holocaust, to introduce students to the holocaust. Aim to challenge misconceptions it was just the 'death of Jews' with investigation looking at treatment of Jews, Minorities, Opponents and certain individuals between 1933-45Starter, Plenary, Timeline Activity and re-writing of definitionAll lesson activities and resources included. Part of Holocaust, Hitler's Germany and Nazism topicPlease see my other lessons Feedback welcome!

By MrThorntonTeach

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Improving Whole School Written Accuracy- OFSTED Area for Improvement

Improving Whole School Written Accuracy- OFSTED Area for Improvement

This bundle of resources is for school leaders, departments or lead practitioners looking to improve whole school written accuracy. Created by the lead teacher of whole school written accuracy and presentation. The bundle includes;- 4 Literacy newsletters to provide practical strategies and reflection points.-Whole school marking stickers for all subjects to improve standards of written accuracy in the books. -Etymology worksheet to improve standards of spelling whole school. -History specific resources act as a department example of how to improve academic writing within a subject. -Historical book review worksheet to extend reading and scholarship beyond English Literature.

By johnleehough

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

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

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

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

The Industrial Revolution: L2 What were working a living conditions like for the poor?

The Industrial Revolution: L2 What were working a living conditions like for the poor?

A lesson that challenges students to analyse sources to extract evidence linked to a set of given categories. They discuss the evidence to create a judgment about the greatest problems faced before writing up a report on what conditions were like and why they were so bad. The more able students are challenged to offer possible solutions to the problems that they have identified.

By planmylesson

USA in the 1920s

USA in the 1920s

The bundle of outstanding resources includes everything that I have uploaded on the USA in the 1920s. They are suitable for a range of abilities from aged 14 to 18. Each resources comes with it's own description of how I would use it as well as aims and objectives. If you click on the resource you can download a preview as well as read the relevant information. By buying these resource buddle, you will be making a significant saving as some of the attached resources have already been buddled together and discounted. If you like these resources 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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Historical Book Review Worksheet

Historical Book Review Worksheet

This generic book review worksheet was created to bring library lessons to History classes. It focusses on the key themes dealt with within historical writing. It has been used in a secondary school throughout KS3 and KS4. It has also been used by English teachers when reading up on contextual background knowledge before reading literature e.g. the Depression before reading Of Mice and Men.

By johnleehough

Black History Bundle

Black History Bundle

10x 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. 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

St. Patrick's Day Informational Text Comprehension Activities Bundle

St. Patrick's Day Informational Text Comprehension Activities Bundle

This St. Patrick's Day informational text bundle includes 5 passages. Text topics are leprechauns, St. Patrick, Irish Wolfhounds, Shamrocks & Clovers and Irish Potato Famine. Advanced students in 3rd grade, 4th and 5th grades, and struggling 6th graders would enjoy these high interest texts.When buying the bundle, you'll get five passages for the price of 4!!I often find that many times older students get 'left out' when it comes to holiday texts written at their level. That's why I created this set of passages. They are texts that students will enjoy and give the students the opportunity to learn about some Irish symbols or things that remind us of Ireland - all at their level! These are super for the week before St. Patrick's Day. The text-dependent questions will make sure students go back in the text to find the answers. This is perfect practice this time of year, before testing season starts! Included with each passage is:* questions for students to write a complete sentence answer* multiple choice questions with a bubble section for practicing this essential skill* vocabulary graphic organizer* purpose for reading mini poster so students can have 'look fors' while reading the text* context clues mini poster in color and B/W* short answer question* answer keys

By KaleidoscopeClassroom

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

Edexcel History GCSE (91) Crime and Punishment c1700-present

Edexcel History GCSE (91) Crime and Punishment c1700-present

The last 2 units of the Crime and Punishment module which run from c1700-present. This bundle includes 15 fully resourced lessons, which consist of a PowerPoint, differentiated resources (card sorts etc), worksheets, information sheets, mark schemes, example questions, literacy support etc. If you have purchased any of our products you will know that each lesson is easy to teach with clear instructions, with lessons designed to encourage critical thinkers, develop GCSE & literacy skills and encourage learners to develop an informed opinion which can be supported by evidence. The bundle includes a range of question types.

By planmylesson

Edexcel 9-1 Crime & Punishment: Lesson 27 How did Punishment change in the 20th Century?

Edexcel 9-1 Crime & Punishment: Lesson 27 How did Punishment change in the 20th Century?

Easy to follow lesson on the changes to the death penalty in the 20th century. Students analyse the laws/ changes and assess the reasons for these which they attempt to attribute to a factor e.g. individuals. They must also decide which factors are most important and respond to an exam style question. They use the cards to complete a timeline. There is also an activity which looks at 3 controversial executions in this time period.

By planmylesson

Edexcel History 9-1 Crime Punishment: Lesson 25 How did 20th century crime change?

Edexcel History 9-1 Crime Punishment: Lesson 25 How did 20th century crime change?

The first lesson for the last unit (C1900-present: crime, punishment and law enforcement in recent times). An easy to follow lesson which introduces students to a range of crimes (some new and some old but carried out using new methods). Students are issued with one crime which they use to make a teaching poster. They then teach other students about their crime. Plenty of opportunity for discussion e.g. which factors have influenced present day crime the most etc. There is a table to complete for 12 crimes before an exam style question.

By planmylesson

Slavery: Abolition: British Empire

Slavery: Abolition: British Empire

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

By History_Geek

The Industrial Revolution Complete Unit of Work

The Industrial Revolution Complete Unit of Work

A sequence of lessons designed to challenge, engage and encourage independent learning. Each lesson includes a PowerPoint with step by step instructions, differentiated resources, literacy support and removes the need for a textbook

By planmylesson

Emmett Till

Emmett Till

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

By History_Geek