Middle School thematic and breadth studies lesson plans and activities: Military history

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

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

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

OCR GCSE Modern World History: USA Land of the Free - McCarthyism

OCR GCSE Modern World History: USA Land of the Free - McCarthyism

This outstanding resource includes a wide range of revision notes, tasks, activities and assessment for learning that are suitable for the full ability spectrum at GCSE History. It is aimed at helping students studying McCarthyism and the 'Red Scare' as part of the OCR GCSE Modern World History: USA Land of the Free The booklet comes in two sections. The first resource is a study guide which includes revision notes and sources on the both the causes and consequences of the 'Red Scare.' Accompanying each section are a range of interactive activities and tasks from pro and con organisers, thinking skills triangles to Venn diagram activities to help reinforce and check students knowledge and understanding. The second section, is made up of a series of past paper questions from OCR's GCSE on this topic. Accompanying these questions are student guides on how to answer each type of question as well as a student mark scheme for self / peer assessment. If you do a different exam board, you can easily drop in your own mark schemes into the table format and adapt this resource. The fill contents for each section are listen below:1. Why was there a 'Red Scare'? 2. How did the international situation increase American fears about the spread of Communism? 3. How did internal developments in the USA increase American fears about the spread of Communism? 4. What was McCarthyism? 5. What methods and tactics did McCarthy use? 6. McCarthy's downfall. 7. What were the short and long term consequences of McCarthyism?8. McCarthy summary. 9. Past paper exam questions. 10. Pupil mark schemes. 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 Cold War:  Why did the US lose to the Vietcong?

The Cold War: Why did the US lose to the Vietcong?

This lesson looks at 3 key factors that enabled the Vietcong to succeed against the US army. Students work through a range of activities, such as categorising and prioritising evidence before creating a newspaper article that outlines the reasons for the USA's withdrawal from Vietnam. Differentiated resources and literacy support included.

By planmylesson

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

The Cold War:  Why did the US army lose to the Viet Cong?

The Cold War: Why did the US army lose to the Viet Cong?

This lesson looks at 3 key factors that enabled the Vietcong to succeed against the US army. Students work through a range of activities, such as categorising and prioritising evidence before creating a newspaper article that outlines the reasons for the USA's withdrawal from Vietnam. Differentiated resources and literacy support included

By planmylesson

Technological Advances in Warfare (1 of 11)

Technological Advances in Warfare (1 of 11)

A unit of work (11 lessons) that focuses on the Battle of Britain. It begins by building up to World War 2, looking at the advancement of technology and the build up to war. This is then followed up by some geography work on Europe, the Battle of Britain itself and why it was significant. It is all rounded up by a quiz at the end for a bit of fun and to see what children can remember. Included is everything needed to run the lessons including the planning, slide show and differentiated resources. It is written with 5/6 in mind but can easily be adapted.This is the first session that focuses on how technology changed over history up to the change in strategy with the ability to undertake an aerial bombardment.

By krisgreg30

Battle of Britain Unit of Work

Battle of Britain Unit of Work

A unit of work (11 lessons) that focuses on the Battle of Britain. It begins by building up to World War 2, looking at the advancement of technology and the build up to war. This is then followed up by some geography work on Europe, the Battle of Britain itself and why it was significant. It is all rounded up by a quiz at the end for a bit of fun and to see what children can remember. Included is everything needed to run the lessons including the planning, slide show and differentiated resources. It is written with 5/6 in mind but can easily be adapted.

By krisgreg30

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

Revision / Dingbat Cards: Causes of the American Civil War 1860 - 1865

Revision / Dingbat Cards: Causes of the American Civil War 1860 - 1865

These 12 revision cards cover all the keycauses of the American Civil War. They make an excellent starter, plenary or revision activity. I originally made these cards for my Sixth Formers who loved them so much they said 'why don't you sell these sir, they are great.' So here they are :-)There are three main ways that you can use them. Game 1 involves getting students to read out the key words until the other guesses the topic correctly. Game 2 involves additional challenge and stretch by getting students to describe the topic without using any of the key words on the card. The third game, which adds an additional layer of fun or challenge involves playing a round of Pictionary or Charades. I normally give my students 3 minutes for each round to help activate the learning and warm up the class. You could also have a freestyle round where students decide which game they want to play linked to their learning style. You can also add some competition and get your students to keep score in the back of their books or to do competitive presentations or talks where they have to use all the key facts on the flash card, whilst the rest of the class peer assess using their own cards.I would recommend printing them off on card and getting your students to cut them out. Then put the cards into an envelope for class use.From a revision perspective, you can print off the cards and get your students to learn the key words for a test or for their exams. These are a win, win resource. The kids will love them and they will help to improve your results.The learning objectives for this resource are:Theme: American Civil WarKnow: What were the key events leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War?Understand: What were the main causes of the American Civil War?Evaluate: Which factor was the most important?WILF - What Am I Looking For?Identify and describe: The chain of events that led to the outbreak of the American Civil War?Explain: What were the main causes of the American Civil War?Analyse: How were the causes interlinked and which factor was the most significant / important?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

Revision Flash Cards: Causes of the American Civil War 1860 - 1865

Revision Flash Cards: Causes of the American Civil War 1860 - 1865

These 12 revision cards cover all the keycauses of the American Civil War. They make an excellent starter, plenary or revision activity. I originally made these cards for my Sixth Formers who loved them so much they said 'why don't you sell these sir, they are great.' So here they are :-)There are three main ways that you can use them. Game 1 involves getting students to read out the key words until the other guesses the topic correctly. Game 2 involves additional challenge and stretch by getting students to describe the topic without using any of the key words on the card. The third game, which adds an additional layer of fun or challenge involves playing a round of Pictionary or Charades. I normally give my students 3 minutes for each round to help activate the learning and warm up the class. You could also have a freestyle round where students decide which game they want to play linked to their learning style. You can also add some competition and get your students to keep score in the back of their books or to do competitive presentations or talks where they have to use all the key facts on the flash card, whilst the rest of the class peer assess using their own cards.I would recommend printing them off on card and getting your students to cut them out. Then put the cards into an envelope for class use.From a revision perspective, you can print off the cards and get your students to learn the key words for a test or for their exams. These are a win, win resource. The kids will love them and they will help to improve your results.The learning objectives for this resource are:Theme: American Civil WarKnow: What were the key events leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War?Understand: What were the main causes of the American Civil War?Evaluate: Which factor was the most important?WILF - What Am I Looking For?Identify and describe: The chain of events that led to the outbreak of the American Civil War?Explain: What were the main causes of the American Civil War?Analyse: How were the causes interlinked and which factor was the most significant / important?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

Diamond 9: What were the causes of the Cold War?

Diamond 9: What were the causes of the Cold War?

This outstanding resource is designed to provide stretch and challenge for the more able students by promoting discussion and debate on the causes of the Cold War. It can be used as a starter, plenary or as a revision activity. The resource includes nine diamond shaped cards which include a range of factors to explain the causes of the Cold War. The document is provide in Microsoft Word so you can edit the resource if you wish to customise it further. 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 Cold War? 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: The Cold War 1945 - 1955 Know: What were the causes of the Cold War? Understand: How did misunderstandings escalate to mistrust? Evaluate: Which were the most significant causes of the Cold War? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify and describe: The causes of the Cold War 1945 - 1955? Explain: How are the causes linked together? Analyse: Which were the most significant causes of the Cold War? 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 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

Diamond 9 Activity: American West - Why did Custer lose at the Little Bighorn?

Diamond 9 Activity: American West - Why did Custer lose at the Little Bighorn?

This outstanding resource is designed to help students evaluate how far Custer was responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. It can used as a starter or plenary and is suitable for middle to upper ability students as a stretch and challenge task. If you would like something aimed at middle to lower ability students, then please check out my card sort of this topic in my TES shop. This task is primarily designed to help students prioritise the different factors in preparation for an extended answer or essay.The resource includes nine diamond shaped cards which include a range of factors to explain why Custer lost the Battle of the Little Bighorn. 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 reasons why Custer lost at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. 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 arguments for writing their essay. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: What role did the US Army play in the defeat of the Plains Indians? Know: What happened during the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Understand: What roles were played by Custer and Crazy Horse in the defeat of the US Army? Evaluate: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify and describe: What happened during the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Explain: What roles were played by Custer and Crazy Horse in the defeat of the US Army? Analyse: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn? 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 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

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

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

Vietnam War comprehensive work book (GCSE)

Vietnam War comprehensive work book (GCSE)

This 35-page long work book covers the Vietnam War starting from why the USA got involved up to the fall of Saigon in 1975. It features clear and detailed information on all aspects of the war (from combat tactics, to the media coverage and protest movements in the USA).Most pages feature comprehension style questions with numerous GCSE questions at the back (these are designed for the AQA modern world spec but can easily be adapted). This booklet has found use as a homework booklet to go alongside a series of lessons and has been used as a comprehensive revision tool.

By will564752

Revision Guide: Causes of the Second World War 1933 - 1939

Revision Guide: Causes of the Second World War 1933 - 1939

This outstanding resource is designed to help your students revise the causes of the Second World War 1933 - 1939. It has been tried, tested and refined 24 years of my teaching career. Each chapter includes step by step notes and activities to help students consolidate their understanding of this topic. They are designed to be accessible to the full range of ability.The aims and objectives that would accompany this revision guide are:Theme: Causes of the Second World War 1933 - 1939?Know: What were the different steps to the Second World War?Understand: What were Hitler's aims at each step to war?Understand: Why did Britain and France reluctant to take action against Germany?Evaluate: How far was Hitler responsible for starting the Second World War?WILF: What Am I looking For?Identify and describe: What were the causes of the Second World War?Explain: Why did Britain, France and Germany react in the way they did at each step to war?Analyse: How far was Hitler responsible for starting the Second World War?When you buy this resource the following topics are covered:1. Hitler’s Foreign Policy Aims 2. German Rearmament 3. The Saar Plebiscite 4. Remilitarisation of the Rhineland 5. Austria (Anschluss), 1938 6. Appeasement Czechoslovakia, 1938 7. Why did Britain support a policy of Appeasement?8. End of Appeasement: Czechoslovakia, 1939 9. The Nazi-Soviet Pact 10. German Invasion of Poland, 1939 11. How far was Hitler’s Foreign Policy to blame? 12. Cartoons on Hitler’s Foreign PolicyIf 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

How did the nature of warfare change between 1700-1850 - flippedlearning worksheet and video

How did the nature of warfare change between 1700-1850 - flippedlearning worksheet and video

Flippedlearning resource based around Youtube narrated presentation about change and continuity in the nature of warfare between 1700-1850. The narrated PowerPoint explains how there was little change in this period, but highlights the key trends and areas where there was change. It was developed for the Edexcel Unit 1 course. The Worksheet provides a link to the video and a mix of note taking and comprehension questions. The video is both on the Flipyourhistory Youtube channel and included here as a windows media video file. Flippedlearning resources are designed to be used by students outside the classroom as either homework or revision, freeing up time in lessons for consolidation, debate and analysis. For more information about flippedlearning or my flipyourhistory experiences follow my Twitter account (@flipyourhistory) or read my blog - flipyourhistory.wordpress.com. To see all my flippedlearning resources search flipyourhistory on the TES.

By flipyourhistory

War Walks - The Battle of Waterloo 1815 - Flippedlearning worksheet with link to video

War Walks - The Battle of Waterloo 1815 - Flippedlearning worksheet with link to video

Flippedlearning resource based around Youtube War Walks documentary about the Battle of Waterloo 1815 between Wellington and Napoleon. The documentary focuses on the events of the battle and its importance in European history. The Worksheet provides a link to the video and a mix of note taking and comprehension questions. Flippedlearning resources are designed to be used by students outside the classroom as either homework or revision, freeing up time in lessons for consolidation, debate and analysis. For more information about flippedlearning or my flipyourhistory experiences follow my Twitter account (@flipyourhistory) or read my blog - flipyourhistory.wordpress.com. To see all my flippedlearning resources search flipyourhistory on the TES.

By flipyourhistory

How did the experience of warfare change between 1700 - 1850? - Flippedlearning worksheet and video

How did the experience of warfare change between 1700 - 1850? - Flippedlearning worksheet and video

Flippedlearning resource based around Youtube narrated presentation about change and continuity in the experience of warfare between 1700-1850. The narrated PowerPoint explains how there was little change in this period, but highlights the key trends and areas where there was change. It was developed for the Edexcel Unit 1 course. The Worksheet provides a link to the video and a mix of note taking and comprehension questions. The video is both on the Flipyourhistory Youtube channel and included here as a windows media video file. Flippedlearning resources are designed to be used by students outside the classroom as either homework or revision, freeing up time in lessons for consolidation, debate and analysis. For more information about flippedlearning or my flipyourhistory experiences follow my Twitter account (@flipyourhistory) or read my blog - flipyourhistory.wordpress.com. To see all my flippedlearning resources search flipyourhistory on the TES.

By flipyourhistory

Diamond 9 Activity: Why did Custer lose at the Little Bighorn?

Diamond 9 Activity: Why did Custer lose at the Little Bighorn?

This outstanding resource is designed to help students evaluate how far Custer was responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. It can used as a starter or plenary and is suitable for middle to upper ability students as a stretch and challenge task. If you would like something aimed at middle to lower ability students, then please check out my card sort of this topic in my TES shop. This task is primarily designed to help students prioritise the different factors in preparation for an extended answer or essay. The resource nine diamond shaped cards which include a range of factors to explain why Custer lost the Battle of the Little Bighorn. 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 reasons why Custer lost at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. 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 arguments for writing their essay. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: What role did the US Army play in the defeat of the Plains Indians? Know: What happened during the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Understand: What roles were played by Custer and Crazy Horse in the defeat of the US Army? Evaluate: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify & describe: What happened during the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Explain: What roles were played by Custer and Crazy Horse in the defeat of the US Army? Analyse: How far was Custer responsible for the defeat of the US Army at the Little Bighorn? 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