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

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

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

Over The Top WWI Tactic Card Sort

Over The Top WWI Tactic Card Sort

A card sort which can be used as a chronology task (perhaps with some supporting information), a differentiated task for less able/students with weak literacy to reduce writing pressure, or as a mini-plenary to check students' understanding of the tactic. Card sort is already mixed up on the printable and are formatted 4 to a sheet (to reduce printing). Answers are on the second page. A card sort aimed at AQA GCSE WWI (Conflict and Tension, 1894 - 1918)which describes the 'Over the Top' tactic. However, it is just as relevant for Key Stage 3 students who are studying WWI.

By ellielbrown

Year 2 Literacy Plans - Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell

Year 2 Literacy Plans - Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell

This bundle contains 3 week-long literacy units aimed at year 2. The three units cover historical figures from the KS1 history curriculum:Florence NightingaleMary SeacoleEdith CavellThey could be used separately or in conjunction with each other to form a historical comparison.All three units follow a similar pattern. The first two lessons in each unit are comprehension lessons. The third lesson allows for vocabulary building and the fourth and fifth lesson are writing and editing lessons.Children learn to write a diary, a letter and a newspaper report.All resources are included.

By blossomingminds

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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

AQA "The Cold War in Asia": The Tet Offensive, Vietcong Tactics and American Mass Bombing.

AQA "The Cold War in Asia": The Tet Offensive, Vietcong Tactics and American Mass Bombing.

Complete with differentiation and exam questions linked to the new-style AQA spec, here are three high-quality, fully resourced source-based lessons:LO To investigate the Tet Offensive.G3 To explain the events of the Tet OffensiveG2:To explain the impact of the Tet OffensiveG1: To evaluate to what extent to Tet Offensive was a ‘turning point’.LO: To investigate the US Mass Bombing CampaignG3: To explain the significance of the US Mass Bombing CampaignG2: To evaluate the success of the US Mass Bombing CampaignG1: To determine the impact of the US Mass Bombing Campaign on the history of the Vietnam War. LO To investigate Vietcong tactics. G3: Explain the guerrilla warfare of the VietcongG2: Explain the difference between the guerrilla warfare of the Vietcong and Western warfareG1: Evaluate the successes of guerrilla warfare and the Vietcong

By Porco

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

*Full Lesson* Conditions in the Trenches during the First World War

*Full Lesson* Conditions in the Trenches during the First World War

This is a lesson from a scheme of work covering the First World War. During this lesson, pupils will use a variety of different sources to investigate and make judgements about the conditions in the trenches. This lesson was designed for a year 9/KS3 class but could be easily adapted for other classes or levels. The lesson is ready to teach and the power point contains all the resources required. During the lesson pupils will complete the following activities: * Complete a true or false activity about some of the myths about the First World War - Watch video to reinforce learning. * Briefly look at the Von Schlieffen plan plan and how it led to the development of trenches - Watch video to reinforce learning.* Pupils are presented with an opinion stating that conditions in the trenches were good. They will then consider a number of slides covering aspects of the trenches such as rats, lice, trench foot, food, equipment and they must find evidence to support or contradict the opinion. (This could be completed as a gallery task)*Complete a written task (writing frame provided) using evidence to respond to the opinion. If you buy this lesson, please leave a review and let me know what you think.Check out my shop (click on my user name above) to see more premium and free History lessons.

By zero1010

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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

*Full Lesson* Cold War: The Truman Doctrine (Edexcel GCSE History (9:1)

*Full Lesson* Cold War: The Truman Doctrine (Edexcel GCSE History (9:1)

This is an introductory lesson for a scheme of work covering the new Superpower Relations and the Cold War Edexcel GCSE History unit. The focus of the lesson is to investigate the events in Europe after the Second World War which led to the Truman Doctrine. * Please note: This lesson includes two tasks which require a textbook to complete. This could easily be adapted for any Cold War text as the themes are quite general. During this unit, pupils will:- Identify the situation in Europe after WW2 based on a map and a quote from Churchill's Iron Curtain speech. - Take notes and watch a short video about Soviet Control of Eastern Europe after the war. - Look at the Long and Novikov telegrams and begin to make inferences about their effects. - Complete a thinking task to identify what Truman should do to try and stop Soviet Expansion based on the situation at the time. - Complete comprehension/data gathering task to identify key issues after the war and the Truman Doctrine. - Discuss possible Soviet reactions to the Truman Doctrine. - Complete and peer assess exam question. - Homework - complete a timeline of the key events. For more free and premium resources, please checkout my shop - click on my username above. If you buy this resources, please leave a review.

By zero1010

BBC History File - Medicine Through Time - Ep.4 - War & Surgery

BBC History File - Medicine Through Time - Ep.4 - War & Surgery

BBC History File - Medicine Through Time - Ep.4 - War & Surgery Supporting Worksheet:Please see the guidance film at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILo3saRVtmASuitable for the current Edexcel SHP Surgery Paper and new 9-1 History GCSE as lesson support, revision or flipped learning. Also appropriate for the legacy GCSE

By awithey

History Graphic Readers (Comic Book Style) Bundle

History Graphic Readers (Comic Book Style) Bundle

A bundle of my 5 history comic book resources for young learners and students of ESL. All of these are in PDF and can be used on iPads, notebook computers, or printed out in colour or black and white. There are additional materials including quizzes and essay writing exercises to make these materials a fun and engaging way of teaching history. Topics include; WW1 - Life in the Trenches The Hindenburg Disaster Women's Suffrage Shackleton and the Endurance Charles Lindbergh 1927 This bundle is offered at about a 30% discount which together with the upcoming TES Bundle Bonanza discount of 30% makes this a bargain!

By kibishipaul

War Walks - Battle of Naseby 1645 - Flipped Learning Worksheet and link to Youtube documentary

War Walks - Battle of Naseby 1645 - Flipped Learning Worksheet and link to Youtube documentary

Flippedlearning resource based around Youtube documentary about The Battle of Naseby 1645. The documentary focuses on the key events of the Battle of Naseby. 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

The Nature of Warfare 1500-1700 - Flipped Learning Worksheet and video

The Nature of Warfare 1500-1700 - Flipped Learning Worksheet and video

Flippedlearning resource based around Youtube narrated presentation about change and continuity in the nature of warfare between 1500-1700. The narrated PowerPoint focuses on the main changes in warfare in this period and 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

*Full Lesson* End of the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles

*Full Lesson* End of the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles

This is a lesson from a scheme of work covering the First World War. During this lesson, pupils will investigate the impact of the First World War and the main points of the Treaty of Versailles. This lesson was designed for a year 9/KS3 class but could be easily adapted for other classes or levels. The lesson is ready to teach and the power point contains all the resources required. During the lesson pupils will complete the following activities: * Use ISM of American recruitment poster to recall information about the end of the First World War. * Use a variety of sources to begin to judge the impact of the First World War on the different countries involved and begin to make judgements about what should happen after the war. * Investigate the Big Three and identify what each of the countries wanted after the First World War. * Representing one of the countries in the Big Three pupils to debate how they would deal with Germany after the war. * Match pupil ideas with the actual provisions of the Treaty of Versailles and its impact on Germany. * Make a judgement about whether the Treaty of Versailles was a good or bad idea. If you buy this lesson, please leave a review and let me know what you think.Check out my shop (click on my user name above) to see more premium and free History lessons.

By zero1010

*Full Lesson* General Haig: Hero or Butcher of the Somme?

*Full Lesson* General Haig: Hero or Butcher of the Somme?

This is a lesson from a scheme of work covering the First World War. During this lesson, pupils will use a variety of different sources to investigate and make judgements General Haig's ability as a leader. This lesson was designed for a year 9/KS3 class but could be easily adapted for other classes or levels. The lesson is ready to teach and the power point contains all the resources required. During the lesson pupils will complete the following activities: * Recall learning from last lesson about the Battle of the Somme* Use an image of General Haig to form initial impressions of him. * Evaluate two contrasting cartoons about Haig and identify the opinions people had about him during and after the War. * Watch a short video giving background information about Haig* Analyse a source from Haig about successes during the Battle of the Somme, evaluate reliability.* Use statements about Haig as evidence for either his ability or incompetence as a leader. * Quick investigate of the Pals Battalions and their impact on Britain. * Write a short evaluation about Haig and judge his leadership. If you buy this lesson, please leave a review and let me know what you think.Check out my shop (click on my user name above) to see more premium and free History lessons.

By zero1010

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 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany, 1918-1939.  L15:  was the Munich Putsch a success or a failure?

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany, 1918-1939. L15: was the Munich Putsch a success or a failure?

Easy to follow lesson on whether the Munich Putsch was a success or a failure. The lessons starts by organising the students into groups. They have to draw a scene from the Putsch before swapping with a group member who has to annotate the illustration and then the combined effort to position the drawings into chronological order. The main task requires students to position events on a graph to determine the success of each outcome of the Putsch before writing up their judgement. A source based activity is also included.

By planmylesson

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939: Lesson 14 Why did the Munich Putsch fail?

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939: Lesson 14 Why did the Munich Putsch fail?

A lesson that looks at the key factors behind the failure of the Munich Putsch. Students review a text to create a mini fact file of events (differentiated on presentation). They are then introduced to a clip from the Rise of Evil directed by Christian Duguay. Whilst watching the clip they need to jot down the reasons given in the clip for the Putsch's failure. Following this they each have a source which explains a reason why the Putsch failed. they need to match this to a card (placed on classroom wall). They complete a matrix for their source before exchanging evidence with other students. The main task requires the students to write a letter to the director of the film to explain what they agree with and how the sketch could be developed. Exam question included for homework (12 mark explain question). This lesson should be taught after the students have an idea about the events of the Putsch e.g. why it occurred etc.

By planmylesson

Nazi Germany & The Holocaust Units of Work

Nazi Germany & The Holocaust Units of Work

13 fully resourced lessons on Nazi Germany and The Holocaust. All lessons include a PowerPoint presentation, detailed differentiated resources, literacy support materials, activities designed to encourage independent learners and thinkers with a clear focus of developing GCSE skills

By planmylesson

Nazi Germany & World War Two Units of Work

Nazi Germany & World War Two Units of Work

20 fully resourced lessons which include a PowerPoint presentation, detailed differentiated resources, literacy support materials, activities designed to encourage independent learners and thinkers with a clear focus of developing GCSE skills

By planmylesson

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany, 1918-1939: Lesson 11:  Who was Adolf Hitler?

Edexcel 9-1 Weimar & Nazi Germany, 1918-1939: Lesson 11: Who was Adolf Hitler?

A fun lesson that introduces students to Hitler and the key events from his early life. Students extract information to create a timeline of key events (extension tasks ask the students to consider the importance of these events). The main activity requires the students to create a front cover for a book about Hitler's life. They annotate this to explain the relevance of illustrations etc. plenary requires them to write a blurb to advertise the book.

By planmylesson

Nazi Germany: L4 Was the Munich Putsch a success or a failure?

Nazi Germany: L4 Was the Munich Putsch a success or a failure?

Easy to follow lesson on the Munich Putsch. Students create a fact file for task 1 based on the worksheet (sentence stems provided for less able). The class then assess the outcome of the event and place them on a graph. The main written task is to decide if the Putsch was a success or a failure. Literacy support provided. Very simple lesson to teach which works really well.

By planmylesson

Card Sort - Why were the Native Americans defeated?

Card Sort - Why were the Native Americans defeated?

This great resource is designed to be used as a starter or plenary for students looking at the key factors as to why the Native Americans were finally defeated by the US government.Students are given five headings cards which include US Army, religion, reservations, Indian Agents and education as well as fourteen cards with key information about each factor to sort.Once completed students could use the card sort to write an essay or produce a mind map on the topic. The aims and objectives are:Theme: The American WestKnow: How were the Native Americans defeated by the US Government?Understand: How did the US government undermine the Native American way of life?Evaluate: Which factor was the most important in undermining their way of life?WILF - What Am I Looking For?Identify and describe: How did the US Government defeat the Native Americans?Explain: What tactics and strategies did they use to undermine their way of life?Analyse: Which factor or combination of factors was the most successful?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