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This week’s form time activities are adapted from the excellent and award winning ‘Ghost Street’
Using a set of missing word headlines students explore some key road safety facts and figures. I did it as a paired activity with students writing their words onto the class whiteboard.
One of the key areas of www.ilovehistory.co.uk is the section for AS History students revising Elizabethan government. These pages contains a number of revision activities including notes, games, and card sorts. There are also a number of videos looking at some of the key questions, including
‘What problems did Elizabeth face in 1588?‘,
‘What was the importance of the court and ministers in Elizabethan government?’, and
‘How successfully did Elizabeth deal with the issue of succession?’.
Over the next few days I will be adding more materials to these pages to help students preparing for their exams this May. The first addition is a new video looking at the popularity and effectiveness of Elizabeth’s government at the end of her reign. This is supported by revision notes, and also a range of revision games on this page.
The video is hosted on youtube so may not be available on all school networks:
In our final lesson of the term, Year 9 looked at what happened when Hitler turned his attentions from destroying the RAF to bombing the cities of Britain. We watched this short film from the BBC archive:
We then considered why it is difficult to know if there was a ‘Blitz Spirit’. The BBC archive has a range of other contemporary films and radio recordings, as well as programmes made after the war. It is well worth a look if you want to find out more about the events that we have studied.
Your enrichment homework is to research the life of one of three different pilots in the Second World War. They are:
- Douglas Bader (Link to Spartacus website)
- Cy Grant (Link to Telegraph Newspaper)
- Margaret Frost (Link to BBC website)
Once you’ve got a basic outline of their life in the war, then your task is to complete a ‘Fakebook profile‘ for them. For an idea of what it could be like, look at the example of Josef Stalin. A copy of the instructions can be downloaded here. Remember to print out your completed profile. Alternatively you can copy and paste the address of your profile in a comment to this post.
As part of their investigation of the 1834 Poor Law, Year 8 are looking at the Witney Union Workhouse. The lesson uses pictures, newspaper articles, animation and the 1881 census records to allow students to find evidence in support of, or against the Poor Law. The resources are all based upon the excellent research of Peter Higginbotham of www.workhouses.org.uk
Click here to access the lesson resources.
The GCSE History Revision pages have been updated with links to some new BBC Bitesize revision videos. They are short snappy films, featuring a range of relevant and sometimes random clips. However, they contain some key information in memorable form. Who could fail to remember the key facts from GCSE History when they are acted out by Lego toys and knitted dictators?