Because teachers have so many things to do, creating new, inspiring lessons can often take a back seat. This book is designed to assist you in providing lesson ideas on everything from the Roman Empire to Martin Luther King. With more than 70 curriculum-linked lessons suitable for teaching 11-14-year-olds, this fabulously user-friendly resource features activities and teaching strategies based on the latest research and best practice.
The practical, task-based activities are aimed at supporting and reinforcing your teaching, and promoting pupils' enjoyment of the subject; encouraging their curiosity and imagination and helping them to develop enquiring minds and engage with the past. There are activities for individual, pair and group work, and the worksheets are all photocopiable and downloadable.
This is an essential resource for all secondary school history teachers: newly qualified, experienced and in training.
About the Author
Susie Hodge is a secondary school teacher and a governor of the University of London. Susie writes articles and resources for museums and galleries, runs educational workshops in schools and other institutions and has written numerous education books.
Table of Contents
Introduction \ Part A: Early Britain \ 1. The Roman Empire \ 2. Medieval timelines \ 3. Medieval Britain timeline \ 4. Using sources \ 5. Who should be King? \ 6. Causes and consequences of the Norman Conquest \ 7. The Bayeux Tapestry \ Part B Castles and Crusades \ 8. The Age of Castles \ 9. The feudal system \ 10. The Domesday Book \ 11. Examining Medieval Life \ 12. The Crusades \ 13. The Crusades from both sides \ 14. Analysing a passage about the Crusades \ 15. Henry II and Thomas Becket \ 16. The Magna Carta \ Part C: Medieval life \ 17. The Black Death \ 18. The Peasants' Revolt \ 19. Relationships with other countries \ 20. Expanding control of Great Britain \ 21. Medieval justice \ 22. Rich and poor \ 23. Town life in the Middle Ages (1) \ 24. Town life in the Middle Ages (2) \ 25. Medieval village life \ 26. Religion in medieval life \ 27. The importance of religion \ Part D: Relationships \ 28. Achievements of the Islamic states from 600-1600 \ 29. The life of Muhammad and the spread of Islam \ 30. Merchants and trade \ 31. The Wars of the Roses \ 32. The Princes in the Tower \ Part E: The Tudors \ 33. What can we tell about Henry VIII from portraits? \ 34. Henry VIII and his wives \ 35. Tudor religion \ 36. Henry VIII and the monasteries \ 37. Mary Tudor - is ‘Bloody Mary' a fair description? \ 38. Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots \ 39. Translating a Tudor painting \ 40. Wealthy Tudors \ 41. Reading Tudor portraits \ 42. How successfully did Elizabeth I deal with the problems of her reign? \ 43. Why did the Spanish Armada fail? \ Part F: The making of the United Kingdom \ 44. What caused the English Civil War? \ 45. The English Civil War \ 46. What was England like during the Civil War? \ 47. Why did the Parliamentarians win? \ 48. What kind of person was Oliver Cromwell? \ 49. Witchcraft! \ 50. What changed after the Civil War? \ 51. The Restoration \ 52. The Plague \ 53. The Glorious Revolution \ 54. The Great Fire of London \ 55. Uniting the United Kingdom \ Part G: Revolution! \ 56. Causes of the French Revolution \ 57. The French Revolution \ 58. The long-term effects of the French Revolution \ 59. The Industrial Revolution - population \ 60. Industrial Revolution - work \ 61. Agricultural Revolution \ 62. The Industrial Revolution - changes \ 63. The Industrial Revolution - inventions \ 64. The Industrial Revolution - transport \ Part H: Conflicts and developments, seventeenth to twentieth century \ 65. The new middle classes \ 66. 19th century towns and how the poor lived \ 67. Chartism \ 68. Mughal India \ 69. Mughal art and architecture \ 70. The British in India \ 71. Slavery \ 72. Votes for Women (1) \ 73. Votes for Women (2) \ 74. The Führer \ 75. What caused the Second World War? \ 76. The Holocaust \ 77. The Civil Rights Movement \ 78. Martin Luther King \ Recommended Resources
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
DO NOT BUY! This "resource book" is barely more than a skimpy course outline. The online resources are nonexistent and the heavy focus on British History renders this book practically unusable to anyone teaching outside of the U.K. My biggest issue is that there is hardly any actual information in the book. Paragraphs are rare and the things that it does address are limited to 1-2 sentences. Also, this unit plan COMPLETELY SKIPS OVER World War I, one of the most heavily tested subjects! This book could have been written overnight and it shows. Lastly, it might be just a pet peeve of mine but I don't like it when an author continually references his/her own works in the recommended sources.