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Walk the Plan Quiz -Walk the Plank - Policing [external link]
(a) What are the different types of crime?
(b) How and why do different periods define crime in different ways?
(c) How are laws made?
(d) Nature of Crime - Practice Questions
Hereward the Wake Cut 'n' Paste Activity - Use Word, Publisher and the net to reconstruct the story of this Saxon resistance fighter and produce their own report (c.1 hour in classroom, can be split into 2 sessions).
Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages
A kinaesthetic history unit! Students start by considering how guilt was determined in the Middle Ages. They then engage in a role-play exercise where the class acts as a "jury" and the defence and prosection teams have to go through trial by water, battle and fire. Once guilt or innocence has been established, the exercise is rounded off with a consideration of which punishment should be inflicted!
The Peasants' Revolt - A printable worksheet, designed to be used as a running dictation exercise.
Classtools Arcade Games: Jack the Ripper
a. What were the arguments for and against giving women the vote? (see too worksheet B1 below)
b. Women and World War One
c. The Defence of the Realm Act
1. The Newgate Calendar - Dozens of salacious trial summaries, originally published in book form in the Victorian Era.
2. A History of Violence - Gruesome but Gripping!
3. Timeline of the Metropolitan Police; the same site has a definition of policing and some case studies.
4. Crime and Punishment from Stanley Technical School - A detailed site
5. Crime and Punishment - Excellent series of investigations from the Learning Curve
6. Victorian Children in trouble with the law | The National Archives
7. The Luddites - Encyclopedia entry from Spartacus
8. The Rebecca Riots - KS3 investigation from the Learning Curve.
9. History of Crime and Punishment Ephemeral Resources
10. Would you Become a Highwayman? - Investigating the Causes of Crime. A lesson unit from Ian Dawson at www.thinkinghistory.co.uk
11. Stocks and Pillories - Some great pictures, and an exhaustive history
12. Proceedings of the Old Bailey - filled with primary sources, timeline and glossary, with a schools section
13. Simulation Game - "You be the Judge"; A review can be found here.
14. Did the Punishment fit the Crime? - A webquest project for students
15. Outlaws and Highwaymen - Some good primary sources from a variety of periods
16. Summary Notes - on types of crime, motives for crime, types of punishment. There are also some sample questions / answers.
17. Victorian Workhouses - A monumental site, endlessly fascinating
18. Crime in Victorian Shropshire - Sourcework investigations designed for use with schools
19. The Peterloo Massacre - Encyclopedia entry from Spartacus
20. Bedford Gaol in the Victorian Period - Videos, searchable database, information - design is a bit "clunky" but the content is brilliant.
21. The Bloody Code: Who Will Hang? - Lesson Unit from Ian Dawson at www.thinkinghistory.co.uk
22. Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England
23. Punishments Through Time - A lesson unit from Ian Dawson at www.thinkinghistory.co.uk
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