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"History: The Story of Everything!"
An A3 poster showing the connection between History and a whole range of other classroom subjects.
Classroom Posters: 10 Celebrity History Graduates
Print these off onto A3, get them laminated and stuck up around the room, then point at them whenever any student asks "What can you do with a history degree?"
Classroom Posters: 15 Key History Questions
Was the Black Death a blessing in disguise? Was Victoria's Empire racist? - 15 key questions, with illustrations, to put up around the classroom.
Classroom Posters: 20 History Quotes
"Study History, Study History! In History lies all the secrets of statecraft!" - plus 19 more motivational quotes about the noble subject.
Classroom Posters: 27 Key Dates from the 20th Century in Pictures
From the first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, through to Boris Yeltsin making a fool of himself after too much vodka: 27 posters highlighting key events caught on the camera in the 20th Century.
Classroom Display: 24 Key Terms for IB/A-Level History | Classroom Display: 40 Key Terms for KS3 History
I print these off onto A3, laminate them and then cut them up to display all around the classroom.
Classroom Display: 37 Topics studied in class
These posters (click on each for a larger version!) are designed to be printed, laminated and displayed outside your classroom so that passers-by can get a flavour of what's being studied in your history classroom. They can be changed at appropriate points and they are a great way of highlighting the great topics that your students get to study.
Student bookmark: Vocabulary for essay writing
Another great resource to print off, laminate, cut out and give to students to help develop their historical vocabulary:
Historically-themed bookmarks for rewards
Twenty historically-themed bookmarks which I give out as rewards for impressive work:
Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - In Milwaukee, nine members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb, the most deaths in a single event in U.S. police history until the September 11 attacks in 2001.
Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - Scott Joplin, American pianist and composer (d. 1917)
Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Henrik Brockmann, Danish singer-songwriter
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*NEW* Simulation: Can you survive life in the trenches in World War One?
IB Extended Essay Completing the Reflections on Planning and Progress Form
Style Guide: Formatting your Extended Essay
Six Steps for Writing your Extended Essay in IB History
Model Essay: For what reasons, and with what results, did the Civil Rights movement become more radical after 1964?
Civil Rights Movement Student research tasks / presentation instructions
Multimedia lecture : IN WHAT WAYS did the Civil Rights movement become more radical after 1964?
Multimedia lecture : WHY did the Civil Rights movement become more radical after 1964?
IB History Internal Assessments sample studies
Mission: Berlin! (Escape the Room activity on Hitlers consolidation of power)
Student-friendly Sourcework Rubric
The life of Martin Luther Design a film trailer!
Model Essay: Assess the view that After initial failures, Kennedys handling of foreign policy grew increasingly successful as time went on
Advisor to the Kaiser! A new online simulation!
The Rise of Hitler Images