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Lutheran Reformation | Zwingli/Calvin/ Radicals | Counter-Reformation | Ferdinand/Isabella | Charles I/Phillip II | Ottoman Empire | French Revolution / Napoleon
Rise of 20thC Dictators | Rule of 20thC Dictators
Origins of Wars | WW1 / WW2: origins compared
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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
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Events (200 years ago today): 1819 – The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, United Kingdom. It is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.
Births (550 years ago today): 1469 – Gian Galeazzo Sforza, duke of Milan (d. 1494)
Births (200 years ago today): 1819 – Jacques Offenbach, German-French cellist and composer (d. 1880)
Births (150 years ago today): 1869 – Laxmanrao Kirloskar, Indian businessman, founded the Kirloskar Group (d. 1956)
Births (50 years ago today): 1969 – Paulo Bento, Portuguese footballer and manager
Deaths (150 years ago today): 1869 – Hijikata Toshiz?, Japanese commander (b. 1835)
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Sourcework Questions: The Boxer Uprising
The Boxer Uprising
Sourcework Questions: The Opium Wars | Model answers
The Opium Wars: Multimedia Presentation / Decision-Making Exercise (22 slides plus video clips)
Sourcework: Was the British reaction to the Indian Mutiny justified? | Model answers for final three questions
Matrix Exercise: The results of the Indian Mutiny
Extension / Homework activity: Whats in a name? Whats in a logo?
Why, and with what effects, did Indians resist British rule?
Sourcework: King Leopold II and the Congo
Comparisons and Contrasts: French, Belgian and British approaches to Empire
How varied were the impacts of European imperialism on Africans? | teacher notes
10-question test: Europeans in Africa
What were the motives behind European imperialism in Africa?
Hitlers Foreign Policy: Model Answers