GCSE History: GCSE Crime and Punishment
Teacher Training Day
22nd March 2019

Miscellaneous Resources for GCSE History

Interactive Exercises

1. Manic Miner Game. - Crime and Punishment
2. CannonBall Fun Quiz - Crime and Punishment
3. Wordshoot Quiz - Crime and Punishment

Walk the Plan Quiz -Walk the Plank - Policing [external link]


Worksheets / Lesson Plans - External Link

1. Punishments Through Time - A lesson unit from Ian Dawson at www.thinkinghistory.co.uk
  A Series of Worksheets donated to ActiveHistory by Cathy Warren:

Defining Crime:
(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

  Determining Guilt:
How do we decide if someone is guilty?
  Deciding on Punishment:
How has the range of punishments changed over time?
Nature of Punishment - Practice Questions

The Middle Ages - Crime and Punishment


Interactive Exercises for GCSE History


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).

2. The Murder of King William Rufus - Online activity designed to improve sourcework skills  
3. The Murder of Becket - Redraft the account to detect and insert bias, learning about propaganda and censorship 27kb

Worksheets for GCSE History


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.


The Early Modern Period - Crime and Punishment


Interactive Exercises for GCSE History

1. Fling the Teacher - The Gunpowder Plot

PowerPoint Presentations for GCSE History

1. Richard v. Henry - who will win?
A PowerPoint Presentation outlining the prospects of victory at Bosworth for both Henry Tudor and Richard III. Complete with task.
2. Rebellions against Henry VII: Simnel and Warbeck
A PowerPoint Presentation. Designed to be used in conjunction with this worksheet.
3. Local government under Henry VII - policies common to the whole country
A PowerPoint Presentation. There is an accompanying worksheet.
The 1549 Rebellions
5. Witchcraft Trials in Scotland - by Mr. Fitzsimmons

Worksheets for GCSE History

1. What happened to the Princes in the Tower? - an in-depth investigation
2. Crossword: The Early Years of Henry VII / Rebellions
3. Summary Sheets: Henry VII and the Nobiility / Henry VII and Finance
4. Local government under Henry VII - policies for particular regions
5. Henry VII and the Nobility
6. Wolsey: The Legal System
7. Timeline: The Pilgrimage of Grace
8. Somerset: The 1549 Rebellions
9. Witchcraft - background
10. Witchcraft Sourcework
11. A classroom witch trial!
12. The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots
13. The Babbington Plot: Secret Codes!
14. Should King Charles I be executed?

The Eighteenth Century - Crime and Punishment


Interactive Exercises for GCSE History

1. Interactive Running Dictation: The Fall of the Bastille
An innovative activity designed to help students learn about the opening stages of the Revolution

Worksheets for GCSE History

1. The Trial and Execution of King Louis XVI : Structured debate about whether the King deserves to die, plus grisly descriptions of the guillotine!    
2. The Terror: Students are introduced to Danton, Robespierre and Marat and debate which one was the "most evil"!    

The Nineteenth Century - Crime and Punishment


Interactive Exercises for GCSE History

1. You be the Judge! - An interactive simulation in which you pass sentence on a range of Victorian Crimes and compare them to the verdicts that were actually reached at the time.    

Classtools Arcade Games: Jack the Ripper

3. Fling the Teacher Quiz: Jack the Ripper    

Worksheets for GCSE History

1. Jack the Ripper - A complete project pack for a 5-hour unit    
2. Crime and Punishment during the Industrial Revolution - Worksheet designed to be completed over a double lesson; students are given a series of crime case studies, and decide what punishments they would have given. These are then compared with punishments actually given at the time.    

The Twentieth Century - Crime and Punishment

Interactive Exercises for GCSE History


Jigsaw-Table Exercises
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

2. In-Depth Investigation
The Strange Death of Emily Davison

Worksheets for GCSE History

1. Opposition to the Vietnam War - 1966 - Muhammad Ali
2. Opposition to the Vietnam War 1969 - Woodstock Festival
3. Opposition to the Vietnam War 1970 - Murder at Kent State

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