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Picture Analysis: The Tudor Portrait Mystery
Students analyse a famous picture to determine its message.
Decision Making Game: Walking the Mid-Tudor Tightrope!: A decision-making
game in which students take on the role of an advisor to King Edward VI. Designed for A-Level
/ IB, but of potential use for younger students.
3. The Lady Jane Grey
Plot: A "Codebreaking" activity in which students decipher a secret message
sent following the death of Edward VI. Serves as an introduction to the crises
facing Mary I.
4. Does Mary deserve to be known as "Bloody"?: A worksheet based around the short clip from the feature film "Elizabeth" which shows the execution of Latimer and Ridley. Type in "latimer ridley" into www.youtube.com to find the clip!
Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
Births (350 years ago today): 1667 - Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and academic (d. 1748)
Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - Enrique Granados, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1916)
Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Rahul Bose, Indian journalist, actor, director, and screenwriter
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1917 - Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1841)
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Defining weasel terms: Guerrilla, interstate, civil wars; populist v. military dictators; and much more besides
One sentence summaries: conclusions on the Presidents
Classroom debate: Which President achieved the most success outside of the Americas?
Post-War American Presidents to 1980: Detailed summary sheet for revision
Classroom debate: Which President achieved the most for the USA and for Latin America?
Comprehensive Summary Sheet for Revision: The Civil Rights Movement to 1965
Revision Summary Sheet: anti-apartheid resistance groups
Using drinking straws to study competition, co-operation and the arms race
Design Tubular Timeline Towers for chronological understanding
Develop persuasive vocabulary with a biased words knockout challenge
History in your pocket: Coins as sources
Student bookmark: Key vocabulary for essay writing
Use EyeSay! to give visual feedback on student essays
Medieval Realms: Revision quiz
Nazi Germany: Play your dates right! quiz