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Research Task: What were the Wars of the Roses?
Students are presented with a family tree of the English Royal Family during the
Wars of the Roses. They make deductions from it, identify questions arising, and
then conduct their own research using the web and the school library to solve
the mysteries they have identified. They then complete a quiz on this topic. If each student has a
computer, then a competition can take place: 25 points to the first 5 people to
finish, 20 points for the next five and so on. If you keep a running total
during the course of the year for each time you play a quiz like this, it can
get quite competitive!
Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.
Events (50 years ago today): 1967 - Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
Commemorations:United Nations Public Service DayInternational Widow's DayLuxembourg National Day
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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
World War One: Interactive revision quiz
The Treaty of Sevres : The Middle East
Modern World History 1870-1939: Play Your Dates Right! interactive quiz