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The "History Mysteries" lessons are designed as stand-alone projects which each last 3-4 hours.
Through engaging historical topics, they teach skills of problem formulation, deductive reasoning, independent research, groupwork and structured writing.
There is a standard teacher lesson plan and student record sheet / markscheme for each activity.
The "History Mysteries" serve a number of very useful purposes:
Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 1990)
Deaths (250 years ago today): 1767 - Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer and theorist (b. 1681)
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1917 - Géza Gyóni, Hungarian soldier and poet (b. 1884)
Commemorations:Day of the SeafarerCroatia National DayMozambique National DaySlovenia National Day
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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
World War One: Interactive revision quiz
The Treaty of Sevres : The Middle East