Collaborative Learning - History Activities

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Medieval Snakes and Ladders

Description: We have devised this activity to help students engage with English Medieval History. To gain an insight into the life of a humble serf, students collect Chance Cards which they transcribe into a diary of their character at the end of the game.Learning Outcomes:  Pupils will have broadened their understanding of everyday life in Medieval England.
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Perseus and the Gorgon

Description: This game has been devised to help students to memorise the characters and the plot of the Greek myth “Perseus and the Gorgon”. By using this activity students will gain an understanding of the basic story development and plot.Learning Outcomes: Students will have gained an understanding of the Greek myth “Perseus and the Gorgon”, the basic story development and plot. 
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Slave Rebellions

Description: This Connection activity will study the two forces working towards the end of slavery: the resistance of the slaves and the political action of abolitionists and will explore the events in United States and Europe during the 18th and 19th century.Learning Outcomes: Students will have learned about the resistance of the slaves and the political action of abolitionists towards the end of slavery.
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Technology and the Wilsons

Description: This activity has been devised to examine the development of technology in the household since 1950. The matching, sequencing game encourages pupils to work collaboratively to complete their task. Learning Outcomes: Students will have reinforced their knowledge of the most significantchanges in technology since 1950.
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Tudor Entertainments

Description: As apart of the study of Tudor Briton this activity has been designed to give students an insight into the sports and entertainments that the Tudors engaged in. If you develop your own activities around this theme please share them by sending them to the address below for expanding our library. Learning Outcomes: Students will have learned the kind of entertainment and sports the Tudors enjoyed and it will have given them an insight into life in Tudor times.
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Underlying Causes of First World War

Description: This dominoes activity helps students to gain an understanding of the underlying causes of the First World War exploring how certain aspects and causes of the war had more effect than others. The game is designed to raise discussion and to encourage more varied responses.Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to discuss the underlying causes of WW1 anddemonstrate their understanding through linking together some of the issues.
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Victorian Working Life

Description: Present day working conditions for children still cause much concern. Even though this activity examines the conditions of children working in factories in the Victorian era, it is just as relevant to children working in sweatshops all over the world today. Learning Outcomes: Pupils will have learned about working conditions in Victorian Briton and will be able to write letters to back their opinions with facts.
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WW2 Air Raids

Description: The bombing of civilians is a common strategy of war. In this activity we have focused on air raids on Britain during World War 2 but many of the affects on civilians are still the same today, in any war zone.Learning Outcomes: Students will have gained knowledge of life in Britain during WW 2.
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