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#1 Phil Whiting

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 11:26 AM

Can someone point me in the direction of some good resources/websites for this topic. Key stage three group of lads. Thanks.

#2 JohnDClare


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 12:09 PM

Can someone point me in the direction of some good resources/websites for this topic. Key stage three group of lads. Thanks.

At the risk of shameless self-promotion:

John D Clare, The Scramble for Africa (Hodder History Concepts and Processes 978-0-340-95769-1).

Associated workscheme/lesson plans/materials provided free.
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#3 Jim Belben

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 12:27 PM

And as John's publisher for this title I can point you to where you can see an e-inspection copy here- ie if you click the e-inspection copy button you can view a full electronic version there without having to wait to get the book.


#4 Lesley Ann

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:13 PM

Success - an Empire lesson to enjoy

We - the class (Y8) and I have had a lovely introduction into the British Empire today.

Starter: image of a ? house & benefits of this drink from an MP in 1661 He said: 'Tis extolled for drying up the Crudities of the Stomack, and for expelling Fumes out of the Head. Excellent Berry! which can cleanse the English-man's Stomak of Flegm, and expel Giddinesse out of his Head. Guess the drink - think, pair, share

Quick introduction into the Empire from textbook

We then made - (am now an expert in making these) paper boats using A3 paper

you tube link to how to make boats if you don't know it is on slide 11

Even managed a local history link with google maps on the only Sugar House in NE between Newcastle & Hull

We then covered the boats with words from this topic by finding out: - literacy links
  • What cargo the merchant ships carried
  • The places the ships sailed to
  • The British ports
  • The name of the companies that traded
  • The colonies that were gained

They loved making the boats - once they got the hang of it! Be prepared for frustration from both sides ;)
They then were quite proud of their boats

They are to take the boats home to memorise the information for next lesson.

I suppose you could even bring in your hot cuppa to do this lesson - for demonstration purposes only of course!

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