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S1 Activities

Look at Timelines – use interactive timeline on www.classtools.net, for pupils to create a timeline of their lives. Can be done as a class or individually.

Look at Identifying fact and bias – highlighting fact and bias in sources in different colours on word document or using interactive board.

Look at Primary/Secondary sources – Use data projector to show class a table with two columns – one headed primary sources and one secondary sources. Pupils come up and put examples of primary/secondary source into the right column. This can be done with the pen on and interactive board or e-beam, or by typing into a word document.

Look at Vikings – Use Viking quest animation on www.bbc.co.uk. Either done as a class, with discussion of which options to take, or in pairs with access to an ICT suite.

Look at Battle of Stirling Bridge – Pupils create newspaper front page using Microsoft Publisher.

S2 Activities

Hitler – Use www.schoolhistory.co.uk interactive games to play walk the plank game on the life of Hitler.

WWII – Creation of short powerpoint on preparations on the home front and e-mail to teacher.

Evacuation - Pupils use www.bbc.co.uk history for children section to read extracts from evacuees’ letters. They then use their research to write their own letters.

Look at Enquiry Skills Use the digital projector to display pictorial source to class. Pupils come to front of class to label parts of the source that they think are important – eg, date produced, a particular part of the image.

Historical Figure – Use internet to research and Microsoft Word to write up a report on a historical figure that you’ve studied that pupils find interesting.

Look at Treaty of Versailles - Use this game as a fun revision exercise at the end of a lesson.

S3 - S4 Activities

20th Century Transport - Use of www.Scran.ac.uk to show pupils presentation of 20th century forms of transport. Can also be used for population/housing//women and the vote.

Look at Votes for Women – Use www.scan.org.uk to research original sources and answer questions – some are quite difficult, so best in mixed ability pairs.

Look at Causes of WWI – Interactive penalty shootout game on www.schoolhistory.co.uk, for use as revision exercise/plenary.

Look at 8-mark essay planning – Use textbox in powerpoint, so pupils can type in suggested paragraph content, in class essay planning activity.

Life in the trenches – Use video camera/Dictaphone to carry out interview with a soldier in the trenches.

Life in the trenches – Use data projector to show class layout of a trench using BBC World War One website – trenches virtual tour (need to check that this would be workable on school networks).

Nazi Germany/ Russian Revolution - Pupils use Microsoft publisher to create a propaganda leaflet for the Nazi/Communist party.

Look at Enquiry skills - Use data projector to show a pictorial source on board. Pupils can come up and label important information in the source. This can be done using the pen on an interactive whiteboard or e-beam.

Enquiry skills – Using an interactive board, show examples of ES questions, with the basis of an answer, but with missing words. Pupils come to the front and drag and drop the correct words into the correct space. This can alternatively be done by typing them in a Word document.

Revision – Use interactive revision diagram on www.schoolhistory.co.uk, either as a class or individually. Once the pupil or class has completed and printed one of the diagrams, they should do one of their own, either on paper or on the computer, on another aspect/topic.