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Extension Activities in History for More Able Students

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Age Range: KS3

Stretch knowledge and develop comprehension skills through activities which encourage further research. Teachers Notes include attainment levels, while 11 appendices supply additional source material.

Topics include: Domesday Book; Castles; Crusades; Monasteries; Magna Carta; Peasants' Revolt; Guilds; Mary Queen of Scots; Spanish Armada; Civil War; Luddites; Gunpowder Plot; Suffragettes; WW1 issues; Atomic war.

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Size: 68 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 231 0
Author(s): Valerie Glover
Code: EAHM
Popularity rank: 291

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Contents List


Britain 1066-1500

  • 7 DOMESDAY What kind of information was recorded in the Domesday Book?
  • 9 ATTACKING A CASTLE Techniques for attacking and defending a castle.
  • 11 FIGHTING A 'HOLY WAR'? Reasons for joining the crusades.
  • 13 POVERTY, CHASTITY, OBEDIENCE The role of monasteries in medieval England.
  • 15 THE ROAD TO FREEDOM The Magna Carta as the beginning of granting people rights.
  • 17 FIGHTING FOR CHANGE Reasons for the Peasants' Revolt.
  • 19 GUILDS Reasons for the formation of guilds.

Britain 1500-1750

  • 21 THE REFORMATION Henry VIII's reasons for establishing a new church.
  • 23 MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Reasons for and against the execution of Mary Queen of Scots.
  • 25 DEFEATED! Why did the Spanish Armada fail?
  • 27 CIVIL WAR Reasons for the English Civil War.
  • 29 LEVELLERS AND DIGGERS What were their aims?
  • 31 GUNPOWDER PLOT Who was responsible for the Gunpowder Plot?
  • 33 LONDON'S BURNING! The overcrowded nature of cities in the 17th century.

Britain 1750-1900

  • 35 SMASH THE MACHINES! What was the Luddites' objection to new technology?
  • 37 ROADBUILDERS What made a good road in the 19th century?
  • 39 RAILWAY MANIA What was the importance of railways in 19th century England?
  • 41 TOWN LIFE The health hazards in towns in 19th century England.
  • 43 PAINTING THE MAP PINK The connection between the British Empire and Britain's wealth.
  • 45 ALL WORK AND NO PLAY Working conditions for children in new factories.

A World Study after 1900

  • 47 THE 'CAT AND MOUSE ACT' The government response to the suffragettes' movement.
  • 49 JOIN UP The different responses to the outbreak of the First World War.
  • 51 BATTLE OF THE SOMME How Haig justified the continuation of the Battle of the Somme.
  • 53 JUST SAY 'NO'! What treatment conscientious objectors received in the First World War.
  • 55 WOMEN AND WORLD WAR ONE How life changed for women through the First World War.
  • 57 DUNKIRK PROPAGANDA How the British government's propaganda turned a defeat into a victory.
  • 59 WAR AND TECHNOLOGY Technological advancement and how it changed warfare.
  • 61 ATOMIC WAR Was the use of the atomic bomb justified?

Additional Resources: Online Assessment

Preview tests forCastles andThe Causes of World War I delivered via our Yacapaca assessment system.

These tests are part of larger assessment resources: Britain 1066–1500 andGCSE History: The Modern World