Collaborative Learning - History Activities

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Ancient & Modern Olympics

Description: With the Olympic Games taking place in 2012 it is a good time to discover the origins of these games. There are many topics around this theme and if you develop your own please share them by sending them to the address below for expanding our library. Learning Outcomes: Students will have gained knowledge about the Olympic Games both past and present and have been able to compare and contrast them.
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Ancient Greek and Modern Education

Description: Education systems have developed and changed throughout the course of history. To engage students with these changes we have devised this activity for them to compare their schooling with those of Ancient Greeks. 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 gained knowledge about the Ancient Greek education system and been able to compare and contrast it with their own.
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Antisemitism and Anne Frank

Description: Ethnic minorities have always come up against prejudice; even today many minority groups continue to suffer discrimination and oppression. However, no group has experienced such systematic destruction and dehumanisation as the Jews at the hands of the Nazis. This activity will study events in Europe mainly during the 1930s and 1940s and will explore what life would have been like in Anne Frank’s Europe.Learning Outcomes: Students will have learned about the persecution of the Jews and the effect of this on the life of Anne Frank.
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Arachne

Description: This activity based on the story of Arachne, one of the most popular Greek myth, has been designed to devise a way in which everyone in the class could participate in a retelling of the story as well as take on the flavour of a Greek play.Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to demonstrate a greater understanding of theGreek myth “Arachne” and will be able to work collaboratively.
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Aztec Tributes Game

Description: The Aztecs demanded tributes from all the smaller neighbouring tribes, and this board game is designed to show how the tributary tribes became discontented with this system.  It was this discontent that in the end lead the smaller tribes to support any group of soldiers who were prepared to help them stand up to Aztecs. Learning Outcomes: The Learning Outcome will be that students will have learned about the Aztec tributes system and gained an insight into the downfall of the Aztec Empire.
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Catch the Plague

Description: The Great Plague was an epidemic that devastated London and the south east of England between 1664 and 1666. The poor conditions in towns and cities were a major cause of the disease spreading quickly. This game have been devised to consolidate student’s learning of the causes of the plague.Learning Outcomes: Students will have broadened their understanding of the symptoms and cures of the plague.
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Egypt Quiz

Description: Life in Ancient Egypt was complex and fascinating and our aim is to encourage pupils to become interactively involved in its exploration through the use of pictures and words (either written or spoken). We have left some of the activity cards blank so that pupils can make their own versions.Learning Outcomes: Pupils will have increased their knowledge about the ancient Egyptians.
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Greek Farming

Description: As part of the study of Ancient Greece this activity focuses on farming and the various factors that affect the outcome of it being either a good or bad year. The produce used in the game are the same that are still enjoyed by many today, even if the farming techniques have changed.Learning Outcomes: Students will have gained a greater understanding of the factors affecting agriculture in Ancient Greece.
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Greek Gods Identity Parade

Description: This activity was created to help students gain a further understanding of the relationship between the Greek gods, their characteristics and abilities, and the reasons why they were worshipped.Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to recall facts about each god or goddess andwill have gained a deeper understanding about their relationship with one another.
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Henry VIII's Six Wives

Description: Henry VIII was a king of major importance and his relationships to his wives helped to shape Britain. This is why we have developed this activity for students to familiarise themselves with his six wives and their role in history. 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 be able to recall the six wives of Henry VIII and some facts about them.


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