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Secondary Starters and Plenaries: History: Ready-To-Use Activities for Teaching History (Classroom Starters and Plenaries)by Mike Gershon
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Looking for time saving, creative, ready-to-use activities to kick-start and round up your history lessons? Look no further!
Starters and plenaries are now an essential part of all lessons and this highly practical book provides busy History teachers with creative activities to use in the classroom. The starter ideas will ensure the first five minutes of any secondary History lesson are a time for motivation, energy and forward thinking, and the plenaries will help students to reflect on and embed their learning at the end
Step-by-step instructions, teacher's tips and topic-specific examples make these 25 starters and 25 plenaries easy to adapt for any History lesson, whether you are teaching World War Two, Henry VII or Ancient Egypt. The activities will help students to develop their skills in assessment and interpretation of sources and evidence, as well as reasoning, enquiry and comparison. This versatile book is also accompanied by online resources providing everything you need not just for planning starters and plenaries, but also delivering them to your class.
This book contains creative and imaginative tried-and-tested starters and plenaries for engaging students in all areas of a history lesson.
This book provides history teachers with 50 cohesive suggestions for embedding and extending learning in the classroom: from individual to whole-class activities, and from the energetic to the sedate. Even better, every starter and plenary is easily-adaptable for the whole ability range of your class and ideas for extension and development keep each activity fresh. There are also PowerPoints, task sheets and other time-saving resources online.
The book covers the whole spectrum of topics that every history teacher needs to cover. Some ideas involve students managing and monitoring each other; others involve creative thinking and where practical and appropriate, the content is embedded in the real world so that students can immediately see the wider application of their efforts. In the ‘teacher's tips' section, the author offers guidance on how to deliver the idea to get the best results based on years of trial and error.
About the Author
Mike Gershon is a social sciences teacher at a secondary school in London, UK. Mike is a popular blogger and resource creator. Mike's resources have generated close to 1 million views and downloads through the TES Resources website and the Guardian Teacher Network.
Table of Contents
Section 1. Sources and Evidence \ Section 2. Reasons and Judgements \ Section 3. Interpretation \ Section 4. Drama \ Section 5. Contrast and Comparison \ Section 6. Speculation, Cause and Consequence \ Section 7. Enquiry \ Section 8. Conclusion
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