GCSE knowledge organisers for revision

I used these knowledge organisers last year for the GCSE topics – Britain, 1890-1930, The Cold War and The USA, 1918-41 – and they proved to be very helpful in the final run-in for the exams. Thought they would be useful and are easy to adapt for other topics.

GCSE Revision Session worksheet – May 2016

GCSE Revision Session worksheet – May 2016 Britain

GCSE Revision Session worksheet – May 2016 The USA

Directory of Cold War Kahoot! quizzes

As part of the revision process, I have been using Kahoot! quizzes with my GCSE classes and they absolutely love them. Kahoot! is such an excellent site to design engaging quizzes, games and surveys. The links below all lead you to my quizzes on different aspects of the Cold War. I will add more once they are written and hope that they are useful for your classes.

Containment

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/16e46a08-76c3-4515-bbaa-42dc96a74296

The Creation of the Berlin Wall

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/c955da35-102b-4807-9d79-9830dd06ad6b

The Causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/5f4f7c33-8873-42fb-bb7c-428892624540

The Cuban Missile Crisis

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/3c3d5684-b01f-4171-a658-b3a563c56b52

Détente

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/5702ddee-d190-4bf6-b49d-d45fc13efc19

Prague Spring

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/08f4e70c-5bb0-4385-84a0-5598e73f3181

Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/607f6811-f8c6-4b59-ac01-f83e5ac44b30

Reagan and ‘the Evil Empire’

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/499fbc4a-d31f-4842-b5bc-b1aa42d33ed5

Gorbachev – Glasnost and Perestroika

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/99a640bc-f34e-466f-bfde-a9e2f318f90c

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Reverse Scrabble

I first saw Scrabble being applied in lessons by Amjad Ali and his original post can be found here  – https://www.trythisteaching.com/2013/07/scrabble-tiles/ – since then, many others have used the idea with variations with great success. Indeed, when I used it in an interview lesson, the students gave it a round of applause they liked it so much.

A variation of this idea I have used recently, is to give the students the Scrabble value of a ‘mystery’ word which is linked to the lesson. Using the Scrabble score card, students have to work out the ‘mystery’ word – it could, of course, be more than one word.

An easy to apply extension is to challenge the students to set each other mystery words and exchanging the value of their mystery words to work out.

Plenary – a touch of Scrabble Version two