Gladiator Top Trumps cards

This resource is for my Year 7 groups. We are about to start studying gladiators and I am going to use the top trumps cards methods for them to think about the key strengths and weaknesses of different gladiators and be able to compare them. The resource below contains frameworks for six cards – five have the names of different gladiators on them while one is left blank so students can research one independently. Students also have to decide upon what categories they are going to use to measure the strengths and weaknesses. Alongside this I am going to use to resources for students to use as research – Rotten Romans from the Horrible Histories series and other is a great book called Gladiator – The Roman Fighter’s Manual by Philip Matyszak.

Gladiators Top Trumps

Abolishing slavery lesson resources

This lesson focuses on the arguments for and against the abolition of slavery. The resources include a PowerPoint with main lesson task and plenary as well as a worksheet for the main task which focuses upon students choosing evidence to put in their own Clarkson box. This lesson buolds upon prior knowledge and intends to summarise what has been learned in previous lessons.

Abolition of slavery

Why was slavery abolished worksheet

Introduction to the slave trade lesson resources

These resources are for a lesson to introduce the slave trade to Key Stage 3 students. This is very much an overview lesson in which will introduce key elements of the slave trade which will be examined in depth in subsequent lessons. The resources consistent of a PowerPoint on which has a starter, overview content, key tasks and plenary.The worksheet contains the main task of the lesson – building a concept map linking the features together.

Introduction to the Slave Trade

Slave trade overview sheet

Richard Dimbleby’s report on his visit to Belsen – a superb Holocaust resource

I used this account today [link found at the bottom of this description] to introduce the topic of the Holocaust to my Year 9 students today. It is Richard Dimbleby’s account of discovering Belsen in April 1945. It was first broadcast on 19th Aoril 1945 – two weeks before the end of the Second World War in Europe. The story behind this report deserves attention – Dimbleby was with British and American soldiers when they discovered the concentration camp at Belsen. He filed a report to the BBC, who refused to believe the extent of the report, such was the shocking content. Dimbleby threatened to resign and take the report to the newspapers if the report was not broadcast. Such was Dimbleby’s standing, the report was broadcast for fear of losing him rather than suppresing the story at first. My Year 9 class were deeply moved by this report – the first on the Holocaust to be broadcast by the BBC in Britain. Well worth using such a valuable account.