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ITT needing advise

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by jgilbert15, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. jgilbert15

    jgilbert15 New commenter

    I'm planning a lesson where my year 8 class will learn about Oliver Cromwell and the key events, in later lessons we are going to interpret them but at this stage it is vital they learn the facts, apart from a lot of teacher talk I can't think of a way to teach this that will be fun and engaging!

    Can anyone help me out with any tips?

    Much appreciated!
  2. varcolac

    varcolac Occasional commenter

    Create a detailed timeline.
    Answer questions based on text.
    Act out scenes as groups (not a fan of this one personally).
    Create quizzes for each other.
    Draw it as a comic book.
    Take notes from a video (the Richard Harris one should be on Youtube somewhere, useful from an interpretations perspective).

    You don't have to just tell them it - if you do, at least half of them won't remember a blessed thing you said because they'll be looking out the window/daydreaming/picking their noses. Have them write it down in some form, so they can refer to it in later lessons.

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