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Lesson Plan: History ages 13-16
- To be able to comprehend that history is constructed from a variety of sources.
- To be able to differentiate between fact and fiction and discuss if there is a role for fiction in understanding history.
- To be able to construct a timeline using Internet research by finding and crosschecking historical sources.
- Can compare fact and fiction in history and discuss if fiction has a role in the understanding of history.
- Can construct a timeline using a range of Internet sources.
- Can constructively review work, and make recommendations, in order to make improvements.
- Analysing: discriminate, examine, question, test, criticise
- Understanding: select, paraphrase, report, locate, explain
- Remembering: reproduce, list, state, define, express
- Exercise books and writing equipment.
- References to the story of Sindbad the Sailor, which may include Internet references to the works, copies of films, animated cartoons or novels. Teachers will need to source these themselves.
- Discuss the story of Sindbad the Sailor, one of the stories that appears in editions of A Thousand and One Nights, and discuss what role it and other fictional accounts have in the understanding of history.
- Introduce the concept of timelines and why they help in understanding history.
- Reinforce the concept of crosschecking Internet sources before adding information to your timeline.
- Guide and monitor the students through the activity sheet.
- Peer assessment: What improvements could be made to each group’s presentation:
- Give constructive feedback in the form of 2 positives and 1 recommendation, or ‘2 stars and a wish’.