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  • Writer's pictureVictoria Hewett

Resource – Thematic unit on conflict, fortification and armour

Updated: Jun 15, 2023


When I taught Geography and History through the umbrella of Humanities, we did a lot of thematic topics; exploring concepts over time and space.

I thought I'd share with you the unit we did on conflict, fortification and armour.

Outline

The unit took students through technological advances in conflict, fortification and armour, finishing with a personal interest project.



I remember my year 8's really enjoying the topic. It gave them insight to different time periods and encouraged them to research and find out more.

Here are some example resources:

The topic covers a range of content and whilst I've produced much of it, some elements such as the 'top trumps' were free resources available online. Since it was so long ago since I made the lessons (2015) I can't remember the original sources but if you find one of them is yours please let me know and I will add your name and the source to the piece.

Castles - Type and Location



Siege Warfare



War at Sea



World War 1 - Technological Change




Homework

Homework gave students choice and different levels of challenge.



Examples of the homework produced




Levels You will notice some of the resources use National Curriculum Levels and some use GCSE 'grades', I've just uploaded the resources I had. I clearly hadn't backed up all of the resources at home before leaving the school. Doh!


If you'd like to access the resources you can do so here.


I'm not a historian, so my apologies if there are any historical inaccuracies, I put a lot of research into the materials and got them checked by my historian husband.... but I'm sure there will be something to be found.

Hope you can find them of use.

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