Activity4: Students use research skills to identify the purpose of
propaganda and create a propaganda poster.
Activity 3 : Students create a timeline, covering events leading up to and
during the Great War.
Activity 1: The Angel of Mons Text
Activitity 1 : Reading the text: The purpose of this activity is to encourage active thinking and reading through close examination of the text, ‘The Angel of Mons’. The activity involves training children in the four reading behaviours – clarifying, questioning, summarising and predicting.'The Angel of Mons@ text is needed for this activity.
Activity 2- Part One - Children complete an ‘Anticipation guide’ before reading the text, ‘The Titanic’, deciding which of the statements are true and which are false. They then read the text, searching for specific evidence – this encourages them to read with purpose and engagement.
Activity 2: Part 2: The Titanic Text
Activity 1: Titanic Text
Activity 1 :The purpose of this activity is to encourage active thinking and reading through close examination of the text, ‘The Angel of Mons’. The activity involves training children in the four reading behaviours – clarifying, questioning, summarising and predicting.
Activity 15: Safety procedures and survival- Students consider what could have been done to save more lives on-board the Titanic and devise step-by-step emergency procedures.
Activity 14 :Taboo- The children play a game of Taboo with words to do with the Titanic. They must find a way to describe the person, place or object without using the ‘forbidden’ words on the card.
Activity 4: Part 2:Titanic Text
Activity 4: Part One- This activity encourages active thinking and reading through close examination of the text ,‘The Titanic’. Students read and analyse the text from various ‘roles’.
Activity 11 : Producing a culturegram- Students create a culturegram (an image bank) of life in England between 1910 and 1914. They then examine each others’ culturegrams, making observations about life during that time period from the images their classmates have found and noting questions they think of that can be explored further.
Activity 9 : How much of an iceberg can be seen above the waterline- A visual demonstration to the children that the majority of an iceberg is below the water line and cannot be seen.
Activity 13 :Splat! A game of snap, in which students match key words to definitions. The game can also be extended into a research activity and a fun whole-class competition.
Project Overview World War 2 - Project-Based Learning Resources.
The WWII resources include instructions, activity sheets, information fact-sheets, research resources and images to support the lesson plans and activities.
Activity 8: Poetry Writing- Students complete two mini activities designed to fire their imaginations before using their ideas to write a poem about the sinking of the Titanic. The first activity encourages them to visualise scenes that could have taken place as the ship sunk, the second encourages them to use all their senses.
Activity 5: Read all about it! Students write a newspaper front page on the Titanic disaster making use of powerful verbs and adjectives.