Starter -

Introduction to History
Learning Objectives
To learn 12 interesting facts relating to our topic
To produce a student charter
To explain why it is important to study history
 Starter
You will each receive a piece a paper with a question and the appropriate
answer. Go up to anyone in the class and ask them the question. Tell them
the answer if they don’t know. They will also ask you a question and give
you the answer if you don’t know. Swap papers with that person, move on
to someone else and repeat the activity. Eventually you should know the
answer to all 12 facts which are being passed around the room. They all
relate to what we’ll be studying this year.
Were you paying
If this is the answer… what is the question?
Your teacher will ask you to come up with the question
Learning Objectives
To learn 12 interesting facts relating to our topic
A type of medieval catapult
A medieval loo
A type of wooden castle
built on a mound of earth
William the Bastard
Domesday Book
A gate which could be raised
or lowered to protect the
entrance to a castle
You’d have boils on your body
the size of onions
Lackland or Softsword
He was hung, drawn and
quartered. His head placed on
a spike on London Bridge and
his limbs sent to Perth,
Aberdeen, Newcastle and
Roll around and chew straw
that had been thrown on the
Wash their hands
Student Charter
• What is a charter?
• In your pairs, make a
list of what makes a
good student of History.
Produce at least 6
promises you want to
keep to ensure you
reach your full potential
and get the most out of
your History lessons.
We will use these ideas
to create a class charter.
I promise to hand in my homework
on time, or get a note in my planner
if there is a problem.
Learning Objectives
To produce a student charter
Why should we study history?
• Read all the different reasons why it is important to
study history.
• Put them in rank order, with your most important
reason at the top, and least important at the bottom.
•  Try and come up with your own reason why it is
important to study history and put it in your ranking.
• Discuss your answers with your partner and see if
this changes your mind before you stick them down.
• Write a sentence in your book explaining why you
have put your chosen reason at the top.
Learning Objectives
To explain why it is important to study history
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