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HISTORY HEROES: Who was the most influential person in the world, ever?

Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Homeschool
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Pages
34 pages
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Description

This lesson focuses on the significance of individuals in history. The main purpose is to encourage pupils decision-making and reasoning and critical thinking skills in history.

Includes:

- 31 slide animated PowerPoint.

- hot air balloon writing worksheet

- full lesson plan

- important people word search

- important people cryptogram

**How it works:**

In this lesson students are given cards with information on 10 different people from history and have to imagine they are in a hot air balloon that is plummeting to the earth. With them are these key people BEFORE they have done what they became famous for. Pupils work in pairs to decide who should be thrown out of the balloon and who should be saved based on how important their actions turned out to be for our current lives.

The people cards included are as follows. (I would select no more than 10 cards in a lesson)

1. Mahatma Gandhi

2. Alexander Fleming

3. Edward Jenner

4. Martin Luther King

5. Wernher Von Braun

6. George Jennings

7. Albert Einstein

8. Nikola Tesla

9. Leonardo Da Vinci

10. Christopher Columbus

11. Anurin Bevan

12. Oliver Cromwell

13. Alexander Graham Bell

14. William Shakespeare

15. Emmeline Pankhurst.

Once each pair has decided on their surviving person they must explain why they saved them on the hot air balloon writing sheet.

I have also included two puzzles for early finishers or homework.

File includes:

Full lesson PowerPoint (31 slides. The people cards should be printed out and used as pair talk cards.)

Hot air balloon writing sheet

Lesson plan

Two puzzles.

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critical thinking - pupil talk - debate - card sort - history - evaluation.

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Total Pages
34 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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