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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.
- 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.
Full lesson PowerPoint (31 slides. The people cards should be printed out and used as pair talk cards.)
Hot air balloon writing sheet
You may also like my other History Mystery lessons:
THE TOLLUND MAN MURDER MYSTERY
WHY DID THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON SPREAD SO FAR AND SO FAST?
WHO WAS JACK THE RIPPER?
TIME TEAM – WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM ARTIFACTS?
HISTORY MYSTERIES BUNDLE!
critical thinking - pupil talk - debate - card sort - history - evaluation.
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