This is a 200 slide PPT, containing 198 History related debates, discussions, and dilemmas.
It also contains a 'randomiser' slide: when clicked a random history debate is presented to the group.
-Effortless planning of History lessons
-Form time activities
-History/Philosophy/Citizenship/Politics cover lessons
-History P4C (Philosophy for kids) cross-curricular resource
-Making best use of spare time at the end of lessons
Discussions follow one of four formats, each asking students to move from one side of the room or the other to make their position clear: teachers should then use questioning to foster a debate between students, encouraging them to present reasons for their choice and defend their position.
The formats are:
-"Agree or disagree?"
-"Which time-portal do you take?" (with animated portal graphics, great for engagement)
-"Who do you save from the time travelling assassin?" (also very engaging and graphically impressive!)
-"Which statement is more true?"
There are roughly 50 of each slide.
This resource is great value and cannot be found elsewhere:
-It allows for countless hours of discussion and debate to be structured in a focussed and engaging manner.
-It would take days to reproduce yourself.
-It can save vast amounts of staff time in preparing cover lessons
-It is the perfect way to make the most of any time a teacher might have left at the end of a lesson.
-It clearly contributes to the Moral aspect of your school's SMSC provision
-It deals with cross curricular issues
Please note: this resource deals with controversial issues, debates and questions that may be deemed unsuitable for younger children. It is designed for secondary school students, but can be easily adapted to younger years with appropriate amendments by their teacher.