No pupils: 29
Grouping (tick): MA SU SA SL O
Context of lesson (prior learning and links to future learning): The lesson is within the context of question 3 of the core study OCR Modern World B GCSE syllabus. The question is: ‘WHY HAD INTERNATIONAL PEACE COLLAPSED BY 1939?’ The class have recently studied the Munich Conference and the invasion of Czechoslovakia.
Resources (including TA role where applicable):
PP: Was Appeasement a key Cause of World War Two?
2 short films on PP: (1) Extract from ‘The Road To War: Germany’
(2) Documentary on the historian AJP Taylor’s view of the importance of the appeasement policy;
Pupil handouts key vocabulary, summary of key causes of World War Two, summary of Hitler’s foreign policy 1933-9.
Pupil answer to GCSE Q3c
Examiner’s mark scheme to GCSE Q3c June 2011
Contemporary quotation from Yorkshire Post re Appeasement
GCSE History textbook,
Felt pens for PEN exercise
Health and Safety/Behaviour/Classroom management (if appropriate)
Having adjusted seating plan to maximise learning
One pupil ends a successful period on Green Report
Learning Objectives/Challenges/Key Questions:
1. WHAT WERE THE PROS AND CONS OF FOLLOWING THE POLICY OF APPEASEMENT? (RECAP)
2. HOW DID THE APPEASEMENT POLICY ENCOURAGE HITLER’S AGGRESSIVE FOREIGN POLICY?
3. WHAT PART DID APPEASEMENT PLAY IN CAUSING WORLD WAR TWO?
Appeasement: Diplomatic policy which aimed at avoiding war by making concessions followed by the Allies from 1936- March 1939
Neville Chamberlain: Prime Minister Of Britain 1937 -1940
Lord Halifax: British Foreign Secretary
Adolf Hitler: Leader of Germany 1933-1945
Ribbentrop; German Foreign Secretary
Starter/Learning ‘Hook and Connection’ Time: 5-10
Paired activity-Recap on prior learning by creating sentences on the Pros and Cons of following the Appeasement policy from teacher Wordle- on PP
Activity Time: 2/3
Demonstration of Understanding: Pupil sentences from Wordle
Review Learning: Teacher review of sentences Q/A
Activity Time: 30 approx
Demonstration of Understanding: Documentaries on Appeasement (see above)
Q/A on this- questions on PP
Discussion recapping both the causes of WW2 and the League and allied responses to Hitler’s aggressive foreign policy
Q/A on this- questions on PP
Activity Time: 5-10 approx
Demonstration of Understanding:
PEN exercise on a past GCSE History Question- 2011 Review Learning:
Pupils’ responses to PEN- some read aloud and discussed
Research on Appeasement policy to add to class notes
Plenary/Review of Learning: 5- 10 approx
Written and Q/A Plenary question
Differentiation/Inclusion Strategies (Content and activities): e.g. Skill focussed objectives for groups/individuals; extended writing; skill/ knowledge ladder / writing frame/ spider diagrams/ review etc. HA:
Creation of sentences from Wordles-
Creation a higher order historical skill
Collaborative learning- students stimulated and stretched by sharing classmates wordles, responses to films and GCSE answers
GCSE analysis and evaluation of GCSE exam question and contemporary source- another higher order thinking skill, followed by synthesis of personal response to it
What A4L are you going to use? Eg Q/A, self assessment, written feedback.