A mindmap of tasks and materials for Humanities subjects. Linked to the Facebook group "The Humanities Hub". Updated every month from shared materials on the group.

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1. RAP - Read aloud, Ask Questions, Paraphrase

2. silent debates

3. Flipped examples

4. Fishbowl strategy

5. Flipped Classroom Students watch video. Main lesson silent debate. most significant causes and consequences.

6. Colour coded info graphic

7. Essay thesauraus bookmark

8. Growth Mindset

8.1. What?

8.2. How?

8.2.1. Avoid Praising Intelligence and Sheer Effort. Instead, give feedback that highlights the values of planning and trying different learning strategies. Differentiated instruction tactics and principles (content of lessons, processes and finished product - keep changing these). Gamify - use games with points that accrue over time. Explain that challenges are oppurtunites. Encourage Students to Expand their Answers and to elaborate during discussions and problem based activities. Explain the Purposes of Abstract Skills and Concepts (to be used in the real world, to synergise with other subjects) but do this experientially rather than transferring the info. Exit tickets for formative assessments for the teacher and for students to outline what they need to focus on to improve.

9. Independent learning

9.1. DIRT - dedicated improvement and reflection time

10. Ice Breakers

11. Students know they can develop their skills and talents through effort and persistence, as well as being receptive to lessons and feedback. They generally believe they can improve through hard work and trying new learning methods.

12. The MYP Learner Profile Unlocking the MYP Learner Profile: Concept-based planning, teaching and assessment

13. MYP teachers organize the curriculum with appropriate attention to: • Teaching and learning in context. Students learn best when their learning experiences have context and are connected to their lives and the world that they have experienced. Using global contexts, MYP students explore human identity, global challenges and what it means to be internationally minded. • Conceptual understanding. Concepts are big ideas that have relevance within specific disciplines and across subject areas. MYP students use concepts as a vehicle to inquire into issues and ideas of personal, local and global significance and examine knowledge holistically. • Approaches to learning (ATL). A unifying thread throughout all MYP subject groups, approaches to learning provide the foundation for independent learning and encourage the application of their knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts. Developing and applying these skills help students learn how to learn. • Service as action (community service). Action (learning by doing and experiencing) and service have always been shared values of the IB community. Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. IB learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service—making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. Service as action is an integral part of the programme, especially in the MYP community project. • Language and identity – MYP students are required to learn at least two languages. Learning to communicate in a variety of ways is fundamental to their development of intercultural understanding and crucial to their identity affirmation.

14. New topic strategies

14.1. KWL Charts

14.2. Socrative Seminar Socratic Seminars - ReadWriteThink

14.3. 3 of My Favorite Ways to Introduce a New History Topic

14.4. Jigsaws - from 'home' group on one specialist topic to become experts, then mix with people from othe groups to teach them their topic

14.5. Snowball - share ideas from individuals to pairs, to fours, and finally whole class.

14.6. Notice and Wonders (individually write down what they notice, then discuss with partners. Then, ask a few questions about the text, etc).

14.7. Rainbow Groups - give each person on each group a different cause who needs to give a 3 or 4 minute presentation to their group.

15. Lifelong Learning

15.1. Edutopia Course on the Science of Learning


15.3. Example lesson plans

16. Concept Based Approach

16.1. Causation

16.2. Empathic Understanding

16.3. Change and Continuity

16.4. Perspectives

16.5. Significance

17. IB

18. Formative Assessments

18.1. Self Assessments and Peer Assessing

18.2. 1 - get students to write down the questions they'd like to know the answer to. 2 - Share success criteria by showing them high level creation. 3 - Effective questioning, differentiated. 4- Thumbs up thumbs down. 5 - One sentence summary. 6 - EBI and WWW. 7 - Followed by DIRT.

18.3. Key Questions

18.4. Dylan Wiliams

19. Literacy

19.1. EAL Toolkit

19.2. Reading

19.2.1. Dictogloss

19.2.2. Explain like I'm 5. Group effort deconstructing difficult text to find meaning.

19.3. Guided Reading

19.4. Writing

19.4.1. WordSift.org

19.4.2. Nomilisation

19.4.3. Essay flow charts

19.4.4. Essay Writing Toolkit Word Up! Replace 6 words using a thesaurus

19.4.5. Paper 2 Phrasing 24 key terms

19.4.6. Lotus Diagram for Essay Writing

19.5. EAL

19.5.1. Scaffolding Language Learning

19.6. Teacher hand book for English skills (including vocab acquisition).

20. Differentiation

20.1. Graded questioning (verbal and written)

20.2. Mixed ability groups, by dynamic too

20.3. Flipped classroom allows students to aquire knowledge in their own time

20.4. Scaffolding with phrasing, vocab, for EAL learners

20.5. Learning Menus

20.6. Job Role Cards

21. Aquisition

21.1. Socrative Seminar

21.2. Activity Stations

21.3. Think Pair Share

21.4. Escape Rooms

21.5. Jigsaws - from 'home' group on one specialist topic to become experts, then mix with people from othe groups to teach them their topic

21.6. Snowball - share ideas from individuals to pairs, to fours, and finally whole class.

21.7. Listening triads - put into trios, each given a role: Talker explains or comments on text, Questioner asks questions to prompt more points being raised, interviewer, etc. Recorder records key points and reports to class.

21.8. Harkness

21.9. Mindmaps. 1 - In pairs, one person creates a mind map from textbook on large paper on the wall. In silence, partner is opposite and can use information to either write short speech or create a propganda poster using the info from the mindmap. etc/

21.10. Living Graphs

21.11. 40 Second Chunks - pairs in A and B. Person A listens to teacher, repeats to B. B repeats back to A. Next up, B listens to teacher, repeats to A, etc.

21.12. Discussion Strategies

21.13. Connect, Extend, Challenge

22. Movement Breaks!

23. Plenaries

23.1. History Haiku

24. Revision

24.1. Speed dating. Then, each person then writes an A, B and C question related to their topic on the whiteboard. Whole class then aswers the questions for homework (only 1 Question C).

24.2. Thinking Quilts (colour coded topics)

24.3. Class tools revision wheel!

24.4. Revising Historical Figures - sticky notes on head, 20 questions to guess who. Then stick on board and students add significant points for each figure. Go over in class, write down.

24.5. Cornell Notes

24.6. Print out snakes and ladders boardgame plus 100 or so questions

24.7. Race - different groups race to read info and report back to writer.

24.8. Jigsaw - one group with different 'specialists'. 15 minutes writing notes, share with group. Then experts sit together, share and add. Re-group and report back new info.

24.9. Retrieval Relay Race (4 boxes)

24.10. Cops and Robbers Sheet

24.11. RAG and then Quiz using Reds and Ambers

24.12. Memory Palace

25. Blooms Taxonomy

26. Extensions and Challenges

26.1. QR Code Corner, Extension Activities Corner Create a fast-finishers corner or display where QR codes reveal an extension activity. Colour-coordinate the activities for each key learning area. – For example, codes on green paper reveal numeracy activities, codes on blue paper reveal literacy activities.

27. Feedback

27.1. Marking

27.2. Assessments and target setting

27.3. Reduce workload and increase impact

28. Higher Level Thinking Questions

29. Starters

29.1. Maths code breaker

29.2. History lesson starters

29.3. Do Now Sheets

29.4. Mega list

30. Technology

30.1. 28 ideas

30.2. Google Expeditions

30.3. Nearpod

30.4. Ideas for History class

31. Application

31.1. Parody of a popular song with relevant lyrics

31.2. Silent debates

31.3. Balloon Debate

31.4. Create a rap song (causes, main events, consequences)

31.5. Create a biographic video of the historical figure

31.6. Create a boardgame

31.7. Advice to film director

31.8. Create a film trailer: show best trailers on youtube, give out storyboard, tips on trailers (main problem and characters), info. 2 lessons.

31.9. Create a political cartoon - message, context, purpose.

31.10. Sort cards by significance

31.11. A Level Strategies

31.12. Drama ideas

31.13. Flipgrid

31.14. Socratic Seminar

31.14.1. Socratic Seminar 2

31.15. Meme Generator

32. Sustainability

32.1. Link 1

33. Hattie's Top Ten

34. Retrieval Practice

34.1. Plenary

34.2. Challenge Grid

34.3. Picture Prompt

34.4. Self testing with Knowledge Organisers. One book each for 30 mins a week (checked).

34.5. Quiz, Quiz, Trade.

34.6. Throwback Thursday, Flashback Friday (end of lesson, write 5 questions to answer the next week).

34.7. Walkabout Bingo

34.8. Retrieval Relay Race (4 boxes, one box each, 30 seconds each)

34.9. Retrieval Practice Starters PPT

35. Learning Objectives