This lesson was designed as part of a unit the significance of individually in history. The main purpose of the unit is to encourage pupils decision-making and reasoning skills in history.  This works really well to develop and show cognitive thinking and debate skills.

Includes:
- 31 slide PowerPoint. (can be printed off as cards for pair or group work)
- 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. Anuria 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.

You may also like some of 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!




Thanks for looking!


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

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HISTORY MYSTERY - Who was the most significant person in history?

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  • This download (free or purchased) is for your own personal use in your classroom or your home. Please do not share my resources with others unless given explicit consent by me. Please direct them to my store instead. 

    This download MAY NOT be used in whole or in part on any distance learning course platforms including, but not exclusive to, Outschool or Udemy.

    You may not share this download. You may not alter any item in this download, resell and claim as your own work. Similarly, you may not sell or share these resources with anyone and you may not use the contents of this download to create anything for commercial purposes or other commercial products. If you are an education board or school and would like to use my resources district wide, please contact me about licensing.
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