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I am Curriculum Lead for History at a North West High School with 13 years teaching experience and an exam marker for AQA 8145 GCSE History.

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I am Curriculum Lead for History at a North West High School with 13 years teaching experience and an exam marker for AQA 8145 GCSE History.
The Civil Rights Movement Bundle
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The Civil Rights Movement Bundle

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This includes a whole series of work on the Civil Rights Movement with a wide variety of tasks and resources. All lessons include a PowerPoint and resources, as well as level criteria and writing frames where appropriate. Lesson 1- The rise of white supremacy Lesson 2-Segregation Lesson 3-Brown vs Board Lesson 4-Rosa Parks and the Bus Boycott Lesson 5-The events at Little Rock Lesson 6-The story of Emmett Till Lesson 7-Martin Luther King Malcolm X Lesson 8-Did life improve for Black Americans assessment.
A Tudor Town
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A Tudor Town

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Learning objectives: To understand what life was like in a Tudor Town. To draw my own Tudor town as a pair using clues. In this lesson pupils have sources that are only written and they use this to draw a Tudor town using the written description. There is a source question about the town with a PEE framework.
World War One-Letter from the trenches  Assessment
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World War One-Letter from the trenches Assessment

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This is an assessed task, which includes two model answer letters, a 5a/6c and a level . Pupils are able to decide which levels the letters are and use them to create their own which is then assessed. The model answers are detailed and there is a level criteria sheet and writing frame for pupils which can be adapted to fit the new frameworks. Learning Objectives: To produce a letter from a soldier in the trenches.
Medieval Life
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Medieval Life

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There is a huge range of lessons on Medieval life and all contain a powerpoint, worksheets, example answers, writing frames and level criteria. Lesson 1-Medieval Town Lesson 2-Medieval Football Lesson 3-Medieval Food Lesson 4- Medieval Crime and Punishment Lesson 5-Medieval Medicine Lesson 6-Medieval Women
New Inventions of the Industrial Revolution
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New Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

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Learning Objectives: To find out what were the new inventions of the Industrial Revolution and how did they change people’s lives. Word of the lesson: Invention. The main task is to use the information. You are going to create a poster/table on how new inventions changes people’s lives. For each invention: What was it called? Who invented it? When was it invented? What did it do? How did it change people’s lives? Then answer the 'big picture' question 'How do you think railways changed life in Britain?'
Medieval Food
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Medieval Food

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Learning Objectives: To investigate what food medieval people ate. To compare and contrast the differences between a rich person’s diet and a poor person’s diet. To create a menu for a medieval banquet. Word of the lesson: Banquet (A big feast!) The main tasks are source questions on looking at medieval food and then to produce a medieval menu. There is success criteria and writing frames.
Slavery-The Slave Trade and life for Slaves
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Slavery-The Slave Trade and life for Slaves

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Lesson1-What is Slavery Lesson 2-The Atlantic Slave Trade Lesson 3-The Middle Passage Lesson 4-The Middle Passage part 2 Lesson 5-Slave Auctions Lesson 6-Slave Diary Assessment Lesson 7-Life on the Plantations Lesson 8-Slave Punishments Lesson 9-Two different abolition of Slavery lessons Lesson 10-Did life improve for Black Americans after Slavery ended? Slave Interview Homework Each lesson contains detailed resources, with each one having a PowerPoint and Worksheets. There is level criteria and writing frames in every lesson where required.
The Roaring Twenties
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The Roaring Twenties

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This lesson was intended for Year 9 but includes GCSE skills and the GCSE syllabus was used to produce the lessons, so it is very adaptable for GCSE. Learning Objectives: To find out what was the Roaring 20’s and why America changed so much. The main task is to Find out: What were the new inventions of the 1920’s? What were flappers? What did people do for entertainment? How had Hollywood and the cinema developed? How had society’s morals changed? There is information in the sources to go with this. There is also a source task about changing attitudes in society.
Racism in the USA in the 1920's?
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Racism in the USA in the 1920's?

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Learning Objectives: To investigate the rise of White Supremacy in the 1920’s and understand the racism Black Americans faced. This lesson involves questions on the KKK with level criteria. There is then a source about did life improve, with an incident from the 1960's.
Medieval Crime and Punishment
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Medieval Crime and Punishment

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Learning Objectives: To investigate Medieval crimes and how they punished criminals. Words of the lesson: Crime and punishment The main task is to produce a newspaper article about the criminal that the pupils are given. There is a writing frame and level criteria.
Medieval Women
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Medieval Women

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Learning objectives: To investigate what life was like for a Medieval woman. One of the tasks is a useful source question about the role of women in medieval society. There is lots of detail in the source and also scope for discussion points around this.The main task is to use the sources about medieval women to make a presentation using the questions as a structure. There is level criteria with this.
AQA 8145 Causes of Poverty in Elizabethan England
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AQA 8145 Causes of Poverty in Elizabethan England

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Learning Objectives: To investigate the extent of poverty in Elizabethan England, and to understand reasons for poverty and attitudes to the poor. Why can Francis not afford to feed his family? Task that involves categorising the causes of poverty using the character Francis. Population growth Inflation and the economy Agricultural Problems Closure of the Monasteries Attitudes towards the poor This is then written into an answer which would be a similar answer to an explain or write an account style exam question. The mystery clues are presented as a grid format and then the worksheet is them in the correct order. This is updated to include a table for a shorter lesson and an exam question which is more fitting to the new AQA format.
AQA 8145 Elizabeth I- Portraits and the Cult of Personality
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AQA 8145 Elizabeth I- Portraits and the Cult of Personality

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Learning objectives: To investigate how Elizabeth controlled her image and created a ‘Cult of personality’. This lesson examines the portraits of Elizabeth and how she used these to control her image. Task on methods of controlling her image and portraits task with information on each portrait. Updated to contain an example exam question.
Poverty in 1900-The Workhouse
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Poverty in 1900-The Workhouse

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Learning Objectives: To produce a Horrible Histories booklet about life inside a Workhouse. The starter is a clip from the film Oliver Twist. The main task is to produce a Horrible Histories style booklet about life in the workhouse and this comes with success criteria. The worksheet contains sources with the information. Like this resource? Search for more in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/LBonnesen
America in the 1920's-The roaring 20s
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America in the 1920's-The roaring 20s

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This has a whole series of lessons on 1920's USA Lesson 1-The Roaring Twenties Lesson 2-Racism in 1920's USA Lesson 3-Immigration Lesson 4-Prohibition Lesson 5-Gangsters and crime Lesson 6-Mass Production Lesson 7-Hollywood and the cinema Lesson 8-Assessment Each lesson is detailed with worksheets and a PowerPoint and has writing frames and level or success criteria.
The Middle Passage
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The Middle Passage

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Learning objectives; To investigate what was the middle passage?. There is a source question at the start encouraging pupils to interpret what the source implies about slavery. The main tasks are to answer source questions and there is level criteria provided. This is part 1 of a lesson learning about the middle passage. Part 2 lesson is available to buy from my shop.
Was Oliver Cromwell a Villain or a Hero? Homework.
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Was Oliver Cromwell a Villain or a Hero? Homework.

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Homework project which involves using clues to decide if Oliver Cromwell should be called a hero or a villain. There is information on the sheet and additional research could be carried out. There is level criteria which can be amended.