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If you like a resource that you've bought please leave a review and get in touch (links on the side) - We'll offer you another single lesson resource for free! We're a husband and wife teaching duet who pride ourselves on making high quality free and premium resources. We're making new quality resources all the time, so follow us and keep checking back! Our website also offers online quests where students learn by exploring virtual worlds and completing a curriculum linked codex.
Industrial Revolution
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Industrial Revolution

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Industrial Revolution: A Wolsey Academy Scheme of Work on the Industrial Revolution. Target is KS3 but all assessments throughout are GCSE and use Edexcel criteria. Each lesson contains a lesson plan, quick start guide, printable resources, mini plenaries, challenge questions, mark schemes, writing frames, lots of differentiation, a nice mix of activity types and a lesson specific EAL activity sheet. There are 14 lessons in total, but each lesson has enough material to last 2 or 3 lessons for even high ability classes. Most lessons include some high-level source analysis. The lessons also include a link to a site hosting a self-marking End of Unit quiz and a revision guide which make for nice homework activities. The SOW has been used for several years (with continual updates and improvements) at a very successful History department in an outstanding school. If used at KS3 it also acts as a grounding for any History of Medicine modules they might encounter at KS4 (hence the focus on public health and inventions). The SOW covers the following topics: Introduction to the Industrial Revolution (free) Population Boom (free) Factories Coal Mining Transport Robert Stephenson Industrial Revolution inventors Child Labour Public Health Problems Public Health Solutions & Government Intervention Source Question on the Big Stink Luddites British Empire Source Question on Empire Revision Guide & EAL activities. William Cuffay & The Chartists (Black History Month lesson) Causes of Indian Independence (Amritsar) Please visit www.wolseyacademy.com/history for more SOW and to access the Cardinal’s Corner blog which provides justification and commentary on this SOW and many others. Here you will also find access to the online end of unit test. Hope it helps.
iGCSE English - Unseen Poetry (Edexcel) - Drummer Hodge Analysis & Essay Lesson
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iGCSE English - Unseen Poetry (Edexcel) - Drummer Hodge Analysis & Essay Lesson

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Comprehensive lesson analysing Thomas Hardy’s poem ‘Drummer Hodge’ 1899. Use MITSL grids, extensive reference to the criteria (iGCSE Edexcel) and model answers to prepare students for essay planning and then writing. Features stretch questions,literacy support, numeracy cross overs and multiple printed resources to support all learners. Example questions designed to look like a real exam paper to prepare students for the conventions of the exam hall. Used to great effect in a high achieving International School. Took about two lessons to complete in full and then a third lesson to allow for in depth and criteria led reflection and improvements. For further such resources please visit www.wolseyacademy.com where you can also access (for free) our interactive cross-curriculum learning worlds. Hope it helps.
History Club - All in 1 - 20 sessions.
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History Club - All in 1 - 20 sessions.

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Perfect for History Club sessions – or active and creative lessons - at primary or secondary level. Includes information and video about the topics and a fun practical activity (which can often take more than one session to complete). All sessions include a weekly advertising poster for display boards, websites and screens around the school. Also included is a loyalty card for students to claim rewards after attending enough lessons. Designed by Wolsey Academy and tried and tested with secondary students in the UK. Topics are as follows: Ancient Egypt – Drama Production Battle of Trafalgar 1805 – Arts and Craft. Guy Fawkes, 1605 – Gunpowder Hunt. Charles Lindbergh, 1927 – Design & Fly a Plane. Pirates – Make a Movie. Thanksgiving – Fancy Dress and Card Design Benjamin Franklin – Make and fly a Kite. Tudor Christmas – Card Making. Battle of Atlantic – Code Breaking Game Medieval Coat of Arms – Research and Heraldry Making. Brunel – Bridge Building Darwin –Voyage of the Beagle, Art Competition. D-Day – Landing Craft Construction and Testing World Cup History – Kit Designs Battle of Quebec – Crane Construction Angkor Wat – Sunrise Drawings Historical Fashion – Clothing Designs Henry Ford – Assembly Line Competition Roman Army – Shield Design and Battle Tactics Role Play Local History: Ipswich Town Football Club – Badge Design. See them all at www.wolseyacademy.com
China: Conflict, Crisis and Change 1900 – 1989.  IGCSE EDEXCEL - PART 1 (12 lessons, 1900 - 1935)
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China: Conflict, Crisis and Change 1900 – 1989. IGCSE EDEXCEL - PART 1 (12 lessons, 1900 - 1935)

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China: Conflict, Crisis and Change 1900 – 1989. Designed for the Edexcel IGCSE Breadth Study but features a wide range of activities and approaches, and is in depth enough, that makes it excellent for all China history courses. It is a standalone SOW (e.g. you don’t need to refer to a text book) and each lesson is self-contained, with all the information and resources required to deliver at least a Good rated lesson if not an Outstanding one. Assessment & activity types are introduced and revisited based on a retrieval grid to ensure maximum learning and imbedding of skills and knowledge. Each lesson is estimated to take 45-60 minutes to complete but in my experience many can stretch over 2 or even 3 lessons depending on teacher judgement. Each lesson features as a minimum: Numeracy & Literacy challenges. Keywords (to add to a student glossary). EAL support sheets. Stretch and challenge activities. Teacher Quick Start Guide. Literacy support mats. Homework extension task mats. Context slide for the lesson. Part 1: Lessons included: China History IGCSE: Intro to China & Course Set Up. (with online self-marking quiz) China History IGCSE: Boxer Rebellion Causes & Events China History IGCSE: Boxer Rebellion Consequences & Reforms China History IGCSE: The 1911 Revolution China History IGCSE: 4th May Movement China History IGCSE: Sun Yet-Sen, Chiang Kai-Shek & Guomindang China History IGCSE: Recap Lesson 1: 1900 – 1926 (with online self-marking quiz) China History IGCSE: The United Front & The Communist Party China History IGCSE: Expeditions, Massacres and Exterminations 1926 – 1934 China History IGCSE: Recap lesson 2: 1926 – 1934 (with online self-marking quiz) China History IGCSE: The Long March 1934-35 China History IGCSE: Consequences of the Long March
Writing Skills - Gothic SOW - Wolsey Academy 20 Lessons
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Writing Skills - Gothic SOW - Wolsey Academy 20 Lessons

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English Writing Skills – KS3/EAL - Gothic SOW 20 lessons with a revision guide and an online end of unit test. SOW made initially for secondary school students in the UK. However, this SOW especially has had huge success in boosting grades in international schools because of its accommodation of various learning styles, engaging content, deep levels of differentiation and development of core skills. Lessons are as follows: Gothic Stories – to be apply to apply a range of adjectives. Sentence Structures - To investigate a variety of sentence structures and their effect on the reader Imaginative Sentences – To edit sentences and make them imaginative. Using the senses - To create an effect using senses in my writing. Using sound effects - To be able to identify and explain tension. Character descriptions - To explain the effect of the language chosen by the author Pathetic Fallacy - To apply pathetic fallacy Addams Family Punctuation - To create a character through punctuation Varied Sentences – To apply a variety of sentence styles. Introduction to poetry techniques - To analyse poetic techniques used Persuasive Techniques – Speaking and listening skills Persuasive techniques – speaking and listening presentation Genre conventions – To create your own gothic character Similes and Metaphors - To manipulate adventurous vocabulary, similes and metaphors to describe a haunted house. Understanding criteria - To understand the assessment criteria Planning extended writing - To plan a gothic story Extended Writing Assessment - To create a gothic story Poetry techniques – To analyse the language of a poem. Gothic poetry – To apply poetic techniques to your own poem. Gothic Filmn Review Gothic homework task grids (this homework works for the entire SOW and pupils complete at their own pace). See www.wolseyacademy.com for more SOW, Learning Worlds, Online Quizzes and Free Resources.
7 - Industrial Revolution - Inventions and Inventors
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7 - Industrial Revolution - Inventions and Inventors

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Industrial Revolution: From a Scheme of Work on the Industrial Revolution. Target is KS3 but all assessments throughout are GCSE and use Edexcel criteria. Each lesson contains a lesson plan, quick start guide, printable resources, mini plenaries, challenge questions, mark schemes, writing frames, lots of differentiation, a nice mix of activity types and a lesson specific EAL activity sheet. There are 14 lessons in total, but each lesson has enough material to last 2 or 3 lessons for even high ability classes. Most lessons include some high-level source analysis. The lessons also include a link to a site hosting a self-marking End of Unit quiz and a revision guide which make for nice homework activities. The SOW has been used for several years (with continual updates and improvements) at a very successful History department in an outstanding school. If used at KS3 it also acts as a grounding for any History of Medicine modules they might encounter at KS4 (hence the focus on public health and inventions). The SOW covers the following topics: Introduction to the Industrial Revolution (free) Population Boom (free) Factories Coal Mining Transport Robert Stephenson Industrial Revolution inventors Child Labour Public Health Problems Public Health Solutions & Government Intervention Source Question on the Big Stink Luddites British Empire Source Question on Empire Revision Guide & EAL activities. Please visit for more SOW and to access the Cardinal’s Corner blog which provides justification and commentary on this SOW and many others. Here you will also find access to the online end of unit test. Hope it helps.
1066 9. Castles Motte and Bailey Attack Role Play - Norman Invasion (with Online Learning World)
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1066 9. Castles Motte and Bailey Attack Role Play - Norman Invasion (with Online Learning World)

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1066 and the aftermath of conquest - featuring a unique immersive interactive Learning World (free to play!). The Learning World feeds directly into the in class lesson activities and can be used as an ongoing homework project – students can complete the free codex booklet as they go to consolidate learning. It is a very comprehensive SOW that covers the Norman conquest and its impact on English society. Each and every lesson has been made with enough differentiation, activity variety, cross-curricular support and progress checks that they could be used comfortably ‘out of the box’ in an observation lesson. Care has also been taken to make sure the skills complement each other across the SOW and build up to progress in exam writing ability, source analysis and soft skill development. I’m quite proud of it – if I may say so! The first two lessons and the Learning World Codex are free to download (some of the slides are not editable in these free versions) but the remaining lessons are for sale and are fully editable. Download the first two free lessons to see a detailed SOW breakdown or check out www.wolseyacademy.com to see all lessons and play the Learning World (for free!). I really hope you find this useful, I think it offers something a little different to students. If you like the Scheme of Work, please leave a review – and for every review left I’ll give you a free paid for resource from my TES Shop of your choice! So please do take the time! From my experience it created a huge ‘buzz’ about learning in the classroom and I even had kids in other classes asking to use it. So soon the whole department were using it and at KS3 parent’s evening it was all the parents talked about – many of them had also played through the Learning World. Note: The Learning World is a ‘beta’ version – I am currently looking for someone to upgrade the artwork to make a few things look more ‘Normany’. But I guarantee the pupils will love it. All are available to download and purchase at www.wolseyacademy.com - which is also where you can find the Learning World. I really hope you find these resources useful – and like I said, please do leave a review (and claim a free resource of your choice!)
Excel Formulas, 'Fortnite' and Epic Games Business Case Study
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Excel Formulas, 'Fortnite' and Epic Games Business Case Study

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A stand alone lesson or a great introduction to a variety of topics - using Fortnite trackers as a (worryingly successful) hook. Includes: Business Studies: Mini-Business Case study of Epic Games and it’s unique business model + comparisons to others ICT: Excel formulas, SUM, AVERAGE, adding charts, calculating % increases and using conditional formatting. Maths: Understanding and practice of % increases Features stretch activities and literacy questions, literacy and numeracy settler activity, peer assessments and a plenary quiz. Excel features demonstrated in a series of video clips (embedded in the PowerPoint). ~ Every time my students were given a chance they’d be checking their stats on Fortnite tracker - I figure if pupils are interested in stats this is too good an opportunity to pass up. If you can’t beat them - join 'em. Check out other Cross Curricular Resources and interactive learning worlds (playable RPGs which are rooted in History but also test cross-curricular skills) at www.wolseyacademy.com Hope it helps.
Roman Introduction 1: The Founding of Rome
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Roman Introduction 1: The Founding of Rome

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First of two well presented and active lessons introducing the Romans (buy the bundle, it works out 2 for 1). Numeracy/Liteacy/Historical thinking settler (I use these as a standard settler - works a treat once they’re in a routine). Context slide (I like to have a tiny bit of teacher talk - just to set the scene and link today;s learning to what they’ve already done) Visual map activity - what do we already know? Think/Pair/Share Writing comprehension task Cartoon creation and story sort. Group discussions of the advantages of Rome’s position + class feedback. Paragraph writing task Literacy support mat including in resources. Map of Empire included in resources. Hope it helps!
Becket - Henry II as King - (2/3 Wolsey Academy)
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Becket - Henry II as King - (2/3 Wolsey Academy)

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Henry II & Becket. A mini 3 lesson SOW looking at the church, Henry II and Becket’s murder. The module excellently introduces the idea of church v crown and provides the contextual knowledge needed for later study of the English reformation and other ‘power’ issues the English monarchy faces. Works well as a stand alone SOW but is also integrated into the free to play History game world at www.wolseyacademy.com (check it out if you haven’t already!) Each lesson contains a literacy & numeracy starter, teacher narrative context pages (chance for you to do some storytelling !) plenaries and a range of active learning episodes. EAL and literacy support mats included with each lesson. The 3 lessons, along with the main lesson activities, are as follows: Church & Crown (graphic based church mind map discussions/source question/leaflet productions/Consult the Codex) Henry II (Timeline questions/round room source activity/Henry poster activity/Consult the Codex) Becket (chronology card sort/consult the codex/descriptive writing activity/cartoon strips) Hope it helps. Remember – works best when the students are playing the (free!) Becket game and completing the codex at the same time (perfect ongoing homework task or ict room lesson). Find it at: www.wolseyacademy.com
3 - Industrial Revolution - Factories
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3 - Industrial Revolution - Factories

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Industrial Revolution: From a Scheme of Work on the Industrial Revolution. Target is KS3 but all assessments throughout are GCSE and use Edexcel criteria. Each lesson contains a lesson plan, quick start guide, printable resources, mini plenaries, challenge questions, mark schemes, writing frames, lots of differentiation, a nice mix of activity types and a lesson specific EAL activity sheet. There are 14 lessons in total, but each lesson has enough material to last 2 or 3 lessons for even high ability classes. Most lessons include some high-level source analysis. The lessons also include a link to a site hosting a self-marking End of Unit quiz and a revision guide which make for nice homework activities. The SOW has been used for several years (with continual updates and improvements) at a very successful History department in an outstanding school. If used at KS3 it also acts as a grounding for any History of Medicine modules they might encounter at KS4 (hence the focus on public health and inventions). The SOW covers the following topics: Introduction to the Industrial Revolution (free) Population Boom (free) Factories Coal Mining Transport Robert Stephenson Industrial Revolution inventors Child Labour Public Health Problems Public Health Solutions & Government Intervention Source Question on the Big Stink Luddites British Empire Source Question on Empire Revision Guide & EAL activities. Please visit for more SOW and to access the Cardinal’s Corner blog which provides justification and commentary on this SOW and many others. Here you will also find access to the online end of unit test. Hope it helps.
HTML Basics for EAL (7 lessons/2 online quizzes)
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HTML Basics for EAL (7 lessons/2 online quizzes)

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Designed purely with EAL students in mind. Each lesson features a fun and active way of learning 4-6 keywords/script with a progress check at the end. Lessons then include an example, usually with a screen grab video to aid teaching, followed by an exercise on w3schools.com. Plenary checks their progress against the LOs. Simple. Effective. Free. Get the complete SOW, including the Intermediate and Advanced SOWs at www.wolseyacademy.com (small charge for the revision guide and online quizzes). BONUS LESSON: Battle of the Atlantic code breaking activity.
HTML Basics for EAL Learners – Lesson 8 - Revision Guide + TWO ONLINE QUIZZES
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HTML Basics for EAL Learners – Lesson 8 - Revision Guide + TWO ONLINE QUIZZES

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Features all the keywords and script from this mini-SOW in an easy to print revision guide. Also features two online quizzes that pupil’s can complete (And which self-mark). First quiz focuses on first half of the Beginners SOW and the second on the later half. Designed purely with EAL students in mind. Each lesson features a fun and active way of learning 4-6 keywords/script with a progress check at the end. Lessons then include an example, usually with a screen grab video to aid teaching, followed by an exercise on w3schools.com. Plenary checks their progress against the LOs. Simple. Effective. Free. Get the complete SOW, including the Intermediate and Advanced SOWs at www.wolseyacademy.com
British Empire - Intro, Source Question lesson & Indian Indepdnence
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British Empire - Intro, Source Question lesson & Indian Indepdnence

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Three lessons on the British Empire. First one involves a series of video clips with worksheets to encourage class debate and some development tasks. Second one is a well differentiated/supported source question (used for observation lesson). Third is a look at the factors behind Indian independence with a focus on the build up to the Amritsar Massacre Hope it helps.
13 - Industrial Revolution - The British Empire
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13 - Industrial Revolution - The British Empire

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Industrial Revolution: From a Scheme of Work on the Industrial Revolution. Target is KS3 but all assessments throughout are GCSE and use Edexcel criteria. Each lesson contains a lesson plan, quick start guide, printable resources, mini plenaries, challenge questions, mark schemes, writing frames, lots of differentiation, a nice mix of activity types and a lesson specific EAL activity sheet. There are 14 lessons in total, but each lesson has enough material to last 2 or 3 lessons for even high ability classes. Most lessons include some high-level source analysis. The lessons also include a link to a site hosting a self-marking End of Unit quiz and a revision guide which make for nice homework activities. The SOW has been used for several years (with continual updates and improvements) at a very successful History department in an outstanding school. If used at KS3 it also acts as a grounding for any History of Medicine modules they might encounter at KS4 (hence the focus on public health and inventions). The SOW covers the following topics: Introduction to the Industrial Revolution (free) Population Boom (free) Factories Coal Mining Transport Robert Stephenson Industrial Revolution inventors Child Labour Public Health Problems Public Health Solutions & Government Intervention Source Question on the Big Stink Luddites British Empire Source Question on Empire Revision Guide & EAL activities. Please visit www.wolseyacademy.com/history for more SOW and to access the Cardinal’s Corner blog which provides justification and commentary on this SOW and many others. Here you will also find access to the online end of unit test. Hope it helps.
Asia Flag Country Quiz - Geography & Tutor - Wolsey Academy.
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Asia Flag Country Quiz - Geography & Tutor - Wolsey Academy.

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Get your day off to a great start with a settled tutor session or a fun class reward activity. Also included is a bonus literacy question and an extension task that sees the pupils’ write a paragraph on the topic! Ideal for quick History lesson recaps as well. 28 Asian country flags. Hope it helps. Part of a range of tutor activities found at www.wolseyacademy.com Have you tried one of Wolsey Academy’s Learning Worlds yet? Our Learning Worlds make for engaging homework and class tasks. Pupils take on the role of a protagonist and relive key historical or fictional events. From 1066 to the modern day. From Shakespeare to Orwell. We’re making Learning Worlds to cover them all - and plenty more besides. Told in a format pupils love they complete the tasks at home and come to class equipped with a completed taskbook – ready to delve deeper into the analysis and debate. Contact us at: www.wolseyacademy.com thomas@wolseyacademy.com @wolseyacademy
UAE Moral Studies - Year 8 (Grade 7) - Lesson 2 - Benevolence, Sympathy, Generosity
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UAE Moral Studies - Year 8 (Grade 7) - Lesson 2 - Benevolence, Sympathy, Generosity

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Very simply taken from the ADEK UAE Moral Studies guide for Year 8 (Grade 7). Converted into something more user friendly for both teachers and students. Includes LOs that are revisited and differentiated resources for EAL classes. Can very easily be used outside the UAE for Moral and Social studies/PSHE/Tutor periods. Check out our other resources at www.wolseyacademy.com Hope it helps.
China History: Revision Workbook: Conflict, Crisis and Change 1900 - 1989 IGCSE EDEXCEL
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China History: Revision Workbook: Conflict, Crisis and Change 1900 - 1989 IGCSE EDEXCEL

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A comprehensive revision workbook for the IGCSE History (Edexcel) China: Conflict, Crisis and Change 1900 – 19189 course. It includes: • 26 fact sheets covering all topics. • 26 writing tasks (1 for each topic with graduated difficulty) • 99 keywords to support vocabulary and understanding • 5 Online quizzes (1 for each sub topic) Writing tasks are as follows: • 3 keyword match ups • 3 Cloze activities • 3 PEE model and sort activities • 8 PEEKA paragraphs model and write activity • 9 6 mark questions with PEEKA writing stems This has been used at an International School in the UAE with great effect and hugely popular with parents and home tutors. There is a tie in Scheme of Work for the whole module to be found at www.wolseyacademy.com/china Hope it helps. Topics are as follows (each with its own writing task, keywords and access to an online quiz). China, an introduction The Boxer Rebellion, 1900 The Self-Strengthening Movement, 1902 – 1911 The 1911 Revolution Warlords & The May 4th Movement Sun Yat-sen & the GMD United Front & Northern Expedition Shanghai Massacre 1927 The Long March 1934 War with Japan 1937 – 45 Civil War 1946 – 49 Why did the CCP win? CCP & Agriculture CCP & Industry CCP & Women CCP & politics CCP & USSR Motives for the Cultural Revolution Cultural Revolution Key Features Cult of Mao Cultural Revolution Consequences China splits with the USSR Gang of Four Deng’s economic reforms Deng’s political reforms Tiananmen Square, 1989. More teaching resources and a range of free history games can be found at www.wolseyacademy.com
1 - Industrial Revolution - An Introduction
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1 - Industrial Revolution - An Introduction

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Industrial Revolution: Now including an online self-marking homework task From a Scheme of Work on the Industrial Revolution. Target is KS3 but all assessments throughout are GCSE and use Edexcel criteria. Each lesson contains a lesson plan, quick start guide, printable resources, mini plenaries, challenge questions, mark schemes, writing frames, lots of differentiation, a nice mix of activity types and a lesson specific EAL activity sheet. There are 14 lessons in total, but each lesson has enough material to last 2 or 3 lessons for even high ability classes. Most lessons include some high-level source analysis. The lessons also include a link to a site hosting a self-marking End of Unit quiz and a revision guide which make for nice homework activities. The SOW has been used for several years (with continual updates and improvements) at a very successful History department in an outstanding school. If used at KS3 it also acts as a grounding for any History of Medicine modules they might encounter at KS4 (hence the focus on public health and inventions). The SOW covers the following topics: Introduction to the Industrial Revolution (free) Population Boom (free) Factories Coal Mining Transport Robert Stephenson Industrial Revolution inventors Child Labour Public Health Problems Public Health Solutions & Government Intervention Source Question on the Big Stink Luddites British Empire Source Question on Empire Revision Guide & EAL activities. Please visit www.wolseyacademy.com/history for more SOW and to access the Cardinal’s Corner blog which provides justification and commentary on this SOW and many others. Here you will also find access to the online end of unit test. Hope it helps.