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25 years of experience as Assistnt Head; Head of Humanities and AST for history. Resources generally for KS3-KS5 history, some that can be used as English resources, and some politics/citizenship resources

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25 years of experience as Assistnt Head; Head of Humanities and AST for history. Resources generally for KS3-KS5 history, some that can be used as English resources, and some politics/citizenship resources
AQA HISTORY A LEVEL UNIT 1C - THE WHOLE SECTION ON HENRY VII AND HENRY VIII
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AQA HISTORY A LEVEL UNIT 1C - THE WHOLE SECTION ON HENRY VII AND HENRY VIII

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This bundle contains all of the lessons complete with resources to enable you to teach the whole of the first year of the A Level History course. Each power point contains approximately 4/5 hours of learning, and are based on the study required for AQA Unit 1C for history A Level, but can be used for any post 16 study of the Tudors. No additional lesson planning would be needed for Year 12 - just use the resources and adapt to meet individual needs. This pack also includes fully comprehensive revision notes on Henry VII and Henry VIII
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY ASSEMBLY
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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY ASSEMBLY

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This assembly has been created for Holocaust Memorial Day. It starts by putting into perspective the sheer number of people murdered in the genocide by focusing on the figure 6,000,000 in real terms. It then considers how intolerance; racism and prejudice escalates and eventually can lead to genocide - testimonies of survivors are used to capture this. Have we learnt from the Holocaust? No - map of genocides around the world since the Holocaust. The assembly then moves onto the theme of resistance - what happens when people don’t speak out - clip of Marin Niemoller’s poem. The assembly end with the discussion of what can happen when people do act resist with a focus on Oskar Schindler - last 5 minutes of Schindle’s list included so that students can reflect on how many lives can be saved when people bravely resist brutality. Duration: 30 minutes, but can be adapted if you don’t have this much time. Suitable for KS3 - KS5
THE PRESIDENCY OF RICHARD NIXON - A LEVEL
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THE PRESIDENCY OF RICHARD NIXON - A LEVEL

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This bundle contains all of the lessons required to teach the Presidency of Richard Nixon at A Level. It also includes a lesson on Nixon as Vice President under Eisenhower to give context to his character. All lessons are fully resourced and created to develop advanced skills necessary for success at A Level.
The Mid-Tudor Crisis A Level
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The Mid-Tudor Crisis A Level

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This unit of learning contains approximately 15 hours of lessons on the Mid-Tudors, and is used to teach Unit 1C of the AQA A Level, but can be used for any board which offers this topic. The lessons can also be used to extend the most able at GCSE. It is divided into the power ponts and resources covering 4 aspects of the mid-Tudors: Henry VIII’s legacy to Edward VI Edward VI and the royal authority of Somerset and Northumberland Interpretations of religious change under Edward VI Mary Tudor and the restoration of catholicism A study of the historiography of Mary Tudor
THE CHRISTMAS STORY WORDSEARCH AND QUIZ
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THE CHRISTMAS STORY WORDSEARCH AND QUIZ

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Fun end of term activity for tutorial or religious studies lesson at Christmas time. Find the answers to 15 questions about the nativity and then locate the words in a wordsearch. Useful for key stages 1-3. Would take between 20-40 minutes depending on age and ability.
NEA HISTORY A* EXAMPLE CAUSES OF THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION
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NEA HISTORY A* EXAMPLE CAUSES OF THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION

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This NEA which looks at the causes of the Bolshevik Revolution was awarded full marks, which was confirmed by AQA. This can be used as an example of how to attain full marks, and would be especially useful for those schools using the NEA as part of the teacher assessed grades this year.
A LEVEL HISTORY - THE EARLY TUDORS AND THE MID TUDOR CRISIS WHOLE SECTION
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A LEVEL HISTORY - THE EARLY TUDORS AND THE MID TUDOR CRISIS WHOLE SECTION

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This bundle has been created for the teaching of the first 4 Tudor Monarchs with specific focus on interpretations of history. It contains about 80 hours of learning, and no further planning for these lessons would be needed apart from adaptation to individual needs. It was created for AQA Unit 1C, but can be used for any post 16 study of the Tudors.
MAKING INFERENCES FROM HISTORICAL SOURCES AND GCSE PRACTICE QUESTIONS
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MAKING INFERENCES FROM HISTORICAL SOURCES AND GCSE PRACTICE QUESTIONS

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This lesson was created to support lower prior attaining students grasp the concept of making inferences from sources. It teaches the skill through modeling and repetition. It was created to support learning to master the first question on paper 3 of the EDEXCEL GCSE History specification, but can be used for teaching inferences at any age and on any paper.
COMMUNISM VS CAPITALISM
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COMMUNISM VS CAPITALISM

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This is a second resource (first one Atomic Bomb) that I have made for a year 9 SOLbut can also be used for GCSE. It would take 2x1 hour lessons to deliver. The first hour is about the situation in 1945 in Europe and an introduction to ideologies, The students are required to demonstrate their understanding of communism and capitalism through matching statements and images to the correct ideologies. The second hour is a differentiated empathy game where the students take on the roles of characters in the USA and USSR and discuss their situation with each other filling in a grid as they go. This is fully resources. The resources are in the download.
The Berlin Wall
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The Berlin Wall

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This is part of a post-war unit of work planned for Year 9, especially those who are not continuing with history at key stage 4. This is a 2 hour lesson or 2x1 hours which focuses on the division of Berlin as a case study. It looks at the origins of the divide The difference between life in the east and west The causes and consequences of the building of the Wall and international reaction to it Escape attempts Includes activities and YouTube clips
A LEVEL - PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND CIVIL RIGHTS
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A LEVEL - PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND CIVIL RIGHTS

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This resource contains 3 lessons addressing the issue of Civil Rights during the presidency of JFK and is fully resourced. They address issues such as the NAACP; Black Power and how these movements impacted on Kennedy’s Presidency. They have been created for AQA A level, but is suitable for any board and could also be used for GCSE civil rights.
A LEVEL - THE PRESIDENCY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY
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A LEVEL - THE PRESIDENCY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY

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This bundle contains everything needed to teach the Presidency of JFK at A level. It is fully resourced with varied activities and examination practice. It is suitable for any A level board but was specifically made for the American Dream Unit on the AQA board. There are about 10 hours worth of lessons included.
A LEVEL - ELIZABETH I AND THE RELIGIOUS SETTLEMENT
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A LEVEL - ELIZABETH I AND THE RELIGIOUS SETTLEMENT

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These A Level lessons focus on Elizabeth I and religion with specific attention to interpretations of history. They include 4 studies: Did Elizabeth find a middle way? Were the Catholics a threat? Were the Protestants a threat? To what extent was Mary Queen of Scots a threat. All resources are included within the power point. There are approximately 5x1 hour lessons in this resource. Suitable for all A level boards.
GCSE SUPERPOWER RELATIONS AND THE COLD WAR.  THE COLLAPSE OF SOVIET CONTROL OF EASTERN EUROPE
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GCSE SUPERPOWER RELATIONS AND THE COLD WAR. THE COLLAPSE OF SOVIET CONTROL OF EASTERN EUROPE

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This bundle contains the lessons needed to teach the collapse of Soviet control of eastern Europe for key topic 3 on the EDEXCEL GCSE Super Power Relations and the Cold War unit: The impact of Gorbachev’s New Thinking on Eastern Europe The fall of the Berlin wall The collapse of the Soviet Union 3 lessons in total. All resources are included and there is no need for a text book. Activities are varied and aimed at extending thinking and understanding examination criterion.
GCSE HISTORY WEIMAR AND NAZI GERMANY REVISION NOTES FOR LOWER AND MIDDLE PRIOR ATTAINING STUDENTS
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GCSE HISTORY WEIMAR AND NAZI GERMANY REVISION NOTES FOR LOWER AND MIDDLE PRIOR ATTAINING STUDENTS

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This resource contains a cloze activity at the beginning to help lower and middle attaining students place key people and events. It then contains a summary of all of the key topics under sub-headings which has been designed to support the revision of students who are unable retain a huge amount of content. It is therefore summarised in bitesize chunks to ensure that AO1 and AO2 are secure for the examination.
MASTERING CAUSATION QUESTIONS
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MASTERING CAUSATION QUESTIONS

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This lesson addresses how to answer causation questions through modelling answers and differentiated activities. It is stepped in difficulty starting with very simple ways of identifying cause and consequence; moving onto evaluating causes and culminating in mastering GCSE questions on causation. There are a range of activities varying in difficulty. It was made for GCSE history however is also suitable for key stage 3. This will probably take more than one lesson to teach if students complete all of the activities.
A LEVEL -WAS THERE A MID TUDOR CRISIS? LESSON 2 EDWARD'S MINORITY RULE
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A LEVEL -WAS THERE A MID TUDOR CRISIS? LESSON 2 EDWARD'S MINORITY RULE

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This lesson continues the investigation into whether or not there was a Mid Tudor Crisis. It focuses on the issues surrounding Edward VI’s age and minority rule. It contains a range of investigative material and links to useful documentaries. It can be used for all examination boards and is designed so that any examination board approved text book can be used to complete the activities. Students will learn about: The issues surrounding the role of Edward as a minority monarch The role of Somerset in manipulating Henry VIII’s will How to analyse contemporary material to the standard necessary for success at A Level Duration: 1 hour teaching plus an hour’s activities, plus links to clips.
A LEVEL HISTORY - THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH AND HENRY TUDOR'S CONSOLIDATION OF POWER
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A LEVEL HISTORY - THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH AND HENRY TUDOR'S CONSOLIDATION OF POWER

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These lessons take approximately 5 hours to teach and are the introductory lessons to any A Level Tudors course, however were initially created for AQA Unit 1C. The resource is complete and contains all of the necessary resources for students to gain a good overview and detailed historiographical understanding into why Henry Tudor was able to gain power. They contain numerous activities all incorporated in the power point or as separate resources. The whole of Henry VII section is also available as a bundle either with or without revision resources. Other bundles this resource is incorporated into are Henry VII and VIII, or Henry VII; Henry VIII and the Mid Tudors. If you download this resource please could you help me by writing a couple of words about whether or not you found it useful to you? Many thanks.