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What is History Virtual Classroom

What is History Virtual Classroom

How do historians know what to believe? This exciting session gives pupils the opportunity to work with a range of primary documents selected around a specific theme. Pupils will gain an understanding of how different types of sources can be used to find out about the past, and how historians can use these sources as evidence. This session supports schools focusing on a thematic study in British history (beyond 1066). Book What is History now
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The Sinking of the Titanic Virtual Classroom

The Sinking of the Titanic Virtual Classroom

Why were so many lives lost in the disaster? Exploring information and testimony submitted to the British government inquiry into the sinking of Titanic, students investigate why so many passengers and crew lost their lives in the early hours of 15 April 1912. Through close analysis of these documents, students link causes, reaching a conclusion about which factors were most significant. This workshop supports schools studying challenges to Britain and the wider world, 1901 to the present day. Book The Sinking of the Titanic now
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AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 11&12 - Coalition problems and Uprisings

AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 11&12 - Coalition problems and Uprisings

2 Lessons looking at the political problems faced by the Weimar Republic in their early years. There is some source work and then pupils study the idea of proportional representation and coalition governments. Class then look at the makeup of the first Reichstag and how the political situation fluctuated in Germany. There is then a focus on the risings of the Left and the Right in Germany, supported by videos and tasks on both the Spartacist Uprising and the Kapp Putsch. When looking at the Kapp Putsch the pupils also analyse a primary source (attached). Lesson finishes by focussing on the continued political violence existing in Germany…leading the way for the Munich Putsch Info slides are printable from ppt and the lesson makes use of the Oxford AQA History for A Level: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945 textbook. Freikorps info shee and Kapp sheet attached.
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The English Civil Wars Virtual Classroom

The English Civil Wars Virtual Classroom

Which factor was the most significant in paving the way for the execution of Charles I? In this virtual classroom session, students study a range of documents to consider some of the causes of the English Civil Wars. Book The English Civil Wars now Suitable for: Edexcel GCSE History (9-1). Unit: Warfare and British Society, c1250-present, option 12, Warfare and English Society in the Early Modern Period: the experience of war. OCR GCSE, History A, Explaining the Modern World (J410). This session provides support for the unit: War and British Society c.790-2010: The Civil Wars of 1642-1651 in England, Scotland and Ireland: the nature of these wars; their impact in the people of England, Scotland and Ireland, and the unit: Monarchy and Democracy in Britain c.1000 to 2014: Defeat and return of monarchy: Charles I’s personal rule 1629-1640; the Civil Wars and the abolition of monarchy; the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. AQA GCSE History (8145). Thematic study 2B Britain: Power and the People c1170 to the present day, part two: Challenging royal authority: the short and the long term impact of the English Revolution.
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AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 10 - Invasion of the Ruhr

AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 10 - Invasion of the Ruhr

More of an activity than a lesson - ppt begins with information from last lesson on reparations and asks a few recap questions. There are then 2 video links embedded which lead into the main task - pupils are set a research task which results in them creating an information booklet. Info slides are printable from ppt and the lesson makes use of the Oxford AQA History for A Level: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945 textbook
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AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 9 - Money problems

AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 9 - Money problems

Lesson looks at the financial problems caused by defeat in the War and the efforts of the Weimar Republic to solve them. There are information slides and questions throughout the lesson to get the pupils to think of the problems certain potential strategies could, and did cause, in Germany. There are tasks and a short video (embedded in ppt) which look at inflation, a concept I often spend a lot of the lesson trying to explain! Lesson finishes with pupils looking at the economic impact of the Versailles reparations. Info slides are printable from ppt and the lesson makes use of the Oxford AQA History for A Level: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945 textbook.
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US Government

US Government

Some resources to help develop your students understanding of the US system of government using simple and easy to use diagrams. The diagrams show how state, federal and constitutional law is passed.
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AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 8 - Reactions to the Treaty of Versailles

AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 8 - Reactions to the Treaty of Versailles

Lesson follows up on recent work on the Treaty of Versailles with a set of recap questions on the German reaction to the Treaty and for-and-against points on whether the German reaction was justified. Class are then asked to complete a newspaper task, examining the reaction to the ToV from different countries’ perspectives. At the end of the lesson there is some exam work around a 25-mark question and some pointers I provide for pupils when asking them to answer this particular question. Info slides are printable from ppt and the lesson makes use of the Oxford AQA History for A Level: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945 textbook.
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Magna Carta Virtual Classroom

Magna Carta Virtual Classroom

Did people take Magna Carta seriously? In 1225, Henry II proclaimed that the legal rights granted in his latest version of Magna Carta would be ‘held in our kingdom of England forever.’ Students work with a range of documents to consider the lasting impact of the Charter in medieval England. This workshop supports schools studying the development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509. Book Magna Carta now
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Henry VIII: Image of a King - Virtual Classroom

Henry VIII: Image of a King - Virtual Classroom

Was appearance everything for a ruler in the 16th century? Henry VIII used symbols and images to display royal power. In this exciting session, pupils work with original documents from Henry’s reign to investigate how he was portrayed as a great monarch. This workshop supports schools focusing on a thematic study in British history (beyond 1066). Book Image of a King now
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From the Front Virtual Classroom

From the Front Virtual Classroom

How typical was Albert Edwin Rippington’s experience of war? ‘…if you ever meet a chap that says he wants to go back call him a liar’. These are words penned by Albert Edwin Rippington, an employee of the Audit Office for the Great Western Railway. Albert, along with many of his colleagues, had enlisted to fight in the First World War. He was wounded in action and wrote about his experiences from his hospital bed back in England. Albert was clearly deeply affected by his time in the trenches, but how typical was his experience? Exploring a range of letters written by soldiers who enlisted from the Great Western Railway to fight, students will investigate these men’s experiences of war; the conditions in the trenches and in reserve, and the impact that these experiences had on their morale and health of these men. Book From the Front now
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Four Days Hard Labour Virtual Classroom

Four Days Hard Labour Virtual Classroom

What was life like for a Victorian child criminal? Photographs, reports and drawings from our prison records are used to explore the lives of Victorian children who were classed as criminals. Pupils investigate Victorian attitudes to crime and punishment, and explore the cases of children imprisoned at Wandsworth Prison in the mid 19th century. This session supports schools focusing on a thematic study in British history (beyond 1066). Book Four Days Hard Labour now
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Fighting Conscription Virtual Classroom

Fighting Conscription Virtual Classroom

Why did men appeal against conscription? In January 1916 the British Government introduced compulsory military service for all single men of military age. Why did some men decide to apply for exemption from conscription? Students answer this question by critically examining the case papers of the Middlesex Appeals Tribunal, which, between 1916 and 1918, heard the appeals of men who previously applied to a local tribunal for exemption from military service. Through the individual stories held in these records students explore the impact of conscription on British society. This is a free 1 hour workshop with The National Archives Education Service which can be run via Virtual Classroom in your school or on site at the National Archives in Kew. Please use the link below to book this session. Connections to the curriculum: Edexcel Thematic Study Option 12: Warfare and British society, c.1250–present. Book Fighting Conscription now
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9-1 GCSE British Medicine Through Time Revision Guide

9-1 GCSE British Medicine Through Time Revision Guide

Edexcel 9-1 GCSE British Medicine 1250-present New 2016 Specification Revision guide covering the complete 4 topics from British Medicine topic The Middle Ages The Renaissance The Industrial Period The Modern Period Contains detailed top level (Grade 9)l knowledge on all aspects of the course, covering the specification from Edexcel Focus on: ideas on cause of disease, treatment, surgery, prevention, public health, care, hospitals and depth studies (Black Death, Great Plague, Cholera & Lung Cancer) with overview for each topic on ‘how much progress’ and factors for/against progres Includes a wide range of exam questions (Comparison, Explain, Judgement) with ‘how to’ guide for each question with model answers throughout. Visually laid out revision guide with images aiding information, 51 pages in total. Can be used for revision, homework, interleaving, within class teaching and as a basis for a workbook. Cheap to print for students (£1 a copy) which is cheaper than purchasing multiple revision guides which can lack detailed content for higher ability students. Does NOT include the Western Front Medicine Environment Study section, I do this separately as a workbook. Content could also be for AQA, OCR and WJEC, whilst also for HA KS3 pupils Please see my other lessons and resources Feedback welcome @mrthorntonteach
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GCSE Edexcel The American West: L6: Why did people travel West?

GCSE Edexcel The American West: L6: Why did people travel West?

Students examine the key push and pull factors that encouraged migration to the West. A range of student-led tasks, such as categorising/ prioritising activities through a card sort and a range of follow up tasks that help students to understand the factors that encouraged migration to the West.
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Middle Ages Medieval Coat of Arms Heraldry Worksheet

Middle Ages Medieval Coat of Arms Heraldry Worksheet

This is a great activity for your primary or younger secondary students studying the medieval period. Students love this activity because it helps make History more personal for them and is an opportunity to be creative and express themselves. Students read about the different symbolic meanings within heraldry and then design their own coat of arms. This set includes: *1 worksheet explaining and listing all the different heraldry symbols and the history of heraldry *1 question worksheet for students to explain their design *2 different shaped coat of arm templates for students to use I hope you find it useful!
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Ancient Egypt Cut and Paste Gods Activity

Ancient Egypt Cut and Paste Gods Activity

This is the perfect ready to print cut and paste activity. It features 12 common Egyptian Gods and Goddesses and their corresponding descriptions. The larger size cards can be used as a fun starter activity at students’ desks, be individual flashcards or even classroom displays. The smaller worksheet is an individual cut and paste activity for students to complete in their books. This includes: 12 Egyptian God Cards 12 Egyptian Descriptions 1 Cut and Paste Worksheet 1 Answer Key I hope you enjoy them.
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Class Plenary Cards

Class Plenary Cards

These plenary cards can be used in primary, secondaries, you name it! At the end of the lesson, choose an end task yourself or get the kids to choose one at random! Can also be used as fast finisher tasks!
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AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 2 - Impact of WW1

AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 2 - Impact of WW1

Lesson looking at the impact of WW1 on the popularity of the Kaiser and the political situation in Germany. Lesson begins with a recap on last lesson before introducing the negatives effects of World War One on Germany. Pupils have to consider how this will affect the position of the Kaiser and what the likely consequences will be. This is supported by a youtube video, linked within the PPt. Pupils then have to complete a task considering the 14 Points of Woodrow Wilson (can be printed from slide). Lesson finishes with task examining the main events of 1918 and their impact on Germany. Resources are printable from the PPT. Lesson makes use of the Oxford AQA History for A Level: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945 Textbook.
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AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 1 - Introduction

AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 1 - Introduction

Introduction lesson to the A level course for new year 12s. Lesson goes over the content of the first year of the course and introduces the exam question types with examples from a recent paper. Pupils are then given a brief introduction to Germany from the formation of the Second Reich, including a video on the Franco-Prussian War. Includes a research homework to continue the introduction to Germany and to some of the major players.
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Battle of Waterloo Weapons and Tactics Research and Simulation Lesson

Battle of Waterloo Weapons and Tactics Research and Simulation Lesson

I use this as part of a Y7 History Unit on Weapons Through Time. Once students have read the information sheet and answered the questions I set them the simulation task to test their understanding. Students receive an A3-sized plan of the battlefield and have to select from multiple-choice answers for each scenario during the battle from the point of view of the British general Wellington. I have tried to make the scenarios as realistic as possible but clearly at this level it has been simplified somewhat. Students need to record their choice by circling their option for each scenario. Then click on each button to reveal the consequence of their actions and points scored. There are some things (placement of soldiers, terrain, impact on other areas of the battlefield, luck) that hopefully will cause them to consider why it would have been difficult commanding a battlefield at this time. At the end I play them a clip of the charge of the French cavalry from the film ‘Waterloo’ and then have a discussion around the questions at the end of the presentation.
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IGCSE USA 1918-1941 Knowledge Organiser

IGCSE USA 1918-1941 Knowledge Organiser

Edexcel IGCSE Knowledge Organiser Full Course - Follows Edexcel textbook Links at the top to video playlists, quizlet flash cards sets and example exam questions May want to delete the textbook link Sound not working, haven’t uploaded sound files. Can send if you want them - message me through here.
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GCSE Edexcel The American West: L5: How did US government policy towards the Indians develop 1830-51

GCSE Edexcel The American West: L5: How did US government policy towards the Indians develop 1830-51

This lesson focuses on the US government’s policy towards the Plains Indians in the period 1830-51 and how/ why it changed during this period. Students analyse four key events/ policy changes through decision-making and discussion based tasks. Using their knowledge on each policy they complete a radar graph activity which leads into follow-up tasks such as a quick fire quiz and an annotated time line. These activities set the students up for an examination (narrative style) question. These are structure strips, tips and a mark scheme included. The PowerPoint includes a step by step guide with a examples and a range of differentiated and extension tasks. This lesson will ideally be taught across two one hour lessons. These resources and lessons take many hours to plan and create, so any feedback is greatly appreciated. I hope that you and your students find them helpful.
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Modern/ Contemporary American History Escape Room: Social Studies Bundle

Modern/ Contemporary American History Escape Room: Social Studies Bundle

This bundle includes all of the escape rooms listed below. Important: All these products sell for $35; as a bundle they are 35% off, for $22! Each escape room has the following contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
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Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal: Escape Room - Social Studies

Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal: Escape Room - Social Studies

This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their knowledge with the major historical figures and events involving the Watergate scandal. Note: this product includes the involvement of “Deep throat” within the scandal. Contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
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Armistice helpsheet - secondary

Armistice helpsheet - secondary

An information sheet for secondary teachers about the events leading up to the signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918 and what happened to ensure peace continued after the end of World War I.
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Armistice assembly - secondary

Armistice assembly - secondary

An assembly for primary schools to help pupils understand what led up to the signing of the Armistice which ended World War I. Includes a plan and presentation for the assembly as well as a helpsheet for teachers with key information about the Armistice.
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Armistice assembly - primary

Armistice assembly - primary

An assembly for primary schools to help pupils understand what led up to the signing of the Armistice which ended World War I. Includes a plan for the assembly, timeline cards highlighting key events in 1918 and 1919 and a helpsheet for teachers with key information about the Armistice.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

Martin Luther King Jr. Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. Interactive Information Book - Reading Level B and Comprehension Questions This is an interactive comprehension book about Martin Luther King Jr. This text is pitched at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. A comprehension question is included on each page to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. - Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with colourful illustrations, supported by a series of comprehension questions. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding of the topic.
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Newspaper Template: Bus Boycott - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

Newspaper Template: Bus Boycott - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Bus Boycott Newspaper Template and Starting Points This is a blank newspaper template based on the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This resource also comes with a sheet that provides three differentiated starting points for writing a newspaper article about the Bus Boycott. Each puts the pupil in the role of a reporter who has been tasked to write an article by their editor. The activities range from a simple article about the arrest and immediate call for a boycott to a retrospective review after the boycott ended. This is a great activity to develop pupils’ creative skills, as well as their ability to report on historical events.
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News Article Planning Grid (with Rosa Parks Example) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

News Article Planning Grid (with Rosa Parks Example) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. News Article Planning Grid This is a handy grid to help pupils plan out their own news report. Each section has prompts to guide them, as well as tips on language, tone and content. Pupils can use this grid to plan their newspaper article, or alternatively they could use it to form their own scripted news report, which could then be performed to the rest of the class. A completed version of the grid, about Rosa Parks, is included for assistance.
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Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level B) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level B) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. - Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with colourful illustrations, supported by a series of comprehension questions. This text is aimed at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding of the topic.
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Bus Boycott Information Sheet - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

Bus Boycott Information Sheet - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Bus Boycott Information Sheet This information sheet gives a step-by-step account of the events leading up to and during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This information sheet gives pupils all they need to write an article, a persuasive text, a diary entry, or a story set in this historical context.
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Newspaper Template: Martin Luther King Jr. - Interactive Activity - KS2

Newspaper Template: Martin Luther King Jr. - Interactive Activity - KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. Newspaper Template Interactive Activity This is an interactive newspaper maker based on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Pupils can use this template to write their own news report retelling Martin Luther King Jr.‘s life and achievements by adding in images, headers, footers and captions where needed. This is a great activity to develop pupils’ creative skills, as well as their ability to report on historical events.
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