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The Tudors: Henry VIII and the break with Rome Bundle

The Tudors: Henry VIII and the break with Rome Bundle

This three lesson bundle follows the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum - the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. The aims of this bundle are to know and understand how religion in England was shaped by Henry and his decision to divorce Catherine of Aragon. Students will learn and understand key historical skills. These include historical concepts such as continuity and change within the Church of England, the causes and consequences of the break with Rome, similarities and differences in Protestant and Catholic Churches doctrine and the significance of the break with Rome. They will use these skills to make connections, draw contrasts, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts on the break with Rome. The three lessons are broken down into the following: L1 Did Henry break with Rome for love? L2 Did Henry break with Rome for faith? L3 Did Henry break with Rome for money Each lesson comes with suggested teaching and learning strategies and are linked to the latest historical interpretations, video clips and debate. The lessons are fully adaptable in PowerPoint format and can be changed to suit. Although this bundle is aimed at Key Stage 3, it is ideal if you are studying Henry VIII for GCSE as it covers the main themes, concepts and skills required. (For example Edexcel British depth study, Henry VIII and his Ministers 1509-1540, AQA Power and the People c.1170 to present, OCR The English Reformation c.1520-1550). If you like this bundle, please review it and choose any of my resources worth up to £3 for free: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PilgrimHistory
PilgrimHistory
1. WHAT IS HISTORY?

1. WHAT IS HISTORY?

This is designed as the first lesson of the year for new year 7 students, as such it has a slide to introduce basic expectations in this subject. Following this there is a clear structure, with a starter task designed to get them thinking about what they think History is before the learning objectives for the lesson are outlined. Building on the starter task the first activity is a discussion point, supported with a short video clip which is hyper-linked and consolidation task which is clearly outlined using sentence starters to get students effectively on task. The main learning task for the lesson is designed to get them ‘hooked’ on History, using a mystery to help show History in action. To support this learning task there is a hand-out at the end of the PPT and some further reading for any students who want to find out more about the mystery historic event (Maiden Castle skeletons). To conclude the lesson the plenary task draws together their findings, before quickly outlining the topics which will be studied during year 7 - Historical Skills, Medieval History and the Tudor History.
clmcdonnell
The Tudors: Elizabeth I (1558-1603) Bundle

The Tudors: Elizabeth I (1558-1603) Bundle

This bundle follows the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum - the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745 including the Elizabethan religious settlement and conflict with Catholics (including Scotland, Spain and Ireland). The aims of this bundle are to know and understand how peoples’ lives were shaped by Elizabeth, how she dealt with the threats to her rule and how her legacy lives on today as one of our greatest even Queens. Students will learn and understand key historical skills. These include historical concepts such as continuity and change with a focus on the Elizabethan Poor Law, the causes and consequences of the Elizabethan Settlement, similarities and differences in her portraits and the significance of exploration and the theatre. The 11 lessons are broken down into the following: L1 The young Elizabeth L2 The Elizabethan Settlement (free resource) L3 Elizabeth and her favourites (free resource with a GCSE focus) L4 Elizabeth and the problem of marriage L5 Elizabeth and her portraits L6 How did Elizabeth deal with Mary, Queen of Scots? L7 Lets explore in Tudor times (Kinaesthetic and active lesson) L8 Famous explorers (Drake, Hawkins and Raleigh) L9 The Spanish Armada L10 Elizabeth, poverty and the Poor Law L11 Elizabethan Theatre and the Globe Each lesson comes with suggested teaching and learning strategies and are linked to the latest historical interpretations and debate from the BBC and other sources. The lessons are fully adaptable in PowerPoint format and can be changed to suit. I have included a couple of free lessons to give an idea of what is being offered. Although this bundle is aimed at Key Stage 3, it is ideal if you are studying Elizabeth I for 9-1 GCSE as it covers the main themes, concepts and skills required for the new specifications. If you like this bundle, please review it and choose any of my resources worth up to £3 for free: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PilgrimHistory
PilgrimHistory
The Tudors: Elizabeth and the problems of marriage

The Tudors: Elizabeth and the problems of marriage

Elizabeth has some tough choices to make in this lesson. Who should she choose to marry if at all? Why was there so much pressure upon her to marry in the first place? Students prioritise the reasons for marriage on a grid before they analyse the potential suitors in Europe, complete with their availability and faults (on paper of course). The plenary focuses on a dinner date with all of them and students decide who Elizabeth would like to sit near the most and who would be placed at the far end of the table. The resource comes in PDF and Powerpoint formats if there is a wish to adapt and change. I have also included suggested teaching strategies and differentiated resources to deliver the lesson. If you like this resource, please visit my shop where I have created further resources on the Tudors: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PilgrimHistory Please review this resource and receive a free Tudor key word literacy display worth £3 which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/tudor-key-word-history-display-11653246
PilgrimHistory
July Bargain for First Time Customers

July Bargain for First Time Customers

First time customer? Use the TES Code SUPERFLYJULY to get this bundle of my best selling resources before the end of July. It includes resources for KS3 and GCSE. Activity types range from roleplay and simulation type exercises that take a lot of planning through to activities that break down sources and aid students when analysing them. There’s also some award winning video clips in here. Featured on the BBC, they are intended to act as short but engaging stimulus materials. The first time buyers use SUPERFLYJULY. Existing buyers, it’s a very big discount I’m putting on these so save yourself some planning!
dmoorhouse
The Tudors: Elizabethan Theatre and the Globe

The Tudors: Elizabethan Theatre and the Globe

The aims of this lesson are for students to recognise how theatres changed under Elizabeth from their early days as travelling performers with a poor reputation playing in pubs and fields to purpose built theatres such as the Globe paid for by wealthy Patrons such as the Earl of Leicester. Students know through their links to their English lessons quite a lot already about Shakespeare and this lesson taps into their knowledge and builds upon it with a thinking quilt to examine how the theatre developed. Furthermore there is a focus on Shakespeare’s plays and inspiration as well as an analysis of the Globe theatre. There is some excellent video footage to complement the learning tasks. This lesson is suited to both Key Stages 3 and 4. An exam question for GCSE practice (differentiated) on the significance of the Elizabethan theatre sets up the students for later learning and skills. The lesson finishes with an odd one out task which will revisit the aims of the lesson and how Tudor theatres still have an impact today. The resource comes in PDF and PowerPoint formats if there is a wish to adapt and change. I have also included suggested teaching strategies and differentiated resources to deliver the lesson. If you like this resource, please visit my shop where I have created further resources on the Tudors: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PilgrimHistory Please review this resource and receive a free Tudor key word literacy display worth £3 which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/tudor-key-word-history-display-11653246
PilgrimHistory
The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Introduction to the project and teaching resources Within this folder you will find a series of documents about Ancient Greece with a focus on daily life and houses. All of these materials are designed for cross-curricula teaching and cover the English, History, Maths, Science, Geography, and Art subjects of the National Curriculum. Please do not feel that you have to use all of these files and the associated activities, as they may not all be appropriate for your teaching or timetable. The materials include both background information to the subjects covered, and actual teaching materials, including various activities. These resources were conceived together with the intention of providing teachers with all of the information they would need to teach a topic on daily life in Ancient Greece. Thus some of the activities will require you, as the teacher, to have engaged with all of the background materials within your planning, even if you do not use them directly in your lessons. For example, presentation 20, which provides information and activities for the Science curriculum on Vision and Light, requires you to have read about Greek houses and the family, which is found in presentations 05, 07-10 and 14. All of the teaching activities have been designed to support the students’ core knowledge and skills as outlined in the National Curriculum. For example, presentation 01 covers the topic of archaeology as a discipline, including what Classical archaeologists study, and where they undertake their excavations. Within this presentation (01) there are two specific activities on slides 3-6. The Kmz* file (02) (for use in Google Earth), and Presentations 03 and 04, extend this topic into Maths and Geography activities that can be done both in and outside the classroom. These activities may be followed by presentation 05, which focuses on the settlement (Olynthus) that provides the basis of many of the other presentations about specific issues regarding houses, daily life and the family in Ancient Greece. Presentation 06 is a LEGO Education activity that is linked to presentations 01 and 05, and develops students’ work in the English, Art and Design subjects of the National Curriculum.
Grand_Designs
The Archaeology of Ancient Greece: Primary resources

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece: Primary resources

Introduction to the project and teaching resources Within this folder you will find a series of documents about Ancient Greece with a focus on daily life and houses. All of these materials are designed for cross-curricula teaching and cover the English, History, Maths, Science, Geography, and Art subjects of the National Curriculum. Please do not feel that you have to use all of these files and the associated activities, as they may not all be appropriate for your teaching or timetable. The materials include both background information to the subjects covered, and actual teaching materials, including various activities. These resources were conceived together with the intention of providing teachers with all of the information they would need to teach a topic on daily life in Ancient Greece. Thus some of the activities will require you, as the teacher, to have engaged with all of the background materials within your planning, even if you do not use them directly in your lessons. For example, presentation 20, which provides information and activities for the Science curriculum on Vision and Light, requires you to have read about Greek houses and the family, which is found in presentations 05, 07-10 and 14. All of the teaching activities have been designed to support the students’ core knowledge and skills as outlined in the National Curriculum. For example, presentation 01 covers the topic of archaeology as a discipline, including what Classical archaeologists study, and where they undertake their excavations. Within this presentation (01) there are two specific activities on slides 3-6. The Kmz* file (02) (for use in Google Earth), and Presentations 03 and 04, extend this topic into Maths and Geography activities that can be done both in and outside the classroom. These activities may be followed by presentation 05, which focuses on the settlement (Olynthus) that provides the basis of many of the other presentations about specific issues regarding houses, daily life and the family in Ancient Greece. Presentation 06 is a LEGO Education activity that is linked to presentations 01 and 05, and develops students’ work in the English, Art and Design subjects of the National Curriculum.
Grand_Designs
KS3 - 20th Century Overview

KS3 - 20th Century Overview

This is a worksheet for an overview for KS3 students studying the 20th century. It includes practice source questions modeled in the same way as the Edexcel GCSE papers and general overview tasks. This worksheet is for independent/enrichment/extension activity. It can be fully edited and differentiated for different abilities. The document is written in Word, is in A4 and is 6 pages long.
callum2310
The Space Race - KS3 lesson

The Space Race - KS3 lesson

A fun and engaging lesson that is ideal for KS3 students. This lesson allows students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the following why the space race happened the achievements of both the USA and the USSR Students can form their judgement on who won the space race and produce a creative piece of work which is great for display. This is also the opportunity for students to analyse some historical sources as part of this lesson.
Brooksy1992
The Suffragettes - KS3 lesson

The Suffragettes - KS3 lesson

Ideal as a stand alone lesson on the Suffragettes. The lesson allows students to develop knowledge and understanding of the following methods used by the suffragettes examination style question importance of WW1 in helping women get the vote. **information needed from the technology and identities KS3 textbook for this lesson, also starter requires a scene from the film ‘Suffragette’
Brooksy1992
KS3 Titanic lesson

KS3 Titanic lesson

An engaging stand alone lesson for KS3 students. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the following: when and why the Titanic sunk who the casualties were and what this suggests about attitudes in 1912. who was to blame for the sinking of the Titanic. Powerpoint and a worksheet included. However information would be needed from the technology and identity KS3 textbook.
Brooksy1992
20 AP World History Classroom Quote Posters

20 AP World History Classroom Quote Posters

20 AP World History Posters for use as display. These posters promote interest in historical thinking and raise awareness of the importance of the past. The quotes come from notable people from a variety of backgrounds. From Presidents and Prime Ministers to authors and scientists. These posters can be used to prompt discussion about specific issues, are suitable for use in promotional displays and for more able learners can be used to challenge their perceptions of what history is and why it should be studied. Combined with our other materials they can be used as part of a year binder or planner.
dmoorhouse
20 History Quotation Posters for Display and Stimulus

20 History Quotation Posters for Display and Stimulus

20 posters based on famous historical quotations. They are ideal for display or for use as a discussion point. Posters such as these can reinforce the significance of HIstory, making them useful for parents evenings and displays at school events. Many quotes about History are worthy of discussion. They often relate to the uses and misuses of the past, making them ideal prompts for discussion in tutor sessions and citizenship sessions. See my other resources for additional quotation posters and resources. They can be changed weekly to provide variety or to match up with specific areas that are being taught.
dmoorhouse
The Tudors: Poverty and the Elizabethan Poor Law of 1601

The Tudors: Poverty and the Elizabethan Poor Law of 1601

The aims of this lesson are to explain the ideas behind the Elizabethan Poor Law and to assess its impact on Elizabethan society and beyond. This lesson focuses on the changing attitude towards the poor in Elizabethan England. Students first of all have to understand the reasons for poverty which have been caused by many factors such as local landowners as well as by the actions of Henry VIII in his break with Rome. One of their tasks is to write to the local landowner, using suggested key argument words, to express their sympathy for the poor which was in sort supply in the Elizabethan era. As well as source analysis, students learn the so called tricks of the trade for begging and how Tudor propaganda shaped these negative views of the poor. Students subsequently have to analyse the new Elizabethan Poor Law and assess its significance and impact upon society as a whole. The final task is to talk like an historian and answer the quiz picking up points for the harder questions. The resource comes in PDF and PowerPoint formats if there is a wish to adapt and change. I have also included suggested teaching strategies and differentiated resources to deliver the lesson. If you like this resource, please visit my shop where I have created further resources on the Tudors: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PilgrimHistory
PilgrimHistory
The Tudors: Famous Tudor Explorers and Navigators - Drake, Hawkins and Raleigh

The Tudors: Famous Tudor Explorers and Navigators - Drake, Hawkins and Raleigh

The aims of this lesson are to recognise the achievements of three famous ‘seadogs’ in Elizabeth’s reign and decide which one deserves the most recognition in a seafaring ‘Hall of Fame’. Students are led through the journeys and discoveries of sailors in Elizabethan England from the Cabot brothers to Gerardus Mercator and his brilliant Atlas  giving the navigator a map where a line of constant bearing would cross all meridians at the same angle. The context for the students and sailors achievements and the problems they encountered are given through learning activities such as play your cards right, video evidence, a true or false quiz anda plotting exercise of Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe on a blank world map. The main task is to analyse and evaluate the achievements of Drake, Hawkins and Raleigh with differentiated resource materials. Students are given specific criteria to judge this before ultimately deciding who had the greatest impact on Elizabethan exploration. The lesson concludes with a key word game under timed conditions The resource comes in PDF and PowerPoint formats if there is a wish to adapt and change. I have also included suggested teaching strategies and differentiated resources to deliver the lesson. If you like this resource, please visit my shop where I have created further resources on the Tudors: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PilgrimHistory Please review the resource and receive a free Tudor timeline display worth £3 which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/tudor-key-word-history-display-11653246
PilgrimHistory
Greek Medicine

Greek Medicine

A fully detailed and engaging year 7 lesson on Greek Medicine with Starter, Presentation, Main, Activity, Assessment and Plenary.
Edustem1
KS3 Assessments

KS3 Assessments

A range of assessments which cover topics often taught to KS3 students. Grade boundaries are linked to the new 9-1 grading system.
franshah
YEAR 7 - FINAL EXAMINATION PAPER

YEAR 7 - FINAL EXAMINATION PAPER

Tis is a long, well written final examination paper for your year 7 students. The topics that are tested are: Norman Conquest (William Duke of Normandy), Crusades, King John and Magna Carta, Peasants’ Revolt.
MrFokion
Fortnite Revision Lesson

Fortnite Revision Lesson

Teacher Notes: This is designed to be a revision/end of year lesson. The aim of the game is to collect as much loot as possible and at the end of the game sell it for as many Vbucks (Fortnite currency) as possible. All you are required to do is add questions on slide 5, 6, 7, 8 and the supply drop questions. You can prepare as many ’knock’ questions as you wish.
hannah_durham
History Report Comments (Year 9)

History Report Comments (Year 9)

A set of well written History comments for your students reports. All comments are long paragraphs of 750 characters. Believe me you will save a hell of a lot of time!
MrFokion
History Report Comments (Year 7)

History Report Comments (Year 7)

A set of well written History comments for your students reports. All comments is long paragraph of 750 characters .Believe me you will save a hell of a lot of time!
MrFokion
Researching the Aztecs - KS2

Researching the Aztecs - KS2

This resource includes: PPT Starter Integrated handbook for students to complete all about ‘the Aztecs’ ‘Code breaker’ plenary Lesson plan Support ‘cheat sheet’ for L.A Students This lesson plan is based around using ‘microsoft encarta’ for researching, however the lesson could easily be used alongside other similar software. Enjoy!
HDLouise
The effects of French Revolution

The effects of French Revolution

A well completed ppt presentation, activity with the sources and a graph to be completed by your students. Definitely your students will enjoy it and will learn about the three phases of French Revolution.
MrFokion
The Tudors: A chronological introduction to the Tudors

The Tudors: A chronological introduction to the Tudors

This lesson can be used as an introduction to the Tudors. The key skill of chronology is introduced from the start as students decide which Tudor came first to which came last. Key questions floating past the screen as well as the wall of mystery give clues and answers to some interesting and gruesome facts on the Tudor family. Students have the chance to create their own timelines, factual displays, key question and answer quizzes or an A-Z of Tudor facts. The lesson finishes which two plenaries to choose from which both test their new found knowledge. The resource comes in PDF and Powerpoint formats if there is a wish to adapt and change. I have also included suggested teaching strategies and differentiated resources to deliver the lesson. If you like this resource, please visit my shop where I have created further resources on the Tudors: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PilgrimHistory
PilgrimHistory
Exploration + Establishing New World Trade

Exploration + Establishing New World Trade

A fully resourced KS3 lesson about the trade routes that developed when the Old World met the New and how Europe was changed by the new discoveries from the Americas. Complete with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying tasks. Like this? Follow me and check out my store for more!
History_Geek
Introduction to History Test

Introduction to History Test

Test on chronology, anachronism, centuries, History interpretation, History hypothesis and History Sources (artefacts, documents, pictures)
MrFokion
Women,  Children + Workers in Nazi Germany

Women, Children + Workers in Nazi Germany

A double (2 hour long), fully resourced KS3 lesson about the role of women, children and workers under the Nazi regime. Complete with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying tasks. Like this? Follow me and check out my store for more!
History_Geek