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First World War: What caused the FWW?

First World War: What caused the FWW?

Starts with the fantastic clip from Days that Shook the world: link can be found here: https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Assassin-of-Archduke-Franz-Ferdinand-Gavrilo-Princip Differentiated sources included. Students to write an incident report and consider how a sandwhich could have led to a war.

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Partition of India

Partition of India

Watching A BBC vid and fill in a sheet to show what happened during India's partition. Highlights relationship between Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus prior and post partition.

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Ghandi: passive resistance

Ghandi: passive resistance

Students explore what passive resistance prior to a lesson on Gandhi. Several examples provided some of a few famous people and others of ordinary people to show their resistance to abuses of power.

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British rule India: Indian mutiny

British rule India: Indian mutiny

This resources will require tweaks. It examines why the Indian army mutinied. Can lead to an exploration of cultural/religious sensitivities and make modern-day comparisons.

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Mughals: Aurengzeb

Mughals: Aurengzeb

Fifth lesson in series or can be tweaked for standalone. Analyses reign of Aurangzeb who was very different to Akbar. Higher level students can compare both and also consider Queen Elizabeth. Interesting to draw comparisons to modern day leaders.

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Mughals: Taj Mahal

Mughals: Taj Mahal

Fourth lesson in series of a unit of work on Mughals. A fun lesson exploring both love and the construction of the Taj Mahal that has become one of the seven wonders of the world.

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Mughals: Akbar card sort

Mughals: Akbar card sort

This is the third lesson in a series examining Mughal contribution. Analyses role of Akbar and why he was considered greatest. Higher level students can also use it to make comparisons to Queen Elizabeth or even modern leaders.

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Norman Invasion Unit of work

Norman Invasion Unit of work

Knowledge: Builds a contextual understanding of life in the Middle Ages, to a discussion of monarchy and culminates to the Battle of Hastings. Skills: Introduces students to inference and sources to build on interpretation skills. The final assessment is a newspaper students' have to write to show they understand how interpertations can vary. It may require a few tweaks but it will save you significant time planning a whole SoW/

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Norman invasion: Battle of Hastings Assessments

Norman invasion: Battle of Hastings Assessments

Assessment to write different interpretations of Bof H. Includes PPt to explain tasks to students and a mark-scheme that can be used for peer/teacher marking. Also, it has a page where students can improve their work post-feedback. Finally a differentiated worksheet is provided for students who require the additional support.

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