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Silver author! History teacher at an outstanding secondary school. I have experience teaching History, Geography, and Philosophy at KS3, and History at GCSE and A Level, with the occasional dabble in Ancient History and Latin. I am also teaching EPQ Level 3. I am a Specialist Leader in Education for Primary History.

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Silver author! History teacher at an outstanding secondary school. I have experience teaching History, Geography, and Philosophy at KS3, and History at GCSE and A Level, with the occasional dabble in Ancient History and Latin. I am also teaching EPQ Level 3. I am a Specialist Leader in Education for Primary History.
Titanic Home Learning Pack
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Titanic Home Learning Pack

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This is a home learning pack for teaching the Titanic - suitable for KS2 or KS3. This pack is 18 pages long and includes a variety of tasks and activities which can be completed by a student. This was designed to be completed independently and all information and resources needed are included in the pack! This is perfect for parents who can print this off and give to their child, or for teachers to set online as students can fill in the pages. Feedback is welcome.
Careers in History Display
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Careers in History Display

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This file includes pictures for a careers in history display. It includes; Images of famous people with their degree and job, Labels of different careers, Types of history degree, Jobs in history Please review if you purchase, and check out my other displays!
Life in Nazi Germany
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Life in Nazi Germany

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What was life like in Nazi Germany? Suitable for KS3 and can be adapted for KS2, students will look at what life was like in Nazi Germany for different groups of people by analysing a variety of different sources (photos, posters, and written text). Sources are colour coded to support weaker students. They will sort this information into a table and then judge overall what life was life in Nazi Germany, deciding if some groups had better lives that others. Please review if you purchase, and check out my other Nazi Germany lessons and resources!
Peelers Police
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Peelers Police

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Whole lesson for teaching: How did the Peelers Police change London? Suitable for 11-14s, this can be used as part of a Crime and Punishment unit of work. Students will look at; Charlies Bow Street Runners Peelers Police This lesson includes ALL information sheets needed! Also includes differentiated activities! Students will then focus on Peelers Police and compare them to the modern day police force. Includes source analysis! Feedback is welcome.
Nazi Terror
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Nazi Terror

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Whole lesson plus all resources needed for teaching 11-14s ‘How did the Nazi’s control Germany through the use of terror?’ Students will look at the different methods of terror used by the Nazi’s to keep control of Germany; Law courts Informers Gestapo SS Concentration camps This is perfect as an introductory lesson to Nazi terror at GCSE - Weimar and Nazi Germany! Students use information sheets (provided) to complete a differentiated table about methods of terror. Students will be able to assess what the most effective method is by the end of the lesson. Please review if you purchase, and check out my other resources!
OCR Tudor Rebellions Introduction
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OCR Tudor Rebellions Introduction

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For teaching OCR Rebellion and Disorder in Tudor England A LEVEL The introductory lesson (2 hours) begins with a breakdown of the Tudors - looking first at the Wars of the Roses and the Battle of Bosworth Field to set the Tudor family in context. Students then create a Tudor family using differentiated information sheets. The family tree looks best when printed in A3. Resources are included - except for extracts from books which I use (I have included the page numbers and book if you want to resource it yourself). This lesson includes: 2 hour lesson Tudor family tree + accompanying information sheets Detailed teacher guidance notes OCR Tudor Rebellions syllabus for students to keep Cover sheet 20 question Tudor quiz Thanks for looking at this resource, and please check out my other Tudor Rebellion lessons and resources. Please review if you purchase!
The Battles of the English Civil War
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The Battles of the English Civil War

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Suitable for teaching KS3 Charles I and the English Civil War. Whole lesson looks at the battles of Civil War, with a particular emphasis on Marston Moor. The lesson includes differentiated tasks, such as a card sort of the battles either onto a timeline or on a map of the UK. Students also look at Marston Moor in detail and how it was fought. Please review if you purchase and check out my other Charles I and the English Civil War resources!
Modern Medicine: DNA, Genetics & Lifestyle
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Modern Medicine: DNA, Genetics & Lifestyle

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For teaching GCSE Edexcel 9-1 Medicine Through Time 1250-present. Whole lesson plus resources (in the form of a work booklet that students use throughout the lesson) on Modern Medicine - DNA, Genetics and Lifestyle. Students complete a range of activities using both the Hodder and Pearson textbook and videos. Tasks are differentiated to suit grades 3-9. Also includes a 20 question quiz (with answers). Please review if you purchase and check out my other Medicine Through Time resources.
Interpretations of King John
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Interpretations of King John

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Suitable for 11-14s, but can be adapted for KS2 (Y5/6) A lesson which looks at the different interpretations of King John. It asks students to understand why there are different interpretations, by considering the viewpoints of historians and writers from medieval to modern day. This is the perfect lesson for introducing interpretations to your class. Includes whole lesson plus differentiated activities and resources.
Genocide in the 20th Century
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Genocide in the 20th Century

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Suitable for teaching KS3 - ideally Y9 due to the content of the lesson; "Does genocide exist today?" Students will look at examples of genocide in the 20th century; Holodomor, Ukraine Cambodia Bosnia and Herzegovina Rwanda Armenia Using information sheets (provided) students will complete a table (differentiated) on the different genocides. Students will then be asked to reflect on what they have learnt; Who is responsible for genocide? Are other people responsible if they do not try to stop the genocide? Why do people treat other human beings in ways like these? What would you do if you were in a situation where a group was being targeted? What can we do to stop genocide from happening in the future? This can open up some fantastic and thoughtful discussions. I use this lesson after teaching the Holocaust, as often I find other genocides tend to be forgotten about in the curriculum. All resources needed are included - please consider teaching this important lesson! Feedback is welcome.
Contenders for the throne 1066
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Contenders for the throne 1066

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Suitable for teaching 11-14s Whole lesson plus resources on the contenders for the throne in 1066. Looks at Harold Godwinson, Harald Hardrada, Edgar the Aetheling and William Duke of Normandy. Students look at the situation at the time of Edward the Confessor’s death, and why each contender has a claim to the throne, and what would make them a good/bad king. Includes all resources needed! Please review if you purchase and check out my other Norman Conquest resources.
Victorian Prisons
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Victorian Prisons

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Whole lesson plus differentiated resources for teaching 11-14s ‘What was life like in a Victorian prison?’ Can also be adapted for KS2! Students will investigate what life is like inside a Victorian prison through a video (quiz sheet included), and using differentiated information sheets on different aspects of Victorian prison life, including: The Crank Treadmill Prisoners routine Rules Convict System Victorian Cell (1865 Prisons Act) All resources are included for the lesson - just print and go! Please review if you purchase, and check out my other Victorian Crime and Punishment resources, including an OFSTED outstanding lesson on Lincoln Gaol!
Elizabeth I Portraits
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Elizabeth I Portraits

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Suitable for teaching 11-14s Elizabeth I as part of a Tudors SoW. Can also be used at Primary! What can we learn from Elizabeth I from her portraits? Whole lesson plus all resources needed for teaching Elizabeth I and her portraits. Students will first look at Elizabeth I - who she was and her achievements, including a video with quiz. Students will then analyse 10 portraits of Elizabeth I, using a variety of tasks to unpick their meaning. This includes looking at symbolism in her paintings and working out what they mean. Tasks are differentiated too! Please review if you purchase, and check out my other Tudors lessons and resources.
Rise of Hitler Knowledge Organiser
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Rise of Hitler Knowledge Organiser

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Knowledge Organiser for teaching the Rise of Hitler. Can be used for KS3 or GCSE! Please check out my other Rise of Hitler lessons and resources on my shop, and don’t forget to review if you purchase.
WW1 Medicine: Medical Advancements & Surgery
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WW1 Medicine: Medical Advancements & Surgery

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For teaching Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Medicine Through Time and the British Sector on the Western Front Whole lesson plus accompanying work booklet suitable for all grades 9-1 through a variety of differentiated tasks! How significant was the Western Front for experiments in surgery and medicine? Students will look at: New medical developments at the end of the C19th and early C20th Glossary of key words Why was the Western Front a catalyst for medical improvements? Medical developments on the Western Front, looking at problem the medical development tackled, what was the improvement or method, what were the benefits of this development, and rating out of 10 for its significance in treating soldiers on the Western Front Blood transfusions Plastic surgery Also includes DETAILED explanation and guide on how to answer the ‘follow up a source’ exam question with practice sources. Also includes a 15 question quiz with answers! You will need access to the Medicine Hodder textbook Please review if you purchase and check out my other WW1 Medicine resources and lessons.
Holocaust: The Final Solution
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Holocaust: The Final Solution

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For teaching 11-14s Holocaust This lesson looks at 'What was the Final Solution?' Students will start by looking at the Wannsee Conference and the concentrations camps. Students will look in depth at Auschwitz and Dachau using a variety of tasks (videos and sources). Students will aim to answer the following question: Explain in what ways the ‘final solution’ was different from the way the Nazi’s treated the Jews between 1933-1941. The lesson finishes by looking at the liberation of Auschwitz. This lesson is differentiated for all students in your class, and includes all resources needed. Feedback is welcome, and please check out my other Holocaust lessons and materials.
Why did barons rebel against King John?
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Why did barons rebel against King John?

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Suitable for 11-14s, can be adapted for KS2. Whole lesson which looks at why barons rebelled at King John. Includes a range of differentiated activities and resources. Please check out my other King John lessons, feedback is welcome.
Medieval Baghdad and Medieval London
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Medieval Baghdad and Medieval London

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Suitable for teaching 11-14s and can also be used 7-11! Whole lesson plus all resources and worksheets needed for teaching: How different was the city of Baghdad to that of Medieval London? Students will investigate the medieval city of Baghdad and understand the Islamic Golden Age through videos and information sheets (provided). They will compare this information with London (also provided). This is perfect for teaching after Medieval life or the Black Death! Try out this interesting and often forgotten about world history in our curriculum! Please review if you purchase and check out my Medieval World (including China) resources!
Black Death BUNDLE
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Black Death BUNDLE

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Whole scheme of work for teaching the Black Death for 11-14s, including assessment! This has been made with a focus on GCSE skills and terminology for Medicine Through Time. What was the Black Death? Symptoms/causes Treatments/preventions Consequences Assessment Also includes a 20 question quiz and knowledge organiser!