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Reading-The Colonies- Read and Write The Room- Grades 3-6

Reading-The Colonies- Read and Write The Room- Grades 3-6

This product offers an excellent way to give your students practice in reading for information. You place the 16 fact cards around the room and your students hunt, read, write, and learn about the original 13 colonies. I've included a document based activity. This product can be used in a number of ways including for early finishers or students you feel need a challenge. Included: 16 Fact Cards Document based activity Student worksheets Answer key Aligned with CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1-6.1
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Challenging Royal Authority

Challenging Royal Authority

This bundle contains two lessons on the American Civil War and five lessons on the English Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on both the American and English Civil War. Lessons include a range of differentiated activities (e.g. chat-show style activities, market place activities, drawing tasks, vanishing clozes, think-pair-share tasks, interpretation tasks, Venn Diagrams, mock trials, dictagloss etc.) as well as exam-style questions and mark schemes.
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The American Civil War - Lesson 1

The American Civil War - Lesson 1

This is the first lesson out of two on the American Civil War (although there are enough materials in this lesson alone to last at least two lessons). This lesson looks at the short-term and long-term causes of the American Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on the American Civil War. The lesson begins with a Dictagloss exercise followed by a differentiated marketplace activity which looks at the reasons for the Civil War: The English colonies in North America, taxes to the British army, feeling bossed around, Navigation Acts, No Taxation Without Representation, Boston Massacre of 1770, The Lexington Incident and the American Declaration of Independence. The lesson finishes with a GCSE exam-style question: “Compare the English and the American Revolutions. In what way were they similar?” The lesson outlines how to answer a similarity question such as this and what the markscheme is so pupils can peer assess each others answers.
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The  English Civil War

The English Civil War

There are five lessons in this Bundle on the English Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on the English Civil War. The lessons cover the causes of the English Civil War, the role of the New Model Army, the execution of Charles I and an interpretations lesson on Oliver Cromwell.
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The English Civil War Lesson 5 - Cromwell: Hero or Villain?

The English Civil War Lesson 5 - Cromwell: Hero or Villain?

This is the fifth lesson out of scheme of work on the English Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on the English Civil War. This lesson looks at what happened after Charles’ execution and whether Oliver Cromwell was the hero or the villain of the English Civil War. Pupils begin by drawing two differing interpretations of Cromwell (one more favourable than the other). Pupils discuss why there might be differing interpretations of Cromwell before analysing further interpretations on Cromwell and deciding if they portray Cromwell as a hero or a villain. Next, pupils look at changing perceptions of Cromwell over time and plot these onto a time graph (pupils look at changing interpretations of Cromwell both through the story of his head and historiography about Cromwell). Finally, pupils evaluate whether Cromwell was a hero or villain and write a speech either defending or attacking him using the interpretations they analysed either to come to a judgement.
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The English Civil War Lesson 4 - The execution of Charles I

The English Civil War Lesson 4 - The execution of Charles I

This is the fourth lesson out of scheme of work on the English Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on the English Civil War. This lesson begins with a drawing exercise on the execution of Charles I. Information is then provided on how Charles came to be executed, The Second Civil War, The Rump Parliament, the trial of Charles I, the execution and if Charles I was a danger to democracy. Next there is a differentiated mock-trial on Charles I (pupils are given different character cards depending on their ability). Finally, pupils discuss the long-term and short-term impacts of Charles I’s execution. Homework is provided on whether Charles should have been executed as well as a newspaper reporting activity on the execution.
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The English Civil War Lesson 3 - The Role of the New Model Army

The English Civil War Lesson 3 - The Role of the New Model Army

This is the third lesson out of scheme of work on the English Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on the English Civil War. This lesson begins with a vanishing cloze on the diggers. Next, there is an information sharing exercise (which is differentiated) and information slides on the New Model Army, the Battle of Naseby, the differences between the Cavaliers and the Roundheads; and how propaganda was used during the English Civil War. Finally, there is a spot-the-difference plenary task on the Cavaliers and the Roundheads.
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The English Civil War Lesson 2 - Causes of the Civil War

The English Civil War Lesson 2 - Causes of the Civil War

This is the second lesson out of scheme of work on the English Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on the English Civil War. This lesson starts by asking pupils to recall the definitions for key terms from lesson 1 (e.g. catechism, The Grand Remonstrance, Presbyterian etc). Next, pupils have to sort the long-term and short-term causes of the English Civil War into religious, political and economic reasons onto a Venn Diagram (there are differentiated resources for this). Finally, pupils have to answer the exam question: “Were religious factors the main cause of protest in Engaldn in the nineteenth century?” There is a mark scheme related to this question so pupils can peer mark each other’s questions.
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The English Civil War Lesson 1 - Causes of the English Civil War

The English Civil War Lesson 1 - Causes of the English Civil War

This is the first lesson out of scheme of work on the English Civil War. Originally designed for the AQA GCSE Paper 2 (Thematic Studies, Power and the People, Challenging Royal Authority) however these resources could be used for any Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 lesson on the English Civil War. This lesson teaches pupils the main long and short-term causes on the English Civil War through a treasure hunt task which is differentiated in two different ways. The lesson culminates in a memory task about parliament’s demands in 1640 and what the King agreed in 1641.
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KS3 RE - Islam, Christianity, Judaism units

KS3 RE - Islam, Christianity, Judaism units

RE Resources: 3 units of fully resourced, highly-rated lesson packs on Islam, Judaism and Christianity suitable for KS3. All lesson packs are complete with at least one hour-long powerpoint, accompanying differentiated worksheets, clip links with questions, plenaries, clear LOs, starters and all are well differentiated to three levels throughout. These resources have been highly-rated individually by TES users, follow the same consistent format and are easy to follow. There is zero extra work required, you really can just pick them up and teach them. However, they are also fully amendable should you wish to. I use all of these myself as a Head of RE and I really hope you find them excellent value. I've put literally months of time into this to make these lessons top quality for my own school team. I have a 1 YEAR OF RE bundle (36 lessons) available here:1 Year’s worth of RE Many more inexpensive and free resources at my shop: EC_Resources Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :)
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