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AQA 8145 Elizabeth I - Exploration and the Spanish Armada

AQA 8145 Elizabeth I - Exploration and the Spanish Armada

A series of GCSE lessons for the new AQA spec. Students will examine voyages of discovery, the reasons and their causes and link this to the Spanish Armada. Students will study the causes and events of the Armada as well as the reasons for its defeat.

By CABear

AQA 8145 Elizabeth I - Voyages of Discovery: benefits

AQA 8145 Elizabeth I - Voyages of Discovery: benefits

A GCSE lesson on the benefits of voyages of discovery for Elizabethan England. Students will study the voyages of Drake and Raleigh in more depth and understand their contribution. They will reach a judgement on who was more significant for Elizabethan England. Links to a GCSE interpretations question on the motives of Drake for going on voyages of discovery.

By CABear

Slavery Bundle (7 lessons with homework, differentiation and fully resourced)

Slavery Bundle (7 lessons with homework, differentiation and fully resourced)

Skills building unit surrounding slavery in the British Empire and the Americas, developing skills towards KS4 GCSE. Aimed at Y8 KS3, fully differentiated for level 3-6. Lessons: What is slavery, Slave trade triangle Punishments Opposition and rebellion Abolition in America Abolition in Britain Were slaves really freed? Homework: Comparative cartoon homework Abolitionist profile

By ellie_ryl

OCR SHP Elizabethan England 1-9 GCSE Quizzes

OCR SHP Elizabethan England 1-9 GCSE Quizzes

This bundle contains 5 sets of quizzes that covers every section of the Elizabethan England course for OCR SHP 1-9. Quizzes like these have had a dramatic impact on our results (up 20%) as pupil's recall of subject knowledge improved. These were created with 'memory in mind' and based on research that shows low-stake knowledge tests improves subject knowledge.

By kneller

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Early Elizabethan England: L6 Who challenged Elizabeth's religious settlement?

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Early Elizabethan England: L6 Who challenged Elizabeth's religious settlement?

This lesson covers the content for unit 1.3 (challenges to the religious settlement). Students identify threats, challenges and responses to domestic challenges. They then move on to look at the situation in Europe and in particular the Spanish influence in the Netherlands. Students assess various events, such as the trade embargo and attribute a success score for Elizabeth's influence in responding to various events. They follow this up with two exam style questions before deciding how successful Elizabeth was in dealing with religious challenges.

By planmylesson

OCR SHP 1-9 - Elizabethan England - Section 5 Explorers Quizzes

OCR SHP 1-9 - Elizabethan England - Section 5 Explorers Quizzes

These 5 quizzes cover content for section 5 of the Elizabethan England course - Explorers. Introducing quizzes like these has had a dramatic impact on our department's results as they improve the recall of subject knowledge significantly. These are based on research that shows frequent low-stakes testing significantly improves a pupil's subject knowledge. I have these displayed in my classroom so pupils can use them when they finish work early and they are also put on VLE for parents to quiz pupils at home.

By kneller

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Early Elizabethan England:L5 What were the features of different religious groups

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Early Elizabethan England:L5 What were the features of different religious groups

The first lesson in Unit 1.2 (the settlement of religion). Students learn about the key features of the 3 main religions by identifying characteristics and producing a Venn diagram. This is followed by discussions and questions re 'what kind of church did England want' and key features of each religion. Students then produce a map to show religious divisions and complete a series of questions. The lesson ends by students suggesting possible ways forward to avoid rebellion.

By planmylesson

AQA 8145 Elizabethan Exploration-the explorers

AQA 8145 Elizabethan Exploration-the explorers

Learning Objectives: To investigate the explorations of three key figures and assess how their role in exploration contributed to Britain’s success. Detailed information on the explorers and a task explaining how their voyages helped exploration. How did England overall benefit from exploration?

By LBonnesen

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Early Elizabethan England, 1558-1588: L0 Who was Elizabeth 1?

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Early Elizabethan England, 1558-1588: L0 Who was Elizabeth 1?

An introduction lesson for Unit 1.1 (The situation on Elizabeth’s accession). This lesson looks at Elizabeth's background/ childhood and early problems she encountered in her reign. Students complete a timeline of her early life and select 3 key significant events and annotate these to explain how they might have affected her personality. They then study a range of sources and complete a summary for various areas of her life, such as childhood. The main task requires students to write a blurb for a book on her early life. All resources can be used in a variety of ways and developed to suit a range of groups.

By planmylesson