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Secondary History lessons years 7-13. I have a large number of lessons not uploaded yet so if you need something get in touch and I’ll see what I can do!!
The Peasants' Revolt
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The Peasants' Revolt

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2-3 lessons looking at the Peasants’ Revolt. Lesson begins by introducing the causes for the Revolt, looking at why the peasants were angry. Pupils then watch a video - (link in PPT) to tell the story of the revolt. This recaps the causes and moves on to the events and the conclusion. The lessons then include a mix of textbook work and source analysis to look at the events of the Revolt, the end of Wat Tyler and differing views on the events. This includes some work around bias and interpretation. Lesson finishes with a poster task which consolidates learning. Lesson makes use of Oxford Invasion Plague and Murder textbook. Worksheet is printable from the end of the ppt, as are the sources.
Year 9 lesson - Hitler's Early Life
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Year 9 lesson - Hitler's Early Life

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Year 9 introduction lesson/lessons to the subject of Hitler. Lesson makes use of video resources (links embedded to Youtube) to explore the early life of Hitler. This is then supported by a timeline task and comprehension work enabling pupils to get an idea about the background of Hitler, where his ideas came from, and how he ended up in charge of the Nazi Party. The lessons finish with a consolidation exercise which introduces the terminology of one of the new GCSE questions - the ‘write an account’ question. Lesson is presented in a clear and self-explanatory way and makes use of the Technology, War and Identities, (1st edition) textbook. This is easily adaptable depending on the resources at your school. Links to Youtube video are included in the ppt. Depending on the class I sometimes substitute this video, or parts of it, for the Rise of Evil (Robert Carlyle) I HOPE THIS IS USEFUL TO YOU. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK OF SOME SORT, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY ONE LINE (!) AS I HAVE FOUND REVIEWS AND FEEDBACK HARD TO COME BY SO FAR!!
AQA GCSE Historical Environment 2019/20: Battle of Hastings Lessons
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AQA GCSE Historical Environment 2019/20: Battle of Hastings Lessons

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3 Lessons I used to introduce my class to the Historical Environment aspect of the Battle of Hastings and link it into their existing knowledge. Lessons follow the events of 1066 in a chronological way, with specific focus on the build up and events of the Battle of Hastings Lesson One recaps on previous knowledge regarding the contenders to the throne and focusses on the preparations made for battle by both King Harold and William. There is use of the AQA provided resource pack here - page reference is on the PPT. There are also videos to add to the narrative (resources included with lessons). Lesson ends looking at the Battle of Fulford and what it meant for Harold and William. Lesson Two begins with a video looking at the Battle of Stamford Bridge and some work around this battle and its impact on later events. I have structured some of this around a ‘write an account’ question just to take the opportunity for some more exam focus!! There is use of more of the provided sources and a focus on the armies and tactics in the build up to Hastings. Lesson Three makes use of some of the visual sources provided by AQA. Class then, with the aid of video aids, focus on the events of the BoH and the turning point/s of the battle. Lessons finish with a look at the question type and a possible question (I will be uploading an example answer to this question in the future). Video resources Lesson One includes a Youtube video linked in the PPT. Lessons Two and Three make use of BBC - '1066: A Year to Conquer England feat. Dan Snow - We have a copy at school - should be available on the internet somewhere, if not, it can be replaced - the videos focus on the Battles of Stamford Bridge and Hastings: there are lots of variants on youtube if you can’t get hold of ‘A Year to Conquer’. Written resources Lesson One uses the resource pack provided by AQA I have included (and edited) some of the sources provided by AQA at certain points. Textbook references are for Oxford AQA History for GCSE: British Depth Studies c1066-1685 (Norman, Medieval, Elizabethan and Restoration England). These can be substituted for AQA GCSE History: Norman England, 1066-1100 by Helena Clarke or another text.
Year 9 lesson - Hyperinflation and Chaos in Germany
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Year 9 lesson - Hyperinflation and Chaos in Germany

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Lesson for year 9 which looks at the consequences of World War One, with a focus on the complex issue of Hyperinflation. Lesson continues from classwork on the Treaty of Versailles and explores what hyperinflation is and how/why it happened in Germany. This is a complicated issue to explain, especially to year 9 pupils and I have tried to include examples in the PPt to help do this, along with a video clip. This worked very well this year (this version is about my twelfth!) and worked for top, middle and bottom sets. The lesson finishes with source work exploring the wider situation Germany was in during the early 1920s. Sources are included in the powerpoint but easily substitute-able if required. Also attached is a source table for the pupils to fill in. Included are: Powerpoint Sources (within ppt) Source table I HOPE THIS IS USEFUL TO YOU. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK OF SOME SORT, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY ONE LINE (!) AS I HAVE FOUND REVIEWS AND FEEDBACK HARD TO COME BY SO FAR!!
Year 9 History Lesson - The Schlieffen Plan
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Year 9 History Lesson - The Schlieffen Plan

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Lesson which works for all abilities of year 9 pupils - looks at the Schlieffen Plan, giving the students an understanding of WHY the plan was needed, WHAT the plan was and WHY it failed. Uses a mixture of paired work, video clips and textbook work to achieve the following objectives: To understand why Britain became involved in WW1 To be able to describe the Schlieffen Plan and how and why the plan failed. Lesson finishes with an introduction to trench warfare which can then be focussed on in the following lesson. Lesson makes use of Aaron Wilkes: Technology, War and Identities (Folens)but this can be easily changed to suit resources available.
AQA GCSE History 2019: 3 Norman England Revision Lessons - Legal System, Village & town and Church
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AQA GCSE History 2019: 3 Norman England Revision Lessons - Legal System, Village & town and Church

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Set of three revision lessons I have used over the recent weeks for my Year 11s, focussing on the Norman England, c1066–c1100 topic. These lessons continue from my previous set of three entitled *AQA GCSE History 2019: 3 Norman England Revision Lessons - Battles, Challenges & Control Each of the three lessons has a specific exam focus, with content built around these questions, including example answers: Lesson 1 - focussed on: “Write an account of the ways in which the feudal system changed under the Normans” (example answers with marks) “How convincing is Interpretation A about the Norman legal system?” (with example answer) “Write an account of the ways in which the Normans used the legal system to control England.” (with example answer) Lesson 2 - focussed on: “How convincing is Interpretation A about life in a Norman village?” (with example answer) "Write an account of why towns grew under the Normans" Lesson 3 - focussed on: “Write an account of the ways in which the Church changed under the Normans” “Explain what was important about Lanfranc’s reforms of the Norman Church” "Explain what was important about the reforms of the monasteries for Norman England.” Lessons include information, tasks (There are some tasks involved but my class preferred lecture-style lessons so much of these PPTs are presented in this way). Lessons are printable - I would do this and give to the students beforehand to make notes - and easily editable. Lesson 2 makes use of the AQA GCSE History: Norman England, 1066-1100 textbook but is easily replaceable with another resource. PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW EVEN IF IT IS ONLY ONE LINE!
AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism:Terror State
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AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism:Terror State

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2 Lessons looking at how the Nazis kept control of the the country via terror and control of the law courts. Includes information, tasks and consolidation slides once tasks are complete. Lesson is presented in an easy-to-use style and Powerpoint is self-explanatory. References and questions relate to Oxford AQA History: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945
AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Ideology, Radicalisation and Implementation
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AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Ideology, Radicalisation and Implementation

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Group of 4-5 lessons covering the early part of the Radicalisation section of the new A-Level course. Lessons begin by explaining that for many Germans, life was acceptable, as long as they towed the line. Then explains who was not ‘welcome’ before examining the 3 stages of the Nazi regime. Pupils then go back to the early days of the Nazis and study the 25-point programme and the ideas included in Mein Kampf. Pupils study the themes of Social Darwinism, Volksgemeinschaft and Lebensraum before examining the effects of these policies on the ‘undesirables’, with a focus and task on the euthanasia policies of the Nazis. Includes information, tasks and extra information sheets - the textbooks used are referenced within the PPT… Lesson is presented in an easy-to-use style and Powerpoint is self-explanatory. References and questions relate to: AQA AS History Anti-Semitism, Hitler and the German People, 1919-1945 Access to History: Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust Second Edition: Alan Farmer Oxford AQA History: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945
AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: War Economy, Speer and Forced Labour
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AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: War Economy, Speer and Forced Labour

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Group of lessons covering the wartime economy of Nazi Germany, focussing on the work of Speer and the use of forced labour. Lessons begin with a recap of the impact of the war on the different areas of German society - my class had done this work for themselves in the previous lesson so this was just a recap = can also be used as notes to be provided to pupils if time is short! Lessons then focus on the wartime economy, first before the time of Speer and learn how the economy was not prepared for a long-term war (links to previous economic unit). There is a video link to use as an introduction to Speer (can be set as a homework depending on lesson time) and then lesson looks at the work of Speer in more detail, also asking pupils to assess the role of Hitler in the economy’s failings. The work on Speer is complemented by source work on the value of a source. This then continues to look at the impact of bombing on the economy. Final task focusses on the forced labour and gets pupils to look at the issue from a Nazi perspective before asking them to complete a role play - this is then compared with the real events which the pupils were not made aware of until this point. Lesson is presented in an easy-to-use style and Powerpoint is self-explanatory and information sheet is attached References and questions relate to: Oxford AQA History: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945
AQA GCSE History:Conflict & Tension: Lessons 15&16 - The Abyssinian Crisis and the League of Nations
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AQA GCSE History:Conflict & Tension: Lessons 15&16 - The Abyssinian Crisis and the League of Nations

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2-3 lessons looking at the reasons for the Abyssinian Crisis, the events and the consequences. Begins by linking to the Manchurian Crisis and the LoN actions there. There is a video clip followed by information and a cartoon task, After looking at the events, pupil slook in more detail at the sanctions used by the LoN and the consequences of their actions. Understanding is then assessed/consolidated by a ‘write an account’ question and/or a source-based focus related to the Crisis. Lesson finishes by looking at the effect of the Abyssinian Crisis on the LoN and its future. Information sheets are attached as seperate ppt. Source is printable from PPt. Lesson makes use of the new Oxford AQA Conflict and Tension textbook (green cover)
AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Stresemann Foreign Policy Revision Lesson
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AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Stresemann Foreign Policy Revision Lesson

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Revision lesson looking at the work Stresemann did to repair Germany’s reputation, enabling him to pursue revisions of the ToV. Lesson covers Rapallo (before Stresemann) up to the Kellogg-Briand Pact and the end of Allied occupation. Lesson can be taught as a ‘lecture’ going over the key points or can be used as notes for something more interactive. At this point, my class just want me to do the work so this lesson worked fine for that!! Notes are printable straight from the ppt and I’ve tried to present and write them in a student friendly style!
AQA GCSE 2019 Paper Two Exam Coaching/Revision Powerpoint - Medicine and Normans
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AQA GCSE 2019 Paper Two Exam Coaching/Revision Powerpoint - Medicine and Normans

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Coaching powerpoint I used last year and have adapted to suit this year’s (2019) upcoming exam. Takes the pupils through the paper with visual examples and looks at each type of question on the exam in a simple fashion with some hints and tips for answering each question. I used a similar powerpoint for Paper One on Monday and the students found it very helpful and informative without being overwhelming so close to their exam.
AQA GCSE History: Normans - Lesson 22&23:Problems with the Church and Lanfranc's Reforms
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AQA GCSE History: Normans - Lesson 22&23:Problems with the Church and Lanfranc's Reforms

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Created for the new AQA GCSE. Lesson begins by looking at the key points about the Domesday Book (lesson 21) and then a summary of William’s attempts to keep power. This then leads into looking at the problems with the church at the time of the Norman Conquest and the issue of Archbishop Stigand. Class examine the 4 major problems in more detail, developing an understanding of why the Normans wanted to reform the church. Lesson 2 introduces the key character of Lanfranc and focusses on the key reforms to the church made by the Normans with focus on a ‘explain what was important’ exam question. After building understanding of the key changes, the class will be in a position to answer the question. Lesson is presented in an easy-to-use style and Powerpoint is self-explanatory. Lesson uses textbook: Hodder: Norman England 1066-c.1100 by Helena Clarke
AQA GCSE History: Normans - Lesson 2&3 - Conflict and Chaos
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AQA GCSE History: Normans - Lesson 2&3 - Conflict and Chaos

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Second and third lessons of the Anglo-Norman Conquest GCSE AQA course - Shaping the Nation. Lesson covers the events leading up to the crisis of 1066, including covering the influence of the Vikings and the Normans in England and the conflict between the Godwins and King Edward the Confessor. Second part looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the 4 claimants to the throne. Lesson is presented in an easy-to-use style and Powerpoint is self-explanatory. Textbook reference is for Norman England 1066-c.1100 by Helena Clarke Video reference is for BBC Historyonics Hastings episode. This is only to consolidate learning and lesson works fine without the video if school doesn’t have access.
AQA GCSE History: Normans - Lesson 1: Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England
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AQA GCSE History: Normans - Lesson 1: Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England

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First lesson of the Anglo-Norman Conquest GCSE AQA course - Shaping the Nation. Lesson introduces pupils to the key aspects of Anglo-Saxon England; the Christian Church, Vikings and the Normans. The structure of Anglo-Saxon England is explained and pupils begin to understand the complex political situation in England prior to the events of 1066. Lesson is presented in an easy-to-use style and Powerpoint is self-explanatory. Textbook reference is for Norman England 1066-c.1100 by Helena Clarke Video reference is for BBC Historyonics Hastings episode. This is only to consolidate learning and lesson works fine without the video if school doesn’t have access.
AQA A-Level - Democracy & Nazism: Nazis consolidate power
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AQA A-Level - Democracy & Nazism: Nazis consolidate power

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3 lessons which look at how the Nazis consolidated their power after the Enabling Act of March 1933. Follows the theme of Hitler’s to-do list examining how the Nazis established political dominance over Germany; dealt with radicals within their own party and addressed the problem of Hindenburg and the armed forces. Includes information, tasks and consolidation slides once tasks are complete. Also includes some source work - addressing the value of the sources. Lesson is presented in an easy-to-use style and Powerpoint is self-explanatory. References and questions relate to Oxford AQA History: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945
GCSE History AQA: Germany 1890-1945 - Reichstag Fire and Enabling Act
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GCSE History AQA: Germany 1890-1945 - Reichstag Fire and Enabling Act

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Lessons cover Hitler and the Nazis’ consolidation of power after Hitler was made chancellor. First lesson begins with a recap of the sequence of event which led to Hitler being made Chancellor before outlining his problem - he needs to win the upcoming election. Video clip from the Rise of Evil (hyperlink in PPT) is then supported by textbook work looking at the events and motives behind the fire. Pupils then learn how this enabled the Nazis to crush the communists with Emergency Powers before moving on to the results of the March 33 election. Second lesson picks up on the election, starting with source analysis before explaining why the Nazis still don’t have things as they would like. Information and video clip then cover the Enabling Act before pupils then have to complete a written consolidation task. This could be changed into a GCSE style ‘write an account question’. I tend to print out the following slide which shows how the Nazis quickly addressed threats as it is an easy-to-read flow chart. This then introduces Hitler’s next problem - the SA Lesson is presented in an easy-to-use style and Powerpoint is self-explanatory. Referred to Enabling Act sheet can be printed from end of powerpoint. Lesson uses the the old AQA GCSE History B Twentieth Century Depth Studies (Aqa Gcse History B Unit 2) but this can be adapted if book not accessible.
AQA GCSE History: Normans - Lessons 9&10: Rebellions and the Harrying of the North
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AQA GCSE History: Normans - Lessons 9&10: Rebellions and the Harrying of the North

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Created for the new AQA GCSE: Lessons begin by looking at William’s early efforts to establish his authority before focussing on his different approaches to the many rebellions he faced. There is a focus on Harrying of the North, based around exam-style questions (lessons include 2 example answers for the ‘how convincing’ and the ‘explain the importance’ questions). Homework looks at the later rebelllions so pupils have a range of examples covering William’s treatment of rebels. Lesson is presented in an easy-to-use style and Powerpoint is self-explanatory. For the early rebellions I gave the class a photocopy of page 22-3 of the textbook but this isn’t a ‘must’. ‘Slides’ referred to on Harrying of the North are printable from the end of the PPT. Textbook references: INVASION, PLAGUE AND MURDER - Oxford Hodder: Norman England 1066-c.1100 by Helena Clarke
AQA GCSE History:Conflict & Tension: Lesson 8 - League of Nations Special Commissions
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AQA GCSE History:Conflict & Tension: Lesson 8 - League of Nations Special Commissions

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Lesson recaps the peace-keeping powers of the League of Nations before looking more at the strengths and weaknesses of the League. This is supported by an exam-style source question. Pupils then look at the work of the LON special commissions, both successes and failures. This is consolidated by their completion of a quiz (attached). Lesson makes use of the new Oxford AQA Conflict and Tension textbook (green cover)
AQA GCSE Historical Environment 2018-19 - Final Pevensey Castle Lessons including exam question work
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AQA GCSE Historical Environment 2018-19 - Final Pevensey Castle Lessons including exam question work

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Following on from my earlier lessons on Pevensey - the final 2 lessons used firstly to recap and then focus on exam work based on the Historical Environment of Pevensey Castle. Lesson 1 - acts as a recap and link to previous knowledge of both castles in general and to work on Pevensey. The lesson then focusses onto Pevensey and tries to establish uses for castles, both specific to Pevensey and also to general Norman castles. There is some source work here to support (attached here). Lesson finishes with a look at an example question and uses the source work to begin to plan a framework of an answer. Lesson 2 - focusses more on Pevensey and tries to apply to factors identified in lesson 1 to the specific Historical Environment. Pupils are encouraged to look at the later events surrounding Pevensey to add to their answer. There is focus on a specific question, advice on how to plan the answer and then focus on an example answer (included ON THE POWERPOINT SLIDES)- this is the same as the example answer I have uploaded seperately so don’t buy both!!) There is also another example question I have thought of on the last slide - this could be developed further depending on time. All sheets referred to in the PPT are attached - As mentioned previously, I have tried to adapt the sources given to us by AQA into something more manageable. PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW EVEN IF ONLY ONE LINE!