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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!!

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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!!
AQA GCSE History: Germany 1890-45 Revision Lessons
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AQA GCSE History: Germany 1890-45 Revision Lessons

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Set of Seven revision lessons I used last year for my Year 11s, focussing on the Germany 1890-45 topic Lessons cover: Creation of Germany - end of the Kaiser End of WW1 - Failure of the Munich Putsch Weimar Germany 1924-29 Nazis in 1929 - Night of Long Knives Hitler’s Germany : Propaganda; Terror; Youth; Women; Church; Economy (we didn’t have time to focus on Germany during the War and had already done a seperate focus on the Holocaust in revision) Assessment Lesson. Lessons are presented as information slides. 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.
AQA GCSE History: Health & the People - Pasteur Chicken Cholera Cartoon
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AQA GCSE History: Health & the People - Pasteur Chicken Cholera Cartoon

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A cartoon strip I created to help the pupils understand the story of Pasteur’s discovery of the Chicken Cholera vaccine. Text is already in the cartoon strip, making this a quick, effective task. To make more challenging, with some classes I remove some of the text but have found with the pace of the new GCSE (!) that this is a good, quick way to get the story across.
AQA GCSE Normans Historic Environment 2022 Castle Acre Lesson 1-4
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AQA GCSE Normans Historic Environment 2022 Castle Acre Lesson 1-4

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Set of lessons looking at the 2022 Historic Environment unit looking at Castle Acre Priory. I taught these lessons very recently (June 2021) and was delighted with how they turned out. I have a fairly low-ability GCSE group and the knowledge and understanding my group gained from the tasks and the info was very encouraging (and made the hours of work on these lessons feel more worthwhile!). Lesson 1 focusses on giving the students an understanding of the key characters behind Castle Acre: William de Warenne and his son…William! As always we are guessing with what they will ask about in the exam for this question but rarely do they give so much background information on individuals unless it is key to the study so I have chosen to start this unit of lessons by focussing on these key characters - I will then build on some of the themes (such as the ruthless nature of William de Warenne and also his personal faith) in future lessons and link them to the reform of the monasteries and to the Priory itself. Lessons 2-4 then concentrate on what I think the question will be around (can’t see how it can be much else!) and building knowledge around the different factors involved in this question and answer. There are tasks focussing on each of the 4 factors I have thought up. By the end of the 4 lessons the students should have a good knowledge of the Warennes and their reasons for building Castle Acre, including key features of the priory itself. They will also have an understanding of how this fits into the wider context of Norman reform and control as the question normally concerns an action of the Normans generally, requiring the students to then link in their specific site info. At the end of lesson 4 I have had a stab at predicting the question the students will be asked - there are two possible questions here, I am intending to revisit this study with the students in Year 11 and write a model answer to at least one of these questions. Lessons use short focussed tasks supported by answers and extra information. I have also tried to include several links to previous knowledge (such as primogeniture, William II and Henry and monastic and religious reform). The lessons make use of the support material provided by AQA. I haven’t attached here due to copyright but it is freely accessible on their site. I heavily edited these to make them more accesible to the students while still trying to retain the key information. I also make reference to an A3 sheet in lesson 4 - I used the diagram provided by AQA of the priory, as explained on slide 16 of Lesson 3/4 in ‘notes’.
GCSE History AQA: Germany 1890-1945 - Focus on interpretation questions
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GCSE History AQA: Germany 1890-1945 - Focus on interpretation questions

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Sheet used for pupils to focus on the 3 interpretation questions on Paper One of the new GCSE. Sheet includes 2 interpretations, 3 questions with guidelines for the pupils on how to answer each question. This worked really well for my pupils and provided an good assessment of progress while giving them a helping hand. Sheet is easily adaptable for any interpretations
AQA GCSE History: Germany 1890-45 and Conflict and Tension Exam hint sheet
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AQA GCSE History: Germany 1890-45 and Conflict and Tension Exam hint sheet

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One of the most useful resources I’ve produced, I give this to all students for revision. This sheet gives the student a “bite-size” reminder of what is required for each type of question on PAPER ONE of the new GCSE Paper - this example is for in the Germany 1890-45 and the Conflict & Tension sections of the new AQA GCSE history exam. Easily adaptable for other topics on Paper ONE. PLEASE NOTE-I’ve been having real problems with the preview feature. To try and solve this I’ve had to space out the content in word (easily un-doable once downloaded!) I’ve also copied an example of the sheet (looking at question 1) below: 01 How does Interpretation B differ from Interpretation A about…………………�����……… Explain your answer using Interpretations A and B​​​​ (4 marks) For this question you need to compare what is in Interpretation B (the content) with what is in Interpretation A and explain how they are different. Don’t just identify differences – you must explain them. DO NOT explain why they are different – this is the NEXT question.
AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Hitler & Backstairs Intrigue Revision Lesson
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AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Hitler & Backstairs Intrigue Revision Lesson

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Revision lesson looking at the Backstairs Intrigue which helped get Hitler into power. My year 13s (and current 12s) have found this topic difficult so I produced this lesson to go over the key players and to try and clarify. Lesson can be taught as a ‘lecture’ going over the major stages (Muller - Hitler) 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!! Covers: Muller Bruning Von Papen Schleicher Explains the behind the scenes ‘intrigue’ throughout. Notes are printable straight from the ppt and I’ve tried to present and write them in a student friendly style!
AQA GCSE History:Conflict & Tension: Lesson 11 - League of Nations - Peace Treaties
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AQA GCSE History:Conflict & Tension: Lesson 11 - League of Nations - Peace Treaties

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Lesson covering the peace treaties which were agreed outside of the League of Nations, including Locarno and Kellogg-Briand. Lesson includes 4 tasks - I usually put these up on the board and explain them and then leave the class to complete the tasks at their own pace - a welcome change for them from the previous teacher-led lessons looking at exam technique. Lesson makes use of the new Oxford AQA Conflict and Tension textbook (green cover)
GCSE Normans Historic Environment 2022 Castle Acre Exam Answer Lesson
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GCSE Normans Historic Environment 2022 Castle Acre Exam Answer Lesson

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New lesson and resource the Castle Acre site for the AQA Normans GCSE 2022. Lesson recaps on a reason the priories were built - to support the lives of the monks. This was fully covered in previous lessons so this is more of a recap exercise focussed more around the possible question. The lesson then focusses on possible questions (there are three here and I can’t think of what else they could ask, other than variations on a theme!). There is a model answer in the ppt and attached as a word file. This is deliberately longer than students would be expected to write but I’ve tried to show several examples how to answer the question but also to focus on Castle Acre. There is then an example of how to change the info to fit another question as I have been trying to emphasise the importance of being able to adapt in exams and apply knowledge in different ways. I taught this yesterday to my fairly low ability Year 11 and it went really well - they engaged with the model answer and seemed to feel reassured as they have been finding the Historic Environment a bit daunting!
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 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 GCSE History:Conflict & Tension: Lesson 1 - Hitler's Foreign Policy
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AQA GCSE History:Conflict & Tension: Lesson 1 - Hitler's Foreign Policy

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First lesson of the foreign policy topic. Lesson begins by recapping on the last topic and making links between the crises in Manchuria/Abyssinia and Hitler’s aims. There is a revision task homework here if needed. Pupils are then introduced to Hitler’s 3 main aims in foreign policy and what this will include. Class are encouraged to think about how each of these aims will increase tensions/ bring a war closer. They then complete some map work to show the extent of Hitler’s aims (this can be linked to previous knowledge and maps on the terms of the ToV. Lesson finishes with a comprehension task which examines Hitler’s first actions - the issue of Germany and disarmament. Map is printable from the ppt and can be adapted easily. Lesson makes use of the old GCSE AQA textbook - AQA GCSE History B International Relations: Conflict and Peace in the 20th Century
AQA GCSE History: Normans - Lesson 4: Harold Prepares for battle
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AQA GCSE History: Normans - Lesson 4: Harold Prepares for battle

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Fourth lesson of the Anglo-Norman Conquest GCSE AQA course - Shaping the Nation. Lesson builds on knowledge of the main contenders to the throne, explains why there were different interpretations of the succession from the Normans and the English and moves on to study King Harold’s preparations for invasion: gathering a navy and an army and fending off initial attacks from his brother Tostig. End of lesson asks pupils to place Godwinson’s troops in light of the pending invasions, demonstrating the difficult nature of his position. Lesson also includes segments of the Bayeux Tapestry for reference - helping build source analysis skills. Lesson is presented in an easy-to-use style and Powerpoint is self-explanatory. Map sheet can be printed straight from Powerpoint - last slide. Textbook reference is for Norman England 1066-c.1100 by Helena Clarke
AQA GCSE Conflict Revision - Peacemaking
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AQA GCSE Conflict Revision - Peacemaking

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2022 version of revision lesson used for GCSE. Content covers: End of WW1 14 Points Aims of the Peacemakers The Terms of the Treaty of Versailles Info slides with a couple of memory tasks. Taught this last week after-school and it worked really well. Sheets for tasks printable from the PPT
AQA GCSE History: Health & the People - Lesson 1&2 : Introduction and Hippocratic Influence
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AQA GCSE History: Health & the People - Lesson 1&2 : Introduction and Hippocratic Influence

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Lessons serves to introduce pupils to the GCSE course (I teach Paper 2 in the first year) and gets them thinking about medicine and medical progress through simple interpretation exercises. There is a brief explanation of the factors involved in progress (which will be looked at throughout the course) before pupils are introduced to the conflict between supernatural and natural ones. They then look at the 4 Humours and the work of Hippocrates, finishing by some work on the continuation of the supernatural and the Temple of Asklepios. Lesson is presented in an easy-to-use style and Powerpoint is self-explanatory. Slides can be printed for revision. Lesson makes use of Schools History Project Syllabuses - Medicine Through Time: Amazon.co.uk: Christopher Culpin, Joe Scott
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!!
AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 11&12 - Coalition problems and Uprisings
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AQA A-Level History Democracy & Nazism: Lesson 11&12 - Coalition problems and Uprisings

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2 Lessons looking at the political problems faced by the Weimar Republic in their early years. There is some source work and then pupils study the idea of proportional representation and coalition governments. Class then look at the makeup of the first Reichstag and how the political situation fluctuated in Germany. There is then a focus on the risings of the Left and the Right in Germany, supported by videos and tasks on both the Spartacist Uprising and the Kapp Putsch. When looking at the Kapp Putsch the pupils also analyse a primary source (attached). Lesson finishes by focussing on the continued political violence existing in Germany…leading the way for the Munich Putsch Info slides are printable from ppt and the lesson makes use of the Oxford AQA History for A Level: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945 textbook. Freikorps info shee and Kapp sheet attached.
Year 8/Year 9 lesson - Women's Suffrage
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Year 8/Year 9 lesson - Women's Suffrage

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A lesson for year 8 or 9 introducing the struggle for women’s rights, focussing on the Suffragette actions before World War One, the choice women had as war was declared and the effect of World War One on changing attitudes.The Lesson includes two examples of source analysis - these also offer the opportunity for comparison - beginning to introduce skills needed for GCSE. Powerpoint is presented in an easy-to-follow style and is self-explanatory - sources are at the end of the presentation, ready to print. Page references are for the Technology, War and Identities textbook (Second Edition) but can be easily adapted for any resource you might have. 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 History Democracy & Nazism: Depression and the appeal of the Nazis
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AQA History Democracy & Nazism: Depression and the appeal of the Nazis

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Block of 4 Year 12 lessons looking at the effect of the Depression on Germany; the attempts of Bruning to solve the problems and the increasing appeal of the Nazis. Studies the ‘strands’ of their ideology which made them more successful than the Communists in the early 1930s. 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
GCSE History AQA: Germany 1890-1945 - Nazi rise to power (Depression to Chancellor)
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GCSE History AQA: Germany 1890-1945 - Nazi rise to power (Depression to Chancellor)

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2 Lessons which continue from looking at the Depression and make the link between Depression and Hitler rising to Chancellor of Germany. Begins by looking at 5 key areas of Nazi appeal and then examining how different social groups in Germany saw the Nazis. This then feeds into the story of the Nazis gaining power - using video resource to help understanding - examining the stages of Hitler pushing his way into the role of Chancellor and leaving Hindenburg with little choice but to appoint Hitler. Lesson is presented in an easy-to-use style and Powerpoint is self-explanatory. Worksheet is included in the Powerpoint and is printable/adaptable. References and questions relate to new Oxford Germany 1890-1945 GCSE textbook.
Year 9 - The Battle of Britain
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Year 9 - The Battle of Britain

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Lesson begins by linking to previous knowledge of Dunkirk before moving on to look at the threat to Britain. Pupils learn via video and subsequent teacher consolidation/class discussion the basics of Operation Sealion and the attempts made by Britain to defend itself. Class then watch a second clip which looks at the events of the Battle of Britain itself. They need to focus on the events but also the reasons why Britain was able to win/Germany lost. This is then consolidated with a written task on the PPt and then further via a cardsort/shading exercise (which I often set for homework) PPt and cardsort/shading task are included and the links to the videos are embedded. (First clip only needs to be watched for around 10 minutes). I have updated the link to the second clip with a new version as the old video was removed from Youtube. If this happens again, the clip is from World War II in colour, Episode 3