An introductory lesson as an overview on the causes of the Russian Revolution. Planned for a KS3 scheme of work, but could also be used at GCSE, the lesson includes differentiated worksheets to help students to build key skills for essay writing. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to make a prediction about the causes of the Russian Revolution.
An A-level lesson on the impact of WWI on the stability of Liberal Italy. Students will understand the role that the war played in the collapse of the Liberal state in Italy and gain an understanding of the key events for Italy.
A KS3 lesson examining key areas of life on plantations. Students will gather information by becoming an expert in one area, and then use this to answer a 'how useful' question in the style of a GCSE question. Includes differentiated resources for lower ability students.
A GCSE lesson in which students explain and evaluate the role of key factors in the discovery and subsequent development of penicillin before using their understanding to complete an 8 mark 'compare' exam style question.
A KS3 lesson on the case study of the slave ship zong. Students examine evidence in order to reach a verdict on the case. The lesson is differentiated with different tasks for lower ability (orange), middle ability (blue) and higher ability (yellow) students, so is easily adaptable for either mixed ability or classes that are set.
A revision guide tailored to the AQA Elizabeth I specification for GCSE. Includes practice questions, quizzes. The information is broken down to make it easier for students to use in their own revision, and pictures and acronyms will help students to recall the information ready for their GCSE exam.
A revision guide for A-level students on the topic of Italy and Fascism. The guide covers the course content while helping students to form analytical views around key questions for their exams.
A KS3 lesson in which students understand and evaluate the methods of resistance used by slaves on plantations. Students will have to prioritise the methods according to different criteria to gain an understanding.
A GCSE lesson in which students examine the consequences of the Cuban Missile Crisis before reaching a judgement on who 'won' the crisis. Students will also prepare and then write a GCSE style 12 mark 'how useful' question. Includes differentiated preparation sheets and detailed guidance for students to use to complete their answer.
A KS3 lesson which summarises the improvements during the Industrial revolution. Includes a living graph, and requires students to categorise and prioritise the changes which occurred. Works best as a summary lesson after completing a unit of work on the topic.
An A-level lesson in which students understand the reasons for Labour’s defeat in the 1951 election, providing valuable contextual knowledge for the beginning of the course in 1951. Students will be required to categorise their reasons and begin supporting their arguments.
An A-level lesson in which students examine the significance of the Suez Crisis on Britain. Students will sequence the events leading to the crisis, before analysing the impact of the crisis on Britain, and in particular will gain an understanding of how Britain’s place in the world changed as a result of Suez.
A GCSE lesson in which students study the two Norfolk rebellions towards the beginning of Elizabeth's rule. Students will gather evidence about the threat posed by the rebellions, before preparing for 8 mark 'write an account' questions on the rebellions. Students will reach a judgement on which rebellion posed more of a threat to Elizabeth's rule.
A GCSE lesson on the use of propaganda as a means of control. The lesson includes differentiated tasks and questioning and requires students to evaluate the effectiveness of different forms of Nazi propaganda.
A GCSE lesson on William the Conqueror's forest laws. Students will understand the reasons for the introduction of the forest laws and will build an essay plan on the topic.
A differentiated GCSE lesson in which students explore the causes of the war with Spain. Students will practice the skills necessary for a 16 mark essay question and link their knowledge here to their prior understanding. Students will categorise the causes and consider the role of long and short term factors.
A GCSE lesson in which students explore the reasons why voyages of discovery were possible during the Elizabethan era. Students will also examine famous examples of Elizabethan explorers to understand their contributions.
A GCSE lesson in which students examine the impact of John Hunter in the field of surgery. Students will consider which area was Hunter's most significant contribution to surgery. Students will then consider how much surgery has changed between the medieval period and by 1800 in preparation for the 'compare' 8 mark questions on the exam.
A KS3 lesson in which students categorise the reasons for the ending of slavery. Students will gather evidence and begin to consider the most important factor in ending slavery.
The first in a 3 lesson series on poverty in Elizabethan England. Students will categorise the causes of poverty and explain how these caused an increase in the number of poor people. Students will analyse these causes by making links between categories to reach a judgement on the significance of factors.