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.
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.
A GCSE lesson in which students study the 'Great Chain of Being' and its impact on Elizabethan Society. Students will explain the causes of the rise of the gentry, and consider how this group was different from the nobility.
A GCSE lesson on attitudes to poverty in Elizabethan England. This lesson precedes studying the 1601 poor law, and works best after understanding the causes of poverty.
Lesson 2 for AQA GCSE for Germany: Democracy and Dictatorship on the problems faced by the Kaiser during his rule. This lesson covers industrialisation, growth of socialism and rise of parliamentary democracy.
A GCSE lesson which works well as a summary to religious threats to Elizabeth's throne. Students will form an argument by evaluating the successes and failures of Elizabeth's Religious Settlement. Students will need to recap their previous learning on the topic. Includes preparation for an 8 mark 'write an account' question.
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.
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 examining the reasons why Elizabeth never got married. Students will evaluate the pros and cons of Elizabeth's suitors in order to prepare for an 8 mark 'write an account' question on the issue of marriage.
An A-level lesson in which students analyse and evaluate the impact of Stalin on Russia. Students will progress through tasks which enable them to consider successes and failures, before categorising and prioritising their information to form the basis of an essay plan. Students will reach a judgement on an essay question about Lenin’s greatest achievement. Works well to consolidate their understanding on Lenin’s rule as it offers an opportunity to recap many of the key ideas.
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 KS3 lesson in which students evaluate the methods used by Gandhi to protest against British rule. Students will reach a judgement about the most important reason why British rule was ended in India.
A GCSE lesson in which students will analyse evidence to reach a judgement as to why the Paris Peace Summit failed. Includes exam practice and source analysis tasks to develop the necessary skills for their GCSE exam.
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 will gain an understanding of the threat posed by Puritans to Elizabeth's religious settlement. Students will evaluate the extent to which puritans posed a threat to Elizabeth's rule.
A GCSE lesson looking at the structure of Elizabethan government in which students evaluate the power of different institutions. Students will reach a judgement on who was most powerful in Elizabethan England and will compare to parliament today.
A GCSE lesson on the use of art and culture as Nazi propaganda. This works best following on from a more general lesson on the use of propaganda and censorship in the Nazi regime. The lesson includes an exam style question tailored to the AQA GCSE specification on 'Democracy and Dictatorship'. Students are required to analyse the different uses of art and culture by the Nazis.
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 will consider the causes, events and consequences of the Sepoy rebellion. Students will categorise the causes in to long and short term causes and the trigger.