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.
An A-level lesson looking at the underlying causes, events and consequences of the Notting Hill Race Riots, in which students carry out an investigation and report back on their findings. Uses a range of sources and historical extracts to support their learning.
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.
An A-level lesson for the OCR Y321 on the Middle East. This lesson is intended to act as an introductory lesson to allow students to gain an overview of some of the key events and therefore provide some contextual knowledge. Students will use the card sort and picture matching activity to produce a timeline of key events, and begin to consider the themes from the course by considering some key questions.
Two lessons on British policy in WWI. Focus of the lesson is on the depth study on British policy. Students will understand the competing claims to Palestine and the impact of British promises made during WWI to the different groups. Students will also begin to consider the motivations behind British policy in this area and the consequences and problems of these.
A GCSE lesson for the unit on Elizabeth I focusing on the success of the 1601 Poor Law. This covers initial Elizabethan laws before studying the 1601 law in some depth.
A GCSE lesson in which students will examine developments in surgery after WWI. Students will consider the role of the factors of war and technology in these developments and will reach judgements on which factor was more significant in the latter part of the 20th century.
A GCSE lesson for the AQA specification in which students examine the barriers to detente, the reasons for detente and the consequences of the improving relationships. Links to a 16 mark exam essay question, as students will consider a variety of factors and reach a judgement on the most significant.
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 lesson in which students review their learning on War Communism and NEP to consider the more successful policies. Students will analyse success by considering their achievement according to criteria such as unity in the Bolshevik party, and increasing agricultural production. Students are required to reach judgements as to which policy was better according to each before reaching an overall conclusion about which was better for the Bolshevik party. This enables students to consider success from a different perspective beyond economic success.
An A-level lesson in which students assess the role of propaganda in Stalin’s consolidation of power. Students will consider the images of Stalin presented in propaganda, and its role in helping Stalin to consolidate his power. Having already studied economic policies and terror, students will draw links between propaganda and these other methods of consolidating power, to show how they are used in conjunction to strengthen Stalin’s position.
A GCSE lesson for the AQA specification on Medicine Through time. The lesson prepares students to be able to answer 8 mark questions on the significance of anaesthetics and antiseptics. Includes differentiated questioning and helps sheets for lower ability students.
A KS3 lesson on the significance of the industrial revolution. Includes differentiated tasks for lower ability students. Students will use criteria in order to assess the significance.
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 GCSE lesson for the Edexcel course on Crime and Punishment. Students will use a range of characters to understand different attitudes to conscientious objectors and the different reasons for conscientious objection during WWI.
A KS3 introductory lesson to the topic of the Tudors. Students will gain an introduction to key themes and a sense of period as they understand life in Tudor England.
A lesson in which students analyse the reasons for Bolshevik victory in the Civil War. Students will sort evidence in to two main categories: red strengths and white weaknesses, before categorising further in to factors. Students will use these factors to help them to create links between the factors in a linking lines activity. Students will finish by considering whether they think the outcome of the Civil War was a foregone conclusion.
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 introducing Elizabeth's religious settlement before studying religious threats to Elizabeth's throne. Students will understand the reasons for the religious settlement and the reasons why some people were still unhappy.