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As a Geography and History Teacher I have developed many different resources in my years of teaching. My shop features these resources, all of which I've reviewed, edited and updated before I publish.

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As a Geography and History Teacher I have developed many different resources in my years of teaching. My shop features these resources, all of which I've reviewed, edited and updated before I publish.
Roman Life
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Roman Life

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This resource is for KS2 year 6 and KS3 pupils studying Ancient Rome. The resource focuses on Roman Life, looking at Roman inventions as a Starter activity and then concentrating on Roman Cities, the differences between rich and poor people in Roman Cities and Slavery. A Powerpoint presentation guides pupils through these aspects of Roman life, with associated activities which include a city plan to label and describe. A venn diagram to look at the differences between the rich and poor in Roman Cities and a Slaves story with pupils being asked to complete a diary for a day in the life of a slave.
The History of Holidays
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The History of Holidays

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This is a worksheet which can be used in a number of ways. As part of a geography lesson on tourism, as part of a Leisure and tourism course or as a stand alone lesson for a cover/supply teacher. The lesson is aimed at KS4 students and describes the holiday experiences of an imaginary person over a 60 year period. Students are asked to put the events into chronological order and then identify holiday trends in each decade and the different factors which have lead to these trends. The resource also introduces a number of key words associated with the leisure and Tourist Industry.
Why was religion important in the Middle Ages?
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Why was religion important in the Middle Ages?

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This resource is aimed at KS3 History students studying Medieval life and looks at the importance of the church to Medieval people. A PowerPoint with learning objectives, starter and plenary activity, guides students through a number of issues; Why was religion so important? What evidence do we have? Why did Medieval people believe in God. Each issue has tasks attached to it with Accompanying worksheets providing students with a variety of activities to complete.
A Medieval Murder Mystery
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A Medieval Murder Mystery

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The resource can be used as a stand alone lesson or as part of a topic looking at Medieval England, Richard III or the early Tudors. It investigates the events surrounding the disappearance of Edward V and his younger brother, Richard and asks pupils to use various resources to decide who might have murdered the young princes and why.
Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages.
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Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages.

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This resource is aimed at students studying Crime and Punishment either at KS 3 or as part of a GCSE Specification. A PowerPoint is used to give a basic outline of policing in the Middle Ages and how people were tried, with emphasis on different types of courts, trial by ordeal, punishments and the overall inequalities in the system. The PowerPoint contains both starter and plenary activities and there is a worksheet to accompany the PowerPoint which provides students with a number of tasks to complete.
Dress Up Roman Soldier
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Dress Up Roman Soldier

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This resource supports KS2 and KS3 pupils in their studies of the Roman Army. It allows pupils to cut out a body model, colour and add items of uniform and equipment, worn and used by Roman soldiers and write a basic description of a soldiers uniform and equipment and why it was important.
Child Labour in Victorian Britain
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Child Labour in Victorian Britain

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This resource is intended to enable Key Stage 3 pupils to empathise with child factory workers in Victorian Britain. The resource provides materials for 2 lessons, the first lesson concentrating on the working day and roles and working conditions of children in different industries. The second lesson looks looks at pay, factory rules and punishments. A PowerPoint provides a guide for the lessons, with starter and plenary activities included. Activities are varied. Child roles enables pupils to adopt the roles of individual child workers, describing these roles and then comparing their roles with others. This can then be developed into a piece of extended writing. Factory rules and punishments are investigated through a game: The Factory Rules Game, which enables pupils in teams of 2 - 4 to understand how unfairly child labourers were treated.
Oh, No Another History Quiz
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Oh, No Another History Quiz

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This is an ideal end of term History quiz aimed at secondary school students. All questions and answers are delivered through a PowerPoint Presentation and students will need paper to record their answers on. The students ideally play in teams with one person on the team writing down the answers. There are 10 rounds with 10 questions in each round: Who's Who, Name the Movie, Famous events, Odd One Out, Witch, What's in a Name, What not to Wear, Home Inventions What did they do and 110 Years of history. The quiz uses questions, picture clues and a film extract to engage pupils and in some rounds provides a choice of answer or initial letters to help pupils. At the end of each round teams swap answers and mark the questions so that a cumulative score can be seen for each team. Each round should take about 2 minutes, but teachers can be flexible depending on the age and ability of the students.
The Events of 1066
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The Events of 1066

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This resource is designed to be used with KS3 Students studying the Battle of Hastings and the Events leading up to it. A PowerPoint provides a timeline from January to October 1066 so students can understand what occurred in this year. These events are then used for students to complete a number of exercises: - Putting events into chronological order - Producing a storyboard - Evaluating the impact of these events on Harold Godwin and William of Normandy - Drawing conclusions as to how these events helped or hindered each opponents chances of winning the Battle of Hastings Resources to complete these activities are included, with the evaluation of the events on the opponents being presented through worksheets differentiated at 2 levels.
Henry VIII and his Six Wives ( an agony aunt's advice!)
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Henry VIII and his Six Wives ( an agony aunt's advice!)

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This resource enables students to work in a group to use 'problem' letters written by Henry VIII to an agony aunt asking for advice on each of his marriages. Students select a letter and extract information on the reasons why Henry married each wife, the 'problems/issues' the marriage faced and what happened to the marriage. Students can then pool their individual information to complete a grid to summarise each marriage. The work can be easily differentiated by highlighting key words and phrases in each agony aunt letter to allow less able students to extract the relevant information. Extension opportunities are available in the form of an extended piece of writing of a letter from one of Henry's wives to the agony aunt. There is also the opportunity to complete a dating profile for Henry in Tudor Dating. Starter activities link back to work published here looking at the personality of Henry VIII and the plenary asks students to identify each wife from facts about them.
Motte and Bailey Castles
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Motte and Bailey Castles

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This resource is intended for upper KS 2 and Lower KS 3 (Years 5/6/7) to introduce the topic of Medieval castles and to examine the first castles build by William of Normandy after the Norman Conquest. The resource uses a PowerPoint to guide students through a number of activities, including a starter and plenary activity.The PowerPoint focuses on the reasons why William build Castles, the main features of Motte and Bailey Castles and the advantages and disadvantages of these early castles. The resource also asks students to use the knowledge they have acquired to explain methods of defending and attacking these early castles. Accompanying the PowerPoint is a worksheet differentiated into 3 levels and a diagram of a Motte and Bailey Castle, differentiated at 2 different levels for students to label.
My Stuff
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My Stuff

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My Stuff is a complete unit of work to introduce Geography to year 7 pupils. The aim of the unit is to show pupils, at the start of their secondary education, how relevant the study of Geography is in their everyday life by introducing them to important geographical concepts through relating these concepts to the 'stuff' that forms part of their lives.
The Growth of the Roman Empire.
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The Growth of the Roman Empire.

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This resource is intended for KS3 Students, especially year 7 and also year 6 students in KS2. The resource introduces students to basic information on how the Roman Empire grew from 264 BC to 150 AD. This is accomplished through using a Powerpoint presentation of maps to show different stages of expansion. Students are then asked to complete their own maps to show the stages of growth of the Empire and then to use their maps to describe how the Empire grew and to place events into a chronological order as well as developing an understanding of the differences between BC and AD. Activities are also differentiated at 2 levels in order to allow access by less able students.
The Jewish Ghettos
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The Jewish Ghettos

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This resource supports GCSE Students in their studies of Germany 1919 - 1945. The resource is part of a series looking at anti - Semitism in Nazi Germany and concentrates on why the Nazis established Ghettos across Eastern Europe, how these Ghettos were administered and the living conditions within the Ghettos. The resource includes a PowerPoint presentation to guide students through the reasons why Ghettos were established, how they were governed, living conditions, survival and liquidation of the Ghettos, including video extracts from Schindler’s List and personal stories. The resource also includes an exercise asking students to look at how accommodation was allocated within the Ghettos, enabling them to understand the overcrowding that occurred. The whole lesson is brought together with a comprehension exercise.
It's Another History Quiz
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It's Another History Quiz

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This is an ideal end of term History quiz aimed at secondary school students. All questions and answers are delivered through a PowerPoint Presentation and students will need paper to record their answers on. The students ideally play in teams with one person on the team writing down the answers. There are 10 rounds with 10 questions in each round: Who am I?, Sixty-Six, What are you wearing? Famous Women, The First…, Death and Disease , Historical Buildings, Robin Hood, Old English Words and Word Match. The quiz uses questions, picture clues and multiple choice to engage pupils and to help pupils. At the end of each round teams swap answers and mark the questions so that a cumulative score can be seen for each team. Each round should take about 2 minutes, but teachers can be flexible depending on the age and ability of the students.
A Race through History: An End of Term Quiz.
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A Race through History: An End of Term Quiz.

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This is an ideal end of term History quiz aimed at secondary school students. All questions and answers are delivered through a PowerPoint Presentation and students will need paper to record their answers on. The students ideally play in teams with one person on the team writing down the answers. There are 10 rounds with 10 questions in each round, which test historical knowledge, but also enables students to work out answers without the specific knowledge. Each round has a different format and some rounds are based on popular game shows such as Who wants to be a Millionaire and Blockbusters. The quiz uses questions, picture clues, a short-animated film and multiple choice to engage pupils. The rounds include: The Romans, The Norman Conquest, The Black Death, Henry VIII and his 6 wives, The Great Fire of London, The Age of Discovery, The Victorians, Which War 1960 - 2000 and Today’s World. At the end of each round team’s swap answers and mark the questions so that a cumulative score can be seen for each team. Each round should take about 2 minutes, but teachers can be flexible depending on the age and ability of the students.
1066 Claimants to the English Throne
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1066 Claimants to the English Throne

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This resource asks KS 3 students to use a number of primary and secondary sources to assess each of the 4 candidates claim to the English throne in 1066. The sources are used for students to answer questions which will enable them to identify reasons why each person claimed he should be the next king of England on the death of Edward the Confessor. The idea is for the resources to be posted around the classroom and for students to move around individually or in pairs answering questions on each resource. (This could also be undertaken in groups with each group given copies of the resources and sharing answers.) A PowerPoint then summarises the answers the students should extract from each resource. The PowerPoint then looks at what the English people wanted in a king and asks students to decide how each claimant fitted into these perceptions. Finally both activities can be brought together to enable students to produce a written account: Who should be the next king of England?
Jack the Ripper
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Jack the Ripper

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These are a set of resources used with year 8 pupils on the topic of Jack the Ripper. The pupils are introduced to the topic through the powerpoint and work in 6 groups to produce an information board one victim. Pupils then use all of the information boards to identify links between the victims, the killers methods and produce a profile of Jack the Ripper.
The Spread of the Black Death
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The Spread of the Black Death

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Introduction to the topic of the Black death encouraging pupils to put events into chronological order and use basic resources to produce a piece of extended writing.