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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.
The Spread of the Black Death

The Spread of the Black Death

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.
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Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

This bundle contains 8 resources and is an ideal resources to teach the topic of Ancient Rome at KS 2 (YR. 6) and KS 3 (YR. 7). The overall resource guides pupils through Ancient Roman History and is intended to be studied in the following order: The Growth of the Roman Empire, looking at how the Empire grew from a city state to ruling large parts of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, also introducing the legend of Romulus and Remus. Ruling Ancient Rome, looks at the change from Monarchy, to Republic and Senate to rule by Emperor, introducing Julius Caesar and the first 5 Emperors. The Roman Army looks at the organisation of the army and its importance in the growth of the Empire. The Life of a Roman Soldier looks at the qualities a Roman Soldier needed and discipline in the army. The Success of the Roman Army concentrates on the equipment soldiers carried as well as the different fighting techniques employed in Battle. Conquering Britain, looks at failed attempts to invade Britain by Julius Caesar, as well as the reasons the Romans wanted to conquer Britain which is taught using a game with follow up work. Roman life looks at what it was like to live in Rome, concentrating on City life and the life of a slave. The Fall of the Roman Empire looks at the reasons why the Empire eventually fell, concentrating on internal and external factors. Each resource is supported by a PowerPoint presentation with learning objectives and starter and plenary exercises. Each topic has worksheets and activities to support it, all of which are differentiated to allow access by pupils of all abilities.
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The Treaty of Versailles June 1919.

The Treaty of Versailles June 1919.

This resource can be used as a means of introducing the Treaty Of Versailles to GCSE Students, studying Germany 1918 - 1939. The resource uses a PowerPoint Presentation to guide students through the main players at the peace conference and what they wanted. The terms of the Treaty designed to punish Germany and begins to open up the question of the impact this would have on Germany, which is covered in another resource. Students are also introduced to a satirical cartoon of the time and are asked a number of questions to enable them to begin to analyse it’s message. The PowerPoint is accompanied by a work book covering all the areas investigated in the PowerPoint.
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Germany 1918 - 1919.

Germany 1918 - 1919.

This resource can be used as the first lesson to introduce GCSE Students to the topic Germany 1918 - 1939. The resource focuses on the reasons why Germany lost WWI in 1918, the establishment of an interim government and the elections of 1919. The resource gives students a basic insight into the political system that emerged in Germany after the abdication of the Kaiser, how the Weimar Republic came into existence and provides a background for why political instability would follow. The resource is taught through a PowerPoint presentation, which includes a starter and plenary activity and suggests lesson objectives. A worksheet with a number of activities is included, which as well as asking students to write a short paragraph using a diagram, giving reasons why Germany lost the war, there are also comprehension exercises and an activity asking students to identify the aims and supporters of the main political parties. This can be carried out individually, as a group activity or as a whole class activity with the students completing a table from resources around the classroom.
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Not another Geography and History Quiz Together!

Not another Geography and History Quiz Together!

This Bundle contains 4 quizzes for use by Geography and History Secondary School Teachers as an end of Term Activity’ as well as an additional general knowledge quiz. The 2 Geography and 2 History Quizzes and the general knowledge quiz, follow the same format. Each have 10 rounds of 10 questions and students play in teams, with one pupil recording the answers on a piece of paper. At the end of each round students swap papers and mark the answers, so that the teacher can keep a summary of the ongoing scores. By playing in teams it encourages students to listen to others, cooperate and support weaker students.
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It's Another History Quiz

It's Another History Quiz

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.
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The Final Solution

The Final Solution

This resource guides students, studying GCSE Nazi Germany, through the Final Solution to the Nazi’s ‘Jewish Problem’ from 1942 - 1945. The resource uses a powerpoint presentation to guide students through escalating violence towards Jews in Nazi Germany, the reasons for the final solution, the implementation of it and the post 1945 impact on the Jews of Europe. The resource also provides a worksheet with various primary, secondary, map and photographic resources to enable students to analyse different views of the final solution.
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The Holocaust 1933-1945

The Holocaust 1933-1945

The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. This resource Bundle looks at the stages in the persecution and eventual extermination of the Jews of Nazi Germany and Europe between 1933 and 1945. The resource is intended for GCSE Students studying Nazi Germany but could be adapted to teach the topic to KS3 Students. The Bundle has 4 parts, enabling students to build a picture of how the persecution, terrorisation, isolation and finally murder of the Jews occurred in gradual stages. Each part has a PowerPoint presentation to guide students through the topic, with use made of a number of Video Clips from Schindler’s List and also witness statements. Each topic also has a number of student activities, many of which incorporate the use of Primary and Secondary sources to enable analysis and to see different view points. The first topic examines why the Nazi’s were anti-semitic and how they introduced laws to isolate the Jews Socially, Economically and Politically. The Second Topic looks at Kristallnacht and how violence against Jews increased after 1938. The Third Topic looks at how with outbreak of WWII European Jews were physically isolated in Ghettos. Finally the Final Solution is examined and the overall impact on the Jews of Europe.
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The Jewish Ghettos

The Jewish Ghettos

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.
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Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass

Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass

This resource explores the Nazi attack on Jewish Businesses, homes and Synagogues in November 1938, known as Kristallnacht. The resource is intended for GCSE Students studying Germany 1919 - 1945 and is aimed at providing students with some facts, but also using a range of primary and secondary sources to reach their own conclusions. A PowerPoint presentation guides students through the events leading up to Kristallnacht, the events of November 9th/10th and the aftermath. A worksheet asks students to analyse a number of sources relating to the event and to use these sources and the knowledge they have acquired to draw their own conclusions as to who was responsible for Kristallnacht.
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Antisemitism in Nazi Germany 1933-1939

Antisemitism in Nazi Germany 1933-1939

This resource is intended for GCSE Students studying Germany 1918-1945. The resource concentrates on the persecution and isolation of German Jews after the Nazi’s came to power in 1933. It looks briefly at the reasons why the Nazis were antisemitic, asking students to use sources of Nazi Propaganda to support these reasons. The resource then looks at the laws and decrees introduced between 1933 and 1939 and asks students to determin how these isolated the Jewish People Socially, Economically and Politically. Finally the resource asks students to make a judgement on how antisemitism impacted both the Jewish and German people. The unit is taught through a PowerPoint presentation which guides students through the unit of work, with a worksheet and timeline activity for students to complete.
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Oh, No not a Different Geography Quiz.

Oh, No not a Different Geography Quiz.

Thank you to all of you who purchased the original Oh, No Not Another Geography Quiz. This is a new quiz ideal as an end of term activity, with the same formate, for use with Geography students of all ages and ability levels. The quiz is played in teams enabling less able students to gain help and support from more able students and at the same time allowing all students to participate. The quiz is divided into 10 rounds, each round designed to test general geographical knowledge as well as covering some topics students may have studied during their Geography lessons. Each round has 10 questions, with one person in each team recording the answers on the attached answer sheet or on plain paper. After each round teams swap with another team and mark the questions from that round, enabling students and teams to see a cumulative score. It is advised to spend approximately 2 minutes on each round, although teachers can vary this as they see fit. The new rounds are Name the Continent, Hazards, Jumbled Islands, Environmentally Aware, Wish You Were Here, River, Lake or Sea, Odd One Out, Blockbuster, What comes First and Geographical Trivia.
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Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

This bundle contains 8 resources and is an ideal resources to teach the topic of Ancient Rome at KS 2 (YR. 6) and KS 3 (YR. 7). The overall resource guides pupils through Ancient Roman History and is intended to be studied in the following order: The Growth of the Roman Empire, looking at how the Empire grew from a city state to ruling large parts of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, also introducing the legend of Romulus and Remus. Ruling Ancient Rome, looks at the change from Monarchy, to Republic and Senate to rule by Emperor, introducing Julius Caesar and the first 5 Emperors. The Roman Army looks at the organisation of the army and its importance in the growth of the Empire. The Life of a Roman Soldier looks at the qualities a Roman Soldier needed and discipline in the army. The Success of the Roman Army concentrates on the equipment soldiers carried as well as the different fighting techniques employed in Battle. Conquering Britain, looks at failed attempts to invade Britain by Julius Caesar, as well as the reasons the Romans wanted to conquer Britain which is taught using a game with follow up work. Roman life looks at what it was like to live in Rome, concentrating on City life and the life of a slave. The Fall of the Roman Empire looks at the reasons why the Empire eventually fell, concentrating on internal and external factors. Each resource is supported by a PowerPoint presentation with learning objectives and starter and plenary exercises. Each topic has worksheets and activities to support it, all of which are differentiated to allow access by pupils of all abilities.
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Medieval Castles

Medieval Castles

The 3 resources in this bundle enable KS3 students to study medieval castles. The first resource examines Motte and Bailey Castles, the reasons why they were built following the Norman Conquest and the advantages and disadvantages of these castles. The second resource looks at the development of stone castles, examining reasons why they were built, the structure of initial stone keeps and the defensive features of these castles. The final resource looks at methods used to attack these castles and how the castle defences stood up to attack. All resources have supporting worksheets which are differentiated at 3 levels and are supported by a Powerpoint presentation, which contains starter and plenary activities.
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Roman Life

Roman Life

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.
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The Fall of the Roman Empire

The Fall of the Roman Empire

This resource is for pupils studying Roman History and is designed for KS2 year 6 and KS3 pupils. The resource concentrates on the Reasons why the Western Roman Empire collapsed in the 5th century AD. A PowerPoint Presentation guides pupils through the reasons for the Fall of the Roman Empire and this is accompanied by a workbook, differentiated at 2 levels, which present a number of different activities for pupils to complete to gain an understanding of the reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire.
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The Success of the Roman Army

The Success of the Roman Army

This resource is for KS2 yr. 6 and KS3 pupils studying the Roman Army. This resource focuses on the success of the Roman Army looking at the weapons and equipment used by soldiers, the organisation of the army in battle, how they used knowledge of the opposition to defeat them and personal bravery. The resource uses a PowerPoint presentation to guide pupils through the various ways the army was organised to succeed. Activities include are a starter activity, a short film to look at the equipment a soldier carried, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their enemies and battle tactics. Worksheets support these activities some of which are differentiated at 3 levels to allow access for all pupils.
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Conquering Britain: The Roman Invasion of Britain

Conquering Britain: The Roman Invasion of Britain

This resource is for KS2 year 6 and KS3 pupils. The resource focuses on the reasons why the Romans invaded Britain in 43 AD asking pupils to put events in the conquest of Britain into chronological order. The resource looks at the British resources that were needed by the Romans, but also looks at reasons not to invade Britain. The learning objectives are achieved through pupils planning a simple game on a ‘Snakes and Ladders’ type board, recording reasons for and against the invasion of Britain. This activity (which is differentiated at 3 levels) then enables pupils to complete a piece of extended/guided writing on the Roman Invasion of Britain in terms of its strengths and weaknesses.
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The Life of a Roman Soldier

The Life of a Roman Soldier

This resource enables pupils in KS 2 yr 6 and KS 3 yr 7 to study what life was like for Roman Soldiers. Using a PowerPoint Presentation it looks at different aspects of a soldiers life, including Physical Activity, Training, Health, Discipline, Conditions of Service and Leisure time. The resource also introduces Primary and Secondary sources as a means of identifying aspects of a soldiers life. Pupils are asked to either produce a piece of extended writing using an information sheet and primary and secondary sources, or to produce a booklet for new recruits into the army.
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The Growth of the Roman Empire.

The Growth of the Roman Empire.

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.
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Ruling Ancient Rome

Ruling Ancient Rome

This resource, aimed at KS2 year 6 and KS3 year 7, teaches Students about how Ancient Rome was ruled. Using a PowerPoint presentation it briefly introduces the Legend of Romulus and Remus as a starter activity (with a storyboard exercise included which could be used as an extension/homework activity). The resource then looks at government during the Republic, briefly explaining the role of the Senate. The resource introduces students to Julius Caesar, before looking at the introduction of the system of rule by Emperors, introducing the first 5 Emperors. The resource also includes 2 activities asking pupils to produce a simple explanation of the Republic, as well as producing a timeline of the life of Julius Caesar. The second activity uses a logic puzzle type of activity to get students to identify the first 5 emperors, their period of rule and how their rule ended. Both activities are differentiated at 3 levels to make them accessible to all students.
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The Roman Army

The Roman Army

This resource uses a PowerPoint Presentation to introduce KS3 year 7 and KS2 year 6 students to the Roman Army. The resource concentrates on the type of men recruited into the army, the uniform and weapons soldiers had, as well as looking at how the Roman Army was organised. Linked to the presentation is a ‘Dress up Roman Soldier’ for pupils to identify and label the soldiers uniform and weapons. Pupils are also provided with activities to add labels to a diagram to explain the organisation of the Roman Army, as well as the opportunity to produce a short written piece of work describing how the army is organised. The activities are differentiated at 3 Levels to make them accessible to all pupils.
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