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Secondary History Teacher. Resources on British and American History for KS3 and GCSE

Secondary History Teacher. Resources on British and American History for KS3 and GCSE
JFK Assassination
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JFK Assassination

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Whole lesson investigation of 3 theories behind the assassination of JFK. Taught to year 9.
Korean War Set of lessons
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Korean War Set of lessons

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Set of 10 (ish) lessons designed for new History AQA GCSE. Some lessons refer to information in the green AQA textbook but I'm sure you can find equivalent information. Some lessons also based on Dan and Peter Snow documentary. Link provided on slides for the version I used. Range of activities and a couple of different exam questions, this was the first time we had looked at Sources so a lesson trying to break down how to approach them is included as well. Hopefully useful to you. Thanks
USA 1920-1973 Revision Booklet
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USA 1920-1973 Revision Booklet

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Revision booklet created for students to complete. Aims to support new AQA GCSE 1D 1920-1973 America. Includes some links, key words, possible questions, how to answer questions, timings and key words and questions for students to work through.
Revision Booklet Medicine AQA Health and the People
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Revision Booklet Medicine AQA Health and the People

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Revision work booklet for students studying the new GCSE AQA Health and the People. Contains key questions and vocabulary as well as an area to consider the significance of key figures throughout the 4 eras. Some exam question advice and practice question ideas also.
Berlin Blockade and Airlift
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Berlin Blockade and Airlift

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Whole lesson with resources to assess the Berlin Blockade in the context of the Cold War taught to year 9 students. Tasks for more and less able groups. Links and resources provided.
Hiroshima
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Hiroshima

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Full lesson with resources on the bombing of Hiroshima in the context of the Cold War. Students to assess effects and justifications. Ideas for higher and lower abilities included
The Enigma Code
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The Enigma Code

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Lesson for lower ability on the enigma code, scrambled information activity with challenge codes to break. A look at how enigma impacted the Atlantic and plenary on how Alan Turing should be remembered using the Imitation game.
Mutually Assured Destruction- Cold War
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Mutually Assured Destruction- Cold War

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Whole lesson with links and resources on the idea of MAD. Looks at "duck and cover" advice and fallout shelters. Several activities and different ideas, adaptable.
Holocaust 3&4: Hitler's anti-semitism and the Nuremburg Laws
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Holocaust 3&4: Hitler's anti-semitism and the Nuremburg Laws

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KS3 (Year 9) Lesson 3 & 4 of 7. Lesson 3 has information carousel of why Hitler disliked the Jews. Students to look at reasons and assess why these are not acceptable reasons for his future persecution of Jews. GCSE-style 4 mark describe question with success criteria and peer mark. Lesson 4: Students to look at possible Nuremberg laws and sign whether they think each is true or false. Revealed all are true. Students are to assess which surprised them most and write into table. Challenges included. Source analysis and extra info on Kristallnacht if required.
Long and Short term Causes of WWI
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Long and Short term Causes of WWI

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Two lessons on long and short term causes of WWI. Information for MAIN causes for summarising activity and link to Blackadder episode. the assassination: Link to Dan Snow in Sarajevo and newspaper activity.
Mary Queen of Scots
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Mary Queen of Scots

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1-2 lessons including video links and worksheets covering Mary’s threat to Elizabeth, a decision making task and then looking at the execution and its causes.
Elizabethan Theatre
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Elizabethan Theatre

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1-2 lessons with worksheets and video links to cover an introduction to Elizabethan theatre- who visited, what it looked like, Shakespeare and Marlowe. Links with AQA Hodder textbook but I’m sure you could find the information in alternative textbooks and adapt appropriately.
Introduction to the Korean War 2 lessons
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Introduction to the Korean War 2 lessons

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2-3 lessons introducing the Cold War (Specifically Truman Doctrine and Marshall Aid) and introducing Korea and its position at the end of the second world war. Intended to begin the Korean War section of AQA new GCSE. Includes activities, worksheets, new 8 mark question, key vocabulary and information slides.
America and Asia Revision Materials AQA GCSE
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America and Asia Revision Materials AQA GCSE

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A set of 4 revision lessons with some practice questions and 4 2-sided A3 revision mats for students. Include giant spider diagrams and possible exam questions. Made to suit AQA History GCSE new spec. America 1920s-1973 and Conflict in Asia: Vietnam and Korea.
Holocaust 5-7. Ghettos, Einsatzgruppen, Final Solution
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Holocaust 5-7. Ghettos, Einsatzgruppen, Final Solution

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Final 3 lessons in year 9 Holocaust unit. Range of tasks, information and pictures covering the treatment of Jews under Hitler. Students have also watched "the Pianist" to gain a better understanding of life in the ghettos. Range of tasks with worksheets and links to useful clips. Progress marking sheet also included and marking sheet for extended piece of writing (this is linked to old levels but can be easily adjusted)
Elizabeth I Government
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Elizabeth I Government

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A lesson arc giving an introduction to AQA GCSE Elizabeth I’s government- includes information on the Privy Council, Parliament, Royal Court and Church. Differentiated worksheets and a computer research task on Privy Councillors.
Stereotypes- Introduction to the Holocaust
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Stereotypes- Introduction to the Holocaust

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Lesson 1 of 7 for KS3 (year 9) on the Holocaust. Introduces the idea of stereotyping and why it is wrong and how it led to the Holocaust. Fun gingerbread man activity to assess what a stereotype is followed by source analysis of anti-Semitic propaganda and how this might lead to the holocaust. Students will go on to assess anti-Semitism through the ages in the next lesson. Presentation with resources at bottom of slides