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I am committed to providing high quality resources at Ks3 and Ks4 that are fun, academic and challenging for your young historians. These lessons are my very best and my hope is that they can be used by fellow history teachers to ensure that we get the best outcomes for our students.

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I am committed to providing high quality resources at Ks3 and Ks4 that are fun, academic and challenging for your young historians. These lessons are my very best and my hope is that they can be used by fellow history teachers to ensure that we get the best outcomes for our students.
Fall of the Roman Empire
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Fall of the Roman Empire

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This lesson allows students to explain why the Roman Empire collapsed, the factors that caused this and what the most important factor was. Tasks include... Engaging entrance learning objective and starter Categorisation task Card sort Essay write up using connectives Peer assessment task Decision making exercise
WW1 Empire Soldiers
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WW1 Empire Soldiers

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Students decide on the impact of the colonial troops. They look at an individual soldier and sources from the time to gauge understanding and learn the about the huge contribution soldiers from the empire made to the war effort throughout WW1
Viking religion and gods
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Viking religion and gods

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This lesson looks at a boat burial in Scotland and then asks leading questions about Viking religious and cultural beliefs. Students then complete a carousel activity to discover How did the Viking universe work? Who were the Viking Gods? Where did the Vikings worship their gods? How did the Vikings worship their gods? How were important Vikings buried? Students then complete a write up of their knowledge
Viking trade
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Viking trade

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This lesson allows students to become Viking traders sailing around Europe trading and selling in regional goods. The lesson initially teaches the students the importance of the long ship in allowing the Vikings to become incredibly successful traders. Then students become the Viking traders and chart there progress on a map and in a table in pairs. They then meet up with a different pair and share their experience. Students then must vote on how successful they believe the Viking traders were. The lesson has instructions for each task in the notes section.
Oliver Cromwell
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Oliver Cromwell

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This lesson looks at whether Oliver Cromwell deserves his place outside of parliament. After the source investigation students complete an assessment.
Magna Carta
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Magna Carta

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A lesson that teaches students the key reasons why the Magna carta was signed, students sort the card (differentiated) into different reasons why the great charter was signed and write a PEEL paragraph as to what was the most important reason why it was signed.
Medieval town and village
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Medieval town and village

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This lesson has students compare a medieval town and village learning about both towns and villages at the same time. Then there is a focus on towns as the students write a health inspectors report on the state of a medieval town.
Medieval Kings
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Medieval Kings

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Students decide what makes a good king. Students then carousel around the classroom and complete a table on each of the four kings selected. Students then must prepare for an apprentice style interview and state their achievements as if they are the king themselves. In the plenary students decide whether to hire or fire the king.