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WW1 Interpretations Assessment Task
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WW1 Interpretations Assessment Task

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The document comprises of two opposing interpretations of the causes of WW1. The first saying Germany was to blame and the second Serbia. The third source to help students is an image of the alliance system in 1914. The answer is worth 10 marks and contains grade descriptor for best answer. For full grade desciptors, see my "History life after levels Grade Descriptor" resource.
Nazi Germany Flashcards; Hitler's Rise to Power
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Nazi Germany Flashcards; Hitler's Rise to Power

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A collection of 16 flashcards covering the period between 1919 and 1934 in Germany. The flashcards include information on the Weimar Republic, the Munich Putsch, the Hyperinflation crisis, the SA, Goebbels, the Reichstag Fire, the Enabling Law and the Night of the Long Knives. Each card asks why each person or event was important. Students can use the flash cards for revision, quizzing each other or simply by placing them face down on the table and turning each one over in turn, trying to explain the factor.
Appeasement Lesson
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Appeasement Lesson

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The resource contains - A powerpoint which includes a starter task which asks students to imagine a playground scenario as an analogy for international relations in the 1930's. It then details the countries and territories taken over by Nazi Germany and references Neville Chamberlain. There are also links to video clips within the powerpoint. The source sheet contains four sources and the accompanying grid asks students to analyse each source and decide whether it is positive or negative about appeasement. The resource comes with a complete lesson plan and a mini knowledge check plenary card.
Feudal System Role Play Pack
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Feudal System Role Play Pack

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The pack contains 18 individual roleplay cards and an accompanying worksheet. Students are each given (or in pairs) a different character and fill in the worksheet. They then move around the room asking each other the key question "How did the Feudal System impact on you?". As an extension, each card also contains a "secret task" that each student needs to complete.
Britain in 1945 and the Birth of the Welfare State
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Britain in 1945 and the Birth of the Welfare State

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This resource contains: An 11 minute video tutorial where I explain the reasons for the Labour election victory in 1945, the subsequent policies they introduced and the establishment of the NHS. An accompanying powerpoint.
History "life after levels" grade descriptors
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History "life after levels" grade descriptors

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A full pupil friendly assessment grid designed in 2015 for use with Key Stage 3 History students. Also includes a smaller version that can be stuck into the back of exercise books. Each column contains a question that ties in with a different exam skill (eg. interpretations, source enquiry etc). You can build your assessments around each question. The aim is to build in exam skills into the KS3 curriculum.
D-Day Fact Finding Activity
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D-Day Fact Finding Activity

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This fact finding activity on D-Day is suitable for any KS3 group. The pack contains the following fact files: - What was D-Day? - What happened on D-Day? - Where did D-Day take place and why? - How fierce was the fighting on D-Day? - How is D-Day commemorated? There are also some maps and factfiles on the key generals involved in the battle including Patton, Montgomery, Eisenhower and Rommel. With the factfiles are a comprehensive set of questions. Cut these out and use them as part of a "Quick on the Draw" activity. The powerpoint presentation can be used to structure the lesson. The lesson plan provided is an alternative to the activity here. It includes several other lesson ideas.
British Empire colour coded timeline 1857-1967
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British Empire colour coded timeline 1857-1967

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A timeline showing all the key events that happened around the British Empire between these dates. The task asks students to shade/border each event in a different colour to show whether it is a political, social, international or event involving an individual or group. The second timeline shows the answers. This could be used as a task to start an entire unit of work or, perhaps more appropriately, as a revision exercise.
Guide to Great History teaching
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Guide to Great History teaching

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A guide produced in association and in connection with teachmeet History Icons. This extensive e-book contains 20 things that great History teachers do. Compiled from personal experience but also academic research, the list is not exhaustive but provides a framework for some of the things those teaching History in the UK might do on a day to day basis. The e-book contains advice on introducing students to source analysis, the concept of historical interpretations and dealing with chronology. It also contains ideas on marking and assessment as well as various templates that could be used in class.
Life on a Slave Plantation
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Life on a Slave Plantation

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A worksheet which asks students to study three primary sources and use them to explain what life was like on a slave plantation. There are five tasks plus an extension activity for students to complete. A differentiated version of the resource is also included (text in sources has been adapted).
King Charles Interpretations Activity
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King Charles Interpretations Activity

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The pack contains two famous paintings of the execution of King Charles but they interpret the execution in different ways. In pairs, students should use the list of features to identify which feature is in each painting (or both). Discussion can follow about which painting students feel is most accurate.
Nazi Germany Bundle
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Nazi Germany Bundle

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This comprehensive resource pack contains interactive worksheets for students, full schemes of work and various high quality teaching and learning resources. SAVE 33% NOW!
Elizabeth I interpretations assessment
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Elizabeth I interpretations assessment

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This document contains four carefully selected sources accompanying the assessment question > "How far do you agree with the interpretation that Elizabeth I was successful in dealing with all of the problems of her reign?"
The Causes of the Civil War Resource Pack
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The Causes of the Civil War Resource Pack

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A 1-2 lesson pack for the Causes of the Civil War in England and Wales. Includes: A Kingdom Divided worksheet and differentiated version + glossary Quick on the Draw activity (can be adapted) with video instructions Starter PowerPoint with images and objectives Venn Diagram activity (use "Causes of Civil war sort") and answers for peer assessment Full lesson plan
Flying Aces of WW1 - fact finding activity
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Flying Aces of WW1 - fact finding activity

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The aim of this activity is for students to find out about some of the most successful and daring pilots of the First World War. This resource contains 9 individual factfiles containing information about 9 different World War One flying aces from different countries including the Red Baron Von Richthofen along with British, French and American counterparts. Each factfile is individually designed with a couple of "shorter" ones for the purpose of differentiation. Students could go around the room individually or in pairs and try to fill in the grid. Alternatively, you could perform a "marketplace" activity.