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History teacher & Head of Dept. Lots of lessons and resources especially Edexcel GCSE: Medicine, Germany, Anglo-Saxon Norman England, Henry VIII A Level Edexcel Russia

History teacher & Head of Dept. Lots of lessons and resources especially Edexcel GCSE: Medicine, Germany, Anglo-Saxon Norman England, Henry VIII A Level Edexcel Russia
Battle of Britain KS3
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Battle of Britain KS3

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A lesson on the Battle of Britain for KS3 looking at categorising reasons for British victory. Also looks at a propaganda poster so includes source analysis skills. Extended writing P.E.E GCSE style paragraph included with writing frame. Code breaker starter that hooks students in straight away with second secret mission. Done as a lesson observation was graded as outstanding. All resources on powerpoint except for card sort and plenary sheet whichare word docs Instructions in the note section of the powerpoint should talk you through the lesson & basic instructions also attached as a word doc. Please leave a review!
Renaissance medicine introduction/overview lesson
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Renaissance medicine introduction/overview lesson

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel (would be suitable for other boards too) medicine through time. Lesson looks at key aspects of the period, including ideas about the cause of disease, preventions, treatments, technology attitudes, anatomy and students decide the levels of continuity and change in the period. Challenge tasks that encourage analysis that links to the 16 mark essay question. Notes on slides to explain the lesson. Presentation includes resources.
Florence Nightingale Edexcel
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Florence Nightingale Edexcel

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel medicine GCSE, also suitable for other boards. Lesson around workseet on Nightingale (Publisher doc) Looks at care prior to Nightingale, story of Nightingale, impact of Nightingales work and importance. Challenge task gets students to establish a criteria for significance as required by 16 mark essay style question to then compare Nightingale to other individuals significant to this period in the area of medicine. Clip and KAHOOT also included.
Treaty of Versailles
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Treaty of Versailles

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A lesson for KS3 students but could also be used at KS4. It looks at the effects of WWI, the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the big 3 and how this led to WWII. Clear differentiated learning outcomes that link well to tasks. Challenge and super challenges included to stretch and challenge. The powerpoint is differentiated - there are 2 different starter options, one for higher ability and one for lower ability. Extended writing optional activity also included with writing frame, linked to GCSE expectations. 2 plenary options. All resources within/at the end of powerpoint. Instructions added to notes to help. Please leave a review!
Wolsey's failure to gain an annulment for Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon Edexcel
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Wolsey's failure to gain an annulment for Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon Edexcel

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII & his ministers. Lesson on Wolsey’s attempts to gain the annulment & subsequent failure. Looks at different strategies, reasons for failure and who was to blame. Includes clear progression, identify, describe, explain, analyse, evaluate - clear challenge for all. Differentiated work sheet for weaker students available to aid notemaking. Info simplified into 1 document for printing from Pearson textbook Crossword plenary Opportunity for further lesson answering an exam question, includes advice, writing frames and student friendly mark scheme.
Impact of Reformation Henry VIII Edexcel
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Impact of Reformation Henry VIII Edexcel

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII and his ministers Lesson starts with recap on differences between Catholics & Protestants Then looks at religious change and the impact of the reformation in England under Henry. Using a protestant/catholic graph and timeline of acts/reforms (Act of Supremacy, Act of Ten Articles, Bishop Book, Six Articles) with dates. Students consider whether there was real change and whether the term religious rollercoaster is accurate. Consolidation & challenge tasks available to push all abilities. Students think about similarities/differences between the three & who was more dangerous to Henry Plenary quiz All tasks very clearly modelled on powerpoint
Pasteur and Koch Germ theory and development
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Pasteur and Koch Germ theory and development

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Lesson for students studying GCSE Edexcel medicine - would be suitable for other boards too. Looks at the ideas about the cause of disease prior to germ theory. Then goes through story of Pasteur and Koch’s discoveries. Students listen to the animated story read out by the teacher from the powerpoint - feel free to put on French and German accents!! As students listen to each development they plot on their graph who the development belongs to - Pasteur or Koch and whether it was a high or low point for them in their career. Information sheet for them to then stick in their books to have as notes. This lesson therefore includes more listening, thinking than note making, but notes are covered due to typed up notes sheet. Who’s who activity and quiz to finish.
Pilgrimage of Grace Edexcel Henry VIII
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Pilgrimage of Grace Edexcel Henry VIII

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII and his ministers. Lesson starts with a recap of the Lincolnshire rebellion. Video clip to engage included. Students answer question and or create a timeline of the Pilgrimage of Grace using the info sheet - this is based on the Pearson book but reformatted, condensed and simplified. Extension tasks that involve either consolidating information or thinking about reasons for failure. Progress checks looking at role of Aske and Henry + reasons for failure/reasons for significance. 16 mark question planner at the end, with opportunity for a second lesson to write an answer. Student friendly mark scheme to 16 mark question included.
Pilgrimage of Grace information sheet
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Pilgrimage of Grace information sheet

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An information for students studying Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII’s ministers on the Pilgrimage of Grace. Based on the Pearson textbook but reformatted, condensed, simplified to make it more student friendly. Could be edited further.
Opposition to Reformation Elizabeth Barton, John Fisher, Thomas More Edexcel
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Opposition to Reformation Elizabeth Barton, John Fisher, Thomas More Edexcel

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII and his ministers Lesson starts with recap on Acts of Succession & Supremacy Then focuses on 3 key individuals who opposed Henry’s religious changes, Elizabeth Barton, John Fisher and Thomas More. Information profiles provided for each individual - much simpler than the textbooks! Students provided with a table of facts, they have to decide which of the three individuals the fact applies to, this reduces notemaking and promotes thinking and reading. Extension/challenge tasks available. Students think about similarities/differences between the three & who was more dangerous to Henry Opportunity for 4 mark describe question + exemplar answer. Plenary whos whos - to check knowledge
Thomas Wolsey early life and rise to power Edexcel Henry VIII
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Thomas Wolsey early life and rise to power Edexcel Henry VIII

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For students studying Edexcel Henry VIII and his ministers catered to this exam board. Useful as it includes 4 mark describe exam technique and key miles stones in Wolsey’s life according to edexcel spec. Focuses on chronology, includes card sort task and differentiated tasks. Notes included on ppt and card sort task within powerpoint for easy printing
Andreas Vesalius Renaissance Medicine
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Andreas Vesalius Renaissance Medicine

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel medicine at GCSE. Would also be suitable for other boards. Lesson recaps anatomical ideas prior to Vesalius - Galen - clip included. Lesson then looks at Vesalius through information and clips and focuses on: *Galens ideas that he challenged *Vesalius’ discoveries/developments *impact *factors that helped/hindered Finishes with a source analysis of the front cover of the Fabrica, students use knowledge to drawn out different aspects show on the front cover & explain why they have been included. Starter includes a 4 mark exam question recapping previous learning. Notes on slides to aid teacher.
Appeasement
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Appeasement

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Appeasement lesson for KS3. Looks at the sequence of events & arguments for and against appeasement. GCSE style extended writing task. Differentiated for higher and lower ability - 2 different starter options, one includes a source analysis, linking to GCSE ‘how useful question’. All resources included and instructions on notes section of powerpoint.
Battle of Stamford Bridge lower ability KS3
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Battle of Stamford Bridge lower ability KS3

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Differentiated lesson resources suitable for lower ability KS3 looking at events of Stamford Bridge, focused on key skills for lower ability including memory for learning and literacy.
Edexcel Medicine revision
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Edexcel Medicine revision

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Revision activity/homework for students studying GCSE History - Medicine. Designed specifically for the Edexcel specification. For each period students are guided/advised to create a revision flash card on for each question.
Lincolnshire Rebellion Henry VIII Edexcel
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Lincolnshire Rebellion Henry VIII Edexcel

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII and his ministers Lesson focuses on the reasons for, events of and reasons for failure of the Lincolnshire rebellion. Card sort task to categorise reasons for the rebellion. Students then provided with a very poor description of the events, a ‘failed’ answer. They have to add specific detail to it, including sepcialist terms, dates etc using information sheet, created using the Pearson textbook but better formatted, condensed and simplified. Students then carry out a P.E.E paragraph looking at the reasons for failure of the rebellion, this links to the success criteria for a 12 mark edexcel question. Students provided with advice, writing frame etc to help with this. Kahoot style multiple choice quiz at the end without use of iPads.
William Harvey
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William Harvey

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel medicine at GCSE. Suitable for other boards also. Looks at discoveries of Harvey, impact and factors that helped/hindered. Comparison of importance to Vesalius. Use Harvey help for information - taken from Pearson textbook. Notes on slides to help teacher.
Renaissance healers, care and training
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Renaissance healers, care and training

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel medicine through time Lesson focused on healers and training in Renaissance period and differences/change/continuity with Medieval period 16 mark question that focuses on reasons for changes in training