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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: Sydenham, Printing Press & Royal Society - factors affecting ideas about disease
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Renaissance: Sydenham, Printing Press & Royal Society - factors affecting ideas about disease

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Lesson for students studying Medicine through Time GCSE (Edexcel). The lesson focuses on three key aspects of the Renaissance period that affected ideas about the cause of disease and illness (Thomas Sydenham - individual, printing press - technology and Royal Society - government). A differentiated note making sheet is included, where the challenge is stepped. Firstly this involves students basically getting down the facts, to then linking to factors, to then explaining impact to then judging and evaluating importance. This sheet is to be completed with the information worksheet compiled from information gathered from the Edexcel Pearson textbook made simpler. 2 examination style questions included 4 Explain one way… & 12 Explain why… Student friendly mark schemes and model answers provided to allow students to mark and improve their own in the lesson. This could be 2 lessons in 1! Also includes link to knowledge checking KAHOOT for a mini plenary/plenary.
Renaissance medicine preventions and treatments
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Renaissance medicine preventions and treatments

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Done as an observation lesson that was graded outstanding under the old Ofsted grading system still used in some schools. For students studying Edexcel medicine. High level thinking starter that gets students to recap knowledge of medicine so far through 'odd one out’ Card sort/coding task looks at differences between preventions and treatments and tracks continuity and change. Challenge encourages students to evaluate the level of change and continuity in preventions and treatments Practice exam question linked to Edexcel specification - Explain on way… (4) advice/sentence starters to help. All resources included and notes on each slide that talks you through the lesson.
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.
Great Plague lesson
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Great Plague lesson

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel medicine at GCSE. *Done as an observation lesson under the old Ofsted grading system, given outsanding grading Lesson that recaps the Black Death at the start - as a starter. Then looks at ideas, preventions and treatments at the time of the Great Plague. Students categorise these. Students then measure each idea/prevention/treatment in terms of change and continuity. Students can then evaluate the level of change between the Black Death and Great Plague. Activity that uses a sample 16 mark essay style question from the Edexcel spec. Notes on slide, all resources included.
Reasons for the fall of Anne Boleyn Edexcel
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Reasons for the fall of Anne Boleyn Edexcel

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII & his ministers. Lesson on reasons for fall of Anne Boleyn Looks at building up reasons for her downfall (points) adding evidence to support points/reasons, explaining the reasons and deciding which was most important. Detailed colour code/card sort with info taken from Pearson textbook Task included that helps students build links between the reasons in order to help them evaluate.
Improvements in surgery Industrial medicine James Simpson Joseph Lister Edexcel
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Improvements in surgery Industrial medicine James Simpson Joseph Lister Edexcel

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel medicine GCSE could also be used for other exam boards. Students look at problems in surgery pre - Simpson and Lister Clip on both individuals Notemaking & tasks looking at what each individual discovered, impact including positives/negatives, factors that helped/hindered and evaluation/comaprison of importance. Plenary competitive girl v boy game.
Edexcel Superpowers and the Cold War  CONFERENCES
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Edexcel Superpowers and the Cold War CONFERENCES

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel Superpowers and the Cold War 9-1 on Conferences of the Grand Alliance. Focus on when, where, who was involved, agreements/disagreements. Useful due to fact that information about each conference is condensed into 3 student friendly sheets. Focus on students reading and deciding whether each decision was an agreement/disagreement. Great for teachers under time pressure trying to get through vast amounts of content, designed to deal with this issue. Focus on chronology of events and consequences of events to link to Paper 2 exam skills. Resources at the end of the powerpoint for printing.
Edward Jenner Smallpox vaccination
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Edward Jenner Smallpox vaccination

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel medicine at GCSE. Suitable also for other boards. Lesson looks at the discoveries of Edward Jenner through a BBC clip. Students are introduced to a 16 mark essay style question on the importance of vaccination for preventing illness. Students find evidence for and against this argument and then develop an evaluation.
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.
Edexcel Medicine introduction lesson
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Edexcel Medicine introduction lesson

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Introduction lesson for students studying Edexcel (could be tweaked for other exam boards) medicine in Britain. Engaging starter activity with higher level challenge questions. Focus on chronology and key concepts crucial to this course - chronology differences between ideas about the cause of disease/prevention/treatment, continuity & change and factors affecting change. Overview of medicine from the Medieval-Modern period. Students create a timeline and use a card sort to get an overview of key medical developments in each period. They then sort the information to show whether the development is linked to ‘ideas’ ‘preventions’ or ‘treatments’. The work sheet called ‘continuity and change sheet’ allows students to track continuity/change in medicine and introduces them to the idea of factors affecting change. They use the information from the card sort to complete this independently. Progress check questions included in the powerpoint presentation. 2 different options for plenary.
Blitz
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Blitz

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A lesson for KS3 investigating the Blitz (events, key facts etc) and the idea of the Blitz spirit. Includes key concepts such as censorship. Students use sources to support different interpretations about the Blitz spirit. A good intro to interpretation for KS4 & the new GCSE specifications. Please leave a review!
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!
Why did Henry VIII want an annulment from Catherine of Aragon Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII
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Why did Henry VIII want an annulment from Catherine of Aragon Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII

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For students studying Edexcel Henry VIII and his ministers. Lesson on reasons for the annulment. Notes on powerpoint included. Uses Edexcel GCSE textbook Leads up to a 12 mark explain question, previous activities provide students with everything they need to be able to answer it + notes for their books. Advice on how to answer 12 mark explain question + sentence starters Mark scheme for final self/peer assessment.
Amicable Grant Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII
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Amicable Grant Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII

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For students studying Edexcel Henry VIII and his ministers. Lesson on Wolsey’s Amicable Grant and finance following on from his other domestic policies. Notes on powerpoint included. Complex info taken from Edexcel Pearson textbook and simplified whilst keeping key details - could be easily printed for students to stick in their books. Activity that involves them reading the information and then applying it. 4 mark describe exam technique included, with advice and guidance and exemplar answer that students could use for peer/self assessment and/or improvement. Dummies guide to activity that ensures all students understand basics of Amicable Grant Group work activity that focuses on thinking rather than notemaking
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.
Industrial medicine intro
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Industrial medicine intro

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel medicine at GCSE. An introduction to the period and the key changes/important factors in this period. An overview of the key individuals and their discoveries. Evaluation of importance through balloon debate task. Sticky post it note on the head game as plenary. *IMPORTANT Uses info about key individuals from Hodder textbook - you will need this or will need your own info about each individual
Iron Curtain Speech Novikov Long Telegrams
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Iron Curtain Speech Novikov Long Telegrams

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Lesson designed for students studying Edexcel GCSE Paper 2 Superpowers and the Cold War. Lesson is ocused on the Iron Curtain speech and the Novikov and Long Telegrams. Starter activity included which recaps previous learning on Cold War conferences. Resources included. Students analyse the Iron curtain speech, Long & Novikov telegrams through accessible/differentiated prompts. Caters for middle/lower ability & challenge tasks for higher ability. Links to exam technique as students consider consequences of these. Nice engaging plenary task where students consolidate learning.
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.