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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
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.
Public Health in the Industrial period 1848 Public Health Act Chadwick Edexcel
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Public Health in the Industrial period 1848 Public Health Act Chadwick Edexcel

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel medicine GCSE, also suitable for other boards. Looks at the state of public health in the period through source analysis - a court for King cholera. Students use information around room (in slides) to complete work sheet. Work sheet includes: definition of public health conditions in towns and cities problems caused by these conditions cholera -symptoms and what it was appointment of Chadwick and his report response to Chadwicks report 1848 Public Health Act Limitations of Act/reasons for failure What else it would take for government to do more Differentiation for lower ability and consolidation/challenge tasks Notes on slides for teacher
Battle of Stamford Bridge Higher ability KS3
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Battle of Stamford Bridge Higher ability KS3

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Lesson and resources for a higher ability KS3 History group looking at the events of, chronology of Stamford Bridge. Also focuses on key skill of causation and why Harold Godwinson won the battle. 2 different engaging starter options included Clear differentiated learning outcomes Engaging informative/appropriate BBC clip (linked well to Edexcel spec on Anglo-Saxon & Norman England unit) Video clip questions included to keep students focused and engaged chronology sorting task Final written task that is focused on GCSE skills of analysis 3 different engaging plenary options
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.
Edexcel Medicine Medieval prevention/treatment lesson
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Edexcel Medicine Medieval prevention/treatment lesson

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KS4 Edexcel medicine. Focuses on Medieval prevention and treatments + differences between the two. Useful focus on knowledge and key words. Colour activity that includes detailed knowledge for students taken from Pearson textbook, put into student friendly activity. Challenge tasks for higher ability.
John Snow cholera Edexcel medicine
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John Snow cholera Edexcel medicine

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel medicine GCSE, also suitable for other boards. Investigation style engaging lesson. Students recreate John Snow’s investigation - tracking the deaths onto a map to work out the cause of the cholera. Students use evidence to piece together Snow’s findings. Students also look at the impact of Snow’s findings. Resources on slides.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Impact of germ theory Edexcel medicine
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Impact of germ theory Edexcel medicine

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel medicine GCSE - also suitable for other boards. Lesson starts off by looking at reponses to a 4 mark question on ideas about the cause of disease, students mark and provide feedback. They can then have a go at answering the question well to achieve 4 marks. Students then sort evidence to look at the positives and negatives of germ theory. A 16 mark question is provided with advice and an essay planning sheet including sentence starters.
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.
Henry VIII key individuals lesson (Edexcel Paper 2 introduction/revision)
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Henry VIII key individuals lesson (Edexcel Paper 2 introduction/revision)

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A nice/engaging introduction lesson OR revision lesson for students studying Edexcel Paper 2 Henry VIII & his ministers. Students are given a character card (key individual from the course) they then use their worksheet which includes facts about all of the key people to identify which fact relates to their character after reading the character card. They then use the card to add an extra fact about the character, then move around the classroom to get a completed sheet. They should then be able to write the story of the course, showing how the individuals link together. Also includes link to a KAHOOT or similar multiple choice powerpoint quiz without technology. Writing frame/sentence starters provided for differentiation. Outcomes are: Identify individuals from the course Give facts/details about individuals from the course Make and explain links between individuals from the course Evaluate the importance of individuals from the course
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.
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.