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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!
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.
Thomas Cromwell Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII and his ministers
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Thomas Cromwell Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII and his ministers

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Lesson for students studying Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII & his ministers. Lesson on Thomas Cromwell’s life & work with Henry - covers everything students need to know about Cromwell from Edexcel spec simplified into one document rewritten using Pearson textbook. Looks at Cromwell’s life. Students then use info to track Cromwell’s achievements/ups and downs throughout his life. They evaluate biggest achievement/failure & what/who helped him.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Atom bomb
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Atom bomb

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KS3 lesson on the dropping of the atomic bomb. Focuses on whether or not it can be ‘justified’. Source work + extended writing task. Some resources are on powerpoint, others are attached as word documents. Instructions/teacher commentary in the notes section of each slide to help navigate. Leave review!
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.
Break with Rome Henry VIII Reformation Edexcel
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Break with Rome Henry VIII Reformation Edexcel

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Lesson for students studing Edexcel GCSE Henry VIII and his ministers Looks at reasons for break with Rome and counter arguments to aid analysis Clear differentiation and progression from identifying reasons, to adding evidence, to explanation and then analysis and evaluation. Card sort/colour code activity + counter arguments 12 mark explain question opportunity with clear guidance, advicem writing frame and opportunity for self/peer marking and feedback
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
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
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
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: 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.