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History teacher specialising in high quality lesson resources and revision materials. KS3, AQA GCSE, iGCSE, and Edexcel and AQA A level

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History teacher specialising in high quality lesson resources and revision materials. KS3, AQA GCSE, iGCSE, and Edexcel and AQA A level
The role of the Monarchy, nobility and gentry in Tudor England (Edexcel - Paper 3, Option 31))
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The role of the Monarchy, nobility and gentry in Tudor England (Edexcel - Paper 3, Option 31))

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First lesson in Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603 spec - for ‘Aspects in breadth: Controlling a fractious nation – changes in Tudor government 1485-1603’ This introduction looks at the nature of Tudor government with a comparrison with modern government, what changes were happening and why they were needed. Very detailed notes. Also offers an overview of the assessment styles of the module.
The Danelaw: How did Britain change under Viking control?
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The Danelaw: How did Britain change under Viking control?

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Second KS3 lesson looking at the Vikings. This lesson includes a worksheet/workbook to complete work in. -begins with a fun task looking at how some Vikings place names reveal what that settlement was like in Viking times. A timeline of event between Lindisfarne and the establishment of the Danelaw Introduction to the Danelaw and Burhs. A research task on changes under the Danelaw. Information is provided but could also make a fun IT lesson. LA and HA information pack included - if you would rather run this answering comprehension questions, those are on the end of the LA information sheet.
USA after Nixon (AQA A Level History)
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USA after Nixon (AQA A Level History)

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Following the AQA ‘The American Dream:Reality and Illusion 1945-1980’ course. Notes on Ford and Carter following the downfall of Nixon. This covers the end of the course.
Who killed the Princes in the Tower?
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Who killed the Princes in the Tower?

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A great history mystery! Optional: Start with the ‘Did Richard III kill the Princes in the Tower?’ documentary - this introduces the idea of interpretations, and can make a good start point to contest with the second lesson Talk through the different players, and then pupils use sources to decide who they think might have killed the Princes in the Tower. Can also discuss if they believed the princes were killed at all!
Edexcel History A level: Rebellion and Disorder in Under the Tudors - Apects in breadth part 2
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Edexcel History A level: Rebellion and Disorder in Under the Tudors - Apects in breadth part 2

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Contains lessons for part 2: Gaining the co-operation of the localities for Aspects in Breadth: Controlling a fractious nation - changes in the Tudor Government 1485-1603 Looks at: How effectively the localities were governed Increasing borough representation Impact of increasing literacy in the Yeoman class Changing role of the JPs Financing of the Monarchy Poverty Personal relationships and patronage
Wars of the Roses full  SoW
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Wars of the Roses full SoW

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A scheme of work looking at the Wars of the Roses - great for the end of Year 7 or beginning of y8, tucks in nicely before studying the Tudors. Focuses on content, but also LOTS of emphasis on the interpretation and how to analyse different interpretations. Some ‘lessons’ contain multiple lessons, or may take several sessions to complete. A nice mixture of lessons, including some self research and some lovely documentaries that pupils always find really useful. No text books needed! Introduction Battle of Tewkesbury Who killed the Princes in the Tower? Has history been unfair to Richard III? Who was responsible for Henry VII’s victory Why did Henry VII win the Battle of Tewkesbury?
The women of the Wars of the Roses
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The women of the Wars of the Roses

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Because they’re too often forgotten! A lesson with allows pupils to research a woman of their choice, from Elizabeth Woodville, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Cecily Neville, Anne Neville, Lady Margret Beaufort and Margaret of Anjou. A little information is provided about each to help them get started/choose. Includes some nice extension activities too.
The French Revolution - SoW and assessment
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The French Revolution - SoW and assessment

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A full scheme of work for the French Revolution. Does not require a text book. Looks at the skills of chronology, change and continuity, sourcework, balancing an argument and interpretation. Lesson 1 - Why did the French want a revolution (the Ancien Regime and attitudes to the monarchy) Lesson 2 - Estate system/Tennis court oath Lesson 3 - What did the Revolutionaries want? Lesson 4 - The Storming of the Bastille Lesson 5 - Why did the Revolution become extreme? Lesson 6 - The Terror Lesson 7 - Napoleon Lesson 8 - inc. assessment: Did the revolution change France for the better A good mixture of tasks including a nice sprinkling of short videos
Has history been unfair to Richard III?
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Has history been unfair to Richard III?

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A nice investigative lesson where pupils will consider how unfair or accurate the popular interpretation of Richard III is. This works best following the other WOTR lessons I have uploaded, as it will finish a chain of thinking about Richard III. Starts by looking at depictions of him, and proves he wasn’t a hunchback. So if that’s wrong - what else might be? Word of warning: It will take a lot of discussion to help pupils remember they’re looking at if HISTORY has been ‘unfair’ or ‘accurate’, and not looking at whether each piece of EVIDENCE is ‘unfair’ or ‘accurate’. If you choose to watch the documentary as part of a lesson, there’s also a sheet for pupils to fill in to collect evidence.
Development of the role of Secretary (Edexcel A level History paper 3, option 31)
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Development of the role of Secretary (Edexcel A level History paper 3, option 31)

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Fourth lesson in Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603 spec - for ‘Aspects in breadth: Controlling a fractious nation – changes in Tudor government 1485-1603’ The lesson looks at the changing role of the secretary across the breadth period studied, as well a list of all the secretaries and which monarch they served under, before focusing on some key individuals themselves. Looks at: Cromwell, Wriothesley and Sadler, William Cecil, Walsingham, Davison and Robert Cecil. Includes a worksheet that students can add to, using the lesson notes, textbook and potentially further research themselves.
The changing Role of the Council/Privy Council (Edexcel A level history Paper 3 optoion 31)
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The changing Role of the Council/Privy Council (Edexcel A level history Paper 3 optoion 31)

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Third lesson in Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603 spec - for ‘Aspects in breadth: Controlling a fractious nation – changes in Tudor government 1485-1603’ This lesson focuses on the role of the Privy Council. Notes provide a brief overview for the reigns of Henry VII and VIII, and then introduces a research task. Lesson includes links to research articles to give to the students - this will just save you/them some time! They cover the structure and changes to the council, as well as some of the key members.
The extent of change in the relationship between Crown & Parliament 1485 - 1603 (Paper 3, option 31
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The extent of change in the relationship between Crown & Parliament 1485 - 1603 (Paper 3, option 31

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Lesson 12 in Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603 spec - for ‘Aspects in breadth: Controlling a fractious nation – changes in Tudor government 1485-1603’. Lesson outlines a practice essay on the Tudor Church, then sets out guidelines for students to create a game used to help teach, or revise, the topic. It’s up to you how long you give them to do it, but it worked really well for my groups! The key here is focus on SPECIFICS, as well as change over time. Comparrison questions/elements should be encouraged.
The Growth of Poverty & the government response in the localities(Edexcel A level paper 3 option 31)
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The Growth of Poverty & the government response in the localities(Edexcel A level paper 3 option 31)

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Lesson 18 in Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603 spec - for ‘Aspects in breadth: Controlling a fractious nation – changes in Tudor government 1485-1603’. Lesson 6 of 3.2 - Gaining Control of the Localities. Lessons gives detailed notes and examples on the growth of poverty through the period, the effect of the dissolution of the monasteries, and the increase of vagrancy and begging. Includes details beyond the textbook. Follows with some questions to focus note taking, which are also perfect for feedback discussions/debate. Uses the Edexcel Pearson textbook.
Tudor Patronage (Edexcel History A level Paper 3, option 31)
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Tudor Patronage (Edexcel History A level Paper 3, option 31)

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Lesson 19 in Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603 spec - for ‘Aspects in breadth: Controlling a fractious nation – changes in Tudor government 1485-1603’. Lesson 7 of 3.2 - Gaining Control of the Localities. This lesson focuses on development of a network of personal relationships by patronage and the granting of lands, titles and positions at Court. Provides a detailed explanation of patronage, as well as an overview of how Henry VII, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I used patronage, those who benefitted, and the problems that arose from the system. There is then scope for students to build on these notes further.
The French Revolution: The Storming of the Bastille
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The French Revolution: The Storming of the Bastille

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4th lesson in this scheme of work. This lesson focuses on historical interpretation, asking ‘does history have it right?’ There is a short video to get information about the storming. Students must then compare details given for the storming based on accounts by the rioters, and historians, looking for differences in the stories and assessing why that might be the case. There is a good scope here for discussion on differing accounts, utility and reliability. There is then a writing frame for students to assess which account they believe is the most/least accurate and why.
Purpose of the Nazi Economic Policy (Edexcel)
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Purpose of the Nazi Economic Policy (Edexcel)

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A resource to help students make notes on the purpose of Nazi economic policy. For the Edexcel A Level: Germany and West Germany 1918-89 Part 3: Economic development and policies 1918-89 This sheet requires the Pearson ‘Nationalism, dictatorship and democracy in 20th century Europe’ text book.
Kennedy's choices - action plan lesson
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Kennedy's choices - action plan lesson

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A lesson designed to get pupil's thinking about their own reactions to Kenendy's choices at the CMC. Pupils the sheet to look at the pros and cons of each choice, before writing an 'action plan'. This is informed by real time 'bulletins' of information - does this alter their choices? The action plan is then compared to Kennedy's choice.