AQA Unit 1D - 1603 - 1649 - James I and Charles I - timeline for overview/introduction/revision

AQA Unit 1D - 1603 - 1649 - James I and Charles I - timeline for overview/introduction/revision

This timeline looks at 58 significant events from 1603-1649 to help students to see the overview of the AQA Unit 1D course. Events are summarised and their significance and thematic links highlighted. To encourage higher attainers there are also questions attached to events to help students to think about the wider context and links across the course. This is useful as an overview, introduction or revision and would be suitable for Y12 or Y13 sitting this course. This resource could also support numerous follow up tasks specifically geared towards your students - i.e. find examples of religious tension across the period, etc.
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Teaching and Learning Support - New Activities

Teaching and Learning Support - New Activities

This document has been used to support NQTs, RQTs and more experienced staff in terms of widening their teaching practice by showing them different activities that are available at every point of the lessons. The document includes various suggestions of activities that could be used in starters, mains and plenaries along with brief description. Helpful and multiple uses.
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KS4 - Elizabethan England - Engaging Bell Tasks and Starter activities

KS4 - Elizabethan England - Engaging Bell Tasks and Starter activities

This PPT includes 15 examples of Bell Tasks and Starter activities that relate to the new 9-1 Edexcel Elizabethan England course. However, these examples could easily be adapted to relate to any topic. Examples include - Head and Tails, 5 minutes to find, Questioning grids, 'Hook' images and questions etc. Explanation of tasks included on PPT where needed, Could be used for wider whole school T and L on starters and Bell Tasks.
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KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Education

KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Education

This lesson was planned for the Edexcel 9-1 Elizabethan England unit. Starter activity allows students to reflect on Elizabeth's successes and consider how significant they were. Main lesson focuses on the availability and impact of Education. To allow independent work students can work through 6 information pages to select information to assess this. PPT guidance through evaluation of impact. This lesson could be easily differentiated further if needed, i.e. adding key words and vocab.
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KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - The Poor

KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - The Poor

This lesson was planned for the Edexcel 9-1 Elizabethan England course. Starter activity used to help prepare and introduce students to key words and definitions needed for the lesson. PPT and booklet with varied activities, such as card sort and cloze exercises, included to guide students and maintain engagement. Topics covered - Enclosure and problems, why people were poor etc. All answers needed on PPT to help teacher explanation.
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KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Leisure

KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Leisure

THIS LESSON IS PLANNED ALONGSIDE THE PEARSON ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND TEXTBOOKS - PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THIS BEFORE BUYING. This lesson begins with a multiple choice starter activity knowledge recap to remind student's of previous learning during the Edexcel 9-1 Elizabethan England course. Students are then supported in accessing information from the Pearson textbook on leisure activities. Record grid which could be further differentiated very easily is provided. Plenary task is a 4 mark exam questioning asking students to apply knowledge from this lesson.
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KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Exploration

KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Exploration

THIS LESSON NEEDS THE 9-1 PEARSON EARLY ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND TEXTBOOK. PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE ACCESS. This lesson helps students to access information from the textbook in a more engaging way. Students use the record sheets, differentiated version included, and the Exploration chapter in the Pearson book to find out why Exploration was increasingly possible. Distribute information from the textbooks around the classroom to allow students to research different areas and create their own note base with the record guide.
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KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Attitudes to the Poor

KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Attitudes to the Poor

THIS LESSON NEEDS THE PEARSON EARLY ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND TEXTBOOK. This lesson begins with source analysis to get students to question what attitudes to the poor were like. They are then guided through information in the textbook using specific questions to ensure that only valuable information is selected. Plenary relates to an exam-like questions which requires students to apply knowledge learnt in this lesson.
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KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Francis Drake

KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Francis Drake

THIS LESSON USES INFORMATION FROM THE PEARSON 9-1 ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND TEXTBOOK. PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE ACCESS. This lesson uses the Pearson textbook to guide students through the information and helping them to organise it in a logical way. Starter activity allows time to recap on past learning about Drake and share ideas. Record sheet included.
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Teaching and Learning Support - Constructive Feedback

Teaching and Learning Support - Constructive Feedback

This training session could be used for line managers, heads of departments, heads of year, teaching and learning guides etc. The aim of the session is to emphasise the importance of constructive feedback and give some advice and ideas on how this can be achieved. Role play scenario included so new advice can be implemented.
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Teaching and Learning Support - Strategies to avoid copying

Teaching and Learning Support - Strategies to avoid copying

This PPT gives templates for several different ways to avoid copying in lessons. These activities are easy to implement and could be transferred to multiple subjects and key stages. Explanations of the intention behind the tasks are included. This would be valuable to share with any staff looking to add variety to their lessons and make students think more independently.
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Teaching and Learning Support - Differentiation and Sustainable Resources

Teaching and Learning Support - Differentiation and Sustainable Resources

This PPT provides various different examples of activities that can be easily differentiated and re-used across different classes and key stages. This is to promote high quality teaching and show how good techniques and tasks are transferable. This would be useful as whole staff training, NQT sessions or for those looking to add quality and variety to their lessons.
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KS3 - Was dropping the Hiroshima bomb right or wrong?

KS3 - Was dropping the Hiroshima bomb right or wrong?

This whole lesson resource uses interpretations to allow students to independently explore whether the dropping of the A-bomb on Hiroshima was right or wrong. The sources and interpretations vary - some are visual so allow all to access, whereas others are more complex. PPT provides introduction and task instructions. Has worked well with classes of a variety of abilities. Differentiated version included.
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Edexcel History GCSE - Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

Edexcel History GCSE - Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

THIS RESOURCE RELATES TO THE PEARSON EDEXCEL 9-1 ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND BOOK. This lesson begins with a challenging starter activity to get students to consider what they have learnt about Elizabethan England so far - low, high and challenging questions used for a differentiated approach. This could be widened into a main activity for revision at a later point. Guided questions help students to explore Mary's execution and the work of Francis Walsingham.
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KS4 - History GCSE - Elizabethan England - Rivalry between England and Spain

KS4 - History GCSE - Elizabethan England - Rivalry between England and Spain

This lesson overviews the emerging rivalry between England and Spain with a focus on commercial rivalry and the work of Francis Drake. All information needed is on the PPT or handout. Various activities included to ensure engagement and appeal to learners such as creating a timeline, cloze activities etc. A practice exam question included as a plenary with planning support.
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KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Political and Religious rivalry - England and Spain

KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Political and Religious rivalry - England and Spain

This lesson is based on a booklet and PPT helping students to understand different aspects of rivalry between England and Spain. A starter activity based on a practice exam question recaps on Elizabeth's foreign policy decisions to provide context and various activities throughout the lesson and booklet help students to understand key turning points such as the Spanish Fury and the Pacification of Ghent. A final activity asks students to create a graph using evidence to reflect on the relationship between England and Spain over time. This lesson would be straight forward to differentiate further if needed.
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KS4 GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Why did the Spanish Armada fail?

KS4 GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Why did the Spanish Armada fail?

This lesson focuses on the reasons behind the failure of the Armada. In order to make the information concise a booklet has been created to guide students through the information in a relevant and interesting way, i.e. cloze exercises, source analysis, card sorts. Answers to card sort activities provided and differentiation in terms of how many cards match each heading. Further differentiation would be very straightforward if needed. This lesson links to the relevant section in the new Edexcel 9-1 GCSE.
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KS4 - Elizabeth and the Revolt of the Northern Earls

KS4 - Elizabeth and the Revolt of the Northern Earls

Created for new Edexcel 9-1 GCSE but content is applicable for general study of Elizabethan England. This lesson analyses the significance and events of the Revolt of the Northern Earls. Various tasks in a booklet used to make the information concise and manageable for GCSE classes - tasks include gap fills, students collecting their own information from posters around the room (included in the PPT), supported discussion etc. Clear bell task, starter, main and plenary - practice exam question included for new Edexcel 9-1 spec. Differentiation included through support but also would be very simple to hone to your own classes needs by adding/reducing support points, independent work needed etc.
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KS4 - Elizabeth I - Plots and resistance

KS4 - Elizabeth I - Plots and resistance

This lesson focuses on providing students with information so they can complete their own investigation into the Babington, Throckmorton and Ridolfi plots but also study Catholic resistance. The word document can be printed to provide information packs so students can work in groups to collect the information. PPT provides all instructions for students that are needed for a full lesson. Planned for Edexcel new 9-1 Elizabethan unit but general information would also suit any teaching on this area.
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