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History and Geography KS3 and GCSE resources

A collaboration between a long-term Head of History and Humanities and EC Resources. We have 20 years experience teaching all humanities subjects around the UK and a particular passion for creating top-notch secondary history resources. We will be uploading loads of free lessons as well an inexpensive ones in the coming months, so why not follow us? Hopefully we can save you an afternoon or two of planning!

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A collaboration between a long-term Head of History and Humanities and EC Resources. We have 20 years experience teaching all humanities subjects around the UK and a particular passion for creating top-notch secondary history resources. We will be uploading loads of free lessons as well an inexpensive ones in the coming months, so why not follow us? Hopefully we can save you an afternoon or two of planning!
History Escape Room
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History Escape Room

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A fun, British History-themed escape room, which is perfect as a last lesson before Christmas or as educational end of term fun for any history class. This has been created for secondary students and covers a wide range of British History topics. It is filled with codes, puzzles and activities to engage students in the last lessons of term as they work in groups or ‘escape crews’ to escape the room that they have been locked in by Henry VIII! Includes answers for every mystery and puzzle (see the notes attached in the PowerPoint) and answer slides. Please see each slide’s notes for answers. The chart question’s answer is up to the teacher for the best justification. Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, Tutor Time, PSHE + RSE new Curriculum 2020 resources at EC Resources
Slavery Unit
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Slavery Unit

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SEVEN x fully resourced lesson packs - all complete with differentiated powerpoints and worksheets, clip links, starters, plenaries, LOs to three levels throughout. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school. Suitable for KS3/4 and easy to adapt. I’m going to keep adding to this, so if you buy it check your downloads now and again as I’ll have added something new :)
History Quiz
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History Quiz

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The Ultimate History Quiz! For any time, no fuss, historical fun. This quiz is a whirlwind tour through time, focusing mainly on time periods studied in KS3 and GCSE in British Secondary Schools (with a little off-curricular extra thrown in!) This quiz will definitely raise a few smiles and giggles for the end of term and is interactive, editable and best suited to secondary students (although could be used with upper KS2). The rounds include: Kings, Queens and Political Leaders, Who said that quote? Lucky Dip round Ancient and Medieval trivia Mix up! (which two historical figures have their images combined?) Unusual artifacts and historical places All answers are included, as is a score sheet, and there a video clip questions, picture questions as well as many other styles - all are multiple choice The quiz lasts up to 45 mins including clip tasks and can either be played having the answers revealed as you go along, or the board can be paused and the answers read out at the end (you can play either in teams or individually). Loads more free and inexpensive Humanities resources at my store
The Holocaust
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The Holocaust

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A detailed and well differentiated editable history lesson all about what went on during the Holocaust and how each of the camps operated as well as what daily life was like for the different inmates. The lesson lasts one hour - 90 mins and is very easy to just pick up and use. The lesson is suitable for any KS3 / KS4 and includes a detailed PowerPoint, a variety of activities, source questions, clip tasks, exam-styles practice questions, active tasks and more. Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
Appeasement
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Appeasement

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A detailed and well-differentiated, editable history lesson all about Appeasement and the contribution of this policy to the outbreak of World War II. The lesson lasts one hour long and is very easy to just pick up and use. The lesson is suitable for any KS3 / KS4 and includes a detailed PowerPoint, a variety of activities, source questions, clip tasks and more. Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
The Crusades
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The Crusades

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An hour long, fully resourced lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task all about The Crusades. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.
Dunkirk
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Dunkirk

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A detailed and well differentiated editable history lesson with enough material to extend into a double lesson. This lesson is all about different interpretations of Dunkirk and heavily focuses on source analysis. This lesson is suitable for any KS3 class - or a KS4 group who need a source analysis focus lesson. This pack includes an editable PowerPoint, source packs, clip tasks, homework and extended literacy tasks. It is very easy to follow with all instructions on the slides as you go along. Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS Or check out some Citizenship, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
The Black Death
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The Black Death

5 Resources
5 x fully resourced lesson packs (one is a cover lesson) - all complete with differentiated PowerPoints and worksheets, clip links, starters, plenaries, LOs to three levels throughout. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.
Hitler Youth
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Hitler Youth

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2 HOURS OF RESOURCES - A detailed and well-differentiated, editable history lesson all about how the Nazis controlled children and young people. The lesson lasts two hours and is very easy to just pick up and use. The lesson is suitable for any KS3 class (and could be used for KS4 - it’s full of exam-style source questions). The download includes: a detailed PowerPoint, a variety of activities, worksheets, source questions, exam style practice questions, clip tasks and more. Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
Black Death: Consequences
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Black Death: Consequences

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An hour long, fully resourced lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task focusing on the economic, religious and social consequences of the Black Death and sources. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.
Medieval Medicine
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Medieval Medicine

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An hour long, fully resourced lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task focusing on an introduction to medieval medicine, causes, cures and sources with a focus on scientific stagnation, Galen and superstitious/religious beliefs. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.
Abolition of Slavery
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Abolition of Slavery

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A differentiated and editable history lesson all about the different factors that lead to Britain abolishing slavery, the key figures involved and the political, moral and economic climate. The lesson is very easy to follow and will last at least one hour. This is most suitable for a KS3 class (created for Year 8) but could be used for other year groups. The download includes: a detailed PowerPoint, clip tasks, a variety of activities, worksheets, source tasks, clip tasks, active tasks and more. Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, Tutor Time, PSHE + RSE new Curriculum 2020 resources at EC Resources If you’re also teaching Citizenship GCSE or PSHE next year, why not join our Citizenship and PSHE teachers Facebook group, with almost 4000 other teachers, for guidance, advice and resource sharing.
Elizabeth I + Mary Queen of Scots
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Elizabeth I + Mary Queen of Scots

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A detailed and well-differentiated, editable history lesson all about the relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. Students explore the reasons why there was such a rift between the cousins and why Elizabeth eventually had Mary put to death through clips and differentiated information sheets before attempting a GCSE-style practice question on their learning. This lesson lasts 1 hour and is very easy to just pick up and use. This is suitable for any KS3 class but was originally created for Year 7. The download includes: a detailed PowerPoint, a variety of activities, worksheets, extended literacy tasks, clips and more. Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
Suffragettes
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Suffragettes

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A detailed and well differentiated, one hour, editable history lesson all about the Suffragettes and their activism methods which lead some to call them freedom fighters, whilst others terrorists. Students will investigate which category they think is most accurate after analysing numerous sources. This lesson is suitable for any KS3 group. This hour long lesson includes an editable PowerPoint, source sheets, a rolling source Powerpoint, clip tasks, source analysis tasks and literacy tasks. Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS Or check out some Citizenship, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
Stalingrad
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Stalingrad

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A detailed and well differentiated editable history lesson with a focus on the Stalingrad and the failure of the Nazis to defeat Stalin. This lesson is suitable for any KS3 class and includes an hour-long PowerPoint, a variety of activities, source questions, clip tasks, active tasks and more. The lesson is very easy to follow and is written around detailed source analysis tasks. Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS Or check out some Citizenship, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
History Skills
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History Skills

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4 hours of very detailed, well differentiated and editable lessons with 4x PowerPoints, worksheets and also clip tasks and engaging group and individual activities . This history unit introduces students to a wide range of skills using content with an archaeology focus and is suitable for any KS3 History class, from a Year 7 group learning about history skills for the first time, to a class that just needs a couple of lessons to revisit the essential skills of examining evidence, making inferences, source analysis and assessing significance and usefulness of evidence. Included: Historical Discoveries - Pompeii Historical Sources - the Ice Maiden Historical Evidence - the Ice Man Historical Skills - Assessing evidence for usefulness Many more inexpensive, detailed (and also many free) resources at our store. Follow us for more inexpensive and free resources as they are uploaded!
The Reformation
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The Reformation

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3/4 hours (one lesson is a double) of very detailed and well differentiated history lessons all the Reformation. Included What was the Reformation? What happened and why did it affect the whole of Europe? Why did Henry break with Rome? What was the English Reformation? Why was religion so turbulent through the reigns of the Tudor monarchs? What was religion like under Edward, Mary and Elizabeth? This would be ideal for any KS3 group, or could be used for a KS4 group brushing up on content, GCSE exam-style practice and source analysis skills. The bundle includes 3x three-way differentiated PowerPoints, source analysis packs and guidance, practice GCSE exam style questions, loads of clip and questions activities, literacy focus tasks - everything you need to teach outstanding history lessons and training your classes up ready for History GCSE. Each lesson pack is tried and tested by a history UK department and is editable, engaging and full of content. Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
The Great Depression + Germany
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The Great Depression + Germany

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A detailed and well differentiated editable history lesson all about the effects of the Great Depression on Germany and how these contributed towards Hitler’s rise to power. The lesson lasts one hour and is very easy to just pick up and use. The lesson is suitable for any KS3 class and includes an hour-long PowerPoint, a variety of activities, source questions, clip tasks, exam-styles practice questions, active tasks and more. Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS Or check out some Citizenship, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
Triangular Trade Slavery
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Triangular Trade Slavery

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An hour long, fully resourced lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task focusing on the Triangular Trade and who was to blame for the start of transatlantic slavery. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.
End of Term History Lesson
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End of Term History Lesson

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A fun and creative history project lesson for students in the last week of term. Could be used for activities week in Humanities or just as a reward lesson the last time you see your class for the summer. Very easy to set up - you will just need a few balloons, string, sellotape, felt tips and a bag of old clothes. The students work in small groups to research and recreate a famous historical figure (info sheets and clip tasks included - all instructions on Powerpoint). The lesson can last as long as you want it to, and I gave prizes of sweets at the end for the best one - but that’s optional! My students really enjoyed it and we took pictures at the end for the school website. Hopefully yours will love it too. I’m going to be adding lots more free History lessons over the coming months. Follow me to see when they’re uploaded! :)