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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!

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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 Cover Lesson - The Slave Trade
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History Cover Lesson - The Slave Trade

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Easy to use source work history cover lesson. All you need to do is print it out and leave it with the cover teacher - all the instructions are on the worksheets. This doesn’t contain any of our previous material so you don’t need to worry about students having already completed any tasks, The pack includes: 4 sources 3 worksheets 8 tasks in total to work through Check out loads more history and geography resources - 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.
D-Day
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D-Day

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Perfect as an introduction to the D-Day - focusing on why the Allies were successful. This lesson allows students to explore sources in detail, study contemporary accounts and practice detailed analysis. Students will also also complete exam style questions, complete clip tasks, group tasks debate tasks and more. The lesson will last up to two hours and is detailed, editable and suitable for KS3. The download includes: a detailed PowerPoint, three-way differentiated tasks, a variety of activities, clip tasks, exam-style practice plenary, peer teaching tasks and more. It’s very easy to follow and can be used straight away :) If you are happy with your resource, please leave us a review! If, by any chance, you encounter any issues with the resource, please email us at historygeeksuk@gmail.com and we’ll try to solve them for you. Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS
The Vietnam War
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The Vietnam War

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A differentiated and editable KS3 history lesson focussing on the Vietnam War - an introduction to the conflict, the tactics used on both sides and finally, why the US were unable to defeat the Vietcong. Students will investigate the origins of the war, how the far was fought and complete tasks on why the US can be seen to have failed in their mission. The download includes: a detailed PowerPoint, clip tasks, a variety of activities, worksheets, exam style question task, clip tasks, and more. It’s very easy to follow and will last at least one hour. This is most suitable for Year 9 upwards but could be used for other year groups. If you are happy with your resource, please leave us a review! If, by any chance, you encounter any issues with the resource, please email us at historygeeksuk@gmail.com and we’ll try to solve them for you. 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
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. If you are happy with your resource, please leave us a review! If, by any chance, you encounter any issues with the resource, please email us at historygeeksuk@gmail.com and we’ll try to solve them for you. 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
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.
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
The  Black Death
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The Black Death

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An hour long, fully resourced KS3 lesson with PowerPoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task focusing on an introduction to the Black Death, causes, cures and sources. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school. If you are happy with your resource, please leave us a review! If, by any chance, you encounter any issues with the resource, please email us at historygeeksuk@gmail.com and we’ll try to solve them for you. If you like this pack, many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free can be found in our store: HISTORY GEEKS
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 led 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. If you are happy with your resource, please leave us a review! If, by any chance, you encounter any issues with the resource, please email us at historygeeksuk@gmail.com and we’ll try to solve them for you. 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 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. Please see our other resources in our TES shop: History and Geography KS3 and GCSE resources - Teaching Resources - TES If you are happy with your resource, please leave us a review! If, by any chance, you encounter any issues with the resource, please email us at historygeeksuk@gmail.com and we’ll try to solve them for you.
History Christmas Quiz
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History Christmas Quiz

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The Ultimate History Christmas 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 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
History Christmas Lesson
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History Christmas Lesson

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A fun and Christmassy lesson for students in the last week of term. Could be used as a reward lesson the last time you see your class before Christmas. The download includes: a detailed PowerPoint, differentiated tasks, a variety of activities, 3 different fun plenaries, timeline task and more. It’s very easy to follow and can be used straight away :) Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS
Religion Rollercoaster - Tudor Times
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Religion Rollercoaster - Tudor Times

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A detailed and well-differentiated, editable history lesson all about the turbulent religious changes during Tudor Times (religious rollercoaster), from the Reformation to the rule of Elizabeth I. The lesson sees students discover the main changes made by each monarch, explore why and then ends in an extended literacy task - answering an exam style question on religious turmoil during the 16th Century. The students then peer assess using marking grid and feedback sheet (all included). 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. If you are happy with your resource, please leave us a review! If, by any chance, you encounter any issues with the resource, please email us at historygeeksuk@gmail.com and we’ll try to solve them for you. 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 Peasants' Revolt
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The Peasants' Revolt

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An hour long, fully resourced lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task all about the Peasants' Revolt. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school. Please see our other resources in our TES shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/History_Geeks If you are happy with your resource, please leave us a review! If, by any chance, you encounter any issues with the resource, please email us at historygeeksuk@gmail.com and we’ll try to solve them for you.
Ku Klux Klan - KKK
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Ku Klux Klan - KKK

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Perfect introduction to the KKK - focusing on who they were, their beliefs and their actions. This lesson allows students to explore the subject and background in detail, complete exam style questions, complete partnered tasks, clip tasks, debate tasks and more. This lesson will last at least 1 hour. Suitable for KS3 / KS4. The download includes: a detailed PowerPoint, a variety of differentiated activities, worksheet, clip tasks and exam style questions. The final task could be used as an assessment piece or homework. If you are happy with your resource, please leave us a review! If, by any chance, you encounter any issues with the resource, please email us at historygeeksuk@gmail.com and we’ll try to solve them for you. 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
Terrorism KS3 History
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Terrorism KS3 History

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6 hours of very detailed, well differentiated and editable lessons with 6 x PowerPoints, worksheets, source analysis packs, GCSE style practice questions and also clip tasks and engaging group and individual activities . This history unit centres around the investigation of what makes history judge a group as terrorists or freedom fighters. It is suitable for any KS3 History class as they learn to master the essential skills of examining evidence, making inferences, source analysis, interpretation and assessing significance. Included: Introduction to terrorism through history. What makes someone a terrorist or a freedom fighter? Case study - The IRA: freedom fighters or terrorists? Case study - The Suffragettes: freedom fighters or terrorists? Case study - Al Qaeda: freedom fighters or terrorists? Case Study: Israel + Palestine Conflict: terrorists or freedom fighters Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS If you are happy with your resource, please leave us a review! If, by any chance, you encounter any issues with the resource, please email us at historygeeksuk@gmail.com and we’ll try to solve them for you.
British Empire Introduction
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British Empire Introduction

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Perfect introduction to the British Empire - focusing on both the positives and the negatives, as well as what it was and how it changed over time. This lesson allows students to explore the subject and background in detail, complete exam style questions, complete partnered tasks, clip tasks, case study tasks, debate tasks and more. The lesson is detailed, editable and suitable for KS3 or KS4. The download includes: a detailed PowerPoint, three-way differentiated tasks, a variety of activities, clip tasks, exam-style practice plenary, peer teaching tasks and more. It’s very easy to follow and can be used straight away :) Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS
The Black Death
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The Black Death

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5 x fully resourced lesson packs (one is a cover lesson) focusing on the Black Death and medieval medicine. All are 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. Please see our other resources in our TES shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/History_Geeks If you are happy with your resource, please leave us a review! If, by any chance, you encounter any issues with the resource, please email us at historygeeksuk@gmail.com and we’ll try to solve them for you.
The Cold War
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The Cold War

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A bundle of lessons containing eight hours worth of lessons all about the Cold War including an introduction to the Cold War, Atomic bomb, salami tactics, Berlin Blockade, Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. These are ideal for a Year 9 group, or as an introduction lessons for a GCSE group. This will save you many, many hours of planning. An introduction to the Cold War - and how it nearly turned ‘hot’ and directly into World War III between the US and the USSR. An in-depth investigation into Stalin and his leadership. A focus on the Vietnam war as a microcosm for the wider Cold War. A detailed examination of the failures of the US in Vietnam - the My Lai Massacre in particular - and how this affected public support for the US’ foreign policy (also suitable for GCSE). The Berlin Blockade - how did this almost cause the Cold War to turn hot? The Cuban Missile Crisis - what happened, why and whhat impact did this have? Salami Tactics - how Stalin’s actions in Eastern Europe heightened tensions Atomic Bomb - how dropping the bomb both ended World War Ii and caused the Cold War. Every lesson is differentiated to at least three levels of challenge, has source analysis tasks, peer or mini-assessments, clip tasks with differentiated questioning, essay or literacy focus tasks for GCSE skills prep. This is inclusive of all the standards you’d expect - starters, plenaries, measurable LOs, well presented Powerpoints and easy to follow worksheets with instructions. 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 are happy with your resource, please leave us a review! If, by any chance, you encounter any issues with the resource, please email us at historygeeksuk@gmail.com and we’ll try to solve them for you.
Pompeii
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Pompeii

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The lesson focuses on the story of the Pompeii and the evidence left behind that historians have pieced together to create an accurate view of the disaster. A detailed and well differentiated, editable history skills lesson with a focus on the importance of using evidence. This hour long lesson (with PowerPoint, clips and worksheets) could be used with any KS3 group to illustrate the importance of source work as historians (and those working in archeology) in order to gain a detailed picture of the past. Students will use evidence to create a detailed profile of the last days of Pompeii and explore the site left behind and the clues left for historians to decipher. Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free, available at our store. If you are happy with your resource, please leave us a review! If, by any chance, you encounter any issues with the resource, please email us at historygeeksuk@gmail.com and we’ll try to solve them for you.
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