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History and Geography KS3 and GCSE resources

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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!
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
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
History Quiz
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History Quiz

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The Ultimate History End of term 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 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.
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 Peasant's Revolt. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.
The Vietnam War
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The Vietnam War

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A differentiated and editable KS3 history lesson all 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 a KS3 class (created for Year 9) but could be used for other year groups. 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
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 like this pack, we have more to upload this week and as usual, many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS
My Lai Massacre
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My Lai Massacre

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A differentiated and editable AQA GCSE history lesson all the My Lai Massacre (AQA 8145, paper 1 section b, option d). The lesson focuses on what the massacre was and how it affected public opinion back in the US towards the Vietnam War. The download includes: a detailed PowerPoint, practice exam questions and mark-scheme, clip tasks, a variety of activities, worksheets and more. It’s very easy to follow and will last at least one hour. 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. 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.
Hitler + Nazi Rise
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Hitler + Nazi Rise

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An hour long, very detailed and fully resourced KS3 / KS4 lesson with PowerPoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, source analysis, clip link and accompanying tasks all about Hitler’s rise to power. All editable. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.
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 :)
Pompeii
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Pompeii

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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. 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. 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.
The Reformation
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The Reformation

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2 hours of content. Very detailed fully resourced lesson with PowerPoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task all about Martin Luther and the Reformation. Everything is editable and easy to follow. Suitable for KS3/KS4.
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 :) Many more history lessons - both inexpensive and free at our store: HISTORY GEEKS
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
Ku Klux Klan - KKK
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Ku Klux Klan - KKK

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A detailed and well-differentiated, editable history lesson all about the KKK and their history. Suitable for KS3 / KS4. The download includes: a detailed PowerPoint, a variety of activities, worksheet, 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
Remembrance Day
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Remembrance Day

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An hour long PowerPoint with differentiated tasks throughout, clip link and accompanying task focusing on Remembrance Day and the significance of poppies. Designed by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school. The images have just been uploaded so you can see some of the content of the lesson. The actual PowerPoint is in the zip file. 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
Henry VIII + Reformation
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Henry VIII + Reformation

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A detailed and well-differentiated, editable history lesson all about Henry VIII and the English Reformation. The lesson focuses in detail on the most significant reasons why Henry VIII chose to break from Rome before challenging students to produce an extended writing task based on their learning. This lesson lasts 1 hours 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, source sheet, extended literacy plenary, 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
Black History Month Assembly
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Black History Month Assembly

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A little bit different Black History Month assembly, with a focus on why we don’t have a ‘white history month’ - (a common question from students) and an investigation into the black icons we don’t know so much about. Enough material to last around 20 minutes including clips. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR FREE RESOURCES EVERY WEEK! : https://www.facebook.com/ecteachresources/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ec_publishing and our website: psheresources.com