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Director of Humanities and Head of History and Politics in a South London Academy.

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Director of Humanities and Head of History and Politics in a South London Academy.
The Cold War (KS3) full lessons and resources
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The Cold War (KS3) full lessons and resources

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A unit of work for KS3, giving students an overview of the Cold War. The unit builds students to GCSE level knowledge and understanding focusing on importance for international relations (Edexcel GCSE History in particular). The unit uses GCSE grades as learning objectives but is designed for KS3 students as a transitionary or bridging unit between KS3 and KS4. Included is a one A4 page knowledge organiser and knowledge organiser tests. Each lesson assesses the tension rating between the USA and USSR with students filling in a bar chart of rising and falling tension across the Cold War. Lessons include: Capitalism v. communism The end of WW2 The atomic bomb The Berlin Wall The Cuban Missile Crisis Detente The space race Reagan and SDI (star wars) The fall of the Berlin Wall
US Congress lessons: Edexcel A Level Politics (paper 3 comparative politics)
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US Congress lessons: Edexcel A Level Politics (paper 3 comparative politics)

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Full lesson resources, assessment, peer marking sheets, key terms and a PLC (personalised learning checklist) for the the US Congress section of paper 3 Edexcel A Level Politics (comparitive politics) reformed A Level specification. Examples of US Politics are up to date as of October 2018 (and for later lessons include beyond this). Covers all aspects of the US Congress section of the specification. Lessons use the Pearson textbook but could be adapted to suit other resources/textbooks.
Vietnam War paper 3 Edexcel 9-1 GCSE History scheme of work and resources (USA at home and abroad)
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Vietnam War paper 3 Edexcel 9-1 GCSE History scheme of work and resources (USA at home and abroad)

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A full 6 week scheme of work for the Vietnam War section of the paper 3 unit The USA, 1954–75: conflict at home and abroad. It includes a full scheme of work with differentiated learning objectives linked to the 9-1 grade criteria and full resources for every lesson. It also includes a personalised learning checklist for students to self assess themselves against the content of the specification, a bluffers guide on how to answer the exam questions and peer/self assessment sheets for the 8, 12 and 16 mark questions. It uses the Hodder 9-1 textbook but could be easily adapted to suit other textbooks/resources. The PowerPoints are wide screen, so do not show correctly in the preview, however will show correctly on any computer/screen when downloaded.
Civil Rights paper 3 Edexcel 9-1 GCSE History scheme of work and resources (USA at home and abroad)
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Civil Rights paper 3 Edexcel 9-1 GCSE History scheme of work and resources (USA at home and abroad)

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A full 7 week scheme of work for the Civil Rights section of the paper The USA, 1954–75: conflict at home and abroad. It includes a full scheme of work with differentiated learning objectives linked to the 9-1 grade criteria and full resources for every lesson. It also includes a personalised learning checklist for students to self assess themselves against the content of the specification, a bluffers guide on how to answer the exam questions and peer/self assessment sheets for the 8, 12 and 16 mark questions. It uses the Hodder 9-1 textbook but could be easily adapted to suit other textbooks/resources. The PowerPoints are wide screen, so do not show correctly in the preview, however will show correctly on any computer/screen when downloaded.
The US constitution and federalism lessons: Edexcel A Level Politics (paper 3 comparative politics)
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The US constitution and federalism lessons: Edexcel A Level Politics (paper 3 comparative politics)

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Full lesson resources, an assessment, peer marking sheets, key terms and a PLC (personalised learning checklist) for the the US Constitution and federalism section of paper 3 Edexcel A Level Politics (comparitive politics) reformed A Level specification. Examples of US Politics are up to date as of October 2018. Covers all aspects of the US constitution and federalism section of the specification. Lessons use the Pearson textbook but could be adapted to suit other resources/textbooks.
Walking Talking Mock: Whitechapel (Crime and Punishment)  paper 1 Edexcel 9-1 GCSE History
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Walking Talking Mock: Whitechapel (Crime and Punishment) paper 1 Edexcel 9-1 GCSE History

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A walking talking mock using a teacher created (not from edexcel) mock exam paper. The walking talking mock guides students through section A, the Whitechapel section of the exam paper, as well as the similarity/difference question for crime and punishment. Clear advice is given on how to answer the two features, how useful, source follow up and similarity/difference exam questions. Each exam question is explained and then students answer the questions in timed conditions. The walking talking mock is well timed for use in a 1 hour lesson. Also included is a ‘bluffers guide’ on how to structure each exam question which can be used with weaker students during the walking talking mock.
Canada and the Durham Report 1837-40 (rebellions): Edexcel A Level History - Empire
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Canada and the Durham Report 1837-40 (rebellions): Edexcel A Level History - Empire

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Full lesson resources and an assessment for the learning from past mistakes: Canada and the Durham Report 1837-40 depth study for Edexcel A Level History (paper 3 Britain: losing and gaining an empire). Covers all aspects of the specification and includes peer marking sheets for both knowledge and source questions. Uses the pearson textbook but could be adapted to suit other resources/textbooks.
The Vietnam War (KS3) full lessons and resources
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The Vietnam War (KS3) full lessons and resources

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A unit of work for KS3, giving students an overview of the Vietnam War. The unit builds students to GCSE level knowledge and understanding using GCSE grades as learning objectives but is designed for KS3 students as a transitionary or bridging unit between KS3 and KS4. Included is a one A4 page knowledge organiser and knowledge organiser tests. Lessons include: Causes of the Vietnam War VC tactics - booby traps VC tactics - underground tunnels US tactics - Operatiion Rolling Thunder, chemical weapons and seach and destroy The My Lai massacre The Tet Offensive Opposition in the USA The end of the war
Royal Navy changing ship types: Edexcel A Level History - Britain losing and gaining an Empire
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Royal Navy changing ship types: Edexcel A Level History - Britain losing and gaining an Empire

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A full lesson addressing the significance of changing ship types in the Royal Navy 1763-1914.The lesson forms a part of the teaching of Edexcel A Level History - Britain losing and gaining an Empire, and the breadth study of the changing nature of the Royal Navy. The lesson uses the pearson textbook but could be adapted to suit other resources/textbooks. Includes differentiated learning objectives.
President Reagan resources for Edexcel A Level History option 1F (in search of the American dream)
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President Reagan resources for Edexcel A Level History option 1F (in search of the American dream)

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A full set of lesson resources fully addressing the President Reagan section of the Edexcel A Level History paper 1F specification (can also be used for teaching AS History). Included are cheat sheets giving students a 1 A4 page balanced summary for each section of the specification: his economic policies, the extent to which big government was reduced, the extent of social change and the extent of the revitalisation of politics. These have really helped my students focus their revision. In addition a peer marking sheet for Reagan exam questions, as well as a bluffers guide to help students structure their Reagan essays are included. Also included is a personalised learning checklist for students to self assess their progress against the specification bullet points for the entirety of paper 1F. The lessons use the edexcel textbook ‘searching for rights and freedoms in the 20th century’.