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

Director of Humanities and Head of History and Politics in a South London Academy.
How does congress legislate? Edexcel A Level Politics (paper 3 comparative politics)
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How does congress legislate? Edexcel A Level Politics (paper 3 comparative politics)

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A lesson on how Congress legislates for the reformed A Level Politics specification for Edexcel. The lesson teaches the process of a bill becoming a law and also looks at the example of Obamacare being passed through Congress. Examples of US Politics are up to date as of November 2018. The lesson uses the Pearson textbook but could be adapted to suit other resources/textbooks.
Congressional elections (2018 midterms): Edexcel A Level Politics (paper 3 comparative politics)
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Congressional elections (2018 midterms): Edexcel A Level Politics (paper 3 comparative politics)

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A lesson on congressional elections for the reformed A Level Politics specification for Edexcel. The lesson analyses the typicality of the 2018 midterm elections, comparing to previous midterms, including the importance of incumbency. Examples of US Politics are up to date as of November 12th 2018. The lesson uses the Pearson textbook but could be adapted to suit other resources/textbooks.
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.
Walking Talking Mock: Vietnam War paper 3 Edexcel 9-1 GCSE History (USA at home and abroad)
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Walking Talking Mock: Vietnam War paper 3 Edexcel 9-1 GCSE History (USA at home and abroad)

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A walking talking mock using the edexcel sample assessment material for paper 3, based on opposition and support for the Vietnam War in the USA. The walking talking mock guides students through section B of the exam paper. Clear advice is given on how to answer the ‘how useful are sources B and C’ exam question as well as the interpretations 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 double 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.
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’.
Whitechapel (crime and punishment paper 1) Edexcel 9-1 GCSE History lesson resources
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Whitechapel (crime and punishment paper 1) Edexcel 9-1 GCSE History lesson resources

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5 lessons fully addressing the content and exam skills of the Whitechapel section of the Crime and Punishment paper 1 exam. All lessons have differentiated learning objectives linked to the 9-1 grades. Included is a list of sources students could use for any 4 mark ‘follow up’ question. Additionaly a bluffers guide on how to structure exam questions and a personalised learning checklist for the entire crime and punishment unit for students to self assess their progress against the specification’s content are included. The lessons use the pearson textbook but could be easily adapted for use with other resources. The PowerPoints will view correctly once downloaded.
Crime and Punishment knowledge homework tests - Edexcel 9-1 History GCSE paper 1
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Crime and Punishment knowledge homework tests - Edexcel 9-1 History GCSE paper 1

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Five 10 question knowledge tests as well as their answers in easily printable separate worksheets. The tests cover all sections of the edexcel crime and punishment paper 1 specification including Medieval, Early Modern, 18th and 19th Centuries and Modern time periods as well as the Whitechapel historic environment section. Ideal for use as homework revision, tested in class and then peer/self assessed.
The British in the Nile Valley (Egypt): Edexcel A Level History - losing and gaining an Empire
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The British in the Nile Valley (Egypt): Edexcel A Level History - losing and gaining an Empire

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Full lesson resources for the British in the Nile Valley 1882-1898 (Egypt and Sudan) 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. Also includes a case studies overview lesson for students to summarise all 5 case studies in the specification. Uses the pearson textbook but could be adapted to suit other resources/textbooks.
Anglo-Saxons and Normans paper 2 Edexcel 9-1 GCSE History scheme of work and resources
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Anglo-Saxons and Normans paper 2 Edexcel 9-1 GCSE History scheme of work and resources

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A full 12 week scheme of work with differentiated learning objectives linked to the 9-1 grade criteria. Includes fully resourced lessons, peer/self marking sheets for all exam questions, a personalised learning checklist for students to self assess themselves against the specification content and a bluffers guide to help with structuring exam questions. Assessments are included. The scheme of learning references both the Hodder and Pearson textbooks but could be easily adapted to suit other resources. The PowerPoint previews do not show correctly but once downloaded will show correctly on any screen or computer.
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.
US economy lesson resources for Edexcel A Level History option 1F (in search of the American dream)
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US economy lesson 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 changing economy section of the Edexcel A Level History paper 1F specification (can also be used for teaching AS History). The lessons cover: the impact of boom, bust and recovery, the impact of the Second World War, post-war affluence and growth and the challenges of the 1970s. Also included is a peer marking sheet for 20 mark essay questions. The lessons use the edexcel textbook 'searching for rights and freedoms in the 20th century' and other resources/textbooks but can be easily adapted for use with other resources.
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.