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We provide KS3, GCSE and A-level History and Sociology resources that inspire, challenge and encourage students knowledge and understanding. You will find a range of resources for example Venn diagrams, matching activities, flashcards, primary sources, mysteries and full lessons and lectures. If there are topics you would like to see featured on our shop please let us know via our Twitter account!

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We provide KS3, GCSE and A-level History and Sociology resources that inspire, challenge and encourage students knowledge and understanding. You will find a range of resources for example Venn diagrams, matching activities, flashcards, primary sources, mysteries and full lessons and lectures. If there are topics you would like to see featured on our shop please let us know via our Twitter account!
AQA A-Level  Sociology Mock Exam: Methods in Context, Families, Education and Peer Self-Assessment

AQA A-Level Sociology Mock Exam: Methods in Context, Families, Education and Peer Self-Assessment

This is a 120-minute feedback lesson which includes: a full Mock Exam, several students’ answers for your class to mark and feedback to; exemplar answer for Methods in Context; Self-Assessment Checklists after each question for students to use to assess their own answers. The presentation/slideshow gives opportunities to evaluate the mark scheme ('What do you need to do for TOP MARKS?). The mock includes questions on Families and Households; Education and Methods in Context. The mock lasts 90 minutes so covers a range of questions e.g. gender roles and diversity of family types; divisions of labour and power relationships; ethnicity and achievement; Methods question on unauthorised absences in schools. This lesson resources includes the full mock, exemplar answers and presentation which deals with each element of the exam.
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*FULL LESSON* Why did Businesses Grow 1750-1900? Industrial Revolution KS3

*FULL LESSON* Why did Businesses Grow 1750-1900? Industrial Revolution KS3

This 60-minute lesson covers the growth of businesses and birth of towns during the Industrial Revolution. Students start by examining a piece of statistics on population growth which is supported by a list of questions to help guide their thinking. There are further activities in this lesson including: - UPDATE: now with a peer-assessment task and Checklist! - labelling task on how towns grow (excellent as homework and perfect for low attaining students as well as SEND). Challenge questions are included to stretch the middle and high prior attaining students. - a video clip informs students about the impact of factories on towns and cities like Birmingham which is also supported a range of questions. - Card sort and/or factor activity: students read a range of cards and have to decide which factor each belongs to; - An extended writing task immediately follows the card sort/ factor activity. If you enjoy the lesson do rate us too : ) !
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*FULL LESSON* Who Was the Most Successful Inventor of the Industrial Revolution?

*FULL LESSON* Who Was the Most Successful Inventor of the Industrial Revolution?

This 60-minute lesson explores the most interesting inventors of the Industrial Revolution and challenges students to discover who they believe did the most for Britain. The lesson includes several engaging tasks as well as a final write-up of their research into a structured paragraph (PEEL). There is also an exemplar PEEL paragraph students can peer-assess! Tasks and activities include: - Research Task + Resources - Writing Task + Scaffold - Peer Assess Exemplar Paragraph - Video clip + Questions & Answers - Match-up task Concepts and individuals appear: Crompton, Arkwright, Davy, Davy Safety Lamp, James Watt, Steam engine, converter, crompton's mule, water frame, Henry Cort, Bessemer, Newcomen and stephenson and MORE!
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*FULL LESSON* Why did Soldiers Carry on Fighting in the Trenches? WWI KS3 KS4

*FULL LESSON* Why did Soldiers Carry on Fighting in the Trenches? WWI KS3 KS4

This 60-minute lesson gets students thinking about why soldiers continued fighting even though it was a sometimes harsh reality being on the front line. Students will reach a judgement on the most significant cause / consequence of events, they will be challenged to explain the interrelationship between causes. There is also an activity where students summarise why soldiers were willing to continue fighting. High challenge. Knowledge-Rich. Exciting! Tasks: - Analysing sources and linking those to Kitchener’s FOUR MAIN AIMS . - Examine the main REASONS why soldiers continued fighting and develop an hypothesis why they did using a handout. A brief ranking task is follows. - mind-map tasks using evidence.
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*TWO FULL LESSONS* Green Crime - A Level Sociology Crime and Deviance

*TWO FULL LESSONS* Green Crime - A Level Sociology Crime and Deviance

This 120-minute A-Level Sociology lesson can be used as a either a revision lesson or follow-up lesson on Green Crime. The main parts of the lesson includes: - warm-up activity challenges students to match the correct Green Crime Case Study with the right summary text. - main tasks include matching the correct key word / Sociologist with the correct definition or theory e.g. Ecocentric view; Eco Feminism. - classifying different types of Green Crimes - Discussion point around the statement: ‘Green crime is more a problem caused by the state than by individuals.’. This is also followed by suggested theories and AO1 to support an analysis and evaluation. - Teacher concludes with a summary of Green criminology and Green Crime. - all tasks are fully editable All tasks are also included in the presentation with correct answers.
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AQA A-Level  Sociology Mock Exam: Methods in Context, Families, Education and Peer Self-Assessment

AQA A-Level Sociology Mock Exam: Methods in Context, Families, Education and Peer Self-Assessment

This is a 120-minute feedback lesson which includes: a full Mock Exam, several students’ answers for your class to mark and feedback to; exemplar answer for Methods in Context; Self-Assessment Checklists after each question for students to use to assess their own answers. The presentation/slideshow gives opportunities to evaluate the mark scheme ('What do you need to do for TOP MARKS?). The mock includes questions on Families and Households; Education and Methods in Context. The mock lasts 90 minutes so covers a range of questions e.g. gender roles and diversity of family types; divisions of labour and power relationships; ethnicity and achievement; Methods question on unauthorised absences in schools. This lesson resources includes the full mock, exemplar answers and presentation which deals with each element of the exam.
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AQA 1F Industrialisation & the People Student Workbook PART 2: A-Level History Flipped Learning

AQA 1F Industrialisation & the People Student Workbook PART 2: A-Level History Flipped Learning

This is a 26-page student workbook which should be used alongside the main AQA History text for the course (ISBN: 978-0-19-835453-6). This SECOND booklet includes learning activities for Government and Changing Society 1812-1832. This booklet has been used successfully for Flipping the Classroom: set the work to be completed before the lesson and then work on essays and conceptual knowledge. If a students has missed a lesson, just direct them to the appropriate part of the booklet. It is also accompanied by 'Cunning Questions' sheet which can be printed onto A3. Students use this to make notes on BIG QUESTIONS which supports A*/A answers in the exam. The booklet contains guided questions and activities using AQA’s textbook Industrialisation and the People 1783 - 1885. The booklet includes a range of tasks including comprehension questions linked to specific pages of the book, mind-maps, essay planning tasks, article and sources extracts with follow-up questions, historiography, timeline task and more. The download is fully editable. We also have another student work booklet for AQA 1F see: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-1f-industrialisation-and-the-people-student-workbook-a-level-history-25-pages-56-tasks-flipped-11532516 . If you like the resource please leave feedback :)
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The Media - Sociology - A Level Revision and Consolidation Flashcards

The Media - Sociology - A Level Revision and Consolidation Flashcards

This MASSIVE resource includes two flashcard packs: 7 A4 pages of keywords and definitions students can use to quiz to test each other or themselves. The second resource includes 147 PAGES of Keywords and Definitions the teacher prints and spreads around the classroom. Students work in groups to match the correct keyword with the correct definition!
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*FULL LESSON* Were the suffragettes right to use violence? 20th Century History Lessons

*FULL LESSON* Were the suffragettes right to use violence? 20th Century History Lessons

In this part of our series of 20th Century History lessons, students explore reasons why some Suffragettes applied violent methods in their quest for equality. A case-study towards the end of the lesson challenges students to consider if Emily Davison committed suicide - amazing class discussion! The lesson includes full resources: stretch and challenge sources which provides opportunity to 'dig deep'; Venn Diagram giving students a chance to compare and contrast evidence; assessing how far Emily Davidson was pushed gets students actively engaged with historical evidence and using continuums to make up their minds. The lesson ends with a brief assessment opportunity: a write-up using a PEEL paragraph structure.
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*FULL LESSON* Was the experience of evacuation the same for all children? Adaptable for KS2 and KS3

*FULL LESSON* Was the experience of evacuation the same for all children? Adaptable for KS2 and KS3

In this part of our series on 20th Century History Lessons, students are taught about the different experiences of world war 2 children and the various experiences of being an evacuee. The lesson starts with a riveting video showing thought-provoking images (with beautiful music from Elgar 'Nimrod') which will have students thinking right from the start of the lesson. The lesson gets students exploring why world war 2 children were evacuated and there are two further activities challenging the class to consider why experiences for ww2 child evacuees were so different. Great for Key stage 2 and Key stage 3.
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*Full Lesson* Why had Life Changed in Britain by 1923? Industrial Revolution KS3 Change  Continuity

*Full Lesson* Why had Life Changed in Britain by 1923? Industrial Revolution KS3 Change Continuity

This 60-minute lessons gives students time to explore how Britain changed between 1750 to 1923 by challenging them to work through a series of engaging tasks. This could be used as the first lesson of a Unit on the Industrial Revolution or as part of an in-depth lesson on change and continuity. - comparing how transport, how villages/towns and cities were powered, how people lived and more - defining 'revolution' and elaborating on that definition with the help of a video clip - a fact sheet and worksheet gives the class time to investigate how agriculture, medicine, hygiene and education changed - source analysis of a painting - map analysis comparing Manchester through time. Try our other lessons on the Industrial Revolution: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-full-lesson-why-did-businesses-grow-1750-1900-industrial-revolution-ks3-11814720
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Why did Walter Hess report his dad to the secret police? GSCE Lesson Hitler Youth and Police State

Why did Walter Hess report his dad to the secret police? GSCE Lesson Hitler Youth and Police State

This 60-minute GCSE History lesson explores the issues surrounding Nazi policy on youth; Nazi ideology and aims for Germany's youth. After an engaging starter using a clip freely available on Youtube (Cabaret 1972, 'Tomorrow Belongs to Me'), students work in teams of three to solve a mystery surrounding an historically accurate account of a boy named Walter Hess. They will use evidence to see why the boy reported his dad to the Gestapo. Through this activity students will realise the mystery is not really about Walter Hess, but about something much more sinister... The lesson ends with an activity where the class investigate source material about how the Nazis tried to win the hearts and minds of German youth.
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Assembly: Humility to take advice. Assembly Collective Worship for Key Stage 2, KS3, KS4

Assembly: Humility to take advice. Assembly Collective Worship for Key Stage 2, KS3, KS4

This is an assembly which explores the theme of 'Humility' and focuses on the issues of showing humility in taking advice. This assembly works well for Key Stage 2, KS3 or KS4 (has been delivered to all!) and can also be used as Collective Worship - a prayer is included at the end. The assembly starts by exploring the story of Icarus and Daedalus with a FULL SCRIPT included. You will then raise the issues of humility in general and link to others trying hard to take advice (example is the infamous Kayne West with full notes in the notes section). You will then ask a series of questions to the group, class, form or whole school. These questions can either be delivered rhetorically or open to discussion. If you like it please leave 5 start : ) !
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Assembly: Living a humble life. Theme: Humility. Key Stage 2, KS3, KS4. Script. Collective Worship

Assembly: Living a humble life. Theme: Humility. Key Stage 2, KS3, KS4. Script. Collective Worship

This assembly deals with the theme of humility and focuses on 'Living a Humble Life'. This assembly works well for Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and KS4. The assembly can be delivered to smaller groups, individual forms or as a whole school assembly. The main emphasis of the theme deals with Jesus and the Woman by the Well, using an accompanying image with FULL SCRIPT which could be read 'as is' or adapted for the audience. The assembly ends with a brief video clip showing how simple actions can help in living a humble, kind, life. If you find the assembly useful please rate us 5 stars! : )
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AQA 1F Industrialisation & the People Student Workbook PART 3: A-Level History Flipped Learning

AQA 1F Industrialisation & the People Student Workbook PART 3: A-Level History Flipped Learning

This is a 48-page student workbook which should be used alongside the main AQA History text for the course (ISBN: 978-0-19-835453-6). This THIRD booklet includes 48 pages of learning activities for 'Political change and Social Reform 1832-1846'. This booklet has been used successfully for Flipping the Classroom: set the work to be completed before the lesson and then work on essays and conceptual knowledge. If a students has missed a lesson, just direct them to the appropriate part of the booklet. It is also accompanied by 'Cunning Questions' sheet which can be printed onto A3. Students use this to make notes on BIG QUESTIONS which supports A*/A answers in the exam. The booklet contains guided questions and activities using AQA’s textbook Industrialisation and the People 1783 - 1885. The booklet includes a range of tasks including comprehension questions linked to specific pages of the book, mind-maps, essay planning tasks, article and sources extracts with follow-up questions, historiography, timeline task and more. The download is fully editable. We also have other student work booklet for AQA 1F Booklet 1: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-1f-industrialisation-and-the-people-student-workbook-a-level-history-25-pages-56-tasks-flipped-11532516 . Booklet 2: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-1f-industrialisation-and-the-people-student-workbook-part-2-a-level-history-flipped-learning-11542745 . If you like the resource please leave feedback :)
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*FULL LESSON* Become a Sociology Ninja in Methods in Context. A-Level Sociology Education

*FULL LESSON* Become a Sociology Ninja in Methods in Context. A-Level Sociology Education

This 60-minute lesson will teach students to become Sociology Masters at the Methods in Context question on Paper 1 Education. The lesson includes: an AQA Paper 1 Methods in Context question; tasks which guides students through the examination process where they take the role as examiners; an exemplar answer is also provided including a P.E.R.V.E.R.T document which students can use to answer the question.
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Year 7 History Crusades Sources Exam. Mark scheme and Student Help Sheets. KS3 History Assessment

Year 7 History Crusades Sources Exam. Mark scheme and Student Help Sheets. KS3 History Assessment

This is a 50 minutes Year 7 History Exam on the Crusades. The exam is based solely on sources and challenges students to answer questions ranging in difficulty, for example from ‘What reasons can you see why people wanted to go on a crusade? 4 marks’ to ‘How useful is Source E to historians studying the history of the Crusades? 9 marks’. There is a ‘Help box’ (help sheet) for each of the questions should the students wish to get a helping hand. There is also a teacher mark scheme. Good source analysis assessment.
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*FULL LESSON* Do Mass Media Impose American Values and Life-Styles on the World? A-Level Sociology

*FULL LESSON* Do Mass Media Impose American Values and Life-Styles on the World? A-Level Sociology

This full 60-minute lesson (including a 10-mark exam question for homework) teaches students about globalisation and how far Mass Media impose western or American values and life-styles on the world. The lesson includes a booklet with a range of activities which students work through. This lesson also features provoking questions to prompt discussion, as well as video clips dealing with the hybridisation of Western culture in the Arab world. Key words and theories include: global culture, cultural homogenisation, cultural/media imperialism, hybridisation, hybrid culture, Flew (2002), Sklair (2012), Kellner (1995), Ritzer (2008), Fenton (1999), Compaine (2005), Tomlinson (1999).
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Assembly: Its Good to Fail - Mistakes are a Part of Learning: Growth Mindset and Resilience

Assembly: Its Good to Fail - Mistakes are a Part of Learning: Growth Mindset and Resilience

This assembly starts with a riddle to solve as students settle. The next part of the assembly deals with stories of some legendary public figures who never gave up - growth mindset and strong resilience. You then consider the question 'When is the last time you failed?'. Why not share your own! The assembly then looks at VALUES which can help in overcoming and dealing with failures and mistakes - 'If you were to mix a potion which could help with dealing with setbacks and failure, which two ingredients do you think would be in it? ' . Either use those listed in this presentation or add your own school values. The assembly examines five 'Top Tips for Dealing with Failures' and then explores a case-study about Malala Yousafzai.
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REVISION: Economic Developments 1783-1885  Industrialisation and the People 1783-1885 AQA Britain

REVISION: Economic Developments 1783-1885 Industrialisation and the People 1783-1885 AQA Britain

This is an extensive A-Level revision or lesson resource for Y13 or Y12 History studying Britain during the 1780-1880s. The resource provides specific information for the theme of 'ECONOMY' across the whole time period. Students use the booklet to revise or learn new knowledge. They can then test each other, followed by a written test of the information. The task could either be used across two lessons or if homework is set, one lesson consolidating the theme of economic development. Statistics, individuals, inventions and much more are included for example: industrial revolution, Cartwright, water frame, Samuel Crompton - the ‘Mule’, Hargreaves - Spinning Jenny, golden age of agriculture, impact of enclosures, Free Trade/Laissez-faire, development and impacts of the railway, Robert Stephenson, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Great Exhibition.
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*FULL LESSON* How successful were Peel's economic and financial policies during 1841-1846? A-Level

*FULL LESSON* How successful were Peel's economic and financial policies during 1841-1846? A-Level

This 60-minute A-Level lesson investigates Robert Peel's economic policies. Briefly look at historiography of Peel. Students to summarise key historians. 10-minute lecture and follow-up quiz. Key points relating to Peel and finance + 10 min lecture with questions for students to answer. Peel responded to the challenges of his age by ‘adapting his policies in the light of reasoned argument and practical necessity’? True? Discussion. Using their understanding of the historical context, students assess how convincing the arguments are in three extract in relation to Sir Robert Peel. Students complete table identifying argument and providing evidence which corroborates or refutes. Sources from provided.
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Assembly: What does it mean  to be British? British Values and Britishness

Assembly: What does it mean to be British? British Values and Britishness

This assembly explores the concept of Britishness. There are several parts to the assembly and the finale explores how our British Values e.g. 'The Rule of Law' or 'Individual Liberty' can be seen in everyday school life. The assembly starts be exploring common traits from British heritage and students get a chance to think about (and guess!) what makes up 'Britishness'. Issues around diversity and differentness are discussed and explored. Students are then asked to consider what 'ingredients' the British contain. A video is then played showing a group of older students reading the Benjamin Zephaniah poem 'The British'. If time allows ask a student or a pair of students to read our the actual poem.
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