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We produce a variety of resources, all of which put the student first. We give clear instructions and wherever possible all the resources needed for a great lesson. The resources we produce are made by teachers for teachers.
English Christmas Lesson: A Twisted Christmas
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English Christmas Lesson: A Twisted Christmas

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This lesson is all about imagination and creative writing. The students are to look at traditional Christmas songs, events and customs and invert or twist them to present an alternative. This produces great discussions and some really interesting pieces of creative writing. Alternatives include the Twelve Days of Christmas; Dickens A Christmas Carol; or just the life of a Christmas Tree. The lesson encourages the students to be critical of the work and world before them and come up with an alternative. They then have to present that alternative in one of three ways. At the end of the lesson is an opportunity for the students to think about their own Christmas traditions and write about what is important for themselves at Christmas
Rationing & The Rationing Trading Game
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Rationing & The Rationing Trading Game

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Rationing had a huge impact on the lives of everyone in Britain during the Second World War but often gets overlooked in the curriculum or at least left as a sidebar. This lesson pack aims to explain what rationing was and lets the students have a go at dealing with rationing as people would have had to. The pack contains everything you need to explain rationing and to play the rationing trading game. This really gets the students to actively participate in the lesson and understand the problems that rationing and the Black market could produce.  Aims:  To explain what Rationing was in Britain during and after the Second World War  To explain what the Black market was.  To have a go at a rationing / trading game. To think about the benefits that rationing brought.
Make Your Own Country
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Make Your Own Country

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History is full of assumptions in that teachers often assume that students have a certain level of knowledge. Topics that are discussed regularly are very rarely explained because it is assumed that students know about them and understand them. One such example is the ‘state’ or ‘country’. ‘A’ level students will have heard the terms many times but will have rarely thought about what such a thing is, what it means and what influence it has. This unit aims to get the students thinking about what a country is and the decisions that go into its creation. The students will discuss and work together to create their own country and then apply what they have talked about to the states and countries that they encounter in their studies.
The Great Depression
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The Great Depression

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This resource pack looks at one of the pivotal moments of the twentieth century. The students will look at how the value of money crashed and how this affected people in all parts of the world, especially Germany. This resource includes an on-going homework task, the use of ICT and even some role play if required. The students will find this an engaging way to look at a complex topic. The Pack includes Lesson Plan, PowerPoint and Handouts.
Mary Tudor Unit PowerPoint
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Mary Tudor Unit PowerPoint

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This very detailed and lengthy PowerPoint is designed for the unit of work available in the Free section. The unit of work gives all the references to the PowerPoint.
KS3 & KS4 History: Code Breaking & Numeracy
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KS3 & KS4 History: Code Breaking & Numeracy

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This is a brilliantly interactive resource that makes the students think from the very moment the lesson begins. They have to crack various codes in order to work out the next part of the lesson. What's more this is a useful way to discuss numeracy within history as codebreaking has mathematics at it's heart. This is all part of an exercise that encourages the students to think about the activities at Bletchley Park and the breaking of the Enigma code. This works as a stand alone lesson or as part of work on the D Day landings or the Atomic Bomb as it is all about secrecy and codes.
Assembly: The Tour de France and Marginal Gains
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Assembly: The Tour de France and Marginal Gains

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This assembly looks at the idea of Marginal Gains, that is changing lots of things a little in order to gain a big outcome. British cycling has used this idea and now dominates the sport. With the backdrop of the Tour de France the students can see how big changes are not always needed to make big improvements. Team Sky changed everything and the result was victory in the Tour. This is a great assembly topic as it is current and has a huge impact on students who can often feel daunted by some of the improvements they are expected to make.
A Level History Tudor Rebellion & Disorder
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A Level History Tudor Rebellion & Disorder

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This bundle contains almost everything you could need to teach a successful and enjoyable A level unit on Rebellion and Disorder. The bundle covers all the Tudors as well as an overview and extra worksheets. This is one whole A level Unit and offers the full range of skills, activities and topics to both challenge and educate your students. All have been used in the classroom and all can be easily adaptable to your own timings and needs.
Holocaust Memorial Day Activities
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Holocaust Memorial Day Activities

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This is a sensitive yet challenging collection of activities that can be used by all ages and abilities to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. They require focus on the students thinking about two key areas: 1. Why should we remember the Holocaust? 2. Thinking about the people who were killed in the Holocaust. The students have a range of practical activities available, all of which can be used in some form of display if needed.
Maths and the Tour de France
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Maths and the Tour de France

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This is an excellent way to engage the students with a great sporting event. The activities contained will cover a range of mathematical skills all based around the events, bikes, food and teams of the Tor de France. The students have to plot graphs, use percentages, work out ratios, measure distances and use various other skills all focused on the Great cycle Race. The added advantage of the lesson is that it is easily expandable as the race is live each day. A brilliant way to further develop an interest in the real world and the mathematical understanding of it. All the work is provided, including three detailed and informative worksheets.
Skills: Problem Solving
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Skills: Problem Solving

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Ofsted describes an inadequate lesson as one where the students are over dependent on the teacher and produce only passive responses. The same lesson often has a one size fits all approach that limits the students’ own responses and ability to produce their own work. All of these points would produce a truly terrible lesson within the sixth form where there is expected to be even more independence. The students need to be encouraged to think for themselves and solve their own problems. This does not only mean making sure they bring a spare pen to the lesson but also how to go about completing their own work, how it is to be presented and finding the correct answer or solution. Activity Aims: 1. To demonstrate to the students the different ways of looking at problems 2. For the students to look at the process of coming to a solution
The Great Depression
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The Great Depression

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The Great Depression was one of the defining periods of the Twentieth Century and a good understanding of it is vital in putting the Second World War into context. These resources comprise of a very detailed lesson plan, covering several hours work, a PowerPoint to aid the teaching and the three handouts that are needed. This lesson also includes a student activity to be undertaken outside of the classroom to further develop an understanding of the key events of the Great Depression.
The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb
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The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb

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The decision to drop the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima had consequences far beyond the people in that Japanese city. It changed the world. This activity aims to give a little background to the development as well as some information about the actual consequences on the people in the city. Firstly the students will look at the science of the Atomic Bomb. What is it that makes it work? Secondly, they will look at what happened when the bombs were dropped. The third aspect is the most important one. The aim of the task is for the students themselves to decide if the decision was the right one. This is not just empathising with the people who suffered or even those who made the decision. The students will have to decide themselves and then try to influence their classmates about what the correct decision was. Includes Lesson Plan, PowerPoint and Handouts. PowerPoint presentation contains sensitive image(s) and teachers are advised
RE GCSE Resource- Disability in Contemporary British Society
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RE GCSE Resource- Disability in Contemporary British Society

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This is a thought provoking and interactive lesson that really gets the students thinking about just what disability is and why we sometimes hold the attitudes we do. There are two fun starters and plenty of opportunities for the students to express their opinion and discuss the issues of disability. Also included is a GCSE style 5 mark question. The main aims are To understand what disability means. To investigate attitudes to disability and difference To explain Christian and Buddhist attitudes to disability in contemporary British Society
The Tudors: Rebellion & Disorder
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The Tudors: Rebellion & Disorder

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This unit is intended to be completed at the end of the course. However, it is not just a quick revision topic. This is an in-depth overview and comparison designed to really push the students and develop their analytical reasoning. The unit is designed for all major specifications, although some editing may be needed as the specifications change. The sheer quantity of detail within an A level can be lost on students, especially those who are a little more disorganised. This unit helps with seeing events over a whole period and encourages comparisons and contrasts between those events. This unit is very student centred as it encourages their own skills. This is teacher guided but student focussed. The additional worksheet pack would help with this unit. This is a complete unit of work and has a very detailed PowerPoint.
Edward VI
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Edward VI

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This is a very detailed examination of the Reign of Edward VI and in particular the two nobles who ruled with/for him. The work contains a Interactive PowerPoint, handout and sources. This work would takes 10+ lessons to cover and is all self contained.
History & Numeracy
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History & Numeracy

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This bundle of resources addresses one of the hot topics in Education today which is how can numeracy be taught throughout the curriculum. These three lesson packs contain interesting and enjoyable ways of viewing numeracy through historical eyes. What is more they are actually useful skills that will make your students better historians. Each pack is initially aimed at a particular Key Stage but all the skills can be easily adapted to any teaching of history.
History Tree
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History Tree

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This lesson is not on a specific topic nor is it a series of activities. Instead it is a whole class activity based around a major theme or topic in history. The aim is to create a visual summary of an historical event, from the main topic down to some of the key people involved. The Tree can be created as a piece of research on a new topic. The students can add to it as the topic develops. Alternatively the Tree can be created as a conclusion to a major class project. Each student can be given a task and once completed it will sum up all of their work.