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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.
How Money is Made
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How Money is Made

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A simple and interactive resource to explain a complex situation. All discussions in history involve money, especially in the sixteenth century. However, it is never really discussed how the money that monarchs borrow is created and the consequences of this. This resources looks at how money is made in the banking system during the Sixteenth Century (and later). This topic also allows the teacher to link the past with the banking system of today and the influence it also has on power. This activity is rare for the sixth form in that it encourages the students to get out of their seats and actively take part in the learning. Contains a PowerPoint and Lesson Plan and resources
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mary Tudor Unit of Work
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Mary Tudor Unit of Work

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This unit gives hours of lessons including activities, questions and discussion points about the reign of Mary Tudor. The unit is primarily aimed at the theme of a Mid Tudor Crisis but can easily be used for most Tudor examinations. The corresponding PowerPoint is available in the Premium section.
D-Day: An Alternative View
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D-Day: An Alternative View

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This resource is a counterpoint to the standard view of D-Day in that it focuses on the invasion from the point of view of the Germans trying to stop it. Through three tasks the students will be asked to use their knowledge of the Second World War before 1944 to determine whether or not the D-Day landings were likely to be prevented. The tasks ask the students to develop their arguing skills as well as drawing on evidence they have collected. The key is that it gets the students to think differently and therefore is a vital companion to traditional D-Day teachings.
Assembly Pack
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Assembly Pack

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This pack contains three fully resourced assemblies. The first is on the Tour de France and the theory of Marginal Gains. The idea that little improvements in lots of areas will produce a much greater overall result. The Second is on Democracy and how we came to get it in Britain and views on it today. The third is on Consequences and the sometimes unintended consequences that come from our actions. This gets the students thinking about their choices and how they plan. All three would be suitable for secondary students and sixth formers.
Education Skills Resource Pack- 10 Lessons included
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Education Skills Resource Pack- 10 Lessons included

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This is a must have resource pack for A level Students (and some higher GCSE Groups). Regardless of the subjects being studied all students need to learn and develop core educational skills in order to help them maximise their potential. There are ten lessons included in this pack, all fully resourced (stationary aside). This includes plans, PowerPoints, and handouts. The topics covered are: Problem Solving Time and how to manage it Money- how it works as a motivator and how students could view its importance. Code Breaking- we all write and talk in code, learning about codes helps us ask the right questions Deviance- doing something the wrong way can sometimes bring benefits. Graffiti- Thinking creatively Perspective- how we need to alter our perspective to see things differently Fight the Power- Why do we organise and make notes in just one way? Think about doing it differently Design a school- thinking about how we learn can make us better learners A letter to yourself- how you would explain your own strengths and weaknesses. The titles may be cryptic but that is because they best describe the activity and they get the students thinking.
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.
RE GCSE Resource: Modern Slavery
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RE GCSE Resource: Modern Slavery

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This is an excellent resource that investigates the difficult topic of modern slavery. It fits perfectly with the GCSE RE specification with Human Rights and Social Justice. The lesson covers topical issues and ask questions that really focus the students on the moral consequences of slavery. There is a brief historical aspect to put slavery into context before exploring modern slavery and the trafficking of people.
The Tudors: A Level History
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The Tudors: A Level History

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This pack contains details lessons plans for a whole years worth of work on the Tudors. Each pack contains all of the handouts, notes and PowerPoints needed for a series of detailed A level lessons. The lessons provided contain a range of questions and activities designed to make sure the students have detailed knowledge but also an enjoyable understanding of this brilliant period in History.
Valentines Day: The Maths of Love
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Valentines Day: The Maths of Love

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This lesson uses mathematics to help explain love. Where Shakespeare used words, we will use maths. The lesson is based around a fictitious character trying to demonstrate love and the only way he knows how to do this is with maths. There are lots of challenges for the students discussing such things such as: Shapes Arithmetic Pythagoras Odds and fractions Money & Numeracy The lesson offers a fun and interesting way to look at Maths and apply it to the world the students live in. There are lots of interesting and thought provoking activities, detailed worksheets and an interactive PowerPoint to assist with the lesson.
Remembrance Activities
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Remembrance Activities

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This pack contains four useful activities based around remembrance week as well as the broader topic of remembering and thinking about those that have gone and died in conflicts around the world. The tasks are particularly suited to history but there are aspects that could be used in RS as well or used as a whole school activity. All are aimed at trying to get the students to really think about past conflicts and the loss that occurred. The activities encourage creativity and empathy and will be an excellent addition to any work planned. The work can be developed for wall displays and there are opportunities to expand the work to fit around other topics on the curriculum as well as extension tasks for homework.
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
History Skills: Code Breaking
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History Skills: Code Breaking

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Understanding what is being asked of you is an important skill. The average person is not expected to crack complex codes but we are meant to understand instructions and work independently in order to complete a task. Most things have a coded element, or at least an understanding of a pattern, whether its language or maths, geography or music. Code breaking forces us to see patterns and fully understand something. Too often people make mistakes or get work wrong because they do not fully understand something; they rush into a task. It is often useful to try and work with others on similar task to see if everyone’s task might be completed more efficiently. Activity Aims: 1. To develop individual and group problem solving skills 2. To encourage the students to see patterns in their work 3. To encourage the students to think differently. 4. To develop interpersonal skills
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 Skills
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History Skills

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This excellent bundle contains a range of history skills that will ensure your students not only embrace history but excel at it. Each pack is focussed on a different skill and uses genuine Key Stage topics to demonstrate how the skill can be taught and used. The advantage of all of these packs is that that they are not exclusive to any one period or age group. Once used, these skills will create numerous benefits for both teacher and student.
English GCSE Revision
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English GCSE Revision

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This pack contains four excellent revision tasks for students studying for their English GCSE. The focus of the revision is on the Reading aspect of the exam and offers several ways of developing the students understanding and showing them where certain skills are needed. Several recommended uses of the handouts are included but all can easily be adapted by teachers if needed to develop their revision. The GCSE Subject Criteria for English stipulates a variety of skills needed to be demonstrated in order to achieve certain Assessment Objectives. These revision sheets and tasks aim to assist the student in revising for their Reading Assessment covered by AO2.
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.