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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.
Maths and the Tour de France

Maths and the Tour de France

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.
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Education Skills Resource Pack- 10 Lessons included

Education Skills Resource Pack- 10 Lessons included

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.
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Revision Skills Resource Pack- 10 Lessons included

Revision Skills Resource Pack- 10 Lessons included

This is a brilliant resource pack full of creative ways for getting your students to revise independently, differently and most importantly, successfully. Ten lessons are included and that means PowerPoints and handouts as well. Trial and error has gone into creating lots of resources that really get the students thinking about their revision. No two students are the same so adopting just one method of revision is limiting. Vary the methods and increase the outcomes. Topics included: Image is everything- revising using images Reverse the process- based on reverse engineering to see how a good answer is made Elementary- using Sherlock Holmes to help thinking Help Lights camera action Maps- a look at how mapping can help revision News Report- how putting a news report help focus revision Postcards- writing revision postcards Revision Game Thinking- different ways of thinking The title are varied because so are the methods, however, they are creative approaches to getting the most out of your students.
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Rationing & The Rationing Trading Game

Rationing & The Rationing Trading Game

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.
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Make Your Own Country

Make Your Own Country

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.
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Henry VII: Rebellion, Disorder and Inheritance

Henry VII: Rebellion, Disorder and Inheritance

Whether you are studying the whole Tudor period or just the reigns of the later Tudors then a good understanding of how the dynasty started is essential. Henry VII arrived on the throne unexpectedly and inherited a disorganised and fractious kingdom. However, with careful management and some luck he left is son a kingdom to be developed and strengthened. This is a complete unit of work that traces the major rebellious events of Henry's reign. There is a discussion of the problems he faced and a summary to show what he left the future Tudors. The unit comes with a complete matching PowerPoint and a handout for one of the rebellions. This unit will save you tens of hours of work and research.
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Holocaust Memorial Day Activities

Holocaust Memorial Day Activities

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.
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KS3 & KS4 History: Code Breaking & Numeracy

KS3 & KS4 History: Code Breaking & Numeracy

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.
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Mary Tudor Unit PowerPoint

Mary Tudor Unit PowerPoint

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.
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Assembly: The Tour de France and Marginal Gains

Assembly: The Tour de France and Marginal Gains

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.
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A Level History Tudor Rebellion & Disorder

A Level History Tudor Rebellion & Disorder

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.
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Henry VIII: Rebellion & Disorder

Henry VIII: Rebellion & Disorder

Henry HIII is a titan of English History and this unit focuses on the rebellions he faced in his reign. While the main emphasis is on the two main threats to his power, (The Amicable Grant and the Pilgrimage of Grace) it takes into account the events that would influenced these events as well as the wider issue of security in Henry's reign. The unit has a wide range o teaching styles and puts emphasis on the students creating work themselves. This is a complete unit of work and will save hours of research and work.
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The Tudors: Rebellion & Disorder

The Tudors: Rebellion & Disorder

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.
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Edward VI

Edward VI

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.
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The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb

The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb

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
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20th Century History: My Life @ 14

20th Century History: My Life @ 14

Make History come alive. History is often portrayed as what happened to other people and the students sometimes struggle to empathise with the characters they are introduced to. These activities have the students conduct some historical research on being a 14 year old at different periods over the last one hundred years. Thus the students compare themselves today with their ipads and rights to those children that experienced a vastly different existence during the twentieth century. This activity is not so much about empathising with 14 year olds in the past but more to focus on the idea of change and continuity. The students are investigating their peers of the last one hundred years. What is different, why is it different and is now better? This activity opens up history and encourages the students to see themselves within an historical context. Includes Lesson Plan, PowerPoint and Handouts.
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The Trenches of the First World War

The Trenches of the First World War

No discussion of the First World War is possible without reference to the trenches on the Western Front. If the students gain an understanding of the trenches then the whole experience and time of the war makes more sense. The activities included cover a wide range of topics relating to the trenches without specifying any particular part of them or any specific battle. The aim is to give the students a general understanding of the trenches and life in them so that they can complete a more focussed piece of research on a specific battle. As well as a very detailed lesson plan there are four handouts included as well as a detailed PowerPoint.
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The Great Depression

The Great Depression

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.
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History Tree

History Tree

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.
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Revision: Maps

Revision: Maps

This lesson is at best an introduction to and at worse a reminder about a very useful revision technique. There are various different titles for using mind maps or spider diagrams and this Recipe is made up of various aspects of all titles. To create a successful map it is important to understand the topic well and to have a good overall understanding of the key issues. It is also important not to assume that the students know how to create a successful map. The technique may have been used before but often students have just copied or produced what they were told.
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