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ALL COMMISSION IN 2020 TO HOMELESS CHARITIES. Check out special reductions from May 2020 aimed at home learning during the Corona Virus emergency - My Shop supports The Berwick Youth Project (Keeping young people off the streets) , The Salvation Army & Other selected charities. All support for my homeless appeal will be much appreciated by the many vulnerable people struggling to survive in these difficult times. Thank you.

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ALL COMMISSION IN 2020 TO HOMELESS CHARITIES. Check out special reductions from May 2020 aimed at home learning during the Corona Virus emergency - My Shop supports The Berwick Youth Project (Keeping young people off the streets) , The Salvation Army & Other selected charities. All support for my homeless appeal will be much appreciated by the many vulnerable people struggling to survive in these difficult times. Thank you.
Lock Down Picture Quiz - 001
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Lock Down Picture Quiz - 001

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Picture Quiz - 001 is a mixture of famous people. It includes topics such as Science, History, Television personalities, Popular music and Sport. It is probably best suited to children from Year 5 through to Year 10. The page with the answers also includes a few extra facts about each person. Parents and teachers may need to guide the younger children through the follow up information. Updated 17-05-20 … A few minor errors corrected.
Development of a Dictatorship - Germany 1918 - 45.
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Development of a Dictatorship - Germany 1918 - 45.

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A time line of resources with notes, pictures, links to video clips and web sites. Suitable for Edexcel IGCSE History Unit A3. Can be the basis for a full programme of lessons or use as a revision document. This resource takes you on a journey from the end of WW1 to the end of WW2.
Lock Down - General Knowledge Quiz-002 (E&F)
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Lock Down - General Knowledge Quiz-002 (E&F)

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Another free Quiz. Second in a series of quiz challenges. General Knowledge Quiz prepared for my two grand daughters Emilia and Florence. They are 9 and 11 years old. It will be suitable for children between the age of 9 and 15 years. Free to all for use as a home study exercise. Try answering them without assistance for 3 points and then receive 1 point for finding the answers using the internet or other sources. I hope you have some family fun.
Geographical Project based on The Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Geographical Project based on The Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Covid Crisis 2020 - Home Studies. All income for this resource in 2020 will go to homeless charities. I believe that this project is perfect for Key Stage 2 and 3 and that the children will reap the benefits when they progress to examination studies in Key Stage 4. The Project offers an insight into the characteristics of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and it encompasses a taste of the History and the Geography of this diverse area of Northern England. There is a mix of written material, diagrams, maps challenges and photographs. The main target area is the subject of Humanities but in particular it is best suited for studies in Geography, Travel and Tourism and some aspects of History. Throughout this resource there is an offering of tasks for students to attempt. These challenges involve discussion, descriptive and analytical writing, drawing skills, numerical assimilation and all aspects of the requirements for satisfactory coverage of the National Curriculum in the UK. Sub topics include: Glaciation, Geology, Industrial Roots, Roads and Railways, Town and Countryside, Limestone Scenery, Farming, Mapwork Skills and a few others. In total there is enough work for at least 10 lessons that will encompass the full range of geographical skills within the one project. I believe that this resource would be best suited for children between the ages of 10 and 16 years and it can be adapted for a wide range of abilities. The work offered to the children can be carried out in the classroom and some sessions could make use of the IT room in order to extend the project. I would start by using an atlas and looking at its worldwide location as part of the bigger picture and then zoom in on its site and situation within the UK National Parks organisation. At this point I would introduce the children to one of the maps on offer within the project (Page 25). From this point onward the project can make full use of the 61 page resource document. I hope you enjoy studying this wonderful part of Northern England as much as I have both on the ground and under the ground over the past 35 years.
World War One From Start to Finish.
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World War One From Start to Finish.

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Children at Home can learn about the time line of events during WW1. Teachers can offer this resource to children who are studying WW1. Younger students may need to watch alongside their parents. What is included … 2 Presentations, 4 Quiz Challenges and information pages. and how to use this resource: This resource can be used for students between the ages of 9 and 16 years. It contains 2 power point presentations that cover the first and second half of WW1 in a chronological continuum. Each presentation has 25 slides with detailed notes included below. The commentary is most suitable for 14 to 16 year old History students but it can be easily adapted for children who are 10 to 13 years of age. Both presentations are offered as thumbnail and note pages that can be printed and used as revision sheets for examination students who are studying WW1. Other pages on offer include two relatively easy quiz pages with 25 questions for all age groups and two picture quizzes with ten related images (The quizzes can be attempted** with or without** the fact sheets). Finally there is a page with 25 short writing projects that are offered as challenges for developing historical writing in preparation for examinations. How to Use the Power Point Presentations: Part 1 - Show as a brief introduction for various topics about WW1. The presentation can be concluded by an easy quiz (using the resource to find the answers). Testing from memory - Students can mark their own so that they can note facts and concepts that they did not learn during the presentation. The quiz pages can act as a script for the main discussion topics whilst the presentation is being given. The second presentation can be used in the same way. Individual slides can be used as lesson starters for initial discussion and then lead into writing challenges. I envisage this resource being used for perhaps up to 6 lessons with 9 to 12 year old children. Examination students might use this resource as a foundation for studying all aspects of WW1. The picture quizzes can be used as standalone challenges using the information sheets or as an internet challenge. Another option would be to use certain pages as Homework material. Target groups are … GCSE History and Key Stage 2 and 3 studies.
Germany 1918 to 1933-The Rise & Fall of the Weimar Republic (A 2 lesson Powerpoint Presentation)
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Germany 1918 to 1933-The Rise & Fall of the Weimar Republic (A 2 lesson Powerpoint Presentation)

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This resource is a two lesson powerpoint presentation that tracks the developments of the Weimar Republic from its conception (1918) to its final demise (1933). In particular it features the political rise of Adolf Hitler from Lance Corporal to Fuhrer. It takes the form of a timeline of events and the frames can be reduced to create a pack of 48 revision cards. This presentation is ideal for students of History between the ages of 14 and 16. Frames 52 and 53 can be printed for students to compile brief notes on the two presentations. This is a quick fix exercise to help students to put the key events of the Weimar Republic into chronological order. All abilities can learn from the images and discussions inspired by this resource.
Poole and Dorset - A Fieldwork Project About The Service Industry, Tourism & Other Associated Topics
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Poole and Dorset - A Fieldwork Project About The Service Industry, Tourism & Other Associated Topics

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This resource is aimed at giving Geography, Travel and Tourism and Business Studies students from Years 9 through to 11 the experience of handling data related to service industries. The work serves to satisfy the type of work associated with field studies and research. The data is presented on a spreadsheet that highlights the Service Industry of Poole in Dorset. Using the information, students will be able to propose a hypothesis and then attempt to prove or refute the chosen statement. Within the folder there is a powerpoint presentation that can be used independently as a collection of Geography topics about the English County of Dorset. Specifically it addresses the concepts of Site, Situation and Function of a settlement. The powerpoint presentation alone can be used to support up to 10 contrasting lessons. The photographs can be used for introductions to a number of Human and Physical Geography topics including the following specifics and links: Poole Port, Service Industry, Tourism, Shopping Streets, Spreadsheet statistics, Bays and Headlands, Lulworth Cove, Lulworth Village, Swanage Bay, Groynes, Stair Hole, Durdle Door, Corfe Castle, Dorset Geology, Settlements, Site, Situation, Function and finally a number of excellent photographs that can be converted to field sketch diagrams.
Geography - Atlas Resource Book for Home Study
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Geography - Atlas Resource Book for Home Study

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A 268 page document with over 50 outline maps from around the World. This resource book is to be used in conjunction with a school atlas. There are a multitude of exercises and challenges for students to use as homework or in the classroom with guidance from the teacher. Also included, there are over 180 photographs from the UK and around the World that can be used individually for lesson starters or as topic slide shows.This resource work book can be used with a wide range of age groups. The outline maps and questions are suitable for children between the age of 9 to 16 years. The content has a wide degree of differentiation for more and less able children. The many pictures included in this document are ideal as introductions to new topics. Although the main focus of this resource is on Geography, much of the content can be linked to, Travel and Tourism, History, English and Social Studies. Special featured sections: China, London, Spain, Bristol and WW1 Flanders. All income from this resource will be donated to 3 Homeless Charities in 2020 . The Salvation Army, Crisis and The Berwick Project.
Dorset Coast - A Geographical Home Study Project
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Dorset Coast - A Geographical Home Study Project

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This is a Power Point Presentation about Poole, Dorset and the Jurrasic Coast. Within the commentary boxes each slide offers fairly simple writing or sketching challenges for students from Year 6 through to GCSE level. The study is presented in such a way that individual students can work through each challenge from home on a PC or lap top. The geographical skills involve drawing of maps, field sketches and analytical writing that will give each student familiarity with common geographical terminology. Working for between 1 and 2 hours per day, this project should last for about 7 session but may last up to 10 one hour sessions in total. There is potential for extension work using the many images that lend themselves to field sketch drawings. This resource is offered at a minimum price of £2 and all income will be forwarded to homeless charities in 2020. It is also offered at this time especially for parents and teachers who are providing children at home with appropriate educational challenges during the Covid crisis.
Field Sketch Library - Album 1
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Field Sketch Library - Album 1

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Field sketch drawing. How to draw a field sketch + 10 extra practice photographs for students to develop their drawing and geographical knowledge. Topics include: Coastlines, beaches, cliffs, tourism, agriculture, road, rail, highlands and river valleys.
Cities of the British Isles - Fact File Project for Geography & Information Technology
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Cities of the British Isles - Fact File Project for Geography & Information Technology

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Learning at home or in the classroom - British Cities - Geography at home - Parents and teachers can easily set their children mini projects using this resource. All income on this resource will go to Homeless Charities in 2020. British Cities Fact File Challenge This project offers a research opportunity to find out more about the cities of Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and London. The resource is aimed at children from Years 5 to Year 9 and it provides an opportunity to combine Information Technology with Geography. It is an ideal opportunity to use a presentation to introduce the topic of British Cities. This can be extended to perhaps 4 introductory lessons with a collection of smaller challenges. After an initial introduction the students can then gather their own selected information about all ten of the cities included in the study. At the end of the project they should have a document consisting of 10 fact files and a much better knowledge of cities in both the United Kingdom and The Republic of Ireland.
Geography Skills Unit for Understanding Maps.
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Geography Skills Unit for Understanding Maps.

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Any income from this resource will go to Homeless Charities in the UK A selection of basic skills for learning about maps. Topics covered include: Use of symbols, Directions and Bearings, Grid References, Contours, Scales and Distances on maps. This resource offers introduction to map skills and gives the opportunity for students to complete work challenges. This resource unit is best suited to students from 10 years through to 16 years of age.*
Story & Short Drama Sketch - Diego the Parrot
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Story & Short Drama Sketch - Diego the Parrot

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Advice and a Warning … Please note that this play makes use of sound effects like irate animals, a rather mad parrot and a deaf old lady who breaks wind!! If you use this resource, I recommend using it in the final lesson of the day. It is not for use by teachers who are faint hearted or do not have a good rapport with their students. Read on if you are interested. This is both a short story and a short play about Diego the Parrot. The title of the play is “My Neighbour Has A Parrot”. I used to enjoy interactive lessons with my students and in partnership with my classes we used to produce plays, drama sketches and pantomimes. These were the most memorable experiences in my career as a teacher. This resource targets English and Drama or it can be used as a platform for a short stage production. Acting out plays has always been a winner for me. There are lots of sound effects included in this production and it affords the opportunity to have lots of fun with your students. As a play it would last between 10 and 15 minutes. The main characters in this production could include a narrator, old man, old lady, parrot and possibly a sound effects expert! I would target this resource at Key Stage 2 and 3 (Ages 8 to 14 year old). Initially I would read the story to the class (with the sound effects) and then develop the production as a whole class exercise and then, perhaps, in groups of between 4 and 5 children. The main aim of this classroom activity is 1) Building inner confidence and 2) Having fun in the classroom. Further developments can involve creative writing about Diego the parrot. One in particular that I have used in the past would be “Diego and the Ventriloquist”. Each child can have a go at performing and writing a small individual sketch for fun. A toy parrot strapped to the shoulder would be a useful extra. I hope you have fun with this resource. My shop supports the Berwick Youth Project. This charity helps to keep young people safe and tries to prevent them from ending up on the streets or homeless.
All You Need Is an Atlas - World Geography - Home Study
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All You Need Is an Atlas - World Geography - Home Study

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Home Study 2020. Have you got an Atlas at home? All homes need an Atlas. This resource is ideal for doing work linked to pages from an Atlas. All income from this resource in 2020 will go to Homeless charities. A 268 page document with over 50 outline maps from around the World. This resource book is to be used in conjunction with a school atlas. There are a multitude of exercises and challenges for students to use as homework or in the classroom with guidance from the teacher. Also included, there are over 180 photographs from the UK and around the World that can be used individually for lesson starters or as independent slide shows. National Curriculum, Geography - This teaching resource offers a large proportion of the main elements included in the Key Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4 specifications. Location knowledge, Place knowledge, Human and Physical Geography and also elements of fieldwork skills have been covered in many different ways. Almost every page has a Geographical question, exercise or challenge for a wide range of ability levels. Many of the photographs could also be used in PSHE lessons or Tutor Time to inspire discussion, comments and possibly written work. Special areas of interest: China, Spain, France, Belgium, Malaga, Palm Springs, London, Bristol, WW1 Picardie and Flanders.
Adolf Hitler - 1889 to 1918 (His Early Years & WW1)
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Adolf Hitler - 1889 to 1918 (His Early Years & WW1)

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Adolf Hitler 1889 to 1918 – His Early Years and WW1 - This resource comes in the form of a fact file and a selection of classroom exercises that are aimed at 13 to 16 year old students of 20th Century History. In addition to this there is a small section (images) that would be suitable for the PSHE programme especially in the month of November. The material in this 21 page resource documents the birth of Adolf Hitler through to the conclusion of WW1. It contains written information, pictures, maps, quiz questions and research challenges. The research challenges are ideal for perhaps two internet sessions where students need to search for extra information. The contents are best suited for Key Stage 3 and students in Key Stage 4 preparing for History examinations, particularly the topics “The Rise of Adolf Hitler”, “Development of a Dictatorship” and “The Events of WW1”. The resource materials offered should satisfy between 4 and 8 hours of work in the classroom. As an alternative it may also be offered as a home research project in preparation for GCSE examinations. This resource can be linked and used alongside - Adolf Hitler - Early Years (Powerpoint Presentation created by this same author).
Adolf Hitler - His Early Years - 1889 to 1918
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Adolf Hitler - His Early Years - 1889 to 1918

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This Powerpoint Presentation is specifically targeting 13 to 16 year old students of History. There are 22 slides with a selection of appropriate pictures, fact files and maps included. It is an introductory part of a wider document about “The Development of a Dictatorship – Adolf Hitler”. The resource documents the early years of Hitler up to the end of World War One and it looks more closely at the experiences that shaped his life. Who and what influenced him as he was growing up in Austria and how did being part of an Infantry Regiment in WW1 mould his character. The critical question is asked, how and why did Hitler take his chosen path to infamy? In terms of historical understanding, many National Curriculum prerequisites have been covered and include evidence, continuity, change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy, significance and contestability. However in short, the most important content is evidence of how and why Adolf Hitler turned into a cruel demagogue. A key element in the presentation is the chronological nature of the study. The World War 1 years also offer an ideal opportunity to learn more about the advances in technology. There are 22 slides with images that are followed by suggested challenges for students to complete. The slides containing maps are available for printing and use in lessons. Slide 25 offers suggested ways in which the presentation can be managed in the classroom. Slide 26 to 38 contains sets of quiz questions that are differentiated for a wide range of abilities. Slide 39 offers writing challenges that are aimed at helping 13 year old students to extend their writing skills from a basic level to advanced levels in preparation for higher examination targets in the future. Slides 40 to 45 are script notes for use by students who can take part in the presentation if directed by the teacher. This unit of work is ideal for between 3 and 6 hours of commitment in the classroom and possibly for use as a homework challenge.
Field Sketch Library
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Field Sketch Library

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A Field Sketch Library. 12 side document with 11 photographs of landscapes and exercises with writing skills related to Geography. Best suited to children between the ages of 10 and 14 (May be useful for Key Stage 4 revision work on field sketching and landscape observations). All text, sketches and photographs the property of the author of this document … Ian Patterson
Geography at Home 2020
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Geography at Home 2020

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Geography Bundle - Price Reduction - Amazing value for money! All income in 2020 will go to Homeless Charities. This Geography resource is ideal for home learning. It is everything I needed when I first started teaching Geography. It targets children from the age of 8 through to 16 and it includes: 1) World Mapwork Skills & literacy. Every possible outline map for Britain, Europe and the rest of the World is included. 2) Basic Skills for teaching OS - mapwork. 3) How to interpret pictures and then convert them into field sketch images. There are also many challenges offered for writing sentences and passages using geographical terminology and vocabulary. This bundle is a special offer to young teachers of Geography in the Secondary sector. It also targets (KS3 and KS4) . Junior School Teachers responsible for delivering Humanities at Key Stage 2 Level will also find this resource invaluable. The whole package makes up 100’s of lessons.
Mapwork Skills - Home Studies 2020
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Mapwork Skills - Home Studies 2020

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Home Study 2020. Improve your map skills at home. All income from this resource goes to homeless charities during 2020. Map Skills - 50 side document with exercises and maps that can be photo-copied and re-used in different ways. Best suited to children between the ages of 10 and 14 (May be useful for Key Stage 4 revision work on map skills). All text, maps, photographs, sketches and graphics by the author … Ian Patterson
The Weimar Republic - Resource, Timeline, Revision Cards, Game and Wall Display
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The Weimar Republic - Resource, Timeline, Revision Cards, Game and Wall Display

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This resource targets students studying the Weimar Republic during the period 1918 to 1933. They are most likely to be involved in learning about History in Germany for GCSE examinations in the time period between the two World Wars. Specifically it is aimed at learning time order in this complicated and rapidly changing period of History. There are two main elements to this resource. It starts with a timeline presentation that can be taught as two introductory lessons. After this initial introduction the 48 revision cards can be used to create a wall display and then followed up with a series of revision games that help students to learn the correct order of events during the Weimar years in Germany. As the end of Key Stage 4 examinations get closer the revision cards will be very useful for individual, partner and group revision sessions.