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I am Curriculum Lead for History at a North West High School with 13 years teaching experience and an exam marker for AQA 8145 GCSE History.

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I am Curriculum Lead for History at a North West High School with 13 years teaching experience and an exam marker for AQA 8145 GCSE History.
A Roman City- What was life like inside a Roman City?
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A Roman City- What was life like inside a Roman City?

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Learning Objectives: To investigate what life was like inside a Roman city. The main task is to use the sources to create a tour guide showing someone round a Roman City. The worksheet provides sources for information and on the PowerPoint is a writing frame to structure
Roman Women-What was life like for women in Roman times and what restrictions did they face?
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Roman Women-What was life like for women in Roman times and what restrictions did they face?

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Learning Objectives: To investigate what life was like for a Roman Woman. Pupils produce a presentation using the source on what life was like for Roman women. It looks at inequalities they faced but also challenges stereotypes and shows some Roman women had important roles to play. This PowerPoint includes a source on Roman women getting married and this can provoke a lot of interesting discussions about marriage in this era and the concept of freedom.
Motte and Bailey Castles
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Motte and Bailey Castles

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Learning objective: How did William use castles to keep control of England? The starter task is to do a back to back drawing of a Motte and Bailey castle using the image on the worksheet. The main task is to describe the castle and there is level criteria which can be amended and example answers and sentence starters. The end task is to consider how the castles would help William to keep control and then to suggest improvements that could be made to the Motte and Bailey castle with explanations for these.
Life in Roman Britain
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Life in Roman Britain

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Learning Objectives: To investigate what life was like in Roman Britain. Starter on Roman numerals Useful source question on what the Romans brought to Britain. Level Criteria Presentation task using the sources to find out information about the Romans. Differentiated resources.
Henry VIII and his impact as King-How did he change England forever?
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Henry VIII and his impact as King-How did he change England forever?

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Learning Objectives: To understand how Henry changed England forever. The two main tasks are: 1st task- a source about Henry and how he changed England with Point, evidence and explanation structure. 2nd task- A set of sources showing life before and after the reformation ad pupils have to divide their page into two or use a double page and use the written sources to draw how the reformation changed England.
Skills for the Roman Army mystery task
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Skills for the Roman Army mystery task

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Mystery task based around a potential new recruit called 'Bert' who wants to join the Roman army and pupils examine the criteria using sources and decide if Bert has the skills to join. Writing frame provided on the PowerPoint. Differentiated sources provided.
The Civil Rights Movement-The rise of white supremacy
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The Civil Rights Movement-The rise of white supremacy

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Learning Objectives: To investigate the rise of White Supremacy and understand the racism Black Americans faced. Words of the lesson: White Supremacy This lesson explores the KKK and the issues Black Americans faced through source questions. Level criteria is provided.
The story of how the Roman Empire began
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The story of how the Roman Empire began

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An introduction lesson to the topic of 'The Romans'. Learning Objectives: To understand the story behind the Roman Empire. Pupils use the written story to create a storyboard showing the formation of Rome according to legend. Pupils then asked to question the validity. This story is based on Roman Mythology. Why does this story make it difficult for Historians to know the truth about how Rome began? Which other evidence could they use to help them find out about this?
How to attack a Stone Keep Castle
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How to attack a Stone Keep Castle

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Learning Objectives: To find out what was a Stone keep castle and to plan an attack on a Stone Keep Castle. The main tasks are to look at a cross section of a Stone Keep Castle and answer questions and then use a card sort to draw a castle and plan the best way to attack, sticking the card down and then adding explanation as to why that method in that position would be successful.
Edward VI-Who was Edward and How Protestant did Edward turn England?
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Edward VI-Who was Edward and How Protestant did Edward turn England?

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Learning objectives: To solve the mystery How protestant was England under Edward VI? The starter task is to guess how old Edward is from the picture and then another source question which can be verbal or written. The second part of the lesson is a mystery task with clues which pupils code to say whether they think the source suggests England changed to Protestant or remained Catholic. There is level criteria and a writing frame to make the judgement.
The Roman Army
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The Roman Army

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This lesson looks at what life was life for Roman soldiers and what made the Roman Army a success. Learning Objectives: To understand what made the Roman army a success. Level Criteria can be changed to fit in with the new assessment without levels framework. The main tasks are to create an interview with a Roman Soldier using the sources provided.
Roman Entertainment. How did the Romans spend their free time?
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Roman Entertainment. How did the Romans spend their free time?

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Learning Objectives: To understand how the Romans had fun and create a Horrible Histories booklet on Roman Entertainment. Pupils can use the sources on how the Romans had fun to produce a Horrible Histories style booklet on Roman Entertainment. Success Criteria is included on the PowerPoint. Differentiated sources are provided.
Roman Religion Pre-Christianity
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Roman Religion Pre-Christianity

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Learning Objectives: To investigate Roman beliefs and find out about Roman Gods. The starter task is a source to determine what we can infer about Roman religion. The main task: In your groups you have been given a pack of sources about each God. You are going to work as a group to create a presentation about the Gods and Goddesses. For each God or Goddess, write down a paragraph of detail about them. Who they were What they were responsible for. Fascinating facts about them! The powerpoint worksheet is info on Roman Gods.
Roman Numerals worksheet
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Roman Numerals worksheet

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Roman numerals worksheet. Really good for a cross curricular task involving writing the date in numerals or using them to complete sums. Could be used as a display.
Mary I - Did Mary Tudor deserve the name 'Bloody Mary'?
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Mary I - Did Mary Tudor deserve the name 'Bloody Mary'?

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Learning objective: Did Mary Tudor deserve the title ‘Bloody Mary’. Use the clues to solve the mystery. The main task is a mystery with source clues which pupils code in order to decide if she deserves the nickname. There are different layers to this and pupils can read more into the clues depending on the ability of the class and the level of challenge you want to set. On the PowerPoint the task is to complete the mystery as a poster with a two sided argument and a judgement supported with evidence.
Roman Life-How did the Romans live? Roman Estate Agent Task
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Roman Life-How did the Romans live? Roman Estate Agent Task

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Pupils produce a piece of descriptive writing based on sources of a Roman Villa with a target audience of a rich roman. Differentiated examples and writing frame provided. One worksheet is the Estate agent template. Learning Objectives: To investigate how the Romans lived.
Thomas Becket bundle-Two lessons, Who were Henry and Thomas? And the murder investigation
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Thomas Becket bundle-Two lessons, Who were Henry and Thomas? And the murder investigation

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Lesson 1- Learning objectives: To be independent enquirers and develop a theory as to what happened to Thomas Becket? The main tasks are to look at sources following Henry and Becket's lifestyle and answer source questions, then examine why they fell out. The plenary task is for pupils to decide what happens next to Becket and to write it on a paper 'scroll' to be rolled up and opened in the next lesson. There is level criteria to support this. Lesson 2- Learning Objectives: To find out what happened after Henry II shouted “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?” To decide who was responsible. Word of the Lesson: Motive This lesson starts with pupils sharing what they think happened to Becket and then the murder report. Pupils then complete a CSI investigation task on Becket's murder.
Roman Schools Homework
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Roman Schools Homework

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Roman schools homework- Pupils have to find out about Roman schools and Roman education. Includes sources on the sheet with information on as well as website ideas. * Old level 4 ** Old Level 5 *** Old Level 6. Need to be changed to whatever school is following.