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I am a High School History teacher but have lots of different resources coming soon including Geography, PSHE and citizenship lessons and ones that are cross curricular.

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I am a High School History teacher but have lots of different resources coming soon including Geography, PSHE and citizenship lessons and ones that are cross curricular.
AQA 8145 Elizabeth I- Mary Queen of Scots
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AQA 8145 Elizabeth I- Mary Queen of Scots

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Learning Objectives: To investigate the background of Mary Queen of Scots and why she was a threat to Elizabeth. To investigate the plots Mary was connected to and assess her role in these plots. The lesson contains a table and detailed information on each plot.
Slavery-The Slave Trade and life for Slaves
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Slavery-The Slave Trade and life for Slaves

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Lesson1-What is Slavery Lesson 2-The Atlantic Slave Trade Lesson 3-The Middle Passage Lesson 4-The Middle Passage part 2 Lesson 5-Slave Auctions Lesson 6-Slave Diary Assessment Lesson 7-Life on the Plantations Lesson 8-Slave Punishments Lesson 9-Two different abolition of Slavery lessons Lesson 10-Did life improve for Black Americans after Slavery ended? Slave Interview Homework Each lesson contains detailed resources, with each one having a PowerPoint and Worksheets. There is level criteria and writing frames in every lesson where required.
New Inventions of the Industrial Revolution
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New Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

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Learning Objectives: To find out what were the new inventions of the Industrial Revolution and how did they change people’s lives. Word of the lesson: Invention. The main task is to use the information. You are going to create a poster/table on how new inventions changes people’s lives. For each invention: What was it called? Who invented it? When was it invented? What did it do? How did it change people’s lives? Then answer the 'big picture' question 'How do you think railways changed life in Britain?'
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.
The Romans
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The Romans

14 Resources
A huge bundle with a series of lessons on the Romans and Roman life. Lesson 1-The story of how the Roman Empire began. Lesson 2- The Roman Empire Lesson 3- Skills for the Roman Army Lesson 4-Roman Army Lesson 5- How did the Romans live? Lesson 6-A Roman City Lesson 7-Roman Entertainment Lesson 8-Roman Food Lesson 9-Roman women Lesson 10-Roman Religion pre Christianity. All lessons have a PowerPoint and resources with level criteria, example answers and writing frames where appropriate. This includes the homework.
The Civil Rights Movement Bundle
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The Civil Rights Movement Bundle

10 Resources
This includes a whole series of work on the Civil Rights Movement with a wide variety of tasks and resources. All lessons include a PowerPoint and resources, as well as level criteria and writing frames where appropriate. Lesson 1- The rise of white supremacy Lesson 2-Segregation Lesson 3-Brown vs Board Lesson 4-Rosa Parks and the Bus Boycott Lesson 5-The events at Little Rock Lesson 6-The story of Emmett Till Lesson 7-Martin Luther King Malcolm X Lesson 8-Did life improve for Black Americans assessment.
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.
AQA 8145 Elizabethan exploration
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AQA 8145 Elizabethan exploration

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Learning Objectives: To examine the background reasons why exploration began to take place in Elizabethan England. Information booklet of the reasons for exploration and tasks such as spider diagram. Practice exam question plan on exploration.
Medieval Life
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Medieval Life

5 Resources
There is a huge range of lessons on Medieval life and all contain a powerpoint, worksheets, example answers, writing frames and level criteria. Lesson 1-Medieval Town Lesson 2-Medieval Football Lesson 3-Medieval Food Lesson 4- Medieval Crime and Punishment Lesson 5-Medieval Medicine Lesson 6-Medieval Women
Medicine and disease in Industrial England
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Medicine and disease in Industrial England

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Learning Objectives: To investigate what the Victorians understood about disease. Word of the lesson: Germs The main task is to create a guide around a Victorian Street in Sheffield and how unsanitary the conditions were. Success criteria and a structure are provided.
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 Liberal Reformers lesson 1-Poverty in 1900's Britain.
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The Liberal Reformers lesson 1-Poverty in 1900's Britain.

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Learning Objectives: To understand what is poverty, and why people were so poor in Britain in 1900. This lesson could be good background for an introduction to the Liberal Reformers but also just a background about poverty in Britain at the end of the Victorian era. The starter tasks explore what the concept of poverty is and the idea of what poverty in 190- would mean. The main task is to classify information into categories with what pupils have found out about different aspects of life in poverty, and they use the worksheet to do this. There is level criteria which can be amended to fit with the new frameworks.
A Tudor Town
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A Tudor Town

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Learning objectives: To understand what life was like in a Tudor Town. To draw my own Tudor town as a pair using clues. In this lesson pupils have sources that are only written and they use this to draw a Tudor town using the written description. There is a source question about the town with a PEE framework.
AQA 8145 Elizabeth I-The Spanish Armada
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AQA 8145 Elizabeth I-The Spanish Armada

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Learning Objectives: To investigate why the conflict with Spain was significant in Elizabethan England and how it threatened Elizabeth’s leadership. Spanish Armada mystery clues and detailed information.
Votes For Women-Why did Women achieve the vote in the end? Women's work in World War One.
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Votes For Women-Why did Women achieve the vote in the end? Women's work in World War One.

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Learning Objectives: To investigate the work women did in World War One and find out when they got the vote. There are several little tasks with images showing women working in the factories and whether this was typical of women of this era. The main task is a creative piece, using the sources to interview a woman munitions worker and there are suggested structures and level criteria which can be amended. The plenary is linking to the 'big picture' In 1918, the year the war ended, women over the age of 30 were given the vote. 8.5 million women were over 30, but this was only 40% of women. Women over 21 were not given the vote until 1928. Was this a success? Had they achieved their aims? Why do you think they were given the vote? This was made for year 9 but can be adapted for GCSE.
Votes for Women lesson 1- What was life like for an Edwardian Woman?
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Votes for Women lesson 1- What was life like for an Edwardian Woman?

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This lesson focuses on the background to the votes for women and the restrictions women had faced in the Victorian era and the Edwardian era. The main task is based around a letter from one Edwardian woman to another, describing all the restrictions that they face. The letter is detailed and there are a lot to select. I have done this with low ability pupils and they were able to identify if the letter was read out to them. Learning Objectives: To find out what life was like for an Edwardian Woman and the restrictions she faced.
The Roman Empire
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The Roman Empire

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Pupils will use the map to learn about how the Roman Empire operated. To investigate what was the Roman Empire and how did it benefit the Romans. Uses 'Point, Evidence, Explanation' (In the form of a Dragon called 'Pee the Dragon') and is colour coded to show how to structure an answer in this way.
Rich Victorians- A Comparison between rich and poor.
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Rich Victorians- A Comparison between rich and poor.

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Learning Objectives: To investigate the differences between the lives of Rich and Poor Victorians. Word of the lesson: Comparison The main task is to create a spider diagram with findings from the sources about rich Victorians and then to compare this to what they have learned in all of the previous lessons about the poor during the Industrial Revolution.
Who should Elizabeth marry? (Elizabeth I blind date)
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Who should Elizabeth marry? (Elizabeth I blind date)

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I didn't create the idea, this idea is from the TES years ago but the kids love it as a lesson! Learning objectives: To come to a decision should Elizabeth I marry and why? The main tasks are to go through a 'Blind Date' PowerPoint (I just say it is like Take me out and they all get the reference!) and pupils fill in the chart as you go through. They then write a Valentines's card from the suitor they think should marry Elizabeth, as if they are the suitor, and explain their reasons. There is level criteria to go with this task.