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I am a History Teacher at a North West High School with 10 years teaching experience.

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I am a History Teacher at a North West High School with 10 years teaching experience.
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?'
The Romans
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The Romans

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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.
Medieval Life
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Medieval Life

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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
Votes for Women bundle
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Votes for Women bundle

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Lessons include: Lesson 1- What was life like for an Edwardian Woman? (The main task is a letter which shows all the restrictions Edwardian women faced) Lesson 2-Why did women want the vote? (The main tasks are GCSE source questions and lots of discussion tasks about Parliament and how our voting system works.) Lesson 3-Who were the Suffragists? (The main tasks are a source with PEE and a presentation task with focused questions and sources for information) Lesson 4- Who were the Suffragettes? (Same as Suffragists tasks, the idea being that they will have detailed revision style posters on each group) Lesson 5-Did Emily Davison intend to kill herself or was it a accident? A mystery task with clues and a detailed answer with a judgement. Each lesson contains detailed PowerPoints and worksheets with a variety of engaging activities. They all have level criteria which can be amended easily to meet new frameworks. On my shop there is much more information about each resource.
Oliver Cromwell- Why was Christmas banned?
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Oliver Cromwell- Why was Christmas banned?

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This lesson is based around a mystery question 'Why was Christmas banned?'. Learning objectives: To understand why Christmas was banned in England. To Find out how England changed under the rule of Oliver Cromwell. Word of the lesson:Puritan. Main Task:Read through the mystery clues. You need four colours. Colour code the mystery clues to find out why Christmas was banned. Who was Oliver Cromwell? Why was Oliver Cromwell a harsh ruler? How did Oliver Cromwell change England? Why did Oliver Cromwell ban Christmas? There is level criteria to go with the write up and making a judgement.
The Civil Rights Movement Bundle
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The Civil Rights Movement Bundle

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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.
Medieval Food
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Medieval Food

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Learning Objectives: To investigate what food medieval people ate. To compare and contrast the differences between a rich person’s diet and a poor person’s diet. To create a menu for a medieval banquet. Word of the lesson: Banquet (A big feast!) The main tasks are source questions on looking at medieval food and then to produce a medieval menu. There is success criteria and writing frames.
James I
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James I

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Learning Objectives: To find out who was James I and what he was like as a King. Word of the lesson: Perspective (We are going to look at James I from two different perspectives) The starter task is to use written sources to draw James I, showing his personality in the sources. There is then two letters, a positive and negative letter and pupils highlight the positive and negative aspects to James' personality.
Castles
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Castles

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Lesson 1-Motte and Bailey Castle Lesson 2-How to attack a Stone Keep castle Lesson 3-Defending a Stone Keep castle Lesson 4- Who lives in a Stone Keep Castle. All lessons come with a PowerPoint and resources and have level criteria and writing frames where appropriate. There are a variety of activities and these can be adapted for children of all abilities.
AQA 8145 Health and the People: Vesalius, Pare, Harvey and Sydenham
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AQA 8145 Health and the People: Vesalius, Pare, Harvey and Sydenham

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Four lessons in one looking at four of the key individuals in Rensaissance medicine. Lesson 1-Vesalius Learning Objectives: To understand how Vesalius contributed to the development of medicine. Comes with a worksheet and a table to complete which follows the theme of a significance exam question and an example part of a significance exam question. Lesson 2-Pare and Harvey (Two lessons) Learning Objectives: To understand the significance that Ambroise Paré and William Harvey had to the development of medicine. Comes with two worksheets and tables to complete on each individual. Two homework significance questions. Lesson 3-Thomas Sydenham Learning Objectives: To assess the significance of Sydenham in the development of medicine during the Renaissance. Comes with an information sheet and knowledge planner about Sydenham. Compare practice exam question about Sydenham and Harvey.
Racism in the USA in the 1920's?
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Racism in the USA in the 1920's?

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Learning Objectives: To investigate the rise of White Supremacy in the 1920’s and understand the racism Black Americans faced. This lesson involves questions on the KKK with level criteria. There is then a source about did life improve, with an incident from the 1960's.
The Stuarts-Witchcraft
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The Stuarts-Witchcraft

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Learning Objectives: To find out what the Stuarts believed about witchcraft and what happened to you if you were believed to be a witch! Word of the lesson: Witchcraft There are lots of source tasks (To be answered using PEE), Case studies to focus on and a 'How to catch a witch poster' as tasks. there is also a literacy link to 'The Crucible' This could be two lessons work.
Abolition of Slavery
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Abolition of Slavery

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***To claim £3 free to spend in my shop, go to TES/redeem, type in the code LBONNESEN-544. Offer ends on Friday 11th November!!!!!*** Learning Objectives: To investigate the reasons why Slavery was abolished. Word of the lesson: Abolition (To end something) The main task is a card sort with different campaigners who fought to end slavery and pupils categorise them. This card sort is from the TES but the PowerPoint is mine. Pupils then make a decision as to which group put more pressure into achieving the abolition or was it a combination of actions. There is level criteria to go with this.
The Middle Passage
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The Middle Passage

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Learning objectives; To investigate what was the middle passage?. There is a source question at the start encouraging pupils to interpret what the source implies about slavery. The main tasks are to answer source questions and there is level criteria provided. This is part 1 of a lesson learning about the middle passage. Part 2 lesson is available to buy from my shop.
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.
The Suffragists
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The Suffragists

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Learning Objectives: To investigate Who were the Suffragists and which methods did they use to try and gain the vote? The lesson contains a source about Millicent Fawcett and using PEE to hep answer the source question and then an information sheet of sources and pupils complete a presentation style task finding out about the Suffragists.
Medieval Women
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Medieval Women

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Learning objectives: To investigate what life was like for a Medieval woman. One of the tasks is a useful source question about the role of women in medieval society. There is lots of detail in the source and also scope for discussion points around this.The main task is to use the sources about medieval women to make a presentation using the questions as a structure. There is level criteria with this.
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.
The Industrial Revolution- Children in the Mills
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The Industrial Revolution- Children in the Mills

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This is two lessons that are both available separately in my shop. They focus on two characters working in the mills and look at conditions in the mills for children through sources, with level criteria and exemplar answers provided. Then there is opportunity to compare and contrast life in New Lanark compared to other mills. Also includes New Inventions of the Industrial revolution.