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Key Stage 3, GCSE and A Level History resources available for purchase and download. New Focus Education offer resources from a teacher with 10 years teaching experience, a track record of excellent outcomes and experience of leadership at several levels. The main focus is AQA 8145 and AQA A Level, with key stage three resources available with GCSE skills and requirements embedded throughout.

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Key Stage 3, GCSE and A Level History resources available for purchase and download. New Focus Education offer resources from a teacher with 10 years teaching experience, a track record of excellent outcomes and experience of leadership at several levels. The main focus is AQA 8145 and AQA A Level, with key stage three resources available with GCSE skills and requirements embedded throughout.
AQA 8145 Elizabeth revision materials
LauraMeadowcroft

AQA 8145 Elizabeth revision materials

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Revision resources focusing on how to structure and answer each question style. each resource models the structure, how to answer the question and then provides students with a variety of questions to plan/attempt.
AQA 8145 How did Elizabeth I's government deal with poverty
LauraMeadowcroft

AQA 8145 How did Elizabeth I's government deal with poverty

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AQA 8145 - rally-robin starter how the government could deal with the poor, two videos hyperlinked in to assess how poverty was tackled, table of laws included with assessment of how effective each law was, focus on poor law and impact, write an account question with mark scheme included as a summary.
Ghettos in the Holocaust
LauraMeadowcroft

Ghettos in the Holocaust

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Whiteboard starter, hyperlinked video showing the Warsaw ghetto, source analysis of images of the ghettos to build a picture of life there, use of "lessons from the Holocaust" DVD (on youtube also) and "describe" question on the ghettos, use of 'the Holocaust KS3' textbook to discuss morality of life in the ghettos, plenary link to ghettos and the final solution.
AQA 8145 America  1920-70: McCarthyism
LauraMeadowcroft

AQA 8145 America 1920-70: McCarthyism

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Lesson exploring what McCarthyism was and the impact. Model answer starter (from previous lesson), educational Cold War film from 1950s to introduce fear to the USA, cause of fear of communism categorisation task, McCarthyism exploration on worksheet, continuum plenary regarding extent of impact of McCarthyism
AQA 8145 Why was there poverty in Elizabethan England?
LauraMeadowcroft

AQA 8145 Why was there poverty in Elizabethan England?

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AQA 8145 - exploration of causes of poverty in Elizabethan England. Introduction and link to modern day poverty, videos to introduce issue of the poor in Elizabethan England, worksheet including all relevant details and analysis of significance of factors causing the poverty with judgement plenary.
How did the Normans change law and order - KS3 but suitable for AQA 8145
LauraMeadowcroft

How did the Normans change law and order - KS3 but suitable for AQA 8145

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Third lesson of the scheme - changes made by the Normans to England Lesson exploring law and order changes. Starter discusses concept of keeping order and what the Normans could do, video note activity with the sheet, analysis of the changes on the table analysing the extent of change of the laws and how this benefitted the Normans, discussion of successes and failures for the Normans, 3,2, 1 plenary.
Cultural change in 1920s USA
LauraMeadowcroft

Cultural change in 1920s USA

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Exploration of social change in the 1920s. Whiteboard picture starter, carousel activity/market place exploring differen aspects of social change (music, cars, cinema and sport), judgement on if the roaring 20s really "roared" for everyone
Effects of the Wall Street Crash/start of the Great Depression
LauraMeadowcroft

Effects of the Wall Street Crash/start of the Great Depression

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Exploration of key impacts of the Wall Street Crash in the USA (collapse of business, unemployment, homelessness and collapse of farming) - pupils can create an A3 symbol poster (no more than 10 words to explain each section) using the hand outs - this could be invdividual or a gorup activity. Judgement at the end regarding the most significant effect.
AQA 8145 Elizabeth - what were theatres like? (L1 in Globe historic environment series)
LauraMeadowcroft

AQA 8145 Elizabeth - what were theatres like? (L1 in Globe historic environment series)

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Lesson one in the Globe historic environment series. This lesson explores what the theatre was like in Elizabethan England. A picture starter encourages discussion on the theatre, following on a video introduces the theatre whilst pupils annotate the labelled diagram using the information from the video. Pupils then apply the information to a describe question on the features of the theatre in Elizabethan society. Pupils then read and highlight the hand out and complete the table analysing the three key figures (Shakespeare, Burbage and Marlowe) and the impact they had then and now, finally pupils reduce the theatre in Elizabethan England to no more than 30 words.
AQA 8145 - Elizabeth - The Globe essay planning - historic environment
LauraMeadowcroft

AQA 8145 - Elizabeth - The Globe essay planning - historic environment

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The sixth lesson in the learning sequence on The Globe historic environment. This lesson starts by recapping the key features of The Globe, building on this to review the annotated diagram. Pupils then analyse the mark scheme and suggested structure and come up with their ‘top tips’ for answering this question. Pupils then use their changes table from the previous lesson to complete the PEE planning grid to practice structuring the answer. Pupils can then use this to complete the essay plan to the sample question: “The main change that the theatre demonstrated was increase in wealth of the Nobility and the Gentry”. How far does a study of The Globe Theatre support this statement? You should refer to The Globe Theatre and your contextual knowledge. (16 marks). The plenary is a model paragraph that can be printed out and annotated in pairs to demonstrate good practice.
AQA 8145 - Elizabeth - A study of the Globe two lesson sequence - Globe historic environment
LauraMeadowcroft

AQA 8145 - Elizabeth - A study of the Globe two lesson sequence - Globe historic environment

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Third and fourth lesson in The Globe historic environment series The lesson starts with an introduction to the Globe for pupils to read through. The video then explores the Globe with an accompanying video note sheet. Pupils then need a copy of the AQA resource source booklet on The Globe to analyse ONE source each - they will then feedback as a group. The lesson concludes with pupils listing what the Globe tells them about Elizabethan society and then a taboo plenary - the focus on society will be built on in the next lesson.
Slave resistance
LauraMeadowcroft

Slave resistance

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Lesson exploring how slaves resisted on plantations. Inference starter, two layers of inference sources linked to utility, card sort categorising passive and active resistance leading to an explanation judgement regarding the most successful forms of resistance.
The Harrying of the North - KS3 but also suitable for AQA 8145
LauraMeadowcroft

The Harrying of the North - KS3 but also suitable for AQA 8145

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First lesson of the scheme - changes made by the Normans to England Lesson exploring the Harrying of the North. Decision making starter on views of William, source carousel/investigation of the events/actions and results of the rebellion, discussion on how the Harrying helped William, leading to a 4 mark describe GCSE style question, interpretation plenary.
An introduction to witchcraft
LauraMeadowcroft

An introduction to witchcraft

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Lesson introducing witchraft in the 16th and 17th centuries. Hyperlinked video introduces why people were accused, chronology card sort shows reasons for accusations, source task explores views on witches and allows an introduction with a plenary recap quiz.
What was the Black Death? KS3 but also suitable for AQA 8145
LauraMeadowcroft

What was the Black Death? KS3 but also suitable for AQA 8145

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Fourth lesson in the scheme - how was the power of the monarch challenged in medieval England? Lesson exploring what the Black Death was. RAlly-robin source starter, data capture information hunt investigating the Black Death, analysis of the ‘causes’ of the Black Death assessing how ‘believable’ each appears, explanation answer on why there were so many incorrect causesof the Black Death leading to a recap quiz plenary.