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Quality resources developed for Home Schooling, International Schools and online education in sub-Saharan Africa, suitable for students planning to write Cambridge International Examinations.

Quality resources developed for Home Schooling, International Schools and online education in sub-Saharan Africa, suitable for students planning to write Cambridge International Examinations.
The Effects of the Renaissance on European Society
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The Effects of the Renaissance on European Society

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KS 3 - Full 43 page module which covers what the Renaissance was; scientific discoveries; art and architecture; Leonardo da Vinci; the Reformation. Contains worksheets, multiple choice; source-based questions, glossaries; suggested answers International Curriculum for Africa Year 7
The Anglo-Zulu War, South Africa, 1879
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The Anglo-Zulu War, South Africa, 1879

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KS 3 (UK) Gr 8-10 (SA) - A unit of work, suitable for whiteboard or for printing as a worksheet, which uses two films to study the topic. Includes background reading; worksheets; suggested answers (also on PowerPoint). Introduction – using film to study history How the war began The Battle of Isandlwana (Zulu Dawn) The Battle of Rorke's Drift. (Zulu!) The aftermath of these battles Discussion – use of propaganda techniques by the British government
Turning points in South African history - apartheid
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Turning points in South African history - apartheid

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KS3/Gr9 - A 23 page unit of work which can be printed and/or projected. Includes simple tasks, a poster task, an investigation into forced removals and the current land restitution issue in South Africa, a coursework task based on Nelson Mandela and F W de Klerk and many more activities. (with marking guidelines and suggested answers) The introduction of apartheid The Freedom Charter The Sharpeville Massacre The Soweto Riots The 1994 elections The role of Nelson Mandela and F W de Klerk Suitable for Cambridge and South African CAPS Investigations suitable for IB.
What is History?
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What is History?

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Introduce History concepts and skills Using source material; chronology and other skills
IEB Historical Investigation
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IEB Historical Investigation

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A PowerPoint which I use to introduce the Investigation at the beginning of Grade 12 for South Africa IEB students. Gives guidelines on how to structure the investigation and explains how source material should be selected and described.
Inflation
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Inflation

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KS 3 - A 5 page worksheet contains information with an international focus, calculations and solutions; suitable for international, multi-cultural schools International Curriculum for Africa Year 7
The establishment of the Zulu nation
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The establishment of the Zulu nation

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KS 3 - Module containing information, tasks and suggested answers Events in Nguniland prior to the Mfecane King Shaka Zulu The Mfecane Mzilikazi flees to Matabeleland The Bambatha Rebellion (International Curriculum for Africa) - a topic found in the syllabus of many African countries Useful for whiteboard projection and tablet use.
The Scramble for Africa
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The Scramble for Africa

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KS 3 - 17 page unit suitable for projection or printing; a general overview which introduces the topic, contains a few tasks which reinforce history and study skills; also - a thought provoking task which requires students to investigate their origins as newcomers in either the recent or distant past. Accompanying PowerPoint presentation reinforces important concepts. Reasons for the Scramble for Africa The process of partitioning Africa Responses to colonisation Results of the Scramble for Africa International Curriculum for Africa Year / Grade 8 Case Study - Cote d'Ivoire
The outbreak and course of world war 2
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The outbreak and course of world war 2

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KS3 Year/ Grade 9: A 25 page resource which contains study notes, simple tasks and the addresses of the websites which I use for source-based tasks when teaching this topic. Originally designed and used in South African schools, it is especially useful for students studying in Africa, but covers the topics generally covered in schools the world over. It can be printed or projected and will be most effective in schools where students have internet access. The outbreak of war The course of the war The nature of the war The Battle of Britain Propaganda Winston Churchill The War in Africa America enters the war D-Day The end of the war in Europe and Japan
Missionaries in Africa
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Missionaries in Africa

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KS 3 - 16 pages of reading and source material; tasks, suggested answers How missionaries changed Africa Missionaries in West, Central and southern Africa Positives, Negatives and Interesting David Livingstone and the Bombay Africans The Hermannsburg Missionaries
Factors of Production
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Factors of Production

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KS3: Years 7 - 9 An introduction to Factors of Production: Study notes, tasks, and useful links to online sites which work well. Can be copied or projected.
Government taxes
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Government taxes

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KS3 Years 7-9. A lesson which introduces the concept of taxes, types of taxes found in most countries. Includes study notes and a self-study based on an African country, and an assessment activity. Suggested answers for assessment are included on a PowerPoint presentation. Useful for online learning, home-schooling, self-study or teacher-directed lesson. Introduction – direct and indirect taxes Income tax Profit tax Indirect taxes Apply your Knowledge Glossary: Words you should know
Forms of Business Ownership
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Forms of Business Ownership

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KS 3 Years 7-9 A set of Study notes with reinforcement questions and activities(24 pages); Suggested answers for some activities on a separate PowerPoint presentation. Suitable as an introduction to the topic for online, distance and home education or teacher-directed lesson. Sole proprietor Partnership Private company Franchise Public companies
The Cold War
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The Cold War

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KS 3 - Yr /Grade 9 A 34 page unit which introduces students to the Cold War - enough detail to give an overview for students not planning to specialise in History. Contains information, worksheets, suggested internet links which I use for the topic; assessment tasks - informal, formal and Depth Study on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; suggested answers and a simple Glossary. The partition of Berlin and Germany Hiroshima and Nagasaki The Wall, wars and a missile crisis The Cold War in Angola and Namibia
The colonisation of Africa
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The colonisation of Africa

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KS 3 - A Unit of work suitable for students in sub-Saharan Africa, international schools, home schoolers, multi-cultural classrooms. An overview of the nature of the colonisation of Africa Patterns of colonial rule in Africa Case Study – The Portuguese in Africa Case Study -The British take over the Cape of Good Hope Case Study - Tanzania Includes PowerPoint containing suggested answers for all tasks. International Curriculum for Africa Year 8
What is History 3 - Skills
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What is History 3 - Skills

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KS 3 - A 9 page unit of work for Year 9 students. How people view and record the past; selection activity; students apply what they have learned by doing a task based on the concentration camps of the South African War / Anglo-Boer War - The war that should never have happened! International Curriculum for Africa Year 9
The Industrial Revolution
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The Industrial Revolution

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KS 3 - Full 32 page module contains reading material and tasks based on the Industrial Revolution in Britain. Contains mark schemes, suggested answers and glossary. Causes of the Industrial Revolution Some inventions The impact of the Industrial Revolution on Society The origin of trade union movements Interpreting charts, tables and graphs International Curriculum for Africa Year 7