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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 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
Gender Issues - Women in History
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Gender Issues - Women in History

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KS 3 - A 21 page unit of work suitable for international / multi-cultural schools Introduction to Women in History A famous Asian woman - Sorghaghtani Beki A famous African woman – Wangari Maathai A famous British woman – Princess Diana Women and witchcraft An investigation into a gender issue International Curriculum for Africa Year 7
Exploring the River Nile
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Exploring the River Nile

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KS 3 - 8 pages of reading material, tasks, suggested answers; The first explorers Burton and Speke The end of the story? Write a speech International Curriculum for Africa Year 8
Hitler's Rise to Power
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Hitler's Rise to Power

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KS3 - Year / Grade 9 Suitable for printing or projecting, this unit contains background information on Adolf Hitler; notes which can be completed while watching a PowerPoint presentation (or issued without gaps for students to complete); a quick multiple choice activity; and a source based task in which students are introduced to totalitarian vs democratic forms of government - useful for continuous assessment. Suggested answers are included for the tasks. Suitable for Cambridge, International Curriculum for Africa, CAPS Senior phase and anyone wishing to introduce the topic to students who have no prior knowledge of the topic.
History of agriculture in Britain
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History of agriculture in Britain

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KS 3 - A compact unit of work which covers the most important points but is really useful for incorporating the use of sub-headings, key words and summary skills and showing students how to combine them to answer an essay question. Also contains an empathy question based on the predicament of the teenaged Richard II - which students thoroughly enjoy. Introduction The Peasants’ Revolt An empathy question - Richard II The Agrarian Revolution An essay
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.
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
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
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
War in North America
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War in North America

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KS 3 - A unit of work, which can be projected or printed, about the Seven Years / French and Indian War; The War of Independence / Revolutionary War and the American Civil War. Contains information and tasks. Suggested answers are on PowerPoint presentations for follow-up work. Suitable for students who have not studied these topics before. International Curriculum for Africa Year 9. 34 pages plus 3 short Ppt presentations. Final assessment task - students have the option of using iMovie; Notability; Wevideo; Moviemaker; Animaker or Powtoon.