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After 18 years teaching in the UK state sector as a History teacher and Head of History, I am keen to encourage students and teachers with resources that are refreshingly original. The resources are designed for Key Stages 4 and 5 but Key Stage 3 resources will appear ultimately. My resources are designed to be rigorous for the most able of students, yet imaginative and creative enough to engage the more reluctant learners. Please take a look at the free resources here.

After 18 years teaching in the UK state sector as a History teacher and Head of History, I am keen to encourage students and teachers with resources that are refreshingly original. The resources are designed for Key Stages 4 and 5 but Key Stage 3 resources will appear ultimately. My resources are designed to be rigorous for the most able of students, yet imaginative and creative enough to engage the more reluctant learners. Please take a look at the free resources here.
GCSE Cold War Origins, Revision Lesson & Song - American Pie
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GCSE Cold War Origins, Revision Lesson & Song - American Pie

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A GCSE revision lesson and song about the origins of the Cold War, set to the tune of Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’. Lyrics and lesson plan ideas have been provided. The lesson plan has several activities and ideas that are differentiated and adaptable to suit all abilities. Group work is encouraged. A worksheet that lists the key events at the start of the Cold War is also supplied. This lesson has been tested on GCSE students and received very well by students and staff alike.
GCSE Tsarist Russia: An Introduction to Lenin. Revision Lesson & Song - Common People
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GCSE Tsarist Russia: An Introduction to Lenin. Revision Lesson & Song - Common People

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A GCSE revision lesson with activities designed as an introduction to Lenin. The lyrics are set to the tune of Pulp’s ‘Common People’. Lyrics and lesson plan ideas have been provided. The lesson plan has several activities and ideas that are differentiated and adaptable to suit all abilities. Group work is encouraged. This lesson has been tested on GCSE students and received very well by students and staff alike.
GCSE Tsarist Russia 1905 Revolution Revision Lesson & Song - Smells Like Teen Spirit
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GCSE Tsarist Russia 1905 Revolution Revision Lesson & Song - Smells Like Teen Spirit

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A GCSE revision lesson and song about the problems of Tsarist Russia of Nicholas II. Specifically events surrounding the 1905 Revolution are set to the tune of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Lyrics and lesson plan ideas have been provided. The lesson plan has several activities and ideas that are differentiated and adaptable to suit all abilities. Group work is encouraged. A timeline that allows for the consolidation of students’ understanding of the key events of the causes, events and consequences of the 1905 Revolution is also supplied. This lesson has been tested on GCSE students and received very well by students and staff alike.
Assassination at Sarajevo 1914 Lesson Plan, Powerpoint and Rap
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Assassination at Sarajevo 1914 Lesson Plan, Powerpoint and Rap

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A lesson focused on the events surrounding the assassination of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand at Sarajevo in 1914, to help students understand the causes of the First World War. An imaginative and engaging lesson, designed to provide a creative and enjoyable investigation. The suggested activities are all differentiated to encourage access for all abilities. It is assumed that the longer-term causes of the war have been covered already. Relevant video, worksheet, and PowerPoint and lyrics are all provided (the plenary involves the teacher performing a rap song!)
GCSE Tsarist Russia 1900 Revision Lesson and Song - Don't Look Back in Anger
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GCSE Tsarist Russia 1900 Revision Lesson and Song - Don't Look Back in Anger

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A GCSE revision lesson and song about the problems of Tsarist Russia of Nicholas II, set to the tune of Oasis’s ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’. Lyrics and lesson plan ideas have been provided. The lesson plan has several activities and ideas that are differentiated and adaptable to suit all abilities. Group work is encouraged. A worksheet that allows for the consolidation of students’ understanding of the problems in Russia at the start of the 20th Century is also supplied. This lesson has been tested on GCSE students and received very well by students and staff alike.
GCSE Tsarist Russia 1900 Revision Lesson and Song - Stayin' Alive
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GCSE Tsarist Russia 1900 Revision Lesson and Song - Stayin' Alive

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A GCSE revision lesson and song about the stability of Tsarist Russia between 1905-1914, set to the tune of the Bee Gees’ ‘Stayin Alive’. Lyrics and lesson plan ideas have been provided. The lesson plan has several activities and ideas that are differentiated and adaptable to suit all abilities. Group work is encouraged. Youtube video revision suggestions are made alongside a variety of supporting tasks. This lesson has been tested on GCSE students and received very well by students and staff alike.
GCSE Cuban Missile Crisis Revision Lesson and Song - Bohemian Rhapsody
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GCSE Cuban Missile Crisis Revision Lesson and Song - Bohemian Rhapsody

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A GCSE revision song about the Cuban Missile Crisis, set to the tune of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Lyrics and lesson plan ideas have been provided. The lesson plan has several activities and ideas that are differentiated and adaptable to suit all abilities. Group work is encouraged. A worksheet that lists the key events of the Cuban Missile Crisis is also supplied. This lesson has been tested on GCSE students and received very well by students and staff alike.