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Sharing resources along the way for KS3-KS5, but with a main focus on materials for the new AQA GCSE History course.

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Sharing resources along the way for KS3-KS5, but with a main focus on materials for the new AQA GCSE History course.
UN and US response to the North's invasion into South Korea

UN and US response to the North's invasion into South Korea

This lesson designed for AQA GCSE History- ‘Conflict and Tension in Asia 1950-1975’ discusses the invasion of North Korea into the South and highlights the action taken by the UN and US. The lesson begins with a starter activity recapping on the reasons for The Korean War, whereby pupils are asked to rank reasons and to fully explain their reasoning. A worksheet is included which explains both UN and US responses to the Northern invasion. Targeted questions are included as well as a discussion/ paired work activity whereby pupils are asked to plan an 8 mark question.
Mrs_Sc
The beginning of The Korean War- Lesson 1

The beginning of The Korean War- Lesson 1

This lesson has been designed to teach alongside the ’ Conflict and Tension in Asia ’ 1950-1975 GCSE History course. The lesson is ideal for introducing how Korea became divided into two zones and explores the background of the two leaders. A very useful recap activity at the beginning reminds pupils of the differences between a Communist and Capitalist state and provides discussion as to why America disliked such a system.
Mrs_Sc
Keywords AQA 81451D America 1920-1973

Keywords AQA 81451D America 1920-1973

This package of keywords has been designed for the GCSE America 1920-1973 course, and includes the following list of keywords and their meanings: Boom 1920, Prohibition, Hoover and the Depression and The New Deal. Ideal to glue into pupils books as well as being used to test knowledge.
Mrs_Sc
The Battle of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings

This lesson begins with a reflection activity, whereby the students are asked to give Harold Godwinson advice about what he should do after The Battle of Stamford Bridge on hearing the news that William Duke of Normandy has landed. For each situation the students are asked to complete deep thinking of the pros and cons of each situation. A paired card sort activity allows the students to put events surrounding the battle into order. Challenge questions follow with the focus being as to why William was successful. Pupils are asked to become an ‘A’ Level student and complete a substantiated conclusion as to why William seized victory.
Mrs_Sc
Hardwick Hall through images.

Hardwick Hall through images.

AQA 8145 Historic specified site, Hardwick Hall, Elizabethan England, 1568-1603. This lesson consists of activities whereby students have to deduce sources to gather information about features of Hardwick Hall. Included in this package is a uniquely designed student booklet which allows students to record their findings.
Mrs_Sc
How to answer a 16 mark question on the Historic specified site.

How to answer a 16 mark question on the Historic specified site.

AQA GCSE History 8145- Hardwick Hall, Elizabethan England 1568-1603. This lesson walks the pupils through successful features of what a 16 mark question should display. The lesson begins with the question being discussed in pairs and being discussed with the class as a whole. Students complete their answer in the uniquely designed booklet.
Mrs_Sc
Was Hardwick Hall a typical Elizabethan Manor House?

Was Hardwick Hall a typical Elizabethan Manor House?

AQA GCSE 8145 Historic specified site, Hardwick Hall- Elizabethan England, 1568-1603. This lesson focuses on Hardwick Hall and other Elizabethan Manor houses at the time and poses the question as to whether Hardwick Hall was typical of the time. Pupils study other significant houses at the time to help them reach a conclusion. All recordings are completed in the uniquely designed student booklet.
Mrs_Sc
What was Hoover's response to the Depression?

What was Hoover's response to the Depression?

Designed for AQA GCSE History ‘America 1920- 1973 Opportunity and Inequality’ . This lesson begins with a starter activity inviting pupils to complete hardship circles identifying how the American people suffered during the Depression. The main activity focuses on Hoover’s policies through information cards for pupils to read and identify advantages/disadvantages and rating of each approach. A table is completed which consolidates learning. The final activity/plenary asks the pupils to complete an obituary which gives a balanced view of Hoover’s time as President.
Mrs_Sc
Introduction to Hardwick Hall

Introduction to Hardwick Hall

An introductory lesson to the AQA 8145 historic specified site Hardwick Hall, Elizabethan England 1568-1603. The lesson includes a powerpoint that introduces the location of the site and a study of its owner. Included in this lesson is a uniquely designed student booklet to complete along the way with the official AQA source booklet.
Mrs_Sc
Why did Roosevelt win the 1932 election?

Why did Roosevelt win the 1932 election?

Designed for AQA GCSE America 1920-1973, Opportunity and Inequality. Reasons are assessed as to why Hoover lost and Roosevelt won the election. The lesson begins with addressing the approach of the two candidates in order to develop discussion as to their differences. A source sheet is provided which allows pupils to identify the main reasons for Roosevelt’s success and also allows the pupils to record their findings. A 12 mark question is presented which requires paired work to complete a micro- plan answer.
Mrs_Sc
Can Hardwick Hall be considered the height of fashion in the Elizabethan Period?

Can Hardwick Hall be considered the height of fashion in the Elizabethan Period?

AQA GCSE History specified site, Hardwick Hall- Elizabethan England, 1568-1603. This lesson investigates as to whether Hardwick Hall could be considered the height of fashion during the Elizabethan period. Pupils are provided with numerous statements and have to decide what it tells them about Hardwick Hall. Students complete their findings in the uniquely designed student booklet.
Mrs_Sc
What weapons were used during Medieval times?

What weapons were used during Medieval times?

This lesson introduces the topic of weapons used during the Medieval period. The lesson consists of information cards along with images of a variety of Medieval weapons. Pupil are asked to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each weapon and order them in order of effectiveness in a pyramid style activity. Pupils then create weapons out of plasticine to create a Medieval art gallery.
Mrs_Sc
Tudor Make-Up/ Fashion Victim!

Tudor Make-Up/ Fashion Victim!

A fun lesson identifying how Tudor women ‘made up’ their faces. The lesson identifies chemicals used to make Tudor women pretty but at the same time concentrates on the detrimental affects that the chemicals had on their faces. A student booklet is provided whereby students can complete their activities. A fun activity is included whereby pupils are provided with a blank outline of a Tudor women’s face and get to complete a ‘before and after’ look.
Mrs_Sc
The Push and Pull Factors of Travelling to America

The Push and Pull Factors of Travelling to America

This lesson has been designed to teach alongside AQA GCSE America 1920-1973. The lesson investigates the Push and Pull factors of immigration to America. The lesson consists of numerous activities throughout- source work/ cardsort and planning for a 4 mark 'Describe' question.
Mrs_Sc
How did the National Government deal with the Depression?

How did the National Government deal with the Depression?

This lesson is designed for A Level 'Wars and Welfare; Britain in Transition 1906-1957. The lesson identifies the different economic policies that the National Government could follow and which would be best for their situation. A strong focus throughout on whether the policies of the National Government were successful. Resource activities throughout. Activities would take two lessons.
Mrs_Sc
The Experience of African- Americans in the 1920's

The Experience of African- Americans in the 1920's

This lesson has been designed to teach alongside the AQA GCSE America 1920-1973 course. The PPT above should be taught with the use of the Oxford 'America 1920-1973' textbook. The PPT consists of a variety of activities such as discussion of a memorial in Montgomery in Alabama whereby students are asked to design their own questions about the memorial. Other activities include a keyword foldable exercise to be glued into books, a table to record experiences of African Americans from the introduction of slavery, Jim Crow Laws and life throughout 1920's America. A 4 mark 'Describe' question and structure strip with mark scheme is also included.
Mrs_Sc
The Immigrant Experience

The Immigrant Experience

This lesson is designed for the GCSE AQA America 1920-1973 course. The PPT has a strong focus on how the American Government changed its 'Open Door Policy'. Activities throughout allow pupils to discuss and make note of changing policies. Challenge questions are throughout as well as two 4 marks interpretation questions which also include guidance in the form of structure strips.
Mrs_Sc
Al Capone

Al Capone

Designed for AQA GCSE America, this lesson has a focus on organised crime centred around the formidable Al Capone. The resources consist of a PPT with activities such as source work, a case study on Capone, challenge questions, a 4 mark describe question as well as a homework activity.
Mrs_Sc
Hardwick Hall Historic Environment Question: AQA 8145

Hardwick Hall Historic Environment Question: AQA 8145

Materials in this bundle have been designed to be delivered for the AQA Hardwick Hall Historic Environment question. Included in this pack is a student booklet that works alongside the AQA Source booklet. Six lessons are covered. Starting with an introduction lesson, Hardwick Hall through sources, Comparing Hardwick Hall to various Manor Houses, Hardwick Hall and the Elizabethan period and Top Tips on how to answer a 16 mark question.
Mrs_Sc
The Essex Rebellion

The Essex Rebellion

This lesson has been designed for the teaching of the new AQA GCSE Elizabethan England 1568-1603. The main focus of the lesson is to introduce a case study about The Essex Rebellion and use it to discuss the strength of Elizabeth’s authority at the end of her reign and also to build on previous knowledge as to how Court worked under Elizabeth.Included in this lesson is a worksheet explaining the events leading up to the rebellion along with a focussed activity as well as thinking questions along the way. A homework task is also included.
Mrs_Sc
Ramsay MacDonald's Second Labour Government

Ramsay MacDonald's Second Labour Government

This lesson is to be taught alongside the AQA A Level British course 1906-1957. The lesson begins with a starter activity identifying possible reasons as to why it went wrong for MacDonald. The main focus is that of a card sort which highlights Domestic and Foreign policies of the second Labour Government to encorage debate as to whether MacDonald and his party were successful in meeting the needs of the country or in fact whether they were traitors. Once information is gathered a micro plan template is included to plan for a set question. Activities and challenge questions are throughout.
Mrs_Sc