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I want to provide useful, good quality teaching resources for busy teachers. My main area is History but I also teach Geography. I understand only too well how challenging it can be to come up with a good resource quickly when there are a million other things to do. After spending so much time creating these resources for my own work, it seems a shame not to share them more widely and help out other teachers. Enjoy!

I want to provide useful, good quality teaching resources for busy teachers. My main area is History but I also teach Geography. I understand only too well how challenging it can be to come up with a good resource quickly when there are a million other things to do. After spending so much time creating these resources for my own work, it seems a shame not to share them more widely and help out other teachers. Enjoy!
Medieval Medicine - KS3 History
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Medieval Medicine - KS3 History

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This lesson explores medicine in the Middle Ages. It begins by looking at some amusing and surprising medieval treatments. The students then carry out some research around the physician, the apothecary, the barber surgeon and the housewife. The groups of students then teach each other what they have learnt (this is easily changed if you don’t want to do it as group work). After a quick AfL task they then compare medieval medicine with modern medicine in a written task. I have provided a structure strip for this which you might want to use with some of the students. Enjoy!
Remote Learning - Hurricane Katrina - KS3 Geography
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Remote Learning - Hurricane Katrina - KS3 Geography

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Ideal for remote home distance learning, sickness, self isolation, school closure or revision - Hurricane Katrina - KS3 Geography. This lesson covers Hurricane Katrina, defines some key terms and then asks the students to identify social, economic and environmental impacts of the hurricane. It ends with a written task. This is a remote learning resource which can be emailed out or set on Google Classroom or similar platforms. I simply copy the information over into a Google Doc on Classroom so the students can then type their responses straight onto the sheet. All the information needed and links to videos are included to help them understand. Enjoy!
The Triple Trawler Tragedy - KS3 History
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The Triple Trawler Tragedy - KS3 History

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This lesson explores the Triple Trawler Tragedy in Hull in 1968. The tragedy was followed by a campaign by many of the trawlermens’ wives, known as the Headscarf Revolutionaries. I plan on uploading a second lesson about this in the future. This lesson focuses on the actual events of the tragedy and the sinking of the three ships. It includes a starter, a film clip with a question sheet (and answer sheet) and a selection of written tasks differentiated at different levels. Enjoy!
Medieval Crime and Punishment - KS3 History
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Medieval Crime and Punishment - KS3 History

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Explores crime and punishment in the Middle Ages. After defining a few key terms, the students watch a 3 min YouTube video and then describe some medieval torture techniques and punishments. The teacher then explains how the trials by ordeal worked. Next, there is a paired activity where the students use a worksheet to look at change and continuity from the early to later Middle Ages. The lesson ends with a wrtitten task to bring it all together. Enjoy!
Black Death Consequences - KS3 History
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Black Death Consequences - KS3 History

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This lesson investigates whether the Black Death was a disaster for everyone. The students start by completing speech bubbles for some peasants in a medieval village (printable version on the last slide) to demonstrate what they know already. They then score the Black Death from 0 for a complete disaster to 10 for a blessing, explaining why. They then create a table in their books for positives andf negatives. There is a link to a YouTube video to give them a few things to add to the table. There is then a carousel activity to add more to the table. This is easily tweaked if you do not want to deliver it in this way but I stick the images around the classroom and get them to move around, discuss and add to their tables. I have added a brief explanation in the notes of the carousel slideshow just in case you are not sure what point I’m trying to make with each image. The students then bring it all together with a written task and then finally return to the scoring activity to see if their opinions have changed. Enjoy!
How Effective Were Rebellions Against William? - GCSE History Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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How Effective Were Rebellions Against William? - GCSE History Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

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This lesson explores rebellions from Edwin and Morcar, Edgar Atheling, Hereward the Wake and the Revolt of the Earls. I usually find it takes me two lessons to get through this as there is a lot there. The lesson has links to several videos which help in their research. The students are asked to consider the causes, events and consequences of each rebellion. There is also an exam question at the end and an example answer which the students are asked to evaluate. Please note - The Pearson textbook - Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88 is used to add extra information in this lesson. If you use a different textbook, you will need to alter the page numbers on the slides accordingly. Thanks, enjoy!
Remote Learning - Tensions in Whitechapel
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Remote Learning - Tensions in Whitechapel

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Ideal for remote home distance learning, sickness, self isolation, school closure or revision - Tensions in Whitechapel - GCSE Crime and Punishment. This lesson looks at tensions between different social groups in Whitechapel in the late 19th century including Jewish immigrants, Irish immigrants, socialists and anarchists. The students answer a series of questions based on the information on the worksheet. This is a remote learning resource which can be emailed out or set on Google Classroom or similar platforms. I simply copy the worksheet over into a Google Doc on Classroom so the students can then type their responses straight onto the sheet. All the information needed is included to help them understand. Enjoy!
Amy Johnson - KS3 History
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Amy Johnson - KS3 History

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This lesson explores the life and achievements of Amy Johnson. I created it for KS3 but it would work well with all ages. The lesson inludes a starter with a video, a research task with an information sheet and a written task in the form of an obituary. Enjoy!
Nelson Mandela and Apartheid (Two  Lessons) - KS3 History
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Nelson Mandela and Apartheid (Two Lessons) - KS3 History

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Two lessons exploring Nelson Mandela. Lesson 01 focuses on apartheid in South Africa before introducing Nelson Mandela. Lesson 02 explores the highs and lows of Nelson Mandela’s life. I created this for KS3 but it will work well with all ages. Activities include: Starters (one image-based, the other a quick word game) Source enquiry Written tasks Videos (1 included plus a link to a second video on YouTube) Fortune graph task Chronology task Enjoy!
What happened at Gate Fulford and Stamford Bridge? - GCSE History Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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What happened at Gate Fulford and Stamford Bridge? - GCSE History Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

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This lessons explores the battles at Gate Fulford and Stamford Bridge in the run up to Hastings. It includes a key word starter, two BBC Teach videos (links in the slides) with some questions and then a mind map activity. Feel free to adapt to suit your particular groups - I usually do this over two lessons and spend a lot more time on each individual battle. No textbooks are needed for this lesson. Enjoy!
Changes After 1066 - KS3 History
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Changes After 1066 - KS3 History

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This lesson explores how England changed after the Norman invasion in 1066. It includes how the Normans introduced the feudal system, built castles, changed everyday language and many other changes. The lesson starts with a quick identification starter. There is then a task involving categorising factors. This is then brought together in a comic strip task and the lesson ends with a true or false quiz. Enjoy!
Black Death Symptoms - KS3 History
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Black Death Symptoms - KS3 History

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This lesson explores the symptoms of the Black Death. There is a link to a video and a question sheet, a primary source used to describe the symptoms day by day and a final section on plague doctors with a differentiated written task. Enjoy!
Medieval Towns - KS3 History
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Medieval Towns - KS3 History

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Explores life in towns in the Middle Ages. Their is a ‘first impressions’ starter which is revisited at the end. The students then use information to complete a Venn diagram, looking at good things and bad things about living in a medieval town. After some true or false questions there is then a written task to bring it all together. I have included a differentiated version of the written task for any students you feel may need it. Enjoy!
Leonardo da Vinci - KS3 History
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Leonardo da Vinci - KS3 History

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Explores the life of Leonardo da Vinci and considers both his achievements and limitations by mainly focusing on his inventions, along with some of his art. I produced this lesson for KS3 but it will work well with all age ranges. The lesson includes a starter, a link to a video, an A3 information sheet for the main task, a ‘carousel’ version of the information sheet if you wish to stick the info around the classroom, a ‘positives and negatives’ task and an exam question. Enjoy!
Remote Learning - Brigham Young and Salt Lake City - GCSE American West
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Remote Learning - Brigham Young and Salt Lake City - GCSE American West

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Ideal for remote home distance learning, sickness, self-isolation, school closure or revision – Brigham Young and Salt Lake City - GCSE American West This lesson works very well following on from another remote lesson I have posted on here titled ‘Why did the Mormons move West?’ The lesson introduces Brigham Young and explores why the Mormons moved to the Great Salt Lake and their experiences when they got there. It begins with a recap starter and some background information. The students are then required to analyse the problems the Mormons encountered and their solutions for the journey to the Salt Lake and establishing their settlement. Links are provided for a YouTube video and some online information to help them with this. The lesson ends with an exam question. This is a remote learning resource which can be emailed out or set on Google Classroom or similar platforms. I simply copy the information over into a Google Doc on Classroom so the students can then type their responses straight onto the sheet. All the information needed and links to videos are included to help them understand. Enjoy!
Remote Learning - Homesteaders - GCSE American West
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Remote Learning - Homesteaders - GCSE American West

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Ideal for remote home distance learning, sickness, self-isolation, school closure or revision – Homesteaders - GCSE American West This lesson introduces the Homesteaders. After some introductory information on the Homestead Act the students investigate different reasons why people decided to claim their 160 acres. The students then decide if these were ‘push or pull’ factors. Next is a section on life living in a sod house, with an accompanying video where the students gather facts and information. The lesson ends with the students investigating and explaining the problems with farming on the Plains. This is a remote learning resource which can be emailed out or set on Google Classroom or similar platforms. I simply copy the information over into a Google Doc on Classroom so the students can then type their responses straight onto the sheet. All the information needed and links to videos are included to help them understand. Enjoy!
What happened at the Battle of Hastings? - GCSE History Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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What happened at the Battle of Hastings? - GCSE History Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

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Explores the events of the Battle of Hastings and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of both sides. Includes a tweet starter, a documentary with a question sheet, a strengths/weaknesses activity and a 16 mark exam question. There is a link to the video in the slides but I recommend you purchase a copy from Amazon if you like the lesson just in case it disappears from the internet. I have my own copy and have been using this successfully for a long time. This lesson also works very well for KS3. Enjoy!