Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Several resources relevant to the OCR A Level unit, Popular Culture and the Witchcraze. Included are revision diagrams, worksheets, maps, tables and graphs that cover both popular culture and the witch-hunts. These resources will supplement work from the Access to History textbook, which is needed to complete some of the note-taking activities. These resources are primarily for use as revision aids and possible homework/class activities. As this is a new specification there are no stand-alone units of work out there; however, I hope these resources help!
PaulMid
Later Tudors OCR

Later Tudors OCR

Detailed resources covering the entire OCR unit! Various resources covering the required content for OCR's Later Tudors unit including a detailed Scheme of Work. Included are worksheets, revision aids, diagrams and detailed handouts. Topics covered include religion, foreign policy and social unrest in the reigns of Edward, Mary and Elizabeth. (N.B. I have included Elizabethan foreign policy resources to enhance wider understanding, as this does not feature in the new spec).
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History Department Displays

History Department Displays

Various display ideas that I have used to 'jazz up' the corridor. These have all been positively received by my students; they absolutely love the Historical Emojis competition! Any questions, let me know!
PaulMid
OCR A Level History: Russia, 1894-1941

OCR A Level History: Russia, 1894-1941

A revision table to be used in preparation for Qs 1a and 2a of the A Level Russia exam. This table lists some of the key topics that students may be given in the question; they must then list the factors involved in causing this event. Included is a set of possible factors that they may put for each section, although this is by no means comprehensive. They can then use this table for question practice, by choosing two of their factors and writing an answer comparing them.
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History Display: Historical Emojis - Pack 1

History Display: Historical Emojis - Pack 1

Enclosed in this resource pack are 5 ‘Historical Emoji’ display sheets and 5 corresponding descriptions. Every fortnight (or monthly), simply put up a new ‘Historical Emoji’ on a display board and have your students try to guess the event using the guess sheets. I staple a plastic wallet with the blank guess sheets and an envelope (or similar) to the display board for the completed forms. After the deadline (usually a week), simply put up the corresponding description sheet to reveal the answer. I also put up a note identifying the winners, who each receive a merit. This then stays up for a week before I move on to the next ‘Historical Emoji’. It’s a great way to engage the pupils in some of the key events in history and if the task is a little easy, I award the merits to the pupils who offer the most detail, e.g. dates, names, countries etc. The obvious issue with this display is the fact that it needs to be updated; however, you could change this to a monthly rotation if that is easier. I find that if all the sheets are printed off beforehand, it actually only takes 5-10minutes to switch the display around. By changing it so frequently the board certainly becomes a destination in the school and I often have pupils asking me about the display. N.B. Some of the emojis are a little tongue-in-cheek and I do not mean to be insensitive to past tragedies. These are used purely as historical events. All images can be found on WikiCommons. *** TAKE A LOOK AT PACKS 2 & 3 FOR MORE EMOJI FUN! - BUY THE WHOLE SET FOR JUST £10!***
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History Display: Historical Emojis - Pack 3

History Display: Historical Emojis - Pack 3

Enclosed in this resource pack are 5 ‘Historical Emoji’ display sheets and 5 corresponding descriptions. Every fortnight (or monthly), simply put up a new ‘Historical Emoji’ on a display board and have your students try to guess the event using the guess sheets. I staple a plastic wallet with the blank guess sheets and an envelope (or similar) to the display board for the completed forms. After the deadline (usually a week), simply put up the corresponding description sheet to reveal the answer. I also put up a note identifying the winners, who each receive a merit. This then stays up for a week before I move on to the next ‘Historical Emoji’. It’s a great way to engage the pupils in some of the key events in history and if the task is a little easy, I award the merits to the pupils who offer the most detail, e.g. dates, names, countries etc. The obvious issue with this display is the fact that it needs to be updated; however, you could change this to a monthly rotation if that is easier. I find that if all the sheets are printed off beforehand, it actually only takes 5-10minutes to switch the display around. By changing it so frequently the board certainly becomes a destination in the school and I often have pupils asking me about the display. N.B. Some of the emojis are a little tongue-in-cheek and I do not mean to be insensitive to past tragedies. These are used purely as historical events. All images can be found on WikiCommons. *** TAKE A LOOK AT PACKS 1 & 2 FOR MORE EMOJI FUN! - BUY THE WHOLE SET FOR JUST £10!***
PaulMid
History Display: Historical Emojis - Pack 2

History Display: Historical Emojis - Pack 2

Enclosed in this resource pack are 5 ‘Historical Emoji’ display sheets and 5 corresponding descriptions. Every fortnight (or monthly), simply put up a new ‘Historical Emoji’ on a display board and have your students try to guess the event using the guess sheets. I staple a plastic wallet with the blank guess sheets and an envelope (or similar) to the display board for the completed forms. After the deadline (usually a week), simply put up the corresponding description sheet to reveal the answer. I also put up a note identifying the winners, who each receive a merit. This then stays up for a week before I move on to the next ‘Historical Emoji’. It’s a great way to engage the pupils in some of the key events in history and if the task is a little easy, I award the merits to the pupils who offer the most detail, e.g. dates, names, countries etc. The obvious issue with this display is the fact that it needs to be updated; however, you could change this to a monthly rotation if that is easier. I find that if all the sheets are printed off beforehand, it actually only takes 5-10minutes to switch the display around. By changing it so frequently the board certainly becomes a destination in the school and I often have pupils asking me about the display. N.B. Some of the emojis are a little tongue-in-cheek and I do not mean to be insensitive to past tragedies. These are used purely as historical events. All images can be found on WikiCommons. *** TAKE A LOOK AT PACKS 1 & 3 FOR MORE EMOJI FUN! - BUY THE WHOLE SET FOR JUST £10!***
PaulMid
Elizabeth I - Northern Rebellion

Elizabeth I - Northern Rebellion

A handout on the Northern Rebellion and a map that plots the route taken by the rebels. This is useful material for all students covering the Later Tudor period and Elizabeth I, for instance the Triumph of Elizabeth AQA module. Please rate and comment, as all feedback is appreciated.
PaulMid
Excel Inputting Data Riddle

Excel Inputting Data Riddle

A fun activity to get students used to inputting data into allocated cells. Students will follow the instructions to add words to different cells on a blank Excel spreadsheet. At the end of the task, the words will come together to form a riddle (Answer: Clock). Students then have to email their answers to the teacher (teachers must insert their email address on to the worksheet), which helps them to repeat this key skill. Students who finish quickly could create their own sheets, using riddles from the internet or ones they have created themselves.
PaulMid
Russian Revolution

Russian Revolution

Various resources on the 1905, February and October Revolutions. Included are detailed worksheets explaining the various events that took place along with useful revision aids. These resources would be invaluable for anyone studying the Russian Revolutions across any exam board.
PaulMid
Revision Dominoes - Later Tudors

Revision Dominoes - Later Tudors

A set of 22 revision dominoes for the OCR Later Tudors course. Can also be used for any course covering the Mid Tudor Crisis and reign of Elizabeth I. Really useful as a starter activity - hand one domino to each pupil and have them read out the date, the pupil with the corresponding event reads this out and then reads out their date. This should start a chain reaction around the room. My class always want to beat their time! this should start a chain reaction around the room. My class always want to beat their time! There are lots more dates and events that can be added; however, this is a useful starting point.
PaulMid
History Display: Historical Emojis (Complete Set)

History Display: Historical Emojis (Complete Set)

A complete set of 15 'Historical Emojis' - historical events told through the use of 6 emojis! This is a changeable, interactive display that has been a real hit at my school! Click on one of the resources to read the instructions of how it works!
PaulMid
Unification of Italy, c. 1830-1870: PART ONE

Unification of Italy, c. 1830-1870: PART ONE

Part 1 of a four-part resource on the Unification of Italy (Parts 2-4 coming 2017/18). These resources are designed to suit the introductory topics of the 'Unification of Italy' unit from Edexcel. Included are detailed PowerPoint presentations, revision diagrams for note-taking, a thorough 40+ page set of teacher notes and other worksheets. These resources would be invaluable for any teacher who is teaching this unit at A Level (or AS level) and would be an ideal supplement to other material on the topic.
PaulMid
Germany, 1871-1990: Teacher notes

Germany, 1871-1990: Teacher notes

A 60+ page booklet with detailed teacher notes relating to the Edexcel A Level unit: Germany, 1871-1990. Please note that (as many schools will be doing), the first Depth topic (Germany 1871-1914) will be covered by another teacher for coursework, therefore this resource only covers the period from c.1914-1990. These notes have been taken from a variety of textbooks and history books; they are the perfect aid for teaching this unit or could be used to supplement existing knowledge. The knowledge and content here can be easily adapted to suit other exam boards.
PaulMid
Unification of Italy, 1830-1870: Nationalist Thinkers

Unification of Italy, 1830-1870: Nationalist Thinkers

Various resources relating to the AS/A Level topic: Unification of Italy, c.1830-1870 from Edexcel. Included is a detailed PowerPoint that introduces the topic of nationalism and major thinkers of the period in Italy. There are also handouts that supplement this work, where students can use their course textbook to make notes/answer questions on the viewpoints of the different political/social groups in Italy. These resources would be perfect as part of a much larger unit of work on Italian unification (this section covers 1830-1847).
PaulMid
Germany: 1871-1990 PART ONE

Germany: 1871-1990 PART ONE

A selection of resources relating to the first Half Term/Term of teaching the latest A Level topic: Germany, 1871-1990 from Edexcel. Included are detailed PowerPoints, teacher notes and a couple of revision diagrams to support the teaching of the second Depth topic (c.1914-1919) and the breadth topics up to 1919. Please note that the period 1871-1914 will be covered by a coursework teacher, so that content is not included in this bundle. Resources relating to the period 1919-1990 will be covered in later bundles, so please keep your eye on my shop!
PaulMid
Germany, 1871-1990: Birth of Democratic Germany

Germany, 1871-1990: Birth of Democratic Germany

A set of resources relating to the A-Level unit: Germany, 1871-1990 from Edexcel; however, the material could be adapted to suit most exam boards. Included is a set of detailed PowerPoint presentations relating to the 'Birth of Democratic Germany' depth topic; specifically these materials relate to the period up until 1914-19 (later periods will be covered in future resources, so please keep an eye on my shop!) Also included are a couple of blank revision diagrams that students can use during the teaching process. These resources would be invaluable for any teacher teaching this Edexcel unit. They provide an excellent supplement to existing materials on this topic.
PaulMid
Germany, 1871-1990: Social Change before 1919 (inc. the role of women)

Germany, 1871-1990: Social Change before 1919 (inc. the role of women)

A set of resources relating to the A-Level unit: Germany, 1871-1990 from Edexcel; however, the material could be adapted to suit most exam boards. Included is a set of detailed PowerPoint presentations relating to the 'social change' breadth topic; specifically these materials relate to the period up until 1919 (later periods will be covered in future resources, so please keep an eye on my shop!) Also included are a couple of blank revision diagrams that students can use during the teaching process. These resources would be invaluable for any teacher teaching this Edexcel unit. They provide an excellent supplement to existing materials on this topic.
PaulMid
AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - Exam Pack

AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - Exam Pack

This is a revision pack full of exam questions taken from text books, specimen papers and my own initiative. This is an essential resource for any student studying the new AQA GCSE History topic 'Britain: Health and the People'. The questions are divided up based on the 4 chronological sections of the course; there are questions of all types, including thematic questions. (***THESE SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS DEFINITE EXAMPLES OF EXAM QUESTIONS***)
PaulMid
AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People

AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People

A number of resources relating to the new AQA GCSE unit, Britain: Health and the People, c.1000-Present. Although these worksheets have been specifically designed for AQA, they could be adapted to suit any 'medicine through time' unit from another exam board. However, many of the worksheets require the blue Health and the People textbook from Hodder. Included are various worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, assessment activities and a bumper exam pack (filled with possible questions). Please note that these worksheets are not comprehensive of the entire course. As the course content is huge, these worksheets/activities are designed to supplement other work on medicine and public health. Nevertheless, they will no doubt save teachers a lot of time!
PaulMid
AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - Antiseptics Worksheets

AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - Antiseptics Worksheets

These resources relate to the AQA GCSE History unit, Britain: Health and the People. Most tasks require the blue textbook from Hodder. Included is a gap fill worksheet on antiseptics and aseptics, a card sort activity on opposition to carbolic acid, and a utility question (question 1) on carbolic acid. These resources are intended to be used as part of a much broader lesson on antiseptics and aseptics. Also included are some class notes on anaesthetics that may be useful.
PaulMid
AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - 20th Century Medicine

AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - 20th Century Medicine

These resources relate to the AQA GCSE History unit, Britain: Health and the People. Many of the tasks require the blue textbook from Hodder that accompanies the course. Included is a gap fill task on modern medical developments along with a summary of some of the key improvements that took place during this time. These resources are intended to be used as part of a wider collection of activities/tasks on modern medicine, as they are not comprehensive of this chapter in the text book. Nevertheless, they provide excellent additions to class work or homework.
PaulMid
AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - 20th Century Public Health

AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - 20th Century Public Health

These resources relate to the AQA GCSE History unit, Britain: Health and the People. Many of the tasks require the blue textbook from Hodder that accompanies the course. Included are two worksheets and a PowerPoint presentation (with questions), all relating to modern public health. Topics include: housing, free school meals, the NHS and the welfare state. These worksheets are not comprehensive of this section of the text book and are intended to supplement existing work on these topics. Nevertheless, they are useful worksheets to bring into classwork or as homework.
PaulMid
AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - Penicillin

AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - Penicillin

These resources relate to the AQA GCSE History unit, Britain: Health and the People. Many of the tasks require the blue textbook from Hodder that accompanies the course. However, they can be adapted to suit other KS4 (or even KS3) topics on penicillin. Included is a PowerPoint presentation on Fleming's discovery, along with suitable questions to be completed in class. The presentation ends with a primary source (available at WikiCommons) that I have adapted to suit the utility question found in Q1 of the GCSE exam.
PaulMid