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I have a wealth of resources that are aimed primarily at KS4 and KS5; however, there are some useful KS3 tasks that have been uploaded this year. Topics at KS5 include: Russia and its Rulers, 1855-1941; Later Tudors, 1547-1603; Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries; Italian Unification, 1830-1870; and Germany, 1890-1990. As well as History, I also have a few resources relating to Geography and ICT that some users may find helpful.

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I have a wealth of resources that are aimed primarily at KS4 and KS5; however, there are some useful KS3 tasks that have been uploaded this year. Topics at KS5 include: Russia and its Rulers, 1855-1941; Later Tudors, 1547-1603; Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries; Italian Unification, 1830-1870; and Germany, 1890-1990. As well as History, I also have a few resources relating to Geography and ICT that some users may find helpful.
The Great Reform Act of 1832
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The Great Reform Act of 1832

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Resources relating to the Great Reform Act of 1832. These can be used as part of a wider unit of work on electoral reform (perhaps leading in to women's suffrage?) Included is a summary of the Great Reform Act; a task where pupils have to differentiate between the voting systems of 1830 and 1835; and a PowerPoint presentation for the lesson. Also referenced are two political cartoons that show a for/against view of reform. These should be printed out and distributed for pupils to analyse during the lesson. This is a great introduction to political cartoons, which are used extensively at GCSE.
Elizabeth I - Religious Settlement
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Elizabeth I - Religious Settlement

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A Level handouts and activities relating to Elizabeth I and her religious policies. Included are blank templates for mind maps on religion as well as detailed handouts covering her settlement. See also my resources on religious opposition and on other aspects of her reign. These will be useful for students studying Elizabeth's reign on all exam boards, particularly for AQA's Triumph of Elizabeth module and OCR's Later Tudors topic. Please rate and comment, as all feedback is appreciated.
Thomas Becket's Murder - Source Assessment
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Thomas Becket's Murder - Source Assessment

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Source assessment on the murder of Thomas Becket. Quite challenging for Yr 7 pupils, so I would recommend going through one/two sources in class using the Analysis/Evaluation template. Included is the set of 4 sources, a template and a marking grid (that can be adapted to various other assessments). This can be easily differentiated by offering fewer sources or adding more descriptions to the sources.
Restoration England: The Third Dutch War
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Restoration England: The Third Dutch War

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Summary handout detailing the causes, events and results of the Third Dutch War. This is one of the tricky topics within the new AQA GCSE unit, Restoration England: 1660-1685. This one-sided handout will benefit those students who find the text book difficult to understand and it would be a great resource to have handy for revision.
Restoration England: The Second Dutch War & Medway Raid
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Restoration England: The Second Dutch War & Medway Raid

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Two resources for teaching the Second Dutch War as part of the new AQA GCSE topic, Restoration England: 1660-1685. Included is a summary diagram of the Second Dutch War to get pupils understanding the major battles and why both sides were victorious/defeated at each stage. Also included is an in-depth look at the Medway disaster. The handout covers the causes, events and results of the raid; a clear map has also been included to aid students (source: WikiCommons). This resource is intended for revision (it is much simpler to follow than the text book); however, it could also form the basis of a lesson activity. Students could answer questions on the content and stick the sheet into their books.
Key Stage 3 History Schemes of Work
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Key Stage 3 History Schemes of Work

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Detailed and comprehensive schemes of work for KS3 History. The programme of study has been put together to satisfy government requirements and to reflect recent changes to GCSE/A Level. Included are learning objectives, lesson breakdowns, relevant resources and assessment ideas.
'Historical Heights' History Display
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'Historical Heights' History Display

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Various documents needed to create a 'Historical Heights' display for a History Department, as shown here: http://www.historyresourcecupboard.co.uk/interactive-wall-displays/ (a great idea that I nabbed for my school!) The display consists of several heads of historical figures in a line across the board; however, each head is positioned at the actual height they would have stood (5ft 5in, 6ft 2in etc.) Students love walking past and measuring themselves against Hitler, Queen Victoria etc. Included are several Historical heads, the names/heights, titles and a key for the side of the display. All that is needed are coloured strips that run vertically from the bottom of the display to the relevant head (see link). I used the coloured border rolls for these! Enjoy!
Restoration England: Charles II Timeline
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Restoration England: Charles II Timeline

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An essential timeline for the new AQA GCSE topic: Restoration England, 1660-1685. Included are the key dates and events from the text book and from wider research (that top level students will be expected to carry out). This resource can be used for reference purposes, revision or mini tests in class time.
AQA History GCSE Britain: Health and the People SOW
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AQA History GCSE Britain: Health and the People SOW

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A basic scheme of work for the new AQA GCSE module, Britain: Health and the People, c.1000-Present. Included is a breakdown of the key topics into themes, with a basic structure of lessons throughout the year. Also included are learning objectives and possible activities. Please note, this is a basic SOW to be developed based on your school's timetable and targets.
Later Tudors OCR
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Later Tudors OCR

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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).
Russian Civil War Activities
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Russian Civil War Activities

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Some basic activities to supplement your resources on the Russian Civil War. Included is a table outlining the main opposition groups facing the Bolsheviks - students are required to explain why each group were against the Red Army. Also included is a Diamond 9 exercise so that the students can rank the reasons based on importance as well as red strength/white weakness etc. A summary table is included to encourage the class to fully explain why each factor led to the Bolshevik Victory. These resources should be teamed up with maps/tables/charts to support visual learners.
AQA History GCSE: Restoration England - Exam Pack
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AQA History GCSE: Restoration England - Exam Pack

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A selection of exam questions based on the four chapters/sections of the Hodder Restoration England GCSE from AQA. Some of these have come from the specimen papers on the AQA website, whereas others have been created by me (DISCLAIMER: THESE QUESTIONS SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS A PRECISE REFLECTION OF WHAT COULD COME UP IN THE EXAM!) I have also given examples based on the Royal Observatory Environment Study.
The Early Modern Witch Craze: Powerpoint Presentations
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The Early Modern Witch Craze: Powerpoint Presentations

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Five Powerpoint presentations introducing the study of witchcraft for A Level students. I used these as part of the AQA Historical Enquiry module (hence the date range, as it is roughly 100 years between two Acts). I now intend to use these for the new OCR Popular Culture and the Witchcraze unit to introduce some of the key topics. These presentations are designed to be a starting point for anybody wishing to study the early modern witch craze. Due to the breadth of the topic, there is inevitably going to be more information that can be added to these. Please note that these are just basic introductions to the topic and should be supplemented with other resources.
Tsarist Russia, 1855-1894
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Tsarist Russia, 1855-1894

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Various resources covering the period of reform and repression under Alexander II and III. Included are worksheets, revision aids and diagrams that explain emancipation, further reforms, industrialisation and the growth of opposition groups. These resources would be invaluable for anyone studying Tsarist Russia before 1894 and would also serve as a good introduction to the Russian Revolution.
Formation of Glaciers
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Formation of Glaciers

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Two worksheets on the formation of glaciers and the difference between erosion, transportation and deposition. These resources are to be used in conjunction with the Geog.1 unit on Glaciers for Year 7 pupils (however, it can certainly be adapted for other age groups). Also included is a revision song on glaciers to the tune of 'Merry Christmas, Everyone!' (It's a Glacier, Everyone! - It helped that it was Christmas time...) This is such a tricky topic to teach, so any opportunity to get pupils using the key terms is useful.
ICT iGCSE Unit 1 Assessment
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ICT iGCSE Unit 1 Assessment

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A short 20 mark assessment for the CIE iGCSE ICT specification. Questions have all been previously included on CIE papers. This would be ideal for an end of unit assessment to test students' knowledge of the different types of computers/printers. Mark schemes can be found on the CIE website; however, all of the questions are relatively straight forward.
AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - Exam Pack
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AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - Exam Pack

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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***)
OCR A Level History: Russia, 1894-1941
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OCR A Level History: Russia, 1894-1941

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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.
Mid-Tudor Crisis
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Mid-Tudor Crisis

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A whole host of resources covering the Mid-Tudor Crisis debate. Included are worksheets, revision aids and activities on Edward & Mary's response to religion, rebellion and political challenges. These resources would be useful for any exam board covering the Mid-Tudor Crisis Debate
History Display: Historical Emojis - Pack 3
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History Display: Historical Emojis - Pack 3

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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!***