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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.
Rivers Assessment
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Rivers Assessment

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30 mark (35 minute) test on rivers, flooding and the water cycle for Year 7. This was based on the content from the Geog.1 text books; however, it is suitable for any topic on rivers at KS3. Students have to label a diagram of the water cycle, define key terms, draw diagrams and produce longer responses on flood defences. This assessment should be accessible for lower ability students whilst the longer responses will stretch G&T pupils. There is no mark scheme with this assessment; however, it is relatively straight forward to put one together based on the content that has been covered in your class. I am aware that some content may have been missed out due to time restrictions, so this test is easily modified.
1905 Russian Revolution and October Manifesto
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1905 Russian Revolution and October Manifesto

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Various handouts and activity sheets on the 1905 Revolution in Russia. Also included are materials on the October Manifesto and various opposition groups. These materials are useful for A Level students studying the Russian Revolution and/or Tsarist Russia. This is relevant for all exam boards. Please rate and comment, as all feedback is appreciated.
Russian Revolution
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Russian Revolution

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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.
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.
Conflict and Tension: Manchurian Crisis
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Conflict and Tension: Manchurian Crisis

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Resources relating to the AQA 9-1 GCSE Option ‘Conflict & Tension: 1918-1939’. Included is 2-3 lessons’ worth of activities tackling the Manchurian Crisis (causes, events, response, significance). The PowerPoint includes teaching information, copies of the worksheets, sources and videos (where relevant). There are also practice exam questions included in the slide (usually 1-2 per topic). This is part of a larger bundle covering the entire unit, which can be purchased from my shop. This resource was originally designed for OneNote teaching; however, it can easily be adapted to exercise book teaching in under 5mins. Simply change the phrase ‘in OneNote’ to ‘in your exercise books’ on the PowerPoint. Both the course textbooks from Hodder and Oxford/Pearson are needed to access some of the activities (however, alternatives can no doubt be found).
Industrial Revolution: Living Conditions Wordsearch
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Industrial Revolution: Living Conditions Wordsearch

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This is a gap fill and wordsearch for pupils studying the Industrial Revolution. This is a great homework or extension activity, or just for a bit of fun! Students will need to work out what the missing words are in the paragraph and then find these in the grid - can they spot which word is missing from the word search? (**ANSWER: Water Supply***) I have included answers on a separate sheet.
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.
Germany, 1871-1990: Teacher notes
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Germany, 1871-1990: Teacher notes

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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.
Spanish Armada Assessment
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Spanish Armada Assessment

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Assessment materials for a KS3 assessment on why the Spanish Armada was defeated. The materials include an advice sheet on what to include in the essay, as well as a marking grid that offers both numerical and written feedback. This is intended to be adapted for your marking policy as well as for the ability of the pupils.
Ecosystems test
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Ecosystems test

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An end of topic test on Ecosystems. Designed to coincide with the Geog.1 unit, however I'm confident that it can be easily tweaked to suit any unit on ecosystems. Included are questions on biomes (rainforest and savanna in particular), food chains and climate graphs. Please rate and comment, as all feedback is appreciated.
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).
Geography Fieldwork - Microclimates
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Geography Fieldwork - Microclimates

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Included are various resources relating to microclimates that formed part of our field work in Year 7 Geography. Students review how to measure the weather, are introduced to microclimates and then label a diagram. Other resources are for use on the day of the field work, where students walk around the school grounds to pre-determined location to measure the weather; they then think about land use and make decisions. I have also included an 'Exploring Microclimates' PDF provided by School Grounds UK/Learning Through Landscapes. This gives instructions on how to carry out microclimate field work.
Restoration England: Sir Christopher Wren Fact File
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Restoration England: Sir Christopher Wren Fact File

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A one-page fact file on Sir Christopher Wren to be used as part of the new AQA GCSE topic: Restoration England, 1660-1685. This resource is intended to supplement the information in the Hodder text book. A lesson/homework activity could be to set comprehension questions based on the fact file or to ask students to find out more information using the internet. Another idea is to split the room into two and have a debate as to who had a greater impact on Restoration culture, Wren or Robert Hooke (see other fact file). This is not intended to be comprehensive; it is simply a succinct summary for students that need to be stretched beyond the information in the text book. (All images have been sourced from WikiCommons and are open access)
Sketch Maps - Theme Parks
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Sketch Maps - Theme Parks

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Resources relating to a Year 7 Geography lesson on sketch maps. Included alongside the lesson plan is a PowerPoint presentation. Students have to review the features of a map using the coloured pages in their books and sketch maps are then introduced. As an activity/homework, students create their own sketch maps of a theme park, adding in various symbols and making it visually appealing/informative. I printed off a couple of maps of Alton Towers/Thorpe Park to pass around the class (as shown on the PowerPoint), so students could see the level of detail (or lack of it) they needed.
Industrial Revolution Overview: PowerPoint & Timeline Activity
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Industrial Revolution Overview: PowerPoint & Timeline Activity

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A full lesson's work on the Industrial Revolution. This can be used as an introductory lesson on a much larger unit of work, or could be a stand-alone lesson. Included is a PowerPoint presentation that can be worked through. The timeline cards can be cut out and laminated. Then, give out to students and have them move around the room to find other pupils with corresponding cards (there should be three for each category). Then have them put themselves in order: 1750-->1900. There is also another timeline task where students can colour-code the dates based on each theme. They then need to identify the most important category and any turning points.
Enlightenment Discoveries: Science and Medicine Timeline Task
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Enlightenment Discoveries: Science and Medicine Timeline Task

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This is a simple worksheet for use within KS3 topics covering science, medicine or the Age of Enlightenment. Students are given a list of 18th Century scientific/medical discoveries and must answer 4 questions based on the information that they are given. This would be useful as a starter activity for the topic or as a piece of homework; an extension task could be to have students research a particular discovery or find other 18th Century discoveries.
Opposition to the Tsarist Regime
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Opposition to the Tsarist Regime

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Detailed diagrams explaining Marxism and the various opposition groups that emerged before 1905. Also included are handouts on early opposition to Alexander II, Alexander III and Nicholas II. These resources would be really useful for A Level courses dealing with any period between 1855 and 1905.
Earth's Story
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Earth's Story

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A challenging worksheet focusing on 'Earth's Story' and what order things first appeared on Earth. This was used as an introductory lesson in Year 7 Geography; however, it could certainly be incorporated into Science SOW on Evolution, or as an introductory History lesson on chronology! The first half of the worksheet is relatively straightforward; however, some students may need supporting with the final question (Earth's story as a 24hr clock) as it is a tricky concept for some to get their heads around.
Unification of Italy, 1830-1870: Teacher Notes
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Unification of Italy, 1830-1870: Teacher Notes

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A set of teacher notes that I created over the summer in preparation for first teaching of the Edexcel unit: Unification of Italy, 1830-1870. The notes follow the order of the Hodder text book by Podesta; however, both the Pearson and Access to History books have been used to supplement this information. The date range begins in c.1815 to give some context in the run up to the 1830 Edexcel start date. This resource is intended to be used as a start point for teachers who are new to this topic; they will find even more information in the text books listed above. The resource has been created using Word 2013 in its Notebook layout, so the formatting may be slightly different if opened in a print layout format.