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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.
Heraldry/Coat of Arms Task
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Heraldry/Coat of Arms Task

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A fun task to consolidate pupils' understanding of heraldry. I used this with my Year 7 pupils alongside the KS3 text book by Aaron Wilkes. Students will need to be introduced to what Heraldry is before moving on to this task. They are provided with tables that detail the various colours/animals/symbols that can be found on Coat of Arms. They then have to think of their own and answer questions. Also included is a blank shield where students can design their own Coat of Arms with a motto (we used the tables for this, e.g. 'Honesty. Strength. Loyalty.'
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.
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.
Empires & Migration - Windrush and post-war Britain
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Empires & Migration - Windrush and post-war Britain

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A full week/two weeks of resources for teaching the impact of war on migration to Britain to Year 9 (could also be adapted for a more-able Year 8 class, if pursuing a three-year GCSE course). This is part of a wider ‘Empires and Migration’ topic and also includes an examination of the Windrush. Included is a lesson pack covering this aspect of a scaffolded ‘Empires and Migration’ topic (brought down from GCSE - other lesson packs available on my shop!) Each lesson pack includes a PowerPoint (with integrated videos, worksheet screenshots and activities), individual worksheets and contemporary sources (where required) These resources were originally designed for paperless teaching on OneNote; however, it will work perfectly for exercise book teaching (simply replace ‘on OneNote’ with ‘in your exercise books’ on the slides). The Oxford and Hodder ‘Empires and Migration’ textbooks are needed to teach some aspects of this range of resources! (However, these are not widely used and activities could easily be adapted).
Restoration England: Mock Exams
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Restoration England: Mock Exams

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This resource is intended for use with the new AQA GCSE unit: Restoration England, 1660-1685. Included are two sample mock exams that I have put together. I have not included questions on the Historical Site as this will change with each year; however, I have created two interpretation questions on the Fire and Plague that fit the model used by AQA. These mock exams can be used after one Half Term's worth of work. There is no coverage of Wars, Trade or Restoration Culture - these will need to be assessed towards the end of the course.
Unification of Italy, 1830-1870: The Failed Revolutions of the 1830s and Italy intro
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Unification of Italy, 1830-1870: The Failed Revolutions of the 1830s and Italy intro

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A handout and PowerPoint presentation created in support of the Edexcel AS Level unit: The Unification of Italy, 1830-1870. Included is a blank copy of a revision diagram to allow students to write notes in an ordered way on the 1830 revolutions. Ideally this would be blown up to A3 and a map of Italy has been included for reference. Also included is a detailed, completed copy of the handout using a number of text books. Lower ability students could be given this to support note taking or this could be shown on a projector and talked through in class. To accompany these materials, I have put together a detailed PowerPoint presentation to introduce the content. It provides an introduction to the subject as well as a summary of the 1830 Revolutions.
AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - Q4 Thematic Comparison
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AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - Q4 Thematic Comparison

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A number of resources relating to AQA's Britain: Health and the People unit. These relate to Q4 of the exam paper, which asks students to draw out themes from the course. Included is a revision table where students can make notes on each of the 4 chronological sections of the course; blow this up to A3 to allow enough room for notes. I have also included a guide to Q4 along with an exemplar answer written by a student of mine.
Germany, 1871-1990: Social Change before 1919 (inc. the role of women)
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Germany, 1871-1990: Social Change before 1919 (inc. the role of women)

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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.
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.
Unification of Italy, 1830-1870: The Revolutions of 1848 & 1849
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Unification of Italy, 1830-1870: The Revolutions of 1848 & 1849

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Handouts and a PowerPoint created in support of the Edexcel AS Level unit: The Unification of Italy, 1830-1870. Included are two blank revision diagrams to allow students to write notes in an ordered way on the 1848 revolutions and why they failed. Ideally this would be blown up to A3 and a map of Italy has been included for reference. Also included is a detailed, completed copy of the 'events' handout using a number of text books. Lower ability students could be given this to support note taking or this could be shown on a projector and talked through in class. I have also included a PowerPoint presentation that can be used as a walkthrough during a lesson on this topic. Please note that as this is an independent learning lesson, the PowerPoint presentation is used for guidance, it does not include all of the answers!
Popular Culture and the Witch Craze - Scope of Executions
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Popular Culture and the Witch Craze - Scope of Executions

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Included here are three resources relevant to the changing scope of the European witch craze, geographically and chronologically. I have included the original data for the graph that shows the number of executions, which is taken from the Access to History text book. The blank axis can be used to get students to plot the changing severity of the witch craze in England, Germany and America (the case studies for the OCR unit). The Access to History text book is necessary to complete these worksheets. These resources will need to be used alongside other worksheets and activities. This resource is intended to be used as part of a much larger bundle for this unit. See my shop for more details.
World Revolutions - Age of Enlightenment
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World Revolutions - Age of Enlightenment

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A full week/two weeks of resources for teaching the The Age of Enlightenment and its impact on world revolutions to Britain to Year 9 (could also be adapted for a more-able Year 8 class, if pursuing a three-year GCSE course). This is part of a wider ‘World Revolutions’ topic (other lesson packs on the French and American Revolutions available on my shop!) Included is a lesson pack covering this aspect of the ‘World Revolutions’ unit. Each lesson pack includes a PowerPoint (with integrated videos, worksheet screenshots and activities), individual worksheets and contemporary sources (where required) These resources were originally designed for paperless teaching on OneNote; however, it will work perfectly for exercise book teaching (simply replace ‘on OneNote’ with ‘in your exercise books’ on the slides).
Tudors, English Reformation and Spanish Armada KS3 Knowledge Test
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Tudors, English Reformation and Spanish Armada KS3 Knowledge Test

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Based around two units from a Year 8 SOW focusing on the 16th and 17th centuries (this can be found in my shop). Students are given a range of 1 mark knowledge questions on dates/names/events/definitions associated with the Tudors, English Reformation and the Spanish Armada. This form of assessment would be in addition to knowledge and source essays to practise the skills required for GCSE. Also included is a sheet with answers to all of the questions. The test is 35 questions long (35 marks).
Burghley's Almshouse Historic Environment
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Burghley's Almshouse Historic Environment

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Resources relating to the AQA 9-1 GCSE Option ‘Elizabethan England: 1568-1603’. INCLUDED IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TEACH THIS TOPIC! There are three PowerPoints in total (along with worksheets and other resources). The first two PowerPoints introduce the topic of Elizabethan poverty and the historic site, while the final PowerPoint explains how to tackle the exam question for this unit. 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. The course textbook from Hodder is required to go along with this PowerPoint.
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.
Lancashire Witch Trials, 1612: Timeline and Family Tree
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Lancashire Witch Trials, 1612: Timeline and Family Tree

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Two activities to run alongside the OCR or Edexcel Textbooks on the witch craze. This is designed specifically for the A Level Topic: Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries from OCR. Students can read the text book (and read around the topic), adding detail to their family tree. What were the relationships? Who were the characters? What happened to each of the accused witches? They can also fill in the timeline using the information from the text book and other sources. This resource is intended to supplement other resources on the Lancashire Witch Trials.
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.
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.
AQA Russia, 1894-1945: Stalin's Five-Year Plans
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AQA Russia, 1894-1945: Stalin's Five-Year Plans

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Resources relating to the AQA 9-1 GCSE Option ‘Russia, 1894-1945’. Included is 2-3 lessons’ worth of activities exploring Stalin’s Five-Year Plans and their impact on the Soviet Union. 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. The ‘Understanding the Modern World’ course textbook from Hodder is needed to access some of the activities (however, alternatives can no doubt be found).