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I've been a history teacher for 15 years now so have a mass of resources I've made. I hope you find them useful!

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I've been a history teacher for 15 years now so have a mass of resources I've made. I hope you find them useful!
Tudor Christmas - Henry VIII, Mary Tudor, Edward VI and Elizabeth I
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Tudor Christmas - Henry VIII, Mary Tudor, Edward VI and Elizabeth I

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This three-page history worksheet explains the ways that people in Tudor England celebrated Christmas. It includes information on food, entertainment and the religious celebrations happened at that time. From stuffed peacocks to Christmas sports, student will learn where some of our current traditions come from and learn of others that have been lost along the way. The students complete the activities integrated into the sheet including, comprehension activities and questions, 'draw your own feast', design a banquet and write the diary of a rich person at Christmas. It might also be an nice idea for extending thinking to get some students to consider what the servants day may have been like instead. Thanks for having a look and I hope you find this useful! MsHughesTeaches ***************************************************************************** TERMS OF USE: This download (free or purchased) is for your own personal use in your classroom or your home. Please do not share my resources with others unless given explicit consent by me. Please direct them to my store instead. You may not share this download. You may not alter any item in this download, resell and claim as your own work. Similarly, you may not sell or share these resources with anyone and you may not use the contents of this download to create anything for commercial purposes or other commercial products. If you are an education board or school and would like to use my resources district wide, please contact me about licensing. © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches)
Medieval Christmas
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Medieval Christmas

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This three-page worksheet explains the ways that people in Medieval England celebrated Christmas. It includes information on food, entertainment and the religious celebrations happened at that time. From frumentry to Christmas carols, student will learn where some of our current traditions come from and learn of others that have been lost along the way. The students complete the activities integrated into the sheet. Task 1: A comprehension gap-fill activity. Task 2: Use a picture to imagine and then describe a Medieval Banquet scene. Task 3: Answer questions based on the text. Task 4: Design their own Medieval banquet menu based in the food section of the work sheet. Task 5: Draw and label their own medieval banquet. Thanks for having a look. ***************************************************************************** TERMS OF USE: This download (free or purchased) is for your own personal use in your classroom or your home. Please do not share my resources with others unless given explicit consent by me. Please direct them to my store instead. You may not share this download. You may not alter any item in this download, resell and claim as your own work. Similarly, you may not sell or share these resources with anyone and you may not use the contents of this download to create anything for commercial purposes or other commercial products. If you are an education board or school and would like to use my resources district wide, please contact me about licensing. © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches)
Christmas in History Bundle
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Christmas in History Bundle

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These four resources contain information and activities based on Medieval and Tudor Christmas celebrations. The Christmas Past puzzle is a great starter or bell ringer where students have to work out the code and be the first to find three key facts. The Christmas that stopped the war tells the story of the 1914 Christmas truce the trenches. There are also some links to documentary clips as well as the written account and activities. See them individually for a description in more detail.
Tollund Man Murder Mystery - interpreting evidence using inference
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Tollund Man Murder Mystery - interpreting evidence using inference

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This lesson is an introduction to the mystery of the Tollund Peat Bog Man and what happened to him. This lesson is designed to get younger KS3 pupils questioning evidence. They have to make a decision as to whether he was murdered, committed suicide or it was an accident. Pupils should work in pairs and the teacher drip feeds the information gradually to encourage pupils to form opinions and have them challenged. They then can present their decision to the rest of the class using the evidence. Contains three worksheets, full lesson plans and a fully animated PowerPoint presentation like a news report.
Was the first Emperor of China a hero or a villain? History Lesson
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Was the first Emperor of China a hero or a villain? History Lesson

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In this lesson students are asked to decide whether Emperor Ying Zheng should be remembered as a hero or a villain based on his actions. He was the first emperor to unify the seven warring states of China. The lesson includes: - A handout describing Ying Zheng's a life. - A worksheet with questions and activities for the students to complete. - A powerpoint with instructions and activities and also some recent photographs of the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China. - A link to a video (3.26 minutes) from the documentary "The man who made China". - Optional and simple essay planning sheets for extended writing. This lesson was devised to go along with a whole unit I teach on China: past and present. The lesson contains cloze questions and higher order thinking tasks. To extend my students I ask them to consider what makes a good leader and can a person be a good leader but still be considered a villain, for example. The preview file only has a sample of the slides. I had tried to make a PDF with pictures of all the slides and worksheets but it was too big to upload! This lesson would work well as part of a world History study as well as being quite timely for Chinese New Year. Thanks for looking and I hope you find this helpful! © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches), 2014
Hispanic American Civil Rights - I like to live in America? GCSE
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Hispanic American Civil Rights - I like to live in America? GCSE

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Powerpoint, graphic organisers, information texts and full lesson plan. This thorough lesson begins with the reasons for large scale immigration into the USA from Central and South American countries in the mid 19th century and looks at the situation for Hispanic Americans in the USA at that time. There is a particular focus on Mexican Americans and the Chicano American campaigns as the largest minority group. The lesson begins by discussing what is meant by the term Hispanic and where culturally do hispanic Americans come from with a map activity. Students sift and sort Push and Pull factors on immigration and categorise them into political, social and economic factors. The song 'I like to be in America' from West Side Story is used as hook to consider positive and negative experiences for immigrants into America in the 1950 and how these experiences framed the civil rights movement into the 1960s and 1970s. (the link to a version on Youtube is on the powerpoint slide) The class finds more information around the room and summarises it with a graphic organiser before assessing the successes and limitations of the campaign into the 1970s. They complete a 15 minute written essay using their notes and the mark scheme. Lesson contains: 21 page animated and annotated PowerPoint Differentiated information texts 2 graphic organisers 'I like to be in America' lyrics - annotated with examples. Full lesson plan. I hope you find this useful. Thanks for having a look! ***************************************************************************** TERMS OF USE: This download (free or purchased) is for your own personal use in your classroom or your home. Please do not share my resources with others unless given explicit consent by me. Please direct them to my store instead. You may not share this download. You may not alter any item in this download, resell and claim as your own work. Similarly, you may not sell or share these resources with anyone and you may not use the contents of this download to create anything for commercial purposes or other commercial products. If you are an education board or school and would like to use my resources district wide, please contact me about licensing. © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches) All rights reserved.
Growing Bundle! Native American Peoples
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Growing Bundle! Native American Peoples

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This bundle is small at the moment but it will grow! Grab a bargain at over 20% off these three resources. This bundle contains a lesson on the religions of the Native Plains Tribes, a source based enquiry on why Europeans went to the Americas in the 15th/16th centuries and a full GCSE standard lesson on the Native American Civil Rights Movement. There is also a worksheet activity on Native American Family Life.
What happened in Christmas Past? Puzzle
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What happened in Christmas Past? Puzzle

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Can your students beat the puzzle code and find out at least three key facts about Christmas in a particular period. This word code puzzle is about Christmas under the Puritans when celebrations were banned. It is an interesting topic as many people think that such devout Christians would have loved the season! Students have to work out the letter/number code and fill in the paragraph accordingly. Four letter shave been given already to help start them off. I introduce an element of competition to keep my classes focused. Not only do they have to fill in the paragraph they must pick out at least 3 key facts and be the first to tell me as the teacher. Keeps the students heads down and learning something! Thanks for looking!
Save Santa's Christmas! GEOGRAPHY 4 figure grid referencing and map skills
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Save Santa's Christmas! GEOGRAPHY 4 figure grid referencing and map skills

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Have your students got what it takes to help save Santa this Christmas? He's lost his presents and the big day is looming. Teach your students 4-figure grid referencing in a fun way with this full animated powerpoint lesson. Go through each step of working out a grid reference on the board or it can be printed out for individual use (I've added the same slides to the end of the powerpoint but without the overlapping animation so they are easy to print out and use. Then get the class to draw their own maps and then test each other's map skills. Great for AFL and Peer assessment activities. The lesson should take about 2 hours in total but can be shortened or extended with a bit of imagination and group work. You'll also get some great display material out of your students - see the photo I've attached. Thanks for looking!
The Christmas Truce 1914 World War One history lesson
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The Christmas Truce 1914 World War One history lesson

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This worksheet tells the story of the Christmas that stopped a war. On Christmas Day 1914 the battlefields of Northern Europe became peaceful as soldiers from both the German and British front lines stepped out on to No-mans-land, shook hands, exchanged gifts, sang carols and played football. The very next day they went back to fighting each other. I think this is a really inspirational true story showing the spirit of Christmas. It consists of a 3 page worksheet with 5 tasks at the end. You can use the clip from the film 'Oh, what a lovely war' on you tube to illustrate this. The URL is also on the worksheet. I think this story would be relevant to several ages but you might just want to change the activities. Possibly story get the younger years to storyboard in a cartoon strip instead of answering the questions. I hope your class find this as interesting as my classes have. Thanks for looking! ***************************************************************************** TERMS OF USE: This download (free or purchased) is for your own personal use in your classroom or your home. Please do not share my resources with others unless given explicit consent by me. Please direct them to my store instead. You may not share this download. You may not alter any item in this download, resell and claim as your own work. Similarly, you may not sell or share these resources with anyone and you may not use the contents of this download to create anything for commercial purposes or other commercial products. If you are an education board or school and would like to use my resources district wide, please contact me about licensing. All rights reserved. © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches)
Were the Gunpowder Plotters framed?  History Mystery
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Were the Gunpowder Plotters framed? History Mystery

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"Remember, Remember The 5th of November. Gunpowder, Treason and Plot?" Get your students thinking like historians and evaluating evidence. In this lesson students have to infer and reach a reasoned judgement based on the evidence at hand. This includes primary sources and secondary reports. The class works in pairs to decide whether Guy Fawkes and his fellow accused were guilty of attempted mass murder or if they were framed by the government at the tim was an excuse to crack down on Catholicism in Britain. The evidence is not given to them all at once, instead the teacher drip feeds it throughout the lesson. This is in a bid to challenge preconceived ideas and see if pupils will change their minds when faced with new data or sources. They begin with a clip telling the traditional story of events from Horrible Histories. Then in 3 minute intervals more evidence is presented either not the whiteboard or on a sheet of clues. The last task is to write an extended piece (like a DBQ) explaining whether or not they believe the men were framed, innocent or (most may say) entrapped. The lesson fits with the common core requirement for students to analyse, evaluate and consider causation and consequence. It is designed for the UK National Curriculum and I have kept in the level descriptors as these may help you with grading your students as they are skill descriptors: ie: identify, then describe then explain then evaluate at the top end of ability. But if not they can be easily deleted from the slides. The zip file contains: - 13 slide, fully animated powerpoint - Clues from the scene worksheet - Answer worksheet - 3 minute clip Horrible Histories (also available on Youtube) - lesson plan description My classes have had great fun with this lesson. It can stand alone or be used a a project, for example on The Stuarts. I hope you find this useful and enjoyable. If you do, please check out my other History Mysteries, including my Bundle... ***************************************************************************** TERMS OF USE: This download (free or purchased) is for your own personal use in your classroom or your home. Please do not share my resources with others unless given explicit consent by me. Please direct them to my store instead. You may not share this download. You may not alter any item in this download, resell and claim as your own work. Similarly, you may not sell or share these resources with anyone and you may not use the contents of this download to create anything for commercial purposes or other commercial products. If you are an education board or school and would like to use my resources district wide, please contact me about licensing. © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches), 2016 All rights reserved.
HISTORY MYSTERY - THE MARY CELESTE!
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HISTORY MYSTERY - THE MARY CELESTE!

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Can your students decide what happened to the Mary Celeste and all of her crew? In this lesson they will compare and evaluate 12 possible theories before deciding on the most likely scenario as the 'winner'. They will then justifying their decision both verbally and in writing. The lesson works as a knockout tournament, comparing two theories at a time. They must apply the background in formation presented to them along with the theories to come up with the most plausible answer. It is great for developing higher order thinking skills especially when they have to tease out the strengths and weaknesses of each idea. It also provides me with some fabulous display ideas using the students work! The lesson contains: - 23 slide powerpoint. -12 Theory cards (on powerpoint to be printed off in handout mode and cut out - they are in colour and black and white to help you save some ink!) - 2 page background information handout. - 3 page detailed lesson plan - Tournament structure handout (also on powerpoint in colour and Black and white) Thanks for looking!
Events of the English Civil War Living Graph
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Events of the English Civil War Living Graph

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In this activity, students have to evaluate the impact of certain events during the English Civil War on the two sides. Beginning with the Roundheads they must decide how much each event impacted their fortune in war. Print the graph on A3 size paper and cut out the events cards with one set per pair. Once the students have done that for the Roundheads they must move the cards around the graph to show how the same events impacted the Cavaliers. As an extension I ask my students to think outside the box. For example how would these events impact on a peasant woman that worked for a Monarchist? The aim to get our young people thinking about the effect the same events can happen on different people depending on their background and personal experience. It can also be used to discuss ‘key turning point’ and ‘to what extent…’ questions Then I ask them to write up their findings in an extended answer using the P.E.E.L. structure.
What did the Ancient Chinese Invent? Puzzle
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What did the Ancient Chinese Invent? Puzzle

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Can your students beat the puzzle code and find out at least three things that the Ancient Chinese invented? This word code puzzle is about the inventions of the ancient Chinese. It is an interesting topic and works well as a bell ringer or introduction to the topic. It also works well simply as a brain teaser for any topic. Students have to work out the letter/number code and fill in the paragraph accordingly. Four letters have been given already to help start them off. I introduce an element of competition to keep my classes focused. Not only do they have to fill in the paragraph they must pick out at least 3 key facts or inventions and be the first to tell me as the teacher. Keeps the students heads down and learning something!
Women's Experience in Prison as Suffragettes - Cat and Mouse Act
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Women's Experience in Prison as Suffragettes - Cat and Mouse Act

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This 9 slide powerpoint is animated with sound effects. It covers the topic of women suffrage campaigners or suffragettes experience in British prisons. Excellent for a unit of women’s history. It contains information and primary sources on: Arrest Hunger striking Forced-feeding Class divide in prison The Cat and Mouse Act 1913 Students are required to answer source based analysis questions through out the presentation. It also contains a short case study and questions to initiate discussion and thinking throughout. the final question based on all the sources and information is “How did the way women were treated in prisons help the suffrage cause?” This was designed for use with A Level Students and has been succesful with Year 9 and GCSE grade classes. TERMS OF USE: This download (free or purchased) is for your own personal use in your classroom or your home. Please do not share my resources with others unless given explicit consent by me. Please direct them to my store instead. You may not share this download. You may not alter any item in this download, resell and claim as your own work. Similarly, you may not sell or share these resources with anyone and you may not use the contents of this download to create anything for commercial purposes or other commercial products. If you are an education board or school and would like to use my resources district wide, please contact me about licensing. ©Amy Hughes (MsHughesTeaches) All rights reserved.
Emily Wilding Davison - A Suffragette Suicide? HISTORY MYSTERY!
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Emily Wilding Davison - A Suffragette Suicide? HISTORY MYSTERY!

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The death of Emily Wilding Davison at The Derby in June 1913 was one of the key events of the Suffragette movement in the UK. When she ran in front of the King's horse, Anmer did she intend to commit suicide or was she merely trying to break up the race in protest? This has interested historians for over one hundred years. This lesson asks whether her death was a suicide or a protest 'gone wrong'. Your students must gather the evidence and evaluate it to ultimately come to a decision on what they think. They then use this to write an extended piece supported by the evidence available. The lesson contain: *13 slide animated PowerPoint presentation *A full lesson plan * A clue sheet * Evidence graphic organiser. This is great lesson for developing your students' historical skills as well as improving their knowledge of women's history and the campaign for the right to vote. Thanks ***************************************************************************** TERMS OF USE: This download (free or purchased) is for your own personal use in your classroom or your home. Please do not share my resources with others unless given explicit consent by me. Please direct them to my store instead. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Hughes-Teaches You may not share this download. You may not alter any item in this download, resell and claim as your own work. Similarly, you may not sell or share these resources with anyone and you may not use the contents of this download to create anything for commercial purposes or other commercial products. If you are an education board or school and would like to use my resources district wide, please contact me about licensing. © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches), 2017 All rights reserved.
What was daily life like for slaves on a plantation? DBQ full lesson
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What was daily life like for slaves on a plantation? DBQ full lesson

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This lesson focuses on the primary evidence from the time to describe and explain what life was like for slaves on American plantations in the 19th century. The lesson begins with a desk jigsaw that the students must put together and attempt to work out the topic of the lesson. They then use the source material as a DBQ to identify, describe, explain and analyse. This works well to develop their historical skills. The lesson resources are differentiated by level of activity that match the respective lesson objectives and by the amount of resources they must use for the DBQ. You can use the same with the whole class or if you have a very widely varied ability level you can give out the relevant sheets to match each student. The top ability are encouraged throughout to consider a sources reliability based on the origin, nature and purpose. However, I think all students can begin to do this and evaluate the sources in front of them. Lesson contains: 1. Simple lesson plan 2. A 20 slide animated powerpoint with notes for teacher direction where needed. 3. 3 differentiated source DBQs with differentiated tasks. Thank you for looking
What was the London Blitz?  Cryptogram puzzle
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What was the London Blitz? Cryptogram puzzle

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Can your students beat the puzzle code and find out at least three details about the Blitz in World War Two? This word code puzzle is about what the Blitz-Kreig was, why it started and its impact on London. It is an interesting topic and works well as a bell ringer or introduction to life on the homefront. It also works well simply as a brain teaser for any subject including registration. Students have to work out the letter/number code and fill in the paragraph accordingly. Four letters have been given already to help start them off. I introduce an element of competition to keep my classes focused. Not only do they have to fill in the paragraph they must pick out at least 3 key facts or inventions and be the first to tell me as the teacher. Keeps the students heads down and learning something! Thanks for looking! ***************************************************************************** TERMS OF USE: This download (free or purchased) is for your own personal use in your classroom or your home. Please do not share my resources with others unless given explicit consent by me. Please direct them to my store instead. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Hughes-Teaches You may not share this download. You may not alter any item in this download, resell and claim as your own work. Similarly, you may not sell or share these resources with anyone and you may not use the contents of this download to create anything for commercial purposes or other commercial products. If you are an education board or school and would like to use my resources district wide, please contact me about licensing. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Hughes-4067© Amy Hughes (MsHughesTeaches) All rights reserved. © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches)
How to answer History DBQ (GCSE) source based questions REVISION CARDS
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How to answer History DBQ (GCSE) source based questions REVISION CARDS

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In a bid to help our students think more like historians we set them various styles of question based on the sources in DBQs. These helpful little cards can be used with any document or piece of evidence in history. They work for any time period and help our students to address real issues of provenance and purpose. I devised these initially to support the English GCSE OCR History syllabus followed in my school and to help prepare my students for any question that might come up in their end of year exam. However, they would be helpful to any student getting to grips with analysing sources and also how to write to write good answers with an analytical focus. Excellent as revision aids. You can print out the 8, two-sided cards. Fold them over length ways and the correct backing is with the correct frontispiece. One side explains how to address a particular type of question and the other gives examples of sentence starters or good answers. Questions include: - Why was this source published? - What is the main message of this source? - Do you trust this source over another? - How far do you agree with the statement…? - Does the source prove that…? - How useful is this source to an historian?- How similar are these sources? - What could an historian learn from this source about…? I had mine printed on yellow card and laminated for every student in my exam classes. They have proven invaluable to them as they practiced exam style questions in test prep and revision. I hope you and your students find them as useful.
Vietnam Key Word Wall Display
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Vietnam Key Word Wall Display

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This display packet can be printed out in colour or in greyscale and used on a word wall in your classroom. I usually have mine on the wall in the shape of a giant 'V' to remind the students what the topic is! The packet contains 49 key words including people, places and events. Most of the cards contain a definition or description too and I have used pictures to illustrate some of the main words. These could easily be used a flash cards during test preparation and revision if printed on smaller paper. I hope you find this useful. ***************************************************************************** TERMS OF USE: This download (free or purchased) is for your own personal use in your classroom or your home. Please do not share my resources with others unless given explicit consent by me. Please direct them to my store instead. You may not share this download. You may not alter any item in this download, resell and claim as your own work. Similarly, you may not sell or share these resources with anyone and you may not use the contents of this download to create anything for commercial purposes or other commercial products. If you are an education board or school and would like to use my resources district wide, please contact me about licensing. All rights reserved. © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches)