The Tudors: Elizabeth I's portraits

The Tudors: Elizabeth I's portraits

The aim of this lesson to find out about the hidden messages in Elizabeth I's portrait paintings. Students learn about how Elizabeth manipulated her portraits and added symbols each of which had a hidden meaning. The introduction to the lesson looks at anachronisms and modern day symbols put into portraits to get the students thinking how pictures should not always be seen at face value. Students are then given information about each of her paintings and have to analyse their meanings and various symbolic codes.
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AQA GCSE 9-1 Revision Guide: Germany 1890-1945

AQA GCSE 9-1 Revision Guide: Germany 1890-1945

This is a revision guide tailored to the new AQA Germany 1890-1945 specification for GCSE. I have again been inspired to write this not due to a lack of revision guides for Germany out there (as there are plenty and of good quality), but because I needed to tailor it to suit the new GCSE specification complete with the types of questions and the skills on how to answer them for my students. Therefore this revision guide includes practice questions throughout on the 6 main questions and gives examples of model answers. The information is also broken down into an easy to use format to aid the students in their revision programme. I have also included some useful mnemonics for specific areas of study which have really helped in past GCSEs. This Guide has been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow and can be edited and changed to suit. Any reviews on this resource would be much appreciated. Please email me for a free copy of my AQA Germany revision summary guide worth £4 if you do. My email can be found in my TES shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Pilgrim17 Similar revision resources for AQA including Britain Health and the People c.1000 to the present day, Elizabethan England c,1568-1603 and Conflict and Tension 1918-1939 can be found at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Pilgrim17
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AQA Conflict and Tension 1918-39 GCSE 9-1 Revision Flashcards

AQA Conflict and Tension 1918-39 GCSE 9-1 Revision Flashcards

I have produced these flashcards in another bid to get my Year 11's revising and focusing on the forthcoming GCSE exam. I use these 78 flashcards in revision sessions and intervention after school. They have proved a great success and it also gives the students something to take home and revise. I also email them to parents so they can keep track on heir child's homework and revision. They need cutting down the middle and folding; the students then test themselves and each other, removing the ones they recognise and retaining those they don't. The flashcards contain the main events, people and key words needed for the exam.
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AQA 9-1 Conflict and Tension 1918-1939: How successful was the League of Nations in the 1920's?

AQA 9-1 Conflict and Tension 1918-1939: How successful was the League of Nations in the 1920's?

This lesson prepares students for the GCSE question, ‘How successful was the League of Nations in the 1920’s?’. Students have to research the various actions of the League took and analyse how successful it was in avoiding war and/or settling international disputes. I have included differentiated materials, video footage and examples of scaffolding to help students of all abilities answer the question. When they have given feedback as a class, they then have to undertake the question under timed conditions. There is also a generic teacher markscheme supplied. If you like this lesson, please visit my shop where I have created lessons for the first unit of the AQA course on Peacekeeping. Please rate this resource and receive a free copy of my GCSE summary revision guide for Conflict and Tension 1918-1939. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Pilgrim17
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AQA 9-1 Conflict and Tension 1918-1939: How did the League of Nations help countries?

AQA 9-1 Conflict and Tension 1918-1939: How did the League of Nations help countries?

Despite its idealistic aims, the League did have some successes particularly with its Commissions. Although it is very easy to focus on its problems during the 1920’s, there is a clear theme in the AQA GCSE exam to discuss the successes and well as the League’s failures. With differentiated worksheets and information about the Commissions, students will at the end of the lesson be able to give examples and evidence to show and discuss the successes. The plenary focuses on recalling their new found knowledge and introduces students to the idea of tackling the higher mark questions first, as in the exam. If you like this lesson, please visit my shop where I have created lessons for the first unit of the AQA course on Peacekeeping. Please rate this resource and receive a free copy of my GCSE summary revision guide for AQA Conflict and Tension 1918-1939 worth £4. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Pilgrim17
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AQA 9-1 Conflict and Tension 1918-1939: The Structure of the League of Nations

AQA 9-1 Conflict and Tension 1918-1939: The Structure of the League of Nations

This lesson aims to focus on the structure of the League. Despite some strengths, students analyse its inherent weaknesses from the start. Using source material, video footage and worksheets, students work out how and why each part of its structure is a strength as well as a fundamental weakness. They can then put their new found knowledge to the test using specific skills to analyse and evaluate exam questions. The lesson comes with suggested teaching strategies and notes on each slide. If you like this lesson, please visit my shop where I have created lessons for the first unit of the AQA course on Peacekeeping. Please rate this resource and receive a free copy of my GCSE summary revision guide for Conflict and Tension 1918-1939. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Pilgrim17
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AQA GCSE 9-1 Conflict and Tension 1918-39: Peacekeeping Part 1

AQA GCSE 9-1 Conflict and Tension 1918-39: Peacekeeping Part 1

This series of five lessons introduce the first part of the AQA Conflict and Tension course 1918-39 and focus on Peacekeeping. All lessons come complete with suggested teaching strategies and differentiated learning tasks. There is also an emphasis on how to set out the course including a handy tracking sheet with the assessment objectives and question types for student exercise books. I have also included a Conflict and Tension Timeline which is great to display in the classroom as you teach the course. The lessons are broken down into the following: Lesson 1: The aims of the Peacemakers This lesson introduces students to the Big Three and what they wanted to achieve after WWI Lesson 2: Why were the Big Three willing to compromise? Despite their differences, this lesson aims to explain why the Big Three were willing to compromise. Lesson 3: What were the terms of the Treaty of Versailles? Students learn about the terms of the Treaty and are given strategies on how to learn them as well as prioritising the most hated. Lesson4: How satisfied were the Allies and Germany with the Treaty? This is a source based lesson in which the students analyse various interpretations to gauge the Allies and Germans reaction to the Treaty. Lesson 5: The Wider Settlement This is a free lesson in which students are encouraged to work independently to discover how Germany’s Allies were treated after the war. Timeline This gives an outline of the course and includes all the major events, dates and key words from the course.
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AQA GCSE 9-1 Conflict and Tension 1918-1939: An introduction to the League of Nations

AQA GCSE 9-1 Conflict and Tension 1918-1939: An introduction to the League of Nations

This lesson aims to question the purpose of the League of Nations and why it was set up in the first place. Students have a series of questions to think about and make inferred judgements upon, before the answers are revealed. As they analyse sources, video footage and statements they build up a picture of the purpose as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the League of Nations. This is a great foundation to build upon as they scrutinise the League’s structure and responses to world crises in subsequent lessons. The plenary requires them to sum up what they have learnt with a focus upon the learning objectives of the lesson. The lesson comes with suggested teaching strategies and printable resources. If you like this lesson, please visit my shop where I have created lessons for the first unit of the AQA course on Peacekeeping. Please rate this resource and receive a free copy of my GCSE summary revision guide for Conflict and Tension 1918-1939. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Pilgrim17
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Civil Rights in America

Civil Rights in America

For January 30th and 31st only, use discount code TJG44H2B for 50% off. These series of 10 lessons have been designed to fit into the National Curriculum scheme of work under a study of world history such as the USA in the 20th Century with its interconnections with other world developments and campaigns for Civil Rights. All the lessons come with suggested teaching strategies and differentiated materials. The 10 lessons are broken down into the following: 1) Was Abraham Lincoln the Great Emancipator? As the students study one of the great American Presidents and his granting of freedom to the slaves in America, they soon realise that his intentions may not be all that they seem and have the chance to question his character and beliefs. 2) The Jim Crow Laws Students learn how these laws segregated black people in America and analyse how inherent and established they were throughout American society. 3) The Little Rock Nine This lesson focuses on the problems on the road to Civil Rights, particularly with education. Little Rock High School in Arkansas and the injustice of the Governor there brought the State much unwelcome publicity as many of its inhabitants at the time were unwilling to share their education system with black people. 4) Emmett Till The tragedy of Emmett Till with his senseless killing and the fact that his killers admitting to the crime years afterwards strikes a cord with many students over how unfair the divisions and racism were in the deep south of America in the 1950’s. 5) Rosa Parks This lessons analyses the significance of Rosa Parks to the Civil Rights Movement and how far she inspired attitudes and a determination from the black community to change their status. 6) How could you protest? Students learn the different but passive ways black people resisted their white persecutors from sit ins, to music, to freedom rides and boycotts, to finally assess their impact overall on the Civil Rights Movement. 7) Martin Luther King This lesson focuses on Martin Luther King’s significance to the Civil Rights Movement as students evaluate the importance of key parts of his life from prison, to boycotts and his famous speeches. 8) Malcolm X This lesson can be used as a great contrast to the peaceful actions of Martin Luther King. Students study Malcolm X’s background and upbringing and evaluate his impact with a more confrontational approach to gaining Civil Rights. 9) The influence of the KKK This lesson introduces the students to the ideas and philosophy of the KKK and how they used their racist beliefs to intimidate the black community in America. The lesson also questions what impact if any they had on Civil Rights Movement. 10) What obstacles do African Americans still face today? The final lesson concludes by judging how far black people in America have come since the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Case studies include Rodney King, Ahmed Amadou Diallo and James Byrd as well as the athlete Michael Johnson, Beyonce Knowles and former President Barak Obama.
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Civil Rights in America: What obstacles do African Americans still face today?

Civil Rights in America: What obstacles do African Americans still face today?

This lesson questions how far the African American community in America has come since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lesson starts with focusing on the inspirational actions of two American athletes during the Mexico Olympics of 1968. The students are questioned on the symbolic nature of their protest and how their message had far reaching implications. Six case studies are investigated by the students from the achievements of Michael Johnson and Barak Obama to the tragic incidents surrounding Rodney King and James Byrd. There is much accompanying video footage as well as differentiated tasks to enable students to make a judgement at the end.
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Medieval Britain: The murder of Thomas Becket

Medieval Britain: The murder of Thomas Becket

This lesson questions who was to blame for the Murder in the Cathedral. Students have to fill in a crime report for the Chief Inspector who wants to know all the evidence before a conclusion is reached and a verdict delivered. The students immediately become detectives as they arrive into a classroom which has now become a crime scene. Various sources of information are presented to them from the eye witness accounts of monks to Henry’s cook! There can only be one guilty party surely, but who is it? This lesson is designed to be fun, engaging and challenging. If you have enjoyed the lesson, please check out the next lesson which decides if Henry II was sorry for this heinous crime. Visit my shop at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Pilgrim17
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Civil Rights in America: How could you protest?

Civil Rights in America: How could you protest?

This lesson aims to explain how black people in America voiced their protests against their lack of Civil Rights in the 1950s and early 1960’s. Students are introduced to the various forms of protest they used which they have to research and ultimately decide how effective each form of protest was. The resources are differentiated and there are quite a few links to video footage at the time to reinforce the learning. Students use the key words at the end of the lesson to summarise their new found knowledge.
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Civil Rights in America: The Little Rock Nine

Civil Rights in America: The Little Rock Nine

The events and actions surrounding the Little Rock Nine are now infamous in history. This lesson gives the background to the beginning of the desegregation of American Schools with the Brown vs Board of Education case of 1954. Yet Orbal Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas found this difficult to accept and unleased a tidal wave of protest from his actions in Little Rock, shown in this lesson through video footage and images from the time. Ultimately the students evaluate the impact of the Little Rock Nine and how they influenced American society today.
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AQA GCSE 9-1 Elizabethan England 1568-1603  Summary Revision Guide

AQA GCSE 9-1 Elizabethan England 1568-1603 Summary Revision Guide

This is a summary revision guide tailored to the AQA GCSE 9-1 Elizabethan England 1568-1603 unit. It also includes key information for the Historic Environment Study Unit of Hardwick Hall for 2018. The resource is in booklet form and is ideal for the student who wants a quick recap before the exam as it set out all the main details in bullet form. It is also extremely useful for printing and giving out when the students claim they have forgotten everything they have been taught! This resource can also be edited and changed to suit. If you like this Guide, please check out my other Revision and Summary Guides for AQA 9-1 GCSE History on Germany 1890-1945, Conflict and Tension 1918-39 and Britain: Health and the People c.1000 to the present day. These can be found at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Pilgrim17 Preview Files included (2)
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Civil Rights in America: How significant was Rosa Parks to the Civil Rights Movement?

Civil Rights in America: How significant was Rosa Parks to the Civil Rights Movement?

This lesson analyses and evaluates the part Rosa Parks played in the Civil Rights Movement. Modest to the end, her one action inspired a generation and she is still talked about with reverence in American society today. (NB - Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe speech on 7th January, 2018.) Students learn about Rosa Park’s background and events leading up to her refusal to move seats on a bus, brilliantly shown through some video footage as well as documentary evidence. The learning tasks and the accompanying resources are differentiated to suit all abilities as students reflect and evaluate her most important significance to American society today.
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AQA GCSE 9-1 Revision Guide: Elizabethan England, c.1568-1603

AQA GCSE 9-1 Revision Guide: Elizabethan England, c.1568-1603

Having attended an AQA History Training Course on Elizabethan England, I decided that I needed to produce this 35 page Revision Guide for my students and include what I learnt. Within the Guide, there is a particular emphasis on how to answer the four main questions. At the start, it gives tips on how the students can access the questions and also gives advice on how to put this into practice with model answers given from the exam board. There are also four pages in the Guide dedicated to the Environmental study, Hardwick Hall with a focus on second order concepts. I also sought confirmation from the AQA course leader and Elizabethan expert, Carmel Bones that this section was correct and equipped the students to answer 16 mark question correctly. This Guide has been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow and can be adapted and changed to suit. Any reviews on this resource would be much appreciated. Please email me for a free copy of my AQA Elizabethan revision summary guide worth £4 if you do. My email can be found in my TES shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Pilgrim17 If you like this Guide, please check out my others for AQA History on Germany 1890-1945, Conflict and Tension 1918-39 and Britain: Health and the People c.1000 to the present day.
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Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1945 Summary Revision Guide:

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1945 Summary Revision Guide:

This resource (in booklet form) sets out the Edexcel GCSE Modern Depth Study course, Weimar and Nazi Germany 1919-45 in two sides of A4. This is ideal for the student who wants a quick recap before the exam as it includes all the main details in bullet form. It is also great for quickly printing and giving out for revision lessons, especially when the students claim they cannot remember anything they have been taught! I use mine by getting the students to RAG rate it first before they revise.
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GCSE Medicine Revision Flash Cards

GCSE Medicine Revision Flash Cards

These flash cards aim to get the students thinking of the importance of individuals in Medicine (GCSE Medicine Through Time). I always find students have revised the individuals thoroughly for exam time, but do not push their grades into the higher brackets as they focus on content rather than impact. There are 33 individuals listed; students can use them in class (I use them as starters and plenaries) or to take home and use for their own personal revision programme. I also display them in the classroom (enlarged) and use when focusing on the topics.
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Recruitment in World War 1

Recruitment in World War 1

This lesson aims to show students how the themes of heroism, patriotism, shame and anti-German feeling led the recruitment drive for young men to volunteer to join the army. Students are led through video footage, an extract from Private Peaceful and Government posters to analyse how these 4 key themes are used. They also learn about Pals Battalions and the shock of what happened to the Accrington Pals in 1916. The lesson concludes by evaluating how effective the recruitment drive and posters were.
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GCSE Germany Revision Timeline 1919-45

GCSE Germany Revision Timeline 1919-45

This is a great timeline to use in the classroom or for display in your History department. I have mine permanently displayed in the classroom so I can refer to it as I am teaching the GCSE Germany unit. The students have a visible chronology of the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. On each slide, I have included some extra information; this is to clarify the subject content for them and each of the 52 slides has an accompanying picture. I have also included a two page timeline for students to keep with events from the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany which can be printed and stuck in their exercise books.
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The Second World War: Adolf Hitler, man or monster?

The Second World War: Adolf Hitler, man or monster?

This lesson is an introduction to Hitler which can be used either at key stage 3 or 4. It aims to challenge preconceptions and assumptions that Hitler was a monster from birth, determined to commit mass murder and genocide. His early life from his parents, schooling, his move to Vienna and his life as a soldier are scrutinised as students have many opportunities to make judgements which are ultimately challenged by the end. The lesson includes a lot of visual evidence (such as Hitler’s propaganda posters) and well as video evidence of his life as a boy. There is a differentiated research activity in which there is a chance for students to conduct their own independent investigations before reporting their final conclusions to the class. This lesson would also be ideal for a non specialist.
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AQA Conflict and Tension 1918-39 GCSE 9-1 Revision Flashcards

AQA Conflict and Tension 1918-39 GCSE 9-1 Revision Flashcards

I have produced these flashcards in another bid to get my Year 11's revising and focusing on the forthcoming GCSE exam. I use these 78 flashcards in revision sessions and intervention after school. They have proved a great success and it also gives the students something to take home and revise. I also email them to parents so they can keep track on heir child's homework and revision. They need cutting down the middle and folding; the students then test themselves and each other, removing the ones they recognise and retaining those they don't. The flashcards contain the main events, people and key words needed for the exam.
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AQA GCSE 9-1 Medicine Revision: How to answer the factor question

AQA GCSE 9-1 Medicine Revision: How to answer the factor question

This PowerPoint, which can be delivered over two lessons, is my attempt to make the factor question in the Medicine exam more easily accessible for all students. A question that we think is an easy one for them to answer in fact causes the students the most difficulty. I find students begin to panic and forget everything they have learnt over the course; many answers become scrambled into meaningless waffle or into a few sentences. Using the register as a way in, students are quizzed on their knowledge of individuals and what they contributed to medicine (the second lesson will be more effective in this task). A model answer is given to them, only for it to be dissected and the ‘waffle’ identified and highlighted. Video footage is also used to show how factors helped Edward Jenner made his discovery, as an alternative to written evidence. Some key assessment tips are used, which the students have to apply to their own independent research. Finally students are properly assessed using a recent specimen question which comes complete with an up to date mark scheme from the exam board and my own student friendly mark scheme to peer assess in class. I have also included a copy of a Medicine Summary Revision Guide which I usually sell separately for the AQA exam board, but in this case will help the students in their homework revision for this assessment.
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