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Lesson resource requests available! I have been teaching History in Cornwall, England for 17 years and hopefully know what works to get students on board with their learning. All lessons offer easy to access information with a variety of tasks that can be adapted to your students. Topics on offer so far are; Weimar and Nazi Germany, Early Elizabethan England, Crime and Punishment and the Cold War. I also have a 10 lesson bundle covering the Industrial Revolution in Britain aimed at KS3.

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Lesson resource requests available! I have been teaching History in Cornwall, England for 17 years and hopefully know what works to get students on board with their learning. All lessons offer easy to access information with a variety of tasks that can be adapted to your students. Topics on offer so far are; Weimar and Nazi Germany, Early Elizabethan England, Crime and Punishment and the Cold War. I also have a 10 lesson bundle covering the Industrial Revolution in Britain aimed at KS3.
GCSE HISTORY Edexcel (1-9) How to answer all types of exam question (Papers 1-3).
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GCSE HISTORY Edexcel (1-9) How to answer all types of exam question (Papers 1-3).

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After 2 years teaching the new specification, I have developed these student friendly posters/mats/handouts which will allow students to structure and understand the demands of each type of question for each of the 3 exam papers. —Each contains example sentence starters using the P.E.E.L appraoch. —Source based questions for Paper 1 and 3 also have an additional poster. —Also includes a GCSE literacy sheet with sentence starters and general rules - I have successfully used this with KS3 students. —I personally teach Elizabeth, AW, C&P and Germany and these have been illustrated with example questions. However, I have another ‘blank’ set which you can add to with your own unit title. —On the last slide, I have included 4 sheets which can then be copied onto A3 and laminated for the students if needed. Hopefully these will save people a lot of time and most of all be useful for your students.
GCSE History Edexcel Crime & Punishment Revision Pack/Booklet
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GCSE History Edexcel Crime & Punishment Revision Pack/Booklet

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This pack includes: 31 fact sheets for each topic needed for the Edexel 1-9 Crime and Punishment GCSE History Paper 1 unit. Each fact sheet can be copied into a revision booklet for your students. The amount of detail is high but key points are highlighted throughout for weaker students. Also included are 4x revision diagrams for each period of the study and 4 x example exam question sheets with sample questions from Edexcel’s specimin and sample papers. This will make a perfect revision booklet for the students as I find the revision workbooks currently available seem to lack some detail in key areas. Information has been taken from both Hodder and Pearson books to keep a balance. Please be kind enough t leave a review if you find this pack useful. I am about to start a differentiated version of this content so watch this space.
GCSE History Revision:  Edexcel 1-9 Crime and Punishment with Whitechapel - Paper 1
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GCSE History Revision: Edexcel 1-9 Crime and Punishment with Whitechapel - Paper 1

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This is a pack of revision materials needed for the Edexcel Paper 1 Crime and Punishment with Whitechapel. Included in this revision pack: An overview sheet for each historical period (Medieval, Early Modern, Industrial, Modern). They have been produced in colour and black and white for easy photocopying. Each sheet contains wider historical context, religion, Crimes and Laws, Law Enforcement and Punishments. There is also a focus with continuity and change with the case studies also included. A 4 sheet revision handout for the Whitechapel Historical Environment which also includes a section on the types of evidence which could be used for the follow up question. Loads of revision cards which can be simply photocopied, cut out and used as a revision card game in class. I have uploaded one slide of each in the preview boxes but it is all included in a 23 slide Power Point for ease of use.
Lesson 17 GCSE HISTORY Edexcel (1-9) American West: The Indian Wars (1862, 1864, 1866-68)
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Lesson 17 GCSE HISTORY Edexcel (1-9) American West: The Indian Wars (1862, 1864, 1866-68)

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This lesson covers the three Indians Wars: Little Crow, Sand Creek Massacre and Red Cloud’s War. Students/teachers are offered a choice of tasks to complete the knowledge of the wars needed. Sound effects and animations throughout. STARTER: A recap game of events that were taking place in the American West at the time of the Indian Wars BACKGROUND: Printable and teacher led notes about the three wars and their leaders. TASK OPTION 1: Students give three question sheets to use with the Pearson book with easy to follow question and tasks about each war. Lower - higher level questioning on each. TASK OPTION 2: An outline sheet for a student led presentation about one of the wars. TASK OPTION 3: A table for the students to complete about each aspect of the war, which concentrates on the relationship between the Plains Indians and the US Government and army. HIGHER LEVEL: (see image) Students are given a diagram of the relationship between the government and Indians regarding how promises are broken. Students have to explain this. PLENARY: Students given a list of key facts and have to decide which war they relate to. EXAMPLE ANSWER AND QUESTION: A narrative account of the key events which led to Red Cloud’s War. The example answer includes tips and an opportunity for the students to analyse a higher level answer. Please provide feedback if you can - this took me flipping ages to complete!
GCSE History Edexcel Revision Guide and Workbook: Superpower Relations and the Cold War
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GCSE History Edexcel Revision Guide and Workbook: Superpower Relations and the Cold War

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This is a 44 page word document which includes all of the content needed for the Edexcel Paper 2 ‘Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-91’. The Unit has been divided into 20 main topics along with example exam questions and revision tasks at the end of each topic. I have included the content page along with the resource so you can view the topic list for yourself, along with an image of a typical page of the revision guide.
6. GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Germany 1918-39: Recovery under Stresemann (economic & foreign policy)
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6. GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Germany 1918-39: Recovery under Stresemann (economic & foreign policy)

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This lesson students will know: Who Gustav Stresemann was and his aims for Germany. How his 3 economic plans (Dawes, Young and Rentenmark) helped Germany recover. How his 3 foreign policy plans (Locarno, League of Nations and Kelogg-Briand) allowed Germany to recover. Why these actions still caused some opposition - the students introduced to opposition from the NSDAP. Starter - a basic recall quiz to recap knowledge about Weimar Germany so far - answers given. Introduction to Stresemann with his main aims and main policies. Task - students can be given a timeline (see images) and use the fact sheet or text book to note down what each action was with its successes and weaknesses. Extension task also given. Task - students then given a series of statements which may have been heard from the time and have to sort them into the criticisms of Stresemann and the compliments. Exam Focus - I have put together some information about how to look at a ‘How useful’ question with a couple of sources to focus on. An example answer also given with a task for the students to highlight aspects of the answer that make it successful. Fact sheets x2 (one which is slightly more differentiated than the other).
GCSE History: American West Knowledge Organizer Revision Edexcel Paper 2
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GCSE History: American West Knowledge Organizer Revision Edexcel Paper 2

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This is a very useful resource to help students structure their revision for an end of unit assessment or their final exam in June. It has been organised Chronologically but also thematically. My students have found this useful as an alternative way to revise. Students can have the option of colour coding each theme for revision. I would suggest enlarging to A3 if possible. Please note that this is a single sheet resource, but due to the time it took to produce this, I hope this reflects the asking price for it. Hopefully it can last you many years.
Lesson 21 GCSE History Edexcel 9-1 Crime and Punishment 1700-1900: Prison reform, Howard and Fry.
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Lesson 21 GCSE History Edexcel 9-1 Crime and Punishment 1700-1900: Prison reform, Howard and Fry.

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Students analyse the problems with the prison system before the 18th century and then categorise the reasons for change after the 18th century. They will also be able to describe what these changes to the prison system were. Starter: Students given a handout with visual and written evidence - they annotate these to feedback the many problems with the prison system before the 18th century. Starter 2: Students watch a clip to gain some background knowledge of the prison system and the work of Robert Peel. Then they problem solve the solutions to these problems to identify the changes they would bring to the prison system. Task: Students given some background about the 1823 Gaols Act and Robert Peel, before being given a sheet with a mixed number of reasons for prison reform - here they need to code the changes into: economic, religious, political, individual, technology, population growth etc. Extension tasks available. Exam Question/Literacy task at the end for students to improve a badly written answer.
GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Crime and Punishment Knowledge Organiser Revision Sheet Paper 1
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GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Crime and Punishment Knowledge Organiser Revision Sheet Paper 1

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This is a single sheet revision resource, that when enlarged to A3, will provide your students with an overall view of every topic they need to revise for the main part of Crime and Punishment in a clearly organised format. I have used this with my lower ability students who like the idea that they can begin their revision using this sheet as their starting point. Please make sure you understand that this is a single sheet resource that hopefully you can preview here. Hopefully you can appreciate the amount of time that was spent producing this resource, hence the price I am asking. Hopefully this will be a resource that can last many years. I also have similar sheets for Nazi Germany, Elizabeth and the American West.
GCSE History Edexcel Whitechapel Fact Sheets - Book Replacement or revision
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GCSE History Edexcel Whitechapel Fact Sheets - Book Replacement or revision

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l I have created a 9 lesson fact sheet hand out to go alongside the Edexcel Whitechapel Historical Environment unit needed for Paper 1. I am creating this as an alternative to the Hodder and Pearson text books to allow students of all abilities the advantage of accessing the key information in an organised way. Together, the 9 lesson sheets can be stuck into student’s books as you teach the unit, or given to them at the start or end of the unit. This should be a great way to cut out the complex nature of the text book and focus in on the important information for your students. Please note, that I have used the PANDA method for evaluating source usefulness in fact sheet 1 and also provided a list of useful ‘follow up’ evidence types in fact sheet 2. The fact sheets are however, intended for subject knowledge only.
GCSE HISTORY Edexcel 2016: Early Elizabethan Revision Guide
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GCSE HISTORY Edexcel 2016: Early Elizabethan Revision Guide

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This is a comprehensive yet accessible revision guide for students studying the Early Elizabeth England unit for Edexcel 2016 spec. Each key question is illustrated with key terms in bold or highlighted. This document also includes a collection of practice exam questions at the end with example points which the students might consider. I am working on a highly differentiated version for lower ability students which will be available to download soon.
Lesson 22 GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Crime and Punishment 1700-1900 - Case Study: Pentonville
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Lesson 22 GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Crime and Punishment 1700-1900 - Case Study: Pentonville

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Students explore the reasons for the government building the prison as a prototype for other prisons and look into the changes and conditions in the prison. Recap - Students have to memorise key events/dates in pairs and see how many they can recall in 1 minute. Starter: Students look at 4 images of Pentonville (these can be printed an laminated if you have the funds) and investigate what they can infer about Pentonville from each image. Task: Students can either use the Pearson/Hodder or fact page (included on the last slide) to create their own mind map/revision diagram about the prison. This can be of their own design or the one shown which can be printed from the PP. Exam link: Students carry out a matching up task to see the difference between explanation and description. It also allows them to see how they can use Pentonville as an example in their work. Hopefully, this will get them thinking about their own answers which need more clarity with explanation. Even with low ability students, an example can be made of one P.E.E. paragraph to allow the students to see the difference between description and explanation.
GCSE History: Germany 1918-39 Knowledge Organiser Revision Sheet Edexcel Paper 3
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GCSE History: Germany 1918-39 Knowledge Organiser Revision Sheet Edexcel Paper 3

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This sheet provides a clear overview of all topics needed for Edexcel’s Germany 1918-39 Paper 3. Best enlarged onto A3 or given to students as an example of how to structure revision. This has worked particularly well for my lower ability students. I also have similar diagrams for The American West, Elizabeth and Crime and Punishment. Please take a look.
GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Weimar Nazi Germany Bundle Part 2 Hitler's Rise to Power
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GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Weimar Nazi Germany Bundle Part 2 Hitler's Rise to Power

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A 5 lesson bundle to take your students through all the information needed for Part Two of the Paper 3 topic. As stated on the cover, all factual information has been included with a printable fact sheet available for each lesson. Thank you very much for your purchase and I hope this really helps you out with your teaching of this topic.
14. GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Weimar and Nazi Germany: How did Hitler become Chancellor by 1933?
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14. GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Weimar and Nazi Germany: How did Hitler become Chancellor by 1933?

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RECAP: A recap paragraph with key facts missing. Students need to fill in the missing facts. This can be kept as a board task or printed if needed. Next slide comes with animated answers. STARTER: What would you do if? Students given the role of Hitler and then Hindenburg with 4 options each about what each key personality should do at this stage. Can promote discussion within the class as no answer is 100% clear cut. This can also be used at the end of the lesson when the students are aware of the events. BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE: Students given an idea of the pressures that were on Germany and Hindenburg in 1932 and the status of Hitler. TASK: Students to either use the book, or fact sheet (provided) to note down the key events in an illustrated timeline/storyboard. A printable worksheet is provided for them to do this. EXTENSION: Students questioned about the most significant cause of Hitler's rise to power. EXAM FOCUS: Students can be given a 12 mark, 4 mark inference or a how useful style question. There is another slide with an explanation about how to best answer a how useful question. FACT SHEET: I have attempted a slightly differentiated one too, but not sure how much I can take out.
Lesson 18 GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Crime and Punishment1700-1900 : The Tolpuddle Martyrs
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Lesson 18 GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Crime and Punishment1700-1900 : The Tolpuddle Martyrs

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I have designed this lesson to be either used as a whole lesson, or towards the end of the lesson you will find a fact sheet and question sheet which can be copied back to back as a stand alone h/w task if time is an issue when teaching this unit. The lesson itself includes: Starter: What is a trade union? Why might someone join a trade union? Why might governments dislike trade unions? Discussion based. Task: Students can watch a 6 min, class clip about the events before putting the main events in chronological order. This can also be done with the help of the face sheet (see image) or class book. Both Hodder and Pearson have good sections on this topic. Extension: Students can use the h/w sheet as an extension OR another slide asks the students to sort 10 key events into causes or consequences. Exam Focus - students use their knowledge of this topic to create their own 12 and 16 mark questions. Examples are given.
The Cold War and Superpower Relations Timeline GCSE History Revision Edexcel 1-9
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The Cold War and Superpower Relations Timeline GCSE History Revision Edexcel 1-9

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This is a timeline covering the key events of the Cold War. It is specifically linked to GCSE Edexcel 1-9 History, however, it would be suitable for the teaching of any course covering the aspects of the Cold War. This poster looks great when enlarged to A3 and printed in colour. Other timelines available in this similar style are: Early Elizabethan England Weimar and Nazi Germany The American West
Lesson 1: GCSE 1-9 Edexcel Whitechapel - Intro to skills and knowledge.
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Lesson 1: GCSE 1-9 Edexcel Whitechapel - Intro to skills and knowledge.

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Please leave feedback on this lesson to help other teachers. This lesson is also available as part of a discounted bundle to save you a bit of money. I am adding a small charge to the rest of the lessons in this topic due to the time it has taken to produce. A resource and activity heavy start for your students to really get them into the role of a police officer at the time of the Whitechapel murders. The lesson is structured as: 1. Introduction to the three question types 2. A 'Metropolitan Police Examination' to establish student prior knowledge and promote interest 3. A certificate for use after the examination. 4. A task to allow the students time to use any book you have to examine to variety of sources available from the time and set out their thoughts about strengths and weaknesses of these. This will give students the opportunity to read through the chapter and start forming knowledge of their own. 5. Example source questions about usefulness and asking questions. 6. A homework sheet about the Trafalgar Demonstrations and Bloody Sunday using the evidence provided.