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I have been teaching History in Cornwall for over 15 years and hopefully know what works to get students on board with their learning. All of my lessons offer an easy to access information with a variety of tasks that can be adapted to your students. You will find individual lessons and bundles for Edexcel's The American West, Early Elizabethan England, Whitechapel Historical Environment, Crime and Punishment and Weimar and Nazi Germany.

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I have been teaching History in Cornwall for over 15 years and hopefully know what works to get students on board with their learning. All of my lessons offer an easy to access information with a variety of tasks that can be adapted to your students. You will find individual lessons and bundles for Edexcel's The American West, Early Elizabethan England, Whitechapel Historical Environment, Crime and Punishment and Weimar and Nazi Germany.
Lesson 24 Edexcel GCSE 1-9 American West - Extermination of the buffalo

Lesson 24 Edexcel GCSE 1-9 American West - Extermination of the buffalo

It would be great if you could leave some feedback for this lesson. It mainly uses the Pearson book as I found the Hodder book does not really focus on the 'consequences' aspect at the end. STARTER: A filling in the missing term exercise to allow students to recap basic key knowledge about the uses of the buffalo for the Plains Indian way of life. BACKGROUND: Students watch a 6 minute clip (hyperlinked) to see why the white settlers and US Government wanted to hunt buffalo and the main consequences of this for the Plains Indians. EVIDENCE ANALYSIS: Source from Frank Mayer (also in Pearson book) to promote discussion about the Indian way of life. TASK: I have given a choice of three possible tasks to help students gain knowledge of the impact of the extermination: 1 - A letter from a Sioux Indian to President Grant making clear the consequences of the buffalo extinction. 2 - A simple comprehension task from page 90 with 10 questions. 3 - An outline of a buffalo head with 11 spaces in which students can select their own facts about the extermination of the buffalo. EXAM QUESTION: Explain two consequences of the extermination of the buffalo on the way of life of the Plains Indians.
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13 GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Weimar and Nazi Germany: 1929 Crash and increase of Nazi support.

13 GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Weimar and Nazi Germany: 1929 Crash and increase of Nazi support.

This lesson takes the students through an overview of the Wall Street Crash, then the students gain knowledge of how Hitler used this event to increase his support from a variety of social groups. RECAP: German key word match up. A chance for students to become more familiar with Germans terms which have been used already. STARTER: What was the Wall Street Crash? a 3 minute opening clip from a documentary which gives the students an overview of the event. BACKGROUND: Students taken step by step through the events of the Wall Street Crash (see image). TASK: Students given a prinatble worksheet (may work better on A3) to find out how each social group were affected by the Wall Street Crash. They then investigate how Hitler and the Nazis targetted each group. Finally, from the images provided (as a printout and PP slides), students select which propaganda posters would best affect each social group. EXTENSION TASKS: Explanation type questions. EXAM FOCUS: A chance to give students a practice with reading 3 different interpretations of the events and explaining what the main difference between them is. FACT SHEET: Included to replace the book if needed. PLEASE BE KIND ENOUGH TO LEAVE A REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THIS LESSON
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Lesson 6: Edexcel GCSE History 1-9 -Whitechapel - Difficulties policing Whitechapel.

Lesson 6: Edexcel GCSE History 1-9 -Whitechapel - Difficulties policing Whitechapel.

Please be kind enough to leave a review if you like this resource. This lesson is fully contained and will allow you to avoid using the text book if needed. STARTER: What do the various pieces of evidence in the pictures tell the students about the difficulties of policing the area? TASK 1: Students can either use the book (Pearson) or the handout that is included with this lesson, to identify what the problems were and explain why they are problems. A w/s has been created for them to do this. TASK 2: Students now use the evidence from the time to analyse these problems. PLENARY/ASSESSMENT: Students given two sources to explain how they would follow up.
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GCSE History Edexcel Whitechapel Fact Sheets - Book Replacement or revision

GCSE History Edexcel Whitechapel Fact Sheets - Book Replacement or revision

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.
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GCSE History Revision:  Edexcel 1-9 Crime and Punishment with Whitechapel - Paper 1

GCSE History Revision: Edexcel 1-9 Crime and Punishment with Whitechapel - Paper 1

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.
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KS3 Industrial Revolution Assessment based on Edexcel questions.

KS3 Industrial Revolution Assessment based on Edexcel questions.

An assessment to go alongside the lesson resources I have published about the Industrial Revolution. The assessment uses skills such as source inference, source usefulness, identifying two features, explaining the importance of an event and explaining two consequences. All question types that are part of the Edexel GCSE curriculum. Space provided for students to write. This resource works best when used with the other lessons produced in this series.
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GCSE History: Germany 1918-39 Knowledge Organiser Revision Sheet Edexcel Paper 3

GCSE History: Germany 1918-39 Knowledge Organiser Revision Sheet Edexcel Paper 3

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.
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KS3 The Industrial Revolution Arguments for & against reforming  working conditions. Lesson 8

KS3 The Industrial Revolution Arguments for & against reforming working conditions. Lesson 8

This lesson investigates the following: How laws are created The arguments for and against Parliamentary Reform during the Industrial Revolution 5 key changes made to working conditions during the period 1750-1900 An evaluation of the impact of these reforms. Students will begin the lesson with a short overview of how laws are made using one of two hyperlinked BBC Teach clips and questions. Students then create a diagram to recap the issues that already existed for the working conditions, and then think about what realistic solutions there could be to each of the problems (while remembering that children at the time were still expected to work). They will then be given a printable worksheet (see other image) where they categorise the arguments for and against reform along with identifying the laws that were made at the time. A set of follow up and extention tasks are then given to allow the students to gain a deep knowledge of the reforms. Plenary also included.
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GCSE History: American West Knowledge Organizer Revision Edexcel Paper 2

GCSE History: American West Knowledge Organizer Revision Edexcel Paper 2

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.
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GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 American West Fact Sheets for the whole topic - book replacement.

GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 American West Fact Sheets for the whole topic - book replacement.

This package is the set of fact sheets that have been produced to replace the Edexcel/Pearson/Hodder text books. Each fact sheet contains the information and background knowledge needed for all aspects of the American West in a far easier format for students to use with diagrams to help their understanding. Due to the time taken to produce this resource and the idea of it being a replacement to the very expensive text books, I am having to charge a little more than my normal resources. However, you will be able to save money in the long term from photocopying and/or adapting the information to suite your students’ needs.
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KS3 The Industrial Revolution Working Condition Source Usefulness with homework Lesson 7

KS3 The Industrial Revolution Working Condition Source Usefulness with homework Lesson 7

This lesson has a focus on source usefulness in relation to the question of children’s working conditions between 1750-1900. Students are encouraged to use the PANDA (Purpose, Author, Nature, Date and Audience) approach to this question. There are 9 (mainly written) sources included in the lesson for analysis which can be achieved using a variety of student discussion or written tasks. A printable worksheet has been included for students to record their thoughts. The starter task focusses on a recent newspaper article about the behaviour of teenagers in the UK which will hopefully focus the attention of the students. A homework sheet has been included at the end which asks the students to answer a GCSE style question about source usefulness. This can equalliy double up as an assessment if needed. A writing frame and useful sentence starters has been included for lower ability students on the sheet.
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KS3 The Industrial Revolution: Children's Working Conditions Lesson 6

KS3 The Industrial Revolution: Children's Working Conditions Lesson 6

This lesson investigates the working conditions for poor children in the factories and mills of growing industrial towns. Students are provided with an illustrated fact sheet (see image) to help them identify and understand the typical day of a child worker. Students are then given a choice of three activities (for you to also chose from). Each activity has a worksheet if needed. 1: Produce a mind map for students to identify the key themes of a typical working day such as hours, health etc. 2: Produce an interview asking a child about their day. 3: Produce a storyboard for a documentary/film about the working conditions. A map has also been created which students can use as a starter to identify key types of industry in key areas of the country. This is one I have produced myself in order to make this clearer to students.
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GCSE Edexcel 1-9 Weimar and Nazi Germany Part 1 (The Weimar Republic) 9 lessons.

GCSE Edexcel 1-9 Weimar and Nazi Germany Part 1 (The Weimar Republic) 9 lessons.

The first 9 lessons with everything you will need: Active starter tasks. Recap quizzes Example exam questions A fact sheet for each lesson A revision sheet for each lesson Interactive presentations Exciting, bold graphics to keep student attention. Example answers for analysis. PLEASE BE KIND ENOUGH TO LEAVE A REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THIS LESSON
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KS3 The Industrial Revolution: The importance of James Watt to the Industrial Revolution Lesson 5

KS3 The Industrial Revolution: The importance of James Watt to the Industrial Revolution Lesson 5

This lesson gathers information about the influences of James Watt, using a 25 minute documentary from television presenters Dick and Dom. Students will recap the causes of the revolution before being quized about other inventions of the time. After a brief introduction about James Watt (preview) they will watch the documentary and fill in a question sheet (provided to print) to help them identify his importance. Extension questions have been given along with a GCSE question ‘Explain the importance of James Watt to the development of the Industrial Revolution’ [8]. P.E.E. paragraphing structure has been provided to support students with their literacy.
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KS3 The Industrial Revolution: The causes of the Industrial Revolution Lesson 4

KS3 The Industrial Revolution: The causes of the Industrial Revolution Lesson 4

This lesson investigates the various causes/factors that led to an industrial revolution in Britain. Students will recap the changes that took place between 1750-1900 in a starter quiz, before being given 3 different historical interpretations about why Britain experienced an Industrial Revolution. They then use a fact sheet (previewed) to identify and understand the causes of the Industrial Revolution before deciding which factor was the most important. Students can then be led through a GCSE style causation question where they have to argue ‘how far’ they agree with a historical point of view. A P.E.E. paragraph structure sheet has also been provided to help students structure their answer to meet GCSE standards. For an hour lesson, this will likely take two lessons if used with the P.E.E. paragraphing task.
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KS3 History The Industrial Revolution: Changes between 1750-1900. Lesson 3

KS3 History The Industrial Revolution: Changes between 1750-1900. Lesson 3

This lesson investigate the main changes that took place in Britain during the Industrial Revolution. Students are prompted to discuss the developments in their own lifetime before studying the diagram (previewed) to identify the main changes between 1750-1900. Using either a worksheet provided, or in their book, students then organise these themes of change. They are then given a set of GCSE style questions to evaluate the most important change and the reasons for change. This lesson also includes a useful, short animation and image based plenary.
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GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Crime and Punishment Knowledge Organiser Revision Sheet Paper 1

GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Crime and Punishment Knowledge Organiser Revision Sheet Paper 1

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.
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Lesson 24 Edexcel GCSE 1-9 American West - Extermination of the buffalo

Lesson 24 Edexcel GCSE 1-9 American West - Extermination of the buffalo

It would be great if you could leave some feedback for this lesson. It mainly uses the Pearson book as I found the Hodder book does not really focus on the 'consequences' aspect at the end. STARTER: A filling in the missing term exercise to allow students to recap basic key knowledge about the uses of the buffalo for the Plains Indian way of life. BACKGROUND: Students watch a 6 minute clip (hyperlinked) to see why the white settlers and US Government wanted to hunt buffalo and the main consequences of this for the Plains Indians. EVIDENCE ANALYSIS: Source from Frank Mayer (also in Pearson book) to promote discussion about the Indian way of life. TASK: I have given a choice of three possible tasks to help students gain knowledge of the impact of the extermination: 1 - A letter from a Sioux Indian to President Grant making clear the consequences of the buffalo extinction. 2 - A simple comprehension task from page 90 with 10 questions. 3 - An outline of a buffalo head with 11 spaces in which students can select their own facts about the extermination of the buffalo. EXAM QUESTION: Explain two consequences of the extermination of the buffalo on the way of life of the Plains Indians.
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Edexcel GCSE History 1-9 Whitechapel Jack the Ripper full lesson pack.

Edexcel GCSE History 1-9 Whitechapel Jack the Ripper full lesson pack.

This collection contains 10 fully resourced lessons, a unit outline for staff and students, revision mind maps and an evidence mat which can be used with all GCSE Edexcel source questions. Many lessons include animations and sounds. A huge range of printable, exciting handouts, source sheets, worksheets and tables. Where the Pearson book needs to be used I have said but most lessons are self contained.
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GCSE History: Early Elizabethan England Knowledge Organiser Revision Edexcel 1-9 Paper 2

GCSE History: Early Elizabethan England Knowledge Organiser Revision Edexcel 1-9 Paper 2

A really useful diagram to help students organise their revision for the very content heavy topic of Early Elizabethan England. Best enlarged to A3 but can be given out A4 to help students structure their own revision. 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. I also have similar resources for the American West, Nazi Germany and Crime and Punishment
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Evidence Usefulness Mat KS3/KS4 Edexcel 1-9 Source based questions.

Evidence Usefulness Mat KS3/KS4 Edexcel 1-9 Source based questions.

This sheet is to be given to help students in KS3/4 who will be going on to take the Edexcel GCSE 1-9. It includes a 'how to' section for the 4 source type questions the students will have at GCSE, types of evidence and how to evaluate the usefulness of evidence. Along with a collection of key terms the students can use to help develop their answers. This is specifically for the new Edexcel GCSE and for KS3 students to start developing these source skills early.
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Lesson 12 Edexcel GCSE 2016 American West - Development of the Cattle Industry

Lesson 12 Edexcel GCSE 2016 American West - Development of the Cattle Industry

A double lesson's worth of material and resources with all resources such as worksheets, information sheets, fact cards and card sort included. My most creative to date and took a whole day. Some sound effects included. STARTER: Using a map from National Geographic, the students have to locate key places and trails. STARTER 2: Students to memorise as many of the 22 key terms/places/people as they can in a minute. STARTER 3: 3 pieces of art which can form a discussion about the life of a cowboy/cattleman. TASK 1: Students given background information about the cattle before and just after the Civil War. TASK 2: Students either given a fact sheet/use the text book/use 3 fact cards (see example image) to create a timeline of the key events. TASK 3: Students to use the cards of 8 factors for the growth in the cattle industry and prioritise them. TASK 4: Students to examine the 'narrative account' question which assesses their ability to link the various stages of the cattle industry. Sentence starters and key terms on a help sheet provided. PLENARY: Go back to key terms and students self assess their knowledge in a fun questionnaire which rates them as a type of cowboy at the end. Please be kind enough to leave a review if you purchase this resource - thanks
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KS3 History The Industrial Revolution in Britain Overview Lesson 1

KS3 History The Industrial Revolution in Britain Overview Lesson 1

This is the first lesson in a series which covers features of the Industrial Revolution c1750-c.1900. In this lesson, the students use one source, George Cruishank’s ‘British Beehive’ in order to identify features of British society at the time. Students begin with questioning what they believe the ‘Industrial Revolution’ was. They are then given a copy of the illustration to discuss and analyse. After looking at this, they are prompted to complete a choice of activities such as producing their own ‘British Beehive’ or answering a set of increasingly hard questions about the source. A high resolution copy of the source has been included in two different formats and worksheets for the students to produce their own beehive have also been included. You should not need anything else (unless you want) to teach this lesson. Throughout this unit, there will be opportunities for students to practice important GCSE skills needed for all exam boards. I WILL BE PUTTING THIS LESSON AND THE OTHERS INTO A FULL UNIT BUNDLE WHEN I HAVE COMPLETED THEM.
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KS3 History The Industrial Revolution c.1750-c.1900 Source Inference Lesson 2

KS3 History The Industrial Revolution c.1750-c.1900 Source Inference Lesson 2

The second lesson in a series I am creating to investigate the Industrial Revolution. All resources for the teaching of this lesson are included in the PP including a varied selection of sources which can be printed off and used for the investigation. Students begin with a short crossword which recaps the key terms about the period. 16 different sources are given in the PP so they can be used in a variety of ways in your classroom. The skill tested is inference which will be needed for assessment at GCSE, this will be a useful practice for students lower down the school. Students then select upto 6 of the sources to complete a table with what they can see and then what they have inferred from the source about the Industrial Revolution. There are two GCSE inference questions at the end to give students as a challenge if needed. Plenary also included. This lesson will be available on its own and a bundle once the unit has been completed.
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