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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.
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.
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.
GCSE History The American West: Tony Robinson's Wild West Question Sheet
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GCSE History The American West: Tony Robinson's Wild West Question Sheet

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Please be kind enough to leave a review. This question sheet is split into the four parts of the documentary and brilliantly covers: PART 1: The lifestyle of the Plains Indians/impact of the white settlers PART 2: Red Cloud's War and discovery of gold PART 3: Battle of Little Bighorn PART 4: Wounded Knee Massacre I found this great mid way for recapping what the students had looked at but giving them a bit of a taste of what's to come. Can also be used for a cover lesson when used with the You Tube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSUQrs4Xr5w
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: 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 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!
Lesson 6: Edexcel GCSE History 1-9 -Whitechapel - Difficulties policing Whitechapel.
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Lesson 6: Edexcel GCSE History 1-9 -Whitechapel - Difficulties policing Whitechapel.

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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.
4. GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Germany 1918-1939: Challenges to Weimar: Spartacists and Kapp Putsch.
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4. GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Germany 1918-1939: Challenges to Weimar: Spartacists and Kapp Putsch.

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Lesson 4 of the Germany 1919-1939 Paper 3 unit. Learning Aims: To know the difference between right and left wing. To identify the challenges from the right and left wing in and out of the Reichstag. To explain why the extreme right and left challenged Weimar. To explain how Ebert tackled the challenges. Starter: Blockbusters style quiz about recalling the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. Thinking/discussion task: From your knowledge so far, why might some in Germany want to challenge the Weimar Republic? Background information: What is the right and left wing? What are some of their main beliefs? Who were the threats from in 1919 and 1920? Task: Students use either the two page printable sheets or the book to make notes in a table about the Spartacist Uprising and the Kapp Putsch. Exam Focus: I have selected two inference questions for students to practice with. One about the Uprising and the other about the Kapp Putsch. Revision sheet 1 - a differentiated fact sheet for the lesson. Revision sheet 2 - a more in-depth fact sheet for the students if needed. PLEASE BE KIND ENOUGH TO LEAVE A REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THIS LESSON
Lesson 13 GCSE Edexcel 1-9 American West - Rivalry between ranchers and homesteaders.
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Lesson 13 GCSE Edexcel 1-9 American West - Rivalry between ranchers and homesteaders.

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Please be kind enough to leave a review if possible. This lesson allows the students to clearly identify the main reasons for the rivalry between ranchers and homesteaders by building on their previous knowledge of the cattle industry and the Homestead Act. RECAP - A true or false exercise/worksheet from the previous lesson about the life of a cowboy. STARTER - A discussion point which prompts students to consider what issues each group would be arguing about. TASK 1 - Students have 14 statements from either side of the argument. They have to decide which complaint matches either the ranchers or the homesteaders. TASK 2 - A set of questions which help students think about the main issues of tension, the events and possible consequences. PLENARY - Students given a consequence question and have to think of possible responses in a diagram format.
Lesson 7: Edexcel GCSE History 1-9 Whitechapel Study - An outline of the Ripper murders.
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Lesson 7: Edexcel GCSE History 1-9 Whitechapel Study - An outline of the Ripper murders.

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Please leave a review if you have enjoyed this lesson. This lesson takes a fun and fascinating view into the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888. Sounds and animations included. RECAP = Students to look at a variety of images and discuss what they are telling them about Whitechapel and how they might make the actions of a killer easier. BACKGROUND = A quick outline of the murders before being directed to an investigation into the name, date, location and modus operandi of each of the 5 main murders. This can be done via internet research or documentary. TASK 1: Click on the head of each victim for a link to the Jack the Ripper website and a short video clip. Students can then make notes on what they are told. TASK 2: Students then given a usefulness question and a questioning task based on the exam questions which could be set as homework or in class.
Lesson 9: Edexcel GCSE History 1-9 - Whitechapel Study - Police Techniques during Jack the Ripper
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Lesson 9: Edexcel GCSE History 1-9 - Whitechapel Study - Police Techniques during Jack the Ripper

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Please be kind enough to leave a review if you enjoy this lesson. Animations included. This is a fully resources lesson which can avoid the use of the text book if needed. RECAP: Filling in the missing terms task. This can be done on the board or printed off for student books. STARTER: Students have a wide range of police techniques to look at and have to select the ones that would have been used at the time and the ones that would NOT be used at the time. Answers given with animations. TASK 1: Students given a blank diagram which they will fill in to show the variety of police methods used at the time. Students have space to include a basic picture of this method and written specifics. (See image). TASK 2: Students given an exam question based on usefulness of two sources. An example answer has been written and they should highlight the various skills needed before attempting their own answers. PLENARY: Key words from the lesson are shown with the idea of students being able to define them.
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.
11. GCSE History Edexcel 1-9: Weimar and Nazi Germany - Munich Putsch (causes, events, consequences)
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11. GCSE History Edexcel 1-9: Weimar and Nazi Germany - Munich Putsch (causes, events, consequences)

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A lesson dedicated to the Munich Putsch. Students to investigate the facts of the Munich Putsch before organizing a series of statements into causes, negative consequences or positive consequences. The outcome of the lesson being to discuss the idea that the failure of the putsch was a blessing in disguise. Printable fact sheets for 2 differentiated abilities. Printable worksheets An example of a how useful question with suggested points to include Video links All information included to save the need for a text book.
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.
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.