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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 Elizabethan England Lesson Facts Sheets & Revision Differentiated.

GCSE History Edexcel Elizabethan England Lesson Facts Sheets & Revision Differentiated.

Having struggled using some aspects of the new GCSE History text books, I have produced TWO SETS of 25 easy to follow fact sheets for students to use in place of the text books. **Set 1: **For higher ability students **Set 2: **For weaker students - differentiated with less writing, a bigger font and key terms included on each fact sheet. Each fact sheet links directly with the content and question types for the Edexcel exam. Personally, I give each student the sheet at the start of the lesson, rather than use the Edexcel books which are overly detailed and have caused confusion. The content in these fact sheets can replace the need for the text book altogether. They can also be used for** revision** as the information is clearly organised into features or factors. To make clear, you will purchase 2 PP with 25 slides each. One will be for higher ability students, one will be for weaker students.
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GCSE History Edexcel Revision Guide and Workbook: Superpower Relations and the Cold War

GCSE History Edexcel Revision Guide and Workbook: Superpower Relations and the Cold War

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.
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KS3 HISTORY The Industrial Revolution 10 Lesson Bundle

KS3 HISTORY The Industrial Revolution 10 Lesson Bundle

This is a complete 10 lesson bundle covering the many aspects of the Industrial Revolution. Lessons are as follows: 1 - An overview of the era 1750-1900 2 - Using sources to find out about the era 3 - The changes between 1750-1900 4 - The causes of the Industrial Revolution 5 - The importance of James Watt 6 - The consequences of the inventions 7 - Working conditions for children 8 - Source Usefulness 9 - Reforms 10 - Assessment All of the lessons include starter tasks, accessible tasks for all level of student, fun and interesting tasks with a variety of learning styles catered for, learning outcomes,plenary opportunities, all the information needed to reduce the use of the text books.
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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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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 History How far does Winston Churchill deserve to be on the new £5 note?

KS3 History How far does Winston Churchill deserve to be on the new £5 note?

This power point contains enough for 2-3 lessons worth of student investigation. The result of the lessons will be the students being able to formally write an answer to the GCSE style question: ‘Winston Churchill deserves to be on the new £5 note’. How far do you agree with this statement? Use your own knowledge and the sources to explain your answer. [16]. Slide 1: Intro Slide 2: Background information slide for historical context Slide 3: Learning aims/levels for the lessons. Slide 4: Starter Task - what makes a good leader? What type of individual should be on the £5 note? What should your criteria be? Slide 5: Student led investigation instructions. Three specific BBC websites to direct students to find out about Winston Churchill. Hyperlinks included. Slide 6: Printable fact sheet - space for students to record information about Churchill as well as quotations from his famous speeches. Slide 7: Video link to Pathe News and Churchill’s funeral. What attitude does this clip show from the public at the time of Churchill’s death in 1965? Slide 8: Task instruction - organise your information into reasons for and against. Students also use the sources they have been given to produce this table. Slide 9: Student discussion about what their final judgement should be. Slide 10: Outline of the 16 mark formal answer. This includes P.E.E. paragraphs and sentence starters. Slide 11: Example paragraphs for students to learn from with their writing. Slide 12: Mark scheme.
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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: 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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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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KS3 The Industrial Revolution Inventions and their consequences

KS3 The Industrial Revolution Inventions and their consequences

Students in this lesson study 9 invention of the Industrial Revolution. They then use a choice of two tables to note down the features of the inventions, the consequences of it during the Industrial Revolution and then the longer term consequences on modern day society. Starter: Guess the invention from the photograph Consequences: An 8 mark consequence question
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6. GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Germany 1918-39: Recovery under Stresemann (economic & foreign policy)

6. GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Germany 1918-39: Recovery under Stresemann (economic & foreign policy)

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).
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3. GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Germany 1918-1939: Treaty of Versailles.

3. GCSE History Edexcel 1-9 Germany 1918-1939: Treaty of Versailles.

This lesson covers: What the Treaty of Versailles was and its aims The features of the Treaty of Versailles Why there was opposition to the Treaty of Versailles. The impact of the Treaty of Versailles Inference and 12 mark explanation questions linked to the Treaty of Versailles. 19 slides in total with a starter, background information, sorting activity, information sheets and visual plenary task. You also get a fact sheet which can either be used in place of the book or as a revision hand out. Please be kind enough to leave a review if this has worked for you.
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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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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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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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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 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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Lesson 17 GCSE HISTORY Edexcel (1-9) American West: The Indian Wars (1862, 1864, 1866-68)

Lesson 17 GCSE HISTORY Edexcel (1-9) American West: The Indian Wars (1862, 1864, 1866-68)

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!
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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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