A set of ten knowledge organisers to assist teaching and revision of the Edexcel GCSE History unit, Medicine Through Time, 1250-present. The design is inspired by the current dual-coding trend but also clearly organises the information to help students think clearly about the topic.
A set of thirteen knowledge organisers to assist teaching and revision of the Edexcel GCSE History unit, Weimar & Nazi Germany, 1918-1939. The design is inspired by the current dual-coding trend but also clearly organises the information to help students think clearly about the topic.
A set of fifteen knowledge organisers to assist teaching and revision of the Edexcel GCSE History unit, Superpower Relations & The Cold War, 1941-91. The design is inspired by the current dual-coding trend but also clearly organises the information to help students think clearly about the topic. Designed jointly with @MrPattisonTeach
A set of twelve knowledge organisers to assist teaching and revision of the Edexcel GCSE History unit, Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88. The design is inspired by the current dual-coding trend but also clearly organises the information to help students think clearly about the topic.
This is a scheme of work I have designed which asks: How far was English royal power challenged in the medieval period?
In this unit students will explore the nature of English royal power in the medieval era and how this was challenged by the Church, the barons, and even the peasantry. The aim is to expose students to the nature of government in England so that they can see how this changes as they progress through the year.
The main disciplinary concept involved here is change and continuity. Students will be analysing how the power of the English monarchy changed as it was challenged by the Church, the barons and the peasantry. The analysis of this key theme will also involve some causation. There are opportunities to explore interpretations too such as that of King John.
The lessons are:
How important was the Church in Medieval England?
How powerful were English kings in the 12th century?
Why did Henry II agree to be whipped?
Does King John deserve criticism for eroding the power of the monarchy?
How did Magna Carta limit the power of the monarchy?
What were the origins of Parliament?
Did the peasantry successfully challenge the king in 1381?
Assessment - ‘The power of England’s monarchy was barely challenged during the medieval era.’ How far do you agree?
This is a fully resourced scheme of learning for delivering the OCR A-Level History unit, The Cold War in Europe, 1941-1995. It comes with:
approximately 40 fully resourced lessons for all four topics;
a booklet for students to use in independent study (in same folder but not all in the same document)
past paper questions and a ready-made mock exam
Some lessons rely on either of the following textbooks:
The Cold War 1945-1991 (Access to History) by David Williamson (2015)
OCR A Level History: The Cold War in Asia 1945-1993 and the Cold War in Europe 1941-95 by Nicholas Fellows et al. (2018)
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I hope it is of use if you choose to purchase and if you have any questions you can contact me at @MrRPerkins on Twitter.
Based on Greg Thornton’s (@MrThorntonTeach) ‘An Intro To…’ idea, I’ve made a Causes of WWI version to help you think about the key ideas, events and interpretations when it comes to planning to teach the outbreak of World War I.
This is a scheme of work to support the teaching of the Edexcel GCSE History: Medicine in Britain unit, Renaissance Medicine, 1500-1700.
Each folder contains a lesson complete with presentation and worksheets from my workbook that I use with my GCSE students. The lessons are as follows:
Intro to Renaissance Medicine
How far did views on disease change during the Renaissance? (Thomas Sydenham)
How far had care of the sick changed by 1700?
Q3 Model and Practice
What was the impact of Andreas Vesalius?
What was the impact of William Harvey?
Q5/6 Model and Practice
Renaissance Medicine Summary and Revision
Nb - some of my activities rely upon access to either Hodder or Pearson textbooks on Medicine in Britain, 1250-present
Inspired by Dan Warner-Meanwell’s Source Utility Checklist, I have made an Interpretation Checklist which can be used in a very similar way. Students should read both interpretations and write about the views given in each interpretation but also use the statements in the middle to think about what the author of each focuses on.
Could be used as a teacher-led practice task or extension done independently.
This is an activity where students use fictional interviews between John Snow and residents of Soho Square to explain the anomalies in the data during the 1854 cholera epidemic.
Best printed as a double-sided colour sheet.
A short scheme of work (4 lessons including mini-assessment) centered around the enquiry, What really happened after the Romans left Britain?
It is based on a scheme created by @hannahcustworth which explores the ‘traditional’ interpretations of post-Roman Britain and a new, interesting interpretation from Susan Oosthuizen, allowing you to incorporate rigour and scholarship into your curriculum. There are four fully-resourced lessons including a mini-assessment lesson and a topic overview which may be useful for non-specialists in your department.
It does rely on parts of the following texts:
Usborne History of Britain
Knowing History: Medieval Britain by Robert Peal
Emergence of the English by Susan Oosthuizen is also referred to.
If you have any questions, you can find me on Twitter @MrRPerkins
Revision sheets designed for GCSE Medicine lessons where students study key individuals in the Industrial era of medicine.
The sheets allow students to consolidate their knowledge of these key individuals and get them to think about the impact by considering the ‘before’ and ‘after’ of that individual’s breakthrough. The individuals include:
A collection of worksheets based on David Hibbert’s ideas of ‘arpeggios.’ These are activities that allow students to practice a specific skill for the exam by mirroring the thinking that goes into a specific task. This will enable students to practice thinking about their approach to exam questions without having to spend lots of time planning and writing them. I have created a bank of activities for Edexcel GCSE History questions that are above 4 marks including:
Paper 1 Qs 4 and 5/6
Paper 2 Qs 1b, 1c and 1, 2, 3.
Paper 3 Qs 2, 3b, 3c and 3d.
For the source utility 8-marker, I recommend Dan Warner-Meanwell’s source utility checklist.
This is a 9-10 lesson scheme of work on medieval medicine, c.1250-1500. It is designed to be used in line with the Edexcel GCSE specification. Each folder has lesson resources and worksheets from the workbook I have designed and used with my GCSE students. The lessons are as follows:
What is the ‘big story’ of medicine through time?
What was life like in medieval England?
What did medieval folk believe caused disease?
How was disease prevented in the medieval period?
Where did medieval folk go for treatment?
How did medieval folk react to the Black Death?
Medieval Medicine Revision/Summary
Q4 (12) Practice - Explain why there was little progress in medicine during the Middle Ages.
Nb - some of the activities on my worksheets rely on the Hodder textbook, Medicine in Britain.