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All our resources have been designed and written to a high standard and fine tuned in the classroom. Our goal is to share best practice at an affordable price so that you can spend time focusing on your own priorities. During my 30 years in the classroom, I have published resources for Heinemann, Pearsons, Hodder, Folens and Boardworks. If you would like to receive updates, create your own customised bundle or join our team, then follow us on the Facebook or Twitter links.

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All our resources have been designed and written to a high standard and fine tuned in the classroom. Our goal is to share best practice at an affordable price so that you can spend time focusing on your own priorities. During my 30 years in the classroom, I have published resources for Heinemann, Pearsons, Hodder, Folens and Boardworks. If you would like to receive updates, create your own customised bundle or join our team, then follow us on the Facebook or Twitter links.
The Plague Doctor, 1664
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The Plague Doctor, 1664

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If you are looking for a lesson to inspire and engage your students, then this play designed to be read out or performed in lesson on the challenges facing a young physician, his family and servants during the Great Plague of London 1664 - 1665, is just what the doctor ordered. The play and the support materials that have been uploaded are suitable for the full range of ability in a mainstream secondary or high school. Using drama role play or the medium of a play to explore detailed and complex ideas and historical situations can be a particularly effective tools for engaging students of all abilities. This resource was written to be used in a history lesson with students at KS3 or studying GCSE Medicine Through Time, but it is also suitable for use in an English or Drama lesson. To this end, I have created additional tasks and activities that could be used in those subjects. The plots and story line in the play of the Plague Doctor have been written to help students understand the medical knowledge that people used at this crucial moment in history when Britain was on the threshold of the Age of Science. As the story line unfolds, students will learn how people believed that diseases were spread and what attempts they made to try and avoid catching them. They will also learn how people reacted during an outbreak of an epidemic and the problems that this create for medical and civil authorities. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a nine page Word Document which contains the play, as well as a sixteen slide PowerPoint Presentation. The PowerPoint includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, information slides, historical sources, pictures, diagrams, links to appropriate video clips as well as starters, plenaries, tasks and activities to help support the delivery of the play. Please see the preview for more information. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: Stuart England 1660 - 1714 Know: How did people react to the outbreak of the plague in London 1664-65? Understand: How did people believe that diseases were spread at this time? Evaluate: How successful were attempts to treat plague victims? Skills: Source Analysis, Cause, Consequence & Collaboration WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: How did people react to the outbreak of the plague in 1664? Explain: How did people believe that diseases were spread at this time? Analyse: How successful were attempts to treat plague victims?
Card Sort: Ethics - Should the government fund the arts?
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Card Sort: Ethics - Should the government fund the arts?

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We live in an age of government cut backs and competing claims for tax payer funding for social and health care. This outstanding resources has been tried and tested in the classroom over many years and aims to help students understand some of the arguments for and against government funding for the arts. It can be used as a starter, plenary or main activity to accompany any main stream text book or resource on this topic. The nature of the task means that it appeals to the full range of ability. When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page Word Document which contains a learning objective, instructions, two heading cards as well as fourteen statements that can sorted under them. The aims of this lesson / activity are: Theme: Government and Politics Know: How does the government fund the arts? Understand: What are the arguments for and against government funding of the arts? Evaluate: How far should the government fund the arts? WILF - What am I Looking For? Identify and describe - How does the government fund the arts? Explain - the arguments for and against government funding of the arts? Analyze - How far should the government fund the arts? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more quality time with the people who matter. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
The Mail Coach to Doncaster, 1829
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The Mail Coach to Doncaster, 1829

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If you are looking for a lesson to inspire and engage your students, then this play designed to be read out or performed in lesson on the challenges facing a small group of travellers on the mail coach from Lincoln to Doncaster in 1829. During their adventure they discuss a number of topics from Catholic Emancipation to the joys of travelling by coach as well as Doncaster Races and the birth of the railways. This play provides run and engaging way of looking at how the Transport Revolution from 1750 to 1850, was changing British society. The play and the support materials that have been uploaded are suitable for the full range of ability in a mainstream secondary or high school. Using drama role play or the medium of a play to explore detailed and complex ideas and historical situations can be a particularly effective tools for engaging students of all abilities. This resource was written to be used in a history lesson, but it is also suitable for use in an English or Drama lesson. To this end, I have created additional tasks and activities that could be used in those subjects. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a ten page Word Document which contains the play, as well as a eighteen slide PowerPoint Presentation. The PowerPoint includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, information slides, historical sources, pictures, diagrams, links to appropriate video clips as well as starters, plenaries, tasks and activities to help support the delivery of the play. Please see the preview for more information. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: Transport Revolution 1750 - 1850 Know: What was it like to travel on a mail coach in 1829? Understand: How was British society changing at this time? Evaluate: How were these changes linked to the Transport Revolution? Skills: Change, Continuity, Cause, Consequence & Collaboration WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: The positive and negatives of travelling by mail coach? Explain: How was British society changing at this time? Analyse: How were these changes linked to the Transport Revolution? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop, where many have been bundled together to provide you with further savings. You can also follow ‘The History Academy’ on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
Moral Philosophy
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Moral Philosophy

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These excellent resources have bundled together to give you outstanding value. The over a range of social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues that relate to a number of subjects. If you would like to know more then please click on each resource. They are aimed at the fully range of ability. You can cut them out and put them into an envelop for students to sort or you can get them to cut, sort and stick them into their books. Failing that they can create a key or use highlighters and stick the information into their books. Whenever possible, I have linked in videos that are suitable for classroom use that cover both sides of the debate and can be previewed alongside our resources. Everything is supplied in word and can be easily customized to suit your students .