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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.
GCSE American West: The Gold Rush
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GCSE American West: The Gold Rush

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These outstanding resources has been a labour of love on the Gold Rush 1848 - 1850s. I have spared no expense in time and effort in trying to produce what I feel is a world class resource. However, don’t take my word for it and check it out for yourself and see what you think. It forms a series of resources that I have written for my students on the American West and are available for download from my TES shop - The History Academy. When you purchase this resource you will be supplied with a PowerPoint and an accompanying card sort on the consequences of the gold rush for different groups living in the American West. The PowerPoint contains the aims and objectives as well as six activities, including a snowballing starter of the key words, a source based analysis question on the short term consequences, a source annotation exercise, two thinking skills graphic organisers that try students to explain the importance of each stage of the gold rush as well as come to an overall conclusion on the negative and positive consequences for different groups living in the American West. I have also included an exam style question with a pupil mark scheme to help students structure a balanced answer. The card sort includes statements on the impact of the gold rush on different groups in western society, law and order, the economy and expansion of the US. Additional tasks get students to review which consequences were positive or negative for different groups. This should be used alongside the PowerPoint. I’ve also included some carefully selected video clips, which are hyperlinked to You Tube. Please remember that they will only work whilst the slide show is on. The aims and objectives are: Theme: Early Settlers in the American West. Know: Why was there a gold rush in California in early 1848? Understand: The different events of the gold rush and their impact on the West? Evaluate: The impact of the Californian gold rush on different groups? Skills: Cause, Consequence, Significance and Source Analysis WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: The key events of the gold rush? Explain: The importance of these events and their consequences for different groups living in the American West? Analyse: Begin to come to a judgement on how far different groups were affected by the gold rush? Anyway, have fun exploring both the bright and the dark side of this truly amazing turning point in US History. If you would like to remain updated about additional resources then please check out my TES shop or follow The History Academy on either twitter or Facebook. Kind Regards Roy
Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900: Birth of the Railways
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Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900: Birth of the Railways

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These are outstanding resources which I have used many times over the past 25 years in one shape or another during lesson observations with Ofsted and or LEA advisors. They form part of a series that I have uploaded to the TES on the Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900. These particular resources focus on the birth of the railways up to the period known as 'Railway Mania' in the 1850s. The PowerPoint is designed to work alongside the worksheet, but it can be used as an independent resource on a school VLE or in a lesson. The PowerPoint includes aims, objectives, starters and three activities that are accessible to a wide spectrum of learners. These activities include a snowballing starter of the key words, a heads and tails activity as well as a thinking skills review triangle activity on what were the most important steps / inventions to the birth of the railways. The worksheet includes similar activities, but also includes several much harder questions to help extend middle and higher ability students. The PowerPoint also contains a number of linked in video clips and animated steam engines. I would like to add that I am not a train spotter, but I've always found that my students, especially the boys have thoroughly enjoyed this topic so put the fun back into the industrial revolution by looking a few machines rather than just focusing on social history. The aims and objectives are: Theme: Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900 Know: Why were the important steps to the introduction of the steam locomotive? Understand: What were the causes of ‘Railway Mania’? Evaluate: Why did the railways rapidly grow from 1830 – 1900? Skills: Cause, Consequence, Significance and Source Analysis WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: The key inventions that were necessary for the invention of the locomotive? Explain: What was ‘Railway Mania’? Analyse: Begin to come to a judgement on which factor to the introduction of the railways? Anyway, have fun with these resources. They are full editable. If you like them, then please check out some of my other resources on the building of the railway and their impact of the economy. Kind Regards Roy
Birth of the Railways
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Birth of the Railways

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This outstanding resource which I have used many times over the past 25 years in one shape or another during lesson observations with Ofsted and or LEA advisors. It forms part of a series that I have uploaded to the TES on the Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900. This particular resources focus on the birth of the railways up to the period known as 'Railway Mania' in the 1850s. The PowerPoint includes aims, objectives, starters and three activities that are accessible to a wide spectrum of learners. These activities include a snowballing starter of the key words, a heads and tails activity as well as a thinking skills review triangle activity on what were the most important steps / inventions to the birth of the railways. The PowerPoint also contains a number of linked in video clips and animated steam engines. I would like to add that I am not a train spotter, but I've always found that my students, especially the boys have thoroughly enjoyed this topic so put the fun back into the industrial revolution by looking a few machines rather than just focusing on social history. The aims and objectives are: Theme: Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900 Know: Why were the important steps to the introduction of the steam locomotive? Understand: What were the causes of ‘Railway Mania’? Evaluate: Why did the railways rapidly grow from 1830 – 1900? Skills: Cause, Consequence, Significance and Source Analysis WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: The key inventions that were necessary for the invention of the locomotive? Explain: What was ‘Railway Mania’? Analyse: Begin to come to a judgement on which factor to the introduction of the railways? Anyway, have fun with this resource. They are full editable. If you like it, then please check out some of my other resources on the building of the railway and their impact of the economy. Kind Regards Roy
Card Sort - 'Constructive' Verses 'Destructive' Waves
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Card Sort - 'Constructive' Verses 'Destructive' Waves

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This activity has been carefully designed to help students assess understand the differences between constructive and destructive waves and be used along side any main stream textbook or video. Once complete students should be able to attempt a question on ‘compare the characteristics of constructive and destructive waves.’ When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a fully editable Microsoft document which includes a learning objective, instructions, two heading cards labelled ‘Constructive’ and ‘Destructive’ waves as well as fourteen information cards and two diagrams that be sorted under them. This resource makes a great starter or plenary to be completed in pairs or groups. It can be cut up by the students or placed into envelopes for use with several classes or even set as a piece of homework. Alternatively, your students could draw a table with the two headings ‘Constructive’ or ‘Destructive’ and copy out the information under them. The aims and objectives are: Theme: Coastal Landscapes Know: What is a ‘constructive’ and ‘destructive’ wave? Understand: What are the main differences between ‘constructive’ and ‘destructive’ waves? Evaluate: Why do ‘contructive’ waves deposit, whilst ‘destructive’ waves erode? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: The main characteristics of ‘constructive’ and ‘destrictive’ waves? Explain: What are the main differences between ‘constructive’ and ‘destructive’ waves? Analyse: Why do ‘contructive’ waves deposit, whilst ‘destructive’ waves erode? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow us 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
Industrial Revolution 1750 -1900
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Industrial Revolution 1750 -1900

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These outstanding resources on Britain’s Industrial Revolution cover the period 1750 - 1900. They have been produced by experienced teachers and finel tuned in the classroom. They have been bundled together in order to provide you with not only exceptional value but to draw together all our resources on this topic to a viable scheme of work. If you would like to know more about each resource the please click on them. You can of course also purchase them separately, bit you would miss out on a significant discount!
Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900: Canals
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Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900: Canals

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These outstanding resources have been designed to put some of the fun back in to the teaching of the industrial revolution by looking at why and how canals were built from 1750 - 1900. They form part of a series on the Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900. I've included several resources and activities to appeal to a wide range of learners. Everything is supplied in Word and PowerPoint so can be easily adapted for your classes The PowerPoint has seven activities built in and can be used as a standalone resource, but I have included two worksheets and a homework resource to run alone side it. The PowerPoint also includes links to three excellent videos to showcase an aqueduct, how lock gates work and how Navvies built canals. The activities are as follows: Snowballing starter of the key words, three numeracy activities, a review triangle of why businessmen built canals, a heads and tails activity on how engineers built canals and a source annotation exercise of a navvy. The numeracy exercises are easy. You don't need to use calculators but you could allow your students to use their phones / IPads if they have them. There are also three outstanding video clips. Make sure you click on the hyperlinks whilst the show is running. Your students will love this resource, especially the boys. Treat yourself to a break. Download this resource and give yourself more time to spend with your family, whilst being confident in the knowledge that you will being delivering a 'good' to 'outstanding' lesson with your students that they will love and find interesting. These resources can also be uploaded to your school VLE and used as a independent resource for homework. The aims and objectives are: Theme: The Transport Revolution Know: Why were canals built during the Industrial Revolution? Understand: How did canal engineers overcome the problems of building a man made waterway without a current? Evaluate: What impact did canals have on the cost of moving goods? Skills: Numeracy, Cause & Consequence. WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: Why and how were canals built? Explain: Why canals were built and how engineers overcame the shape of the land? Analyse: Begin to come to a judgement on why Britain underwent a Transport Revolution 1750 – 1900. Don't forget that you are getting three worksheets and a PowerPoint with this this resources and enough work to keep your students engaged and inspired for two lessons. Have fun and enjoy. Kind Regards Roy
Humanities Literacy Mat
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Humanities Literacy Mat

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This literacy mat can be printed off back to back in A3 colour and laminated to use with your students in lesson to help them structure their work using the correct sentence starters and connectives. The literacy mat also includes guidance on spelling, punctuation, structuring paragraphs using PEE and PEEL as well as the correct then, their and they're. This is a must have resource for any humanities teacher.
Transport Revolution in Britain 1750 - 1900
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Transport Revolution in Britain 1750 - 1900

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This great resource has been tried and tested over the past 30 years and has never failed to grab the attention and engage my students. This introductory lesson looks at the causes and consequences of the Transport Revolution in Britain. The worksheet is designed for middle and top set students, whilst the accompanying PowerPoint has a mix of activities to engage the full range of abilities. As with all my activities, they designed to be interactive and promote discussion and develop students thinking skills. They include: A snowballing starter activity of the key words for the lesson Source matching exercise of different transport methods in the 18th Century A self / review activity of the answers Map Exercise: What changed / stayed the same 400AD to 1700 Heads and tails activity of the causes and consequences of 18th century transport revolution A thinking skills review exercise of which were the most important factors Map Exercise: What changed / stayed the same 1700 to 1800 The aims and objectives are: Theme: The Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900 Know: What problems faced Britain’s transport network in 1750? Understand: Why did Britain’s transport network change in the 18th Century? Evaluate: Why were these changes necessary? WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: The problems facing the transport network in 1750? Explain: What pressures were forcing the system to change? Analyse: Begin to come to a judgement on which pressures or causes were the most important? 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
Graphic Organisers
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Graphic Organisers

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These graphic organisers can be printed off as worksheets or used on your Interactive Whiteboard for a wide range of subjects and topics to help students analyse sources or compare and contrast ideas.
Card Sort: Bangladesh Floods
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Card Sort: Bangladesh Floods

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This card sort activity has been designed to help students understand the ‘causes’ and ‘effects’ of the Bangladesh floods as well as well the ‘solutions’ that the government has tried to put in place to help manage them. It is designed to be used along side any main stream textbook or video and focuses mainly on the floods in 2004 and 2007. I have also built in some extension exercises which get student to classify the causes of the floods into ‘climate’, ‘human’ and ‘relief’ factors as well as to try and assess how successful the ‘solutions’ that have been put in place have been between 2004 and 2007. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a fully editable Microsoft document which includes a learning objective, instructions, three heading cards labelled ‘Causes’ , ‘Effects’ and ‘Solutions’ as well as thirty four information cards that can be sorted under them. The document is designed so that you can easily add or remove any of the information cards. This resource makes a great starter or plenary to be completed in pairs or groups. It can be cut up by the students or placed into envelopes for use with several classes or even set as a piece of homework. Alternatively, your students could draw a table with the three headings cards and copy out the information under them. The aims and objectives are: Theme: Flooding Know: What are the causes and effects of the Bangladesh Floods? Understand: Which causes are linked to climate, human and relief? Evaluate: Why have the solutions focused on managing the effects of the floods rather than their causes? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: The causes and effects of the Bangladesh Floods? Explain: Which causes are linked to climate, human and relief? Analyse: Why have the solutions focused on managing the effects of the floods rather than their causes? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow us 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
Card Sort: US Migration in 1900
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Card Sort: US Migration in 1900

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This outstanding resource is designed to help students understand why people from all over the world but particularly Europe, came to the USA in 1900. It is designed to be used as a starter or plenary for a history lesson but could also be used to provide a case study for a geography or personal social lesson on immigration in general. The resource includes two heading cards, push and pull factors as well as twelve statement cards to be sorted under them. These cards include space, growing economy, natural resources, wages, unemployment, adventure, persecution, isolation and peace, lack of opportunity and war and revolution. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: The USA in the 1920s Know: Why did people what to immigrate to the USA in 1900? Understand: Which reasons were push and pull factors? Evaluate: Which factors were more significant or linked? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: Why did people want to immigrate to the USA? Explain: Which reasons were push and pull factors? Analyse: Which factors were more important or linked together? Once the cards have been sorted, students can start to rearrange the push and pull factors to find links between them and / or organise them into their order of importance before sticking them into their books. If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. 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
Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900: Roads
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Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900: Roads

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These fun and engaging resources on the Transport Revolution, focus on the development of the new roads, turnpike trusts, coaching inns and the impact that they had on everyday life. They are designed to be suitable for the full range of ability and include a wide range of differentiated tasks and activities that should last at least two lessons. When you purchase these resources you will be able to download a Powerpoint presentation and three worksheets that can be printed separately or as a booklet. The first worksheet looks at the state of the roads in 1750 and why the government decided to set up the Turnpike Trusts after the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion. The Second worksheet can be used either in lesson or set as homework and looks at the different road designs that the road builders experimented with until they finally settled on McAdams design. Later they added tar and created TarMcadams or Tarmac as we call it today. The third worksheets looks at the impact of the new roads and the development of coaching inns and the rise of the highwayman. The PowerPoint includes aims, objectives, tasks and activities to help facilitate the lesson. The series of lessons follow on from the free introductory lesson that has been uploaded to the TES website. If you wish to preview the high quality resources and activities that have been created for this series, then please download it first to make sure that these resources fit with your teaching style. Everything is provided in either word or PowerPoint so can be easily edited to suit your classes. If you want to know more then please see the detailed preview. The aims of this lesson are: Theme: The Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900 Know: What state were the roads in 1745? Understand: What improvements were made to the building of roads? Evaluate: How did these improvements help the Industrial Revolution? Skills: Cause, Consequence, Change, Continuity and Source Evaluation. WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: The problems with Britain roads in 1745? Explain: How did the building and design of roads improved? Analyse: Begin to come to a judgement on how successful these changes were to both society and the economy? 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
Building the Railways 1750 - 1900
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Building the Railways 1750 - 1900

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These tried and tested resource looks at one of the most amazing feats of the modern age, the building of the railways in Victorian Britain. The accomplishment of the navvies, often overlooked in history, rivals that of the pyramid builders and those who built the Great Wall of China. This resource is part of a series that have been written on the Transport Revolution. It follows on from the birth of the railways, but can be sued a stand alone resource. The PowerPoint is design to support the worksheet, but can be used independently. The activities are designed to appeal to a wide range of learners. There are five activities in the PowerPoint including, a snowballing starter of the key words, a class debate, heads and tails, labelling exercise and a word search. The aims and objectives are: Theme: Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900 Know: What problems faced engineers whilst building the railways? Understand: How did engineers overcome the shape of the land? Evaluate: Why did the railways rapidly grow from 1850 – 1900? Skills: Cause, Consequence, Significance and Source Analysis WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: how railway engineers built the railways? Explain: How railway engineers overcame the shape of the land? Analyse: Begin to come to a judgement on why the railways expanded rapidly between 1850 – 1900? The PowerPoint also includes some links to some amazing videos on You Tube. Please remember that the PP must be in show mode in order for the hyperlink to work. Anyway, have fun with this lesson. My students always love it. Its fully customisable as everything in provided in Microsoft documents. You may want to include some local examples of viaducts, cuttings, embankments if you want to contextualise the learning to your local environment. Kind Regards Roy
Worksheet: Impact of the Railways on Britain 1840 - 1900
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Worksheet: Impact of the Railways on Britain 1840 - 1900

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This great resource has is suitable for a wide range of learners. It looks at the economic, political, social and environment impact of the Railways in Britain 1840 - 1900. The resource contains four pages of information, facts and sources on this topic and one pages of questions and tasks that build up to an assessment essay on this topic. This is a tried and tested resource which will provide your students with a relatively easy opportunity to achieve the highest grades in blooms by demonstrating how different factors are interconnected. The aims and objectives are: Theme: The Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900 Know: What changes took place as a result of the railways? Understand: What economic, political, social and environmental changes took place? Evaluate: Which changes were the most significant? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify & Describe: The changes that took place as a result of the Railways 1750 - 1900? Explain: The impact of the Railways on the economy, society, environment and politics in Britain? Analyse: which changes were the most significant? Synthesis: Analyse & Explain how the changes were interconnected? If you like this resource you might also like my card sort and PowerPoint on this topic, which can also be bought separately or as a bundle in my TES shop. After this task, I normally get my students to write an essay or extended piece of writing explaining what the impact of the Railways on Britain 1759 - 1900, and then use it to assess to their progress grades. If you would like to discuss this resource or get the latest updates, you can 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! Kind Regards Roy
Transport Revolution: Impact of the Railways
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Transport Revolution: Impact of the Railways

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These outstanding resources on the impact of the railways are offer at a 50% discount and include a PowerPoint, Card Sort and Worksheet to help your students look at this critical turning point in both World and British History 1840 - 1900. The aims and objectives are: Theme: The Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900 Know: What changes took place as a result of the railways? Understand: What economic, political, social and environmental changes took place? Evaluate: Which changes were the most significant? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify & Describe: The changes that took place as a result of the railways 1840 - 1900? Explain: The impact of the railways on the economy, society, environment and politics in Britain? Analyse: which changes were the most significant? Synthesis: Analyse & Explain how the changes were interconnected? The PowerPoint includes ten activities which can be customised for your students, including the card sort activity that I have also included in this package. In addition, the PP includes 15 information slides that are linked to the activities. Activity 1 is a simple snowing balling starter using the key words. Activity 2 is an alternative starter centered around two images of the ancient world and a picture of the building of the railways and asks which one required the greatest achievement using muscle power alone? Activity 3 is designed around some map work looking at the impact of the railways on the environment and landscape. Activity 4, is focused around the economic impact of the railways and the jobs they created in other industries. Activities 5 and 6 are numeracy tasks that get students to calculate how much businessmen could save transporting goods by railways in todays money - all calculations / answers are included. Activity 7, looks at the impact of the railways had on literature and culture. The rest of the PP includes the card sort activity and as well as the extended writing and pupil mark scheme, which could be used for peer assessment if you wish. As with all my resources they are designed to engage and provide students with steps to access the higher grades. This is reflected in the prompts that have included both in the card sort and the extended writing task / essay for their assessment. If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. 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. Kind Regards Roy
Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900 (Roads, Canals & Railways)
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Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900 (Roads, Canals & Railways)

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This series of lesson on the Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900 are offered a significant discount. of 53%. The first resource is a free so that you can see the quality and style of what is on offer. Each series of lessons comes with a PP, aims, objectives, starters, plenaries, mini plenaries and a wide range of interactivities to engage your students. Where appropriate opportunities are flagged up for assessment using bloom’s taxonomy, which can be easily adapted to fit in with your own department’s assessment criteria. My key focus is provide enjoyable educational experiences at an affordable price. I have published widely and made a name for my myself providing free resources. These premium resources are a bargain at less than the price of cup of coffee each in this bundle. There are enough resources here to keep a class going for between 4 to 5 weeks on this topic. Everything is provided in Microsoft Office so they can be easily adapted. Kind Regards Roy
What impact did the railways have on Britain 1840 - 1900?
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What impact did the railways have on Britain 1840 - 1900?

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These outstanding resources look at a key turning point in both British history and World History. They have been tried, tested and adapted over the past 25 years. They are fully interactive and designed to promote debate, discussion and opportunities for assessment. The aims and objectives are: Theme: The Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900 Know: What changes took place as a result of the railways? Understand: What economic, political, social and environmental changes took place? Evaluate: Which changes were the most significant? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify & Describe: The changes that took place as a result of the railways 1840 - 1900? Explain: The impact of the railways on the economy, society, environment and politics in Britain? Analyse: which changes were the most significant? Synthesis: Analyse & Explain how the changes were interconnected? The PowerPoint includes ten activities which can be customised for your students, including the card sort activity that I have also included in this package. In addition, the PP includes 15 information slides that are linked to the activities. Activity 1 is a simple snowing balling starter using the key words. Activity 2 is an alternative starter centered around two images of the ancient world and a picture of the building of the railways and asks which one required the greatest achievement using muscle power alone? Activity 3 is designed around some map work looking at the impact of the railways on the environment and landscape. Activity 4, is focused around the economic impact of the railways and the jobs they created in other industries. Activities 5 and 6 are numeracy tasks that get students to calculate how much businessmen could save transporting goods by railways in todays money - all calculations / answers are included. Activity 7, looks at the impact of the railways had on literature and culture. The rest of the PP includes the card sort activity and as well as the extended writing and pupil mark scheme, which could be used for peer assessment if you wish. As with all my resources they are designed to engage and provide students with steps to access the higher grades. This is reflected in the prompts that have included both in the card sort and the extended writing task / essay for their assessment. If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. 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. Kind Regards Roy
Why did Britain's population 'explode' from 1750 - 1900?
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Why did Britain's population 'explode' from 1750 - 1900?

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These resources have been designed to help students studying the historical controversy surrounding why Britain’s population increased from 1750 - 1900. They can be used with the full spectrum of ability as they include a range of tasks and activities which can be selected in whole or part to suit your classes. When you purchase this lesson you will be able to download a worksheet, PowerPoint and a card sort. There is enough work to fully engage a normal class of students for two lessons. The PowerPoint facilitates the lesson and includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, a snowballing starter or an alternative picture activity. The next section explains the historical controversy and sets up the task for the first lesson using the worksheet. The next part prepares students for the card sort. This is followed up with an optional assessment activity with pupil mark scheme and feedback sheet which can be easily adapted for your school’s assessment criteria. The worksheet, includes an introduction which sets the scene and five sources that look at the issues of why Britain’s population increased. The first question gets students to summarise what they can learn from each source about why the population increased, whilst the follow up questions look deeper into the underlying causes and get students to compare and contrast them. The final question sets the scene for the next topic by getting students to draw up a list of the pros and cons of an expanding population. The card sort includes 14 headings which need to be matched with 14 statements to explain why the ‘birth’ rate increased and the ‘death’ rate decreased. There are follow up tasks that can be used to help students do the assessment task if you wish. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Why did Britain have an industrial revolution 1750 - 1900? Know: Why did Britain’s population increased from 1750 - 1900? Understand: What factors caused this change? Evaluate: How far was the population increase due to a decline in the death rate? WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: Why the population increased in size? Explain: What factors caused this change? Analyse: Make a judgement on how far the increase was due to an increase in the birth rate. If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. 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. Kind Regards Roy
Humanities Literacy Mat
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Humanities Literacy Mat

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This literacy mat can be printed off back to back in A3 colour and laminated to use with your students in lesson to help them structure their work using the correct sentence starters and connectives. The literacy mat also includes guidance on spelling, punctuation, structuring paragraphs using PEE and PEEL as well as the correct then, their and they're. This is a must have resource for any humanities teacher. The idea of a 'mat' is UK idea where you stick or place a resource like this one on the desks of your students to help them structure their work and avoid common mistakes. This resource was created in partnership with Lesley Anne who also has her own TES shop so please check it out as well. Please note, it might be an idea to run this resource through your own US spell checker to avoid any common errors. E.g. we spell words like colour and neighbours slightly differently to you guys across the pond. I have posted this resource at a low price as I believe that it is a must have - give it and go and enjoy. It will impress your principle. In terms of PEE, I always get me students to structure their paragraphs using either PEE or PEEL which stands for Point - Examples - Explain - Link. If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. 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
Card Sort: What were the push and pull factors to US immigration in the 1900s?
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Card Sort: What were the push and pull factors to US immigration in the 1900s?

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This outstanding resource is designed to help students understand why people from all over the world but particularly Europe, came to the USA in 1900. It is designed to be used as a starter or plenary for a history lesson but could also be used to provide a case study for a geography or personal social lesson on immigration in general. The resource includes two heading cards, push and pull factors as well as twelve statement cards to be sorted under them. These cards include space, growing economy, natural resources, wages, unemployment, adventure, persecution, isolation and peace, lack of opportunity and war and revolution. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: The USA in the 1920s Know: Why did people what to immigrate to the USA in 1900? Understand: Which reasons were push and pull factors? Evaluate: Which factors were more significant or linked? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: Why did people want to immigrate to the USA? Explain: Which reasons were push and pull factors? Analyse: Which factors were more important or linked together? Once the cards have been sorted, students can start to rearrange the push and pull factors to find links between them and / or organise them into their order of importance before sticking them into their books. If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. 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