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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
Card Sort: What were the differences between the Suffragettes and Suffragists?
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Card Sort: What were the differences between the Suffragettes and Suffragists?

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This outstanding lesson has been designed to help students studying the historical controversies surrounding the campaign to get women the vote in Britain. The women’s movement was split between the peaceful suffragists on the one hand, who made up nearly 80% of women, whilst on the other there were the better known militant suffragettes. The lesson resources have been designed to suit the full spectrum of ability at KS3 and should work alongside any mainstream textbook or resource on this topic. However, I have also included a PowerPoint to accompany the lesson which includes all the necessary background knowledge for the lesson. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a fully editable Microsoft Word document an an accompanying PowerPoint presentation. The Word documents includes aims, instructions, two heading cards labelled ‘Suffragette’ and ‘Suffragist’, along with 20 information cards that can be sorted under one of the two headings. Whilst the PowerPoint includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, information slides, links to appropriate video clips and additional tasks, including an alternative Venn diagram activity comparing the two groups of campaigners. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Why did some women get the vote in 1918? Know: How were the suffragist and suffragette campaigns different? Understand: Why were their methods and tactics different? Evaluate: Which group was the most effective? Skills: Cause, Consequence, Evaluation and Judgement. WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: The differences and similarities between a suffragist and a suffragette? Explain: Why were their methods and tactics different? Analyse: Which organisation was more effective at changing peoples attitudes towards women? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. If you are interested 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
Life in the Trenches
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Life in the Trenches

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This is great lesson get your students talking for weeks and doing extra homework projects. This beautifully illustrated resource is designed to help students assess what life in the trenches was like for soldiers in the First World War as well as what the greatest daily dangers or challenges. As you can see from the preview slides, the tasks and activities have been written to appeal to the full spectrum of ability. This resource is designed to be a standalone lesson, but it can be also used alongside any mainstream text book on this topic. I usually project the slides, tasks and activities on the board, but some of activities can also be printed off and placed around the tables in the classroom. The resource is full editable so you can easily sequence the lesson to suit your students and the context of your school. I usually supplement this resource with relevant clips from Your Tube from films like ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, ‘War Horse’ and ‘Gallipoli.’ When you purchase this resource you will receive a twenty three slide PowerPoint which includes an optional ‘snowballing’ or a ‘buzz and go starter’. The next section of the PP then includes information slides and activities on life in the trenches including sleeping accommodation, food, mud, trench foot, health and hygiene, body lice, enemy action, shell shock. These are then followed up by a series of consolidation exercises culminating in a thinking skills review triangle. I have also included relevant questions and addition slides with useful templates to use alongside this resource. For more information, please see the preview sample. The aims and objectives for these resources are as follows: Theme: The First World War Know: What was everyday life like for the soldiers in the trenches? Understand: How did they overcome their daily problems? Evaluate: How reliable are the official images of life in the trenches? Skills: Source Analysis, Cause, Consequence & Collaboration WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: How did soldiers cope with everyday life in the trenches? Explain: How did the overcome their daily problems? Analyse: How reliable are the official images of like in the trenches? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on the First World War 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
The Peasant's Revolt
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The Peasant's Revolt

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These beautifully designed resources have been written for the full spectrum of learners who are studying the Peasants Revolt. They cover the causes of the peasants revolt, the revolt itself, the controversy over what happened when Watt Tyler met the King and the aftermath. Ideally, these resources could be used over 2/ 3 lessons with a middle ability Year 7 class. When you purchase this resource, you will receive three PowerPoints and additional supporting worksheets, which have been tweaked for photocopying. These resources include aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, information slides as well as a range of activities including starters and plenaries that can be easily customised for your learners. I have also included, at no extra cost two additional card sorts on the causes and the consequences of the Peasant's Revolt as well as an alternative cartoon strip. 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
Opposition in Nazi Germany - The White Rose
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Opposition in Nazi Germany - The White Rose

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This outstanding resource has been designed to help students studying how effective the opposition movement was in Nazi Germany by focusing on the White Rose group set up by Hans and Sophie Scholl. The text level of the worksheet would suit middle and upper ability students. The follow up tasks include a mind mapping exercise, questions and a source analysis question. The linked BBC video clip is an excellent resource to use along side this resource. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a three page worksheet. This beautifully illustrated resource includes information explaining the why the group was set up, its aims, methods and why it ultimately failed. This topic can be used as a case study on both the power of the Nazi state and why the opposition failed. The activity section includes three sections. The first is a mind mapping exercise questions, which is set along side a second alternative section which includes question and answers. The final section involves looking at an extract from a White Rose pamphlet and asking the question, why was the opposition so weak? The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: How did the Nazis keep control of Germany? Know: What were the aims and methods of the White Rose opposition group? Understand: Why did the White Rose opposition group fail? Evaluate: What can we learn from the failure of this group about why the opposition failed? WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: What were the aims and methods of the White Rose opposition group? Explain: Why did the White Rose opposition group fail? Analyse: What can we learn from the failure of this group about why the opposition failed? 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
Home Front: The Home Guard - Dad's Army
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Home Front: The Home Guard - Dad's Army

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This lesson on the Home Guard forms is part of a series that can be downloaded either separately or part of a discounted bundle on the Home Front. It is designed to helped students understand why the British government set up the Home Guard during the Second World War and the role in played in helped to defend the country from invasion. The lesson material is suitable for the full ability range. When you purchase these resources you will be able to download a three page worksheet with the key information, sources and tasks, one of which includes a thinking skills review activity. In addition, you will also be able to download an accompanying PowerPoint with aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, tasks and activities as well as information slides, sources, starters, plenaries and links to relevant video clips. This is designed a full interactive and multimedia lesson. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: The Home Front Know: Why did Britain set-up the Home Guard? Understand: Why were they nick named ‘Dad’s Army?’ Evaluate: What role did the Home Guard play in helping Britain win the war? WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: Why did Britain set up the Home Guard? Explain: Why were they nicked named ‘Dad Army?’ Analyse: What role did the Home Guard play in helping Britain win the war? 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
What type of a King was Henry II?
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What type of a King was Henry II?

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This fun and engaging has never failed to capture the imagination of my students and produced some brilliant work. It is a great introductory lesson to help set the scene for Henry II’s later conflict with the church and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket. In brief the lesson involves analyzing five historical sources about Henry II, completing a summary table about we can learn from about his personality and then drawing and annotating a picture to help students apply what they have inferred from the evidence This can then be followed up with some more traditional style questions to help consolidate the learning. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a two page worksheet which includes five historical sources, tasks and activities. You can also download an accompanying PowerPoint which includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, tasks, activities, templates and links to suitable video links. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: Why did Henry II fall out with the Archbishop of Canterbury ? Know: Who was Henry II and what type of personality did he have? Understand: How did his personality affect his role as King of England? Evaluate: Sources of information to create an accurate image of Henry II Skills: Source Analysis WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: The personality and character of Henry II? Explain: How did his personality affect his role as King of England? Analyze: Sources of information to create an accurate image of Henry II 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
Treaty of Versailles, 1919 SEN Worksheet
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Treaty of Versailles, 1919 SEN Worksheet

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This resource is aimed at foundation and bottom end of core students. It looks at the terms of the Treaty of Versailles as well as how people in Germany and Britain reacted to it. The worksheet includes pictures, maps, missing word activities and questions which increase in their difficulty. The second section also includes some cartoon based questions which students often enjoy doing as they are very accessible and promote a good engagement and discussion. If you like this resource, check out my booklet on the end of the FWW as it contains similar activities and tasks for KS3 students. I have also created a range of card sorts and graphic oprganisers on this topic. 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
The Pilgrim Fathers
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The Pilgrim Fathers

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This outstanding lesson is designed to helped students understand who the Pilgrim Fathers were and why they left England to settle in America. It is a classic resource which has never failed to engage my students and has been carefully tweaked over the years to get the best possible outcomes. The resource can be used with a range of abilities and can easily be edited to customized to suit the needs of your students. These resource can be purchased at a significantly discounted price as a bundled item with my other resources on James I, Witchcraft and The GunPowder Plot. When you purchase this resource, you will receive a sixteen slide PowerPoint Presentation and a three page worksheet. The PowerPoint includes all the aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, historical sources, starters, plenaries, information slides, tasks, video links and activities to work alongside the worksheet. The first page of the worksheet includes primary sources from the period as well as information on both the traditional and revisionist versions on who the Pilgrim Fathers were and why they left England to settle in the USA. The second page includes a range of different activities, including a starter and consolidation exercises to suit the full range of ability, whilst the third page includes two flow charts or decision trees that can be printed off, completed by students and stuck into their books to show the two different interpretations or versions of the history of the Pilgrim Fathers. I have also linked in a video that I have posted on You Tube on this topic which can be previewed with this resource. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Causes of the English Civil War? •Know: Who were the Pilgrim Fathers? •Understand: Why did they leave Europe to settle in America? •Evaluate: Why did the Pilgrim Fathers decide to settle around Cape Cod? •Skills: Source Analysis, Cause and Consequence WILF – What Am I Looking For? •Identify & describe: Who were the Pilgrim Fathers? •Explain: Why did they leave Europe to settle in America? •Analyse: Why did the Pilgrim Fathers decide to settle around Cape Cod? 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
Why did Charles I decide to rule without Parliament in 1629?
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Why did Charles I decide to rule without Parliament in 1629?

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This outstanding lesson, which has been fine tune in the classroom by experienced teachers, is designed to help students understand the problems facing Charles I in 1625 and why he decided to rule without Parliament. Once students have worked their way through the introduction, they are presented with a number of problems facing Charles I ranging from religious, financial, foreign relations, the growth of Parliament and his beliefs in the Divine Rights of Kings. Once they have reviewed, categorize and prioritized these problems, students are then asked to produce a speech suggesting how Charles I could solve his problems and then peer assess each others speeches. This could be turned into a competition. In the final plenary activity, students are presented with Charles I’s decision to rule without Parliament and asked to assess whether it would help to solve his problems in the long term? This lesson is suitable for the full range of ability. I have built a number of different tasks and activities around these different exercises so that you can chose a suitable flight path through the topic. So, for example, students can use to produce their summary diagram of Charles I’s problems or color code the exercise book sized version that I have included at the end of the PP. I have also differentiated the problem slides so that you have a foundation and core version. Please see the detailed preview for further information, but I have included everything that you would need to produce a fun and engaging lesson with a strong literacy focus. When you purchase this lesson, you will be able to download a nineteen slide PowerPoint which includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, information slides, tasks, activities and templates to help students The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: The Causes of the English Civil War Know: Why did Charles I decide to rule without Parliament in 1629? Understand: What problems faced Charles I when he became King in 1625? Evaluate: Which problems posed the greatest threat to Charles I? WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: Why did Charles I decide to rule without Parliament? Explain: What problems did Charles I face in 1625? Analyze: Which problem posed the greatest threat to Charles I? 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
Why did the Roman Empire collapse?
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Why did the Roman Empire collapse?

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This outstanding lesson has been refined and field tested by experienced teachers. It is designed to help students assess which factors played a crucial role in the collapse of the Roman Empire. This resource is suitable for the full ability range and is a great way of rounding of a course with a fun and engaging activity which can be used as the focus for an assessment or extended piece of writing. The lesson opens with either a snowballing or buzz and go starter. It then sets the scene for the decline of the Empire and looks at the roles played by internal civil wars, climate change, inflation, declining population, the Roman Army and the Barbarian invasions, in it’s final collapse. This is then followed up with a card sort activity and a possible thinking skills review triangle which can then be used by students to help write an extended piece of writing. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a single page word document and as well as a thirteen slide PowerPoint. The worksheet includes aims, instructions, six heading cards and fourteen statements that can be sorted under them as part of the main activity. The PowerPoint includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, templates, information slides, historical sources to support the lesson. Please see the detailed preview that I have uploaded. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: The Roman Empire Know: Why factors caused the collapse of the Roman Empire? Understand: Why were the Barbarians forced to migrate into the Empire? Evaluate: Which factor was the most important? Skills: Change & Continuity, Source Cause, Consequence & Collaboration WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: The different factors which caused the collapse of the Empire Explain: Why were the Barbarians forced to migrate into the Roman Empire? Analyse: Which factor was 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
Card Sort: Was General Haig the 'Butcher of the Somme'?
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Card Sort: Was General Haig the 'Butcher of the Somme'?

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This tried and tested card sort looks at the controversial topic of General Haig's leadership during the Battle of the Somme. Students are given two heading cards labelled 'Butcher of the Somme' and the 'Man who won the war.' However, depending upon how you decide to use them you could change them to 'evidence for and 'evidence against' as the document is in word. In addition to the headings cards, students are given 14 statements to sort through. These are based on the latest research on the topic. This activity is suitable for a wide range of learners and could be used as the basis of an assessment task or extended writing activity. Aims & Objectives Theme: Why was there a stalemate on the Western Front? Know: What tactics did General Haig use at the Battle of the Somme in 1916? Understand: Why did the Battle of the Somme end in a stalemate? Evaluate: Was General Haig the 'Butcher of the Somme? WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe- What happened during the Battle of the Somme in 1916? Explain - Why did Haig's tactics fail to achieve a breakthrough? Analyse - How far was Haig's responsible for the failure to break through in 1916? Professional Knowledge For those of you who are new to the profession, this topic is controversial for a number of reasons. Firstly, the leadership of the British Army during the war is traditionally described by some historians as 'lions led by donkeys.' Please note that this interpretation first grew out a dissatisfaction with the Treaty of Versailles and the concept that the First World War would be the 'War to end all wars' in the 1930's. Clearly by then, many of the sacrifices appeared to have been in vain with the rise of Hitler and the threat of war. However, in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Haig was seen as a hero. He was also the man who set up the Royal British Legion and began the first poppy appeal. Secondly, this topic is controversial for many of our Australian cousins whose sense of national identity grew out of their frustration and anger over the disaster at Gallipoli. This has led to feeling that the British tactics were a complete failure in all theatres of war and has led to the writing of some pretty bad popular history by Australian tour guides like John Laffin in his book ‘British Butchers and Bunglers of WW1' to almost justify the Republican Movement in Australia. History as always is controversial. Historians create a hierarchy of facts to suit their own interpretations. This exercise gets students to have a go at creating their own! I have also created a PowerPoint to accompany this topic, which can be downloaded separately or as part of a discounted package. Kind Regards Roy
Card Sort: Impact of the Treaty of Versailles on Germany
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Card Sort: Impact of the Treaty of Versailles on Germany

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This outstanding resource has been written by experienced history teachers to help students studying understand the political, economic, military and territorial impact of the Treaty of Versailles, 1919. It can be used as a revision activity, starter or plenary and should easily work alongside any main stream resource on this topic. If you are looking for a resource that provides more challenge or promotes more discussion, then check out my diamond resource on why the Germans hated the Treaty of Versailles. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a full editable Microsoft word document which contains a lesson objective, instructions, four heading cards and 16 cards on the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, 1919. Once students have cut out and matched the cards, they can extend their learning by trying to explain which of the terms Germany would have found the most humiliating. When you download the PowerPoint which has been designed to accompany this resource, it contains information slides, maps, diagrams, tasks and activities to help support the main card sort activity, The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: The Treaty of Versailles Know: What were the terms of the Treaty of Versailles? Understand: What were the economic, political, territorial and military consequences for Germany? Evaluate: which of the terms would most Germans have found the most humiliating? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, 1919? Explain: The economic, political, territorial and military consequences of the treaty for Germany? Analyse: Which consequences or terms were the most humiliating for Germany? 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
Card Sort: How did Hitler become Chancellor in 1933?
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Card Sort: How did Hitler become Chancellor in 1933?

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This outstanding resource has been designed for students studying the new GCSE syllabus on Weimar Germany 1918 - 1933. It focuses on the key reasons why Hitler became Chancellor in 1933. It can be used as a starter, consolidation exercise, plenary or even a homework activity. This activity is designed to appeal to students of all abilities and has a stretch and challenge question at the end which can be used either as a discussion point or as the focus for a written task. When you purchase this resource it includes a fully editable two page Microsoft Word document with a learning aim and three activities. It also includes eight heading cards labeled propaganda, election promises, wealthy backers, support, the depression, Weimar constitution, technology, Hitler’s image and eight matching statement cards which explain why Hitler became Chancellor in 1933. At the bottom of the page there is an extension question that provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate what they have know by explaining the two main reason. Depending upon your photocopying budget, on page two I have included a third activity with matching images to go with each heading and explanation. When completed, this resource creates a useful revision guide which looks very impressive visually. Depending upon the ability of the class, it should take no more than 20 minutes to do the card sort. Afterwards they could have a go at doing an extended question answering the question: ‘Why did Hitler become Chancellor in 1933?’ The aims and objectives are: Theme: The Rise of Hitler Know: What factors helped Hitler become Chancellor? Understand: What roles were played by economic, social and political factors in Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor? Evaluate: Which factor was the most important? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: The key reasons why Hitler became Chancellor in 1933? Explain: What roles were played by political, social and economic factors in his appointment? Evaluate: Which factor was the most important? 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
What challenges faced James I when he became King?
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What challenges faced James I when he became King?

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This outstanding resource has been designed to help students studying the problems facing James I when he became King of England in 1603? Students are presented with a number of challenges facing James I including religious, financial, foreign relations, the growth of Parliament and his beliefs in the Divine Rights of Kings. Once they have reviewed these problems, students are then asked to produce a speech suggesting how he could solve them, which can be peer and self reviewed using the resources included in the PowerPoint. Finally, they can then complete a quick heads and tails activity matching the action that James I took to solve his problems and then assess how successful they were. This brilliant lesson also helps to set the scene for the Gunpowder Plot and for the long term causes of the English Civil War. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a PowerPoint presentation that includes everything that you will need for this lesson. The PowerPoint includes the aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, consolidation exercises, information slides and links to video clips. The PowerPoint also includes two beautifully presented diagrams summarising James I’s problems for higher and lower ability students, which can be easily printed off and used with students as a classification exercise. I have also included various other alternative activities, depending upon your photocopying budget including a speech and thinking skills review exercise to help students decide which problems were the most important. The resource also includes a heads and tails activity which can also be printed off or copied by students off the board. I have included screen shots of all the slides in the preview slides. Everything has been carefully differentiated and can be easily adapted for the full range of ability. This is one of my favourite lessons and there is enough to last a class 2/3 lessons can be used to make you sparkle and shine for Ofsted or an observation lesson. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: 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
Source Analysis - Charles I's Personality
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Source Analysis - Charles I's Personality

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This lesson is designed to helped students develop their source analysis skills by studying a range of primary and secondary sources that look at Charles I’s personality and leadership skills as King of England. It can be used with a range of abilities and can easily be edited to customised to suit the needs of your own students. I have included a higher and lower ability version of the same worksheet to aid differentiation. When you purchase this resource, you will receive a a higher and lower ability version of a two page worksheet. The higher worksheet includes nine carefully primary and secondary sources which span two pages of the worksheet and with four tasks and activities. Whilst the lower version includes seven primary and secondary sources, but includes three additional questions to provide additional support. If you are interested, I have also produced a PowerPoint to accompany this lesson which can be purchased bundled separately with these sources for an extra £1. This lesson has been designed to help prepare students and set the scene for the short term causes of the English Civil War 1642 - 1660. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Causes of the English Civil War? •Know: Who was King Charles i? •Understand: What can we learn about him from the historical evidence? •Evaluate: Why was Charles I unpopular with his people? •Skills: Source Analysis WILF – What Am I Looking For? •Identify & describe: The personality and character of Charles I •Explain: What can we learn about Charles I from the historical evidence? •Analyse: Why was Charles I unpopular with his people? 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
Moral Dilemmas: Who should receive the Kidney Transplant?
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Moral Dilemmas: Who should receive the Kidney Transplant?

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What sort of factors do we take into consideration when faced with difficult moral choices? How has our ethical or moral code been influenced? This outstanding resource has been tried and tested in the classroom over many years and aims to help students understand some of the ethical challenges faced by doctors when deciding who should be given a kidney transplant. This is a lesson designed to be done in groups or pairs before feeding back to a class discussion on the issue. This is a great lesson with which to kick start your tutor time, RE , Science or philosophy and ethics course off with some great engaging discussions. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a fully editable PowerPoint presentation which includes information slides, aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, links to relevant video clips, activities and resources to be photocopied and given out to students. The lesson begins by looking at what is morality and how how ethical codes are formed. You have a choice of starters or activities. The scene is then set for the medical ethical debate on who should receive the kidney transplant. Each group or pair of students should be given a copy of the first table which includes the background information about each patient. They are expected to review this patient information and decide upon their rank order of priority. Their results can then be fed back to the class for discussion. The teacher then has the option of either giving out the second patient update information or displaying it upon the board. Students should then be given another opportunity to review their choices before feeding back to a class discussion and producing an extended piece of writing explaining their final decision. The final slides include a plenary which includes information and video links explaining why organ donation is important in the UK. If you plan to use this elsewhere you might be able to find some similar adverts relevant to your country. I’ve also included a selection of possible homeworks. The aims of this lesson / activity are: Theme: Moral Ethics and Philosophy Know: What is morality? Understand: What do we take into consideration before we make moral choices? Evaluate: Who should receive the life saving Kidney Transplant? WILF - What am I Looking For? Identify & describe: What is morality? Explain: What do we take into consideration before we make moral choices? Analyze: Who should receive the life saving Kidney Transplant? 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
What were the Short Term causes of the English Civil War?
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What were the Short Term causes of the English Civil War?

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This fun and engaging lesson has been written by experienced teachers to help students understand the short term causes of the English Civil War. The lesson picks up from the end of Charles I’s personal rule and examines in depth the problems that he faced from 1640 - 1642. This lesson has been designed for the full ability range. Where appropriate, key slides have been differentiated for core and foundation students. When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a eighteen slide Microsoft PowerPoint which includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, tasks, activities, starters, plenaries, information slides, links to video clips and templates to help students summarise their learning. Once students have worked their way through the starter exercises, they are presented with a number of problems that faced Charles I from 1640 - 1642. These include religious, financial, the growth of Parliament and his beliefs in the divine rights. Once students have reviewed Charles I’s problems using either the core or foundation slide, they then complete one of several different tasks that you can choose from to help them categorised and prioritised them. Moving on swiftly, the next part of the lesson looks at a series of extracts which help to set into context Charles I’s decision to storm into Parliament and arrest Pym and his supporters. This followed up by an activity making notes from the film Cromwell describing what happened next. The lesson then finishes off by students evaluating how Charles responded to events in Londonwhy Charles I declared war both the long and short term causes r and deciding who was to blame who was to blame Please see the detailed preview for further information, but I have included everything that you would need to produce a fun and engaging lesson The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: The Short Term Causes of the English Civil War Know: What problems faced Charles I in 1641 - 1642? Understand: Why did Charles I storm into Parliament in 1641? Evaluate: Why did Charles I declare war on Parliament in 1642? WILF – What Am I Looking For? Identify & describe: What problems faced Charles I in 1641 - 1642? Explain: Why did Charles I storm into Parliament in 1642? Analyse: Why did Charles I declare war on Parliament? 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
Card Sort: Why did William win the Battle of Hastings in 1066?
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Card Sort: Why did William win the Battle of Hastings in 1066?

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This great little card sort is a must have for anyone studying why William won the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The resource in a word format so it can be fully adapted to suit your learners, but I have made sure that it’s accessible for core, foundation and gifted and talented students. This card sort can be used as a starter, mini plenary or plenary. It can also be used as a planning exercise before students attempt writing an extended essay for assessment purposes on the topic. So in brief, I have provided a two page worksheet with the following heading of leadership / tactics. organisation, luck and Harold’s mistakes as well 16 cards that students can sort under these headings. The aims objectives are: Theme: Why did William win the Battle of Hastings in 1066? Know: What factors helped William to win? Understand: How important was William’s leadership, tactics, luck and organisation in helping to win? Evaluate: How far did William win or Harold lose? WILF - What an I Looking For? Identify / describe: Why William won the Battle of Hastings? Explain: Several reasons why William won the Battle of Hastings? Analyse: Explain which factor was the most important reason why William won? I have been observed several times with this lesson and have been graded outstanding each time. This is a high quality resource, which works. The students love the activity which never fails to help them develop a sophisticated understanding of why he won! However, don’t take my word for it, download and try it! Kind Regards Roy Ps Check out some of my other Norman Conquest resources!