The Boer Wars For OCR War and Society Explaining the Modern World A

The Boer Wars For OCR War and Society Explaining the Modern World A

Attached is a couple of lessons work on the Boer war. Within the ppt, there is a link to a super documentary available on you tube called Scorched Earth. There is a worksheet to guide students through the programme - with various activities for students to complete. There is also a supplied answer sheet for teaching staff. The lesson will requires students to have access to the War in Society text book by Hodder education. There is a worksheet which can be printed off for students to complete regarding the impacts of the war on British society on the ppt - once they have an understanding of the background. There is also an SEN version of this on the ppt. At the end there are some exam style questions linking to the various imperial wars as recommended by OCR.
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Revision Plan New OCR Explaining the Modern World History A.

Revision Plan New OCR Explaining the Modern World History A.

This is a brilliant guide to help students prioritise and conduct their own independent revision for their GCSE. This gives a break down of OCR's Explaining the Modern World History A, with the Depth study of USA 1945-1975 and Personal rule of Charles I, plus War and Society and the castle study of Framlingham castle. This document can of course be adapted to fit the various other OCR modules, as and where relevant. As the new course requires so much content, we have chosen to give this to our yr 11 at the start of the year to help them build up a bank of resources in preparation for the exams in the summer. The chart allows students to complete the chart to show how confident they are with certain topics, and allows them to go back and reflect on specific areas. The aim is for them to get to point (hopefully by May) where they can happily complete the green smiley face for all of the sections; showing that they are confident with all the content for the GCSE!
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Crimean War for OCR's War and Society unit - Modern World A

Crimean War for OCR's War and Society unit - Modern World A

Included in this whole lesson - is an brief overview and background to the Crimean war. There is a worksheet - linked to the ppt, to help students get a quick grasp of what, who, when, where and why. There is then an activity for students to complete to cover the impact of the conflict on British society. Within the PPT there is a newspaper template for students to complete, reflecting the importance of news reporting, and the unexpected heroes: the troops and nurses. There is also a template for SEN students to use, where they can fill in the gaps and then complete the section on the nurses themselves, to help speed up the process. The SEN worksheet will need the War and Society - Explaining the Modern World Hodder Education Text book.
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AQA A2 LBJ's Great Society with Primary sourcework

AQA A2 LBJ's Great Society with Primary sourcework

This is a couple of lessons work. It starts with a recap and an overall research task to obtain information to assess how successful was Lyndon Baines Johnson's Great Society plans. Students are asked to produce a chart showing its successes and failures - there is a completed version included on the ppt which has a few examples. Following on from this, there is then a slide with some information about Sargent Shriver and his reasons for becoming frustrated with the Great Society. Some good Q&A could come from the statistic about the expense of the reforms against the cost of the Vietnam war. The second lesson uses the sourcework from the 2017 A2 AQA exam. Students are broken down into groups and asked to analyse their source in relation to the question and the markscheme - they are then to swap groups and share their knowledge about their source with other memembers. A homework task to write up their answers as an A2 answer is also included.
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OCR GCSE War and society A lesson identifying the significance of war in medieval society 1290-1450

OCR GCSE War and society A lesson identifying the significance of war in medieval society 1290-1450

A lesson on Edward I. It covers the age of chivalry and the age of professional warfare. It examines 2 case studies as Edward I embarked upon his war in Wales and Scotland and then the hundred years war with France. Students are asked to complete worksheets and answer questions examining the impact of these conflicts on local, national, governement and psychological levels. The lesson draws together the key themes with a section on whether infact this period was an age of chivalry or an age of professional warfare. There are also some practise GCSE questions at the end. Attached is a ppt which has the resources at the end which can be printed off and completed by the students.
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OCR War and Society - Impact of Viking and Norman invasions on English society homework booklet

OCR War and Society - Impact of Viking and Norman invasions on English society homework booklet

To cover the vast amounts of content required for the OCR explaining the modern world course, I have constructed mini homework booklets for students to complete content coverage at home. Attached is a booklet that works along side the OCR GCSE Hodder education book - page numbers have been included - but can be changed to suit text books. There are a number of tasks that are in line with the specification and covers the reasons for the Vikings and Norman conquests and their impact on English society.. There are also some exam questions for students to practise. Throughout the booklet there are a number of opportunities to stretch the gifted and talented with the "Be Brilliant" sections. I have actually set this as summer homework for my GCSE class with the intention of giving us a head start in September, but it will work equally well as a homework booklet for the start of the Year 11 course.
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OCR War and Society:  The Elizabethan wars 1585-1603

OCR War and Society: The Elizabethan wars 1585-1603

This is a lesson which divides the class into groups and allows them to be creative with the vast amounts of evidence required for this course. Students are to all work as journalists to complete a newspaper on the Elizabethan wars. Each journalist will have their own jobs to complete, but the task is set so that should anyone finish, they can help the others complete their jobs and put together the newspaper. The ultimate goal is for each group to have completed their own newpaper of the Elizabethan wars and their impact on English Society. At the end of the ppt there is a GCSE 10 mark question which encourages students to investigate why Elizabeth chose to fight as she did.
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Framlingham Castle OCR A  Layout form & function: Study of the historical environment 2018

Framlingham Castle OCR A Layout form & function: Study of the historical environment 2018

This follows on from 3 previous other lessons (also available), but could be a stand alone lesson. Within this lesson there are 3 documents. A ppt, a word document which has the layout of the Framlingham castle ( I suggest having this blown up to A3) and a chart comparing form and function throughout the ages - this can be used as a tick sheet for weaker students and a chance to explain and justify for more able students. The ppt has a variety of slides that can be printed out for students to work in groups - or an around the room activity. Students will need to examine the specific key physical changes to Framlingham's form under the various nobility and then add the info or picture to the A3 word document. They should then annotate the layout with the correct century, to show how the castle's form evolved over time. The final word document is to be used to show an overview of the function of the castle and again to see how this evolved over time. Weaker students could tick the castle's use ie, as security, as an impressive home, or as a charitable institution, and more able students could give examples of justification.
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AQA History A level Coursework Primary and Secondary sources record sheets.

AQA History A level Coursework Primary and Secondary sources record sheets.

Attached is 1 word document that has a brief outline of the AQA A level coursework and 2 charts one for primary source analysis and one for secondary sources, I usually blow these up to A3 to allow students plenty of opportunity to thoroughly investigate the sources. For the secondary sources there is scope to push the students to thoroughly investigate the historiography fully.
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Framlingham Castle  OCR A.  Overview of 4 key phases to its form. 2018 syllabus.

Framlingham Castle OCR A. Overview of 4 key phases to its form. 2018 syllabus.

This is 2 lessons approx, involving siting the chosen case study of Framlingham castle for the OCR Modern World A syllabus for 2018. This lesson develops into an overview of the changes to Framlingham castle's form and function. Included is a blank timeline and a ppt with lots of slides that makes the material slightly more accessible to learners than the text book. These can be used as a research activity to your liking - group work, research, or around the room collating, depending on your particular groups. This allows for appropriate differentiation - as the resources can be adapted. The timeline charts the key four phases of the castle as well as more specific changes to the form and function and the reasons why.
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Framlingham Castle - OCR Who lived in a Castle like this?  .Historic environment 2018 syllabus.

Framlingham Castle - OCR Who lived in a Castle like this? .Historic environment 2018 syllabus.

This is the third lesson following the siting and overview of Framlingham Castle. This lesson tracks the history of the individuals who lived in the castle over the four phases. As there is lots of information - this has been done with the intention of trying to bring a bit of fun back to the GCSE course by them doing it in the style of Through the Keyhole! This could be done on an individual basis or as a class they could all complete a few of the personalities and then they could be photocopied. If there is time, a few students could be brave enough to do their own version of " Through the keyhole" and ask the questions..."who lived in castle like this?" A follow up task would then be for the students to put them all into chronological order.
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American Dream revision tasks and resources

American Dream revision tasks and resources

Included are 9 revision tasks covering the Yr 12 unit for the AQA American Dream, Reality Vs illusion unit. The tasks encourage independence with own revision as they have choices, but also offers them guidance for support. These task will also be excellent useful revision for Yr 13. There are resources supplied for 6 our of the 9 different suggested revision tasks. The tasks range from planning essays, source work questions, quizzes, and card sort tasks. There are some red herrings - which should allow from some good discussion opportunities. The content covers, domestic including economic, political and social issues as well and foreign policy issues. I have used these in conjunction with my President chart overview - a separate document you can buy. Students complete the various activities such as - which policy which president? and Which Foreign policy, which president? which serves as helpful reminder, confidence boost, or a - "I really need to get stuck into some revision!" for students! A win win! This is tried and tested and worked brilliantly with my year 12 this year!
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A2 How to answer Primary sources flow chart

A2 How to answer Primary sources flow chart

Hot the heels of my AS flow chart I have created a version for my A2 students and thought you would appreciate it. It is in line with the AQA requirements but with a little bit of tweaking it would be useful for any of the exam boards requirments for primary source analysis. Whilst not a restrictive formula, it does offer guidance for weaker students to follow an order to allow them to cover all aspects on the AQA mark scheme. It also works as a check list for the more able. This is subtly different from the AS version as there is no need for a judgment at AS, however the exam board does state that sources can be used and linked together where deemed appropriate and relevant.
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Mid_Tudor and Elizabeth Domino revision cards

Mid_Tudor and Elizabeth Domino revision cards

This is just a lovely little starter activity that can be used for revision on the Mid Tudors Edward and Mary and religious settlement of Elizabeth I. Cards need to be cut out and students then match up the answer with the question - they should then follow in a sequence if they've matched them up correctly. This is a super revision activity that I have used with lots of success for many years.
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A Level  Mid Tudor - Elizabeth I revision essay support planning sheets.

A Level Mid Tudor - Elizabeth I revision essay support planning sheets.

Included in this bundle are 6 essay planning sheets. There are a number of questions - each sheet has one standard A Level question. There are then the key issues that need to be addressed in order to be able to successfully answer the essay question. - This is for the student to then complete. It should be noted that these form only a basis for student's knowledge to aid in student's revision and serve to help weaker students plan and identify necessary content. However, it can still be useful as a checklist for moreable students. Included is a completed answer example of Elizabeth's last years. I hope your students find them useful.
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Revision pack OCR Modern World International Relations with Russia.

Revision pack OCR Modern World International Relations with Russia.

Included in this pack are a variety of 4,6 and 10 mark OCR GCSE style questions, covering content such as the Origins of the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam and the depth study Russia. On some questions there is a model answer, others have guidance with support , others are blank for them to discover the answers themselves. There are plenty of opportunities for students to have a go at planning their short and essay style answers. These frames can them be used as a basis to write up their extended answers.
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AS AQA American Dream  revision plan

AS AQA American Dream revision plan

A break down for the AS AQA American Dream unit, using specification criteria and supported with key issues and events for greater context. Students can make a note where they feel their understanding of certain topics is, by dating under the red, yellow or green face. The idea behind this is so that students can see specific areas where they need to focus their revision; hopefully moving their learning all to the green smiley face by the time of the exam. This was an extremely useful resource for my students last year as they and I, were able to monitor their progress. I'm currently in the process of writing the new one for A2.
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AS AQA History - How to analyse Primary sources

AS AQA History - How to analyse Primary sources

Primary Source Analysis Flow Chart specifically for the AQA AS History specification but can be used for all primary source evaluations. An easy to use flow chart for AS students to help them meet the demands of the new Primary Source question for the AS AQA exam. The document helps weaker students formulate an answer helping them to structure their ideas, whilst offering some guidance and a checklist for more able students. It is complicated but it does work! The AQA exam question ask them to analyse the value of the source in relation to a specific question and then to make a comparison with another source about which offers the most value – in relation to the question. As part of this analysis, students are expected to comment on the provenance and tone (where relevant) as well as the context and argument of the period studied. For a top mark answer students need to be able to balance provenance, tone and context on their analysis of each source to provide a meaningful and substantiated judgement! It is tricky but this document helps students of all abilities meet the requirements being asked of them.
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AS/A2 History Essay skills American Dream & Cold War

AS/A2 History Essay skills American Dream & Cold War

A whole lesson that encourages students to break down an AS or A2 exam question about the policy of containment. The lesson develops by encouraging students to consider the key words, the debate and key evidence for the question. They are then given opportunities within the lesson to formulate a plan and establish a solid argument. Students get to rate an introduction whilst also complete their own. Concluding thoughts are also included.
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AQA AS American Dream Analysing a Primary source exam question

AQA AS American Dream Analysing a Primary source exam question

Contains a ppt which breaks down analysing Primary sources and the exam questions and an accompanying worksheet. The combination allows students to try and work through their own responses whilst supporting them if they are struggling. It is based on the extent of affluence in the USA by the early 1960s, so needs to be used towards the end of the yr 12 or first year of A2, where students will have obtained enough contextual knowledge to be able to answer the question comprehensively. As this source question is based at the end of part 1 I have NOT included the the "How to analyse Primary sources flow-chart" which I make reference to at the end of the ppt- it is hoped that students have already had some experience of constructing answers at this stage. However, the document can also be purchased if guidance is still required.
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A2 History AQA American Dream revision plan

A2 History AQA American Dream revision plan

An overview of the AQA Part 2 American Dream unit using detail from the specification inconjunction with other key content for students to revise. Students can assess how comfortable their knowledge is on a topic and date the appropriate, sad, middle or happy face. The intention is then for students to use this as a base from which to start to plan and organise their revision effectively. The hope being that they have moved most of their learning on from the red unhappy face to the Green smiley face before they sit the exams. This is brand new and I am about to give it to my students for the first time this year. The AS version for them them was very successful last year and I intend to give them a copy of that again - as they will need both for the new style A level exams.
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