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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Revision tasks and sample questions. OCR A explaining the Modern World

Revision tasks and sample questions. OCR A explaining the Modern World

This resource covers all of OCR A explaining the Modern world - covering Interwar and Origins of WW2, Causes of the Cold War, Cold War crises and confrontations, the end of the Cold War and Post Cold War and USA 1945-1975 The Land of Liberty? There are numerous slides with different revision activities on each, all closely linked to the OCR specification. After each topic task slide there is a following slide which has sample questions which can be used to test student’s knowledge. These are all in the style of questions which will appear on the exam. These can be printed off in a booklet format (I have done this for my own groups) so that they can have support with their revision at home. This resource is perfect for all year 11 History students, but is something that could also be used for year 10 as part of the ongoing need for constant revision for this course.
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Interwar years to Origins of WW2 and appeasement interpretations. Revision cards OCR Modern World A

Interwar years to Origins of WW2 and appeasement interpretations. Revision cards OCR Modern World A

As the new GCSE is largely content driven, the objective of these flash cards are for students to try to help learn, revise, test and hopefully retain some knowledge of the early part of the course. The cards ask some basic comprehension questions - with some more complicated style qs that give a good overview of the Paris Peace conference and treaties, the LON successes and failures and the causes of WW2 with Hitler's actions. The cards are to be backed - the numbers on each question card correlate to the number on the answer card. The cards can be emailed out to students for them to print and revise at home, or can be printed off and cut up as part of a revision activity in lessons. There will be more to follow as I develop them.
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Revision Imperial warfare_ for GCSE OCR A  war and society course

Revision Imperial warfare_ for GCSE OCR A war and society course

This is a one hour revision lesson on Imperial warfare covering the Seven years war, the Napoleonic, Boer and Crimean wars and their impacts on British society. The worksheet contains numerous tasks from making notes, to categorising. This is to enable the students to access a lot of material quickly so that they are then able to get onto the more important tasks of planning and answering GCSE style questions.
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Interpretation questions GCSE writing frames

Interpretation questions GCSE writing frames

This is a revision lesson specifically for the OCR modern World A syllabus that deals with the two different styles of interpretation questions on Appeasement and the Cold War. Having found that students find interpretations challenging, this activity, involves examining 6 sources, 3 on appeasement and 3 on the cold war and then analaysing them according to the two different styles of questions. Q3 Is this a fair interpretation? and Q4 which states, Explain why not all historians would agree with this interpretation. For each source there is a basic writing frame for both style of questions. With support from the ppt and guided questions, this activity should allow students to identify what they need to do for each style of question.
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GCSE revision after the Cold War and the rise of al-Qaeda.  OCR

GCSE revision after the Cold War and the rise of al-Qaeda. OCR

A GCSE revision lesson based on the OCR modern world A specification. This could also be used as a consolidation lesson. The worksheet works along side the ppt, giving students opportunities to work independently or in pairs, on tasks such as matching up events with the countries, mini mindmap on Bin Laden, a True and False quiz, a note taking exercise on the more extreme actions of as-Qaeda, culminating in 9-11, the lesson finishes with a youtube clip covering the USA’s response and their war on terror. There are also some sample questions on the ppt for students to complete.
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End of Cold War, Reagan and Gorbachev  GCSE revision lesson OCR

End of Cold War, Reagan and Gorbachev GCSE revision lesson OCR

A super GCSE revision lesson also suitable as a consolidation lesson. Includes ppt and worksheet covering the end of the Cold war and the impact of Reagan and Gorbachev on various events. The worksheet works along side the ppt, giving students options to work out the actions of which leader, match up key words with their definitions, complete a timeline showing the reductions in Cold War, make notes on a short youtube clip about the collapse of the Soviet Union. There is a section which examines specific crisis in Poland, Romania and Germany with some sample questions to test students knowledge at the end with OCR 5 and 10 mark style questions.
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Rise of Hitler questions for the Hitler's rise to power.

Rise of Hitler questions for the Hitler's rise to power.

A great activity for year 9 understanding the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. This can be completed as an extension activity if the content has previously been taught. There is a link to a youtube clip on the top of the sheet and the questions follow in chronological order. The worksheet covers everything from the depression to the various elections, the burning down of the Reichstag, Night of Long knives, and the death of Hindenburg.
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The rise of Hitler

The rise of Hitler

Suitable for year 9 this is a good lesson that introduces them to the idea of democracy and dictatorships and how one could lead to the other. There is a short video clip which will need to be stopped frequently and explained as it is quick and quite complex, but covers the topic brilliantly. The lesson has a couple of opportunities for students to evaluate their progress.
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Rise of Hitler and the Nazis and their consolidation of power.

Rise of Hitler and the Nazis and their consolidation of power.

These lessons are suitable for Year 9 or KS3. A couple of lessons that track the rise of Hitler and the Nazis and their consolidation to total power over Germany by 1934. These lessons deal with issues such as democracy and dictatorship and examines the various stages that took place that enabled Hitler to take power, from the impact of the depression to the death of President Hindenburg. There are frequent opportunities for students to check and evaluate their progress. The first lesson contains a short clip - but this must be stopped and explained frequently to allow the students to understand the complexities. The second lesson also has a short clip and there is pdf of questions to support this. At the end of the lesson students can play a game of scrabble - well kind of, they have to write 3 paragraphs and use correctly various historical terms to win points
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How and why did Hitler and the Nazis have total control of Germany by 1934?

How and why did Hitler and the Nazis have total control of Germany by 1934?

This is two lessons work which charts the rise of Hitler and the Nazis to total power over Germany by 1934 and the death of President Hindenburg. There is a worksheet with questions which follows a short video linked in the ppt and then there is a consolidation exercise where students are encouraged to write paragraphs explaining their knowledge and understanding of the events. There are a number of opportunities where students are asked to evaluate their progress and understanding of these events throughout the lesson. These will work as stand alone lessons, but they do follow nicely on from my first lesson Hitler and the Nazis rise to power - this covers the concepts of democracy and dictatorship and how Germany went from one to the other. These lessons are suitable for KS3 year 9.
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Was the policy of appeasement a mistake - interpretations work in prep for GCSE

Was the policy of appeasement a mistake - interpretations work in prep for GCSE

This is worksheet for a lesson in Year 9 in preparation for getting students to understand the various historiography for appeasement at GCSE. This simplistically encourages students to identify the arguments for and against the policy. Student are then encouraged to complete an opinion poll and make a decision over how they would have felt about Hitler and the policy of appeasement in 1938 and then again for 1939. Students should be able to see how the circumstances surrounding Hitler’s actions changed people’s views and opinions.
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End of Cold War and Post Cold War  Revision tasks and questions.OCR A explaining the Modern World

End of Cold War and Post Cold War Revision tasks and questions.OCR A explaining the Modern World

This resource has a number of revision tasks on the end of the Cold war and collapse of communism and the Post Cold War conflict period of the course. The task sheet is then followed by OCR specification style questions to help the students apply their knowledge to the questions. This is ideal resource can be used as a lesson resource to allow students to work independently whilst supporting their individual needs, or can be printed off and given as an aid to help them with their private study at home. This is 1/5 parts of the modern world element of the course. There is an overall pack which can be purchased covering all the units and the depth study of the USA 1945- 1975.
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Causes of Cold war. Revision tasks and questions. OCR A Explaining the Modern World

Causes of Cold war. Revision tasks and questions. OCR A Explaining the Modern World

This resource has a number of revision tasks on the Cold War period of the course. The task sheet is then followed by OCR specification style questions to help the students apply their knowledge to the questions. This is ideal resource can be used as a lesson resource to allow students to work independently whilst supporting their individual needs, or can be printed off and given as an aid to help them with their private study at home. This is 1/5 parts of the modern world element of the course. There is an overall pack which can be purchased covering all the units and the depth study of the USA 1945- 1975.
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Revision tasks and sample questions. OCR A explaining the Modern World

Revision tasks and sample questions. OCR A explaining the Modern World

This resource covers all of OCR A explaining the Modern world - covering Interwar and Origins of WW2, Causes of the Cold War, Cold War crises and confrontations, the end of the Cold War and Post Cold War and USA 1945-1975 The Land of Liberty? There are numerous slides with different revision activities on each, all closely linked to the OCR specification. After each topic task slide there is a following slide which has sample questions which can be used to test student’s knowledge. These are all in the style of questions which will appear on the exam. These can be printed off in a booklet format (I have done this for my own groups) so that they can have support with their revision at home. This resource is perfect for all year 11 History students, but is something that could also be used for year 10 as part of the ongoing need for constant revision for this course.
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Interwar- Causes of WW2 Revision tasks and questions OCR  A explaining the modern world

Interwar- Causes of WW2 Revision tasks and questions OCR A explaining the modern world

This resource has a number of revision tasks on the Interwar and Origins of WW2 period of the course. The task sheet is then followed by OCR specification style questions to help the students apply their knowledge to the questions. This is ideal resource can be used as a lesson resource to allow students to work independently whilst supporting their individual needs, or can be printed off and given as an aid to help them with their private study at home. This is 1/5 parts of the modern world element of the course. There is an overall pack which can be purchased covering all the units and the depth study of the USA 1945- 1975.
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Cold War confrontations.  Revision tasks and questions. OCR A explaining the Modern World

Cold War confrontations. Revision tasks and questions. OCR A explaining the Modern World

This resource has a number of revision tasks on the Cold War crises and confrontation period of the course. The task sheet is then followed by OCR specification style questions to help the students apply their knowledge to the questions. This is ideal resource can be used as a lesson resource to allow students to work independently whilst supporting their individual needs, or can be printed off and given as an aid to help them with their private study at home. This is 1/5 parts of the modern world element of the course. There is an overall pack which can be purchased covering all the units and the depth study of the USA 1945- 1975.
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War and Society in Medieval Britain  - Revision task sheets C AD790-1500    GCSE OCR History A

War and Society in Medieval Britain - Revision task sheets C AD790-1500 GCSE OCR History A

This is a series of tasks serving as an overview for the War and Society unit for the OCR Modern world A unit - Medieval to 1500, designed to help with the massive amount of content required for this course. These revision sheets cover the threat of the Vikings and Saxon’s responses, the Norman conquest and it’s impact, the break down of the Feudal system, the Anarchy and King John and the Barons, the Age of Chivalry, and the Hundred years’ war. The intention being to give a decent overview from which to start effective revision. Students can always use their class notes to add extra details to these tasks. Some of the tasks included involve completing charts, categorising and adding evidence. The sheets are broken down into the time period, type of warfare, attitude and responses and the impact on the British people. There are extra aspects to some - such as why was the Norman Conquest successful as this is covered in the exam spec. There are also some opportunities for students to answer an 8 and a 14 mark questions.
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OCR A explaining the Modern World ( USA 1945_1975)  Revision tasks and questions.

OCR A explaining the Modern World ( USA 1945_1975) Revision tasks and questions.

This resource has a number of revision tasks on the unit USA 1945-1975:Land of Liberty? period of the course. The task This is ideal resource can be used as a lesson resource to allow students to work independently whilst supporting their individual needs, or can be printed off and given as an aid to help them with their private study at home. This is 1/5 parts of the modern world element of the course. There is an overall pack which can also be purchased.
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OCR A _ Personal Rule _ Events leading to the Civil War.

OCR A _ Personal Rule _ Events leading to the Civil War.

A lesson designed for the Personal rule to Restoration unit which starts with a recap of why Englishmen were falling out with Charles I. It recaps the role of the three advisors - Weston, Laud and Wentworth. The lesson then develops in to the Long Parliament with a short task where students are asked to find a list of concessions which Charles I made. There is then a task for students to find out the short term causes of the English Civil War. Including the Irish rebellion, the Grand Remonstrance, The attempted arrest of 5 members, the Militia Ordinance, the commissions of Array and the Nineteen propositions. The War and Society text book will be required for this lesson.
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OCR A Personal Rule of Charles I _ Understanding the beliefs of Englishmen.

OCR A Personal Rule of Charles I _ Understanding the beliefs of Englishmen.

This is a whole lesson which starts with a quick true and false quiz about the beliefs of Charles I. The lesson then develops into understanding the liberties of freeborn Englishman which links beautifully to the key concepts of this course. There are plenty of a number of tasks that encourage the students to categorise the beliefs of Englishmen, such as protecting the Protestant Church of England, Defending the rule of law, local power and accountability and not being taxed without Parliament’s agreement. The lesson then continues to examine one of Charles’s advisors during his personal rule - that of Sir Richard Weston. Students are then asked to examine evidence to show how he upset the liberties of free born Englishmen - by examining all the ways in which he tried to raise money for Charles. This worked extremely well with my year 11 class. All the resources for this lesson are within the powerpoint.
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OCR History A Personal Rule to restoration _ What type of King was Charles I

OCR History A Personal Rule to restoration _ What type of King was Charles I

This is a couple of lessons work introducing students to Charles I and his beliefs. The lesson covers Charles’s attitude but also the growing power of parliament. There is a variety of tasks from a quiz, highlighting sources, fill in the gaps, to gathering evidence from around the room or on a table if you’d prefer. All the resources are on the ppt to be printed off. This works as a brilliant introduction into the Personal rule of Charles I and was a success with my Year 11 who were dreading this aspect of the course. The lesson will need the use of the OCR War and Society Text book.
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OCR A Personal Rule of Charles I _  William Laud and Thomas Wentworth

OCR A Personal Rule of Charles I _ William Laud and Thomas Wentworth

This lesson continues on from the the lesson about Charles I and Sir Richard Weston upsetting the political nation with the various taxes they implemented. This looks at the role of William Laud and Sir Thomas Wentworth later the Earl of Strafford. Students are asked to examine which Englishmen rights were they trampling all over. The lesson culminates with a section which explains how Charles went too far in trying to get the Scots to accept his English Prayer book. Whilst most of the activities are on the ppt, there are a couple of occasion where the War and Society text book will need to be used.
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