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Teacher of History & Politics in Surrey, from year 6 to year 13.
Henry VIII: How Protestant was England by 1547?
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Henry VIII: How Protestant was England by 1547?

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Complete Lower 6th series of lessons and notes on Henry VIII and religion: focusing here on the question of how protestant England was by 1547. The notes are made from a variety of sources and I use them in conjunction with the ppt to guide pupils through Henry VIII - there is space for them to write their own snippets of analysis. I use these to teach the AQA Tudor course, but could easily be adapted. Any questions or problems then do ask!
Henry VIII AQA AS Level
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Henry VIII AQA AS Level

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PowerPoints & notes for pupils on the majority of the course for L6 pupils studying Henry VIII. PowerPoints should encourage discussion and notes contain spaces for pupil analysis on events. Anything missing don't hesitate to contact!
Henry VIII: Good or Bad King?
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Henry VIII: Good or Bad King?

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30 minute introduction lesson on Henry VIII and the events of his reign, but could easily be extended. Pupils had already had a brief look at Henry's personal qualities, and this serves as an overview of his reign, before looking at specific events in more detail later on.
To what extent did life improve by the end of the Industrial Revolution?
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To what extent did life improve by the end of the Industrial Revolution?

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A lesson I did for an observation trying to reach judgements about whether some of the progress that was made during the IR in terms of technology and medicine compensated for the regression in living standards etc. The card sort has been differentiated depending on ability/reading age. This was used with a fairly good year 8 set, but could easily be modified slightly for up to GCSE.
Edwin Chadwick
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Edwin Chadwick

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Lesson for GCSE: Medicine Through Time looking at the role of Edwin Chadwick with some exam practice included
Henry VIII & Wolsey's Domestic Policy
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Henry VIII & Wolsey's Domestic Policy

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Complete Lower 6th series of lessons and notes on Henry VIII and Wolsey's domestic policy. The notes are made from a variety of sources and I use them in conjunction with the ppt to guide pupils through Henry VIII - there is space for them to write their own snippets of analysis. I use these to teach the AQA Tudor course, but could easily be adapted. Any questions or problems then do ask!
Henry VIII: Dissolution of the Monasteries
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Henry VIII: Dissolution of the Monasteries

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Complete Lower 6th series of lessons and notes on Henry VIII and the Dissolution. The notes are made from a variety of sources and I use them in conjunction with the ppt to guide pupils through Henry VIII - there is space for them to write their own snippets of analysis. I use these to teach the AQA Tudor course, but could easily be adapted. Any questions or problems then do ask!
Henry VIII & the Break with Rome: The Chronology
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Henry VIII & the Break with Rome: The Chronology

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Complete Lower 6th series of lessons and notes on Henry VIII and the chronology of the Henrician Reformation. The notes are made from a variety of sources and I use them in conjunction with the ppt to guide pupils through Henry VIII - there is space for them to write their own snippets of analysis. I use these to teach the AQA Tudor course, but could easily be adapted. Any questions or problems then do ask!
Introduction to the Nazi Party
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Introduction to the Nazi Party

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An introductory lesson to the early Nazi Party including a sort card exercise looking at who they aimed to appeal at. Designed for GCSE but could easily be tailored up/down.
Public Health Through History: Overview Lesson
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Public Health Through History: Overview Lesson

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A lesson that can be used either as an introduction to, or an overview at the end of the course, of public health through history. Pupils create a graph highlighting the evolution, for better or worse, of public health facilities provided by governments. The 'pics and info' powerpoint slides need to be printed double sided to make sense - with the information on the back
Trial of Mary I: Does she deserve the title 'Bloody'?
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Trial of Mary I: Does she deserve the title 'Bloody'?

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This is a lesson I put together for an observation: it's quite a large scale role play but it worked 'outstandingly'! Essentially it is a trial of Mary I to decide whether she deserves the title of 'Bloody Mary'. Attached are instructions not just for the court room, but for all of the witnesses called to the stand. There are two powerpoints also: one for the 'prep' lesson and one to put up whilst the court is in session. Wigs and gavel encouraged!
The Liberal Reforms
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The Liberal Reforms

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Lesson designed for the GCSE Medicine Through Time course looking at the Liberal Reforms and their impact
Is Pressure Group power in decline? Edexcel Government and Politics
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Is Pressure Group power in decline? Edexcel Government and Politics

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A lesson I did for year 12 politics looking at pressure groups at the end of the unit. It features a sample answer with a generic mark scheme which is tailored for the Edexcel spec, but could easily be modified for other boards. It is based around the Blooms Game. Pupils work in pairs/threes working their way up the Blooms board on the whiteboard, with team names on post it notes. The questions are cut up on to individual slips and teams can only progress when they have produced a good enough answer that you mark. It gets really competitive and is a lot of fun...and best of all the pupils do a lot of work without really noticing!
Henry VIII: The Divorce
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Henry VIII: The Divorce

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Complete Lower 6th series of lessons and notes on Henry VIII and his great matter, the divorce. The notes are made from a variety of sources and I use them in conjunction with the ppt to guide pupils through Henry VIII - there is space for them to write their own snippets of analysis. I use these to teach the AQA Tudor course, but could easily be adapted. Any questions or problems then do ask!
The Gunpowder Plot: Were they set up?
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The Gunpowder Plot: Were they set up?

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Complete lesson with a variety of activities (including an articulate game as a starter), with pupils carrying out an investigation into different types of evidence to reach a judgement about whether the Gunpowder plotters were in fact, set up. I like to set a homework (I cut out the statements so pupils can stick them in their planners) but obviously could also be used as a writing task in the lesson!
James I: What was he like? Create your own caricature
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James I: What was he like? Create your own caricature

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This is something a little bit different trying to get pupils to engage their creative sides. After discussing what exactly portraits can tell us about an individuals personality, by looking at both historic and contemporary examples, pupils create their own caricature style portrait of James, reflecting how certain sections of society view him, or how he even views himself. I've found this to work really well in the past!
Henry VIII: Opposition to the Break with Rome & The Pilgrimage of Grace
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Henry VIII: Opposition to the Break with Rome & The Pilgrimage of Grace

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Complete Lower 6th series of lessons and notes on Henry VIII and opposition to the Break with Rome, in particular the Pilgrimage of Grace. The notes are made from a variety of sources and I use them in conjunction with the ppt to guide pupils through Henry VIII - there is space for them to write their own snippets of analysis. I use these to teach the AQA Tudor course, but could easily be adapted. Any questions or problems then do ask!
Henry VIII: Foreign Policy After 1536
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Henry VIII: Foreign Policy After 1536

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Complete Lower 6th series of lessons and notes on Henry VIII and foreign policy after 1536. The notes are made from a variety of sources and I use them in conjunction with the ppt to guide pupils through Henry VIII - there is space for them to write their own snippets of analysis. I use these to teach the AQA Tudor course, but could easily be adapted. Any questions or problems then do ask!
Living Conditions in Industrial Towns
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Living Conditions in Industrial Towns

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A classic sources based lesson on living conditions in industrial towns. Contains some links to the present day with examples from the Philippines which I found really gets pupils thinking. I used this for GCSE, but could easily be tailored for Key Stage 3