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10 BALL GAMES: SUBVERSIVE TEACHING IN 21ST CENTURY. We innovate, constantly. We see the extraordinary in the everyday. We know that real education is about feeding the soul, not just passing exams. We sometimes see children with problems, we don't see children as problems. We re-draw the boundaries of the possible. We survive, despite the slings and arrows of outrageous policy. Freely sharing resources gives us time to do these things. Please help yourself, and play on.

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10 BALL GAMES: SUBVERSIVE TEACHING IN 21ST CENTURY. We innovate, constantly. We see the extraordinary in the everyday. We know that real education is about feeding the soul, not just passing exams. We sometimes see children with problems, we don't see children as problems. We re-draw the boundaries of the possible. We survive, despite the slings and arrows of outrageous policy. Freely sharing resources gives us time to do these things. Please help yourself, and play on.
Henry VIII and the English Reformation 1535-Oct 1536
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Henry VIII and the English Reformation 1535-Oct 1536

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1) introduction lesson - 'silent sentences' activity 2) Core notes for the A2 course, covering the period from Jan 1535 to Oct 1536 (as Pilgrimage of Grace is about to start) for students 3) Structured discussion lesson to consolidate understanding 4) source work - comparative evaluation in line with new spec
Hitler's foreign policy multiple choice game
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Hitler's foreign policy multiple choice game

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'Gaming' lesson for students in the form of a multiple choice quiz, which they answer in teams. Purpose: • To recap the key components of Hitler’s foreign policy already studied • To clarify the reasons why Britain appeased Hitler • To spike the dopamine levels of students at the optimal learning moment Lesson plan attached
Life in Trenches Carousel Activities
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Life in Trenches Carousel Activities

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Students have work book to complete. There are a series of activities which can be arranged on different desks or given in a pack to students. The order of completion does not matter. The activities could also be done as standalone activities or homeworks Activities include - -source work activity on shell shock victims -jigsaw of a cross section of a trench -a sorting exercise for health hazards where students have to categorise various health hazard cards (in their own categories) and then prioritise greatest threat -a memory game for ‘who served in the trenches’ designed to encourage students to think about the nature of imperial warfare and to challenge preconceptions about british and french v the germans -war statistics (taken from spartacus) work -a literacy exercise on equipment - fair amount of reading but limited writing - define the terms for a ‘historical dictionary’ including as much detail as possible in 50 words. details of the activities are in the student booklet but do not have to be done like that, they are just an idea for teachers on how to use the resource
Edward VI - core content notes
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Edward VI - core content notes

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Complete notes on reign of Edward VI (first draft). Written for AQA new A level spec, Reformation in England unit. This is content notes not lesson activities. There are questions for students which can be set as hwk or to scaffold independent reading (answers are provided too)
AQA Unit 6 A2 The Holocaust - various
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AQA Unit 6 A2 The Holocaust - various

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1. historiographical spectrum - students read the summaries of historians’ views and decide where to plot those historians on a spectrum of intentionalist to functionalist and on a spectrum of responsibility for the holocaust 2.chronology exercise - students to identify 4 phases of nazi policy towards the jews by identifying turning points. 4 suggested phases are discrimination, physical attack, physical segregation, genocide. Terminology can obviously be varied by teachers 3. Nuremberg Laws notes 4. Kristallnacht notes both 3 & 4 used as basis for students to consider significance of the phase of ‘aryanisation’ 1933-1939. students to create a diagram suggesting causes and consequences of Nuremberg Laws and Kristallnacht and also to create summary of significance of the whole phase. 5. Summary notes on the period 1933-1939 6. Summary notes on the period 1939-1941 (poland - barbarossa) 7. (added april 9th) summary notes from launch of barbarossa to wannsee conference - again, a synthesis of the required reading for aqa a2 unit 6, so includes lots of historiography 8. added 17 april 2008 - set of notes on wannsee conference and death camps, includes copy of the wannsee protocol
Pineapple Project - KS3 cross-curricular
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Pineapple Project - KS3 cross-curricular

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KS3 cross-curricular project, written for the school closure. The idea is that it each activity is a stimulus for students who can then take their interests in any direction their curiosity leads.
Y7 MEDIEVAL REALMS. PEASANT'S LIFE GAME
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Y7 MEDIEVAL REALMS. PEASANT'S LIFE GAME

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BOARD GAME AND TASKS TO COMPLETE AS PLAYED. INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO KEY JOBS OF A MEDIEVAL PEASANT, REQUIRES STUDENTS TO IDENTIFY KEY ROLES WITHIN A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE AND PUT THESE ROLES INTO A HIERARCHY. ALSO MAKES STUDENTS IDENTIFY FACTORS AFFECTING THE LIFE OF A MEDIEVAL PEASANT. WILL ALLOW STUDENTS TO MAKE A JUDGMENT ABOUT HOW HARD/EASY LIFE AS A MEDIEVAL PEASANT WAS. LINKS WITH PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF FEUDAL SYSTEM (LORD OF MANOR = KNIGHT) AND LEADS INTO STUDY OF PEOPLE IN MEDIEVAL VILLAGE.
The Reformation Parliament Decision Making Game
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The Reformation Parliament Decision Making Game

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Decision making game for students. Instructions on attached document. Students take on characters from 1529 Parliament and make decisions using extracts from relevant acts. There is a gaming element: students decide whether parliament would accept/reject/modify an act. Each act is worth x points. They can gamble the points in a 'double or nothing' gamble before the teacher reveals the historical reality. Uses original extracts to help familiarise students with reading sources.
1536 rebellions
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1536 rebellions

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Ppt with audio. Can be used to support remote/flipped learning. Accompanying core notes attached
Russia GCSE
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Russia GCSE

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Full resources with teachers notes for teaching Lenin and Stalin’s Government. First activity in Stalin pack is adapted for GCSE from an A-level Thinking History activity.