Edexcel Gaining and Losing an Empire: 1763-1914 Nearly loosing an Empire - Revision / Overview Booklets

Edexcel Gaining and Losing an Empire: 1763-1914 Nearly loosing an Empire - Revision / Overview Booklets

All the revision / overview booklets for each of the units of the Edexcel Gaining and Losing an Empire: 1763-1914 Nearly loosing an Empire A Level Course. The booklets are based upon wider reading to enhance the understanding of students and enrich their learning beyond the core text. This resources deals with content and knowledge and do not contain any assessment. Please see the full provision for this A Level course at: http://www.historynetwork.co.uk/gaining-and-losing-and-empire/
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The American Revolution - Open Yale Course

The American Revolution - Open Yale Course

Worksheets to support the lectures: 2,3,5 6 & 8 by Professor J.Freeman of Yale University. Written to support the Edexcel A level: Britain Losing and Gaining an Empire 1763-1914: OCR, The Loss of the American Colonies, 1773-1783 and AQA, Challenging British Dominance: the Loss of the American Colonies, 1754–1783 .
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9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemats for Henry VIII and his Ministers

9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemats for Henry VIII and his Ministers

Topic 1 - Henry & Wolsey 1509 – 1529 Topic 2 - Henry & Cromwell 1529-40 Topic 3 – The Impact of the Break with Rome Written in PowerPoint (The reverse side of the placemat remains the same throughout this study unit). These interactive learning placemats were designed to meet the challenges of the new 9-1 GCSE. They build upon the successful Medicine Through Time Placemats that I previously designed (and which received 5* reviews by all who have purchased them up to the time of launching these new materials – see: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/9-1-edexcel-gcse-history-of-medicine-place-mat-question-structure-11627611 ). The new placemats have been identified as best practice during a ‘Challenge Partners’ review as well as being identified as best practice by other History teachers on the Olevi ‘Outstanding Teacher Programme’. The new design learning placemats support both teachers and students in addressing the: a) dramatic increase in the curriculum content needed for the different units b) support the need for increased literacy demands c) help students become familiar and more confident in recognising the correct response needed for the unprecedented number of different question styles The placemats are designed to be double sided. One side focuses on the CONTENT: providing an overview of key knowledge and understanding needed (this will change for each topic area within this GCSE unit). Every placemat across the GCSE range is designed to encourage greater understanding of: 1. Historical Context - through timelines, picture prompts and key words 2. Awareness of the ‘big picture’ so students can see how individual lessons fit into the unit and make clearer links between prior and future learning – through ‘Big Picture’ questions. 3. Better Literacy – through selected ‘language for learning’ vocab box. 4. Memory prompts to support revision – through the use of carefully selected images. 5. Increased awareness of metacognition – through PME (Progress, Monitor and Evaluation Time) questions to encourage students to deconstruct their learning and identify key factors (eg. Social, economic, political) or key individuals and make links between features. A pictorial metacognition man with 5 question prompts will support student reflection. The reverse side contains guidance on EXAM TECHNIQUE through: 1. Identifying the nature of the question styles for each GCSE Unit and the allocated marks available 2. Examiners levelled mark schemes 3. Support writing frames with generic sentence starters
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The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England - Health and Hygiene- Supporting Worksheet

The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England - Health and Hygiene- Supporting Worksheet

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England - Health and Hygiene- Supporting Worksheet for the Ian Mortimer book of the same name Written as an extension/reading/ independent learning activity for able GCSE 9-1 students studying the history of medicine looking at the Renaissance / Tudor period and changing medical understanding in Britain. The resource is written as a WORD document for easy access to Google Classroom
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The Time Traveller's Guide to MedievalEngland - Health and Hygiene- Supporting Worksheet

The Time Traveller's Guide to MedievalEngland - Health and Hygiene- Supporting Worksheet

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England - Health and Hygiene- Supporting Worksheet for the Ian Mortimer book of the same name Written as an extension/reading/ independent learning activity for able GCSE 9-1 students studying the history of medicine looking at the Renaissance / Tudor period and changing medical understanding in Britain. The resource is written as a WORD document for easy access to Google Classroom
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Historyonics - Battle of Hastings 1066- Worksheet to support the BBC TV programme

Historyonics - Battle of Hastings 1066- Worksheet to support the BBC TV programme

Worksheet to support the BBC TV programme hosted by Nick Knowles. Students will work through a series of data collection tasks and questions. The resource was written to support the Ks3 curriculum and can be freely adapted to differentiate for ability. I have used it along side the more challenging Battlefield Britain worksheet: The worksheet is written in Publisher to an A3 format but can be amended and saved as a PDF for A4 printing
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Rebels and Redcoats - Worksheets to support the BBC Richard Holmes documentary

Rebels and Redcoats - Worksheets to support the BBC Richard Holmes documentary

Rebels and Redcoats - Worksheets to support the BBC Richard Holmes documentary. Rebels and Redcoats: How Britain Lost America, is a British television documentary series about the story of the American Revolutionary War, narrated by Richard Holmes in a four-parts. Throughout the entire program there are clear explanations about the politics going on behind the scenes, the impact of other nations like Canada and France, battle tactics and strategies, and weaponry, all following a beginning-to-end time line. The impact of each geographic area is frequently emphasized, as there were often a division of loyalties not just in regions but also in neighborhoods. While being a British production, the viewpoint of many different groups are discussed in detail, including the difficult choices Native American Indians and black slaves were forced to make in choosing allegiances. Ep1"The Shot Heard Around the World" Ep2"American Crisis 1776" Ep3"The War Moves South" Ep4"The World Turned Upside Down" Written in Publisher and formatted to A3 the documents can be edited and exported as PDF’s for A4 printing
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Cold War (TV Series) Ep.10 - Cuba - Supporting Worksheet

Cold War (TV Series) Ep.10 - Cuba - Supporting Worksheet

Cold War (TV Series) Ep.10 - Cuba - Supporting Worksheet for the BBC / CNN co-production, narrated by Kenneth Brannagh - Written as a extension and enrichment task for GCSE, it would also be appropriate for A Level studies. Written in Publisher for A3 printing, the document can be edited for printing as a PDF in A4. Fidel Castro comes to power following the Cuban Revolution. Cuba aligns itself with the Soviet Union and the government starts nationalising American interests, resulting in the United States imposing an economic boycott, and the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion. Following the detection of Soviet medium range missiles stationed in Cuba, the United States imposes a blockade on the island, and the Soviet Union mobilises for war. The Cuban Missile Crisis is eventually resolved through secret negotiations, in which the United States and the USSR agree to withdraw missiles from Cuba and Turkey respectively. Interviewees include Fidel Castro, Walter Cronkite, Pierre Salinger and Theodore Sorensen. The pre-credits scene has interviews of Fidel Castro, Robert McNamara and Anatoly Dobrynin explaining how close they felt the world was to a nuclear holocaust.
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BBC Normans - Ep2 - Conquest - Worksheet to support the BBC Documentary with Prof. Robert Bartlett

BBC Normans - Ep2 - Conquest - Worksheet to support the BBC Documentary with Prof. Robert Bartlett

Conquest -The Normans - Episode 2 Written to as an extension/ flipped/ independent learning task for GCSE or A level the sheet supports the documentary with a structured set of information gathering and analytical tasks. The sheet is written in Publisher, formatted to A3. It can be edited and amended for saving as a PDF for A4 printing In the second of this three-part series, Professor Robert Bartlett explores the impact of the Norman conquest of Britain and Ireland. Bartlett shows how William the Conqueror imposed a new aristocracy, savagely cut down opposition and built scores of castles and cathedrals to intimidate and control. He also commissioned the Domesday Book, the greatest national survey of England that had ever been attempted. England adapted to its new masters and both the language and culture were transformed as the Normans and the English intermarried. Bartlett shows how the political and cultural landscape of Scotland, Wales and Ireland were also forged by the Normans and argues that the Normans created the blueprint for colonialism in the modern world.
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World War One in Numbers - Ep2 - Weapons of War

World War One in Numbers - Ep2 - Weapons of War

Written as an introduction to Trench Warfare for GCSE 9-1 , students are provided with structured guidance for watching the documentary and charged with undertaking a series of data collection activities. The documentary considers the themes of weapons, trenches and health and hygiene conditions in the trenches The worksheet is written in Publishers for printing on A3 but can be amended and saved as a PDF for A4 printing
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9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemat for Early Elizabethan England: 1558 - 88 - Topic 1

9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemat for Early Elizabethan England: 1558 - 88 - Topic 1

9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemat for Early Elizabethan England: 1558 - 88 Topic 1 - Queen, Government and Religion 1558 - 69 Written in PowerPoint (The reverse side of the placemat remains the same throughout this study unit). These interactive learning placemats were designed to meet the challenges of the new 9-1 GCSE. They build upon the successful Medicine Through Time Placemats that I previously designed (and which received 5* reviews by all who have purchased them up to the time of launching these new materials – see: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/9-1-edexcel-gcse-history-of-medicine-place-mat-question-structure-11627611 ). The new placemats have been identified as best practice during a ‘Challenge Partners’ review as well as being identified as best practice by other History teachers on the Olevi ‘Outstanding Teacher Programme’. The new design learning placemats support both teachers and students in addressing the: a) dramatic increase in the curriculum content needed for the different units b) support the need for increased literacy demands c) help students become familiar and more confident in recognising the correct response needed for the unprecedented number of different question styles The placemats are designed to be double sided. One side focuses on the CONTENT: providing an overview of key knowledge and understanding needed (this will change for each topic area within this GCSE unit). Every placemat across the GCSE range is designed to encourage greater understanding of: Historical Context - through timelines, picture prompts and key words Awareness of the ‘big picture’ so students can see how individual lessons fit into the unit and make clearer links between prior and future learning – through ‘Big Picture’ questions. Better Literacy – through selected ‘language for learning’ vocab box. Memory prompts to support revision – through the use of carefully selected images. Increased awareness of metacognition – through PME (Progress, Monitor and Evaluation Time) questions to encourage students to deconstruct their learning and identify key factors (e.g. Social, economic, political) or key individuals and make links between features. A pictorial metacognition man with 5 question prompts will support student reflection. The reverse side contains guidance on EXAM TECHNIQUE through: Identifying the nature of the question styles for each GCSE Unit and the allocated marks available Examiners levelled mark schemes Support writing frames with generic sentence starters Please see our other resources at:
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9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemat for Early Elizabethan England: 1558 - 88 - Topic 2

9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemat for Early Elizabethan England: 1558 - 88 - Topic 2

9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemat for Early Elizabethan England: 1558 - 88 Topic 2 - Challenges to Elizabeth at home and abroad 1569 - 88 Written in PowerPoint (The reverse side of the placemat remains the same throughout this study unit). These interactive learning placemats were designed to meet the challenges of the new 9-1 GCSE. They build upon the successful Medicine Through Time Placemats that I previously designed (and which received 5* reviews by all who have purchased them up to the time of launching these new materials – see: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/9-1-edexcel-gcse-history-of-medicine-place-mat-question-structure-11627611 ). The new placemats have been identified as best practice during a ‘Challenge Partners’ review as well as being identified as best practice by other History teachers on the Olevi ‘Outstanding Teacher Programme’. The new design learning placemats support both teachers and students in addressing the: a) dramatic increase in the curriculum content needed for the different units b) support the need for increased literacy demands c) help students become familiar and more confident in recognising the correct response needed for the unprecedented number of different question styles The placemats are designed to be double sided. One side focuses on the CONTENT: providing an overview of key knowledge and understanding needed (this will change for each topic area within this GCSE unit). Every placemat across the GCSE range is designed to encourage greater understanding of: Historical Context - through timelines, picture prompts and key words Awareness of the ‘big picture’ so students can see how individual lessons fit into the unit and make clearer links between prior and future learning – through ‘Big Picture’ questions. Better Literacy – through selected ‘language for learning’ vocab box. Memory prompts to support revision – through the use of carefully selected images. Increased awareness of metacognition – through PME (Progress, Monitor and Evaluation Time) questions to encourage students to deconstruct their learning and identify key factors (e.g. Social, economic, political) or key individuals and make links between features. A pictorial metacognition man with 5 question prompts will support student reflection. The reverse side contains guidance on EXAM TECHNIQUE through: Identifying the nature of the question styles for each GCSE Unit and the allocated marks available Examiners levelled mark schemes Support writing frames with generic sentence starters
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9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemats for Early Elizabethan England: 1558 - 88 - Topic 3

9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemats for Early Elizabethan England: 1558 - 88 - Topic 3

9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemats for Early Elizabethan England: 1558 - 88 Topic 3 – Elizabethan Society in the age of exploration, 1558 - 88 Written in PowerPoint (The reverse side of the placemat remains the same throughout this study unit). These interactive learning placemats were designed to meet the challenges of the new 9-1 GCSE. They build upon the successful Medicine Through Time Placemats that I previously designed (and which received 5* reviews by all who have purchased them up to the time of launching these new materials – see: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/9-1-edexcel-gcse-history-of-medicine-place-mat-question-structure-11627611 ). The new placemats have been identified as best practice during a ‘Challenge Partners’ review as well as being identified as best practice by other History teachers on the Olevi ‘Outstanding Teacher Programme’. The new design learning placemats support both teachers and students in addressing the: a) dramatic increase in the curriculum content needed for the different units b) support the need for increased literacy demands c) help students become familiar and more confident in recognising the correct response needed for the unprecedented number of different question styles The placemats are designed to be double sided. One side focuses on the CONTENT: providing an overview of key knowledge and understanding needed (this will change for each topic area within this GCSE unit). Every placemat across the GCSE range is designed to encourage greater understanding of: Historical Context - through timelines, picture prompts and key words Awareness of the ‘big picture’ so students can see how individual lessons fit into the unit and make clearer links between prior and future learning – through ‘Big Picture’ questions. Better Literacy – through selected ‘language for learning’ vocab box. Memory prompts to support revision – through the use of carefully selected images. Increased awareness of metacognition – through PME (Progress, Monitor and Evaluation Time) questions to encourage students to deconstruct their learning and identify key factors (e.g. Social, economic, political) or key individuals and make links between features. A pictorial metacognition man with 5 question prompts will support student reflection. The reverse side contains guidance on EXAM TECHNIQUE through: Identifying the nature of the question styles for each GCSE Unit and the allocated marks available Examiners levelled mark schemes Support writing frames with generic sentence starters
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Canada: A People's History - Episode 7- Rebellion and Reform - Supporting Worksheet

Canada: A People's History - Episode 7- Rebellion and Reform - Supporting Worksheet

Canada: A People’s History - Episode 7- Rebellion and Reform - Supporting Worksheet Written to support flipped/enrichment/independent learning activities based upon the documentary programme By 1830, the struggle for democratic government in the colonies of British North America has reached fever pitch. As the colonies grow in wealth and population, a generation of charismatic reformers – Joseph Howe in Nova Scotia, Louis-Joseph Papineau in Lower Canada and William Lyon Mackenzie in Upper Canada - confront the appointed governors and their local favourites with one demand: let the citizens’ elected representatives run their own affairs. In the Canadas, the struggle leads to bloody rebellion and disastrous defeat for the rebels. Yet within 10 years, the prize of self-government is won, thanks in part to an unexpected alliance between the French and English-speaking forces of reform.
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'Empire of the Seas' - Worksheets to support the BBC Dan Snow Documentary Ep.2,3 & 4

'Empire of the Seas' - Worksheets to support the BBC Dan Snow Documentary Ep.2,3 & 4

Empire of the Seas - Worksheets to support the BBC Dan Snow Documentary Ep.2,3 & 4. Written to support the Edexcel A level: Gaining and Losing an Empire -1763-1914 Ep.1 is free to download Ep2. - The Golden Ocean: In The Golden Ocean, Snow charts the period from 1690 to 1759 and reveals how England - soon to be Britain - and her Navy rose from the depths of military and economic disaster to achieve global supremacy. Ep.3 - High Tide: In the third programme in this epic four-part series on how the Navy has shaped modern Britain, Dan Snow sheds light on the evolution of Nelson’s Navy in the late 18th century. It was the most powerful maritime fighting force in the world, with highly trained crews and ambitious officers. He explores the national enterprise which supported it, and explains how the empire it helped create put Britain on the path to war with France. Ep4. - Sea Change: In the last of this four-part series, historian Dan Snow explores the ups and downs of a climactic century in naval and British history. Rapacious and ruthless, the 19th-century Navy used ‘gunboat diplomacy’ to push British interests further afield than ever before. It was control of the sea rather than her land empire that was the key to Britain’s growing wealth.
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9-1 Medieval Apocalypse - Worksheet to support the BBC Documentary

9-1 Medieval Apocalypse - Worksheet to support the BBC Documentary

9-1 Medieval Apocalypse - Worksheet to support the BBC Documentary for GCSE History on the Black Death and its impact on Europe. The documentary case studies its impact on Italy, France and England The worksheet contains a variety of data collection activities and higher order question tasks . The worksheet is formatted for A3 printing in Publisher but can be edited and saved as a PDF for printing in A4
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