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Resources are created to CHALLENGE and ENGAGE students and promote that love of learning that makes our job so much easier. I hope you enjoy and find the resources useful.

Resources are created to CHALLENGE and ENGAGE students and promote that love of learning that makes our job so much easier. I hope you enjoy and find the resources useful.
Berlin Wall - cause, events and consequence (3 lessons)
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Berlin Wall - cause, events and consequence (3 lessons)

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High quality coverage of the Berlin Wall. 1. Background information 2. Students use text books to find causes 3. ppt shows the main causes for teacher led discussion 4. Students can look at Khrushchevs ultimatum, Paris and Austria Summit meetings. 5. Fill in the blanks focusing on the issue of refugees fleeing the east 6. "Build a Berlin Wall" class tasks. Very engaging task in which the students are guided to build a class Berlin Wall with good discussion and an excellent display afterwards. 7. Pupil talk - guided talk to gauge understanding (scaffolded) 8. Results of Berlin Wall and ranking the importance of consequences. Hope it's useful :)
Siege of Rochester Castle
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Siege of Rochester Castle

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Fully resourced lesson ready to go - Will probably last 2 lessons. This is part of a change in warfare SOW for KS3 and focuses on the siege of Rochester Castle in 1215. Wordsearch of keywords to start Contextual information about the civil war between the Barons and King John. Information about Rochester Castle Defending a castle VS attacking a castle Documentary about the siege Cartoon strip with fill in the blanks Keyword match up Plenary/ homework of a diary entry from either a soldier attacking or defending perspective. Enjoy
Elizabeth I - Religious Settlement
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Elizabeth I - Religious Settlement

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Lesson that promotes CHALLENGE and ENGAGEMENT (Only need to print 2 documents - no other planning needed) Interactive Give one get one! Think and Link resource built in which really extends students learning and builds learning through Henry VIII, Bloody Mary and Elizabeth I. Ends with an extended writing piece which is scaffolded with sentence starters for differentiation needs.
Cold War QR Code Tasks
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Cold War QR Code Tasks

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A series of 10 "History Bookmarks". QR codes are built into each "bookmark" including video links. Challenges are already planned and cover each topic to a high level. Already differentiated with differing level tasks and stretch questions for extra challenge. I have planned them as homework for the scheme of work but equally a fantastic revision resource. Easily useable as a whole lesson per "bookmark" if resources allow. 10 topics Ideologies Yalta & Potsdam Soviet Expansion Truman Doctrine & Marshall Plan Berlin Blockade NATO, Warsaw Pact, Peaceful co-existence Hungarian Uprising Berlin Wall Cuban Missile Crisis Prague Spring Included is an instruction PowerPoint explaining how to use the QR Code Task. Hope you find it useful :)
Slave Trade  Abolition 1807
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Slave Trade Abolition 1807

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Excellent interactive lesson for KS3 on reasons and causes of the abolition of the slave trade in 1807. Interactive starter with links to modern day - something everyone will have held in their hand but wont have realised the reason (great debate point) Keywords Card sort activity in teams (categories on the wall, sort cards into the appropriate one - very interactive and looks great to an observer!) Extension task sorting factors that lead to abolition into actions by blacks and whites 3 Step assessment - excellent summative assessment strategy that guides progress Homework or plenary task that allows students some options or a very nice and successful strategy for the teacher to guide differentiation.
Soviet invasion of Afghanistan 1979
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Soviet invasion of Afghanistan 1979

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Lesson that builds and constantly recaps knowledge with students driving the work. Tasks recap information in order to embed knowledge. Designed for new Edexcel course but easily adaptable. Begins with a narrative question on Detente (included a work sheet that could be used in the lesson or as a homework of the previous lesson for preparation.) This is peer marked in the lesson. Afghanistan tasks allow students to push there own learning. Tasks include analysing texts a word fill and a cartoon strip leading to consequences for the USSR. All resources available.
Berlin Wall QR Task
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Berlin Wall QR Task

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NOW WITH VIDEO LINK EMBEDDED AS WELL! Nicely designed "History Bookmark" Task. Designed them as an interactive homework to encourage engagement and be a fantastic tool for revision rather than just another homework that gets lost and forgotten. CHALLENGE & ENGAGEMENT The QR codes are already implemented using various reliable resources from the internet such as BBC bitesize and high level websites for stretch tasks. Task is easily differentiated and altered for your needs. Ready to go apart from changing the logo and school name. QR readers are free on any device to download. These have taken hours to produce, please review :)
British Empire - Positive/negative impacts - source analysis
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British Empire - Positive/negative impacts - source analysis

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Whole lesson built into/ guided through powerpoint Creative code breaker starter Whole class, teacher led source analysis. Information collection from information displayed around the room (attached in downloads.) Keywords discussed and defined. Teacher led source analysis of a second modern source 3 step assessment - Students get a limited time with the question and own knowledge only - Limited time with notes -Limited time with mark scheme/ peer assessment advice Extension tasks. Use of plickers if able (very interactive and engaging task - google the app). Please leave a review if you like it :)
Soviet Expansion Cold War QR CODE task/homework
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Soviet Expansion Cold War QR CODE task/homework

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NOW WITH VIDEO LINK EMBEDDED AS WELL! Nicely designed "History Bookmark" Task. Designed them as an interactive homework to encourage engagement and be a fantastic tool for revision rather than just another homework that gets lost and forgotten. The QR codes are already implemented using various reliable resources from the internet such as BBC bitesize and high level websites for stretch tasks. Task is easily differentiated and altered for your needs. Ready to go apart from changing the logo and school name. QR readers are free on any device to download. Please review :)
AQA GCSE History controlled assessment 2015/17 Question 1 source analysis
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AQA GCSE History controlled assessment 2015/17 Question 1 source analysis

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Question 1 – Study Sources A to D. Explain how useful these sources have been in informing you in your enquiry into the dangers of attack and invasion of the British mainland during the two World Wars. (16 marks) Source analysis of A -D: Denotation Connotation Meaning Each source is analysed in detail providing students with all necessary knowledge to complete the independent controlled assessment. Then discusses origin, date, purpose and usefulness. Nice powerpoints highlighting all aspects and giving students lots of information. Please leave a review if you liked it :)
Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, 1979 - Consequences
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Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, 1979 - Consequences

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Lesson examines the US response to the Soviet invasion. Task to create a nice piece of work that describes and explains the Carter Doctrine - With stretch and extension activities to further analyse the information. Information on the impact of the war for the USSR and as the end of Detente. Finally, two edexcel GCSE questions. (Use for in class or homework) with student friendly markscheme for peer assessment. Enjoy :)
Plague cures (2 lessons - ready to go)
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Plague cures (2 lessons - ready to go)

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Whole lesson built into/ guided through powerpoint Creative code breaker starter Whole class, teacher led source analysis that builds into later assessment. Information collection from information displayed around the room (attached in downloads.) Keywords discussed and defined. Teacher led source analysis of a second source 3 step assessment (looks great for any marking scrutiny without teacher workload) - Students get a limited time with the question and own knowledge only - Limited time with notes -Limited time with mark scheme/ peer assessment advice Extension tasks. Use of plickers if able (very interactive and engaging task - google the app). Please leave a review if you like it :)
NATO, Warsaw Pact, Peaceful Coexistence QR CODE task
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NATO, Warsaw Pact, Peaceful Coexistence QR CODE task

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NOW WITH VIDEO LINK EMBEDDED AS WELL! Nicely designed "History Bookmark" Task. Designed them as an interactive homework to encourage engagement and be a fantastic tool for revision rather than just another homework that gets lost and forgotten. CHALLENGE & ENGAGEMENT The QR codes are already implemented using various reliable resources from the internet such as BBC bitesize and high level websites for stretch tasks. Task is easily differentiated and altered for your needs. Ready to go apart from changing the logo and school name. QR readers are free on any device to download. Please review :)
Berlin Blockade QR Code task/homework/revision tool
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Berlin Blockade QR Code task/homework/revision tool

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NOW WITH VIDEO LINK EMBEDDED AS WELL! Nicely designed "History Bookmark" Task. Designed them as an interactive homework to encourage engagement and be a fantastic tool for revision rather than just another homework that gets lost and forgotten. CHALLENGE & ENGAGEMENT The QR codes are already implemented using various reliable resources from the internet such as BBC bitesize and high level websites for stretch tasks. Task is easily differentiated and altered for your needs. Ready to go apart from changing the logo and school name. QR readers are free on any device to download. Please review :)
Hungarian Uprising QR CODE task
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Hungarian Uprising QR CODE task

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NOW WITH VIDEO LINK EMBEDDED AS WELL! Nicely designed "History Bookmark" Task. Designed them as an interactive homework to encourage engagement and be a fantastic tool for revision rather than just another homework that gets lost and forgotten. CHALLENGE & ENGAGEMENT The QR codes are already implemented using various reliable resources from the internet such as BBC bitesize and high level websites for stretch tasks. Task is easily differentiated and altered for your needs. Ready to go apart from changing the logo and school name. QR readers are free on any device to download. Please review :)
Prague Spring Czechoslovakia 1968 QR Code Task
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Prague Spring Czechoslovakia 1968 QR Code Task

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NOW WITH VIDEO LINK EMBEDDED AS WELL! Nicely designed "History Bookmark" Task. Designed them as an interactive homework to encourage engagement and be a fantastic tool for revision rather than just another homework that gets lost and forgotten. Included is a QR Task Instruction ppt to make this effortless and really productive. CHALLENGE & ENGAGEMENT The QR codes are already implemented using various reliable resources from the internet such as BBC bitesize and higher level websites for stretch tasks. Task is easily differentiated and altered for your needs. Ready to go apart from changing the logo and school name. QR readers are free on any device to download. These have taken hours to produce, please review :)
Cuban Missile Crisis QR Code Task
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Cuban Missile Crisis QR Code Task

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NOW WITH VIDEO LINK EMBEDDED AS WELL! Nicely designed "History Bookmark" Task. Designed them as an interactive homework to encourage engagement and be a fantastic tool for revision rather than just another homework that gets lost and forgotten. Included is a QR Task Instruction ppt to make this effortless and really productive. CHALLENGE & ENGAGEMENT The QR codes are already implemented using various reliable resources from the internet such as BBC bitesize and high level websites for stretch tasks. Task is easily differentiated and altered for your needs. Ready to go apart from changing the logo and school name. QR readers are free on any device to download. These have taken hours to produce, please review :)
Life in World War One Trenches
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Life in World War One Trenches

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-Complete high quality lesson ready to go. - Learning objectives built in and reviewed throughout. -Bell task to engage students the moment they enter the classroom. -Using a worksheet and information sheets, students work in groups of individually to complete their table based on life in the trenches covering: -Trench foot - Rats and lice -Camaraderie - Food -Question with scaffolded sentence starters and opportunity to peer assessment. - Very powerful and moving 9 minute video that narrates actual WW1 letters with footage from the war. (Great to discuss empathy etc and how feelings to warfare changed) -A letter home writing task with censorship activity (A good homework to assess understanding) Enjoy :)