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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.
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.
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 :)
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 :)
Tangram Puzzles
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Tangram Puzzles

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A fantastic puzzle solving lesson that build in difficulty throughout the lesson. Round 1: Competition within groups of 4 working as an individual. Round 2: Puzzle solving skills using team work with a partner. Round 3: Building on previous rounds and strongly focusing on communication and teamwork skills. Very engaging and excellent atmosphere in the classroom - you will want to join in! Powerpoint is well designed and ready to go with built in answers to show students. Enjoy
Yalta & Potsdam QR Code task/homework
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Yalta & Potsdam QR Code task/homework

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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 :)
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 :)
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 :)
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 :)
Ideological differences Origins Cold War QR Code Task
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Ideological differences Origins Cold War QR Code Task

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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 :)
Truman Doctrine & Marshall Plan Cold War QR CODE task/homework
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Truman Doctrine & Marshall Plan 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 :)
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 :)
Queen Elizabeth Portrait interactive classroom art gallery lesson
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Queen Elizabeth Portrait interactive classroom art gallery lesson

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Full and very interactive lesson. Interactive main task that is guided through a teacher led presentation with a very topical starter that links to modern day politics and is brought together ready for an extended writing task/assessment question A selection of Queen Elizabeth's portraits printed on A3 and stuck around the room. Students were given the table outside the room and instructed that the classroom was now an art gallery. Even played some relaxing music :). Students moved around the room filling in their tables whilst looks at the images. A PowerPoint then brings everything together so that the teacher can guide source analysis and there is a assessment question with mark scheme that incorporates the knowledge and source analysis.
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 :)
AQA GCSE History  controlled assessment 2015/17 Question 2 source analysis
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AQA GCSE History controlled assessment 2015/17 Question 2 source analysis

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Question 2 – ‘Propaganda was used by the British authorities in the two World Wars for the same main purpose: to ensure a hatred of the enemy by the British people.’ How far do Sources E to K support this interpretation of the purpose of propaganda in Britain in the First and Second World Wars? Source analysis of E-K: 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 PowerPoint's highlighting all aspects and giving students lots of information. Please leave a review if you liked it :)