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Very experienced Head of History department in a large comprehensive, teaching mainly A level and GCSE with an excellent record of exam results. The resources are mainly for AQA 8145 and AQA A level.

Very experienced Head of History department in a large comprehensive, teaching mainly A level and GCSE with an excellent record of exam results. The resources are mainly for AQA 8145 and AQA A level.
AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Thatcher's foreign policy, USA and Europe
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AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Thatcher's foreign policy, USA and Europe

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There are two lessons which cover Thatcher's foreign policy towards Europe and the USA. The first lesson deals with the Special Relationship and students will investigate the role of Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Gorbachev and Pope John Paul II in bringing and end to the Cold War. There is a hyperlink to the drama, Threads, in order for students to debate the attitude of people living in the west towards nuclear war at that time. There is a set of notes to accompany the lesson. The second lesson looks at Thatcher's attitude to Europe and begins with two hyperlinks showing different attitudes to Europe including Thatcher's famous 'no, no, no' speech. Students will need access to the AQA Sally Waller textbook and there is a set of notes to accompany the lesson.
AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher and Northern Ireland
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AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher and Northern Ireland

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This lesson continues with the issue of Northern Ireland from the Callaghan government and begins by exploring Thatcher’s attitude to the province. The lesson looks at the hunger strikes and the effects of this on policy. There are hyperlinks included of the effects of the hunger strikes and also the Brighton bomb. Opportunities are provided for student discussion and planning of an essay. Attached notes are also provided.
AQA A level Modern Britain, 1951-2007, The era of New Labour
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AQA A level Modern Britain, 1951-2007, The era of New Labour

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This is an introduction to the government of Tony Blair and the era of New Labour. There is a powerpoint presentation with hyperlinks included. The unit includes the 1997 election, economic policies of the Labour government and the issue of Northern Ireland. Clips included are the aftermath of the 1997 election, Blair's response to the death of Diana, the Good Friday agreement and Omaha bombing. Tasks are also included throughout as well as notes to accompany the presentation.
A level AQA Modern Britain 1951 - 2007, Impact of Thatcherism on society
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A level AQA Modern Britain 1951 - 2007, Impact of Thatcherism on society

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There are three presentations with activities with cover the impact of Thatcherism on society for the AQA A level Modern Britain syllabus. The presentations cover the sale of council houses, the miners strike and parliamentary opposition. There are hyperlink video clip which also include the demonstrations at Greenham Common. There are also student notes to accompany the presentations. A couple of the activities require use of the Oxford AQA A level textbook by Sally Waller, however the activity could be changed by use of own source.
AQA A level modern Britain 195-2007, Introduction to Wilson's government and industrial relations
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AQA A level modern Britain 195-2007, Introduction to Wilson's government and industrial relations

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The first resource is a starter activity which is an introduction to the Labour government of Harold Wilson, 1964-70. There is a picture activity and also a video link to his 'white heat of technology' speech. The second resource is a lesson based on Wilson and industrial relations and also includes two video clips; one deals with the strikes which plagued Wilson during his time in office and the second clip is of the 1966 election. There is also a series of notes to accompany the lesson. Students will also need access to the AQA Sally Waller textbook.
AQA A level modern Britain, John Major, social issues
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AQA A level modern Britain, John Major, social issues

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This is a resource which looks at the social issue affecting Britain during the 1990s, mainly during the time when John Major was prime minister. It is divided into sections, each one with added hyperlinks. The areas covered are the changing attitudes to homosexuality, anti establishment culture, the position of women and race relations. Clips included are the 'annus horribilis' speech from the Queen, Diana's famous Panorama interview and her visit to an aids ward. There is also a complete set of notes to accompany the presentation.
Eisenhower and Kennedy, Vietnam, conflict and tension in Asia, AQA 8145
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Eisenhower and Kennedy, Vietnam, conflict and tension in Asia, AQA 8145

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This lesson explores the role of Eisenhower and Kennedy in Vietnam. It looks at the difference in strategies by the two presidents and several activities for students are included - they are asked to sort statements and to reach a verdict as to who was the most successful president in Vietnam. A hyperlinked video clip is also included together with a timeline homework activity. Students are asked to plot the increasing level of US involvement during the presidencies of Eisenhower and Kennedy. The lesson is based on the AQA syllabus but can be adapted for other schemes.
AQA A level, Modern Britain 2s, The Permissive Society in the 1960s
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AQA A level, Modern Britain 2s, The Permissive Society in the 1960s

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The lesson explores the extent of the Permissive Society in the 1960s. The lesson begins by getting students to think about what a permissive society is and then they are introduced to how some in society viewed the changes in the 1960s by two hyperlinked video clips. They have the opportunity to analyse a source and the lesson ends with essay preparation and guidance. An information sheet is also included.
AQA   A level Modern Britain, Social issues under Blair's government
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AQA A level Modern Britain, Social issues under Blair's government

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This is for A level students and includes a powerpoint presentation to correspond with the Oxford AQA A level textbook by Sally Waller. It looks at the social issues when Blair was PM and poses the question whether Britain had become a more equal and multi cultural society. Video clips and hyperlinked into the presentation including a summary of the 7/7 attacks and response from David Cameron about multiculturalism. There is a set of students notes to accompany the presentation.
AQA A level, Britain 1951-64, The economy
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AQA A level, Britain 1951-64, The economy

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This is a detailed resource which explores the economy in Britain during the period 1951-64. The lesson examines a range of sources in order to understand the positives and negatives of the economy during this period and a source exam question is also included. Several activities are added throughout the powerpoint and there is a hyperlinked video clip. There is a set of comprehensive notes, mark scheme, model answer and economic definition sheet also included plus a set of statistics which will be needed to complete one of the tasks.
AQA A level modern Britain, Wilson's foreign policy, 1964-70, Vietnam and EEC
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AQA A level modern Britain, Wilson's foreign policy, 1964-70, Vietnam and EEC

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This is a resource which serves an an introduction to the foreign policy of Harold Wilson and the Labour government of 1964-70. The first half looks at the reasons why Britain decided not to join the war against Vietnam and a video hyperlink is also included. The second half of the lesson tackles relations with Europe during this period and examines the arguments for and against joining the EEC. There is a set of notes to accompany the lesson and students will need access to the AQA Sally Waller textbook.
AQA A level modern Britain, John Major's government
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AQA A level modern Britain, John Major's government

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This is a resource which covers the domestic policy of John Major's government. It covers the reason why the Conservatives won the 1992 election, economic developments of the period including Black Wednesday, political sleaze and scandals, the issues in Northern Ireland and the fight for the leadership of the party. Hyperlinks are included for each section - students will need access to the AQA Sally Waller textbook in order to complete the activities.
AQA A level modern Britain, Blair's foreign policy
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AQA A level modern Britain, Blair's foreign policy

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This is a resource which covers the foreign policy of Tony Blair's government. Students will need access to the AQA Sally Waller textbook in order to evaluate the source material. Three key areas of foreign policy are covered and each have hyperlinks, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and the war in Iraq. There is also a set of notes to accompany the presentation.
AQA GCSE, Vietnam, 1954-64, background to the conflict
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AQA GCSE, Vietnam, 1954-64, background to the conflict

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This is an ideal starter lesson to the Vietnam conflict. It is suitable for GCSE or Year 9. It includes a presentation and introductory video clip together with images to enable the students to think about the conflict. There is also a series of notes to accompany the lesson. The lesson focus is on the impact of Dien Bien Phu and aftermath.
AQA A level modern Britain 1951 - 2007, Thatcher's economic policy
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AQA A level modern Britain 1951 - 2007, Thatcher's economic policy

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The presentations cover Thatcher's economic policies and include hyperlinks throughout. There are notes to accompanying the presentations which provide students with all the relevant information. Some of the activities are based around the material in the notes. Some of the tasks are geared to the Oxford AQA A level Modern Britain textbook by Sally Waller.
A level AQA modern Britain, 1951- 2007, Impact of Thatcherism
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A level AQA modern Britain, 1951- 2007, Impact of Thatcherism

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This is a series of presentations which cover the impact of Thatherism on British society. They cover the miners strike, the sale of council houses, the introduction of the poll tax and the women of Greenham common. Each of the powerpoints contains tasks and hyperlinks and there are also student notes to accompany the presentations. The notes provide the students with all the information needed for the AQA A level course.
AQA A level, Britain 1951-2007, Social change and racial tension
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AQA A level, Britain 1951-2007, Social change and racial tension

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This lesson explores the social change of the period 1951-64 and also analyses the racial tension of the period. There is a hyperlinked video clip to explain how immigrants from the Commonwealth were viewed in the 1950s and the issues they faced. Students are then introduced to youth culture and there are two hyperlinked video clips; the mods and rockers, and the clashes at Margate. A task is included which will require the AQA Sally Waller textbook. A source activity is included to summarise the changes of the period and the lesson concludes with an essay. A set of notes is also provided together with two model answers.
AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Thatcher's fall from power
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AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Thatcher's fall from power

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This is a short presentation with focus on Thatcher's fall from power. There are two hyperlinks; the news broadcast from the night of resignation and her resignation speech from the steps of 10 Downing St. Students are asked to consolidate their knowledge by looking at four areas of Thatcher's policy and assessing how successul; economy, social policy, foreign policy, industrial disputes. There is a set of notes to accompany the lesson.