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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 8145, A source study of the Globe Theatre, Historic environment
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AQA 8145, A source study of the Globe Theatre, Historic environment

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This is a source study of the Globe Theatre for the Historic environment for AQA 8145. The lesson includes a presentation with embedded video clip, handout and video note sheet. The lesson requires students to analyse various sources in order to come to a judgement about the Globe theatre. The aim of the lesson is for students to form a conclusion about what the Globe Theatre tells us about Elizabethan England.
AQA 8145, Theatres in Elizabethan England
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AQA 8145, Theatres in Elizabethan England

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This is a lesson for AQA 8145 historic environment on the Globe Theatre. It is an introduction to theatres in Elizabethan England and explores the role of the theatre. There is a presentation with a video clip embedded, an annotated diagram of the theatre plus a worksheet to complete.
AQA 8145, Popularity of the Elizabethan Theatre
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AQA 8145, Popularity of the Elizabethan Theatre

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This lesson is part of a series of lessons for AQA 8145, the historic environment, the Globe. It explores the popularity of the Elizabethan Theatre and looks at support and opposition. A presentation with a hyperlinked video clip is included and together with a worksheet and there are two activities for students to complete.
AQA A level modern Britain, Race and immigration and women in the 1970s
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AQA A level modern Britain, Race and immigration and women in the 1970s

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There are two lessons which deal with social issues in the 1970s. The first lesson on race and immigration begins with the influx of the Ugandan Asians (hyperlink included) and the subequent Race Relations Act. The lesson then explores the impact of the growth of the National Front (hyperlink included) and the response from the government. There are further hyperlinks included which focus on whether Britain was becomming a more tolerant society such as Blair Peach. A set of notes is also included. The second lesson is on the role of women in the 1970s and impact of the legislation passed. Two hyperlinks are included which show different interpretations of the protest at the Miss World finals. A set of notes is also included.
Hardwick Hall revision lesson, AQA GCSE
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Hardwick Hall revision lesson, AQA GCSE

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This is a good revision lesson about Hardwick Hall for AQA GCSE History. The lesson begins with a quick recap of what the students can remember about Hardwick Hall and then an activity to show how Hardwick Hall was ‘typical’ of a Tudor manor house. There is also a card matching activity which is related to change in society and the lesson concludes with the planning of a 16 mark exam question.
AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher victory and opposition
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AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher victory and opposition

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This is the first three lessons which cover the AQA Modern Britain syllbabus, the impact of Thatcherism. There is an introduction to Thatcher as a leader which deals with ideology and the second lesson explores why Thatcher was victorious in the 1983 and 1987 elections. The third lesson examines why Thatcher was successful by analyising the divided opposition. There are printed notes with each lesson and hyperlinked clips throughout.
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 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, Wilson and Callaghan, 1974-79
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AQA A level modern Britain, Wilson and Callaghan, 1974-79

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There are two lessons which deal with the governments of Harold Wilson and James Callaghan. The first lesson looks at the government of Harold Wilson from 1974-76 and includes two hyperlinks which focus on the problems faced by Wilson and his resignation speech in 1976. There is a set of notes with the lesson. The second lesson is on the government of James Callaghan from 1976 until Margaret Thatcher came to power in May 1979. There are two hyperlinks, one of Callaghan's promises when he came to power and a clip from a news broadcast after his death which gaves a recap of his political career. There is also a set of notes with this lesson.
Immigration in 1920s USA for GCSE
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Immigration in 1920s USA for GCSE

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This is an introduction to immigration in 1920s America. It examines the attitude of Americans to immigration and students are able to assess which immigrants would be subject to the most hostility. Four immigrants are presented and students are asked to make a judgement about attitudes at the time. There is also a set of student notes to accompany the presentation.
AQA GCSE, Hardwick Hall
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AQA GCSE, Hardwick Hall

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This is a complete lesson which serves as an excellent introduction to Hardwick Hall. The powerpoint presentation begins with a video clip and students are asked to jot down the key features of the hall. The lesson follows on from the previous lesson which dealt with typical features of an Elizabethan manor house and students are then asked how Hardwick seems to fit this. There is an activity to complete on Bess of Hardwick and a table to show the similarities and differences between Hardwick and a typical Elizabethan manor house.
AQA GCSE - Hardwick Hall, introduction to Elizabethan manor houses
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AQA GCSE - Hardwick Hall, introduction to Elizabethan manor houses

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This is an introductory lesson to Hardwick Hall. It is a complete lesson which explores the features of a typical Elizabethan manor house. Students are given the opportunity using information given to think why the manor houses emerged during this period. They also get to analyse the features of a typical manor house. This lesson is essential in setting the groundwork for the next stage of the historic environment as students need to analyse whether Hardwick is a typical Elizabethan manor house.
The Manchurian Crisis - for AQA GCSE, 8145
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The Manchurian Crisis - for AQA GCSE, 8145

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A full lesson on the Manchurian crisis which included a power point detailing the events of the crisis and a hyperlink to explain what happened. A role play activity is included where students simulate a newsroom at the time of the crisis. They are then able to explain how the Manchurian crisis contributed to the failure of the League of Nations. An 8 mark 'write an account' question is also included. A series of printed notes on the crisis together with a video sheet is included together with markscheme and tips sheet for the 8 mark question.
AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, the Special Relationship, 1951-64
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AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, the Special Relationship, 1951-64

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These resources introduce decolonisation and the EEC between 1951-64. Decolonisation requires the use of the AQA Sally Waller textbook and access to the internet as students will be researching why coundtries left the empire. The EEC exercise introduces students as to why Britain decided not to join the EEC and the effects of this. There are sets of notes to accompany each powerpoint.
AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Wilson's foreign policy, Decolonisation and Rhodesia
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AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Wilson's foreign policy, Decolonisation and Rhodesia

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This lesson explores Wilson's attitude to decolonisation East of Suez and the main focus in on Rhodesia. There is an introductory clip showing Britain's attitude to empire and two further hyperlinks which explore the Rhodesia crisis. Students will also complete a summary activity of Wilson's foreign policy. 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 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, Youth culture and environmentalism in the 1970s
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AQA A level modern Britain, Youth culture and environmentalism in the 1970s

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This lesson deals with the development of youth culture in the 1970s and also the development of environmentalism. The first resource looks at the development of youth culture and explores the development of subcultures - three hyperlinks are included, a clip from the Sex Pistols, a short clip from a programme which analysed the impact of football hooliganism and also a clip looking at the emergence of the skinhead movement. There is a set of notes to accompany the lesson. The second lesson on environmentalism introduces students to the topic and includes a set of notes.
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.