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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 as a leader
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AQA A level, Modern Britain, 1951-2007, Thatcher as a leader

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This is an introduction to the unit - ‘the impact of Thatcher’ and includes a presentation with student activities and a handout. There is an introduction to Margaret Thatcher and her style of leadership and also a source analysis. Students are given the opportunity to explore different images of Thatcher and there are also hyperlinked video clips. Students are given a task to explain Thatcher’s leadership and ideology. There is also a homework task to research Thatcher’s key influential ministers.
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, 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, 1951-2007, Impact of Thatcher, divided opposition
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AQA A level, Modern Britain, 1951-2007, Impact of Thatcher, divided opposition

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This lesson explores the divided oppostion during the early years of Thatcher. There is a revision of why Labour remained in opposition for so long as students review the governments of Wilson and Callaghan. The formation of the SDP is analysed and there are two hyperlinked video clips which look at the impact of the party. Students are asked to rank reasons why there was divided opposition and form a judgement. A card sort and handout is also provided. There is also a handout included with information on Thatcher’s key ministers which was the homework task from the previous lesson.
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, 1951-2007, Wilson's economic policy
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AQA A level modern Britain, 1951-2007, Wilson's economic policy

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This is a full lesson which covers the economic policies of Harold Wilson’s government. There is a powerpoint included which the key economic policies of the period and ensures that students have an understanding of the economic terms associated with the policies. A source analysis task is also included in the powerpoint and the lesson concludes with an analysis of the success of the economic policies. A set of notes is also included together with a table for students to complete based on economic policies.
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 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.
A level modern Britain 1951-2007, introduction to Heath and industrial relations, 1970-74
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A level modern Britain 1951-2007, introduction to Heath and industrial relations, 1970-74

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The first resource in an introduction to Heath's government and the second resource deals with industrial relations during his time in office. There are hyperlinks to the industrial problems of the era, the Battle of Orgreave during the miners' strike and two hyperlinks dealing with the three day week (one from a TV programme of the time, Till Death us do part) There is a set of notes to accompany the lesson.
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.
AQA A level modern Britain, Realignment of the Labour party
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AQA A level modern Britain, Realignment of the Labour party

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This resource looks at the realignment of the Labour party. It focuses on the roles of Neil Kinnock, John Smith and Tony Blair and their impact on the party. The resource will enable students to explain why Labour won the election in 1997. There are hyperlinks included throughout and students will need access to the AQA Sally Waller textbook. A set of notes is also included.
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, 1951-2007, Liberal reforming legislation, 1964-70
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AQA A level modern Britain, 1951-2007, Liberal reforming legislation, 1964-70

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This is a complete lesson for AQA Modern Britain, 1951-2007, which covers the liberal reforms of the 1960s. A powerpoint is included which includes a starter of Roy Jenkins’ speech from 1959. There is a handout to introduce students to the reforms together with an A3 sheet for students to complete. Students will need the AQA Sally Waller textbook to complete this or any other A level textbook of the period. Four short clips connected to the four areas of reform are also included to assist students with the completion of the table. Students are then asked to make a judgement on who was responsible for the introduction of the reforms.
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.
AQA A level Modern Britain 1951 - 2007, Introduction
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AQA A level Modern Britain 1951 - 2007, Introduction

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This is an introductory lesson to the AQA A level Modern British depth study, 1951-2007. The focus is on an introduction to what Britain was like in 1951 and includes hyperlinks. There is a further lesson which enables students to research and present information on the four Conservative prime minsters between 1951-64.
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 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 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.