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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, Wilson and Callaghan, 1974-79

AQA A level modern Britain, Wilson and Callaghan, 1974-79

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.
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AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher victory and opposition

AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher victory and opposition

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.
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AQA A level Modern Britain 1951-2007, post war consensus

AQA A level Modern Britain 1951-2007, post war consensus

This resource is useful to explain why there was a post war consensus. There is a powerpoint which explains why the post war consensus emerged in 1951 due to the legacy of the Attlee and also a set of statments which students can rank to explain why the consensus occurred. There are also notes to accompany this. There are also some notes to explain Conservative domestic policies during this period.
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AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher and Northern Ireland

AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher and Northern Ireland

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.
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The Manchurian Crisis - for AQA GCSE, 8145

The Manchurian Crisis - for AQA GCSE, 8145

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.
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Hardwick Hall revision lesson, AQA GCSE

Hardwick Hall revision lesson, AQA GCSE

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.
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AQA A level Modern Britain, 1951-2007, The era of New Labour

AQA A level Modern Britain, 1951-2007, The era of New Labour

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.
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AQA GCSE, Hardwick Hall

AQA GCSE, Hardwick Hall

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.
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AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Wilson's foreign policy, Decolonisation and Rhodesia

AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Wilson's foreign policy, Decolonisation and Rhodesia

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.
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AQA A level modern Britain, Race and immigration and women in the 1970s

AQA A level modern Britain, Race and immigration and women in the 1970s

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.
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AQA GCSE - Hardwick Hall, introduction to Elizabethan manor houses

AQA GCSE - Hardwick Hall, introduction to Elizabethan manor houses

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.
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AQA A level modern Britain 195-2007, Introduction to Wilson's government and industrial relations

AQA A level modern Britain 195-2007, Introduction to Wilson's government and industrial relations

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.
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AQA A level modern Britain, John Major, social issues

AQA A level modern Britain, John Major, social issues

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.
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AQA A level modern Britain, Blair's foreign policy

AQA A level modern Britain, Blair's foreign policy

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.
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AQA A level modern Britain, Wilson's foreign policy, 1964-70, Vietnam and EEC

AQA A level modern Britain, Wilson's foreign policy, 1964-70, Vietnam and EEC

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.
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AQA A level modern Britain, John Major's government

AQA A level modern Britain, John Major's government

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.
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AQA A level, The Profumo affair and the Conservative fall from power 1964

AQA A level, The Profumo affair and the Conservative fall from power 1964

This is a resource which explains why the Conservatives fell from power in 1964 with an activity based on the Profumo affair. There is a video hyperlink to a sky news broadcast after the death of Profumo which gives an overview of the scandal. The lesson looks at the impact of the affair on the Conservative government, 1963-64 and also looks at the other factors which caused the government to fall from power in 1964.
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AQA   A level Modern Britain, Social issues under Blair's government

AQA A level Modern Britain, Social issues under Blair's government

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.
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A level AQA Modern Britain 1951 - 2007, Impact of Thatcherism on society

A level AQA Modern Britain 1951 - 2007, Impact of Thatcherism on society

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.
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