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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, 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 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 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, 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 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.
AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher 1979-1990, the elections of 1983 and 87
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AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher 1979-1990, the elections of 1983 and 87

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This lesson explores the reasons why Thatcher won the elections of 1983 and 1987. It looks at the reasons why the Conservatives were popular but also other factors which contributed to their success such as the ‘Falklands factor’ and the unpopularity of Labour. There is a worksheet included and two hyperlinked clips, one from 1983 and one from 1987.
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 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, 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, 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.
The Domino Theory, AQA 8145, Conflict and tension in Asia
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The Domino Theory, AQA 8145, Conflict and tension in Asia

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This is a lesson to explain the domino theory and its impact in the context of the Cold War and the Vietnam conflict. There are two starter hyperlinked video clips and students are given an activity to complete based on the information sheets provided. There is also a 4 mark GCSE quesiton based on the AQA specification to complete.
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, GCSE Vietnam, The French in Asia
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AQA, GCSE Vietnam, The French in Asia

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This is a complete lesson on the background to the tensions in Vietnam from 1945 to 1954. It includes a powerpoint with a short video clip which looks at the reasons for tension leading to the involvement of the USA. The lesson ends with the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Two worksheets are included together with a series of class notes for the students and also a set of notes on the Geneva Agreement A ‘write an account’ 8 mark question is also included based on how tensions grew in Vietnam.
AQA GCSE Vietnam, Civil War in Vietnam
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AQA GCSE Vietnam, Civil War in Vietnam

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This is a complete lesson to explain why there was Civil War in South Vietnam and how this led to the involvement of the USA. It also looks at the role of Diem and why there was opposition to him. The lesson includes a powerpoint, set of notes and worksheet for the students to complete.
AQA Modern Britain 1951-2007, Education, University and the Open University
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AQA Modern Britain 1951-2007, Education, University and the Open University

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This is a complete lesson which looks at the educational changes throughout the 1960s including the introduction of comprehensive education, the increase in university provision and the implementation of the Open University. The lesson begins with an introduction to the comprehensive system - there is a very short clip included of an early comprehensive. The AQA Sally Waller textbook is needed to complete the table on comprehensive education. The lesson then looks at the increase in university provision and the introduction of the Open University. The lesson concludes with a source evaluation task.
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, 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.