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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 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 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, 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, foreign policy in the 1990s
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AQA A level modern Britain, foreign policy in the 1990s

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This is a resource which covers British foreign policy in the 1990s. There are three presentations which deal with Maastricht, the end of the Cold War and the start of the Balkans conflict. There are a couple of hyperlinks showing attitudes to Europe and the effects of Srebrenica. There is a complete set of notes to accompany the resource.
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 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.
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.
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 A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Foreign policy, The Special Relationship, 1951-64
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AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Foreign policy, The Special Relationship, 1951-64

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This is a resource which introduces the Special Relationship in the period 1951-64. It looks at the events which caused tension during this period, Burgess and Maclean Scandal, the issue of the nuclear deterrent, the Korean War and the Suez Crisis. There is an introduction to the Special Relationship and four hyperlinks are included on each of the events. Students are asked to analyse the impact of each of the events on the Special Relationship. A set of notes is also included.
AQA Modern Britain 1951-2007, Industrial relations under Harold Wilson
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AQA Modern Britain 1951-2007, Industrial relations under Harold Wilson

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This is a lesson which covers Industrial relations under Harold Wilson. There is a powerpoint included which looks at the role of a trade union and why they are important. A short video clip is included as an introduction to the strikes which began during this period. Students are then given a short task to complete to help them to understand why industrial relations deteriorated during this period. Students will need to have access to the Sally Waller AQA textbook in order to complete the remaining tasks. There is also an evaluation of the document ‘In place of strife’ A set of notes is also included together with material from ‘In place of strife’
AQA Modern Britain 1951-2007, The problem of Labour divisions
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AQA Modern Britain 1951-2007, The problem of Labour divisions

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This is a complete lesson which looks at the issues for the Labour government caused by the divisisions within the party. The lesson begins when Labour won the 1966 election and why there were divisions in the party at this point. The lesson looks at the Labour defeat in the 1970 election and how/why the divisions contributed to this. The lesson concludes with the planning of an essay based on the reasons why Labour lost the 1970 election. There is a powerpoint included with a short video clip on the 1966 election together with two sets of notes; one on Labour divisions and one on the 1970 election. There is also a planning sheet to help with the essay.
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.
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.
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.
Introduction to AQA Britain 1951-1997
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Introduction to AQA Britain 1951-1997

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This is a lesson to introduce AQA Britain 1951-1997. It introduces students to the period and includes three hyperlinked video clips and also a group activity with information sheets. There is also an introduction to the exam questions which will be used throughout the course.
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, post war consensus
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AQA A level Modern Britain 1951-2007, post war consensus

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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.