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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 2s, Social and cultural changes of the 1960s
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AQA A level, Modern Britain 2s, Social and cultural changes of the 1960s

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This is a lesson which consolidates the social and cultural changes of the 1960s and gives students the opportunity to engage in their own research. A blank table is provided which students will complete once they have completed research. Students will be expected to present their findings to the rest of the group. The AQA textbook by Sally Waller is mentioned as a reference point but any good A level textbook would suffice.
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 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 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, 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 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, The Profumo affair and the Conservative fall from power 1964
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AQA A level, The Profumo affair and the Conservative fall from power 1964

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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.
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 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, 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 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, 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.
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, 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, 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 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, 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.