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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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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 2S, Social change and education in the 1960s
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AQA A level, Modern Britain 2S, Social change and education in the 1960s

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Three lessons which cover the social changes during the 1960s. The first lesson explores four key developments, the abolition of capital punishment, the legalistion of abortion, the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the divorce act. There is information on each area plus an embedded video clip. Students are required to complete the included table. The second and third lesson explore the issue of education; the first lesson looking at the development of the comprehensive system and the second lesson, the development of higher education and the open university. There is an embedded video clip in each lesson, a source to analyse within the education lesson and an essay to plan within the higher education lesson.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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, Thatcher victory and opposition
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AQA A level, Modern Britain, Thatcher victory and opposition

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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.
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 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.
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.