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History resources for KS3 and KS4, including materials to help students with the AQA 9-1 exams.

History resources for KS3 and KS4, including materials to help students with the AQA 9-1 exams.
Slave Auctions
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Slave Auctions

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This lesson requires students to challenge preconceived ideas about slave auctions by comparing statements other students have made to primary sources in the form of slave auction posters. Students then summarise the three main types of slave auctions.
Conflict and Tension 1894-1918 Exam Guide and Practice Questions (AQA 9-1)
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Conflict and Tension 1894-1918 Exam Guide and Practice Questions (AQA 9-1)

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Booklet on how to answer each question on the Conflict and Tension 1894-1918 module for AQA 9-1 History. The booklet contains answer structures for each question type, followed by an example question with a model answer which is then broken up into its component parts, and then three practice questions for each question type. Excellent for use as homework or a revision tool in the build up to GCSE exams.
Norman England Exam Guide and Practice Questions (AQA 9-1)
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Norman England Exam Guide and Practice Questions (AQA 9-1)

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Booklet on how to answer Questions 1-3 on the Norman England module for AQA 9-1 History. The booklet contains answer structures for each question type, followed by an example question with a model answer which is then broken up into its component parts, and then three practice questions for each question type. Excellent for use as homework or a revision tool in the build up to GCSE exams.
Health and the People Exam Guide and Practice Questions (AQA 9-1)
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Health and the People Exam Guide and Practice Questions (AQA 9-1)

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Booklet on how to answer each question on the Health and the People module for AQA 9-1 History. The booklet contains answer structures for each question type, followed by an example question with a model answer which is then broken up into its component parts, and then three practice questions for each question type. Excellent for use as homework or a revision tool in the build up to GCSE exams.
Conflict and Tension 1945-1972 Exam Guide and Practice Questions (AQA 9-1)
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Conflict and Tension 1945-1972 Exam Guide and Practice Questions (AQA 9-1)

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Booklet on how to answer each question on the Conflict and Tension between East and West 1945-1972 module for AQA 9-1 History. The booklet contains answer structures for each question type, followed by an example question with a model answer which is then broken up into its component parts, and then three practice questions for each question type. Excellent for use as homework or a revision tool in the build up to GCSE exams.
AQA 9-1 History Exam Guides and Practice Questions
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AQA 9-1 History Exam Guides and Practice Questions

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Save 33% with this bundle! Exam guides and practice questions for AQA 9-1 History for the following modules: Conflict and Tension 1894-1918 Germany 1890-1945 Health and the People Norman England (Q1-3) Each guide has answer structures, an example of each question type with a model answer (which is then broken back up into its structure for absolute clairty), and three practice questions for students to complete. Excellent for homework or revision tasks.
Legacy of the British Empire
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Legacy of the British Empire

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This lesson introduces the diverse attitudes towards the legacy of the British Empire and requires students to use video clips and secondary sources to compile reasons that the British Empire was a good thing or a bad thing. Using this information, students then study two modern interpretations of the British Empire and follow a GCSE scaffold to analyse how convincing the interpretations are.
Health and the People (AQA 9-1)  Revision Overview Sheets
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Health and the People (AQA 9-1) Revision Overview Sheets

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Three revision sheets that cover: Examples of each factor in each time period Examples of individuals in each time period and what they did Examples of public health, ideas on the causes of disease, treatment, and care of the sick in each time period Excellent for an overview of the Health and the People module of AQA GCSE History (9-1).
America 1840-1895 Exam Guide and Practice Questions (AQA 9-1)
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America 1840-1895 Exam Guide and Practice Questions (AQA 9-1)

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Booklet on how to answer each question on the America 1840-1895: Expansion and Consolidation module for AQA 9-1 History. The booklet contains answer structures for each question type, followed by an example question with a model answer which is then broken up into its component parts, and then three practice questions for each question type. Excellent for use as homework or a revision tool in the build up to GCSE exams.
Causes of the Slave Trade
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Causes of the Slave Trade

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This lesson requires students to find evidence for four main causes of the slave trade and the reasons that slavery was more financially appealing to plantation owners than indentured servitude. There is also a GCSE style question on the main reason for the slave trade, with planning instructions for the question included on the PowerPoint.
Battle of the Somme
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Battle of the Somme

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Lesson plan and resources for Key Stage 3 History lesson on fighting in the trenches (although it could easily be adapted for Key Stage 4). This lesson takes the National Army Museum poll on Britain’s greatest ever military leaders as its starting point and requires students to study Haig and the Battle of the Somme and make a decision on whether or not he did a good job. Students must then decide which of the comments left on the National Army Museum website they agree with the most. The lesson then models GCSE source analysis question technique and requires students to have a go at source analysis themselves.
Germany 1890-1945, Democracy and Dictatorship Exam Guide and Practice Questions (AQA 9-1)
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Germany 1890-1945, Democracy and Dictatorship Exam Guide and Practice Questions (AQA 9-1)

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Booklet on how to answer each question on the Germany 1890-1945 module for AQA 9-1 History. The booklet contains answer structures for each question type, followed by an example question with a model answer which is then broken up into its component parts, and then three practice questions for each question type. Excellent for use as homework or a revision tool in the build up to GCSE exams.
Industrial Revolution - Britain's Wealth
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Industrial Revolution - Britain's Wealth

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This lesson requires students to study evidence and then make a judgement on whether the British Empire or the Industrial Revolution was the most important factor in Britain becoming a wealthy nation. This lesson also includes a GCSE style question with planning instructions.
Life on Slave Plantations
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Life on Slave Plantations

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In this lesson, students use slave registries from the Caribbean to analyse the claims made by a historian about life for slaves on plantations. Students then re-write a simple piece of history to make it more complex.
Life in the Trenches
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Life in the Trenches

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This lesson asks students to consider whether fiction is an appropriate way to learn about big events in the past by having them analyse a fictional account of the first day of the Somme. Students compare scenes from the fictional account with primary sources from people who fought in World War One and then make a judgement on whether the fictional account is close enough to the truth to be considered a good learning tool. Students also ‘reverse-engineer’ a secondary source back into a primary source.
Wharram Percy and the Black Death
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Wharram Percy and the Black Death

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This lesson on Wharram Percy and the Black Death is aimed at Key Stage 3 but could easily be adapted for Key Stage 4. The lesson requires students to study Wharram Percy before and after the Black Death and then plan and answer a GCSE style question on whether it was the actions of kings or the Black Death that meant the village went into decline. GCSE question planning materials are included in the lesson resources.
AQA 9-1 History Health and the People Revision - Individuals
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AQA 9-1 History Health and the People Revision - Individuals

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Excellent revision resource for helping students remember individuals. Students need to organise the individuals into a classroom seating plan, following some simple rules, such as two individuals who would agree too much cannot sit together as they’ll talk, and two individuals who would disagree too much cannot sit together as they’ll argue! Lesson comes with explanatory PowerPoint that includes rules, all individuals, and a practice question to complete; plus a seating plan sheet that requires students to place the individual and then note down which time period they were in and what they actually did.