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I am Head of History at a Middle School in the U.K, teaching Year 5-8 and co-run History Teachers UK Share Space through Facebook. If you have any questions regarding any of my resources, please feel free to contact me via my linked twitter account. If you download, I'd be most grateful for any reviews left.

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I am Head of History at a Middle School in the U.K, teaching Year 5-8 and co-run History Teachers UK Share Space through Facebook. If you have any questions regarding any of my resources, please feel free to contact me via my linked twitter account. If you download, I'd be most grateful for any reviews left.
Ancient Silk Roads- Full Scheme
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Ancient Silk Roads- Full Scheme

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This is a 5 lesson scheme of work I have created based upon Peter Frankopan’s ‘The Silk Roads’ aimed at UKS2. This unit focuses on the ancient period of the Silk Roads, ranging from the origin through to the founding of Baghdad. I have included instructions for the scheme with lesson orders, resources required and what to do during each lesson. The sequence of lessons is: Silk Roads Beginnning Greece vs Persia The Battle of Thermopylae Alexander the Great What traveled the Silk Roads? The final lesson is an assessment wherein pupils answer the enquiry set. There is success criteria attached for assessment of this. Each lesson is complete with full resources and links to educational videos I created to run alongside them. Feel free to adapt to suit your needs as this can quite easily be altered to suit KS3. If you download, please spare some time to review this resource.
Exploring Black Tudors
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Exploring Black Tudors

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This is a stand alone lesson I have created on the lives of Black Tudors, this could be used independently during learning on Tudors or could be added to to form a SoW focused on Black Tudors. t includes a look at John Blanke and Cattelena of Almondsbury. The tasks make use of the sources Miranda Kaufmann used as well as her conclusions from the sources.
How did Britain build the largest empire in history? (Full Scheme)
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How did Britain build the largest empire in history? (Full Scheme)

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Fully resourced scheme of work on the enquiry 'How did Britain build the largest empire ever? This unit has been influenced and uses sources from a range of scholarship including (amongst others): The Anarchy by William Dalrymple, The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan, The English and their History by Robert Toombs and The Writing Revolution by Judith Hochman and Natalie Wexler. This comes with pre/post assessment and the following 9 lessons, the resources that go with the lesson are in brackets: Pre-test 1- What is Empire? (British Empire map + what is empire) 2- Why did Britain want an Empire? (With reasons for empire diamond 9 + why did britain want an empire) 3- How successful was British Colonisation of Jamestown? (Jamestown + How successful was british colonisation?) 4- How were Africans treated on Slave Ships? (Slave trade + Slavery sheet) 5- How did the East India Company impact the British Empire and India? (EIC Impact) 6- What led to the American War of Independence in 1775? (American Revolution) 7- Why was Slavery abolished in the British Empire? (Abolition of Slavery) 8- What caused the Sepoy rebellion in 1857? (Sepoy Rebellion) 9- How did Britain build the largest Empire in history? (Empire Build + Empire build sources) This can be made into a double lesson which incorporates techniques from the writing revolution by also using (Appositive plan) Post Assessment
Anglo Saxon Knowledge Organiser
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Anglo Saxon Knowledge Organiser

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This is a knowledge organiser I developed to assist with knowledge retention during the topic regarding Anglo Saxon life. I used this with Y5. Feel free to adapt and use to suit your needs.
The Cheddar Man- Full Scheme
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The Cheddar Man- Full Scheme

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This is a fully resourced scheme of work that explores the enquiry ‘What can we learn from the Cheddar Man?’. This is a 4 lesson SoW designed as an introductory unit to using sources for KS2. It includes the following lessons: 1- What is History? 2- How do we find out about the past? 3- Who was the first Brit? (Video linked in the notes on PP) 4- What can we learn from the Cheddar man? Each lesson is fully resourced with Powerpoints and materials needed for the lesson. The unit also includes a pre-test to be carried out before the unit and the same test as a post-test for after completion. Feel free to adapt to suit your needs and if you can spare the time, please drop me a review.
Colonisation of Jamestown
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Colonisation of Jamestown

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In this lesson, pupils use extracts and sources to look at the enquiry- How Successful was British colonisation of Jamestown? It includes: PP with Task on Entry + Success Criteria. Double sided worksheet.
What were the Crusades?
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What were the Crusades?

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This is an introductory lesson to the Crusades. It will be part of a wider enquiry on ‘Why did people Crusade?’ This lesson gives a general overview into: What the crusades were Who was involved Where was targeted The importance of Jerusalem The added challenge is designed for home learning.
Victorian Knowledge Organiser
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Victorian Knowledge Organiser

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This is a knowledge organiser I developed to assist with knowledge retention during the lives of Victorian Children topic in Y6. Feel free to adapt and use to suit your needs.
Point, Evidence, Explain Display
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Point, Evidence, Explain Display

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This is a display I created for above my board in my classroom as a simple reminder how to construct an argument using Point, Evidence and Explain. Please note that I use this as a History teacher and so it may not be quite up to the standards for an English department, however I find it a useful reminder for pupils when constructing historical argument.
The Windrush Scandal
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The Windrush Scandal

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I have created a lesson which is part based on an analysis of the Windrush passenger database and part on exploring the stories of the individuals impacted by the scandal. This lesson has been set as a home learning activity for my Year 8 classes. The first activity is a series of questions based on investigating the database of the passengers and then looking closely at the landing cards of the individuals headed for Wolverhampton (you may want to adapt this to make it more suitable for your local area). The next section is looking at what the scandal was and the impact it has had. Final task includes a range of differentiated activities. I have included links to the database and the article used both in the PowerPoint.
Samurai and Feudal Japan- Full Scheme
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Samurai and Feudal Japan- Full Scheme

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This is a unit of work that I have used with year 6 on the enquiry ‘How did the Samurai die out?’. It includes the following lessons: 1- When was Feudal Japan? 2- How was Japan controlled? 3- Who were the Samurai? 4- How was Japan ruled under the Shogun? 5- End of the Shogunate 6- The Satsuma Rebellion 7- How did the Samurai die out? Assessment Optional 8- Assessment improvement lesson This scheme includes all resources for each lesson along with success criteria grid for the final assessment. Feel free to adapt and change to suit your needs.
Impact of the East India Company
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Impact of the East India Company

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This is a lesson I have used with Year 8 to discuss the impact the East India Company had on the British Empire and India. This lesson uses part of Dan Snow’s documentary about the EIC as background before moving on to using sources and scholarship from William Dalrymple’s ‘The Anarchy’. I have added a link to the bbc bitesize page with the video in the notes. This lesson was designed for Y8 as part of a unit on the British Empire.
How did Trade impact the Silk Roads?
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How did Trade impact the Silk Roads?

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This is a full lesson on the enquiry How did trade impact the Silk Roads? It uses extracts from the illustrated Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan as a source analysis and summary task. It was used with Y5 but could easily be used with Y6 or 7 with minor tweaking.
How were Africans treated during the Middle Passage?
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How were Africans treated during the Middle Passage?

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This lesson looks at how Africans were treated during the middle passage. It includes a break down of how the triangular trade system worked, an inference question based on a source,a guided reading task based on Olaudah Equiano’s experiences and finally an evaluation question to answer the enquiry. This lesson was designed for Y8 as part of a unit on the British Empire.
Silk Roads Beginning
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Silk Roads Beginning

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This is the first lesson in a scheme of work I’m planning around the start of the Silk Roads. Based on Peter Frankopans book of the same name. I have used elements of the teachers notes that go alongside the illustrated version of the text to inform the lesson. As I create more of the lessons, I will upload them together as a full scheme. Feel free to adapt to suit.
How did William win the Battle of Hastings?
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How did William win the Battle of Hastings?

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This is a lesson designed to discuss how William won the battle of Hastings and as an introduction to the use of P.E.E. I have used this lesson with both Y6 and Y7. Feel free to download and edit to suit your needs. Update- I have now included a D.I.R.T sheet which can either be used as a second lesson to improve upon the paragraphs created in the first lesson, or it can be used straight away in the lesson to guide the writing of paragraphs.
What led to the American war of Independence in 1775?
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What led to the American war of Independence in 1775?

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This is a single lesson enquiry that looks at some of the causes of the American Revolution, part of an overall enquiry on the British Empire. I start the lesson using a song from Hamilton- ‘You’ll be back’ as a hook and discussion piece before moving on to looking at some of the key events which led to the war. Would love to spend more than one lesson on this enquiry, but this is what I came up with as a short, sharp general overview.
Great Women of History Display
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Great Women of History Display

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A display with some of the most influential women in History. There are obviously far more women than this deserving of recognition and over time I will add to this. For now I have selected 10 of the most recognisable names, trying to cover a variety of disciplines, nationalities and time periods. Much of the text has been taken from websites such as HistoryExtra, BBC Bitesize and Biography.com I have included my original powerpoint which is editable and also individual JPEG’s for each Slide for individual downloads.
Y5 History Learning Journey
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Y5 History Learning Journey

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Please find attached the learning journey that my Year 5’s will be following from September. It includes the enquiry questions that they will be focusing on in order and the historical skills which each enquiry will focus on. The actual SoW documents will follow as and when I complete them. I did not create the original template. These can be adapted as you wish to suit any year group.
Historical Argument Sentence Starters
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Historical Argument Sentence Starters

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This is a resource which I use often, particularly to scaffold for those find it a little tough to get started when writing historical arguments. Has definitely helped with the cohesion and standard of literacy within my pupils historical arguments.