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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inference display
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Inference display

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This is a display on how to infer in History. Designed for KS2 but could be edited for other KS. Feel free to edit 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.
Civil Rights- Non-Violent Protest
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Civil Rights- Non-Violent Protest

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This is a lesson based on Non-Violent protest during the Civil Rights movement in the U.S.A. This lesson was designed with Year 8 in mind. Feel free to adapt to suit your needs.
History Progress Chart
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History Progress Chart

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This is a progress chart which I will be using with Year 5 from September. It includes 3 sections: The first section is based on factual knowledge tests, both pre and post. The second section is on applied knowledge, these are historical skills which will be assessed on extended pieces of writing throughout the year. The bottom section is an area for pupils to include strengths and focus areas for each term based on their assessment outcomes. Feel free to adapt to suit.
Why did the Western Roman Empire fall?
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Why did the Western Roman Empire fall?

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This is a lesson used with Y5 looking at the enquiry Why did the Western Roman Empire fall? It draws upon techniques used in The Writing Revolution in attempt to improve literacy in Historical writing.
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.
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.
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.
Who was Emma of Normandy?
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Who was Emma of Normandy?

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This is a lesson on Emma of Normandy used in a KS2 scheme looking at the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. It could also be used as a pre-cursor to The Battle of Hastings with Y7 or as a stand alone lesson of course.
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.
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.
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.
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.
History Progression Charts
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History Progression Charts

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These are the Progress charts I have created for Y5-8 to track progress in History throughout the Year. It includes developing, meeting and exceeding criteria for the key second order concepts. Elements of it are specific to my school such as the pre/post section at the top therefore you are welcome to adapt these documents as you see fit.
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.
What Travelled the Silk Roads?
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What Travelled the Silk Roads?

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This is the final lesson in my ancient Silk Roads SoW. It looks at: Trade, Religion, War and Knowledge. It culminates in a written assessment- for which I have provided a helpsheet with paragraph structure ideas, success criteria and an overview of information.