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Korean War mix & match - activity
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Korean War mix & match - activity

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This activity works really well as a starter to introduce the topic or indeed as a plenary to test student knowledge and understanding. Its very simple. Just print out and laminate the cards and place them upside down. Students have to choose any two and read them aloud. Once they spot a colour-coordinated pair (a question and an answer) they score one point. My students really love the simple activity and it really boosts their precision in historical subject knowledge. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Fun Stalin's Russia Card Game - 61 cards
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Fun Stalin's Russia Card Game - 61 cards

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Teeming with precise and carefully selected evidence my students love playing this game to boost subject knowledge. There are sixty one cards (which work best when cut out and laminated) and they are colour coordinated into categories: rise to power, purges, WWII, industry/agriculture, and culture. These cards include all the main figures you would expect such as young Stalin, Trotsky, Beria and so on but also some lesser known figures such as Maria Yudina (Stalin’s favourite musician), Vasily Blokhin (notorious WWII executor), and Mikhail Gelovani (actor who played Stalin 13 times in various Soviet movies). On each card there is a key date/event for that person, two precise statistics, and a quotation. Students simply call out a category and the person with the highest card ‘trumps’ the other, winning their card. The objective is to strip your opponent of their cards to win the game. This is a resource I am very proud of and which has received many accolades from students and lesson observations alike and which will really boost your students’ subject knowledge of Stalin’s Russia. This activity works really well as a stand-alone activity, revision tool, or starter/plenary to any lesson on Stalin’s Russia. I hope you enjoy it as much as my students do!
How Roman are you? - activity
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How Roman are you? - activity

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This works really well as a quick starter or plenary activity. Students complete a questionnaire about Roman inventions and how recently they have used them. From this they achieve a score (out of 66) and are asked to stand up when their score bracket is read aloud. A fun way to introduce the concept of why the Romans are so significant.
Spanish Civil War Dominoes - activity
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Spanish Civil War Dominoes - activity

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My students love playing this to introduce or recap subject knowledge. Simply cut out and laminate the forty-two dominoes and ask students to match the question up with the correct answer. I hope your students enjoy the activity as much as mine do. Works really well as a starter, plenary or stand-alone activity.
Why do events in the Gulf matter? Entire Course Notes - 34 pages
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Why do events in the Gulf matter? Entire Course Notes - 34 pages

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This thirty four-page pack is the incredibly detailed and complete set of notes I have written for my students. It is basically an entire course on Why do events in the Gulf Matter? in one pack! Suitable for G.C.S.E, AP, A Level, and I.B. students. Notes are broken down into the following sections: How did Saddam Hussein rise to power in Iraq? What was the nature of Saddam Hussein’s rule in Iraq? Why was there a revolution in Iran? What were the causes of the Iran-Iraq War? What were the consequences of the Iran-Iraq War? Why did the First Gulf War take place? I am confident you will love this resource because there is nothing on the Internet which I have found which offers the same level of breadth and detail on this topic.
Accelerated Learning Four Part Lesson Planning Proforma
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Accelerated Learning Four Part Lesson Planning Proforma

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Boost your teaching with this 4-part lesson plan. It will help refine existing skills, ensure pace to every lesson, and enable you to take into account a variety of different needs in order to facilitate accelerated learning in your classroom. Yes, you too will have a cunning plan!
Sellotape castle challenge - activity
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Sellotape castle challenge - activity

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This is a great little starter activity when teaching castle design. Students divide themselves into three teams - research, design, and construction. Then using only scotch tape, scissors, and a tablet/computer or textbook, they need to design their own castle using the labels provided. Works especially well when accompanied by Mission Impossible music! I hope you enjoy using this resource as my students do. And if you like this free resource why not check out my shop for more goodies?
IB Authoritarian States Stalin's Russia Entire Course Notes - 36 pages
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IB Authoritarian States Stalin's Russia Entire Course Notes - 36 pages

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This 36-page pack is the incredibly detailed and complete set of notes I have written for my students. It is basically an entire course on Stalin’s Russia in one pack! Suitable for 16+ including GCSE, AP, A Level, and IB students. Notes are broken down into the following sections: How did Stalin come to power by 1928? How successful were Stalin’s economic policies? How did Stalin control the Soviet Union through purges? How did Stalin control the Soviet Union through the cult of personality? *What was the impact of the Second World War on the Soviet Union? I am confident you will love this resource because there is nothing on the Internet which I have found which offers the same level of breadth and detail on this topic. Your students will find the notes supremely useful and they will help them achieve examination success.
The move to Global War - IB Paper 1 Full Course Notes - 39 Pages
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The move to Global War - IB Paper 1 Full Course Notes - 39 Pages

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This thirty-nine-page pack is the incredibly detailed and complete set of notes I have written for my students. It is basically an entire course on the I.B. Paper 1 Move to Global War in one pack! Notes are broken down into the following sections: How can we explain Japanese expansion in the move to Global War? How did Japan move to Global War? How did Italy fit into inter-war European geopolitics? Why was the international response to the Abyssinian Crisis so weak? How and why did German foreign policy develop? I am confident you will love this resource because there is nothing on the Internet which I have found which offers the same level of breadth and detail on this topic. Your students will find the notes supremely useful and they will help them achieve examination success.
USA in the 1920s & 1930s Entire Course Notes - 46 pages
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USA in the 1920s & 1930s Entire Course Notes - 46 pages

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This forty six-page pack is the incredibly detailed and complete set of notes I have written for my students. It is basically an entire course on inter-war USA in one pack! Suitable for G.C.S.E, AP, A Level, and I.B. students. Notes are broken down into the following sections: What was the impact of the First World War on the USA? What were American attitudes towards immigrants? Prohibition: causes, events and consequences How did the US economy change? How did society and culture change? What was life like during the Great Depression and how did Herbert Hoover react? Why did FDR win the Nineteenth Thirty Two US election? How did Roosevelt’s New Deal change America? Who opposed the New Deal and why? I am confident you will love this resource because there is nothing on the Internet which I have found which offers the same level of breadth and detail on this topic. Your students will find the notes supremely useful and they will help them achieve examination success.
IB Authoritarian States C20th China Entire Course Notes - 43 pages
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IB Authoritarian States C20th China Entire Course Notes - 43 pages

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This forty three-page pack is the incredibly detailed and complete set of notes I have written for my students. It is basically an entire course on Twentieth Century in one pack! Suitable for G.C.S.E, AP, A Level, and I.B. students. Notes are broken down into the following sections: What were the causes and events of the revolution? How was China ruled after the revolution? How significant was the May 4th movement? Why did Mao triumph? What changes did Mao make to the economy? What was life like in China under Mao? How successful were Deng’s reforms? Why were people killed on June 4? I am confident you will love this resource because there is nothing on the Internet which I have found which offers the same level of breadth and detail on this topic. Your students will find the notes supremely useful and they will help them achieve examination success.
IB Authoritarian States Hitler's Germany Entire Course Notes - 52 pages
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IB Authoritarian States Hitler's Germany Entire Course Notes - 52 pages

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This 52-page pack is the incredibly detailed and complete set of notes I have written for my students. It is basically an entire course on Weimar and Nazi Germany in one pack! Suitable for 16+ including GCSE, AP, A Level, and IB students. Notes are broken down into the following sections: What problems did the Weimar Republic face between 1919-23? How did the Weimar Republic recover between 1923-29? Why did the Weimar Republic collapse between 1929-33? How did Hitler consolidate his power between the years 1933-34? Through what methods did Hitler control Germany? Who benefitted from the Nazi state? How did the Nazis control the economy? Who supported and who opposed the Nazi state? What was the Holocaust? I am confident you will love this resource because there is nothing on the Internet which I have found which offers the same level of breadth and detail on this topic. Your students will find the notes supremely useful and they will help them achieve examination success.
Suffragette Emily Davison - 10 page lesson pack
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Suffragette Emily Davison - 10 page lesson pack

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I’ve designed this lesson as a History mystery to get your students to really engage with evidence handling and to think like Historians. I am confident that the level of detail and precision in my resources is much stronger than you will find elsewhere (because of the amount of pride I take in my own historical research). During this series of activities students read through background information before siphoning through 16 detailed evidence cards about Suffragette activity in the horse race known as the 1913 Epsom Derby. The class then complete a History mystery grid based on their findings. I hope you enjoy this lesson as much as my students do! It is an excellent lesson in helping students comb through evidence to form historical interpretations.
Germany 1919-45 Revision Flash Cards (200+ cards)
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Germany 1919-45 Revision Flash Cards (200+ cards)

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Over 200 revision flash cards based on key people and events from Weimar and Nazi Germany. Simply print, cut out, and fold. These took me forever to create but they are my number one ‘go to’ revision tool for my exam classes and have had wholly positive feedback. Also works extremely well as an end of unit activity whereby students can use the cards to create a visual mind-map / layout of the course. Give them to your students before exams to ensure their subject knowledge is spot on!
Cuban Missile Crisis - activity
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Cuban Missile Crisis - activity

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Students work their way through the background knowledge before taking a what-would-you-do style quiz. Each question focuses on a different stage in the crisis and students are given three options to choose from. Afterwards students add up their tally and are grouped into brackets to show what kind of President they would have made. My students really enjoy this activity, especially as a starter to the Cuban Missile Crisis - I hope yours do also.
Cold War Exam Revision Pack - 8 topics, 12 pages
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Cold War Exam Revision Pack - 8 topics, 12 pages

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My exam revision packs are the resources my examination students value the most. I offer essay plans to the most popular questions on topics within the Cold War which give students structure and which teem with precisely supporting material. In this pack the revision notes are focused on the following questions: Who was to blame for the start of the Cold War? What were the causes and consequences of US involvement in the Korean War? Who gained the most out of the Cuban Missile Crisis? Why did the USA get involved in Vietnam? Why did the USA withdraw from Vietnam? What were the similarities and differences between Hungary and Czechoslovakia? Why was the Berlin Wall built in 1961? What was the main reason for the collapse of the Soviet Union? Issuing these notes to students prior to an examination massively boosts their attainment in examinations and I’m very proud to share this resource with you and them. It certainly saves my students a lot of exam stress and has given me excellent results at IGCSE and IB year after year.
Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe - 9-page full lesson (notes, card sort, jenga activity)
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Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe - 9-page full lesson (notes, card sort, jenga activity)

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This is one of my favourite lessons. Students read through a very detailed set of notes focusing on the roles of Gorbachev, Reagan, economics, Solidarity and people power. Students then test their understanding of their newly acquired knowledge through a game of Jenga (attach the cards to a block - students place them into factors using the colour coordinated bricks. This activity can also be done as a more traditional card sort). Students then complete the lesson with a word search to promote key terms and literacy. I really hope your students enjoy this as much as mine do. It is pitched at very able 16-18 year old students.
Abyssinian Crisis - 6-page full lesson (starter, notes, source analysis tasks, charades, plenary)
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Abyssinian Crisis - 6-page full lesson (starter, notes, source analysis tasks, charades, plenary)

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This is one of my most detailed IB lessons. Students are introduced to the topic with a hard hitting starter (please use with discretion) to introduce them to the idea of chemical weapons and to make links over time. They then read through the extremely detailed information pack before completing a range of source activities designed to help them with IB Paper 1 source handling skills. Students then test subject knowledge with the charade cards provided and conclude with a plenary PPT. I hope your students get as much from this lesson as mine always do.