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Causes of the First Gulf War - 6-page lesson pack

Causes of the First Gulf War - 6-page lesson pack

In this lesson students are issued an exceptionally detailed pack of information and are required to create evidence based storyboard using the template provided which causes them to focus on the five key reasons. A plenary is also included which asks for them to develop two of these points using ‘on the other hand.’ I hope you enjoy this lesson as much as my students do.
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Saddam Hussein's Rule in Iraq - 12-page pack

Saddam Hussein's Rule in Iraq - 12-page pack

As a child growing up during the Gulf Wars and someone who has worked in the Middle East I am extremely proud of this lesson. Download this and you will find an extremely detailed set of notes along with a starter and plenary activity to bring this topic to life.
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Why was there a revolution in Iran in 1979 - 14-page lesson pack

Why was there a revolution in Iran in 1979 - 14-page lesson pack

I’ve always enjoyed this lesson and its one that really helps students develop an expert grasp of a difficult series of events. Students read through background knowledge before completing a card sort of 21 precise pieces of evidence. I then encourage students to make links between these factors and to identify which pieces of evidence they find the most compelling. I worked in the Middle East when creating and delivering this lesson so it carries real meaning for me and I hope you can see how that has come across in the level of detail and precision. Above all though I hope your students enjoy this as much as mine did.
danguiney
Saddam Hussein Rise to Power - 13-page lesson pack

Saddam Hussein Rise to Power - 13-page lesson pack

I created this lesson when I taught in the Middle East and so I’m very proud of the level of detail in it. Students work their way through the background information before attempting a 30 piece hexagonal card sort. The cards are colour coded and the students need to explain what they have in common as well as to make links between factors. This activity was one of my best lessons of the year and always leads to thoughtful and precise historical argument. I really hope you enjoy teaching this as much as I do!
danguiney
Mao Rise to Power - 12-page lesson pack

Mao Rise to Power - 12-page lesson pack

I’ve always found Maoism fascinating and I created this lesson when I worked at an international school in China. As such the level of detail in the notes is of really high quality and its a lesson which my students always found really enjoyable. The class work through the notes and use it to create a newspaper from the perspective of either the Communists or the Nationalists. The ‘Red Globe’ proforma included in the lesson pack allows for students to refine their arguments and carefully select only the most relevant evidence in order to formulate an answer to the key question. I really hope your students get as much from this lesson as mine do.
danguiney
Why did FDR win the 1932 US election?

Why did FDR win the 1932 US election?

This is one of my go-to lessons when I want to impress. Students are given information packs on the lead candidates and create their own short election speech. I always encourage students to make posters, rosettes, and bring in jackets and ties where possible before finishing with a class vote. I hope you enjoy this lesson as much as I always do.
danguiney
Accelerated Learning Four Part Lesson Planning Proforma

Accelerated Learning Four Part Lesson Planning Proforma

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!
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Assessment for Learning Personalised Marking Stickers for History Teachers

Assessment for Learning Personalised Marking Stickers for History Teachers

My students love finding these in their books! Not only are they prettier than my messy handwriting but they make marking much faster and more precise. Each of the twenty seven statements is based specifically upon common skills and targets from the curriculum and they can be personalised further if needed. Simply print off on sticky label paper et voila. They look impressive and work superbly well for the busy teacher who wants to fine tune their AFL.
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Secret Mission Extension Cards for History Teachers

Secret Mission Extension Cards for History Teachers

I love using these and always have a pack in my pocket or on my desk. Thirty cards with extension activities specifically for History students means you will always have a highly differentiated set of extension tasks on you. Brilliant for any lesson, especially observations!
danguiney
Opium Wars' Impact - 20 page lesson pack

Opium Wars' Impact - 20 page lesson pack

This is one of my most detailed lessons and one which students love. After a quick starter activity about the significance of the poppy in British-Chinese relations the class read detailed background notes before being issued one of 23 character cards. These range from tea-magnate Thomas Twining to Confucius! In role the students then extract evidence which their character might use to explain how China became to be ruled by foreigners after the Opium Wars. I always follow this up with either a piece of extended writing or even better a debate. Please watch the short video clip attached to see this lesson in action. The lesson includes a separate plenary Power Point also. I hope your students will gain as much from this lesson as I know mine always do. Enjoy!
danguiney
Trench conditions - 14 page lesson pack

Trench conditions - 14 page lesson pack

In this lesson students read through detailed background knowledge before completing a card sort activity to explain both the terrible aspects of the conflict as well as some of the more positive elements. This is a great lesson because the level of depth and detail acquired is top notch and because it offers students the opportunity to review two sides of an argument. It leads in really nicely to a piece of written or assessed work and I hope your students get as much from it as mine always do. The lesson includes two copies of a 25-piece evidence sort, one of which is colour-coded for students who require additional support.
danguiney
Causes of WW2 in Europe - 6 page/8 slide lesson pack

Causes of WW2 in Europe - 6 page/8 slide lesson pack

Students read through the background notes before using this knowledge to help them create a physical timeline in the form of a road map. Click the link to watch just how powerful a teaching strategy this can be for raising chronological awareness as well as boosting subject knowledge significantly. I hope your students enjoy the lesson as much as mine do!
danguiney
League of Nations in the 1920s - 8 page lesson pack

League of Nations in the 1920s - 8 page lesson pack

In this lesson your students will read through background knowledge before using this to complete a chronological card sort activity. I hope your students get as much out of it as I know mine do. Leads in ever so nicely to my follow up lessons on failures of the 1930s and allows for students to give more textured and two-sided responses.
danguiney
League of Nations reasons for failure - 8 page lesson pack

League of Nations reasons for failure - 8 page lesson pack

In this lesson students read through precise and carefully selected knowledge in the background notes before attempting a colour-coordinated hexagonal card sort. This helps them break reasons for the Key Question down into factors and also offers them the opportunity to make and explain links between the evidence they choose. My students really enjoy this lesson and I hope yours get just as much out of it as mine do.
danguiney
Hitler's rise - 11 page lesson pack

Hitler's rise - 11 page lesson pack

In this lesson students read through a really detailed set of background notes before completing a colour-coded hexagonal card sort to show both factors and links. Please watch the video attached to see how my students use these materials to help them master the key question. I hope your students get as much out of this lesson as I know mine do. And if you enjoyed this free resource feel free to browse through my shop where I have loads more lessons for you to download!
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Stalin's economic policies - 6 page lesson pack

Stalin's economic policies - 6 page lesson pack

During this lesson students work their way through a fantastically precise and detailed set of background notes before completing a 33 piece evidence sort. Students are asked to arrange the evidence firstly into industrial and agricultural, and then into successes and failures. This is a brilliant lesson which suits many learners’ needs and in particular which appeals to high-end learners. I hope your students get as much from this set of activities as mine do. If you watch the short video clip attached you can see some of my students putting this knowledge to good use.
danguiney
Deng Xioaping - 6 page lesson pack

Deng Xioaping - 6 page lesson pack

In this lesson students read very detailed information in the background notes before creating a factor-led mind map. Please watch the accompanying short video to see some of my students in action in this lesson. Its a great way for them to acquire super strong subject knowledge and to visually map out Deng’s domestic rule.
danguiney