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Author, Teacher and Consultant over the years. I have taught across the 4-18 age range as an AST and was a Head of Faculty in large Secondary. I have written for Hodder Murray, The Guardian, the BBC website and for Teaching History. I was a member of the Historical Association's Secondary Committee for eight years. I've had input on the bafta winning Smallpox through time production and worked as a consultant on two becta award winning projects.

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Author, Teacher and Consultant over the years. I have taught across the 4-18 age range as an AST and was a Head of Faculty in large Secondary. I have written for Hodder Murray, The Guardian, the BBC website and for Teaching History. I was a member of the Historical Association's Secondary Committee for eight years. I've had input on the bafta winning Smallpox through time production and worked as a consultant on two becta award winning projects.
The Theory of the Four Humours
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The Theory of the Four Humours

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A straightforward and accessible introduction to the theory of the Four Humours. This provides an understanding of the theory than underpinned much of medical practice for thousands of years. The resource has simple but effective graphics to illustrate the logic behind the theory and a range of activities to develop and test understanding. Ideal for any classes studying medicine through time.
Medicine through time
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Medicine through time

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Medicine through time resources. Includes active learning lessons, revision games, numerous worksheets, some stand alone lessons and a variety of starter and plenary activities. Easy to adapt and all proven in the classroom.
Troubles in Northern Ireland
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Troubles in Northern Ireland

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Aimed at GCSE History classes and their teachers. These resources comprise a range of information sheets that include activties to test knowledge, understanding and skills. Visual sources are included where appropriate in each worksheet. The Powerpoint breaks down the build up to, the events of and the consequences of Bloody Sunday. The worksheets can be used as standalone resources or alongside textbooks and other reference materials. The presentation does not include any activities as it is inteded to prompt questioning and discussion amongst the class: note that the inquiries have passed judgement on the events of 30th January 1972.
Medicine in the Renaissance
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Medicine in the Renaissance

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These resources are for GCSE Medicine Through Time teachers. The pack contains aoverview of the main charecteristics of the period and the way in which Medicine developed at te time. Accompanying resources allow learners to record teir findings about key events, continuity and changes at the time in a number of ways, thus allowing differentiation. The activities include examples. This resource pack has been used as an introduction to a study of the period and also provided to learners as part of their revision packs. It works well alongside my other resources on this period.
William Harvey
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William Harvey

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A series of activities relating to the links between the work of William Harvey and that of other well known anatomists / artists. Accompanied by a prompt sheet to assist in differentiating this resource helps learners to develop an understanding of how developments are often linked.
Causes of the Peasants Revolt. KS3 History Pack
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Causes of the Peasants Revolt. KS3 History Pack

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This resource provides resources to create a highly engaging and active lesson on the Causes of the Peasants Revolt. It provides opportunities to build on prior knowledge and skills and is easily differentiated by teachers. The core content of the pack revolves around statements about the causes of the Peasants Revolt. These are used for comprehension and classification tasks before looking at links and trends. This resource is discounted as part of a collaborative SpringSavings promotion by authors. See here for other discounted resources. Attainers of all abilities can find suitable challenge whilst having historical skills developed. For example, the Diamond 9 can be adapted to many levels and the most able learner will be able to use the graphing exercise to develop an understanding of the synthesis between causal factors. The embedded video is by Bafta winning with whom we have worked on resources.
Medieval Medicine. Active Learning 'Big Picture' exercise.
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Medieval Medicine. Active Learning 'Big Picture' exercise.

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This is a tried and tested activity for classes of all abilities following a GCSE History course that includes a Medicine through time unit. It has previousl been used as both an introductory exercise (able groups) and as a revision exercise for mixed classes. It highlights the various types of beliefs and treatments available in the Medieval period whilst also showing that there was a class divide. The activity was designed to be completed in an hour long session in a large classroom. It works best with tables and chairs rearranged. This activity inspired some of the activities included in my work published by Hodder Murray.
The Great Plague, an Investigation
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The Great Plague, an Investigation

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Using a range of sources and historical data, learners investigate and record the spead of the Great Plague. This provides them with a god understanding of the methodology of the day along with developing their awareness of the varied types of views held at the time. Data rich, this activity also illustrates how destructive infectious diseases could be and provides the basis for much discussion about changes in towns and cities over time. There are various activities within the pack which allows for differentiation or extension of the study over a series of lessons. Examples of audio visual presentations created by my classes as a result of this study can be found on my youtube channel or via the schoolshistory.org.uk website.
February Revolution in Russia
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February Revolution in Russia

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The resources in this bundle provide an introductory lesson to the Causes of the February Revolution in Russia. They are easy to differentiate, allowing access and engagement at all levels. Audio-Visual materials are included to enhance the learning experience. The order we would recommend the resources to be used is starter; sequencing task and then Changes in Russia.
Bloody Sunday, Derry, 1972
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Bloody Sunday, Derry, 1972

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The powerpoint presentation provides a text only narrative of the events of Bloody Sunday. It then goes on to outline the consequences of the day. The presentation is intended to be used alongside other materials that are already in your classroom, such as textbooks etc. It can be used by pupils as a point of reference when wanting to revise the key points. The you tune clip is a short clip that summarises the day. Images are kept to a minimum as the choice of the most appropriate ones varies based on the maturity of a class.
Peasants Revolt in Medieval England
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Peasants Revolt in Medieval England

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The Peasants Revolt. A series of resources designed to teach the causes of the Great Revolt of 1381 and re-enforce learners comprehension of the way that they link together. Lesson pack comprises a variety of activities: chronology tasks, link building tasks, significance assessment tasks. A good way to assess the longer term consequences of the Black Death and the changing nature of society in Medieval England.
20 AP World History Classroom Quote Posters
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20 AP World History Classroom Quote Posters

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20 AP World History Posters for use as display. These posters promote interest in historical thinking and raise awareness of the importance of the past. The quotes come from notable people from a variety of backgrounds. From Presidents and Prime Ministers to authors and scientists. These posters can be used to prompt discussion about specific issues, are suitable for use in promotional displays and for more able learners can be used to challenge their perceptions of what history is and why it should be studied. Combined with our other materials they can be used as part of a year binder or planner.
Black History and the Great War
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Black History and the Great War

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The Great War saw Black and Asian soldiers and sailors from around the globe heavily involved in conflict. For the first time global interconnections saw men of all backgrounds and cultures participating in a major war. This presentation looks at the global aspects of Black and Asian participation in the Great War. It includes examples from Africa, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, the West Indies and the United States. The presentation includes: 23 slides covering the role of Black and Asian men in the Army and Navy Images and facts relating to the role of men from around the world Examples of firsts by Black servicemen The presentation includes enough facts for a non specialist to use it as a short assembly. It is editable so can be added to to make it region specific. There is also a zi file with over 50 images of Black and Asian servicemen from the First World War. Other areas: Equality. For many of these volunteer and conscript soldiers the hope of a better world was a motivation. To what extent was this realised? We use the example of the British West Indian Regiment within the presentation. Similar questions can be raised about the men of the Indian Army, from African colonies or from the Harlem Fire Raisers or Canadian Black Regiment.
Cult of Asclepius
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Cult of Asclepius

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This activity contains a brief decision making exercise followed by activities relating to treatments provided by the Cult. The decisions relate, in general terms, to options that may have been available to people with minor ailments. The follow up activities ask learners to think about the reasons for these treatments and the way that they compare to other forms of medicine that was practised in the ancient world.
The Anatomists: Harvey and Vesalius
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The Anatomists: Harvey and Vesalius

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Information sheets that are rich in images. Accompanied by activities and assessment for learning prompts. Ideal for GCSE classes studying medicine through time but adaptable for use in Key Stage 3 where a study of medicine, science and culture is being undertaken. These resources can be used alongside my other renaissance medicine resources or as standalone resources. They are easy to differentiate through use of the prompt sheets.
Islamic Medicine Lesson Pack
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Islamic Medicine Lesson Pack

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This combnation of resources can be used as a standalone lesson on aspects of Islamic Medicine. The primary activity is a series of source based questions. This is supported by two prompt sheets t aid assessment, peer evaluation and development of learners' awareness of ways to answer different types of questions. The pack concludes with a Mind mapping activity that could be used as a plenary session or set as homework.
Conscription in the First World War
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Conscription in the First World War

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A differentiated worksheet on the topic of Conscription in the First World War. The worksheet works as a standalone resource which is ideal for non subject specialist teachers. For subject specialists, it has been used alongside other resources such as materials from the Imperial War Museum to check understanding of the main points. The sheet is differentiated to three levels and is easily adapted for additional needs.
History Trivia Quiz
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History Trivia Quiz

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20 Trivia Questions centred around history. This quiz is designed to provide a range of individual questions that can inspire curiosity, perk interest or provide a small bit of breadth to a cramped curriculum. They are intended as something that can be used on the board as pupils enter, or in tutorial/registration periods as a subject of discussion. The questions are in quiz format quite simply as they might have uses when combined. Perhaps as a quiz at a PTA fundraiser or in a staff social event. The questions are not designed to fit in with any specific curriculum objective. They are all as accurate as I can make them so in that respect they can help to paint a picture of what the world was like in specific places at specific times. Some questions, not all, could be set as short research tasks to build a broader knowledge. Trivia questions at added to our Facebook Page at 8am each morning - facebook.com/schoolshistory
Starter Activities - Medicine Through Time
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Starter Activities - Medicine Through Time

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A variety of simple but effective starter activities relating to Medicine through time. Several take the form of a dominoes game where learners have to make links between key words. Sorting tasks have the instructions on the sheets. The Card sort is slightly longer and requires learners to piece together the story of Jenner's achievements. There are more of our Medicine starters and activities here http://bit.ly/sh_medicine They were written on request for a Primary colleague but are adaptable for use as starters. DXP9ZZ15HP
1485
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1485

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Simple worksheet designed to be used alongside discussion and teacher prompts. It looks at some of the main issues that were faced by Henry VII in 1485 and the ways in which they could be tackled. Differentiation for this worksheet is largely down to the way that the teache leads the discussion. There are a wide range of suiable video clips available on sharing websites that can aid the teaching of this topic.