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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.
Renaissance Medicine

Renaissance Medicine

This bundle provides all of the content and tasks required for a GCSE study of medicine in the Renaissance. Rich in information and data the worksheets develop depth knowledge alongside providing an overarching understing of medicine in the period. Tasks include exam style activities, recording tasks, revision tasks and opportunities for learners to be more creative.
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Medicine through time

Medicine through time

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.
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20 AP World History Classroom Quote Posters

20 AP World History Classroom Quote Posters

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.
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20 History Quotation Posters for Display and Stimulus

20 History Quotation Posters for Display and Stimulus

20 posters based on famous historical quotations. They are ideal for display or for use as a discussion point. Posters such as these can reinforce the significance of HIstory, making them useful for parents evenings and displays at school events. Many quotes about History are worthy of discussion. They often relate to the uses and misuses of the past, making them ideal prompts for discussion in tutor sessions and citizenship sessions. See my other resources for additional quotation posters and resources. They can be changed weekly to provide variety or to match up with specific areas that are being taught.
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History: Bumper Resource Pack

History: Bumper Resource Pack

Last few days of this bundle now. £49.50 at normal prices for these resources. Until early next week they are less than half price!!! Grab them at the knock down price while you can. Now includes new materials on the topical area of the Russian Revolution and worksheets on the Norman Conquest.
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Edward Jenner and the Smallpox Vaccine - GCSE 1-9 History Source Analysis

Edward Jenner and the Smallpox Vaccine - GCSE 1-9 History Source Analysis

These resources are designed to help students break down the content of a visual source. The Anti-Vaccine Society image ‘The Cow Pock’ is full of suggestions and fears about Jenner’s Vaccination. The presentation highlights some of these and asks students to identify the key features of these segments. This allows the larger picture to then be pieced back together for an overall view of the sources strengths, weaknesses, uses and limitations. The youtube video briefly outlines Jenner’s role in the history of medicine. The worksheet can be used whilst working through the presentation, or afterwards as a means of checking understanding. Not all areas of the famous image are analysed in the presentation. To do so would take more than one lesson in many cases. I’d advise making this clear to students, some will be able to identify additional imagery and it’s intended purpose.
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Causes of the Peasants Revolt. KS3 History Pack

Causes of the Peasants Revolt. KS3 History Pack

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.
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Revision / Intervention tool for the Russian February Revolution. 1-9 GCSE

Revision / Intervention tool for the Russian February Revolution. 1-9 GCSE

This revision frame is useful for students studying the February Revolution in Russia as part of a GCSE course. It is designed to revise and record key issues leading up to the February Revolution. The Youtube video will help students to recall knowledge from lessons. It can be used in Intervention sessions to record things that are discussed with individual students. It can also be used as a general homework task or as a recording sheet at the end of your classes study of the February Revolution.
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Revision exercise for Stalin's Rise to Power. HIstory Intervention or Revision for 1-9 GCSE.

Revision exercise for Stalin's Rise to Power. HIstory Intervention or Revision for 1-9 GCSE.

This revision frame is useful for students studying Stalin’s Rise and Stalinism / the USSR as part of a GCSE course. It is designed to revise and record key issues leading up to Stalin having total control. The Youtube video will help students to recall knowledge from lessons. It can be used in Intervention sessions to record things that are discussed with individual students. It can also be used as a general homework task or as a recording sheet at the end of your classes study of Stalin’s Rise.
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Medicine in the Renaissance

Medicine in the Renaissance

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.
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Troubles in Northern Ireland

Troubles in Northern Ireland

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.
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Islamic Medicine Mind mapping resource

Islamic Medicine Mind mapping resource

A simple resource that guides learners through the process of creating a mind map. This was designed for learners attaining below the national average as a means of helping them to develop revision skills. The activity can be differentiated to make it far more complex through adding additional factors or asking learners to make combinations of factors explicit.
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Islamic Medicine Lesson Pack

Islamic Medicine Lesson Pack

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.
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February Revolution: Changes in Russia 1905 - 1917

February Revolution: Changes in Russia 1905 - 1917

The aim of this exercise is to engage learners in thinking about what changed in Russia over the early years of the 20th century. By not making specific reference to the First World War, the task enables them to identify things that have changed significantly in relatively short period of time without being distracted by the war or led to believe that it was solely to blame. Factors such as the war, the 1905 revolution and famines can then be discussed as trigger points. In this way the learners should see that there are changes and some significant examples of continuity that lead to a situation where the February Revolution was a possibility. The task can be used as a longer exercise if each point is discussed and the classes conclusions are shared and debated. However, it is is intended to be used as a shorter activity for pairs lasting 10-15 minutes in total. Delivery in that way presumes a level of prior knowledge. To use as a longer activity, or should you wish to use the task as an introductory exercise, see our accompanying pupil note sheets on the causes of the February 1917 Revolution. Want images to accompany this task? See our Russian Revolution photo gallery on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/schoolshistory/
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The Great Plague, an Investigation

The Great Plague, an Investigation

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.
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Blurred 'who am I?' Starters / bell tasks

Blurred 'who am I?' Starters / bell tasks

Images and adaptations for starter / movement activities. Simply ask learners to identify the people who have been blurred. They can be themed - for example, US presidents - have 'odd one out' tasks (only one was republican,Lincoln) or just be a general knowledge exercise.
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Bayeux Tapestry Activites

Bayeux Tapestry Activites

These two resources look at the story of the Norman Invasion through the Bayeux Tapestry. They can be adapted to include a sequencing task. Pupils are asked to check their understanding of visual sources by labelling segments of the tapestry accurately. More able learners can expand on the provided labels. The famous "death scene" is also assessed and acts as an exercise in introducing pupils to the fact that sources are easy to interpret in a number of different ways.
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The Fight Against Infectious Disease

The Fight Against Infectious Disease

Information sheet, enriched with images about the fight against infectious disease. The sheet provides the key information for the GCSE units on Medicine through time. At the end of the information sheet there are some activities to check understanding.
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Video Starters - Revolution in Russia

Video Starters - Revolution in Russia

Thes videos combine a wide range of images with key dates, names and events from the Russian Revolutionary period. They provide learners with an eye catching insight into the changes that occurred in Russia in the early twentieth century and provide a platform for discussion and study of the Revolutinary period. They include statements about events for learners to note and have been used extensively for revision purposes by my own classes. They are aimed at GCSE Modern World History classes and are best used as an introduction to the topics.
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Consequences of the Norman Invasion

Consequences of the Norman Invasion

This activity is aimed at Year Seven pupils. It introduces them to the idea that events have consequences and that these vary in terms of their longevity. Here the pupils look at the short, medium and longer term consequences of the Norman Invasion. The examples on the worksheet can be expanded by using examples of modern language or architecuture that has survived since the early norman era: especially so if there are local examples.
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Medicine in History, Monopoly Game

Medicine in History, Monopoly Game

Medicine in History is a fun topic that brings Ancient and Medieval Civilizations to life. Class research the way that Medicine was practiced in the Ancient World before playing the game. The rules that are included are easy to adapt. Lots of classes like to add questions, alter the rules to make it their own etc. Medicine and it’s history are huge topics so extending the activity is easy to achieve through out of class work. This game has been used for 18 years now and I have found it to really engage learners.
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