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Dom Rogers' History Shop

As I started my teaching career in a 'special measures' school in Blackpool, more than anything, I relied on my self-made and carefully crafted resources to engage, entertain and teach those wonderful kids how to learn and achieve. Today, after qualifying as an 'outstanding' teacher, teaching full-time for four years and moving to Germany, I try my very best to replicate that mentality every single day. All resources are crafted to suit areas of either GCSE, A Level or the IB. Enjoy!

As I started my teaching career in a 'special measures' school in Blackpool, more than anything, I relied on my self-made and carefully crafted resources to engage, entertain and teach those wonderful kids how to learn and achieve. Today, after qualifying as an 'outstanding' teacher, teaching full-time for four years and moving to Germany, I try my very best to replicate that mentality every single day. All resources are crafted to suit areas of either GCSE, A Level or the IB. Enjoy!
WWI - War on the Home Front
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WWI - War on the Home Front

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Full lesson on the role of the British Home Front during WWI. Lesson focuses on the contributions made to the British Front Line and how significant this was to the war effort. KS3 students use a variety of sources in order to make a judgement. Activities include students fulfilling the role of a British general during the war in order to build understanding. Stretch and Challenge questions offer additional support for G&T students. Learning Question - How did the Home Front contribute to the war effort in WWI? Objectives - To examine the contributions made by the home front to the war effort. To identify the significance of the contributions made by the home front to winning WWI. To make a judgement as to how important the home front contributions were during WWI. Historical skills - Significance, Interpretation, Source Skills. Resources found within the PowerPoint itself - Print pages 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17.
The Middle East - The Collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the Sykes-Picot Agreement
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The Middle East - The Collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the Sykes-Picot Agreement

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An overview of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the Sykes-Picot Agreement and colonisation of the Middle East aimed at KS3 students. Students will use maps, sources and a variety of activities in order to assess the impact these events had on the Middle East. All resources have been adapted for SEN, EAL and G&T students. Great for an introduction to imperialism in the 20th century. Enjoy and please leave
Colonialism and Imperialism SOW
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Colonialism and Imperialism SOW

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A scheme of work of around five hours worth of lesson content including written resources, source work and a presentation. Aimed toward KS3 students, this scheme of work introduces the concepts of colonialism and imperialism, assesses the factors involved, observes the interpretations, highlights the key roles of nations such as Britain and Germany and evaluates the impact on colonised countries. Students will learn how to use sources effectively and comparatively analyse case studies. Differentiation is prevalent throughout and resources are built to facilitate for EAL and SEN students as well. Resources graded as ‘outstanding.’ Enjoy!
US Civil Rights Movement - Martin Luther King, Parks and Malcolm X (AQA Opportunity and Inequality)
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US Civil Rights Movement - Martin Luther King, Parks and Malcolm X (AQA Opportunity and Inequality)

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A two-lesson overview of the Civil Rights Movement and the key individuals of the Civil Rights Movement. Students will assess the role of these individuals the changes in which they facilitated in 1950s and 1960s America. Activities focus on discussion, group tasks and AQA exam-style questions. All tasks and activities are differentiated for SEN, EAL and G&T students and based on the new GCSE grading model.
The Cold War - Introduction, Division of Europe and the Iron Curtain (AQA Conflict and Tension)
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The Cold War - Introduction, Division of Europe and the Iron Curtain (AQA Conflict and Tension)

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A concise introduction to the Cold War which begins with a source analysis of Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech before assessing the human/political/economic and additional consequences of the Second World War. Students will then build their understanding of Cold War tension with the use of sources, maps and additional resources. All resources have been adapted for SEN and EAL students, as well as students of a higher ability skill-set. Optional Task - Requires Understanding of the Modern World AQA GCSE Textbook by David Ferriby. However, this is not mandatory.
Hitler's Rise to Power - 1933-34: Reichstag Fire, Enabling Act, Night of the Long Knives, Hindenburg
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Hitler's Rise to Power - 1933-34: Reichstag Fire, Enabling Act, Night of the Long Knives, Hindenburg

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A lesson assessing the Weimar Republic’s transition from democracy to dictatorship covering the four problems faced by Hitler in 1933 and how he found a solution to each. Students will use a variety of sources to evaluate the effectiveness of Hitler’s decision making, as well as exam-style practice based on AQA’s Democracy & Dictatorship. This lesson has been graded ‘outstanding.’
Introduction to the Cold War Worksheet
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Introduction to the Cold War Worksheet

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A worksheet that provides students with various factors that lead to further tension and division on the European continent and on a global scale. Great to introduce the context of Post-War Europe. AQA Conflict and Tension (1945-1972)
The Renaissance - Age of Discovery and Exploration
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The Renaissance - Age of Discovery and Exploration

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A fun lesson aimed at KS3 focusing the factors that led to discovery and the impacts it had on Europe and indigenous peoples. Students will use resources such as diaries and source work to deepen their contextual understanding. All resources have been adapted for SEN and EAL students, as well as offering challenge to those students of a higher ability. Enjoy!
The Roaring Twenties, The New Deal, WWII, Civil Rights! AQA History Opportunity and Inequality - Essential Bundle (60% total savings)
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The Roaring Twenties, The New Deal, WWII, Civil Rights! AQA History Opportunity and Inequality - Essential Bundle (60% total savings)

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ESSENTIAL BUNDLE (70% savings) An absolute must-buy for GCSE History teachers! Includes at least 8 lessons worth of content and resources, providing students with an in-depth analysis of four key areas of the AQA Opportunity and Inequality syllabus. Students will analyse sources using formulas, practice exam-style questions, debate key questions and use differentiated resources to reach their GCSE target grade. Resources graded as ‘outstanding.’ See more in my shop - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/domrogerss
Charles I - The English Civil War
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Charles I - The English Civil War

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An overview lesson that assesses the causes and consequences of the English Civil War. It includes source work, discussion tasks, a detailed lesson plan and an essay question. I made this resource to connect it to the concept of absolute power and explain the differences between 18th century France and England. Graded as an ‘outstanding’ lesson.
The Middle Ages - Medieval Kings and Feudalism SOW
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The Middle Ages - Medieval Kings and Feudalism SOW

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A four full lesson introduction and overview of the role and impact of the Medieval Kings of England. A specific case study is carried out on the role of King John and Magna Carta, before an assessment is made on the impact of Magna Carta on the power and politics of Medieval Kings. Includes lesson plans, scheme of work, discussion tasks, assessment, source work and more.
The Roaring Twenties, Hoover and Roosevelt (AQA US Opportunity and Inequality)
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The Roaring Twenties, Hoover and Roosevelt (AQA US Opportunity and Inequality)

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A introduction to the Roaring Twenties and the political division between Hoover and Roosevelt. Students will engage in discussion tasks, key vocabulary, judgement tasks and debates in order to come to a conclusion on which candidate offers the most for the American people. Homework is included. All resources have been adapted for SEN, EAL and G&T students. Perfect for the AQA History Understanding the Modern World Spec. Enjoy!
US Civil Rights Movement: An Introduction to Segregation (AQA Opportunity and Inequality)
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US Civil Rights Movement: An Introduction to Segregation (AQA Opportunity and Inequality)

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An introduction to the Civil Rights Movement in 1950s America. Students will assess the impact of Brown vs. BoE and Little Rock and their role in the Civil Rights Movements of the 1950s. Students will also analyse the impact of racial segregation of African-Americans living in the US during that time. All resources have been differentiated for SEN, EAL and G&T students. Perfect for the AQA Understanding the Modern World.
WWI - Causes of the First World War (MANIA)
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WWI - Causes of the First World War (MANIA)

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A lesson focused on the long-term causes of the First World War. Students are introduced to context through source analysis and the MANIA (Militarism, Alliance System, Nationalism, Imperialism and Assassination) formula to build understanding. Students are required to infer and consider further impacts and effects. Resources are built to facilitate EAL and SEN students, as well as to challenge higher-ability students. Enjoy!
The Cold War Starter Pack: 1945-1953. Introduction, Iron Curtain, Marshall Plan, Truman Doctrine, NATO, Berlin Blockade! Essential Bundle (50% savings) AQA Conflict and Tension (1945-72)
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The Cold War Starter Pack: 1945-1953. Introduction, Iron Curtain, Marshall Plan, Truman Doctrine, NATO, Berlin Blockade! Essential Bundle (50% savings) AQA Conflict and Tension (1945-72)

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An essential starter-pack for GCSE History Teachers. A four-lesson bundle designed to introduce students to the origins of the Cold War, initial tensions, further divisions and later developments. Students will use a variety of GCSE exam-style questions, sources, discussion activities and adapted and differentiated material to get a great head-start on this topic. Resources are of ‘outstanding’ quality based on lesson observations and feedback.
WWI - Britain and The West Indies Regiment
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WWI - Britain and The West Indies Regiment

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Full lesson on the role of the West Indies Regiment during WWI. Lesson acts as an in-depth case study for any mixed ability KS3 class studying the lives of soldiers during the Great War. The context surrounding the BWIR provokes intense discussion amongst the classes I have taught. In addition there are stretch and challenge activities and differentiated questions to help with mixed ability classes. Learning Question -What was the role of the West Indies Regiment during The Great War? Objectives - To identify the factors that caused the BWIR to participate in WWI. To understand the impact of colonialism on the West Indies during WWI. To establish why the role of the BWIR changed over the course of WWI. Historical skills - Change/Continuity, Source Analysis, Interpretation. Resources found within the PowerPoint itself - Print pages 4, 5, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16.