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The History Bazaar

History teacher who enjoys experimenting with T&L strategies and putting these into resources! Enjoy, take a look around and leave a review if you find anything helpful!

History teacher who enjoys experimenting with T&L strategies and putting these into resources! Enjoy, take a look around and leave a review if you find anything helpful!
Roman Chester
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Roman Chester

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This is a lesson about by the Romans built a fort in Chester, the important features of a Roman fort and if they built these for the benefit of the local people or the Roman army. The activities include a ‘collective memory’ with groups of learners, using a ‘Venn diagram’ with a model of how to complete and an opportunity for extended writing which is differentiated. While this is specifically about Chester, this could easily be adapted to any Roman town for a local study and all resources have been embedded within the PowerPoint.
Life of a Medieval Villager
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Life of a Medieval Villager

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This lesson covers what life was like for medieval villagers with learners picking their own title for the lesson based upon source analysis. Learners will describe the types of jobs, explain how villagers spend their average days and analyse sources to develop their skills of NOP (Nature, Origin and Purpose – the provenance of a source). Activities include source analysis, extracting information and putting this into categories with a lead onto analysis of a source deciding the utility of the source. The focus is based on content and NOP (Nature, Origin and Purpose) with a support slide for those students who struggle or non-specialist teachers. Good lesson to develop source skills. All resources have been embedded into the PowerPoint and clear explanations on each slide. Great for all teachers and non-specialists.
Roman Conquest of Britain
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Roman Conquest of Britain

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Covers the arrival of the Romans in Britain, background to their invasion and why the Romans were able to conquer Britain. Activities include source analysis, making ‘text-to-picture’ and mind-mapping. There is a final extended piece of writing activity at the end which would be good for all learners to show their knowledge and understanding. All resources have been embedded into the PowerPoint and clear explanation on each slide. Great for all teachers and non-specialists.
Norman Conquest - Assessment
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Norman Conquest - Assessment

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This assessment tests the progress made by students with 12 questions which range from multiple choice, giving definitions, source analysis and extended writing. It supports the Learning Programme about the Norman Conquest of England but can easily be adapted to suit alternative LPs or Schemes of Work. No mark scheme has been provided on the PowerPoint however, it uses the Edexcel GCSE history spec which can be easily found online.
Norman Conquest - Domesday Book
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Norman Conquest - Domesday Book

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This lesson allows learners to investigate what the Domesday Book was and what it intended to do. Learners will explain the importance and judge the significance through activities including ‘show me’ which links to modern jobs, source analysis within progress checks and using interpretations. This builds towards an assessment of the Learning Outcomes of writing which judge the knowledge and understanding gained within the lesson. Each slide gives explanations of what is required for learners to do and would be great for all teachers and non-specialists.
Medieval Law and Order
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Medieval Law and Order

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This lesson is focused on how medieval law and order was kept. Learners will recall how towns tried to keep law and order and explain what ‘Trial by Ordeal’ involved. Learners will then reach a judgement on the effectiveness of medieval punishments. Activities include a true or false starter of strange modern laws, using sources to make inferences and summarising contextual knowledge. Learners have opportunities to use progress checks to assess their learning with a main activity of ‘maps from memory’ after watching a video with questions. Learners finish with a judgement based upon the effectiveness of these punishments (which can be an extended writing activity) and an opportunity to use empathy (SMSC links) with a ‘different shoes’ plenary. All resources have been embedded into the PowerPoint and clear explanations on each slide. Great for all teachers and non-specialists.
Life in Medieval Towns
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Life in Medieval Towns

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This lesson explores the development of towns from the medieval village and what life was like for the people who lived in them. The focus is on economic, social, political and military aspects of the town and it builds towards students deciding, who benefited from the medieval town the most? Activities include watching a video describing a medieval town (embedded into the PowerPoint), source analysis of a medieval charter and categorising different aspects of a town in economic, social, political and military. This activity is differentiated for learners with some able to cut and stick these onto a template rather than write-out. The lesson finishes with a GCSE-style question which has progressive support including a writing frame. All resources have been embedded into the PowerPoint and clear explanations on each slide. Great for all teachers and non-specialists.
Who worked in the Medieval Town?
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Who worked in the Medieval Town?

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This lesson developed on the previous knowledge of medieval life and explores the different jobs that people would have had in the medieval town. Firstly, learners will understand how goods are bought and sold today, use a source to investigate the jobs done in the medieval period and categorise the different jobs through an information hunt. Activities include source analysis, use of a freeze-frame activity and information hunt with a template table provided. Learners have regular progress checks throughout to assess learning with a final plenary which puts their learning into a fun text message. All resources have been embedded into the PowerPoint and clear explanations on each slide. Great for all teachers and non-specialists.
Medieval Entertainment
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Medieval Entertainment

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This lesson is focused on the question, ‘could you have fun in the medieval period?’ Learners have an opportunity at the start to reflect on the previous learning (and/or) feedback with a template for the teacher to complete showing WWW (What went well), EBI (Event better if) and Next Steps. Learners then describe the different forms of entertainment in the medieval period and explain these in the form of a PEEL paragraph (and/or) a poster to advertise a village fête. Activities include the link to medieval entertainment and modern forms of entertainment, an information hunt with information provided including template for the table learners can use, progress checks and a PEEL paragraph with guidance. Learners also have an opportunity to advertise the entertainment in a poster form with a model example – fun for all learners especially younger and creative. There is an opportunity at the end to make wider cross-curricular links and consolidate the learning. All resources have been embedded into the PowerPoint and clear explanations on each slide. Great for all teachers and non-specialists.
Medieval Warfare – The Battle of Falkirk, 1298
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Medieval Warfare – The Battle of Falkirk, 1298

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This lesson is focused on the Battle of Falkirk, 1298 within the context of medieval warfare rather than the Scottish War of Independence. The lesson asks learners to describe why the Scottish rebelled against the English, to explain the build up to the battle and to investigate who was victorious and why. The lesson concludes with learners assessing the role of William Wallace and Edward I. Activities include a brief background to the Scottish anger, a timeline of events in the build up to the battle, group work in which learners analyse the battle plans and the sequence of battle with a challenge to focus on key points and decisions in the battle. It finishes with learners assessing the leadership and role of William Wallace and Edward I and if the battle was won because of Edward or other factors. There is an extended writing opportunity where learners can decided the better leader and why. This lesson can be adapted to suit the needs of your learners with regular progress checks throughout and challenges to push all learners. All resources have been embedded into the PowerPoint including a differentiated worksheet with more support and there are clear explanations on each slide for both teacher and learners. Great for all teachers and non-specialists.
Medieval Warfare – Impact on Civilians
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Medieval Warfare – Impact on Civilians

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This lesson is focused on the question, 'what was the impact of medieval warfare on civilians’? It asks learners to categories and explain the impact war had and to reach a judgment on the biggest impact through an extended piece of writing. Activities including making links to examples throughout history of how war / conflict has impacted civilians, using previous knowledge to engage and link what impact war might have had on civilians and categorising information about the impact on civilians using either a table or mind-map. This then leads learners onto a debate which can be done in a variety of ways with them having to argue about the impact of their chosen reason followed by an extended piece of writing in which learners give their judgement based upon the information learned throughout the lesson (and previous lessons). A class vote is completed at the end and a pie chart displays the overall vote. This lesson can be adapted to suit the needs of your learners with regular progress checks throughout and challenges to push all learners. All resources have been embedded into the PowerPoint and there are clear explanations on each slide for both teacher and learners. Great for all teachers and non-specialists.
Norman Conquest - The Bayeux Tapestry
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Norman Conquest - The Bayeux Tapestry

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This lesson allows learners to explain the importance of the Bayeux Tapestry and how it helps us today investigate the events of 1066. Activities include using a ‘modern’ interpretation of events that have happened (football reference) and using a video to explore the tapestry. Learners move onto using a ‘placement’ activity in which they answer questions about the tapestry and move onto an extended piece of writing (differentiated support given). Learners finish with ‘text to picture’ to detail the next part of the story (good for lower ability or younger learners). Progress checks run throughout to check learning and progress and resources are embedded into the PowerPoint. All slides have explanations and are clearly indicated. Great for all teachers and non-specialists.
Medieval Life
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Medieval Life

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This is a Learning Programme / Scheme of Work that covers Medieval Life in England / Europe. It follows the lives of people from the jobs that medieval people did, how the towns developed and how law and order was kept. It explores the entertainment enjoyed by medieval people and the hygiene of the towns. There is a variety of activities including peer assessment, use of videos, group work and individual extended writing. The lessons follow a clear learning thread from starters to engage, activities to learn new knowledge, checking progress throughout and ending with a review against the objectives. All lessons have resources embedded in them with explanations throughout and would be accessible to learners in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 (UK Years 5 – 8 or ages 9 – 13).
The Peasants' Revolt
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The Peasants' Revolt

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This is two lessons about the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381. It covers the background including why the peasants were unhappy and the main events of the revolt. It explores the success and failures of the revolt and gives learners an opportunity to decide if they think it was successful. There is a variety of activities including the use of videos, diamond 9s, colour-coded categories, source analysis and extended writing. It has been presented in a way to make this complicated topic accessible to all learners with opportunities for challenges. All lessons have resources embedded in them with explanations throughout and would be accessible to learners in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 (UK Years 5 – 8 or ages 9 – 13).
Development of Medieval Warfare
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Development of Medieval Warfare

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This is a Learning Programme / Scheme of Work that covers the Development of Warfare specifically focused on the Medieval Era. It follows the nature of medieval warfare with recruitment and training and the impact that this had on civilians. It takes a deeper look at two battles, Falkirk, 1298 and Agincourt, 1415 using battle plans and sources to develop learners understanding of medieval warfare (including change and continuity). There is a wide variety of activities throughout including peer assessment, use of videos, group work and individual extended writing. The lessons follow a clear learning thread from starters to engage, activities to learn new knowledge, checking progress throughout and ending with a review against the objectives. All lessons have resources embedded in them with explanations throughout and would be accessible to learners in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 (UK Years 5 – 8 or ages 9 – 13). This would be a good Unit of Work as a stand-alone for your curriculum or to support progression towards GCSE Development of Warfare topics.
Who murdered Julius Caesar?
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Who murdered Julius Caesar?

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The lesson identifies some of the suspects involved in the murder, why they may have murdered him or been involved and what the impact of the murder might have been. This is presented in a ‘murder mystery’ type activities which involve learners investigating the different suspects and deciding their motive (and reasons why they might not be a suspect). This culminates into learners making a decision about who they believe murdered Julius Caesar. Resources are embedded into the PowerPoint and have been differentiated. All slides have explanations of what is required to be completed by learners. Great for all teachers and non-specialists.
Norman Conquest - Stone Keep Castles
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Norman Conquest - Stone Keep Castles

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This lessons offers learners an opportunity to explore the different parts of a Stone Keep castle and why William upgraded these from Motte and Bailey. The lesson begins with ‘pupil response’ or ‘purple pen’ time and gives learners a chance to reflect on previous learning and the teacher sections for WWW (what went well) and EBI (even better if) based upon class feedback. The lesson moves into previous knowledge about Motte and Bailey castles (positives and negatives) with learners moving on to exploring the Stone Keep castles built by William. The worksheets embedded into the PowerPoint have been differentiated and the lesson finishes with an opportunity for learners to be reflective and ask if an Anglo-Saxon did the lesson, what would they think!? Each slide gives explanations of what is required for learners to do and would be great for all teachers and non-specialists.
Roman Assessment
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Roman Assessment

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This is a short assessment about the Roman Empire with varying historical skills such as, describe, explain, judge and source analysis. It would require previous knowledge about the Romans including the beginnings of Rome, the Roman army and Roman Gods. There is no mark scheme on this but it would be quite straight-forward to mark responses based upon generic mark schemes or anything provided by the exam boards.
Roman Empire - Short Learning Programme
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Roman Empire - Short Learning Programme

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This is a short Learning Programme / Scheme of Work that covers Julius Caesar, Roman Britain and the Fall of the Roman Empire including the legacy left. There is a variety of activities including mind-maps, use of videos, group work and individual extended writing. The lessons follow a clear learning thread from starters to engage, activities to learn new knowledge, checking progress throughout and ending with a review against the objectives. All lessons have resources embedded in them with explanations throughout and would be accessible to learners in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 (UK Years 5 – 8 or ages 9 – 13).
Norman Conquest - Why did people come to England?
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Norman Conquest - Why did people come to England?

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This lesson covers the push and pull factors of whey people came to England Pre-1066. Learners will identify different reasons and explain this through a piece of extended writing. Activities include ‘picture-to-text’ using what England offered to potential invaders and using a ‘push and pull’ activity to identify the reasons that people left their land for England. All resources have been embedded into the PowerPoint and clear explanations on each slide. The resources on this are from History in Progress Pupil Book 1 (1066-1603) by Martin Collier and Rosemary Rees. Great for all teachers and non-specialists.