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The Nerdy History Teacher

A selection of resources for History Teaching (both Edexcel and AQA History). Subject specialist in Medicine and Scientific History.

A selection of resources for History Teaching (both Edexcel and AQA History). Subject specialist in Medicine and Scientific History.
Weapons of WWI: Gap Fill Activity
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Weapons of WWI: Gap Fill Activity

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A gap fill activity which covers planes, tanks, artillery, gas and machine guns. For each weapon, it covers how each developed over the war, strengths and weaknesses of each weapon and an example of where they were used. Aimed at AQA GCSE Conflict and tension: 1894-1918
Battle of the Somme Gap Fill
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Battle of the Somme Gap Fill

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A gap fill exercise which covers the causes and events of the Battle of the Somme. Formatted 3 to a sheet to reduce photocopying. Aimed at AQA GCSE Conflict and Tension: 1894-1918
Revision Sheet (AQA GCSE WWI Part 3: The End of the War)
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Revision Sheet (AQA GCSE WWI Part 3: The End of the War)

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A double sided revision sheet for students to fill in with own knowledge. Can be used in class or set for home learning. Topics covered are US Entry, Russian Withdrawal, German Spring Offensive, Allied Advance. On the reverse there is a gap fill exercise on the end of the war (impact of blockades, abdication of Kaiser, signing of the Armistice) and a Q9 question for students to complete.
Why USA enter WWI - Colour Code Activity
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Why USA enter WWI - Colour Code Activity

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A colour code activity to match key information with the 3 main reasons why USA join WWI (Unrestricted Submarine Warfare, the sinking of the Lusitania and the Zimmermann Telegram). Has a challenge task at the bottom for more able learners. Aimed at AQA GCSE Conflict and Tension: 1894-1918. Formatted so there are 2 to a page to reduce photocopying.
Over The Top WWI Tactic Card Sort
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Over The Top WWI Tactic Card Sort

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A card sort which can be used as a chronology task (perhaps with some supporting information), a differentiated task for less able/students with weak literacy to reduce writing pressure, or as a mini-plenary to check students' understanding of the tactic. Card sort is already mixed up on the printable and are formatted 4 to a sheet (to reduce printing). Answers are on the second page. A card sort aimed at AQA GCSE WWI (Conflict and Tension, 1894 - 1918)which describes the 'Over the Top' tactic. However, it is just as relevant for Key Stage 3 students who are studying WWI.
Build a Model of a Trench - Task Sheet
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Build a Model of a Trench - Task Sheet

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A fun activity where students build a model of a trench system based on what they can see in the pictures. Normally done with playdoh (for modelling) and small post-its (for labels), but has been done with craft materials (paper, card, some colours etc...)
Russia Leave WWI: Gap Fill Activity
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Russia Leave WWI: Gap Fill Activity

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A gap fill exercise which covers the problems the Russian Army faced in WWI, why they leave WWI and the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. Formatted 2 to a page to reduce photocopying. Aimed at AQA GCSE Conflict and Tension: 1894-1918
WWI End of Topic Knowledge Audit
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WWI End of Topic Knowledge Audit

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For AQA GCSE WWI (Conflict and tension 1894-1918) A knowledge audit to help students identify strengths and weaknesses in their knowledge. Could be used for end of topic, or more regularly to track progress.