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Welcome to History Hacks, where history comes alive! 🌟 Discover expertly crafted GCSE and KS3 history lessons meticulously designed by a qualified history teacher with a passion for education. Dive into ann engaging curriculum that not only covers all the key skills and disciplinary knowledge required by Edexcel but also sparks creativity and excitement in every student. From captivating storytelling to interactive activities, my lessons are tailored to make history a thrilling adventure.

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Welcome to History Hacks, where history comes alive! 🌟 Discover expertly crafted GCSE and KS3 history lessons meticulously designed by a qualified history teacher with a passion for education. Dive into ann engaging curriculum that not only covers all the key skills and disciplinary knowledge required by Edexcel but also sparks creativity and excitement in every student. From captivating storytelling to interactive activities, my lessons are tailored to make history a thrilling adventure.
Night of the Long Knives
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Night of the Long Knives

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It was a black day for Germany. The event that showed all who was truly in charge. Use this fully resourced lesson to plot the events of this fateful night, and more importantly, analyse the consequences… Lesson 16/24
The Reichstag Fire
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The Reichstag Fire

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The final piece to consolidate power. Who burnt down the Reichstag? Why may they have done it? And how did this ultimately help Hitler achieve total power? Lesson 14/24
Henry VIII & His Ministers Revision
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Henry VIII & His Ministers Revision

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Complete resource booklet with key information for Edexcel Henry VIII unit. Broken into three sections (Wolsey, Cromwell & the Reformation). The booklet features and exam skills section at the end, complete with model answers and exam skills.
The Munich Putsch
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The Munich Putsch

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First time lucky? Nah… Use this lesson to construct a narrative of Hitler’s ‘Beer Hall Putsch’ and then analyse the consequences - was there really some good in this? Lesson 07/24
The Enabling Act
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The Enabling Act

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A law to establish a dictatorship? Doesn’t seem right, right? Well that’s what happened and in 1933 and this lesson will help you tell that tale. Explore the conspiracies and evaluate the impact with this fully resource lesson. Lesson 15/24
Weimar Culture
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Weimar Culture

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Its time to deep dive into the ‘free-lovin’ Weimar Golden age. Use this lesson to explore the liberal culture of the Weimar Golden age. From Art to literature, film to architecture, women’s rights to music… this has it all. Fully resourced lesson, remember to use this to contrast Nazi culture using the Timeline booklet. Lesson 9/25
Hitler's Rise to Power
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Hitler's Rise to Power

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Part 1 of 2, this lesson works to establish the chronology and provide the key facts behind the cataclysmic rise of Adolf Hitler. Lesson 12/24
The Nazi Police State
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The Nazi Police State

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Now Hitler’s got the high job, his plans turned to retaining it. This fully resourced lesson will aid you in explaining the systems of control within Nazi Germany. Lesson 17/24
Comprehension Booklet (KS4)
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Comprehension Booklet (KS4)

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A booklet designed to be used in Tutor or start of lessons to encourage wider reading and develop skills of comprehension. Booklet contains 30+ extracts from variety of subjects including: English Maths Science History Music Geography PE and many more. After each section of text is a series of tasks and pages to work on these. Note - this booklet contains additional tasks to the KS3 with a focus on options topics also (e.g. Criminology and Health and Social).
Cover Work - The Peasant's Revolt
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Cover Work - The Peasant's Revolt

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Cover work sucks right? Well this’ll make it easy. Set this to give you students a thorough breakdown of the reason for and events and consequences of the Peasants Revolt. Tasks: Students to read the text (as class or individual) for literacy focus. Students complete comprehension questions for understanding A choice of two creative tasks - thus nullifying the age old “I’ve done it all init”…
Wolsey's Foreign Policy
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Wolsey's Foreign Policy

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The 1500’s is a confusing world. Europe seems to make less sense than it does now, and theres more treaties than I’ve written SP in the margins of books… but luckily this lesson makes it easy! Establish Wolsey’s aims, get to grips with the geo-politics and analyse the successes and failings of the Cardinal abroad Lesson 04/15
Cover Work - Murder of Thomas Beckett
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Cover Work - Murder of Thomas Beckett

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Cover work sucks right? Well this’ll make it easy. Set this to give you students a thorough breakdown of the reason for and events of Thomas Beckett’s murder in Canterbury Cathedral. Tasks: Students to read the text (as class or individual) for literacy focus. Students complete comprehension questions for understanding A choice of two creative tasks - thus nullifying the age old “I’ve done it all init”…
Police Reform
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Police Reform

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For Edexcel GCSE Crime & Punishment. Lesson to focus on the changes made to policing as an overview. To include: Overview of Bow Street Runners and early Metropolitan Police Opposition to reforms. Reason for slow change. Source analysis.
Cold War Character Cards
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Cold War Character Cards

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Revision cards for all the key individuals in the Cold War unit. Space for bullet-point notes and links to relevant topics.
Creating the Weimar Republic
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Creating the Weimar Republic

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*The year is 1918, a brand new Germany has risen! But what does it look like? Who governs this new Weimar Republic and how strong is this new democracy? * Use this lesson to give initial context of the Weimar Republic. Looking at the set up of the government, considering strengths and weaknesses whilst students construct a constitution of the republic. Resources included. Lesson 01/25
Edexcel Cold War Revision
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Edexcel Cold War Revision

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Exam skills booklet filled with vital information for Edexcel Superpower relations and the Cold War topic along with exam skills sections with space to complete all question types. Supported with modeled answers and exam tips. Links to teacher copy powerpoint
Rise in Nazi Support
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Rise in Nazi Support

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The economic depression is in full effect, the people are desperate… but wait? Whats that coming over the hill? Is it a monster? … no its Hitler. Use this lesson to explore how the Nazi’s were able to increase support, from movie magic to the sadistic SA. Fully resourced lesson 11/25
Cromwell's Rise to Power
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Cromwell's Rise to Power

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The Alter Rex is dead! Long live Cromwell - no not that one. It’s time to explore the rapid rise of Thomas Cromwell. Explore his background and his work to impress Henry through this fully resourced lesson. Lesson 08/15
The Gunpowder Plot
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The Gunpowder Plot

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For Edexcel GCSE Crime & Punishment. Lesson to include: Analysis of why the plotters wanted James I dead. Exploration of whether the plotters were framed. Explanation of consequences. Exam style questions. Lesson 7 in scheme
Prague Spring (Invasion of Czechoslovakia)
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Prague Spring (Invasion of Czechoslovakia)

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Use this lesson to construct the narrative of Czechoslovakia’s attempt to create ‘communism with a human face’. Look at Dubcek’s reasoning, Brezhnev’s response and the American’s lack of… Lesson 10/16