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Please browse a selection of history, sociology and generic lessons and resources. Most of them have writing frames for students who need a bit of support with writing. Please review if you download anything as I will try to edit and improve using any feedback

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Please browse a selection of history, sociology and generic lessons and resources. Most of them have writing frames for students who need a bit of support with writing. Please review if you download anything as I will try to edit and improve using any feedback
AQA America 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality Part 1

AQA America 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality Part 1

The first 20 lessons of the America topic for AQA for a three year GCSE. Include exam questions, with sentence starters to support the less able and challenge tasks to stretch the top end. A range of recap starters at the beginning of lessons to help students consolidate their understanding Includes lessons on: Introduction to America WW1 And its impact Economic Boom in America Ford and the car industry Failures of the boom Entertainment in 1920s (cinema, sport, jazz) Women and Flappers Causes of Prohibition Failures of Prohibition Al Capone Causes of Immigration Experiences of immigrants Experiences of African Americans Changes after the abolition of slavery Jim Crow Laws KKK Ku Klux Klan Russian Revolution 1920s Red Scare Sacco and Vanzetti
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Year 7 SOW: Norman Conquest to Peasant's Revolt

Year 7 SOW: Norman Conquest to Peasant's Revolt

A SOW that looks at the Norman Conquest, starting with claimants to the throne building towards how William kept control. Students then look at how other kings struggled to keep control. Lessons have sentence starters for less able students as well as challenge tasks to stretch the top end. Most lessons have GCSE styled question to build up skills as well some lessons focusing on literacy.
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Education: Revision and Recap Education (Lesson 10)

Education: Revision and Recap Education (Lesson 10)

A lesson that gets students to recap education topic. The lesson includes a revision clock activity, a cobs and robbers knowledge task, key word bingo (with 30 unique sheets), a block busters game as well as a practice question with a writing frame. Students enjoy the range of activities before building up to a question.
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Norman Conquest: How did William keep control?

Norman Conquest: How did William keep control?

A group of 5 lessons that get students to investigate how William kept control of the country. The lesson looks at the Feudal System, Domesday Book, Harrying of the North and Castles. Followed by a recap lesson.
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Nazi Germany: Revision Activities/Games

Nazi Germany: Revision Activities/Games

A collection of revision materials based around Nazi Germany but the format could be adapted for other topics. Includes, Battle Ships, Draughts (Checkers), and Ludo (Frustration). Great way to revise topics and gets students super engaged.
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USA: How important was the Second World War to the American Economy?

USA: How important was the Second World War to the American Economy?

This lesson looks at how world war 2 impacted the US economy. Students look at the different ways the USA was able to recover from the depression. The lesson includes challenge tasks throughout to stretch and challenge the top end. There is a GCSE exam question to practice with sentence starters to help those who need it. This lesson forms part of a SOW for AQA America 1920 - 1973 Opportunity and Inequality
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USA: Were the 1920’s a Boom or Bust for African Americans? (L17)

USA: Were the 1920’s a Boom or Bust for African Americans? (L17)

A lesson that evaluate the experiences of African Americans in the 1920's. This lesson forms a 3 year scheme of work for AQA America 1920 - 1973 Opportunity and Inequality. The lesson include interpretation questions, with sentence starters for those who need them and challenge tasks to stretch and challenge the top end.
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USA: How should Al Capone be remembered? (L12)

USA: How should Al Capone be remembered? (L12)

A lesson that looks at Al Capone and gets students to evaluate his role in America. The lesson forms part of a 3 year SOW for AQA America 1920 -1932 Opportunity and Inequality.The lesson includes an idea for homework, a GCSE question with sentence starters for those that need it and challenge tasks to stretch and challenge the top end. Use the envelope sticker to add to an envelope or file to put the evidence sheets in to.
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USA: Were African Americans really free and equal after the abolition of slavery? (L14)

USA: Were African Americans really free and equal after the abolition of slavery? (L14)

A lesson that looks at the life before and after the abolition of slavery, this lesson is designed to give students a better contextual knowledge about African American's experience. This lesson is designed for AQA America 1920 -1973 opportunity and inequality and give some background knowledge for this topic. This lesson includes a GCSE styled question with sentence starters to help those who need it and challenge tasks to stretch the top end student. There is also a homework idea and resource provided as well.
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AQA America 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality Part 2

AQA America 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality Part 2

14 lessons and a revision activity booklet for the second part of the SOW for AQA America 1920 - 1973 Opportunity and Inequality for a three year GCSE. Lessons range from the Depression, New Deal and Popular Culture. Include exam questions, with sentence starters to support the less able and challenge tasks to stretch the top end. A range of recap starters at the beginning of lessons to help students consolidate their understanding Includes lessons on: The Wall Street Crash 1929 The impact of the Great Depression Hoover and his response to the Great Depression Bonus Army/ Bonus March 1932 Why did Roosevelt / FDR win the Election 1932? Popular Culture in the 1930s The impact of world war 2 on society (Women and African Americans) The impact of Second World War (WW2) on the economy The New Deal Opposition to the New Deal Supreme Court and the New Deal TVA evaluation Flint Sit Down Strike and Battle of the Overpass
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USA: How far did women's lives change in 1920s (Flappers)? (L9)

USA: How far did women's lives change in 1920s (Flappers)? (L9)

A lesson that forms part of a SOW for a three year GCSE for AQA America 1920 - 1973 Opportunity and inequality. This lesson looks at women in the 1920's and investigate how far women;s lives changed in the 1920s. Students investigate flappers, the anti-flirt club etc to evaluate the changes. There is a GCSE question to practice interpretations skills, there are sentence starters provided to help the those who struggle to start a question but the lesson include challenge tasks to stretch the top end as well.
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USA: What role did McCarthyism play in America in the 1950s? (Joseph McCarthy)

USA: What role did McCarthyism play in America in the 1950s? (Joseph McCarthy)

This lesson forms a SOW for AQA America 1920 - 73: Opportunity and Inequality. This lesson looks at McCarthyism, students look at the causes, including Alger Hiss, Rosenburgs etc and the role of Joseph McCarthy. The lesson includes a homework activity, source work and group work and essay practice. The lesson includes challenge tasks to stretch the top end and sentence starters to help students with their writing.
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USA: What was the Red Scare in the 1920's and why was it so scary? (L19)

USA: What was the Red Scare in the 1920's and why was it so scary? (L19)

A lesson which forms part of a SOW for a 3 year GCSE for AQA America 1920-73 opportunity and inequality. This lesson looks at the features of the 1920's red scare. There is a source activity where they can do some solo or paired work, then come back together as a class. There are challenge tasks to stretch the top end as well.
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USA: How did international events outside of America result in a Red Scare in the 1950’s?

USA: How did international events outside of America result in a Red Scare in the 1950’s?

This lesson forms part of a SOW for AQA America: Opportunity and Inequality 1920 - 1973. This lesson looks at why America experienced a Red Scare in the 1950s. Students look at the international events at the time and how these would impact America. The lesson includes challenge tasks to stretch students and a differentiated worksheet with questions to prompt students towards answers
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USA: Why did the USA introduce prohibition? (L10)

USA: Why did the USA introduce prohibition? (L10)

A lesson on the causes of prohibition for a 3 year GCSE for AQA America 1920 -1973. The lesson looks at what was prohibition and focuses on why it was introduced, there are a range of sources for students to look at and work out their message using the knowledge just gained. The starter is the recap wheel which once clicked will spin and land on a topic that the table must list everything they can remember about it. There is also a GCSE question with sentence starters for students who need it and throughout the lesson there are challenge tasks to stretch the top end.
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USA: What does the St Valentine's Day Massacre reveal about the impact of prohibition? (L11)

USA: What does the St Valentine's Day Massacre reveal about the impact of prohibition? (L11)

A lesson that looks that the impact and failures of prohibition, the St Valentine's Day massacre is used as a focal point for the investigation. This forms part of a 3 year GCSE scheme of work for AQA America 1920 -1972 Opportunity and Inequality. The lesson includes an GCSE style exam question with sentence starters to help those who need it and challenge tasks throughout to stretch and challenge the top end.
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USA: Why did events in Russia impact America? (Russian Revolution) (L18)

USA: Why did events in Russia impact America? (Russian Revolution) (L18)

A lesson that forms part of a SOW for AQA America 1920 -1973 Opportunity and inequality. This lesson provides students with some background knowledge to understand the Red Scare in more detail. The lesson looks at the Russian revolution why it happened and its impact. Students use this information to think about how and why would it impact America. A chance to link it to previous immigration lessons. This lesson is designed for a 3 year GCSE which allows us to provide lessons which provide more contextual knowledge for this topic. There is a GCSE style question with sentence starters for students who need it and challenge tasks to stretch and challenge the most able. The slide with the bomb is a 20 minute timer, if you press the matchbox it will light the fuse which for 20 minutes will work its way down the bomb and explode. This is to provide students with a time limit for the task in an interactive way
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Tudors: Why did Henry VIII break with Rome?

Tudors: Why did Henry VIII break with Rome?

A lesson that looks at the break from Rome and get students to investigate why did Henry break from Rome. Students practice PEE paragraphs and using evidence to back up arguments. There are challenge tasks to stretch top end and sentence starters to scaffold.
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USA: How was the American Boom a flop (Failures of the Boom)? (L5)

USA: How was the American Boom a flop (Failures of the Boom)? (L5)

A lesson in a SOW intended for a three year GCSE looking at the AQA: America 1920 -1973. Students investigate the inequalities created during the American Boom, students look at the rural experience, failing industries, farming industry, native Americans, black Americans etc. There is a GCSE question included with sentence starters for the less able and challenge tasks to stretch the top end.
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