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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
Tudors: Why did Henry VIII break with Rome?
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Tudors: Why did Henry VIII break with Rome?

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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.
WW1: How did World War One change and improve medicine? (Lesson 8)
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WW1: How did World War One change and improve medicine? (Lesson 8)

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This lesson looks at the changes occurring in medicine. It looks at the work of Harold Gillies in Reconstructive surgery, as well as Blood Transfusions, Hospital Treatment and injured limbs treatment. Lesson includes solo and group work There is a GCSE style describe question with sentence starters and challenge tasks to stretch the high ability students in a class.
WW1: How did the First World War affect Women in Britain?
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WW1: How did the First World War affect Women in Britain?

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This lesson looks at the role of women during the war, it looks at how the suffrage movement, middle class and working class women played a role. This lesson includes a GCSE styled question, with sentence starters and a model answer. There is also a chance for group work or solo work and lots of discussion.
AQA America 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality Part 1
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AQA America 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality Part 1

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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
AQA America 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality Part 2
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AQA America 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality Part 2

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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
WW1: Causes of the First World War
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WW1: Causes of the First World War

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A group of lessons which gets students to investigate the long and short term causes and the trigger of assassination. This can then be followed by a recap lesson of the causes. These lessons include sentence starters and support for Low ability students and challenge tasks for the high end students to stretch them.
USA: How far did women's lives change in 1920s (Flappers)? (L9)
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USA: How far did women's lives change in 1920s (Flappers)? (L9)

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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.
USA: How did the Second World War impact society in America?
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USA: How did the Second World War impact society in America?

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This lesson looks at how WW2 impacted African Americans and Women in America. Students recap what their lives were like before the war and then investigate what happened during the war that changed their lives. The lesson includes a differentiated note taking sheet, challenge tasks throughout to stretch and challenge the top end, and an exam question with sentence starters to help students. This lesson forms a SOW for AQA America 1920- 1917 Opportunity and Inequality
Titanic: What can the Titanic reveal about life in Edwardian England? (Lesson 1)
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Titanic: What can the Titanic reveal about life in Edwardian England? (Lesson 1)

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This lesson approaches the Titanic from a different angle looking at what the titanic reveals about the Edwardian period. Students look at a range of sources from pictures, menus, etc to back up points about the Edwardian. There is a worksheet, GCSE styled question, with sentence starters and a model answer. Students also have a literacy focus where they need to correct mistakes to the model answer. The homework tasks involve students getting given a passenger to investigate. Students loved this as each student got a unique passenger with their own boarding pass which they fed back their findings to in the next lesson.
Tudors: Why did the Spanish Armada against Elizabeth I fail?
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Tudors: Why did the Spanish Armada against Elizabeth I fail?

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A lesson that looks at why the armada in 1588 failed. Students weigh up luck, weaponry, leadership and ships. There is a multitude of sources included for students to read and try to analyse. Includes two different plenaries to choose from. I usually split over two lessons to go into detail. There is a GCSE styled question with sentence starters as well as challenge tasks.
USA: Why did the USA introduce prohibition? (L10)
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USA: Why did the USA introduce prohibition? (L10)

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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.
Nazi Germany: Revision Activities/Games
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Nazi Germany: Revision Activities/Games

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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.
AQA America 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality  Part 3
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AQA America 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality Part 3

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10 lessons and a revision info checkers for the third part of the SOW for AQA America 1920 - 1973 Opportunity and Inequality 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: 1950s America Prosperity McCarthyism, Second Red Scare and Joseph McCarthy Brown vs Board of Education Little Rock Nine Rosa Parks and Montgomery Bus Boycott Non - Violent Protest Black Power Emmett Till Civil Rights Act New Frontier and Great Society Women’s Liberation and Feminism
Civil Rights: Title: How did Civil Rights protest change in the 1960’s? (Malcolm X, Black Panthers)
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Civil Rights: Title: How did Civil Rights protest change in the 1960’s? (Malcolm X, Black Panthers)

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A Lesson that looks at how the Civil Rights movement became more militant in the 1960's students look at Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Stokley Carmicheal, Black Panthers and the Race Riots. There are a a few sources including speeches, news reports and quotes for students can analyse to build up the picture as well. Students compare this with the early non violent direct action. Students can plan a GCSE styled question.
USA: Why did America experience an economic boom in the 1920’s? (L4)
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USA: Why did America experience an economic boom in the 1920’s? (L4)

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A lesson in a SOW intended for a three year GCSE looking at the AQA: America 1920 -1973. Students look at the causes of the economic boom in America. Students use a card sort to rank the causes of the boom. There is a GCSE question included with sentence starters for the less able and challenge tasks to stretch the top end. There is also a model answer for students to evaluate as a class or on their own. There is also a writing frame for students if they need it.
Tudors: Why was marriage such an issue for Queen Elizabeth I?
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Tudors: Why was marriage such an issue for Queen Elizabeth I?

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A lesson that looks at Elizabeth and her potential suitors. Students try and find the best match for Elizabeth, looking at their pros and cons, and whether they solve any of the problems that she faced. There is a GCSE style question, with sentence starters and challenge tasks to stretch the top end.
Year 7: Chronology (Lesson 1)
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Year 7: Chronology (Lesson 1)

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A lesson that aims to teach the skill of chronology to students. PowerPoint has challenge tasks that aim to push higher ability students. The timeline group task engages students and can be a competition between different groups
T&L: Stretch and Challenge Ideas
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T&L: Stretch and Challenge Ideas

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This is from a T&L Breakfast that I did on some approaches to stretch and challenge. It aims to give some ideas that work on challenging all students not just the most able. If you try any of the ideas would be good to get some feedback on them. What works in some classes doesn't necessarily work in others.
USA: How did popular culture change in America during the 1930's?
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USA: How did popular culture change in America during the 1930's?

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This lesson looks at the 1930's and Popular Culture during this period. Students look at changes to cinema, literature, and other forms of entertainment. This lesson is teacher led but is open to question students, with questions built in to prompt discussion. There are challenge tasks to stretch and challenge the top end. As well as a GCSE question to practice with sentence starters to help stud nets who need it. This lesson forms a SOW for AQA America 1920 - 1973 Opportunity and Inequality.