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HOD at an 11-18 non-selective secondary teaching GCSE & A-level History. My approach is accessible resources for students of all abilities but with lots of challenge too - differentiation from the top-down. Aiming for fair prices - costs reflect the effort behind the resource. For everything with a price tag there should be a free resource on the same topic or theme to show the standard/style etc before you buy. Hope this makes sense. Shop is a work in progress. More things coming soon...

HOD at an 11-18 non-selective secondary teaching GCSE & A-level History. My approach is accessible resources for students of all abilities but with lots of challenge too - differentiation from the top-down. Aiming for fair prices - costs reflect the effort behind the resource. For everything with a price tag there should be a free resource on the same topic or theme to show the standard/style etc before you buy. Hope this makes sense. Shop is a work in progress. More things coming soon...
How did Britain gain control of India? Part 2
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How did Britain gain control of India? Part 2

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Part 2 of a very straightforward presentation on how Britain gained controlled of India. However, the second part offers more analysis of the methods used by the British to gain & consolidate control over India. The aim of the presentation was to build on the ideas covered in part 1 whilst the worksheet was created so that all my GCSE students could explain in some detail how & why the British expanded their empire in India. The worksheet covers a range of factors (Sepoys, Robert Clive, fighting the French, a belief in imperialism, instability within the Mughal empire & a lack of unity between different Hindu princes…) and very simply differentiates the evidence (one-star for ‘straightforward’ through to three-stars for ‘think about it carefully’) so that all students can quickly see the challenge offered by each idea and choose their starting point accordingly. A key gives the worksheet a simple focus - categorise the reasons Britain gained controlled under themes such as force, negotiation & greed. There is also space for students to think of their own categories. Lastly, the presentation tries to take students beyond the core textbooks by bringing in a couple of thoughts from Sashi Tharoor’s brilliant book ‘Inglorious Empire’. Suitable for many GCSE History specs: AQA GCSE History: Britain: Migration, empires and the people: c790 to the present day (an option in Section A of Paper 2 - Thematic studies). Edexcel GCSE History. Probably not essential but offers perspective to issues within the ‘British America, 1713–83: empire and revolution’ unit (a period study option in Paper 2) and would help more able students understand what the British were up to in India as a comparison to the colonisation of north America. OCR GCSE History A. Links to the section on the growing trade with India and China and role of the East India Company within the Paper 3 British depth study - Impact of Empire on Britain 1688–c.1730. OCR GCSE History B - Schools History Project. Links to the Early Modern Britain c.1500–c.1750 section within the Paper 1 thematic study - Migrants to Britain, c.1250 to present; difficult to do an overview of ‘the growth in world trade’ without mentioning India & EIC.
How did Britain gain control of India? Part 1
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How did Britain gain control of India? Part 1

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Part 1 of a very straightforward presentation on how Britain gained controlled of India. With simple learning objectives… Describe India a) before the Europeans arrived and b) shortly after the Europeans arrived Describe the EIC … the presentation offers a brief history of India from the 15th to 20th century, using simple maps, before describing the importance of trading stations and the East India Company. The aim of the presentation was to summarise British expansion in India so that all my GCSE students could get to grips with the main ideas; it’s an introduction not a detailed analysis of British imperialism in Asia! Suitable for many GCSE History specs: AQA GCSE History: Britain: Migration, empires and the people: c790 to the present day (an option in Section A of Paper 2 - Thematic studies). Edexcel GCSE History. It will offer some perspective to issues within the ‘British America, 1713–83: empire and revolution’ unit (a period study option in Paper 2) and help students understand what the British were up to in Asia whilst colonising north America. OCR GCSE History A. Links to the section on the growing trade with India and China and role of the East India Company within the Paper 3 British depth study - Impact of Empire on Britain 1688–c.1730. OCR GCSE History B - Schools History Project. Links to the Early Modern Britain c.1500–c.1750 section within the Paper 1 thematic study - Migrants to Britain, c.1250 to present; difficult to do an overview of ‘the growth in world trade’ without mentioning India & EIC.
Was the colonisation of North America by the British a success?
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Was the colonisation of North America by the British a success?

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A very accessible worksheet that offers several pieces of evidence to help students consider the main question - was the colonisation of North America by the British a success? Information is very simply differentiated (one-star for ‘straightforward’ through to three-stars for ‘think about it carefully’) so students can quickly see the challenge offered by each piece of evidence and choose their starting point accordingly. A key gives the worksheet a simple focus, links the evidence back to the question, whilst an extension question asks for some prioritisation - what might have been the main reason the colonies in North America were successful? Suitable for many GCSE History specs: - AQA GCSE History: Britain: Migration, empires and the people: c790 to the present day (an option in Section A of Paper 2 - Thematic studies). - Edexcel GCSE History. A simple introduction or recap to some of the issues within the ‘British America, 1713–83: empire and revolution’ unit (a period study option in Paper 2). - OCR GCSE History A. Worksheet links to the section on the political and social impact of empire (within the Paper 3 British depth study - Impact of Empire on Britain 1688–c.1730) as difficult to discuss the emergence of consumerism and its wider political and economic impacts on Britain without mentioning the North American colonies. - OCR GCSE History B - Schools History Project. Worksheet links to the Early Modern Britain c.1500–c.1750 section within the Paper 1 thematic study - Migrants to Britain, c.1250 to present; difficult to do an overview of ‘the growth in world trade’ without mentioning the North American colonies. Worksheet could also be useful as part of an introduction to the Paper 3 period study - The Making of America, 1789–1900.
What caused the American War of Independence?
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What caused the American War of Independence?

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Boston Tea Party? Check. Navigation Acts? Yes. Stamp Act? Yup. House of Burgesses? Included. Enlightenment ideas? Tick. All these causes and more are mentioned on a very accessible worksheet that covers multiple reasons behind the big questions: Why did the colonists fall out with Britain? Why did the American War of Independence start? Information is very simply differentiated (one-star for ‘straightforward’ through to three-stars for ‘think about it carefully’) allowing students to quickly see the challenge offered by each piece of evidence and choose their starting point accordingly. There is space for a key but it's not completely finished as prefer to ask students to devise their own categories/groups to develop their analytical skills / ability to think independently. Nevertheless, provided one example category to get them started - 'contributing factor – had an effect but the war would still have started without it'. Finally, I've put a couple of extra factors (the Boston Massacre & French and Indian War) on the back to stretch their knowledge a bit further too. Suitable for many GCSE History specs: - AQA GCSE History: Britain: Migration, empires and the people: c790 to the present day (an option in Section A of Paper 2 - Thematic studies). - Edexcel GCSE History. Definitely relevant to issues within the ‘British America, 1713–83: empire and revolution’ unit (a period study option in Paper 2). - OCR GCSE History A. Worksheet links to the section on the political and social impact of empire (within the Paper 3 British depth study - Impact of Empire on Britain 1688–c.1730) as difficult to discuss the emergence of consumerism and its wider political and economic impacts on Britain without mentioning the loss of the North American colonies and subsequent re-focus on India. - OCR GCSE History B - Schools History Project. Worksheet links to the Early Modern Britain c.1500–c.1750 section within the Paper 1 thematic study - Migrants to Britain, c.1250 to present; difficult to do an overview of ‘the growth in world trade’ without mentioning the North American colonies. Worksheet would also be useful as part of an introduction to the Paper 3 period study - The Making of America, 1789–1900.
Why should we bother studying WWI?
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Why should we bother studying WWI?

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A simple stand-alone lesson that asks students to consider the lasting impact of WWI and some of the reasons behind studying the conflict. Works really well as either an introduction to WWI or as a route into studying the impacts of the conflict in more detail. The ideas covered include: - Remembrance - Child soldiers - Weapons - Medicine (e.g. Marie Curie and the use of x-rays or the triage system) - Ethnic diversity (e.g. Indian soldiers fighting for the British army) - Language (the new words and phrases that have become part of our everyday vocabulary) - Role of women in society (e.g. Blythe Spartans Ladies FC or the first female police officer having the right of arrest) Resources are simply differentiated ('one star' for easy to access, 'three star' for more challenging) and a worksheet is included for students to record their ideas.
Why did the British lose their empire?
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Why did the British lose their empire?

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Impact of WWII? Check. British atrocities? Yes. Kwame Nkrumah & Ghana? Yup. Mau Mau Rebellion? Included. Suez Crisis? Tick. All these causes and more are mentioned on an accessible worksheet that summarises multiple reasons behind the big question: Why did the British lose their empire? Tried to ensure all abilities can access the main causes - core ideas are straightforward and concise - whilst also including information that will stretch the most able and prompt further research and/or thinking. For example, the Atlantic Charter of 1941 or Eden’s resignation after the Suez Crisis. Lastly, offered some questions at the bottom of the worksheet around categorisation and prioritisation of causes as well as a ‘what if…’ style scenario question: If Britain had remained neutral during WWII would the empire have survived?
Rulers of the Crusader states 1147-1204
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Rulers of the Crusader states 1147-1204

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A straightforward worksheet that lists the rulers, including regents, of the Crusader states from 1147 - 1204. Created for my A level students who were getting confused and wanted a quick reference sheet to help them remember who's who. Suitable for many A level History specifications including: - AQA A level History: Component 1 - Breadth study - The Age of the Crusades, c1071–1204 - OCR A level History: Unit 2 - Non-British period study - The Crusades and the Crusader States 1095–1192 - Edexcel A level History: Route A - Conquest, control and resistance in the medieval world - Paper 1 - The crusades, c1095–1204
Revision checklist: Germany, 1890–1945
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Revision checklist: Germany, 1890–1945

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A GCSE History revision or mapping sheet for Germany, 1890–1945. The worksheet clearly 'maps out' what students need to understand in preparation for their exams. The content is presented in short bullet-points/statements that students can be tested against. The revision sheet is great for a variety of AFL activities: - Test students on the unit's key vocabulary / people / events. - RAG rate bullet-points to identify issues that require further study. - Form the basis of peer or group revision activities. This worksheet was created for the AQA GCSE History unit Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy & Dictatorship (an option in Section A of Paper 1 - Understanding the modern world). However, the worksheet would also be useful for aspects of all of the following: - Edexcel GCSE History: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39 (an option in Paper 3 - Modern depth studies). - OCR GCSE History A - Explaining the Modern World: Germany 1925–1955: The People and the State (a non-British depth study option in Paper 1 - International Relations, 1918–c.2001). - OCR GCSE History B - Schools History Project: Living under Nazi Rule, 1933–1945 (a world depth study option in Paper 3 - World History). - WJEC GCSE History: Germany in Transition, 1919-1939 (an option in Unit 2: Studies in Depth - History with a European / world focus). Finally, from experience, the sheet does work. Students appreciate a one page summary of what to revise and what they need to know if they want to approach their exam with confidence.
Revision quiz - Weimar crisis & recovery
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Revision quiz - Weimar crisis & recovery

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A multiple choice quiz to help my GCSE students revise the key content for the Weimar Republic, 1919-33, section of their AQA Paper 1 unit on Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy & Dictatorship. 20 questions in total split into two parts: - Part I: Weimar crisis of 1923 (answers on slide 7) - Part 2: Weimar recovery - Stresemann (answers on slide 14) Quiz would also work really well with these specifications... - Edexcel GCSE History: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39 (an option in Paper 3 - Modern depth studies). - WJEC GCSE History: Germany in Transition, 1919-1939 (an option in Unit 2: Studies in Depth - History with a European / world focus). ...or as part of an introduction to WeimarGermany if you're teaching OCR GCSE History A - Explaining the Modern World: Germany 1925–1955: The People and the State (a non-British depth study option in Paper 1 - International Relations, 1918–c.2001).
Revision quiz - Birth of the Weimar Republic
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Revision quiz - Birth of the Weimar Republic

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A multiple choice quiz to help my GCSE students revise the key content for the Weimar Republic section of their AQA Paper 1 unit on Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy & Dictatorship. 10 questions in total and answers on slide 7. Quiz would also work well with these specifications... - Edexcel GCSE History: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39 (an option in Paper 3 - Modern depth studies). - WJEC GCSE History: Germany in Transition, 1919-1939 (an option in Unit 2: Studies in Depth - History with a European / world focus). ...or as part of an introduction to WeimarGermany if you're teaching OCR GCSE History A - Explaining the Modern World: Germany 1925–1955: The People and the State (a non-British depth study option in Paper 1 - International Relations, 1918–c.2001).
Revision quiz - Culture in Weimar Germany
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Revision quiz - Culture in Weimar Germany

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A multiple choice quiz to help my GCSE students revise the key content for the Weimar Republic, 1919-33, section of their AQA Paper 1 unit on Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy & Dictatorship. 10 questions in total. Quiz would also work really well with these specifications... - Edexcel GCSE History: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39 (an option in Paper 3 - Modern depth studies). - WJEC GCSE History: Germany in Transition, 1919-1939 (an option in Unit 2: Studies in Depth - History with a European / world focus). - OCR GCSE History A - Explaining the Modern World: Germany 1925–1955: The People and the State (a non-British depth study option in Paper 1 - International Relations, 1918–c.2001).
Rulers of the Crusader states 1099-1147
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Rulers of the Crusader states 1099-1147

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A straightforward worksheet that lists the rulers, including regents, of the Crusader states from 1099 - 1149. Created for my A level students who were getting confused and wanted a quick reference sheet to help them remember who's who. Suitable for many A level History specifications including: - AQA A level History: Component 1 - Breadth study - The Age of the Crusades, c1071–1204 - OCR A level History: Unit 2 - Non-British period study - The Crusades and the Crusader States 1095–1192 - Edexcel A level History: Route A - Conquest, control and resistance in the medieval world - Paper 1 - The crusades, c1095–1204
Revision checklist: Peacemaking 1918–1919 and the League of Nations
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Revision checklist: Peacemaking 1918–1919 and the League of Nations

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A GCSE History revision or mapping sheet for Peacemaking 1918-1919 and the League of Nations. The worksheet clearly 'maps out' what students need to understand in preparation for their exams. The content is presented in short bullet-points/statements that students can be tested against. The content and key vocabulary is also differentiated - the statements start at 'one star' and become progressively harder - 'four star'. No attempt has been made to link content or concepts to grades - the revision sheet just tries to push students towards considering the key events in more detail and depth. The revision sheet is great for a variety of AFL activities: - Test students on the unit's key vocabulary / people / events. - RAG rate bullet-points to identify issues that require further study. - Form the basis of peer or group revision activities. Suitable for many specifications including: - AQA GCSE History: Conflict and tension: the inter-war years, 1918–1939 (an option in Section B of Paper 1 - Wider world depth studies). - OCR GCSE History A - Explaining the Modern World: Conflict and co-operation 1918–1939 (a key topic within the compulsory component International Relations: the changing international order 1918–2001). Finally, from experience, the sheet does work. Students appreciate a one page summary of what to revise and what they need to know if they want to approach their exam with confidence.
Revision quiz - Weimar unrest & birth of the Nazi Party
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Revision quiz - Weimar unrest & birth of the Nazi Party

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A multiple choice quiz to help my GCSE students revise the key content for the Weimar Republic, 1919-33, section of their AQA Paper 1 unit on Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy & Dictatorship. 20 questions in total split into two parts: - Part I: Early Weimar unrest (answers on slide 7) - Part 2: Birth of the Nazi Party (answers on slide 14) Quiz would also work really well with these specifications... - Edexcel GCSE History: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39 (an option in Paper 3 - Modern depth studies). - WJEC GCSE History: Germany in Transition, 1919-1939 (an option in Unit 2: Studies in Depth - History with a European / world focus). ...or as part of an introduction to WeimarGermany if you're teaching OCR GCSE History A - Explaining the Modern World: Germany 1925–1955: The People and the State (a non-British depth study option in Paper 1 - International Relations, 1918–c.2001).
Rulers of the Byzantine Empire 1071-1204
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Rulers of the Byzantine Empire 1071-1204

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A straightforward worksheet that lists the rulers of the Byzantine Empire from c1071 - 1204. Created for my A level students who were getting confused and wanted a quick reference sheet to help them remember who's who in the Byzantine Empire whilst studying the Crusades. Suitable for many A level History specifications including: - AQA A level History: Component 1 - Breadth study - The Age of the Crusades, c1071–1204 - OCR A level History: Unit 2 - Non-British period study - The Crusades and the Crusader States 1095–1192 - Edexcel A level History: Route A - Conquest, control and resistance in the medieval world - Paper 1 - The crusades, c1095–1204
Revision checklist: Korea & Vietnam 1950-1975
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Revision checklist: Korea & Vietnam 1950-1975

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A GCSE History revision or mapping sheet for Korea & Vietnam, 1950–1975. The worksheet clearly 'maps out' what students need to understand in preparation for their exams. The content is presented in short bullet-points/statements that students can be tested against. The revision sheet is great for a variety of AFL activities: - Test students on the unit's key vocabulary / people / events. - RAG rate bullet-points to identify issues that require further study. - Form the basis of peer or group revision activities. This worksheet was created for the AQA GCSE History unit Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950–1975 (an option in Section B of Paper 1 - Wider world depth studies). However, the worksheet would also be useful for aspects of: - Edexcel GCSE History: The USA, 1954–75 - conflict at home and abroad (an option in Paper 3 - Modern depth studies) Finally, from experience, the sheet does work. Students appreciate a one page summary of what to revise and what they need to know if they want to approach their exam with confidence.
Revision checklist: Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1960
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Revision checklist: Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1960

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A GCSE History revision or mapping sheet for Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1960. The worksheet clearly 'maps out' what students need to understand in preparation for their exams. The content is presented in short bullet-points/statements that students can be tested against. The content and key vocabulary is also differentiated - the statements start at 'one star' and become progressively harder - 'four star'. No attempt has been made to link content or concepts to grades - the revision sheet just tries to push students towards considering the key events in more detail and depth. The revision sheet is great for a variety of AFL activities: - Test students on the unit's key vocabulary / people / events. - RAG rate bullet-points to identify issues that require further study. - Form the basis of peer or group revision activities. Suitable for many specifications including: - AQA GCSE History: Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945–1972 (an option in Section B of Paper 1 - Wider world depth studies). - Edexcel GCSE History: Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91 (an option in Paper 2 - Period studies) - OCR GCSE History A - Explaining the Modern World: The Cold War 1945-c.1989 (a key topic within the compulsory component International Relations: the changing international order 1918–2001). Finally, from experience, the sheet does work. Students appreciate a one page summary of what to revise and what they need to know if they want to approach their exam with confidence.
Revision checklist: Hitler's Foreign Policy and the Origins of WWII
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Revision checklist: Hitler's Foreign Policy and the Origins of WWII

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A GCSE History revision or mapping sheet for Hitler's Foreign Policy and the Origins of WWII. The worksheet clearly 'maps out' what students need to understand in preparation for their exams. The content is presented in short bullet-points/statements that students can be tested against. The content and key vocabulary is also differentiated - the statements start at 'one star' and become progressively harder - 'four star'. No attempt has been made to link content or concepts to grades - the revision sheet just tries to push students towards considering the key events in more detail and depth. The revision sheet is great for a variety of AFL activities: - Test students on the unit's key vocabulary / people / events. - RAG rate bullet-points to identify issues that require further study. - Form the basis of peer or group revision activities. Suitable for many specifications including: - AQA GCSE History: Conflict and tension: the inter-war years, 1918–1939 (an option in Section B of Paper 1 - Wider world depth studies). - OCR GCSE History A - Explaining the Modern World: Conflict and co-operation 1918–1939 (a key topic within the compulsory component International Relations: the changing international order 1918–2001). Finally, from experience, the sheet does work. Students appreciate a one page summary of what to revise and what they need to know if they want to approach their exam with confidence.
Revision quiz - Wilhelm II & WWI
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Revision quiz - Wilhelm II & WWI

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A multiple choice quiz to help my GCSE students revise the key content for the Wilhelm II, Germany 1890-1918, section of their AQA Paper 1 unit on Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy & Dictatorship. 20 questions in total split into two parts: - Part I: Wilhelm II, 1888- beginnings of WWI (answers on slide 7) - Part 2: Wilhelm II & WWI,1914-18 (answers on slide 14)