What caused the American War of Independence?

What caused the American War of Independence?

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.
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Revision quiz - Weimar unrest & birth of the Nazi Party

Revision quiz - Weimar unrest & birth of the Nazi Party

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).
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Revision quiz - Wilhelm II & WWI

Revision quiz - Wilhelm II & WWI

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)
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Rulers of the Crusader states 1147-1204

Rulers of the Crusader states 1147-1204

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
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Revision checklist: Germany, 1890–1945

Revision checklist: Germany, 1890–1945

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.
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Revision checklist: Korea & Vietnam 1950-1975

Revision checklist: Korea & Vietnam 1950-1975

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.
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Revision quiz - Weimar crisis & recovery

Revision quiz - Weimar crisis & recovery

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).
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Revision checklist: Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1960

Revision checklist: Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1960

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.
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Revision checklist: Hitler's Foreign Policy and the Origins of WWII

Revision checklist: Hitler's Foreign Policy and the Origins of WWII

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.
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Revision quiz - Birth of the Weimar Republic

Revision quiz - Birth of the Weimar Republic

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).
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Was the colonisation of North America by the British a success?

Was the colonisation of North America by the British a success?

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.
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Revision checklist: Peacemaking 1918–1919 and the League of Nations

Revision checklist: Peacemaking 1918–1919 and the League of Nations

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.
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Revision quiz - Culture in Weimar Germany

Revision quiz - Culture in Weimar Germany

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).
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Rulers of the Crusader states 1099-1147

Rulers of the Crusader states 1099-1147

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
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Rulers of the Byzantine Empire 1071-1204

Rulers of the Byzantine Empire 1071-1204

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
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