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Key Stage 3 and 4 History Resources

Engaging and challenging History resources for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Striving to produce well-balanced, well-paced, challenging and differentiated resources that cater to a variety of ages and ability levels.

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Engaging and challenging History resources for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Striving to produce well-balanced, well-paced, challenging and differentiated resources that cater to a variety of ages and ability levels.
Industrial Revolution - Inventors and Inventions
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Industrial Revolution - Inventors and Inventions

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KS3 History resources: 50 mins-1 hour PP, worksheets, well differentiated. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last between fifty minutes and one hour each. ***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. A Key Stage 3, Year 8 observation lesson designed to test students’ understanding of the historical concept of significance by deciding which Industrial Revolution inventor’s face should be on the next banknote. Differentiated learning objectives: Gold: Argue why one inventor is more significant than another, justifying your choice. Silver: Assess how significant an inventor was using Partington’s model of historical significance. Bronze: Describe the key inventors of the Industrial age, explaining their impact on Victorian Britain. A ‘hook’ starter designed to get students engaged with the topic, asking about the most important inventions in their lives. An information gathering activity using five sources giving information about five key Industrial Revolution inventors. A speech writing activity on the most significant inventor, with differentiated learning objectives. A plenary for student-led sharing of ideas and a class vote. Leave me a review and choose any other resource for free - just contact me via the Conversations tab.
Industrial Revolution - Causes of the Industrial Revolution
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Industrial Revolution - Causes of the Industrial Revolution

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KS3 History resources: 50 mins-1 hour PP, worksheets, well differentiated. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last between fifty minutes and one hour each. ***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. A lesson that forms part of a scheme of work on the Industrial Revolution. Contains: presentation with starter activity and plenary discussion high quality images and resources, ready to print from Microsoft PowerPoint Learning Objectives: describe the factors that led to the Industrial Revolution explain how they led to the Industrial Revolution analyse and prioritise these factors, making links between them **Leave me a review and choose any other resource for free - just contact me via the Conversations tab. **
The Tudors - Wars of the Roses
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The Tudors - Wars of the Roses

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KS3 History resources: 50 mins-1 hour PP, worksheets, well differentiated. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last between fifty minutes and one hour each. ***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. This lesson forms part of a scheme of work on The Tudors. Ideal for Year 7 / Year 8 students, depending on your school’s SoW. Learning Objectives: describe what the Wars of the Roses were explain the events of the Wars of the Roses explain how Henry Tudor gained power. Starter - introduction to Wars of the Roses, with word bank Main - movement activity to collect information about the Wars of the Roses Main (option) - activity to produce a news report on Richard III, detailing the key events of the war. Plenary - consider the impact of the Wars of the Roses on King Henry VIII. Plenary (option) - memorising activity Leave me a review and choose any other resource for free - just contact me via the Conversations tab.
Industrial Revolution - Improvements in factory and mine conditions
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Industrial Revolution - Improvements in factory and mine conditions

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price A lesson that forms part of a scheme of work on the Industrial Revolution. Contains: presentation with starter activity and plenary discussion high quality images and resources, ready to print from Microsoft PowerPoint Learning Objectives: identify why some factory owners were unwilling to improve working conditions select three key reforms that eventually improved life for Britain’s workers justify your choices
Slavery - The Abolition of Slavery (two lessons)
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Slavery - The Abolition of Slavery (two lessons)

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KS3 History resources: 50 mins-1 hour PP, worksheets, well differentiated. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last between fifty minutes and one hour each. ***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. A lesson that forms part of a scheme of work on slavery. Contains: presentation with starter activity and plenary discussion high quality images and resources, ready to print from Microsoft PowerPoint Learning Objectives: define ‘abolish’ and describe the laws that abolished slavery identify the arguments in favour of and against slavery categorise the arguments into factors categorise the arguments for and against slavery into factors assess the reasons for the abolition of slavery, arriving at a judgement **Leave me a review and choose any other resource for free - just contact me via the Conversations tab. **
Cold War - Korean War - Events and Consequences
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Cold War - Korean War - Events and Consequences

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. A lesson focused on the events of the Korean War, and the consequences of these events for the development of the Cold War. Can be used with a high ability Year 9 class, or as part of a GCSE scheme of work (particularly suited to AQA History B Cold War course).
Origins of the First World War - Imperialism
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Origins of the First World War - Imperialism

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. This lesson can be used in a series looking at the 'MAIN' causes of the First World War - Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism and Nationalism. This lesson pack includes a PowerPoint with differentiated learning objectives, key literacy words, a starter, main and plenary. The worksheets include information stations for an active learning activity involving moving around the classroom. The information sheets cover the Morocco Crisis of 1905 and the Agadir Crisis of 1911.
The Renaissance - An Introduction
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The Renaissance - An Introduction

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. A lesson that forms part of a scheme of work on early modern history. Contains: presentation with starter activity and plenary discussion high quality images and resources, ready to print from Microsoft PowerPoint Learning Objectives: describe the Renaissance explain what people believed in 1509 explain how this had changed by 1707 by giving examples of Renaissance individuals and their accomplishments
Skills in History - The Tollund Man
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Skills in History - The Tollund Man

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KS3 History resources: 50 mins-1 hour PP, worksheets, well differentiated. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last between fifty minutes and one hour each. ***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. A two-part, Year 7 lesson on the mystery of the Bog Man aka the Tollund Man. Focus on evaluating historical evidence to reach a judgement. Contains two presentations, a worksheet on evidence and a newspaper article worksheet allowing students to express their opinions on the mystery. Leave me a review and choose any other resource for free - just contact me via the Conversations tab.
The Modern World - How did September 11th 2001 (9/11) change the world?
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The Modern World - How did September 11th 2001 (9/11) change the world?

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. Learning objectives: explain what happened on 11th September 2001 explain the consequences of the 9/11 terrorist attacks assess the most significant consequence Starter: an impactful BBC video clip about the terrorist attacks Main: picture-led class discussion about the consequences of 9/11, following by an evidence categorisation activity. This stage of the lesson also allows for students to bring in their own opinions about the consequences of 9/11 (it may, for example, lead to the idea that 9/11 has negatively affected the portrayal of Muslims). Main: a debate arguing over the most significant consequence of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Based around the historical concept of significance, and with a variety of impassioned views, this activity acts really well as a method by which students can both strengthen their understanding of 'significance' and develop their skills of backing up their arguments with well-explained evidence. Plenary: a summary of the debate.
Second World War - Rationing
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Second World War - Rationing

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. Learning outcomes: describe what rationing consisted of. assess the methods by which rationing was ‘sold’ to the people of Britain. assess the relative significance of different aspects of the Home Front to people’s lives Lesson features differentiated learning objectives, a well-paced starter, main and plenary, and a focal on source evaluation, including the analysis of sources designed to encourage rationing. Lesson ties together series of three lessons on the Blitz, evacuation and rationing by asking students to compare the relative impact of these three events on Britain using Partington's model of historical significance.
The Stuarts - The Execution of Charles I
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The Stuarts - The Execution of Charles I

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. A lesson that forms part of a scheme of work on the Stuarts and the Civil War. Contains: presentation with starter activity and plenary discussion high quality images and resources, ready to print from Microsoft PowerPoint Learning Objectives: explore how Charles spent the last few hours of his life examine the details of his execution imagine what it was like to be there!
Second World War - The Blitz
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Second World War - The Blitz

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. Learning outcomes: explain the impact the Blitz had on people living in London. assess the extent to which the Blitz can be seen as both good and bad for people living in London. form an opinion on the impact of the Blitz on people living in London and justify this opinion with well-explained historical knowledge Lesson features differentiated learning objectives, a well-paced starter, main and plenary, and a focal on source evaluation, including evidence collection in a table.
League of Nations - The Manchuria Crisis
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League of Nations - The Manchuria Crisis

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KS3/KS4 History resources: 50 mins-1 hour PP, worksheets, well differentiated. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last between fifty minutes and one hour each. ***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. A complete lesson on the Manchuria Crisis of the 1930s. Contains three worksheets (a flow chart for noting down key information, an inference square for detailed source work, and a peer assessment sheet for assessing mock exam question), as well as a PowerPoint presentation with animations to scaffold the learning. The starter activity recaps the League of Nations and events in the 1920s. Leave me a review and choose any other resource for free - just contact me via the Conversations tab.
Cold War - Cuban Missile Crisis - Events and Consequences
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Cold War - Cuban Missile Crisis - Events and Consequences

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KS3/KS4 History resources: 50 mins-1 hour PP, worksheets, well differentiated. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last between fifty minutes and one hour each. ***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. This ‘outstanding’ rated lesson doesn’t really need any handouts - it can be run from the presentation alone. Two starters are included - a recap of the Berlin Blockade and Korean War, or a source analysis hook into the ‘arm wrestle’ between JFK and Khrushchev. The main part of the lesson is a game that puts students in the shoes of John F Kennedy, responding to events in Cuba. This is followed by an assessment of the consequences of the Cuban Missile Crisis, with differentiated learning objectives. An optional handout and gapfill are included, however it is better when students simply record their options for each decision without the handout, as having the handout gives the game away. However the handout could then be distributed to ensure that students have understood the events. In order not to rush this lesson it could easily be expanded over two lessons. Leave me a review and choose any other resource for free - just contact me via the Conversations tab.
Cold War - The Nuclear Arms Race and the Space Race
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Cold War - The Nuclear Arms Race and the Space Race

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KS3/KS4 History resources: 50 mins-1 hour PP, worksheets, well differentiated. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last between fifty minutes and one hour each. ***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. A lesson on the nuclear arms race and the space race. Forms part of a scheme of work on the Cold War, designed either for Year 9 or GCSE students. Learning Objectives: Bronze: describe what the nuclear arms race was and identify the key events as it developed Silver: explain the consequences of the nuclear arms race on the Cold War Gold: assess whether the nuclear arms race was ‘good’ thing Contains: recap of Hiroshima bombings and the reasons for them evidence collecting activity, visiting several information stations nuclear arms race worksheet which distils the notes, defining key terminology opportunity for students to reflect on the impact of the nuclear arms race and space race **Leave me a review and choose any other resource for free - just contact me via the Conversations tab. **
The Stuarts - The Trial of Charles I
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The Stuarts - The Trial of Charles I

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. A lesson that forms part of a scheme of work on the Stuarts and the Civil War. Contains: presentation with starter activity and plenary discussion high quality images and resources, ready to print from Microsoft PowerPoint Learning Objectives: explore how and why King Charles was put on trial. analyse the key events of the trial. evaluate the arguments for and against killing the King!
The Romans - What Did The Romans Do For Us
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The Romans - What Did The Romans Do For Us

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. A lesson from a scheme of work on the Romans, focusing on the legacy of the Romans. Contains a presentation PowerPoint and two accompanying handout files. These contain a variety of legacies from the Roman Empire, and a 'diamond 9' assessment activity. Ideal for Year 7 Key Stage 3 students.
The Normans - 1066
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The Normans - 1066

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. This lesson covers the question 'Who should be the next King of England?' Learning objectives: identify the three men who want to be king in 1066 explain why they should and shouldn’t be king justify your opinion as to who has the best claim to the throne The topic is introduced through an engaging picture of the Bayeux Tapestry. Students are then asked to think about what qualities a good king should have. They then 'meet the contenders', drawing a table in their books about why each candidate should/shouldn't be king. This is followed by an assessment of the best candidate, with students justifying their choices. This plenary could easily be extended into an extended writing homework task or a speech to be given at the beginning of the next lesson.