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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.
Second World War - Dropping the Atomic Bombs

Second World War - Dropping the Atomic Bombs

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. An ‘outstanding’ rated lesson. Contains: presentation with starter activity on Oppenheimer quote evidence collecting activity (two options - either walk around the room sources or a single source sheet that can be shared at desks between two students) two differentiated tables for collecting the evidence (or that gives more time for slower students by being partially filled in) opportunity for students to write a speech either justifying or opposing the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki two options for either self- and peer-assessment or just peer-assessment Learning Objectives: Gold: Assess the extent to which Britain and France were also responsible for the outbreak of the Second World War. Silver: Explain why he wanted to revise the Treaty of Versailles. Bronze: Describe Hitler’s foreign policy aims. Leave me a review and choose any other resource for free - just contact me via the Conversations tab.
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League of Nations - The Manchuria Crisis

League of Nations - The Manchuria Crisis

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.
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Industrial Revolution - Inventors and Inventions

Industrial Revolution - Inventors and Inventions

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.
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Industrial Revolution - Inventors and Inventions

Industrial Revolution - Inventors and Inventions

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.
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Industrial Revolution - Causes of the Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution - Causes of the Industrial Revolution

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. **
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The Tudors - Wars of the Roses

The Tudors - Wars of the Roses

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.
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Cold War - End of the Cold War (Gorbachev, Reagan, Fall of the Berlin Wall, Eastern Europe)

Cold War - End of the Cold War (Gorbachev, Reagan, Fall of the Berlin Wall, Eastern Europe)

***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. This lesson - the final one in a scheme of work about the Cold War - introduces Year 9 students to the following issues. - Ronald Reagan and his 'Tear Down This Wall' speech - The problems facing the USSR and its allies - Mikhail Gorbachev and his reforms - Popular protest and uprisings in Eastern Europe. It starts with an analysis of the Reagan speech (a short 4 minute video available on YouTube), before students categorise the problems facing the USSR and Gorbachev's potential solutions. These solutions are discussed, with students prioritising the problems and solutions, and identifying that the 'solution' for problems in Eastern Europe isn't really a solution at all! This leads nicely on to a brief discussion of popular protest in Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and East Germany, before students assess the relative importance of the above four factors in the fall of Communism. This lesson is ideal as an overview of the topic, or as an introduction. It could easily be stretched over two lessons with a little improvisation and expansion of the section on popular protest in Eastern Europe. Contains: Starter (Video discussion), Main (Card sort/Table activity), Main (Discussion), Plenary (Assessment), Plenary (Exit Questions for Students)
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Industrial Revolution - Population

Industrial Revolution - Population

***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 changes to the population of Britain after 1745 explain how a variety of factors affected the population analyse and prioritise these factors
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Slavery - The Abolition of Slavery (two lessons)

Slavery - The Abolition of Slavery (two lessons)

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. **
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First World War - World War One weapons

First World War - World War One weapons

***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. Learning outcomes: describe the weapons of war explain the differences between them evaluate which are the most effective weapons, justify your decision and explain the impact of these weapons on the war Lesson features differentiated learning objectives, a well-paced starter, main and plenary, and a fun 'top trumps' activity designed to focus students on the relative effectiveness of different weapons of war.
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Industrial Revolution - Improvements in factory and mine conditions

Industrial Revolution - Improvements in factory and mine conditions

***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
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The Romans - The Roman Empire

The Romans - The Roman Empire

***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. An introduction to the topic of the Romans for Year 7, focusing on the extent of the Roman Empire and why Rome wanted an Empire. Contains presentation and accompanying handout.
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Cold War - The Nuclear Arms Race and the Space Race

Cold War - The Nuclear Arms Race and the Space Race

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. **
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The Renaissance - An Introduction

The Renaissance - An Introduction

***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
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Second World War - Dropping the Atomic Bombs

Second World War - Dropping the Atomic Bombs

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. An ‘outstanding’ rated lesson. Contains: presentation with starter activity on Oppenheimer quote evidence collecting activity (two options - either walk around the room sources or a single source sheet that can be shared at desks between two students) two differentiated tables for collecting the evidence (or that gives more time for slower students by being partially filled in) opportunity for students to write a speech either justifying or opposing the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki two options for either self- and peer-assessment or just peer-assessment Learning Objectives: Gold: Assess the extent to which Britain and France were also responsible for the outbreak of the Second World War. Silver: Explain why he wanted to revise the Treaty of Versailles. Bronze: Describe Hitler’s foreign policy aims. Leave me a review and choose any other resource for free - just contact me via the Conversations tab.
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Industrial Revolution - Living conditions in towns and cities

Industrial Revolution - Living conditions in towns and cities

***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 living conditions in Victorian cities explain what the consequences of these conditions might be assess how these conditions would make people feel
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Key Stage 3 - Year 7 - Medieval England - Heraldry

Key Stage 3 - Year 7 - Medieval England - Heraldry

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. ***NEW FOR 2017*** - Part of a Key Stage 3 Scheme of Work designed to prepare students for 9-1 GCSEs. This resource has differentiated outcomes. Leave me a review and choose any other resource for free - just contact me via the Conversations tab.
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Cold War - Introduction to the Cold War (Yalta, Potsdam, capitalism, communism)

Cold War - Introduction to the Cold War (Yalta, Potsdam, capitalism, communism)

***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. An introductory lesson to the Cold War, including the postwar settlement (Yalta, Potsdam) and a main focus on the ideological differences between capitalism and communism, taught through a card sort activity. Learning outcomes: describe what the Cold War was explain why the allies of the Second World War became enemies explain and evaluate the key differences between capitalism and communism
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The Stuarts - The Merry Monarch (Charles II)

The Stuarts - The Merry Monarch (Charles II)

***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. A lesson that forms part of a scheme of work on Oliver Cromwell, the Commonwealth and the Restoration. Contains: presentation with starter activity and plenary discussion high quality images and resources, ready to print from Microsoft PowerPoint Learning Objectives: describe how life in England changed after the Restoration explain the reasons why people were happy to have a King again evaluate the reign of the Merry Monarch and explain why opinions on him changed after his death
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League of Nations - The Manchuria Crisis

League of Nations - The Manchuria Crisis

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.
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Second World War - Rationing

Second World War - Rationing

***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.
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KS3 (9-1) - Year 7 Scheme of Work

KS3 (9-1) - Year 7 Scheme of Work

***This is a scheme of work for KS3 (9-1) Year 7*** ***If you would like me to upload and sell the lessons from this scheme of work, I'd appreciate you leaving a comment below. This will help me to gauge whether there is an appetite for me to sell these lesson resources. Thanks!*** This PDF contains a complete scheme of work for Key Stage 3 Year 7. The only thing missing are the assessments – these can easily be fit around the topics included depending on departmental requirements. The pedagogy behind these lessons is to develop two aspects of historical knowledge – knowledge and understanding (aspect 1) and sources and interpretations (aspect 2). This will help students to develop the key skills required for the new 2017 9-1 History GCSEs. Second order skills of causation, change and continuity, significance, diversity, evidence and interpretation are also embedded in lessons as suited to the topics. sjhistory
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