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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.

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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 - Working conditions in factories
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Industrial Revolution - Working conditions in factories

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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: describe conditions in factories by selecting information from sources use this information to come up with a structured argument that is for or that opposes child labour in factories
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 - 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. **
Second World War - Dropping the Atomic Bombs
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Second World War - Dropping the Atomic Bombs

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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. 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.
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.
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 Tudors - What was the young King Henry VIII like?
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The Tudors - What was the young King Henry VIII like?

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***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 who Henry VIII was. explain details about young Henry VIII’s life. judge whether Henry VIII was a good or a bad king. Starter - picture and question about stereotypes of Henry Main - consideration of what makes a good king, followed by debate about the evidence Main 2 - filling in a Facebook profile for King Henry VIII. Plenary - summary discussion
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
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. **
The Stuarts - The Merry Monarch (Charles II)
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The Stuarts - The Merry Monarch (Charles II)

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

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***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)
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. **
Edexcel Political Ideologies Liberalism - Ultimate Revision Guide
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Edexcel Political Ideologies Liberalism - Ultimate Revision Guide

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Edexcel Political Ideologies Liberalism - Ultimate Revision Guide condenses the essential information students need to know to answer 24-mark Edexcel Politics A-level questions. It also contains essay plans for the four major themes on the specification (human nature, society, state, economy).
Industrial Revolution - Who were the Luddites and can we call them terrorists?
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Industrial Revolution - Who were the Luddites and can we call them terrorists?

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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: describe the Luddites explain how and why they protested, and how successful they were decide whether or not they were terrorists
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.
The Romans - Why was Julius Caesar murdered?
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The Romans - Why was Julius Caesar murdered?

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. A Key Stage 3 History lesson with differentiated learning objectives and tasks, picture and keyword starters, speed reading and Facebook profile completion activities and a plenary session focussing in on the key issues.
Oliver Cromwell - Drogheda
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Oliver Cromwell - Drogheda

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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 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 Cromwell is viewed in Ireland. explain what he did to earn his reputation in Ireland. evaluate whether he deserves his terrible reputation.
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.
Industrial Revolution - Living conditions in towns and cities
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Industrial Revolution - Living conditions in towns and cities

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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 living conditions in Victorian cities explain what the consequences of these conditions might be assess how these conditions would make people feel