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Key Stage 3 and 4 History Resources

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Tudors - Queen Elizabeth I's Image
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The Tudors - Queen Elizabeth I's Image

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. This lesson focuses on the way in which Queen Elizabeth's image was controlled throughout her reign. It involves an analysis of several paintings from her reign, and an assessment of whether the reality of her appearance matched the image portrayed, particularly during her latter years. Learning outcomes: describe how Elizabeth’s image was controlled explain why Elizabeth controlled her royal portraits so carefully assess whether Elizabeth’s portraits matched the reality of her image
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.
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.
Slavery - Slave Auctions
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Slavery - Slave Auctions

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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 slavery. Contains: presentation with starter activity and plenary discussion high quality images and resources, ready to print from Microsoft PowerPoint Learning Objectives: describe the ways in which slaves were sold understand why some slaves were sold for higher prices than others explain how traders prepared slaves to maximise their profits
The Tudors - How did King Edward VI change England?
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The Tudors - How did King Edward VI change England?

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. Learning objectives: identify some of the differences between Catholic and Protestant churches explain how the changes affected the lives of ordinary people evaluate the reign of King Edward VI A lesson on the reign of King Edward VI, with particular attention paid to the changes he made to religion, and the implications of these changes for ordinary people.
Second World War - Were Britain and France responsible for the outbreak of war?
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Second World War - Were Britain and France responsible for the outbreak of war?

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. An 'outstanding' rated lesson asking the controversial question 'Were Britain and France responsible for the outbreak of war?' in order to get students thinking about appeasement, causation and the contributing factors to the outbreak of World War Two. Contains: Starter - what do you know about the causes of the Second World War Main - why did Hitler hate the Treaty of Versailles? Main - 'Path to War' chronological card sort Main - evidence sort. Who was to blame? Main - speech writing activity on the main question. Main - peer assessment Plenary - class vote and discussion 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.
The Modern World - US Civil Rights (Martin Luther King, Malcolm X)
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The Modern World - US Civil Rights (Martin Luther King, Malcolm X)

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. A one-off lesson designed to get students thinking about the different types of protest. Students read information about MLK and Malcolm X in order to script an imaginary conversation between the two. Learning outcomes: describe the childhood and events of the lives of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X explain how and why Martin Luther King and Malcolm X campaigned against racism in America assess the methods used by Malcolm X and Martin Luther King
The Stuarts - Charles I
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The Stuarts - 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: identify some facts about the reign of Charles I explain why Charles fell out with Parliament evaluate evidence to reach your own judgement about Charles’ behaviour as king
The Stuarts - Source Skills
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The Stuarts - Source Skills

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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: understand key terms involved when discussing sources analyse and evaluate sources use your skills to answer source-based questions
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!
The Stuarts - Civil War
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The Stuarts - Civil War

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. Two lessons that form 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: identify some factors that caused the Civil War explain links between the factors evaluate and prioritise the factors to form an opinion about the most important cause identify short-term and long-term causes explain links between the causes evaluate which are the more important factors
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
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
Industrial Revolution - Women Getting The Vote (The Suffragists and the Suffragettes)
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Industrial Revolution - Women Getting The Vote (The Suffragists and the Suffragettes)

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. An observation lesson that forms part of a scheme of work on the Industrial Revolution, ending in the early 20th century (before the First World War). The lesson covers a lot of ground in one lesson, with an overview of how women got the vote. Learning outcomes: identify the attitudes of people who opposed giving women the vote and those who supported it explain the methods used by the suffragettes to get the vote evaluate what finally won the vote for women Starter: Give five sources to different pairs of students. Students analyse the sources as a hook into attitudes towards women getting the vote. Main: How did women get the vote? An examination of the factors that contributed to women getting the vote, including the suffragists, suffragettes and World War One. Students label a living graph with letters, in doing so noticing the pattern of protest from 1897 to 1914. They realise the three stages to protest, and write three P-E-E paragraphs detailing this. Plenary: Students prioritise the factors and feed back to the class.
Industrial Revolution - The Titanic (two lessons)
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Industrial Revolution - The Titanic (two lessons)

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***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. Two lessons that form part of a scheme of work on the Industrial Revolution, ending in the early 20th century (before the First World War). Lesson one: a group news presentation involving the following learning objectives: - describe what the Titanic was like as a ship - explain why it is such a famous ship - judge whether women and children really were rescued first Students work in groups of three, read the information sheets and present a news report on the three key questions. This active lesson familiarises students with the key events of the Titanic, preparing them for the next lesson which is more writing-based. Lesson two: an observation lesson involving the following learning outcomes: - explain how several people’s actions led to the sinking of the Titanic - explain how these people could defend themselves from blame - assess which person or group of people was ultimately the most responsible for the sinking of the Titanic Students analyse the five 'suspects', deciding who is responsible for the tragedy. They then write a persuasive report detailing their opinion. Ideal as an observation lesson, this lesson could easily be adapted for peer or self-assessment following the writing of the report if there was time.
The Romans - The Roman Empire
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The Romans - The Roman Empire

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***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.