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History and Politics resources

Currently working as Head of History and Politics in the East Midlands. I aim to make engaging and challenging lessons. Lessons focus on second order concepts and academic history.

Currently working as Head of History and Politics in the East Midlands. I aim to make engaging and challenging lessons. Lessons focus on second order concepts and academic history.
Medieval law and order
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Medieval law and order

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Lesson on law and order in medieval England. Includes lesson activities and resources including character sources for the main activity. Looks at how law and order was maintained.
Aims of the Chartists
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Aims of the Chartists

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A lesson looking at Chartism using the Welsh town of Llanidloes as a hook. I used my personal connection to the town as a hook for the students. The lesson looks at aims of the Chartists.
Lesson on Edward VI and Lady Jane Grey
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Lesson on Edward VI and Lady Jane Grey

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Lesson looking at how successful Edward was at keeping England a protestant country using Lady Jane Grey to summarise his failure. For year 8 SEN group but can be modified for a higher set. I used the clip from the Henry VIII film staring Ray Winstone for one of the tasks.
Lesson one: What was the Industrial Revolution?
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Lesson one: What was the Industrial Revolution?

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This is the first lesson in a SOW looking at the enquiry How did the IR change the world? This lesson contains all the resources need to deliver this lesson and can also be used for online teaching/homework. Starter: Use of song and images as the ISM. Task one: Students look at two images. Students need to answer the questions that challenges them to explain why the differences exist and the significance of these changes. Task two: Students use the information to create their own definition. This can be used to differentiate and challenge students. Task three application: Students use the information an everything they have discovered to complete the time travel account.
Lesson two: Where was the Industrial Revolution?
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Lesson two: Where was the Industrial Revolution?

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This lesson gets students to consider significance. Students use the evidence to make a judgement. They are considering the importance of the different locations that were important in the development of the IR. All resources included.
Interpretation work-focus on the Film Moana
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Interpretation work-focus on the Film Moana

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3 lessons looking at indigenous communities in the Americans/Polynesia. Students explore the film Moana and look at information to make a judgement on how accurate the film is. Students explore historical interpretations and make judgements on their validity. Students also explore other communities and our interpretation of them. All information in self contained. Has a choice of tasks based on current pedagogy.
Elizabeth I Lesson one and Two Knowledge organiser (Edexcel GCSE)
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Elizabeth I Lesson one and Two Knowledge organiser (Edexcel GCSE)

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Knowledge organiser to support Lesson one and two of the Edexcel GCSE History course. The organiser explores Elizabethan England (Society and Government) and also Elizabeth’s early challenges. Excellent for revision or to support learning in lessons. Can be used to support or challenge students.
Template for a 5 a day quiz
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Template for a 5 a day quiz

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Template that can be edited to use daily with your class. The questions included are for Edexcel History (GCSE) but can be adapted for any subject. Good starter activity.