GCSE Medicine: Black Death Revision Sheet

GCSE Medicine: Black Death Revision Sheet

A4 revision sheet for the Black Death in England. The information is broken down into AO1 and the various skills of AO2 (change, continuity, cause, consequence, significance and comparison). Can be used for AQA, Edexcel and OCR. Can be used as an information sheet to introduce the Black Death or as a revision sheet.
johnleehough
Introducing academic writing in History

Introducing academic writing in History

These resources are for lead practitioners, humanities teachers and literacy coordinators to improve the standard of written accuracy and academic writing in students' work within subjects or whole school. Could be applied from KS2-KS5. This resource has been used within a successful History Department where academic writing is emphasised from Y7 through till Y11. It has also been highlighted in whole school CPD.
johnleehough
Chimney Sweeps in the Industrial Revolution

Chimney Sweeps in the Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution: This lesson includes a puzzle starter where students look at pictures to predict the topic of the lesson. It then introduces a quote from Walt Disney's Mary Poppins that suggests a chimney sweeps life is lucky. The slides of the PowerPoint containing information should be used alongside the historical sources worksheet to challenge this interpretation. The students attempt the interpretation question then use the guidance PowerPoint slide to peer assess each others responses. The plenary encourages a discussion between students about which exam skills they have developed during the lesson. This lesson was used in a successful History department to encourage Year 8 students to develop their source analysis skills and interpretation skills. The link to Mary Poppins and Walt Disney was identified in Pupil Voice as a strength of the lesson as responses show this led to engagement and 'buy-in'.
johnleehough
Women's History: Oliver Cromwell

Women's History: Oliver Cromwell

This lesson includes a starter that promotes discussion amongst students about the appearance of women and whether it should be controlled by men. This links well with thematic studies that looks at suffrage. It then moves into an information collecting activity supported by the differentiated worksheets. The main activity of the lesson asks the students to gauge their confidence with the content and choose questions accordingly. Each question includes a high challenge element. This lesson was used in a successful department to teach about the history of women in Y8. It works well within a SOW that looks at the positive and negatives changes made by Cromwell. It also works well as a build up lesson for the interpretation question 'Cromwell was a British hero. How far do you agree?'.
johnleehough
GCSE Conflict and Tension: Peacemaking 1914-1939 Revision Cards

GCSE Conflict and Tension: Peacemaking 1914-1939 Revision Cards

This word document contains 18 revision cards to encourage the use of precise detailed knowledge and assessment. It has been used in a successful department to build up mastery of key content over time. The 18 topics are; • 1) The Big Three- who were they? • 2) Were the satisfied? • 3) The LoN in the 1920s • 4) Manchuria 1931 • 5) Abyssinia 1935 • 6) Why did the League fail? • 7) Disarmament Conference 1933 • 8) Dollfuss Affair 1934 • 9) Saarland Plebiscite 1935 • 10) Anschluss 1938 • 10) Rearmament 1935 • 11) Remilitarisation of the Rhineland 1936 • 12) Spanish Civil War 1936 • 13) Munich Conference and the Sudetenland 1938 • 14) Invasion of Czechoslovakia 1939 • 15) Nazi-Soviet Pact and Poland 1939 • 16) Overview of WWII causes • 17) Topic Checklist • 18) Revision Tips
johnleehough
Introducing the Feudal System

Introducing the Feudal System

For History Teachers teaching Normans to KS3. Includes interactive feudal pyramid, card sort, challenge tasks, differentiated questions with challenge tasks, link word starter and a slide for a recap starter for the following lesson. Works well in a staged curriculum working towards GCSE Normans topics.
johnleehough
Etymology Worksheet/Guidance

Etymology Worksheet/Guidance

This worksheet was created to improve students' ability to deconstruct words to better their understanding. I have used this is a secondary school but the National Curriculum non-statutory spelling guidance suggest that the teaching of etymology should be included in primary school teaching. This sheet works well as a reference when glued in the books or put on the desks during comprehension or spelling tasks. When the size is increased it makes a good wall display. I have used this as a starter for lessons where the students need to deconstruct a key word to find its meaning. Works well whole school and across all subjects.
johnleehough
Nazi Economic Policy

Nazi Economic Policy

This lesson includes a full PowerPoint that prepares students for a GCSE style question on Nazi policy and its impact on ordinary Germans. It starts with a register starter, then highlighting a model answer into a paired activity were the students construct their own answer to the question together. This works very well in preparation for mocks or assessments but also works well for just learning the content with a focus on exam content.
johnleehough
Improving Whole School Written Accuracy

Improving Whole School Written Accuracy

This bundle of resources is for school leaders, departments or lead practitioners looking to improve whole school written accuracy. Created by the lead teacher of whole school written accuracy and presentation. The bundle includes; - 4 Literacy newsletters to provide practical strategies and reflection points. -Whole school marking stickers for all subjects to improve standards of written accuracy in the books. -Etymology worksheet to improve standards of spelling whole school. -History specific resources act as a department example of how to improve academic writing within a subject. -Historical book review worksheet to extend reading and scholarship beyond English Literature.
johnleehough
GCSE History: Hippocrates, Galen and Avicenna

GCSE History: Hippocrates, Galen and Avicenna

A3 info-mat introducing Hippocrates, Galen, Avicenna and the Arabic contributions to European medicine. Includes strategies to master key terminology and historical context. Contains wider reading homework/extension task and content checklist for revision purposes. Can be used as a resource during lesson, a stand alone lesson or a revision/exam technique lesson. Contains AQA GCSE questions to improve exam technique (type 2,3 and 4, see below); 1. Has the role of the individual been the main factor in the development of medicine in Europe since medieval times? 2. Compare the bedside manner of Hippocrates in Ancient Greece with that of the NHS in the twenty-first century. In what ways are they similar? Significance (Question Type 2: AO1 and AO2, 8 marks) 3. Explain the significance of Arabic doctors in the development of Western European medicine.
johnleehough
Reactions to the Nazi-Soviet Pact

Reactions to the Nazi-Soviet Pact

This resource includes a whole lesson PowerPoint that takes the students through source analysis and exam technique with the Nazi-Soviet Pact as its focus. The PowerPoint can be used with the inference grid provided to developed students' exam skills. The exam technique deals with the AQA 4 mark source question for Paper 1 Section A. The PowerPoint could be used with the mark scheme provided to deepen students' understanding of the exam questions. This lesson comes with two homeworks intended to help the students master Hitler foreign policy from 1933-1939. Please see lesson plan for more detail.
johnleehough
Whole School Literacy Newsletters

Whole School Literacy Newsletters

This bundle includes four teaching and learning newsletters that contain practical strategies and recent research to improve the standards of literacy and written accuracy.
johnleehough
Literacy Newsletter (Issue3)

Literacy Newsletter (Issue3)

This resource is for school leaders, departments or lead practitioners looking to improve whole school written accuracy. Created by the lead teacher of whole school written accuracy and presentation. This issue includes discussion points to reflect on and practical strategies to implement to improve whole school written accuracy.
johnleehough
Literacy Newsletter  (Issue 2)

Literacy Newsletter (Issue 2)

This resource is for school leaders, departments or lead practitioners looking to improve whole school written accuracy. Created by the lead teacher of whole school written accuracy and presentation. This issue includes discussion points to reflect on and practical strategies to implement to improve whole school written accuracy.
johnleehough
Literacy Newsletter (Issue 4)

Literacy Newsletter (Issue 4)

This resource is for school leaders, departments or lead practitioners looking to improve whole school written accuracy. Created by the lead teacher of whole school written accuracy and presentation. This issue includes discussion points to reflect on and practical strategies to implement to improve whole school written accuracy.
johnleehough
Historical Book Review Worksheet

Historical Book Review Worksheet

This generic book review worksheet was created to bring library lessons to History classes. It focusses on the key themes dealt with within historical writing. It has been used in a secondary school throughout KS3 and KS4. It has also been used by English teachers when reading up on contextual background knowledge before reading literature e.g. the Depression before reading Of Mice and Men.
johnleehough
Marking stickers for literacy

Marking stickers for literacy

These stickers were created for the 24 stickers per page template. They are useful for any teacher or school leader looking to improve written accuracy and presentation in their school or class. They can be used as teacher assessment to reduce workload and increase efficiency or used for peer and self assessment.
johnleehough
Literacy Newsletter (Issue 1)

Literacy Newsletter (Issue 1)

This resource is for school leaders, departments or lead practitioners looking to improve whole school written accuracy. Created by the lead teacher of whole school written accuracy and presentation. This issue includes discussion points to reflect on and practical strategies to implement to improve whole school written accuracy.
johnleehough