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Seven Etymology Workshop Activities
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Seven Etymology Workshop Activities

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This unit of work contains seven 20 minute activities develop pupils understanding of the etymological origins of words which has been shown to accelerate reading and spellings ages of pupils whilst building their confidence with more sophisticated vocabulary. They are asked to deconstruct the words into their Greek roots enabling them define the words which they then use to complete and fill the gap activity, eventually tackling the final task which is a word grid. Each PowerPoint activity comes with a teacher instruction slide at the start of the PowerPoint making it easy to follow and differentiate/personalise.
Etymology Workshop Activity
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Etymology Workshop Activity

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This 20 minute activity develops pupils understanding of the etymological origins of words which has been shown to accelerate reading and spellings ages of pupils whilst building their confidence with more sophisticated vocabulary. This is one session of six that aims to develop pupils’ understanding of words that have the suffix ‘cracy’. They are asked to deconstruct the words into their Greek roots enabling them define the words which they then use to complete and fill the gap activity, eventually tackling the final task which is a word grid. This comes with a teacher instruction slide at the start of the PowerPoint making it easy to follow and differentiate/personalise.
Eytmology Workshop Activity
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Eytmology Workshop Activity

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This 20 minute activity develops pupils understanding of the etymological origins of words which has been shown to accelerate reading and spellings ages of pupils whilst building their confidence with more sophisticated vocabulary. This is one session of six that aims to develop pupils’ understanding of words that have the prefix 'auto’. They are asked to deconstruct the words into their Greek roots enabling them define the words which they then use to complete and fill the gap activity, eventually tackling the final task which is a word grid. This comes with a teacher instruction slide at the start of the PowerPoint making it easy to follow and differentiate/personalise.
Etymology Workshop Activity
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Etymology Workshop Activity

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This 20 minute activity develops pupils understanding of the etymological origins of words which has been shown to accelerate reading and spellings ages of pupils whilst building their confidence with more sophisticated vocabulary. This is one session of six that aims to develop pupils’ understanding of words that have the prefix 'Photo-’. They are asked to deconstruct the words into their Greek roots enabling them define the words which they then use to complete and fill the gap activity, eventually tackling the final task which is a word grid. This comes with a teacher instruction slide at the start of the PowerPoint making it easy to follow and differentiate/personalise.
Eytmology Workshop Activity
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Eytmology Workshop Activity

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This 20 minute activity develops pupils understanding of the etymological origins of words which has been shown to accelerate reading and spellings ages of pupils whilst building their confidence with more sophisticated vocabulary. This is one session of six that aims to develop pupils’ understanding of words that have the prefix ’geo’. They are asked to deconstruct the words into their Greek roots enabling them define the words which they then use to complete and fill the gap activity, eventually tackling the final task which is a word grid. This comes with a teacher instruction slide at the start of the PowerPoint making it easy to follow and differentiate/personalise.
Etymology Workshop Activity
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Etymology Workshop Activity

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This 20 minute activity develops pupils understanding of the etymological origins of words which has been shown to accelerate reading and spellings ages of pupils whilst building their confidence with more sophisticated vocabulary. This is one session of six that aims to develop pupils’ understanding of words that have the prefix/suffix ‘-graph’. They are asked to deconstruct the words into their Greek roots enabling them define the words which they then use to complete and fill the gap activity, eventually tackling the final task which is a word grid. This comes with a teacher instruction slide at the start of the PowerPoint making it easy to follow and differentiate/personalise.
Etymology Workshop Session
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Etymology Workshop Session

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This 20 minute activity develops pupils understanding of the etymological origins of words which has been shown to accelerate reading and spellings ages of pupils whilst building their confidence with more sophisticated vocabulary. This is one session of six that aims to develop pupils’ understanding of words that have the suffix ‘-ology’. They are asked to deconstruct the words into their Greek roots enabling them define the words which they then use to complete and fill the gap activity, eventually tackling the final task which is a word grid. This comes with a teacher instruction slide at the start of the PowerPoint making it easy to follow and differentiate/personalise.
Germ Theory Seminar Reading
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Germ Theory Seminar Reading

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Easy to differentiate activity that covers mutiple topics on one seminar reading sheet. Great for teaching content for the first time, used as a seminar reading homework followed up with a content quiz or as a revision one sheet history. Covers the role of four factors of development (war, government, chance and role of the individual of the individual) and the roles of eight influencial people (Louis Pasteur, Robert Kock, Edward Jenner, John Tyndall, Florence Nightingale, Lionel Beale, William Farr and Joseph Lister) in the fight against germs.
Penicillin and War
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Penicillin and War

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Easy to use lesson on how war involving Britain and the US led to developments in the use of penicillin with key exam criteria, deconstructed models and an exam style question. Scaffold to allow pupils to write a sharply-focussed response that shows detailed knowledge of Britain’s role in the development of penicillin showing the complexities of change and the relationship between cause and consequence. Easy to differentiate and can be used with MAP and LAP pupils.
Norman Rebellions and the Harrying of the North
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Norman Rebellions and the Harrying of the North

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Easy to use lesson and worksheet covering the six main rebellions against the Normans and the Harrying of the North. On the worksheet, students are asked to take AO1 knowledge and transform it into AO2 explanation and analysis. Challenge section to recognise themes throughout the rebellions. Great for revision or as a homework to recap learning. Easy to differentiate and accessible for LAP, MAP and HAP. The starter is a knowledge recap activity on William’s control of land with a skills focus. Later in the lesson there is a catch phrase activity to engage pupils and get them to identify the rebellion of Ely applying their contextual knowledge to a source/interpretation with an AO4 focus. Easy to differentiate and accessible to LAP, MAP and HAP. Focus on GCSE AO1, AO2 and AO4 skills throughout with the contextual knowledge about the events provided on the worksheet and the PowerPoint. One page rebellions worksheet for the following events: Welsh Border Rebellion, 1067 Revolt of Eustace, 1067 Exeter revolt, 1068 York Uprising, 1069 Hereward Ely rebellion, 1070 Revolt of the Norman earls, 1075
Norman Rebellions Worksheet
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Norman Rebellions Worksheet

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Easy to use worksheet to cover the six main rebellions against the Normans where students are asked to take AO1 knowledge and transform it into AO2 explanation and analysis. Challenge section to recognise themes throughout the rebellions. Great for revision or as a homework to recap learning. Easy to differentiate and accessible for LAP, MAP and HAP. One page history for the following events: Welsh Border Rebellion, 1067 Revolt of Eustace, 1067 Exeter revolt, 1068 York Uprising, 1069 Hereward Ely rebellion, 1070 Revolt of the Norman earls, 1075
16 Norman GCSE Exam Questions with Models and Revision Tasks
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16 Norman GCSE Exam Questions with Models and Revision Tasks

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Easy to use as starters and plenaries throughout Norman British Depth topic and then consolidate for revision for 16 different question across three question types. Excellent for revision of Norman topic, GCSE question types and AO1, AO2 and AO4. Exam Questions Covered: (AO1/AO2) Write an account of the Battle of Hastings resulted in a Norman victory. (8 marks ) (A01/AO2) Explain the importance of William tightening of his grip on English land. 8 marks (AO1/AO2) Explain the importance of William’s leadership to the outcome of the Battle of Hastings. (8 marks) AO1/AO2) Explain the importance of William’s leadership to the outcome of the Battle of Hastings. (8 marks) (AO4) How convincing is interpretation A as a depiction of the William’s leadership? (8 marks ) (AO1/AO2) Explain the importance of William’s treatment of the Saxons immediately after the Battle of Hastings. (8 marks) (AO4) How convincing is interpretation A as a depiction of the Battle of Hastings? (8 marks ) (AO1/AO2) Write an account of how William consolidated his grip on English land . (8 marks ) (AO1/AO2) Explain the importance of William’s castle building. (8 marks) Evaluation: How convincing is Interpretation A as a depiction of the Harrying of the North? (8 marks ) (AO1/AO2) Write an account of how William changed military service and government to extend his power. (8 marks ) (AO1/AO2) Explain what was important about the development of towns under the Normans. (8 marks) How convincing is Interpretation A as a description of Norman castle building (8 marks ) (AO4) How convincing is interpretation A as a depiction of a Norman castle? (8 marks ) (reduced support) (AO4) How convincing is interpretation A as a depiction of the William’s leadership? (8 marks ) (reduced support) (AO4) How convincing is interpretation A as a depiction of the Battle of Hastings? (8 marks ) (reduced support)
Spelling Improvement Mat
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Spelling Improvement Mat

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Used during a drive on vocabulary, spelling and oracy by a successful History Department. The spelling mat includes nine activities that are designed to improve spelling and use of key historical terminology with an achievement point hierarchy that is easily changed to meet a schools’ reward policy. Very effective after a list of key spelling mistakes has been made or asfter a spelling test.
Penicillin and War
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Penicillin and War

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Easy to use lesson on how war involving Britain and the US led to developments in the use of penicillin with key exam criteria, deconstructed models and an exam style question. Scaffold to allow pupils to write a sharply-focussed response that shows detailed knowledge of Britain’s role in the development of penicillin showing the complexities of change and the relationship between cause and consequence. Easy to differentiate and can be used with MAP and LAP pupils.
Black Death Revision Sheet (GCSE)
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Black Death Revision Sheet (GCSE)

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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.
Chimney Sweeps in the Industrial Revolution
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Chimney Sweeps in the Industrial Revolution

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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'.
Oliver Cromwell and British Women
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Oliver Cromwell and British Women

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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?'.
League of Nations and Hitler's Steps to War Revision Cards 1918-1939 GCSE
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League of Nations and Hitler's Steps to War Revision Cards 1918-1939 GCSE

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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