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Hi welcome to my shop! I'm currently Head of Humanities, but I've also been head of department at a number of other schools, not to mention head of year. So I have a lot of high quality resources to share. I take real pride in trying to ensure my resources are well presented, clear, easy to use and of course challenging and engaging for the students. They have taken me a lot of time to make, but hopefully they will save you a lot of time. If you have any feedback then please review me!

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Hi welcome to my shop! I'm currently Head of Humanities, but I've also been head of department at a number of other schools, not to mention head of year. So I have a lot of high quality resources to share. I take real pride in trying to ensure my resources are well presented, clear, easy to use and of course challenging and engaging for the students. They have taken me a lot of time to make, but hopefully they will save you a lot of time. If you have any feedback then please review me!
Fake News Assembly - 2017

Fake News Assembly - 2017

This assembly looks at the problem of Fake News in today's society and the role it has played in several major news events in 2016 & 2017 (Brexit, Trump, Le Penn etc.) The assembly covers what fake news is, the history of fake news, where it comes from, how it spreads and why it matters. It also features a quiz where the students will get the chance to see if they can spot the fake news stories out of ten unlikely sounding stories. Finally the assembly links fake news to gossip and rumours and gives tips as to how to spot fake news (both online and in the classroom). This is a fun but comprehensive assembly.
laumorrow
Dragons' Den 1899 - Best inventions of the Industrial Revolution

Dragons' Den 1899 - Best inventions of the Industrial Revolution

This lesson is a fun a competitive lesson that looks at some of the greatest inventions of the Industrial Revolution and gets the students to present, compare and rate them. It works on lots of key skills and really gets the students to think about how to measure the impact of an invention. A really good lesson.
laumorrow
Healthy Eating - Outstanding Lesson

Healthy Eating - Outstanding Lesson

This lesson looks at the diet of several fictional staff and allows the students the opportunity to assess what a healthy diet looks like. This is reinforced by getting the students to look at their own diets and planning healthier alternatives. A useful and fun lesson.
laumorrow
Causes of WW1 - Outstanding Lesson

Causes of WW1 - Outstanding Lesson

This is an outstanding lesson (this lesson has been praised by an LEA inspector, SLT, an AST and it has been highlighted in an Ofsted report). It uses a variety of different activities including a scavenger hunt, a diamond nine and teamwork. The lesson gets the pupils to investigate nine causes for WW1 (from Alliances to Sandwiches!) and the pupils need to find links between the causes and prioritise them. It is a fun lesson but also an informative and chanllenging lesson.
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The Crusades - What were the effects of the Crusades?

The Crusades - What were the effects of the Crusades?

This lesson looks at the effects of the crusades. It briefly covers the context of the crusades (what they were, when they took place, why they took place) The lesson has a variety of activities and encourages the pupils to think of both positive and negative effects of the crusades on Christianity and Islam (in Europe and the Middle-East) An excellent lesson.
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Who shot JFK?

Who shot JFK?

This lesson investigates the assassination of JFK and gets the students to examine the evidence to try to answer the title question. This is an interesting and powerful lesson that gets students to challenge the official account and form their own theories as to what really happened in Dallas in 1963. A really good lesson.
laumorrow
Design your own religion - Alternative Religions

Design your own religion - Alternative Religions

This is a terrific lesson that challenges the pupils to create their own brand new religion. The lesson can be used as a stand alone lesson, or as part of the 'Alternative Religions' SoW. The lesson sets up an imaginary world where they get the opportunity to create their own unique religion based on what they have learned from their R.S. lessons. They work in groups to complete this task, and then present it to the class. The groups will then evaluate each others presentations and relgions (for some peer assessment). This lesson could be one, two or even three lessons.
laumorrow
Victorian London - Life in London in the 1800s (Outstanding Activities)

Victorian London - Life in London in the 1800s (Outstanding Activities)

This is a brilliant lesson that helps the students to understand what life was like for both the rich and poor in London during the Industrial Revolution. It focuses on East London and what the conditions were like for the poor. The lesson involved students interviewing one another (half have roleplay sheets) to find out what problems faced the working class in Bethnal Green. The students then write a report to the government to make recommendations as to how they would imporve East London. The lesson involved individual work, group work, role play, and literacy tasks. A fun, informative lesson that the students will get a lot out of.
laumorrow
Introduction to Scientology - Outstanding Lesson

Introduction to Scientology - Outstanding Lesson

This lesson introduces the students to Scientology and asks the question is it a real religion or is it a cult? This lesson has been commended in a recent Ofsted report and has been praised by staff and students alike for being interesting and challenging. It is a really good start to the 'Alternative Religions' unit and gets the students to relect on their own religions and what religion is.
laumorrow
Sanctity of Life - A balloon debate (OUTSTANDING LESSON)

Sanctity of Life - A balloon debate (OUTSTANDING LESSON)

This lesson looks at the issues surrounding quality of life and sanctity of life and get the students to debate, discuss and vote on life and death issues. -It starts with a classic balloon debate (which is both enjoyable and challenging) -It goes on to look at a real life case study of Diane Pretty -It continues with a deep discussion of four real life case studies -It concludes by looking at why human life is so sacred A highly recommended lesson that has always been rated as outstanding or excellent.
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Outstanding Assembly Bundle - 20 Amazing Assemblies for only £10

Outstanding Assembly Bundle - 20 Amazing Assemblies for only £10

Included in this bundle is a selection of 20 outstanding assemblies. These are well resourced, well planned and well prepared and ready to deliver. They cover a variety of topics from current news topics (Brexit, Fake News, Terrorism etc.) to moral issues (Rules, Risk taking, Mental Health) to seasonal topics (Christmas, Halloween, End of Year etc.) These took many hours to create so would save you hours of preparation!
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Life after Death - What happens after you die?

Life after Death - What happens after you die?

This is a really good lesson aimed at getting the students to consider the evidence for life after death and to formulate their own opinion of what happens after you die. It asks the question: 'What do you think happens after you die?', it looks at possible evidence (including Near Death Experiences, Ghosts and Mediums), it also considers religious ideas about life after death. A really good lesson that will stretch and challenge your students. This resource also includes a starter and a h/w. It is aimed at KS3 but could easily be adapted for another key stage.
laumorrow
Effects of the Black Death - Outstanding Lesson

Effects of the Black Death - Outstanding Lesson

This lesson has been observed numerous times and has always been rated as outstanding, It is focused on the consequences of the Black Death and looks at how it changed Britain in many different areas. The students use sources in a carousel and collect the information to learn what the positive and negative changes were for the people of Britain. A well made and throught provoking lesson.
laumorrow
Why do we punish people - Theories of Punishment

Why do we punish people - Theories of Punishment

A fascinating lesson that looks at the four main theories of why we use punishment. -Deterrent -Retribution -Protection -Reform It looks at case studies as to how effective the student think these theories are, and it prepares the students for an essay quesion (which can be peer assessed at the end of the lesson) A highly useful introduction to the idea of law and order in society. Originally created for a RS lesson, but can be used forHistory, PSHE or Citizenship. I have also included an interesting article from the Guardian that disusses why prison doesn't work. It can be used as lesson prep, or as an extension for brighter/older pupils.
laumorrow
Tibetan Prayer Flags - Buddhism (FREE)

Tibetan Prayer Flags - Buddhism (FREE)

This lesson looks at the Tibetan Buddhist Prayer flags. It looks at their background, history, design, meaning and purpose. The students will learn all about the flags, before finishing the lesson by designing a flag of their own. This is a fantastic opportunity to create a colourful display in the classroom (especially if you've got some coloured paper!)
laumorrow
How to respond to the Grenfell Tower Tragedy

How to respond to the Grenfell Tower Tragedy

This assembly I created and uploaded to inform the students of the ongoing Grenfell Tower Tragedy. It is a poignant and well thought through assembly that covers the details of the case (in a sensitive way) and considers what we can learn from this disaster. It also helps the students to consider what we can do to help those touched by the tragedy. An important and powerful assembly. I was asked to do this assembly for every year group after this was viewed by the SLT at my school.
laumorrow
Year 7 Survey - Transition Questionnaire and Evaluation

Year 7 Survey - Transition Questionnaire and Evaluation

This was a survey I created when completing my NPQSL. I made it from an amalgamation of serveal other surveys I had seen used at other schools. It proved to be a useful and a powerful tool. I used it to gather information about how we could improve our transition procedures, but it could easily be adapted to find out what the students think of their school. A fantastic aid to pupils voice in school.
laumorrow
Why couldn't they catch Jack the Ripper?

Why couldn't they catch Jack the Ripper?

This lesson looks at the many reasons why the police were unable to successfully track down Jack the Ripper. -The lesson looks at the 'From Hell' and 'Dear Boss' letters. -The students put together a timeline of events -Finally the students will have to assess which of the reasons were the most significant. This is an excellent lesson which students should enjoy (and they will learn a lot about policing techniques in 1800s). If you like this lesson then please leave a review.
laumorrow
Jack the Ripper - Scheme of work

Jack the Ripper - Scheme of work

This is a short scheme of work (8 lessons) that investigates the most famous criminal in history. It looks at various aspects surrounding the crimes (including looking at the victims, the police, why Jack was never caught and what was the impact). It also includes an end of unit assessment in the style of the new GCSE (first to sit 2018). This SoW features high quality resources (download 'Who was Jack the Ripper?' for free to see). This took me many hours to put together so is a real bargain.
laumorrow
Taboo Game 1

Taboo Game 1

This is a fun taboo style game where the students have to guess a word without using any of the ‘Taboo’ words. The instructions are all included on the second slide, and there are 125 slides so the game should take 30+ min to complete. This is an excellent starter/plenary/activity/ice breaker or even a reward. Taboo is an excellent game to improve students literacy and oracy, and is highly recommended to jazz up the lessons at the end of the long autumn term. If you like this then why not check out my other taboo games?
laumorrow
Letter to myself

Letter to myself

This lesson is most effective in year 7 or 8. Students are asked to write a letter to themselves to explain what they are like and what they want in the future. Then in year 11 (or 13) they open the letter and see how much they have changed and grown since the wrote the letter. A really fun and interesting lesson that shows how much the students grow while they are at school.
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