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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!
Causes of WW1 - Outstanding Lesson
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Causes of WW1 - Outstanding Lesson

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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.
Fake News Assembly - 2018
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Fake News Assembly - 2018

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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 and 2018 (Brexit, Trump, Wikileaks 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.
Dragons' Den 1899 - Best inventions of the Industrial Revolution
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Dragons' Den 1899 - Best inventions of the Industrial Revolution

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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.
Christian attitudes to homosexuality - Interview Lesson
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Christian attitudes to homosexuality - Interview Lesson

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This lesson looks at the various Christian attitudes towards homosexuality. It investigates three different perspectives (Liberal Protestant, Evangelical Christian and Roman Catholic) and why they believe in this view. Students then look at a flawed model answer and are asked to improve it. They are also encouraged to consider their own views, why they hold those views and whether their views mirror one of the religious perspectives studied in the lesson. Overall a fantastic lesson.
Introduction to Scientology - Outstanding Lesson
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Introduction to Scientology - Outstanding Lesson

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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.
Why couldn't they catch Jack the Ripper?
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Why couldn't they catch Jack the Ripper?

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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.
Outstanding Assembly Bundle - 20 Amazing Assemblies for only £10
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Outstanding Assembly Bundle - 20 Amazing Assemblies for only £10

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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!
Is Jediism a real religion - Alternative religions SoW
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Is Jediism a real religion - Alternative religions SoW

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This is a really interesting lesson looking at one of the worlds newest (and coolest!) new faiths 'Jediism'. The students are introduced to the faith and asked the question 'is it a real religion'. They will learn about it's provenance, it's practices and it's philosophy before engaging in a debate over whether or not it should be granted religious status in the UK. A really interesting and fun lesson (especially if you have Star Wars fans in your class!) This lesson is suitable for KS3 , 4 or even 5.
Victorian London - Life in London in the 1800s (Outstanding Activities)
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Victorian London - Life in London in the 1800s (Outstanding Activities)

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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.
Who shot JFK?
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Who shot JFK?

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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.
Case Study - The British Raj - East India Trading company
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Case Study - The British Raj - East India Trading company

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This is a useful look at an example of colonialism. It investigates why Britain would want to colonise India and what the impact was on both countries as a result of this imperialism. The students need to become 'experts' in one areas of this debate, and then teach the other students what they have learned. A good stand alone lesson, or it can be used as part of a SoW on either colonialism or the Industrial Revolution.
Sanctity of Life - A balloon debate (OUTSTANDING LESSON)
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Sanctity of Life - A balloon debate (OUTSTANDING LESSON)

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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.
The Amish - Alternative Religion 10
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The Amish - Alternative Religion 10

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This is a terrific lesson that introduces the Amish Faith (as featured in films like 'Witness', and TV shows like 'The Devil's Playground' and even 'Orange is the new Black') It includes 'Home or Away' group activity where the students have to become experts and then teach one another about one aspect of Amish Culture. The lesson has additional activities such as: source analysis, creative drawing, debate and ultimately a discussion of the merits and drawbacks of living like the Amish do. An interesting and powerful lesson that teaches about a fascinating but little understood faith.
Jehovah's Witnesses - Alternative Religion 13
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Jehovah's Witnesses - Alternative Religion 13

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This fascinating lesson introduces students to the Jehovah's Witness faith. It looks at myths and facts about Jehovah's Witnesses, teaching the students about their background, history, beliefs, traditions and way of life. The students will take part in a treasure hunt to find the answer to questions, and compare Jehovah's witnesses to Christianity. A really fun and interesting lesson full of interesting resources. I have also included teachers notes for anyone unfamiliar with this faith.
Teamwork
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Teamwork

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An excellent lesson that gets the students to work as a teams to solve various problems. The main feature of the lesson is a plane crash activity that is both challenging and fun.
Mental Health Awareness Week
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Mental Health Awareness Week

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This assembly looks at the issue of mental health and tries to strip away some of the taboos surrounding talking about mental health issues. A really useful and powerful assembly that can be held at any time of year (but is best in May during MHA Week)
Venice - Fantastic Places
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Venice - Fantastic Places

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This can be used as a stand alone lesson about Venice , or it can be used in the Fantastic places unit of work (also available in my shop). This lesson looks at Venice and the reasons it was located in swap, the problems that causes and what the future holds for Venice. The students will get a chance to practice their decision making skills. One of the final tasks gets the students to use empathy to explain what it would be like to live in Venice. This lesson includes a bell activity, a starter, main activities, plenary and homework. A fun and colourful lesson.
Who was Jack the Ripper?
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Who was Jack the Ripper?

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Who was Jack the Ripper? This lesson looks at the main suspects and gets the students to evaluate who they think was the real Jack the Ripper. This lesson is free. It is lesson 4 of the SOW about Jack the Ripper. If you like what you see then please download the rest of the SOW. Please leave a review of the resource if you download it.
Try Something New - Revision / Dog Food Assembly - OUTSTANDING ASSEMBLY
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Try Something New - Revision / Dog Food Assembly - OUTSTANDING ASSEMBLY

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This is an outstanding assembly and has proven to be perhaps my most memorable and most popular assembly. It has been designed to encourage the students to break out of their comfort zone and take a chance on something new. It was originally created for year 11 students to challenge them to try revising for their GCSE exams, but it would work just as well with other year groups and for other topics. This assembly does involve a lot of preparation before hand, but it is worth it when you get the reaction from the students afterwards! It essentially involves the teacher eating dog food to prove a point! (like all good magicians there is a trick involved with this!) This has consistently proven to be a roaring success at every school I have presented it at, and it remains my most memorable assembly. This assembly can be adapted and modifed to make it ‘safer’, but I would highly recommend following the instructions and well… taking a risk on trying something new! If you use this assembly, please leave a comment!
Tibetan Prayer Flags - Buddhism (FREE)
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Tibetan Prayer Flags - Buddhism (FREE)

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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!)