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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
Taboo Game 2

Taboo Game 2

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+ 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
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
History Revision - Taboo Game

History Revision - Taboo Game

Want to make your history revision effective and fun? Why not try playing History taboo with them! This resource contains 100 slides/cards that follow the normal rules for Taboo (I have included these on one of the first slides). The game covers the following four units: -Medicine Through Time -Nazi Germany -Cold War -Norman and Anglo Saxons There are 25 cards/slides for each unit, but you can easily add more. To make it is easier for you to edit I have grouped all the slides together for each unit (when I play the game with my class I mix all the units up). You can play this game on the powerpoint with the whole class, or you can print off the slides and get them to play in small groups. Both work well. This game is incredibly well received by both students and teachers. An effective and popular revision tool to make those end of course lessons a bit more fun! Hope you find this useful.
laumorrow
Weimar & Nazi Germany Loop revision game

Weimar & Nazi Germany Loop revision game

This is a Loop revision activity for Nazi Germany. It works on the same principle as flash cards, but the key words on one side don’t match the definition on the other side. In order to complete the Loop they need to find the student who has the key word that matches their definition (read the instructions below). It is a really fun activity that I mainly use for revision but can be used as a starter, a plenary or a fun activity. Instructions for use: 1 - Download and Print off the sheets. 2 - Cut around the outside edge of all the cards. 3 - Fold over the cards in the middle and glue them so on one side you have key words and on the other side you have definitions. 4 - Laminate the sheets (optional) 5 - Cut out the individual cards. 6 - Give out ALL the cards (at least one per person) 7 - Choose a random student to read out their definition, the rest of the class listen and whoever has the correct key word SHOUT IT OUT! 8 - This second student then flips over their card and reads aloud their definition. 9 - You keep going until you complete the loop and get back to the first student TIP 1 - To make it more effective and more competitive you should time each successful loop and post the times. Get the students to compete to try to beat their past times and other classes times. TIP 2 - Want to make it more difficult? Make the students swap cards every time someone makes a mistake or every time someone calls out. That way they will follow the rules and be forced to learn all the cards.
laumorrow
Medicine Loop Revision Game

Medicine Loop Revision Game

This is a Loop revision activity for Medicine Through Time. It works on the same principle as flash cards, but the key words on one side don’t match the definition on the other side. In order to complete the Loop they need to find the student who has the key word that matches their definition (read the instructions below). It is a really fun activity that I mainly use for revision but can be used as a starter, a plenary or a fun activity. Instructions for use: 1 - Download and Print off the sheets. 2 - Cut around the outside edge of all the cards. 3 - Fold over the cards in the middle and glue them so on one side you have key words and on the other side you have definitions. 4 - Laminate the sheets (optional) 5 - Cut out the individual cards. 6 - Give out ALL the cards (at least one per person) 7 - Choose a random student to read out their definition, the rest of the class listen and whoever has the correct key word SHOUT IT OUT! 8 - This second student then flips over their card and reads aloud their definition. 9 - You keep going until you complete the loop and get back to the first student TIP 1 - To make it more effective and more competitive you should time each successful loop and post the times. Get the students to compete to try to beat their past times and other classes times. TIP 2 - Want to make it more difficult? Make the students swap cards every time someone makes a mistake or every time someone calls out. That way they will follow the rules and be forced to learn all the cards.
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
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!
laumorrow
Christmas Taboo - 2018

Christmas Taboo - 2018

This is a festive variation on the classic taboo style game. 100 Christmas themed words that can act as a fun 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
Hampi - Welcome to Fantastic Places

Hampi - Welcome to Fantastic Places

This can be used as a stand alone lesson or as the introductory lesson in the Fantastic places SoW. It looks at the amazing India city of Hampi and launches an investigation as to why the city is surrounded by boulders. The students will investigate two ideas: Science and Religion and will need to explain why they believe one over the other. They will also be encouraged to create their own original explanation. A fun lesson with lots to do.
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.
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
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
US Gun Problem Assembly - Parkland  Mass School Shooting - Outstanding Assembly

US Gun Problem Assembly - Parkland Mass School Shooting - Outstanding Assembly

This assembly addresses the gun epidemic in the USA, by looking at: -The history of guns in the USA -The causes of the gun problem -The NRA -Trump and the Republican party And causes for optimism for the future. It was written in the aftermath of the Parkland School Shooting but is just as applicable to any mass shooting in the USA. This is a well presented, well research, topical and very interesting assembly that covers the gun debate in some detail.
laumorrow
What did Jack the Ripper look like?

What did Jack the Ripper look like?

This lesson looks at the reasons why it was so hard to catch Jack the Ripper. It looks at eye witness statements and all the contraditions. The students then have to draw up a profile of what they think Jack the Ripper really looked like.
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Revision Takeaway Menu - Fantastic Places

Revision Takeaway Menu - Fantastic Places

This is a series of revision techniques designed to prepare students for the end of unit assessment on Fantastic Places (also available in my shop). This can be uses as is, or can be adapted to suit a number of other lessons or even other subjects. A superb and versatile resource. This will provide the students with lots of hints and tips as to how to personalise revision to themselves individually. A useful resource for any year group in any subject.
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Is Jediism a real religion - Alternative religions SoW

Is Jediism a real religion - Alternative religions SoW

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.
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
Aborigines - Clash of Cultures and Colonialism

Aborigines - Clash of Cultures and Colonialism

This lesson looks at the tragic story of the colonisation of Australia and the destruction of the Aboriginal way of life. There are several resources you can use for this lesson (and you might want to use this over two or three lessons - there is a lot here!). The students investigate whether or not we should apologise for the actions of our ancestors, and how it could/should be made right today. A really good lesson.
laumorrow
Easter Island - Fantastic Places

Easter Island - Fantastic Places

This can be used as a stand alone lesson about Easter Island or it can be used in the Fantastic places unit of work (also available in my shop). This lesson looks at Easter Island and how the greed and stupidity of it's people nearly destroyed the island. This is an important story and can teach us lessons about the world we live in today. The students will get a chance to practice their analytical skills and will have a deeper look at the history of Easter Island. The final task gets the students to use empathy to illustrate the key turning points in the islands history. This lesson includes a bell activity, a starter, main activities, plenary and homework. It also features differentiated activities for the less able. A fun and colourful lesson.
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