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I am a History teacher in the North West, and head of Citizenship in my school. I have been teaching since 2007, in four secondary schools across the area. In between times, in 2012, I taught as a volunteer teacher in Ghana, with English, French and Maths classes (you can read about my adventures in my book, Teaching in the Sun, available on Amazon). All of my resources have been extensively tried and tested. I hope that you, like me, are able to use them for good and outstanding lessons.

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I am a History teacher in the North West, and head of Citizenship in my school. I have been teaching since 2007, in four secondary schools across the area. In between times, in 2012, I taught as a volunteer teacher in Ghana, with English, French and Maths classes (you can read about my adventures in my book, Teaching in the Sun, available on Amazon). All of my resources have been extensively tried and tested. I hope that you, like me, are able to use them for good and outstanding lessons.
reason for abolition of slavery
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reason for abolition of slavery

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A worksheet differentiated for the higher-, medium- and lower-ability students, containing reasons for the abolition of the slave trade, and slavery itself. Could be used as a card sort or a colour-coded worksheet. Students can decide which factors help to end the slave trade, slavery itself, or both. Students can sort for political, economic social and cultural reasons. Students are invited to make decisions on the most important 3 reasons at the end of the sorting. This can lead to lively debate.
African American soldiers US Civil War
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African American soldiers US Civil War

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This card sort allows students to judge the good and bad parts of life for African American soldiers. Students can split the cards into advantages and disadvantages. They can decide on categories for the factors - such as army life, families, money. More able students can explain the best and worst features of life for African American soldiers. they can use the video to explain what happened in the Civil War.
Sudetenland crisis 1938
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Sudetenland crisis 1938

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This is an activity for GCSE students. They should arrange the events into chronological order - it can be done as a card sort, cut and stick or a numbering exercise. They then have a series of questions to answer to explain and justify their thoughts on the reactions of Hitler and Chamberlain. It finishes with an exam-style question for the new GCSE spec.
Medicine Middle Ages to Renaissance - revision
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Medicine Middle Ages to Renaissance - revision

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This is a resource for GCSE students. I use it on the AQA course, but it can doubtless be used on others. Students arrange characters into chronological order, and explain the factors behind them - e.g. war etc. This can be done as a role play, by cutting up the required number of cards and handing them out, and as a cut and stick / card sort. Cards can be arranged on the table sheet if you like - blow it up to A3 - or by drawing the table into their book. This can lead to debate and extended writing on the importance of individuals and factors. There is a differentiated version of the card sort to give out to less able students.
Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
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Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

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This is a lesson for the events of the assassination and afterwards. Students can watch the clip and have a writing frame provided in the powerpoint to write an article. Key terms and people are explained in the powerpoint too. The second half is a card sort designed to allow students to understand what happened during and immediately after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. Students arrange the cards into groups - what happened during and what happened immediately after the assassination. They can also be arranged as a chronology exercise. There is a differentiated version for less able students, and the very weak ones could be encouraged to match the country to the reaction.. Students can pick out and explain 2 or 3 of the more significant of the events, which were important in the First World War breaking out, or the assassination itself.
Success of evacuation in WW2
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Success of evacuation in WW2

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This is a card sorting resource for KS3 or KS4 students looking at the success of the evacuation process, Operation Pied Piper, in 1939. Students can sort the cards into: advantages for children, disadvantages for children, successes of the process, failures of the process. Alternatively, they can sort them into good/bad points. Further activities can sort the cards for priorities of positives and negatives. There is a differentiated resource for lower ability students. This can lead to a discussion activity or a piece of extended writing on the success of evacuation. I have in the past used it as the basis of an assessment on the success of evacuation.
The Gulf War
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The Gulf War

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The first resource is an information sheet which students can use to identify the successes, partial successes and failures of the Gulf War. More able students can decide for themselves how successful the Gulf War was. The second resource is a card sort designed to allow students to categorise and prioritise the successes, partial successes and failures of the Gulf War. More able students can use the cards to explain their thoughts on the most important successes and failures - in the short and long term, and apply their knowledge to a GCSE style essay question. The task could also be done as a diamond activity. This is an ideal activity for preparing students for longer-answer exam questions. It allows discussion to develop as students explain their thoughts and defend them in front of their peers.
Anti-social behaviour problems  in the community
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Anti-social behaviour problems in the community

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This a lesson for KS3/4 Citizenship. Pupils initially have to make spider diagram on Doc 1 of what anti-social behaviour problems there are in society. More able students are invited to explain which are the most serious. With the diamond 9 ranking, higher ability students can use the '(H) Diamond 9' sheet. They explain in the space provided why each of these examples is a problem. They can then make 3 separate arrangements (get students to sort first bullet point, then put them all back together, then sort second bullet point, then put them all back together, then sort third bullet point), of which problems: • Damage property • Make the community look unpleasant • Leave longer-term mental scars for victims (choose up to 5) Then arrange as a diamond 9 card sort. Lower ability students can use the differentiated version, and colour code these categories - some will fit into more than one category, then arrange as a diamond 9 card sort. With Doc 2, students match the people on the left hand side of the info sheet to the work that they do in the community. They should then explain how these people/groups might contribute to solving problems of anti-social behaviour. Potential answers in notes section of ppt slide 7, and can be printed to help lower-ability students. More able students are invited to explain which are the most useful people or groups.
Why D Day was successful
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Why D Day was successful

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This is a diamond 9 card sort to categorise and prioritise the reasons that D Day was successful. As an extension, you can challenge students to explain the more / less important reasons, and there is a further extension question for more ale students. This can lead to a class discussion. Categories could include, but not be limited to, the actions of the Allies, Germany's weaknesses, planning, leadership and others.
Why did the Troubles begin?
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Why did the Troubles begin?

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This is a whole lesson for KS3. There are linked youTube videos explaining how the Troubles began, and defining key terms. For higher ability students, there is a link to a YouTube clip on gerrymandering. Part of it is useful. Students are invited to match key terms up, and then have an extension to decide whether the IRA’s aim was a good one. Students then are invited to complete a diamaond 9 ranking. Categories are marked on the powerpoint - historical/political/social/other factors. They have extensions to judge key causes, which can be given at teacher discretion, and to give their own thoughts on the Troubles’ beginnings. This can easily lead to class debate.
Significance of Martin Luther King
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Significance of Martin Luther King

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This is a whole-lesson on Martin Luther King. it contains a link to the 'I have a Dream' speech, an information sheet on Martin Luther King 's beliefs and a factfile on Martin Luther King, differentiated for the lower ability students. The factfile can be turned into a spider diagram, or students can categorise information in it into Martin Luther King 's views, actions and consequences of actions. Students have a writing frame on which to base an evaluation of Martin Luther King's significance. Students finish by considering the effect of non-peaceful protest.
British rule in India
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British rule in India

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This is a card sorting resource on the development of Britain's rule from the 1750s to 1947. There is a differentiated resource for lower ability students. Students are invited to sort the cards into categories: a) violence/war b) peaceful protest c) political power / government. Lower ability students can look at what was violent / non-violent. They then place the cards into chronological order, and can use the timeline to indicate where Britain's rule was secure or weak. More able students can be challenged to decide how strong or weak each event showed British rule to be. Students can then answer the following questions on British India: 1. What event showed that British power was at its strongest? Why? 2. What event showed that British power was at its weakest, before 1947? Why? 3. What do you suggest about British rule in India over the years? Think of rise and fall of power. Why do you think that this was? This can lead to a class debate or piece of extended writing.
Activities of the KKK
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Activities of the KKK

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This is a diamond 9 card sort to categorise and prioritise the reasons that the KKK were a menace to black Americans. As an extension, you can challenge students to explain the more / less serious reasons, and there is a further extension question for more able students. This can lead to a class discussion. Categories could include, but not be limited to, violence, non-violenmce and ceremonies.
Uses of the rainforest
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Uses of the rainforest

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This is a card sort designed to allow students to arrange uses of the rainforest, and problems caused by humans. There is a differentiated sheet for lower-ability students. They can explain judgments on the best and most damaging uses.. More able students can come up with ways that the rainforest can be better used.
Development of Medieval Parliament
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Development of Medieval Parliament

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A lesson on the development of Medieval Parliament. Students begin by discussing what they know about Parliament today. They then look at information on the slides, which should be printed off and stuck around the classroom. They fill in thee activity sheet as thy look around.There are extension questions for the more able students at the end of the activity sheet. Students complete a judgemental paragraph at the end of the lesson. There is a writing frame and key words to help less able students.
Impacts of TNCs
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Impacts of TNCs

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A card sort and written task on the positive and negative aspects of TNCs. There are two versions of the activities, for higher- and lower-ability students. Students classify the impacts as to whether they are positive and negative. Students then arrange them into categories such as job creation, job loss, effect on richer/poorer countries, money, environment. Students complete a scaffolded written task to describe and explain the best and worst impacts of TNCs. They finish by examining whether a boycott of TNCs such as Nike would have a positive or negative effect. A list of key words is provided on the lower-ability resource.
Islamic medicine compared to Europe
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Islamic medicine compared to Europe

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This is for GCSE Medicine. Students look through the pieces of evidence. They decide which of these suggest that Islam helped medicine, and which suggest that Islam hindered it. It can be done as a card sort, cut and stick or highlighting activity. Higher ability students can be challenged, particularly in a card sort, to prioritise the pieces of evidence on either side of the argument. There are extension questions provided at the end of the task. There are resources for higher and lower ability students included This can lead to a class debate or a piece of extended writing.
Elizabethan Poor Law
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Elizabethan Poor Law

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This is for GCSE History. Students have three sheets which they can work through. the powerpoint is slide with definitions of the impotent / undeserving / deserving poor 1. Laws against begging and why they failed - Students match the law to why it failed, and higher ability students can take note of whose reign each was passed in. More able students can answer two extension questions to compare the laws of Henry VIII to Elizabeth. 2. The Act for the Relief of the Poor – 1601 - Students match up which parts of the Poor Law fit to which people. Terms of the poor law are underneath - you may want to cut the sheet in half so that terms and the chart are not together. Refer to the PowerPoint if needed for this. There is an extension question underneath the chart for the more able. 3. Effectiveness of the Poor Law - students colour code or use as a card sort the strengths and weaknesses of the Poor Law. They can consider the biggest strength and greatest weakness, before making an overall judgement on the effectiveness of the Poor Law. The best responses will suggests that whilst the effect was limited, it was a significant step and certainly better than anything attempted before.
Black Power - impact
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Black Power - impact

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This is for KS4, and could be used at A level too. Students watch the videos to gain an insight into elements of the Black Power movement. Students then use the differentiated card sort activity to cut and stick, or complete in any other way, the venn diagram. The venn diagram categorises what attracted poorer people to Black Power, and What many people disliked about Black Power. It would be helpful to rtell students beforehand that: poorer, younger, working class black Americans were more likely to support the Black Panthers, and Black Power. Richer, older, middle class black Americans were more likely to support peaceful protest. This can lead to a class debate / extended writing / exam Q on whether Black Power was effective - either looking at it as a stand-alone, or copmparing it with prior knowledge on the peaceful Civil Rights movement.
Reasons for the invasion of Abyssinia
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Reasons for the invasion of Abyssinia

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This is a card sort designed to allow students to categorise reasons that Mussolini conducted the invasion of Abyssinia. More able students can use the cards to explain their thoughts on the most important reason for the invasion. It can be done as a venn diagram using the second sheet.