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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.
The spread of the Great Fire of London
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The spread of the Great Fire of London

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This is a diamond 9 card sort to explain why the Great Fire of London spread with such devastating consequences. Students can explain the reasons that each of the causes of the spread of the fire ere important. Students then arrange cards into the following areas: the Lord Mayor, the weather, the buildings and the fire engines. Students can prioritise and classify reasons into these factors. There is a differentiated version, without thee explanation space, for lower ability students. Students should explain what they think are the most important factors in the spread of the fire, and explain their opinons. This can lead to an extended piece of writing on the causes of the spread of the fire.
The threat of Mary Queen of Scots
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The threat of Mary Queen of Scots

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This is a resource for the new GCSE, although could also be used with KS3. Students put the events in Mary's life into order. There are differentiate card sorts for core and lower ability students. Answers are on the powerpoint slides. Students are invited to answer extension questions when they have finished the sorting excersize. The Youtube link is a run through of Mary's life, which could be shown either before or after the card sort activity.
USA 1920-73
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USA 1920-73

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A bundle to support the teaching of the new GCSE on the USA from 1920-73. I have used it for the AQA course. Included are resources on the economic boom, prohibition, the Depression and New Deal, and the Civil Right movement.
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.
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.
Hoover, Roosevelt and the 1932 election
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Hoover, Roosevelt and the 1932 election

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This is a resource for GCSE students. I have used it with the new GCSE spec for US History. Students are encouraged to look at Hoover’s and FDR’s beliefs on the causes, course and remedies to the Depression. They use the quotes and info on the powerpoint to help them decide which were Hoover’s / FDR’s ideas. This can lead to a discussion on who would be the better presidential candidate and why. On p2 of the worksheet, students choose up to 3 reasons why FDR won, based on their respective campaigns. This can be done individually, or a paired thinking skill. With the Hoover’s solutions worksheet, students match up the problems that Hoover faced to the solution that he came up with. Answers are on the Hoover’s solutions ppt. As an extension students can decide why Hoover’s solutions were too little, too late. This can lead to class discussion. It can be used as a reference point when you start the New Deal, as many of Hoover’s policies served as inspirations for FDR’s solutions. Students can watch the YouTube link on the Bonus marchers and explain how big an impact it had on the election outcome. Without it, would FDR still have won? Why / not?
Causes of Peasants' Revolt
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Causes of Peasants' Revolt

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This is a card sort designed to allow students to categorise and prioritise reasons that the Peasants' Revolt started. More able students can use the cards to explain their thoughts on the most important reason for the revolt. It could be done as a venn diagram using the second sheet.
Black Death - causes and treatments
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Black Death - causes and treatments

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The powerpoint allows students to decide what was a Medieval belief in the spread of the Black Death, and what was a real cause. The worksheet allows students to decide what was: • Completely ineffective in stopping the spread of the Black Death • Of limited effect in stopping the spread of the Black Death • More effective in stopping the spread of the Black Death Students then explain one treatment that was effective, and why, then one treatment that was ineffective and why people did it anyway. More able students can extend themselves by explaining why people did not know the real causes, and the extent to which fear played a part in the disease's treatment.
Essex rebellion events
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Essex rebellion events

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This is a resource for the new GCSE section on Elizabeth. Students are to put the events of the Essex rebellion in order. They are to then answer the scaffolded questions at the bottom of the sheet. More able students can be invited to consider turning points and the overall position of Elizabeth after the rebellion - was her position strengthened or weakened? An exam Q can be set after the activity, or as a homework. N.B. It will be very helpful to have studied the Earl of Essex's character, career and marriage potential before this lesson, so that students have a full picture.
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.
Gunpowder Plot conspiracy or not evidence
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Gunpowder Plot conspiracy or not evidence

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This is a resource for KS3 History students. Students look through the pieces of evidence. They decide which of these suggest a real plot, and which suggest that there was a government cover-up. 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 resources for higher and lower ability students included This can lead to a class debate or a piece of extended writing.
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.
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.
Medieval hospitals
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Medieval hospitals

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This is a resource for GCSE Medicine, with activities for higher- and lower-attaining students. It allows students to identify and explain the positives and negatives of Medieval hospitals in terms of how they cared for people's health. Students can either use this as a card sort or a cut and stick, or as a highlighting/colour coding activity. They are then invited to judge the biggest positives and biggest negatives of hospitals, and more able students can reflect on how far they reflected the Church's teachings (for this, you will need to make clear that the church ran most hospitals). Finally, students can evaluate their own thoughts on the effectiveness of hospitals. This could lead well into class discussion, extended writing or an exam-style question.
Causes of the English Civil War
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Causes of the English Civil War

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This is a lesson resource in including a two-fold card sorting or cutting and sticking exercise. Students start by matching up key terms which will be used in this lesson and others on the Civil War. Students then move on to the causes of the war, on the worksheet. They decide which are the long-term and short term factors. They can subsequently arrange them according to blame - the king, Parliament, or no particular blame. Lower-ability students can move straight on to blaming the king, Parliament, or no-one in particular. Students can use the writing frame at the end to decide on the more important causes of the Civil War, and attach overall blame to the king / Parliament. A fun and informative lesson.
The development of canals
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The development of canals

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This is a whole lessons activity on the coming of canals during the Industrial Revolution. Use the powerpoint to encourage students to define the word canalmania, and to decide the biggest problems that the canalbuilders faced in the 1780s/90s. The worksheet can be done as a card sort or a cut and stick activity. Students must decide which of the pieces of information are advantages and disadvantages. They must then, as an extension, decide which relate to: a) money, b) transporting people/things, c) others. Students then answer the question on the final slide of the powerpoint. This can lead to a piece of extended writing for more able students, or as a more broken down set of answers for the less able. There is plenty of scope for discussion throughout the lesson.
Budgeting for an event
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Budgeting for an event

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This is a resource that could be used for any year group, although I use it for Key Stage 3. Students have to plan a birthday party. They can choose whether to do go karting, ice skating, cinema or a disco. They must consider what they have to plan and how much it costs. They have a s budget, as appropriate to the activity. They will have to pick from a number of options to have in the party, such as a shop-bought or home-made birthday cake, amounts of food to be bought, and how many people to invite based on the cost of the event. They will have to prioritise and debate what to spend money on. At the end of the lesson, they can answer reflection questions contained on the resource sheet, on how they made their choices, and what they learned about budgeting. Place students in pairs/3s. They will need to choose which party theme to have, and then collect the appropriate resource sheet. Answers can be written, and sums worked out, on the other resource sheet. There is also a powerpoint to guide students through the lesson.
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.
American entry to WWII
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American entry to WWII

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This is a card sort or diamond 9 activity designed to allow students to categorise and prioritise reasons for the American entry to WWII. More able students can use the cards to explain their thoughts on the most important reason for the American entry to WWII, and decide how important Pearl Harbour was. Categories could include, but not be limited to: Pearl Harbour and aftermath USA's desire to help allies Political desire to join the war Nazi aggression It could be done as a venn diagram using the second sheet.
King John source assessment
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King John source assessment

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This is a source based assessment in which students look at a source about King John, and decide how accurate it is. A writing frame and mark scheme is included. The mark scheme applies NC levels, but can easily be converted to GCSE-style grades.