League of Nations border disputes in the 1920s

League of Nations border disputes in the 1920s

An interactive decision-making sheet for students to fill in. They place themselves in the position of the League and decide what they would do in each scenario. More able students have a version where they explain heir choices and evaluate the actual responses of the League. There are extension questions on the powerpoint on the actual responses of the League. The final slides cover the Geneva Protocol, with questions on its role. Information on each scenario is provided, as is space for students to give an explanation of each of their choices. Use the powerpoint to support whole lesson, especially when covering the actual responses of the League. This could be done as a group, paired or individual activity.
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An overview of the First World War

An overview of the First World War

This is a lesson for Key Stage 3, looking at the events of the First World War. It is designed for near the end of a module on the First World War. Students place events on a timeline and decide whether each event was a victory for the Allies or Germany. They reach an understanding of how the war unfolded and why it did so. They are challenged to think of a turning point. Students then look at a range of memorials, and think about why they are developed in such a way - location, design etc. They can then design their own memorial.
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Treaty of Versailles - aims of the Big Three

Treaty of Versailles - aims of the Big Three

A card sort to show the aims of the Big Three leaders at the Treaty of Versailles. Students can use this to make a decision on why each of the leaders held these aims, and which were the more or less reasonable of the aims. More able student can explain which was the most likely to achieve an agreeable peace settlement, in the short and long term. 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.
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End of slave trade and slavery in GB

End of slave trade and slavery in GB

A powerpoint designed to allow students to look for reasons that the slave trade, and slavery, ended. The powerpoint is differentiated for higher and lower abilities, and the higher ppt has a task to explain why some people liked slavery. Part of the powerpoint is about Wilberforce and Equiano, students have to match their achievements - these are listed. 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.
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The threat of Mary Queen of Scots

The threat of Mary Queen of Scots

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.
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Opinion of Tudor theatre

Opinion of Tudor theatre

This is a resource primarily for GCSE History. Students look through the characters and then match up the descriptions to the relevant character. Once finished, as extensions they can: decide which of the characters have similar reasons for supporting the theatre. decide who has the best reason answer a question such as this: How does the rise of the theatre reflect the growing – but still small – power of the ordinary people in terms of shaping Tudor life?
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Elizabethan Poor Law

Elizabethan Poor Law

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.
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Causes of poverty in Tudor times

Causes of poverty in Tudor times

This is a card sort for GCSE History. Pupils look at the reasons that there was poverty in Tudor times. They need to know the key words at the start of the presentation. They have a number of tasks which they can be invited to complete, to sort which were: 1. Long-term causes / Short-term causes 2. To do with money To do with foreign wars or trade To do with natural factors (poor harvests, disease) To do with other things 3. Most important 1-2 Quite important 4-5 Less important 4-5 Least important 1-2 Students can then explain why they have given the level of importance to some of the reasons. This can lead to debate or an exam Q.
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Essex rebellion events

Essex rebellion events

This is a resource for the new GCSE. 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.
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USA 1930s

USA 1930s

A resource pack to support the teaching of the USA from 1930-9. Activities included to suit the new GCSE requirements, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.
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USA 1920s

USA 1920s

A resource pack to support the teaching of the USA during the 1920s. Activities included to suit the new GCSE requirements, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.
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Empire and slavery

Empire and slavery

A resource pack to support the teaching of the British Empire and associated slave trade / slavery period. Activities included to suit KS3 teaching, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.
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Second World War

Second World War

A resource pack to support the teaching of the Second World War. Activities included to suit KS3 teaching, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.
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Causes of Second World War

Causes of Second World War

A resource pack to support the teaching of Hitler and the causes of Second World War. Activities included to suit the new GCSE requirements, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.
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Community

Community

A resource pack to support the teaching of the communities and their importance. Activities included to suit KS3 teaching, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.
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Civil Rights USA GCSE

Civil Rights USA GCSE

A resource pack to support the teaching of the Civil Rights movement in the USA. Activities included to suit mainly K3 classes' requirements, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.
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GCSE Inter-war Europe

GCSE Inter-war Europe

A bundle to support the teaching of the GCSE Conflict and tension course. Included are resources on the Treaty of Versailles, League of Nations and Hitler's foreign policy 1933-9. There is scope for differentiation and class discussion throughout.
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USA 1920-73

USA 1920-73

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.
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Stuart England

Stuart England

A resource pack to support the teaching of the Stuart period. Activities included to suit KS3 teaching, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.
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League of Nations

League of Nations

A resource pack to support the teaching of the League from 1919 to 1939. Activities included to suit the new GCSE requirements, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.
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Migration to Britain

Migration to Britain

A resource pack to support the teaching of migration in the C21st. Activities included to suit KS3 teaching, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.
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American West

American West

A resource pack to support the teaching of the American West. Activities included to suit the new GCSE requirements, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.
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Cold War and after GCSE

Cold War and after GCSE

A resource pack to support the teaching of the Cold War and (mainly) post-Cold War world, 1945-2000. Activities include plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.
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Medieval life

Medieval life

A resource pack to support the teaching of the Medieval life. Activities included to suit KS3 teaching, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.
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