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I am a current teacher with 20 years experience of teaching history. I publish a mix of free and paid for resources in the hope of saving people time. The resources are generally designed to be used 'off the peg' saving you time and effort as well as helping teachers who are non-specialists.

I am a current teacher with 20 years experience of teaching history. I publish a mix of free and paid for resources in the hope of saving people time. The resources are generally designed to be used 'off the peg' saving you time and effort as well as helping teachers who are non-specialists.
KS3 History: The Stuarts lesson resources
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KS3 History: The Stuarts lesson resources

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This is a course to teach the Stuarts from James I in 1603 to the Act of Union in 1707. Resources are fully differentiated and include starter tasks, assessment opportunities and mark schemes that tie in with the AQA GCSE History. Lesson One - Interpretations of James I Lesson Two - The Gunpowder Plot Lesson Three - the 17th century witch-craze Lesson Four - Causes of the English Civil War Lesson Five - Why were Parliament able to win? Lesson Six - the execution of Charles I Lessons Seven - an analysis of Oliver Cromwell Lesson Eight - the Restoration and a comparison of the Black Death and Great Plague medical approaches Lesson Nine - The Glorious Revolution Lesson Ten - the union of Scotland and England Also included is: MTP (Medium Term Plan) for students so that they can assess their understanding each lesson KLI (Key Learning Indicators) that provide attainment levels for students History Home Learning postcard to aid revision and boost parental engagement I set homework using Seneca Learning (the free app) and have included a link to Seneca Learning as part of the bundle. https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/
AQA GCSE History Peace-making revision session
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AQA GCSE History Peace-making revision session

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This was used as part of the after-school revision class and was delivered as part of the NTP tutoring with a small group of students. It is partially differentiated but can be further adapted for students with scaffolding (I have made notes about how this could be achieved).
KS3 History Age of Revolutions
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KS3 History Age of Revolutions

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A series of six lessons on comparing the American War of Independence, the French Revolution and the Irish Rebellion. Ends in students presenting their findings and assessing their group presentations. Also offers assessment opportunities throughout.
AQA GCSE History How to Guide for student
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AQA GCSE History How to Guide for student

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Provides question stems, assessment objectives, suggested writing frames and student friendly mark schemes for both papers and all questions. Also included are some general overview documents introducing assessment objectives and mark schemes.
KS3 History The Stuarts: Act of Union 1707
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KS3 History The Stuarts: Act of Union 1707

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This is a fully differentiated lesson resource looking at the developing union of England and Scotland through the 17th century and into the early 18th century. Students look at reasons for the union but are also given the opportunity to look at the future of the union today. Could be adapted as a further debate lesson.
KS3 History The Stuarts: The Restoration and the Great Plague
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KS3 History The Stuarts: The Restoration and the Great Plague

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This is a differentiated lesson that provides information of the Restoration and Charles II and starts with an interpretation analysis and mark scheme for self/peer assessment. Students then go onto look at the Great Plague and compare the causes, treatments and methods of prevention with the Black Death in order to assess change and continuity over time.
KS3 History: The Stuarts - Why was there a witch-craze in the 17th century?
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KS3 History: The Stuarts - Why was there a witch-craze in the 17th century?

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Fully differentiated lesson resource with starter and assessment opportunities. Starts by a recall session on previous learning. Students then investigate the reasons for a witch-craze before going onto study and analyse source material. This is followed by a study of the Pendle witch trials. A peer assessed assessment is differentiated into three tasks with success criteria provide for each. The lesson can be adapted and changed as needed for your learners.
Assessing history at KS3
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Assessing history at KS3

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These are a series of question stems based on AQA GCSE History. They provide success criteria, writing frames and student friendly mark schemes. There are different question stems and mark schemes for each year group. These link with my other GCSE ‘How to’ guides. This will enables familiarity with question styles prior to starting GCSE History. The question stems could easily be adapted for those schools taking Edexcel GCSE History.
Africa before the Slave Trade
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Africa before the Slave Trade

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A fully resourced and differentiated lesson that looks at the societies and economies of Africa prior to the 17th century. Consider the connection with Europe. There is also a literacy activity that looks at the kingdom of Benin in greater detail. Can be used as a challenge activity in class or as homework.
KS3 History - The Tudors Lesson Pack
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KS3 History - The Tudors Lesson Pack

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Seven sessions on the Tudors that are timed to last 8-10 lessons. They contain starters (including source and interpretation starters in preparation for GCSE History) along with assessments (both teacher and student). Assessments include success criteria for students and a medium term plan for them to assess their progress throughout the series of lessons. Fully differentiated materials throughout. Lesson One - Was Henry VII a gangster? Lesson Two - What was the Reformation? Lesson Three - What problems did Henry VIII face? Lesson Four - What was the impact of the dissolution of the monasteries? Lesson Five - How Bloody was Mary I? Lesson Six - How did Elizabeth deal with the problem of Mary, Queen of Scots? Lesson Seven - Why did the English defeat the Spanish Armada? There will be a seperate and optional final lesson for students to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Tudor monarchs.
KS3 History: The early Stuarts
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KS3 History: The early Stuarts

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*These resources are available to buy individually with lessons five and six provided free of charge. Therefore buying as a bundle means the lessons are offered at half price. Fully resourced and differentiated lessons covering 1603 to 1649 a with opportunities for self, peer and teacher assessment (mark schemes/success criteria provided). Lesson One - Interpretations of James I (analysing the quote “wisest fool in Christendom”) Lesson Two - Were the gunpowder plotters framed? (1605) Lesson Three - Why was there a witch-craze in the 17th century? Lesson Four - What caused the English Civil War? (Teacher assessment). Lesson Five - Life during the English Civil war as well as why Parliament won. Lesson Six - Should Charles I have been executed?
AQA GCSE History How to Guide Paper 2
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AQA GCSE History How to Guide Paper 2

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Full instructions for students covering all questions on paper 1: question stem assessment objectives covered a brief list of what to do (and sometimes what to avoid) suggested writing frame student friendly mark scheme (this will allow them to self and peer assess more easily)
AQA GCSE History Historic Environment Sheffield Manor Lodge Literacy
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AQA GCSE History Historic Environment Sheffield Manor Lodge Literacy

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This is a resource designed to introduce sources H and I from the resource pack produced by the exam board. Students can struggle with reading lengthy and complicated sources so ‘Write like an historian’ has been introduced to get students to familiarise themselves with parts of the text, look for new words and define what they mean as well as then summarising the text in their own words. The activity can be carried out individually, in pairs or in groups. Students could also use collaborative reading strategies such as reciprocal reading to further break down the text. I would recommend blowing the handouts up to A3 to allow annotation and questions as students go through the text.