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I am a Geography specialist who has also been teaching GCSE history for the past few years. I have uploaded some lessons for History and Geography. I hope people find them useful.

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I am a Geography specialist who has also been teaching GCSE history for the past few years. I have uploaded some lessons for History and Geography. I hope people find them useful.
1066: Who Should be King in 1066?
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1066: Who Should be King in 1066?

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This lesson looks at all the potential contenders for the throne in 1066. The pupils will use the contenders cards to complete a worksheet which features a variety of ways the pupils can rate the claims of the contenders including a visual scoring system. The pupils then complete a campaign poster on who should be king, this has detailed success criteria and guidance for the pupils. The lesson therefore can be 2 periods or shortened if needs be. included is: Bayeux tapestry starter Video clip on contenders The contender information cards Worksheet activity Campaign poster with success criteria. Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Trade Unionism: A New Workers' Paradise?
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Trade Unionism: A New Workers' Paradise?

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AQA GCSE History lesson as part of the Reform and Reformers Section of the Power and the People unit. The lesson is roughly one hour long. In the lesson we introduce the concpet of a trade union. We then look at opposition to technology in the early 1800’s such as the Luddites and the ‘Swing Rioters’. We then look at the Combination Act of 1825, why this law was passed and what restrictions it placed on trade unions. We then look at the early attempts to organise trade unions before looking at another source extract taken from the Warwickshire Agricultural Labourers Union handbook. Included is: Starter actvity around Luddite Source Source task on the Luddites and Swing Rioters Annoatation task on the Combination Act 1825 Speech bubble actvitity on the early attempts to form trade unions Source question task on Warwickshire Agricultural Labourers Union handbook. Plenary. Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Women's Roles in WWII
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Women's Roles in WWII

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This is an hour long lesson for AQA History GCSE or Key Stage 3 on women;s roles in WWII. The lesson begins with a starter using a recruitment poster as a discussion point. From there we look at two examples of women’s roles during WWII, the pupils will answer questions on a video notes sheet. We then use a source extract to create a diagram on the varied roles women undertook at both home and abroad before completing a 4 mark source interpretation question. Included in the lesson is: Recruitment poster starter Video clips and video notes sheet Written extract exercise Source interpretation exercise around a 4 mark question. Plenary. Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Reform & Reformers: What Was the Impact of the Anti-Slavery Movement?
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Reform & Reformers: What Was the Impact of the Anti-Slavery Movement?

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AQA GCSE History Lesson from the Power & The People Unit. Reform & Reformers. The lesson is an hour long but can be extending or shortened. In the lesson we look at the other factors that led to the abolition of slavery such as rebellions, the anti-abolitionists and the economy. The pupils complete a wheel of life worksheet on the factors and then we look at what the impact of the abolition of slavery was? the pupils then evaluate how important each factor was before passing judgement on how influential William Wilberforce was in abolishing slavery. Included is: Starter Info sheet on the factors that led to abolition Worksheet activity & Wheel of Life Source practice question Exit ticket plenary. Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Extending the Franchise: Peterloo and the Great Reform Act
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Extending the Franchise: Peterloo and the Great Reform Act

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Power & the People AQA GCSE History lesson. The second lesson on Extending the Franchise section Peterloo and the Great Reform Act. There are no other resources needed for the lesson and there are differentiated activities and worksheets for photocopying. Included in the lesson is: Video clip on Peterloo Activities on Peterloo both describing and comprehension Activities on the Great Reform Act both describing and comprehension Source interpretation question. Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Choropleth Maps: Mapping Crime
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Choropleth Maps: Mapping Crime

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This is a 1 hour geographical skills lession aimed at Key Stage 3. The lesson includes:- Starter on urban problems. Introduction to Choropleth maps. Pupils then create a map of crime in London. Pupils then decide and justify where a new police station will be located. Advantages and Disadvantages of Choropleth Maps. The lesson would work well as part of a Geography & Crime unit of work or a stand alone lesson on choropleth maps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Extending the Franchise: Early 1800's Elections & The Radicals
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Extending the Franchise: Early 1800's Elections & The Radicals

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Reform and Reformers Power & the People Lesson for AQA GCSE History. First lesson on this unit. The lesson introduces why so many people felt there were problems with elections during these years with several activities around this, The pupils then go on to learn who the Radicals were and what protests were undertaken and by whom. There is also a source interpretation question with guidance included and video clips. Lesson features:- Video clips All resources needed and photocopying files. GCSE style source interpretation question with guidance. Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
The Tudor Church: Was it Corrupt?
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The Tudor Church: Was it Corrupt?

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A Key Stage 3 History lesson on corruption in the Catholic Church as part of a Tudor’s SOW. The lesson includes: The pupils will explore the evidence for corruption in the Catholic Church from Thomas Cromwell’s investigation then finish with a writing task with a structured writing frame to guide them. Starter. Video interpretation. Source interpretation on Cromwell’s investigation. Writing task. Scrabble plenary. All resources are provided. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
The Norman Conquest:  From Motte & Bailey to Stone
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The Norman Conquest: From Motte & Bailey to Stone

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A Key Stage 3 lesson on how Motte and Bailey castles changed into stone castles as part of the Norman Conquest SOW. The pupils will explore the weaknesses of Motte and Bailey castles before investigating the first stone castles, how and why they were built, their advantages and disadvantages. The lesson include the following:- Questioning starter Video clips Differentiated source task Worksheet on castle features Plenary All worksheets included at the end for photocopying. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
The Great Fire of London: How Great Was It?
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The Great Fire of London: How Great Was It?

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A Key Stage 3 double lesson or two single lessons on the Great Fire of London. No extra resources are needed for the lesson, but it does work best if the pupils all have a copy of the lesson on Google Classroom or such like. The activities are all differentiated so pupils can choose the level they work at. The lesson finishes with an extended writing task. Included is Video clip on how the great fire started Differentiated Activity worksheet Evaluation exercise on how Great the fire was. Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Resource Management: AQA GCSE Geography 4 Lesson Bundle
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Resource Management: AQA GCSE Geography 4 Lesson Bundle

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AQA GCSE Geography lessons for the Resource Management Section Unit 2C. All lessons are fully resourced, differentiated with a variety of activities and practice questions. Lessons included are. The Global Distribution of Resources Provision of Food in the UK Provision of Water in the UK The Provision of Energy in the UK I hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
1066: 4-Lesson Bundle
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1066: 4-Lesson Bundle

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This bundle contains four lessons that are 1 hour long as part of the Norman Conquest SOW. All lessons are fully resourced, prepared, ready to photocopy with video clips. lesson titles include What was life like in Early 1066? Who should be King in 1066? Who won at Stamford Bridge? Why did William win the Battle of Hastings. Hope these lessons help. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Plantagenet Kings Bundle: Thomas Beckett to Magna Carta
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Plantagenet Kings Bundle: Thomas Beckett to Magna Carta

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Key Stage 3 5 lesson bundle for schemes of work that include the early Plantagenet kings. All lessons include a variety of activities, differentiation, handouts ready to print or copy and video clips where appropriate. Lesson titles are:- Thomas Beckett: Who is Responsible for his Death? Why did people go on crusade? Saladin & Richard I: Who was the most effective leader? King John: Was he really a bad king? Magna Carta: How did it limit John’s power? I hope this saves you valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Hot Deserts: AQA Geography All Lessons Bundle
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Hot Deserts: AQA Geography All Lessons Bundle

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This is a six lesson bundle for the AQA GCSE Geography Specification for Hot Deserts. Each lesson is roughly one hour long and include a variety of activities, video clips and GCSE practice questions with guidance on how to answer them, The lessons use the examples of the Thar Desert and Badia in Jordan. Lesson titles include:- Environmental Characteristics Plant & Animal Adaptations Opportunities for Development Challenges of Development Causes of Desertification Reducing Desertification Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
AQA GCSE Geography: Water Management Bundle
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AQA GCSE Geography: Water Management Bundle

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included in the bundle are all the lessons for the AQA Water Management Section of Unit 2C. All the lessons are fully resourced and differentiated. Each is at least 1 hour long (some will be several lessons), include practice questions, video clips were appropriate, photocopying ready to print. key vocab and follow the Oxford textbook. One lesson does use the AQA Oxford Textbook (The Lesotho highland Water Project), but can easily be taught without. Lesson titles in order are: Global Water Supplies The Impact of Water Insecurity How Can Water Supply Be Increased? The Lesotho Highland Water Project Sustainable Water Supplies The Wakel River Basin Project Hope this saves you valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Tectonic Hazards: AQA GCSE Geography 6  Lesson Bundle
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Tectonic Hazards: AQA GCSE Geography 6 Lesson Bundle

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Some activities in this bundle require the blue Oxford AQA GCSE textbook for the new 2016 specification This bundle has all the lessons required to teach the Tectonic Hazards section of unit 1A. The activities are varied and differentiated. Each lesson has a GCSE-style exam question with guidance for the students if needed. All worksheets in a format ready for printing. Some lessons do use the Oxford textbook as I have found this is the best way to teach it. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. Order of the lessons is :- The Distribution of Earthquakes and Volcanoes Physical Processes at Plate Boundaries The Effects of Earthquakes Responses to Earthquakes Living With The Risk From Tectonic Hazards Reducing the Risk From Tectonic Hazards https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
AQA GCSE Geography : Climate Change All Lessons
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AQA GCSE Geography : Climate Change All Lessons

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This bundle features all 6 lessons from the AQA GCSE Geography Unit 1A section on climate change. Each lesson has a variety of differentiated activities, exam questions with guidance, video clips and worksheets ready to photocopy or print. The order of the lessons is:- The Evidence for Climate Change The Natural Causes of Climate Change The Human Causes of Climate Change The Effects of Climate Change Managing the Impacts of Climate Change Adapting To Climate Change I hope this saves you valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
AQA GCSE Geography : Lagos All Lessons
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AQA GCSE Geography : Lagos All Lessons

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This bundle includes all lessons on Lagos for the AQA specification Unit 2 section A. Lessons include a variety of activities, video clips, exam-style questions and worksheets ready to print or copy. the sequence of lessons is : Introducing Lagos Growing Lagos Social challenges in Lagos Economic challenges in Lagos Improving Lagos’ environment Managing Squatter Settlements in Lagos Urban planning in Lagos Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
AQA GCSE: The Urban World & Lagos Case Study All Lessons
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AQA GCSE: The Urban World & Lagos Case Study All Lessons

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Complete bundle for the AQA GCSE Geography 2016 specification Unit 2a The Urban World using Lagos, Nigeria, as a case study. All lessons have a variety of differentiated activities, skills tasks, video clips. exam-style questions with guidance and photocopying/printing ready worksheets and handouts. The order of the lessons is Urbanisation: An Increasingly Urban World Megacities: The Emergence of Megacities Introducing Lagos Growing Lagos Social Challenges in Lagos Economic Challenges In Lagos Improving Lagos’ Environment Squatter Settlements in Lagos Urban Planning in Lagos I hope this saves you valuable planning time! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer