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I have been teaching since 2012 and have a passion for creating interactive resources which can easily be differentiated. I enjoy making PowerPoints to engage pupils in my lessons and ensure that all the tasks are relevant and exciting to the topic being taught. I teach History, Classical Civilisations, PSHCE and General Studies. In addition to this I am also the Career Coordinator at my school and have begun creating numerous schemes of work for Years 7,8 and 9 and drop down days.

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I have been teaching since 2012 and have a passion for creating interactive resources which can easily be differentiated. I enjoy making PowerPoints to engage pupils in my lessons and ensure that all the tasks are relevant and exciting to the topic being taught. I teach History, Classical Civilisations, PSHCE and General Studies. In addition to this I am also the Career Coordinator at my school and have begun creating numerous schemes of work for Years 7,8 and 9 and drop down days.
New AQA GCSE History: Russia 1894-1945 Revision Placemats
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New AQA GCSE History: Russia 1894-1945 Revision Placemats

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These are revision placemats for the new AQA GCSE History course covering the topic 'Russia 1894-1945'. For each of the key questions there is a placemat with the key events, key words and also in depth analysis for the major points needed for the exam. The topics are: 1) Why did the Tsarist Regime collapse in 1917? 2) How did the Bolsheviks gain power in October 1917? 3) How did the Bolsheviks hold on to power? 4) How did Stalin gain and hold on to power? 5) What was the impact of Stalin's economic policies? 6) What role did Stain's wartime leadership play in the defeat of Germany in the Great Patriotic War? They are created on A3 (on powerpoint) but can easily be adapted to A4. If you have found this resource useful or want to get even more value for your money please follow this link to find a bundle of over 30 revision placemats covering a variety of AQA GCSE History topics: Major AQA GCSE History Revision Bundle
Year 9 Careers Scheme of Work (6 one hour lessons with all resources)
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Year 9 Careers Scheme of Work (6 one hour lessons with all resources)

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This a brand new Year 9 Careers Scheme of Work with all the resources needed to teach effectively, (PowerPoints, Worksheets and Card Sorts). The aims of this scheme of work is to make the pupils reflect on what skills they have and how they may help them gain employment in the future. They then create a C.V using examples both good and bad. Finally, the pupils are introduced to apprenticeships, what they are and shown different reasons for applying for them.
AQA GCSE History Revision: Power and the People -  Revision Placemats
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AQA GCSE History Revision: Power and the People - Revision Placemats

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AQA GCSE History Revision: Power and the People - Revision Placemats This resource includes 11 revision placemats covering all the topics of the new AQA GCSE topic, Power and the People. The placemats contain a mini summary of the topic, an in-depth summary of the causes, events and consequences of each event and also an explanation of how each of the different factors affected the ‘story’ of the named historical event. Each placemat is titled: • The Magna Carta • Simon de Montfort • The Peasants Revolt • The Pilgrimage of Grace • The English Civil War • The American War of Independence • The Chartists • Campaigns and Reformers • Trade Unions • Women’s Rights • The Rights of Ethic Minorities If you have found this resource useful or want to get even more value for your money please follow this link to find a bundle of over 30 revision placemats covering a variety of AQA GCSE History topics: Major AQA GCSE History Revision Bundle
AQA GCSE: Norman England 1066 – 1100 Revision Placemats (Topics 1, 2 & 3)
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AQA GCSE: Norman England 1066 – 1100 Revision Placemats (Topics 1, 2 & 3)

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This resource includes 7 revision placemats covering all the topics of the new AQA GCSE topic, Norman England 1066 – 1100. Each placemat is titled: • The Succession Crisis • Why did William win the Battle of Hastings? • How did William establish control after the Battle of Hastings? • Feudalism and Government: What changes did the Normans make to England? • How did the Norman Conquest affect towns and villages? • How did the Norman Conquest affect the English Church? • Monasticism and Language after the Norman Conquest These are great for last minute revision or to put on a ‘google classroom’ for all students to look at on their home computers. If you have found this resource useful or want to get even more value for your money please follow this link to find a bundle of over 30 revision placemats covering a variety of AQA GCSE History topics: Major AQA GCSE History Revision Bundle
New AQA History GCSE: The development of the Cold War Part Two (Khrushchev) (5 Lessons)
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New AQA History GCSE: The development of the Cold War Part Two (Khrushchev) (5 Lessons)

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This resource consists of 5 lessons covering the topic of the Khrushchev’s actions during the Cold War for the new AQA History GCSE (Topic: Conflict and Tension between East and West, 1945-72). These have been created for the new AQA History GCSE and some lessons will require a textbook to provide some information (I have used the prescribed Walsh textbook). However, these can be easily edited with different page numbers for the tasks. All of the lessons have clear differentiated outcomes and expectations and the lessons are as follows: 1) How peaceful was peaceful co-existence 2) What were the causes of the Hungarian Uprising? 3) How did the USSR respond to the Hungarian Uprising? 4) How damaging was the U-2 spy plane crisis? 5) To what extent was there a thaw in Cold War relations by 1960
International Relations Revision place-mats (GCSE)
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International Relations Revision place-mats (GCSE)

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This revision resource consists of six place-mats with all the key information needed for an exam in international relations. These were created for the Cambridge IGCSE however they are of use to any exam board. The topics covered are: Were the Peace Treaties of 1919-23 fair? To what extent was the League of Nations a success? Why had international peace collapsed by 1939? Who was to blame for the Cold War? How secure was the USSR's control over eastern Europe, 1948-89? Why did events in the Gulf matter, 1970-2000? A great way to revise. Print, laminate and enjoy!
New AQA History GCSE Bundle: Conflict and Tension between East and West 1945-72
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New AQA History GCSE Bundle: Conflict and Tension between East and West 1945-72

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This bundle consists of all the lessons required to teach the topic of the new AQA History GCSE, 'Conflict and Tension between East and West, 1945-72'. The bundle consists of PowerPoints for all lessons, Worksheets and interactive activities. There is also a resource which has revision place-mats for all the topics studied. The three investigation questions covered are; 1) Who was to blame for the Cold War? 2) How did the Cold War develop between 1949-60? 3) How did the Cold War transform between 1961-72? Some of the lessons will require a textbook for additional information (I have used the prescribed Ben Walsh 'Understanding The Modern World'), however any textbook can be adapted for the PowerPoints.
New GCSE AQA Russia 1894-1945 Bundle
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New GCSE AQA Russia 1894-1945 Bundle

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The resources in the bundle cover two topics and include revision placemats which cover all the topics studied. All topics have lessons and worksheets but do require a good textbook which provides information for some lessons (I have used the new Walsh textbook for the new AQA GCSE, but any textbook can be used.) Topic Number 1; Bolshevik takeover and consolidation or power Topic Number 2: Stalin 1924-1945 Revision placemats: 5 placemats covering all the 5 major topics in the course.
Virgil's Aeneid Revision Placemats (Books I, II, IV, V and VI)
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Virgil's Aeneid Revision Placemats (Books I, II, IV, V and VI)

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This resource contains 10 revision placemats covering Books I, II, IV, V and VI (two placemats per Book) of Virgil's Aeneid. For each Book the revision placemats contain a summary of the Book, in depth analysis of the characters and key themes shown. These are an excellent revision tool which students can use at home or for last minute revision before an exam.
What was discovered when the death camps were liberated?
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What was discovered when the death camps were liberated?

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What was discovered when the death camps were liberated? This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Source Information Sheet 1x Video This lesson examines what the soldiers discovered when they liberated the death camps. Students first reflect on the impact seeing horrendous sights would have on the soldiers as they were not expecting to see what they did. Students then look at sources to see what we can learn about how the Jews were treated in the camps and then question the reliability of the sources. Finally, students reflect on what they have learnt by creating a newsreel about what was discovered in the death camps. This lesson is hard hitting, when I taught it a number of students cried but were able to discuss the importance of learning about the Holocaust more after this lesson.
What was life like for women in the 19th century? (Women’s Suffrage)
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What was life like for women in the 19th century? (Women’s Suffrage)

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What was life like for women in the 19th century? (Women’s Suffrage) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 4x Information Cards This lesson questions what life was like for women in the 19th century and discusses the reasons why certain groups of men would not want the roles of women to change. Students finally look at the life of women in four key areas and begin to think what women can do or change to become equal to men at that point in History.
Year 8 Careers Scheme of Work with lessons  (6 one hour lessons)
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Year 8 Careers Scheme of Work with lessons (6 one hour lessons)

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This is a newly created scheme of work consisting of 6 lesson, one hour per week. This covers the importance of option choices and what you can possible careers you can do with the subjects chosen. Each of the PowerPoints has information at the bottom of the slide giving advice on delivery, but this obviously does not have to be followed to the letter.
Did Religion kill Lady Jane Grey? (Tudor History)
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Did Religion kill Lady Jane Grey? (Tudor History)

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Did Religion kill Lady Jane Grey? (Tudor History) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Lady Jane Grey Information Sheet This lesson enables students to research into the life of Lady Jane Grey, ‘The 9 Day Queen’ and question whether her death was due to the religious changes during the Tudor reign or not. Students need no prior knowledge as this lesson is structured to teach students about Lady Jane Grey’s life and then look at the significance of religion during it. All the resources are accessible and there are ‘aim higher’ tasks to stretch the most able in your class.
IGCSE Russia 1905-1941 Revision Book
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IGCSE Russia 1905-1941 Revision Book

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IGCSE Russia 1905-1941 Revision Book This resource contains 37 revision pages which cover the following four key questions: Why did the Tsarist regime collapse in 1917? How did the Bolsheviks gain and hold onto power? How did Stalin gain and hold onto power? What was the impact of Stalin’s economic policies? A list of 4, 6 and 10 mark questions. Each event has their own revision page whilst all key question have an end of topic summary. The pages are filled with only the key information and is an excellent form of revision. When teaching I often give the students the relevant sheet as a summary at the end of the lesson to aid with their revision. This also covers many of the key topics for the Russia topic in the new AQA 9-1 GCSE.
Homer’s Odyssey Revision Placemats Bundle (30+ Revision Placemats)
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Homer’s Odyssey Revision Placemats Bundle (30+ Revision Placemats)

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Homer’s Odyssey Revision Placemats Bundle This resource contains 33 Revision placemats all the key areas in Homer’s Odyssey – Key Events, Themes and Characters. (excellent revision for the OCR Classical Civilisations New A-Level exam). The placemats consist of the following: Key Events (x18 Placemats with a summary of all the required Books for the new OCR Classical Civilisations A-Level) Key Themes (x9 Placemats with a summary of each theme across the whole Odyssey) Key Characters (x6 Placemats with a summary of each character and their impact within the Odyssey) These are excellent revision tools and can be used to support the learning of students both within and outside of the classroom. I have printed them off for all my students on card and they often comment on how useful they are.
IGCSE: Why had international peace collapsed by 1939? (Revision Book)
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IGCSE: Why had international peace collapsed by 1939? (Revision Book)

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Why had international peace collapsed by 1939? (Revision Book) This resource revision guide covers all the key areas needed to revise the topic of the collapse of peace between 1919-39 including: 1x PowerPoint covering the following topics: Hitler’s foreign policy Appeasement The Nazi-Soviet Pact Practice source and extended answer questions 1x Factor and explanation sheet with practice questions covering the following topics: Hitler’s foreign policy Appeasement The Nazi-Soviet Pact The Peace Treaties after WW1 The Worldwide Economic Depressio
Women's Suffrage Bundle (5x lessons)
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Women's Suffrage Bundle (5x lessons)

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Women’s Suffrage Bundle (5x Lessons) This resource contains : 5x 1hr lessons which are fully resourced with worksheets and hyperlinked videos. This bundle focuses on the women’s suffrage movement in Britain at the turn of the twentieth century. It covers the traditional role of women in the 19th century and questions how much change there was. Three lessons focus on the actions on Suffragettes and Suffragists and questions how they helped or hindered women’s suffrage. All the lessons are accessible for all abilities and have ‘aim higher’ tasks to extend the most able in your class.
Who were the Greek Gods? (whole lesson)
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Who were the Greek Gods? (whole lesson)

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Who were the Greek Gods? (Whole Lesson) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Lesson 1X Olympian Gods information cards The lesson introduces students to the Greek Gods first by using information cards. It then encourages the students to make inferences about Ancient Greek Society from the Gods that they worshiped. It is an effective way to getting students to link actions people took to religion. This is especially beneficial when studying Homer's Odyssey, Iliad or Greek Tragedies.
Students Self Reflection Sheet: Pupil Progress chart (and faster marking)
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Students Self Reflection Sheet: Pupil Progress chart (and faster marking)

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Students Self Reflection Sheet: Pupil Progress chart (and faster marking) This progress chart is a great resource for all year groups to reflect on what they have learn in an individual topic. Students also reflect on who they have helped to learn a piece of information enforcing the idea that students can cement their learning through teaching others. This also helps to speed teachers marking up as there is a tick box from 1-5 for a comment on, effort, understanding and SPAG and finally a space for a teacher comment. This has sped up my own marking and the students have found the feedback easier to use and access. If you have found this useful you can find a bundle of resources to speed up your marking whilst providing students time to reflect on their learning here: Students Self Reflection and Progress Bundle – cut down your marking
Confidence and Security Online
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Confidence and Security Online

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This is a lesson on remaining safe online. It discusses the benefits and dangers of going online and then promotes pupils to think about what it takes to be a good digital friend. The final task gets pupils to think of what they could do within their school to encourage others to do good digital deeds to make the internet a better place.