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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.
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.
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
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.
Year 7 Introduction to Careers - 6 lessons
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Year 7 Introduction to Careers - 6 lessons

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A scheme of work with PowerPoint presentations and all the resources for an introduction to careers for Year 7. This scheme of work consists of 6 lessons to develop their understanding of what a career is and begin to think of what job they would like to do in the future.
What was life like in the Jewish Ghettos?
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What was life like in the Jewish Ghettos?

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What was life like in the Jewish Ghettos? This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Source Information Sheet This lesson examines what life was like for the Jews who were forced to live in the Ghettos of eastern Europe. Students first reflect on the events of Kristallnacht and discuss the events impact and then look at sources to examine what life was like in a Jewish Ghetto. There is a slide if you wish to show the Pianist to your students, or a final task is to create an information poster to show the people in western Europe what is happening to the Jews in living in the Ghettos. The importance of this lesson is for the students to realise how bad the conditions were for the Jews and the problems that this might cause.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Berlin Wall lesson bundle
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The Berlin Wall lesson bundle

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This resource consists of two lessons on the Berlin Wall: 1) Why was a wall built to divide Berlin? This lessons introduces the reasons why the USSR built the Berlin Wall and also recaps the problems already encountered in Berlin between 1945-49. It introduces the topic through an excellent source and gets the students to think of what could have happened to explain that source. 2) Who came out of the Berlin Wall incident the best? This lesson gets students to assess who came out of the incident the best by getting them to group a number of different consequences. After that they use their grouping to write an answer to the question using the writing frame on the Ppt. Finally, students recap the Berlin Wall issues by creating a poster to go onto the Wall from either a Soviet or American perspective showing different interpretations - developing these for their exams.
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
The French Revolution - 10 Lessons
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The French Revolution - 10 Lessons

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This consists of 10 lessons on the French Revolution, causes to consequences, and is based around a lot of source work on cartoons. This gets students to make inferences and link what they can see to their own knowledge. Some of the tasks require a textbook and the slides can be easily adapted for the use of any textbook.
Revision Placemats for the Cold War (Conflict and Tension between East and West, 1945-72)
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Revision Placemats for the Cold War (Conflict and Tension between East and West, 1945-72)

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This resource includes 7 different revision place-mats covering the key topics of the Cold War. These have been created based on the new AQA GCSE topic: 'Conlict and Tension between East and West 1945-72' and cover the following questions: 1) Who was to blame for the Cold War? 2) How did the Cold War develop 1949-60? 3) How did the Cold War Transform 1960-72? I have used these with my classes and they have found them extremely useful. They choose a box a day to read and learn which enables them to focus their revision. 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
Homer’s Odyssey – Book I: Athene visits Telemachus: characters & themes
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Homer’s Odyssey – Book I: Athene visits Telemachus: characters & themes

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Homer’s Odyssey – Book I: Athene visits Telemachus: characters & themes This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Characters Worksheet 1x Themes Worksheet This lesson focuses on the characters introduced in Book I, looking in depth at their characteristics and linking them to the three key themes shown in Book I. The lesson is differentiated to support lower ability students but also push those more able to link together characters and themes to the Homeric world.
Virgil’s Aeneid New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’ Bundle (40+ Lessons)
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Virgil’s Aeneid New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’ Bundle (40+ Lessons)

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Virgil’s Aeneid New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’ Bundle (40+ Lessons) This resource contains: 40x PowerPoints covering Key Themes, Characters and Themes for all the Books assessed in the new A-Level. Revision worksheets for every Book assessed in the new A-Level. Over 20 revision placemats covering all of the key information required for the new A-Level All of the lessons are completely resourced, scaffolded and contain extension tasks to promote outstanding outcomes and results.
New Classical Civilisation A-Level - Politics of the Late Republic Bundle (Background to the Late Republic)
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New Classical Civilisation A-Level - Politics of the Late Republic Bundle (Background to the Late Republic)

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This resource contains 7 fully resourced 1 hour lessons which cover the following topics: 1) How was Rome founded? 2) Who were the first Kings of Rome? 3) How was Rome's hierarchy structured? 4) How was the Roman state organised? 5) What political factions were present in Ancient Rome? 6) Why was patronage so important in Roman life and politics? 7) Exam practice All students are differentiated to enable weaker students within your class to access the lesson and also extend the most able.
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.
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.
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.