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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.
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.
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.
Virgil’s Aeneid Book IV: Dido (4x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]
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Virgil’s Aeneid Book IV: Dido (4x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

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Virgil’s Aeneid Book IV: Dido (4x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’] This resource contains: 4x PowerPoints (2x Key Events, 1x Characters, 1x Themes 9x Worksheets 1x Revision Questions This resource contains 4 lessons covering the core content of Virgil’s Aeneid Book IV: Dido. All of the lessons are completely resourced and contain extension tasks to promote outstanding outcomes and results.
Year 10 Careers Drop Down Day
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Year 10 Careers Drop Down Day

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This download consists of all the resources for a Year 10 Careers Day that I have created called 'Year 10 - Futures Day'. It consists of the following: 1) Creating a careers board game - (using the two help sheets for additional information) 2) C.V workshop which teaches students how to create a good C.V 3) Session where students reflect on their skills and begin to research careers that they might be interested in. 4) Evaluation - play board games and then evaluate the day whilst playing the board games that they have created.
How did conditions change for women in the 19th century? (Women’s Suffrage)
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How did conditions change for women in the 19th century? (Women’s Suffrage)

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How did conditions change for women in the 19th century? (Women’s Suffrage) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 3x Information Sheets This lesson focuses on the secondary order concept of ‘change over time’ and questions how did conditions change for women in the 19th century. Students use the information sheets to create a timeline of the key changes in four key areas and then assess how much change there was and whether the change was positive or negative.
Homer’s Odyssey – Book XII: Scylla and Charybdis (key events)
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Homer’s Odyssey – Book XII: Scylla and Charybdis (key events)

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Homer’s Odyssey – Book XII: Scylla and Charybdis (key events) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Presentation 1x Key Events worksheet 1x Plot, Language & Theme Homework Questions This lesson introduces students to Book XII (Scylla and Charybdis) of Homer’s Odyssey. Students first recap the events of Book XI through pictures and then summarise the events of Book XII using the worksheet provided. Finally, students reflect on why Odysseus would spend the time telling this story and prolonging his journey home to Ithaca.
The Holocaust Bundle (4x lessons)
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The Holocaust Bundle (4x lessons)

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This bundle contains 4 fully resourced lessons on the Holocaust. The lessons first examine how the Jews were first persecuted in medieval England and then examine the footsteps to the Holocaust after Hitler became chancellor of Germany. In the final two lessons students examine what life was like in the Ghettos and the death camps. Some of the lessons are hard hitting, but it makes students realise the relevance of the Holocaust and why it is important it is taught today.
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.
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
Virgil’s Aeneid Book IX: Nisus and Euryalus (4x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero']
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Virgil’s Aeneid Book IX: Nisus and Euryalus (4x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero']

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Virgil’s Aeneid Book IX: Nisus and Euryalus Bundle (4x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’] This resource contains: 4x PowerPoints (2x Key Events, 1x Characters,1x Themes) 10x Worksheets 1x Revision Questions This resource contains 4 lessons covering the core content of Virgil’s Aeneid Book IX: Nisus and Euryalus. All of the lessons are completely resourced, scaffolded and contain extension tasks to promote outstanding outcomes and results.
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.
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 – Books XIII – XIV, XVI, XIX, XXI-XIII Bundle  (14x lesson and more)
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Homer’s Odyssey – Books XIII – XIV, XVI, XIX, XXI-XIII Bundle (14x lesson and more)

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Homer’s Odyssey – Books XIII – XIV, XVI, XIX, XXI-XIII Bundle (14x lesson and more) This resource contains: 7x Key Events PowerPoints 7x Characters & Themes PowerPoints 7x Key Events Worksheets 7x Characters & Themes Worksheets 7x Plot, Language and Theme Homework Revision Questions This bundle of resources comes with all the resources needed for teachers to teach Books XIII, XIV, XVI, XIX, XXI, XXII and XXIII of Homer’s Odyssey. Each lesson is fully resourced with its own worksheet and cover the key events, themes and characters of each book. There is also a homework revision questions worksheet to reinforce the knowledge learnt in the classroom for each Book. These lessons will create excellent discussion between the students in your classroom as there is single, paired and group work too. Lessons are accessible to all abilities with ‘aim higher’ questions to extend the most able.
Athenian Democracy: A SOW and resources for Solon's reforms
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Athenian Democracy: A SOW and resources for Solon's reforms

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A series of PowerPoints and worksheets on Solon's reforms and their consequences. The topics covered are: Problems before Solon in Athens; Why Solon was and his background; Solon's aims in his reforms; Solon's economic and political reforms; the consequences of Solon's reforms and a multiple choice test to check the pupils knowledge on the reforms. All PowerPoints have written comments in the notes section when certain sheets or ideas could be used. The books used to find the information for the worksheets are Pamela Bradley (Ancient Greece) and Thorley (Athenian Democracy) - these are core texts for the AQA Athenian Democracy specification. However, these sheets and PowerPoints can easily be adapted to fit other textbooks.
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.
Virgil’s Aeneid Book XII: Truce and Duel (4x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]
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Virgil’s Aeneid Book XII: Truce and Duel (4x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

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Virgil’s Aeneid Book XII: Truce and Duel (4x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’] This resource contains: 4x PowerPoints (2x Key Events, 1x Characters,1x Themes) 8x Worksheets 1x Revision Questions This resource contains 4 lessons covering the core content of Virgil’s Aeneid Book XII: Truce and Duel. All of the lessons are completely resourced, scaffolded and contain extension tasks to promote outstanding outcomes and results.
Virgil’s Aeneid Book VIII: Aeneas in Rome (4x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero']
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Virgil’s Aeneid Book VIII: Aeneas in Rome (4x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero']

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Virgil’s Aeneid Book VIII: Aeneas in Rome Bundle (4x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’] This resource contains: 4x PowerPoints (2x Key Events, 1x Characters,1x Themes) 12x Worksheets 1x Revision Questions This resource contains 4 lessons covering the core content of Virgil’s Aeneid Book VIII: Aeneas in Rome. All of the lessons are completely resourced, scaffolded and contain extension tasks to promote outstanding outcomes and results.
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.