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All of my resources have been used in my own classroom. My resources are designed to be easy to use and understand by anyone. I use a student friendly font and backgrounds designed to reduce glare so that all students can access the materials.

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All of my resources have been used in my own classroom. My resources are designed to be easy to use and understand by anyone. I use a student friendly font and backgrounds designed to reduce glare so that all students can access the materials.
Which weapon was most effective in World War One?
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Which weapon was most effective in World War One?

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In this lesson students challenge the History Channel and decide which weapon they believe was most effective in WW1. The lesson plan is attached but feel free to ask questions should you have any. Please note publisher document may contain two pages. Writing frame can be used for SEN students. Comments are appreciated :-) Thanks to the History Channel for the clip which is used in line with their fair usage policy. Images were located using a search engine filtered to "labelled for resuse".
Writing PEE Paragraphs Menu
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Writing PEE Paragraphs Menu

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Useful guide to demonstrate some methods of paragraph structure and general tips to improve writing. I have used this from Year 6 through to GCSE. The menu idea makes it very easy to follow. I print these out and give them to students like a menu during extending writing. I have also blown these up to A3 for display. Comments are appreciated. Images are taken from Microsoft Office Clip-Art collections and used in line with MS policy.
What made 9/11 so shocking?
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What made 9/11 so shocking?

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There aren't many September 11th lessons out there so here's one! The main objective is for students to gauge how 'complete' a BBC news clip is. The PowerPoint includes task descriptions but please ask if you can't follow the lesson. The bottom of the posters should be folded up so that you can reveal the answers! You choose the plenary. If you know of a short clip which was produced a little after the event that would be useful. Any comments are appreciated! :-) Images acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for reuse" BBC own the copyright to the clip in the link. I've been observed in this lesson and graded as outstanding so hopefully this works for you too. (911, 9-11)
Blooms Taxonomy display for history or general
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Blooms Taxonomy display for history or general

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A number of editiable resources which can be used as displays around your classroom or school. These are all editable so you can make them fit into your own learning environment. Use these to demonstrate level journeys and Bloom’s to staff and students. All images acquired through a search engine filterted to images with a creative commons license. Other images used in line with Microsoft clipart policy.
Elizabeth Plots and Revolts Revision Tarsia Puzzle
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Elizabeth Plots and Revolts Revision Tarsia Puzzle

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This Tarsia puzzle covers the theme of Elizabethan England - Plots and Revolts at home. Great for 9-1 GCSE revision and intervention sessions. Made for Edexcel but I'm sure it fits other exam board specs. A Tarsia puzzle requires students to match up sides of triangles to form a hexagonal shape. They are brilliant for revision and get students to think hard. I use these at the starts of ends of lessons and they can take 10-20 minutes depending on your class's confidence in the material. All materials are provided here including student instructions, student puzzle pieces and teacher answers. All images have been acquired through a search engine filtered to labelled for re-use. Enjoy!
Zayed the First - Social Studies UAE
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Zayed the First - Social Studies UAE

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This lesson was designed for Social Studies taught within the UAE. It was created for mixed ability Y6 (Grade 5) students but could be suitable for any year group based on the content. The lesson involves students exploring the life and achievements of Zayed the First (Zayed the Grand). Great for incorporating themes within My Identity and Moral Education. Images were acquired with a search engine filtered to find images labeled for reuse. I hope that it saves you some valuable planning time.
UAE My Identity Tarsia MOE
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UAE My Identity Tarsia MOE

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This Tarsia puzzle covers the theme of My Identity. It was designed for KS3 students but could be used to support older or younger if supported. My Identity is a initiative launched in the UAE to increase the awareness of local customs and traditions. A Tarsia puzzle requires students to match up sides of triangles to form a hexagonal shape. They are brilliant for revision and get students to think hard. I use these at the starts of ends of lessons and they can take 10-20 minutes depending on your class’s confidence in the material. All materials are provided here including student instructions, student puzzle pieces and teacher answers. All images have been acquired through a search engine filtered to labelled for re-use. Enjoy!
Public Health 1500-1750 Renaissance double lesson pack
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Public Health 1500-1750 Renaissance double lesson pack

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These two lessons explore public health in the period 1500-1750. Students first explore the Great Plague of 1665 and then take a more broad approach. There are some stand alone activites here but these lessons are best support by the Edexcel Medicine Through Time textbook (new edition of 2013). These lessons are ready to use. Images acquired through wikipedia and therefore hold a creative commons license.
Formation of the UAE Social Studies
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Formation of the UAE Social Studies

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This lesson was designed for Social Studies taught within the UAE. It was created for mixed ability Y6 (Grade 5) students but could be suitable for any year group based on the content. The lesson involves student’s creating a timeline about the formation of the UAE. Great for incorperating themes within My Identity and Moral Education. Images were acquired with a search engine filtered to find images labelled for reuse. I hope that it saves you some valuable planning time.
Impact of tourism: 7 Wonders
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Impact of tourism: 7 Wonders

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Students explore the impacts of tourism by focusing on the seven wonders of the world. Detailed worksheets included for each of the seven. Can be used for group work. Comments are appreciated.
What problems did William I face?
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What problems did William I face?

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Students are presented with problems that William faced after the Battle of Hastings. They use their planners or coloured cards to vote on their suggested solutions. Nice set up to a sequence of lessons on Norman control over England. There is a lesson plan attached should you need it. Please note the powerpoint contains animations so you should view it in slide-show mode. Feedback and comments are much appreciated. :-)
Elizabethan England Tarsia Revision Puzzle
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Elizabethan England Tarsia Revision Puzzle

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This Tarsia puzzle covers the theme of the Elizabethan England. More specifically Edexcel's topic 1. Great for 9-1 GCSE revision and intervention sessions. A Tarsia puzzle requires students to match up sides of triangles to form a hexagonal shape. They are brilliant for revision and get students to think hard. I use these at the starts of ends of lessons and they can take 10-20 minutes depending on your class's confidence in the material. All materials are provided here including student instructions, student puzzle pieces and teacher answers. All images have been acquired through a search engine filtered to labelled for re-use. Enjoy!
Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak - UAE Social Studies
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Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak - UAE Social Studies

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This lesson was designed for Social Studies taught within the UAE. It was created for mixed ability Y6 (Grade 5) students but could be suitable for any year group based on the content. The lesson involves students exploring the life and achievements of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. Great for incorporating themes within My Identity and Moral Education. Images were acquired with a search engine filtered to find images labeled for reuse. I hope that it saves you some valuable planning time.
Henry VIII Tarsia Revision Puzzle
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Henry VIII Tarsia Revision Puzzle

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This Tarsia puzzle covers the theme of Henry VIII's early reign. It was designed for KS3 students but could be applied to GCSE specs. Great activity for a no pen day! A Tarsia puzzle requires students to match up sides of triangles to form a hexagonal shape. They are brilliant for revision and get students to think hard. I use these at the starts of ends of lessons and they can take 10-20 minutes depending on your class's confidence in the material. All materials are provided here including student instructions, student puzzle pieces and teacher answers. All images have been acquired through a search engine filtered to labelled for re-use. Enjoy!
Where did people settle - Middle East
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Where did people settle - Middle East

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In this lesson students explore the different types of environment in which the people of the Middle East region settled. They consider the challenges and opportunities associated with coastal, oasis and desert environments. This lesson was designed for a Social Studies class in the UAE but could easily used for geography. All images acquired through a search engine filtered to labelled for reuse.
Life in Nazi Germany Revision Tarsia Puzzle
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Life in Nazi Germany Revision Tarsia Puzzle

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This Tarsia puzzle covers the theme of the Life in Nazi Germany. It was specifically designed for GCSE revision and would be suitable for many of the exam boards. Great for revision and intervention sessions. A Tarsia puzzle requires students to match up sides of triangles to form a hexagonal shape. They are brilliant for revision and get students to think hard. I use these at the starts of ends of lessons and they can take 10-20 minutes depending on your class's confidence in the material. All materials are provided here including student instructions, student puzzle pieces and teacher answers. All images have been acquired through a search engine filtered to labelled for re-use. Enjoy!
Complete French Revolution Scheme of Work
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Complete French Revolution Scheme of Work

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This upload contains a complete Scheme of Work for teaching the French Revolution. It includes: lesson outlines, lesson powerpoints, resources, an assessment and differentiated activities. The scheme of work is designed to last a half term and totals 10 one hour lessons. For copyright information please see the uploaded file. Comments are appreciated. :-)