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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.
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)
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".
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!
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!
Upper, Middle and Lower Course - Rivers
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Upper, Middle and Lower Course - Rivers

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This lesson was designed for a high ability Y6 class who were exploring a topic on Rivers and Flooding. It would be suitable for KS3 students also. In this lesson students explore the key features of the upper, middle and lower course. You will need to print off a large versions of the powerpoint slides so that students can use them on their information hunt. My students really enjoyed this lesson. Hopefully it will save you some time. All images acquired through a search engine filtered to labelled for re-use. Enjoy :-)
Introduction the American West GCSE
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Introduction the American West GCSE

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In this lesson students primarily explore the nature and landscape of the American West. Maps and cross sections are provided to allow students to explore the difficulties that people may have faced exploring and settling in this difficult terrain. The plenary also introduces some different characters of the West. Excellent for a first lesson to grab their attention! All images acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for re-use". Any questions please use the comment section below.
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.
Grammar and Golden Sentences for students or display
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Grammar and Golden Sentences for students or display

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Use these sheets to help students understand how to write more effectively. These can be blown up for display or provided to students as A4 sheets. I provide students with access to laminated copies inside a literacy drawer. Some of my other literacy resources could be used to provide further support. Images and clipart used in line with Microsoft policy. Comments are appreciated.
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.
Cold War Revision Tarsia Puzzle
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Cold War Revision Tarsia Puzzle

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This Tarsia puzzle covers the theme of the Cold War. Great for legacy or 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!
Grade 5 (Y6) Social Studies - Before the Union
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Grade 5 (Y6) Social Studies - Before the Union

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These resources are a collection of 4 lessons which demonstrate the early history of the UAE. From exploring a timeline to the biography of Zayed the First. Students will develop an understanding as to how the country was formed. Excellent for UAE Social Studies, My Identity. This could also be used to deliver aspects or Moral Education exploring history and culture.
Origins of the Cold War Revision Tarsia Puzzle
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Origins of the Cold War Revision Tarsia Puzzle

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This Tarsia puzzle covers the theme of the Origings of the Cold War. Great for 9-1 GCSE revision and intervention sessions. Made for Edexcel Paper 2 Topic 1 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!
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. :-)
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. :-)
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.
Stuart Economy: Cloth Trade and London Expansion - Double Lesson Pack for A-level
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Stuart Economy: Cloth Trade and London Expansion - Double Lesson Pack for A-level

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There are some aspects to the new Edexcel A-level course covering Stuart Britain which are a little dull. These two lessons are designed the make the content a little more engaging! In lesson one, students work as candidates for the apprentice to pitch an idea for a cloth trade business. It's brilliant for independent learning! The second lesson explores the economic importance of London during the 17th century. Images have been acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for re-use". The homework extract is taken from Yale University's Open Courses. Any questions please do contact me via twitter! My students loved these resources and I hope you do too!
Vietnam War Revision Tarsia
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Vietnam War Revision Tarsia

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This Tarsia puzzle covers the theme of the Vietnam War. Great for GCSE/A-level 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!