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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.
Elizabeth Plots and Revolts Revision Tarsia Puzzle

Elizabeth Plots and Revolts Revision Tarsia Puzzle

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!
maxblackburn
What made 9/11 so shocking?

What made 9/11 so shocking?

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)
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How did WIlliam use the Feudal System?

How did WIlliam use the Feudal System?

Lego figures help to make the Feudal System a little less complex. Through reinforcing the idea of a hirearchy students begin to understand what the feudal system was and how it helped William control England. The script activity involves selected students ripping up A3 paper and dividing it amongst the class. If you have questions please ask! Comments are much appreciated :-) Images acquired through a search engine fitlered to "labelled for resuse".
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What made 9/11 so shocking?

What made 9/11 so shocking?

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)
maxblackburn
Which weapon was most effective in World War One?

Which weapon was most effective in World War One?

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".
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Grade 5 (Y6) Social Studies - Before the Union

Grade 5 (Y6) Social Studies - Before the Union

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.
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Zayed the First - Social Studies UAE

Zayed the First - Social Studies UAE

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.
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Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak - UAE Social Studies

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak - UAE Social Studies

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.
maxblackburn
Formation of the UAE Social Studies

Formation of the UAE Social Studies

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.
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Sheikhs and Emirates of the UAE

Sheikhs and Emirates of the UAE

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 filling in a passport with information about the Sheikhs and Emirates of the UAE. Great for independent and active learning. Images were acquired with a search engine filtered to find images labelled for reuse. I hope that it saves you some valuable planning time.
maxblackburn
Spanish Armada Tarsia Revision Puzzle

Spanish Armada Tarsia Revision Puzzle

This Tarsia puzzle covers the theme of the Spanish Armada. Great for 9-1 GCSE revision, intervention sessions and KS3 history. 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!
maxblackburn
Life in Nazi Germany Revision Tarsia Puzzle

Life in Nazi Germany Revision Tarsia Puzzle

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!
maxblackburn
Elizabeth Plots and Revolts Revision Tarsia Puzzle

Elizabeth Plots and Revolts Revision Tarsia Puzzle

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!
maxblackburn
King John Interpretations

King John Interpretations

In this lesson student’s challenge the interpretation that King John should be remembered as GOOD King John. Students first are introduced to the idea posed by a historian, then, students watch a clip before collecting evidence themselves. At the end of the lesson, the students create a tweet to challenge or support the statement posed. Excellent to get students thinking about how opinions are formed.
maxblackburn
Great Fire of London Source Writing

Great Fire of London Source Writing

This lesson was designed to prepare students for Section 1 of the Common Entrance (Y8) paper but could easily be used to help develop your students write about sources. Included in this lesson you will find a bingo starter, structure strips, advice, sources and a question. You can see from the example photograph that my students were able to use the structure strips to help form their response.
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British Empire & India Scheme of Work Bundle: 25 resources including an assessment

British Empire & India Scheme of Work Bundle: 25 resources including an assessment

This Scheme of Work designed for Key Stage 3 students explores what the Empire was, why the British wanted it and how it affected India. Included is an assessment opportunity with level descriptors and full planning sheets. Different activities have been included here to maintain engagement. These lessons have been designed to last for an hour long lesson but could easily be adapted for your own educational setting. All images have been acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for re-use". Comments are appreciated.
maxblackburn
Great Fire of London Investigation

Great Fire of London Investigation

Designed for a Year 8 class, this lesson explores the Great Fire of London and encourages students to understand why it got so out of control. The concept you spin to students is that they have been selected to travel back in time to investigate the historical event. When they are in 1666, they gather evidence to then create a hypothesis. Excellent for AG&T, exploration and student-led learning. Also supplied are some sticker templates because giving students name badges always improves the status of the activity you are trying to engage them in :-) All images required through a search engine labelled for reuse. The Sky Academy clip attached is provided for use in schools. Comments are appreciated.
maxblackburn
UAE My Identity Tarsia MOE

UAE My Identity Tarsia MOE

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!
maxblackburn
Vietnam War Revision Tarsia

Vietnam War Revision Tarsia

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!
maxblackburn