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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)
maxblackburn
Blooms Taxonomy display for history or general

Blooms Taxonomy display for history or general

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.
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)
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
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".
maxblackburn
American West Revision Tarsia Puzzle

American West Revision Tarsia Puzzle

This Tarsia puzzle covers the theme of the American West. 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!
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
History Classroom Display Materials

History Classroom Display Materials

I've used these resources to create a "History of the World" display and a giant "Lego Timeline". All you need is some backing paper and ideally a world map. These materials were used to make the display shown in the photograph assigned to my TES shop. Images acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for re-use".
maxblackburn
Elizabethan England Tarsia Revision Puzzle

Elizabethan England Tarsia Revision Puzzle

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!
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
Introduction the American West GCSE

Introduction the American West GCSE

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.
maxblackburn
Complete French Revolution Scheme of Work

Complete French Revolution Scheme of Work

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. :-)
maxblackburn
Tutor/Form time activty: Desert Island

Tutor/Form time activty: Desert Island

A quick 20-30 minute activity which encourages students to solve problems that may occur on a desert island. Students should be organised into groups of around 6 and given a piece of sugar paper to write down their ideas. You should set the scene and get them imagine the island. Comments are appreciated.
maxblackburn
What is history? What is chronology?

What is history? What is chronology?

This lesson can be used right at the front of Y7 to introduce the ideas of chronology and significance. Simple card sort and sentence starters to encourage thinking. Comments are appreciated.
maxblackburn
Impact of tourism: 7 Wonders

Impact of tourism: 7 Wonders

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.
maxblackburn
Weimar Germay Revision Tarsia

Weimar Germay Revision Tarsia

This Tarsia puzzle covers the theme of the Weimar Republic. 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!
maxblackburn
Slave Trade Scheme of Work 7 Lesson Bundle

Slave Trade Scheme of Work 7 Lesson Bundle

This Scheme of Work details 7 lessons with all the required resources for students learning about the Slave Trade. Designed for Y8 students this could easily be used across the rest of KS3. All lessons included differentiated Learning Objectives and many have differentiated activities. These are lessons that I have planned and taught my self so are very much ready to go! All images acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for reuse". You can use the Black Peoples of America textbook to support these lessons should you need.
maxblackburn
Origins of the Cold War Revision Tarsia Puzzle

Origins of the Cold War Revision Tarsia Puzzle

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!
maxblackburn