King Henry VII

King Henry VII

A comprehensive Year 7 lesson on King Henry VII. This is a start to my Tudor Monarch's lessons. Students are provided with Henry's problems when he became king and his solutions to those problems! Includes a nice information hunt activity - plenty of opportunities for challenge. I have also included KPIs and learning objectives as well as specific success criteria for tasks. There is also a lesson plan attached - as well as my version of a marksheet I used for quick and easy marking of these activities! Enjoy!
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International Relations Revision! Accelerated Learning!

International Relations Revision! Accelerated Learning!

This is a 1 hour 'round the clock' activity to be used in conjunction with Ben Walsh OCR GCSE history text book. Worked so well with my Y11's last year to get them ready for their exam. There's a mixture of individual tasks, 'each on, teach one's' and source analysis! Fun for all the family! Get involved!
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Jesus and Suffering

Jesus and Suffering

This was designed as a Year 8 Religious Studies lesson on Jesus and suffering. The pack includes a presentation with differentiated Learning Objectives, a starter, a mini, a main activity - complete with success criteria for the main, and a plenary. The pack includes a think card source activity as well as a worksheet. Used for an interview and graded as 1. Timings are on each slide for ease of use!
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Victorian Children: Working in the Factories

Victorian Children: Working in the Factories

Fun for all the family! This lesson is designed to suit Y7/8 Historians but could easily be adapted to suit Y9 too. This little package includes a presentation including information, video clip, starts, 3 main activities and a plenary, some class discussion topics, some 'thinking hat' activities and much more! I've included the worksheets and sources needed to run the lesson - as well as separate learning objectives so that students can stick them into their books and check them off at the designated 'learning checkpoints'. There are challenge tasks throughout and the main activity is differentiated into three learning levels. Elements of visual, kinaesthetic and auditory learning activities so hopefully this one ticks all of the boxes! The content is about what it was like for a Victorian child to work in a Victorian factory, it touches on class differences and the laws that were passed. It also includes some GCSE style exam practice! And breathe! Enjoy!
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The Impact of Thatcherism: The Thatcher Governments

The Impact of Thatcherism: The Thatcher Governments

This is an A-Level History lesson designed to introduce students to Thatcher, her character & ideologies, her support & opposition. This lesson was written to be used alongside the AQA Component 2 text book & there are some slides that refer to page numbers - but these can easily be altered to suit whichever text book you are using. There is a PowerPoint which includes differentiated learning objectives and a range of tasks with resources included.
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King Henry VII

King Henry VII

A comprehensive Year 7 lesson on King Henry VII. This is a start to my Tudor Monarch's lessons. Students are provided with Henry's problems when he became king and his solutions to those problems! Includes a nice information hunt activity - plenty of opportunities for challenge. I have also included KPIs and learning objectives as well as specific success criteria for tasks. There is also a lesson plan attached - as well as my version of a marksheet I used for quick and easy marking of these activities! Enjoy!
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German Reactions to the Treaty of Versailles

German Reactions to the Treaty of Versailles

This is a Y10/11 lesson on German reactions to the Treaty of Versailles. This pack contains a presentation, formal lesson plan, diamond 9 lesson plan, a card sort activity, a fishbone diagram with information hunt, source analysis and more! Caters to a variety of learning styles & includes challenge & extension activities- all with specific timings- enjoy!
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Plots and revolts at home

Plots and revolts at home

This is a lesson and resources to support the teaching of Edexcel's GCSE 9-1 unit: Early Elizabethan England, 1558-1588. This specific lesson introduces the students to Unit 2.1 - Plots & Revolts at home. It includes activities that will give students an understanding of the Revolt of the Northern Earls, Ridolfi, Throckmorton & the Babington plots. There is reference to some in-class reading on the presentation - I use the Pearson book, but you could use your own version that your school stocks and simply change the page numbers referenced. Includes a starter card sort activity as well as three main activities and a review! Please let me know if this is useful to you as I have planned the whole of the Elizabeth unit and will upload more if so!
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Remilitarisation of the Rhineland

Remilitarisation of the Rhineland

This is around 100 minutes of GCSE History lesson aimed at Y10/11 students. The lesson aims to teach students the importance of the Rhineland and how/why Hitler remilitarised it! The lesson includes a comprehensive powerpoint/embedded podcast/source analysis/working with actual mark schemes/exam questions/peer assessment/Tarsia puzzles/reading comprehension/factfiles ect ect! The lesson does, in one part, refer to some reading (a small amount) in a text book. I use Ben Walsh as it's fantastic but you could easily supplement your own recommended reading here (it's just a little info on how/why the Rhineland was remilitarised). If this is of any use to you please let me know and I will continue to upload!
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British Depth Study 1890-1918

British Depth Study 1890-1918

Hi All! This is my 'Lesson 1' Introduction to OCR's British Depth Study 1890-1918. The lesson covers the general situation in Britain in the late 19th century, as well as the three main reformers, Booth, Rowntree and Galt. There's a presentation and activities include a source inference starter, an information hunt, source analysis activities, an 'each one teach one' and even a 'create your own knowledge cube' complete with accompanying fact files and cube templates that have the questions and photographs already installed! And breathe! So much in one lesson - how could you resist?! There's also a worksheet to accompany the each one teach one. I use the OCR recommended Ben Walsh book so any page numbers refer to that text book as well as the first source activity! Enjoy!
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Young Henry VIII

Young Henry VIII

Year 8 lesson from my Tudor Monarch's lessons. The lesson has a lovely source based research activity and encourages students to discover what Henry VIII was like before he became the notorious king we all know and love! There are several challenge activities throughout the lesson as well as a variety of kinaesthetic, audio and visual learning activities. The lesson is based on an 80:20 module so is very student-led. Includes all activities/sources and worksheets as well as success criteria and KPIs that are age appropriate and linked to national curriculum criteria!
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Year 7 History Scheme of learning

Year 7 History Scheme of learning

This is a set of 6 term-by-term scheme overviews for Year 7 History. We use these so that parent, and students can keep track of what the students are learning about each week - and which KPIs and learning objectives they will cover in each session! Can be adapted to suit your own SOW or kept and followed as I teach my year 7 students! Also a useful guide to keep track of who has missed certain lessons throughout the year!
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Knowledge Organiser: Early Years of the Weimar Republic

Knowledge Organiser: Early Years of the Weimar Republic

A simple knowledge organiser that includes important dates and key terms for the early years of the Weimar Republic 1918-1924. I use this to support my teaching of A Level OCR History Unit Y221 'Democracy & Dictatorship in Germany', but this could be used to support any A Level history groups studying the same period. I laminate mine for the students and we use them every week for a pop quiz! Excellent tool for improving the contextual knowledge of your students!
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Impact of the Treaty of Versailles

Impact of the Treaty of Versailles

This is a Y10/11 lesson on the Impact of the Treaty of Versailles in Germany to be used with the Ben Walsh GCSE text book for old spec OCR! The lesson has a number of activities to complete - some from the text book and one source information hunt style activity to get students up and about! Includes a presentation, a table for completing source activity and a selection of sources to put up on display!
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The Mood In Paris

The Mood In Paris

An introduction to the Treaty of Versailles. Perfect for students learning about the inter-war years. Can be used in conjunction with the Ben Walsh OCR GCSE History book but can be used stand-alone also. This lesson is aimed at Y9/10 students and covers some initial information on how the allied forces & Germany would be feeling post WW1 as well as some initial sources analysis work to get them started! Includes links to two brilliant online podcasts - just click on the picture on the slide which links you on to the podcast!
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Witchcraft & Popular Culture Knowledge Organiser

Witchcraft & Popular Culture Knowledge Organiser

A simple knowledge organiser for the 'Popular Culture' section of the NEW OCR A Level History Unit Y312 'Witchcraft & Popular Culture'. Includes basic dates, information and key terms for this first part of the unit. I like to print in colour and laminate & use this to give my students a pop quiz every week unit they have learnt some key information. Great for getting their contextual knowledge up to speed! I have also included my first lesson on the unit - can be used alongside Alan Farmers' Access to History text book!
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The British Empire

The British Empire

This is a resource designed for Y9 but could also stretch to Y10 on The British Empire. The lesson introduces students to what The British Empire was. It introduces them to key words in fun dictionary race competition, and allows them to analyse several sources from the National Archives so that they can begin to create a picture of the motivations behind expanding the British Empire. Each activity also includes a challenge activity to stretch and challenge the learning of your students!
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British Depth Study 1939-45

British Depth Study 1939-45

An introduction to Paper 2 of the OCR GCSE Modern World History paper. Old spec - covers expectations for Paper 2 and an introduction to the unit. To be used in conjunction with the Ben Walsh GCSE text book!
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Source of the week: International Relations

Source of the week: International Relations

Just a simple template for a display I use for my Y11 students studying International Relations. The posters point out key information about a source and give some WAGOLL's for a 'what is the message/purpose' style question. Document is unlocked so that users can easily change the sources/WAGOLL to their liking.
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Matthew Hopkins & East Anglia Knowledge Organiser

Matthew Hopkins & East Anglia Knowledge Organiser

A simple knowledge organiser for students to use as part of the A Level Edexcel & OCR units on witchcraft and popular culture in Early Modern Europe. I like to print and laminate this resources and give my students a pop quiz on it every week! Great for improving the contextual knowledge of your A Level students on this thematic topic!
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Year 7 Using Your History Skills

Year 7 Using Your History Skills

I use this lesson at the end of the KS3 Year 7 'What is History' topic. Students are put into groups and have to look at the evidence and suspects and work as detectives to find out who committed the crime! I made this when I was a trainee and use it every year but it is the first resource I've ever uploaded so please be gentle!
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OCR British Depth Study 1890-1918 Revision Checklist

OCR British Depth Study 1890-1918 Revision Checklist

A very simple checklist I have produced for the 'old-spec' OCR British Depth Study 1890-1918. Simply a list of all of the areas students need to revise for Paper 2, complete with page numbers from the Walsh book to save them asking where to find the info from! Hopefully might be useful to someone!
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