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I have been a History teacher for almost three years now. Currently I am working in Warrington in the North of England. I put a lot of effort into creating my premium resources and will not upload them until I am confident the lesson will be graded at least a good if not outstanding. Please contact me if you have any queries, questions or concerns about my resources. Regards

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I have been a History teacher for almost three years now. Currently I am working in Warrington in the North of England. I put a lot of effort into creating my premium resources and will not upload them until I am confident the lesson will be graded at least a good if not outstanding. Please contact me if you have any queries, questions or concerns about my resources. Regards
Edward VI : How successful was he?
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Edward VI : How successful was he?

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In this lesson pupils will assess to what extent Edward VI was a good King during the short time he was in power. As pupils enter the class they will be provided with a portrait picture of Edward and Henry VIII. Pupils will mix and then pair up with a pupil who has the opposite portrait to them. Pupils will discuss the similarities between the two portraits. Pupils will then answer the question: Why has the artist painted Edward in a similar way to Henry? (White boards could be used to showcase visual progress). Pupils will then watch a video (link provided) pupils are encouraged to identify the challenges Edward will face during his reign. The main task is designed around pupils circulating their classroom studying evidence stuck to the walls (9 sheets) gathering and categorising this information about Edward into 'Good King & 'Bad King'. This can then be used to answer an exam style question which assesses 'balance'. Plenary: Pupils will form their overall judgment and can either verbally explain though a whole class judgment line or individually on a sticky note to be stuck to the board. There are plenty of directions this lesson could take and various ways the source evidence could be used to suit your class. A prompt and challenge sheet has been included to stretch and challenge / support weaker students.
The Second World War: D-day Operation Overlord.
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The Second World War: D-day Operation Overlord.

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Hook starter: As pupils enter the room the presentation will display an autonomously moving spot light to reveal a picture clue of the D-Day landings. Learning Intention and differentiated outcomes (SMSC). Pupils will work their way through several activities to achieve the lessons outcomes. 1. What was D-day? Pupils watch a short video (embedded) to introduce them to the topic. 2. Planning the invasion: Pupils work in teams to answer a series of questions in the fastest time to learn about the strategy of the day. 3. Pupils will study and listen to Eisenhower’s inspirational speech before creating their own. (Prize for best speech). 4. Pupils visit stations around the classroom to learn about one soldiers personal experience of the invasion through a study of his diary entries. 5. Pupils watch the opening scene from ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (Link provided if you do not have the DVD) As pupils watch they will complete a worksheet. Pupil’s then consolidate their judgment through watching a short video clip explaining the significance of D-day before answering a structured 8 mark exam style question to judge if overall D-day was a success or a failure. Peep Sheet provided to assist the less able pupils. Instructions and advice on how they lesson is to run can be found in the description of the presentation. Please visit my shop for more History lessons / bundles: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/morlem
WWI Medicine on the Western Front. (Edexcel  GCSE 1-9)
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WWI Medicine on the Western Front. (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

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Included in this pack is an entire SOW linked with the Edexcel GCSE 'The British Sector of the Western Front, 1914-18: Injuries, treatment and the trenches., covering essential topics pupils will need to know for the first half of paper one. (+ A bonus Knowledge Organiser for Medicine through time). All lesson outcomes are linked with Assessment Objectives 1-2-3. All tasks and activities have been designed around developing pupil knowledge and understanding of the western front to then apply this to exam technique / exam style questions. All videos are embedded (links provided) I have included WAGOLS / Success criteria’s /Homework to further pupils understanding of Paper 1 Section 1. A fantastic opportunity to develop your own Scheme of work on this topic saving over 30% on these lessons combined. You will need the Edexcel Medicine Through Time Textbook for parts of these lessons. ** Please see my shop for other history resources / bundles: ** https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/morlem
The American West: The Homestead Act 1862 (Edexcel 1-9)
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The American West: The Homestead Act 1862 (Edexcel 1-9)

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This lesson has been designed for the GCSE Edexcel American West module. All outcomes are linked with Paper Two’s Assessment Objectives 1 & 2. The focus of this lesson is to build pupils knowledge of the Homestead Act of 1682 and the impact it had upon the American West. Pupils will build upon their prior knowledges of Migration (See my store for this lesson) to explain the consequences of the Homestead Act. The lesson is split into two learning phases: 1. The problems of living on a Homestead. 2. The achievements and limitations of the Act. Pupils then consolidate their learning by explaining two consequences of the Homestead Act as per the Edexcel GCSE Paper 2 question One ‘The American West’. Videos are embedded and links and further advice can be found within the description of the presentation.
Success & Failure: 'The Black Power Movement'.
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Success & Failure: 'The Black Power Movement'.

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The aim of this lesson is to introduce the concept of ‘Black Power’ to pupils. The lesson begins with pupils inferring and discussing a source of evidence showing a black man tied down by the non-violent events which has happened so far during the Civil Rights Movement - this leads into the introduction of the need for violence to achieve black peoples aims. Pupils watch a short video on the Mexico Olympics of 1968 to help introduce this – before being introduced to the Black Panthers through a listening activity from an interview with Huey Newton and a study of the Panthers 10-point programme. The main task involves pupils studying a card sort and categorizing the successes and failures of the movement. Pupils could mix - pair - share to help do this or simply working individually or in pairs before forming an overall judgment on the success of the movement. Pupils then consolidate their learning with a short video before answering an exam style balanced answer statement question. Further advice can be found in the description of the presentation - all videos are embedded (links also provided).
The American West Edexcel GCSE 1-9.
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The American West Edexcel GCSE 1-9.

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Included in this pack is a series of lessons linked with the Edexcel GCSE ‘The American West’, covering essential topics pupils will need to know for the first half of paper two. All lesson outcomes are linked with Assessment Objectives 1 &2. All tasks and activities have been designed around developing pupil knowledge and understanding of the American West to then apply this to exam technique / exam style questions. All videos are embedded (links provided) I have included WAGOLS / Success criteria’s /Homework to further pupils understanding of Paper 2 Section 1. A fantastic opportunity to develop your own Scheme of work on this topic. Save over 40% On these lessons combined. You will need the Edexcel American West Textbook for parts of these lessons. **Please see my shop for other History resources and bundles. ** https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/morlem
American Civil Rights: Freedom Summer and Civil Rights Act 1964.
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American Civil Rights: Freedom Summer and Civil Rights Act 1964.

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The Purpose of this lesson is to conduct an investigation into the events and impact of the Freedom Summer of 1964 and how this led to the introduction of the Civil Rights Act. Lesson begins with a trailer for the film 'Freedom summer' as pupils enter class they will be handed the Louisiana literacy test to take when they sit down. This is a purposefully confusing text to stop black people from registering to vote. Pupils are then introduced to the Mississippi murders though a clip from "Mississippi Burning' embedded - pupils are encouraged to write a series of questions they would like answered about these murders (they will then be able to answer these later in the lesson). Pupils study the original information booklet appealing for volunteers to enrol in the freedom summer before using this to summarise what it was about. (extension activity included here for more-able pupils) Pupils reflect upon a source of evidence to see what they can infer from it about the events of the campaign. After reflecting upon the evidence pupils will try to answer they questions they set themselves about the murders and how this again gained national attention - pupils will reflect upon an audio clip from part of a speech by President Kennedy to then discuss if he supported the Civil Rights Movement. this can then lead the way for introducing the civil rights act of 1964 - pupils are set a homework to reflect upon to what extent it was successful (linked in with GCSE exam criteria) All videos are embedded (links provided) further advice can be found in the description of the presentation.
19th Century Medicine: The Significance of John Snow (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)
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19th Century Medicine: The Significance of John Snow (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

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This lesson has been designed for the GCSE Edexcel New Scheme (1-9) All outcomes are linked with Paper One's Assessment Objectives 1 & 2. This lesson comes complete with a work booklet so no folders / books will be required. Pupils start by annotating 'A Court for King Cholera' to assess how unhygienic 19th Century London was. Pupils then watch a video (Link provided) to introduce the Choler outbreak. Pupils will be introduced to John Snow and how he discovered Cholera, again a video is provided (embedded) here to assist with pupils learning. Pupils then use an additional worksheet using highlighters to assess then impact of his discovery before consolidating their learning through answers a 16 mark exam style question from paper one (Medicine Through Time 1250-Present)
American Civil Rights: The Alabama Campaign.
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American Civil Rights: The Alabama Campaign.

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The Purpose of this lesson is to conduct an investigation into the events and impact of peaceful protest during the early 1960s of the Civil Rights Movement. The lesson begins with a hook video / audio clip reading of Martin Luther Kings ' Letter from Birmingham Jail'. Pupils reflect upon this and ask a question they would like answered at the end of the lesson. Pupils then think-pair-share about what methods might the African American population of Birmingham employ to bring an end to segregation in such a city? Pupils reflect upon a source of evidence to see what they can infer from it about the events of the campaign. Pupils are then encouraged to conduct a journalistic investigation into the events of the campaign through 'interviewing' key figures though a relay activity (all explained in the presentation). To consolidate pupils will then write their own newspaper report about the events of the campaign and its significance linked with exam skills. Peep sheet provided for support. The lesson finished with the setting of a consolidation homework & an explanation about the March on Washington / extra newspaper articles for stretch and challenge. All videos are embedded (links provided) further advice can be found in the description of the presentation.
The Industrial Revolution : Causes & Consequences .
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The Industrial Revolution : Causes & Consequences .

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The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution. Starter activity is quiz quiz trade (explained in the PP) to introduce students to the main causes of the revolution. There is an opportunity to watch an introductory video the the revolution before starting the main task. Main task: students conduct a museum walk around the classroom / corridor categorizing the main causes and consequences of the revolution (Transport / agriculture / population / factories & industry / education). Students then answer a GCSE exam style question before completing peer assessment sheets for the answers(provided).
WWI Battles at Sea: The Battle of Jutland Cause, Consequence and Significance. (2 Lessons).
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WWI Battles at Sea: The Battle of Jutland Cause, Consequence and Significance. (2 Lessons).

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This pack contains two lessons. Lessons outcomes are: Expected: To study the life of a famous Naval soldier. (SMSC) Challenge: To explain a famous battle at sea, its causes and consequences. Stretch: To use source evidence to support an exam style question. The first lesson consists of a case study regarding Jack Cornwell and his importance to a ‘famous naval battle’. At the age of only 16, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross and was the youngest British to take part in the battle). Pupils will study his story from a cut out card sort activity catagorising information about his life. Pupils then reassemble to card sort into a jigsaw to reveal that he died as a result of the Battle of Jutland. Pupils are then encouraged to complete further research about other British men who fought in the battle (computers will be required of this, otherwise I have set it as a Homework). The second lesson allows pupils to study source evidence (primary and secondary) to help reach the lessons outcomes. Pupils then consolidate the past 2 lessons with an exam style question. Then pupils can use the success criteria to peer assess with WW / EBI to identify areas of improvement regarding their extended writing. The presentation itself is aesthetically pleasing and engaging with lots of colour including moving Giff images. All videos are embedded (links also provided). I highly recommend having an ‘interactive’ station for the second lesson as there is a fantastic website (link included) which allows pupils to listen to first hand accounts of the battle from survivors. The lessons finish with how the Battle is remembered today 100 years on.
American Civil Rights: Rosa Parks & The Montgomery Bus Boycott
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American Civil Rights: Rosa Parks & The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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The lesson begins with pupils being handed a letter from the Mayor of Montgomery pupils interpret and infer from it to guess the focus of the lesson. Pupils are introduced to Rosa Parks and asked to discuss what they already know about her and segregation in the south. There is a video (embedded) to introduce pupils to Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat. Pupils are provided with a fact file sheet highlighters are to be used to assess why she was significant as many other women before her had refused to give up their seats. Pupils are then required to circulate the classroom to piece together the events of the bus boycott which followed (additional activity suggestions are suggested as well) Pupils watch a video to embed knowledge of events. I then use whiteboards as a plenary to assess this e.g. each write an event and arrange themselves in chronological order. (Further advice can be found in the description of the presentation. All video are embedded and links provided.) Please see my shop for other high quality history resources.
The American West: Exoduster & Oklahoma Land Rush. GCSE 1-9.
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The American West: Exoduster & Oklahoma Land Rush. GCSE 1-9.

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This lesson has been designed for the GCSE Edexcel American West module. All outcomes are linked with Paper Two's Assessment Objectives 1 & 2. The focus of this lesson is to build pupils knowledge regarding the continued developments of settlement in the West. 1. Exoduster Movement (1879) 2. Oklahoms Land Rush (1893) Pupils begin with a re-cap of different impacts of migration by studying American Progress, an 1872 painting by John Gast. Pupils then have a card sort activity to build their understanding of the causes and consequences of the Exoduster Movement 1879. Pupils then condust an inquiry of the Oklahoma Land Rush 1893 by viewing a video (embedded) and using a worksheet to consider the different perspectives in relation to this (Plains Indians V Settlers). Pupils then consolidate with an exam style question (Mark shceme Provided). Videos are embedded and links and further advice can be found within the description of the presentation. you may need the Edexcel GCSE 1-9 American West Text Book to support part of this lesson if you wish.
The American West: The Johnson County War (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)
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The American West: The Johnson County War (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

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This lesson has been designed for the GCSE Edexcel American West module. All outcomes are linked with Paper Two's Assessment Objectives 1 & 2. The focus of this lesson is to build pupils knowledge of the Johnson County War to then be applied to an exam style question (Paper 2, Question 2: Write a narrative account analysing..) There are various structures this lesson could take and examples of these have been included in the description of the presentation to suite the needs of your class. I have included a model answer to use as a guide for pupils in writing a narrative account of the Johnson County War.
Vietnam War Wall Display
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Vietnam War Wall Display

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A colour coded wall display to help students engage with / understand the complexities and Geography of the Vietnam War. **Included: A3 Map to print off. 16 significant events of the Vietnam War. Each are colour coded: Short term causes Long term causes events of the war Tactics End of the Vietnam War. ** Fantastic for understand GCSE but also KS3 to simplify for younger students. You may require string to link up some of the events to locations. I have included a map but you may wish to purchase your own.
WWII Home Front: The Blitz Experience.
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WWII Home Front: The Blitz Experience.

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This was graded an 'outstanding' lesson. Hook starter: As pupils enter the room the presentation will display an autonomously moving spot light to reveal a picture clue of the London Blitz to hint about the context of the lesson. Lesson Intention and differentiated outcomes. (SMSC) Video links are included within the presentation. This lesson could be used without the need for exercise books as it is a learning stations based lesson for the most part. I have included 5 stations however these could be less / more dependent upon size and ability of your class. Eg: 1. War time memories / experience of the Blitz. 2. Propaganda posters (Blackout and recruitment to help during air raids). 3. Anderson / Morrision shelters. 4. Text book / war time newspapers 5. Interactive station (War time house / Interactive Air Raid map). Pupil's then consolidate their judgment through answering a structured 8 mark exam style question. If time I then ask my pupils to peer assess with WW / EBI. Instructions and advice on how they lesson is to run can be found in the description of the presentation. (All images and videos / sheets from Google / BBC Bitesize). Many Thanks.
Empire & Slavery: Slave Auctions.
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Empire & Slavery: Slave Auctions.

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This lesson leads on from my previous lessons on Slavery (see my Slavery SOW bundle), however of course this lesson can be used in isolation to fit in with your own SOW. This aim of this lesson is to inform pupils about the experience of slave auctions from the slaves perspective. The lesson starts through introducing pupils to the concept of an auction. Pupils will then study primary narratives of slave auctions and work in teams in a literacy relay task to answer questions to help build their subject knowledge. I have differentiated this task for more / less able pupils. This is then followed by with a video (embedded and link provided) and an SMSC discussion. Pupils consolidate their learning through using their class work for that lesson to support their response to an exam style question.
American Civil rights: Understanding The Jim Crow Laws
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American Civil rights: Understanding The Jim Crow Laws

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Pupils begin by spotting the difference between a white and a black school during the 1950s. Reverse teaching strategy will be used here to add context as to why this was happening. Pupils are introduced to 'Plessy V Ferguson' (Video embedded) and define Separate but equal. (mini white boards could be used for this task) Teacher then introduced what the Jim Crow Laws were - pupils watch a video (embedded) and see how many they can identify. (again mini whiteboards could be used again to identify these a good visual strategy to show pupil progress) Pupils are then challenged to remember as many laws as they can before conducting a snowball fight activity to consolidate this (instructions in the description of presentation) Pupils are then encouraged to rank the laws (worst to least worst) before participating in a mix-pair-share Kagan activity explaining which they personally feel to be the worst law. Pupils will then apply their newly acquired knowledge back to one of the original photographs they were shown at the start of the lesson inferring what they can about the Jim Crow Laws From it.
The American West: Early Settlements / Law & Order. (GCSE Edxecel 1-9)
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The American West: Early Settlements / Law & Order. (GCSE Edxecel 1-9)

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This lesson has been designed for the GCSE Edexcel American West module. All outcomes are linked with Paper Two's Assessment Objectives 1 & 2. The focus of this lesson is to build pupils knowledge regarding the early settlements such as mining towns in the west and the problems of lawlessness. Pupils begin with an inquiry of the problems associated with settling on and near the plains. They will then complete a card sort activity matching the problems with the solutions. Pupils then take part in a mix-pair-share activity to help develop their understanding of some key definitions (US Marshal. sheriff, Posse, vigilante). The main tack involves studying the problems of lawlessness in these early settlements. Pupils conduct a murder mystery investigation, examining clues to determine the cause of death. this activity will cover topics such as gangs & racism, claim jumping and vigilantes. Pupils can then use the information to complete a worksheet to build their contextual knowledge. Videos are embedded and links and further advice can be found within the description of the presentation. There is enough material here to last more than one lesson depending how thorough you wish to be. You may need the Edexcel GCSE 1-9 American West Text Book to support part of this lesson if you wish.
Edexcel Medicine Through time 1250 - Present: Knowledge Organiser focused on Continuity & Change.
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Edexcel Medicine Through time 1250 - Present: Knowledge Organiser focused on Continuity & Change.

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Colour coded A3 / A4 knowledge organiser / Revision mat / book marks - for the entire Pearson Edexcel Medicine though time course. (Paper 1) Focusing on change and continuity during the 4 main periods: Medieval Renaissance 19th Century 20th Century Significant Individuals / Government acts / Discoveries / Inventions / Dates Please visit my shop for more KS3 / GCSE Edexcel History lessons / bundles: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/morlem