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I have been a History teacher for almost four years now. Currently I am working in Dubai in the UAE. 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 four years now. Currently I am working in Dubai in the UAE. 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
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
The Slave Trade.
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The Slave Trade.

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This bundle includes 5 lessons charting the experience of slaves from West Africa to Plantations. 1. An Introduction to slavery which concentrates upon the causes of the slave trade. 2. The ‘Middle Passage’ Experience. 3. Slave Auctions 4. Life on a Plantation. 5. The end of Slavery (Abolition) 6/. Free Lesson on Goods and Trade Although there are 4 lessons here I have often found that each lesson has the possibility of being 2 dependent upon how thoroughly you wish to teach the topics. All lessons include resources / videos / songs etc to appeal to all types of learners. Save 50% on these lessons combined!
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.
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
American Civil Rights: March on Selma & Voting Rights Act 1965.
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American Civil Rights: March on Selma & Voting Rights Act 1965.

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The purpose of this lesson is to encourage pupils to reflect upon the progress made by the Civil Rights Movement by 1965 through concentrating upon the March on Selma which led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act 1965. There are a variety of hook / starter activities to choose form dependent upon your class e.g. Geography map skills starter to chart the distance between Selma and Montgomery. Pupils are introduced to the March though watching the trailer and answering questions on the film 'Selma' leading to a source based activity then a card sort / time line activity to chart the events of the march. Pupils will select the most significant turning point they believe in these events which led to the Voting Rights Act 1965. I have included videos to prompt discussion (embedded) and links provided, homework and an exam preparation skill based source task. Further advice can be found in the description of the presentation itself.
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
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
Knowledge Organiser / Revision Mat: Black American Civil Rights.
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Knowledge Organiser / Revision Mat: Black American Civil Rights.

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**Colour coded DOUBLE SIDED A3 / A4 knowledge organiser / Revision mat / book marks - for the entire American Course. ** Side One: Focusing on progress between key time periods. 1954-60 1960-65 1965-70 **Side 2: ** Significant Individuals (MLK, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X , Kennedy, Johnson, Garvey, W.E.B. Du Bois, Bucker T Washingson, thurgood Marshal). Government Acts (1964 Civil Rights / 1965 Voting Rights. **Key organisations: ** NAACP SCLC SNCC CORE Black Panthers KKK Please visit my shop for more KS3 / GCSE Edexcel History lessons / bundles: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/morlem
American Civil Rights: The Watts Riot 1965.
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American Civil Rights: The Watts Riot 1965.

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The aim of this lesson is to allow pupils to explore the 1965 'Watts Riot' as a case study linking in with the era of 'Black Power'. To start - have room ‘turned upside down’ – desks on sides – chairs turned over – information / interviews and pictures to be stuck around the room - hand pupils their investigation sheets as they walk in allow a certain amount of time to pass for pupils to lead their own learning here to discover what has happened, why, where, who and the outcome: Chips or paper money (print off) to be handed to pupils this can be exchanged for help from the teacher if they spend it however they lose a merit or sweets etc.. As a reward. Pupils then define a riot and feedback their findings to the teacher who leads a discussion about the riots and other riots which took place during this time before linking this knowledge to interpreting a source of evidence form the riot. Pupils are then introduced to the 'Kerner Report' which then allows pupils to demonstrate their knowledge with a judgment line activity about the impact of these riots upon the civil rights Movements. Video plenary which of modern day link riot which similarly took place in Ferguson, Missouri, 2014. Peep sheet available for less able pupils: all video and sound clips are embedded into the presentation with further advice on running the lesson to be found in the description.
Medicine Through Time: 20th Century Approaches to Prevention and Treatment (Edexcel 1-9)
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Medicine Through Time: 20th Century Approaches to Prevention and Treatment (Edexcel 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 focuses upon how ideas of treatment and prevention of illness changed during the 20th Century. through focusing on the development of technology and the creation of the NHS in 1948, through to Government intervention and lifestyle campaigns. The aim of this lesson is to judge the impact and significance of these changes over time. Videos are embedded/ links provided with further advice in the description of the PowerPoint Presentation. You will need to new GCSE Edexcel Medicine Through Time Textbook for part of this lesson.
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.
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.
The Holocaust: Anne Frank's Experience.
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The Holocaust: Anne Frank's Experience.

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This was graded an ‘outstanding’ lesson. Hook Starter to be handed to students as they enter class. Lesson Intention and differentiated outcomes. 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. Diary extracts / time line are included within this pack (other stations could include text books, laptops EG: On the Anne Frank Website an interactive tour of the Annex. I also included a ‘bigger picture’ station which showed an overview of The Holocaust though pictures etc as a whole. (All images and videos / sheets from Google / BBC Bitesize). Lesson plan included.
Anti-Fighting Assembly
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Anti-Fighting Assembly

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Assembly complete with embedded videos and music. focus upon the impact of fighting and linking to case studies of ‘One Punch Deaths’ to discourage fighting and encourage solving problems with words. Second part of the assembly is linked with ‘guilty by association’ how students who witness bullying or fights are just as guilty as the protagonist for encouraging bullying / fights and not trying to stop it. Finishes with a prayer.
Abyssinia Crisis: Main Events and the League's Failure.
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Abyssinia Crisis: Main Events and the League's Failure.

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The focus of this lesson is to build upon the failures of the LON and in the 1930s fits into the bigger picture of ‘To What Extent Was The League of Nations a Success’? The lesson’s purpose is to chart the events of Italy’s invasion of Abyssinia through a series of student led and source evaluation (less teacher talk) tasks. **Hook: **students are handed hook sheet as they enter to instantly complete focusing around recalling 5 key facts about the reasons for Mussolini’s invasion. Teacher introduces the lessons intention. **Starter: ** Take feedback from the hook activity and use the slides + embedded video to re-cap the reasons for Mussolini’s invasion. Main task 1: Students to be provided with their timeline / story board sheet – the main events should be blown up on A3 and stuck around the room (encourage to complete in pencil in case of mistakes). Students to circulate the room and consolidate the main events of the invasion into chronological order. Alternative: Condense slides and cut up and students work in teams to arrange into chronological order before completing sheet. Alternative 2: Provide key students with an event in chronological order – ask them to memorize it then the rest of the class make their way around the room meeting with the students who can teach them that part of the event – students then complete sheets. Afterwards watch the consolidation video about the main events of the invasion (summary video) (embedded into the PP) and students can add extra detail to their sheet! Main Task 2: teacher goes through some sources of evidence on the PP to consider reactions to the events and Britain France (league’s response) Students then to be supplied with layers of inference sheet to evaluate a source themselves and complete an exam style question. Teacher then draws this all together to form a judgment on why the League ultimately failed Abyssinia (could do a judgment line task). Plenary: Students break into group and one ‘Lead Learner’ students is provided with the consolidation quiz sheet and quizzes the rest of their team to consolidate learning keep a tally of quickest and correct responses (prize / merit / certificate for winners)/ Easily enough her for more than one lesson and please see the bundle this lesson is attached to for more lessons linked with the League in the 1920’s / 1930’s. **All videos embedded / descriptions and prompts included in the PP description. **
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.
Medicine Through Time:  The Fight Against Lung Cancer. (Edexcel 1-9)
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Medicine Through Time: The Fight Against Lung Cancer. (Edexcel 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 focuses upon the significance and success of the government in preventing Lung Cancer. The aim of this lesson is to judge how much of an impact the Government has had in preventing disease and illness from the 1800-Present day. This is then conslidated with an exam style question with a pupil friendly success criteria provided. Videos are embedded into the presentation with links also provided. You will need to new GCSE Edexcel Medicine Through Time Textbook for part of this lesson. Please visit my shop for more History lessons / bundles: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/morlem
Kindness Assembly
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Kindness Assembly

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This assembly is based around a series of videos to show how one persons act of kindness can spread from person to person. As pupils enter, 'Money Money Money' is playing by ABBA (embedded). Pupils are encouraged to reflect upon what they would do if they won the lottery. All clips are embedded and play automatically. 1. Clip of homeless man who wins the lottery. This man has noting yet wishes to share his money. 2. Second clip shows how though this act of generosity from the first video; it inspired others to create fundraising page for this man. The money raised was used to buy him a flat which enabled him to get a job. 3. In the third clip the man is no longer homeless and has a job. He goes out to help a homeless man through sharing his own money now to grant this new homeless person a chance at success. Pupils reflect upon how one simple act of kindness can spread from person to person. Pupils can reflect how they can be kind that week in school to help others . Finishes with a prayer.
Native American Indians: Weapons and Warfare
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Native American Indians: Weapons and Warfare

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This lesson has been created for KS3 but could be easily adapted to KS4 students studying American West etc. Provided: Hook: Starter Lesson Intention and differentiated outcomes: Plenary. Pupils to study evidence to judge the best Native American weapon by the end of the lesson. Videos are included within the presentation. This lesson could be used without the need for exercise books. (All images and videos from Google / YouTube). Many Thanks. Categories