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I have been a History teacher for almost four years now. Currently I am working in Dubai as History teach and Head of Year. 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 as History teach and Head of Year. 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 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
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.
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
Causes of the Vietnam War.
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Causes of the Vietnam War.

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Included in this pack is a series of lessons linked with studying the US involvement in the Vietnam War charting the end of French rule to the fall of Diem. All lesson outcomes are linked with key historical skills. All tasks and activities have been designed around developing pupil knowledge and understanding of the movement to then apply this to exam technique / exam style questions. All videos are embedded (links provided) I have included peer sheets / Success criteria’s / Hoemwork - to further pupils understanding. A fantastic opportunity to develop your own Scheme of work on this topic. Save over 30% On these lessons combined + A FREE wall display included!
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 60% 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: 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.
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.
Medicine Through Time: Renaissance - Thomas Sydenham and The Royal Society.
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Medicine Through Time: Renaissance - Thomas Sydenham and The Royal Society.

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Pupils define ‘Humanism’ as a hook. ‘Did you know’ - mix - pair - share activity to assess reasons for Sydenham’s significane (Teaching instructions included on the resource) Pupils then study Sydenham - extracting important information about him, befroe judging his importance and discoveries to the progression of Medicine. (AO2) Introduce the printing press and pupils judge the significance of this during the Renaissance period and the impact it had. Pupils then compete in teams to identify infomration about the Royal society before explaining its Significance. Edxecel Pearson Medicine Through Time Text Books will be required for this lesson. pp-44-46
The Jar of Life Assembly
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The Jar of Life Assembly

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This Assembly is designed to enable students to reflect upon the priorities in their life. Song, 'Time of your Life', plays as students enter (embedded). As students wait for everyone to enter they can silently reflect upon how the images displayed are connected. All will be referred to in the assembly. Begin with asking a pupil to define the word 'priority' before demonstrating the 'Jar of Life'. Required: 1. Large stones / golf balls 2. 2 empty jars / glass bowls 3. Pebbles 4. Sand / Pilau rice 5. Coffee / Water The Jar = Your life The Large Stones = the important things e.g. Family, Friends, Health, Love. Education. The pebbles = Less important things e.g. Car, House, Holidays, Designer Clothes. The Sand = Even less impornat things e.g. X-box, Phone, Facebook, Snap chat, Instagram, TV. Further instructions are attached (see video). Pupils then reflect upon the included embedded video, 'Your Life in Jelly Beans' which shows how much of your life is spent sleeping / eating / commuting etc and how many days left this leaves you with. Question pupils on what their 'big rocks' are and why they need to prioritize a bit more in their lives. Finish with a prayer and hand out reflection sheet for pupils to go away and reflect upon or complete as a Tutor activity later on.
The TET Offensive
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The TET Offensive

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This lesson is designed to inform students about the TET offensive in order to enable them to explain why it was a significant turning point in the War leading to US public opposition. Students then will study different interpretations of the TET to then explain why they interpret it differently. Hook starter: A Selection of images for students to study upon entrance to class encouraging them to reflect upon how they would feel if they were seeing these images on TV. Students watch a video clip (Embedded) and are supplied with contextual knowledge via the PEEP SHEET if required. Students are encouraged to explain the significance of the TET and why it led to increased public opposition. Students then apply their knowledge to an exam style question (Why do interpretations one and two have different opinions about the success of the TET). WAGOL is then provided as students peer assess. Lesson ends with a rounding up of students opinions about why the TET was a turning point. easily enough to cover more than one lesson. Further instructions / video clips are included within the description of the presentation.
Cambridge IGCSE: Paper 1 /2 Structure Strips
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Cambridge IGCSE: Paper 1 /2 Structure Strips

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Handy structure strips that cover the different types of questions for IGCSE papers 1 / 2 They are very useful when preparing students for exam preparation, assessments and writing up questions in lessons. The students also use these to make their own structure strips for revision.
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.
Minutes Late to School / Lesson Poster
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Minutes Late to School / Lesson Poster

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Every minute counts! A great visual poster which could be displayed in class rooms / used for discussion during form time about the impact of being late to school / lessons.
The Great Depression & Impact on 'The League of Nations'.
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The Great Depression & Impact on 'The League of Nations'.

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The focus of this lesson is to build upon the failure of the LON and fits into the bigger picture of ‘To What Extent Was The League of Nations a Success’? The lesson’s purpose is to introduce the league’s failures as a result of the 1929 Depression and to judge the most significant problem posed 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 the LON. Teacher introduces the lessons intention. **Starter: ** After watching an introduction video about the depression to re-call / introduce knowledge ( 2 video options embedded into the PP) Students then engage in a quiz-quiz-trade activity to reinforce and build up their knowledge surround the depression. Main task 1: Student engage in a ‘6 monkeys’ variety task to learn about the initial impact of the depression on the L.O.N: Monkey 1 – Read (or teacher reads) The first monkey is to read a piece of text that relates to the concept, idea or process. This stage allows differentiation to take place, as students of different abilities could be given texts with Monkey 2 – Drawing Monkey 2: Draw! it’s time for some drawing! Students have to draw a diagram/ cartoon/ flow chart to describe what they have understood from reading the text.h different degrees of detail, complex vocabulary or even on different topics. Monkey 3: Key words Lead reader reads out the highlighted words students add these to their pictures. Monkey 4: Students explain the story to their partner. Monkey 5: one students is selected to read out to the class – whilst students follow along with the actual story on the board. _ if they do it mostly accurately they can get a prize. ALL STUDENTS THEN WRITE UP IN THEIR OWN WORDS. Main task 2: Students to apply their acquired knowledge to complete the reverse of their sheet where they shall begin the judge the most significant problem this posed to the L.O.N. Plenary: Students break into small groups / individually to assess the message of some source of evidence linked with the Depression (focusing on exam skill) students then stick responses on the whiteboard as an exit pass.
Causes of the Second World War (Appeasement): Was Neville Chamberlain a Coward?
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Causes of the Second World War (Appeasement): Was Neville Chamberlain a Coward?

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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 Hitler. Learning Intention and differentiated outcomes (SMSC). The lesson starts by covering the bigger picture: Who Neville Chamberlain was. The Munich Agreement. Defining Appeasement. Pupils' will then compete in teams in a literacy relay activity to identify the positives and negatives of appeasement. Pupils' will then collate their answers and arrange the factors into these categories before ordering the factors by significance. 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. Additionally I have included a source evidence Homework piece and a differentiated 'peep sheet' for less able pupils to help them consolidate the lessons learning. All videos are embedded and/or links provided.
An Introduction to Pirates.
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An Introduction to Pirates.

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An introduction lesson to 'Pirates'. This is a lesson with a series of chunked tasks to introduce piracy to pupils or this could be used as a fun one off lesson. You do not need exercise books for this lesson. All videos have link provided or are embedded.
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 Organisations: NAACP & CORE
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American Civil Rights Organisations: NAACP & CORE

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The lesson begin through an inquiry into the 'Black Lives Matter' movement currently happening in the USA. Pupils are encouraged to think why this organisation exists and can they draw any similarities between what a video shows them (embedded) and what was happening in the USA during the 1940s. Pupils develop their own aims if they were to start a civil rights organisation then compare then with the NAACPs. Pupils develop their knowledge on the NAACP through watching a video (embedded) and competing an assessment sheet from what they learn. Pupils then compare the NAACP with CORE and their ethos of using nonviolence to achieve their aims. Pupils study the rules of CORE and complete an activity to embed these in their knowledge (a variety of tasks are suggested for differentiation) Pupils complete the lesson through comparing the successes of both organisations before deciding which organisation assisted the civil rights movement the most. All videos are embedded (links provided) there is also advice on how the lesson could run for your class in the description of the PP.
The Vietnam War: End of French Rule.
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The Vietnam War: End of French Rule.

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The purpose of this lesson is to introduce pupils to some of the initial causes of the Vietnam War, namely the end of French rule. The lesson begins with a ‘Beware of Landmines!’ (Optional Warm-Up Simulation) before introducing pupils to the 4 question types for paper 3 section 2. Pupils are introduced to Vietnam and how the Cold War led to USA’s involvement - pupils then conduct an investigation into the end of French rule though a role play task -video and a group sticky note activity. Pupils then enquire into the Geneva Accord selecting information to stick around their map to then assess the impact of the convention and evaluate its success. Videos are embedded and further advice on how the run the lesson can be found in the description of the presentation. See my show for more Edexcel lessons.
Friendship Assembly: Harry Potter
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Friendship Assembly: Harry Potter

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Assembly on friendship linked to Christian values and Harry Potter. Complete with, music, videos embedded, student interaction and a reflective quiz for students to take away assessing what type of friend they are. Just delete the school banner and add your own branding if you wish.