Edward VI : How successful was he?

Edward VI : How successful was he?

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.
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Why was Mary queen of Scots a Threat to Elizabeth I &  What should be done with her? (Edexcel GCSE).

Why was Mary queen of Scots a Threat to Elizabeth I & What should be done with her? (Edexcel GCSE).

There are two parts to this lesson. 1. Pupils will identify why Mary was a threat. Pupils will be handed a Tudor family tree as they enter class. The question on the board will be: Why was Mary a threat? E.g. She was Catholic or next in line for the Throne. After receiving feedback pupils will then watch a short video clip where they will be further asked to identify other reasons why Mary was a threat to Elizabeth. Pupils will then use this information to describe two feature of Mary's threat to Elizabeth. (I have a provided a WAGOL to support pupils with this task). 2. Decision making activity. Pupils are then informed about the reasons which led Mary to flee to England. Pupils will engaged in an active decision making activity to decide what Elizabeth should do about the problem of Mary. Pupils will be able to then use this information to form a judgment about what they believe would have been the correct decision for Elizabeth to make. Before it is revealed that Elizabeth decided to imprison Mary for 19 years. A1 paper will be required. There are further instructions and prompts included within the presentation.
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The Vietcong

The Vietcong

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce pupils to The VC and their tactics. Pupils will begin with a literacy inquiry into 'Guerrilla Tactics' before being introduced to a short video - pupils are encouraged to note down all the tactics they can spot. Once receiving feedback the teacher will then instruct pupils to rank what they believe at the most effective tactics (judgment line/ whiteboards / sticky notes to explain most effective tactic). Pupils will then be introduced to the VC tunnels and assess two sources of evidence to inquire into the most useful to understand VC tactics (GCSE Edexcel mark scheme included to self / peer assess). Pupils watch a video (embedded) to consolidate. Further advice can be found in the description of the presentation and all videos/ sound clips are embedded (links provided). You may use to wish the Pearson USA textbook to support with the lessons content.
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The Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin Incident & the Outbreak of War.

The Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin Incident & the Outbreak of War.

The purpose of this lesson is to show pupils how the Gulf of Tonkin Incident and then resolution acted as a trigger for the start of the Vietnam War. Pupils will begin by studying a primary document of a telephone conversation between President Johnson and the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs regarding the incident. Pupils will consider a series of questions to figure out what has happened. Pupils will then be introduced to the incident through a blow by blow events sheet - pupils will be encouraged to summarie each key event of the incident before identifying and explaining its main features. this is then consolidated though a video (embedded). Pupils will then consider the bigger picture of the other events which led up to the outbreak of war - identifying and explaining them from past lessons before being encouraged to judge the most significant reason. Pupils will then demonstrate their knowledge with an exam style question linked the the Edexcel scheme either in lesson of for homework. All videos are embedded with instructions for activities to be found within the PowerPoint presentation. Please see my story for other Vietnam resources.
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Medicine Through Time:  The Fight Against Lung Cancer. (Edexcel 1-9)

Medicine Through Time: The Fight Against Lung Cancer. (Edexcel 1-9)

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.
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Medicine on the Western Front: WWI The Role of the RAMC & FANY (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

Medicine on the Western Front: WWI The Role of the RAMC & FANY (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

This lesson has been designed for the GCSE Edexcel Medicine Through Time module. All outcomes are linked with Paper One's Assessment Objectives 1-2-3. The purpose of this lesson is to inform pupils about the 'Chain on Evacuation' on the Western Front. Pupils will study the role of the RAMC & FANY within this process from Regimental Aid Posts to the Base Hospital. To further extend pupils understanding I have included a role play card sort activity. The video is embedded (Link provided). Pupils consolidate their learning by applying their knowledge to an exam style question (Success criteria and differentiated help sheets included). You will need the Edexcel Medicine Through Time Textbook for part of this lesson.
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Medicine on the Western Front: WWI  Advancements in Medicine (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

Medicine on the Western Front: WWI Advancements in Medicine (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

This lesson has been designed for the GCSE Edexcel Medicine Through Time module. All outcomes are linked with Paper One's Assessment Objectives 1-2-3. The lesson starts with an inquiry into a source of evidence from a soldiers diary who requires surgery. Pupils consider exam style questions to further their inquiry into following up information in the source. Examples have been provided. The main focus of this lesson is for pupils to conduct an inquiry into the advancements in medicine as a result of WW1. - Splints. - Mobile X-Ray Units. - Blood Transfusions and the Blood Bank at Cambrai. - Plastic Surgery. I have provided additional information sheet and a work sheet for pupils to do this, with advice on the forms this task could take. I have also included videos to help extend pupils knowledge. I have included a Homework which relates to furthering source inquiry skills required for Paper 1. You will need the Edexcel Medicine Through Time Textbook for part of this lesson.
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Medicine on the Western Front:  Introduction. (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

Medicine on the Western Front: Introduction. (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

This pack includes 2 lessons dependent upon how detailed you wish to be in your delivery. Each lesson has been designed for the GCSE Edexcel New Scheme (1-9) All outcomes are linked with Paper One's Assessment Objectives 1 -2 -3. Lesson 1 introduces the question types for section 1 of Paper 1, with hints and tips about how to answer them. I then usually complete a brief introduction to life in the Trenches. Lesson 2 focuses upon the context of medicine in the 20th Century. Pupils will inquire into the development of Aseptic Surgery, X-rays and Blood Transfusions. Pupils will be provided with the opportunity to apply their knowledge to the question types introduced in lesson 1. I have provided some video links and a WAGOL. you could the new GCSE Edexcel Medicine Through Time Textbook to help support this lesson.
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The American West: Introduction to Plains Indians (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

The American West: Introduction to Plains Indians (Edexcel GCSE 1-9)

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 introduce pupils to: - The Plains Indians. - their way of life. - Structure of society. - Beliefs / Religion. - Attitudes towards war and land. The lesson starts with an introduction to the question types pupils can expect for this section of Paper 2 and an overview of the topics which they will study in the American West. Pupils will compete in a Literacy Relay: Using an information booklet based upon the need to know information regarding Plains Indians (as recommended by the Pearson Edexcel Textbook), pupils will work in teams to answer a series of questions in the fastest time. Pupils will then use their answers to complete their own worksheet consolidating their understanding of the Plains Indians. I have further provided videos (embedded & links provided)and additional slides to deepen pupils knowledge and understanding of the importance of the Buffalo to the Plains Indians and their beliefs about land and nature. (Delivery advice within the description of the presentation).
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The American West Edexcel GCSE 1-9.

The American West Edexcel GCSE 1-9.

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 40% On these lessons combined. You will need the Edexcel American West Textbook for parts of these lessons.
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The Vietnam War: The Fall of Diem.

The Vietnam War: The Fall of Diem.

The purpose of this lesson is to encourage pupils to further consider why Diem was so unpopular though studying the 'Strategic Hamlet Program' and his persecution of Buddhists. Pupils will do this though a combination of tasks (provided within the presentation) charting the involvement of Kennedy to the assassination of Diem. Some key pupils will have a 'secret' mission to recruit other members of the class to join the NFL - all explained within presentation. This knowledge can then be consolidated with an exam style question from Edexcel Paper3, section2, question 3D. (Pupil friendly mark scheme provided) All videos are embedded (links provided) Further advice can be found in the description of the presentation. I have also included a HW charting the progress of US involvement.
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Causes of the Vietnam War.

Causes of the Vietnam War.

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.
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The Vietnam War: Why Was Diem so Unpopular?

The Vietnam War: Why Was Diem so Unpopular?

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce Diem's Government to pupils proceeding the Geneva Convention. Pupils begin with an enquiry into 'the domino theory' and how this kept the USA engaged with South Vietnam. This is done though a short explanation and a video (embedded). Pupils then spend the majority of the lesson first identifying reasons diem was so unpopular through an active reading activity and embedding this knowledge though a variation of tasks e.g. 'walking chocolate Bar' or a ' Snowball Fight'. Pupils will then be encouraged to card sort their chosen reasons and diamond rank them in order of significance. Pupils can then write up their findings before the setting of a homework to further consolidate their lessons learning. all videos are embedded with instructions for activities to be found within the PowerPoint presentation. Please see my story for other Vietnam resources.
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The Vietnam War: End of French Rule. (Edexcel GCSE1-9)

The Vietnam War: End of French Rule. (Edexcel GCSE1-9)

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.
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Medicine Through Time: 20th Century Ideas About The Cause of Disease (Edexcel 1-9)

Medicine Through Time: 20th Century Ideas About The Cause of Disease (Edexcel 1-9)

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. Brief introduction to the changing understanding of medicine by 1900. Pupils then explain the significant of Watson and Cricks discovery of DNA, using a video and the Textbook. Pupils then explain the significant changes in ideas about the causes of illness (variety of activities suggested in description to fit your class) I have opted to do this task via a silent conversation (explained in presentation) Pupils then consolidate with a mock 4 Mark Exam Style Question with a model answer. You will need to new GCSE Edexcel Medicine Through Time Textbook for part of this lesson.
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Friendship Assembly: Harry Potter.

Friendship Assembly: Harry Potter.

Appropriate for Primary / Secondary school. Pupils enter to video / music of the friends theme linked with H.P visuals. Pupils are asked to reflect upon what they have in common with HP books? E.g. School / exams / friends / first year etc. Pupils watch a short clip (embedded) of Harry's first meeting with Malfoy and are asked to spot what mistakes then can see e.g. Malfoy making fun of Ron / don't make friends to become popular etc.. What qualities make a good friend? Reflection. Pupils then guess the difference between HP quotes about a quality of friendship compared to a Bible quote - pupils guess as to where each one is from. Finishing prayer and 'reflection' sheet handed out
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The American West: Law & Order Gangs, Outlaws & The Greatest Gunfight in the West (Edexcel GCSE 1-9

The American West: Law & Order Gangs, Outlaws & The Greatest Gunfight in the West (Edexcel GCSE 1-9

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 outlaws such as 'Billy the Kid' and the events of the OK Corral Shoot out. Pupils begin by recapping the problems of lawlessness in the West - (Card Sort Activity) Pupils can rank these cards in various orders before applying their gain knowledge of these to a table of information. The Teachers then introduce the problem of outlaws and gangs in the West using The Reno Gang and 'billy The Kid' as examples. Pupils then work independently or in groups to construct a narrative account (As per question 2 of Paper 2) of the OK Corral shootout using a story board which can later be used as a revision tool. Videos are either embedded or links provided. Further advice can be found within the description of the presentation regarding the various forms tasks could take to suit your class.
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Medicine Through Time: Fleming, Florey & Chains Development of Penicillin  (Edexcel 1-9)

Medicine Through Time: Fleming, Florey & Chains Development of Penicillin (Edexcel 1-9)

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 of Fleming, Florey & Chain, allowing pupils to judge who provided the most significant contribution to its discovery. The aim of this lesson is to judge the impact of penicillin upon British medicine overall. This can be consolidated in an exam style question (WAGOL provided). Videos are embedded into the presentation with links provided. You will need to new GCSE Edexcel Medicine Through Time Textbook for part of this lesson.
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Medicine Through Time: 20th Century Approaches to Prevention and Treatment (Edexcel 1-9)

Medicine Through Time: 20th Century Approaches to Prevention and Treatment (Edexcel 1-9)

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.
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American Civil Rights: The Watts Riot 1965.

American Civil Rights: The Watts Riot 1965.

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.
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The Black Power Movement

The Black Power Movement

Included in this pack is a series of lessons linked with studying Black Civil Rights: Black Powers Movement towards the end of the 1960s. 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 / to further pupils understanding. A fantastic opportunity to develop your own Scheme of work on this topic. Save over 30% On these lessons combined.
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