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M. Shanahan

I'm a History teacher with experience in the state/independent sector. I've spent several hours attending webinars and training courses and using the AQA website to create lessons for the new specification. I've tried to ensure that every lesson is as simple to understand as possible, with teacher notes at the bottom of each slide if necessary, and with answers provided for any questions/activity.

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I'm a History teacher with experience in the state/independent sector. I've spent several hours attending webinars and training courses and using the AQA website to create lessons for the new specification. I've tried to ensure that every lesson is as simple to understand as possible, with teacher notes at the bottom of each slide if necessary, and with answers provided for any questions/activity.
AQA GCSE History (9-1) Making of America - Lessons 1 - 5
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AQA GCSE History (9-1) Making of America - Lessons 1 - 5

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A five lesson introduction to the new AQA GCSE History Making of America course looking at the American West. The resources needed can be printed straight from the Powerpoint. There is NO exam technique/how to answer essay questions in these lessons. I am still working on a resource to teach this to students, so this will be up soon as a separate powerpoint, and teachers can then fit bits into their own lessons.
AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Lessons 1 - 20
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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Lessons 1 - 20

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- Lessons 2 - 20 covering the AQA GCSE History Specification from Part One, Two and some of Part Three. Some lessons are missing (i.e. Lesson 10) as on the specification this is a review lesson. - A Course Companion which was given to students giving them a breakdown of what they need to know and exam technique - A Mock exam and mark scheme for students to use - Subject Knowledge Tests - Subject Knowledge Audit which students have at the front of their folders. They can then put in page numbers to organise notes and RAG their understanding
AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Part 1 Quick Quizzes
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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Part 1 Quick Quizzes

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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Part 1 Quick Quizzes At the start of each lesson you will see a 'quick quiz' powerpoint slide. This document can be given to students so that each lesson they know that the start activity is to take this sheet and to answer, in silence, questions relating to the previous lesson. This is a great way to assess prior learning.
AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Paper 1 Key Dates Bookmarks
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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Paper 1 Key Dates Bookmarks

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Bookmarks listing the key dates/events for 2 topics on GCSE History AQA Paper 1 (Conflict and Tension 1918 - 1939 and Germany 1890 - 1945). I get these laminated and students use these throughout the course both in class and at home. These can easily be adapted for any topics, and can be used in a variety of ways, and parents have commented on how they like to use them with students so that they can support them in their revision/studies.
AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Lesson 4 (Islamic Medicine)
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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Lesson 4 (Islamic Medicine)

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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Lesson 4 (Islamic Medicine) An hour long lesson looking at the impact of Christianity on Medieval England, following the Scheme of Work as set out by AQA textbook. Includes a short 13 min clip to watch (as recommend by exam board). An easy-to-follow lesson which I have tested and used on 4 classes (in Years 9-10 at my school) of mixed ability.
AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Part One
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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Part One

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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Part One I've used the AQA Scheme of Work and recommended materials to plan Part One of the Heath and the People Course. The lessons should take one hour, as recommended by the exam board. I have taught the lessons to mixed ability classes in Years 9 and 10, and all students have been able to access the materials. Where necessary, answers have been put on the slide. I've also included a course companion, which was distributed to students at the start of the course, along with a subject knowledge checklist which students have put at the front of their folders to use as a 'checklist' If you have any questions about any of the resources then please don't hesitate to get in touch.
AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Mock Exam and Mark Scheme
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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Mock Exam and Mark Scheme

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A mock exam for AQA GCSE History Health and the People. Made from questions given by AQA and in the textbook. There is a double sided sheet for students, and the layout is in the same layout as the exam paper. After the exam, there is space for students to reflect on their performance before it is marked. I've also included a mark scheme. I have given this to my students after Lesson 20. I will then give them feedback which should help them for a final End of Unit Mock Exam at the end of the course.
AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Exam Questions for All Units
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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Exam Questions for All Units

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In light of the new specification, I've created an easy to read document outlining the exam questions in each paper with examples taken from resources provided by AQA. This allows teachers to easily spot patterns in the types of questions asked.
AQA (9-1) GCSE History - American West - Part One and Two
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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - American West - Part One and Two

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A series of lessons covering Parts One and Two for the American West Course. Also including information on Exam Questions (taken from advice given by AQA), a subject knowledge audit and a knowledge organiser. I have not included exemplar answers as I am still awaiting clarification from the exam board regarding a couple of issues.
AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Lesson 8 (Black Death)
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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Lesson 8 (Black Death)

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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Lesson 8 (Black Death) An hour long lesson looking at the impact of Christianity on Medieval England, following the Scheme of Work as set out by AQA textbook. An easy-to-follow lesson which I have tested and used on 4 classes (in Years 9-10 at my school) of mixed ability. A very short power point. Students use this lesson to independently research the Black Death. Access to computers/laptops essential.
AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Conflict and Tension 1918-1939
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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Conflict and Tension 1918-1939

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Part One (Lessons 1 - 9) following the AQA scheme of work on the Conflict and Tension 1918-39 course. This includes exam technique sheets, worksheets and PowerPoints. The lessons are ready to go and are easy to follow for both specialists and non-specialists. It refers to pages in the green AQA approved Conflict and Tension 1918-39 textbook. At the start of each slide I've included a screen shot to the scheme of work so that you can see what the exam board have suggested.
AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People Part One and Two
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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People Part One and Two

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AQA (9-1) GCSE History - Health and the People - Part One and Two I've used the AQA Scheme of Work and recommended materials to plan Part One and Two of the Heath and the People Course. The lessons should take one hour, as recommended by the exam board. This includes 12 lessons. Lesson 1 on the spec is an overview where I talk students through Medicine, so there is no powerpoint on this, and Lesson 9 on the spec is an end of unit test/review lesson, so I have not included a powerpoint for this. I have taught the lessons to mixed ability classes in Years 9 and 10, and all students have been able to access the materials. Where necessary, answers have been put on the slide. I've also included a course companion, which was distributed to students at the start of the course, end of unit quizzes and a subject knowledge audit, which students have put at the front of their folders to use as a 'checklist' If you have any questions about any of the resources then please don't hesitate to get in touch.