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Hi there, I am a head of History based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. My strengths and passion are in teaching and learning and making my lessons as engaging as possible as it is this which I believe to be the most effective behaviour management strategy and the key to helping students achieve excellent results and become engaged and excited about history and my lessons. I am set to teach the new AQA SOW Health and the people/ problems between east and west/ elizabeth I/USA! Watch this space!

Hi there, I am a head of History based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. My strengths and passion are in teaching and learning and making my lessons as engaging as possible as it is this which I believe to be the most effective behaviour management strategy and the key to helping students achieve excellent results and become engaged and excited about history and my lessons. I am set to teach the new AQA SOW Health and the people/ problems between east and west/ elizabeth I/USA! Watch this space!
Defending a Castle
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Defending a Castle

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A well presented lesson on the ways and effectiveness of defending castles in Medieval times. Students are engaged through detailed, well presented resources. Students are encouraged to design their own castle and its defences. Students are challenged to work in teams and are provided with a king-sized budget to buy the latest medieval castle defences. Students must therefore consider effectiveness against budget. When considering castle defences students are challenged to use prior knowledge on the most effective and damaging methods of attack. This is a lesson that excites students and really engages them in their learning. Take it a step further and challenge groups to 'duel off' against each others castles. Create a deck of Top Trumps cards to accompany this activity. This would be an ideal extension for a history club! As always - please review!
OPEN EVENING HISTORY DEPARTMENT QR HUNT CHALLENGE
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OPEN EVENING HISTORY DEPARTMENT QR HUNT CHALLENGE

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Looking for something exciting for Open evening to put your department in the limelight?! I have created a Horrible Histories QR Treasure Hunt challenge. Each QR code links up to a horrible histories video linked to each subject area in the school. There is a principals challenge at the end also (which I am displaying near the school entrance!) Students take their 10 box cards around school with them as they are viewing each department area and seek out the QR codes . Its an exciting activity to keep them motivated and get them engaged with teachers and their parents but also it keeps OUR department in the front of their minds! They will remember history most of all when they walk out of the school! ;) Just ask you very nice repro man to print the cards on A5 paper, the student helpers at the door to hand them to prospective students coming into the school and have the codes laminated and stuck up outside of each subject area. Enjoy!
Harold Godwinsons Problems in 1066 (Lesson 6)
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Harold Godwinsons Problems in 1066 (Lesson 6)

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Lesson 6 in my SOW This is a good lesson to help students understand further the problems posed for Harold Godwinson once he made himself king of England following the death of Edward the confessor. Resources include a LAP version and the lessons has differentiated tasks aimed at students benchmark grades.
William the Conquerors problems
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William the Conquerors problems

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This lesson looks at William the Conquerors problems when he initially became King of England on 25th December 1066. The lesson considers solutions to each of his problems and allows students to practice 4 mark detail questions. Same style as all my previous lessons to ensure maximum student engagement.
Weapons of WW1
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Weapons of WW1

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This lesson explores 8 different types of weaponry used by soldiers/armies during WW1. Students will discover how each was weapon was used and, explore the pros and cons of each and make justified conclusions of the effectiveness of these weapons. The lesson also allows student the opportunity to practice exam style PEEL paragraphs as well as looking at the Time, Author, Purpose, Place of sources as per the new exam spec (AQA). There is more than enough content in this pack to cover more than one lessons and resources can easily be adapted to make simpler for lower ability students. All worksheet/additional student materials are on the second resource ppt and also on hidden slides in the master ppt.
Elizabeth I Portrait Lesson
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Elizabeth I Portrait Lesson

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This lesson looks at who Elizabeth I was and the ways in which she wanted herself to be viewed by her public. Students get to decode hidden messages in Elizabethan portraits. As always the lesson is presented in an excellent way and designed for maximum student engagement.
Slave Auction Lesson 1
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Slave Auction Lesson 1

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This lesson is the first of 2 detailing slave auctions. It makes links to human rights laws today and it practices skills of source inference and empathy. To access this lesson to its fullest extent Roots Slave auction is best to be watched. It is better to watch the fuller thing on DVD but below is a quick Youtube link to the auction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldszVJNpNKA
Attacking a castle
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Attacking a castle

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A well presented lesson on the ways and effectiveness of attacking castles in Medieval times. Students are engaged through detailed resources. I would recommend printing out on A3/in colour and laminating resources for re-use. MAP/HAP worksheet included and colour coded to suit. This could easily be adapted further for LAP students to access.
The Second New Deal and the success of the new deal (AQA NEW SPEC)
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The Second New Deal and the success of the new deal (AQA NEW SPEC)

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This lesson is designed for AQA NEW SPEC USA. The lesson provides a 12 mark homework question based on the lesson content. The lesson firstly covers the second new deal - information slides have been provided if you wish to split the lesson into 2 and remove the information from the SWaT sheet for students to obtain themselves. Students organise and prioritise reasons why the ND can be seen as both a success and failure in preparation for their homework. As always - the lesson has been produced to the highest standard. Please review if purchased. Thankyou
Medieval games and activities
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Medieval games and activities

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I made this for a quick fix to fill a lesson at the end of term. Included is a word search/crossword and poster/leaflet activity comprising of Medieval England studied so far by my Y7 groups.
Stone Keep Castles
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Stone Keep Castles

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This lesson details the progression from Motte and Bailey Castles to Stone Keep Castles in Medieval Britain. The lesson contains a 4 mark describe question to reflect on prior learning. The content covers the structure and features of stone keep castle and then looks further (through means of a carousel activity) advantages and disadvantages of stone keep castles. This would lead well to insert a Paper 1 'Interpretations Q' for the new Spec AQA paper.
The Battle of Hastings
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The Battle of Hastings

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New and improved Battle of Hastings lesson - will last beyond one lesson - now includes basic exam technique for new AQA spec GCSE to get the students learning how to answer questions early and make the learning meaningful!
Mystery of the princes in the tower
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Mystery of the princes in the tower

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This lesson is the first in my Tudor SOW. Students investigate the mystery of the 2 princes using sources to decide who was the most likely murderer of the boys/ who had the most to gain from their disappearance. This is a good into to the Tudors and learning about the character of Henry VII and the problems the Tudors faced in security of their throne.
Edward the Confessor
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Edward the Confessor

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A fun lesson on Edward the confessor. This will get students engaged and up and off their feet! Blockbuster game included as well as differentiated worksheets. This lesson has proved popular in the past with over 1000 downloads when offered for free for 12 months.
Edward VI & Lady Jane Grey
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Edward VI & Lady Jane Grey

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This lesson covers part of the 'Mid Tudor Crisis'. It explores the boy king Edward VI as a ruler of England and the problems he causes with regards to the succession. Lady Jane Grey - his choice of successor is included and offer students the opportunity to find out her fate also. Students are to assimilate an idea that Henry's children's religious beliefs are de-stabalizing England and will therefore cause problems for Elizabeth when she becomes monarch.
Nazi Soviet Pact
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Nazi Soviet Pact

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This lesson is made for old AQA Spec but can easily be amended for any exam board as it is heavily focused on content. It covers Hitlers FP so far and the reasons why Hitler & Stalin wanted the Nazi Soviet Pact.
The Feudal System
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The Feudal System

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This lesson looks at how William the Conqueror tried to maintain control of England following his 1066 invasion by introducing and implementing the Feudal System. The lesson looks at what a feudal system was/is and compares it in the modern day context. Students create their own fuedal system and a create piece of homework is set to allow students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge Same style as all my previous lessons with high quality presentation and resources to ensure maximum student engagement.
Slavery Lesson 1: Keywords
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Slavery Lesson 1: Keywords

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A well presented lesson serving as an introduction to Slavery by introducing topic keywords. Students are engaged through detailed, well presented resources. The lesson provides keyword gap fill/jumbled words to choose as time/ability suits. In addition an answer sheet is provided. Students are then challenged to use the words in context in sentences to improve use of key historical language and vocab. 4 mark question layout used in the starter.
Opposition to the New Deal (AQA NEW SPEC)
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Opposition to the New Deal (AQA NEW SPEC)

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This lesson covers opposition to Roosevelt's New Deal with another acronym to make it memorable. The lesson allows students to demonstrate their learning through an 8 mark question. with opportunity to self assess their answer.