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Mrs Hopes History

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!

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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!
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.
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.
Quiz - History picture quiz
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Quiz - History picture quiz

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A picture quiz of 14 famous historical faces. Designed for students to be in groups of no more than 4 students. Full answer sheet is included. Please leave a review if purchased! Thankyou :)
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.
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. As always - please review!
Motte & Bailey Castles
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Motte & Bailey Castles

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This lesson focuses on the first castles that were built in England. Not only does it look at the features of Motte and Bailey castles but it also looks at the strengths and weaknesses of these castles and how they were used to establish power for William when he first became king of England in 1066.
The end of WW1
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The end of WW1

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This resource is a group activity. Students are engaged in a race against time and other groups to retrieve the information as to how and why the First World War ended in 1918. Students will identify events and turning points that resulted in Victory for Britain, France and the USA (and Italy!). Lesson includes exam technique (AQA 4 mark question) to consolidate learning. All lesson resources included. Resource provided in both PPT (answers at the bottom of each card) and PDF format. Thankyou for downloading this resource - please review!
The Harrying of the North
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The Harrying of the North

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This lesson is the second in my SOW following William of Normandys ascension to the English throne in 1066. The lesson focuses heavily on exam technique (4 mark describe) and source inferences (6 mark OCR). The lesson explores the reasons for the Normans Harrying of the North and details the impact this had on helping William keep control of England in 1066. The lesson has a variety of tasks that will take you beyond an hour and a suggested homework with a focus on bias and demonstrating knowledge acquired in the lesson is also provided. Resources are hidden on the lesson ppt in the relevant places. Please review!
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
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.
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.
Propaganda and Recruitment in WW1
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Propaganda and Recruitment in WW1

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Included within this resource is 2x consecutive lessons looking at recruitment and propaganda aimed at KS3 students studying World War one. The content however is good for students studying this topic at GCSE. Source analysis of recruitment posters, extended writing practice and exam style questions make up the tasks in this pack. Resources are included in hidden slides at the end of the ppt as well as in separate documents.
Slave Capture
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Slave Capture

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A well presented lesson on the capture of slaves. Students are engaged through detailed, well presented resources. For this lesson ROOTs is required. Students find an engaging way to learn about the route slave capture through classroom discussion. Students then prose their own enquiry questions about slave capture. Students watch the extract from ROOTs before and including the capture of Kunte Kinte up until his incarceration on the beach. Students then answer their own enquiry questions. Students reflect and develop their written empathy skills by writing a diary extract. Students are to focus on including both key historical terminology learnt in lesson 1 but also improve their vocabulary using some of the words provided.
AFL
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AFL

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A variety of AFL checkpoint slides to insert into you lessons to make them Ofsted/observation ready! AFL activities include: True/False 3 - 2 - 1 Gimme 5 Odd one out complete the sentence Plenary Pyramid. All resources are finished to a high standard of presentation and are ready to copied and pasted into your ppt.
Slave Auction
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Slave Auction

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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
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.
Introduction to the Wall Street Crash 9-1
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Introduction to the Wall Street Crash 9-1

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This lesson introduces students to the idea of the stock market and how it works -initially through a brief video and followed by a game students can play independently/in pairs or in groups/ were students can experience the stock market. Exam technique covered in this lesson is the 4 mark question. Although this lesson is designed for the new spec it could easily work with the old spec too. Speculation on the stock market is a really difficult concept for students to understand. To fully understand the causes of the wall street crash they need to be able understand how the stock market works and the risk involved. All resources provided for the game. Thankyou for purchasing- please review !
AQA History Interpretation USA assessment
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AQA History Interpretation USA assessment

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This includes assessment for the new style questions 1 - 3 (and Q4 to bring the paper out of 20). 2 interpretations on women are offered and the 3 new style questions to accompany. In addition the paper also incorporates a feedback and review lesson helping students (and teachers convert grades to the new 1 - 9 grades based on percentages. This is the grading system we have created for the use in my history dept. It also offers a conversion back to old levels and old lettered GCSE grades to help students understand their new grades better. Also attached is an alternative assessment I used with my Y9s which asks students to answer Q4 & 5 style questions. The assessment is for students who have been studying Paper 1D AQA new spec - economic boom and the roaring 1920s.
Edward the Confessor
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Edward the Confessor

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A fun lesson on Edward the confessor that will get students engaged and up and off their feet! This lesson is designed to be taught in advance of the 3 contenders/Battle of Hastings lessons. 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.