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Please browse a selection of History lessons and resources. These cover KS3, AQA GCSE (America 1920-73; Conflict and Tension in Asia; Medicine through Time; Elizabethan England) and AQA History Tudor England (1C) Most of them have writing frames for students who need a bit of support with writing. Please review if you download anything as I will try to edit and improve using any feedback.

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Please browse a selection of History lessons and resources. These cover KS3, AQA GCSE (America 1920-73; Conflict and Tension in Asia; Medicine through Time; Elizabethan England) and AQA History Tudor England (1C) Most of them have writing frames for students who need a bit of support with writing. Please review if you download anything as I will try to edit and improve using any feedback.
How did WW1 help women get the vote?
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How did WW1 help women get the vote?

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This is a lesson based on studying photographic evidence to discover the range of jobs performed by women during WW1; students are encouraged to evaluate what impact these occupations may have had on how women were viewed in the UK and the impact this could have on voting. Students then complete a question in line with the AQA 9-1 Specification, "In what ways were the lives of women affected by WW1?". This lesson includes the source, lesson ppt, table and writing frame.
AQA Henry VIII Revision Booklet
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AQA Henry VIII Revision Booklet

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44 page booklet which contains structured pages for students to condense their notes in line with the exam specification. There are a collection of essays to plan and extracts for students to practice on. Pupils have found this a useful way to focus their revision and to help them to develop their confidence in exam skills. Can be used for independent research or for home learning.
AQA GCSE History 9-1 Paper 1 Interpretations Writing Frames
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AQA GCSE History 9-1 Paper 1 Interpretations Writing Frames

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This bundle contains generic writing frames for written extracts for the new AQA GCSE Paper 1 interpretations questions. These match the current guidelines from AQA for: -America 1840-1895: Expansion and Consolidation -Germany 1890-1945: Democracy and Dictatorship -Russia 1894-1945: Tsardom and Communism -America 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality
How significant was appeasement in causing World War Two?
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How significant was appeasement in causing World War Two?

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This lesson looks at the policy of appeasement and why Chamberlain was willing to negotiate with Hitler. This lesson looks at why people had different views on appeasement, including Churchill. Students then tackle an AQA GCSE style interpretation question based on Churchill's views on appeasement. The lesson includes two different writing frames, a worksheet and the main lesson powerpoint.
What was life like in the trenches?
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What was life like in the trenches?

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A lesson that looks at what life was like for men in the trenches in WW1. The lesson resolves around students using sources to learn about trench life. This can be differentiated so that it is more comprehension based for lower ability or focusing more on where the sources came from for the more able. Pupils enjoy filtering through the information and the images that support the text of the sources. Lesson looks at trench conditions, daily life, attacks and weapons, positives of trenches. Then there is a source based GCSE styled question. There are two separate writing frames to fit with the different ways my department has been teaching the AQA source questions.
Edexcel Government and Politics: Governing the UK
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Edexcel Government and Politics: Governing the UK

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A revision booklet with tasks to consolidate the AS Unit 2: Governing the UK for the Edexcel Government and Politics (2008). This booklet contains activities and exam style questions for students to plan and practice.
Was the Somme a success or failure?
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Was the Somme a success or failure?

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This lesson looks at five different interpretations of the Battle of the Somme and enables students to develop their interpretation skills in line with the AQA 9-1 History specification. Pupils develop their knowledge of the Battle through a true or false activity before looking at differing views of the Battle, considering the content and the reliability of views. Students then complete a GCSE style question "Which interpretation is most convincing?". There is a writing frame to help lower ability students.
A2 Elizabethan  Government
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A2 Elizabethan Government

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This lesson covers the key elements of Elizabethan government from 1558-1603 in line with the AQA specification. Students develop their understanding of privy council, local government, parliament and key ministers. There is also a 30 mark interpretation essay looking at the nature of the privy council.
AQA A Level Henry VII revision guide
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AQA A Level Henry VII revision guide

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42 pages for students to make structured notes in, linked to the exam specification and exam questions. Students can plan past paper questions and complete activities as revision or home learning/ independent study. Students have found this a useful document for structuring their notes and focusing their revision.
Conflict and Tension in Asia: Why did people support the Vietcong?
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Conflict and Tension in Asia: Why did people support the Vietcong?

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The second lesson for part two of the AQA Conflict and Tension in Asia 1950-75. The lesson looks at why people supported the Vietcong - dealing with Diem's unpopularity, the nature of the Vietcong, their aims and the methods they used. The lesson is designed to be teacher led and to question and get students to think about the information that they are learning. GCSE write an account question included, with a writing frame to support students.
AQA A Level Tudors: Economics and Trade
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AQA A Level Tudors: Economics and Trade

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This is a summary of the developments from 1485-1603 in regards to Tudor Trade and Economic policy. This lesson also includes an initial extract to evaluate and a 25 mark essay question for students to complete.
Cold War Revision Booklet
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Cold War Revision Booklet

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This is a revision booklet for OCR Modern Worlds covering the Cold War from 1945-79. This is aimed at a wide-range of abilities, enabling students to bring together key words and important information in an accessible booklet. The booklet includes: a list of key questions that they should be able to answer, as outlined by the exam specification; consolidation questions so students can organise their revision notes; timeline activities and sources to evaluate. Students are encouraged to look at the message, content and context of a source through completing a grid activity which has improved students' source work. There are also OCR B style essay questions for student to practice, complete with space for structured planning (including prompts on making a judgment which enables them to access the highest marks). I have been using this to help Y11 revise for their mocks and their upcoming exams
Post-War Britain Revision Guide
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Post-War Britain Revision Guide

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This is a revision guide for OCR Modern Worlds covering the Paper Two option 'How far did British society change between 1939 and the mid-1970s?'. This guide includes notes, activities and sources to evaluate to help pupils prepare and revise for the sources paper.
Tudor Government 1485-1603 - Revision
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Tudor Government 1485-1603 - Revision

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This lesson is an overview of Tudor Government from 1485-1603 looking at the privy council, ministers, regional government, regional government and local government under the Tudors. This was used to review and recap the period for revision with my AQA 1C Tudor England group. This lesson also contains a 25 mark knowledge essay that I set as a homework for the group. , plus an interpretation as a starter activity.
Conflict and Tension in Asia: Why was there tension in Vietnam?
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Conflict and Tension in Asia: Why was there tension in Vietnam?

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The first lesson for part two of the AQA Conflict and Tension in Asia 1950-75. The lesson that tries to set the background to the Vietnam War and get students to have a good grasp of key people and countries. The lesson is designed to be teacher led and to question and get students to think about the information that are learning. Questions are in bold to pose to students GCSE source question included.
AQA A Level History 1C: Religious Policy 1485-1603
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AQA A Level History 1C: Religious Policy 1485-1603

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This covers the key points of religious developments over the whole of the A Level Tudors topic. Students evaluate an interpretation before recapping the key points of the course. This also includes a 30 mark interpretation question.
AQA Conflict and Tension in Asia: Korean War - Why was tension building in Asia
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AQA Conflict and Tension in Asia: Korean War - Why was tension building in Asia

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This lesson looks at the tensions building between the different countries and organisations in Asia in the late 1940s and early 1950s. This lesson is teacher led, focusing on the relationships between the different nations and how this might have bubbled over into war in 1950. This lesson also includes a 'Write an account' question.