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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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A Level Revision Elizabeth I's Religious Settlement
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A Level Revision Elizabeth I's Religious Settlement

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Revision material text on the nature of Elizabeth's religious settlement, how it was received by Catholics and Puritans and how the Queen responded to these challenges. Aimed at A Level students. This includes a recap of the key information about the Religious settlement, followed by a selection of A Level style 25 mark essay questions (AQA) and an extract question for students to complete. This works well for a revision task or a home activity where students have to read through the information then attempt on of the following questions. Also includes a simplified mark scheme to allow students to self assess their work and then redraft.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
AQA A Level 1C: Tudor England 1485-1603 Key Word Hexagons
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AQA A Level 1C: Tudor England 1485-1603 Key Word Hexagons

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This is an activity aimed at enabling A Level students to draw links between topics and concepts for A2 History. Pupils have used these key words as flashcards; to categorise terms and events; to help organise knowledge in essay planning; and to draw synoptic links across the topic for the breadth study.
Tudors 1485-1603 Interpretation Booklet - Home learning or Revision
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Tudors 1485-1603 Interpretation Booklet - Home learning or Revision

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A collection of 157 extracts covering the reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. These extracts come from a range of different text, historians and sources and provide a structured table to aid analysis. This can be used as a home learning throughout the course or as a revision task.
AQA History: 1C Tudors Revision
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AQA History: 1C Tudors Revision

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This bundle contains seven powerpoints with notes and information highlighting some of the key areas of the A Level specification. The bundle also includes key word hexagons for linking between topics and encouraging students to use key terminology in their answers. Many of the lessons include extracts questions or essay questions.
USA 1929-73 Revision Timeline
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USA 1929-73 Revision Timeline

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This is an activity to allow students to recap the key events from 1920-1973 for AQA GCSE. Students complete a timeline and are to colour code different events depending on which category they fit into.
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.