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I'm an Australian/Scottish teacher of History and English currently based in Scotland. Most of my resources are aimed at the Scottish BGE curriculum at 3rd year level, and the N4/5 History courses which prepare students for progression if undertaking N4 or to pass their exams at N5.

I'm an Australian/Scottish teacher of History and English currently based in Scotland. Most of my resources are aimed at the Scottish BGE curriculum at 3rd year level, and the N4/5 History courses which prepare students for progression if undertaking N4 or to pass their exams at N5.
Scotland and the Great War Full N4/5 Unit of Work

Scotland and the Great War Full N4/5 Unit of Work

This Unit of Work is specifically designed for the National 4 and 5 History course in Scotland. It covers all the required topics students must know to be prepared for their exams, and includes regular practice source questions (including timed), scaffolds to help them improve on their responses, and a variety of tasks to help them better their understanding of Scotland and the Great War. Note: All funds raised by the sale of these resources will be donated towards contributing towards the costs of my upcoming teaching placement in Rwanda in July 2018 alongside IEE Rwanda and GLP Scotland helping to improve educational opportunities and professional development in Rwanda
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Holocaust Full Unit Programme

Holocaust Full Unit Programme

This Holocaust unit of work is aimed at an S3 or Year 9 History class. The course follows through from establishing understandings of discrimination and Antisemitism in particular, then to the origins of Hitler's reign before examining how Germans were made to hate the Jews, anti-Jewish policies and the Kindertransport, and the Final Solution. This program also ties in with new Scottish benchmarks about changing technology, so looks briefly at the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the establishment of the UN to tie in with the assessment task. Note: All funds raised by the sale of these resources will be donated towards contributing towards the costs of my upcoming teaching placement in Rwanda in July 2018 alongside IEE Rwanda and GLP Scotland helping to improve educational opportunities and professional development in Rwanda
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Apartheid in South Africa Full Unit of Work

Apartheid in South Africa Full Unit of Work

This unit of work is aimed at an S3 or Year 9 History class. This program looks at the development of Apartheid in South Africa from early colonial origins, through the changing laws and governments, and finally to the end of Apartheid in 1991-1994. There are also two practice exam style source questions for the Scottish system with scaffolds on how to complete them in order to begin preparing them for their senior courses. The criteria for the assessment are based on the Scottish system, however could be easily adapted. Note: All funds raised by the sale of these resources will be donated towards contributing towards the costs of my upcoming teaching placement in Rwanda in July 2018 alongside IEE Rwanda and GLP Scotland helping to improve educational opportunities and professional development in Rwanda
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Scotland and the Great War: Casualties and Death (Lesson 5)

Scotland and the Great War: Casualties and Death (Lesson 5)

Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: https://glpscotland.org.uk/rwanda/ This is a Scottish National 4/5 History lesson on Scottish casualties and death on the Western Front in WWI. While the content is appropriate for experiences of soldiers from across Britain, some activities are tailored towards the Scottish examination system. As I operate a mixed class, there are activities designed for both National 4 and National 5 included within the lesson. This lesson examines four key battles of WWI involving Scottish soldiers. Two have a specific Scottish focus - Loos and Arras. Each battle is examined in terms of the purpose of the battle, the casualty statistics of the battle, the main weapons used in the battle and their impact, and the main tactics used in the battle and their impact. There are accompanying images of the battle/those involved, as well as of the memorials that now stand at these sites. National 4 students are to then use their notes to write a newspaper article, while National 5 students will attempt a To What Extent 9 mark exam question.
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Extension task sheet 'choose a task'

Extension task sheet 'choose a task'

This is a generic and modifiable extension task sheet for students who complete work early. It is designed around Bloom's Taxonomy and is designed to offer a range of choice to students of all abilities if they complete tasks early. It can be applied to most social subjects and English courses.
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Aparthied: Origins of Apartheid (Lesson 1)

Aparthied: Origins of Apartheid (Lesson 1)

This is the first lesson in a sequence of lessons on Apartheid. It is aimed at S3/Year 9. This lesson looks at the historical origins of Apartheid and encourages students to think about how past events can impact the development of history. Students create a timeline of these events, examine the concept of nationalism, and will then complete a carousel task looking at four key events and their impact on the growth of Boer/Afrikaner nationalism. Students are then asked to consider how this might have then led to the policy of apartheid. Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: https://glpscotland.org.uk/rwanda/
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Apartheid: Ending Apartheid (Lesson 6)

Apartheid: Ending Apartheid (Lesson 6)

This is the final lesson in a sequence of lessons on Apartheid. It is aimed at S3/Year 9. In this lesson, students learn about the reasons why apartheid was finally ended in South Africa. Students will then watch the documentary, Miracle Rising South Africa and complete the accompanying question sheet (answer sheet also provided). Following this, students can undertake a final assessment task. This covers all of the content they have learned across the sequence of lessons, however students will need to do further research on the impacts of the end of apartheid (how South Africa has changed since 1994). The task, marking criteria and scaffolds are attached if you choose to use them. It is written with the current Scottish Benchmarks for assessment purposes. Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: https://glpscotland.org.uk/rwanda/
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Communist China: Rise of the Communists (Lesson 1)

Communist China: Rise of the Communists (Lesson 1)

This is the first lesson in a unit on China under Mao. It is aimed at an S3/Year 9 class. In this lesson students are introduced to the ideas of communism and capitalism. They then learn about the rise of the Chinese Communist Party in the early 20th century as well as being introduced to Mao and his views. (Political cows cartoon credit: kylatom.com) Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: https://glpscotland.org.uk/rwanda/
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Scotland and the Great War Full N4/5 Unit of Work

Scotland and the Great War Full N4/5 Unit of Work

This Unit of Work is specifically designed for the National 4 and 5 History course in Scotland. It covers all the required topics students must know to be prepared for their exams, and includes regular practice source questions (including timed), scaffolds to help them improve on their responses, and a variety of tasks to help them better their understanding of Scotland and the Great War. Note: All funds raised by the sale of these resources will be donated towards contributing towards the costs of my upcoming teaching placement in Rwanda in July 2018 alongside IEE Rwanda and GLP Scotland helping to improve educational opportunities and professional development in Rwanda
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Apartheid: Resistance (Lesson 4)

Apartheid: Resistance (Lesson 4)

This is the fourth lesson in a sequence of lessons on Apartheid. It is aimed at S3/Year 9 Students will work together in groups of five to undertake a research poster on the different forms of resistance to apartheid including Non-Violent Protest, Defiance Campaign, Congress Alliance, Women's Resistance and Armed Resistance. Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: https://glpscotland.org.uk/rwanda/
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Holocaust: Hitler's Policies and the Kindertransport (Lesson 5)

Holocaust: Hitler's Policies and the Kindertransport (Lesson 5)

This is the fifth lesson in a sequence of lessons on the Holocaust. It is aimed at S3/Year 9. In this lesson students learn about Hitler's policies and increasing Jewish persecution including the introduction of the Nuremberg Laws and Kristallnacht. Students will then undertake an evaluate the usefulness practice source question. Students then watch the documentary Kindertransport: A Journey to Life to show what happened as a result of Hitler's anti-Semitic policies. They should complete the viewing questions throughout.
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Holocaust: Propaganda (Lesson 6)

Holocaust: Propaganda (Lesson 6)

This is the sixth lesson in a sequence of lessons on the Holocaust. It is aimed at S3/Year 9. In this lesson students will learn about Nazi propaganda and censorship. They look at the different types of propaganda and their impacts. One resource the lesson references was created by Ichihistory and is available free for download here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/nazi-propaganda-methods-6429252 Students then explain the purpose of propaganda before analysing four anti-Semitic posters from the era. Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: https://glpscotland.org.uk/rwanda/
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Communist China: Civil War (Lesson 3)

Communist China: Civil War (Lesson 3)

This is the third lesson in a unit on Communist China under Mao. It is designed for S3/Year 9. In this lesson students will learn about the Chinese Civil War, and the strengths and weaknesses of Chiang Kai Shek and Mao. Students need to evaluate why the Communists were able to become victorious. Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: https://glpscotland.org.uk/rwanda/
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Communist China: Communist reforms (Lesson 4)

Communist China: Communist reforms (Lesson 4)

This is the fourth lesson in a unit on Communist China under Mao. It is designed for S3/Year 9. In this lesson, students learn about Mao's first series of reforms through a stations activity. Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: https://glpscotland.org.uk/rwanda/
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Apartheid in South Africa Full Unit of Work

Apartheid in South Africa Full Unit of Work

This unit of work is aimed at an S3 or Year 9 History class. This program looks at the development of Apartheid in South Africa from early colonial origins, through the changing laws and governments, and finally to the end of Apartheid in 1991-1994. There are also two practice exam style source questions for the Scottish system with scaffolds on how to complete them in order to begin preparing them for their senior courses. The criteria for the assessment are based on the Scottish system, however could be easily adapted. Note: All funds raised by the sale of these resources will be donated towards contributing towards the costs of my upcoming teaching placement in Rwanda in July 2018 alongside IEE Rwanda and GLP Scotland helping to improve educational opportunities and professional development in Rwanda
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Rise of the Nazis: Collapse of Weimar Lesson 9

Rise of the Nazis: Collapse of Weimar Lesson 9

Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: This is a Scottish National 4/5 History lesson on the reasons why the Weimar Republic eventually collapsed. It looks at the events in Germany following the Great Depression and Hitler’s rise to the Chancellory.
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Rise of the Nazis: Persecution of the Jews Lesson 16

Rise of the Nazis: Persecution of the Jews Lesson 16

Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: This is a Scottish National 4/5 History lesson on the persecution of the Jews. This includes a timeline of increasing persecution and the progression of persecution from legal exclusion and violence, to segregation, to extermination. Includes survivor testimony videos.
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Rise of the Nazis: Opposition to the Nazis Lesson 17

Rise of the Nazis: Opposition to the Nazis Lesson 17

Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: This is a Scottish National 4/5 History lesson on the opposition to National Socialism, looking at communist resistance, church resistance (or lack thereof), youth resistance, and the White Rose. It does not however include internal resistance (for example Operation Valkyrie).
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Rise of the Nazis: Economic Policies Lesson 18

Rise of the Nazis: Economic Policies Lesson 18

Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: This is a Scottish National 4/5 History lesson on the Nazi economic policies and how this helped maintain their power. Also looks at a consideration of how successful these policies really were.
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Rise of the Nazis: Impact of WWI Lesson 1

Rise of the Nazis: Impact of WWI Lesson 1

Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: This is a Scottish National 4/5 History lesson on the impact of WWI on the Rise of the Nazis. Students study the political and social environment in Germany immediately following WWI and how these conditions led to an angry populace looking for answers. Students then complete exam style source questions which will help them pass N4 units or the N5 exam.
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Rise of the Nazis: Treaty of Versailles Lesson 2

Rise of the Nazis: Treaty of Versailles Lesson 2

Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: This is a Scottish National 4/5 History lesson on the Treaty of Versailles and the impact this had on Germany. I use a resource from another TES user for this lesson which complements the rest of my work. It can be found at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/treaty-of-versailles-6146812 My resources which add to this are focused on Scottish N4/5 exams
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Rise of the Nazis: Opposition to the Treaty Lesson 3

Rise of the Nazis: Opposition to the Treaty Lesson 3

Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: This is a Scottish National 4/5 History lesson on German opposition to the Treaty of Versailles. Student learn about the range of reasons for anger at the Treaty and begin to consider why this may have led them to seek more extreme parties.
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Rise of the Nazis: The Weimar Republic Lesson 4

Rise of the Nazis: The Weimar Republic Lesson 4

Note: All funds raised from proceeds of these resource sales will be going towards covering costs of my placement with GLP Scotland in summer 2018 where I will be travelling to Rwanda to work alongside Rwandan educators to improve educational opportunities in Rwanda! To learn more visit: This is a Scottish National 4/5 History lesson on the formation and characteristics of the Weimar Republic
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Holocaust Full Unit Programme

Holocaust Full Unit Programme

This Holocaust unit of work is aimed at an S3 or Year 9 History class. The course follows through from establishing understandings of discrimination and Antisemitism in particular, then to the origins of Hitler's reign before examining how Germans were made to hate the Jews, anti-Jewish policies and the Kindertransport, and the Final Solution. This program also ties in with new Scottish benchmarks about changing technology, so looks briefly at the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the establishment of the UN to tie in with the assessment task. Note: All funds raised by the sale of these resources will be donated towards contributing towards the costs of my upcoming teaching placement in Rwanda in July 2018 alongside IEE Rwanda and GLP Scotland helping to improve educational opportunities and professional development in Rwanda
owlery