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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.
Holocaust: Ghettos (Lesson 7)
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Holocaust: Ghettos (Lesson 7)

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This is the seventh lesson in a sequence of lessons on the Holocaust. It is aimed at S3/Year 9. In this lesson students learn about the Nazi ghettos. They will learn generally about conditions and why they were established, before completing a four part carousel task. They will then watch and complete questions on a documentary on the ghettos (included in the PowerPoint). Finally, they will complete an evaluate the usefulness question to prepare them for senior courses. 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/
Apartheid: Implementation (Lesson 3)
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Apartheid: Implementation (Lesson 3)

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This is the third lesson in a sequence of lessons on Apartheid. It is aimed at S3/Year 9. In this lesson students learn about the eventual election of the National Party and the following implementation of apartheid policy. Students will then complete a table task on the apartheid laws, and must evaluate their impact. They then complete an empathy task before being introduced to the topic of Bantustans and a mapping activity. Students then learn about forced removals before completing a National 5 level source question as preparation for their senior studies. 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/
Scotland and the Great War: Conscientious Objectors (Lesson 8)
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Scotland and the Great War: Conscientious Objectors (Lesson 8)

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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 Conscientious Objectors during 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. In this lesson, students learn about the introduction of conscription, reserved occupations, and the varying reasons why some men became conscientious objectors. Through three individual case studies, they examine men who objected for political, moral and religious reasons, and students will find out how these men were treated. Students will then complete practice exam style questions, and if they finish early they have other task choices.
Apartheid: Resistance (Lesson 4)
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Apartheid: Resistance (Lesson 4)

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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/
Communist China: Rise of the Communists (Lesson 1)
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Communist China: Rise of the Communists (Lesson 1)

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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/
Communist China: Civil War (Lesson 3)
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Communist China: Civil War (Lesson 3)

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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/
Communist China: Communists vs. Nationalists (Lesson 2)
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Communist China: Communists vs. Nationalists (Lesson 2)

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This is the second lesson in a unit on Communist China under Mao. It is designed for S3/Year 9 In this lesson students are introduced to the KMT and Chiang Kai-shek, as well as the conflict between the KMT and the CCP, including the events of the Long March. Students will also complete a practice Evaluate the Usefulness question in preparation for senior studies. 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/
Scotland and the Great War: Political Change in Scotland (Lesson 9)
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Scotland and the Great War: Political Change in Scotland (Lesson 9)

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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 political change in Scotland during WWI. While some of the content is appropriate for experiences of civilians from across Britain, some content and activities are tailored towards the Scottish examination system and experience. As I operate a mixed class, there are activities designed for both National 4 and National 5 included within the lesson. Students are to work in groups to complete a poster examining political change in Scotland focusing on Red Clydeside (Rent Strikes/40 Hours Strike), a growing political awareness in working class, and the changes to the political parties and their popularity at the time. National 4 students then have empathy tasks to complete while National 5 students have practice exam style questions.
Apartheid: Ending Apartheid (Lesson 6)
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Apartheid: Ending Apartheid (Lesson 6)

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

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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.
Communist China: Communist reforms (Lesson 4)
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Communist China: Communist reforms (Lesson 4)

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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/
Apartheid in South Africa Full Unit of Work
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Apartheid in South Africa Full Unit of Work

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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
Rise of the Nazis: Persecution of the Jews Lesson 16
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Rise of the Nazis: Persecution of the Jews Lesson 16

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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.
Era of the Great War Topic 2 Workbooks
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Era of the Great War Topic 2 Workbooks

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National 3/4/5 workbooks to cover all aspects of Era of the Great War Topic 2 (Impact on Society and Culture). Digital workbooks to accompany Era of the Great War Topic 2 lessons. These were made using GoogleSlides as my students have 1:1 chromebooks. These powerpoints can be reuploaded to GoogleSlides and used digitally if you have that capability. If not, they can be physical workbooks or used to guide activities.
Extension task sheet 'choose a task'
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Extension task sheet 'choose a task'

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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.
To What Extent How To
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To What Extent How To

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A lesson teaching the To What Extent structure for National 4/5 History. Can be edited to be appropriate for How Important. Accompanied by digital workbook which is a separate PowerPoint (I use with GoogleSlides as our students have 1:1 chromebooks. PowerPoint can be adapted to be a physical workbook or used to guide activities)
Scotland and the Great War: Technology on the Western Front (Lesson 3)
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Scotland and the Great War: Technology on the Western Front (Lesson 3)

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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 technology introduced and used 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. Students will complete a carousel task on the different technologies used and developed in WWI. Students will then complete practice source questions, a storyboard activity and finally a timed exam question for those attempting National 5.
Scotland and the Great War: Recruitment (Lesson 1)
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Scotland and the Great War: Recruitment (Lesson 1)

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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 recruitment in Scotland in WWI. As I operate a mixed class, there are activities designed for both National 4 and National 5 included within the lesson. The lesson begins with background information regarding the need for recruitment, and then requires students to take notes on some of the reasons men from Scotland were encouraged to enlist. Following this, National 5 students will complete practice source questions to prepare them for their examinations. Source response structures/marking criteria are included in the PowerPoint to allow for peer marking and detailed explanation of how to gain higher marks. National 4 students will also complete source questions, however these questions can instead be used to gather a portfolio of evidence for their unit assessments, or to help prepare them to take on National 5 in the future. Other tasks include a Pals Battalion comprehension task with questions, and a 'create your own' recruitment advertisement activity for those in National 4 or National 5 students who finish early. While there may appear to be only one activity, they will be revealed through the course of the PowerPoint due to animations and so on!
Scotland and the Great War: Conditions on the Western Front (Lesson 2)
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Scotland and the Great War: Conditions on the Western Front (Lesson 2)

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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 conditions 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 is the second lesson in a unit sequence on Scotland and the Great War. The lesson begins with a starter task on conditions in the trenches using an image to get students thinking about these conditions. Students are then introduced to features of the trench system and trench warfare, before studying four aspects of trench conditions. Students will take notes from information and videos in the PowerPoint. Students will then undertake practice exam source questions including a Describe and a Compare question. Students who finish early have the option to write a letter about the conditions from the perspective of a soldier in the trenches.
Scotland and the Great War: Defence of the Realm (Lesson 6)
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Scotland and the Great War: Defence of the Realm (Lesson 6)

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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 the Defence of the Realm Act (DORA) 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 involves a paired reading and summarising task, before analysing wartime propaganda images regarding some of the aspects of DORA. Following this, there are practice exam source questions.