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GCSE History for Edexcel
Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbour?
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Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbour?

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Students begin by creating a fact file about the event (directed and differentiated). They then look at several reasons why Japan might have attacked Pearl Harbour. They need to sort these reasons into categories or factors that motivated the attack. They eventually decide which factor was key and link this to the best supporting evidence before writing up their findings in a telegram. Literacy support and differentiated resources included as well as clear step by step instruction.
The French Revolution teaching booklet and lesson resources
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The French Revolution teaching booklet and lesson resources

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This is a 19 page teaching booklet for the French Revolution Unit of Work. The booklet includes a range of worksheets and activities, such as card sorts, the storming of the Bastille newspaper writing activitiy, source activities, decision-making tasks, worksheets and information sheets. The booklet includes enough material for 6 lessons and is aimed at Key Stage 3 (USA ages 11-14). The activities cover the key areas of the French Revolution, for example the causes, key events, interpretations and its impacts on human rights and modern day implications. The booklet can be taught as a sequence of lessons or the worksheets can simply be used for one off lessons or cover lessons. All activities are student-led and easy to follow.
Nazi Germany: Lesson 11 How did Hitler become a dictator?
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Nazi Germany: Lesson 11 How did Hitler become a dictator?

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Nazi Germany Lesson 11. How did Hitler become a dictator? A lesson focused on the events of 1933-1934 which led to Hitler gaining control over Germany. Students analyse the key events (Reichstag Fire, Enabling Laws, Night of Long Knives, Hindenburg’s death, Oath of Loyalty) give examples and explanations of how each led to Hitler’s control and they must give each event various scores in order to create Top Trmup cards. As always there are clear step by step instructions and high-quality differentiated resources.
'Who was to blame for the sinking of Titanic?'
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'Who was to blame for the sinking of Titanic?'

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An easy to follow lesson on Titanic. Students review pieces of evidence and categorise and organise this these into a diamond 9 (or score each piece of evidence) to determine who they think was to blame for the Titanic disaster. They follow this up with a report writing activity to explain their theory and also to offer suggestions on how future disasters might be avoided. Literacy support and differentiated materials/ resources are included. As always there are clear instructions and high quality differentiated resources. These lessons take many hours to plan and create so please leave a review if you have time :)
The Holocaust: Lesson 1: How did life change for Jews living in Germany 1919-45?
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The Holocaust: Lesson 1: How did life change for Jews living in Germany 1919-45?

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Students start by adding detail to a never heard the word grid which cover the unit. They then start to collect evidence to show how the Nazis influenced people's lives. They must decide how this would impact Jewish people living in Germany by matching their evidence to a range of categories. This is followed by a postcard activity whereby students write to a pen friend to outline how and why their lives are changing. Literacy support provided as well as step by step instructions and differentiated resources.
Edexcel 9-1 GCSE - Early Elizabethan England Unit 3 REVISION GUIDE & WORKBOOK
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Edexcel 9-1 GCSE - Early Elizabethan England Unit 3 REVISION GUIDE & WORKBOOK

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A 38 page study guide and workbook for Unit 1 of the Early Elizabeth England GCSE course (Queen, government and religion, 1558-69). This booklet includes a range of student-led activities, such as card sorts, living graphs, categorising tasks, ranking/ decision making activities, multiple choice and key word quizzes, follow-up questions, information sheets, exam style questions with hints and tips, a question types document, a key term glossary. These booklets can be used to teach the entire unit (around 8-9 lessons worth of resources and activities) or for flipped learning/ homework tasks, or simply given to students to revise independently before the exams. These resources take many many hours to create, so please leave a review.
The Cold War Bundle
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The Cold War Bundle

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A sequence of 9 fully resourced lessons on the Cold War. This unit of work is designed for KS3. Each lesson includes a power point presentation with step by step instructions and activities, worksheets and activities designed to develop examination skills.
The Holocaust: A source based enquiry
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The Holocaust: A source based enquiry

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Three fully resourced lessons on the Holocaust. Each lesson is a source based enquiry which includes a PowerPoint with a step by step guide and activities, differentiated worksheets, source sheets, literacy support and a range of activities.
China and Africa.
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China and Africa.

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Decision making activity and presentation. Students to decide if China's investment is benefiting or exploiting Africa
Edexcel GCSE Weimar & Nazi Germany: L32 How was propaganda and censorship used in Nazi Germany?
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Edexcel GCSE Weimar & Nazi Germany: L32 How was propaganda and censorship used in Nazi Germany?

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Students look at a range of propaganda methods used in Nazi Germany. The first task analyses the various methods used by the Nazis. Students asses each method and thatch a heading/ title to this. There are also source based exam style questions, advice and support as well as a propaganda poster task which helps students to understand the methods used by Goebbels and what their intention was. As always a step by step guide, differentiated resources and exam support for your students.
Edexcel GCSE Superpower Relations& The Cold War L5: What were the main reasons for Soviet expansion?
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Edexcel GCSE Superpower Relations& The Cold War L5: What were the main reasons for Soviet expansion?

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Students assess the reasons for Soviet expansion into Eastern Europe, such as percentages deal. They rank factors, create an annotated graph before producing a map showing how the countries of Eastern Europe became Soviet satellite states., leading into an 8 mark (narrative exam question). Literacy support and a student-friendly mark scheme with tips on completing the narrative question included. Easy to follow, with a step by step guide and differentiated resources.
The Industrial Revolution. L4 'Why were the cities so dirty during the industrial revolution?'
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The Industrial Revolution. L4 'Why were the cities so dirty during the industrial revolution?'

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This lesson looks at the key factors that led to such poor living conditions during the industrial revolution. Students are introduced to a comic of a London street in 1890 which they use to identify problems. The main activity requires the students to complete a matrix of the problems that they find in the towns and cities and why these issues exist. They do this by extracting evidence from a range of different people's views about the problems. Finally the students use the data to write a report about what the issues are, why they exist and what should be done. Literacy support included.
L5 Edexcel 9-1 Crime & Punishment: How did the Normans change justice?
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L5 Edexcel 9-1 Crime & Punishment: How did the Normans change justice?

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Easy to follow lessons which examines the changes brought in by the Normans following the conquest of Britain. Several tasks and worksheets are included in this lesson, these include plotting the changes/ continuity on a graph, spotting differences between Saxon and Norman justice, self assessment tasks and a 12 mark question (with mark scheme).