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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.
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.
'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 British Empire lesson and teaching resource book
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The British Empire lesson and teaching resource book

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A 28 page student/ teacher booklet on the British Empire. The booklet contains a range of student-led resources on many aspects of the British empire, for example a never heard the word task, key word quiz, mapping out the British empire between 1750-1901, decision-making tasks about how the British empire impacted the world (with extended response questions which develop examination and writing skills, the British empire in India (with some fun and creative activities, such as creating a stamp, categorising & prioritising tasks and a range of source based tasks. The booklet amounts to around 6 -7 one hour lessons and is ideal for independent homework, cover lessons or can be used to teach a complete unit of work on the British empire.
The American West Unit 1: The early settlement of the West, c1835-c1862
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The American West Unit 1: The early settlement of the West, c1835-c1862

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This bundle includes 12 lessons covering unit 1 for the Edexcel GCSE American West module. Each lesson includes a range of worksheets with student-led activities, exam style questions, active learning tasks and a range of activities to challenge the more able and yet accessible for all abilities. The lessons are clear and easy to follow . No textbook needed.
What was the spark that led to the First World War?
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What was the spark that led to the First World War?

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A lesson on the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Students rearrange cards to correctly sequence events leading to war which they use to create a narrative account story board. They then identify long and short term causes and choose one of each and explain how it led to war. Literacy support and differentiated materials provided. As always there are clear step by step instructions.
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.
Edexcel 9-1 GCSE  The Cold War Lesson 6: 'What was the main reason for increasing tension, 1945-46?'
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Edexcel 9-1 GCSE The Cold War Lesson 6: 'What was the main reason for increasing tension, 1945-46?'

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This lesson looks at the key events that led to worsening relations between east and West in the period 1945-46. Students are introduced to the idea that the BBC are creating a documentary about the causes of the Cold War, with 5 key events being examined. They study these and plot their importance on a radar graph before finishing with an annotated timer to explain how the events should be split over a 60 minute documentary based on their significance in contributing to tension between the USA and Soviet Union. This lesson completes unit 1.1. As always there are clear step by step instructions and high-quality differentiated resources.
The English Civil War: L3 'Which side was likely to win the English Civil War in 1642?'
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The English Civil War: L3 'Which side was likely to win the English Civil War in 1642?'

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Easy to follow lesson on the Civil War. Students are introduced to some facts about each side in 1642 which they use to collect evidence and score each side’s strengths and weaknesses at the start of the war. They record this data in a table which they then use to make a trump style trading card game for a royalist or parliamentarian. They add an annotated illustration (resources for this included in PowerPoint). The final task is writing up their findings by responding to the lesson’s question.
The Tudors: L2 'How different were the Protestant and Catholic churches in Tudor England?'
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The Tudors: L2 'How different were the Protestant and Catholic churches in Tudor England?'

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I use this lesson as introduction to the key differences between the two churches when starting the reformation during Tudor England. It is an easy to follow lesson which starts with a simple spot the difference between the two churches. There is a worksheet included which the students extract information from to complete a table and respond to a written task to collect and record the data needed for the main activity, which is a tripadvisor review whereby the students need to write a review for a catholic church (as if they are a devout protestant). Literacy support and differentiated materials included as well as clear step by step instructions.
Edexcel GCSE 9-1  Crime and Punishment: L29 How were Conscientious Objectors treated in WW1 and WW2?
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Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Crime and Punishment: L29 How were Conscientious Objectors treated in WW1 and WW2?

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The case study knowledge for the period 1900 - present which looks at conscientious objectors and their treatment by the government and the public. Students should be able to give examples of CO treatment and explain government actions. The lesson also includes a 4 mark question which compares the crime of heresy and COs (support material and activities sets up the exam question).
LO: Introduction lesson to Crime and Punishment (Edexcel 9-1 History GCSE)
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LO: Introduction lesson to Crime and Punishment (Edexcel 9-1 History GCSE)

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An introductory lesson to the Edexcel GCSE Crime and punishment through time course. This lesson introduces students to the conceptual vocabulary, key concepts and chronology of the period of study and grounds students in the ’ big picture’ of the thematic study. Terms of Use: Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited. Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017
Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91: Unit 2 Revision Guide and Workbook
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Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91: Unit 2 Revision Guide and Workbook

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A 28 page revision guide and workbook for the Superpower relations and Cold War GCSE course. This booklet contains detailed grade 9 knowledge and information on all aspects of Unit 2 Cold War Crisis 1958-70. There are a wide range of exam questions with a how to guide for each question type, example responses and hints and tips. There are a range of worksheets and revision activities for each key area in unit 2. Mutiple choice quizzes, self assessment tasks, key term quizzes and the opportunity to practice exam style questions throughout. This booklet can be used to teach the entire unit during lessons or set as homework tasks or for flipped learning. If you are short of time this booklet can be used to ensure that your students cover the required knowledge, skills and are exam ready. This booklet amounts to around 10 lessons or is ideal for cover too. These resources take a very long time to plan and prepare, so please leave a review if you have the time. I hope that you find these resources helpful. Unit 3 IS NOW AVAILABLE. In addition to these study guides a complete study guide for Edexcel 9-1 Nazi Germany can be found here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/edexcel-9-1-gcse-weimar-and-nazi-germany-student-revision-guide-11784034
Edexcel 9-1 GCSE - Early Elizabethan England Unit 1 REVISION GUIDE & WORKBOOK
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Edexcel 9-1 GCSE - Early Elizabethan England Unit 1 REVISION GUIDE & WORKBOOK

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A 33 page study guide and workbook for Unit 3 of the Early Elizabethan England GCSE course. This booklet includes a range of student-led activities, such as card sorts, Venn diagrams, 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 booklet 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.
Medieval Realms: Lesson 4: 'Why did people go on a crusade?'
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Medieval Realms: Lesson 4: 'Why did people go on a crusade?'

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Easy to follow lesson on why people went on a crusade. This is an active learning lesson where students collect data from other students, extra information from sources and make decisions re the reasons why people went on a crusade. The main activity is creating a teaching poster (example and success criteria included). The Students need to structure PEE paragraphs in their poster which will help explain their poster ideas. Clear instructions included.
The Cold War: 'How dangerous was the Cuban Missile Crisis?'
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The Cold War: 'How dangerous was the Cuban Missile Crisis?'

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Students learn about the one of the key flash points from the Cold War. There are a range of activities, such as a fact file task, plotting the ‘13 days’ on a crisis graph and the main task is a newspaper article (success criteria, literacy support and differentiated). To end they need to determine who was the victor in the crisis by writing a tweet setting out either the USA or Soviet’s view on the outcome of the crisis. These resources take many hours to create so please be kind enough to leave a review. Thank you.
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.