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History resources centred around thinking. There are resources for active 'walking through history' lessons, source studies and historical investigations. There are quizzes and lots of images to help engage. Ever conscious of the need to produce book work too, there is plenty of scope for written or source explanations.

History resources centred around thinking. There are resources for active 'walking through history' lessons, source studies and historical investigations. There are quizzes and lots of images to help engage. Ever conscious of the need to produce book work too, there is plenty of scope for written or source explanations.
Medieval Homeworks and Savers

Medieval Homeworks and Savers

Well produced and thoughtful homework tasks; each independent and unique in style. There are a wide range of tasks, all based on the study of Medieval England: the Norman Invasion; dealing with life; dealing with death and the power of the church. Use them with KS3 as individual cover lessons or as a longer term homework booklet. Can be used as part of a wider study or simply as life savers!
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Investigating the Atlantic Slave Trade through sources

Investigating the Atlantic Slave Trade through sources

Use this set of resources to investigate different parts of the Atlantic Slave Trade. The source investigations allow pupils to develop skills of enquiry and there is a whole class investigation into reliability. Recognise slave resistance as a common and frequent event in slave struggles against subjugation.
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Richard III source investigation

Richard III source investigation

A source investigation into the reputation of Richard III aimed at promoting historical enquiry and independent learning; try to decide whether Richard deserves the title of bad or evil. Aimed at KS3 there are secondary and primary sources here, each with extra research tasks. The aim is to encourage the pupils to be as independent as possible in their investigation and the resource includes a recording sheet and some suggestions of possible tasks and activities. The information works well with any investigation into Medieval England, the nature of kingship and the Wars of the Roses.
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Richard III source investigation

Richard III source investigation

A source investigation into the reputation of Richard III aimed at promoting historical enquiry and independent learning; try to decide whether Richard deserves the title of bad or evil. Aimed at KS3 there are secondary and primary sources here, each with extra research tasks. The aim is to encourage the pupils to be as independent as possible in their investigation and the resource includes a recording sheet and some suggestions of possible tasks and activities. The information works well with any investigation into Medieval England, the nature of kingship and the Wars of the Roses.
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KS2 SATs style reading fiction - Victorian children

KS2 SATs style reading fiction - Victorian children

A SATs style reading paper of questions based on the cross curricular theme of Victorian times. This is created as an example of a fiction reading text with questions and answers and could be used in history lessons to boost guided reading in history lessons. Use with Year 6 pupils to practise some of the deeper 3 mark answers from a challenging text.
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KS2 Viking Saga Reading Task

KS2 Viking Saga Reading Task

A KS2 SATs style reading task including text, questions and answers. The text has a cross curricular theme of Viking sagas and can be used as an example of further depth writing. The text can be a stand alone reading task or used as a writing task that can be extended by pupils. Use in KS2 as an example of the new reading paper question types or with any study of the Vikings and Viking sagas.
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Anglo Saxon Crime and Punishment

Anglo Saxon Crime and Punishment

A presentation and activities that contains a huge amount of information about attitudes and approaches to crime in Anglo Saxon times on the eve of the Norman Invasion. Use with classes studying Crime and Punishment throughout different eras and as a overview of Anglo Saxon crime for GCSE. There are two sets of tasks at the end; task 1 is aimed at simple learning and task 2 involves more GCSE style questions. This presentation links to the new GCSE syllabus about the Anglo Saxons but also to the study of crime over time.
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An introduction to the ancient Maya

An introduction to the ancient Maya

An introductory presentation to the Ancient Maya and has a real focus on why they are so mysterious. This introduces some basic facts like 'city states' and 'archaeology' to kick-start your study. Use with further information about the organisation of city states, sacrifice and temples to complete a rounded and fully focussed study. The resources at the end of the presentation include a map and a simple timeline and are useful to set pupils thinking.
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the abolition of slavery - card sort investigation

the abolition of slavery - card sort investigation

An investigative card sort designed to make your pupils think. Each card contains one possible abolitionist and should be used with KS3 at the end of your work on The Atlantic Slave Trade to help create an in-depth debate or essay about who was most responsible for abolition and why. The resource includes possible activities and contains the card about economics- raising the possibility that the trade was coming to an end anyway. There are many things to do here to help spark an investigative atmosphere in your class.
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Crime & Punishment- the lawlessness of the Border Reivers

Crime & Punishment- the lawlessness of the Border Reivers

A presentation that gives information about the border regions and makes suggestions about why the Border Reivers didn't have normal rules of crime and punishment. Use as an comparison to Tudor and medieval methods of crime and punishment in KS4 and would provide an excellent introduction to an in-depth case study on the subject. It could also be used with KS2 as an example of lawlessness and compare Reiver details with other societies. Three differentiated tasks give pupils the chance to offer explanations. Objectives encourage using evidence to explain opinions. This is also a good start to begin a local study in more detail.
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KS2 greater depth writing - change in formality - fiction

KS2 greater depth writing - change in formality - fiction

Three examples for Year 6 teachers to help achieve the requirement to change levels of formality within a piece of writing. These are examples and ideas about writing fiction texts and narratives and should be used as you see fit within your classroom. Use them to analyse how these texts can be constructed and then get pupils to create their own versions. The accompanying presentation contains slides of the sorts of level of vocabulary needed at greater depth writing and refer specifically to the saga.
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Complete Medieval Teaching

Complete Medieval Teaching

Teach medieval life and thinking through looking at four medieval kings and four medieval experiences. A full set of integrated planning, presentations, investigations, learning mats, mini tests and quizzes.
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Investigating the Stone Age: Happisburgh People

Investigating the Stone Age: Happisburgh People

Investigate stone age footprints as an example of early stone age people in Britain. There are two presentations with connected recording sheet. There is also a 'walk through history' activity to try and demonstrate the length of time the world and man has been around. Use with upper primary alongside studies into early human history. The accompanying recording sheet is linked to the investigation and can be copied side by side to form a complete A3 sheet for groups. It also includes differentiated conclusion writing activities. The objectives are aimed at beginning to learn about the stone age and trying to form your own conclusions like a historian would need to do. Use as a group activity to encourage discussion and questioning.
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Passive resistance: thinking activities

Passive resistance: thinking activities

Two activities that encourage historical and independent thinking about slave resistance - one for pupils to think from a slave perspective - the second to encourage the use of questions. The activity based on developing pupil questioning could also be used as a way to begin looking at sources and to demonstrate how a historian uses questions to help form conclusions. Further activities could include looking at a variety of differentiated sources on slave life on the plantations. Use within the KS3 study of the Atlantic slave trade as a method to start looking at slave resistance and rebellion in more depth. The accompanying worksheet could be used as a stand alone starter of scenarios to find a way to resist your slave task.
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Enclosure: the change from the open field system

Enclosure: the change from the open field system

An active learning task with accompanying power point aimed at KS3 pupils about the changes in land organisation during the agricultural revolution. It is an introduction to the advantages of enclosure. The information focuses on the re-organisation of the land and can be used to start discussion on important catalysts for the industrial changes of the time. It introduces the idea of agricultural change and leads well into a study of better food production and breeding taking place in enclosed fields.The resource ends with differentiated tasks asking pupils to record/explain findings. The accompanying activities include: -differentiated maps to annotate -the ACTIVE LEARNING task is a fantastic outdoors activity to allow pupils to 'walk through' and experience the changes highlighted.
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The Viking Creation Story

The Viking Creation Story

A colourful presentation full of information and pictures about the Norse creation story and What the Vikings believed about the giants and gods. Use with KS2 to add interesting facts about the Vikings and their beliefs or as a comparison to other Creation Stories throughout the world and time. The end of the presentation leads into a creative activity to allow pupils to make a practical representation or display of the myth including using bones, beard and brain. Pupils should get a good understanding of the Viking world and would be excellent used along side the Horrible History sketch of a similar theme. It also allows and introduction to further study about the 9 Viking Worlds.
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Slave Resistance Source Activities

Slave Resistance Source Activities

Learn to answer questions on sources with these 4 source activities. Based on slave resistance these sources encourage pupils to look carefully and really understand what they are reading. The questions range from comprehension, issues of reliability and reading original 'runaways' adverts from papers. Use with KS3 pupils to enhance classroom learning during their studies of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, Citizenship and Black History projects.The sources are in one document and can be printed back to back to create a booklet.
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Investigating the death of Thomas Becket

Investigating the death of Thomas Becket

Investigate the trouble between Thomas Becket and Henry II through evidence in the form of witness statements into the death. Groups can look at the possible statements given by individuals about the rift. Each one gives clues, but when all clues are put together they create a full picture. Use alongside other text book information to fill in extra details or answer questions posed by the activity. There is lots of scope for drama activities or even a court scene scenario. Included are 3 differentiated tasks at the end which ask pupils to create and justify their opinion. The activity encourages pupils to investigate information and for independent conclusions.
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Passive Resistance To Slavery

Passive Resistance To Slavery

Learn about slave methods of resisting their enslavement through information and pictures. The aim is to show how the Atlantic Slave Trade was not just accepted by the enslaved but it was common to resist. There is even a suggestion that the original picture gives a misleading impression. Use with KS3 in their study of The Atlantic Slave Trade and study of Black History. Use drama to re-enact the dynamic between owner and slave at the beginning them see if this changes at the end. Would be good used alongside a study of life on a slave plantation or as a contrast to active slave rebellions. Would also lead well into a further study of slave sources about the number of punishments given on plantations and so the effectiveness of the use of slaves itself.
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Twelve Days of Christmas crossword

Twelve Days of Christmas crossword

Three crosswords (straight/cryptic/easy) all based on the traditional carol. There is an additional cryptic on Christmas songs.The link between the clues mean that they can be solved once you have worked out the theme. The cryptic is harder and requires knowledge of anagrams (all of which are indicated by a word that suggests something is mixed up). Try with KS3 and kids needing a bit of a challenge. Good luck!
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WAS BAGHDAD A 'GREAT' CITY circa 900? Year 6 planning and scheme of work.

WAS BAGHDAD A 'GREAT' CITY circa 900? Year 6 planning and scheme of work.

Detailed planning with suggested power points about the city of Baghdad 900 ce. The main focus is on 'compare and contrast' and making your own decisions about the organisation of the city and intellectual activities that happened inside it. Activities include differentiated power points (comparison with London, investigations into the city) and research activities,where access to resources and computers would be useful to exploring further; like the stories in Arabian Nights and research of individuals. The outcomes of the planning focus on pupils having a greater understanding of the Islamic civilisation of Baghdad and appreciating how advanced they were at the time compared to European experiences.
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19th Century Living Conditions

19th Century Living Conditions

Two differentiated source activities on 19th Century pictures with accompanying power point of information about overcrowding, cholera and poor housing during the Industrial Revolution. Included are short tasks to deepen understanding and the final differentiated tasks to lead to extra research. Use as a pack as a lead into a study of cholera/improving conditions for the poor or as an introduction to an in-depth look at local sources. Use with Year 8 as part as your Industrialisation study and a good start to source work analysis.
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Edmund Campion  - Catholic martyr

Edmund Campion - Catholic martyr

An excellent way to start the study of the Reformation and its impact on England. This is a clear presentation of Campion's life and how he was a problem for Elizabeth; including training Catholics and holding recusant services. The three differentiated tasks should be used with KS3 to encourage note taking and recording findings. Campion's life throws up many questions about the era and is a superb way to encourage further study into the period.
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The Middle Passage Picture Reliability Investigation

The Middle Passage Picture Reliability Investigation

A 'Walk Through History' practical investigation into the reliability of the Sections of a Slave ship source. Question your pupils with this re-enactment of the picture itself, and the information it gives. The activity is to start KS3 pupils thinking about the information they are given , and the difficulties in finding the 'truth'. Re-enact the source first then use the accompanying worksheets as a follow on task about recording findings and analysing the source, with differentiated sheets and questions. Use as an introduction into source work and particularly the Middle Passage.
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