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I'm an experienced history teacher, educated at the University of Sussex, who has worked in two 'outstanding' inner city London schools. I am currently head of history at a large school in East London. I am particularly knowledgeable in both AQA spec B and Edexcel Spec B. I try to focus on lessons which are both knowledge and skills based and incorporate a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies; particularly independent learning.

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I'm an experienced history teacher, educated at the University of Sussex, who has worked in two 'outstanding' inner city London schools. I am currently head of history at a large school in East London. I am particularly knowledgeable in both AQA spec B and Edexcel Spec B. I try to focus on lessons which are both knowledge and skills based and incorporate a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies; particularly independent learning.
John Snow & Cholera Epidemic (Medicine Through Time)
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John Snow & Cholera Epidemic (Medicine Through Time)

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This lesson was planned as part of the Edexcel Medicine Through Time course (9-1). It focuses on the end of the industrial period, where Snow discovers that cholera is transmitted through dirty water. The lesson aims to get students to work out the mystery 19thC killer through looking at a range of sources. The lesson also incoroprates exam skills such as inference and source utility.
1960s Scheme of Work
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1960s Scheme of Work

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This is an entire Year 9, Scheme of Work on 1960s Britain. It looks at topics such as women, drugs, music, counter & sub-culture etc.
Nazi Propaganda
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Nazi Propaganda

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Students will understand how Hitler used propaganda to help him control Germans. They will analyse Nazi propaganda to help them understand the power of propaganda.
Dictatorship Vs Democracy
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Dictatorship Vs Democracy

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This activity enables students to understand the concept of a dictatorship, by planning how they would control people in their own dictatorship. It allows students to grasp the importance of factors such as fear, threats, secret police, informing etc.
Paper Three: Edexcel - Weimar & Nazi Germany, Source & Interpretation Prep
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Paper Three: Edexcel - Weimar & Nazi Germany, Source & Interpretation Prep

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This resource is a booklet for KS4 history students which guides them through each source and interpretation question on paper three. It is made up of completely new questions, sources and interpretations that aren’t taken from past or sample papers. The resource could also be used to create new exams if all past papers and sample papers have already been used. It includes a varitety of tips, activities, structures and exam pratice as well as simplified mark schemes.
Can you solve William the Conqueror's problems?
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Can you solve William the Conqueror's problems?

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This resources provides students with a secret mission. They have been appointed as William the Conqueror's head advisor and they must work out the best ways to help him gain total power over England. This is an independent learning task. They are provided with everything they need to succeed without too much teacher support. This lesson is excellent for getting pupils to understand what problems William faced when he first invaded England and the decisions he made to overcome them. Pages 11-20 are the work booklet that must be printed off and given to students.
Entire Scheme of Work on the Industrial Revolution - Lessons and SOW included
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Entire Scheme of Work on the Industrial Revolution - Lessons and SOW included

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This is an entire scheme of work on the Industrial Revolution including the scheme of work word document. The enquiry for the SOW is 'How did the poor make Britain rich?' Students are taken through a variety of lessons entitled: 'who were the white slaves?, 'Did Oliver Twist really exist?' and 'What was black gold?'. Throughout these lessons students will look at contemporary sources and interpretations to allow them to reach an conclusion to the enquiry question. Students will consider, discuss and debate a range of moral issues as they go through this unit. Students undertake a wide range of independent learning strategies throughout this unit.
Crime & Punishment Edexcel  GCSE  Exam Help Booklet
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Crime & Punishment Edexcel GCSE Exam Help Booklet

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This booklet was designed to support students in their preparation for paper one (Edexcel) on Crime and Punishment. The booklet contains specimen questions that students can practice, which are different from the specimen paper on the Edexcel website. It also contains detailed ideas on how students can successfully answer all of the questions on this paper. There is also a powerpoint slide containing the two sources they need for these specimen questions.
Background to Women's Suffrage
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Background to Women's Suffrage

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This lesson could be used as a good introduction to women’s suffrage. It covers a brief history of suffrage in Britain beginning with the Magna Carta. It gets pupls to explore a lot of concepts such as stereotyping, profiling, right to vote, gender equality and social welfare to name a few. It also looks at 19th/20thC arguments for and against women getting the vote.
Entire Scheme of Work on the Rwandan Genocide - Lessons and SOW included
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Entire Scheme of Work on the Rwandan Genocide - Lessons and SOW included

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This is a mini four lesson scheme of work the Rwandan Genocide. The first powerpoint containing lessons 1-2 focusses particularly on the UN eight stages of genocide and the impact of propaganda through an analysis of Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines, Kangura and the Hutu Ten Commandments. Lesson 3-4 considers the significance of the genocide by asking students to consider why the Rwandan Genocide was so personal. Students will look at news footage from 1994 and read a variety of survivor stories of both Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
How did Muhammad influence Islam?
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How did Muhammad influence Islam?

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All images sourced from Google images ‘labelled for reuse’ and licensed under Public Domain This lesson encourages students to think about the expansion of Islam, and uses a case study of the Prophet Muhammad's life, in order to help then understand why Islam expanded so quickly. The lesson introduces students to key events in Muhammad's life and encourages them to think of what the key turning point in Islam was.
Homework Booklet - The Roaring Twenties
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Homework Booklet - The Roaring Twenties

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All images sourced from Google images ‘labelled for reuse’ and licensed under Public Domain. Some of the text used is attributed to GCSE Bitesize & AQA History Spec' B. This booklet has been designed for students to use in addition to their studies of the Roaring 20s AQA Spec B. It has a variety of revision tips, information and exam practice. There are activities for students to complete each week.
Why did Wall Street Crash in 1929?
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Why did Wall Street Crash in 1929?

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All images sourced from Google images ‘labelled for reuse’ and licensed under Public Domain This lesson has been developed to enable History GCSE students to understand the complexities of the US Stock Exchange, as well as considering the factors that led to the Wall Street to Crash in 1929. It encourages students to consider and evaluate a range of factors, and come to their own conclusions about what the largest contributing factor was.
How did Norman castles improve security?
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How did Norman castles improve security?

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All images are labelled for reuse from google images. In this lesson students will consider the significance of Norman castles in helping William take control of the English. Students start off by drawing and labelling a sketch of a castle and attempting to design it to it is as effective a defence as possible, They will then consider the reasons why castles were so important to William and will consider the advantages and disadvantages of Motte &and Bailey castles. Students will go on to play a game where they will identify some images of Windsor Castle and consider why it's significant. Finally they are asked to place themselves onto a significance thermometer where they will be asked to justify their opinions.
To what extent did the church control medieval peasants - Medieval Christianity
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To what extent did the church control medieval peasants - Medieval Christianity

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All images from google images 'labelled for reuse' This lesson encourages students to consider the large extent that institutions and religion can control the lives on everyday people. It does this through a case study of the way that peasants lives were dominated by the Christian church in the medieval period, considering both negative and positive effects of the churches' power. Students will look at a variety of sources both picture based and written. The lesson concludes by introducing students to a new AQA style GCSE question on source strengths and weaknesses. This aims to allow KS3 students early understanding of the new style GCSE questions.
Did Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette Deserve to Die? (French Revolution - Monarchy)
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Did Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette Deserve to Die? (French Revolution - Monarchy)

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EQ: Did Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI deserve to die? This lesson begins by asking students to consider the way that Louis & Marie-Antoinette were portrayed in the 2006 film 'Marie-Antoinette'. It asks them to make inferences and question reliability. Students then go on to draw on previous knowledge about the causes of the French Revolution and will vote on the significance of each cause. For the main activity the students play the role of the jury who have to decide whether Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI deserved to die. This lesson has a lot of focus on independent learning. Students will work their way through each exhibit in order to help them make their final conclusion as to whether the kind and queen were responsible for their own demise. This lesson includes a variety of AFL techniques and independent learning strategies.
Edexcel GCSE History 9-1 - Crime & Punishment Revision & Exam Q Tips
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Edexcel GCSE History 9-1 - Crime & Punishment Revision & Exam Q Tips

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This is a practice exam paper for Edexcel History GCSE 9-1 to help students prepare for exam paper 2 on Crime & Punishment and Whitechapel. It has practice questions and tips on how to successfully answer each type of question. It also includes a revision guide which covers all the knowledge needed for this paper.
Who were the White Slaves? (Industrial Revolution Lesson on Child Labourers in factories)
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Who were the White Slaves? (Industrial Revolution Lesson on Child Labourers in factories)

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Students will begin this lesson by creating a human timeline of the industrial revolution in order to allow them to understand the historical context of the era. Students will discuss the idea that the use of child labour and the Transatlantic slave trade were key contributing factors in the success of the industrial revolution. Finally they will go on to analyse and evaluate two contemporary sources and will consider the reliability and uses of these sources. By the end of the lesson students should be able to begin the explain how the poor made Britain rich. Keywords: Parish Pauper, Transatlantic slave trade, Parish Apprentice, Child Labourer, Industrial Revolution/
GCSE Revision: Hitler's Foreign Policies
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GCSE Revision: Hitler's Foreign Policies

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All images sourced from Google images ‘labelled for reuse’ and licensed under Public Domain This powerpoint, takes students on a step-by-step tour of the the 'Road to War. It is meant as a revision powerpoint, so is better for students who have already studied this unit, and need to help with their revision. It looks in detail at each of the causes and events of the outbreak of WWII, and allows students to take notes, and watch GCSE Bitesize videos to enhance their knowledge. This was designed specifically for students studying AQA Spec, B: Hitler's Foreign Policies (it details all of the subject knowledge they need for their exam. It would be good for any students studying origins of WWII as well.