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The History Tent

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Welcome to the History Tent! All the lessons and resources you will find here have been tried, tested and tweaked. GCSE lessons and exam skills are for the AQA exam board.

Welcome to the History Tent! All the lessons and resources you will find here have been tried, tested and tweaked. GCSE lessons and exam skills are for the AQA exam board.
AQA Exam skills - visual templates
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AQA Exam skills - visual templates

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Each type of exam question for paper 1 - part B 'Conflict and Tension : The Interwar Years, 1918-1939, has been turned into a ‘visual template’ in order to help students structure and recall how to answer the different exam questions.
Treaty of Versailles
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Treaty of Versailles

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Students learn about the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. This lesson uses the ‘Spaced Learning technique’ to teach the students, this has proved really affective in helping students remembering the terms. This has been used with both year 9 and KS4.
The aims of the Big Three
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The aims of the Big Three

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Students examine the aims of the Big Three, during the Paris Peace Talks and Treaty of Versailles, in a Cludeo themed lesson. They then use their learning to explore a source.
Cold War
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Cold War

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A one off lesson about the Cold War. This resource was created for year 9s. Students are introduced to the concept by comparing it to a game of chess. This lesson is tried and tested and has been well received by a number of classes.
Northern Rebellion 1569
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Northern Rebellion 1569

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This lesson uses the ‘spaced learning’ technique to teach students about the Rising of the North of 1569/the Revolt of the Northern Earls/Northern Rebellion. Spaced learning works as follows: Phase 1 – Teacher talks, students listen Brain break – 5minutes Phase 2 – random questions Brain break – 5minutes Phase 3 – Students talk, teacher listens.
Elizabeth I - Marriage
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Elizabeth I - Marriage

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This lesson looks at the debate of marriage that surrounded Elizabeth I. It looks at Elizabeth’s main suitors and aims to explain and assess Elizabeth’s decisions regarding her marriage.