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Head of History in a large comprehensive school in the North-East. Planning lessons for aged 11-16 History pupils. Mainly teach AQA History at GCSE but lessons can be adapted.

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Head of History in a large comprehensive school in the North-East. Planning lessons for aged 11-16 History pupils. Mainly teach AQA History at GCSE but lessons can be adapted.
William establishes control
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William establishes control

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This lesson is part of the AQA GCSE History (9-1) course. The lesson tracks the events between the Battle of Hastings and William's coronation on 25th December 1066. The lesson includes a road-map activity and an GCSE interpretation style question.
Peasants' Revolt
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Peasants' Revolt

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This lesson is targeted at KS3 and gives pupils a narrative of the events of the Peasants' Revolt whilst also considering the causes and consequences.
What was the British Empire
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What was the British Empire

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Lesson made for a KS3 scheme on the British Empire. The lesson looks at the development of the Empire and looks at how it grows after 17th Century.
Was the British Empire a force for good?
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Was the British Empire a force for good?

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Third lesson in a KS3 series on the British Empire. The lesson seeks to assess the positive and negative aspects of the British Empire and concludes by asking pupils to assess an interpretation in a GCSE style.
The Battle of Hastings
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The Battle of Hastings

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Two lessons targeted towards new AQA GCSE (9-1) as part of the Normans unit. Lesson explores who is more prepared before the battle and then goes on to look at the events at the battle and the factors involved with success.
Harrying of the North
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Harrying of the North

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Made as part of the 9-1 lesson on AQA GCSE History. Could easily be adapted for other exam boards. Lesson where pupils focus on interpretations about the Harrying in order to develop understanding of the events.
Norman Village
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Norman Village

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The lesson is developed as part of the AQA 9-1 GCSE Normans course. The lesson is designed to last two hours and includes all resources for pupils to develop a information board related to the Norman village.
Fulford Gate and Stamford Bridge
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Fulford Gate and Stamford Bridge

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Lesson targeted towards new AQA GCSE (9-1) as part of the Normans unit. Lesson explores the impacts of defeat at Fulford Gate and the subsequent battle at Stamford Bridge.
England before 1066
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England before 1066

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Lesson targeted towards new AQA GCSE (9-1) as part of the Normans unit. Lesson explores what England was like before the death of Edward the Confessor in order to give pupils the context to build upon throughout the unit.
Norman Castles
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Norman Castles

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AQA GCSE 9-1 lesson on Norman Castles. Includes exam question and printable notes for pupils. Will need more focus for pupils who are examined in 2019 because Pevensey Castle will appear as the environment study.
The Normans
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The Normans

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Lesson targeted towards new AQA GCSE (9-1) as part of the Normans unit. Lesson explores the development of the Normans. The main focus of the lesson is on William Duke of Normandy and his leadership.
Rivals to the Throne
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Rivals to the Throne

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Lesson targeted towards new AQA GCSE (9-1) as part of the Normans unit. Lesson explores the four rivals to the throne after the death of Edward the Confessor.
William Duke of Normandy
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William Duke of Normandy

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Lesson targeted towards new AQA GCSE (9-1) as part of the Normans unit. Lesson explores the preparation undertaken by William Duke of Normandy before his invasion of England in 1066.
Domesday Book
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Domesday Book

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Lesson developed for the AQA 9-1 GCSE course. Includes printable notes and resources for pupils.
Germ Theory - Pasteur
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Germ Theory - Pasteur

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Lesson targeted towards new AQA GCSE (9-1) as part of the Britain: Health and the People unit. Lesson explores the discovery of Pasteur's germ theory.
Norman Law and Order
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Norman Law and Order

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Lesson developed as part of the new AQA GCSE 9-1 course. The lesson should be delivered over two lessons. It includes a 'write an account' exam question. Can easily be developed for Edexcel or KS3.
The Feudal System
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The Feudal System

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Lesson targeted towards AQA GCSE 9-1 History course. Can easily be adapted to other exam boards and KS3.
The Middle Passage
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The Middle Passage

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Lesson planned for KS3 unit. Pupils take part in a 'destroy that source' activity in order to tackle inferences and accuracy. They then tackle a usefulness question using a support grid.