This document compares key themes in The Great Gatsby and The Age of Innocence and provides quotes from the texts, critical quotations, contextual information and links to other texts. It was produced for the OCR English Lit A Level, for the module American Literature 1880-1940, but would work for many different schemes of work. The document is over 10,000 words and the themes I have focused on are:
.The American Dream (striving + failure)
.The City (attractions + vices)
.Class and Society
.Marriage and Family
For each theme, I have included key quotes from both texts, critical quotations, contextual information and links to other texts. In particular, for the other texts I have focused on Wharton’s, ‘The House of Mirth,’ (3+ pages on this text at the end of the document) but also discuss at least 10 texts, such as ‘This Side of Paradise’ ‘Manhattan Transfer’ ‘The Beautiful and Damned’ ‘Daisy Miller’ etc. I have added two pages on modernity and the ‘lost generation’ as these are central to Fitzgerald’s novel, and an 1890s timeline plus a recommended reading list. The document is in a note-style, which would make it very easy to use for revision and essay plans.
These notes include 21 pages of -
-references and quotations from various performances of the play throughout the ages, with specific references to how the portrayal of certain characters and themes has changed over time (e.g. Gertrude/female sexuality)
-key characters: Hamlet, Gertrude, Claudius, Ophelia, Polonius (with key quotes for each character and critical quotations)
-key themes: political corruption, women, fatherhood and tradition, deception, delay and depression (with key quotes for each character and critical quotations)
-references to other texts of the period
If you would like to see an example of these notes, I have created a resource on Gertrude which can be downloaded for free. If you have any questions, feel free to email email@example.com and if you do find these notes helpful please consider leaving a review.
A level/GCSE notes on Gertrude.
The notes include:
.key quotes from Gertrude
.key critical interpretations of Gertrude
.specific quotes from and references to productions of ‘Hamlet’ and the way in which these productions depicted Gertrude
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This revision resource contains six mindmaps, all on separate A4 sheets, which cover the main themes and characters of Virgil’s Aeneid - (Aeneas, Dido, Morality, War, Loss and Family) - and include critical quotations as well as context and quotes from the text. The document is therefore six pages in total, and so provides a thorough examination of the text as a whole.
These can be used in the study of A Level Classical Civilisation, which is what I was studying in 2018 when I created them. The fact that the notes are so colourful makes them especially helpful for visual learners.
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This scheme of work is detailed yet precise, and offers a thorough summary of the history of African American civil rights. It could be used as a presentation for an assembly, for example for Black History Month. It was originally created for A Level students, but slides could be removed to make it suit younger students. It could also be used to teach students the context behind literature of the period, such as ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’
The slides discuss -
.the position of African Americans in 1865, the gains and impact of the Reconstruction era and the subsequent disenfranchisement and racism faced by African Americans, especially in the south
.the impact of the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson, FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Reagan and Bush (with specific references to key events and legislation, such as the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1969 Philadelphia Plan, etc. )
.the role of state governments and the Supreme Court (with specific references to influential Supreme Court judgements such as 1896 Plessy v Ferguson, 1954 Brown v Board of Education, etc.)
.the formation and actions of racist groups (the KKK and White Citizens’ Councils)
.the formation and actions of civil rights groups and an analysis of their strengths and weaknesses (the NAACP, CORE, SCLC and SNCC)
.a summary of the work of civil rights leaders (Booker T Washington, W.E.B Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Jesse Jackson, Marcus Garvey and A Philip Randolph)
There is also a quiz which had five rounds, and the answers are included.
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These brightly coloured revision cards detail the provisions of the National Insurance Act and the National Health Service Act (1946). They explain the successes, failures and criticism that both acts received, using specific evidence to back this up. The revision card style means that they could be printed, cut out and used as revision cards/memory aids. I created these notes for my History A Level, for the OCR paper Britain 1900-51, but they would suit GCSE or AS levels too.
If you find these notes helpful, I am selling the complete set on my TES shop, and would also appreciate a review. You can email email@example.com with any questions.
These notes were created for the History A Level - Britain 1900-51 (OCR). They discuss the final topic on the specification:
.events in Norway
.the replacement of Chamberlain by Churchill
.the impact of WW2 on food, women, health, housing and industry (separate cards on each area)
.the Beveridge Report 1942 and the criticism and effects of this
.the Butler Education Act 1944 and the successes and failures of this
.general reforms to education and the successes and failures of these
.the National Insurance Act 1946, its successes and failures and its radicalism (available for free on my shop)
.the NHS Act 1946, its successes and its failures (also available on my shop)
.economic problems post WW2 (loan from the US, convertibility crisis, recovery)
.the work of Attlee
.the 1945 election result and the reasons for this (labour strengths, conservative weaknesses and the effects of WW2)
.the 1950 election result and the reasons for this
.the 1951 election result and the reasons for this, with reference to specific events in 1951
The notes are brightly coloured and highly detailed, so perfect to aid revision. They can be printed, cut out and stapled together. Although they were created for the History A Level, they would suit those at GCSE or KS3 level. There are 37 JPEGs in total. If you have any questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and feel free to leave a review if you find these helpful.
I created these notes for my A Level in Classical Civ in 2018, and achieved an A* on the Art and Architecture paper (93/100)
These notes cover:
.New York Kouros
.Kleobis and Biton
.Berlin Standing Goddess
.Karyatid figure from the Erechtheion
.Aphrodite from the Agora
.Nike adjusting her sandal
.Winged Victory (Nike)
.Eirene and Ploutos
.Hermes and Dionysus
.Aphrodite of Knidos
The notes are organised in chronological order, and discuss the composition and characterisation of each sculpture, resulting in an analysis of high quality. Most importantly, the notes also provide specific criticism of the sculptures from highly regarded and respected critics in this field, from books on the topic, which is essential to include in the exam in order to achieve the top grade. The document is over 7,000 words in total.
These brightly coloured and incredibly detailed notecards provide thorough summaries of every book in Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ (Rieu translation, Penguin Books). This will ensure that you will provide accurate contextual details for every passage you analyse (the OCR A Level in Classical Civilisation, for example, requires you to note the context of every passage).
They may be printed, cut out, and stapled or tied together then used as revision cards… They are suitable for those at KS3, GCSE, AS or A Level, but were specifically designed with the OCR A Level in mind.
If you would like to see this resource in more depth, I currently have several of the summaries available for free on my TES shop, and if you would like more information email email@example.com
These highly detailed, brightly coloured notecards give thorough summaries of Books 1, 4, 20 and 24 of Homer’s ‘Odyssey,’ from the Rieu translation (Pengiun books). These summaries are essential for providing context to essays, often a key part of the mark scheme. The notecard format means that you could easily print them, cut them out, staple/tie them together and use them for revision for the A level/AS level/GCSE.
If you do find these helpful, I have summaries of the entire poem available on my TES shop. I would appreciate it if you could leave a review. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
These colourful and detailed mindmaps are based on Homer’s ‘Odyssey.’
THEMES - Xenia, Women, Family, Fate, Divinity, Heroism, Realism v Fantasy, Leadership, Society, Nostos (homecoming)
CHARACTERS - Odysseus, Penelope, Telemachus, the suitors and the slaves
They include key quotes from the text as well as critical quotations. They are in the style of mindmaps but written on revision cards which means they can be easily printed, cut out and stapled together to form revision aids or essay plans. There are 34 JPEGs in total. They were created for the OCR A Level in Classical Civilisation but would be suitable for GCSE and KS3.
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