Defending a Castle

Defending a Castle

A well presented lesson on the ways and effectiveness of defending castles in Medieval times. Students are engaged through detailed, well presented resources. Students are encouraged to design their own castle and its defences. Students are challenged to work in teams and are provided with a king-sized budget to buy the latest medieval castle defences. Students must therefore consider effectiveness against budget. When considering castle defences students are challenged to use prior knowledge on the most effective and damaging methods of attack. This is a lesson that excites students and really engages them in their learning. Take it a step further and challenge groups to 'duel off' against each others castles. Create a deck of Top Trumps cards to accompany this activity. This would be an ideal extension for a history club! As always - please review!
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Edward the Confessor

Edward the Confessor

A fun lesson on Edward the confessor. This will get students engaged and up and off their feet! Blockbuster game included as well as differentiated worksheets. This lesson has proved popular in the past with over 1000 downloads when offered for free for 12 months.
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The Second New Deal and the success of the new deal (AQA NEW SPEC)

The Second New Deal and the success of the new deal (AQA NEW SPEC)

This lesson is designed for AQA NEW SPEC USA. The lesson provides a 12 mark homework question based on the lesson content. The lesson firstly covers the second new deal - information slides have been provided if you wish to split the lesson into 2 and remove the information from the SWaT sheet for students to obtain themselves. Students organise and prioritise reasons why the ND can be seen as both a success and failure in preparation for their homework. As always - the lesson has been produced to the highest standard. Please review if purchased. Thankyou
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Opposition to the New Deal (AQA NEW SPEC)

Opposition to the New Deal (AQA NEW SPEC)

This lesson covers opposition to Roosevelt's New Deal with another acronym to make it memorable. The lesson allows students to demonstrate their learning through an 8 mark question. with opportunity to self assess their answer.
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The Harrying of the North

The Harrying of the North

This lesson is the second in my SOW following William of Normandys ascension to the English throne in 1066. The lesson focuses heavily on exam technique (4 mark describe) and source inferences (6 mark OCR). The lesson explores the reasons for the Normans Harrying of the North and details the impact this had on helping William keep control of England in 1066. The lesson has a variety of tasks that will take you beyond an hour and a suggested homework with a focus on bias and demonstrating knowledge acquired in the lesson is also provided. Resources are hidden on the lesson ppt in the relevant places. Please review!
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Motte & Bailey Castles

Motte & Bailey Castles

This lesson focuses on the first castles that were built in England. Not only does it look at the features of Motte and Bailey castles but it also looks at the strengths and weaknesses of these castles and how they were used to establish power for William when he first became king of England in 1066.
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1938 Anschluss AQA old Spec

1938 Anschluss AQA old Spec

This lesson is designed to fit over an hour. It informs students about the April 1938 Anschluss. Students look at the story and events of the Anschluss and how its outcomes led to WW2 being more likley. In this lesson I introduced the Paper 1 10 mark question and supplied students with a model answer to break down into a plan. I work with students to highlight the many points made on each argument and review the paper again to get students to highlight the key language and words used in the text to promote each point as the most significant In addition to this there is a mini Pop Quiz to check understanding. As always the lesson and resources are well presented to the highest of standards. If purchased - please review! Thanks
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Who didnt benefit for the USA in the 1920s. AQA NEW SPEC

Who didnt benefit for the USA in the 1920s. AQA NEW SPEC

The attached resources details a lesson on the problems for other industries/people who suffered (i.e. coal, shipbuilding, african americans) in the USA in the 1920s. Exam practice on both 4 & 8 mark questions included. Information sheet also contains a LAP version. Lesson resources hidden on slides on the main powerpoint. Lesson is designed for the new AQA (2016 start) SOW. USA 1920 - 73.
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The ultimate Christmas Quiz 2016

The ultimate Christmas Quiz 2016

This is christmas christ - perfect for staff/form time or if your allowed - the last week in school with classes. This is the 3rd year I have done this quiz and the kids absolutely love it! The quiz lasts an hour at a squeeze (I find I never do all the carols on the final round). Round 1: Places and locations Round 2: Keypad conundrums Round 3: 2016 TV Adverts (the video I created on moviemaker was too large to upload - however a workable link to the video is included) Round 4: Name that celebrity Round 5: Blurred images Round 6: Christmas songs. Included is both the animated powerpoint - produced to a high quality standard as always(if i do say so myself!) as well as an additional ppt with the answers on in order for students to peer mark (unless your feeling generous!) My timers are available to purchase in my shop if you need to incorporate them into your ppt to keep on track! As always - please review! Tara
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Why did William win?

Why did William win?

This lesson is designed to look at the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings and explore the reasons why William of Normandy won at the Battle of Hastings. Again lessons have been differentiated to suit mixed ability and differentiated resources are incorporated within the pack.
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Slave Auction Lesson 1

Slave Auction Lesson 1

This lesson is the first of 2 detailing slave auctions. It makes links to human rights laws today and it practices skills of source inference and empathy. To access this lesson to its fullest extent Roots Slave auction is best to be watched. It is better to watch the fuller thing on DVD but below is a quick Youtube link to the auction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldszVJNpNKA
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Y11 Revision AQA: USA 1920s Isolationism and economic boom

Y11 Revision AQA: USA 1920s Isolationism and economic boom

This ppt (and the attached resources) provide an overview of isolationism and causes of the economic boom in the USA. It affords students the opportunity to practice a 6 mark question on the causes of the economic boom. A student worksheet is provided at the bottom of the ppt for students to make notes on whilst revising if they wish.
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Slavery Middle Passage lesson 2

Slavery Middle Passage lesson 2

This lesson is aimed at Y8 studying slavery. It is the second lesson I have planned on the Middle Passage as the students really get into this area of the topic. The lesson incorporates a storyboard, audio clip for analysis and some source analysis on the middle passage. All resources are included and ppt is created to a high standard of detail and presentation to maximise on student engagement. Please review!
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Ultimate Xmas formtime Quiz 2016

Ultimate Xmas formtime Quiz 2016

This is christmas christ - perfect for staff/form time or if your allowed - the last week in school with classes. This is the 3rd year I have done this quiz and the kids absolutely love it! The quiz lasts an hour at a squeeze (I find I never do all the carols on the final round). Round 1: Places and locations Round 2: Keypad conundrums Round 3: 2016 TV Adverts (the video I created on moviemaker was too large to upload - however a workable link to the video is included) Round 4: Name that celebrity Round 5: Blurred images Round 6: Christmas songs. Included is both the animated powerpoint - produced to a high quality standard as always(if i do say so myself!) as well as an additional ppt with the answers on in order for students to peer mark (unless your feeling generous!) My timers are available to purchase in my shop if you need to incorporate them into your ppt to keep on track! As always - please review! Tara
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Attacking a castle

Attacking a castle

A well presented lesson on the ways and effectiveness of attacking castles in Medieval times. Students are engaged through detailed resources. I would recommend printing out on A3/in colour and laminating resources for re-use. MAP/HAP worksheet included and colour coded to suit. This could easily be adapted further for LAP students to access.
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AQA PAPER 1D  USA

AQA PAPER 1D USA

This bundle incorporates History lessons for the new spec AQA Paper 1D 20 Lessons in total covering from 1919 economic boom to the 1930s US depression valued at over £55 if bought individually. Save over 50% of the cost by buying in bulk!
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AFL Checks

AFL Checks

A variety of AFL checkpoint slides to insert into you lessons to make them Ofsted/observation ready! AFL activities include: True/False 3 - 2 - 1 Gimme 5 Odd one out complete the sentence Plenary Pyramid. All resources are finished to a high standard of presentation and are ready to copied and pasted into your ppt.
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Slavery Lesson 2: Triangular Trade

Slavery Lesson 2: Triangular Trade

A well presented lesson on the triangular trade route. Students are engaged through detailed, well presented resources. Students find an engaging way to learn about the triangular trade route through memory mapping. Resources are provided in addition to physically model the trade route for students. Students then demonstrate their learning by answering a 4 mark style question. Students look at the positives and negatives of trade routes. You say we pay plenary game reflecting on images used in the triangular trade route.
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Slavery Lesson 3: Slave Capture

Slavery Lesson 3: Slave Capture

A well presented lesson on the capture of slaves. Students are engaged through detailed, well presented resources. For this lesson ROOTs is required. Students find an engaging way to learn about the route slave capture through classroom discussion. Students then prose their own enquiry questions about slave capture. Students watch the extract from ROOTs before and including the capture of Kunte Kinte up until his incarceration on the beach. Students then answer their own enquiry questions. Students reflect and develop their written empathy skills by writing a diary extract. Students are to focus on including both key historical terminology learnt in lesson 1 but also improve their vocabulary using some of the words provided.
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Nazi Soviet Pact

Nazi Soviet Pact

This lesson is made for old AQA Spec but can easily be amended for any exam board as it is heavily focused on content. It covers Hitlers FP so far and the reasons why Hitler & Stalin wanted the Nazi Soviet Pact.
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Life in Medieval England Y7 - AQA Exam technique

Life in Medieval England Y7 - AQA Exam technique

This lesson covers life in Medieval England. It gets students to consider how life could be viewed as both healthy and unhealthy in medieval England. Students initially search for features within a 'wheres wally style activity'. Students then plot on a living graph using statements to guide them in pairs. Finally students begin to learn how to address the new AQA 12 mark style question.
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