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Hi there! I'm both an English and Geography teacher in London. I am currently working in an Outstanding school which is my second Outstanding school of my career in London after teaching in both Ireland and the Middle East. My resources are both English & Geography resources where I like to give the student an active role in their learning. It is done by many activities such as Q&A sessions, exercises, group/pair-work and many others.

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Hi there! I'm both an English and Geography teacher in London. I am currently working in an Outstanding school which is my second Outstanding school of my career in London after teaching in both Ireland and the Middle East. My resources are both English & Geography resources where I like to give the student an active role in their learning. It is done by many activities such as Q&A sessions, exercises, group/pair-work and many others.
Dharavi Slum Growth
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Dharavi Slum Growth

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This PowerPoint starts with a ‘Think-Pair-Share’ task. It then has various exercises from gap-fill to an exam question with the aid of a fact sheet of Dharavi. These are all printable resources within the PowerPoint. The resource also includes 6 accounts of peoples own experience of Dharavi which can lead to open discussion or for students to write the positives and negatives of living in Dharavi.
Blood Brothers Recap Starter
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Blood Brothers Recap Starter

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A differentiated recap on Blood Brothers. The resource includes 2 seperate worksheets: One for mixed ability for written answers and the other for lower ability which asks multiple choice questions.
Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney
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Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney

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A PowerPoint resource for Seamus Heaney's Blackberry-Picking. The poem is broken into small pieces and explained with key words underlined with several questions posed to students. The meaning of certain phrases in the poem is also explored for example Heaney's personification of the blackberries.
Hamlet: Key Scenes
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Hamlet: Key Scenes

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An excellent resource to be used at the end of the play to analyse the key scenes in the play. These also include key extracts that students can be used for questions on the play. At the end of the PowerPoint the students are asked to write about a certain theme(s) using key scenes.
Advertising
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Advertising

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Advertising PowerPoint for Year 7's to give them an insight into some of the techniques used within advertising. The lesson includes going trough the basics such as terminology and also embedded YouTube clips embedded showing certain TV advertisements which can be used for Q&A sessions. You can choose your own logo's for the final pair exercise depending on your class.
Sweatshops in India
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Sweatshops in India

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This lesson has multiple different activities for the student including discussion, analysis and visual. It gives students information on working conditions and the reasons for this. It also gives an account of what a childs life is like with a real life example where students answer questions after.
Redeveloping Dharavi
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Redeveloping Dharavi

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PowerPoint on how to redevelp Dharavi by giving them the task of being the Mayor of Dharavi. Students must use critical thinking in order to come up with solutions to the problem. It comes with a information sheet on Dharavi’s redevelopment.
Hamlet: Dramatic Techniques
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Hamlet: Dramatic Techniques

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This PowerPoint goes through dramatic techniques in Hamlet. It analyzes many techniques such as imagery, word play, soliloquies amongst others.
Dharavi Article
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Dharavi Article

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An article on Dharavi’s redevelopment project with questions that follow.
Mid Term Break by Seamus Heaney
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Mid Term Break by Seamus Heaney

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An interview lesson for a mixed ability group of year 7 students introducing them to the poem. The lesson opens by tapping into students’ initial thoughts of what things they do during Half Term Break (Mid Term Break). This, similar to the poem allows the students to empathise with Heaney through analysis of the poem through Q&A discussion and a main exercise which asks students to find poetic techniques.
Banquo's Ghost Scene
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Banquo's Ghost Scene

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Banquo’s Ghost scene is one of the key scenes within Macbeth. This lesson allows students to imagine they are 1) Banquo’s Ghost and 2) The Attendants at the Banquet. This is done by a visual aspect via a video where it allows the students feel as if they are present. They also have to highlight Lady Macbeth’s role in this scene before close analysis of the scene in pairs.
The Early Purges Seamus Heaney
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The Early Purges Seamus Heaney

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A PowerPoint presentation of Seamus Heaney's 'The Early Purges'. The PowerPoint starts with aims and goes on to analyse the poem throughout with questions throughout. It also has activities such as 'Think-Pair-Share' and a diary entry at the end for homework.
Pathetic Fallacy
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Pathetic Fallacy

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This lesson starts by taking students real-life knowledge into account by starting the class by asking students to write how the weather outside makes them feel? The lesson then builds on this knowledge by giving students extra information. The main activity is to read a chapter from The Hobbit where pathetic fallacy is used.
Macbeth Soliloquies
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Macbeth Soliloquies

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Sheets that are used for students to analyze some of Macbeth’s soliloquies in the play. The resource has the soliloquy and poses questions for the students to have an in depth analysis.
Uneven Development in Haiti
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Uneven Development in Haiti

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This lesson goes through the various social, economic and environmental reasons why Haiti is seen as a low income country (LIC). There are many exercises within this PowerPoint which is printable and it is very much a student orientated lesson with 5 exercises with information given to aid students throughout with facts and figures. The lesson ends with homework which is to research why Haiti is poor.
Latitude and Longitude
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Latitude and Longitude

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An observation lesson for a low-set year 7 class outlining the differences between latitude and longitude through visual representation. The lesson finishes with a plenary quiz that students can do in their books or mini-whiteboards.
Boy by Roald Dahl Revision
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Boy by Roald Dahl Revision

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A summary of Roald Dahls short story ‘First Day’. This have been used with a mixed ability Year 7 group after we worked on an a piece of writing about their first day in seconday school.