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Hello, and welcome to my resource shop. I aim to create original resources for KS3, GCSE and AS/A2. I also aim to provide resources on the less obvious, mainstream topics and bring in elements of the LNF. I have 20 years experience as a History teacher, and 15 years as HoD. Have a look around and grab a bargain! 😄 Please leave an honest rating on any resources you may buy. 👍

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Hello, and welcome to my resource shop. I aim to create original resources for KS3, GCSE and AS/A2. I also aim to provide resources on the less obvious, mainstream topics and bring in elements of the LNF. I have 20 years experience as a History teacher, and 15 years as HoD. Have a look around and grab a bargain! 😄 Please leave an honest rating on any resources you may buy. 👍
Interpretations of William the Conqueror

Interpretations of William the Conqueror

Introducing Year 7 pupils to the concept of interpretations. This simple resource gets pupils to look at two differing interpretations of William the Conqueror and select evidence that could back up both opinions. Extended tasks gets pupils to consider how background influences and purpose can also impact on interpretations. Task is designed to assist pupils in attaining L5/L6 in interpretations of history (follow the ppt slide with the two colums and copy/complete tasks. Enjoy.
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Owain Glyndwr: why did he and the Welsh rebel in 1400?

Owain Glyndwr: why did he and the Welsh rebel in 1400?

A 2 lesson resource looking at the long term and short term causes of the Glyndwr Rebellion against Henry IV. Elements of Bloom's taxonomy are incorporated into the various activities (progression in difficulty/skill used). Also elements of literacy and numeracy. First task: pupils to look at the famous statue in Corwen, and elicit interpretations about the figure. Second task: pupils to watch a short hyperlinked clip to see if they can answer 4 basic questions about Glyndwr. (Bloom's Recall) Third task: pupils to look at the various grievances in Wales (and personal factors regarding Glyndwr), and categorise them into SPEAR factors. (Bloom's Understanding and Analysis) Fifth task: pupils consider the most important reason(s) why Glyndwr and the Welsh rebelled, and explain whether or not Glyndwr was a reluctant rebel. (Bloom's Evaluate) Final task: this one is up to you, and could cover Bloom's Create. Hope you'll find this useful! Enjoy! Fourth task: pupils then translate the above information into a 9 part factor wheel (e.g. beliefs and ideas, media, poverty, religious etc.), annotating the wheel with at least one important example for the relevant factors. (Bloom's Applying)
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Should Elizabeth I execute Mary, Queen of Scots? A persuasive writing activity (LNF)

Should Elizabeth I execute Mary, Queen of Scots? A persuasive writing activity (LNF)

A two lesson activity focussing on reasons behind executing (or not) Mary, Queen of Scots. Pupils learn the ingredients of successful persuasive writing and use this knowledge to assess and analyse a version of President Trump's inauguration speech in January 2017. Pupils self/peer assess their speeches using colour and the success criteria. NB: All images used have been obtained from free clipart sites.
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The Provisional Government in Russia (Feb to Oct 1917) - A level resource pack.

The Provisional Government in Russia (Feb to Oct 1917) - A level resource pack.

Resources looking at the problems facing the Provisional Government following the abdication of the Tsar in February 1917. Resources refer to continued involvement in WWI, Dual Power, Lenin's April Theses, the rise (and fall) of the Bolsheviks between March and July 1917, the July Days, Kornilov Affair etc. Significance of events considered.
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What really happened to Wat Tyler? Peasants Revolt

What really happened to Wat Tyler? Peasants Revolt

An historical enquiry into what really happened to Wat Tyler in June 1381. Pupils have to sift through 7 pieces of evidence (which tend to contradict in places) and work out what really happened to Tyler in Smithfield. There is also an activity to assess pupil understanding of source reliability and utility. The end product is to write a report about 1. What they think happened to Wat Tyler, and 2. How useful and reliable were the 7 selected sources for the enquiry. Enjoy!
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Why did Henry Tudor win the Battle of Bosworth?

Why did Henry Tudor win the Battle of Bosworth?

An activity to develop pupils PEE skills (Point, Evidence, Explain). Pupils draft a PEE answer to consider the factors that enables his victory. Pupils analyse and explain the most important factor, before writing an extended answer on the topic.
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Causes of the English Civil War

Causes of the English Civil War

A simple categorisation task asking pupils to work out what Charles I did to annoy Parliament, and what Parliament did to annoy Charles the first. Ppt is self explanatory. Pupils then form an opinion on who was mainly to blame. Enjoy!
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The Battle of Stamford Bridge

The Battle of Stamford Bridge

A resource looing at the causes, events and outcome of the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Chronology, cartoon strip and Gimme 5 tasks included.
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Why did Britain build an empire?

Why did Britain build an empire?

An effective resource to assess pupil knowledge and understanding as to why Britain built an empire. Pupils must first categorise the various examples into the factor wheel. They then must give 5 of the most important SPEAR reasons. Extended writing activity linked with the NC levels at the end.
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Llywelyn ap Iorwerth: did he deserve the title "Great"?

Llywelyn ap Iorwerth: did he deserve the title "Great"?

A simple task (at first) to consider whether or not one of Medieval Wales' most celebrated Prince deserved to be given the title "Great". The powerpoint is self-explanatory and leads to a literacy (Writing Accurately) task, which covers some strands of the LNF (see the writing accurately pyramid at the end of the ppt). Worked well with my Year 7 class. Hope you find it useful. Enjoy!
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