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I have been teaching History for the past twelve years and have been a Head of History for nine years. All lessons posted are full lessons, which include all necessary worksheets and sources. All lessons posted have been tried and tested in the classroom. All schemes of work are available as a pack or individually, check out the free lessons to get an idea about the types of sources and activities included in other lessons.

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I have been teaching History for the past twelve years and have been a Head of History for nine years. All lessons posted are full lessons, which include all necessary worksheets and sources. All lessons posted have been tried and tested in the classroom. All schemes of work are available as a pack or individually, check out the free lessons to get an idea about the types of sources and activities included in other lessons.
The Reigns of King Richard I and King John 1189 - 1216 - Revision Guide

The Reigns of King Richard I and King John 1189 - 1216 - Revision Guide

This is a revision guide for the Edexcel GCSE History unit of The Reigns of Kings Richard I and King John 1189 - 1216. The revision guide covers all of the key points of content for this unit which is part of the new 9-1 History specification. The revision guide also includes questioning activities to test pupils knowledge of the content and practice exam questions based on the information given.
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Changes in Policing after 1900 (Edexcel History 9-1)

Changes in Policing after 1900 (Edexcel History 9-1)

This is a lesson from a scheme of work for the new Edexcel History unit: Crime and Punishment through time, C1000 - Present. During this lesson pupils will: - Being to identify points of change and continuity in Crime and Punishment after 1900 - Use images to investigate the differences between Victorian and modern police officers. - Evaluate problems experienced by the police before 1900 and suggest possible solutions - Create a Venn diagram identifying the impacts that scientific, technological and police specialisation had on policing after 1900. - Answer a 4 mark exam question explaining the changes in policing after 1900. The lesson is ready to teach and all resources needed are included in the PowerPoint.
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Abolition of the death penalty in Britain (Edexcel 9-1 History: Crime and Punishment)

Abolition of the death penalty in Britain (Edexcel 9-1 History: Crime and Punishment)

This is a lesson from a scheme of work for the new Edexcel History unit: Crime and Punishment through time, C1000 - Present. During this lesson pupils will: - Identify and discuss the arguments for and against the use of the death penalty as a punishment. - Watch and evaluate a video outlining some of the arguments supporting or opposing the death penalty. Discuss which arguments are the most convincing. - Complete a summary task identifying some of the changes in British society leading to the abolition of the death penalty. - Comprehension and prioritisation task evaluating information about some of the main reasons for the abolition of the death penalty. - 16 point exam question and peer assessment. The lesson is ready to teach and all resources needed are included in the PowerPoint.
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*Full Lesson* Slavery: Africa before Slavery

*Full Lesson* Slavery: Africa before Slavery

This is the second lesson in a scheme of work about the Atlantic Slave Trade. In this lesson, pupils attempt to prove that "civilisation" existed in Africa before the start of the slave trade. In particular, pupils use evidence and sources to respond to a quote from David Hume. This lesson includes - *Attitudes of Europeans towards Africa during the slave trade. * Examples of civilisation and technology in Africa before the slave trade. * Investigation of the Mali Empire as an example of civilisation in Africa before the slave trade * Homework task to get students to respond to European attitudes towards Africa based on the evidence they have considered during the lesson. The whole scheme of work (7 lessons) is available to buy for £5. If you buy this lesson, please leave a review. Click on my username to see the rest of my resources.
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*Full Lesson* Changing Nature of the Royal Navy: Introduction and the Age of Sail (Edexcel A-Level)

*Full Lesson* Changing Nature of the Royal Navy: Introduction and the Age of Sail (Edexcel A-Level)

This is the second lesson in a series covering the new Edexcel A-Level History unit: Britain losing and gaining an Empire 1763 - 1914. This series of lessons covers the second breadth study: The Changing Nature of the Royal Navy The lesson is ready to teach and includes all resources in the power point. The lessons refer to the textbook "Britain: Losing and gaining and Empire, 1763 - 1914" (Christie, 2016 Pearson) although other textbooks could be used with the lessons. During the lesson pupils will: * Use images of different ship designs between the 16th century and 1906 to make inferences about the development of the Navy over time. * Identify and discuss the key roles and importance of the Royal Navy to Britain * Investigate naval tactics during the age of sail through a brief study of the Battle of Trafalgar. * Evaluate the different ships in the Royal Navy from ships of the line to sixth-rate ships and the roles they undertook. * Evaluate the effectiveness of the Royal navy during the age of sail. Check out my shop (Click on my username above) for more free and premium resources including more lessons from this unit. If you buy this resource, please leave a review.
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*Full Lesson* Changing Nature of Royal Navy: Development of Technology (Edexcel A-Level History)

*Full Lesson* Changing Nature of Royal Navy: Development of Technology (Edexcel A-Level History)

This is the second lesson in a series covering the new Edexcel A-Level History unit: Britain losing and gaining an Empire 1763 - 1914. This series of lessons covers the second breadth study: The Changing Nature of the Royal Navy The lesson is ready to teach and includes all resources in the power point. The lessons refer to the textbook "Britain: Losing and gaining and Empire, 1763 - 1914" (Christie, 2016 Pearson) although other textbooks could be used with the lessons. During the lesson pupils will: * Compare the design of the HMS Albion (1763) and the HMS Dreadnought (1906) and make inferences about technological advances between them. * Recap information from previous lesson about the limitations of naval ships during the age of sail. * Watch a video to identify the key advances in technology on the HMS Warrior. * Investigate and interpret image of the tug of war between HMS Rattler and HMS Alecto and suggest why it is happening. * Compare difference advances in naval technology and debate the most significant. Highlight advances made by the British and those made by other countries. * Discuss the Royal Navy transition from sail to steam. Discuss and identify key factors which would need to exist to allow this transition to occur (MEERPS) * Research specific technological advances and impacts. * Discuss the statement "Steam power was the most important technology developed/adopted by the British Navy during the 19th century. It allowed Britain to maintain its Naval superiority across the globe.” Check out my shop (Click on my username above) for more free and premium resources including more lessons from this unit. If you buy this resource, please leave a review.
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*Full Lesson* Conditions in the Trenches during the First World War

*Full Lesson* Conditions in the Trenches during the First World War

This is a lesson from a scheme of work covering the First World War. During this lesson, pupils will use a variety of different sources to investigate and make judgements about the conditions in the trenches. This lesson was designed for a year 9/KS3 class but could be easily adapted for other classes or levels. The lesson is ready to teach and the power point contains all the resources required. During the lesson pupils will complete the following activities: * Complete a true or false activity about some of the myths about the First World War - Watch video to reinforce learning. * Briefly look at the Von Schlieffen plan plan and how it led to the development of trenches - Watch video to reinforce learning. * Pupils are presented with an opinion stating that conditions in the trenches were good. They will then consider a number of slides covering aspects of the trenches such as rats, lice, trench foot, food, equipment and they must find evidence to support or contradict the opinion. (This could be completed as a gallery task) *Complete a written task (writing frame provided) using evidence to respond to the opinion. If you buy this lesson, please leave a review and let me know what you think. Check out my shop (click on my user name above) to see more premium and free History lessons.
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*6 Full Lessons* Slavery

*6 Full Lessons* Slavery

This bundle includes 6 lessons covering the Atlantic Slave Trade. The lessons are aimed towards KS3 classes although the sources could be used across all key stages. These lessons are ready to teach or can be adapted as needed. All lesson are self contained with resources and worksheets included in the power points. The pack includes the following lessons: 1. Introduction to Slavery 2. Africa before Slavery 3. The Triangular Trade 4. The Middle Passage 5. Life as a Slave 6. The Abolition of Slavery. Most of the lessons are designed for double lessons (100 minutes) but could easily be broken up. If you buy this pack of lessons, please leave a review. Thanks
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*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Cultural Revolution - Attacks on the Four Olds (Edexcel A-Level History)

*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Cultural Revolution - Attacks on the Four Olds (Edexcel A-Level History)

This is the third lesson in a series covering the new Edexcel A-Level History unit: Mao's China 1949 - 1976. This series of lessons covers Key Topic Three: The Cultural Revolution and its Aftermath, 1966 - 76 The lesson is ready to teach and includes all worksheets and sources. The lessons refer to the textbook "Communist States in the Twentieth Century " (Bunce, 2015 - Hodder) although other textbooks could be used with the lessons. During the lesson pupils will: * Complete a thinking task about things during the Cultural Revolution that were deemed counter revolutionary. * Investigate the attack on the grave of Wu Xun as an example of the attacks on the four olds. * Use the text to research attacks on the four olds to create an argument against an Historic quote. * Complete a card sort looking at the economic, social and political consequences of the attacks on the four olds. * Conduct a debate to decide the biggest impact of the Cultural Revolution/attacks on the four olds. * Investigate and evaluate the attacks against Mao's political enemies. This lesson is based on a double lesson (100 minutes) but could easily be broken up into a number of smaller lessons. Please go to my shop (click on my username above) for more free and premium History lessons. If you buy this resource, please leave a review.
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*6 Full Lessons* Mao's China Key Topic 1: Establishing Communist Rule (Edexcel A-LEvel History)

*6 Full Lessons* Mao's China Key Topic 1: Establishing Communist Rule (Edexcel A-LEvel History)

This pack contains six lessons covering the first key topic of Edexcel A-level History: Mao's China: Establishing Communist Rule 1949 - 1957. The lessons include are ready to go and included all necessary sources and resources. All lessons have been taught and tested in the classroom. The lessons refer to the textbook "Communist States in the Twentieth Century " (Bunce, 2015 - Hodder) although other textbooks could be used with the lessons. The following lessons are included in the pack: Lesson One - Introduction/China before Mao Lesson Two - Communist victory in the Civil War Lesson Three - Mao's political thought and Marx Lesson four - Political Reforms Lesson Five - Impact of the Korean War Lesson Six - Removal of opposition to the communist party Although this unit is designed for A-Level History is could be adapted for GCSE as well. Lessons five and six are quite long and could easily be split into two separate lessons. The first lesson of this scheme is available for free as a sample and the other lessons are available for £2 each in my shop. (Click my user name above) If you but this pack please make sure to leave a review.
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*Full Lesson* The Medieval Church

*Full Lesson* The Medieval Church

This is the second lesson of a scheme of work investigating Life in Medieval Times, the Medieval Church and the Black Death. This lesson is ready to teach and includes all worksheets and resources needed. During the lesson pupils will: - A starter activity investigating why people prayed during the middle ages. - Analysis task looking at the architecture of Bath Abby and how it demonstrates people's beliefs. - Decision making activity looking at the power of Church - Investigation and analysis of the purpose and message of doom paintings. - Homework task to produce and example of a doom painting. This lesson is aimed towards year seven but could be easily adapted for key stage 1 or 2. This lesson is ready to teach and includes all the resources needed. If you buy this lesson, please leave a review to tell me what you think.
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*Full Lesson* Lesson 2: Dolchstoss and the Treaty of Versailles

*Full Lesson* Lesson 2: Dolchstoss and the Treaty of Versailles

This is the second lesson in a scheme of work for the new GCSE Edexcel unit: Weimar and Nazi Germany 1919 - 1939 however this could easily be adapted for other exam boards and specifications. This lesson serves introduces the concept of Dolchstoss and evaluates the impact of the Treaty of Versailles on Germany after the First World War. This lesson is ready to teach and contains all resources needed. During this lesson pupils will: * Investigate the German military situation at the end of the First World War. * Watch a video to identify and evaluate the main reasons for Germany loosing the First World War. * Complete source analysis to define the key points of the stab in the back theory/Dolchstoss and discuss the attitudes of German soldiers at the end of the war. * Complete a card sort and watch a video to identify the main terms of the Treaty of Versailles. * Complete a writing task to prioritise and evaluate the impact of the Treaty of Versailles. * Complete a source analysis (cartoon) to evaluate German attitudes towards the Treaty of Versailles and discuss the concept of Diktat. * Complete a 12 mark exam question (homework) with a partial model answer. This lesson was designed for a 100 minute double lesson but could easily be broken up. If you buy this lesson please leave a review. Thanks
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*Full Lesson* Lesson 3: Formation of the Wiemar Republic

*Full Lesson* Lesson 3: Formation of the Wiemar Republic

This is the Third lesson in a scheme of work for the new GCSE Edexcel unit: Wiemar and Nazi Germany 1919 - 1939 however this could easily be adapted for other exam boards and specifications. This lesson serves explores the formation of the Wiemar Republic at the end of the First World War and its main strengths and weaknesses. A textbook is required for one of the tasks. This lesson had been designed using the new Pearson, Wiemar and Nazi Germany text. This lesson is ready to teach and contains all resources needed. During this lesson pupils will: * Recap key information about Germany at the end of the First World War * complete a card sort to create a timeline of the key events of the formation of the Wiemar Republic. * Discuss and evaluate the electoral system of the Wiemar Republic of proportional representation in comparison to the British electoral system. * Complete a group task to evaluate the structure of the Wiemar Republic. * Complete a card sort to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the Wiemar Republic and the Wiemar constitution. * Complete a short writing task to decide if the Wiemar republic was a success or failure. This lesson was designed for a 100 minute double lesson but could easily be broken up. If you buy this lesson please leave a review. Thanks
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*Full Lesson* Changing Role of the Royal Navy (Edexcel  A-Level History)

*Full Lesson* Changing Role of the Royal Navy (Edexcel A-Level History)

This is the third lesson in a series covering the new Edexcel A-Level History unit: Britain losing and gaining an Empire 1763 - 1914. This series of lessons covers the second breadth study: The Changing Nature of the Royal Navy The lesson is ready to teach and includes all resources in the power point. The lessons refer to the textbook "Britain: Losing and gaining and Empire, 1763 - 1914" (Christie, 2016 Pearson) although other textbooks could be used with the lessons. During the lesson pupils will: * Discuss conditions in the Royal Navy and the recruitment problems this would cause in the 17th and 18th Centuries. * Investigate how the Royal Navy solved recruitment problems through impressment. * Identify and define key terms such as impressment, two power standard and blue water policy. * Recap roles of the royal Navy from a previous lesson * Investigate the work of the HMS Black Joke through primary sources. * Discuss the key question - Should the Royal Navy be proud of its efforts to suppress the Slave trade? Check out my shop (Click on my username above) for more free and premium resources including more lessons from this unit.
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*Full Lesson* Wiemar and Nazi Germany: Introduction

*Full Lesson* Wiemar and Nazi Germany: Introduction

This is the first lesson in a scheme of work for the new GCSE Edexcel unit: Weimar and Nazi Germany 1919 - 1939. This lesson serves as an introduction to the unit, evaluates pupil knowledge and begins to explain the situation in Germany after the First World War. During this lesson pupils will: * Gain a basic understanding of the Wiemar and Nazi Germany exam paper. * Complete a card sort to create a timeline of some of the key events from the unit. * Begin to identify some of the key figures who contributed to Hitler's rise to power. * Watch a video and investigate sources to identify key aspects of the situation in Germany after the First world War. * Write a report to explain the types of problems that Germany was experiencing and their impact. This lesson was designed for a 100 minute double lesson but could easily be broken up. If you buy this lesson please leave a review. Thanks
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*Full Lesson* The Black Death: Impact of the Black Death

*Full Lesson* The Black Death: Impact of the Black Death

his is the fifth lesson of a scheme of work investigating life in Medieval Times, the Medieval Church and the Black Death. This lesson is ready to teach and includes all worksheets and resources needed. During the lesson pupils will: - Evaluate their knowledge from previous lessons by completing a true or false activity. - Complete a card sort activity to investigate and evaluate the impact of the Black Death of Europe. - Decide if life improved for the survivors of the Black Death. - Homework task: Complete the final chapter of the Black Death Historical fiction. (This homework project was started earlier in the SoW.) This lesson is aimed towards year seven but could be easily adapted for key stage 1 or 2. This lesson is ready to teach and includes all the resources needed. If you buy this lesson, please leave a review to tell me what you think.
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*Full Lesson* The Black Death: Causes and Cures

*Full Lesson* The Black Death: Causes and Cures

This is the fourth lesson of a scheme of work investigating life in Medieval Times, the Medieval Church and the Black Death. This lesson is ready to teach and includes all worksheets and resources needed. During the lesson pupils will: - Revise their learning about the Black Death from previous lessons. -Think about and identify what causes illness and sickness. - Complete a primary source analysis to identify some of the perceived causes of the Black Death. - Investigate cures people attempted for the Black Death and link them to the perceived cause. - Homework task - Write a the first part of the Historical fiction to explain what people believed caused and cured the Black Death. This lesson is aimed towards year seven but could be easily adapted for key stage 1 or 2. This lesson is ready to teach and includes all the resources needed. If you buy this lesson, please leave a review to tell me what you think.
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*Full Lesson* The Black Death: Symptoms

*Full Lesson* The Black Death: Symptoms

This is the third lesson of a scheme of work investigating life in Medieval Times, the Medieval Church and the Black Death. This lesson is ready to teach and includes all worksheets and resources needed. During the lesson pupils will: - Begin a piece of Historical fiction by creating a character based on learning from previous lessons. - Investigate an example of Historical fiction introducing the Black Death. - Watch a short video introducing pupils to the Black Death and its impact. - Complete a task labelling the key symptoms of the Black Death. - Homework task - Write a the first part of the Historical fiction to explain the symptoms of the Black Death and its impact on the character created at the start of the lesson. This lesson is aimed towards year seven but could be easily adapted for key stage 1 or 2. This lesson is ready to teach and includes all the resources needed. If you buy this lesson, please leave a review to tell me what you think.
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*Five Full Lessons* Medieval Life, The Church and the Black Death

*Five Full Lessons* Medieval Life, The Church and the Black Death

This lesson pack contains five full lessons covering aspects of life in Medieval Europe, The influence and impact of the church and the causes, course and impact of the black death. All lessons are completed and ready to teach including all resources and worksheets needed. They are aimed towards KS3 pupils but could easily be adapted for KS1 and KS2. There are five full lessons including: 1. Introduction to Medieval Life 2. The Medieval Church 3. Introduction to the black death and symptoms of the black death 4. Causes and cures of the black death 5. Consequences of the black death. The black death lessons have an assessment task/homework tasks that involved writing a piece of Historical fiction about life during the black death.
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* 15 Full Lessons* Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-1991

* 15 Full Lessons* Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-1991

This pack contains a series of lessons to cover Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1941 - 1991. The pack includes 15 lessons that are based on the new (first teaching September 2016) Edexcel specification and include practice exam questions based on that paper. Obviously, the lessons could be easily adapted to other exam boards. Lessons cover the following topics: 1. Communism vs Capitalism 2. Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam conferences 3. Truman Doctrine 4. Berlin Airlift and the creation of NATO and the Warsaw Pact 5. The Hungarian Uprising 6. The Berlin Wall 7. The Cuban Missile Crisis 8. The Prague Spring 9. Detente and the Invasion of Afghanistan 10. Reagan and Gorbachev/ The Second Cold War 11. The end of the arms race 12. The end of the Cold war. All lessons are self contained and any sources, worksheets or video links needed are included in the power points. Many lessons refer to a text which could be adapted for any GCSE cold war textbook.
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*Full Lesson* Life in Medieval England

*Full Lesson* Life in Medieval England

This is the first lesson of a scheme of work investigating Life in Medieval Times, the Medieval Church and the Black Death. This lesson is ready to teach and includes all worksheets and resources needed. During the lesson pupils will: - Identify what they already know about life in Medieval England. - Complete a true or false activity to test their knowledge about life during the period. - Complete an image analysis to understand the types of structures that might exist in a medieval village. - Complete an emotive task to try and understand what it might be like to live in a medieval village. - Complete a card sort to identify the key aspects of life during the period - Compare modern homes to medieval huts. There are quite a few activities in this lesson so it might be best to split it over two lessons. This lesson is aimed towards year seven but could be easily adapted for key stage 1 or 2. This lesson is ready to teach and includes all the resources needed. if you buy this lesson, please leave a review to tell me what you think.
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