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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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*Full Lesson* The Tudors: Introduction to the Tudors

*Full Lesson* The Tudors: Introduction to the Tudors

This is the first lesson in a scheme of work about the Tudors. The scheme of work is directed towards year 7 but could easily be adapted for KS1, KS2 or other year levels. The focus of this lesson is to introduce pupils to the Tudors and assess their prior knowledge. During the lesson pupils will: - Investigate a picture of Henry VIII, Edward IV and Mary I. - Watch a short video to give an overview of the Tudor Monarchs - Identify the key Tudor monarchs - Complete a Tudor true or false to assess prior knowledge. - Homework: Pupils conduct research on a Tudor monarch of their choice. This lesson is ready to teach and the power point includes all necessary resources. If you buy this resource, please leave a review. Check out my shop (click on my username above) for other free and premium History resources.
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*Full Lesson* Lesson 5 - Attacking a Castle

*Full Lesson* Lesson 5 - Attacking a Castle

This is the fifth lesson of a scheme of work in about Medieval Castles. The focus of the lesson is to have pupils evaluate the different methods used to attack castles. During the lesson pupils will: - Use an ISM to develop an initial list of the ways that castles could be attacked. - Use information to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different methods to attack castles. - Use the information from the lesson to plan an attack on a castle. - Complete peer assessment to evaluate plans of attack from other pupils. This lesson is ready to teach and includes all worksheets and resources needed. This lesson is aimed towards year seven but could be easily adapted for key stage 1 or 2. If you buy this lesson, please leave a review to tell me what you think.
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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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*Five Full Lessons* Castles

*Five Full Lessons* Castles

This bundle contains five full lessons from a scheme of work investigating Medieval Castles. These lessons are aimed towards KS3/year 7 but could easily be adapted for other year levels or key stages. The bundle contains five lessons: - Lesson One: Introduction to castles - Lesson Two: The best place to build a castle. - Lesson Three: Motte and Bailey Castles - Lesson Four: Development of Castles over time - Lesson Five: Attacking a Castle All five lessons are ready to teach and include all necessary resources. Visit my shop (click on my username above) to see more free and premium History resources. If you buy this bundle please leave a review. Thanks
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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: Communist victory in the Civil War (Edexcel A-Level History)

*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Communist victory in the Civil War (Edexcel A-Level History)

This is the second lesson in a series of six covering the new Edexcel A-Level History unit: Mao's China 1949 - 1976. This series of lessons covers Key Topic One: Establishing Communist Rule 1949 - 1957. 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: * Identify the advantages the Communists had over the Nationalists during the Civil War. * Identify and explain the key events in Chinese History from the May the Fourth movement to communist victory in the Civil War. * Evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Communists and Nationalists. * Essay assessment task The first lesson in this scheme of work is available for free and all 6 lessons in the scheme of work are available for £5 in my shop. (Click on my username above) If you buy, please review. Thanks
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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* USA 1919 - 1941 - Prohibition and Gangsters: Al Capone

*Full Lesson* USA 1919 - 1941 - Prohibition and Gangsters: Al Capone

This is a lesson from the GCSE Edexcel course USA 1919 - 1941. This lesson focuses specifically on Al Capone as part of the study of the 1920s and gangsters and prohibition. The lesson is self contained with all necessary resources and worksheets. During the lesson pupils will: - Use ISM to get initial impressions of Al Capone and Elliot Ness. - Investigate and analyse bias sources that praise and condemn Al Capone. - Identify why Chicago was a good place for gangsters during prohibitions. - Investigate Capone's life story - Decide if Al Capone was a gangster or a honest businessman. If you like this lesson please leave a review. For more free and premium History resources, please checkout my shop (Click on my username above) Thanks
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*Full Lesson* British Empire: India and the East India Company

*Full Lesson* British Empire: India and the East India Company

This is the First 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 fourth depth study: Nearly Losing and Empire: The British in India 1829 - 58. The lesson is ready to teach and includes all worksheets and sources. 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: * Investigate the punishment of "Blowing from a gun" inflicted on Sepoys involved in the 1857 uprising. * Analyse a map showing initial European settlement of India. * Use the text to begin to investigate the East India Company and its role in India. * Watch a video outlining the History of the East India company. 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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Impact of Prohibition

Impact of Prohibition

Lesson on the impact of prohibition of American Society. The worksheet referred to for the spider diagram are from the textbook "The USA 1919 - 1941" by Steve Waugh and John Wright.
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The British Empire: An Empire to be proud of?

The British Empire: An Empire to be proud of?

This is a lesson evaluating the positive and negative points of the British Empire. Pupils will evaluate evidence and reach their own conclusion about whether we should be proud of the British Empire or not. The lesson was designed for a year 8/Key Stage Three class but could be adapted for Ks1 or Ks2. During this lesson pupils will: *Complete a true or false activity to evaluate their prior knowledge about the British Empire * Evaluate two contrasting sources about the British Empire to make an initial decision about the empire. * Complete a card sort to identify the positive and negative aspects of the British Empire. * Use information from the card sort to complete a mini writing frame to evaluate knowledge. * Complete a case study about the impact of the British Empire in India using images and written sources during a gallery activities. * Complete a writing task to evaluate the British impact on India. (Could also be debated in class) Please check out my shop for more free and premium History lessons and bundles. If you buy this lesson, please leave a review and let me know what you think.
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*5 Full Lessons* Mao's China: Social and Cultural Changes (Edexcel A-Level History)

*5 Full Lessons* Mao's China: Social and Cultural Changes (Edexcel A-Level History)

This bundle contains five full lessons covering Key Topic 4: Social and Cultural Changes, 1949 - 1976 of the new Edexcel A-LEvel History course - Mao's China 1949 - 1976. The bundle contains the following lessons: Lesson One: Women in China Lesson Two: Changing position of Women in China Short lesson: The New Marriage Law Lesson Three: Education in Mao;s China Lesson Four: Healthcare in China Lesson Five: Changes in Culture and Religion All full lessons are based around 100 minute double periods but could easily be broken down into a number of shorter lessons. The lessons are ready to teach and include the sources and information required. Some activities use the course textbook - Communist States in the Twentieth Century (Bunce, 2015) although other texts could easily be used. Please see my shop (click on my username above) to see more free and premium lessons. If you buy this bundle, please leave a review. Thanks
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*Full Lesson* Mao's China: The Great Leap Forward (Edexcel A-Level History)

*Full Lesson* Mao's China: The Great Leap Forward (Edexcel A-Level History)

This lesson in from a series of lessonscovering the new Edexcel A-Level History unit: Mao's China 1949 - 1976. This lesson investigates the Great Leap Forward as part of Key Topic 2: Agriculture and Industry. 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: * Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the backyard steel furnaces * Investigate and analyse posters from the CCP promoting the Great Leap Forward. * Evaluate Mao's reasons for launching the Great Leap Forward * Investigate the successes and failures of the Great Leap Forward and their causes. * Begin to look at the initial opposition from figures such as Peng Dehuai and Mao's response. Check out my shop for more Mao's China and other History resources. (Click on my username above) If you buy this resource, please leave a review. Thanks
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*Full Lesson* The Battle of the Somme

*Full Lesson* The Battle of the Somme

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 source analysis on an image of the trenches during the First world War. Discuss usefulness and reliability of the sources. * Investigate the reasons for the Battle of the Somme. * Evaluate the plan behind the battle and compare it to what actually happened. * Complete a card sort to identify the causes, events and consequences of the Battle of the Somme. * Source analysis of two representations of the battle - eyewitness account and newspaper report. * Evaluate the leadership of General Haig based on evidence from the lesson and card sort. 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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*Full Lesson* Superpower relations/Cold War: Detente

*Full Lesson* Superpower relations/Cold War: Detente

This is a lesson from a scheme of work covering the new Superpower Relations and the Cold War Edexcel GCSE History unit. The focus of the lesson is to investigate the key features of Detente and for pupils to begin to judge the impact of it. * Please note: This lesson includes two tasks which require a textbook to complete. This could easily be adapted for any Cold War text as the themes are quite general. During this unit, pupils will complete the following activities: - Cartoon source analysis to investigate the attitudes people had to the deals and agreements made between the USA and USSR during this period. - Odd one out image activity to recall knowledge about detente from previous lesson. - Complete fact files about the key aspects and impacts of SALT I, SALT II and the Helsinki Agreements. (Textbook or additional resource needed) -Source and image analysis looking at attitudes towards the effectiveness of detente and the agreements reached. For more free and premium resources, please checkout my shop - click on my username above. If you buy this resources, please leave a review.
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*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Why did Mao launch the Cultural Revolution (Edexcel A-Level History)

*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Why did Mao launch the Cultural Revolution (Edexcel A-Level History)

This is the second 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: * Identify and evaluate Mao's reasons for launching the Cultural Revolution * Complete a writing task to evaluate these reasons. * Investigate the split in the CPC between ideologues and pragmatists as a reason for the Cultural Revolution. * Complete a source analysis task to create a profile of an average Red Guard member. * Use the text to outline information about the Red Guard and their role in the Cultural Revolution. * Consolidate knowledge about the Red Guard by creating a Dazibao (big character poster) * Complete writing task to evaluate reasons for the Cultural Revolution 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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*Six Full Lessons* The Roman Empire

*Six Full Lessons* The Roman Empire

This bundle contains six full lessons of a scheme of work about the Roman Empire. The lessons are aimed towards key stage 3 (year 7) but could easily be adapted for Key stages 1 and 2. The bundle contains the following lessons: Lesson one - Introduction and Chronology of the Roman Empire Lesson Two - The Story of Romulus and Remus Lesson Three - The Roman Amry Lesson Four - The Roman invasion of Britain Lesson Five - Boudica's Rebellion Lesson Six - Legacy of the Romans All lessons are ready to teach and include all necessary resources. Check out my shop (click on my username above) to see more free and premium History resources. If you buy this bundle, please leave a review. Thanks
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*Full Lesson* Slavery: The Middle Passage

*Full Lesson* Slavery: The Middle Passage

This is the fourth lesson in a scheme of work about the Atlantic Slave Trade. This lesson in particular focuses on the middle passage and conditions for slaves on the ships. This lesson includes - * Discussion of the conditions for slaves on the slave ships. * Source analysis activity for pupils to gather information about the conditions on the slave ships. * Source activity looking at the usefulness and reliability of sources explaining aspects of the middle passage. The whole scheme of work (7 lessons) is available to buy for £5. Click on my username to see the rest of my resources.
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* Two Full Lessons* The Tudors: The Spanish Armada

* Two Full Lessons* The Tudors: The Spanish Armada

This pack contains the sixth and seventh lessons in a scheme of work about the Tudors. The scheme of work is directed towards year 7 but could easily be adapted for KS1, KS2 or other year levels. The focus of this lesson is on investigating the reasons for and failure of the Spanish Armada. During these lessons pupils will: First Lesson: - Complete an ISM task to identify what happened in 1588. - Evaluate the key reasons (MEERPS) for Phillip sending the Spanish Armada to invade England. - Analyse and evaluate the Spanish plan of attack and English plan of defence and use this evidence to decide who they think would win . Second Lesson: - Listen to Elizabeth's speech at Tilbury and suggest how much impact it might have. - Use inference to try and identify the main reasons why the Spanish Armada failed. - Investigate what actually happened to the Armada - Begin as assessment task/essay evaluating and prioritising the main reasons for the failure of the Armada. This lesson is ready to teach and the power point includes all necessary resources. If you buy this resource, please leave a review. Check out my shop (click on my username above) for other free and premium History resources.
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