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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.
*6 Full Lessons* Slavery
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*6 Full Lessons* Slavery

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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
Metals and Non-Metals and the Periodic Table (KS3 Chemistry)
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Metals and Non-Metals and the Periodic Table (KS3 Chemistry)

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This is a full lesson introducing pupils to the periodic table and investigating the properties of metals and non-metals. It was originally delivered to a year 8 class but could easily be adapted for other key stages and year levels. This is designed for a 100 minute lesson but could be broken up into smaller parts. This lesson could also be combined with a practical activity looking at the properties of metals and non-metals. During this lesson, pupils will: Use ISM pictures of metals to begin to infer their properties. Briefly recap the structure of an atom. Look at the periodic table and get a brief overview of its History by watching a video. Identify the information we can get from a periodic table and complete activities to find the different features of some elements. Identify where metals and non-metals are on the periodic table. Use pictures and watch a video to identify and explain some of the properties of metals and non-metals. Use their understanding of the properties of metals and non-metals to decide what some different objects should be made of and why - discussion task. complete a quick knowledge check about the properties of metals.
*Full Lesson* Wiemar and Nazi Germany: Introduction
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*Full Lesson* Wiemar and Nazi Germany: Introduction

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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
*Full Lesson* Slavery: Africa before Slavery
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*Full Lesson* Slavery: Africa before Slavery

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

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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
*Full Lesson* Lesson 5 - Attacking a Castle
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*Full Lesson* Lesson 5 - Attacking a Castle

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

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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.
Why did the British Build an Empire?
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Why did the British Build an Empire?

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During this lesson pupils will identity and evaluate reasons why the British wanted to build an develop an Empire. Pupils will prioritise the key reasons for Empire building and identify and explain what they think is the main reason. This lesson is ready to go and the power point contains all resources required.
Ageing Population (KS3 Geography)
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Ageing Population (KS3 Geography)

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This is a full Geography lesson investigating ageing populations and their impacts. It was originally delivered to a year 8 class but could be adapted for other year levels and key stages. All print outs are included at the end of the PowerPoint presentation. This is a full lesson which is ready to teach. This lesson follows previous lessons on population which is also available During the lesson pupils: Use skills developed in previous lessons (available on TES) to analyse a population pyramid. Watch, interpret, analyse and discuss two videos about life expectancy and birth rate in Britain. Analyse a graph about the increasing age of parents in Britain. Analyse a British population pyramid in terms of life expectancy and age. Analyse and discuss the problems with an aging population. Compare and discuss the theories of Boserup and Malthus.
Population Pyramids (KS3 Geography)
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Population Pyramids (KS3 Geography)

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This is a full Geography lesson investigating population pyramids. It was originally delivered to a year 8 class but could be adapted for other year levels and key stages. All print outs are included at the end of the powerpoint presentation. This is a full lesson which is ready to teach. This lesson follow previous lessons on population which is also available During the lesson pupils: Use population data to investigate the demographics of Britain Analyse the shape of population pyramids and what they suggest about a countries population Develop a population pyramid showing demographic information about China. Analyse and interpret Chinese population pyramid. Compare with Indian population pyramid and make inferences about the difference between the two countries.
*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Cultural Revolution - Attacks on the Four Olds (Edexcel A-Level History)
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*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Cultural Revolution - Attacks on the Four Olds (Edexcel A-Level History)

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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.
*7 Full Lessons* Britain losing and Gaining and Empire: Loss of the American Colonies (Edexcel A-Level History)
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*7 Full Lessons* Britain losing and Gaining and Empire: Loss of the American Colonies (Edexcel A-Level History)

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This bundle contains seven lessons that cover the Loss of the American Colonies depth study which forms part of the Edexcel A-Level History Unit 3: Britain losing and gaining an Empire 1763 - 1914. The lessons include are ready to go and included all necessary sources and resources. The lessons refer to the Pearson textbook developed for the unit. The pack contains the following lessons: Lesson 1 - Introduction to the American Colonies Lesson 2 - Increasing Tensions between Britain and the colonies Lesson 3 - Long Term causes of the Revolution Lesson 4 - From Tea Party to Revolution Lesson 5 - Declaration of Independence and conflict Lesson 6 - Britain vs America Lesson 7 - The Battles of Saratoga and Yorktown and the end of the war. All presentations are based on 100 minute lessons but could be easily adapted for other lengths.
*5 Full Lessons* Mao's China: Social and Cultural Changes (Edexcel A-Level History)
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*5 Full Lessons* Mao's China: Social and Cultural Changes (Edexcel A-Level History)

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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
*5 Full Lessons* Changing Nature of the Royal Navy (Edexcel A-Level History)
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*5 Full Lessons* Changing Nature of the Royal Navy (Edexcel A-Level History)

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This is a series of lessons 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 Bundle contains the following lessons: Lesson 1: Introduction to the Royal Navy and the Age of Sail. Lesson 2: Development of Technology Lesson 3: Changing Role of the Navy (Suppression of the Slave Trade) Lesson 4: Royal Navy and the Suppression of Piracy Lesson 5: Royal Navy Voyages of Discovery Check out my shop (Click on my username above) for more free and premium resources including more lessons from this unit
* Full Lesson* Chemistry: Group 7 Elements/Halogens
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* Full Lesson* Chemistry: Group 7 Elements/Halogens

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This is a full lesson looking at the properties of Halogens in Chemistry. It was originally delivered to a year 8 class but could easily be adapted for other key stages and year levels. This is designed for a 100 minute lesson but could be broken up into smaller parts. During this lesson, pupils will: Recap knowledge of Alkali Metals/Group 1 elements. Begin to identify the properties of halogens (Chlorine) Identify the Halogens on the periodic table Interpret data to deduce the melting and boiling points of halogens. Use melting and boiling point date to decide the state of matter of halogens at room temperature. Watch videos to gain an understanding of the chemical and physical properties of Halogens. Investigate the reactivity of halogens. Investigate displacement reactions of halogens. Write word equations to demonstrate knowledge of displacement reactions.
Group 1: Alkali Metals (KS3 Chemistry) *Full Lesson*
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Group 1: Alkali Metals (KS3 Chemistry) *Full Lesson*

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This is a full lesson investigating the properties of group one metals/Alkali metals. It was originally delivered to a year 8 class but could easily be adapted for other key stages and year levels. This is designed for a 100 minute lesson but could be broken up into smaller parts. This is the second lesson in a series of lessons. The other lessons are also available here. Please note - This lesson contains a demonstration of alkali metals reacting with water so preparation will be needed for that. During the lesson, pupils will: Complete a do now task testing their knowledge using the periodic table (from the previous lesson in the series) Recap information from the previous lesson about the properties of metals and non-metals. Identify the periods and groups on a periodic table and what we can tell about an element by its position on the periodic table. Recap knowledge of structure of an atom and the importance of protons and neutrons. Identify the group one/Alkali metals on the periodic table. Make observations about the reaction between Lithium, Sodium and Potassium and water. Make predictions about the reaction of rubidium and caesium with water. Watch a video to see the reaction and compare it with predictions. Identify the relationship between the position in the group and the reactivity of a group one metal. Compare the properties of group one metals with other metals.
*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Impact of the Korean War (Edexcel A-Level History)
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*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Impact of the Korean War (Edexcel A-Level History)

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This is the fifth 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. The lesson is quite long and could be easily split into two. During the lesson pupils will: * Identify the link between successful war and a leaders popularity. Make links with Mao in the Early 1950s. * Identify and explain Mao's atttitude towards the west before and during the Korean War. * Investigate the causes and main events of the Korean War and Chinese involvement. * Complete a card sort activity to prioritise the positive and negative impact of the Korean War on China. * Investigate and analyse communist propaganda linked to the Korean War. * Homework task - Complete essay to decide if the Korean War was worth fighting for Mao. The first lesson in this scheme of work is available for free and a bundle of all 6 lessons in the scheme of work are available for £6 in my shop. (Click on my username above) If you buy, please review. Thanks
*Full Lesson* The Battle of the Somme
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*Full Lesson* The Battle of the Somme

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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.
The British Empire: An Empire to be proud of?
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The British Empire: An Empire to be proud of?

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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.
Using Evidence
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Using Evidence

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KS3 lesson to introduce evidence and how Historians use evidence to learn about the past. Could be used as part of a unit of Historical skills and before work on primary and secondary sources. You will need to bring a bag of "stuff" to use as evidence.