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*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.
*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.
*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.
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.
*Full Lesson* The Medieval Church
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*Full Lesson* The Medieval Church

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

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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.
*Full Lesson* British Invasion of Egypt (Edexcel A-Level History)
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*Full Lesson* British Invasion of Egypt (Edexcel A-Level History)

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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 fifth depth study: The Nile Valley, 1882–98. 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 this lesson, pupils will: * Investigate the nature of the British occupation of Egypt through source analysis (postcard showing the Royal Irish Regiment) * Define the term - Veiled protectorate * Identify reasons for the British invasion through analysis of political cartoons from the time. * Use the text to identify and explain the most significant reasons for British intervention/invasion of Egypt. * Investigate primary sources to identify the key aspects of and nature of the invasion of Egypt with focus on the Bombardment of Alexandria. Check out my shop (Click on my username above) for more free and premium resources including more lessons from this unit.
*Full Lesson* The Roman Empire: The Story of Romulus and Remus
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*Full Lesson* The Roman Empire: The Story of Romulus and Remus

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This is the second lesson of a scheme of work covering Historical Skills and the Roman Empire. The aim of the lesson is to introduce pupils to the types of evidence used by an Historian and the story of Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome. During the lesson pupils will: - Start to consider the nature of sources that Historians use to investigate the past. - Investigate and analyse the sculpture of the Capitoline Wolf and the story of Romulus and Remus. - Complete a card sort to create the story of Romulus and Remus. - Complete activities to start to consider the reliability of stories like Romulus and Remus and the differences between myths and a "true story". 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.
*Full Lesson* Slavery: The Middle Passage
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*Full Lesson* Slavery: The Middle Passage

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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.
*Full Lesson* General Haig: Hero or Butcher of the Somme?
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*Full Lesson* General Haig: Hero or Butcher 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 General Haig's ability as a leader. 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: * Recall learning from last lesson about the Battle of the Somme * Use an image of General Haig to form initial impressions of him. * Evaluate two contrasting cartoons about Haig and identify the opinions people had about him during and after the War. * Watch a short video giving background information about Haig * Analyse a source from Haig about successes during the Battle of the Somme, evaluate reliability. * Use statements about Haig as evidence for either his ability or incompetence as a leader. * Quick investigate of the Pals Battalions and their impact on Britain. * Write a short evaluation about Haig and judge his leadership. 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.
*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Changes in Culture and Religion (Edexcel A-Level History)
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*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Changes in Culture and Religion (Edexcel A-Level History)

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This is the sixth lesson in a series covering the new Edexcel A-Level History unit: Mao's China 1949 - 1976. This series of lessons covers Key Topic four: Social and Cultural Changes 1949 - 1976. 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: * Pupils will investigate the changes in culture and the 8 allowed performances in China under the communists. * Use the text to investigate the role of Jiang Qing in culture during this period. * Discuss communist attitudes towards religion. * Investigate the proposals towards religion in the Common Program for China and discuss in terms of communist attitudes towards religion. * Use the information from the text to create short presentations about how different religions were treated by the communists during this period. * Discuss if the CPC dealt "effectively" with religion in China. 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.
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.
*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
*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.
Mao's China: Women - the New Marriage Law (Edexcel A-Level History)
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Mao's China: Women - the New Marriage Law (Edexcel A-Level History)

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This is a short lesson from a series covering the new Edexcel A-Level History unit: Mao's China 1949 - 1976. This series of lessons covers Key Topic four: Social and Cultural Changes 1949 - 1976. 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: * Recap information about the position of women in China before and after 1949 * Investigate and infer Mao's attitude towards women through his reporting on the Suicide of Ms Chao. * Use the text to investigate economic, social and legal (including the New Marriage Law) changes for women under Mao. 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.
*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* Mao's China: The Great Leap Forward (Edexcel A-Level History)
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*Full Lesson* Mao's China: The Great Leap Forward (Edexcel A-Level History)

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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
*Full Lesson* Mao's China - Introduction (Edexcel A-Level History)
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*Full Lesson* Mao's China - Introduction (Edexcel A-Level History)

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This is the first 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 what they already know about China, Mao and Communism * Investigate the situation in China before the communist take over. * Complete source analysis to identify and investigate the key events of Chinese History from the May the fourth movement to the creation of the communist state. All 6 lessons in the scheme of work are available for £5 in my shop. (Click on my username above) If you download, please review. Thanks
*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Why did Mao launch the Cultural Revolution (Edexcel A-Level History)
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*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Why did Mao launch the Cultural Revolution (Edexcel A-Level History)

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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.