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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.
*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.
*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
*Six Full Lessons* The Roman Empire
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*Six Full Lessons* The Roman Empire

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

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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.
*Full Lesson* Superpower relations/Cold War: Detente
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*Full Lesson* Superpower relations/Cold War: Detente

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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.
*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.
*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* Mao's China: Aims of the Cultural Revolution (Edexcel A-Level History)
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*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Aims of the Cultural Revolution (Edexcel A-Level History)

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This is the First 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: * Suggest why Mao swam across the Yangtze River in 1966 and investigate the significance of the event in Mao's political life. * Compare depictions of Mao from 1958 and 1966 and suggest how and why they have changed. * Watch a video introducing pupils to the Red Guard and denunciations. * Analyse propaganda posters from the Cultural Revolution and suggest how the use of propaganda had changed since the 1950s. * Investigate the four olds and their significance * Consider a timeline and sources describing the key events of the Cultural Revolution * Use the information from the lesson to suggest why Mao launched the Cultural Revolution in 1966. 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 lesson, please leave a review to tell me what you think. Thanks If you buy, please review.
*Full Lesson* Royal Navy and the Suppression of Piracy (Edexcel A-Level History)
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*Full Lesson* Royal Navy and the Suppression of Piracy (Edexcel A-Level History)

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This is the Fourth 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: * Complete a starter focusing on world capitals and linking Freetown, Sierra Leone with the suppression of the Slave trade from the previous lesson. * Investigate a letter of Marque (issued by the US congress in 1776) to identify the creation of privateers and discuss what it suggests about the nature of Navies in the 18th and 19th centuries. * Discuss how the expansion of the British Empire and the Royal Navy may have contributed to the rise of the "Golden age" of Piracy. * Investigate some prominent pirates and the Pirate laws created by Captain Bart Roberts to identify and infer features of piracy during this period. * What two videos covering pirate tactics and the development of Piracy. * Use the text to investigate methods used by the English and Dutch to suppress the piracy and why this was a priority for them. * Complete an investigation of the Barbary Pirates looking at depictions of them in Europe, their raids on European towns (such as the Sack of Baltimore) their growing power and subsequent suppression by the Royal Navy and others. * Discuss the statement - The suppression of Piracy and the attack on Algiers in 1816 proves that the Royal Navy’s role had developed to a force for global peace. Check out my shop (Click on my username above) for more free and premium resources including more lessons from this unit
*Full Lesson* Short Term Causes of the First World War
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*Full Lesson* Short Term Causes of the First World War

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This is the second lesson in a scheme of work about the First World War. The lesson focuses on the assasination of Franz Ferdinand in 1914. The lesson is aimed towards year 9 pupils but could easily be adapted for other year levels. The lesson is ready to teach and includes all required resources in the PowerPoint. During the lesson, Pupils will: * Complete a starter activity match up key words (Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism and Nationalism) from previous lessons to their definitions. * Try to suggest how Gavrilo Princip could be responsible for the start of the war based on a picture of him. * Piece together the basic story of the assasination of Franz Ferdinand based on limited information. * Watch a video to consolidate information about the assasination of Franz Ferdinand. * Consider and respond to the statement "The First World War was not inevitable. It was caused by a series of coincidences." * Complete a newspaper article outlining the key events of the assasination and its impact. Check out my shop (click on my user name above) to see more premium and free History lessons. If you buy this lesson, please leave a review and let me know what you think. Thanks
*6 Full Lessons* Mao's China Key Topic 1: Establishing Communist Rule (Edexcel A-LEvel History)
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*6 Full Lessons* Mao's China Key Topic 1: Establishing Communist Rule (Edexcel A-LEvel History)

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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.
*Full Lesson* The Tudors: Introduction to the Tudors
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*Full Lesson* The Tudors: Introduction to the Tudors

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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.
*Full Lesson* American Revolution: Introduction to the American Revolution (Edexcel A-Level)
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*Full Lesson* American Revolution: Introduction to the American Revolution (Edexcel A-Level)

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This is the first in a series of 7 lessons about the American Revolution. The lesson is an introduction for the Loss of the American colonies depth study for the Edexcel A-Level History unit - Britain loosing and gaining an Empire. The lesson is ready to go and includes all resources for the lesson. The textbook used is the new Person book written for the unit. I have uploaded the rest of the lessons from this scheme of work for sale at £2 each or you can buy the full pack of seven lessons for £5. Click on my username to see the rest of my resources. If you buy this resource, 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.
*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.
*Five Full Lessons* Castles
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*Five Full Lessons* Castles

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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
*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
Impact of Prohibition
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Impact of Prohibition

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

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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.
*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.