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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.
*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
*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: 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.
*Full Lesson* Slavery: The Abolition of slavery.
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*Full Lesson* Slavery: The Abolition of slavery.

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This is the seventh and last lesson in a scheme of work about the Atlantic Slave Trade. This lesson includes - * Investigation of the reasons why so many people benefited and supported the slave trade. This is supported by a hot seating activity. * Activity investigation the obstacles in the way of abolition of the slave trade. Supported by an extended writing task. * Differentiate between reasons for and against the slave trade that were proposed at the time. * Homework - pupils to design a hand bill to encourage people to support the abolition of slavery. 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*  Lesson 2:  Best place to build a castle.
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*Full Lesson* Lesson 2: Best place to build a castle.

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This is the second lesson of a scheme of work in about Medieval Castles. The focus of the lesson is to have pupils evaluate the best place to build a castle. During the lesson pupils will: - Pupils discuss why an important person such as a king might want to build a castle. - Analyse picture of Dover Castle and evaluate its position on a hill next to the coast. - Identify advantages and disadvantages of building a castle on top of a hill or in the middle of a forrest. - Complete a mapping activity to identify the best place to build a castle based on previous learning in the lesson. - Complete a PEA paragraph to explain their choice of position. 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.
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* 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.
*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.
*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
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.
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.
*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
Population (KS3 Geography) - Five lessons
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Population (KS3 Geography) - Five lessons

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This is a bundle of five Geography lessons about population. These lessons were originally delivered to year 8 class in the UK but could easily be adapted to other curriculum or year levels. The titles of the lessons contained in the bundle include: Lesson One: Population Change Lesson Two: Population Density Lesson Three: Population Pyramids Lesson Four: Ageing Populations Lesson Five: Push and Pull Factors of Immigration These lessons are also available individually but you will receive a discount of nearly 50% if you purchase the bundle…
*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.
*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.
*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
*Full Lesson* Population Density and Distribution (KS3 Geography)
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*Full Lesson* Population Density and Distribution (KS3 Geography)

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This is a full Geography lesson looking at how and why populations change over time. It was originally delivered to a year 8 class but could be adapted for other year levels and key stages. This lesson follows up a previous lesson on population change which is also available During the lesson pupils: Use an ISM to look at the difference between a densely and a sparsely populated area. Use own knowledge to try and identify the most densely populated countries in the world. Use a wold population density map to analyse areas that are densely and sparsely populated. Work out the population density of a number of different countries. Investigate what is meant by population distribution and explain the population distribution of a number of areas based on aerial photos taken at night. Investigate and evaluate human and physical factors which influence population distribution. Complete an extended writing task to explain why an area is densely populated and why a different area is sparsely populated.
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* 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.