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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* 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.
*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.
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: Political reforms in China
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*Full Lesson* Mao's China: Political reforms in China

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This is the fourth 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: * Revise the problems Mao faced in 1949 * Use a source to evaluate Mao's attitude towards politics and violence. * Complete a card sort to identify the new political structure put in place by Mao after 1949. * Evalute the new political structure in light of the common program for China (studied during previous lesson in series.) * Identify the roles of different groups within the new power structure. 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* 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
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.
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* 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* 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* 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 Tudors: Henry VIII and the Break from Rome
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*Full Lesson* The Tudors: Henry VIII and the Break from Rome

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This is the third 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 on evaluating the reasons why Henry VIII changed religion. During the lesson pupils will: - Recap Henry's problems from previous lesson. - Investigate the differences between Catholicism and Protestantism. - Investigate the Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon as a reason for his change in religion. - Prioritise the main reasons for his change in religion. - Complete a writing frame to evaluate learning during the lesson. 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* 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* The Birth of British Australia: Gov Phillips and Maquarie (Edexcel A-Level)
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*Full Lesson* The Birth of British Australia: Gov Phillips and Maquarie (Edexcel A-Level)

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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 second depth study: The Birth of British Australia 1788 - 1829. 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: * Follow up on previous lesson by evaluating the successes and limitations of Phillips leadership * Identify and evaluate the political instability caused by the Rum Rebellion and the conflict between William Bligh and the New South Wales Corp * Investigate the measures taken by Governor Maquarie and evaluate his leadership. * Compare and contrast the leadership of Phillips and Maquarie and decide which one was more significant to the development of the Australian colony. Go to my shop to see more History resource. (Click on my username above) If you buy, please review.
*Full Lesson* British Australia:Outdoor Prison to Imperial Colony (A-Level Edexcel History)
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*Full Lesson* British Australia:Outdoor Prison to Imperial Colony (A-Level Edexcel History)

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This is the fifth and final 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 depth study: The Birth of British Australia 1788 - 1829. 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: * Make initial decisions about the success of the Australian Colony. * Ask questions about the type of information we would need to make a judgement on success. * Investigate the main reasons for the difficulty in attracting free settlement to Australia and offer potential solutions. * Investigate the measures taken by Australian Governors to develop the colony (Territorial expansion, Establishing a penal colony in Tasmania/Van Dieman's Land, Economic Development and political development. * Begin planning for essay/assessment on British Australia unit. If you are looking for more resources, please go to my shop. (Click on my username above) 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
Changes in Policing after 1900 (Edexcel 9:1 Crime and Punishment)
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Changes in Policing after 1900 (Edexcel 9:1 Crime and Punishment)

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This is a full lesson covering the changes in policing in Britain after 1900. This lesson is designed for the Edexcel GCSE History course Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present course. The PowerPoint is ready to teach and contains all the resources needed. During this lesson pupils will: Complete an ISM task about the impact of Neighbourhood Watch Use images to analyse the differences and similarities between police officers from the 19th and 20th centuries. Investigate problems with the nature of policing during the 19th century. Complete a venn diagram to evaluate the impact of changes in science and technology during the 20th century. Investigate new organisation of the police force and add detail to the venn diagram. Complete an exam question to consolidate knowledge Briefly evaluate changing opinions about the death penalty and why it was abolished. Complete an exam question about the reason for the abolition of the death penalty (Possible homework Task) Check out my shop to find more History, Geography and Science resources. 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* 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
Russian Rulers fact files
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Russian Rulers fact files

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This power point contains fact files about the different Russian leaders between 1862 and 1964. This was used with the old OCR A-Level unit Russia and its Rulers as an information gathering gallery task. Check out my shop for more free and premium History resources.