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

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This is the First lesson in a series covering the new Edexcel A-Level History unit: Britain losing and gaining an Empire 1763 - 1914. This series of lessons covers the fourth depth study: Nearly Losing and Empire: The British in India 1829 - 58. The lesson is ready to teach and includes all worksheets and sources. The lessons refer to the textbook "Britain: Losing and gaining and Empire, 1763 - 1914" (Christie, 2016 Pearson) although other textbooks could be used with the lessons. During the lesson pupils will: * Investigate the punishment of "Blowing from a gun" inflicted on Sepoys involved in the 1857 uprising. * Analyse a map showing initial European settlement of India. * Use the text to begin to investigate the East India Company and its role in India. * Watch a video outlining the History of the East India company. Check out my shop (Click on my username above) for more free and premium resources including more lessons from this unit. If you buy this resource, please leave a review.
Why did the British Build an Empire?
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Why did the British Build an Empire?

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During this lesson pupils will identity and evaluate reasons why the British wanted to build an develop an Empire. Pupils will prioritise the key reasons for Empire building and identify and explain what they think is the main reason. This lesson is ready to go and the power point contains all resources required.
*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* 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
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.
Cold War Revision Quiz - Development of the Cold War 1943 - 1956
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Cold War Revision Quiz - Development of the Cold War 1943 - 1956

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This is a big board quiz covering the key aspects of the development of the Cold War. Pupils work in teams to select questions of varying difficulties based on the point values. If you like this resources, please check out my shop (click on my username above) for other free and premium History resources for KS3, 4 and 5.
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.
Using Evidence
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Using Evidence

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

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This lesson introduces pupils to the spying aspect of the Cold War with a particular emphasis on the Cuban Missile Crisis. During the lesson, pupils work in groups to evaluate different scenarios and present courses of action that America could take. In their groups pupils will: * Give suggestions of the best way to use the U2 spy plane against the USSR * Analyse spy plane photos of Soviet Missile Sites in Cuba * Consider different courses of action and advise JFK on what he should do about the missiles. *Hot-seat a briefing for JFK and what decision he should take. All resources needed for the lesson are on the power point and I have included brief notes on the slide to advice as to the best way to use them. I have used this lesson for many years (including during an outstanding observation) with great success. I have uploaded all 17 lessons from this Cold War scheme of work and they are available to purchase for £5. (Click on my user name to see all of my resources.)
Battle of Hastings: Assesment
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Battle of Hastings: Assesment

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This is the fifth lesson in a scheme of work about the Battle of Hastings. The lessons are aimed towards year 7 but could easily be adapted for other year levels. This lesson is ready to go and includes all resources. During this lesson, pupils will: - Use information and learning from previous lessons to create a newspaper acticle to outline the key events of the Battle of Hastings and suggest why William won. This lesson is also avaliable in a bundle with all of the lessons in the Battle of Hastings scheme for £6 (or £1 a lesson). Make sure to click on my username above to look at the rest of my resources. Please leave a review if you buy . 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.
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* 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* Changing Nature of the Royal Navy: Introduction and the Age of Sail (Edexcel A-Level)
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*Full Lesson* Changing Nature of the Royal Navy: Introduction and the Age of Sail (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 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: * Use images of different ship designs between the 16th century and 1906 to make inferences about the development of the Navy over time. * Identify and discuss the key roles and importance of the Royal Navy to Britain * Investigate naval tactics during the age of sail through a brief study of the Battle of Trafalgar. * Evaluate the different ships in the Royal Navy from ships of the line to sixth-rate ships and the roles they undertook. * Evaluate the effectiveness of the Royal navy during the age of sail. 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* Changing Nature of Royal Navy: Development of Technology (Edexcel A-Level History)
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*Full Lesson* Changing Nature of Royal Navy: Development of Technology (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 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: * Compare the design of the HMS Albion (1763) and the HMS Dreadnought (1906) and make inferences about technological advances between them. * Recap information from previous lesson about the limitations of naval ships during the age of sail. * Watch a video to identify the key advances in technology on the HMS Warrior. * Investigate and interpret image of the tug of war between HMS Rattler and HMS Alecto and suggest why it is happening. * Compare difference advances in naval technology and debate the most significant. Highlight advances made by the British and those made by other countries. * Discuss the Royal Navy transition from sail to steam. Discuss and identify key factors which would need to exist to allow this transition to occur (MEERPS) * Research specific technological advances and impacts. * Discuss the statement "Steam power was the most important technology developed/adopted by the British Navy during the 19th century. It allowed Britain to maintain its Naval superiority across the globe.” 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* 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* 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* Conditions in the Trenches during the First World War
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*Full Lesson* Conditions in the Trenches during the First World War

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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 true or false activity about some of the myths about the First World War - Watch video to reinforce learning. * Briefly look at the Von Schlieffen plan plan and how it led to the development of trenches - Watch video to reinforce learning. * Pupils are presented with an opinion stating that conditions in the trenches were good. They will then consider a number of slides covering aspects of the trenches such as rats, lice, trench foot, food, equipment and they must find evidence to support or contradict the opinion. (This could be completed as a gallery task) *Complete a written task (writing frame provided) using evidence to respond to the opinion. 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* 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.