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What was the significance of Edward Jenner's discovery?
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KS4 | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Visualising the Catholic Threat
A great whole class activity in which students create a giant  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 04/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England | Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period
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Why was Elizabeth’s government less effective from 1588-1603?
A card sort and match-up activities encourage students to evaluate  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 04/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England | Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period
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Why did the ‘Northern Rebellion’ fail?
A variety of tasks including a giant card sort (in groups) allows  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 04/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England | Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period
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How did Elizabeth deal with the poor?
This resource is designed to cover the causes and the attempted  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 04/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England | Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period
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Why did the US enter the Korean War?
Students colour-code cards to establish six different reasons  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War in Asia | Korean War
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Why was General MacArthur dismissed in 1951?
A flexible card sort and suggested hot seating activity to explore  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War in Asia | Korean War
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How friendly were relations between the USA and China before 1950?
This activity is designed to give students valuable background  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World studies | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): China | Cold War | Cold War in Asia | Cold War in Europe | Korean War
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Conflict in Asia: Guess who?
A fun and engaging activity to help students consolidate their  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Cold War in Asia | Cold War in Europe | Korean War | Vietnam
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Norman England: Interpretation question practice
Students use an example answer and mark scheme to analyse and  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Interpretation | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England | Power and conflict in the Medieval period
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Norman Church reforms: masterclass
This resource is a simulation/role-play activity in which students  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England | Power and conflict in the Medieval period | The role of the Church in the Medieval period
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William's problems: SWOT analysis
This activity is a sorting task to be completed in groups, to  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England | Power and conflict in the Medieval period
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Card sort: Change and continuity after the Norman Conquest
A flexible and detailed card sort to help KS4 students examine  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Change and continuity | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England | Power and conflict in the Medieval period
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Mapping the American Civil War
An introductory activity which gives students some geographical  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 25/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America | The American Civil War
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Role play: Living through the American Civil War and Reconstruction
An interactive activity to help students understand how people  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 18/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America | American Reconstruction | The American Civil War
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Representations of Lincoln and the American Civil War
This resource explores differing views of Lincoln as an individual  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Interpretation | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 12/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America | The American Civil War
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Source investigation: The home front in the American Civil War
This resource was planned for AQA's GCSE Unit 1A America, 1840–1895:  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 12/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America | The American Civil War
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Card sort: Causes of the American Civil War
Detailed cards and suggested approaches to help KS4 students  … read more
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KS4 | Cause and consequence | Depth studies | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 12/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America | The American Civil War
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Source investigation: African Americans after the Civil War
A collection of primary sources with supporting activities to  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Using evidence | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 12/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America | American Reconstruction | The American Civil War
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American Civil War Bingo review
Two versions of this ever-popular review activity with full instructions  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 12/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America | The American Civil War
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Card games: Reconstruction after the American Civil War
Dominoes and pairs games to help KS4 students review the events  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 12/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America | American Reconstruction | The American Civil War
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What was the impact of war on public health in the 20th century?
A selection of sources and tasks which allow students to explore  … read more
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KS4 | Change and continuity | Thematic studies | Published: 22/12/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Impact of the Black Death source investigation
Students use a 'layers of inference' approach with a selection  … read more
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KS4 | Using evidence | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 03/11/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health | Power and conflict in the Medieval period
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Vietnam protest songs
A independent research task, with a table for students to complete,  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Depth studies | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 09/12/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War in Asia | Vietnam
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Nazi social policy carousel
A group research task on aspects of Nazi social policy using  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Diversity | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 01/11/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany
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