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Here are our latest history teaching resources. These lesson plans, activities and worksheets cover key areas of the history curriculum and are designed for key stages 3-5.


How much continuity was there in Norman law and order?New!
A collection of information, sources and tasks to help students  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Thematic studies | Published: 17/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England | Crime and punishment
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Chunk it! Revision templateNew!
A handy diagram which helps students to subdivide and categorise  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 17/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Teaching templates and tools
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Causes of WWI: model answer New!
Students read a challenging essay answer on the causes of the  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Cause and consequence | Essay writing | Literacy in History | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 17/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War | Inter-War
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The Milch Cow: Layers of inferenceNew!
A source analysis task on the relationship between England, Spain  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 10/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Warlords match-upNew!
A quick card sort originally used as a starter activity to teach  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World studies | Published: 10/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): China
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Source evaluation on The TerrorNew!
This resource provides a source from Robespierre on the Terror  … read more
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KS5 | Using evidence | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 10/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): French Revolution
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Long telegram and the Novikov telegramNew!
A lovely flow chart to make notes on the Long telegram and the  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Published: 03/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Cold War in Europe
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What circumstances favoured the rise of Fidel Castro?New!
A great card sort resource for originally designed for IB students  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 03/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Democracy and dictatorship
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When was the best time to be in prison?New!
A source pack and suggested tasks to support a whole lesson on  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 03/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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Hexagon focus: question planning and revisionNew!
This template makes an ideal revision activity. Students use  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 26/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Teaching templates and tools
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Has history treated Charles I badly?New!
This resource is designed to follow detailed work on the civil  … read more
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KS3 | Interpretation | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 26/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The English Civil War
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Who should have the Koh-i-Noor?New!
Students look at the wider debate surrounding the legacy of the  … read more
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KS3 | Interpretation | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Areas | Published: 26/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): British Empire | The History of India
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Henry's advisors
Wolsey, Cromwell and Cranmer are all evaluated and scored for  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 19/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation
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Crime and punishment revision: Quick draw game
A hectic whole class revision game which summarises the whole  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 19/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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What is History? Puzzles
Three short tasks to introduce the basics of the subject and  … read more
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KS3 | Communicating about the past | Literacy in HistoryPublished: 19/06/2017 | 
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Events of the Pilgrimage of Grace
A content-rich resource which explains the events. Students use  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 12/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation
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Who was Thomas Cromwell?
Students sort information about Cromwell and complete a timeline  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 12/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation
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Elizabeth’s government
A detailed resource which gets students to evaluate the institutions  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 12/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Why did Elizabeth decide to remain unmarried?
Profiles of six main suitors are provided for students to evaluate.  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 05/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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How similar were the succession crises of 1066 and 1087?
Students briefly revise the crisis of 1066 before using a card  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 05/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Timeline of the dissolution of the monasteries
Originally designed for GCSE students to plot the key events  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | British studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 05/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation | The role of the church in the Early Modern Period
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Elizabethan poverty
Designed for GCSE students, this resource looks at the development  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 30/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Dominoes: Elizabethan government
A quick starter or plenary activity. Students play dominoes to  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 30/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Changes to local government under the Normans
This resource asks students to review William's changes to the  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 30/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Which side was more responsible for Détente?
This resource looks at the motivations and factors behind Détente  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Modern World studies | Published: 23/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Cold War in Asia | Cold War in Europe
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Enlightenment thinkers: match-up
A great interactive starter for A level students. They need to  … read more
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KS5 | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 23/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): French Revolution
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Debate: was America right to drop the bomb?
A card sort and links to online videos to facilitate a class  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 23/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Second World War
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Was Henry justified in closing the monasteries?
Students analyse sources and plot them on a spectrum to show  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 15/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation
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Why did the Spanish Armada fail?
Designed for GCSE students but could also be used at KS3, this  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | British studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 15/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England | Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period
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Crime and punishment under the Normans
A variety of tasks help students to understand continuity and  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 15/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Source analysis masterclass: the Peasants’ Revolt
Designed to help GCSE students with source analysis skills by  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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How did the Church influence Crime and Punishment?
A straightforward resource which asks students to match the images  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Thematic studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment | The role of the Church in the Medieval period
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Reds v Whites! Who would you join?
A fun way to introduce the Russian civil war: students work through  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Russia | Russian Revolution
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The Amicable Grant
A useful card sort to identify the details of the tax, public  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 02/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation
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What was the impact of the dissolution of the monasteries?
Students sort statements into a Venn diagram to evaluate the  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 02/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation
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Who made the biggest contribution to the growth of democracy?
A great resource for an end of unit overview. Students conduct  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 02/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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When was Magna Carta most significant?
This resource encourages students to analyse the full text of  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Thematic studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 24/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Medieval period | Power: monarchy and democracy
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What was 'glorious' about the Glorious Revolution of 1688?
This resource explains the context and events of 1688. Students  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 24/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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Poll tax comparison
Students compare the causes, events and consequences of the 1381  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 24/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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Tales of Tudor executions
Students will be able to draw links between heresy and treason  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Thematic studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 18/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment | Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period
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Overview: power of Parliament
A great way to summarise changes to the composition and power  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 18/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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Similarities and differences between Conservative and Labour policies 1964-79
Students sort the information provided into categories to identify  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 18/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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Henry's break from Rome
This is a card sort of the events of the break from Rome designed  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 10/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation
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Earls in the hot-seat
A great hot-seating activity with role cards and data capture  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 10/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Causes of popular revolts
Students compare the factors that caused the Peasants' Revolt,  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 10/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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Revolts against William
Students complete a grid comparing the major revolts against  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 03/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Truman Doctrine analysis
An abbreviated transcript of Truman's speech is provided for  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Modern World studies | Published: 03/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War in Europe
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Are we getting less democratic?
A great way to reflect and challenge the sense of progress towards  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 03/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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Venn diagram card sort: Hungarian and Czech uprisings
This resource is aimed at GCSE students and it is designed to  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 27/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Cold War in Europe
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How did isolationism effect the USA?
Designed for GCSE students this resource asks students to sort  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 27/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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Who were the Anglo-Saxons?
This GCSE resource consists of character cards for each section  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 27/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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The story of capital punishment
Detailed questioning on the BBC documentary Time Shift: The story  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 20/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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Was Thatcher's foreign policy successful?
Originally designed for AQA - A Level Britain 1951-2007 this  … read more
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KS5 | British studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 20/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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Research: Blair and New Labour
Clear step-by-step instructions for students to follow to complete  … read more
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KS5 | British studies | Published: 20/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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How did media coverage of Vietnam lead to demands for peace?
A variety of images from media coverage of the Vietnam war are  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 13/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War in Asia | Vietnam
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Pre-battle punditry
Students imagine it is the night before the battle of Hastings  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 13/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Britain 1951-2007: revision card game
A great way to for A level students to revise the whole of this  … read more
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KS5 | British studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 13/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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Who am I? Crime revision
A quick starter or revision task for the Crime topic in the Medieval  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 06/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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Key players before 1066
Detailed biographies of ten figures are included. These could  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 06/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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What were causes of the Johnson County war?
A variety of tasks designed to help GCSE students understand  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 06/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America
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