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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.


What was the nature of Saddam Hussein’s rule in Iraq?New!
Originally designed for the IGCSE course this resource asks students  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 20/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Middle East
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How strong was Kaiser Wilhelm’s autocratic rule in Germany by 1914?New!
Students place cards on a spectrum to establish the strength  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 20/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Germany 1919-1963
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'I am, you are': Crime revision gameNew!
‘I am, you are’ is a great way to revise key terms and individuals.  … read more
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KS4 | SHP | Published: 20/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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How did surgery develop over the 19th century?New!
This is a sorting activity could be used as a revision or a review  … read more
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KS4 | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 13/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine through time
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In the trenches – a SATO activityNew!
A great starter activity around a photograph of a German trench  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 13/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Decision-making in 1066: what should Harold do?New!
Students offer advice to Harold on how to tackle the issues with  … read more
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KS4 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 13/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Normans
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Ripple analysis: consequences of the Prague SpringNew!
Students colour-code a variety of consequences of the Prague  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 06/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War
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Learning grid for Crime and punishmentNew!
A grid with 36 key words and phrases and selection of teaching  … read more
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KS4 | SHP | Published: 06/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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The alliances of the First World WarNew!
Students use the information provided to complete a table on  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 31/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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What were the attitudes to the Restoration?New!
Students use information on a selection on six different people's  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 30/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period | The English Civil War
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Thatcher: source analysisNew!
Designed to get students engaging with Thatcher's ideology and  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 30/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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'Demand side' and 'Supply side' economicsNew!
A quick starter or plenary activity. Students create two diagrams  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 30/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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A history of agriculture starter
A thought provoking image of a girl picking cotton in 1916 invites  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 23/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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Events leading to the First World War
Orginally designed as a GCSE resource, this contains a card sort  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 23/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Life in the trenches
A fantastic overview of trench life using a variety of source  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 23/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Munich in context
A varied selection of sources for A Level students studying interwar  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 16/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain | Inter-War period
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Youth and protest after the Second World War
A challenging selection of ten extracts for students to evaluate  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 16/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America | 20th century Britain
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How to become a dictator - a board game
Designed for GCSE students this game works well as a consolidation  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 16/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Nazi Germany
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Exam practice: causes of the Iran-Iraq war
Originally designed IGCSE students this is a useful source paper  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 09/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Middle East
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Debate on Thatcher
This resource contains a series of tasks and a link to a Daily  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 09/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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Why is Oskar Schindler so significant?
This resource is designed to highlight the importance of individual  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Significance | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 09/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Holocaust
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Learning grid: the Home Front, 1914-1918
Designed for GCSE students as a learning grid and revision checklist  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 03/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Hitler's consolidation of power: timeline task
A useful timeline originally designed for A level students, but  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 03/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Nazi Germany
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What was the negative impact of Thatcher?
A structured research task (from textbooks or online) looking  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 03/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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Who was who in Wilson's government?
A quick starter or plenary activity. Students match up pictures,  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 19/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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After October: Lenin’s decisions
Students review Bolshevik strengths and weaknesses in October  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 19/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Lenin's Russia | Russian Revolution
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Hexagon analysis: causes of the Prague Spring
Students arrange hexagons into categories to explain causes of  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 19/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War
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Why did Labour lose power in 1970?
Designed for A level students following the AQA course Britain  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 12/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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Why was Prohibition repealed?
A great colour coding activity showing a variety of reasons why  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 12/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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Lenin: facts and beliefs
GCSE students can use this resource to categorise information  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 05/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Russian Revolution
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Crisis in Berlin: decisions game!
A structured series of tasks and questions gets students (in  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 05/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War
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Jack the Ripper enquiry
Originally designed for year 8 students this enquiry reviews  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 05/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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Why did people go on Crusade?
A lovely role-play activity! Background on seven different crusades  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 28/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Crusades
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Medieval pictionary
A fun way to revise year 7 history topics! Key words from medieval  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 28/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Quizzes and games | Revision
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What can we learn from the Bayeux Tapestry?
Students are challenged in groups to cross reference scenes from  … read more
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KS3 | Using evidence | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 28/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Medieval period
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What sort of man was Saladin?
Students make inferences from a picture and the answer questions  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 21/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Crusades
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Learning grid template
Take 36 key words and create your own learning grid to consolidate  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 21/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Teaching templates and tools
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History advent calendar
Some lovely, festive fun! Click on each day of the month to view  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 21/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Quizzes and games
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Dual power
Students sort the information provided about the Provisional  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 14/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Russian Revolution
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Utility source comparison on Versailles
A straightforward one page worksheet which ask students to compare  … read more
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KS4 | Using evidence | Published: 14/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Inter-War period
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Images that shook the world
A selection of 25 striking images from the 20th century to stimulate  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 14/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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Shirkers or cowards? How should conscientious objectors be viewed?
A great collection of sources to evaluate the portrayal of conscientious  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 07/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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‘That man of blood’: the trial of Charles I
A paired card sort develops students' understanding of the key  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 07/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The English Civil War
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Why did Parliament win the Civil War?
Originally designed for year 8 students, this is a lovely resource  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 07/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period | The English Civil War
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Life under Cromwell
A great way to review the new rules of Cromwell's protectorate.  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 31/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The English Civil War
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Map work: the alliances of 1914.
Really useful outline map for students to shade with the alliances  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 31/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Fantasy castle building!
A fantastic way of getting year 7s to understand key castle terminology.  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 31/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Medieval period
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Why did the Third Crusade fail?
A complete lesson with teaching notes and suggestions for starter  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 24/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Crusades
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Overview: putting the Civil War into context
A great overview to put the Civil War into context. Students  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 24/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period | The English Civil War
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The Christmas truce
Using the 2014 Sainsbury's Christmas ad as a starting point,  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 24/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Why did the Pope send the Crusades?
A fun way to introduce this topic: a fictionalised exchange of  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 17/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Crusades
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The rise of Islam and the Caliphate
Students root the crusading era into a timeline of other recognisable  … read more
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Ancient World: pre-1000 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 17/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Islamic civilisations | The Crusades
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Inter-war timeline
A great timeline card sort which covers key events in international  … read more
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KS4 | Chronology | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 17/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Inter-War period
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The importance of Jerusalem
Designed to be the first in a series of lessons on the crusades.  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 10/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The role of the Church in the Medieval period
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Changing interpretations of Nazism
A great selection of challenging primary and secondary sources  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Interpretation | Published: 10/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Historiography | Nazi Germany
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What did Europe learn from the Muslim World?
Detailed teaching notes introduce this topic before students  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 10/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Islamic civilisations | The Crusades
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Stalin and Stalinism: a source-based exercise
A challenging source-based enquiry into the nature of Stalinism  … read more
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KS5 | Historical enquiry | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 03/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Russia 1917-91 | Stalin's Russia
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Tudors and Stuarts pictionary
A great way of revising topics with year 8s. These pictionary  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 03/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Quizzes and games | Revision
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Quilting the legacy of slavery
A super resource for independent project work. Students work  … read more
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KS3 | Significance | Published: 03/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Black peoples of the Americas | The Transatlantic Slave Trade
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Scramble: The Battle of Britain game
A really active way to engage students in the Battle of Britain.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 26/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Second World War
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