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How was Anglo-Saxon England governed?
An introduction to Anglo-Saxon England for GCSE students. There  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 19/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England | Power and conflict in the Medieval period | Society in the Medieval period
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Why did the British build an empire?
A detailed card sort identifies the key reasons for the growth  … read more
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KS3 | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 12/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): British Empire
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How did slaves resist?
A three part resource which looks at why and how slaves resisted  … read more
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KS3 | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 30/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Black peoples of the Americas | The Transatlantic Slave Trade
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Does evidence support the ‘Hitler survival myth’?
Students interrogate a range of evidence to reach their own conclusion  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Using evidence | Published: 03/03/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany
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Connections: the old Poor Law
A great starter or plenary based on the word wall from Only Connect.  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 20/01/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Industrial Revolution
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Connections: Russia and its rulers
A fun starter or plenary using the idea of a word wall from 'Only  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Change and continuity | Depth studies | Published: 09/12/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Russia | Russian Revolution | Stalin's Russia
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Uprisings in the Weimar Republic 1918-1923
This resource is based around a blank timeline of uprisings 1918-1923  … read more
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KS4 | Chronology | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 18/11/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Weimar Germany
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Strengths and weaknesses of the League of Nations
Students sort and rank statements about the strengths and weaknesses  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 21/10/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Inter-War
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What caused the scramble for Africa?
A selection of tasks in which students categorise and organise  … read more
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KS3 | Cause and consequence | Published: 07/10/2014 | From the resource collection(s): British Empire
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Did Elizabeth I find a 'middle way' in religion?
A card sort of Elizabeth's key changes to the Church. Students  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 02/09/2014 | From the resource collection(s): The role of the church in the Early Modern Period
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Was Henry VIII a Protestant?
A card sort looking at Henry's actions. Students come to a judgement  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 27/08/2014 | From the resource collection(s): The role of the church in the Early Modern Period
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The Korean War
A detailed resource which explains the background and phases  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 19/08/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Cold War in Asia | Cold War in Europe | Korean War
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Which century?
Interactive Magnet activity which would make a good starter/plenary  … read more
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KS3 | Chronology | Transition | Published: 19/08/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Chronology
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The development of NATO and the Warsaw Pact
Source analysis and map work on NATO and the Warsaw Pact. An  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 16/07/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Cold War in Europe
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Timeline of the early Cold War
Students select from key events from 1945-1955 and position them  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 16/07/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Cold War in Europe
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How did the Church change over the Tudor period?
Students react to key changes to plot a living graph. A really  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 08/07/2014 | From the resource collection(s): The role of the church in the Early Modern Period
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Why was the Tsar forced to abdicate?
A diamond nine ranking activity of key factors in the February  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 01/04/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Russia | Russian Revolution
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Did everyone benefit from the British Empire?
A differentiated card sort activity. Students sort cards into  … read more
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KS3 | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 25/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): British Empire
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Charles I on trial!
This is resource starts with a card sort of the evidence and  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 19/02/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period | The English Civil War
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Who helped (and hindered) the passage of Brown v. Topeka Board of Education?
Information cards and suggested tasks which guide students in  … read more
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KS5 | Change and continuity | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 28/05/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Civil Rights Movement
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British Politics 1951-63: revision tasks
A selection of interactive and paper-based tasks designed to  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-presentPublished: 21/05/2013 | 
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Why have Jews been persecuted historically?
This card sort helps students to answer one of the biggest questions  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Cause and consequence | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 26/02/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | The Holocaust
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How different are democracies and dictatorships?
A versatile activity which introduces students to the different  … read more
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KS3 | Communicating about the past | Published: 20/02/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Democracy and dictatorship
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How did the Nazis deal with economic problems in Germany?
A card sort in which students match Nazi economic aims and solutions,  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 19/12/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany
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Totalitarian regimes: date match
Students revise and compare events in Nazi Germany and Fascist  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 19/12/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Nazi Germany
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Nineteenth century medicine: diamond ranking
Students work in pairs/threes to prioritise the major developments  … read more
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KS4 | Change and continuity | Thematic studies | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 07/11/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Top trumps: Henry VIII's wives
A game requiring students to assess the suitability of Henry's  … read more
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KS3 | Communicating about the past | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 04/10/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period
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Morale mapping - What effect did the events of the Second World War have on the German people?
A chronology exercise where students are also asked to consider  … read more
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KS4 | Chronology | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 06/08/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Second World War
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Reasons for intolerance in Nazi Germany
A ranking activity where students examine the relative importance  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Depth studies | Diversity | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 06/08/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany
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What were the causes of the American Civil War?
A differentiated colour-coding activity to sort the causes of  … read more
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KS3 | Cause and consequence | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 18/07/2012 | From the resource collection(s): The American Civil War
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A medieval peasant farmer's year
Students explore the life of a medieval peasant farmer, and match  … read more
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KS3 | Chronology | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 18/07/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Society in the Medieval period
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Events in the history of the League of Nations
A flexible card sort with events in the history of the League  … read more
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KS4 | Chronology | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 18/07/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Inter-War
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What kind of problems did the Weimar Republic face 1919-1924?
Students discuss and group some of the social, economic and political  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 18/07/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Inter-War | Weimar Germany
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Four humours group sort fun!
A fun group activity, which could be used as an introduction  … read more
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KS4 | Ancient World: pre-1000 | Change and continuity | Thematic studies | Published: 18/07/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Revision pack - Medicine through time
A series of short revision and consolidation activities on key  … read more
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KS4 | Ancient World: pre-1000 | Change and continuity | Thematic studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 18/07/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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When did the Industrial Revolution happen?
A timeline exercise with a collection of important achievements  … read more
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KS3 | Chronology | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 18/07/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Industrial Revolution
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