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Revision gridNew!
A handy way to break down any topic to encourage recall of learning  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 15/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Teaching templates and tools
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How did vaccinations develop in the 19th century?New!
Students categorise detailed information about Koch and Pasteur's  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 15/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Why did the government attitude towards public health change from 1840?New!
A quick summary activity. Students explain the significance of  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 15/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Health and the people: Factors overview New!
This is a review/revision activity which asks students to consider  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 08/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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What was the most important impact that Islam had upon medicine?New!
A diamond nine activity which helps students review and engage  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 08/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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How has surgery developed in the second half of the twentieth century?New!
A summary of the recent rapid development in medical understanding  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 08/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Why did Public Health improve in the second half of the Industrial Revolution?New!
This resource covers Chadwick's report, the Public Health Act  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 02/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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What problems remained in surgery after the development of anaesthetics and antiseptics?New!
This resource considers the limitations of 19th-century surgical  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 02/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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What factors led to an improvement in public health in the 19th century?New!
This resource explores the changes in ideas and government policies  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 02/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Was penicillin a ‘miracle cure’?New!
This resource covers the steps in penicillin's development and  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 25/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Which factors led surgery to develop during the World Wars? New!
Students practise drafting paragraphs to explain the different  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 25/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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How did the World Wars improve medicine?New!
This resource contains detailed information about the medical  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 25/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Why did public health suffer in the first half of the Industrial Revolution?
A collection of background information, visual sources and structured  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 20/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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The importance of the Navy Laws
Students examine the context of Weltpolitik and the growth of  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 20/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Germany
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How did the Welfare State develop in twentieth century Britain?
This resource focuses on the roles of the Boer War, Booth and  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 20/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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How did the NHS revolutionise British medicine?
This resource covers the roles of Beveridge, Bevan and Attlee  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 11/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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How did Germ Theory revolutionise surgery?
Information and tasks to support a full lesson on Listers application  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 11/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Causes of the Night of the Long Knives
Students unscramble jumbled sentences on the causes of the Night  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Depth studies | Published: 11/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Germany 1919-1963 | Nazi Germany
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How did scientists discover that germs cause disease?
A summary of the events which led to Pasteur's development of  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 05/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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How did Koch develop the specificity of Germ Theory?
A summary of Koch's contribution to the understanding and treatment  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 05/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Explain why votes for Hitler and the Nazi Party increased 1928-32
A worksheet in which students are given evidence of the Nazi  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 05/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Germany
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Suffragette knowledge organiser
A fact file about the key individuals and events of the Suffragette  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 25/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Women's suffrage
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Why was 1923 a crisis year?
A summary of the invasion of the Ruhr, hyperinflation and Munich  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 25/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Germany
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Medieval surgery knowledge organiser
A summary fact file about the key individuals and developments  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 25/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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How did scientists develop the first chemical ‘cures’ for diseases?
Information and tasks about the role of Ehrlich in the development  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 25/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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How did hospitals change in the 18th and 19th centuries?
Information and a summary grid for students to complete, covering  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 25/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Changes and continuity in beliefs about causes of disease from the Renaissance to 19th century Britain
A quick colour-coding activity to review the changes and continuities  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 25/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Why was public health so poor?
A short task in which students explain the role of five factors  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 11/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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What factors led to Harvey’s discoveries?
Students review some information about the roles played by i  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 11/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Knowledge organiser: Renaissance medicine
A summary of the key content which students need to know for  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 11/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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What can paintings tell us about Manifest Destiny?
Students look at contemporary images of the Western frontier  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 04/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America
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To what extent did care givers change during the Renaissance period?
Information and a short summary task about the changing role  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 04/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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How significant was Harvey?
A quick colour-code task in which students decide how significant  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 04/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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History: Take cover!
This resource contains 30 activities to use as no-plan starters  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 28/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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Explain reasons why the West was lawless and violent
Students work with an artist's impression of a gang raid on  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 28/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America
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Introduction to appeasement
A decision making exercise to stimulate student thinking and  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 28/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Inter-War | Nazi Germany
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Is your answer a capitel one?
The AQA GCE Paper 2 asks students to assess the value of a source.  … read more
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KS5 | Using evidence | Published: 22/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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KS5 Paper 2 source value tool
This resource supports A-level students in their deconstruction  … read more
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KS5 | Using evidence | Published: 21/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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Causation in History: WWII
This is an activity for Y10/Y11 students to develop their un  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Cause and consequence | Depth studies | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 21/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Inter-War | Nazi Germany
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JFK: Hero or villain?
A categorising resource which asks students to assess the presidency  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 07/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): American government
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Effects of industrialisation on the USSR
A resource planned for AQA's Paper 1 topic Russia, 1894-1945:  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 07/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Russia
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Defending a castle: Word match
A quick review task on castle defensive features.  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 07/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period | Power and conflict in the Medieval period | Society in the Early Modern Period | Society in the Medieval period
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20 ideas to improve teacher wellbeing in schools
A collection of practical and varied tips for helping to improve  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Transition | Published: 20/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Teaching ideas | Teaching templates and tools
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Tutor group advent calendar
This festive calendar is designed for teachers to use with their  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Chronology | Published: 26/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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What were the causes and consequences of the 'Indian Wars'?
This full lesson explores the causes and consequences of Little  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 06/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America
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Was 1920s Britain debt ridden and scarred by war?
A lesson for the Eduqas GCSE course 'The Development of the UK  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 06/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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Who was Matilda the 'forgotten Queen'?
An investigative task which incorporates source interrogation  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 29/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Medieval period
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Problems of the Paris Peace Conference: Writing frame
A writing frame for an exam-style 16 mark question for AQA's  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Published: 29/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Inter-War
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Elizabethan pictionary
A set of cards to enable students to play many rounds on this  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 23/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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AQA America 1920-1973: revision timeline
Students create a thematic timeline of the America 1920-73 course.  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 23/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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What were the consequences of the Berlin Wall?
Information and tasks to support students in providing a full  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Published: 15/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War in Europe
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Y7 differentiated church homework
This Y7 homework is designed to give differentiated options for  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 15/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The role of the Church in the Medieval period
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The Crusades, c. 1095-1149: Key vocabulary
A glossary for the WJEC GCSE course on this topic.  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 15/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Crusades
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The history alphabet challenge
Use as a bank of quick starters and plenaries or to provide meaningful  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Communicating about the past | Published: 08/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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Norman England 1066-1100: Knowledge organiser
A course content summary that could be used for 'flipped learning',  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 08/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Explain the importance of the women to the survival of the Plains Indians on the Great Plains
A selection of information which allows students to write an  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 08/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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Why did the First Crusade succeed?
A full lesson to be used in conjunction with the Eduqas booklet  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 01/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Crusades | The Crusades
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How did the Nazis control culture and the Arts?
A full lesson focused on this question, including discussion  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 01/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany
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Early Elizabethan England: Knowledge organiser
A thorough, concise course content summary that could be used  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 01/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Why did the West let Hungary down?
A series of activities about the events of the Hungarian uprising  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Published: 24/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War in Europe
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