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Taboo template
Add your own key and 'taboo' words to the card templates or get  … read more
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Revision ping pong
A fun revision game with silly forfeits and ping-pong balls –  … read more
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PANDA meumonic stickers
Some stickers to print and glue in when working with evidence.  … read more
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Teachit History year planner 2019-20
This handy year planner, with hyperlinks to topical, downloadable  … read more
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Revision grid
A handy way to break down any topic to encourage recall of learning  … read more
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History: Take cover!
This resource contains 30 activities to use as no-plan starters  … read more
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20 ideas to improve teacher wellbeing in schools
A fantastic list of practical ideas and tips to improve teacher  … read more
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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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The history alphabet challenge
Use as a bank of quick starters and plenaries or to provide meaningful  … read more
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20 ideas for transition
A collection of practical and varied tips for helping students  … read more
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Spin the wheel!
Students spin the wheel and talk about one of the main themes  … read more
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Getting to know your classmates
Activities to help students get to know each other and the best  … read more
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Growth mindset
A resource written for us by Mike Gershon. An exploration of  … read more
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What is this source useful for?
Y7 students use this template as an introduction to testing sources  … read more
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20 teaching ideas for history mysteries
Get some inspiration for injecting intrigue into your history  … read more
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20 ideas for using technology in the history classrooom
A collection of practical tips to make technology serve history  … read more
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Command terms in history
A resource designed for Y7 students to introduce some basic  … read more
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Chunk it! Revision template
A handy diagram which helps students to subdivide and categorise  … read more
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Hexagon focus: question planning and revision
This template makes an ideal revision activity. Students use  … read more
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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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Images that shook the world
A selection of 25 striking images from the 20th century to stimulate  … read more
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Source analysis templates
Two differentiated sheets to help students consider the provenance  … read more
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10 teaching ideas for Change and continuity
Innovative and inspiring ways to teach the identification of  … read more
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Fishbone template
A handy template for teaching causation.  … read more
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10 teaching ideas for causation
10 accessible and exciting ways of teaching causes and consequences,  … read more
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Head, heart, bin, bag!
A very speedy plenary that can be applied to any topic.  … read more
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Keyword traffic lights - template
A useful template for self assessment before and after teaching  … read more
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Chatterbox template
An easy to edit template to add in your own questions and answers,  … read more
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History revision challenge game
A collaborative and competitive revision game that works for  … read more
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History department reading and film list
A comprehensive list of recommended books and films on themes  … read more
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Connectives SNAP!
A game of snap using a collection of different types of connectives.  … read more
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'Silent discussion' revision
Working in silence, students share the annotation of a selection  … read more
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Interactive display revision
Create an interactive display to help students revise key dates  … read more
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Revision rooms
Get out the glue sticks! This revision activity can be messy,  … read more
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Round revision
Students pool their knowledge of a topic or text through a series  … read more
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On the spot
A revision activity that tests whole class understanding of a  … read more
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Strategies for tackling writing weaknesses
A guide for teachers who want to help their students to overcome  … read more
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20 teaching ideas for dyslexia
Engaging and useful teaching ideas to help inform your teaching  … read more
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15 teaching ideas for essay writing
15 inventive and accessible ideas for improving essay writing.  … read more
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10 teaching ideas for SPaG
Ten creative and differentiated activities to use when focusing  … read more
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Connectives placemat
This differentiated resource features a connective for every  … read more
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10 teaching ideas for stretch and challenge
Some creative and quick-to-implement ideas for moving on your  … read more
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20 teaching ideas for homework
A collection of tried and tested strategies to build interest  … read more
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History etymology posters
A lovely, bright collection of posters to display the origins  … read more
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Reflection mat
A selection of statements for students to complete, helping them  … read more
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10 ideas for active learning in History
A collection of ideas to keep your students actively engaged  … read more
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10 ideas for History open evenings
A selection of imaginative suggestions to promote your department  … read more
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History Ludo
A handy game board for use with your own questions. Play just  … read more
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20 teaching ideas for history revision
A selection of strategies to keep history revision varied, focused  … read more
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Target note template
A handy template to encourage students to develop their multi-causal  … read more
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Newspaper template
A great template to help students quickly produce a professional  … read more
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Takeaway homework: self-review
A generic worksheet for students to complete alongside takeaway  … read more
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Snakes and ladders templates
A selection of blank snakes and ladders templates. Students can  … read more
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20 teaching ideas for differentiation
20 teaching ideas to help you differentiate for students.  … read more
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10 teaching ideas for historical drama
10 ideas for bringing some drama into the history classroom!  … read more
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20 teaching ideas for plenaries
20 creative and practical teaching ideas for plenary activities.  … read more
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20 teaching ideas for starter activities
20 creative and practical ideas to start your lessons. Here’s  … read more
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Design your own coat of arms
A lovely activity to get students thinking about their own heritage  … read more
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Getting to know you
A simple survey for new year 7 students to establish the topics  … read more
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Views and opinions planner
Three sheets for students to organise their thoughts about an  … read more
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Hexagon grids
A flexible template for a variety of ranking and sorting activities.  … read more
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GCSE jigsaw: revising the Weimar Republic
This jigsaw template resource is great for getting students to  … read more
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Board game template
A fun board game with some silly things to do, just the antidote  … read more
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Round revision
Students pool their knowledge of a topic through a series of  … read more
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Revision boxes
Make your revision 3D with glue, scissors and cardboard boxes!  … read more
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Fun and games revision activities
A series of tried and tested ideas for using games with revision  … read more
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Obituary framework template
This teaching template contains generic instructions for writing  … read more
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Research template
A framework designed to encourage students to select information  … read more
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Key concepts and processes levels posters
Great for literacy! Posters and keywords to produce a display  … read more
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Asking better questions in History
A resource to promote independent enquiry which helps students  … read more
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KS3 literacy mats
Designed for the new literacy focus, these are Y7 and Y8 topic  … read more
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Mind map
A basic outline for mind-mapping activities.  … read more
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Top trumps
Students analyse historical figures or a historical issue by  … read more
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Treasure hunt
A pirate-themed board game template which can be used to revise  … read more
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Historical figure
Two silhouettes (male and female) that can be assigned to any  … read more
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Continuums
An adaptable linear and cross-continuum for exploration of simple  … read more
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Playing cards
A set of blank colour and pattern coded cards for you to fill  … read more
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Bullseye!
A concentric circle template that can be used as a ranking, sorting  … read more
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Venn diagrams
Two and three-way Venn diagrams for you to adapt to your needs.  … read more
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Storyboards
A selection of three storyboards for you to print, copy, enlarge  … read more
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Jigsaw pieces
Using these templates you can encourage students to make connections  … read more
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Dominoes template
Blank dominoes with teaching ideas on how to use them in the  … read more
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Hexagon quiz template
A handy template for creating a quiz on your IWB, inspired by  … read more
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Cube template
Create a dice for classroom games, or use it for teaching and  … read more
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Revision review
Keep your students on track with their revision by recording  … read more
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Revision timetables
Three different timetable templates to help students plan their  … read more
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Dating profile
A light-hearted and flexible resource which can be used to help  … read more
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Pyramid plenary
The perfect plenary in pyramid form – a simple way of checking  … read more
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