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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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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 Paper 2 source value tool
This resource supports A-level students in their deconstruction  … read more
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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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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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Growth mindset
A resource written for us by Mike Gershon. An exploration of  … 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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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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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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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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'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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How do historians try to persuade us that their arguments are convincing?
A template resource which helps students to analyse historians'  … read more
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Bibliography template
A handy grid to issue to students completing any extended research  … 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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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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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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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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Fun and games revision activities
A series of tried and tested ideas for using games with revision  … read more
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Handling challenging texts in History
A literacy tool for KS4 and KS5 which helps students to break  … 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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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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Pyramid plenary
The perfect plenary in pyramid form – a simple way of checking  … read more
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