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Why did Prohibition fail?New!
A selection of reading and tasks which build toward a simulation  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 23/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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The historiography of King JohnNew!
A KS3 worksheet for analysis of how and why interpretations of  … read more
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KS3 | Interpretation | The Medieval period: 1000-1500Published: 23/04/2018 | 
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America and the Great Society: the social policies of President JohnsonNew!
A detailed set of tasks to familiarise students with the policies  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 23/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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The development and impact of feminism in 1960s and 1970s AmericaNew!
Students use a graph and key information to plot the impact of  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 16/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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Massacre at Wounded Knee: Structure stripsNew!
A group work task in which students learn about the causes and  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 16/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America
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How successful was the New Deal?New!
This resource contains background information, a card sort and  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 16/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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What happened during the rebellion of Edwin and Morcar in 1068?New!
A dominoes game to help recap/assess student knowledge about  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 09/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Was Dudley doomed in Elizabeth’s direct action with the Dutch?New!
A card sort with some accompanying tasks to help students engage  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 09/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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The Red Scare and the case of Sacco and VanzettiNew!
Some reading and suggested tasks to help students understand  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 09/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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Revolt of the Earls in 1075: text challengeNew!
This task helps students to identify and define key terminology  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 03/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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How effective were solutions to the law and order problems in the West’s frontier towns?New!
This resource helps students to prepare for a debate on the enquiry  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 03/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America
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McCarthyism: Why was there an anti-communist witch hunt?
A full lesson (or more), using analysis and evidence to explain  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 19/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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How far did the boom revolutionise American economy and society?
A complete lesson which explains the nature and causes of the  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 19/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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Elizabethan education
This resource includes character profiles and a table to gain  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 19/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Why did Drake circumnavigate the globe?
A quick, paired-discussion task to address this enquiry question.  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 12/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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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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KS3 | Communicating about the past | Historical enquiry | Using evidence | Published: 12/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Evidence teaching tools | What is History? | Teaching templates and tools
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10 minute mock analyser
A quick self-assessment tool designed for KS4 students to review  … read more
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Communicating about the past | Essay writing | Published: 12/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Teaching templates and tools
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Why was there an economic boom in 1920s America?
An evidence-based lesson which guides students through steps  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 07/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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Why was the House of Godwin so powerful?
This resource maps the power of the Godwin family from the 1040s  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 07/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Why did the colonies fail in Virginia?
This resource helps students to categorise the reasons for the  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 07/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Nursing the wounded of Passchendaele: Lesson two
This is the second lesson of a three-part sequence which explores  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 26/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Nursing the wounded of Passchendaele: Lesson one
This is the first lesson of a three-part sequence which explores  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 26/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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How significant was the Holocaust?
This resource prompts students to use the 'GREAT' criteria of  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 20/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Holocaust
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Medical renaissance revision: String game
A fun, interactive revision strategy that could be adapted to  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 12/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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How should Martin Luther King be remembered?
Students explore different perspectives on MKL using first and  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 12/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Civil Rights Movement
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What did the Kapp Putsch reveal about the Weimar Republic?
Students categorise causes, events and consequences of the putsch,  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 05/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Germany 1919-1963 | Nazi Germany
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Germany revision flashcards: 1939-41
Print these double-sided and cut into sets so that students can  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 05/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany
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Germany revision flashcards: 1933-38
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 05/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany
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Who was to blame for the genocide of the Jews?
Students work with examples of individuals and types of action  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 29/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany | The Holocaust
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Germany revision flashcards: 1923-29
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 29/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Germany
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Germany revision flashcards: 1919-23
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 29/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Germany
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Germany revision flashcards: 1929-33
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 22/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Germany
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Wall Street Crash events
A quick knowledge task which explains the impact of the crash  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 22/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany
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Loop quiz: challenging authority and feudalism
A whole class review task for the 'Power and the people' course.  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 22/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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Letter to Ebert
A writing frame and marking criteria to help students imagine  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 15/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany
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Lascars, curry and shampoo: How has South Asia contributed to Britain?
A fascinating selection of accounts of South Asian contributions  … read more
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KS3 | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 15/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The History of India
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Germany's golden age: research task
A framework and source list to support students in some independent  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 15/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany
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How far did ideas about the causes of disease change c.1700-1900?
An exam-style question and card sort to help prepare for assessment  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 09/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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The role of women in the First World War
A collection of background information, sources and tasks to  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 09/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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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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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 09/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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Was the fall of the Weimar Republic inevitable?
A large card sort activity which allows students to identify  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 19/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Nazi Germany
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How Hitler became a dictator: board game
Students race around a board which details the events in Hitler's  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 19/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Germany
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What was it like to fight in a trench?
Students use a selection of primary sources to learn about the  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 19/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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The workings of the Elizabethan Privy Council
A timeline for KS5 Elizabeth courses showing the main discussions  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | British studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 12/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Germany 1919-23: quick quiz
A speedy summary exercise, starter or homework  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 12/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Nazi Germany
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Barber-surgeon advert
A quick, fun task to summarise the role of medieval barber-surgeons.  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 12/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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What role did Matthew Hopkins play in the persecution of ‘witches’?
A lesson exploring the role, methods and fate of Matthew Hopkins,  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 04/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period | Society in the Early Modern Period
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What factors were responsible for the decline of witch-hunts in England?
A quick card sort to help students explore this question.  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 04/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period | Society in the Early Modern Period
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What does the Pendle witch trial tell us about 17th century beliefs?
A rich resource, full of source material and teaching ideas to  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 04/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period | Society in the Early Modern Period
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Why did Al-Qaeda attack the USA in 2001?
A card sort which touches on a range of factors; the legacy of  … read more
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Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 27/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Conflict in the Middle East
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Humour as resistance in Nazi Germany
Students review a range of contemporary jokes made about the  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 27/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Nazi Germany
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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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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Communicating about the past | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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Relaxing in the trenches – a SATO empathy activity
An inference exercise in which students are prompted to draw  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Medieval medicine: If this is the answer …
A quick summary task to check student knowledge and understanding  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Diamond nine: Trench life
A quick starter on challenges to soldiers on the Western Front.  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Why was there a witch craze in Early Modern England?
A selection of visual sources, background information and tasks  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period | Society in the Early Modern Period | The role of the church in the Early Modern Period
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What influences affect historians' interpretations?
An introduction for KS5 students to why historians are so prone  … read more
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KS5 | Interpretation | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): What is History?
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Medicine glossary
A guide to help students keep track of key terminology  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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What did the Munich Putsch achieve?
Students sort information about the Putsch into causes, events  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 06/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany
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Germany glossary
A handy summary for students to keep in their notes and complete  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 06/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Germany
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