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Here are our latest history teaching resources. These lesson plans, activities and worksheets cover key areas of the history curriculum and are designed for key stages 3-5.


Spin the wheel!New!
Students spin the wheel and talk about one of the main themes  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Communicating about the past | Published: 18/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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Getting to know your classmates New!
Activities to help students get to know each other and the best  … read more
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KS3 | Communicating about the past | Published: 18/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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Religious divisions in England in 1558New!
A comparison of Protestant and Catholic beliefs in the 16th century  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 18/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Destruction of the Plains Indians' way of lifeNew!
This is a whole lesson, containing information about the extermination  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 18/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America
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The People's Health 1250-Present Day - An Introduction - Audiopi podcastNew!
This podcast gives an explanation of the thematic approach and  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | Medicine & health
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Introduction to the Early Tudors - Audiopi PodcastNew!
Audiopi's podcast introduces us to the main themes of the Early  … read more
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KS5 | British studies | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | Elizabethan England | The Early Tudors
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Introduction to Russia 1917-1953 - Audiopi podcastNew!
The major issues and themes, including the problems of ruling  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | Russia 1917-91 | Russian Revolution
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Introduction - Germany 1890 -1945 - Audiopi podcastNew!
What system of government did Germany have in 1890? We open the  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | Germany
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France in Revolution 1774-1815 - an introduction - Audiopi podcastNew!
What was the impact of the French Revolution and Napoleon? How  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | French Revolution | Napoleonic France
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Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588 - An Introduction - Audiopi podcastNew!
Audiopi's series starts as the new Queen, Elizabeth I, ascends  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Audiopi | Elizabethan England
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Growth mindsetNew!
A resource written for us by Mike Gershon. An exploration of  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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‘William won at Hastings because he was lucky.’ How far do you agree?New!
A selection of tasks which guide students toward writing an effective  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Why did Philip II launch the Spanish Armada?New!
A sorting task which enables students to plan an effective answer  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 04/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Who were the claimants to the throne in 1066?New!
A quick sorting task that would work well as a consolidation  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 04/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Revision checklist: Germany 1890–1945New!
A one page summary of all the key events and questions from the  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 04/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Germany
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What was the role of Drake in declining relations between the Spanish and the English?New!
A card sort activity to help students explore Drake's impact  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 29/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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What does the story of Thorkell of Arden tell us about life for nobles after the Conquest?New!
Reading and supporting questions using Thorkell of Arden's story  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 29/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Was 1920s America a land of opportunity?
Students explore the limitations of this description by looking  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 21/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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Reasons for conflict with the Plains Indians: The impact of railroads and ranching
A set of independent tasks which prepare students for a whole  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 21/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America
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Explain why William the Conqueror built castles
Character cards representing different viewpoints and time periods  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 21/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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How roaring was 1920s America?
Students imagine they are wealthy tourists to New York in 1928.  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 14/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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Nursing the wounded of Passchendaele: Lesson three
This is the third lesson of a three-part sequence which explores  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 14/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Why was US army defeated at Little Bighorn?
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 14/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America
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Why was William able to secure the English throne?
A PowerPoint which guides a whole lesson on this question, including  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 08/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Why did Robert Curthose not become king?
A storyboarding activity to establish the chronology of this  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 08/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Historiography of Field Marshal Haig
AKS3 worksheet for analysis of how and why interpretations of  … read more
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KS3 | Interpretation | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 08/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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How convincing is Aitcheson’s interpretation of the Harrying of the North?
This resource allows students to develop their understanding  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Historiography of the British Empire
A KS3 worksheet for analysis of how and why interpretations of  … read more
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KS3 | Interpretation | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): British Empire
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Changes in farming in late 19th century America
This resource uses a hexagon grid to help students summarise  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America
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Why did Prohibition fail?
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 John
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 Johnson
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 America
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 strips
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?
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?
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?
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 Vanzetti
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 challenge
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?
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
Print these double-sided and cut into sets so that students can  … read more
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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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