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How significant was the Holocaust?New!
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 gameNew!
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?New!
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?New!
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: 1939-41New!
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: 1933-38New!
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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?New!
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: 1923-29New!
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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: 1919-23New!
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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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Establishing Weimar Germany: key terms match-up
A quick summary activity to review terminology  … 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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Writing frame for an essay answer on medieval medicine
This resource suggests a suitable essay structure and offers  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 30/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Why did so many people leave Ireland in the 19th century?
A collection of information, sources and tasks to explore this  … read more
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KS3 | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 30/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Industrial Revolution
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How much opposition was there in Nazi Germany?
A thorough and extensive card sorting activity in which students  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 30/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Nazi Germany
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An overview of civil rights for African Americans in the USA 1865-1990
A summary resource which would be great for revision. Students  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 23/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): American government | Black peoples of the Americas | Civil Rights Movement
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World War One: A global conflict?
Information, sources and tasks to help students investigate the  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 23/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Impact of the Black Death: Source enquiry
Students explore the term 'provenance' by examining a selection  … read more
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KS3 | Using evidence | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 23/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Society in the Medieval period
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Why was the Battle of the Somme important?
Students study statistics about the battle to help grasp its  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-presentPublished: 16/10/2017 | 
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Black Death: Causes and cures – card sort
A ready-to-teach lesson including a task sheet, cards, Venn diagram  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Thematic studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 16/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health | Society in the Medieval period
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Design a medieval village
A lesson for KS3 in which students design a village including  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 09/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Society in the Medieval period
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How did Anglo-Saxon local government work?
A PowerPoint on local government under the Anglo-Saxons including  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 09/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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How much opposition did the Nazis face?
A lesson in which students consider different possible forms  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 09/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Germany
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Why did Charles I declare war on his own country? Decision making exercise
Students are presented with the decisions Charles I faced in  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 02/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The English Civil War
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Were the British free in the 16th and 17th centuries?
A challenging task in which students gain an overview of some  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Change and continuity | Thematic studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 02/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period | Power: monarchy and democracy
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Hereward the Wake – the last of the English?
A lesson on Anglo-Saxon resistance focusing on the rebellion  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | British studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 02/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Command terms in history
A resource designed for Y7 students to introduce some basic  … read more
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KS3 | Communicating about the past | Historical enquiry | Literacy in History | Published: 25/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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Medieval medicine A-Z
A simple review tool, with suggested activities.  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 25/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Civil rights in America - why protest?
A lesson which looks at the motivations for, and consequence  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 25/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Civil Rights Movement
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The Black Death and the Great Plague: a comparison
Students compare features of the two pestilences using some creative  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 19/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Society in the Early Modern Period | Society in the Medieval period
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What was the Civil Rights Movement?
Students use their own card sorting strategies to reveal various  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 19/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America | 20th century America | Black peoples of the Americas | Civil Rights Movement
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Diamond ranking: Medicine factors
A useful framework for 'big picture', thematic thinking  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 19/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health | Revision
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Jews in England 1066-1290
A challenging set of source analysis activities which comprehensively  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 11/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Migration
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