Resources

Key Stage Three

Year 7 - The Roman Empire
 

 

 

Year 7 - The Crusades

Year 7– Religion – How did the religious struggles of the Reformation affect the lives of both Monarchs and subjects during the Tudor and Stuart periods? How did religion hold such influence that it led to war and civil war?
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Year 8 – Power - How did our country transform itself from country with powers vested in a monarch to one vested in Parliament? What changed in the United Kingdom to bring about a war between King and Parliament?

 

 

 

 

Historyonics - Gunpowder Plot - Worksheet to support the BBC TV documentary hosted by Nick Knowles

Teacher Guidance Film

Historyonics Episode

 

9-1 English Civil War - Learning/Topic Placemat

Year 8 – The Industrial Age - What factors and individuals contributed to turning the United Kingdom into the words first industrialised society? How did our country change and how did the people change with it? How do economics, social conditions and politics all combine and interlink?

 

 

 

 

Shift Happens - Worksheet - An Introduction to the Industrial Revolution and Exponential Change

Teacher Guidance Film

Shift Happens (2006) - Video

 

Key Individuals of the Industrial Revolution: Chadwick, Tull, Stephenson, and Arkwright - Full Lesson

Teacher Guidance Film

 

Dish and Dishonesty - Worksheet to support the Blackadder Episode

Teacher Guidance Film

Dish and Dishonesty Episode

 

Andrew Marr - A History of the World - Ep1 - Age of Industry - Worksheet to support the BBC Documentary

Year 8 The Imperial Age - How did the United Kingdom turn its newly acquired industrial power into the worlds greatest empire? Was the Empire a force for good or bad?

 

 

 

 

 

9-1 The British Empire - Learning/Topic Placemat

Year 9 - The Twentieth Century – Democracy & Dictatorships – This unit will allow students to compare their evolving understanding of the British system of government with three contrasting and significant nations representing the two major political systems of the Twentieth Century: The USA, USSR and Nazi Germany

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Year 9 - The Twentieth Century – World War Two – How did the events of the most recent global conflict affect the lives of those still with us today in both the long and short term. Is how we have learnt our History of this period accurate?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Year 9 - The Twentieth Century – Aspects of the Modern World – This unit will bring students understanding of History up to contemporary events which have shaped both the lives of their Grand Parents and Parents. From the Cold War to 9-11 and the role of ideology we aim for students to grasp the complexity and interrelated nature of the sweep of History.

 

 

 

 

QED - A Guide to Armageddon - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

GCSE 9-1

GCSE 9-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 -1 Topic 1 Learning Placemat: Medieval Medicine
9 -1 Topic 2 Learning Placemat: Renaissance Medicine
9 -1 Topic 3 Learning Placemat 1750-1900
9 -1 Topic 4 Learning Placemat: Twentieth Century onwards

9-1 The British sector of the Western Front

 

Medicine Overview Lesson

 

Medieval Apocalypse - Worksheet to support the BBC Documentary

Documentary

 

'Dirty Cities' - Medieval London - Worksheet to support the Dan Snow presented BBC Documentary

Teacher Guidance Film

 

Plague - Fire, Plague and Treason - Worksheet to support the Channel Four Documentary

Plague - Documentary

Teacher Guidance Film

 

The Sewer King - Worksheet to support the BBC Documentary episode from the series 'Seven Wonders of the Industrial Age'

Teacher Guidance Film

 

'Scream' - A History of Anaesthetics - Worksheet to supprt the Phill Hammond presented Documentary

'Scream' - A History of Anaesthetics Documentary

 

BBC Breakthrough - Edwin Chadwick - Worksheet to support the BBC John Craven presented Doucumentary

 

BBC History File Medicine Through Time Ep1 - Medicine & Religion - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

BBC History File Medicine Through Time Ep2 - Medicine & Science - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

BBC History File Medicine Through Time Ep3 - Medicine & Government - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

BBC History File Medicine Through Time Ep4 - War & Surgery - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

BBC History File Medicine Through Time Ep5 - Medicine & Surgery - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

 

World War 1 in Numbers - Ep2. - Weapons of War - Worksheet to support the Yesterday Channel Documentary

 

A Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England  - Health & Hygiene - Supporting Worksheet

A Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England  - Health & Hygiene - Supporting Worksheet

A Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain  - Health & Hygiene - Supporting Worksheet

 

GCSE 9-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full GCSE Paper 2 - Cold War course to purchase

 

9-1 Topic 1: Origins of the Cold War 1945-58 - Learning Placemat
9-1 Topic 2: Increasing Tensions between East and West 1958-70 - Learning Placemat
9-1 Topic 3 The End of the Cold War 1980-91 - Learning Placemat

 

Hodder GCSE 9-1 HIstory Support/Revision/Overview Booklet Key Toipc 1 - The Origins of the Cold War

 

 

 

BBC History File - The Cold War Ep1 - Berlin - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

BBC History File - The Cold War Ep2 - Hungary- Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

BBC History File - The Cold War Ep3 - U2- Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

BBC History File - The Cold War Ep4 - Cuba - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

BBC History File - The Cold War Ep5 - The Evil Empire- Supporting Worksheet

Documentary​

 

The Cold War (TV Series) Episode 2 - Iron Curtain - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

The Cold War (TV Series) Episode 4 - Berlin - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

The Cold War (TV Series) Episode 7 - After Stalin - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

The Cold War (TV Series) Episode 10 - Cuba - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

The Cold War (TV Series) Episode 16 - Detente - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

The Cold War (TV Series) Episode 22- Star Wars - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

The Cold War (TV Series) - Episode 23 - The Wall Comes Down - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

The Cold War (TV Series) Episode 24 - Conclusion - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

 

 

QED - A Guide to Armageddon - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

 

The Space Race - Worksheet to support the TED Ed Video

Video

 

The Berlin Wall - Worksheet to support the TED Ed Video

Video

 

'A Little History of America' James West Davidson - Chapter 37 - The end of the world - Supporting Worksheet 

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GCSE 9-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full GCSE Paper 2 - Henry VIII course to purchase

 

9-1 Topic 1: Henry & Wolsey 1509 - 1529 - Learning Placemat
9-1 Topic 2: Henry & Cromwell 1529-40 - Learning Placemat
9-1 Topic 3: The Impact of the Break with Rome - Learning Placemat

 

Peter Ackroyd - The History of England Vol II - Tudors - Chp 1 - Hallelujah  - Supporting Worksheet for wider reading and extension

Peter Ackroyd - The History of England Vol II - Tudors - Chp 2 - All in scarlet  - Supporting Worksheet for wider reading and extension

Peter Ackroyd - The History of England Vol II - Tudors - Chp 3 - Heretic!  - Supporting Worksheet for wider reading and extension

Peter Ackroyd - The History of England Vol II - Tudors - Chp 4 - The woes of marriage  - Supporting Worksheet for wider reading and extension

Peter Ackroyd - The History of England Vol II - Tudors - Chp 5 - Into court - Supporting Worksheet for wider reading and extension

Peter Ackroyd - The History of England Vol II - Tudors - Chp 6 - Old Ancient Histories - Supporting Worksheet for reading and extension

Peter Ackroyd - The History of England Vol II - Tudors - Chp 7 - The Kings Pleasure - Supporting Worksheet for reading and extension

Peter Ackroyd - The History of England Vol II - Tudors - Chp 8 - A little neck - Supporting Worksheet for reading and extension

Peter Ackroyd - The History of England Vol II - Tudors - Chp 9 - The Great Revolt - Supporting Worksheet for reading and extension

 

David Starkey - Henry VIII - Inside the Mind of a Tyrant - Ep1 - Prince 1485 -1509 - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

David Starkey - Henry VIII - Inside the Mind of a Tyrant - Ep2 - Warrior 1509 -1525 - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

David Starkey - Henry VIII - Inside the Mind of a Tyrant - Ep3 - Lover 1526 - 1536 - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

David Starkey - Henry VIII - Inside the Mind of a Tyrant - Ep4 - Tyrant 1533 - 1547 - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

 
 

A Level

Year 12 - Designed initially to support the Edexcel Boom, Bust and Recovery course, the resources below have been written to to provide both variety, depth and independence to student learning. Wider reading around topics is supported by comprehensive worksheets providing both higher and order activities to broaden understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boom and Bust - UC Berkley - The Roaring Twenties and The Scopes Monkey Trial - Supporting Worksheet for the Jennifer Burns Lecture

Lecture

 

'A Little History of America' James West Davidson - Chapter 31 - The Masses - Supporting Worksheet 

'A Little History of America' James West Davidson - Chapter 32 - The New Deal - Supporting Worksheet 

'A Little History of America' James West Davidson - Chapter 31 - Superpower - Supporting Worksheet 

'A Little History of America' James West Davidson - Chapter 36 -You, You or You - Supporting Worksheet 

 

'Empire of LIberty' David Reynolds - Chapter 11 - War and Peace - Supporting Worksheet

'Empire of LIberty' David Reynolds - Chapter 12 - From Boom to Bomb- Supporting Worksheet

'Empire of Liberty' David Reynolds - Chapter 13 - Red or Dead - Supporting Worksheet

 

'The Penguin History of the USA'  Hugh Brogan - Chapter 21 - Irresponsibility - Supporting Worksheet

'The Penguin History of the USA' Hugh Brogan - Chapter 22 - The era of Franklin Roosevelt - Supporting Worksheet

 

 

Supported Reading

         Buy Here

  A Little History of the United                    States

    James West Davidson

 

 

        Buy Here

         Empire of Liberty

          David Reynolds

         Buy Here

           Anything Goes

             Lucy Moore

         Buy Here

     Democracies in Change

  Bunce, Clements, Sanders,                       Shepley

 

 

Year 13 - Designed initially to support the Edexcel Gaining and Losing an Empire 1763-1914 course, the resources below have been written to to provide both variety, depth and independence to student learning. Wider reading around topics is supported by comprehensive worksheets providing both higher and order activities to broaden understanding whilst numerous documentaries are suported in a simillar way.

 

 

 

 

 

Introductory Overview / Revision Booklet

Teacher Guidance Film

Introductory Overview / Revsison Booklet - Changing nature & extent of Trade 

Teacher Guidance Film

Introductory Overview / Revision Booklet - Changing nature of The Royal Navy

Introductory Overview / Revision Booklet - Canada and the Durham report, 1837-40 Overview/Revision Book

Introductory Overview / Revision Booklet - The British in India - 1829 - 1858

Introductory Overview / Revision Booklet - The Loss of the American Colonies - 1770 - 1783

Introductory Overview / Revision Booklet - The Birth of British Australia - 1788-1829

Introductory Overview / Revision Booklet - The Nile Valley - 1882-1898

 

Theories of Empire - Engines of Expansion - An Introduction through Ashley Jackson's A Very Short Introuction to the British Empire

Teacher Guidance Film

 

Niall Ferguson: Empire - A Worksheet to support Ep.1 'Why Britain?'

'Why Britain?' Documentary

Niall Ferguson: Empire - A Worksheet to support Ep.2 'White Plague'

Teacher Guidance Film

'White Plague' Documentary

Niall Ferguson: Empire - A Worksheet to support Ep.3 ' The Mission'

'The Mission' Documentary

Niall Ferguson: Empire - A Worksheet to support Ep.4 'Heavens Breed'

Teacher Guidance Film

'Heavens Breed' Documentary

 

The Opium Wars

 

Empire of the Seas - Worksheets to support all four episodes of the BBC Documentary

 

'Empire of the Deep' Ben Wilson - Supporting Worksheet - Chapter 42 - Persuasion

'Empire of the Deep' Ben Wilson - Supporting Worksheet - Chapter 43 - Making the Weather

'Empire of the Deep' Ben Wilson - Supporting Worksheet - Chapter 44 - Arms Race

'Empire of the Deep' Ben Wilson - Supporting Worksheet - Chapter 45 - The Brink

 

'The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery' Paul Kennedy - Chapter 4 - Triumph and Check: 1756-1793

'The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery' Paul Kennedy - Chapter 5 - The Struggle against France Renewed: 1793-1815

'The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery' Paul Kennedy - Chapter 6 - Pax Britanica: 1815-1859

'The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery' Paul Kennedy - Chapter 7 - Mahan versus Mackinder

'The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery' Paul Kennedy - Chapter 8 - The End of Pax Britanica: 1897-1914 

 

Strategic Aquisistions - Worksheet

Teacher Guidance Film

 

The British - 2000 Years in the Making - Ep 4 - Dirty Money - Worksheet

The British - 2000 Years in the Making - Ep 5 - SuperPower - Worksheet

 

Tony Robinson Down Under - Ep1 - Race to the End of the World - Worksheet to support the Channel Four Documentary

Tony Robinson Down Under - Ep2 - Against the Odds - Worksheet to support the Channel Four Documentary

Tony Robinson Down Under - Ep3 - The People are Revolting - Worksheet to support the Channel Four Documentary

Tony Robinson Down Under - Ep4 - Eureka - Worksheet to support the Channel Four Documentary

 

Prof J. Freeman, Yale University, Lecture 2 - Being a British Colonist - Worksheet to support Lecture

Lecture              

Prof J. Freeman, Yale University, Lecture 3 - Being a British American - Worksheet to support Lecture

Lecture  

Teacher Guidance Film              

Prof J.Freeman, Yale University, Lecture 5 - Outraged Colonials - Worksheet to support Lecture

Lecture  

Teacher Guidance Film             

Prof J.Freeman, Yale University, Lecture 6 - Resistance or Rebellion - Worksheet to support Lecture

Lecture

Teacher Guidance Film          

Prof J.Freeman, Yale University, Lecture 8  - The Logic of Resistance - Worksheet to support Lecture   

Lecture  

Teacher Guidance Film        

 

Rebels and Redcoats - Ep1 - Worksheet to support the Richard Holmes BBC Documentary

Documentary

Rebels and Redcoats - Ep2 - Worksheet to support the Richard Holmes BBC Documentary

Documentary

Rebels and Redcoats - Ep3 - Worksheet to support the Richard Homes BBC Documentary

Documentary

Rebels and Redcoats - Ep4 - Worksheet to support the Richard Homes BBC Documentary

Documentary

 

Canada: A People's History - Episode 7- Rebellion and Reform - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

Canada: A People's History - Episode 5- A Question of Loyalties - Supporting Worksheet

Documentary

 

The Birth of Empire - The East India Company Episode 2 - Worksheet to support the BBC documentary

'The Birth of Empire' Documentary      

 

Jeremy Paxman - Empire - Ep.2 - Making Ourselves at Home -Worksheet to support the BBC documentary                             

Documentary

Jeremy Paxman - Empire - Ep.3 - Playing the Game - General Gordon - Worksheet to support the BBC Documentary

Jeremy Paxman - Empire - Ep.3 - Playing the Game - Kitchener - Worksheet to support the BBC Documentary

Documentary

Supported Reading

 

          Buy Here

        Empire of The Deep

              Ben Wilson

 

 

         Buy Here

                 Empire

          Jeremy Paxman

 

 

         Buy Here

                  Empire

           Niall Ferguson

 

 

          Buy Here

                    Raj

          Lawrence James

 

 

Year 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coursework Booklet  - for A level History focusing on the Russian Revolution. The coursework question is: 'Historians have disagreed about the causes of the Russian Revolution. What is your view about the cause of the Russian Revolution.'

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