Early Modern British:
Henry VII | Henry VIII 1509-1529 | Henry VIII 1529-1547 | Edward VI | Mary I | Elizabeth I
Lutheran Reformation | Zwingli/Calvin/ Radicals | Counter-Reformation | Ferdinand/Isabella | Charles I/Phillip II | Ottoman Empire | French Revolution / Napoleon
Rise of 20thC Dictators | Rule of 20thC Dictators
Origins of Wars | WW1 / WW2: origins compared
Tsar Alexander II
Tsar Alexander III
IGCSE Revision and Study Skills
•IGCSE Paper 1 Model Answers
IBDP Essay/Sourcework Skills •IB Historiography / TOK •IB Internal Assessment • IB Extended Essay •40+ Model Essays •IB Curriculum Map •IB Revision
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"History: The Story of Everything!"
An A3 poster showing the connection between History and a whole range of other classroom subjects.
Classroom Posters: 10 Celebrity History Graduates
Print these off onto A3, get them laminated and stuck up around the room, then point at them whenever any student asks "What can you do with a history degree?"
Classroom Posters: 15 Key History Questions
Was the Black Death a blessing in disguise? Was Victoria's Empire racist? - 15 key questions, with illustrations, to put up around the classroom.
Classroom Posters: 20 History Quotes
"Study History, Study History! In History lies all the secrets of statecraft!" - plus 19 more motivational quotes about the noble subject.
Classroom Posters: 27 Key Dates from the 20th Century in Pictures
From the first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, through to Boris Yeltsin making a fool of himself after too much vodka: 27 posters highlighting key events caught on the camera in the 20th Century.
Classroom Display: 24 Key Terms for IB/A-Level History | Classroom Display: 40 Key Terms for KS3 History
I print these off onto A3, laminate them and then cut them up to display all around the classroom.
Classroom Display: 37 Topics studied in class
These posters (click on each for a larger version!) are designed to be printed, laminated and displayed outside your classroom so that passers-by can get a flavour of what's being studied in your history classroom. They can be changed at appropriate points and they are a great way of highlighting the great topics that your students get to study.
Student bookmark: Vocabulary for essay writing
Another great resource to print off, laminate, cut out and give to students to help develop their historical vocabulary:
Historically-themed bookmarks for rewards
Twenty historically-themed bookmarks which I give out as rewards for impressive work:
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Events (50 years ago today): 1969 – U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers proposes his plan for a ceasefire in the War of Attrition; Egypt and Jordan accept it over the objections of the PLO, which leads to civil war in Jordan in September 1970.
Births (100 years ago today): 1919 – V. Dakshinamoorthy, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
Births (50 years ago today): 1969 – Jakob Dylan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
Deaths (350 years ago today): 1669 – Pope Clement IX (b. 1600)
Commemorations:International Anti-Corruption Day
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Factual Test: Changes in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s
Multimedia lecture : Changes in Location: From Rural South to Urban North
Multimedia lecture : Changes in Methods: From Nonviolence to Militant Self-Defence
Multimedia lecture : Changes in Objectives: From Integration (Civil Rights) to Black Nationalism (Human Rights)
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History: Factual Test for the Undercover in Imperial Rome simulation
Model Essay: How successful were President Johnsons Great Society reforms?
Voyages of Discovery Simulation: Updated and Improved
Unseen history a new blogpost
Undercover in Ancient Rome Simulation Teacher Support Materials
Undercover in Ancient Rome Simulation new worksheets and features.
Convert a teachers essay into a History magazine article
Voyages of Discovery New Online Simulation Game