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The Norman Conquest (inc. Hereward the Wake / Murder of William Rufus)
Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages
The Murder of Becket
The Peasants' Revolt
The Princes in the Tower
The Reformation of Henry VIII, including the Pilgrimage of Grace
The Gunpowder Plot
The causes and consequences of the English Civil War, inc. the trial and execution of King Charles I
Witchcraft and Witch Trials
The Trial and Execution of Mary Queen of Scots
Crime and Punishment in the Industrial Revolution
Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders
Women's struggle for the vote
Political Concepts (inc. Authority, Legitimacy, Human Rights, Citizenship)
(a) What are the different types of crime?
(b) How and why do different periods define crime in different ways?
(c) How are laws made?
(d) Nature of Crime - Practice Questions
How do we decide if someone is guilty?
Deciding on Punishment:
How has the range of punishments changed over time?
Nature of Punishment - Practice Questions
Development of Parliament
Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 1990)
Deaths (250 years ago today): 1767 - Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer and theorist (b. 1681)
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1917 - Géza Gyóni, Hungarian soldier and poet (b. 1884)
Commemorations:Day of the SeafarerCroatia National DayMozambique National DaySlovenia National Day
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Classroom debate: Which President achieved the most success outside of the Americas?
Post-War American Presidents to 1980: Detailed summary sheet for revision
Classroom debate: Which President achieved the most for the USA and for Latin America?
Comprehensive Summary Sheet for Revision: The Civil Rights Movement to 1965
Revision Summary Sheet: anti-apartheid resistance groups
Using drinking straws to study competition, co-operation and the arms race
Design Tubular Timeline Towers for chronological understanding
Develop persuasive vocabulary with a biased words knockout challenge
History in your pocket: Coins as sources
Student bookmark: Key vocabulary for essay writing
Use EyeSay! to give visual feedback on student essays
Medieval Realms: Revision quiz
Nazi Germany: Play your dates right! quiz
World War One: Interactive revision quiz
The Treaty of Sevres : The Middle East