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Online lessons for KS3 (Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9) / 11-14 year olds.
Mini Lesson
Legacy of the Romans
What have the Romans ever done for us? What have the Romans ever done for us?
Topic: Romans
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
Full lesson
Who should be King?
Who should have been King of England in 1066? Who should be King?
Topic: Norman Conquest
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
Full lesson
1066 and all that
How was England invaded and conquered in 1066?
Topic: Norman Conquest
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
     
ICT application
Battle of Hastings
Create a newspaper report on the events of the Battle. Battle of Hastings report
Topic: Norman Conquest
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
Mini Lesson
Norman Conquest
Overview of the Norman Conquest - what happened? Norman Conquest Key Points
Topic: Norman Conquest
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
Mini Lesson
Castles
Brief history of castles - introductory summary. Brief history of Castles
Topic: Castles
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
     
Full lesson
Henry II and Becket
Guide Henry II through his dealings with Becket. Help save Henry II's reputation...
Topic: Henry II & Becket
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
Mini Lesson
King John
Overview of King John and the Magna Carta. Overview of King John
Topic: King John
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
Full lesson
Tudor Religion
What were the changes in Tudor Religion leading Elizabeth I's settlement? The changes in Tudor Religion
Topic: Elizabeth I
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
     
Full lesson
Spanish Armada
Why did Philip of Spain pose such a big problem to Elizabeth I? Why did Philip of Spain pose such a big problem to Elizabeth I?
Topic: Elizabeth I
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
ICT application
Spanish Armada
Why did the Spanish Armada fail? Why did the Spanish Armada fail?
Topic: Elizabeth I
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
Full lesson
Conclusions on Elizabeth I
How effectively did Elizabeth I solve the problems of her reign? How effectively did Elizabeth I solve the problems of her reign?
Topic: Elizabeth I
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
     
Mini Lesson
Elizabeth I
Overview of Elizabeth I's reign - what happened? Overview of Elizabeth I
Topic: Elizabeth I
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
ICT application
Cromwell
What sort of man was Oliver Cromwell? What sort of a man was Oliver Cromwell?
Topic: Oliver Cromwell
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
Full lesson
Making of the UK
Investigate the creation of the Union Flag. Investigate the creation of the Union Flag
Topic: Acts of Union
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
     
ICT application
Interpretations of slavery
What are the different interpretations of slavery? What are the different interpretations of slavery?
Topic: Slavery
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
Full lesson
The Underground Railroad
What was the Underground Railroad and what was its impact? What was the Underground Railroad and what was its impact?
Topic: Black Peoples
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
Full lesson
Life of a slave (overview)
What was it like for Olaudah Equiano?  A discovery investigation. Life of a slave
Topic: Black Peoples
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
     
Full lesson
Civil Rights
The fight for equality in America during the 1950s and 1960s Civil Rights
Topic: Black Peoples
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
Mini Lesson
Native Americans
Overview of the Native Americans - summary and quiz. Introduction to the Native North Americans
Topic: Native Americans
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
Full lesson
Native Americans
How accurate is the stereotype of the Native North Americans? How accurate is the stereotype of the Native North Americans?
Topic: Native Americans
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
     
Full lesson
The Iron Bridge
Why is the Iron Bridge the "Stonehenge of the Industrial Revolution"? Why is the Iron Bridge the "Stonehenge of the Industrial Revolution"?
Topic: Industrial Revolution
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
Full lesson
Industrial Revolution
What were factory conditions like in the Industrial Revolution? What were factory conditions like in the Industrial Revolution?
Topic: Industrial Revolution
Difficulty: Lower KS3 (11+)
ICT application
Cost of World War I
What were the real 'costs' of the First World War? What were the real 'costs' of the First World War?
Topic: World War I
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
     
Full lesson
Rise of Hitler
How and why was Hitler able to come to power? How and why was Hitler able to come to power?
Topic: Hitler and Nazi Germany
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
ICT application
Propaganda and WWII
How was propaganda used during the Second World War? How was propaganda used during the Second World War?
Topic: World War II
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
ICT application
Home Front in WWII
What was life like on the Home Front during the Second World War? What was life like on the Home Front during the Second World War?
Topic: World War II
Difficulty: KS3 (11+)
     
Online lessons for GCSE and AS / A2 level / 14 - 18 year olds.
     
Full lesson
Causes of WWI
What were the long and short term causes of the First World War? What were the causes of the First World War?
Topic: World War I
Difficulty: GCSE (14 +)
Mini Lesson
Schlieffen Plan
What was the Schlieffen Plan - and why was it made? What was the Schlieffen Plan - and why was it made?
Topic: World War I
Difficulty: GCSE (14 +)
Full lesson
World War I
World War I revision lesson - covering the important topics. World War I revision lesson
Topic: World War I
Difficulty: GCSE (14 +)
     
Full lesson
USA 1929-41
USA 1929-41 revision lesson - covering the important topics. USA 1929-41 revision lesson
Topic: USA 1929-41
Difficulty: GCSE (14 +)
Full lesson
1932 USA election
Investigate the 1932 election - what did the candidates offer? What did the candidates at the 1932 Presidential election offer?
Topic: USA 1929-41
Difficulty: Lower GCSE (14 +)
Full lesson
Impact of War
Impact of War 1914-45 - covering important topics to Britain and the wars. Impact of War revision lesson
Topic: Impact of war
Difficulty: GCSE (14 +)
     
Full lesson
The Cold War
Cold War revision lesson - covering the important topics. Cold War revision lesson
Topic: Cold War
Difficulty: GCSE (14 +)
Full lesson
Pitt and Liverpool
Revision lesson covering the major topics relating to Pitt and Liverpool. William Pitt and Lord Liverpool revision lesson
Topic: Pitt and Liverpool
Difficulty: AS / A2 (16+)
 
     


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