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Key word bookmarks

July 2, 2017


I have a variety on bookmarks I use with the students. We have a two year key stage three which is why there are only two bookmarks. I hope you will find them useful. There are 2 I made for GCSE also. 2017 Key word bookmarks y7 2017 Key word bookmarks y8 Germany key words […]

Mega block history

April 22, 2016


I have tried this method recently to get students in year 7 and 8 to consider significance and links between events. It is very simple, the more important the cause the bigger a block they give it. We then write on the side of the block with white board pens. Next we build the tower […]

History takeaway menu

January 21, 2014


Following many fabulous versions of this on twitter, @teachertoolkit’s included, I decided to adapt the pick and mix homework grid I have done for many year with year 7. My new school currently has 1 hour per week of history and set homework on a 3 week rotation with geography and RE. Linking worthwhile homework […]

Interpretations of Henry VIII – stories cut from paper.

April 8, 2013


After watching the brilliant TED talk below and looking at some excllent uses by a history teacher, , I decided to try this with my year 8 class. The results were fab and as a result I tried it with year 7 who found it more difficult and if I do it again next […]

Giant post its

April 5, 2013


A really simple activity but one that is big enough for everyone to be involved in group work. I make the post it’s out of backing paper, the only thing big enough. One of my favourite topics is Henry VIII and there are so many aspects to studying him. We do a back to back […]