AS AQA HIS2L: Stalin’s Leadership in the USSR 1924–1941 Course Companion

AS AQA HIS2L: Stalin’s Leadership in the USSR 1924–1941

Comprehensive notes on every aspect of AQA’s Stalin’s Leadership in the USSR 1924–1941. Clearly structured in specification order, with the strong historiographical focus needed get the best out of your students. Influential thinkers, key terms & ideas and sources are highlighted throughout, supporting students to develop sophistication in their exam answers.

Active Learning

Students are actively engaged in learning through special tasks and worksheets including summary diagrams, mind maps, timelines and graphs.

Analytical Focus

Builds analytical skills and consolidates learning through stimulating questions and talking points. discussion springboards for each chapter to stretch and challenge A* students.

Exam Training

  • Geared towards the exam, with writing frames to help develop AS essay skills

  • End-of-Topic revision quizzes, mind maps, and tasks ensure students are fully prepared
  • Revision Powerpoints included. All the vital information you need condensed into 28 Slides

The exercises at the end of the resource and the spider diagrams of key points would be helpful for providing supporting materials for the students….The material contained in the resource is very well matched to the requirements of the specification – P Cox, Head of Department and Independent Reviewer

Price is £79 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally processed within 2 working days.
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AS Edexcel Unit 1 D5: USA 1945-68 Course Companion


Clear, compact yet comprehensive course companion, on Edexcel’s Pursuing Life and Liberty: Equality in the USA 1945-68. Engaging, detailed and focussed support for your students.

Over 100 pages of concise information on this fascinating topic, covering a seminal moment in American History. Organised to match every aspect of Edexcel’s specification; all the key detail from segregation laws, to MLK, and Malcolm X, and the impact of the War in Vietnam.

Break Down

  • Key terms and concept boxes dotted throughout. Helps students to digest the information, and understand the tensions at this time.

Build Up

  • Build analytical skills through key questions and talking points – provoke debate with students on this emotive topic. See how attitudes towards minority groups have changed.

Application of knowledge

  • Original tasks help to challenge and inspire students.
  • Innovative discussion springboards, lets students study sources, great for visual learners and promoting debates.
  • End of chapter quizzes, and sample essay questions ensure students are fully prepared.

A Level Edexcel History Dialogues: for Unit 1 D3: Russia in Revolution (1991-1924) & Unit 1 D4: Stalin’s Ruddia (1924-1953)

A Level Edexcel History Dialogues

A unique approach that covers the Edexcel specification thoroughly.

Includes: (1) Detailed opposing texts on each topic (2) Comprehensive teacher’s notes (3) ‘Built in’ topic tests (4) The ‘right’ answer for students to take home

Cleary broken down into 6 detailed topic areas – an excellent revision tool! It has been written to specifically challenge students to become aware of inherent bias in any historical source – active learning and critical thinking become inevitable! Ideal for the teacher who wants put a week’s work into every A Level lesson but hasn’t got the time

What does it do?

  • Improves students appreciation of bias

  • Develops critical thinking/evaluative skills
  • Engages students and aids problem solving

How does it work?

  • Students in pairs are given opposing texts on the same topic, Each text has subtle as well as substantial differences.

  • Students then debate and categorise the differences; factual, bias, and linguistic.
  • Their conclusions are then checked against a ‘correct’ version.

    The key skills covered in this resource are very good and allows pupils to improve their skills in reading and understanding texts…The synthesis of knowledge sections are very well written and very useful for students to take with them as a review of the lesson and tasks they have undertaken – D Taborda Teacher and Independent Reviewer

    Price is £69 each — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally processed within 2 working days.
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History KS3 Activity Pack: The Histories of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

KS3 Activity Pack: The Histories of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Comprehensive, brilliantly structured activity pack focusing on the key people, events and topics in Britain, from 600 BC to the present day.

A variety of 25 engaging, self-contained worksheets. Specifically designed for National Curriculum British History Topic: ‘The different histories and changing relationships through time of the peoples of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales’.

Tailored to be accessible to all students, from Years 7 to 9 – the perfect companion to any scheme of work!

Includes:

  • Individual and group tasks
  • Storyboards, timeline, graphs, and more!
  • Extension tasks to stretch and challenge the more able
  • Explanatory teacher’s notes and answers included!

Activities are designed to cover the key concepts and key processes set out by the National Curriculum.

“Helps students to understand key concepts in the curriculum, especially chronology…gives background information to big events in an easily digestible format” – D Hartley, Head of Department and Independent Reviewer

“The resource has been tailored to meet these key concepts in the variety of tasks included…There would be no hesitation on my part to purchase this resource” – D Taborda, Independent Reviewer

Price is £39 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally processed within 2 working days.
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History: Stalin’s Russia 1924-53 Course Companion AS Edexcel Unit 1 D4

Stalin

Comprehensive notes on every aspect of Edexcel’s Stalin’s Russia 1924–1953. Clearly structured in specification order, with the strong historiographical focus needed get the best out of your students. Influential thinkers, key terms & ideas and sources are highlighted throughout, supporting students to develop sophistication in their exam answers.

Active Learning
Students are actively engaged in learning through special tasks and worksheets including summary diagrams, mind maps, timelines and graphs.

Analytical Focus
Builds analytical skills and consolidates learning through stimulating questions and talking points. discussion springboards for each chapter to stretch and challenge A* students.

“This resource perfectly matches the specification….I would have no hesitation in giving this to my pupils as a guide to help them through what can be a difficult topic.” – D Taborda, History Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £79 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally processed within 2 working days.
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From Kaiser to Fuhrer: Ultimate Resource Pack – Associated Controversies: To what extent was Germany responsible for the outbreak of WWI?

From Kaiser to Fuhrer: Ultimate Resource Pack

With over 140 pages of information broken down into bitesize chunks and, written by John Hite, an experienced history author, this really is the definitive guide to the Edexcel D3 debates surrounding Germany and World War One. Whether it’s key content, consolidation activities and hand-outs, key sources and historical opinion, exam technique or revision exercises – this pack has it covered!

Content Covered
Engaging, chronological approach supported by carefully chosen sources including maps, tables, letters and timelines. Enables students to bring together everything they’ve learnt in a concluding Sarajevo ‘flashpoint role-play’

  • Interspersed with 8 visual ‘issue maps’ so students understand the ‘bigger picture’.

  • Regular activities to consolidate learning from debates to source analysis.
  • Comprehension questions and grids ensure students know the facts.

Debates in Detail
A wealth of primary and secondary sources including detailed historiographical analyses, gives students all the evidence they need to develop a reasoned argument

Excellent Exam Preparation

  • Advice on how best to answer the exam question, with notes on exam strategy & planning – all structured to the Edexcel mark scheme.

  • Self-assessment grids and exemplar essay helps students develop sophisticated exam answers
  • Revision grids and a 100 mark quiz ensure students are ready for the exam.

Price is £99 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available.
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OCR A Unit A952: Crime and Punishment Exam Preparation Pack Summer’13

Unique material, focused exam training and orginal sources with mock exams.

Totally focused on maximising exam performance, this resource contains all the exam preparation material that students need for the Summer 2013 exam.
Revision Material & Notes:

  • Clear and concise notes cover all the content students need on this year’s special topic – more in-depth than the textbook!

  • Timelines emphasise relationships between information – supporting structured thinking and revision

Sources Exam Skills Training:

  • Imaginative activities provide specific strategies for answering OCR’s common question types

  • AfL and peer-marking activities focus students on how to improve their grades
  • Progressive tasks with examiner’s commentary and ‘your turn’ sections provide differentiated levels of support
  • Original sources on Pankhurst, Fawcett and the hunger strikes, carefully selected to match OCR’s question style

Mock Exams:

  • Students put what they have learnt into practice

  • 2 full mock exams with mark schemes included

    Price is £49 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available.
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AQA A Section A Special Resource Pack: Summer 2013: Surgery and Anatomy

AQA A Section A Special Resource Pack

The best possible preparation with this all-in-one resource.

Written to maximise your students’ exam performance. The author has carefully considered both the specification and AQA A mark scheme and includes clear explanations of what is required and graded exercises to develop the necessary skills.

Organised into 3 key sections:

An Introduction to Sources:
Everything students need to know to succeed in Section A of the exam. Imaginative ‘see-saw’, ‘timeline’ and ‘tiles’ activities provide specific strategies for answering each of AQA’s common question types. Includes sample exam questions with answer planning grids, model answers and marking grids. AfL and peer-marking activities focus students on how to improve their grades.

The Sources:
25 interesting and varied sources – from prehistoric to modern day. Each source has been intelligently selected to (i) match AQA’s exam style, and importantly (ii) allow good questions that are AQA exam typical.

Mock Exams:

  • Students put what they have learnt into practice
  • 3 full mock exams with mark schemes included

Price is £49 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available.
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GCSE OCR A Unit A952: British Medicine: Exam Preparation Pack Summer’13

GCSE OCR A Unit A952: British Medicine Exam Preparation Pack Summer’13 (Industrialisation and Public Health) is now available. You can preview every page of the Unit A952 Exam Preparation Pack Summer’13 at ZigZagEducation.co.uk. (£49 for a site copy licence including photocopy master; electronic copies available. Orders normally processed in two working days.)

Unique material, focused exam training and original sources with mock exams.

Totally focused on maximising exam performance, this resource contains all the exam preparation material that students need for the Summer 2013 exam.

Revision Material & Notes:

  • Clear and concise notes cover all the content students need on this year’s special topic – more in-depth than the textbook!

  • Mind maps emphasise relationships between information – supporting structured thinking and revision

Sources Exam Skills Training:

  • Imaginative ‘see-saw’, ‘timeline’ and ‘tiles’ activities provide specific strategies for answering OCR’s common question types
  • AfL and peer-marking activities focus students on how to improve their grades

  • Progressive tasks with examiner’s commentary and ‘your turn’ sections provide differentiated levels of support
  • Original sources on Snow, Chadwick and Hill and Public health reforms in the nineteenth century, carefully selected to match OCR’s question style

Mock Exams:

  • Students put what they have learnt into practice

  • 2 full mock exams with mark schemes included

Engaging ‘Assessment for Learning’ Tasks for KS3 History

Engaging ‘Assessment for Learning’ Tasks for KS3 History is now available (cost is £59 for a site copy licence including photocopy master; orders normally processed in two working days). You can preview every page here.

Carefully structured, ready-made AfL assessment tasks on popular KS3 topics. Each assessment contains:

Targeted AfL support to boost student attainment including:

  • How to answer… sections with focussed writing tips and examples and

  • Personal and peer assessment checklists to make sure students know what they need to do to succeed

Detailed teaching notes for each unit including:

  • What pupils will learn checklists

  • List of historical skills developed
  • Comprehensive level descriptors for each activity.