History Resource Cupboard – lessons and resources for schools

History Resource Cupboard - lessons and resources for schools

Elizabethan England 1568-1603 for AQA 9-1 GCSE

Teach motivating GSCE lessons that will help raise attainment for the AQA 9-1 Early Elizabethan England British Depth Study, and save yourself hours of planning time.

Your GCSE students will be engaged throughout these enquiry-led lessons which chart life during the reign of Elizabeth I. You will cover the required content and teach the skills necessary for success.

Built around court politics, religion and culture in the Elizabethan era, they work towards engaging end tasks such as writing to historians, suggesting improvements to website and creating interesting diagrams.

Experienced history teachers have put together the compelling lessons and accompanying comprehensive resources. They have all been tried and tested in our own classrooms.

Downloading the Lesson Saver Package gives you the course in its entirety – replacing the need for a textbook. Lessons can be taught as they are, or are flexible enough to be adapted to your own class’ needs.

Keep your students’ interest throughout and give them the best chance of success.

Elizabeth I

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  • 18 Key enquiries
  • Written to AQA 9-1 2016 GCSE Specification
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  • Guides students through all assessment criteria
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The use of the personal story is a powerful tool which brings history to life and makes students care about the past. In the Early Elizabethan unit you hear from real people.

You will look at young Elizabeth and work out if her troubled early years created her ‘ruling’ personality?

Inevitably you will meet Elizabeth’s cousin Mary Queen of Scots and work out how much of a threat she posed, and ultimately, why she was executed?

When focusing on Elizabeth’s problems you ask Why did the Earls of Westmorland and Northumberland revolt in 1569?

Using a particular place is also motivating to students as it makes history real.

What better place is there to spend a day than in the National Portrait Gallery? To deal with those two larger than life explorer types, Drake and Raleigh, your students have to decide which one will survive a gallery re-hang?

You will also venture around London as a visitor to the city with a keen eye on its culture and Elizabethan cultural change.

Venturing further afield your students will assess why the attempts to colonise Virginia failed?

This course covers all key content in the specification in an interesting and engaging way. It guides the students through all of the assessment criteria without making all of the lessons into a ‘death by exam question’ situation.

The Course Guide has more advice on how to get the best out of this AQA British Depth Study and how to use it to inspire your classes and raise attainment.

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