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Crime and Punishment for Edexcel 9-1 GCSE

Teach motivating GSCE lessons that will help raise attainment for the Edexcel 9-1  Crime and Punishment thematic study – and save yourself hours of planning time.

Your GCSE students will be inspired, engaged and challenged throughout these enquiry-led lessons which analyse and evaluate continuities and changes in crime, punishment and crime prevention over the last thousand years. You will cover the required content and teach the skills necessary for success.

Experienced history teachers have put together the compelling lessons and accompanying comprehensive resources. Built around individual people and interesting events from the history of crime and punishment, they have all been tried and tested in our own classrooms.

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The use of the personal story is a powerful tool which helps brings history to life and makes students care about the past. In the Edexcel Crime and Punishment course we hear from the famous, the infamous and the not-so-famous.

In the Saxon enquiry your students meet Cedric, a 7th Century peasant who has committed a crime. Can your class predict his punishment?

Moving on the  later Middle Ages, your students use the story of murderer Roger Ryet to find out about the changes to the justice system.

To find out why monarchs were so worried about crimes in the Early Modern Period – your class will meet and hear from four different so-called criminals who will talk through their crimes.

To investigate whether any one bothered to enforce the law in the Industrial Period, you will be introduced to the Thief Taker Jonathan Wild.

Can your student’s work out when, between 1700 – 1900, would have been the best time for onion thief John Walker to go to prison?

The fascinating / evil case of Colin Pitchfork and the first use of DNA is the vehicle used to teach changes to the police in the 20th Century.

Using a particular place is also motivating to students as it makes history more real. Whether using the village of Manningtree to learn about the so called 17th Century witch-craze, or the street opposite St Paul’s Cathedral in the 1770s, your students will see that events in the past happened in real locations. When looking at 20th century punishments we start in a Croydon warehouse and look at the tragic case of Derek Bentley.

The Course Guide has more advice on how to get the best out of this Edexcel unit and how to use it to catch the curiosity of your students in order to accelerate their learning.

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