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Teacher Training Webinar – Spanish Armada: Historic environment for AQA GCSE (9-1) History (2020 exams)

This course is run in conjunction with Hodder Eduction and the National Maritime Museum. For more information and to book, please see their website.

Deliver lessons on the 2020 historic environment site ‘Spanish Armada’ with complete confidence by joining our virtual tour of the Tudor and Stuart Seafaring Gallery at the National Maritime Museum.

A ‘must’ for everyone following the Elizabethan England British depth study for AQA GCSE History, this 90-minute after-school webinar will:

  • Cover the essential content, concepts and themes that students need to understand about ‘The defeat of the Spanish Armada in the English Channel, July/August 1588’

  • Explore teaching techniques and question approaches for exam success in Paper 2, Section B

  • Help you bring the historic environment to life through a 360° virtual tour of the Tudor and Stuart Seafaring Gallery – which you can access for 6 months after the webinar and replay to students as many times as you like

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3.30pm – Introductions and sound checks

3.35pm – Content and Questions: Part 1

  • Getting to grips with the details: chronology and personalities

  • Aspects examined: a fun activity to make Armada easier

  • Links to second-order concepts and question approaches

4.15pm – Activity break: How did England defeat the Spanish Armada?

4.25pm – Content and Questions: Part 2

  • Suggested strategies to deepen understanding

  • 360° virtual visit to the Tudor and Stuart Seafaring Gallery at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

  • Resources, review and reflect

4.45pm – Questions and closing comments

5.00pm– Webinar ends