TES collection Modern World History
Modern World History GCSE collection
Causes of WWI
- This activity works well as a summary and/or assessment following a piece of work on the causes of the First World War. There is an example of a completed cause web, as well as a blank version, and a part-completed version that can be copied.
Germany 1918 - 1939
Road to WWII
- Varied tasks that introduce students to the reasons for appeasement and the impact of appeasement on Hitler’s foreign policy. Easily adaptable, and teacher notes included.
- Lengthy task for higher ability students about Hitler’s takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1938. Involves students having to complete series of tasks in order to ‘earn’ the next set of notes.
Russia / USSR 1914-41
- Full resources with teachers notes for teaching Lenin and Stalin’s Government. First activity in Stalin pack is adapted for GCSE from an A-level Thinking History activity.
- This simulation is designed to teach students all about the strengths, weaknesses, successes and failures of Tsarist Russia on the eve of World War One.
- Powepoint looking at exam skills. Includes some picture reveal slides - students write 3 questions each and then pick on somebody to answer correctly and reveal a square. Good revision.
- A Powerpoint and bingo game based on the Russian Revolution.
USA after 1945
The Cold War
- Active role play where pupils take on role of the secret services of Russia, USA and Britain at Yalta.
Britain 1905 - 1986
- Straightforward matching exercise - matching events that occurred post bloody sunday with the significance of those events.
- Lesson plans and source documents. Research the evidence for the conflict. Create the courtroom drama in the class as individuals argue for and against the actions of those fighting in the conflict.
- Were there freedom fighters in the Northern Ireland conflict? Discover some of the individuals who fought for their beliefs and decide whether the roles they played could be justified.
- Worksheet looking at the impact of women’s war work on their campaign for the vote.
- Hold mock elections excluding girls and review the campaigns used by women to secure their vote.
- Why was the Act passed? What did it say?