*Updated*  The Origins of the Cold War - Revision Resources

*Updated* The Origins of the Cold War - Revision Resources

Updated *Owing to marking the 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Conflict and Tension between East and West, 1945–1972 - The Origins of the Cold War • The end of the Second World War: Yalta and Potsdam Conferences; the division of Germany; contrasting attitudes and ideologies of the USA and the USSR, including the aims of Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt, Attlee and Truman; effect of the dropping of the atom bomb on post-war superpower relations. • The Iron Curtain and the evolution of East-West rivalry: Soviet expansion in East Europe; US policies; the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan, their purpose and Stalin’s reaction; Cominform; Comecon; Yugoslavia; the Berlin Blockade and Airlift.
liam0001
The Space Race - KS3 lesson

The Space Race - KS3 lesson

A fun and engaging lesson that is ideal for KS3 students. This lesson allows students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the following why the space race happened the achievements of both the USA and the USSR Students can form their judgement on who won the space race and produce a creative piece of work which is great for display. This is also the opportunity for students to analyse some historical sources as part of this lesson.
Brooksy1992
End of the Cold War and revision

End of the Cold War and revision

Briefly covers reasons the Cold War came to an end. Then, a ‘round the clock’ style activity in which students have packs covering the following topics: 1 – Communism vs. capitalism 2 – Superpower tensions 3 – The Iron Curtain 4 – The Berlin Blockade and airlift 5 – The Berlin Wall 6 – Tensions between Cuba and US 7 – USSR involvement 8 – Missiles discovered – US respond 9 – Bombs called off 10 –US and USSR détente (decrease of tensions) 11 – Gorbachev’s role 12 – European revolutions (inc. Berlin wall) 8 minutes per information sheet to make notes and use own knowledge to add further detail.
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Try before you buy!

Try before you buy!

We have put together some samples of our work on the Cold War unit, so that you can see for yourself why teachers and students love our lessons!
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The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Fully resourced lesson, with challenging source skills starter, questions throughout, main activity, extension tasks and plenary AfL. Easily printable resources within the ppt. Originally designed for Y9 High Ability. Lesson outcomes which are as follows: To identify the causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962. To describe the events of the ‘thirteen days’. To evaluate the reasons why the Cold War did not turn ‘hot’ in 1962.
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Why did the Cold War begin?

Why did the Cold War begin?

Fully resourced lesson, with challenging starter, main activity, extension tasks throughout and plenary AfL. Easily printable resources within the ppt. Originally designed for Y9 High Ability. Looks at the ideologies of capitalism and communism, and then lesson outcomes which are as follows: To identify why there were tensions between the Allies by 1945. To describe how the USSR gained control of Eastern Europe by 1947. To explain why the Cold War had broken out by 1948.
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Was it right to bomb Hiroshima - BBC Guide - Supporting Worksheet

Was it right to bomb Hiroshima - BBC Guide - Supporting Worksheet

This is a supporting worksheet for the BBC Guide - Was it right to bomb Hiroshima? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zq7yg82 The resource was written for Ks4 as an independent/extension/ enrichment task but could be used at KS3 for more able students. This resource has been written in publisher to an A3 format and can be saved as a pdf for A4 printing.
callum2310
SAMPLE Cold War and Henry VIII Calendar 2018 -Edexcel Paper 2

SAMPLE Cold War and Henry VIII Calendar 2018 -Edexcel Paper 2

This resource can be used to share with students key events in the life of Henry VIII and the Cold War August to December 2018. The PAID version is from August to July 2018-2019 and the variations allow for you to present the dates with or without images and with the Universal Calendar you can use it again and again. The PDFs means you can open the files on almost any system and print from there. Feel free to edit the XLS files put do share credit with myself. Other Calendars will be available shortly and I will be updating my own throughout the year to improve on this further for 2019-2010. All images were free to use.
teacherstevenson
Cold War & Henry VIII Calendar - Edexcel History Paper 2

Cold War & Henry VIII Calendar - Edexcel History Paper 2

This resource can be used to share with students key events in the life of Henry VIII and the Cold War The variations allow for you to present the dates with or without images and with the Universal Calendar you can use it again and again. The PDFs means you can open the files on almost any system and print from there. Feel free to edit the XLS files put do share credit with myself. Other Calendars will be available shortly and I will be updating my own throughout the year to improve on this further for 2019-2010. All images were free to use.
teacherstevenson
SAMPLE Cold War 2018 Calendar OTD

SAMPLE Cold War 2018 Calendar OTD

This resource can be used to share with students key events in the Cold War from August 2018 to November 2018. There is a full version available for purchase. In it the variations allow for you to present the dates with or without images and with the Universal Calendar you can use it again and again. The PDFs means you can open the files on almost any system and print from there. Feel free to edit the XLS files put do share credit with myself. Other Calendars will be available shortly and I will be updating my own throughout the year to improve on this further for 2019-2010. All images were free to use.
teacherstevenson
Cold War Calendars On This Day 2018 (Edexcel)

Cold War Calendars On This Day 2018 (Edexcel)

This resource can be used to share with students key events of the Cold War. The variations allow for you to present the dates with or without images and with the Universal Calendar you can use it again and again. The PDFs means you can open the files on almost any system and print from there. Feel free to edit the XLS files put do share credit with myself. Other Calendars will be available shortly and I will be updating my own throughout the year to improve on this further for 2019-2010. All images were free to use.
teacherstevenson
Stalin's economic policies - 6 page lesson pack

Stalin's economic policies - 6 page lesson pack

During this lesson students work their way through a fantastically precise and detailed set of background notes before completing a 33 piece evidence sort. Students are asked to arrange the evidence firstly into industrial and agricultural, and then into successes and failures. This is a brilliant lesson which suits many learners’ needs and in particular which appeals to high-end learners. I hope your students get as much from this set of activities as mine do. If you watch the short video clip attached you can see some of my students putting this knowledge to good use.
danguiney
Who won the Korean War and Why did the USA enter the Korean War?

Who won the Korean War and Why did the USA enter the Korean War?

This resource explains What caused the Korean War and how the USA and the UNO entered the War. It explains the role played by General Mac Authur and Harry S. Truman.The resource contains photographs and worksheets. The resource traces the origins of the war and discusses who won and how it ended. Made for History IGCSE.
geo_pal2000
KS3 Vietnam War: Why were American tactics so controversial?

KS3 Vietnam War: Why were American tactics so controversial?

KS3 History The Cold War, Superpowers, The Vietnam War Fully resources lesson investigating American tactics and their response to the Vietcong, discussing why they may be controversail Students watch a section of the Search & Destroy mission in Apocalypse Now and look at the who the aims of the US army, creating a success criteria for any US tactic. Students judge the impact of each US tactics (Rolling Thunder, Search and Destroy and Hearts and Minds) on the Vietcong, US troops, Civilians and US public opinion. This will allow students to judge why these tactics were controversial. Includes role play on why Search and Destroy was so tough for US troops alongside videos/images to aid understanding. GCSE skills of causation, judging vs criteria and explaining opinions Links perfectly to 9 1 GCSE History, can serve as an excellent base for development at KS4 All lesson activities and resources included. Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome
MrThorntonTeach
End of the Vietnam War.

End of the Vietnam War.

This is an entire fully resourced scheme of work covering every major aspect which led to the end of the Vietnam War which spans from ‘Vietnamisation’ to ‘The fall of Saigon’. (including reactions at home). All linked to the GCSE History course for Vietnam. All lessons come with differentiated outcomes, example answers & mark schemes, most videos and songs are embedded into the P. P. Presentations with a wide ranging selection of activities and resources which will appeal to pupils of all abilities. A fantastic opportunity to help you develop your own scheme of work on this course. You may need the conflict and home and abroad textbook to support parts of some lessons. Most however do not require a textbook. Save over 40% on these lessons combined! **Free wall display included! ** https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/morlem
morlem
Public Reaction to the Vietnam War.

Public Reaction to the Vietnam War.

This is an entire fully resourced scheme of work covering public reaction to the Vietnam War - All linked to the GCSE History course for Vietnam. All lessons come with differentiated outcomes, example answers & mark schemes, most videos and songs are embedded into the P. P. Presentations with a wide ranging selection of activities and resources which will appeal to pupils of all abilities. A fantastic opportunity to help you develop your own scheme of work on this course. You may need the conflict and home and abroad textbook to support parts of some lessons. Most however do not require a textbook. **Free wall display included! ** https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/morlem
morlem
Key Events of the Vietnam War

Key Events of the Vietnam War

This is an entire fully resourced scheme of work covering every major event of the Vietnam War. Linked with Edexcel GCSE scheme but could be used for KS3! All lessons come with differentiated outcomes, example answers & mark schemes, most videos and songs are embedded into the P. P. Presentations with a wide ranging selection of activities and resources which will appeal to pupils of all abilities. A fantastic opportunity to help you develop your own scheme of work on this course. You may need the conflict and home and abroad textbook to support parts of some lessons. Most however do not require a textbook. Save over 40% on these lessons combined! free wall display included! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/morlem
morlem
Vietnam War Wall Display

Vietnam War Wall Display

A colour coded wall display to help students engage with / understand the complexities and Geography of the Vietnam War. **Included: A3 Map to print off. 16 significant events of the Vietnam War. Each are colour coded: Short term causes Long term causes events of the war Tactics End of the Vietnam War. ** Fantastic for understand GCSE but also KS3 to simplify for younger students. You may require string to link up some of the events to locations. I have included a map but you may wish to purchase your own.
morlem
Korean War mix & match - activity

Korean War mix & match - activity

This activity works really well as a starter to introduce the topic or indeed as a plenary to test student knowledge and understanding. Its very simple. Just print out and laminate the cards and place them upside down. Students have to choose any two and read them aloud. Once they spot a colour-coordinated pair (a question and an answer) they score one point. My students really love the simple activity and it really boosts their precision in historical subject knowledge. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
danguiney
Causes of Cold War - 7 page lesson pack

Causes of Cold War - 7 page lesson pack

In this lesson students read up on background knowledge before assembling a 30 piece hexagonal card sort into a factor-led response. Evidence is very precise and being a hexagonal rather than square card sort students are encouraged to make effective links between the evidence used whilst also being encouraged to prioritise the evidence they find the most compelling. Once the class have formulated their card sort this sets them up extremely well for either a debate or a written piece of work. My students love this lesson and I really hope yours do too!
danguiney
Hiroshima: Was the atomic bomb justified?

Hiroshima: Was the atomic bomb justified?

Pupils will learn the short and long-term effects of Hiroshima through a video and flashcard activity. Pupils will then look at the arguments for and against the atomic bomb. Pupils will then do a silent debate exploring if the atomic bomb was justified before completing an extended piece of writing.
isobel_greenlees
Cold War Exam Revision Pack - 8 topics, 12 pages

Cold War Exam Revision Pack - 8 topics, 12 pages

My exam revision packs are the resources my examination students value the most. I offer essay plans to the most popular questions on topics within the Cold War which give students structure and which teem with precisely supporting material. In this pack the revision notes are focused on the following questions: Who was to blame for the start of the Cold War? What were the causes and consequences of US involvement in the Korean War? Who gained the most out of the Cuban Missile Crisis? Why did the USA get involved in Vietnam? Why did the USA withdraw from Vietnam? What were the similarities and differences between Hungary and Czechoslovakia? Why was the Berlin Wall built in 1961? What was the main reason for the collapse of the Soviet Union? Issuing these notes to students prior to an examination massively boosts their attainment in examinations and I’m very proud to share this resource with you and them. It certainly saves my students a lot of exam stress and has given me excellent results at IGCSE and IB year after year.
danguiney
My Lai - 10 page lesson pack

My Lai - 10 page lesson pack

I designed this lesson to encourage my students to be reflective Historians capable of textured debate. Students divide 39 pieces of evidence (textual and photographic) into columns which suggest the leader of Charlie Company during the My Lai massacre in Vietnam was a war criminal or a scapegoat. The cards are colour-coordinated to allow for differentiation and provide the perfect scaffold for a debate or piece of exended written analysis. This is a hard-hitting lesson which always provokes outstanding levels of historical reasoning and debate but please be aware many of the images and text are graphic in content and should be taught to students with the emotional tools to deal with sensitive issues. Students will learn about the death of Ron Weber, the ‘and babies?’ photograph, Captain Medina’s role, and the ‘black blouse girl’ and much more. My hope in sharing this resource is that more students will learn about and learn from the heartbreaking tragedy which took place in My Lai.
danguiney
JFK Assassination - 18 page lesson pack

JFK Assassination - 18 page lesson pack

This is one of my most detailed resources. Students are given a pack of 15 large information cards offering information as to how and why President Kennedy was assassinated and are encouraged to write their findings on the mystery sheets provided at the end of the pack. This is one of my very best lessons and has been designed to encourage students to think, question, collaborate and take risks. During this lesson students will explore the possibility that there was more to JFK’s death than the lone gunman theory and will offer alternatives using precisely selected evidence. I really look forward to delivering this lesson each year and who knows, if President Trump releases the remaining JFK files the mystery could widen! I really hope you enjoy teaching this topic and that you find it gets your students truly acting as young Historians should.
danguiney
Stalin's Russia Entire Course Notes - 36 pages

Stalin's Russia Entire Course Notes - 36 pages

This 36-page pack is the incredibly detailed and complete set of notes I have written for my students. It is basically an entire course on Stalin’s Russia in one pack! Suitable for 16+ including GCSE, AP, A Level, and IB students. Notes are broken down into the following sections: How did Stalin come to power by 1928? How successful were Stalin’s economic policies? How did Stalin control the Soviet Union through purges? How did Stalin control the Soviet Union through the cult of personality? *What was the impact of the Second World War on the Soviet Union? I am confident you will love this resource because there is nothing on the Internet which I have found which offers the same level of breadth and detail on this topic. Your students will find the notes supremely useful and they will help them achieve examination success.
danguiney
Cold War Top Trumps Game - 111 cards

Cold War Top Trumps Game - 111 cards

Teeming with precise and carefully selected evidence my students love playing this game to boost subject knowledge. There are 111 cards (which work best when cut out and laminated) including all the figures you would expect such as JFK, Khruschev, and Gorbachev etc but also less well known characters from the period such as Laika (Russian Space Dog or ‘Woofnik’), Phan Kim Thi Phuc (the Vietnamese girl in the infamous napalm photo), Bobby Fischer (US chess champion) and many more besides. On each card there is a key date/event for that person, a precise statistic, and a quotation. There is also a ‘bonus’ question for students to research independently. Students simply call out a category and the person with the highest card ‘trumps’ the other, winning their card. The objective is to strip your opponent of their cards to win the game. This is a resource I am very proud of and which has received many accolades from students and lesson observations alike. It works well as a stand alone activity to really boost your students subject knowledge and equally it can be used as a starter or plenary to any Cold War lesson. I hope your students get as much out of this resource as mine have done over the years!
danguiney
Stalin's Russia Top Trumps Game - 61 cards

Stalin's Russia Top Trumps Game - 61 cards

Teeming with precise and carefully selected evidence my students love playing this game to boost subject knowledge. There are sixty one cards (which work best when cut out and laminated) and they are colour coordinated into categories: rise to power, purges, WWII, industry/agriculture, and culture. These cards include all the main figures you would expect such as young Stalin, Trotsky, Beria and so on but also some lesser known figures such as Maria Yudina (Stalin’s favourite musician), Vasily Blokhin (notorious WWII executor), and Mikhail Gelovani (actor who played Stalin 13 times in various Soviet movies). On each card there is a key date/event for that person, two precise statistics, and a quotation. Students simply call out a category and the person with the highest card ‘trumps’ the other, winning their card. The objective is to strip your opponent of their cards to win the game. This is a resource I am very proud of and which has received many accolades from students and lesson observations alike and which will really boost your students’ subject knowledge of Stalin’s Russia. This activity works really well as a stand-alone activity, revision tool, or starter/plenary to any lesson on Stalin’s Russia. I hope you enjoy it as much as my students do!
danguiney