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The Home Front, 1939 -1945

The Home Front, 1939 -1945

These outstanding resources have been designed to help students studying the Home Front during the Second World War. They are suitable for the full range of ability and should take between 9 to 10 hours of curriculum time to complete. Each lesson comes with a fully editable worksheet and PowerPoint, which includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, information slides, historical sources, tasks, activities, links to video clips, thinking skills and active learning exercises. These resources have been repeatedly tested on the front line in the classroom and have been improved based upon best practice over 26 years. For more information, please click on each resource. You can purchase them individually, but by buying them as a bundle you will have over 29%.
Roy_Huggins
AQA GCSE History:Conflict & Tension: Lesson 2 - Hitler's Early Actions

AQA GCSE History:Conflict & Tension: Lesson 2 - Hitler's Early Actions

Second(can be made into 2) lesson of this topic, looking at the early actions Hitler took in his foreign policy. After a quick recap on Hitler’s aims, the lesson is presented as a series of tasks (6 in total) which look at Hitler’s actions from leaving the League of Nations, through to the remilitarisation of the Rhineland. I use this lesson as an independent one for pupils - they are informed of the tasks and then have a set amount of time to complete each one before a new one is put onto the board. There are also consolidation information slides and a video link to aid understanding. This lesson could also be printed out and set as a project for pupils to complete as each task leads into the next. Sheet for task 4 is attached Lesson makes use of the old GCSE AQA textbook - AQA GCSE History B International Relations: Conflict and Peace in the 20th Century. However, if this is not accessible, tasks can be adapted to fit other textbooks.
Bigfoz
AQA GCSE History:Conflict & Tension: Lesson 1 - Hitler's Foreign Policy

AQA GCSE History:Conflict & Tension: Lesson 1 - Hitler's Foreign Policy

First lesson of the foreign policy topic. Lesson begins by recapping on the last topic and making links between the crises in Manchuria/Abyssinia and Hitler’s aims. There is a revision task homework here if needed. Pupils are then introduced to Hitler’s 3 main aims in foreign policy and what this will include. Class are encouraged to think about how each of these aims will increase tensions/ bring a war closer. They then complete some map work to show the extent of Hitler’s aims (this can be linked to previous knowledge and maps on the terms of the ToV. Lesson finishes with a comprehension task which examines Hitler’s first actions - the issue of Germany and disarmament. Map is printable from the ppt and can be adapted easily. Lesson makes use of the old GCSE AQA textbook - AQA GCSE History B International Relations: Conflict and Peace in the 20th Century
Bigfoz
Britain 1930-1953: Depression, War and Recovery

Britain 1930-1953: Depression, War and Recovery

This is a resource pack for the new WJECs unit 1 Britain 1930-1953 DWR course. This resource pack includes all the lessons for topic 2; life in the depression. Included are a range of activities, exam technique and practice questions and revision material.
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Cold War Overview - What is the Cold War? A Brief History - Supporting Worksheet

Cold War Overview - What is the Cold War? A Brief History - Supporting Worksheet

Cold War Overview - What is the Cold War? A Brief History - Supporting Worksheet This resource was written for KS4 students studying the Cold War however this can also be used in KS3 for more able students. This worksheet is perfect for giving a general overview of the Cold War and giving a lot of information in a short space of time. This resource has been written in publisher to an A3 format and can be saved as a pdf for A4 printing.
callum2310
What were the causes of the Cold War? 7-page lesson pack

What were the causes of the 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
History - Weimar and Nazi Germany GCSE Revision PowerPoint 9-1

History - Weimar and Nazi Germany GCSE Revision PowerPoint 9-1

This revision PowerPoint summarises the whole of the Weimar and Nazi Germany section for the new Edexcel 9-1 History GCSE. It encapsulates all the information and statistics needed for the GCSE A perfect summary guide for students at home in a line-by-line revealing PowerPoint style to test students as they move through the course. In addition to this, there is an exam technique section, teaching the timings and technique needed to answer the questions in the 80 minute exam All of this for a price less than a textbook
benmarshall22102
Germany 1919-45 Revision Flash Cards (200+ cards)

Germany 1919-45 Revision Flash Cards (200+ cards)

Over 200 revision flash cards based on key people and events from Weimar and Nazi Germany. Simply print, cut out, and fold. These took me forever to create but they are my number one ‘go to’ revision tool for my exam classes and have had wholly positive feedback. Also works extremely well as an end of unit activity whereby students can use the cards to create a visual mind-map / layout of the course. Give them to your students before exams to ensure their subject knowledge is spot on!
danguiney
Was Truman right to drop the atomic bombs? 15-page lesson pack

Was Truman right to drop the atomic bombs? 15-page lesson pack

Students are given character cards, some pro and some anti dropping the bomb ranging from Einstein and Churchill to Hirihito and Stalin. In groups each side then works through 36 cards which are teeming with precisely selected historical detail, some of which support the dropping of the A-bomb and some of which argue against it. This activity prepares students exceptionally well for a debate about one of the most keenly argued historical topics - the dropping of the atomic bombs - and can also be used to help students structure an extended written response to this question. The cards are colour coded for students who require additional differentiation. This is one of my best lessons year on year and I hope it gets your students talking, evaluating, and arguing - especially in this nuclear world which we live in today.
danguiney
Was the fall of Singapore the fault of General Percival? 8-page lesson pack

Was the fall of Singapore the fault of General Percival? 8-page lesson pack

In this lesson students read background information on the fall of Singapore in the Second World War before completing an extremely detailed card sort activity (26 cards) to help them decide on the key reasons Yamashita’s Japanese army defeated that of Percival. The card sort itself is incredibly detailed and was drawn up during my time working and researching in Singapore and has been broken down into colour coordinated factors (Percival’s mistakes, Japanese strengths, British high command decisions, technological shortcomings, and issues with British troops) to promote a structured and factor-led student approach. This activity helps students scaffold historical responses and prepares them well for extended written analysis in a follow up piece of work. It is one of my favourite lessons and I hope your students enjoy it just as much as mine do.
danguiney
Stalin's Russia Entire Course Notes (1924-53) - 36 pages

Stalin's Russia Entire Course Notes (1924-53) - 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
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
Weimar & Nazi Germany Entire Course Notes (1919-39) - 52 pages

Weimar & Nazi Germany Entire Course Notes (1919-39) - 52 pages

This 52-page pack is the incredibly detailed and complete set of notes I have written for my students. It is basically an entire course on Weimar and Nazi Germany in one pack! Suitable for 16+ including GCSE, AP, A Level, and IB students. Notes are broken down into the following sections: What problems did the Weimar Republic face between 1919-23? How did the Weimar Republic recover between 1923-29? Why did the Weimar Republic collapse between 1929-33? How did Hitler consolidate his power between the years 1933-34? Through what methods did Hitler control Germany? Who benefitted from the Nazi state? How did the Nazis control the economy? Who supported and who opposed the Nazi state? What was the Holocaust? 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
Weimar & Nazi Germany Top Trumps Game (132 cards)

Weimar & Nazi Germany Top Trumps Game (132 cards)

Teeming with precise and carefully selected evidence my students love playing this game to boost subject knowledge. There are one hundred & thirty two cards (which work best when cut out and laminated) including figures such as the only Jewish representative of the German Olympic squad Helene (Meyer) and Hitler’s British wartime dog (Little Fox), as well as more obvious characters such as Vienna-period Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler etc. 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 beats 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. Click on the video link to watch this resource in action.
danguiney
Spanish Civil War Dominoes

Spanish Civil War Dominoes

My students love playing this to introduce or recap subject knowledge. Simply cut out and laminate the forty-two dominoes and ask students to match the question up with the correct answer. I hope your students enjoy the activity as much as mine do. Works really well as a starter, plenary or stand-alone activity.
danguiney
The move to Global War - IB Paper 1 Full Course Notes - 39 Pages

The move to Global War - IB Paper 1 Full Course Notes - 39 Pages

This thirty-nine-page pack is the incredibly detailed and complete set of notes I have written for my students. It is basically an entire course on the I.B. Paper 1 Move to Global War in one pack! Notes are broken down into the following sections: How can we explain Japanese expansion in the move to Global War? How did Japan move to Global War? How did Italy fit into inter-war European geopolitics? Why was the international response to the Abyssinian Crisis so weak? How and why did German foreign policy develop? 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
War and the development of Penicillin

War and the development of Penicillin

Used as a lesson in the Public Health and the People thematic British Medicine study at KS4. Gives specific detailed knowledge of how war involving Britain and the US led to developments in the use of penicillin with key exam criteria, deconstructed models and an exam style question. The activities encourage students to write a sharply-focussed response that shows detailed knowledge of Britain’s role in the development of penicillin showing the complexities of change and the relationship between cause and consequence. The challenge tasks encourage pupils to think about revision strategies and the effect of Nazi persecution on Jewish scientists and its wider consequences. Made during a drive on engaging and challenging lessons in History.
johnleehough
The Holocaust 1933-1945

The Holocaust 1933-1945

The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. This resource Bundle looks at the stages in the persecution and eventual extermination of the Jews of Nazi Germany and Europe between 1933 and 1945. The resource is intended for GCSE Students studying Nazi Germany but could be adapted to teach the topic to KS3 Students. The Bundle has 4 parts, enabling students to build a picture of how the persecution, terrorisation, isolation and finally murder of the Jews occurred in gradual stages. Each part has a PowerPoint presentation to guide students through the topic, with use made of a number of Video Clips from Schindler’s List and also witness statements. Each topic also has a number of student activities, many of which incorporate the use of Primary and Secondary sources to enable analysis and to see different view points. The first topic examines why the Nazi’s were anti-semitic and how they introduced laws to isolate the Jews Socially, Economically and Politically. The Second Topic looks at Kristallnacht and how violence against Jews increased after 1938. The Third Topic looks at how with outbreak of WWII European Jews were physically isolated in Ghettos. Finally the Final Solution is examined and the overall impact on the Jews of Europe.
COOK94
The Final Solution

The Final Solution

This resource guides students, studying GCSE Nazi Germany, through the Final Solution to the Nazi’s ‘Jewish Problem’ from 1942 - 1945. The resource uses a powerpoint presentation to guide students through escalating violence towards Jews in Nazi Germany, the reasons for the final solution, the implementation of it and the post 1945 impact on the Jews of Europe. The resource also provides a worksheet with various primary, secondary, map and photographic resources to enable students to analyse different views of the final solution.
COOK94
AQA History: British Empire AS/A2 Guide

AQA History: British Empire AS/A2 Guide

REVISION GUIDE Contains in depth detail of all information about AS and A2 Separates the different values of the British Empire Attitudes Countries Eastern Western Middle-East Africa India Colonial Leaders
05MC05
T2: SOUTH AFRICA 1948 - 94 APARTHEID TO RAINBOW NATION

T2: SOUTH AFRICA 1948 - 94 APARTHEID TO RAINBOW NATION

This six page document contains very concise notes on all you need to know you Theme 2: South Africa 1948- 1994 apartheid to rainbow nation. This document can also be used in conjunction with other history modules that studies South Africa.
onderk
T1: SOUTH AFRICA 1948 - 94 APARTHEID TO RAINBOW NATION

T1: SOUTH AFRICA 1948 - 94 APARTHEID TO RAINBOW NATION

This six page document contains very concise notes on all you need to know you Theme 1: South Africa 1948- 1994 apartheid to rainbow nation. This document can also be used in conjunction with other history modules that studies South Africa.
onderk
Key British Legislation (1918-79)

Key British Legislation (1918-79)

This contains a list of all the key political, economic and social pieces of legislation passed by British governments between 1918 and 1979, including details of the provisions and the governments that oversaw them. ***Great for A Level History courses focused on 20th century Britain. ***
i148
History & The World Cup 2018

History & The World Cup 2018

These resources aim to explore change and continuity through the lenses of the World Cup! An engaging resource that balances fun and learning! The Power Point covers the terms; change & continuity and there are several worksheets to engage the pupils on the World Cup.
JosephMukuka
Sample Pages For Sausages For Tea WW2 Play Script

Sample Pages For Sausages For Tea WW2 Play Script

A short extract from the mini play Sausages For Tea, which tells the story of one family’s experience of a WW2 air raid in a fictional town during 1940s Britain. The play mixes fact and fiction, allowing young performers to gain some appreciation of what life was like on the Home Front for children in Britain during World War Two. The play is short and, with a small cast, it is ideal for performances in assemblies and on topic days. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ww2-mini-play-for-ks2-ks3-11373895 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Hitler + Nazi Rise To Power

Hitler + Nazi Rise To Power

An hour long, fully resourced KS3 / KS4 lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying tasks all about Hitler’s rise to power. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.
History_Geek
Edexcel Cold War GCSE 7x Revision Activities

Edexcel Cold War GCSE 7x Revision Activities

Selection of activities that can be used as starters/revision tasks/homework tasks to reinforce key events and dates in students memories. Tasks include: Match the event to the description Gap Fill Timeline Suggestion: Print activities on different coloured paper and give students all 7, then each lesson ask them to choose one as a starter to reinforce memory and knowledge. OR Use as a revision tool for upcoming Cold War exam.
grace-fagan
KS3 History, Should America go to war in Vietnam?

KS3 History, Should America go to war in Vietnam?

KS3 History The Cold War, Superpowers, The Vietnam War Fully resources lesson investigating the whether America should go to war in Vietnam in 1964 Students look at the situation in Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh and the growth of the Vietminh from 1939 to 63, looking at the increasing US invovelment. They then have to act at President Johnsons adivisors to make a judgement on whether he should go to war after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 1964. In this judgement students weigh up evidence including DIems rule, the Domino Theory, Containment and the arguments against intervention GCSE focus on causation, chronology, significance and second order concepts like communism/capitalism 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
KS3 History, What was the Cold War?

KS3 History, What was the Cold War?

KS3 History The Cold War, Superpowers, The Vietnam War Fully resources lesson investigating the Cold War, looking at a definition, causes and communism vs capitalism with a final focus on how this led to the Vietnam War (The topic Students look/experience differences of communism and capitalism, create an ‘Cold War Sundae’ to look at the causal layers and should have clear grasp of the concept. GCSE focus on causation and second order concepts like communism/capitalism 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
WWII Allies and Axis Matching Card Game

WWII Allies and Axis Matching Card Game

Designed for Year 5/6. In order to match the clues to the countries, children must read the maps and use their knowledge of geography. Generates great discussions and makes a change from the usual colouring in page! I do not own the rights to the maps. If you find a better or clearer one, let me know!
Sparrow78
Exploring WW2 Through Drama

Exploring WW2 Through Drama

A short scheme, suitable for KS2 and KS3, that uses drama to explore elements of WW2. It covers issues facing children at home and as evacuees during the Second World War and provides lots of opportunities for discussion, interaction, and the sharing of information. The scheme is presented as one long unit but can easily be divided into separate lessons or bitesize pieces for the classroom. Drama methods include freezes, role play, improvisation, hotseating, mime and writing in role. The unit is brilliant as a springboard for further WW2 work, or to further reinforce WW2 topic work. If you liked this resource and found it useful, please spare a moment of your valuable time to leave a positive review. Thanks everso!
AliJC
KS3 WW2 bundle

KS3 WW2 bundle

This unit of work has been created to embed and develop skills required at KS4 within KS3 written responses. Skills developed include source work (Interpretations and sources) as well as narrative account, consequences, and PEEL paragraphs. Bundle includes lessons about: D-Day Defeat of France Hitler’s defeat Invasion of Poland Operation Barbarossa Pearl Harbour The Blitz WW2 Dictators
ellie_ryl