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USA: Why were Sacco and Vanzetti executed? (L20)

USA: Why were Sacco and Vanzetti executed? (L20)

A lesson that looks at the Sacco and Vanzetti case, and gets students to think about what it shows about America in the 1920s, a chance to link to immigration and the red scare. This lesson forms part of a SOW for America 1920 - 1973 Opportunity and Inequality. The lesson comes with a GCSE question with sentence starters for those who need them and challenge tasks throughout to stretch and challenge the top end.

By j_leemosley

What were the experiences of the women and their captors during the Helmsbrechts Death Marches?

What were the experiences of the women and their captors during the Helmsbrechts Death Marches?

In 1945 women prisoners in concentration camps in south-western Poland and southern Germany were forced to walk until they died either from neglect or from acts of violence. The fact that some women actually survived is nothing short of a miracle. The Helmsbrechts Death Marches were, sadly, only one of many such incidents. This source-based activity is designed for NSW students of the K-10 History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Stage 5 Depth Study 6: The Holocaust

By WayneWoods

The Cold War 2R - Was the Yalta Conference a Success? Lesson 2. WHOLE LESSON + Resources

The Cold War 2R - Was the Yalta Conference a Success? Lesson 2. WHOLE LESSON + Resources

This is a whole lesson on the Yalta Conference and looking at how successful it was. It includes key details on how each of the Grand Alliance felt prior to the conference. The key activities are; assessing the aims and concerns of each leader prior to the conference, assessing how 'happy' each leader would be with each others objectives, evaluating the outcomes of the conference, looking at the declaration of liberated Europe and finally explaining how each leader would feel after the conference. I can explain the objectives of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin at the Yalta conference I can identify the outcomes of the Yalta conference. I can evaluate the differences of opinion on the Declaration of Liberated Europe I can explain the differences and similarities between Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill

By kimi2301

The Cold War 2R AQA - Lesson 1. Post WW2 relations +Capitalism VS Communism WHOLE LESSON + Resources

The Cold War 2R AQA - Lesson 1. Post WW2 relations +Capitalism VS Communism WHOLE LESSON + Resources

Whole lesson for AQA 2R- This is the first lesson to start the course. Gives students an understanding of Post WW2 relations + the differences between capitalism and communism. Ask students to assess how significant key war time relations were in laying the foundations of the Cold War. Includes key activities and is teachable from the outset. I can explain what post-WW2 was like. I can identify and describe the key differences between Western capitalist democracies (USA and Britain) and the USSR and communism

By kimi2301

Bloody Sunday and other risings 1905

Bloody Sunday and other risings 1905

A full lesson on Bloody Sunday, with quotes from key figures, lesson tasks galore, and detailed information for you and your students to discuss. This is for A level, and could easily be adapted for GCSE.

By Alexkerr

USA: What explains the rise and fall of the Ku Klux Klan / KKK? (L16)

USA: What explains the rise and fall of the Ku Klux Klan / KKK? (L16)

A lesson that looks at the Ku Klux Klan , and their rise and fall during the 1920s . This lesson forms part of a SOW for AQA America 1920- 1973 Opportunity and Inequality. The lesson includes a GCSE question, with sentence starters for those who need them, as well as challenge tasks to stretch and challenge the top end.

By j_leemosley