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Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh

A pictorial PowerPoint presentation about the life and significance of Ho Chi Minh with regards to the history of twentieth century Vietnam.

By gilberto

Why was the Battle of Khe Sanh so important?

Why was the Battle of Khe Sanh so important?

Considered to be the most significant U.S. battle during the Vietnam War, the Battle of Khe Sanh was carefully planned and executed by the U.S. Army against the Army of North Vietnam. However, the U.S. understood that their position in Khe Sanh was not sustainable and they feared that the area would be their Dien Bien Phu. this prompted a strategic withdrawal. This source-based task is designed for NSW students of the Modern History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Higher School Certificate course Peace and Conflict Option A: Conflict in Indochina

By WayneWoods

How important was General Vo Nguyen Giap in leading North Vietnamese forces?

How important was General Vo Nguyen Giap in leading North Vietnamese forces?

General Vo Nguyen Giap was a talented military leader. He organised the Viet Minh and North Vietnamese Armies into effective fighting forces, he ensured that the Ho Chi Minh Trail was maintained and reinforced, he understood the effectiveness of guerrilla warfare, he planned the Tet Offensive and used French and U.S. weaknesses against them. This source-based activity is designed for students of the NSW Modern History Syllabus. Higher School Certificate course Peace and Conflict Option A: Conflict in Indochina

By WayneWoods

The Peace Movement: from the Cold War to the present

The Peace Movement: from the Cold War to the present

Lesson 7 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. Students learn about the peace movement from the Cold War until today, and reflect on its successes, failures, and relevance. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to Citizenship, History, and Government & Politics, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

War Game: a Cuban Missile Crisis decision-making role-play

War Game: a Cuban Missile Crisis decision-making role-play

Lesson 6 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. Fire your nuclear missiles? Relocate them? Disarm them? Do nothing? A strategic decision-making activity in which students role-play leaders of key countries during the Cuban Missile Crisis, determining what they would have done in response to the rapidly changing situation. Plenary: discussion of the most effective resolutions to a crisis like this. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to History, Citizenship, Government & Politics, English, and Drama, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Nuclear Bunkers: during the Cold  War, and today

Nuclear Bunkers: during the Cold War, and today

Lesson 5 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. Following on from the lesson on Civil Defence, this lesson gives students an insight into the history of nuclear bunkers, and gets them to decide in small groups what items they would prioritise in a nuclear bunker to help them survive a nuclear attack. They can then create some of these items, and/or role-play being in the bunker. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to Citizenship, History, Art & Design, and Drama, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Civil Defence: during the Cold War, and today

Civil Defence: during the Cold War, and today

Lesson 4 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. This lesson enables students to learn about civil defence during the Cold War, through examining a range of historic sources, including a documentary film clip. Students can then apply their new knowledge when they create their own civil defence guide, for what to do in a contemporary disaster (nuclear or other). The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of Citizenship, History, English, and Government & Politics, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Codemakers and Codebreakers: then and now

Codemakers and Codebreakers: then and now

Lesson 3 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. This lesson enables students to discover the history of secret code-making and breaking, and its significance at the time of historic events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis. They learn how codes can be made and broken, and then create their own in small groups and attempt to break each others'. The lesson also gives the opportunity to explore relevant ethical dilemmas, by getting students to debate questions around secrecy, privacy, intelligence-gathering in the context of the world today. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of History, Citizenship, Government & Politics, Maths, Computing, and Religious Education, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Propaganda during the Cold War

Propaganda during the Cold War

Lesson 2 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. The lesson gets students to examine pieces of propaganda used before and after the Cuban Missile Crisis. Using critical enquiry, students will then develop an understanding of how propaganda can be used today, and analyse its effects. The lesson plan includes differentiation and extension suggestions. The lesson is relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of History, Citizenship, Government & Politics, and English, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Cuban Missile Crisis timeline

Cuban Missile Crisis timeline

Lesson 1 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. The lesson enables students to learn the chronology of the Cuban Missile Crisis - situating it in the context of the Cold War - by getting them to piece together the timeline in small groups. Students discuss which events were particularly significant, and could also present their timelines to the class, thus developing their critical-thinking and spoken language skills. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of History, Citizenship, Government & Politics, and English, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To view and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, and the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

A Twitter View of History

A Twitter View of History

Presentation designed for potential use as a starter or a plenary activity in KS2/3 History. There is also the potential to be used as providing meaningful work for a “cover” lesson. Students are presented with a “tweet” from the end of a significant year in world history and asked to use historical skill and knowledge to identify the year. The whole presentation contains 21 challenges and 45 slides with hyperlinks embedded throughout.

By 20JET12