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Stalin's purges - 20 page lesson pack

Stalin's purges - 20 page lesson pack

This might (!) be my favourite ever lesson!! Students work through background knowledge before taking on the role of a Politburo member investigating a mysterious 1934 murder (Kirov). Students work there was through the (superbly detailed!) 21 pieces of evidence to help them crack the case. Works brilliantly with a dead body on the floor and some crime scene tape/sirens! I hope your students enjoy this activity as much as mine always do!
danguiney
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
Cuban Missile Crisis - activity

Cuban Missile Crisis - activity

Students work their way through the background knowledge before taking a what-would-you-do style quiz. Each question focuses on a different stage in the crisis and students are given three options to choose from. Afterwards students add up their tally and are grouped into brackets to show what kind of President they would have made. My students really enjoy this activity, especially as a starter to the Cuban Missile Crisis - I hope yours do also.
danguiney
KS3 History, Why were Vietcong tactics so successful?

KS3 History, Why were Vietcong tactics so successful?

KS3 History The Cold War, Superpowers, The Vietnam War Fully resources lesson investigating Vietcong tactics and their success Students look at the who the Vietcong were, guerilla warfare and the range of tactics they used: Booby Traps, The Ho Chi Minh Trail and Tunnels alongside their use of Hit and Run tactics. Includes a visual hexagon activity, 16 MQ judgement paragraph and getting students to create their own booby trap. GCSE focus on causation, significance and 16 MQ Exam question 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
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
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
UN and US response to the North's invasion into South Korea

UN and US response to the North's invasion into South Korea

This lesson designed for AQA GCSE History- ‘Conflict and Tension in Asia 1950-1975’ discusses the invasion of North Korea into the South and highlights the action taken by the UN and US. The lesson begins with a starter activity recapping on the reasons for The Korean War, whereby pupils are asked to rank reasons and to fully explain their reasoning. A worksheet is included which explains both UN and US responses to the Northern invasion. Targeted questions are included as well as a discussion/ paired work activity whereby pupils are asked to plan an 8 mark question.
Mrs_Sc
Warsaw Pact formation

Warsaw Pact formation

Lesson on formation of the Warsaw Pact. Who was more to blame for the Cold War? Was Warsaw pact formation a logical step? Requires no textbook - but could be used with one
matt-_
Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - Topic 1 CHECKPOINT/REVIEW - WORKSHEET

Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - Topic 1 CHECKPOINT/REVIEW - WORKSHEET

This Publisher worksheet provides an opportunity for students to review their own progress and reflect upon what they’ve discussed during topic one. This Publisher worksheet follows the information provided in the textbook that accompanies the GCSE course. This Publisher worksheet can be used independently or alongside your own SOW. This Publisher worksheet will take the stress out of planning and make your life easier! Feedback is always welcome. Please review if you do download. Follow @mrmrsroberts (Instagram & Twitter) Enjoy! Mr.Roberts
MrRobertsResources
Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - The Hungarian Uprising 1956 - WORKSHEET

Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - The Hungarian Uprising 1956 - WORKSHEET

This Publisher worksheet focuses on the Hungarian uprising of 1956. The worksheet provides an opportunity for students to; analyse two different sources; to understand the timeline of events before, during and after the uprising; to understand the importance of the uprising on international relations and the ever developing bigger picture. This Publisher worksheet follows the information provided in the textbook that accompanies the GCSE course. This Publisher worksheet can be used independently or alongside your own SOW. This Publisher worksheet will take the stress out of planning and make your life easier! Feedback is always welcome. Please review if you do download. Follow @mrmrsroberts (Instagram & Twitter) Enjoy! Mr.Roberts
MrRobertsResources
Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - The Arms Race - WORKSHEET

Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - The Arms Race - WORKSHEET

This Publisher worksheet focuses on how the arms race increased tensions between the superpowers and furthermore, provides an opportunity to understand the key terminology. This Publisher worksheet follows the information provided in the textbook that accompanies the GCSE course. This Publisher worksheet can be used independently or alongside your own SOW. This Publisher worksheet will take the stress out of planning and make your life easier! Feedback is always welcome. Please review if you do download. Follow @mrmrsroberts (Instagram & Twitter) Enjoy! Mr.Roberts
MrRobertsResources
Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - The Berlin Crisis 1948 - WORKSHEET

Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - The Berlin Crisis 1948 - WORKSHEET

This Publisher worksheet focuses on the series of events that happened in Berlin that helped to increase the tension and strain between the Soviets and America. This provides an opportunity for students to understand how Germany was divided and how the West responded to the Berlin Blockade of 1948. This Publisher worksheet follows the information provided in the textbook that accompanies the GCSE course. This Publisher worksheet can be used independently or alongside your own SOW. This Publisher worksheet will take the stress out of planning and make your life easier! Feedback is always welcome. Please review if you do download. Follow @mrmrsroberts (Instagram & Twitter) Enjoy! Mr.Roberts
MrRobertsResources
Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - Truman Doctrine & The Marshall Plan - WORKSHEET

Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - Truman Doctrine & The Marshall Plan - WORKSHEET

This Publisher worksheet focuses on understanding what the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan were as well as, understanding and analysing the Soviet response. This worksheet attempts to provide an insightful opportunity to address the next stage of development in the Cold War. This Publisher worksheet follows the information provided in the textbook that accompanies the GCSE course. This Publisher worksheet can be used independently or alongside your own SOW. This Publisher worksheet will take the stress out of planning and make your life easier! Feedback is always welcome. Please review if you do download. Follow @mrmrsroberts (Instagram & Twitter) Enjoy! Mr.Roberts
MrRobertsResources
Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - Soviet control of E.Europe 'Salami Tactics' - WORKSHEET

Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - Soviet control of E.Europe 'Salami Tactics' - WORKSHEET

This Publisher worksheet focuses on how the Soviets took control of Easter Europe in the Cold War period. There is also an opportunity to learn about Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain’ speech and the important telegrams which helped to create further division between East and West. This Publisher worksheet follows the information provided in the textbook that accompanies the GCSE course. This Publisher worksheet can be used independently or alongside your own SOW. This Publisher worksheet will take the stress out of planning and make your life easier! Feedback is always welcome. Please review if you do download. Follow @mrmrsroberts (Instagram & Twitter) Enjoy! Mr.Roberts
MrRobertsResources
Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - Tehran,Yalta,Potsdam  - WORKSHEET

Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - Tehran,Yalta,Potsdam - WORKSHEET

This Publisher worksheet focuses on the different conferences at Tehran, Yalta and lastly, Potsdam. It analyses the differences between the conferences and their subsequent significance in the Cold War picture. This Publisher worksheet follows the information provided in the textbook that accompanies the GCSE course. This Publisher worksheet can be used independently or alongside your own SOW. This Publisher worksheet will take the stress out of planning and make your life easier! Feedback is always welcome. Please review if you do download. Follow @mrmrsroberts (Instagram & Twitter) Enjoy! Mr.Roberts
MrRobertsResources
Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - Origins of the Cold War - WORKSHEET

Edexcel GCSE History - Cold War - Topic 1 - Origins of the Cold War - WORKSHEET

This Publisher worksheet focuses on the origins of the Cold War and the specific important terminology that is necessary to understand the Cold War and its origins. This Publisher worksheet follows the information provided in the textbook that accompanies the GCSE course. This Publisher worksheet can be used independently or alongside your own SOW. This Publisher worksheet will take the stress out of planning and make your life easier! Feedback is always welcome. Please review if you do download. Follow @mrmrsroberts (Instagram & Twitter) Enjoy! Mr.Roberts
MrRobertsResources
U.S. History: Vietnam War ~A Video Activity~

U.S. History: Vietnam War ~A Video Activity~

Check out this FREE Vietnam War video worksheet (link included) that is a great warm-up activity- video is approximately 5 minutes long and briefly introduces students to the Vietnam War…Great Supplement to any lesson or lecture on the war! (Answer Key and video link included)
learningisapassion
Vietnam War Song Analysis - Lumineers

Vietnam War Song Analysis - Lumineers

This is aimed at IGCSE or A-Level or IB students studying the Vietnam War. It questions whether the song is pro or anti war and why there could be arguments on both sides. Instructions for teachers and answers are included in the notes section of the PowerPoint. There is a hand out included within the PPT for students. Plus details of where you can differentiate. The questions expect PEEL responses, and there are example answers included to go through with learners.
hayleylou88
The beginning of The Korean War- Lesson 1

The beginning of The Korean War- Lesson 1

This lesson has been designed to teach alongside the ’ Conflict and Tension in Asia ’ 1950-1975 GCSE History course. The lesson is ideal for introducing how Korea became divided into two zones and explores the background of the two leaders. A very useful recap activity at the beginning reminds pupils of the differences between a Communist and Capitalist state and provides discussion as to why America disliked such a system.
Mrs_Sc
A Brief History of NASA - Reading Comprehension Text #GoogleExpeditions

A Brief History of NASA - Reading Comprehension Text #GoogleExpeditions

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text describes in the history of NASA from the Cold War to organizing the first colonies in Mars. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, a matching exercise and a fun crossword . The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, this handout could be used along a #GoogleExpeditions NASA virtual reality trip!
MariaPht