1. Resources Home
  2. Primary
  3. History
  4. Historical skills and investigation
Edexcel GCSE History - Superpower Relations and the Cold War, Topic 2:  Cold War Crises, 1958-1970

Edexcel GCSE History - Superpower Relations and the Cold War, Topic 2: Cold War Crises, 1958-1970

Edexcel GCSE History: Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1941-1991 Topic 2: Cold War Crises, 1958-1970 Lesson 1: The Berlin Crisis, 1961 - The refugee problem in Berlin - Khrushchev’s Berlin ultimatum (1958) - The summit meetings of 1959–61. - The construction of the Berlin Wall, 1961. - The Impact of the construction of the Berlin Wall on US-Soviet relations. - Kennedy’s visit to Berlin in 1963. Lesson 2: The Crisis Over Cuba, 1962 - Soviet relations with Cuba, the Cuban Revolution and the refusal of the USA to recognise Castro’s government. - The significance of the Bay of Pigs incident. - The events of the Cuban Missile Crisis. - The consequences of the Cuban Missile Crisis: the ‘hotline’, the Limited Test Ban Treaty 1963; the Outer Space Treaty 1967; and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 1968. Lesson 3: The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968 - Opposition in Czechoslovakia to Soviet control: the Prague Spring. - The Brezhnev Doctrine and the re-establishment of Soviet control in Czechoslovakia. - International reaction to Soviet measures in Czechoslovakia. Activities, exam questions and hyperlinked videos are included throughout the lessons.
MrTHistory
Edexcel GCSE Superpower Relations & Cold War, Topic 2: CW Crises - L3: Soviet Invasion Czech, 1968

Edexcel GCSE Superpower Relations & Cold War, Topic 2: CW Crises - L3: Soviet Invasion Czech, 1968

Edexcel Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1941-91 - Topic 2: Cold War Crises, 1958-1970 - Lesson 3: The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968 This is the third of the three lessons in this topic, focusing on... - Opposition in Czechoslovakia to Soviet control: the Prague Spring. - The Brezhnev Doctrine and the re-establishment of Soviet control in Czechoslovakia. - International reaction to Soviet measures in Czechoslovakia. Hyperlinked videos, activities and exam questions are also included.
MrTHistory
Edexcel GCSE Superpower Relations & Cold War, Topic 2: Cold War Crises - L2: Crisis Over Cuba, 1962

Edexcel GCSE Superpower Relations & Cold War, Topic 2: Cold War Crises - L2: Crisis Over Cuba, 1962

Edexcel Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1941-91 - Topic 2: Cold War Crises, 1958-1970 - Lesson 2: The Crisis Over Cuba, 1962 This is the second of the three lessons in this topic, focusing on... - Soviet relations with Cuba, the Cuban Revolution and the refusal of the USA to recognise Castro’s government. - The significance of the Bay of Pigs incident. - The events of the Cuban Missile Crisis. - The consequences of the Cuban Missile Crisis: the ‘hotline’, the Limited Test Ban Treaty 1963; the Outer Space Treaty 1967; and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 1968. Hyperlinked videos, activities and exam questions are also included.
MrTHistory
Edexcel GCSE Superpower Relations & Cold War, Topic 2: Cold War Crises - L1: The Berlin Crisis, 1961

Edexcel GCSE Superpower Relations & Cold War, Topic 2: Cold War Crises - L1: The Berlin Crisis, 1961

Edexcel Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1941-91 - Topic 2: Cold War Crises, 1958-1970 - Lesson 1: The Berlin Crisis, 1961 This is the first of the three lessons in this topic, focusing on... - The refugee problem in Berlin - Khrushchev’s Berlin ultimatum (1958) - The summit meetings of 1959–61. - The construction of the Berlin Wall, 1961. - The Impact of the construction of the Berlin Wall on US-Soviet relations. - Kennedy’s visit to Berlin in 1963. Hyperlinked videos, activities and exam questions are also included.
MrTHistory
50 Primary Sources: Henry VIII and the English Reformation

50 Primary Sources: Henry VIII and the English Reformation

Tired of spending hours searching for primary sources to use in your lessons? The 50 Primary Sources series might be just what you are looking for! A collection of over 50 primary sources covering the reign of Henry VIII, focusing on the English Church and the break with Rome. Each source has been rendered into modern English, ready for you to use. The sources are a fantastic resource at any level, and have been designed so that they can even be used with the AQA AS Level History 7041: Religious Conflict and the Church in England.
LittlePlatoons
World War One: Life in the Trenches

World War One: Life in the Trenches

Complete lesson on what life was like for soldiers in the trenches during World War One. This lesson is full of differentiated activities. Focuses include... - Starter and plenary activities and class discussion - contextual information and hyperlinked videos - a number of detailed activities, building student understanding through focusing on what trenches were like and the experiences of those that fought there.
MrTHistory
World War One: Conscientious Objectors

World War One: Conscientious Objectors

Complete lesson on conscientious objectors. Focuses include... - Source analysis activities throughout the lesson - Contextual information - chances for reading, recording and discussion - Hyperlinked documentary and differentiated question sheets for students to answer as they watch - Plenary activity and Homework
MrTHistory
Edexcel GCSE Crime & Punishment, Topic 2: Early Modern England, L5: Law Enforcement and Bloody Code

Edexcel GCSE Crime & Punishment, Topic 2: Early Modern England, L5: Law Enforcement and Bloody Code

Edexcel GCSE Crime and Punishment, 1000 to present - Topic 2: Crime and Punishment in Early Modern England, 1500-1700 - Lesson 5 - Law Enforcement and the Bloody Code This is the fifth of five lessons in this topic, including... - In depth examination of how effective law enforcement was - trials and policing - Analysis of the introduction and use of the 'Bloody Code' , as well as other punishments - Exam skills and practice exam questions The lesson is full of reading, discussion opportunities, hyperlinked videos and a number of different activities for students to complete throughout the lesson.
MrTHistory
Edexcel GCSE Crime & Punishment, Topic 2: Early Modern England, Lesson 4: Witches

Edexcel GCSE Crime & Punishment, Topic 2: Early Modern England, Lesson 4: Witches

Edexcel GCSE Crime and Punishment, 1000 to present - Topic 2: Crime and Punishment in Early Modern England, 1500-1700 - Lesson 4 - Witches This is the fourth of five lessons in this topic, including... - 'Do Now' Starter - Analysis of attitudes toward witches and why people were accused - Examination of why witchcraft was viewed more seriously and therefore punished more harshly. - Case Study investigation of Matthew Hopkins and the trials that took place - Plenary and Homework The lesson is full of reading, discussion opportunities, hyperlinked videos and a number of different activities for students to complete throughout the lesson.
MrTHistory
Edexcel GCSE Crime & Punishment, Topic 2: Early Modern England, Lesson 3: Vagabonds

Edexcel GCSE Crime & Punishment, Topic 2: Early Modern England, Lesson 3: Vagabonds

Edexcel GCSE Crime and Punishment, 1000 to present - Topic 2: Crime and Punishment in Early Modern England, 1500-1700 - Lesson 3 - Vagabonds This is the third of five lessons in this topic, including... - 'Do Now' Starter - Analysis of who vagabonds were, why people became vagabonds and the main reasons people feared vagabonds - Examination of how the government treated vagabonds - In depth source analysis activity, requiring students to decide the real threat vagabonds posed to society - Plenary and Homework The lesson is full of reading, discussion opportunities and a number of different activities for students to complete throughout the lesson.
MrTHistory