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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
9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemats for Russia and the USSR 1917-41

9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemats for Russia and the USSR 1917-41

9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemats for Russia and the USSR 1917-41 Written in PowerPoint Topics Covered: The Revolutions of 1917 Stalin’s Rise and Dictatorship Economic and Social Changes Topic 2 - The Bolshevik’s in Power - is available for free from my shop (The reverse side of the placemat remains the same throughout this study unit). These interactive learning placemats were designed to meet the challenges of the new 9-1 GCSE. They build upon the successful Medicine Through Time Placemats that I previously designed (and which received 5* reviews by all who have purchased them up to the time of launching these new materials – see: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/9-1-edexcel-gcse-history-of-medicine-place-mat-question-structure-11627611 ). The new placemats have been identified as best practice during a ‘Challenge Partners’ review as well as being identified as best practice by other History teachers on the Olevi ‘Outstanding Teacher Programme’. The new design learning placemats support both teachers and students in addressing the: a) dramatic increase in the curriculum content needed for the different units b) support the need for increased literacy demands c) help students become familiar and more confident in recognising the correct response needed for the unprecedented number of different question styles The placemats are designed to be double sided. One side focuses on the CONTENT: providing an overview of key knowledge and understanding needed (this will change for each topic area within this GCSE unit). Every placemat across the GCSE range is designed to encourage greater understanding of: Historical Context - through timelines, picture prompts and key words Awareness of the ‘big picture’ so students can see how individual lessons fit into the unit and make clearer links between prior and future learning – through ‘Big Picture’ questions. Better Literacy – through selected ‘language for learning’ vocab box. Memory prompts to support revision – through the use of carefully selected images. Increased awareness of metacognition – through PME (Progress, Monitor and Evaluation Time) questions to encourage students to deconstruct their learning and identify key factors (eg. Social, economic, political) or key individuals and make links between features. A pictorial metacognition man with 5 question prompts will support student reflection. The reverse side contains guidance on EXAM TECHNIQUE through: Identifying the nature of the question styles for each GCSE Unit and the allocated marks available Examiners levelled mark schemes Support writing frames with generic sentence starters
awithey
9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemats for Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-41 - Topic 4

9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemats for Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-41 - Topic 4

9-1 Edexcel History Learning/Topic Placemats for Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-41 - Topic 4 Economic and Social Changes 1925-41 Written in PowerPoint (The reverse side of the placemat remains the same throughout this study unit). These interactive learning placemats were designed to meet the challenges of the new 9-1 GCSE. They build upon the successful Medicine Through Time Placemats that I previously designed (and which received 5* reviews by all who have purchased them up to the time of launching these new materials – see: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/9-1-edexcel-gcse-history-of-medicine-place-mat-question-structure-11627611 ). The new placemats have been identified as best practice during a ‘Challenge Partners’ review as well as being identified as best practice by other History teachers on the Olevi ‘Outstanding Teacher Programme’. The new design learning placemats support both teachers and students in addressing the: a) dramatic increase in the curriculum content needed for the different units b) support the need for increased literacy demands c) help students become familiar and more confident in recognising the correct response needed for the unprecedented number of different question styles The placemats are designed to be double sided. One side focuses on the CONTENT: providing an overview of key knowledge and understanding needed (this will change for each topic area within this GCSE unit). Every placemat across the GCSE range is designed to encourage greater understanding of: Historical Context - through timelines, picture prompts and key words Awareness of the ‘big picture’ so students can see how individual lessons fit into the unit and make clearer links between prior and future learning – through ‘Big Picture’ questions. Better Literacy – through selected ‘language for learning’ vocab box. Memory prompts to support revision – through the use of carefully selected images. Increased awareness of metacognition – through PME (Progress, Monitor and Evaluation Time) questions to encourage students to deconstruct their learning and identify key factors (eg. Social, economic, political) or key individuals and make links between features. A pictorial metacognition man with 5 question prompts will support student reflection. The reverse side contains guidance on EXAM TECHNIQUE through: Identifying the nature of the question styles for each GCSE Unit and the allocated marks available Examiners levelled mark schemes Support writing frames with generic sentence starters
awithey
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
The Presidency of Ronald Reagan

The Presidency of Ronald Reagan

This is a PPT on the presidency of US President Ronald Reagan. It is suitable for a Leaving Cert mixed ability class and includes an essay question on ‘In your opinion, who was the most successful US President from Roosevelt to Reagan?’ 1 A4 page. It covers these topics: Reducing Big Government Reagonomics Iran-Contra Affair Relations with the USSR If you liked this resource, please review and have a look at my other resources!
katiemurphy111
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
Edexcel GCSE History - Superpower relations and the Cold War - key dates worksheet

Edexcel GCSE History - Superpower relations and the Cold War - key dates worksheet

A worksheet for students to fill in based on the Edexcel (9-1) GCSE History specification: Superpower relations and the Cold War - 1945-91. Contains key events and dates only - students must fill in all rest. Works best when used with the notes on the same topic: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/edexcel-gcse-9-1-history-superpower-relations-and-the-cold-war-1945-91-11921488
ayushsanghavi13
Cold War PowerPoints (AQA, OCR)

Cold War PowerPoints (AQA, OCR)

A set of PowerPoints covering the Cold War, 1945-1991 Produced in order to teach AQA unit AQA unit 2R - The Cold War, c1945-1991. This resource would also be useful to cover OCR unit Y222 - The Cold War in Asia 1945–1993 and Y223 The Cold War in Europe 1941–1995.
Ilovecastles
Complete Vietnam War PowerPoints A-level (AQA, OCR)

Complete Vietnam War PowerPoints A-level (AQA, OCR)

A complete set of PowerPoints covering the entire Vietnam War. These PowerPoints are also available as a set together with the wider Cold War for £9. Easily covers all Vietnam content required in order to teach AQA unit 2R - The Cold War, c1945-1991 and Edexcel unit Y222 - The Cold War in Asia 1945–1993.
Ilovecastles
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
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
C20th China Entire Course Notes - 43 pages

C20th China Entire Course Notes - 43 pages

This forty three-page pack is the incredibly detailed and complete set of notes I have written for my students. It is basically an entire course on Twentieth Century in one pack! Suitable for G.C.S.E, AP, A Level, and I.B. students. Notes are broken down into the following sections: What were the causes and events of the revolution? How was China ruled after the revolution? How significant was the May 4th movement? Why did Mao triumph? What changes did Mao make to the economy? What was life like in China under Mao? How successful were Deng’s reforms? Why were people killed on June 4? 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
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
Cold War Checklist GCSE Edexcel 9-1

Cold War Checklist GCSE Edexcel 9-1

This is a straight forward sheet which gives you the events in an easy checklist for students to RAG as you complete the topic or as they complete their assignments. There are 3 versions but feel free to update and adjust these. This should save you editing the text yourself.
teacherstevenson
Cold War Timeline Activity GCSE Edexcel History

Cold War Timeline Activity GCSE Edexcel History

This is a simple sheet of key events covered by the Edexcel GCSE Unit. There are multiple version that increase in their complex requirements and understanding from the student. The more terms after “Cold War Timeline” the more tasks the student is given. Look at them all before you decide which one suits your class. Good for revision and consolidation.
teacherstevenson
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
The Cold War Crises 1958-1970 Edexcel (9-1)

The Cold War Crises 1958-1970 Edexcel (9-1)

This is a PowerPoint filled with the information required for this first section of Superpower relations and the Cold War’. It covers the Cold War Crises 1958-1970 based on the Edexcel (9-1) History examination. There are no tasks but it covers all content in a ‘revision style’. I use this for my year 11 revision close to the exam. Slides are animated for the ease of presentation and delivery.
jjf208
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
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