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What was his idea of modern Communism? How did he change the USSR’s relationship with the West? GCSE Cold War Unit. Explanation of Gorbachev's program of change but also the Chernobyl cover up. Edexcel Cold War textbooks needed for some of the tasks.
newjobjane
The Cold War: L0 'What and where was the Cold War?'

The Cold War: L0 'What and where was the Cold War?'

The first lesson in our KS3 Cold War unit. This enquiry acts as an introductory overview to the Cold War unit. which allows your students to work out what the Cold War was and where it happened. It is always important to see the big picture before exploring the content. A classic introductory overview your students will look at a number images from events across the period. They will match captions to the images to work out what was going on.This will help define what the Cold War was and plot on a map where the main flash points happened and work out what they can learn from each caption/image. A report task with a literacy focus concludes the lesson. A never heard the word document is included too. As always there are clear step by step instructions and differentiated resources.
planmylesson
GCSE Unit: There Will Come Soft Rains

GCSE Unit: There Will Come Soft Rains

Pack contains a presentation with background information and a range of critical thinking and creative writing tasks, including a possible IGCSE or GCSE Literature exam question with suggested answers. The pack is also suitable for preparing students for the writer's effects question in IGCSE or GCSE English as a First Language (EFL). The unit offers cross-curricular links to History and ICT.
nxxos
Vietnam War paper 3 Edexcel 9-1 GCSE History scheme of work and resources (USA at home and abroad)

Vietnam War paper 3 Edexcel 9-1 GCSE History scheme of work and resources (USA at home and abroad)

A full 6 week scheme of work for the Vietnam War section of the paper 3 unit: the USA at home and abroad. It includes a full scheme of work with differentiated learning objectives linked to the 9-1 grade criteria and full resources for every lesson. It also includes a personalised learning checklist for students to self assess themselves against the content of the specification, a bluffers guide on how to answer the exam questions and peer/self assessment sheets for the 8, 12 and 16 mark questions. It uses the Hodder 9-1 textbook but could be easily adapted to suit other textbooks/resources. The PowerPoints are wide screen, so do not show correctly in the preview, however will show correctly on any computer/screen when downloaded.
History_jo
The Cold War: Lesson 6 'Why did the US army lose to the Vietcong?'

The Cold War: Lesson 6 'Why did the US army lose to the Vietcong?'

This lesson looks at the key factors that enabled the Vietcong to succeed against the US army. Students work through a range of activities, such as categorising and prioritising evidence through a card sort, before creating a newspaper article that outlines the reasons for the USA's withdrawal from Vietnam. Differentiated resources and literacy support included as well as clear step by step instructions.
planmylesson
Edexcel GCSE History - Personal Learning Checklists (PLC's)

Edexcel GCSE History - Personal Learning Checklists (PLC's)

Edexcel GCSE History - Personal Learning Checklists (PLC's) Each personal learning checklist can be used by students to monitor their personal progress and understanding as you move through the teaching of each section of the course. The PLC's included are: 1. Crime and Punishment in Britain & Whitechapel (PAPER 1) 2. Warfare and British Society & London and the Second World War (PAPER 1) 3. Early Elizabethan England (PAPER 2) 4. Superpower Relations and the Cold War (PAPER 2) 5. Weimar and Nazi Germany (PAPER 3)
MrTHistory
The Vietnam War: Was Nixon Right to Expand the War to Cambodia & Laos 1970-71? (Edexcel GCSE)

The Vietnam War: Was Nixon Right to Expand the War to Cambodia & Laos 1970-71? (Edexcel GCSE)

The purpose of this lesson is for students to debate if Nixon was right to keep the invasions of Cambodia and Lao a secret from the US public during his Vietnamisation program. This skill is linked with final 16 mark statement questions found in papers 1 /2 &3. Studentts begin though a starter task of attempting to fill in a blank map completing the names of the countries, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, Gulf of Tonkin and any cities etc. Students are introduced to the invasion of Cambodia through a short video clip of Nixon's televised explanation (embedded). The main task revolves around the teaching and learning strategy of '6 monkeys'. All explained within the resource pack attached . After assessing the impact of this invasion in 1970 students are introduced to the invasion of Laos in 1971 and how the US public reacted to the news of these invasions. Students are to complete a short 4 mark source evaluation activity linked with the Kent State Shooting protest. After these tasks and debates students will be ready to form an overall judgment regarding the initial debate question: Was Nixon right to keep the invasions of Cambodia and Laos a secret from the US population? I have included an extension video showcasing a news report of how currently the US are attempting to get Cambodia to repay for the damages caused during the invasion (video embedded).
morlem
The Cuban Missile Crisis. GCSE Cold War and Superpower relations.

The Cuban Missile Crisis. GCSE Cold War and Superpower relations.

***TES previews do not work properly, the slides appear out of order, the final download is fine*** This lesson looks at the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It is built to follow on from a study of The Bay of Pigs. The main tasks are the video with differentiated worksheet and the talking heads activity. Students will need to space out their heads to make room for the speech bubbles. It is intended for the Edexcel spec (Hodder book), but would easily adapt for others. I have made and shared this resource for free. If you modify and/or share it please do so too.
azreal1983