Edexcel 9-1 GCSE  The Cold War Lesson 6: 'What was the main reason for increasing tension, 1945-46?'
This lesson looks at the key events that led to worsening relations between east and West in the period 1945-46. Students are introduced to the idea that the BBC are creating a documentary about the causes of the Cold War, with 5 key events being examined. They study these and plot their importance on a radar graph before finishing with an annotated timer to explain how the events should be split over a 60 minute documentary based on their significance in contributing to tension between the USA and Soviet Union. This lesson completes unit 1.1. As always there are clear step by step instructions and high-quality differentiated resources.
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