Contemporary history (1901 – Present Day) teaching resources: Cold War

Resources and ideas for history, contemporary history (1901 – present day), cold war, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

AQA Making of Modern Britain Thatcher

AQA Making of Modern Britain Thatcher

Resources and PPTs about the economic and political changes made under Thatcher. Used for the new AQA A level Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007. Includes exam questions throughout to develop exam skills.

By franshah

GCSE History end of year quiz

GCSE History end of year quiz

A GCSE History quiz with lots of different activities to keep pupils engaged on the last day! Also has a reflection sheet to make them think about how they can improve their revision skills.

By surfing_simon

Gorbachev and the fall of the USSR

Gorbachev and the fall of the USSR

How far was Gorbachev responsible for the collapse of the USSR? This activity focuses on students analyzing, linking and understanding the factors that caused the fall of the USSR and Gorbachev's role.

By LiteracyandHistory

The Berlin Blockade, 1948-49

The Berlin Blockade, 1948-49

Lesson on the Berlin Blockade of 1948-49- Hyperlinked informative video- Examination of the causes and consequences- Chance for analysis of a number of sources throughout

By MrTHistory

The War in Vietnam, 1954-1975

The War in Vietnam, 1954-1975

Complete unit on the Vietnam war 1954-1975. These lessons were designed for GCSE study.Part 1: Introduction to the Vietnam War and Military Tactics - Lesson 1: Introduction to the Vietnam War- Lesson 2: American and Guerilla Tactics- Lesson 3: The My Lai MassacrePart 2: Coverage of the War and Demands for Peace- Lesson 4: The Peace Movement 1968-73- Lesson 5: The Kent State University Protest- Lesson 6: The Fulbright HearingsPart 3 - Why Were American Actions to End the War Unsuccessful?- Lesson 7: The TET Offensive- Lesson 8: Bombing of the north and Vietnamisation- Lesson 9: The Paris Peace Conference, 1973 and American Withdrawal- Lesson 10: The Fall of SaigonThe lessons are full of information, activities, reading, discussion and relevant hyperlinked videos throughout.Ferriby textbook is made reference to in places purely for further reading - not essential.

By MrTHistory

Causes of the Berlin Blockade

Causes of the Berlin Blockade

A differentiated activity for students on the Berlin Blockade. This lesson is designed to encourage the students to use their analytical skills to order, link and evaluate the information.

By LiteracyandHistory

Unit 1 Revision booklet

Unit 1 Revision booklet

Activities based on AQA (B) Unit 1 covering the topics: Peacemaking, Origins of WW2, Origins of the Cold War

By Lucrich

Vietnam War Revision Tarsia

Vietnam War Revision Tarsia

This Tarsia puzzle covers the theme of the Vietnam War. Great for GCSE/A-level revision and intervention sessions.A Tarsia puzzle requires students to match up sides of triangles to form a hexagonal shape. They are brilliant for revision and get students to think hard. I use these at the starts of ends of lessons and they can take 10-20 minutes depending on your class's confidence in the material. All materials are provided here including student instructions, student puzzle pieces and teacher answers. All images have been acquired through a search engine filtered to labelled for re-use. Enjoy!

By maxblackburn

Conflict and Tension: Vietnam War: VietCong Tactics

Conflict and Tension: Vietnam War: VietCong Tactics

This is a double lesson focusing on the VietCong's Tactics in the Vietnam War, for the new AQA GCSE Specification.Pupils start by considering the sizes of the American and Vietnam forces, and the impact this has on tactics.Pupils then have some context about the VC before going through the Thinking History Guerrilla Tactics activity (you can find this on google).Pupils then look at the Tactics used by the VC, and draw the tunnel system before completing an exam question (markscheme is interpreted into sentence starters).

By sambennett

Revision Pack - Source Questions (Differentated for High and Low ability)

Revision Pack - Source Questions (Differentated for High and Low ability)

Revision pack includes resources to help students answer source questions. Specific focus on the GDR Paper 2 for Edexcel. Included in this is:- Source PowerPoint - Writing template x2 (HA and LA)- NOP table This will help students structure their answer, and fits in with the example question in the textbook for the GDR (Communist States in the Twentieth Century).

By njani

NEW GCSE The Space Race (1 - 9)

NEW GCSE The Space Race (1 - 9)

Lesson looking at the space race from the American perspective: what was the impact and what did they think about it? Will go over 2 lessons.

By ARose90

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New AQA History GCSE: The development of the Cold War Part Two (Khrushchev) (5 Lessons)

New AQA History GCSE: The development of the Cold War Part Two (Khrushchev) (5 Lessons)

This resource consists of 5 lessons covering the topic of the Khrushchev’s actions during the Cold War for the new AQA History GCSE (Topic: Conflict and Tension between East and West, 1945-72). These have been created for the new AQA History GCSE and some lessons will require a textbook to provide some information (I have used the prescribed Walsh textbook). However, these can be easily edited with different page numbers for the tasks. All of the lessons have clear differentiated outcomes and expectations and the lessons are as follows:1) How peaceful was peaceful co-existence2) What were the causes of the Hungarian Uprising?3) How did the USSR respond to the Hungarian Uprising?4) How damaging was the U-2 spy plane crisis?5) To what extent was there a thaw in Cold War relations by 1960

By matthew_nolan

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Conflict and Tension: What were the causes of the Korean War? (L2)

Conflict and Tension: What were the causes of the Korean War? (L2)

A lesson that looks at a range of the causes of the Korean war which follows on from looking at tensions after WW2. Lesson includes a task, a source question and an essay question both with sentence starters. The source question comes with a model answer. There are challenge tasks as well to stretch and challenge the top end.

By j_leemosley

The Korean War: AQA A2 Level History: The Cold War

The Korean War: AQA A2 Level History: The Cold War

This detailed 33-page booklet is useful for those studying the Korean War as part of a History AS/A Level course. It includes details on the background to the war, the long term and short-term causes, the involvement of major powers - the interpretation of the war as another event within the larger scale picture of Cold War tensions between the USA and USSR. Also includes a timeline of events.

By torirussell

USA 1920s-1973 for new AQA GCSE History

USA 1920s-1973 for new AQA GCSE History

Wide range of high quality brand new resources made for the USA: Opportunity and Inequality unit of the new GCSE. All of these have been used and adapted in a busy secondary school - no need for a text book! Includes lessons, exam questions, differentiated resources, model answers and more.

By tom_leather

GCSE History Revision

GCSE History Revision

AQA History - Specification B - Paper OneThe revision sheets focus on the most common 10 mark questions in paper one and give students the opportunity to plan answers prior to the exam.

By SlowClubFan

Cold War 4-mark Questions new AQA GCSE History

Cold War 4-mark Questions new AQA GCSE History

A full lesson coaching students on how to answer the new 4-mark "how do you know" source questions for AQA GCSE History.- 5 example questions- writing frames- model answersWe use this lesson early in the course,and do peer assessment on the first 3 then set the rest for homework. They are able to access this question type throughout.

By tom_leather