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Cvech: Prague Spring 1968

Cvech: Prague Spring 1968

Students' explore the impact and causes of Prague Spring. It also contains an option mock trial of the key leaders. Students really enjoy getting into role, and no better way to explore and to gain a nuanced understanding of these events.

By sj_21

Who was taking a lead on the arms race?

Who was taking a lead on the arms race?

A life graph activity which students' can do in pairs. then groups and then discuss their findings in a class debate. Teacher can therefore also explore why we make different judgements and the use of evidence as such. A completed example is provided.

By sj_21

Arms Race

Arms Race

Students' explore what was leading to the arms race. Students have a worksheet that they can use to research the key events that were leading to the arms race; they will need access to the internet to do so.

By sj_21

Berlin Bloackade

Berlin Bloackade

Students to work in groups of four. Five groups in total. They examine causes of Berlin Blockade which leads to a debate as to the most important reason.

By sj_21

Prague Spring

Prague Spring

A short (30min) lesson introducing the Prague Spring. I used it for an interview but could be expended into a full lesson

By Ingthorhall

AQA 8145 Conflict and tension in Asia - was Vietnamisation a success?

AQA 8145 Conflict and tension in Asia - was Vietnamisation a success?

Lesson exploring the policy of vietnamisation. Recap starter reviewing key content from Vietnam, group task exploring how Nixon could solve the issues in Vietnam, source analysis of Nixon to compare their suggestions to,, hyperlinked video of vietnamisation, use of hand out to create a table showing the success of vietnamisation for the US government, US military and south Vietnam, 4 mark source question plenary.

By LauraMeadowcroft

AQA 8145 Conflict and tension in Asia  - Why did the US and Un intervene in Vietnam

AQA 8145 Conflict and tension in Asia - Why did the US and Un intervene in Vietnam

Lesson exploring the motivation for US/UN intervention. US advisor starter, hyperlinked video and spider diagram (using video and hand out) for the key reasons of intervention, utility focus for the 12 mark utility question analysing two contrasting sources with scaffolded planning grid/group work. Pupils answer this question in class or at home: How useful are sources E and F to a historian studying why the US intervened in the Korean War? Model answer included.

By LauraMeadowcroft

AQA 8145 Conflict and tension in Asia - Why did the Korean War begin?

AQA 8145 Conflict and tension in Asia - Why did the Korean War begin?

Lesson exploring the origins of the conflict in Korea. Odd one out picture starter. Map of Korea and video (hyperlinked) introducing the conflict, carousel activity investigating the key reasons for the conflict, ranking of interpretations of likely causes of the conflict leading to a "write an account" question, source plenary comparing views of the Americans (nice link to next lesson)

By LauraMeadowcroft

AQA 8145 - conflict in asia 1950-75: Introduction to the Cold War

AQA 8145 - conflict in asia 1950-75: Introduction to the Cold War

Lesson introducing the causes of the Cold War and context of 1950. Video starter, paired card sort categorising causes of the Cold War - use to create a mind map, introduce location of Korea and notion of why the USA and USSR could not directly fight each other, source plenary linked to 4 mark "source supports/opposes...how do you know?" question.

By LauraMeadowcroft

Causes of the Cold War Revision Poster

Causes of the Cold War Revision Poster

This poster covers to beginning of the cold war (it doesn't cover things like the Berlin Blockade). Designed to give students background knowledge to understand the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. Mind Map with colour, pictures and key words. Can be used as a revision or classroom tool.

By ruthconstantine