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A one stop for all modern history teachers, big on ambition for great lessons and short on time. Find learning resources, lesson starters, factfiles, entire modules and more.

A one stop for all modern history teachers, big on ambition for great lessons and short on time. Find learning resources, lesson starters, factfiles, entire modules and more.
Hitler's Anti Jewish Laws 1933-35
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Hitler's Anti Jewish Laws 1933-35

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This is a detailed resource for GCSE and A level focusing on the initial policies towards the Jews across Germany 1933-35. It explores the role of the SA in boycotting Jewish shops It examines what is known of Hitler’s intentions and motivations It examines the motivations for the Nuremberg Laws in 1935
Explaining the Russian Revolution: A Student's Guide
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Explaining the Russian Revolution: A Student's Guide

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The Russian Revolution can be one of the hardest subjects at school or college to study, complex ideologies and arguments need to be understood before the actual events of the revolution start to make any sense at all. In this new ten point guide I've condensed everything I have taught on Russia over the past decade into an easy to understand guide, along with two bonus essays at the end. This title is perfect for students who want to understand the revolution and its aftermath or learners who want to master the topic and included in the ebook are in depth answers to the following questions: * What is communism? * Who was Lenin? * What problems did the Tsar face? * Why did the February Revolution happen? * Why did the October Revolution happen? * Why was there a civil war in Russia? * What was the Red Terror? * What happened to Russia's churches? * What was the NEP? * Why did Stalin succeed Lenin?
Causes of the Holocaust: Source Based Exercise
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Causes of the Holocaust: Source Based Exercise

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This exercise contains eight primary and secondary sources and challenges learners to evaluate which school of historiography (intentionalist, functionalist) they support. The resource outlines the definition of intentionalism and functionalism. It provides a table at the end for learners to write their results in and justify their explanations.
The Dreadnought Arms Race Handout
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The Dreadnought Arms Race Handout

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This detailed and accessible resource on the imperial rivalries and naval arms race between Britain and Germany is designed to help learners understand a key factor in the causes of the First World War. Ideal for Ideal for AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC papers on the causes of the First World War.
Mussolini and Abyssinia
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Mussolini and Abyssinia

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This detailed and accessible resource explains in depth Mussolini’s war in Abyssinia. It explains the causes and the consequences of the war for Italy, France, Britain and Abyssinia. These notes are ideal for A level students exploring the causes of the Second World War.
Causes of World War Two Mega Bundle
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Causes of World War Two Mega Bundle

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This magnificent resource is here to address all your lesson note resource needs. It contains 26 sets of notes on international relations 1918-39, along with historiography notes and discussions. It also contains a separate set of interpretation notes to help learners analyse and process the knowledge they receive. Here are the topic headings: Abyssinia Appeasment Austria-Hungary in 1918 Bulgaria in 1918 China and the Paris Peace Conference Creating the League of Nations Czechoslovakia at the Paris Peace Conference Germany in 1918 Greece at the Paris Peace Conference Historiography of the Paris Peace Conference How Hitler’s Appointment shaped international affairs Interpretations on the causes of World War Two Locarno Treaties Mandates and Empires The Nazi Soviet Pact The Ottoman Empire in 1918 The Paris Peace Conference Overview A Paris Peace Conference Glossary Poland and the Paris Peace Conference Punishing Germany at the Paris Peace Conference Russia’s absence from the Paris Peace Conference The Spanish Civil War 1936 The Arabs and the Paris Peace Conference The Washington Conferences Who caused World War Two? World War One: A brief guide Yugoslavia at the Paris Peace Conference
Mussolini's Foreign Policy 1922-36
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Mussolini's Foreign Policy 1922-36

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This detailed but accessible resource focuses on the following key issues: Mussolini and the Locarno Pact and his relations with Britain and France. Mussolini’s ambitions The Rome Berlin Axis Mussolini’s policy towards Abyssinia and Spain
Georgian and Victorian Crime and Punishment
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Georgian and Victorian Crime and Punishment

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This resource explains how crime and punishment changed in the 18th and 19th Centuries, along with the development of towns and cities. It focuses on: The development of prisons The practice of transportation to Australia Victorian views on the poor and the ‘criminal classes’
Thirteenth Amendment Study Notes
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Thirteenth Amendment Study Notes

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This is a clear, concise and super accessible guide to the 13th Amendment of the Constitution, abolishing slavery. It explains to students: *The problems with the Constitution of 1788 *The reasons for the passing of the amendment *The methods used by southern states to subvert the amendment *The use of prison labour as a result of the amendment’s wording
Causes of the Spanish Civil War
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Causes of the Spanish Civil War

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This set of accessible and easy to use study notes for A level explains: Spain after World War One The dictatorship of Primo de Rivera The establishment of the Second Spanish Republic Army plotting and the coup
Causes of World War One Mega Bundle
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Causes of World War One Mega Bundle

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This super handy all in one mega bundle contains 22 worksheets (including a module overview and a study of the historiography of the topic). Here are the topics covered: Causes of World War One Introduction World War One Historiography Bismarck The Impact of German Unification British Foreign Policy 1871-1904 Sino Japanese War July Crisis The Bosnian Crisis 1908 Arms Races Imperial Tensions Bismarck’s Diplomacy The Congress of Berlin The Entente Cordiale The Morocco Crises The British Empire in the 19th Century The end of the Bismarckian System The Balkans The Italo Turkish and Balkan Wars Japan and Britain Japan and America Japan and World War One
American Empire Bundle  1898-1914
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American Empire Bundle 1898-1914

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This resource is an indispensable guide for students to the causes and events of the Spanish American War and America’s annexation of the Panama Canal. It includes lesson notes on: The causes of the Spanish American War The war in Cuba and the Philippines The acquisition of the Panama Canal
Japan's rise to power 1860-1918 study notes bundle
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Japan's rise to power 1860-1918 study notes bundle

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This comprehensive and in depth bundle gives teachers resources for five lessons and a module handbook to flip-learn from between lessons. It explains in depth the reasons for Japanese development after 1860 and Japan’s successful wars against China and Russia. Includes: Japan Module Handbook, lesson notes on Japan and the USA, Japan and Great Britain, the Sino Japanese War 1894-5, the Russo Japanese War 1905 and Japan and World War One.
Victorian Britain Introduction Study Notes
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Victorian Britain Introduction Study Notes

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If you’re starting a study of European empires, Britain or the Victorians this is a great way of framing the discussion and setting the scene. This document will make sure your learners start from a clear and strong perspective; suitable for years 10-12 and higher.
The British Empire in the 19th Century Study Notes
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The British Empire in the 19th Century Study Notes

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This worksheet is an introductory outline to Britain’s empire in the 19th Century. It’s a great resource for a lesson framing the 19th Century. It briefly explores: The Atlantic Slave Trade. Britain’s use of colonial troops The power of the Royal Navy
The Washington Conferences Study Notes
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The Washington Conferences Study Notes

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These notes are an easy and accessible guide to the Washington Naval Conference and its significance. These notes for students explore: The significance of the Washington Naval Conference and its implications for arms and the future of China. The rise of America as a world power during the 1920s.
The Paris Peace Conference, Asia and the Middle East Study Notes
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The Paris Peace Conference, Asia and the Middle East Study Notes

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These notes detail how Asia and the Middle East were treated at the Paris Peace Conference 1919. They cover: The creation of Palestine, Transjordan, Mesopotamia and Syria The exploitation of China by Japan Anglo French Imperial goals in Asia and the Middle East The resource comes with essay based questions at the end
Russia's 1905 Revolution Notes
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Russia's 1905 Revolution Notes

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These super accessible and detailed lesson notes for the 1905 Revolution take learners easily through the complex history of the revolt against the Tsar. It gives an overview of: The crisis of Tsardom How the Tsar was saved How the Tsar’s broken promises stored up more trouble for the future
Holocaust Source Evaluation Exercise
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Holocaust Source Evaluation Exercise

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This exercise for higher ability learners presents them with two contrasting perspectives on the causes of the Holocaust. It challenges learners to investigate the views of two different historians and address questions based on this and the wider historical context.
Ku Klux Klan Primary Source Investigation
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Ku Klux Klan Primary Source Investigation

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This is a fully differentiated lesson resource with a potential oral history homework add on. It challenges learners to think reflectively about the place of the KKK in American society in the 1920s. It contains: 3 sources. 9 differentiated questions One oral history source Longer homework focused questions based on oral testimony