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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.
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
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’
Russia and the First World War
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Russia and the First World War

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How did the Tsar of Russia lead his country to defeat, disaster and revolution? Access these clear and detailed lesson study notes to give your students precise subject knowledge to support their learning.
Causes of the Russian Revolution Part One
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Causes of the Russian Revolution Part One

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This resource is essential at the start of any study of the Russian revolution as it outlines the chaotic nature of Russia in the late 19th Century and the weaknesses of the Tsarist regime. It comes with a source based question at the end and is the first in a series of lesson guides on the revolution.
T4 Aktion study guide
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T4 Aktion study guide

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This accessible and detailed study guide explores the Nazi T4 Aktion and mass murder or disabled people in the Third Reich. It examines: The policy of forced sterilisation The widespread acceptance of eugenics around the world in the 1920s and 1930s The origins of the policy The methods employed by the Nazis Opposition to the T4 Aktion
Nixon and Vietnam
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Nixon and Vietnam

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Richard Nixon was elected in 1968 on a promise of withdrawing America from Vietnam, and by 1973 most US troops finally left. How did Nixon negotiate an ‘honourable peace’ with the North Vietnamese? This resource is ideal as study notes for lesson time or to base a homework around. Contains detailed and precise information made accessible for learners of all abilities
Women's Rights in the 1960s Study Guide
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Women's Rights in the 1960s Study Guide

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This clear, simple, detailed and accessible guide explains the significance of: Gloria Steinem Betty Freidan Eleanor Roosevelt The invention of the contraceptive pill on the development of women’s rights in America during the 1960s.
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.
Bismarck and Austria 1866
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Bismarck and Austria 1866

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A quick and accessible guide to the origins and development of the Austro Prussian War and its consequences for the unification of Germany. This guide explains: Bismarck’s role in starting the war. Austria’s goals in fighting Prussia Von Moltke’s strategy for defeating Austria
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
Super Simple Fact File: Mary Tudor
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Super Simple Fact File: Mary Tudor

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An accessible set of super simple notes, differentiated for lower ability learners. This resource explains the life of Mary Tudor and her attempt to return England to the Catholic Church. It examines: Her upbringing and disinheritance The execution of Lady Jane Grey Her marriage to Philip of Spain The heresy laws and the purge of England’s Protestants.
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.
Stalin and Collectivisation
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Stalin and Collectivisation

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In the early 1930s Stalin began to remove private land and livestock from the USSR’s peasants, resulting in one of the most disastrous famines in Russian and Ukrainian history. This resource: Explains the ideological causes of collectivisation Examines the economic pressures on the USSR Evaluates different theories about the famine
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
Jim Crow Study Guide
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Jim Crow Study Guide

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This accessible and detailed resource details: The origins of the Jim Crow laws The culture of Jim Crow in the south The role of churches and science in enabling segregation Examples of discrimination and segregation Plessy vs Ferguson 1896
Causes of the Russian Revolution Part Two
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Causes of the Russian Revolution Part Two

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How did Russia’s peasants, workers and emerging middle class make the Russian empire unstable by the eve of the First World War? This resource explains in detailed but concise terms exactly what impact Russia’s changing social order had on the Tsar’s regime.
Case Study: The Murder of Emmett Till
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Case Study: The Murder of Emmett Till

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This accessible, detailed and easy to follow case study examines: The events of Emmett Till’s murder. The consequences of his death. The impact on the wider civil rights movement. The trial of his killers.
Hitler and Appeasement 1933-39
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Hitler and Appeasement 1933-39

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This is an accessible and detailed study guide of the policy of appeasement towards Nazi Germany. It examines: The British and French reasoning behind appeasement The Soviet view of appeasement The German response to appeasement
Hitler Youth Study Guide
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Hitler Youth Study Guide

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This is an accessible and detailed guide to the Hitler Youth, examining: The establishment of the Hitler Jugend The impact on German education The creation of the League of German Girls The life of HJ leader Baldur Von Schirach The use of HJ boys during wartime
Booker T Washington Study Notes
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Booker T Washington Study Notes

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These accessible and easy to understand notes explain: The life of Booker T Washington The philosophy of self help and racial uplift The differing views of Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois Washington’s close relationship with wealthy white philanthropists