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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.
Black Soldiers in World War One
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Black Soldiers in World War One

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This accessible and detailed study guide helps learners to understand in depth: The motivations of black men in joining the US Army in 1917 The treatment of black soldiers by the US Army The treatment of black soldiers by French civilians and soldiers during the war The expectations and experiences of black American soldiers returning to the USA
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.
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’
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.
Women's Rights in 1950s America
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Women's Rights in 1950s America

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This accessible and detailed resource explains: The culture of suburbia and the 1950s home maker Divorce in the 1950s Popular culture portrayals of women The impact of the Kinsey reports.
America and the oil crisis 1973
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America and the oil crisis 1973

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This accessible and detailed study guide explores: The impact of the 1973 Yom Kippur War on the supply of oil to America The effect of an oil embargo on the USA The cold war tensions surrounding the crisis
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
Chinese Civil War PT1 Study Guide
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Chinese Civil War PT1 Study Guide

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These accessible and detailed study notes focus on the Chinese Civil War in its early stages from July 1945-June 1946. It details: Mao’s relationship with Stalin. The USA’s relationship with Chiang Stalin and Manchuria The Chongquing Conference
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
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
Great Leap Forward Study Guide 1958-62
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Great Leap Forward Study Guide 1958-62

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This accessible and simple study guide takes the complexities of Mao’s Great Leap Forward and the resulting famine and makes it straightforward for students to engage with. It covers: Mao’s motivation Ideology Disputes with the USSR Beliefs about the peasants Communalisation Backyard furnaces Use of the railways Mao’s Famine
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
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
The February Revolution Study Notes and Questions
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The February Revolution Study Notes and Questions

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This study guide explains the events of the February Revolution in Russia and the fall of Tsar Nicholas II. It features: Protests against the Tsar The mutiny of the army The Tsar’s abdication It also contains one essay and one source based question.
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.
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.
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
Case Study Guide: Women's Liberation (USA)
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Case Study Guide: Women's Liberation (USA)

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This short case study guide explains the development of the women’s liberation movement in the late1960s. It focuses on: The movement’s beliefs The movement’s priorities The development of consciousness raising groups
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.
The Bosnian Crisis 1908 Study Guide
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The Bosnian Crisis 1908 Study Guide

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Accessible and easy to use study notes on the Bosnian Crisis 1908, ideal for A level. This resource explains: The importance of Bosnia to Austria The impact of declining Ottoman power The consequences of Austria’s actions