The Manchurian Crisis - for AQA GCSE, 8145

The Manchurian Crisis - for AQA GCSE, 8145

A full lesson on the Manchurian crisis which included a power point detailing the events of the crisis and a hyperlink to explain what happened. A role play activity is included where students simulate a newsroom at the time of the crisis. They are then able to explain how the Manchurian crisis contributed to the failure of the League of Nations. An 8 mark 'write an account' question is also included. A series of printed notes on the crisis together with a video sheet is included together with markscheme and tips sheet for the 8 mark question.
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AQA A level modern Britain, John Major's government

AQA A level modern Britain, John Major's government

This is a resource which covers the domestic policy of John Major's government. It covers the reason why the Conservatives won the 1992 election, economic developments of the period including Black Wednesday, political sleaze and scandals, the issues in Northern Ireland and the fight for the leadership of the party. Hyperlinks are included for each section - students will need access to the AQA Sally Waller textbook in order to complete the activities.
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AQA A level modern Britain, foreign policy in the 1990s

AQA A level modern Britain, foreign policy in the 1990s

This is a resource which covers British foreign policy in the 1990s. There are three presentations which deal with Maastricht, the end of the Cold War and the start of the Balkans conflict. There are a couple of hyperlinks showing attitudes to Europe and the effects of Srebrenica. There is a complete set of notes to accompany the resource.
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AQA A level modern Britain, John Major, social issues

AQA A level modern Britain, John Major, social issues

This is a resource which looks at the social issue affecting Britain during the 1990s, mainly during the time when John Major was prime minister. It is divided into sections, each one with added hyperlinks. The areas covered are the changing attitudes to homosexuality, anti establishment culture, the position of women and race relations. Clips included are the 'annus horribilis' speech from the Queen, Diana's famous Panorama interview and her visit to an aids ward. There is also a complete set of notes to accompany the presentation.
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AQA A level modern Britain, Realignment of the Labour party

AQA A level modern Britain, Realignment of the Labour party

This resource looks at the realignment of the Labour party. It focuses on the roles of Neil Kinnock, John Smith and Tony Blair and their impact on the party. The resource will enable students to explain why Labour won the election in 1997. There are hyperlinks included throughout and students will need access to the AQA Sally Waller textbook. A set of notes is also included.
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AQA A level modern Britain, Blair's foreign policy

AQA A level modern Britain, Blair's foreign policy

This is a resource which covers the foreign policy of Tony Blair's government. Students will need access to the AQA Sally Waller textbook in order to evaluate the source material. Three key areas of foreign policy are covered and each have hyperlinks, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and the war in Iraq. There is also a set of notes to accompany the presentation.
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AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Thatcher's foreign policy, USA and Europe

AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Thatcher's foreign policy, USA and Europe

There are two lessons which cover Thatcher's foreign policy towards Europe and the USA. The first lesson deals with the Special Relationship and students will investigate the role of Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Gorbachev and Pope John Paul II in bringing and end to the Cold War. There is a hyperlink to the drama, Threads, in order for students to debate the attitude of people living in the west towards nuclear war at that time. There is a set of notes to accompany the lesson. The second lesson looks at Thatcher's attitude to Europe and begins with two hyperlinks showing different attitudes to Europe including Thatcher's famous 'no, no, no' speech. Students will need access to the AQA Sally Waller textbook and there is a set of notes to accompany the lesson.
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AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Thatcher's fall from power

AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Thatcher's fall from power

This is a short presentation with focus on Thatcher's fall from power. There are two hyperlinks; the news broadcast from the night of resignation and her resignation speech from the steps of 10 Downing St. Students are asked to consolidate their knowledge by looking at four areas of Thatcher's policy and assessing how successul; economy, social policy, foreign policy, industrial disputes. There is a set of notes to accompany the lesson.
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AQA A level modern Britain, Race and immigration and women in the 1970s

AQA A level modern Britain, Race and immigration and women in the 1970s

There are two lessons which deal with social issues in the 1970s. The first lesson on race and immigration begins with the influx of the Ugandan Asians (hyperlink included) and the subequent Race Relations Act. The lesson then explores the impact of the growth of the National Front (hyperlink included) and the response from the government. There are further hyperlinks included which focus on whether Britain was becomming a more tolerant society such as Blair Peach. A set of notes is also included. The second lesson is on the role of women in the 1970s and impact of the legislation passed. Two hyperlinks are included which show different interpretations of the protest at the Miss World finals. A set of notes is also included.
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AQA A level modern Britain, Wilson and Callaghan, 1974-79

AQA A level modern Britain, Wilson and Callaghan, 1974-79

There are two lessons which deal with the governments of Harold Wilson and James Callaghan. The first lesson looks at the government of Harold Wilson from 1974-76 and includes two hyperlinks which focus on the problems faced by Wilson and his resignation speech in 1976. There is a set of notes with the lesson. The second lesson is on the government of James Callaghan from 1976 until Margaret Thatcher came to power in May 1979. There are two hyperlinks, one of Callaghan's promises when he came to power and a clip from a news broadcast after his death which gaves a recap of his political career. There is also a set of notes with this lesson.
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AQA A level modern Britain 195-2007, Introduction to Wilson's government and industrial relations

AQA A level modern Britain 195-2007, Introduction to Wilson's government and industrial relations

The first resource is a starter activity which is an introduction to the Labour government of Harold Wilson, 1964-70. There is a picture activity and also a video link to his 'white heat of technology' speech. The second resource is a lesson based on Wilson and industrial relations and also includes two video clips; one deals with the strikes which plagued Wilson during his time in office and the second clip is of the 1966 election. There is also a series of notes to accompany the lesson. Students will also need access to the AQA Sally Waller textbook.
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AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Wilson's foreign policy, Decolonisation and Rhodesia

AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Wilson's foreign policy, Decolonisation and Rhodesia

This lesson explores Wilson's attitude to decolonisation East of Suez and the main focus in on Rhodesia. There is an introductory clip showing Britain's attitude to empire and two further hyperlinks which explore the Rhodesia crisis. Students will also complete a summary activity of Wilson's foreign policy. There is a set of notes to accompany the lesson and students will need access to the AQA Sally Waller textbook.
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AQA A level modern Britain, Wilson's foreign policy, 1964-70, Vietnam and EEC

AQA A level modern Britain, Wilson's foreign policy, 1964-70, Vietnam and EEC

This is a resource which serves an an introduction to the foreign policy of Harold Wilson and the Labour government of 1964-70. The first half looks at the reasons why Britain decided not to join the war against Vietnam and a video hyperlink is also included. The second half of the lesson tackles relations with Europe during this period and examines the arguments for and against joining the EEC. There is a set of notes to accompany the lesson and students will need access to the AQA Sally Waller textbook.
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AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Heath's foreign policy

AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, Heath's foreign policy

This resource deals with Heath's foreign policy with the main focus on Britain's entry to the EEC. There is a hyperlink to the programme 'The ten year duel' which covers Heath's relationship with Harold Wilson. There is an excellent section on the entry to the EEC but also useful background to the whole section on Heath. Students are asked to consider the impact of the referendum in 1975 and a further hyperlink is included. The lesson concludes with Heath's policy towards the USA and China. A set of notes is also included. Students will need access to the AQA Sally Waller textbook.
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A level modern Britain 1951-2007, introduction to Heath and industrial relations, 1970-74

A level modern Britain 1951-2007, introduction to Heath and industrial relations, 1970-74

The first resource in an introduction to Heath's government and the second resource deals with industrial relations during his time in office. There are hyperlinks to the industrial problems of the era, the Battle of Orgreave during the miners' strike and two hyperlinks dealing with the three day week (one from a TV programme of the time, Till Death us do part) There is a set of notes to accompany the lesson.
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AQA A level modern Britain, Youth culture and environmentalism in the 1970s

AQA A level modern Britain, Youth culture and environmentalism in the 1970s

This lesson deals with the development of youth culture in the 1970s and also the development of environmentalism. The first resource looks at the development of youth culture and explores the development of subcultures - three hyperlinks are included, a clip from the Sex Pistols, a short clip from a programme which analysed the impact of football hooliganism and also a clip looking at the emergence of the skinhead movement. There is a set of notes to accompany the lesson. The second lesson on environmentalism introduces students to the topic and includes a set of notes.
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AQA A level Modern Britain 1951-2007, post war consensus

AQA A level Modern Britain 1951-2007, post war consensus

This resource is useful to explain why there was a post war consensus. There is a powerpoint which explains why the post war consensus emerged in 1951 due to the legacy of the Attlee and also a set of statments which students can rank to explain why the consensus occurred. There are also notes to accompany this. There are also some notes to explain Conservative domestic policies during this period.
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AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, foreign policy

AQA A level modern Britain 1951-2007, foreign policy

These resources introduce decolonisation and the EEC between 1951-64. Decolonisation requires the use of the AQA Sally Waller textbook and access to the internet as students will be researching why coundtries left the empire. The EEC exercise introduces students as to why Britain decided not to join the EEC and the effects of this. There are sets of notes to accompany each powerpoint.
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AQA A level, The Profumo affair and the Conservative fall from power 1964

AQA A level, The Profumo affair and the Conservative fall from power 1964

This is a resource which explains why the Conservatives fell from power in 1964 with an activity based on the Profumo affair. There is a video hyperlink to a sky news broadcast after the death of Profumo which gives an overview of the scandal. The lesson looks at the impact of the affair on the Conservative government, 1963-64 and also looks at the other factors which caused the government to fall from power in 1964.
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AQA A level modern British history - The age of affluence

AQA A level modern British history - The age of affluence

This is a lesson which deals with the economic boom of the post war era. There is a powerpoint which looks at the reasons why there was a post war boom and includes a hyperlink of a Conservative party political party broadcast which suggests that the Conservatives were responsible for the boom. The activities include a comparision of wages against real wages and a source evaluation exercise which requires access to the Sally Waller AQA A level textbook. There is also a sheet of economic terms which students will find useful and notes on the age of affluence.
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