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The Battles of Britain and El Alamein
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The Battles of Britain and El Alamein

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This secondary school resource will take students through the Battle of Britain and Second battle of El Alamein. These two battles were crucial in raising British morale in the early war period. Battle of Britain - Students will discuss how Hitler could invade the UK and what he would need to do to be able to successfully do so. They will but the events of the Battle of Britain in chronological order and decide which day was most significant to its outcome. Using WW2 in colour and an information sheet, students will list the strengths and weaknesses of the RAF and Luftwaffe. They will finish by writing a paragraph explaining the battles significance on the outcome of WW2. El Alamein - Students will discuss why North Africa became a battle ground of the Second World War, watch WW2 in colour, create a storyboard on the events leading up to the battle and finish by writing a paragraph on its significance. I’ve put this within one lesson however this will likely have to be taught over two (or edited as you see fit). This is the fourth lesson in a series focusing on the Second World War. ATTENTION - You will need access to Netflix or World War 2 in colour to make full use of this resource.
Communism
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Communism

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The second of a two lesson series. This lesson will teach students what makes a communist?, some history of its foundation and what Marx envisaged, how communists seize power?, where communism has governed, and a look at different interpretations of Communism in China and the Soviet Union.
Carrier Battles and Island Hopping - Pacific theatre of the Second World War
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Carrier Battles and Island Hopping - Pacific theatre of the Second World War

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This secondary school resource will take students through the reversal of Japanese fortunes with the huge carrier battles and successful Allied island hoping campaign. Students will watch the carrier action unfold in a 19 min section of World War II in colour to get an in depth and entertaining overview of events (they will have questions to answer whilst doing so). The main task is teacher led whereby you go through the key details of two carrier battles. This is a continuation of the previous lesson (adding to their mindmap). You may then choose to show another segment of the island hopping campaign from WW2 in colour before completing those strands of the mindmap. This lesson will complete the second of three branches on the mind map, with the subsequent lesson seeing it through to completion. They will finish by describing two key features of the war in the Pacific. This is the first lesson in a 3 lesson series focusing on the war in the Pacific. ATTENTION - You will need access to Netflix or World War 2 in colour to make full use of this resource.
The invasion of Poland and the Phoney War
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The invasion of Poland and the Phoney War

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This secondary school resource will take students through the German invasion of Poland and the consequences of the conquest. Afterwards students will gain an insight into the Phoney War and critique Allied actions. This is the second lesson in a series focused on the Second World War. ATTENTION: You will need access to Netflix or World War 2 in colour to make full use of this resource.
Battle of France and Dunkirk
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Battle of France and Dunkirk

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This secondary school resource will take students through the Fall of France to the Dunkirk evacuation. Student will watch a video on the battles in France and then explain why the French lost. For the Dunkirk evacuation students will analyse a number of sources to decide whether the Dunkirk evacuation was a disaster or truimph for the British. This is the third lesson in a series focusing on the Second World War. ATTENTION - You will need access to Netflix or World War 2 in colour to make full use of this resource.
D-Day
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D-Day

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This secondary school resource will take students through the D-day landings and its impact on the Second World War. Students will view a clip from both Saving private Ryan and Band of Brothers and discuss how successful they believe an Allied invasion of Nazi occupied Europe will be. Students will then learn some context surrounding the landings and discuss the difficulties of embarking on such an operation. They will then be given a number of events that they must put in chronological order and then highlight any significant information towards the outcome of th Second World War. Finally students will decide whether D-day or Stalingrad was the turning point of the war in Europe, before going on to write 3 paragraphs (one explaining why the other event was significant before writing 2 on why their chosen event was the turning point).
Downfall of Nazi Germany and VE Day
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Downfall of Nazi Germany and VE Day

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This secondary school resource will take students through the final days of the Second World War, focusing on the Battle of Berlin and and the endgame for the Nazi leadership. Students will learn some context surrounding the Allied advance on Germany before watching a number of clips from the 2004 film ‘Downfall’ (youtube clips). This will provide students with an entertaining and (for our purposes) a reasonably accurate portrayal of events. They will then describe the final weeks of the war in Europe. You will then briefly touch on the human cost of the war and have them think about and answer a few questions. Finally students will learn a little about VE Day (or Victory Day in the ex Soviet Union) and then explain why it continues to be important to commemorate the Allied victory.
Nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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Nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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This secondary school resource will take students through the strategic and later nuclear bombings of Japan. Students will gain a quick overview of the strategic bombing campaign over Japan. They will then watch 20ish minutes of WW2 in colour that details the nuclear attacks. The main task is teacher led whereby you go through the key details of the two nuclear attacks. This is a continuation of the previous lesson (adding to their mindmap). This lesson will complete the third of three branches on the mind map. Teachers will then share a little about VJ day before having students complete an exam question (two inferences) based on a Hiroshima source. The effects of the nuclear attacks will be explored in the next lesson. ATTENTION - You will need access to Netflix or World War 2 in colour to make full use of this resource.
The Battle of the Atlantic and Enigma
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The Battle of the Atlantic and Enigma

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This secondary level resource teaches students about the crucial Battle of the Atlantic fought during the Second World War. Student will leave with an appreciation of the conditions, the weaponry, the developments that led to an Allied victory and finish by writing an exam style narrative account of the battle.
The war in the Pacific and nuclear weapons
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The war in the Pacific and nuclear weapons

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This bundle includes 4 lessons to be taught in this order. Red Sun Rampant Carrier battles and island hopping Nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Consequences of nuclear weapons. Please see individual lesson descriptions for an idea of what is included within each lesson.
Hundred Years War - Joan of Arc
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Hundred Years War - Joan of Arc

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This is the fourth of 6 lessons that examines the Hundred Years War. In this lesson students will explore the life of Joan of Arc and her impact on the Hundreds Years War and French national identity. Students will complete a gap fill about Joan’s life and career up to her capture and then answer four questions to test their comprehension. Student will then study three sources on Joan’s trial and write two inferences about her trial. Finally students will describe the impact that Joan had on French national identity.
Red Sun Rampant - Pacific theatre of the Second World War
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Red Sun Rampant - Pacific theatre of the Second World War

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This secondary school resource will take students through the successful Japanese conquest through the Pacific. Students will learn some context surrounding the Japanese empire and her emperor. They will then watch this early part of the Pacific campaign unfold in a 22 min section of World War II in colour to get an in depth and entertaining overview of events (they will have questions to answer whilst doing so). The main task is teacher led whereby you go through the key details of the Pearl Harbour attack, Malayan campaign and Philippines campaign. This will be done using dual coding whereby students create a mind map using text and imagery. This lesson will complete the first of three branches on the mind map, with the subsequent two lessons completing it. They will finish by explaining two similarities of the German and Japanese conquests at the beginning of the Second World War. This is the first lesson in a 3 lesson series focusing on the war in the Pacific. ATTENTION - You will need access to Netflix or World War 2 in colour to make full use of this resource.
The Second World War
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The Second World War

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A number of lessons on the Second World War and its consequences. 1939 recap Invasion of Poland Battle of France and Dunkirk Battles of Britain and El Alamien Battle of Stalingrad D-Day Battle of the Atlantic Downfall of Nazi Germany Red Sun Rampant Island Hopping Hiroshima and Nagasaki Consequences of Nuclear Weapons Consequences of the Second World
Hundred Years War - The Beginning
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Hundred Years War - The Beginning

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This is the first of 6 lessons that examines the Hundred Years War. In this lesson students will explore the background to English holdings and the state of English and French national identity at the beginning of the war. They will then make notes on some of the key events and The Black Prince before finishing the lesson by writing two key features of this stage of the war.
Hundreds Years War - English ascendancy under Henry V
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Hundreds Years War - English ascendancy under Henry V

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This is the third of 6 lessons that examines the Hundred Years War. In this lesson students will explore Henry V and his success in France by creating a factfile on the man and a storyboard of the events. Finally students will learn and explain how Henry and Agincourt impacted on the development of the national identity in England.
Hundred Years War - French ascendancy and stalemate
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Hundred Years War - French ascendancy and stalemate

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This is the second of 6 lessons that examines the Hundred Years War. In this lesson students will explore why the war reignited, how the two sides faired and what eventually led to a second peace. Students will achieve this by completing a catergorisation task, writing a paragraph and finally producing a newspaper report.