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Here are our latest history teaching resources. These lesson plans, activities and worksheets cover key areas of the history curriculum and are designed for key stages 3-5.


Which side was more responsible for Détente?New!
This resource looks at the motivations and factors behind Détente  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Modern World studies | Published: 23/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Cold War in Asia | Cold War in Europe
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Enlightenment thinkers: match-upNew!
A great interactive starter for A level students. They need to  … read more
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KS5 | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 23/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): French Revolution
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Debate: was America right to drop the bomb?New!
A card sort and links to online videos to facilitate a class  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 23/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Second World War
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Was Henry justified in closing the monasteries?New!
Students analyse sources and plot them on a spectrum to show  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 15/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation
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Why did the Spanish Armada fail?New!
Designed for GCSE students but could also be used at KS3, this  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | British studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 15/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England | Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period
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Crime and punishment under the NormansNew!
A variety of tasks help students to understand continuity and  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 15/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Source analysis masterclass: the Peasants’ Revolt New!
Designed to help GCSE students with source analysis skills by  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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How did the Church influence Crime and Punishment?New!
A straightforward resource which asks students to match the images  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Thematic studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment | The role of the Church in the Medieval period
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Reds v Whites! Who would you join?New!
A fun way to introduce the Russian civil war: students work through  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Russia | Russian Revolution
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The Amicable GrantNew!
A useful card sort to identify the details of the tax, public  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 02/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation
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What was the impact of the dissolution of the monasteries?New!
Students sort statements into a Venn diagram to evaluate the  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 02/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation
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Who made the biggest contribution to the growth of democracy? New!
A great resource for an end of unit overview. Students conduct  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 02/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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When was Magna Carta most significant?
This resource encourages students to analyse the full text of  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Thematic studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 24/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Medieval period | Power: monarchy and democracy
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What was 'glorious' about the Glorious Revolution of 1688?
This resource explains the context and events of 1688. Students  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 24/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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Poll tax comparison
Students compare the causes, events and consequences of the 1381  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 24/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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Tales of Tudor executions
Students will be able to draw links between heresy and treason  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Thematic studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 18/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment | Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period
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Overview: power of Parliament
A great way to summarise changes to the composition and power  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 18/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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Similarities and differences between Conservative and Labour policies 1964-79
Students sort the information provided into categories to identify  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 18/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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Henry's break from Rome
This is a card sort of the events of the break from Rome designed  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 10/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation
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Earls in the hot-seat
A great hot-seating activity with role cards and data capture  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 10/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Causes of popular revolts
Students compare the factors that caused the Peasants' Revolt,  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 10/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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Revolts against William
Students complete a grid comparing the major revolts against  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 03/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Truman Doctrine analysis
An abbreviated transcript of Truman's speech is provided for  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Modern World studies | Published: 03/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War in Europe
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Are we getting less democratic?
A great way to reflect and challenge the sense of progress towards  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 03/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy
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Venn diagram card sort: Hungarian and Czech uprisings
This resource is aimed at GCSE students and it is designed to  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 27/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Cold War in Europe
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How did isolationism effect the USA?
Designed for GCSE students this resource asks students to sort  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 27/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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Who were the Anglo-Saxons?
This GCSE resource consists of character cards for each section  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 27/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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The story of capital punishment
Detailed questioning on the BBC documentary Time Shift: The story  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 20/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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Was Thatcher's foreign policy successful?
Originally designed for AQA - A Level Britain 1951-2007 this  … read more
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KS5 | British studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 20/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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Research: Blair and New Labour
Clear step-by-step instructions for students to follow to complete  … read more
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KS5 | British studies | Published: 20/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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How did media coverage of Vietnam lead to demands for peace?
A variety of images from media coverage of the Vietnam war are  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 13/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War in Asia | Vietnam
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Pre-battle punditry
Students imagine it is the night before the battle of Hastings  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 13/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Britain 1951-2007: revision card game
A great way to for A level students to revise the whole of this  … read more
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KS5 | British studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 13/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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Who am I? Crime revision
A quick starter or revision task for the Crime topic in the Medieval  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 06/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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Key players before 1066
Detailed biographies of ten figures are included. These could  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 06/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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What were causes of the Johnson County war?
A variety of tasks designed to help GCSE students understand  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 06/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America
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Saxon revolts 1068–69
A note-taking grid on the Saxon revolts against William's rule.  … read more
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KS4 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 27/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England | Power and conflict in the Medieval period
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Yalta Conference role-play
Students work in groups of three in role as Churchill, Roosevelt  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 27/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Cold War in Europe
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What was the nature of Saddam Hussein’s rule in Iraq?
Originally designed for the IGCSE course this resource asks students  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 20/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Middle East
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How strong was Kaiser Wilhelm’s autocratic rule in Germany by 1914?
Students place cards on a spectrum to establish the strength  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 20/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Germany 1919-1963
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'I am, you are': Crime revision game
‘I am, you are’ is a great way to revise key terms and individuals.  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 20/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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How did surgery develop over the 19th century?
This sorting activity could be used as a revision or a review  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 13/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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In the trenches – a SATO activity
A great starter activity around a photograph of a German trench  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 13/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Decision-making in 1066: what should Harold do?
Students offer advice to Harold on how to tackle the issues with  … read more
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KS4 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 13/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Ripple analysis: consequences of the Prague Spring
Students colour-code a variety of consequences of the Prague  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 06/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Cold War in Europe
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Learning grid for Crime and punishment
A grid with 36 key words and phrases and selection of teaching  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 06/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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The alliances of the First World War
Students use the information provided to complete a table on  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 31/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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What were the attitudes to the Restoration?
Students use information on a selection on six different people's  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 30/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period | The English Civil War
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Thatcher: source analysis
Designed to get students engaging with Thatcher's ideology and  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 30/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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'Demand side' and 'Supply side' economics
A quick starter or plenary activity. Students create two diagrams  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 30/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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A history of agriculture starter
A thought provoking image of a girl picking cotton in 1916 invites  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 23/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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Events leading to the First World War
Orginally designed as a GCSE resource, this contains a card sort  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 23/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Life in the trenches
A fantastic overview of trench life using a variety of source  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 23/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Munich in context
A varied selection of sources for A Level students studying interwar  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 16/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain | Inter-War
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Youth and protest after the Second World War
A challenging selection of ten extracts for students to evaluate  … read more
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KS5 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 16/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America | 20th century Britain
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How to become a dictator - a board game
Designed for GCSE students this game works well as a consolidation  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 16/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany
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Exam practice: causes of the Iran-Iraq war
Originally designed IGCSE students this is a useful source paper  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 09/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Middle East
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Debate on Thatcher
This resource contains a series of tasks and a link to a Daily  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 09/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century Britain
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Why is Oskar Schindler so significant?
This resource is designed to highlight the importance of individual  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Significance | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 09/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | The Holocaust
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Learning grid: the Home Front, 1914-1918
Designed for GCSE students as a learning grid and revision checklist  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 03/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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