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Second World War

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How different was Blitzmas?
A fun end-of-term lesson which keeps students focussed on a historical  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present
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WWII language for learning
Students race to identify the key words. Clarify definitions  … read more
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The Spanish Civil War: a ‘dress rehearsal for the Second World War’?
A Y9 or KS4 lesson on the Spanish Civil War, how it fitted into  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present
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Debate: was America right to drop the bomb?
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
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Voiceover task: What happened in the Battle for the Atlantic?
Using clips from British Pathé students create a voiceover to  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present
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Card sort and assessment: Was America right to drop the atomic bomb?
This activity scaffolds an extended answer to the enquiry question  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Essay writing | Modern World: 1900-present
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What motivated Kamikaze pilots in World War Two?
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Was the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki justified?
Students use a source pack to prepare arguments on either side  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Historical enquiry
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News broadcast on Pearl Harbour
A great independent research activity in which students produce  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present
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Crack the code!
There are four codes to decipher in this fun starter activity  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World: 1900-present
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What was life like in the USSR during the 'Great Patriotic War'
Students analyse sources to complete a table. They show what  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies
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Why did the USSR defeat Germany?
A card sort and ranking exercise into the reasons why Russia  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present
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How did the USA become involved in World War II?
A quick card sort activity to familiarise students with the events  … read more
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How was London affected by the Blitz?
A varied collection of activities to accommodate different learning  … read more
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KS3 | Historical enquiry | Using evidence
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Why did the Second World War break out?
Students categorise statements to explain and link the causes  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Cause and consequence | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present
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World War Two, the steps to war
A differentiated card sort exercise identifying and connecting  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Chronology | Modern World: 1900-present
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Dunkirk mystery
A good introductory activity on events at Dunkirk, where students  … read more
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KS3 | Historical enquiry | Modern World: 1900-present
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The Big Debate: The Home Guard in World War 2
An exercise which looks at two historians' interpretations of  … read more
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KS3 | Interpretation | Modern World: 1900-present
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