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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.


The Black Death and the Great Plague: a comparisonNew!
Students compare features of the two pestilences using some creative  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 19/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Society in the Early Modern Period | Society in the Medieval period
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What was the Civil Rights Movement?New!
Students use their own card sorting strategies to reveal various  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 19/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century America | 20th century America | Black peoples of the Americas | Civil Rights Movement
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Diamond ranking: Medicine factors New!
A useful framework for 'big picture', thematic thinking  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 19/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health | Revision
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Jews in England 1066-1290New!
A challenging set of source analysis activities which comprehensively  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 11/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Migration
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How should we remember John Hunter?New!
A framework to help students research HUnter's significance.  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 11/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Cowards, traitors or victims?New!
Students review statistics and examples of executed soldiers  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-presentPublished: 11/09/2017 | 
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Who should Elizabeth marry?New!
Students work in groups to review Elizabeth's suitors and decide  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | British studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 04/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England | Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period
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Silent debate: What was the impact of the Black Death? New!
Students sort information then participate in a whole class debate  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 04/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Society in the Medieval period
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Crime and punishment knowledge test: Industrial Britain 1750-1900New!
A quiz to assess students' recall of information on this period.  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 04/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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How can we best curate the story of the Little Rock Nine?New!
Students select sources to explain the significance of this event  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 29/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Black peoples of the Americas | Civil Rights Movement
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Did Black Power help or hinder the Civil Rights Movement?New!
A card sort to help students explore the causes and consequences  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 29/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Black peoples of the Americas | Civil Rights Movement
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Crime and punishment knowledge test: Modern Britain 1900-2000New!
A quiz to assess students' recall of information on this period.  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 29/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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What do historians think about Martin Luther King? New!
Students interrogate an interpretation of MLK by using sources  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Black peoples of the Americas | Civil Rights Movement
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The Spanish Civil War: a ‘dress rehearsal for the Second World War’?New!
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 | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Second World War
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Renaissance medicine: review questionsNew!
Suitable for a quick quiz or homework review activity.  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Why did England and Spain go to war?
A GCSE resource planned for AQA's Elizabethan England course  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 14/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Crime and punishment knowledge test: Romans
A quiz to assess students' recall of information on this period.  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 14/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment | Revision
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Crime and Punishment knowledge test: Early modern Britain
A quiz to assess students' recall of information on this period.  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 14/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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Crime and punishment knowledge test: Anglo-Saxons
A quiz to assess students' recall of information on this period.  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 07/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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Only connect: Hitler's rise to power
A quick revision game. The faster a connection between key terms  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 07/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Democracy and dictatorship | Germany | Nazi Germany
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20 ideas for teaching thematic courses
A selection of ideas for helping students get the 'big picture'  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 07/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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The seesaw of power: Charles I and Parliament
Students organise the events leading to war to demonstrate the  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 31/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The English Civil War
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Revision for thematic studies: the factors game
An interactive idea for reviewing thematic teaching.  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 31/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Teaching templates and tools
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Did Elizabeth Fry deserve her place on the five pound note?
A group activity on the 19th century prison reformers. Students  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 31/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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Suffragette militancy over time
Students evaluate suffragette actions from 1905-1913 and create  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Thematic studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 24/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power: monarchy and democracy | Women's suffrage
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How did Rome begin?
A quick matching task about Romulus and Remus.  … read more
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KS3 | Ancient World: pre-1000 | Published: 24/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Roman Empire
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Chartism dominoes
Designed to be a quick starter or plenary for students studying  … read more
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KS5 | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 24/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 19th century Britain
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How much continuity was there in Norman law and order?
A collection of information, sources and tasks to help students  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Thematic studies | Published: 17/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England | Crime and punishment
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Chunk it! Revision template
A handy diagram which helps students to subdivide and categorise  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 17/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Teaching templates and tools
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Causes of WWI: model answer
Students read a challenging essay answer on the causes of the  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Cause and consequence | Essay writing | Literacy in History | Modern World studies | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 17/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War | Inter-War
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The Milch Cow: Layers of inference
A source analysis task on the relationship between England, Spain  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 10/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Warlords match-up
A quick card sort originally used as a starter activity to teach  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Modern World studies | Published: 10/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): China
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Source evaluation on The Terror
This resource provides a source from Robespierre on the Terror  … read more
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KS5 | Using evidence | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 10/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): French Revolution
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Long telegram and the Novikov telegram
A lovely flow chart to make notes on the Long telegram and the  … read more
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KS4 | Modern World studies | Published: 03/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Cold War in Europe
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What circumstances favoured the rise of Fidel Castro?
A great card sort resource for originally designed for IB students  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 03/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Democracy and dictatorship
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When was the best time to be in prison?
A source pack and suggested tasks to support a whole lesson on  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 03/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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Hexagon focus: question planning and revision
This template makes an ideal revision activity. Students use  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 26/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Teaching templates and tools
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Has history treated Charles I badly?
This resource is designed to follow detailed work on the civil  … read more
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KS3 | Interpretation | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 26/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The English Civil War
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Who should have the Koh-i-Noor?
Students look at the wider debate surrounding the legacy of the  … read more
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KS3 | Interpretation | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Areas | Published: 26/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): British Empire | The History of India
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Henry's advisors
Wolsey, Cromwell and Cranmer are all evaluated and scored for  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 19/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation
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Crime and punishment revision: Quick draw game
A hectic whole class revision game which summarises the whole  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 19/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Crime and punishment
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What is History? Puzzles
Three short tasks to introduce the basics of the subject and  … read more
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KS3 | Communicating about the past | Literacy in HistoryPublished: 19/06/2017 | 
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Events of the Pilgrimage of Grace
A content-rich resource which explains the events. Students use  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 12/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation
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Who was Thomas Cromwell?
Students sort information about Cromwell and complete a timeline  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 12/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation
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Elizabeth’s government
A detailed resource which gets students to evaluate the institutions  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 12/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Why did Elizabeth decide to remain unmarried?
Profiles of six main suitors are provided for students to evaluate.  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 05/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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How similar were the succession crises of 1066 and 1087?
Students briefly revise the crisis of 1066 before using a card  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 05/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Timeline of the dissolution of the monasteries
Originally designed for GCSE students to plot the key events  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | British studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 05/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Henry VIII and the Reformation | The role of the church in the Early Modern Period
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Elizabethan poverty
Designed for GCSE students, this resource looks at the development  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 30/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Dominoes: Elizabethan government
A quick starter or plenary activity. Students play dominoes to  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 30/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Elizabethan England
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Changes to local government under the Normans
This resource asks students to review William's changes to the  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 30/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Which side was more responsible for Détente?
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-up
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?
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?
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?
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 Normans
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
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?
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?
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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