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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.


20 ideas for using technology in the history classrooomNew!
A collection of practical tips to make technology serve history  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Communicating about the past | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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Relaxing in the trenches – a SATO empathy activityNew!
An inference exercise in which students are prompted to draw  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Medieval medicine: If this is the answer … New!
A quick summary task to check student knowledge and understanding  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Diamond nine: Trench lifeNew!
A quick starter on challenges to soldiers on the Western Front.  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Why was there a witch craze in Early Modern England?New!
A selection of visual sources, background information and tasks  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period | Society in the Early Modern Period | The role of the church in the Early Modern Period
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What influences affect historians' interpretations?New!
An introduction for KS5 students to why historians are so prone  … read more
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KS5 | Interpretation | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): What is History?
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Medicine glossaryNew!
A guide to help students keep track of key terminology  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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What did the Munich Putsch achieve? New!
Students sort information about the Putsch into causes, events  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 06/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany
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Germany glossaryNew!
A handy summary for students to keep in their notes and complete  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 06/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Germany
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Establishing Weimar Germany: key terms match-upNew!
A quick summary activity to review terminology  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 06/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | Nazi Germany
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Writing frame for an essay answer on medieval medicineNew!
This resource suggests a suitable essay structure and offers  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | Published: 30/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Why did so many people leave Ireland in the 19th century?New!
A collection of information, sources and tasks to explore this  … read more
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KS3 | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 30/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Industrial Revolution
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How much opposition was there in Nazi Germany?New!
A thorough and extensive card sorting activity in which students  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 30/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Nazi Germany
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An overview of civil rights for African Americans in the USA 1865-1990
A summary resource which would be great for revision. Students  … read more
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KS5 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 23/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): American government | Black peoples of the Americas | Civil Rights Movement
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World War One: A global conflict?
Information, sources and tasks to help students investigate the  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 23/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): First World War
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Impact of the Black Death: Source enquiry
Students explore the term 'provenance' by examining a selection  … read more
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KS3 | Using evidence | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 23/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Society in the Medieval period
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Why was the Battle of the Somme important?
Students study statistics about the battle to help grasp its  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-presentPublished: 16/10/2017 | 
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Black Death: Causes and cures – card sort
A ready-to-teach lesson including a task sheet, cards, Venn diagram  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Thematic studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 16/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health | Society in the Medieval period
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Design a medieval village
A lesson for KS3 in which students design a village including  … read more
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KS3 | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 09/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Society in the Medieval period
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How did Anglo-Saxon local government work?
A PowerPoint on local government under the Anglo-Saxons including  … read more
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KS4 | British studies | Published: 09/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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How much opposition did the Nazis face?
A lesson in which students consider different possible forms  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Published: 09/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Germany
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Why did Charles I declare war on his own country? Decision making exercise
Students are presented with the decisions Charles I faced in  … read more
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KS3 | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 02/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The English Civil War
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Were the British free in the 16th and 17th centuries?
A challenging task in which students gain an overview of some  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Change and continuity | Thematic studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 02/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period | Power: monarchy and democracy
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Hereward the Wake – the last of the English?
A lesson on Anglo-Saxon resistance focusing on the rebellion  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | British studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 02/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
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Command terms in history
A resource designed for Y7 students to introduce some basic  … read more
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KS3 | Communicating about the past | Historical enquiry | Literacy in History | Published: 25/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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Medieval medicine A-Z
A simple review tool, with suggested activities.  … read more
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KS4 | Thematic studies | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 25/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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Civil rights in America - why protest?
A lesson which looks at the motivations for, and consequence  … read more
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KS3 | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 25/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Civil Rights Movement
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The Black Death and the Great Plague: a comparison
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?
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
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 1066-1290
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?
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?
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?
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?
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 1750-1900
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?
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?
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 1900-2000
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?
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’?
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 questions
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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