International School History - European Schools - S7 2hr option

S7 History Last update - 10 September 2015 Official European School History S7 Syllabus: English, French, German
Unit 1 - 1945-53 The origins of the Cold War
Key Questions Lessons Additional materials and external links
What were the main events in world history 1945-53  

 

Timeline of essential information. Quiz on the details of the timeline.
What were the earliest origins of the Cold War? Worksheet 1 - Edited extract from Steve Phillips and cloud diagram to complete.

PowerPoint summary of earliest origins of the Cold War.

 

John D Clare's spider diagram  on the ideological differences between the USA and the USSR?
 
Three part BBC documentary from 2013 examines the Cold War from a British cultural perspective.
   
Why did the Cold war begin between 1945-47? Worksheet 2 - Geoffrey Roberts on why the Cold war began between 1945-47.

Edited PDF and original article.

PowerPoint on why the Cold War began between 1945-47.

Video - Cold War episode 1 Comrades and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.

In addition see also videos from the same series on Marshall Plan. Summary tables of Yalta and Potsdam. Video on the conference at Potsdam.

 

How was Soviet control established over Eastern Europe?  Worksheet 3 - Activity in Walsh GCSE Modern World History

Worksheet from James Mason Modern World history to GCSE

Walsh - Map of the takeover of eastern Europe

Video on the 'salami tactics' takeover of central and eastern Europe.

 

Hypertext version of the IB 20th Century World History Course Companion on Poland and CZSK on this website.

Origins of the Cold War BBC activity and revision quizzes.

Video - Cold War episode 2 Iron Curtain and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.
What were the causes and consequences of the Berlin Airlift? Short video as seen in the lesson.

Worksheet 4 - Activity based on Steve Phillips account of the Berlin Airlift.

Extra info - Worksheet James Mason Modern World history to GCSE

Source activity in Walsh GCSE Modern World History 332 and PowerPoint of sources

What makes a sources useful? RRR Guide
What are the strengths and weaknesses of sources found in history exams? Guide

 

Video - Cold War episode 4 Berlin and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.

President Truman library activity on the Berlin Airlift. Old British newsreel about the Airlift.

Hypertext version of the IB History of Europe Course Companion on Germany on this website.
What was the shape of Chinese history 1900-1949?

Why did the Chinese Communists (CCP) win the civil war?

China Philosophy and Culture edited extracts from Michael Lynch and a note on the transcription and pronunciation of Chinese words.

Worksheet 5 - edited summary of Michael Lynch.  

Worksheet 6 - compare two extracts from Michael Lynch and Alan Lawrance.

 

Video on China from the 1990s documentary series People's Century.

One Man's Revolution. 20 minute video covering China 1949-76.

Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor.

Extract from Jung Chang's Wild Swans.
 
PBS documentary covers China in the 20th century. Part 1 is relevant.

How did the communists transform China 1949-53? Worksheet 7 and video seen in lesson.

See also complete extracts from Alan Lawrence and Robert Whitfield

PBS documentary video dealing with the period 1949-53. (18 minutes)

 

See videos above and Mao - Hero or Villain?
 
Video - Cold War episode 15 China and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.
What were the causes and consequences of the Korean War? Worksheet 8, map sheet and video as seen in the lesson.

Walsh GCSE Modern World History 338-41

Extra info - Worksheet James Mason Modern World history to GCSE

 

 
Video - Cold War episode 5 Korea and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.

Outstanding BBC website on North Korea today - North Korea Secretive State.

Why was there a process of decolonisation in Asia and Africa after WWII?

 

People's Century video which examines the causes and consequences of decolonisation.

Excellent textual version of the People's Century episode on Decolonisation.

Worksheet 9 and summary diagram to be completed with the help of the presentation below..
 
Prezi Presentation introducing decolonisation.

Historian Clive Ponting's excellent overview of decolonisation - web version or download.

Historian Eric Hobsbawn's chapter on decolonisation.

Video on the importance of the Suez Crisis in the history of decolonisation.

Webpage provides an illustrated history of decolonisation in the 1950s.

Wikipedia on the importance of the Bandung Conference.

 
The CVCE website has a European perspective of decolonisation.

B Test 1

Week beginning Monday 12th October 2015

Revision list and quiz
What makes a sources useful? RRR Guide
What are the strengths and weaknesses of sources found in history exams? Guide

 

 

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