International School History - European Schools - S7 2hr option

S7 History Last update - 21 February 2016 Official European School History S7 Syllabus: English, French, German
Unit 2 - 1954-1963 - Peaceful Coexistence?
Key Questions Lessons Additional materials and external links
What were the main events in world history 1954-63 Timeline of essential information.

 

Quiz on the details of the timeline.
What were the origins of the European Union? PowerPoint introduction to the origins of the European Union.
 
Council of the EU 2015 film by the European Council tells the story of the EU through the lives of the founding  fathers. 30 minutes.

Worksheet 1 from Jones-Nerzic et al with five questions.

Hypertext version of the IB History of Europe Course Companion on Europe on this website.

 

The outstanding European Navigator website is a comprehensive, multilingual history of the EU.
The official Europa website provides a detailed illustrated history.

Juan Carlos Ocaña's brilliant website on the history of the EU. Also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

Textbook extract on the origins of the EU. Tony Judt extract on the origins of the EU and why Britain didn't join.

 
How did the USSR maintain control of Central and Eastern Europe in the period 1953-1961? Hungary 1956 worksheet 2

Ben Walsh GCSE Modern World History Walsh – 400-403

Edited video extract from Cold War about the Hungarian Uprising as seen in the lesson.

BBC Schools History File video on the Hungarian Uprising.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prezi presentation of central and eastern Europe in the 1950s

Edited video extract from Cold War about De-Stalinization in Poland. De-Stalinization case-study Poland.

Series of lectures by historian Jamie Shea on the NATO website. This one deals with the 1950s and draws links between many of the events you have been studying.

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

The highly reliable Wikipedia, the BBC and John D Clare on the Hungarian Uprising,

Video - Cold War episode 7 After Stalin and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.
What was the USA like in the 1950s?
 
What were the causes and consequences of McCarthyism?
Short extract from the People's Century series looking at the US economy in the 1950s. Accompanying website.

Rock and roll music activity

McCarthyism - Short edited video extract from Cold War

Women in the 1950s, two short films illustrate the status of women at the time.

Short video on 1950s youth culture.

Worksheet 3 from James Mason Modern World history to GCSE 'Economic Growth McCarthyism'

Ben Walsh GCSE Modern World History 372-374

 

 

 

Boom time video from the People's Century series. Complete episode of extract seen in lesson.

For American cultural history in the 1950s see these links.  A good insight into 1950s mores is through these government information films.

 History of 1950s cinema.

Video - Cold War episode 6 Reds and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.
How far did black American's achieve equality in civil rights 1954-1963? Worksheet 4 and activity based on James Mason Modern World history to GCSE

Video from Eyes of the Prize history of the Civil Rights movement dealing with the murder of Emmett Till.

Short extract from the People's Century series looking at US civil rights in the 1950s. Accompanying website.

Ben Walsh GCSE Modern World History 376-381

 

 

 

 

Civil Rights video from the People's Century series. Complete episode of extract seen in lesson.

Accompanying website.

See Spartacus Education or Wikipedia for encyclopaedic information on any event or character in the Civil Rights movement.

Take a 'literacy test' used in Alabama in the 1960s to determine the right to vote.

The groundbreaking 'Eyes on the Prize' documentary series.

PBS website for the series
Wikipedia on Eyes on the Prize

What were the causes and consequences of the Great Leap Forward in China? Worksheet 5 from the lesson.

PowerPoint from the lesson.

Video extract from the People's Century series.

PBS documentary video dealing with the period 1958-62. (25 minutes)

Video - Cold War episode 15 China and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.

 

People's Century documentary video on China.

Accompanying website.

Video Mao - Hero or villain?

Excellent BBC slideshow on art and propaganda of Communist China.
 
PBS documentary covers China in the 20th century. Part 2 is relevant.

Mao's Great Famine - Recent French-Belgium documentary film based on Frank Dikotter's book.

The brilliant Wikipedia has an excellent summary of the main causes and consequences of the Great Leap Forward and up to date figures on the famine debate.

 

Why did superpower relations deteriorate in the early 1960s? Worksheet 6 from the lessons.  U2 spy plane and Berlin wall based on James Mason Modern World history to GCSE

Short video extract from Cold War series on Space Race and U2 crisis.

Short edited video extract from the Cold war series looking at the Berlin Wall and PowerPoint from the lesson.

Walsh 342-46 GCSE Modern World History

 

 

 

 

 

Video - Cold War episode 8 Sputnik and accompanying website.
John D Clare on U2 and Berlin Wall. The arms race and space race worksheet.
 
Three part BBC documentary from 2013 examines the Cold War from a British cultural perspective.
Four part BBC documentary on the Space Race.

BBC Schools - History File documentary series on the Cold War - episode on the Arms Race

BBC illustrated article on the history of the U2 spy plane. 
 
Video - Cold War episode 9 Wall and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.

How close did the world come to nuclear war during the Cuban missiles crisis? Worksheet 7 Cuban Missiles Crisis from James Mason Modern World history to GCSE
 
Video - Cold War episode 10 Cuba and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.

Walsh 347-52 GCSE Modern World History

 

 

 

 

 

Information sheet on the Cuban Revolution.

Video - Mark Steel lecture on Che Guevara. Video - Castro: Hero or Villain. 

People's Century on Cuba and Vietnam.

Accompanying website.

Video - One Minute to Midnight Textbook accounts by Bradley Lightbody, Oliver Edwards and Mike Sewell

John D Clare on Cuba. Video Fog of War

PBS documentary from 2012, a dramatic reconstruction about the nuclear submarine that nearly started World War III.

Who killed President Kennedy?

 

Worksheet 8

10 reasons why the official account of the Kennedy Assassination must be wrong.

John McAdam's anti-conspiracy website

Oliver Stone's JFK and How accurate is it? See Alex von Tunzelmann's review.
Secret service stand down video

The Zapruder hoax website and film.

John Simkin on the various theories concerning the assassination.

BBC video on the assassination.

The notorious video The Men Who Killed Kennedy - 9 episode documentary originally aired in 1989.

Red Dwarf's explanation of the assassination. (comedy)

B Test 2 -

Week beginning Monday 14th December 2015

 

Revision list and quiz
 
Revision list and quiz
 

 

 

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