International School History - European Schools - S7 2hr option

S7 History Last update - 13 March 2016 Official European School History S7 Syllabus: English, French, German
Unit 4 - 1974-1995 - The End of the Cold War
Key Questions Lessons Additional materials and external links
What were the main events in world history 1974-95

 

Timeline of essential information. Quiz on the details of the timeline.
What was detente and what did it achieve? Worksheet 1 from the lesson.

Walsh 410.GCSE Modern World History

Video - Cold War episode 16 Detente and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.

Essay by Bradley Lightbody on Detente.

 

What was Watergate? Worksheet 2 from the lesson.

Complete video from the Days that Shook the World series.

Walsh 394-396. GCSE Modern World History

 

 

Video - All the President's Men. The Kenneth Dahlberg scene. Fantastic performance, great cinematography.

Watergate story from the Washington Post.

Watergate website and Spartacus on Watergate and conspiracy.

How was detente weakened in the 1970s? Worksheet 3 from the lesson. Table to completed about five challenges to detente.

 

 

Video - Cold War episode 17 Good guys bad guys and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode. This episode deals with the Cold War in Africa and the Middle East.
What was the Second Cold War? Worksheet 4 from the lesson.

Walsh 411.GCSE Modern World History
 
Prezi presentation Second Cold War.

On Afghanistan watch this short video extract from People's Century.

 

 

 

 

Essay by Bradley Lightbody - Why and how did President Reagan challenge the USSR from 1981 to 1985? from his Cold War book.

BBC Schools - History File documentary series on the Cold War. Episode on The Second Cold War.

Short edited extract from Cold War series about events in Central America during the Reagan years.

Short videos set of videos examining key moments in the end of the Cold War.

Three part BBC documentary from 2013 examines the Cold War from a British cultural perspective. Part 3 is particularly relevant for this section.
   
Video - Cold War episode 22 Star Wars and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.
How close did the world come to nuclear catastrophe in 1983?

 

Worksheet 5 - Able Archer Excellent documentary about the nuclear crisis 1983: The Brink Of Apocalypse

Declassified documents in 2013 begin to tell us more about the significance of Able Archer - The Guardian.

 

What was Solidarity? Did it mark the beginning of the end of the Cold War? Worksheet 6 and PowerPoint from the lesson. from lesson.

Videos on Charter 77 and Solidarity.

Walsh 412-15.GCSE Modern World History This is an excellent explanation of the significance of Solidarity.

 

 

See the dedicated section of ISH for an extended multimedia  version of the material in the lesson worksheet worksheet.

Fascinating three part BBC documentary series on life in the GDR, Czechoslovakia and Romania.

Video - Cold War episode 19 Freeze  and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.
What was 1980s Cold War culture? Cold War culture information sheet.

See the original www.atomica.co.uk/culture.htm

See the two big Nuclear Holocaust movies of the 1980s: The Day After and Threads and the excellent Raymond Briggs animation When the Wind Blows.

The 1983 film about a computer playing student who almost starts World War III - War Games The game played in the film is Galaga. You can play it here.

See the extract from the bomb episode of the Young Ones. Play the 1980s arcade games and watch the Cold War music of the 1980s. Includes rare performance of Cardiff's finest Along The Lines (ie me) doing the Cold War classic 'Futile Dreams'!
 
Three part BBC documentary from 2013 examines the Cold War from a British cultural perspective. Part 3 is particularly relevant for this section.
   

Why and how did Communism collapse collapse in 1989? Worksheet 7 - The collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe 1 explains why.

Worksheet 8 - The collapse of communism in eastern Europe 2 explains how.

Videos of Gorbachev and Reagan shown in the lesson.
Cartoons about Reagan as seen in the lesson

Walsh 418.GCSE Modern World History
 
Video - Cold War episode 23 The Wall  and accompanying website.

PowerPoint overview of the historiography of why the USSR collapsed and a detailed set of explanatory notes.

Additional notes about Gorbachev and opposing blog interpretations about Reagan.
Essay by Bradley Lightbody on the role of Gorbachev in the end of the Cold War.

News report video collection from 1990 that shows how events were reported in the USA at the time.

People's Century Video - People Power examines the events of 1989. Website for the series.

 

B Test 4

Monday 9th May 2016

Revision quiz
 
Revision quiz
 

Or for a special treat for the class of 2016, try this new quiz... Penalty Shootout.

 

 
Why had communism lasted so long? Worksheet 9 - Coercion, persuasion and consent: why did communism last so long?

PowerPoint slide of persuasion, coercion and consent.

Walsh 419-23.GCSE Modern World History

Fascinating three part BBC documentary series on life in the GDR, Czechoslovakia and Romania.

Video - Cold War episode 24 Conclusions  and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.

 

 

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