International School History - European Schools - S7 4hr option

S7 History Last update - 29 June 2014 Official European School History S7 Syllabus: English, French, German
Unit 4 - 1974-1995
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 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 from the lesson. Complete video from the lesson.

Walsh 394-396. GCSE Modern World History

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

Watergate story from the Washington Post. Watergate website and Spartacus on Watergate and conspiracy.

 

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

PowerPoint summary.

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.

 

Why was Afghanistan so important to changes in the Cold War? Video - Cold War episode 20 'Soldiers of God'. A review by an Amazon customer suggests the series will never be released on DVD in its original form. Accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.

 

What was the Second Cold War? Worksheet from the lesson.

Walsh 411.GCSE Modern World History

Essay by Bradley Lightbody - Why and how did President Reagan challenge the USSR from 1981 to 1985? from his Cold War book.
Video - Cold War episode 22 Star Wars and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode.

 

What was Solidarity? Did it mark the beginning of the end of the Cold War? Worksheet 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.
 
Video - Cold War episode 19 Freeze  and accompanying website. This includes a transcript of the episode. This episode deals with the Cold War in Africa and the Middle East.

 

How close did the world come to nuclear catastrophe in 1983? Able Archer worksheet. 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 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.

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 doing the Cold War classic 'Futile Dreams'!

 

Why and how did Communist regimes collapse in central and eastern Europe collapse in 1989? Worksheet 1 explains why the revolutions happened and Worksheet 2 explains how.
 
Video - Cold War episode 23 The Wall  and accompanying website.


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

Walsh 418.GCSE Modern World History
 

 

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

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

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

People's Century Video - People Power examines the events of 1989. Website for the series.
Why had communism lasted so long? Worksheet  - Coercion, persuasion and consent: why did communism last so long?

PowerPoint slide of persuasion, coercion and consent.

Why did communism last so long? My interpretation.

1988-89 in Poland and Czechoslovakia.

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.

 

How are the events of the Cold war connected? As essay planning and revision sheet. European Baccalaureate Exam Revision Page

 

 

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