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4. Nations affected by Cold War tensions: USfree24 June 2019

The Cold War affected not only the internal politics and the foreign policy of the US; it influenced economic thinking and spending and it had a profound impact on the lives of ordinary Americans. more

1. Causes of the Great Depression in USfree16 June 2019

The economic depression, which first affected the United States and then the whole world, started with the collapse of share prices on the Wall Street Stock Exchange in New York, October 1929. However,... more

EE Sample 5: The causes of the Holodomor famine, 1932 - 3313 June 2019

To what extent was the Holodomor famine, between 1932 and 1933, deliberately imposed by the Soviets in order to crush “irremediably hostile” [1] Ukrainian nationalism? Robert Conquest, The Harvest... more

4. The Cold War: Videos and activities11 June 2019

This page has some suggestions for Cold War documentaries (other than the CNN documentaries). Again, we have given suggestions on which sections to show and tasks/questions for students while watching... more

8. European states in the interwar years: graded student examples11 June 2019

On this page you will find sample essays on this topic, written by students and graded by examiners. We have also suggested activities that can be done with these essays.The two graded essays here are... more

Case Study Topic 10: Castro (ATL)10 June 2019

The ATL on this page are for students to investigate the key themes connected with Castro's rise and consolidation of power and the nature of his rule.The aim of the ATL here and the essay planning (see... more

3. Japanese expansion in East Asia (1931 - 1941) (ATL)5 June 2019

The growth of Japanese nationalism and militarism after 1931 and the consequent expansion of Japan into East Asia led to war with China and conflict with the West. This was to culminate in the Japanese... more

3. Theme 3 - Cold War Crises (ATL)3 June 2019

Theme 3: Cold War crisesThis theme involves studying Cold War crises. A crisis is considered to be an event when there was a clear escalation of tension between the superpowersStudents need to be able... more

6. The Cold War: Extra Resources30 May 2019

On these pages you can find useful websites for the Cold War along with historians' texts that students might find enjoyable to develop their understanding further. There are also some suggestions for... more

3. Khrushchev and Brezhnev (ATL)30 May 2019

Here are some different activities that you can do for this third part of Section 16. There is a mixture of starter activities on this page plus source activities summary activities, analytical activities,... more