History Resource Cupboard – lessons and resources for schools

History Resource Cupboard - lessons and resources for schools

Conflict and Tension between East and West 1945-72 for AQA 9-1 GCSE

Teach engaging and challenging GSCE lessons that will help raise achievement for the AQA  9-1  Conflict and Tension between East and West wider world depth study – and reduce your planning workload.

Your GCSE students will be inspired by these enquiry-led lessons which analyse and evaluate cause, consequence, and change. You will cover the required content and teach the skills necessary for success – including the narrative account style questions.

Experienced history teachers have created these thoughtful lessons and accompanying comprehensive resources. Built around individual people and key events from this tense period in 20th Century history, they have all been tried and tested in our own classrooms.

Downloading the Lesson Saver Package gives you the course in its entirety – replacing the need for a textbook. Lessons can be taught as they are, or are flexible enough to be adapted to your own class’ needs.

Keep your students’ interest throughout and give them the best chance of success.

Cold War tension

Download Lesson Saver Package – AQA

  • 23 Key enquiries
  • Written to AQA 9-1 2016 GCSE Specification
  • Includes lesson presentations, digital resources and guidance for teachers
  • All tried and tested in classrooms
  • Guides students through all assessment criteria
  • Great value – save 25% on individual lesson downloads

Price: £298.77 £223.99

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All of the enquiries are built around the principles for success in the history classroom. The intention is to make history meaningful by focusing enquiries around personal stories, particular places or puzzles and problems to be solved.  Early in the course the focus is on music:

Once the engaging start has hooked students in, the carefully planned sequence of steps are used to gather the evidence needed to answer the big question.

Feedback from plenty of teachers tells us that the narrative account questions are the types of questions they fear the most. To help support you here we have taken a progressive approach to teaching these question types across the entire course. They appear in these different enquiries:

The Course Guide has more advice on how to get the best out of this AQA unit and how to use it to inspire your classes and raise attainment.



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