Here’s a great starter activity from Andy Lawrence using tutor2u’s Wipeout Challenge quiz format…read more...»
This ten-minute You Tube video gudies students through the events immediately following the appointment of Alexander Dubcek as leader of the Czech Communist Party.read more...»
A terrific resource from the BBC archive has recently been updated and upgraded. The Berlin Wall archive contains a rich collections of video and audio clips explaining the entire history of the Berlin Wall. An essential AV resource.
The Polish challenge to the Soviets from Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union is described in this 10 minute You Tube video.read more...»
This You Tube video explains the events of the 1856 Hungarian uprising…read more...»
This excellent short CNN video tells the story of Checkpoint Charlie…read more...»
This ten-minute newsreel video tells the “official” story of the Allied Berlin Airlift…read more...»
Two short videos from YouTube take take students through the background to, and events of Bay of Pigs in April 1961…read more...»
Do you have students who don’t know their Arms Races from their Eisenhower?
Here is a matching activity which can be used to help students test their knowledge of the main historical characters involved in the Cold War. There are two puzzles - one has 10 people listed; the other has 15 people. The aim is to match the person with the clue!