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Starter Activity - Cold War Wipeout Challenge

Monday, November 23, 2009

Here’s a great starter activity from Andy Lawrence using tutor2u’s Wipeout Challenge quiz format…

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Revision Video - Czechoslovakia and the Prague Spring 1968

Thursday, October 22, 2009

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.

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Berlin Wall - BBC Archive now available online

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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.

Visit the BBC Archive on the Berlin Wall

Revision Video - Solidarity in Poland

The Polish challenge to the Soviets from Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union is described in this 10 minute You Tube video.

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Hungarian Uprising 1956 - Ten Minute Video

Sunday, October 18, 2009

This You Tube video explains the events of the 1856 Hungarian uprising…

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History Videos - Cold War - Checkpoint Charlie

Friday, October 16, 2009

This excellent short CNN video tells the story of Checkpoint Charlie…

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History Videos - The Berlin Airlift

This ten-minute newsreel video tells the “official” story of the Allied Berlin Airlift…

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Bay Of Pigs Explained in Video

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Two short videos from YouTube take take students through the background to, and events of Bay of Pigs in April 1961…

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Revision Puzzle on the Personalities of the Cold War

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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!

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