International Relations 1945-1990

Outstanding GCSE lessons on International relations post-45

War and peace buttonThis section, dominated by the Cold War, focuses mainly on teaching its origins, its main crises and the reason why it came to an end. With the recent ‘strengthening’ of GCSE specifications many schools who had hitherto taught Inter-war International Relations alongside Germany 1918-39, now find themselves having to teach the post-45 period at short notice.

For that reason, we have been adding new smart tasks on the Marshall Plan, and ‘Who started the Korean War? with a lesson on the ending of the Cold War coming soon.

Teaching international relations 1945-1990

This section, dominated by the Cold War focuses mainly on teaching its origins, its main crises and the reason why it came to an end.  With the recent 'strengthening' of GCSE specifications many schools who...
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Who started the Korean War? Smart Task

In this short starter smart task students are given two contradictory accounts of the start of the Korean War, both emanating from Korea. But which account do they think is more plausible and which extract...
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