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For Teachers

World War One Teacher's Workbook
A complete 132 page workbook for teachers on the First World War, complete with differentiated lesson activities, home work and investigation projects for KS3 and GCSE pupils.
World War One Workbook(V3).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
Post lesson student evaluation form (Cold War)
A handy sheet for your learners to evaluate what they learned and how well they learned it
Evaluation Cold War.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [40.7 KB]

For Students

Audio

Holocaust Lecture at Stanwell School, Cardiff
Here's a live lecture I gave on the holocaust and the various historiographies that have attempted to explain it, also on the impact of Hitler's failure to conquer Russia on the radicalisation of the Nazis' genocidal policies.
Audio Recording.mp3
MP3 audio file [24.8 MB]

France

Napoleon III
Part one on the French Emperor Napoleon III
Louis Napoleon.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [912.4 KB]
Napoleon III: Part Two
Failed coups, prison sentences and exile 1836-46
Napoleon III Part Two.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [207.8 KB]

Italy

The Risorgimento: Part One
How did Napoleon's conquest of Italy lead to new revolutionary ideas developing in Italian culture and politics after 1815?
The Risorgimento.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [435.7 KB]
The Risorgimento Part Two
How did revolutionaries and Europe's Great Powers interact to create a unified and independent Italy? This handout explores Italy between 1848 and 1860
The Risorgimento Part Two.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [287.2 KB]

Britain

Britain and World War One: Part One
The first in a series of three new resources summarising Britain's involvement in World War One.
World War One Part One.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [185.5 KB]
Britain and the Treaty of Versailles
A study handout on Britain's goals at the Treaty of Versailles
Britain and the Treaty of Versailles.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [537.6 KB]
Establishing the League of Nations
A study handout on the creation of the League of Nations
The League Of Nations.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [117.7 KB]

Perfect Essays Audio: Sixty minutes of insights into crafting the perfect essay and overcoming the most common problems in essay writing.

America

America and the Treaty of Versailles
A study handout on Woodrow Wilson and the Treaty Of Versailles
America and Versailles.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [426.1 KB]
America In The 1920s: Part One - Isolationism and the Red Scare
Why did America become insular and fearful of communism in the aftermath of the First World War?
America In The 1920s.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [275.7 KB]
America In The 1920s: Part Two: The Presidency of Warren G. Harding
This resource explores the isolationism and corruption scandals of Harding's presidency
America in the 20's Part Two.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [147.1 KB]
America In The 1920s: Part Thee: The Ku Klux Klan
This resource explores the resurgence of the white supremacist group from 1915-1925
America in the 20's Part Three.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [181.1 KB]
America In the 1920s: Part Four: The Roaring 20s
This resource focuses on the mass consumerism and escalating debt of the 1920s
Roaring 20s.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [209.2 KB]
America in the 1920s Part Five: Assignment
Full guidance and notes on how to write an essay on racial violence in 1920s America
America Assignment.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [95.1 KB]
America in the 1920s Part Six: Coolidge, Hoover and the Wall Street Crash
This resource focuses on the two Republican presidents from 1924-29 and the collapse of Wall Street
Coolidge and Hoover.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [377.2 KB]
America in the 1920s Conclusion: The Wall Street Crash
This resource focuses on the collapse of the Stock Market in 1929
The Wall Street Crash.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [389.0 KB]

Germany

Top ten questions on Nazi Germany answered - essential for students
Historian Alex J. Kay offers ten explanations on Nazism, its origins, appeal, policies and downfall.
Germany QA (2).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [155.9 KB]
The Crises of Weimar Germany: Part One
The fledgling German democracy and the legacy of the past
Weimar Handout 1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [225.8 KB]
The Crises of Weimar Germany: Part Two
The toxic legacy of the First World War and the Treaty Of Versailles
Weimar Handout 2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [135.2 KB]
The Crises of Weimar Germany: Part Three
The threat of communism and the revolutionary left to the new republic
Weimar Handout 3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [135.8 KB]
The Crises of Weimar Germany Part Four: Inflation
How and why inflation corroded the economy and the political stability of Weimar
Weimar Handout 4.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [215.2 KB]
Hitler's Consolidation of Power Part One
The first part in a series of handouts on Hitler's consolidation of power 1933-34
Hitler's Consolidation Of Power Part One[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [307.4 KB]
Hitler's Economy: Part One
The first part in a series of handouts on Hitler's economy - recovery and rearmament
Hitler's economic policy part one.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [137.4 KB]
Hitler's Police State
Study notes on Hitler's Gestapo and Concentration Camps
Police State.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [229.4 KB]
Art and Culture in Nazi Germany
How the Nazis used and manipulated art and culture to spread racial and social ideas in Germany
Art and Propaganda.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [533.7 KB]
Hitler's Style Of Government
How Hitler introduced chaos and informality into government in Germany
Hitler's Government.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [296.8 KB]
Germany in 1945
The ruins of Hitler's reich at the end of the war
Germany 1945.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [304.9 KB]
Adenauer's Germany
The problems and challenges in West Germany during the 1950s as a democratic state was built on the ashes of Nazism
Adenauer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [519.6 KB]
Germany 1968-77
A wave of protest and left wing terrorism gripped Germany for a decade, this handout helps explain why.
Baader Meinhof.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [279.3 KB]
Germany 1890-1910
Detailed study notes on Germany from Bismarck and the Kaiser to the eve of World War One
Germany 1890-1910.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [125.0 KB]

Cold War

Origins Of The Cold War
When did the Cold War begin? This new resource challenges you to evaluate the pivotal events that caused it to develop.
Origins Of The Cold War.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [551.5 KB]
The Cold War
Essential student revision notes: The three stages of the Cold War, 1945-1989.
Cold War.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [875.5 KB]

Miscelleneous odds and ends

Essay Flowchart
An easy way of structuring your essay point by point
Explaining History Essay Flowchart.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [197.3 KB]
Writing A Perfect Introduction to an Essay
Notes to accompany audio download.
Writing an Introduction.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [533.7 KB]
Two Ways Of Thinking About Essay Structure
Ideas for creating advanced and well argued history essays.
Essay Structure.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [74.9 KB]
Structuring an essay about: The West German Student Movement 1968
A sample essay structure about the German Student Movement in 1968
Germany 1968.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [62.8 KB]
Edward VI, Mary I and the Church
A brief guide to the reformation
Edward, Mary and the Church.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [454.3 KB]
Infographic: Timeline of World War Two: Part One
A handy chronology for visual learners of the first half of the Second World War
WWII Infographic .pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [58.5 KB]
Historical Theory: Part One.
What do different schools of history argue? Here's a simple way of understanding Marxist, Empiricist and Post Structural ideas.
Historical Theory.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [224.9 KB]
What Is Fascism?
Handy notes discussing the defining features of European fascisms
What is Fascism?.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [361.9 KB]

Russia

Alexander II
Notes on reforming Tsar Alexander II
Alexander II.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [123.8 KB]
The Russian Civil War
A student's guide to quickly making sense of the Russian Civil War
Russian Civil War.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [806.0 KB]

Vietnam

Origins Of The Vietnam War Part One
An exploration of Vietnam's colonial and Second World War experiences and the growing national movement in the 1930s
Origins of the Vietnam War Part One.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [605.1 KB]
Origins of the Vietnam War Part Two
The fall of China and the growth of domestic anti communism in the USA
Origins of the Vietnam War Part Two.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [357.8 KB]
Origins Of The Vietnam War Part Three
The revolutionary education of Ho Chi Minh
Origins of the Vietnam War Part Three.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [501.0 KB]
The Origins of the Vietnam War Part Four
How successive American presidents wrestled with the problem of Vietnam from Truman to Kennedy
Origins of the Vietnam War Part Four.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [711.2 KB]
The Vietnam War Part Five
Why Did Lyndon Johnson choose to escalate the war between 1964 and 1968?
200161098-Origins-of-the-Vietnam-War-Par[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [525.8 KB]