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Homework for the evening of 3rd October 2012

October 2, 2012

I would like you to do the following please:

1. From the AQA International Relations Book take notes from p72 on the Potsdam Conference

2. Under the notes do Task 1 & 2 p72

Want more information on the origins of the Cold War (you know that you do!)

The origins of the Cold War ~

The effect of the atmomic bombing of Hiroshima



International Relations ~ The origins of the Cold War – the Yalta Conference

October 2, 2012

Here are the PowerPoint slides which deal with the Yalta Conference

Origins of the Cold War ~ Yalta Conference

Syllabus Outline for The Cold War 1945 – 1991

October 2, 2012

This is the Syllabus material for Paper One – the International Relations Outline Paper

Syllabus detail – Paper 1 The Outline Studies

Year 11 Homework for tonight ~ 27th Sept 2012

September 27, 2012

I have decided to give you a break from preparing for test essays for a week so I want you to take notes from the Stalin and the Soviet Union book (the red one by Brooman) p18 – p19 using the sub-headings they have there.

Stalin and the Purges ~ Part 1

September 20, 2012

This is the set of Powerpoint slides which we looked at in connection with the start of the show trials and purges

Show trials and purges

Homework for 19th September 2012

September 19, 2012

I want you to do two things:

(a) Finish watching the YouTube film we were watching in class today. It can be found at

(b) It is time for some revision just to keep your memory ticking over. Let me take you back to a time when you were young and carefree, namely when you were in Year 10 and GCSE examinations seemed but a dimly-perceived thundercloud on a far horizon. We studied the Russian revolution back then in those sunlit uplands of your childhood. Time for a flashback test. I want you to prepare for a test essay for the first History period next week, the title of which is:

How was it that the Provisional Government was able to take power in Russia in Feb 1917 but not hold it beyond October 1917?

Do svidanya

Stalin and the new constitution

September 19, 2012

These are the slides from our lesson on how Stalin’s ‘reform’ of the Constitution of the USSR centralised all power on the Communist Party in general and him in particular.

Stalin’s securing of power ~ constitution

You may also find viewing this YouTube clip useful: