Year 11 Attachment - GCSE History

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Week by Week Homework Revision Breakdown
Week 1
• Reasons for the Cold War
• Teheran Conference
• Yalta Conference
• Potsdam Conference
• Ideological differences
• Division of Germany & Berlin
Week 2
• Soviet Expansion into Eastern
Europe
• Truman Doctrine
• Marshall Plan/Aid
• Cominform
• Comecon
Week 3
• Bizonia
• Berlin Blockade
• Berlin Airlift
• Formation of NATO
• Formation of East (FRG) and West
(GDR) Germany
Week 4
• Arms Race up until 1955
• Formation of the Warsaw Pact
• Impact of Soviet Rule on Hungary
(including Rakosi & deStalinisation)
• Nagy’s Reforms
• Soviet Reaction to Nagy
• International reactions to the
invasion
Week 5: BERLIN
• Berlin refugee problem
• Khrushchev’s Berlin ultimatum
(1958)
• Eisenhower and Camp David
• Khrushchev’s challenge to
Kennedy
• Summit conferences and growing
tension
• Construction of the Berlin Wall
• Impact of the Berlin Wall
• Kennedy’s visit to Berlin, 1962
Week 6: CUBA
• Building tensions and arms race to
1961
• Cuba’s drift from the USA
• Bay of Pigs
• Castro’s friendship and economic
ties with the USSR
• Missile Bases
• The 13 Days
• Immediate and long term results
of the crisis
• The Hotline
• Test Ban Treaty (1963)
• Moves towards détente
Week 7: CZECHOSOLVAKIA
• Opposition to Soviet control
• Dubcek as party secretary
• Prague Spring reforms
• Brezhnev Doctrine
• Re-establishment of Soviet
control
• International reactions to events
in Czechoslovakia
Week 8
• SALT I
• Helsinki Agreements
• SALT II
• Other elements of détente
Week 9
• Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
• Carter Doctrine
• Olympic Boycotts
• President Reagan’s approach (Evil
Empire)
• Strategic Defence Initiative (Start
Wars)
Week 10
• Summit Conferences (Geneva,
Reykjavik, Malta, Washington)
• Intermediate Nuclear Forces
Treaty (INF)
• Conventional Armed Forces in
Europe Treaty (CFE)
• START Talks
Week 11
• Role of Gorbachev (Glasnost,
Perestroika)
• USSR’s loosening grip on Europe
• Fall of the Berlin Wall
• Collapse of the Soviet Union and
the Warsaw Pact
What is on the VLE?
•
Textbook
•
Revision notes
•
How to answer the exam
questions
•
‘How am I doing?’ checklist
•
Past papers, mark schemes
and examiners comments
What can revision be?
•
Flashcards
•
Mind maps
•
Keywords
•
Timelines
•
Highlighted
•
Quizzes
•
Mneumonics
•
Summaries
•
Imagery
•
Memory Walks
Useful dates:
• Revision h/w ongoing, as set
by class teacher
• 22nd October Family Learning
Week GCSE History session 67pm
• Saturday TBC – Masterclass
workshops (as invited)
• w/b 5th January – Year 11 PrePublic Exam, Cold War paper
• 29th January Parent’s Evening;
including exam feedback

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