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Churchill & the bombing of Dresden
Why target Dresden?
What did the bombing of Dresden achieve?
Was Churchill responsible?
Activity: would you target Dresden?
Kennedy & the Cuban missile crisis
What triggered the Cuban missile crisis?
Why didn't the Cuban missile crisis lead to nuclear war?
Did international relations improve?
How does Kennedyâ€™s death affect our view of him?
Activity: what do the key players think about the missile crisis?
Mussolini & the invasion of Abyssinia
Why did Mussolini invade Abyssinia?
Was the Abyssinian campaign a great victory for Italy?
Was the League of Nations a villain in the crisis?
Worksheet: why did the invasion take place?
Stalin & the industrialisation of the USSR
Why did Stalin want to industrialise the USSR?
How did Stalin industrialise the USSR?
Was industrialisation a success?
Truman & the atomic bomb
Why did firebombing not bring Japan to surrender?
Why did Truman decide to use the atomic bomb?
What were the effects on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Activity: Should Truman use the atomic bomb?
King & the civil rights movement
What happened at Little Rock Central High School?
What did the civil rights campaign in Birmingham achieve?
What was the March on Washington?
How did people view Martin Luther King after his death?
Activity: What was the March on Washington?
Activity: Write an article on the anniversary of Kingâ€™s death