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Andrew Marr's History of the World The Atomic bomb New

Andrew Marr explores the development and deployment of the first atomic bomb. He describes the moral dilemma faced by the scientists of the Manhattan Project, and the fallout from the detonation of the bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Warning: Contains some upsetting and disturbing scenes. Teacher notes: Students could write a series of haiku poems (5-7-5 syllables) justifying ...
  • 2012
  • 00:08:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Hitler's rise to power New

Andrew Marr tells the story of Hitler’s rise to power in Weimar Germany from 1919 to 1933. He explores Hitler’s years in the wilderness after the First World War, the Munich Putsch and the reason for his electoral success in 1933. Teacher notes: Pupils could use the video to write a news report or fact file about Hitler’s background. They ...
  • 2012
  • 00:08:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World American Civil War New

Andrew Marr describes how the American Civil War and Abraham Lincoln changed American history forever. The focus is on Abraham Lincoln’s role in the conflict and his assassination. Scenes shown include violence towards slaves, Lincoln’s assassination and battle scenes. The long-term consequences of national division, segregation and lynching are also outlined. Warning: There are violent scenes in this video. Teacher ...
  • 2012
  • 00:09:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World The French Revolution New

Andrew Marr tells the story of the French Revolution. He explores the causes and events, Louis XVI’s failed escape and execution and Napoleon’s ascent to power. Warning: There are some violent scenes of execution and riot. Teacher notes: Before viewing this video, the teacher could prepare a checklist of key points for students. This might be given to students before ...
  • 2012
  • 00:10:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World The Industrial Revolution New

Andrew Marr tells the story of Britain’s Industrial Revolution. He explores the context and triggers, the inventions and innovations that powered the revolution. He also looks at the important economic, political and social consequences. Teacher notes: Students could create a range of 'cause and consequence' revision cards about the Industrial Revolution. Causes could include the impact of coal and the ...
  • 2012
  • 00:06:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Development of the contraceptive pill New

Andrew Marr explores the significance of the birth control movement in the United States in the early 20th century. He looks at the background and controversy, the campaigning efforts of Margaret Sanger and the social impact of the contraceptive pill. Warning: Contains upsetting scenes. Teacher notes: This video can be used to consider the social impact of birth control on ...
  • 2012
  • 00:05:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Russian Serfs New

Andrew Marr describes how serfdom was finally abolished in Russia in the 19th century. He uses Tolstoy’s efforts to free his serfs as a case study, and explores Tsar Alexander II’s failed attempt to fully emancipate the serfs. Teacher notes: Students could draft questions and possible responses to serfs and nobility to determine their points of view. Students could then ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World China's Cultural Revolution New

Andrew Marr explores the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the fall and rise of Deng Xiaoping. He looks at the changing fortunes of Deng within China’s ruling Communist Party, his relationship with Chairman Mao Zedong, and the role his economic reforms played in the emergence of China as a superpower. Teacher notes: Create a timeline which charts the rise, fall and ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Gandhi New

Andrew Marr describes how Mahatma Gandhi led India to independence during British led rule through a campaign of civil disobedience. He explores the background to the campaign, the key events and negations, and Gandhi’s legacy through the 20th century. Warning: There are some scenes of violence. Teacher notes: Gandhi's concept of non-violent resistance and the role of civil disobedience were ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Alexander the Great New

Andrew Marr explores the life of Alexander the Great. He takes a look at stories of Alexander’s childhood and upbringing, his imperial conquests and the legacy of his empire. Warning: There are some violent scenes. Teacher notes: Discuss Alexander's upbringing and how it could have influenced and shaped his later life. Students could compare Alexander to today's leaders – what ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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