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The rule of Franco: SOLO Hexagons (paper version)
Hexagon learning allows students to identify links between factors very effectively. Students categorise and link factors together for deeper understanding of the relationship between factors. I have written a detailed blogpost about hexagon learning here. TIP for students: Consider too a 'sub-question' that you could aim to answer related to each category (for example, if you had a 'POLITICAL' category, you could write the subquestion "Was Franco a Fascist?"; for 'INTERNATIONAL/ECONOMIC' = "Did Franco successfully re-integrate Spain into the international community?"; for 'SOCIAL' = Was the "Pact of Silence" a more appropriate response than the later "Law for Historical Memory"? Finally, develop this into written piece of at least 750 words answering the key question above.
The rule of Franco: SOLO Hexagons (online version)
"DRAG and DROP these hexagons into categories of your choice. You can color-code hexagons, and can create new hexagons (e.g. as titles for each group) by double-clicking anywhere on the canvas. When you are finished, you can use your work as the basis of an essay plan, presentation or project!
The rule of Franco: Essay-planning exercise
As an alternative to the hexagons approach, here are the key points arranged instead a straight list ready to be "cut and paste" into appropriate categories instead.
Franco's rule of Spain: article by Paul Preston (1989)
A very useful resource for students to develop their written piece assessing how far Franco achieved his objectives as ruler of Spain.
Spain under Franco: The early years (15 minute video documentary)
A video clip focusing on the immediate aftermath of the Spanish Civil War as Franco established his regime.
Spain under Franco (10 minute video documentary)
A video clip covering the rule of Franco until his death in 1975.
The Pact of Silence / Law of Historical Memory (8 minute video documentary)
A video clip outlining how discussion of the Spanish Civil War was banned by Franco, and the results this has had for Spain in the years that have followed.
Keyword Checker: What was the legacy of the Spanish Civil War?
Students paste their essay into this interface and get a score based on how many keywords they have included. Excellent for ensuring topic coverage at first-draft phase.
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