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How successful was the League in the 1920s?
How far did weaknesses in the League's organisation make failure inevitable?
How far did the Depression make the work of the League more difficult?
The League of Nations: strengths and weaknesses in its structure and organisation, successes and failures in peacekeeping during the 1920s.
Analyse a series of cartoons by hovering over details and answering exam-style questions. When you have finished, the computer will provide you with a printout comparing your answer to a model answer. A great way to revise and develop sourcework skills.
Online decision Making Simulation 1 - The League in Theory
Take a series of decisions about the membership, structure and objectives of the League of Nations. At the end of the simulation, students will be presented with an essay writing frame based on their choices to complete as a homework exercise. Complete with 2 worksheets and a factual test as the game proceeds, the scores from which can be emailed to the teacher.
Decision Making Game 2 - The League in Practice
Take a series of decisions about the actions of the League in terms of Border Disputes, Disarmament and Social Affairs. At the end of the simulation, students will be presented with an essay writing frame based on their choices to complete as a homework exercise. Complete with 2 worksheets and a factual test as the game proceeds, the scores from which can be emailed to the teacher.
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Fling the Teacher Quiz: 1920s | Fling the Teacher Quiz: Great Depression
Ideal for a starter activity. Outline the main task for the day at the beginning of the lesson. Then, give students 10 minutes to play the game. Anyone finishing within the 10 minutes should get points reflecting the amount of minutes left on the clock, then move directly on to the main task for the lesson whilst the rest of the class continue to play.
Repeat this format for ALL your revision lessons to create a "Revision Leaderboard" with a prize given to the overall high score at the end of revision time.
"Who Am I?" Challenge
Each team will be presented with a clue about a key historical figure. They get 50 points if they guess it correctly. If they wish to 'pass', they get further (easier) clues but the points available steadily decline. An incorrect guess at any point means they get zero points for that round. You can play as many rounds as you wish. It's a great way to revise!
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Events (100 years ago today): 1921 – The British K-class submarine HMS K5 sinks in the English Channel; all 56 on board die.
Births (100 years ago today): 1921 – Telmo Zarra, Spanish footballer (d. 2006)
Births (50 years ago today): 1971 – Derrick Green, American singer
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1921 – Mary Watson Whitney, American astronomer and academic (b. 1847)
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971 – Broncho Billy Anderson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1880)
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