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About this Resource

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The Cold War is a key subject in 20th-century world history and central to the Secondary National Curriculum from KS3 to KS5. This multimedia resource is designed to enhance, not replace, existing Cold War plans and schemes of work.

Interspersed throughout the resource is a wide range of primary and secondary source material to introduce and guide students through this highly-significant era. Clearly divided into sections, each has exclusive modern-day HD videos and high-resolution photos, plus authentic documents and images from the time (even photos by Winston Churchill's bodyguard) from UK and German locations.

The resource has been developed with the help of highly regarded historian and author Dr Helen Fry, who presents to our cameras from the Imperial War Museum Duxford, a government nuclear bunker in Essex, and from key locations in and around Berlin. Dr Fry's on-location explanations bring this period of time to life.

Further video interviews which are key to the resource and exclusive to LGfL were filmed with Frederick Forsyth, the famous author and former East-Berlin Reuters correspondent (who in summer 2015 admitted to spying for MI6!), MI5 Spymaster Fred Judge, and former political prisoner of the Stasi, Peter Wulkau.

The Curriculum Mapping section of The Cold War resource offers teachers flexible, detailed, curriculum-driven lesson activities for each theme (as well as details of KS3 and GCSE relevance). These have been created by teaching-technology expert, History examiner, author and teacher Ben Walsh.

All these unique and engaging aspects are further complemented by a set of thirteen unique augmented-reality objects to really immerse students into The Cold War. From a 3D insider's view of the nuclear bunker, to interactive maps of nuclear fallout across London and high-altitude jet intercepts, this cutting-edge technology is used to draw students to the heart of a resource which remains entirely focussed on teaching and learning.