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History GCSE: The Prague Spring

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20 mins


Host: Brian is a History teacher with 26 years experience. He is also an examiner with two exam boards. 

In 1968 the people of Czechoslovakia decided they did not want to ruled by the Soviet Union so demanded reform and an easing of Soviet control.

This lesson looks at why the Czech people did not want Soviet rule, their demands and the response from the Soviet government.

This event is usually compared to the Hungarian Uprising in GCSE exams.

Safeguarding reminder:  We know that the safety of your child is of the utmost important. This is why we use Zoom's Webinar feature to provide our live classes, where by default, your child's webcam and microphone are disabled. 

Key takeaways:

  • Why did the Czech people not want to be ruled by the Soviet Union? 

  • What were the demands of the Czech people at this time? 

  • How did the Soviet government respond to these demands?

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students studying History GCSE

Class requirements

Students will require a pen and paper for note-taking

What to expect

  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar
  • This class was originally recorded live and is now available to view on demand
  • You'll now be taken to a Stripe payment page.
  • After payment, you will immediately be taken to a new window to watch the recorded class.



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