AQA GCSE Modern World History

AQA GCSE Modern World History

Paperback History in Focus

By (author) Ben Walsh


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  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 274mm x 22mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 8 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340981814
  • ISBN 13: 9780340981818
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Full colour throughout
  • Sales rank: 127,258

Product description

Provide complete support for your GCSE Modern World History candidates with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. An AQA-specific edition of the best selling textbook for GCSE Modern World History. It comprehensively covers the AQA specification and provides a winning combination that will meet the needs of all students. - clear, engaging and provocative author text which brings the period to life and summarises complicated history clearly without being simplistic. - Focus Tasks which steadily deepen students' understanding of the content (exactly targeting each Key Issue of the AQA specification) while progressively building their history skills. - original and relevant source material - written and visual - all of which is used for historical investigation not just for illustration. - state-of-the-art ICT support in the form of Dynamic Learning from an author who leads the field in developing the use of ICT to help refine students historical thinking. - authoritative interpretation of the AQA specification by an experienced trainer and teacher. - associated revision book in full colour. In its first and second editions this book has provided students with what they need to achieve their best; and provided teachers with what they need to teach a rewarding and worthwhile course. A winning combination - don't settle for less.

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Author information

Ben Walsh is an experienced GCSE history teacher and a best-selling author and a celebrated expert in the use of digital technology in History teaching. He taught AQA Modern World History for many years at Stafford College. As well as writing best selling books for GCSE Modern World History he has been the key developer of the highly praised Learning Curve online exhibitions for the National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office) and he has blazed a trail in the use of digital video archives in the teaching of GCSE history.

Table of contents

Unit 1: International Relations: Conflict and Peace in the Twentieth Century 1: The Origins of the First World War 2: Peacemaking, 1918-1919, and the League of Nations 3: Hitler's foreign policy and the origins of the Second World War 4: The Origins of the Cold War 1945-1955 5: Development of the Cold War 1955-1970 6: Failure of Detente and the collapse of communism 1970-1991 Exam focus for Unit 1 Unit 2: Twentieth Century Depth studies 7: Russia and the USSR, 1914-1941 7.1: How did the Bolsheviks take control and keep power? 7.2: Stalin's Dictatorship in the USSR, 1924-1941 8: Germany 1918-1939 8.1: The Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazis 8.2: Hitler's Germany, 1929-1939 9: The USA, 1914-1941 9.1: The USA in the 1920s 9.2: Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1941 10: The USA and Vietnam: Failure Abroad and at Home, 1964-1975 Exam focus for Unit 2 Unit 3 Historical Enquiry 11: The British People at War 12: Britain at War 14: The changing role and status of women in Britain since 1900 Exam Focus for Unit 3 Acknowledgements Index