The American West 1840-1895: an SHP Depth Study: Student's Book

The American West 1840-1895: an SHP Depth Study: Student's Book

Paperback Discovering the Past for Gcse

By (author) Dave Martin, By (author) Colin Shephard, By (author) Schools History Project, By (author) Tim Lomas


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  • Publisher: Hodder Murray
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 274mm x 12mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 30 September 1998
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0719551811
  • ISBN 13: 9780719551819
  • Edition: Student edition
  • Edition statement: Student
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 327,534

Product description

Stretch and challenge your students with SHP's longest-lived and best-selling series for GCSE History. This is an SHP Official Text which means it has been created by the Schools History Project for use with the GCSE specifications. This is part of SHP's comprehensive and authoritative range of books for the GCSE History. Click here to find out more about the Schools History Project and their award winning publications. The American West 1840-1895 This title is a comprehensive and authoritative depth study for use with all School History Project GCSE specifications. It thoroughly covers the content requirements of OCR, Edexcel and AQA's specifications using an enquiry-based approach. It is written by experts who understand both how to design good teaching material but also understand the exact assessment requirements of each specification. The book combines: - Clear explanation of specification content - Classroom-trialled activities that really motivate students - Extensive and intriguing source material and case studies. This book will enliven any history course. It is supported with a Dynamic Learning resource

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Author information

Dave Martin is a freelance History Adviser currently working with Dorset and Sussex and with the Open University. Colin Shephard was formerly Director of the Schools History Project and a trusted trainer for all aspects of GCSE History.

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This text book is a life saver...If you are doing the American West you NEED this book. Ms. R. Matthews, Amazon reviewer It's a solid, comprehensive and (fairly) unbiased review of the period with a good number of sources and case-studies ... I thought it was really interesting, but it also offers enough information to pull out an A* at GCSE. J Furlong, Amazon reviewer

Table of contents

Section 1: The plains Indians 1 Introduction 2 How did the Indians solve the problems of living on the Great Plains? 3 What was the attitude of outsiders towards the Plains Indians Section 2: The settlers 4 The early pioneers - why did they cross the Plains? 5 How did the homesteaders and ranchers settle the Plains? 6 How wild was the West? Section 3: Why did the Indians lose the struggle for the plains? 7 What role did the US army play in the defeat of the Plains Indians 8 How did teh USA destroy the Indian way of life? 9 Conclusion