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GCSE Modern World History (Second Edition)

Ben Walsh

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ISBN 10: 0719577136 / ISBN 13: 9780719577130
Published by Hodder Education/Viva Books Private Limited, 2008
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Description: A textbook for GCSE modern world history students. The core content of the major GCSE specifications in this subject is covered through explanation and carefully-selected course material. The most popular options or depth studies from each specification are covered in detail. There are questions, activities and focus tasks throughout to: deepen understanding of the content; develop evaluative and investigative skills; help students become more independent learners; and support examination preparation.;This second edition is fully revised to meet the requirements of the revised specifications - for example the inclusion of a British depth study 1906-1918 for the OCR Modern World History specification. It extends coverage of the core content for each exam group - for example the addition of a unit on the USA 1941-1980 for the Edexcel specification. It also incorporates developments in the study and teaching of history that have taken place since the publication of the first edition. Contents: The causes of the First World War ? Britain and the First World War - 1914-1918 ? British depth study 1906-1918 ? the peace treaties after the First World War ? Russia and the USSR 1905-1941 ? Germany 1918-1945 ? the USA 1919-1941 ? the League of Nations ? causes of the Second World War ? the world at war 1939-1945 ? the beginnings of the Cold War - 1945-1948 ? the Cold War 1950-1973 ? the USA 1941-1980 ? Eastern Europe, detente and the end of the Cold War, 1948-1968. Printed Pages: 433. Bookseller Inventory # 86971

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Title: GCSE Modern World History (Second Edition)

Publisher: Hodder Education/Viva Books Private Limited

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 2nd edition.

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This is a full-colour core text for GCSE Modern World History. It is intended for all boards setting GCSE Modern World History syllabuses. The series aims to provide clear coverage of the major GCSE and S Grade syllabuses. This is the first book in the series. It offers: an interesting narrative supported by clear sources which offer pupils a straightforward and focused explanation of the core content; carefully chosen tasks which familiarize pupils with the content and develop their evaluative skills; and extended investigations which are designed to hone pupils' skills in historical analysis. In addition to its in-depth study of the core areas of content, the book also: tackles option topics such as the First World War in sufficient depth to make separate purchase of new topic books unnecessary; supports coursework and independent learning both through the core text and the related teacher's resource book; and provides support for exam revision in a related revision guide from the same author.

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Ben Walsh is an experienced GCSE history teacher, a senior examiner with a major examination board a best-selling author and a celebrated expert in the use of digital technology in history teaching. 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 winning a 2008 BETT award.

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