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This page examines the impact of the Second World War on British rule in India and the growing divisions between Hindu and Muslim which would ultimately lead to Partition.Guiding questionsWhat were the external threats to India from 1942?To what extent could Subhas Chandra Bose be considered the ‘enemy within’? Why did the Cripps Mission (1942) fail?What was the impact of the 'Quit...
On this page you will find ATL on the causes and impact of the First World War. These are in addition to ATL which can be found on the case study of the First World War for Paper 2: Case Study: First World War Guiding QuestionsHow did the changing balance of power and imperial rivalries impact European diplomacy before 1914?How did domestic conditions impact on German foreign policy?What was the impact...
February update on our new ATL and quiz pages as well as some ideas for commemorating 2019 anniversaries.AnniversariesAs ever, historical anniversaries mean that the media is re-visiting key individuals and events and providing articles which often throw a new light on the topics that our students are studying.In the last month there have been many articles on Rosa Luxemburg to commemorate the 100...
Theme 1: Rivalry, Mistrust and AccordHere are some different activities that you can do for this theme within the topic of the Cold War. There is a mixture of source activities, summary activities, analytical activities, tasks to develop essay writing, individual and team work.The second part of Theme 1 is here: 1.2 Theme 1 - Rivalry, Mistrust and Accord (ATL) Videos and teaching ideas for videos...
The Second World War is a case study of a war between states. It is also cross-regional case study. It is an example of a war where you can analyse and evaluate the relative importance of each theatre of war: land, sea and air in determining its outcome. It is also a war where technology had an effect on how the war was fought, and there is total mobilisation of human and economic resources by several...
The growth of Japanese nationalism and militarism after 1931 and the consequent expansion of Japan into East Asia led to war with China and conflict with the West. This was to culminate in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941 - an event that transformed the European war into a global war.The Video Road to War: Japan gives an excellent overview of the events leading up to Pearl Harbour and...
Case Study: Mao ZedongThe ATL on this page are for students to investigate the key themes connected with Mao's rise and consolidation of power and the nature of his rule.The key details of Mao's rule are covered under Topic 14: The People's Republic of China (1949 - 2005). The aim of the ATL here and the essay planning (see left hand side) is to pull together the key events of his rule...
Theme 3: Cold War crisesThis theme involves studying Cold War crises. A crisis is considered to be an event when there was a clear escalation of tension between the superpowersStudents need to be able to examine and compare the causes, impact and significance of two Cold War crises from two different regions.On this page we have ATL for three crises from two regions. However there are other crises...
Nazi Germany (1933 - 1939)Here are some different activities that you can do for this part of Section 14 on Weimar Germany. There is a mixture of starter activities on this page plus source activities, summary activities, analytical activities, individual work and team work that you can also downloadVideos and teaching ideas for videos are covered on separate pages; see left hand side of this page.Guiding...
This page follows on from the first ATL page for this theme - starting with the impact of the nuclear arms race through to the final collapse of the USSR and the end of the Cold War.The Berlin crisis of 1958 - 1961 and the Cuban Missile crisis are covered here: 3. Theme 3 - Cold War Crises (ATL) Guiding questions:What was the impact of the nuclear arms race on the development of the Cold War?How did...
Finally an InThinking site for IB History – and what a great one! Full of superb teaching ideas, materials and practical advice. Both my students and myself have benefited immensely from the wealth of guidance and inspiration on the site. Highly...
Being such a content heavy course, it's important to keep activities engaging and interesting for students. InThinking helps you do just that. Creative, outside-the-box and critical thinking lessons abound. Can't recommend it enough!
My students have found the InThinking History site to be a really valuable learning tool, full of excellent advice about how to master the IB. As a teacher I regularly use the resources as part of my lessons and for homework. The InThinking site team...
12 February 2019
February update on our new ATL and quiz pages as well as some ideas for commemorating 2019 anniversaries.As ever, historical anniversaries mean... more
11 January 2019
Happy New Year! See below for site updates, plans for 2019, forthcoming Anniversaries and some other interesting articles.Many thanks for all... more
12 Feb Jo Thomas
8. TOK and Richard IHi Sabina Thanks for pointing it out - the link is now fixed Jo
12 Feb Sabina Jamshed
8. TOK and Richard I[One article to help you get started, by Jake Priddy, is available here: "The Mythologization of History: Objectivity, Relativism and the Search for Truth.".. .This is not working
11 Feb Daniel Grocott
1.1 Theme 1 - Rivalry, Mistrust and Accord (ATL)Many thanks Jo for the feedback of the incorrect dates on 2 of the sources on the Warsaw Uprisings 1944 documents!
10 Feb Jo Thomas
3. Extended Essay: Applying criteria A - DHi Sarah Some of the sources for an EE can be general textbooks, but most sources should be historians' books with some contemporary / primary sources referenced too. Jo
8 Feb Sarah Murray
3. Extended Essay: Applying criteria A - DAre generally used in class text books - like Analysing The French revolution - Cambridge - acceptable source material for a history EE to make up the majority of sources or do they need to find significant Authors/Historians and source material...
5 Feb Jo Thomas
3. Second World War: Practices (ATL)Hi Rika Thanks for pointing this out - this was just an excerpt of the film. I've changed it and put the link to the full movie. Hopefully that will work! Jo
4 Feb Rika Sakakibara
3. Second World War: Practices (ATL)Is the movie of Task Two(5. How did the Allied Powers defeat the Axis Powers in 1945?) correct? That has just 4minutes 35sedonds but the question of this movie tells it has more than 30 minutes...? Rika firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Feb James Jacocks
2. IA: Getting the question rightThank you!
29 Jan Jo Thomas
Paper 2Hi Alan Exam questions will only require two examples from two different regions so you could do this, but as we have said on the opening page for Authoritarian states '..it is recommended that you study three to allow students to have a choice...
28 Jan Alan Greenbank
Paper 2Good morning, Jo. My colleague and I are teaching Authoritarian States for the first time this year and have a question - the IB syllabus states that three authoritarian leaders should be studied whereas your website suggests two. As the exam...
27 Jan Jo Thomas
2. IA: Getting the question rightHi James Yes, you are right. It's an interesting topic but it would need to be more history focused re impact of Native Americans on Europe (e.g. cultural/social impact) - also given specific dates. Jo
24 Jan Damian Kell
5. PS4 Rights and Protest: Full source papersMany thanks Jo!
The Move to Global War (Paper 1), by Jo Thomas and Keely Rogers. Published by OUP
This text-book covers all aspects of the Move to Global War prescribed subject for Paper 1. Not only are the key themes explored, we also provide many source exercises including a full Paper 1 at the end of each chapter.
The Cold War: Superpower Tensions and Rivalries (Paper 2) by Jo Thomas and Keely Rogers. Published by Pearson
This text-book comprehensively covers the key themes for the Paper 2 Cold War topic. Alongside the content, we provide essay frames and guidance on essay writing skills.
Causes and Effects of 20th Century Wars (Paper 2), Jo Thomas and Keely Rogers. Published by Pearson
This text-book comprehensively covers the content and skills that you need to be able to write essays on the 20th Century Wars topic for Paper 2 of the IB History examination. We cover a range of wars and focus on how these can be used as case studies to answer comparative style essay questions.
European States in the Interwar years (Paper 3) by Jo Thomas and Keely Rogers. Published by Pearson
This text-book focuses on Topic 14 of the European region for IB Paper 3, The Interwar Years . We cover Germany, Italy and Spain as well as the Soviet Union, focusing not only on the content but the skills needed to write essays for Paper 3.