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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...
Case Study: The Vietnam WarThe ATL on this page are designed to help students understand the causes, practices and effects of the Vietnam War.Some videos are suggested below; other videos are on the actual video page; some of these are excellent to show alongside the ATL below.There are more ATL for the Vietnam War under the Paper 3 Americas Paper, Topic 16: ATL: American policy in Vietnam.Guiding...
This section looks at the different methods used by African Americans to end segregation and achieve equality, and the influence of both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X on the civil rights movement.This topic overlaps with Paper 1: Civil Rights and Protest.Guiding questions:What were the key milestones in ending segregation in the south, 1955 - 1980?What was the role of Dr Martin Luther King in the...
The reign of the Taisho Emperor, although short, is associated with a period of optimism in Japan's development when it seemed that Japan was becoming part of the international world order and developing new political and social orders. However, in reality the changes were only superficial and would not be able to withstand the impact of the international crises which took place from the end of...
Case Study: HitlerThe ATL on this page are for students to investigate the key themes connected with Hitler's rise and consolidation of power and the nature of his rule.Key details of Hitler's rule are covered under ATL: Nazi Germany (1933-1939) and his foreign policy here: ATL: German and Italian expansion (1933–1940) . Videos on Nazi Germany can be found here: Videos: European states...
The First World War: PracticesThe First World War is a cross-regional case study. It is also an example of a war where there is total mobilisation of human and economic resources in some of the belligerent states.Essay writing practice for this case study as well as videos and quizzes can be found on the separate pages which you can see to the left.Practices:What type of war was the First World War?Why...
The page contains ATL to help students understand the causes, practices and effects of The First World War.For students studying this topic for Paper 3, more detail on the causes of the First World War can be found at ATL: Europe and the First World War Guiding questionsCauses:How important were long-term factors in causing the First World War?How important were short-term factors in causing the First...
The Weimar Republic (1918 - 1933)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 download.Videos and teaching ideas for videos are covered on separate pages; see left hand side of this...
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...
The years 1855 to 1894 saw Russia experiencing some dramatic reforms, but also severe repression.Here are some different activities that you can do for this first part of Section 12. There is a mixture of starter activities on this page plus source activities summary activities, analytical activities, individual work and team work which aim to get students to understand the mix of reform and repression...
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!
The website is an excellent resource for teachers to enhance their own understanding and provide stimulating resources and guidance for students. The History pages are very well structured, easy to access and with a clear focus on the core content and...
17 September 2018
Several pages have been added to the site in the last month; also a new BBC drama on Rwanda and this month's International Day of Peace provides... more
18 August 2018
A reminder on how to give your students access to this site and other new developments!As this is the start of the academic year for many schools,... more
21 Sep Jim Antony Howard Bushby
3. Theme 3 - Cold War Crises (ATL)And actually, nor for Cuban Missile Crisis??
21 Sep Jim Antony Howard Bushby
3. Theme 3 - Cold War Crises (ATL)The material under the link for Berlin Crisis does not seem to fit? There is nothing in this section on the Berlin wall; am I missing something? Regards Jim
21 Sep Jo Thomas
16: The Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia (1924–2000)Hi Alan Really glad to hear that you enjoyed the training in Dubai! Stalin does tend to come up a lot but I would definitely cover post 1953 as well - there are in fact only 2 bullet points on Stalin in this topic - the other 3 are post 1953...
21 Sep Alan Greenbank
16: The Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia (1924–2000)Hi, Jo. I really enjoyed the PD you led in Dubai in 2016 and when I came across this website I convinced my school to subscribe. I have noticed that the past exam papers for the Soviet Union and Russia 1924-2000 always has a question on some...
3 Sep Jo Thomas
Option 4: History of EuropeHi Jack. The next ones in the pipeline are for paper 3 - American Civil War and Political developments in Latin America for the Americas Region and Japan, 1912 - 1990 for the Asia Region. We'd love to do the Renaissance topic - but it will...
2 Sep Jack Light
Option 4: History of EuropeI am looking for resources for Paper Three Topics, P3 Renaissance, Exploration, and Absolutism. Does InThink have any available or in development? Many thanks.
1 Aug Sarah Murray
2. Source work activitiesThanks very helpful
12 Jul Jo Thomas
2. Source work activitiesHi Sarah - Thanks for the suggestion - I've added feedback now - you can click on the eye beneath the slide!
12 Jul Sarah Murray
2. Source work activitiesCan you provide feedback as to why some of the answers are not accepted by examiners for qu 2?
22 Jun Emil Hanssen
3. IA: Graded student examplesIt's working perfectly! Thank you Jo!
21 Jun Jo Thomas
3. IA: Graded student examplesHi Emil I've changed it so there is now one IA per page as I think there was an issue with going over the word count! So you should be able to see it Ok now :)
21 Jun Emil Hanssen
3. IA: Graded student examplesHey Jo! Is it possible to get the entire IA about Midway? The "eye" seems to be missing some of the investigation and the reflection section! Cheers! :)