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April: Exams, new resources and two Cold War books

25 April 2021

Exams are around the corner and so just a reminder that we have a revision section on this site to help students with revision strategies: more

March: New resources, anniversaries and a virtual event

14 March 2021

With May exams rapidly approaching, we have uploaded more quizzes over the past couple of months:Also a reminder that we have a revision section... more

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  • 7 May Jo Thomas
    4. Invasion of Poland
    HI Charles as we mentioned before when you raised this - we always give the provenance details of primary sources and any source linked to question 2. They don't need the provenance details for Source L to answer the questions on the paper....
  • 6 May Charles Barry
    4. Invasion of Poland
    Good Paper 1 sample but can we get the title of the History textbook and the detailed origin of where other sources come from?
  • 6 May Charles Barry
    3. The Nazi-Soviet Pact
    This is a welcome edition to Paper 1 samples especially for me living in Poland! But a mix up of Sources A, B, K and L has to be sorted out
  • Hi Luke 'emergence of authoritarian state' i.e. the first theme in the syllabus should probably run through to the end of democracy in Germany - so the Enabling Act March 1933. After that we would say Hitler's actions were about consolidation...
  • Hi Luke the syllabus has 'emergence' (as in rise to power) and establishment of power under the first theme of the syllabus so I would take that up to 1953 for Mao. Jo
  • For example with Hitler and the Final solution....there were many high-ranking Nazis eager to please their Fuhrer and worked to facilitate Hitler's ideas.
  • David....definitely the structuralist perspective...I think saying there were multiple internal/external factors and forces driving the decision-making process not solely the authoritarian leader
  • 4 May Jo Thomas
    Case Study: Topic 10 Nasser
    Hi Kim Glad its useful! Just checked the blogs and we uploaded this last September.
  • 4 May Kim Littler
    Case Study: Topic 10 Nasser
    Thank you for including Nasser in this topic! (Is it a new addition?)
  • 3 May luke ingledew
    Case Study Topic 10: Mao (ATL)
    If the they use the term “emergence of power” can they use 49-53 for Mao?
  • 3 May luke ingledew
    Case Study Topic 10: Mao (ATL)
    Can they use the antis campaigns as evidence for the rise to power questions for example?
  • 3 May luke ingledew
    Case Study Topic 10: Mao (ATL)
    Hi Jo, at what point does Mao's rise to power end and the consolidation of power begin? 1949? Or does the section from 1949 - 53 count as the rise still?

Resources


The Move to Global War (Paper 1)

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.

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The Cold War: Superpower Tensions and Rivalries (Paper 2)

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.

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Causes and Effects of 20th Century Wars (Paper 2)

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.

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European States in the Interwar years

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.

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History for the IB MYP 4 & 5: By Concept

History for the IB MYP 4 & 5: By Concept by Jo Thomas and Keely Rogers. Published by Hodder

For those of you doing MYP this book provides a concept-driven and assessment-focused approach to MYP History, presented in global contexts.

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