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This page examines the economic, social and cultural impact of the Cold War on Egypt during the rule of Nasser.Guiding questions:What political reforms did Nasser implement in Egypt?Why did Egypt become involved in Cold War politics?What was the impact of the Cold War on economic policies in Egypt?What was the impact of the Cold War on Egyptian culture?What was the impact of the Cold War on Egypt’s...
This page examines the rise and rule of Juan Perón who was elected President of Argentina three times. Alongside his wife, Eva, he created a controversial political movement known as Peronism which has influenced Argentine politics since the 1940s.Guiding questions:What long-term factors led to Perón's rise to power?What were the short-term factors leading to Perón's election...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
The ATL on this page deal with the role of Hitler and Germany in increasing international tension in the 1930s and ultimately forcing Britain and France to declare war in September 1939.Guiding QuestionsWhat was the impact of the First World War on Hitler's foreign policy aims?How did Hitler challenge the post-war settlement? Was he an opportunist?What was the international response to Hitler's...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
1 April 2019
Photo by Green Chameleon on UnsplashMay exams are fast approaching so we have put up a revision section for students to give some tips on how... more
18 Apr Jo Thomas
3. Political, economic and social impact of the DepressionHi Ken Thanks for the feedback! I can't get the link to work for some reason on this page - have tried everything! - so have changed the task (it was from US history Social and cultural effects of the depression)
18 Apr Ken Joling
3. Political, economic and social impact of the DepressionGreat site; thanks so much. Encountered a problem. Question 2, task 1, "this webpage" is a dead link.
17 Apr Jo Thomas
Case Study Topic 10: Mao (ATL)Thanks Katie for the heads-up on the missing link - it's now sorted! (and on the Paper 3 page as well)
16 Apr Katie Hamilton
Case Study Topic 10: Mao (ATL)Hi Jo, Could you please provide an updated link for the People's Century video clip? Thank you!
15 Apr SARAH VARGHESE
2. Assessment for Paper 2Thank you very much
12 Apr Jo Thomas
2. Assessment for Paper 2Hi Sarah The only change is that the mark band for 7 - 9 will have 'partly accurate and relevant' for knowledge and 'mostly accurate and relevant' for 10 - 12 to allow for greater distinction Jo
12 Apr SARAH VARGHESE
2. Assessment for Paper 2Hi.Is the mark band for paper 2 the 2020 guide the same the one presented here( mark band for paper 2 2017)
8 Apr Jo Thomas
2. IA: Getting the question rightHi As long as the IA has a 'question' that can be researched, argued / analysed, conclusions drawn etc it should be fine - so all IB stems can work. It's just that 'To what extent.., How far, Why' tend to lead the student into lines of inquiry...
8 Apr Jo Thomas
5. Counter-culture in the USHI Siobhan I can't find the link anywhere else now - it was on vimeo at one point but I can't find it any more - I'll keep looking as it is very good!
8 Apr Victoria Mole
2. IA: Getting the question rightI am panicking about my IAs. i understood from this that they can have a question that is lead by a command terms - like in the exam paper. For example Analyse the successes and failures of X OR Examine the significance of X? Is this not the...
7 Apr siobhan mannion
5. Counter-culture in the USHi jo please could you send me the link too!? I can’t get it here either ! Thanks
3 Apr Jo Thomas
3. Vietnam War: Extra resourcesthanks Stacey - its working again now!
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.