Blog posts

1 October: 70th Anniversary of Chinese Revolution 30 September 2019

1 October is the 70th Anniversary of the Chinese RevolutionAs we discussed in September's blog, this is a great opportunity for a discussion of the signficance of the Revolution - both with history and... more

September: Site update, an anniversary and a book review 17 September 2019

Site update, forthcoming anniversary plus publication of a book on one of the greatest unknown heroes of the Second World WarWe are pleased to announce that two Paper 3 units are now complete: more

August: Starting the IB history programme, site update and interesting articles 11 August 2019

Some teaching ideas for your new IB history students, site update and some interesting articles!Photo by Ben White on UnsplashMany of us are starting the new school year this month and will be teaching... more

June: Anniversaries and updates 3 June 2019

Anniversaries of world changing events and updates to Paper 2 Cold War topic to bring it in line with the ammendments for 2020.This month sees some important anniversaries; as ever these are a great way... more

May: Should governments apologise for crimes of the past? 5 May 2019

With the May History IB examinations imminent, we wish the best of luck to all of your students!Here we ponder the signficance of some more anniversaries and give you an update on this month's additions... more

April: Focus on exams! 31 March 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 to revise effectively. You can find this on the home page... more

March: International Women's Day 6 March 2019

Some thoughts on International Women's Day, interesting articles and site update.Marie Stopes in her laboratory8 March is International Women’s Day; this gives historians and students a great opportunity... more

February: Site update and more anniversaries 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 that the media is re-visiting key individuals and events... more

January: Anniversaries for 2019 and history in the news 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 of your responses to our New Year message and your positive... more

December: Site update and best history books of 2018 19 December 2018

More site updates and some extra resources from the Web.Several developments have taken place on our site since the last blog in November.We have added more multiple choice quizzes (with interactive versions)... more