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1. The Berlin Blockade 1948 17 October 2021

The first Cold War crisis took place in Berlin only 3 years after the end of the Second World War. It was the first open conflict between America and the Soviets and it resulted in the permanent division... more

1.3 What was the international response to Hitler's actions?15 October 2021

As you have seen from the previous pages, Britain and France took very little action against both Hitler and Mussolini during the 1930s. This policy of giving concessions in the hope of preventing war-... more

Topic 10: Emergence of the Americas in global affairs (1880–1929)free12 October 2021

This topic focuses on the changing role of the Americas in global affairs between 1880 and 1929.Specifically this topic covers:Towards the end of the 19th Century, the US became more involved in foreign... more

Emergence of the Americas: Graded student essays12 October 2021

See below for graded student essays on this topicThe following essay was written by a second year student in 52 minutes (as per the amended time for Paper 3 M2020 exams). This essay was a review essay... more

3. Apartheid South Africa (1948 - 1964) (ATL)12 October 2021

These pages will give you some ideas for teaching and learning activities for the case study on the Apartheid in South Africa. We have included a range of activities which include comprehension exercises,... more

7. PS4 Rights and Protest: Extra resources12 October 2021

On this page we have included some extra websites, reading, fiction and films that are useful for pursuing this topic further. Both of these case studies would be possible areas for further research for... more

IA Sample 4: Operation Gibraltar7 October 2021

These are the examiner's comments for this IA:Criterion AAn appropriate question for investigation, appropriate and relevant sources selected and a clear explanation of the relevance of the sources. ... more

3. IA: Graded student examplesfree7 October 2021

This section includes some samples of IAs with the marks and examiner's comments. more

Case Study Topic 10: Hitler (ATL)7 October 2021

Case Study: HitlerThe aims of the ATL on this page are to pull together the key events of Hitler's rise and rule under the themes required for the prescribed content for Paper 2 Topic 10. more

4. The Great Depression in Canada5 October 2021

The Depression that started in the US spread to many countries; Canada – with its strong economic ties to the US suffered particularly badly. Between 1929 and 1939, the Gross Domestic Product fell 40%... more