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3. Rise of Communism in China (ATL)17 September 2018

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had its origins in the turbulent decade of the 1920s. This section looks at its ideology and its conflict with the other major political force in China - the Guomindang... more

7. Civil rights and social movements: Graded student examples17 September 2018

On this page you will find sample essays for this topic, written by students and graded by an examiner.“The greatest achievement of youth protest in the Americas was ending the Vietnam war.” more

5. The Cold War and the Americas: graded student examples17 September 2018

On this page you will find sample essays on this topic, written by students and graded by examiners. We have also suggested activities that can be done with these essays.To what extent was President Eisenhower's... more

9. The Second World War and the Americas: Extra resources17 September 2018

On this page you will find resources on this topic that might be useful for students doing further research for IAs or Extended Essays.These books are all very readable and students will find them useful... more

8. Great Depression and the Americas: Extra resources17 September 2018

On this page you can find useful websites for this unit along with historians' texts that students might find enjoyable to develop their understanding further. There are also some suggestions for fiction... more

6. The Great Depression and the Americas: videos17 September 2018

Here are some extra videos on the Depression in the US and in Canada which are in addition to the documentaries we have put up on the ATL pages.This documentary is interesting as it includes discussion... more

Cold War crises: Essay writing exercises and essay plans17 September 2018

Cold War Crises: essay writing exercises and essay plansStudents will be choosing their own examples on which crises to include in their essays, and so this essay frame provides a general structure and... more

2. Rivalry, mistrust and accord: Graded student examples17 September 2018

On this page you will find sample essays for the first theme of this topic, written by students. Essays relating to 'rivalry, mistrust and accord',can be quite specific (unlike other Paper 2 essays). more

Causes and effects of 20th Century wars: Graded student examples - comparative essays17 September 2018

On this page you will find sample essays on this topic, written by students and graded by examiners. We have also suggested activities that can be done with these essays.Essay One more

Mao: Essay planning for Paper 217 September 2018

Essay planning for using Mao as a case studyThis page contains ATL to improve essay writing for using Mao as a case study when discussing authoritarian states.See also the essay page on plans for comparative... more