Empires and Conquests Student Book by Beryl M. Allen, John Gilmore, Dian McCallum, Romila Ramdeen


Empires and Conquests Student Book by Beryl M. Allen, John Gilmore, Dian McCallum, Romila Ramdeen

Empires and Conquests: The two book course aims to prepare students for their future CXC Caribbean History Studies, as well as to develop their wider skills in social studies via an active approach to the study of social history. Key Features include: * Units that cover traditional topics, from Ancient Civilisations to late 20th Century Independence. * Investigations into social history, such as Elite Culture and Slave Culture, Communications, Transport and Sport. * A variety of questions and activities that provide practice in different skills areas e.g. recall, interpretation and evaluation, map work, research and field work, interviewing, comparing, critiquing and debating, class discussion. * Comprehensive revision questions which can serve as homework assignments or testing exercises. * A highly illustrated, modern design that will appeal to the age-group and carefully integrates illustrations with the text, activities and exercises.

About the Author

John Gilmore is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, where he is a member of the Centre for Caribbean Studies and the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies. He spent many years living in Barbados where, after teaching at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies and at Queen's College, he later worked at the National Cultural Foundation and then as Managing Editor of a regional newspaper, Caribbean Week. He has travelled extensively in the Caribbean and is the author of numerous books, articles and reviews on aspects of Caribbean history, literature and culture. He is one of the authors of the A-Z of Barbados Heritage(Macmillan Caribbean, 2003) and one of the editors of The Oxford Companion to Black British History(Oxford University Press, 2007). Beryl Allen manages the Instructional Development Unit, UWI Mona, and has over thirty years experience of teaching history. Dian McCallum teaches in the Department for Educational Studies, UWI Mona, and is also an experienced teacher of history. Romila Ramdeen teaches at Saraswati Girls' Hindu College, Trinidad and Tobago.

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112 pages


Beryl M. Allen, John Gilmore, Dian McCallum, Romila Ramdeen
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Publication date

10th February 2003



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