The Past Today by Dermot Lucey


The Past Today by Dermot Lucey

A new edition of this well-known history textbook, revised in light of teacher feedback making it more syllabus-exam- and student-focused. New to this edition: * Syllabus headings used to organise the information to help you manage the course effectively * People in History brought to life for the student and tailored for their exam * Gandhi and Indian Independence now covered * Focus tasks are used throughout to condense information and aid revision * Key revision ideas and exercises at the end of each chapter * Student revision plans for each year of the course * Sources section provided for third year students to prepare for the exam * Examination Answering section and marking scheme at the end of the book * Hundreds of colourful illustrations and photographs aid student recall and understanding * On the Web' links throughout the text Online testing for homework and revision is available for this textbook on

About the Author

Dermot Lucey teaches at Ballincollig Community School, Co. Cork. He is a member of the Central Executive Committee of the History Teachers' Association of Ireland, and Editor of the Association's journal, Stair. He is a member of the Junior Certificate History Course Committee and is author of a number of History textbooks, including Modern Europe and the Wider World and Shortcuts to Success History Exam Guide for Leaving Certificate.

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455 pages


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Publication date

6th March 2009



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