Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39 by John Wright, Steve Waugh


Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39 by John Wright, Steve Waugh

Endorsed for Edexcel Help your students achieve their full potential while ensuring pace, enjoyment and motivation with this unique series from the leading History publisher; developed by expert educators who know how to instil deep subject knowledge and an appetite for lifelong learning. - Provides distinct approaches to the different components of the 2016 specification, ensuring that your classroom resources are tailored to learners' changing needs as they progress through the curriculum - Caters for varying learning styles, using an exciting mix of clear narrative, visual stimulus materials and a rich collection of contemporary sources to capture the interest of all students - Helps students maximise their grade potential and develop their exam skills through structured guidance on answering every question type successfully - Blends in-depth coverage of topics with activities and strategies to help students acquire, retain and revise core subject knowledge across the years - Builds on our experience publishing popular GCSE resources to supply you with accurate, authoritative content written by experienced teachers who understand the practical implications of new content and assessment requirements Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39 covers all four key topics in the specification: 'The Weimar Republic, 1918-29'; 'Hitler's rise to power, 1919-33'; 'Nazi control and dictatorship, 1933-9'; 'Life in Nazi Germany, 1933-9.'


Teaching a new specification is daunting, especially when it is new and lacks supporting resources. Textbooks make a world of difference; good ones can act as the basis for an effective Scheme of Work while bad ones confuse teachers and students alike. I read the Hodder Education textbooks for the new 9-1 Edexcel GCSE History course with growing relief. Both the Medicine Thorough Time and Weimar and Nazi Germany books are rigorous, thorough and engaging. A great deal of care and thought has clearly gone into finding and selecting interesting primary sources and I am certain these will support a sense of period and kindle real enthusiasm in students. In the Medicine textbook, Ian Dawson's focus on his own grandfather's role in WW1 is particularly inspiring. Students sometimes struggle in history because they are unable to see the connection between events in the past and their own lives; such a personalised case study offers students a very direct link between the modern world and the subjects they study in lessons. Both textbooks make 'getting better at history

-judged decision as it allows students to take ownership over their own learning and empowers them to learn independently. These parts of the books will be of particular use to departments lacking experienced staff as they break down exactly what the new examinations will be testing. These books have made preparations for the new GCSE far less stressful. They have increased my confidence in planning and have made the extensive revisions to curriculum feel much more manageable. We will be using these textbooks in our department and have no qualms in recommending them to other schools. -- Head of Humanities, New College Leicester Victoria Daniels

About the Author

John Wright was an experienced A Level History teacher and has written in the Access to History for the IB Diploma and GCSE Modern World History series. Steve Waugh taught history at all levels for over thirty-five years at an inner city comprehensive school and a small private school. He has written history textbooks for several leading publishers.

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120 pages


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Publication date

26th February 2016



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