AQA GCSE History: Understanding the Modern World by David Ferriby, Dave Martin, Ben Walsh


AQA GCSE History: Understanding the Modern World by David Ferriby, Dave Martin, Ben Walsh

AQA approved Create a stimulating, well-paced teaching route through the 2016 GCSE History specification using this tailor-made series that draws on a legacy of market-leading history textbooks and the individual subject specialisms of the author team to inspire student success. - Motivate your students to deepen their subject knowledge through an engaging and thought-provoking narrative that makes historical concepts accessible and interesting to today's learners - Embed progressive skills development in every lesson with carefully designed Focus Tasks that encourage students to question, analyse and interpret key topics - Take students' historical understanding to the next level by using a wealth of original contemporary source material to encourage wider reflection on different periods - Help your students achieve their potential at GCSE with revision tips and practice questions geared towards the changed assessment model, plus useful advice to aid exam preparation - Confidently navigate the new AQA specification using the expert insight of experienced authors and teachers with examining experience This single core text contains: All four period studies: - America, 1840-1895: Expansion and consolidation - Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and dictatorship - Russia, 1894-1945: Tsardom and communism - America, 1920-1973: Opportunity and inequality The following wider world depth studies: - Conflict and tension, 1894-1918 - Conflict and tension, 1918-1939 - Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945-1972 - Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950-1975


When I received my copy of Understanding the Modern World I was pleased to see that the headings are clear, the layout of the pages is effective and the content is summarised in a manner which will be accessible to students. I like the number of supporting visuals throughout the book, particularly the maps and infographics that complement the written information. I also like the Focus Tasks and Think boxes which will be nice activities for students to complete in lessons or at home. I'm pleased to see examples of practice questions supporting the text and the Assessment Focus sections at the end of the chapters are fantastic. This will really help with the teaching of exam technique. -- Student Progress Leader (Humanities), Trinity Academy Halifax Victoria Daniels

About the Author

Ben Walsh is an experienced GCSE history teacher, a senior examiner with a major examination board, a best-selling author and a celebrated expert in the use of digital technology in history teaching. As well as writing best selling books for GCSE Modern World History he has been the key developer of the highly praised Learning Curve online exhibitions for the National Archives and he has blazed a trail in the use of digital video archives in the teaching of GCSE history.

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384 pages


David Ferriby, Dave Martin, Ben Walsh
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Publication date

27th May 2016



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