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OCR GCSE Modern World History (History In Focus) [Paperback]

Ben Walsh
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30 Jan 2009 0340981830 978-0340981832 3
Provide complete support for your GCSE Modern World History candidates with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust.

An OCR specific edition of the best selling textbook for GCSE Modern World History. It comprehensively covers the OCR specification and provides a winning combination that will meet the needs of all students.

- clear, engaging and provocative author text which brings the period to life and summarises complicated history clearly without being simplistic

- Focus Tasks which steadily deepen students' understanding of the content (exactly targeting each focus point of the specification) while progressively building their history skills

- original and relevant source material - written and visual - all of which is used for historical investigation not just for illustration

- state-of-the-art ICT support in the form of a Dynamic Learning network CD ROM from an author who leads the field in developing the use of ICT to help refine students historical thinking

- authoritative interpretation of the OCR specification by an experienced trainer

- associated Teacher's Resource Book and OCR Revision Guide also available

In its first and second editions this book has provided students with what they need to achieve top grades; and provided teachers with what they need to teach a rewarding and worthwhile course. A winning combination - don't settle for less.



Part 1: The Inter-War Years, 1919-39

- Were the peace treaties of 1919-23 fair?

- To what extent was the League of Nations a success?

- Why had international peace collapsed by 1939

Part 2: The Cold War, 1945-75

- Who was to blame for the Cold War?

- Who won the Cuban Missile Crisis?

- Why did the USA fail in Vietnam?

Part 3: A New World? 1948-2005

- How secure was the USSR's control over eastern Europe, 1948-89

- What is the significance of the Iraq War?


- Causes and events of the First World War, 1890-1918

- Germany, 1918-45

- Russia, 1905-41

- The USA, 1919-41


- How was British society changed, 1890-1918?

- How far did British society change, 1939-75?

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Product details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Education; 3 edition (30 Jan 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340981830
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340981832
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 27.6 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 (formerly the Public Record Office) and he has blazed a trail in the use of digital video archives in the teaching of GCSE history, most notably through the BETT award winning Focus on Film.

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This is an outstanding book, which contains excellent detailed text with a really good range of sources around each subject area which are useful in both class and for homework. (Amazon Reviewer)

Book Description

Provide complete support for your GCSE Modern World History candidates with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great History Textbook for GCSEs studies 15 Mar 2013
By Mrs C
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This book is very informative and interesting. Our son is currently in Year 10 and this book was recommended by his teacher. It is the book they are using during lessons. The structure and variety of sources makes it very interesting, even if you are not a GCSE student!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book out there! 28 Jan 2014
By allison
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Brilliant! Couldnt of made it through my history GCSE's without it! Written clearly and easy to read and understand! thanks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars OCR GCSE Modern World History (History In Focus) 15 Dec 2013
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a great book well set out and full of the right information, ideal for revising as well as general interest reading
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