20 multiple-choice questions here for GCSE History on the topic of Labour and the Trade Unions
20 multiple-choice questions here for GCSE History on the topic of the Liberal Reforms 1906-1914
20 multiple-choice questions here for GCSE History on the topic of South Africa
20 multiple-choice questions here for GCSE History on the topic of Mao's China 1930-76
20 multiple-choice questions here for GCSE History on the topic of The United Nations
20 multiple-choice questions here for GCSE History on the topic of The Middle East 1919-1973
20 multiple-choice questions here for GCSE History on the topic of The Welfare State
20 multiple-choice questions here for GCSE History on the topic of the Impact of War on Britain 1903-54
20 multiple-choice questions here for GCSE History on the topic of The Peace Treaties
20 multiple-choice questions here for GCSE History on the topic of Warfare Through Time
20 multiple-choice questions here for GCSE History on the topic of Women in the 20th Century
20 multiple-choice questions here for GCSE History on the topic of "End of Empire 1919-1969"
20 multiple-choice questions here for GCSE History on the topic of the UK and Ireland
Try these GCSE History revision quizzes to test your knowledge of core GCSE History topics:read more...»
Launches London - 13 June 2014...
WOW! History is a brand new CPD course that will provide teachers with a fantastic collection of resources that can be used immediately in the GCSE History classroom.
We've asked a superb team of experienced and passionate History teachers to develop their best-ever lesson resources for GCSE History. The result is a superb collection of teaching resources that students will find engaging, challenging and enjoyable.
Further information about the contributors and resources provided on the course will be added to this blog entry in the near future.
The inaugural WOW! GCSE History will take place in Central London on 13 June 2014.
Have you ever thought about studying history further? It so happens, as I am sure that many Upper Sixth students are aware, that the UCAS application process is open. If you are thinking of studying history then read on for some useful information such as tips, hints and advice.read more...»
This KS3 revision quiz has twenty questions to allow students to test their knowledge of the The English Civil War.
The recent GCSE results have received widespread media coverage. A significant feature was the increase in candidate numbers opting to take History. I have provided a little more analysis of the GCSE History candidate numbers below to illustrate which specifications were taken by the extra 37,000 students - always interesting to see how the various exam boards are getting on and how their grade performances vary!read more...»
It is 50 years since the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King delivered his "I have a dream" speech and there is lot of excellent media coverage of the anniversary.read more...»
I have summarised some of the main features of the new curriculum announced last week alongside a couple of questions and queries.
Looking for ways to get your pupils really enthused about the Battle of Hastings? Want your pupils to show off their creativity? Need your pupils to enhance their communication skills and their ability to work with others? Then please read on..
Ian Mortimer is a godsend for history teachers trying to encourage reluctant students to do a bit of reading. He has an engaging, vivid style, enjoys the story and also seeks out the sort of historical nuggets that still elude textbooks. And unlike the stroppy Terry Deary he probably doesn’t mind his books being used in classes, or recommended by teachers.
Much of the study of the Cuban Missile Crisis focuses on the Soviet–US confrontation. However, it is important to remember that the UK was the third nuclear party involved in the crisis. This excellent article from Total Politics examines the role played by the British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan during the Cuban Missile Crisis - it seems he was more closely involved than is typically thought.
Our GCSE & A Level History Teacher Newsletter provides email updates on tutor2u and other teaching resources of interest to colleagues teaching History at KS4 and KS5. To add yourself as a recipient, please complete the form below and then respond to the confirmation email we send you.read more...»
A fascinating story this one - twenty-one German soldiers entombed in a perfectly preserved World War One shelter have been discovered 94 years after they were killed. You can read about it here in The Telegraph.
It was Henry Tudor’s Birthday on Saturday!! Or would have been, if he had possessed a sort of rarefied human longevity that matched his legendary wealth. The man who founded England’s most famous and popular dynasty, the all-conquering Tudors, was born on January 28th in 1457. His mysterious, secretive personality, grasping acquisitiveness, extraordinarily canny political nouse and ceaseless intelligence gathering secured the throne for him in the most febrile of circumstances throughout 24 years of sinister rule. He bequeathed England his son, Bluff King Hal, and grand-daughter, Gloriana the Virgin Queen. He remains relatively unknown, but the brilliant book by Thomas Penn, “The Winter King”, has come as close as anything to unravelling the secrets of the first Tudor’s rule. A sort of Nixonian king who isn’t particularly likeable but is endlessly fascinating.
The Sun has got into History, with a sequence of mocked up front pages on its special website, “Hold Ye Front Page” about various significant historical events. These include:
Laurence Rees’ World War Two blog is a hugely useful resource. Regularly updated it provides indepth analysis and comparisons - all drawing on Rees’ expert knowledge. I’d recommend it as an excellent extension resource for A Level students.
This site is particularly helpful for those starting A2 courses in Tudor History. It allows you to keep track of the main figures of the period, showing in particular how their titles and job descriptions changed over time. It comes from tudorhistory.org which has a wealth of other useful information, including a blog
I attended a talk by Niall Ferguson at the RSA last Thursday - a launch event for the new Channel 4 Series which kicks off on Sunday 6th March. The audio of his talk can be found here. In the series Niall Ferguson explores how Western civilization - a clear minority of mankind - secured a lion’s share of the world’s resources, and examines whether the West is about to be overtaken by the rest. More details here - the series will be available through Channel 4 on Demand (4OD)