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Historical Thinking Matters: Why Historical Thinking Matters. A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary. How the Potato Changed the World. When potato plants bloom, they send up five-lobed flowers that spangle fields like fat purple stars.

How the Potato Changed the World

By some accounts, Marie Antoinette liked the blossoms so much that she put them in her hair. Her husband, Louis XVI, put one in his buttonhole, inspiring a brief vogue in which the French aristocracy swanned around with potato plants on their clothes. The flowers were part of an attempt to persuade French farmers to plant and French diners to eat this strange new species. Today the potato is the fifth most important crop worldwide, after wheat, corn, rice and sugar cane. Lesson Plans & Curricular Resources. Statues are not the issue. These are ‘history wars’, a battle over the past. As a teenager growing up in Newcastle, I played a small role in a long campaign of attrition waged by my generation against the city council.

Statues are not the issue. These are ‘history wars’, a battle over the past

History in Dispute: Charlottesville and Confederate Monuments. Teaching with the News Objectives Students will: Understand the idea of historical memory.

History in Dispute: Charlottesville and Confederate Monuments

Contextualize recent events in Charlottesville within a larger historical controversy. How to write better essays: 'nobody does introductions properly'. As the government begins its crackdown on essay mill websites, it’s easy to see just how much pressure students are under to get top grades for their coursework these days.

How to write better essays: 'nobody does introductions properly'

But writing a high-scoring paper doesn’t need to be complicated. We spoke to experts to get some simple techniques that will raise your writing game. Tim Squirrell is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, and is teaching for the first time this year. When he was asked to deliver sessions on the art of essay-writing, he decided to publish a comprehensive (and brilliant) blog on the topic, offering wisdom gleaned from turning out two or three essays a week for his own undergraduate degree. IB History IA - A Guide to the IB History IA.


The Historical Thinking Project. USA. South Africa. Civil Rights and Protest. History revision for GCSE, IGCSE, IB and AS/A2 History. My book of daily historical accounts, 366 Days, is now available to purchase from Amazon.

History revision for GCSE, IGCSE, IB and AS/A2 History

Mr Allsop History . com is a FREE History revision website containing GCSE History revision, IGCSE History revision, A Level History revision and IB Diploma History revision podcasts and videos. It is regularly updated with new episodes of my popular GCSE History revision podcasts, IGCSE History revision podcasts and revision PowerPoints. To automatically receive new episodes when they are created you can subscribe in iTunes or by using the RSS feed. There are also a range of IB Diploma History revision podcasts and AS/A2 (A Level) History revision podcasts for students studying 19th and 20th Century European History. For automatic updates to these you can subscribe in iTunes or use the RSS feed.

You could also join the Facebook page to receive updates when new History revision podcasts and resources are added. History: World War Two. Browse Beyond the Textbook. World History Maps & Timelines. The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) What Is It?

Structured Academic Controversy (SAC)

A discussion that moves students beyond either/or debates to a more nuanced historical synthesis. Rationale By the time students reach adolescence, many believe that every issue comes neatly packaged in a pro/con format, and that the goal of classroom discussion, rather than to understand your opponent, is to defeat him.

The SAC method provides an alternative to the "debate mindset" by shifting the goal from winning classroom discussions to understanding alternative positions and formulating historical syntheses. Free Thesis Statement Generator. Thesis statement is a key part of the writing assignment.

Free Thesis Statement Generator

Creating your own thesis statement has never been so FAST and SIMPLE. Try it now for FREE. Four takes on British history. Poor history teachers.

Four takes on British history

Rarely a week goes by without a debate on how schoolchildren should be learning about the past. Here, historian Margaret Macmillan shows how subjective history can be, by presenting four versions of the past 450 years. History is the past so therefore it cannot change. Wrong, quite wrong. History has changed, is changing now, and will continue to change. Archaeologists are sifting through gardens and rubbish dumps to find out what people who are long dead grew and ate; archivists turn up bundles of long forgotten papers or families root through their attics.

We start with facts and solid objects, of course, but in writing history we move beyond them very quickly. Looking at the events of our own time, we do so through a variety of lenses - liberal, conservative, radical, religious, feminist. So let's take one important period in British history and see how historians might tell the story in different ways without, of course, getting the facts wrong.

Hitler’s world may not be so far away. It was 20 years after I chose to become a historian that I first saw a photograph of the woman who made my career possible.

Hitler’s world may not be so far away

In the small photograph that my doctoral supervisor, her son, showed me in his Warsaw apartment, Wanda J radiates self-possession, a quality that stood her in good stead during the Nazi occupation. She was a Jewish mother who protected herself and her two sons from the German campaign of mass murder that killed almost all of her fellow Warsaw Jews. When her family was summoned to the ghetto, she refused to go. She moved her children from place to place, relying upon the help of friends, acquaintances and strangers.

Writing the Intro Paragraph. JOANNA SOMMERShistory in the secondary classroom - Home. History revision for GCSE, IGCSE, IB and AS/A2 History. Rudbeck-IB-History-Revision - History resources on the Web. Home · Our Shared Past in the Mediterranean: Teaching Modules. The Different Schools of Historiography: A Reference. The following is a section that people can refer to (and of course add to) in order to get a brief glimpse of the definitions of the different schools of historiography.

The Different Schools of Historiography: A Reference

For complete reference on this list of terms please refer to wikipedia at: In the meantime, the following is an all too brief summary: Annales School –The Annales School (pronounced is a style of historiography developed by French historians in the 20th century. It is named after its French-language scholarly journal Annales d'histoire économique et sociale, which remains the main source, along with many books and monographs. The school has been highly influential in setting the agenda for historiography in France and numerous other countries, especially regarding use of social scientific methods into history, emphasis on social rather than political or diplomatic themes, and for being fairly acceptant of marxist historiography. Tarr's Toolbox. The Hawblog. Book Review: Ataturk in the Nazi Imagination. Ataturk in the Nazi Imagination by Stefan Ihrig Harvard University Press, 2014. College Writing Guide - Patrick Rael. History - World War One Centenary - WW1 1914-1918. Lebanese Jews in New York: Longing for Home. As her brother drove her through the streets of downtown Beirut on a balmy January day, 76-year-old Suzette Sasson felt like a stranger in her own city.


Middle East. World 20th century.