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Modern World IGCSE and GCSE History Revision Podcasts

These podcasts are designed to help with IGCSE and GCSE history revision. They can be used to revise for Modern World History GCSE and IGCSE courses from all the major exam boards including OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC and CIE (Cambridge International Examinations).

Go straight to the podcast subscription page to automatically download new IGCSE and GCSE history revision guides as they are produced.  iTunes users can subscribe here.  Alternatively, to download the GCSE and IGCSE History revision guides manually, click the links below to access each podcast’s download page.

Tips and tricks to answer GCSE and IGCSE History sourcework questions accurately. Many of the hints are good practice with for any sourcework paper. The guide covers sourcework questions on: Comprehension, Comprehension in Context, Reliability/Usefulness/Value, Source Comparisons, Interpretation.

Guidance and advice for answering questions on CIE IGCSE History Paper 2 (the source paper) by looking at how marks are awarded, and comments from the examiner’s report.

Advice for students answering questions on Paper 4 of the CIE IGCSE History exam (alternative to coursework) which focuses on your chosen Depth Study.

The aims of the Big Three at the Conference, and the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. Download the GCSE History revision podcast, then look through the Paris Peace Conference PowerPoint.

The successes and failures of the League of Nations in the 1920s along with suggested ways to approach these in IGCSE and GCSE History exams.

The major events of the 1930s for the League of Nations including the Manchuria Crisis, the World Disarmament Conference and the Abyssinia Crisis.

The events in the run-up to World War 2 including Hitler’s actions and the policy of Appeasement.

What the Spanish Civil War was, why Germany got involved, and what they contributed. Designed for CIE IGCSE History students in 2009, but relevant to all students who want to know more about this topic.

The relationship between the USA and the USSR following the Second World War. Includes Stalin’s control of eastern Europe, Truman Doctrine, Marshall Aid, Berlin Blockade.

The revolts in Hungary 1956 and Czechoslovakia 1968. Details of the two uprisings are given in overview, and then the two events are assessed for similarities and differences.

Castro’s Cuba, the U2 photos and the missile bases, Kennedy’s choices, and the eventual resolution of the crisis.

The reasons for the USA’s involvement in Vietnam, the way the war was fought, and how and why America pulled out.

Solidarity, Gorbachev, and the collapse of Soviet control over Eastern Europe. Updated to be relevant to all examination board specifications

Events in Weimar Germany from 1919-1929. Links with the Weimar Germany History Revision PowerPoint.

The factors that contributed to the rise of Hitler in the period 1919-1933. You could also look at the Rise of Hitler GCSE History Revision PowerPoint.

This podcast examines the Nazi methods of control: the carrot (positive social and economic effects), the stick (repression and force), and propaganda.

Comparison of the experiences of young people, women and families, and minorities in Nazi Germany.

Why the Liberal Reforms were introduced, what they did, and how successful they were.

The role of the suffragists, the suffragettes, and World War 1 in gaining women the right to vote.

Women and the Right to Vote PowerPoint available.

Want to test yourself? Have a go at the Votes for Women GCSE History practice questions.

The impact of World War 1 on British civilians. This revision podcast is split into two key sections – recruitment and government powers. Listen to the podcast, then check out the British Civilians in WW1 PowerPoint.

Make sure that your GCSE and IGCSE History revision involves doing more than just listening to these revision podcasts. You might create tables of comparisons, sets of flash cards to test yourself, mind-map themes and ideas, or stick key words to the wall opposite your toilet. Seriously.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:32 PM

Active History (http://www.activehistory.co.uk/) has IGCSE material, as does International School History (http://www.internati...istory/home.htm). The basic idea is to cover each of the core syllabus topics in six weeks or so, and to integrate P1 and P2 skills as you go along. As you may have gathered, one of the tricks of the trade is to teach the causes of World War One as part of the Twentieth Century option, especially as it is now one of the Depth Study choices. However, this rather depends on your choice of text books - Walsh includes the causes of World War One, but McAleavy doesn't. (NB A new text book from OUP is due out in August http://www.amazon.co...=I1GCE97WB5L49T.) As far as Coursework/P4 goes, you'll need to get accredited for the former, but if you were to plump for P4 then you may find that it will be better to teach the Depth Study last of all, since the P4 skills would appear to be more demading than those required for P1.

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