An entry-level textbook for students, covering the heartland of modern world history, including World War I, Nazi Germany, international relations between 1919 and 1939, World War II, and the Cold War. It should be suitable for pupils studying Modern World History for GCSE, Certificate of Achievement IGCSE or S Grade. Each topic is pared down to its essentials and memorable key ideas. There are tasks which are designed to get students thinking about the key ideas in the ways that examiners expect. The text concentrates on human stories which bring the topic to life.
Ben Walsh is a GCSE Assistant Examiner for OCR Modern World History, teaches AQA Modern World History at Stafford College and does regular INSET for all aspects of the teaching of Modern World History and the use of ICT in history teaching.