Exam Board: SQA
First Teaching: September 2014
First Exam: June 2015
The New Higher History series offers a full-colour, topic-based approach to the revised Higher History syllabus. Covering all of the main issues within each topic area, this series includes investigative techniques, use of evidence and a variety of activities to enable students to develop the necessary skills to tackle both essay-based and source-based questions successfully.
This book begins with an overview of Scottish politics and the economy in 1914, examines the role of Scottish soldiers on the Western front, and goes on to consider the Home Front, including the issues of conscription and the changing role of women in wartime. Further sections cover the effects of war on industry, agriculture and fishing, price rises and rationing. The nature of political change during the war covers Radicalism, the ILP and Red Clydeside, and Unionism and the crisis of Scottish identity. The book goes on to look at Scotland after the war, and considers economic change, emigration and the land issue in the Highlands and Islands. It concludes with sections on Scottish society after the Great War, commemoration and remembrance, and the significance of the Great War in the development of Scottish identity.
John Kerr is a PT of History at a Scottish secondary school and also an experienced History examiner.