Early Modern British:
Henry VII | Henry VIII 1509-1529 | Henry VIII 1529-1547 | Edward VI | Mary I | Elizabeth I
Lutheran Reformation | Zwingli/Calvin/ Radicals | Counter-Reformation | Ferdinand/Isabella | Charles I/Phillip II | Ottoman Empire | French Revolution / Napoleon
Rise of 20thC Dictators | Rule of 20thC Dictators
Origins of Wars | WW1 / WW2: origins compared
Tsar Alexander II
Tsar Alexander III
IGCSE Revision and Study Skills
•IGCSE Paper 1 Model Answers
IBDP Essay/Sourcework Skills •IB Historiography / TOK •IB Internal Assessment • IB Extended Essay •40+ Model Essays •IB Curriculum Map •IB Revision
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As well as the specific resources listed below, you could also try these two quizzes:
Revision quizzes covering the entire course:
Play Your Dates Right Quiz (tests chronological understanding)
Who Am I? Challenge (tests knowledge of key individuals)
Interactive Paper 1 questions:
Describe  [practice questions] | Explain  [practice questions] | Assess  [practice questions]
You will answer two questions from a range of topics in the 20th century.
You will choose one question from a choice of two. It is likely that one question will focus on "The Weimar Republic and the Rise of Hitler" whilst the other will be on "The Nazi Regime".
The following resources will help you revise and develop your sourcework skills ready for the exam.
Source Overlay Template
Sourcework Skills Overview
Interactive Cartoon Analysis Tool
Origin of Sources: Evaluation Worksheet
Purpose of Sources: Evaluation Worksheet
Nature of Sources: Evaluation Worksheet
Sourcework Question Markschemes
2 Key Cartoonists: Low and Partridge
Hitler: Helped into Power (48m) | Kaiser Wilhelm (47m) | AJP Taylor: Origins of WW1 - The Fischer Thesis (4m) | AJP Taylor's "Railway Timetable" Theory (8m) |
Abyssinian Crisis (9m)
Other revision ideas from Tarr's Toolbox:
"Leaderboard Challenge" for "Fling the Teacher"
Arcade Game Generator: Create several revision quizzes with one set of questions
"Tell us something we don't know!": A quiz to develop deeper understanding
Create a Revision Quiz in the format of a 'Pacman' Game!
Dice and Card Game Strategies for Revising Key Terms
Share test questions in advance
Tic Tac Know
Spot the Mistakes
Guess Who / Guess What
Snooker and Battleships
Who / Where / What Am I?
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Calendar of Historical Anniversaries, 2019-2020
Renaissance Florence Simulation updated, relaunched
Comparing / contrasting the impact on two states: the USA / the DDR
Video viewing notes: The DDR: Lost World of Communism
Analyse the impact of the Cold War upon the DDR
Then and Now photographs: Battlefields / Berlin
Interpretation Battleships: The Treaty of Versailles
French Revolution Simulation: Updated, relaunched
20 question factual test: Nixons foreign policy
The Watergate Scandal and the Fall of Richard Nixon
Escape the Room: The Black Death!
54-question Arcade Game: 19thC European Overseas Empires
20-question factual test: Europeans in China
Sourcework Questions: The Boxer Uprising
The Boxer Uprising