Period Study

The Period Studies fit halfway between the thematic and depth studies in terms of the length of time they represent. There is a huge range of options between the awarding bodies. Options include AQA’s Germany 1890-1945 to Pearson’s Spain and the ‘New World’, c1490–c1555. There are both challenges and opportunities for the History teacher when planning these modules. Students will gain a real depth of historical understanding and develop concepts such as cause and consequence. There contextual knowledge should be much richer. Teachers will also need to be mindful that student’s interest could drop over the allocated teaching time. Read more

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  • Using historical discourse to find narrative coherence in the GCSE period study

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    When planning a GCSE period study on the American West, Alex Ford wrestled with reconciling the content demands of the examination specifications with the need to provide his students with a memorable narrative. In this article, Ford shows how he drew on the latest academic scholarship to construct a rigorous,...

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  • Polychronicon 166: The ‘new’ historiography of the Cold War

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    A great deal of new writing on the Cold War sits at the crossroads of national, transnational and global perspectives. Such studies can be so self-consciously multi-archival and multipolar, methodologically pluralist in approach and often ‘decentring’ in aim, that some scholars now worry that the Cold War risks losing its coherence as a distinct object of...

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  • Podcast Series: The Vikings

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    An HA Podcasted History of the Vikings featuring Professor Rosamond McKitterick, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge.

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  • The United States

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    The Effect of the Loss of American Colonies Captain Thomas and the North West Passage American War of Independence The American West Franklin D Roosevelt and the New Deal The American Diplomatic Tradition The Civil Rights Movement How did the Civil Rights Movement change America? President Barack Obama and the...

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  • The Cold War - Period Study

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    Cold War - Period Study Politic, history and stories about the Cold War - Designing enquiries to make students think about interpretations of the Cold War Polychronichon Why did the Cold War end? HA Podcasted History: The Cold War

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  • International relations

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    An HA Podcasted History: The Cold War The Road to World War II The World War I peace treaties The League of Nations

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  • Podcast Series: The Mughal Empire

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    In this set of podcasts Ushma Williams looks at the rise, fall and legacy of the Mughal Empire.

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