SHP Advanced History Core Texts are the Schools History Project's acclaimed new books for A level History.
These books apply SHP's two decades of curriculum development experience to the challenge of helping students make the leap from GCSE to A level.
They offer: clear and penetrating narrative; comprehensively explaining the content required for examination success; thought provoking and relevant activities that explore the content and help students think analytically about the subject; thorough exam preparation through carefully designed tasks that address the distinctive requirements of A Level history; and, a wide range of revision strategies including structured content summaries.
Additional features include: a focus route pathway for independent learners; Learning Trouble Spots which address common misunderstandings; diagrammatic summaries of key areas of content and historical issues; and, accessible summaries of recent historical debates. "Modern America" is a comprehensive core text from the Schools History Project covering the history of the USA from the end of the Civil War in 1865 to 1990.It examines three major themes througout this period: Civil Rights - tracing the story of the black population from emancipation through to the 1960s, it asks of these and other minorities how far have different social groups in the USA achieved equality and freedom; Foreign policy - examining the reasons for and the results of the USAs transition from isolationism to worldwide involvement in many arenas; and, Industrial growth and change - investigating the USA's development as an economic superpower and the problems and opportunities this has created at home and in the wider world. "Modern America" is written and edited by leading A Level practitioners who have applied SHP's two decades of experience in history curriculum development to the challenge of helping students make the leap from GCSE to AS and A level.
It combines clear explanation with SHP's characteristic source-based, enquiry-led approach.It offers: a clear and penetrating narrative which gives students a deep insight into the issues required for understanding the development of the contemporary USA thorough exam preparation through carefully designed tasks that address the distinctive requirements of AS and A2 examinations questions, and a wide range of revision strategies including structured content summaries.