Each overview contains background information and sources to evelop a view across time periods or themes. When you select a study you are presented with the sources, along with important details relating to the context and origin of each specific document. Each source is also supported by a small number of discussion questions. These questions are not meant as formal pieces of work but generally have one or two functions:
The information sections listed below provide the wider context of the topic that relates to each source.
Synoptic question: Did trade unions matter in the 20th century?
Synoptic question: Were expectations of the Welfare State unrealistic?
The topics have been selected because they fit into a number of the units that current A level specifications offer. Decide how they best support the particular combinations of modules, content and approaches you have planned to use. They may also be useful to place work in a broader context as part of the teaching programme available for the 'in depth' study packages (see related guides).
HIS1L Britain, 1906-1951
HIS2R A Sixties Social Revolution? British Society, 1959-1975
8GP01 Government and Politics
6HI01 Historical Themes in Breadth
6HI02 British History Depth Studies
Unit F961 Option B: Modern 1783-1994
Unit F963 Option B: Modern 1815-1945
Unit F981 Historical Explanation - British History
Unit F983: Using Historical Evidence - British History
HIS3J The State and People: Britain, 1918-1964
HIS3M The Making of Modern Britain, 1951-2007
9GP01 Government and Politics
Unit F965: Historical Interpretations and Research Projects
Unit F966 Option B: Modern 1789-1997
Unit F985: Historical Controversies - British History