Author(s): Dale Banham
Essential Germany 1918-1945 is an entry level textbook for the GCSE depth study included in both Modern World History and Schools History Project specifications. It covers the essential content and skills required for exam success with any board. Chapter 1 investigates the successes and failures of Weimar Germany 1918-1933; Chapter 2 studies the rise of the Nazis over the same period; Chapter 3 examines life in Nazi Germany 1933-1945 focusing particularly on the pre-war period. The book features Exam Busters - a pupil friendly guide to how to understand and meet the demands of GCSE. Using a range of thinking skills strategies and active learning techniques exam preparation becomes both fun and relevant to students wider learning objectives. As they revise they also become better thinkers.
Their [Dale Banham and Chris Culpin] techniques shine through in the text to allow students a more engaging set of pathways into GCSE success. Student activities are set with a view to student enjoyment, but with an eye on retaining academic vigour...this is a very welcome addition to the crowded 'Germany 1918-45' bookcase. Andy Wallace, Head of History Ravens Wood School, Bromley -- Education Today 20041101
Christopher Culpin is Director of the Schools History Project and editor of the This is History series Dale Banham is Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator at Holbrook High School, Ipswich and author of the celebrated King John in the This is History series