History

 

NEW! History Paper 3: Europe and History Paper 2: The Cold War for the 2015 syllabus are now available and will be highly useful and relevant for those taking their IBDP exams in 2017. These exciting new guides have a brand new layout inside that we hope will help students to revise.

Additional titles will be available in 2017 - Contact us to be notified when they become available to order.

The additional 5 IB History Revision Guide books available below are only valid up until the now passed 2016 exams.

We are currently updating our guides for the new 2016 syllabuses and some of these books are no longer completely up to date. However, as some of the content may still be useful we are continuing to sell them. The new guides will appear on this page as soon as they are ready.

Please see individual books below for more information.

History Paper 2: Cold War - NEW FOR 2017
£18.00
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  • ISBN: 9781910689301 | Edition: | Publisher: OSC Publishing
  • Written By: Sam Olofsson
  • Specifically designed for the new IBDP History syllabus, this guide covers material relating to Topic 12: The Cold War: Superpower Tensions and Rivalries. While primarily aimed at helping students prepare for the Cold War questions in Paper 2, it will also be useful in preparing for Paper 3. Offering up the historical context within each of the topics as well as guidance on how to structure essays, this guide equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully tackle their exams.

    The book has been written with the DP History course requirements and assessment criteria in mind, and includes:

    •    22 essay outlines on typical questions on the key syllabus topics
    •    Key point boxes, author’s tips and figures to maximise learning.

  • About the Author

    Sam Olofsson studied History at Lund University, Sweden and has taught it for the last 20 years at Malmö Borgarskola in Sweden, specialising in IB History since 1993. Sam is particularly interested in teaching methodology and has taught for many years on OSC’s world-class IBDP Revision Courses and the Boston Summer School, which means that he understands what students find challenging when they come to prepare for their exams, and how to advise them to use what they know to maximise their marks. This vital knowledge is distilled into this book.

History: Route 2 - Communism in Crisis 1976-89 HL/SL
£18.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-907374-02-9 | Edition: 1 | Publisher: OSC Publishing
  • Written By: Joe Gauci
  • We are currently updating our guides for the new 2016 syllabuses and this book is no longer completely up to date. However, as some of the content may still be useful we are continuing to sell it. The new guide will appear on this page as soon as it is ready.

    This book covers Prescribed Subject 3: Communism in Crisis 1976-89, for History HL/SL Paper 1. Paper 1 is assessed by means of questions set on a series of sources. This guide provides a set of detailed and very clear notes organised around the topic areas included in the IBDP syllabus. The bullet-points in the IBDP syllabus have been used as the main heading in this book, on topics such as China under Deng Xiaoping, the aims and policies of Gorbachev, and the revolutions of 1989 in Poland, Czechoslovakia and East Germany. Following the notes, 2 sets of practice source questions are included; 1 set with suggestions for answers, a second without answers for students to have a go at. Advice on improving technique in answering the different types of source-based questions is given.

  • About the Author

    Joe read Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford and has been teaching for 24 years. Joe has taught IB History for the last 16 years at Malvern College, Worcestershire, England where he oversees its academic life as Director of Studies.

History: Route 2 - Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, International Relations 1918-36 HL/SL
£19.50
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  • ISBN: 978-1-907374-00-5 | Edition: 1 | Publisher: OSC Publishing
  • Written By: Joe Gauci
  • We are currently updating our guides for the new 2016 syllabuses and this book is no longer completely up to date. However, as some of the content may still be useful we are continuing to sell it. The new guide will appear on this page as soon as it is ready.

    This book covers Prescribed Subject 1: Peacemaking, Peacekeeping and International Relations, 1918-36, for History HL/SL Paper 1. Paper 1 is assessed by means of questions set on a series of sources. This guide provides a set of detailed and very clear notes organised around the topic areas included in the IBDP syllabus. The bullet-points in the IBDP syllabus have been used as the main headings in this book, on topics such as the aims of the peacemakers at Paris in 1919, the League of Nations, and threats to international peace in the early/mid-1930s. Following the notes, 2 sets of practice source questions are included; 1 set with suggestions for answers, a second without answers for students to have a go at. Advice on improving technique in answering the different types of source-based questions is given

  • About the Author

    Joe read Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford and has been teaching for 24 years. Joe has taught IB History for the last 16 years at Malvern College, Worcestershire, England where he oversees its academic life as Director of Studies.

History: Route 2 - The Arab-Israeli Conflict 1945-79 HL/SL
£18.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-907374-01-2 | Edition: 1 | Publisher: OSC Publishing
  • Written By: Joe Gauci
  • We are currently updating our guides for the new 2016 syllabuses and this book is no longer completely up to date. However, as some of the content may still be useful we are continuing to sell it. The new guide will appear on this page as soon as it is ready.

    This book covers Prescribed Subject 2: The Arab-Israeli Conflict 1945-79, for History HL/SL Paper 1. Paper 1 is assessed by means of questions set on a series of sources. This guide provides a set of detailed and very clear notes organised around the topic areas included in the IBDP syllabus. The bullet-points in the IBDP syllabus have been used as the main heading in this book, on topics such as the last years of the British Mandate, the 1948-49 Arab-Israeli War, the Suez Crisis of 1956, and Camp David and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Agreement. Following the notes, 2 sets of practice source questions are included; 1 set with suggestions for answers, a second without answers for students to have a go at. Advice on improving technique in answering the differnt types of source-based questions is given.

  • About the Author

    Joe read Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford and has been teaching for 24 years. Joe has taught IB History for the last 16 years at Malvern College, Worcestershire, England where he oversees its academic life as Director of Studies.

History - Route 2: 20th Century Civil Wars and Regional Conflicts
£19.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-907374-38-8 | Edition: 1 | Publisher: OSC Publishing
  • Written By: Joe Gauci
  • We are currently updating our guides for the new 2016 syllabuses and this book is no longer completely up to date. However, as some of the content may still be useful we are continuing to sell it. The new guide will appear on this page as soon as it is ready.

    This book covers the causes, practices and the effects on the Chinese Civil War, the Spanish Civil War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Primarily aimed at students studying History Route 2: Paper 2, Topic 1 on 20th Century War, it provides sections on four of the wars named in the Topic 1 syllabus as well as tips on essay writing. The guide’s sections on Korea and Vietnam will also help students who are preparing for Topic 5: the Cold War on Paper 2. The opening section on the Spanish Civil War covers all of the material required for studying the rise of Franco and addresses many of the issues relating to the nature of Franco’s regime. Therefore it will be useful in the case of students whose schools have selected Franco as one of their examples of single party and authoritarian rulers for Topic 3 on Paper 2.

    In addition, Higher Level candidates studying History Route 2: Paper 3, Option 5: Aspects of the History of Europe and Middle East, will find the book useful as the Spanish Civil War is part of Section 8. ‘Interwar years: conflict and cooperation 1919-39’. The Chinese Civil War is also part of History Route 2: Paper 3, Option 4: Aspects of the history of Asia and Oceania, Section 6. ‘The Republic of China 1912-49 and the rise of Communism’.

  • About the Author

    Joe read Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford and has been teaching for 24 years. Joe has taught IB History for the last 16 years at Malvern College, Worcestershire, England where he oversees its academic life as Director of Studies.

History: Route 2 - Aspects of the History of Europe and the Middle East 1750-2000
£19.50
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  • ISBN: 978-1-907374-09-8 | Edition: 1 | Publisher: OSC Publishing
  • Written By: Sam Olofsson
  • We are currently updating our guides for the new 2016 syllabuses and this book is no longer completely up to date. However, as some of the content may still be useful we are continuing to sell it. The new guide will appear on this page as soon as it is ready.

    This guide provides valuable summaries for Route 2, Papers 2 and 3 of 18 key topics from the syllabus as well as essay outlines related to these topics. While primarily aimed at helping prepare students for Paper 3, the guide will also be useful in preparing for Paper 2. The book covers the key points of the topics that appear most frequently in IBDP exams with an additional 46 essay outlines on typical questions on the 18 key topics from the syllabus. The guide offers both the historical background to each of the topics and a method used to provide special training in how to structure essays. This method has been used by many IBDP-candidates over the years and has proved very effective. The idea is that the candidate must know the context or main points of a historical topic together with the actual events, and with this knowledge, facts and structures needed for an essay will be easier to handle.

  • About the Author

    Sam Olofsson studied History at Lund University, Sweden and has taught it for the last 20 years at Malmö Borgarskola in Sweden, specialising in IB History since 1993. Sam is particularly interested in teaching methodology and has taught for many years on OSC’s world-class IBDP Revision Courses and the Boston Summer School, which means that he understands what students find challenging when they come to prepare for their exams, and how to advise them to use what they know to maximise their marks. This vital knowledge is distilled into this book.

History Paper 3: Europe - NEW FOR 2017
£19.00
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  • ISBN: 9781910689295 | Edition: | Publisher: OSC Publishing
  • Written By: Sam Olofsson
  • This guide is specifically designed for the new IBDP History syllabus, covering 20 key topics for HL option 3: Europe. While primarily aimed at helping students prepare for Paper 3, it will also be useful in preparing for Paper 2. Offering up the historical context within each of the topics as well as guidance on how to structure essays, this guide equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully tackle the exams. 

    The book has been written with the DP History course requirements and assessment criteria in mind, and includes:

    •    43 essay outlines on typical questions on the 20 key syllabus topics
    •    Key point boxes, author’s tips and figures to maximise learning.

  • About the Author

    Sam Olofsson studied History at Lund University, Sweden and has taught it for the last 20 years at Malmö Borgarskola in Sweden, specialising in IB History since 1993. Sam is particularly interested in teaching methodology and has taught for many years on OSC’s world-class IBDP Revision Courses and the Boston Summer School, which means that he understands what students find challenging when they come to prepare for their exams, and how to advise them to use what they know to maximise their marks. This vital knowledge is distilled into this book.