- Qualification:IB Diploma
- Author(s):Allan Todd
- Available from: July 2015
Comprehensive second editions of History for the IB Diploma Paper 2, revised for first teaching in 2015.
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This coursebook covers Paper 2, World History Topic 12: The Cold War: Superpower Tensions and Rivalries (20th century) of the History for the IB Diploma syllabus for first assessment in 2017. Tailored to the requirements of the IB syllabus and written by experienced IB History examiners and teachers, it offers authoritative and engaging guidance through the following detailed studies of leaders and crises from around the world: Truman, Khrushchev, Gorbachev, Castro, and Reagan; and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Korean War, the Prague spring, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Authoritative and comprehensive text, written by experienced IB History examiners, covering one topic per title, to help students adopt an investigative and thorough approach to their study.
Structured to cover one topic per title to help students adopt an investigative and thorough approach to their study.
Detailed studies from around the world are included for centres to choose from according to their interests, helping students make comparisons between two different regions.
Activities throughout the chapters encourage an exploratory and inquiring approach to historical learning.
Opportunities for balanced historical debate to inspire engagement with multiple historical perspectives and interpretations.
Definitions of key historical terms displayed alongside relevant text to aid accessibility and support EAL learners.
Links to Theory of Knowledge concepts to stimulate reflective discussion.
Key Concept links to highlight how the 6 new key concepts can be integrated into the course.
- 1. Introduction
- Unit 1. Nature of the Cold War
- Unit 2. Origins of the Cold War
- Unit 3. The First Cold War (1946–53): 2. Developments in Europe
- 3. Developments in Asia and Oceania
- Unit 4. Fluctuating relations (1953–68): 4. Developments in Europe
- 5. Developments in Asia
- 6. Developments in the Americas
- Unit 5. From détente to the Second Cold War (1969–85): 7. Developments in Europe
- 8. Developments in Africa and the Middle East, and in the Americas
- 9. Developments in Asia and Oceania
- Unit 6. The end of the Cold War (1985–91)
- Unit 7. Exam practice
- Further information
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