Understanding Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1923

One of the challenges of studying Germany from the end of the First World War to the end of the Second World War is remembering and then navigating the intense and dramatic changes that took place throughout the era. As with previous blog posts helping students to master topic areas, the trick with Germany isContinue reading “Understanding Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1923”

How to learn history – part two

Hi, here’s part two of this little video course on the basics of thinking like an historian. All history writing is an argument of sorts, and your essays or answers are no different. Whether you’re sitting your exams or writing a PhD, the point is to present a perspective/argument. We do this best when weContinue reading “How to learn history – part two”

How to learn history – part one

History is the study of the bits and pieces the past has left us and the competing arguments about what they mean. The first category is finite, the second virtually limitless. There is a tendency to find the one true ‘right’ interpretation of past events but this is based on a flawed premise. There areContinue reading “How to learn history – part one”

Understanding Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855–1964

This is an article for A level AQA history students studying Russia from Tsarism to Communism that summarises the period of study into easy learning concepts