WHAT IS AN EMPIRE? ; HOW DID THE BRITISH EMPIRE BEGIN? ; HOW DID THE EMPIRE GROW? ; BRITISH AMERICA ; SHOULD BRITAIN MAKE UP FOR ITS ROLE IN SLAVERY? ; INDIA ; HAVE YOU BEEN LEARNING? 1 ; SO HOW BIG WAS THE BRITISH EMPIRE? ; WHAT DID THE EMPIRE DO FOR BRITAIN? ; A LAND DOWN UNDER ; DID THE EMPIRE STRIKE BACK? ; DID THE EMPIRE HELP WIN TWO WORLD WARS? ; AFRICA ; WHAT IS THE LEGACY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE? ; WAS THE BRITISH EMPIRE A GOOD OR A BAD THING? ; HAVE YOU BEEN LEARNING? 2
Aaron Wilkes is an experienced author and Head of History at Castle High School, Dudley.
A great deal of thought has been given to how textbooks can interest and stimulate the reader and this depth study is a well-illustrated and engaging example. This is a unit for Key Stage Three History and it should prove a popular resource. Every effort has been made to make the content succinct, yet focussed. Features include mission objectives and checkpoints for whether the mission has been accomplished. Key words are provided, as are 'pause for thought' questions and key facts. Issues are examined through four depth studies: British America, India, Australia and Africa and these should prove thought provoking and ensure lively discussion. In conclusion, this is a colourful and attractive book written by a history teacher to enthuse students and it deserves to succeed. * TES Review *