Cambridge International AS Level History Teacher’s Resource CD-ROM


Qualification:Cambridge AS and A Level
Author(s):Phil Wadsworth

Cambridge International AS Level History is a suite of three books that offer complete coverage of the Cambridge International AS Level History syllabus (code 9389).


This comprehensive Teacher's Resource CD-ROM is written by an experienced teacher and examiner and provides comprehensive support for the three associated coursebooks. Teaching ideas offer help with lesson planning; worksheets with associated answers save precious time in preparing and setting homework; and further exemplar exam questions for all papers offer support to teachers to help students attain highly. The resource also offers further guidance on syllabus and assessment and provides answers to all questions and activities contained in the Coursebooks.


  • Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations.
  • Examinations Skills chapter offers comprehensive support on exam techniques and preparation.
  • Original source documents related to descriptive and contextual narrative.
  • Clear, concise layout to guide students through content and methodology.


International History - Introduction
1. International relations in an age of imperialism 1871–1918
The 'scramble for Africa'
The emergence of the USA as a world power
The emergence of Japan as a world power
The alliance system in Europe
2. International relations in an age of uncertainty 1919–33
The peace settlements of 1919–20
Attempts to improve international relations
Problems in Europe 1919–33
American foreign policy
3. International relations in an age of extremism 1919–39
Mussolini's foreign policy
Civil war in Spain
Hitler's foreign policy
The road to war
4. China and Japan in an age of development 1919–45
The implications of the 'warlord era' 1916–28
The Kuomintang and its aims
Support for communism in China
Japan and military dictatorship during the 1930s
5. The search for international peace and security 1919–45
The origins and aims of the League of Nations
The organisation of the League of Nations
The successes and failures of the League of Nations
The origins and aims of the United Nations
6. Examination skills
What skills will examiners be testing and how?
Knowledge and understanding questions
Analysis and evaluation questions
Source-based questions
Examination technique
Acknowledgements. History of the USA - Introduction
1. Origins of the Civil War 1846–61
Sectional tensions in the United States
The outcomes of the war with Mexico
The Compromise of 1850 and its breakdown
The 1860 presidential election
The beginning of the Civil War in April 1861
2. The Civil War and Reconstruction 1861–77
Four years of the Civil War
Impact of the Civil War
Aims and outcomes of Reconstruction
How successful was Reconstruction?
3. Expansion of US power in the 19th and 20th centuries
Expansion in North America 1840s–1890s
Central America and the Caribbean 1840–1930
Relationship with Europe 1840–1930
US relations with China, Japan, the Philippines and the Pacific Islands
4. The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era 1870s–1920s
Industrial expansion in the 1870s and 1880s
Economic and social consequences of rapid industrialisation in the late 19th century
Aims of the Progressive Movement 1890s–1900s
The Progressive Movement – success or failure?
The presidency of Woodrow Wilson 1913–21
5 The Great Crash, the Great Depression and the New Deal 1929–41
Causes and impact of the Great Crash and the Great Depression
Strategies for domestic problems by Hoover and Roosevelt in the 1930s
Opposition to the New Deal
Roosevelt – a great American president?
6. Examination skills
What skills will be tested in examination?
Analysis and evaluation questions
Source-based questions
Examination technique
Acknowledgements. European History - Introduction
1. The French Revolution and Napoleon 1789–1804
The aims and domestic problems of French politicians 1789–95
The instability of French governments 1791–95
Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power
Napoleon's domestic aims 1799–1804
2. The Industrial Revolution c.1800–50
Causes of the Industrial Revolution by 1800
What factors encouraged and discouraged industrialisation from 1800 to 1850?
The social effects of the Industrial Revolution on different classes
The political effects of the Industrial Revolution up to 1850
3. Liberalism and nationalism: Italy and Germany 1830–71
The rise of nationalism in Germany and Italy
Prussia and the unification of Germany
Italian leaders and the unification of Italy
4. The origins of the First World War
The development of the alliance system
Militarism and the naval race
Instability in the Balkans
Reasons for the outbreak of war in 1914
5. The Russian Revolution 1905–17
Russia at the beginning of the 20th century
The causes and immediate outcomes of the 1905 Revolution
The strengths and weaknesses of Romanov rule 1906–14
The causes of the February Revolution in 1917
The Bolsheviks' rise to power

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Weight 0.07 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 27.5 × 1 cm