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The Making of Ireland - Leaving Certificate History (ebook only)


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The Making of Ireland for both Higher Level and Ordinary Level is written in a clear factual style with up-to-date historical commentary, matching up to the requirements of the most recent marking schemes. This beautifully illustrated textbook features a wide variety of relevant historical imagery and presents key statistics in clear, useful graphs and charts.

The Making of Ireland provides in-depth coverage of, and case studies from, the four most popular Later Modern Ireland topics. Students must study two of these:

  • Topic 2: Movements for Political and Social Reform, 1870–1914 
  • Topic 3: The Pursuit of Sovereignty and the Impact of Partition, 1912–1949 
  • Topic 5: Politics and Society in Northern Ireland, 1949–1993 
  • Topic 6: Government, Economy and Society in the Republic of Ireland, 1949–1989 [Prescribed topic for 2018/19]

Key features of The Making of Ireland:

  • Learning intentions (in this chapter you will learn about) stated at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Clearly signposted Key Concepts.
  • Exam-focused profiles of Key Personalities.
  • Chapter summaries allow students to draw conclusions and make links with the next chapter.
  • End-of-chapter revision-style questions.
  • Past and sample exam paper questions for Ordinary Level and Higher Level at the end of every chapter.
  • Topic 6 includes a wide variety of relevant documents for the documents-based question. Practice questions are organised under exam-relevant headings, such as Comprehension, Comparison, Criticism and Contextualisation.