The Making of Ireland is written in a clear factual style with up-to-date historical commentary. 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 [prescribed topic for 2022/2023]
- Topic 6: Government, Economy and Society in the Republic of Ireland, 1949–1989
Key features of The Making of Ireland:
- Learning intentions stated at the beginning of each chapter
- Clearly signposted Key Concepts
- Exam-focused profiles of Key Personalities
- Mini Bios of key figures as springboards for further research
- Chapter Recaps
- End-of-chapter revision-style questions
- Past exam questions placed beside relevant material
- End-of-chapter sample exam paper questions for Ordinary Level and Higher Level
- Topic 5 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.
Detailed Exam section offers:
- Advice for both Higher and Ordinary Level students
- Explanation of the marking scheme
- Research Study Report guidelines
- Clear guidance on answering the documents-based questions
- A full sample essay with commentary