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KS3 History by Aaron Wilkes: Industry, Reform & Empire Student Book (1750-1900)

Aaron Wilkes and James Ball

Suitable for:  Teachers and students of KS3 History

Price:  £17.99

ISBN: 978-1850083467
Publication date: 01/04/2009
Paperback: 160 pages

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This gripping and intriguing Student Book combines an enquiry-led approach with factual narrative. Written by experienced Head of History, Aaron Wilkes in an approachable and understandable style, including: relevant and fascinating facts, interesting and motivating activities, and specific sections to extend or reinforce learning. Content has been thoroughly researched and revised in this popular 2nd edition.


  • Timelines in every section help improve students' understanding of chronology
  • An overview section explaining how the book tackles key concepts and processes
  • Tasks and activities highlighting teamwork, enquiry and independent learning skills
  • Themes which explore ideas of tolerance, rule making, justice and Britain's place in the wider world
  • Specific attention given to supporting and improving students' literacy levels
  • Teaching support giving guidance, advice and assistance with departmental planning, homework, writing exercises and support for higher/lower achieving students
  • Customizable digital resources are available to match each Student Book in the series

This page was last updated on 20 January 2019 at 04:30 GMT


  • "...the choice of topics is interesting - from the Agricultural, Industrial and Transport Revolutions to sections on Jack the Ripper, the birth of professional sport in Victorian Britain, the impact of Darwin's theories and the birth of Cadbury's...All in all this seems a very strong contender to be adopted for any secondary school History department, and I will certainly be considering it for my own school." - TES Review Bank, March 09
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Table of Contents

What is History
Britain before the Industrial Revolution
From farming to factories
How was transport improved?
The age of invention
Terrible towns
Historical Enquiry Could you get justice in Victorian Britain?
Have you been learning? 1
Historical Enquiry Britain at War

A changing nation
Historical Enquiry How religious was Victorian Britain?
British Culture
Have you been learning? 2
Historical Enquiry Britain Abroad
Historical Enquiry How tolerant was Victorian Britain?
Historical Enquiry Who rules?
What was Britain like by 1900?
Have you been learning? 3