Causes, Practices and Effects of Wars
"War is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected." Sun Tzu. This course is meant to support students preparing for I.B./GCSE/A-Level/A.P. exams.
Keith (M.A. Military History)
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year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 30 weeks
60 minutes per class
This class is designed to support students taking high-level exams such as I.B./A.P./GCSE/A-Level, however due to its important and interesting content it is open to all. Students may "drop in" according to the schedule below if they wish. "I see it only as a century of massacres and wars." René Dumont. "...without doubt the most murderous century of which we have record by the scale, frequency and length of the warfare which filled it." From Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes: The Short...
Students will learn about the causes of war Students will learn about the changing nature of war Students will learn about the consequences of warfare Students will learn about wars; their causes and effects, throughout the 20th century.
I am a certified (7-12) Social Studies teacher and have taught a variety of honors level courses (AS/A Level, KS3, GCSE, I.B. and A.P.) in both private and public schools over the past 30 years. Historical writing, source analysis, and exam preparation as well as an immersive approach to the study of history has made my classes both meaningful and enjoyable. My tutoring experience has spanned the entire 21st century with ACT, SAT, SSAT, ISEE, A.P. Histories, and Subject Tests.
Homework available upon request
Assessment questions available upon request
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
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Keith (M.A. Military History)
Igniting Passion for Learning through an Immersive Approach
🇨🇦Lives in Canada
271 total reviews
357 completed classes
Over the past 30 years I have taught I.G.C.S.E, A-Level, I.B., and A.P. History throughout the Atlantic region in both private and public school settings. During that time I have instructed students in a variety of rigorous exam subjects . I am a...