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Oxford Revise Edexcel GCSE History: The American West, c1835-c1895

Learn everything you need to know about the period topic The American West, c1835-c1895. You will build the knowledge you need to do well in your Edexcel GCSE History exam.

ISBN-10: 1382040393

ISBN-13: 9781382040396

About Oxford Revise: Edexcel GCSE History, The American West, c1835-c1895 revision guide 

Revise the full specification for this choice of period topic in the GCSE Edexcel History exam in.

Each area is clearly covered, from the beliefs of indigenous peoples to changes to their way of life. You will build your confidence for the exam across all topics.

Retrieval questions help you check your learning. Exam practice questions and model answers will give you plenty of exam practice.

Contents list

The American West, c1835-c1895

  1. Indigenous peoples: their beliefs and ways of life
  2. Migration and early settlement
  3. Early settlement: conflict and tension
  4. The development of settlement in the West
  5. Ranching and the cattle industry
  6. Changes in the ways of life of indigenous peoples of the Plains
  7. Changes in farming, the cattle industry and settlement
  8. Lawlessness and conflict
  9. Indigenous peoples of the Plains: further changes to their ways of life
Revise effectively with Oxford Revise

This guide covers every topic in the Edexcel GCSE history: The American West, c1835-c1895 course in depth, using clear, easy-to-understand language. Key terms boxes highlight the important words and language that you need to understand and help you to use them confidently. Revision tips give you quick ways to understand the core concepts and practice remembering them.

Each chapter has lots of exam-style questions for you to practice. These are designed to build your confidence, consolidate your knowledge and stretch your understanding. Exam tips show you how to interpret questions, what you need to do in your answers, and give you advice on how to get as many marks as possible.

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Step 1: Knowledge – learn the facts
Everything you need to know in each chapter is summarised in an easy-to-follow Knowledge Organiser.

Step 2: Retrieval – check you’ve retained the knowledge
Quick-fire recall questions and answers make sure you have learned the knowledge you will need for your exams.

Step 3: Practice – complete questions in the style of the final exams
Practice applying your knowledge and skills with plenty of exam-style questions, featuring hints and tips from revision and subject experts.

Our expert authors

Series editor: Aaron Wilkes

Aaron Wilkes
James Ball

About Aaron Wilkes

Aaron has over 25 years’ experience working in schools as a teacher, department, and faculty leader.

He also leads the PGCE Secondary History course at the University of Warwick and is published widely as a school textbook author, mainly for Oxford University Press.

He is the co-creator/owner of an online History journal (practicalhistories.com) and is involved with the BBC as an Educational Consultant for their Bitesize and Teach platforms.

About James Ball

James has worked as a history teacher, head of history and head of humanities in schools in the West Midlands for nearly 20 years. For much of that time, he has authored textbooks alongside his teaching career – including co-authoring OUP’s Edexcel Medicine in Britain student book. He now lives in Copenhagen and writes full-time, authoring textbooks, creating resources and penning educational articles and blogs for numerous publishers, EdTech companies and charities.

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