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.
The American West, c1835-c1895
- Indigenous peoples: their beliefs and ways of life
- Migration and early settlement
- Early settlement: conflict and tension
- The development of settlement in the West
- Ranching and the cattle industry
- Changes in the ways of life of indigenous peoples of the Plains
- Changes in farming, the cattle industry and settlement
- Lawlessness and conflict
- 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.
The Oxford Revise approach
Oxford Revise uses a clear three-step method to get you ready for your exams.
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
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.
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