Turning Points in Modern History
Explore key events of the past century
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What is the course about?
This 6-part course takes you from the causes and effects of the assassination that sparked a World War, through a series of 5 other turning points that bring you right up to the present day.
Is this the right course for me?
For anyone with even the slightest interest in history, this course is a fascinating insight into monumental events - the effects of which we’re still experiencing today. Whether you’re looking for a refresher of your history lessons (without the exams and deadlines!) or to catch up with events too recent to be taught when you were at school, you will find a wealth of eye-opening facts and absorbing stories.
Why should I choose this course?
- Learn from the historical expertise of tutor, John Child, who appears in videos to guide you through the events.
- Immerse yourself in images, videos, quotes, stories and plenty of juicy facts about key moments in modern history.
- Get a unique insight into the 20th Century - not just isolated names and dates, but the ties that bind events together and reveal their significance.
How will I learn?
- Start the course whenever you choose.
- Take the course at your own pace – whether you digest the 8-10 hours of learning in one sitting, or a topic every couple of days.
- The video tutor, John Child, will guide you at every step of the way.
- Topic information, quizzes, online research and breakout activities away from the screen.
- Check your understanding and increase your own research and analysis skills through optional activities, while capturing your notes in a personalised Workbook for later reference.
- Learn online on your computer or mobile device.
What will I study?
- Course introduction
- Unit 1: 1914 – An Archduke’s Assassination
- Unit 2: 1933 – Hitler Comes to Power
- Unit 3: 1939 – Germany Invades Poland
- Unit 4: 1945 – Hiroshima
- Unit 5: 1985 – Gorbachev’s Revolution
- Unit 6: 2001 – The September 11th Attacks
- Turning Points in Modern History Workbook
"The video tutor immediately inspires confidence and exercises really make me look and think."
"A good way of organising the content that makes you think for yourself. The approach appeals to me as a mature, logical thinker."
"With your own moral judgement to be made, it makes you think ‘what if..?’"
"Excellent distillation of the facts into a comprehensible snapshot"