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School Price: $128.95

448 pp.
42 maps, 50 figures, 140 photos, 10 cartoons, 8" x 9"


Publication date:
May 2003

Imprint: OUP Canada

Twentieth Century Viewpoints

An Interpretive History for the 21st Century, Second Edition

Donald Quinlan, Graham Draper, Victor Zelinski and Pamela Perry-Globa

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Twentieth Century Viewpoints: An Interpretive History for the 21st Century features both social and political events that have helped shape our world up to 2002. Designed for senior history and social studies students, this full-colour, user-friendly text provides cross-curricular links to economics and geography.

French version le Xxe Siecle available. Please contact Chenelière Éducation (www.cheneliere.ca) for details.

Readership : Grade 12 Social Studies - Alberta; Grade 12 History - BC, NL; Grade 11 History Ontario

Unit 1 - 1900-1945
Chapter 1 -. The New World of the Twentieth Century
Chapter 2 -. The First World War: 1914-1918
Chapter 3 -. The Inter-War Years: 1919-1939
Chapter 4 -. The Second World War: 1939-1945 Unit 2 - The Cold War
Chapter 5 -. The Cold War: 1945-2002
Chapter 6 -. The United Nations
Chapter 7 -. Death of a Superpower
Unit 3 - The Global Village
Chapter 8 -. The New Europe
Chapter 9 -. Africa: After Independence
Chapter 10 -. Asia: The Awakening Giant
Chapter 11 -. The Middle East: Conflict or Co-operation?
Chapter 12 -. The Challenges of the 21st Century

Teacher's Resource Binder

Donald Quinlan, now retired, was a former high school teacher with the Scarborough Board of Education. Pamela Perry-Globa is a well known Alberta educator. She is also the author of the Teacher's Resource for Facing the Future and a co-author of Twentieth Century Viewpoints, 2e.

A Concise History of Canada's First Nations - Olive Patricia Dickason and adapted by Moira Calder

Special Features

  • Complete Integrated Skills Development Program allows students to develop skills in context
  • Students are introduced to each skill, which is then developed and practised within the context of the chapter content.
  • Student Friendly! Abundant activities promote understanding and critical thinking skills
  • Focus Questions - Located at the beginning of the chapter, these questions illustrate the chapter's theme, and helps teachers guide the class discussion while assessing prior knowledge
  • In Review - Thought provoking and knowledge-based questions found throughout each chapter, help ensure that students grasp the basic facts
  • End-of-chapter, analysis, opinion and application questions relate to the skills and processes of social studies
  • High interest features appeal to both senior social studies and history students and evoke discussion
  • Attention Grabbing Chapter Openers - each chapter begins with a dramatic image illustrating the theme of that particular chapter
  • Profiles - mini-biographies illustrating the lives of historical figures from the twentieth century (e.g. Lester B. Pearson, John F. Kennedy, Yasser Arafat, Margaret Thatcher, etc.) followed by questions
  • Viewpoints - noted authorities present differing opinions on important issues or questions relevant to the 20th century
  • Voices - numerous short quotes pertaining to a specific topic or issue are featured, followed by thought provoking questions
  • Map Study - Each map includes a brief description and is followed by a directly related activity. Where required, existing maps have been updated according to new geographic boundaries
  • Updated Timelines - Easy-to-read timelines are located on a double-page spread before each unit
  • Media Watch - Identifies Internet addresses and suggests activities to be done at that site