Connecting History

Connecting History

For National 4 & 5 and Higher

Fresh stories, fresh scholarship and a fresh structure. Connecting History informs and empowers tomorrow’s citizens, today.

Bringing together lesser-told narratives, academic excellence, accessibility and a sharp focus on assessment success, this series provides a rich, relevant and representative History curriculum.

  • Seven units for Higher (publishing in 2022)
  • Seven units for National 4 & 5 (publishing in 2023)
  • Available in paperback and eBook formats
  • Supporting digital resources
Connecting History Higher, National 4 and National 5 textbooks, eBooks and digital-resources
Connect the past to the present

Overarching themes of social justice, equality, change and power help students to understand the importance of events and issues, then and now.

Go far beyond other resources

With respect and aspiration for the transformative power of History, this series incorporates the latest research, challenges old interpretations and embeds diverse experiences throughout.

Follow a clear and consistent structure

The key issues in the specification form the chapters in each book, and the content descriptors are subheadings within the chapters. Finding the information that you need has never been easier.

Meet the demands of the assessments

Connecting History develops the knowledge and skills for success, with appropriate breadth, depth and pace. The narrative and sources take centre stage and the authors model the process of answering questions effectively through that narrative, ensuring that students have enough key points to achieve full marks. End-of-chapter activities consolidate and extend learning.

Benefit from pedagogic and academic expertise

The authors are highly experienced teachers and examiners who know how to spark critical curiosity in students. Each book has been rigorously reviewed by an academic from the University of Glasgow, so you can rest assured that the content is accurate and up to date.

View our sample booklet

View our sample booklet

Contains extracts from Migration and Empire, 1830–1939 and Britain, 1851–1951

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Boost digital resources

Unlock a complete package of assessment support that will help students to achieve their best grades in these high-stakes qualifications.

Delivered through the Boost online platform, these carefully created resources make your Connecting History course even more effective and engaging.

> Enrich and extend learning. Case studies that encourage deeper enquiry into a specific area of the course and links to further sources and websites are perfect for homework or independent study activities.

> Check and consolidate knowledge. Auto-marked Knowledge Tests for each key issue enable frequent, low-stakes assessment. Students get instant feedback and teachers can use enhanced reporting tools to monitor progress.

> Remember key dates and terms. Interactive double-sided flashcards for dates and terms in the textbook make revision quick, easy and fun. Students can click a smiley face to self-assess how confident they are with each one.

> Successfully develop exam skills. Guidance on how to answer each question type includes model responses with commentary. Students can then try additional practice questions on their own as their confidence builds, with marking instructions for use by teacher or student.

> Access a ready-made prelims solution.  A ‘teacher-only’ secure question paper (with marking instructions) can be assigned to students for prelims, revision or summative assessment.

> Save time planning. The Course Plan contains aims, success criteria and suggested activities for each lesson. Plus – with the drag-and-drop course planner tool, you can re-order and add to our resources.

> Say goodbye to outdated resources. Annual updates to the case studies, links, assessment advice, practice questions and secure questions ensure that they stay up to date with new research, changes to assessment standards and the most recent Course Reports.

Available for three Higher units and four National 4 & 5 units

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Boost eBooks

All textbooks are available in eBook format via our digital learning platform – Boost.

Boost eBooks use the latest research and technology to provide the very best experience for students and teachers.

> Personalise. Easily navigate the eBook with search, zoom and an image gallery. Make it your own with notes, bookmarks and highlights.

> Revise. Select key facts and definitions in the text and save them as flashcards for revision.

> Listen. Use text-to-speech to make the content more accessible to students and improve comprehension and pronunciation.

> Switch. Seamlessly move between the printed view for front-of-class teaching and the interactive view for independent study.

> Download. Access the eBook offline on any device – in school, at home or on the move – with the Boost eBooks App (available on Android and iOS).

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Unlock a complete package of assessment support that will help students to achieve their best grades in these high-stakes qualifications.

Delivered through the Boost online platform, these carefully created resources make your Connecting History course even more effective and engaging.

> Enrich and extend learning. Case studies that encourage deeper enquiry into a specific area of the course and links to further sources and websites are perfect for homework or independent study activities.

> Check and consolidate knowledge. Auto-marked Knowledge Tests for each key issue enable frequent, low-stakes assessment. Students get instant feedback and teachers can use enhanced reporting tools to monitor progress.

> Remember key dates and terms. Interactive double-sided flashcards for dates and terms in the textbook make revision quick, easy and fun. Students can click a smiley face to self-assess how confident they are with each one.

> Successfully develop exam skills. Guidance on how to answer each question type includes model responses with commentary. Students can then try additional practice questions on their own as their confidence builds, with marking instructions for use by teacher or student.

> Access a ready-made prelims solution.  A ‘teacher-only’ secure question paper (with marking instructions) can be assigned to students for prelims, revision or summative assessment.

> Save time planning. The Course Plan contains aims, success criteria and suggested activities for each lesson. Plus – with the drag-and-drop course planner tool, you can re-order and add to our resources.

> Say goodbye to outdated resources. Annual updates to the case studies, links, assessment advice, practice questions and secure questions ensure that they stay up to date with new research, changes to assessment standards and the most recent Course Reports.

Available for three Higher units and four National 4 & 5 units

See which units we cover >

View an infographic of the Higher resources >

All textbooks are available in eBook format via our digital learning platform – Boost.

Boost eBooks use the latest research and technology to provide the very best experience for students and teachers.

> Personalise. Easily navigate the eBook with search, zoom and an image gallery. Make it your own with notes, bookmarks and highlights.

> Revise. Select key facts and definitions in the text and save them as flashcards for revision.

> Listen. Use text-to-speech to make the content more accessible to students and improve comprehension and pronunciation.

> Switch. Seamlessly move between the printed view for front-of-class teaching and the interactive view for independent study.

> Download. Access the eBook offline on any device – in school, at home or on the move – with the Boost eBooks App (available on Android and iOS).

Request FREE eBook trials >

Find out more about Boost >

Our authors and our review process

The Connecting History series has been written by a team of highly experienced teachers and examiners and reviewed by academics from the University of Glasgow.

Meet our authors >

Meet our academic reviewers and find out about the review process >

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