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    i am going to be doing history coursework that can be based on anything as long as it's debatable and at least 6 books have written about it.
    The only thing is, is that i'm stuck for ideas, which is quite bad
    I thought about doing euthanasia, but i was told that it is too philisophical:rolleyes:
    i had considered doing something on the Tudors, but that's not very original is it?

    Anyone got any ideas?
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    (Original post by Cellardore)
    i am going to be doing history coursework that can be based on anything as long as it's debatable and at least 6 books have written about it.
    The only thing is, is that i'm stuck for ideas, which is quite bad
    I thought about doing euthanasia, but i was told that it is too philisophical:rolleyes:
    i had considered doing something on the Tudors, but that's not very original is it?

    Anyone got any ideas?
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    (Original post by airflow)
    Wrong Section.
    i thought that! how do i put it into another section?
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    (Original post by Cellardore)
    i am going to be doing history coursework that can be based on anything as long as it's debatable and at least 6 books have written about it.
    The only thing is, is that i'm stuck for ideas, which is quite bad
    I thought about doing euthanasia, but i was told that it is too philisophical:rolleyes:
    i had considered doing something on the Tudors, but that's not very original is it?

    Anyone got any ideas?
    The consequences and implications of Britain going to war with Germany when they first moved their troops into the Rheinland(sp!)

    I don't know if you've studied WW2, but it something that I have always wondered about, what would have happened if Britain had taken a firm stance with Germany as soon as they broke the treaty of versailles(sp)
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    (Original post by Cellardore)
    i thought that! how do i put it into another section?
    Go beg to the mods and appologise for your mistake, and they may forgive you and move they thread!
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    (Original post by Louise_1988)
    Go beg to the mods and appologise for your mistake, and they may forgive you and move they thread!
    how do i do that? or can i just delete this thread and start again? (i did subscribe) but i don't know how to do that either! urgh, such a blonde :rolleyes:
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    i wish we had a choice
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    (Original post by Cellardore)
    i am going to be doing history coursework that can be based on anything as long as it's debatable and at least 6 books have written about it.
    The only thing is, is that i'm stuck for ideas, which is quite bad
    I thought about doing euthanasia, but i was told that it is too philisophical:rolleyes:
    i had considered doing something on the Tudors, but that's not very original is it?

    Anyone got any ideas?
    You don't have to be particularly original; so long as you write a good essay, they don't care if its been rehashed fifteen times. The quality and content of the answer is more important than the title. Obviously, thought, you do want something that you find interesting.

    What board are you on?

    I did 'To what extent does Frederick II of Prussia deserve the title 'the Great'. Unoriginal, but interesting, and it came with a lever arch file full of notes from my history teacher. Quite useful
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    (Original post by Cellardore)
    i thought that! how do i put it into another section?
    You can't. Just pray that a mod takes pity on you and transfers it to a more appropriate place of residence.

    - Do your project on something which interests you.
    - Use this as either an opportunity to build on a time period which you are already familiar with, or to acquaint yourself with a new one which you want to explore.
    - It may work in your favour avoiding the obvious, done-to-death throughout secondary school periods - i.e. WW1+2.
    - If it was me, I would look at 18th century issues: most probably the American War of Independence / interrelation of colonial powers and colonial imperialism / Robert Walpole's success in terms of his overall policies

    Do something which you either know well, or are really curious about.

    Of course, there is tons of stuff around concerning WW1 and WW2 (and the events either side of them) but don't ignore less popular areas of history, as if you are prepared to find the sources - you will get them. Ask the teacher about their area(s) of specialism.
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    (Original post by winorloose)
    What board are you on?
    i'm on AQA....but i am a bit stuck for ideas! a bit embarrsing really
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    (Original post by Cellardore)
    i'm on AQA....but i am a bit stuck for ideas! a bit embarrsing really
    Me too. What have you done for AS? Did any particular facet of the course strike you as worthy of further study?

    I could/would email you my one, but then you'd get done for cheating...
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    (Original post by winorloose)
    Me too. What have you done for AS? Did any particular facet of the course strike you as worthy of further study?

    I could/would email you my one, but then you'd get done for cheating...
    hehe yeah true... i found Russian history interesting i.e Lenin and Stalin. But mind you i found the John.F.Kennedy assassination very interesting...or maybe even lee oswald and if he was really a Russian spy. But is I don't know if that's very relevant to history essays, but more philisophical...
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    (Original post by winorloose)
    Me too. What have you done for AS? Did any particular facet of the course strike you as worthy of further study?

    I could/would email you my one, but then you'd get done for cheating...
    You are presupposing that Celadore is going to reproduce (at least parts of) your essay. It is perfectly acceptable to look/have a copy of other people's essays - although whether you decide to declare them on the AQA release slip is a cause for anxiety.
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    do it on Robert Peel
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    (Original post by Cellardore)
    hehe yeah true... i found Russian history interesting i.e Lenin and Stalin. But mind you i found the John.F.Kennedy assassination very interesting...or maybe even lee oswald and if he was really a Russian spy. But is I don't know if that's very relevant to history essays, but more philisophical...
    So where did the Tudor bit come from? The problem with JFK etc is the mass of conspiracy (sp) theories kicking around, making it very difficult establishing what actually happened. Maybe in fifty years we'll know the truth... :rolleyes:

    Russia might be a good idea: 'To what extent was Stalin a conservative figure preventing the expansion of communism?' etc etc. Maybe the fact that he killed more people than Hitler?

    I find it all too recent to be able to evaluate. Much better to do early modern stuff. People like Peter the Great, shagged anything that moved. Great man...
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    (Original post by John Paul Jones)
    do it on Robert Peel

    whos' he?
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    How far was the printing press responsible for the conception and success of De Humani Corporis Fabrica?
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    (Original post by Cellardore)
    whos' he?

    a British 19th century politician, he transformed British politics and set us on a couse to total free trade, one of the greatest Prime Ministers, one of the best of the 19th century - up there with Gladstone and Disraeli, he influenced both and the rest of politics up till right now
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    I had similar problems a year ago

    thought Napoleon would be a good idea as I knew little about that period of history, but found it very hard to get into

    in the end i who the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan, turned out to be really good, because theres still loads of controversy on the issue so that you can really let the historiographical debate (where historians interpret things different ways) come to the fore of the coursework

    whatever you chose good luck!
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    (Original post by Louise_1988)
    The consequences and implications of Britain going to war with Germany when they first moved their troops into the Rheinland(sp!)

    I don't know if you've studied WW2, but it something that I have always wondered about, what would have happened if Britain had taken a firm stance with Germany as soon as they broke the treaty of versailles(sp)

    Having studied Chamberlain and Appeasement this year, I can tell u that theres few historians (or people at the time) that supported going to war over the Rhineland. Public opinion was pacifist and both polticians and the public were anti-Versaille, the Soviets mistrusted the French weak, and Britain's economy and military weaknesses meant that it could not sustain war. Virtually had no army whatsover, and its navy could barely cover its imperial commitments.

    War really wasn't an option untill later on, even then, not a favourable one.

    hope i've enlighted, but if anybody has another opnion, i'd gladly hear it.....
 
 
 
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