Provide students with a firm grounding in Caribbean history and prepare them for their future studies at CSEC (R) level, with a lower secondary course to help them develop wider skills in social studies through an active approach to the study of social history.
- Ensure full coverage with content spanning Caribbean history from ancient civilisations to late 20th Century independence covered across two books.
- Provide practice in different skill areas such as recall, interpretation and evaluation, map work, research and field work, interviewing, comparing, critiquing, debating and class discussion.
- Reinforce learning through comprehensive revision questions.
John Gilmore is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, where he is a member of the Centre for Caribbean Studies and the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies. He spent many years living in Barbados where, after teaching at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies and at Queen's College, he later worked at the National Cultural Foundation and then as Managing Editor of a regional newspaper, Caribbean Week. He has travelled extensively in the Caribbean and is the author of numerous books, articles and reviews on aspects of Caribbean history, literature and culture. He is one of the authors of the A-Z of Barbados Heritage (Macmillan Caribbean, 2003) and one of the editors of The Oxford Companion to Black British History (Oxford University Press, 2007). Beryl Allen manages the Instructional Development Unit, UWI Mona, and has over thirty years experience of teaching history. Dian McCallum teaches in the Department for Educational Studies, UWI Mona, and is also an experienced teacher of history. Romila Ramdeen teaches at Saraswati Girls' Hindu College, Trinidad and Tobago