Free Modern Studies Resources
In addition to our brand new Standard Grade Modern Studies Course Notes, this list of useful web links provides you with relevant case study information to support you throughout your course.
- Key websites are listed by topic for quick easy reference Standard Grade Modern Studies Cover
- Internet activities in the Course Notes book help focus your research
- Weblinks are monitored and updated to give you the information that you need
Extensive weblinks are available for the following course areas:
- Living in a Democracy
- Changing Society
- Ideologies - the USA
- International Relations
- Enquiry Skills
- General Modern Studies Sites
- Political Maps
All page references refer to related activities in Standard Grade Modern Studies Course Notes.
Leckie & Leckie is not responsible for any content on the specified websites.
Living in a democracy - UK
- Greenpeace (page 23) –
Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organisation that uses non-violent confrontation to expose global environmental problems
CND (page 23) –
CND campaigns non-violently to rid the world of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction
GM Free Scotland (page 23) –
This group campaigns against genetically modified foods being grown in the UK
Amnesty International –
Amnesty International's home page
Ban the Bomb website –
Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Dasarmament
Voting Systems and Party Politics
What IS 'First Past the Post'? –
Electoral Reform Society –
National Statistics Online –
10 Downing Street website –
Labour Party homepage –
Scottish National Party homepage –
Liberal Democrats homepage –
Conservative Party homepage –
Communist Party homepage –
Green Party homepage –
Political Parties links page –
The official site of the Scottish Executive (page 31) –
Meeting the Needs of the Elderly
The department of work and pensions (page 40) –
The government's site for the department of work and pensions
Age Concern (page 42) –
A voluntary group that aims to uphold the rights of elderly people and address their needs
Meeting the Needs of the Unemployed
New Deal (page 49) –
New Deal aims to give people claiming benefits the help and support they need to look for work, including training and job preparation.
Scottish Enterprise (page 50) –
Scottish Enterprise aims to help get new Scottish businesses started and support and develop existing businesses.
Ideologies - The USA
The Political System of the USA
USA's Republican Party (page 56) –
The home page of the USA's Republican Party (page 56)
USA's Democrat Party (page 56) –
The home page of the USA's Democrat Party
The Constitution of the United States of America (page 57) –
Centre for Voting and Democracy –
The U.S Department of Defense official website
Hunting Bin Laden –
Interest / Pressure Groups
American Civil Liberties Union (page 59) –
http://www.aclu.org/ The American Civil Liberties Union attempts to ensure that the conditions laid down in the U.S. constitution are not broken.
- National Rifle Association (page 59) –
http://www.nra.org/ The National Rifle Association promotes the American Constitution's Amendment that the every American citizen's right to bear arms is not taken away.
- Black America's Political Action Committee (page 59) –
http://www.bampac.org/ Web page of Black America's Political Action Committee
- The Census Bureau (page 61) –
The Census Bureau offers detailed data on the people and economy of the USA
- Centre for Immigration Studies (page 70) –
The Centre for Immigration Studies undertakes policy analysis of the impacts of immigration on the United States
- US Government (page 71) –
This site is the official gateway to information about the U.S. government
- The European Union (page 80) –
The website of the European Union
- The United Nations (page 83) –
The website of the United Nations
- NATO (page 74-75) –
NATO is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe. Its role is to safeguard the freedom and security of its member countries. It also carries out crisis management and peacekeeping activities.
- BBC News web page (page 78) –
- Global Security (page 78) –
Non-profit organisation dedicated to innovative thinking regarding security challenges around the world.
- Countries With Weapons of Mass Destruction –
- FOXNews.com –
Article detailing different types of weapon of mass destruction.
- I met Osama Bin Laden –
BBC article about the global terrorist
Politics of Aid
- Department for International Development (page 85) –
This organisation works to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty.
- The Zimbabwe page of the World Bank (page 88) –
Website detailing projects undertaken by the World Bank in Zimbabwe.
- Human development reports from Zimbabwe (page 88) –
- United Nations Development Programme (page 88) –
United Nations activities and projects in Zimbabwe
- UNICEF in Zimbabwe (page 88-89) –
Unicef is the United Nations Childrens Fund. These pages explore Unicef�s projects in Africa, specifically in Zimbabwe.
- UNAIDS (page 89) –
UNAIDS is a new agency of the United Nations committed to increasing awareness of the epidemic, educating people at risk to prevent transmission and promoting global action to alleviate the impact of HIV/AIDS.
- Telefood (page 91) –
Telefood is a division of the Food and Agriculture Organisation within the UN that aims to raise awareness about the problem of hunger across the world
- AlertNet –
Constantly updated webpage reporting emergencies and humanitarian disasters across the world
- Google (page 119) –
Use this popular search engine to find pages relevant to your studies
General Modern Studies Sites
- Cyberschools Modern Studies –
- CIA - The World Factbook –
Contains information and statistics on every country in the world
- BBC VOTE 2001 –
Results and constituencies from the 2001 election
- Scottish Parliament Maps –