New South Wales' most trusted Modern History series has been updated for the 2018 Modern History Stage 6 syllabus. The first of a two-volume series, Key Features of Modern History 1 offers complete support for teachers and their students in 2018 and beyond. Authors Bruce Dennett, Bernie Howitt, Stephen Dixon and Angela Wong bring their years of classroom, curriculum and academic experience to the fifth edition of Key Features of Modern History 1 and provide unparalleled depth and coverage in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand and easy-to-master format. Key enhancementsTeachers and students alike will experience immediate benefit from the enhancements offered in this new edition.All content has been explicitly aligned to the Modern History Stage 6 syllabus (Year 11).Trusted, in-depth and appropriately levelled content has been developed by expert teachers.All chapters follow a new, simplified structure with content organised into manageable double-page topics.The language is clear and unambiguous, supported by plenty of visuals.obook assess provides comprehensive student and teacher digital support, including answers to every question in the book, teacher notes, assessment support and more.A pathway to success for every studentA range of new chapter features will give students of all abilities the best chance at experiencing success in Modern History.New: `Focus questions', `Key concepts and skills', and `Learning goals' are clearly stated at the beginning of each chapter to guide teachers and students through the content.New: `Check your learning' questions for each topic allow students to review and expand on what they have learned.New: `Understanding and using the sources' questions throughout each chapter enhance student understanding of how to use and critically analyse historical sources.New: A `Profile' for each chapter allows for more in-depth learning about a historically significant person, event or phenomenon.New: Bolstered by a digital platform, teachers will be equipped with an array of resources to effectively deliver the course, and students will be able to interact with content using a variety of digital tools, making for an engaging and enjoyable history lesson.
Bruce DennettDr Bruce Dennett has a PhD in History and a Masters Degree in Education. He is currently lecturing at Notre Dame University and contributes on a freelance basis to Macquarie University's teacher education program. Bruce has more than forty years' experience teaching Ancient and Modern History in New South Wales secondary schools and at university level. Bruce is an active member of the History Teachers' Association of NSW (HTANSW) and has been awarded the Premier's History Teaching Scholarship twice. Bruce has worked on all five editions of Key Features of Modern History. Bernie Howitt Bernie Howitt is currently a lecturer in History and Society & Culture Methods in the School of Education at the University of NSW. Bernie has been teaching History since the 1970s and is the winner of two NSW Premier's History scholarships. He has worked on syllabus development for both the Board of Studies NSW and ACARA and is one of the lead authors of Oxford University Press' popular junior history series Insight History for New South Wales. Stephen Dixon Stephen Dixon has had a long career teaching all aspects of history across Years 7Ã¢ 12 in New South Wales. He has co-authored several textbooks for both the junior and senior History curriculum. He has extensive experience in the teaching and marking of HSC Modern History and was a regular lecturer for the HTANSW for many years. In 2006 he won a NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarship to study aspects of World War II on the home front in the United Kingdom. Angela Wong Angela Wong has been involved in educational publishing for around 20 years, working with teachers in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland to help produce texts in all the Years 7 to 12 learning areas. Angela has previously co-authored Oxford University Press' junior history series Insight History for New South Wales.
PART A: INVESTIGATING MODERN HISTORY - THE NATURE OF MODERN HISTORYChapter 1 The investigation of historic sites and sources: The trenches of World War I and the archaeology of FromellesChapter 2 The contestability of the past: Pearl Harbor Chapter 3 The construction of modern histories: the HolocaustChapter 4 History and memory: autobiography Chapter 5 The representation and commemoration of the past: film, television and historyChapter 6 Historical investigationPART B: INVESTIGATING MODERN HISTORY - CASE STUDIESChapter 7 Terrorism Chapter 8 The American Civil WarChapter 9 The decline and fall of the Romanov dynasty Chapter 10 The Cuban Revolution Chapter 11 The Boxer Rebellion in ChinaChapter 12 The origins of the Arab-Israeli conflictPART C: THE SHAPING OF THE MODERN WORLDChapter 13 World War IChapter 14 The French Revolution Chapter 15 The age of imperialism