Key Features of Modern History 2 Year 12 Student obook assess

Fifth Edition

Bernie Howitt, Bruce Dennett, Chris Kenna, Hamish Bragg, Stephen Dixon

Key Features of Modern History 2 Year 12 Student obook assess

Fifth Edition

Bernie Howitt, Bruce Dennett, Chris Kenna, Hamish Bragg, Stephen Dixon




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16 Oct 2018




Key Features of Modern History

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$65.99 NZD

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obook assess is a cloud-based obook that students can use anywhere, anytime on any device.

Students can:

  • access their Student book
  • access rich, interactive content
  • access work assigned by their teacher: reading, homework, tests and assignments.

Your Key Features of Modern History 2 obook assess includes:

  • a complete digital version of the Student book with notetaking and bookmarking functionality
  • targeted instructional videos by some of Australia’s most experienced Modern History teachers
  • interactive auto-correcting multiple-choice quizzes.

obook assess is available with the printed Student book or as a digital download.


Chapter 1:        Power and authority in the modern world 1919–1946


Chapter 2:       Australia 1918–1949 [obook only chapter]
Chapter 3:       India 1942–1984 [obook only chapter]

Chapter 4:        Japan 1904–1937
Chapter 5:        Russia and the Soviet Union 1917–1941
Chapter 6:        USA 1919–1941


Chapter 7:        Conflict in Indochina 1954–1979
Chapter 8:        Conflict in the Pacific 1937–1951
Chapter 9:        Conflict in Europe 1935–1945
Chapter 10:      The Cold War 1945–1991


Chapter 11:     The Cultural Revolution to Tiananmen Square 1966–1989 [obook only chapter]
Chapter 12:      Civil Rights in the USA 1945–1968
Chapter 13:      The Nuclear Age 1945–2011
Chapter 14:      Apartheid in South Africa 1960–1994

Note:  Table of contents subject to change prior to publication


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.

Bruce Dennett
Dr 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.

Chris Kenna
Dr Chris Kenna has a PhD in History and postgraduate qualifications also in Education and Literary Studies. An experienced university tutor and federal public servant, Chris has previously worked for an Indigenous-governed organisation in central Australia and as an aid official posted in Bangladesh. He now teaches History and English at Hawker College in Canberra. Chris is a member of the ACT and NSW History Teachers’ Associations and was recognised as the ACT Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2015.

Hamish Bragg
Hamish Bragg has extensive experience teaching and marking HSC Modern History. He has a Masters of Research in Australian Second World War History and a Masters of International Relations. Hamish has presented professional learning seminars for the History Teachers Association of NSW and the NSW Association of Independent Schools. He was awarded a Gandel Scholarship in holocaust education in 2014. Hamish currently teaches History at St Aloysius College, Sydney.

Stephen Dixon 
Stephen Dixon has had a long career teaching all aspects of history across Years 7−12 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.