NSW Stage 6 Ancient & Modern History

Oxford Ancient & Modern History

New South Wales Ancient and Modern History

Key Features of Modern History
Antiquity | Stage 6

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New South Wales’ most trusted Ancient and Modern History series have been updated for the 2018 Stage 6 syllabuses. Antiquity 1 and Key Features of Modern History 1 each offer unparalleled depth and coverage in easy-to-read, easy-to-understand and easy-to-master formats.

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  • 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
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PART A: INVESTIGATING ANCIENT HISTORY – THE NATURE, METHODS AND ISSUES OF ANCIENT HISTORY
Chapter 1: The investigation of ancient sites and sources
Chapter 2: Historical authentication and reliability
Chapter 3: The representation of the ancient past  View

Chapter 4: Preservation, conservation and reconstruction of ancient sites
Chapter 5: Cultural heritage and the role of museums
Chapter 6: The treatment and display of human remains  View
Chapter 7: Historical investigation  View

PART B: INVESTIGATING ANCIENT HISTORY – CASE STUDIES
Chapter 8: Tutankhamun’s tomb
Chapter 9: Thera
Chapter 10: Troy
Chapter 11: The Celts
Chapter 12: Ancient Australia: Lake Mungo
Chapter 13: Ashoka
Chapter 14: Persepolis
Chapter 15: Palmyra and the Silk Road  View

PART C: FEATURES OF ANCIENT SOCIETIES
Chapter 16: Women in ancient Greece and ancient Rome  View
Chapter 17: Death and funerary customs: Old Kingdom Egypt
Chapter 18: Weapons and warfare: Assyria



PART A: INVESTIGATING MODERN HISTORY – THE NATURE OF MODERN HISTORY
Chapter 1: The investigation of historic sites and sources: The trenches of World War 1 and the archaeology of Fromelles
Chapter 2: The contestability of the past: Pearl Harbor  View
Chapter 3: The construction of modern histories: the Holocaust
Chapter 4: History and memory: autobiography  View
Chapter 5: The representation and commemoration of the past: film, television and history
Chapter 6: Historical investigation  View

PART A: INVESTIGATING MODERN HISTORY – CASE STUDIES
Chapter 7: Terrorism
Chapter 8: The American Civil War  View
Chapter 9: The decline and fall of the Romanov dynasty
Chapter 10: The Cuban Revolution
Chapter 11: The Boxer Rebellion in China
Chapter 12: The origins of the Arab–Israeli conflict

PART C: THE SHAPING OF THE MODERN WORLD
Chapter 13: World War I  View
Chapter 14: The French Revolution
Chapter 15: The age of imperialism  View