Ancient & Modern History

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New South Wales Ancient and Modern History

Key Features of Modern History
Antiquity | Stage 6

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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
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 Sample Chapter
Chapter 7: Historical investigation

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

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

PART A: CORE STUDY
Chapter 1: Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum
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PART B: ANCIENT SOCIETIES
Chapter 2: New Kingdom Egypt society to the death of Amenhotep III [obook only chapter]
Chapter 3: Bronze Age: Minoan Crete
Chapter 4: Spartan society to the Battle of Leuctra 371 BC

PART C: PERSONALITIES IN THEIR TIMES
Chapter 5: Hatshepsut
Chapter 6: Akhenaten
Chapter 7: Xerxes
Chapter 8: Agrippina the Younger

PART D: HISTORICAL PERIODS
Chapter 9: New Kingdom Egypt to the death of Thutmose IV
Chapter 10: New Kingdom Egypt from Amenhotep III to the death of Ramesses II [obook only chapter]
Chapter 11: The Greek World 500–440 BC
Chapter 12: The Augustan Age 44 BC–AD 14 [obook only chapter]
Chapter 13: The Julio-Claudians AD 14–69






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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
Chapter 3: The construction of modern histories: the Holocaust
Chapter 4: History and memory: autobiography  View Sample Chapter
Chapter 5: The representation and commemoration of the past: film, television and history
Chapter 6: Historical investigation

PART B: INVESTIGATING MODERN HISTORY – CASE STUDIES
Chapter 7: Terrorism
Chapter 8: The American Civil War
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
Chapter 14: The French Revolution
Chapter 15: The age of imperialism

PART A: CORE STUDY
Chapter 1: Power and authority in the modern world 1919–1946

PART B: NATIONAL STUDIES
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

PART C: PEACE AND CONFLICT
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

PART D: CHANGE IN THE MODERN WORLD
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
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