Part 1: The Nature of Modern History
1 The Investigation of Historic Sites and Sources
2 The Contestability of the Past
3 The Construction of Modern Histories
4 History and Memory
5 The Representation and Commemoration of the Past
Part 2: Case Studies
6 The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
7 Decline and Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
8 The American Civil War
9 The Cuban Revolution
10 The British in India and Burma
11 The Meiji Restoration
Part 3: Historical Investigation
Clear alignment with the new Stage 6 NSW Modern History syllabus.
Relevant visual and text primary source extracts with accompanying activities.
Incorporation of classic and recent historical interpretations with questions.
Frequent content consolidation tasks and end-of-chapter review activities based on history skills and assessment requirements.
Historically accurate maps and relevant images, including photographs and artworks.
Biographical studies, information boxes, diagrams, timelines and glossaries to support student understanding of the topics.
Suggested further readings and weblinks.
Inquiry-based case studies.