About the series
Series editor acknowledgements
Making modern America: 1870-1919
A golden age?
Not so jazzy: 1919-1929
The Great Depression: 1929-1941
The four freedoms: Second World War, 1941-1945
The Nelson Modern History series is an extensive suite of full colour topic books developed for Australian senior students. Each title draws on recent scholarship, historiography and history specific pedagogy to ensure relevance and teachability. Providing flexibility for schools and students, Nelson Modern History is the up to date and relevant history education solution for senior students
The front cover of each title features a line drawing associated with the topic. Functioning as a topic starter, this iconic image is unpacked with a photograph and commentary with a link to a key individual and an illustrated timeline
The introduction to each book includes a brief overview of the topic and a handy reference sequence that includes profiles of major figures and organisations, definitions of key concepts and summaries of major documents
Each chapter is structured around inquiry questions and includes age appropriate language, recent research in the field, diagrams, maps and illustrations, biographical profiles that incorporate activities and discussions of historians and schools of interpretation
Chapters close with a topic summary, suggestions for further reading and review activities that consolidate content knowledge and build historical skills
Each title closes with a brief summation and a set of activities that encourage students to draw on their learning and reflect on the topic as a whole.