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History: NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Year 8 (print and PDF textbook)

History: NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Year 8 (print and PDF textbook)
AUTHOR(S):
Ken Webb ( Contributing Editor )
REGION:
New South Wales
LEVELS:
Year 8
SUBJECT AREA:
History / Australian Curriculum
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9781107669284
PUBLICATION DATE:
30/10/2013
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History: NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum 8 provides opportunities for in-depth investigations from the end of the ancient period to the beginning of the modern period.

Features includes:

  • Full curriculum topic coverage - All suggested History for the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum 'depth study' electives are covered at each year level, including 'Australia in the Vietnam War era', a sample school development topic for Stage 5 Depth Study 6.
  • Highly visual chapter introductions to guide you through the topic ahead, prompt you to think about the relevance of the topic today, and provide Inquiry questions to prepare you for your in-depth investigation
  • A Historical studies toolkit introduces each textbook and contains a range of strategies to help students think and read like a historian.
  • Activities and Research tasks to reinforce key concepts, develop skills, and link your studies of history with general learning capabilities and cross-curriculum skills
  • Case studies with focus questions link back to key historical themes to spark student interest and add another layer to their knowledge and understanding.
  • End-of-chapter sections that include Summaries linked to the Inquiry questions, and comprehension and revision questions including multiple-choice, short-answer, source and extended-response.

This series offers a range of print and digital resources that can be combined in a number of ways.

Contributing Editor: Ken Webb

Series Editor: Angela Woollacott

Series Authors: Michael Adcock, Margaret Allen, Helen Butler, Stephen Catton, Christopher Cunneen, Raymond Evans, Jenny Gregory, Alison Mackinnon, Judy McPherson, Richard Malone, Stephanie Price, James St. Julian, Luis Siddall, Robert Skinner, Alan Thomas, Nicholas Vlahogiannis, Andrew Walker.

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Historical Skills Toolkit
Reading skills
Visual literacy skills
Writing skills
Speaking skills
Chapter 1 Overview: the ancient to the modern world
Transformation of the Roman World
Key features of the medieval and early modern world
Emergence of ideas about the world

DEPTH STUDY 4 THE WESTERN AND ISLAMIC WORLD

Chapter 2 The Vikings (c.790–c.1066)
Way of life in Viking society
Significant developments and achievements
Conquests and relationships
Role of significant individuals

Chapter 3 Medieval Europe (c.590–c.1500)
Death of an empire, birth of modern Europe
The medieval world and Christian kings
Living in the medieval Christian world
Lives and experiences of women

Chapter 4 The Ottoman Empire (c.1299–c.1683)
Ottoman beginnings 1299-1389
Setbacks and recovery 1389-1444
Conquest of Constantinople 1444-81
Height of Ottoman power 1481-1566
Way of life in the Ottoman Empire
Challenge and change 1566-1683

Chapter 5 Renaissance Italy (c.1400–c.1600)
Way of life in Renaissance Italy
Significant developments and achievements
Spread of Renaissance culture

DEPTH STUDY 5 THE ASIA-PACIFIC WORLD

Chapter 6 Angkor/Khmer Empire (c.802–c.1431)
Angkor’s rise to prominence
Way of life in the Khmer Empire
Cultural achievements

Chapter 7 Shogunate Japan (c.794–1867)
Way of life in Shogunate Japan
The Tokugawa era
Modernisation and Westernisation

Chapter 8 The Polynesian expansion across the Pacific (c.700–1756)
Origin and spread of the Polynesians
Way of life in Polynesian society
Achievements of Polynesian societies
Use of environmental resources

DEPTH STUDY 6 EXPANDING CONTACTS

Chapter 9 Mongol Expansion (c.1206–c.1368)
The Mongols
The Mongol army under Genghis Khan
The Mongol Empire expands
Mongol rule in China
Consequences of Mongol expansion

Chapter 10 The Black Death in Asia, Europe and Africa
Life in the fourteenth century
Origins and spread of the Black Death
Responses to the Black Death
Effects of the Black Death

Chapter 11 The Spanish Conquest of the Americas (c.1492–c.1572)
Pre-Columbian life in the Americas
Spanish arrival in the Americas
Impact of the conquest: the Spanish and the
indigenous populations
Longer-term effects of colonisation

Chapter 12 Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples, Colonisation and Contact History
Colonisation of an Indigenous community
Contact following colonisation
Consequences of the colonisation
British colonisation of Australia
A comparison of the colonising movement

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Written by Australia’s leading history educators to equip enquiring minds with the knowledge and skills needed to illuminate and enrich their understanding of the past.

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Ken Webb ( Contributing Editor )

Ken is a highly experienced teacher of Modern, Ancient, Extension and International Baccalaureate History. He has taught in state schools as well as Pymble Ladies College and Ravenswood School for Girls. Ken is a much published author of Modern, Ancient and Extension History works and frequently lectures and runs workshops with Year 12 and teacher groups in Sydney and regional NSW. In 2012, Ken was a state winner of a National Excellence in Teaching award.

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