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Analysing Twentieth Century History


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Analysing Twentieth Century History Units 1 & 2 helps develop both a broad and detailed understanding of this vibrant and complex period as students analyse and reflect upon the ideologies, conflicts, social and cultural changes and challenges that shaped the twentieth century.

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  • Analysing Twentieth Century History Units 1 & 2 [PDF 58.8mb]

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  • Preliminary pages [PDF 2.8mb]

  • Chapter 1: Post World War I [PDF 3.6mb]

  • Chapter 2: Ideologies of the interwar period [PDF 3.1mb]

  • Chapter 3: Leading the world into World War II [PDF 15.0mb]

  • Chapter 4: Germany under Nazism [PDF 4.3mb]

  • Chapter 5: United States under democracy [PDF 3.8mb]

  • Chapter 6: The Cold War [PDF 3.4mb]

  • Chapter 7: The division of Berlin and Germany [PDF 2.9mb]

  • Chapter 8: The Cuban Missile Crisis [PDF 4.1mb]

  • Chapter 9: The Vietnam War [PDF 6.6mb]

  • Chapter 10: The end of the Cold War [PDF 1.8mb]

  • Chapter 11: The anti-apartheid movement in South Africa [PDF 3.5mb]

  • Chapter 12: Civil rights campaigns in the United States [PDF 4.7mb]

  • Glossary and index [PDF 0.1mb]

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      Analysing Twentieth Century History Units 1 & 2

        Chapter 1

          Chapter 2

            Chapter 3

              Chapter 4

                Chapter 5

                  Chapter 6

                    Chapter 7

                      Chapter 8

                        Chapter 9

                          Chapter 10

                            Chapter 11

                              Chapter 12

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                                Chapter 3

                                Italy's Invasion of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

                                Chapter 4

                                Chapter 5

                                The New Deal: Crash Course US History #34
                                The 1920s in History
                                Like Pale Gold - The Great Gatsby Part I: Crash Course English Literature #4
                                Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 'Ain't Misbehavin''

                                Chapter 6

                                USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War: Crash Course World History #39
                                The Cold War Museum

                                Chapter 7

                                Chapter 8

                       The Cold War: A landmark documentary series

                                Chapter 9

                                Vietnam Veterans Against the War

                                Chapter 10

                                The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall Google Doodle

                                Chapter 11

                                African National Congress
                                South African History Online
                                The Inaugural Address speech by Nelson Mandela

                                Chapter 12

                                Civil Rights and the 1950s: Crash Course US History #39
                                National Civil Rights Museum
                                Medgar Evers' widow tries to keep her husband's legacy alive 40 years after his assassination
                                Medgar Evers College
                                John F. Kennedy: Radio and Television Report to the American People on Civil Rights
                                The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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                                Teaching plan

                                Analysing Twentieth Century History: Units 1&2 overview chart VCE [Word doc 0.3mb]


                                Analysis activity 3.1: Solutions [Word doc 0.2mb]


                                Analysing Twentieth Century History Units 1& 2 [PDF 0.09mb]

                                Revised acknowdgements

                                Chapter 9

                                p 213

                                'A Matter of Fact' text should read:

                                The musical Miss Saigon is based in Saigon at the end of the war. The doomed romance between an American soldier and a Vietnamese bar girl ends in 1975 when the soldier leaves her behind in the chaos and flies away in a helicopter from the roof of the American Embassy. Years later, through a program to help the ‘Bui-Doi’ (children with American soldier fathers and Vietnamese mothers), the American soldier finds out that he fathered a child with the bar girl and returns to Vietnam.


                                Richard Malone