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Senior Modern History for Queensland

 

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Written by a highly experienced team of educators who understand the resources teachers require to comprehensively cover the new syllabus, Senior Modern History for Queensland equips students with powerful tools and skills to make the connection between history and its relevance to their lives, and to make wise decisions about their roles as global citizens.

  • Takes an inquiry-based learning approach supported by a diverse range of sources, and combines it with selected narrative content to provide meaningful context for inquiry. 
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  • Chapter 2: Australian Frontier Wars, 1788-1930s [PDF 4.9Mb]

  • Chapter 3: French Revolution, 1789-1799 [PDF 4.7Mb]

  • Chapter 5: Russian Revolution, 1905-1920s [PDF 5.0Mb]

  • Chapter 6: Australian Indigenous rights movement since 1967 [PDF 4.0Mb]

  • Chapter 8: Womens movement since 1893 [PDF 4.8Mb]

  • Chapter 9: Environmental movement since the 1960s [PDF 5.8Mb]

  • Chapter 10: Germany, 1914-1945 [PDF 7.0Mb]

  • Chapter 13: Israel, 1948-1993 [PDF 3.7Mb]

  • Chapter 14: Australian engagement with Asia since 1945 [PDF 5.0Mb]

  • Chapter 15: Cold War, 1945-1991 [PDF 6.2Mb]

  • Chapter 16: Terrorism, anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism since 1984 [PDF 7.6Mb]

  • Glossary [PDF 0.4Mb]

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      Chapter 1

      Peter Seixas, Historical Thinking
      http://historicalthinking.ca
      Triumph of the Will - YouTube Video
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPaIN1aoka4
      The Historical Thinking Project
      http://historicalthinking.ca/
      National Service: Have a debate but make sure it is an informed one
      https://www.ada.asn.au/commentary/ada-publications/discussion-papers/national-service.html
      Adolf Hitler - Triumph Of The Will
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03A63zQrGfo

      Chapter 2

      Chernee Sutton: Battle Mountain
      http://cherneesutton.com.au/battle-mountain.html
      Australian War Memorial: Will the Australian War Memorial tell the story of colonial conflicts?
      https://www.awm.gov.au/media/press-releases/will-australian-war-memorial-tell-story-colonial-conflicts
      The Mabo Litigation: A Personal and Procedural Account, Melbourne Law Review 35
      http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/MelbULawRw/2000/35.html#fn26

      Chapter 4

      Feature History - Meiji Restoration
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_b58Rpg2YY

      Chapter 5

      #1917LIVE. (2017). 1917.rt.com
      https://1917.rt.com/#!/en/twitter/live
      1917. Free history. (2018). Project1917.com
      https://project1917.com/
      The Russian Revolution. (2015).Alpha history
      http://alphahistory.com/russianrevolution/
      Russia in Revolution (@revoltingrussia) | Twitter. (2018).
      https://twitter.com/revoltingrussia

      Chapter 6

      YouTube: second dismantlement of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7j3Rq2Tryo
      Third dismantlement of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdMOW5V6zBA
      YouTube: Third dismantlement of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdMOW5V6zBA
      Australian Human Rights Commission: A Community Guide to the Declaration
      http://www.humanrights.gov.au/declaration_indigenous/index.html

      Chapter 7

      Islah Reparations Project
      http://www.reparations.org/

      Chapter 8

      Don't Be Too Polite Girls
      http://unionsong.com/u263.html
      Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The danger of a single story, TEDGlobal
      https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story/transcript
      Australian Bureau of Statistics
      http://www.abs.gov.au/

      Chapter 9

      Six Degrees footage of Drew Hutton's arrest
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r6SjJKt3HY&feature=youtu.be
      Six Degrees footage of Drew Hutton's post-hearing interview
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1sKkpeKnn0&feature=youtu.be
      Australia: Lock the Gate Alliance
      http://www.lockthegate.org.au/about_us
      The Council of Canadians
      https://canadians.org/fracking
      Lock the Gate Alliance About Us
      http://www.lockthegate.org.au/about_us
      Gasfield Free Northern Rivers
      http://www.csgfreenorthernrivers.org
      The People vs CSG: the birth of CSG free communities
      https://vimeo.com/40644269
      Farmers for Climate Action (FCA) website
      https://www.farmersforclimateaction.org.au/our_objectives
      Environmental Justice Atlas
      http://ejatlas.org/commodity/natural-gas
      Philosophy, Western Downs Group Action
      https://group-action.com/philosophy/

      Chapter 10

      Chapter 13

      Confronting the Holocaust: American responses
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMTPAE53PqE
      ABC News 1972 Munich massacre coverage
      https://youtu.be/lTqZPKZ4_wk
      The Partition Plan: Background & Overview, Jewish Virtual Library
      http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/map-of-the-u-n-partition-plan
      Holocaust Museums online encyclopedia
      https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/

      Chapter 14

      National Vietnam Veterans Museum
      https://vietnamvetsmuseum.org/
      Australia and the Vietnam War Public opinion, Department of Veterans Affairs
      https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/history/conflicts/australia-and-vietnam-war/events/public-opinion

      Chapter 15

      Caught on camera: Life under IS rule in Raqqa - Syria
      https://youtu.be/OnFQ4wdpSmQ?t=477

      Chapter 16

      Australian teenager Abdullah Elmir appears in Islamic State video threatening PM Tony Abbott
      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-21/australian-is-fighter-threatens-tony-abbott-in-video/5830040
      Ariana Grande and Chris Martin at the One Love Manchester
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_KCK-pHzqk
      King David Hotel plaque
      https://www.haaretz.com/1.4858473
      Timeline history of Iraq from 1917 to the present
      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-14546763
      Timeline history of Afghanistan from the nineteenth century to today
      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-12024253
      Australian teenager Abdullah Elmir appears in Islamic State video threatening PM Tony Abbott
      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-21/australian-is-fighter-threatens-tony-abbott-in-video/5830040

      29 January 2019

      In Table of Contents, Unit 1 opener and chapter title
      Change from:
      Chapter 3 French Revolution, 1763–1783
      To:
      Chapter 3 French Revolution, 1789–1799

      Source 16.21 caption
      Change from:
      discuss whether the means (destruction of Raqqa; deaths of hundreds of civilians) justifies the end (the defeat of IS)
      To:
      discuss whether the end (the defeat of IS) justifies the means (destruction of Raqqa; deaths of hundreds of civilians)

      Errata

      Authors

      Brian Hoepper, Julie Hennessey, Clayton Barry, Ryan Slavin, Sonia Ackerman, Mark Avery, Susan du Rand, Peter Lawrence, Richard Leo, Tony Ogden, Aaron Sloper, Kira Sampson