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Investigating Modern History Student Book with 4 Access Codes

By | Copyright Year:2018 | ISBN-13: 9780170402002

Investigating Modern History is tailored specifically to the new Stage 6 Modern History syllabus for NSW Year 11 students. Taking an inquiry approach to all nature and methods of Modern History options and popular case studies, this student resource covers the key content, skills and assessment practices of Modern History at Year 11. Investigating Modern History also provides students with practical strategies and advice for approaching the Historical Investigation.

NelsonNet resources available*
Teacher Resources:
• Teaching programs

Student Resources:
• Worksheets
• Weblinks
• NelsonNetBook

*Complimentary access to NelsonNet is available to teachers who use the accompanying student book as a core resource in their classroom. Contact your local education consultant for access codes and conditions.


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


Jonathon Dallimore currently teaches modern history at Smith’s Hill High School, Wollongong, and lectures in history methods at UNSW. He is an HTANSW board member, frequent contributor to Teaching History and a regular presenter of workshops.

Brad Kelly is an author and teacher who has had 15 years experience in the classroom. He is based at St. Mary Star of the Sea College in Wollongong and has authored and co-authored six Modern History textbooks. Brad has led professional learning workshops with the NSW HTA, TTA and independent consulting and he leads student and teacher tours to Europe with Academy Travel. Brad has written two new titles in this series, The Cold War and The World Order.

David van Tol is head of history at Trinity Grammar School. He has also authored a range of junior and senior secondary history student resources.

Rima Kandalaft has over twenty years of teaching experience in a range of school settings in New South Wales and currently teaches at Sydney Grammar School. Rima’s qualifications include an MA DipEd (History), as well as frequent contributions to a range of education resources, including Teaching History.


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.