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Nelson Modern History: A Globalised World

By | Copyright Year:2015 | ISBN-13: 9780170244190

A Globalised World has been developed for senior secondary students of History and is part of the Nelson Modern History series. Each book in the series is based on the understanding that History is an interpretive study of the past by which students also come to better appreciate the making of the modern world. Developing understandings of the past and present in senior History extends on the skills learnt in earlier years. Students will use historical skills, including research, evaluation, synthesis, analysis and communication. Students will rely on their knowledge of the historical concepts such as evidence, continuity and change, cause and effect, significance, empathy, perspectives and contestability, to understand and interpret societies from the past. The activities and tasks have been written to ensure that students develop the skills and attributes required for senior History subjects.

A Globalised World examines the transformation of the world’s economic systems since the end of World War II. Opening with a detailed discussion of the world in the wake of this conflict this student book then explores the origins and significance of the Cold War, the emergence of regional blocs, the economic crises of the 1970s and the revival of the market economy and neo-liberalism from the 1980s.

Series Editor, Tony Taylor is the past Director of the National Inquiry into the Teaching and Learning of History and the National Centre for History Education. From 2006 to 2010 he was a senior consultant to federal government bodies responsible for the development of Australian Curriculum History, while researching and publishing extensively in various topics in education and History.


About the series
Series editor acknowledgements
Author acknowledgements


The world in 1945-46

Communism and Capitalism in the 1950s

The emergence of regional blocs, 1950s-60s

Change and recession in the 1970s

The market revived, 1970s-90s

Popular culture and technology in Australia, 1990-2010



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.


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, discussions of historians and schools of interpretation and biographical profiles that incorporate activities

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.