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Nelson Modern History: The Changing World Order

By | Copyright Year:2016 | ISBN-13: 9780170244152

Published:20/11/2015
The Changing World Order 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. They 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.

The Changing World Order explores the complex dynamic of the international balance of power following World War Two. The main focus of this student text is on the Cold War but extends to consider the implications of the changes in the international system after the end of this period of conflict and tension between the United States, the Soviet Union and their allies.

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.
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CONTENTS

About the series
Series editor acknowledgements
Author acknowledgements

Introduction

CHAPTER 1
Towards a new world order

CHAPTER 2
The Cold War begins, 1945-1949

CHAPTER 3
The Cold War world order, 1949-1979

CHAPTER 4
Australia’s Cold War

CHAPTER 5
The Cold War ends, 1980-1991

CHAPTER 6
A new world order

Conclusion

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Professor 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. As series editor, Tony played a pivotal role in the development of the Nelson Modern History series. He is author of Nelson Modern History title, The Industrial Revolution and co-author of The Changing World Order.

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.

Ashley Wood has taught history for ten years and is currently Head of Humanities at St Leonard’s College in Brighton, Victoria. He is also President of the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria. He has also contributed to a wide variety of journals and junior history books.

FEATURES

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

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.

$47.22