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Power & Authority in the Modern World Student Book with 4 Access Codes

By | Copyright Year:2018 | ISBN-13: 9780170402149

Power and Authority in the Modern World is written with close and clear alignment to the NSW Stage 6 Modern history course. The text incorporates classic and recent historical interpretations are supported by regular and relevant visual and primary source extracts, with accompanying activities. The book opens with a survey of the Paris Peace conference and the emergence of dictatorships in Italy, Russia and Japan. This is followed by a detailed examination of ideology of Nazism, the failure of the Weimar democracy and the establishment of the National Socialist dictatorship and its impact on German society to 1939.

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.


1 The Post-World War I Peace Treaties and their consequences
2 The Rise of Dictatorships after World War I
3 The Rise of Nazism and Collapse of the Weimar Republic
4 The Nazi Consolidation of Power 1933-34
5 Nazi Ideology
6 Control and Opposition in Nazi Germany 1933-39
7 The impact of the Nazi regime on life in Germany
8 The Search for peace and security 1919-1946


Ken Webb has extensive experience in government and independent schools as a teacher of Ancient, Modern and IB History. He is a regular presenter of student lectures and teaches professional learning workshops. Ken is the author of Nelson Modern History titles, Age of Imperialism and Russia and the Soviet Union along with a host of other senior history titles.


Reference sections include profiles of key figures and groups, definitions of central concepts and terms, and summaries of major documents.

Source studies appear frequently throughout each chapter and are combined with questions and activities to aid students’ evaluation and interpretation of evidence from the past.

In-chapter glossaries define key terms.

Information boxes contain extended discussions of key events, concepts and historical developments, many also include questions and activities.

Each chapter includes a brief chapter conclusion, summary and suggestions for further resources.

End-of-chapter activities incorporate a rage of historical understandings and skills, essay questions, and research tasks to consolidate students’ understanding and offer opportunities for extension and revision.