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The Cold War: 1945–1991 Student Book with 4 Access Codes

By | Copyright Year:2018 | ISBN-13: 9780170410137

The Cold War: 1945 – 1991 is written with close and clear alignment to the NSW Stage 6 Modern History course. The text incorporates classic and recent historical interpretations and are supported by regular and relevant visual and primary sources extracts, with accompanying activities. Chapter 1 of the student books surveys the origins of the Cold War and early flashpoints, including the Berlin blockade and the Korean War. Subsequent chapters address the focus of study by examining the key developments of The Cold War, detente and its impact and reasons for the conflicts end.

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 Origins of the Cold War 1945-1953
2 Development of the Cold War until 1968
3 Détente
4 The Renewal and End of the Cold War


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.


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.

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.