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The World Order: 1945–2011 Student Book with 4 Access Codes

By | Copyright Year:2019 | ISBN-13: 9780170410151

The World Order: 1945–2011 is written with close and clear alignment to the new Stage 6 Modern History course. The text incorporates classic and recent historical interpretations and are supported by regular and relevant visual and primary source extracts, with accompanying activities. The student book opens with a survey of the World Order between 1945–1989 and then moves to focus on the notion of 'American Century' and the international order between 1991 and 2011.

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.


Chapter 1: Surveying the world order, 1945–89
Chapter 2: The collapse of the USSR and the nature of post-Soviet societies
Chapter 3: The United States’ international influence, 1991–2011
Chapter 4: New centres of global power, 1989–2011
Chapter 5: The United Nations in post-Cold War history, 1991–2011


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.


Frequent content consolidation tasks and end of chapter review activities based on History skill and assessment requirements and exam-style questions.

Historically accurate maps and relevant images, including photographs and artworks.

Information boxes, diagrams and timelines.

In-text and whole-book glossaries.