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SACE 2 Year 12

Modern History – Australian Curriculum

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Available 20 December 2018

SKU: 978-1-925505-18-4
First Edition
Year 12 Publication
ISBN: 978-1-925505-18-4
Authors:
  • Daryl Best 
Pages:
350

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The Modern History Essentials Workbook is a comprehensive guide for students taking SACE Stage 2 Modern History in 2018. The Modern History Workbook has been written to follow the SACE Subject Outline and the integration of the Australian Curriculum.

The book covers three sections:

  • History writing and exam techniques: Learn how to analyse essay questions and craft responses that satisfy the SACE Performance Standards.
  • Sources Analysis: Understand the value and types of sources, then apply this knowledge to the many practice exercises in the workbook.
  • Course topics: Read detailed overviews of the key study areas, and support your learning by answering questions designed to encourage critical thinking.

The topics addressed in this workbook are:

  • Topic 3 (Germany)
  • Topic 4 (Soviet Union & Russia)
  • Topic 6 (China)
  • Topic 7 (Changing World Order)
  • Topic 9 (National Self-determination in South-East Asia), with Vietnam and Cambodia as focus studies.

Written by subject expert Daryl Best, the workbook promises to be a most useful tool for any student taking Modern History in 2018 and beyond.

Table of Contents

  • Section 1 – History writing and exams
    • 1.1 Effective note-taking and revision
    • 1.2 Tips for studying History
    • 1.3 How to write a successful essay
      • 1.3.1 Basic essay structure
      • 1.3.2 Checklist for writing good essays
      • 1.3.3 What to avoid when writing essays
    • 1.4 Types of essay questions
      • 1.4.1 Proposition
      • 1.4.2 Descriptive
      • 1.4.3 Superlative
    • 1.5 Assessment
      • 1.5.1 Interpreting the Performance Standards
      • 1.5.2 Example essays across different grade bands.
      • 1.5.3 Multi-modal assessment tasks
    • 1.6 Interpreting essay questions
    • 1.7 How to do a Historical Study
      • Example topics for your historical study
      • Sources
      • Plagiarism
      • Other essential points
      • Preparing to write the essay
      • Tips for getting higher marks
      • Notes on footnotes
      • References
      • Example Historical Study
  • Section 2 – Sources Analysis
    • 2.1 Introduction to Sources Analysis
    • 2.2 Types of sources
    • 2.3 How to answer Sources Analysis questions
    • 2.4 Sources – their usefulness and limitations
    • 2.5 Sources Analysis exemplar
    • 2.6 Your turn to try Sources Analysis
  • Section 3 – Topics
    • 3.1 Germany (1918–48)
      • 3.1.1 Background study: The aftermath of defeat (1918–19)
        3.1.2 Focus area: the liberal experiment
        3.1.3 Focus area: the road to dictatorship
        3.1.4 Focus area: the Nazi State in peace and war
    • 3.2 The Soviet Union and Russia (1945–c.2004)
      • 3.2.1 Background study
        3.2.2 Focus area: the search for a Communist ‘solution’ (1945–85)
        3.2.3 Focus area: collapse of the Soviet Union (1985–91)
        3.2.4 Focus area: the search for a new identity (1991–c.2004)
    • 3.3 China (1949–c.2012)
      • 3.3.1 Background: establishing the People’s Republic
        3.3.2 Mao and the consolidation of the Revolution (1949–76)
        3.3.3 The search for harmony (1976–89)
        3.3.4 China resurgent (post-1990)
    • 3.4 Changing world order (1945– )
      • 3.4.1 The origins of the superpower rivalry
        3.4.2 The nature of the Cold War
        3.4.3 The end of the Cold War
        3.4.4 The consequences of the Cold War
    • 3.5 National self-determination in South-East Asia (1945– ) – Vietnam/Cambodia
      • 3.5.1 The case for national self-determination
        3.5.2 Building national identity
        3.5.3 Significant individuals, groups and movements
        3.5.4 New nation state: Vietnam
        3.5.5 New nation state: Cambodia
  • Section 4 – Suggested answers