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History Alive 7 for the Australian Curriculum & eBookPLUS

History Alive 7 for the Australian Curriculum & eBookPLUS
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ISBN13 9780730337515
Pub date March 2012
Pages 288
RRP $54.95
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Based on the highly successful Humanities Alive series, History Alive 7 for the Australian Curriculum and eBookPLUS provides the most engaging and fascinating coverage of the new Australian Curriculum for History for year 7 students across Australia. 
 
KEY FEATURES

• Visually appealing double-page spreads
• A wealth of source material
• High-impact photos and artwork
• A clear inquiry-based approach
• Lively and complete coverage of the essential content
• A dedicated ICT activities spread for each chapter which highlights all the ICT resources in eBookPLUS

History Alive 7 for the Australian Curriculum and eBookPLUS is a hard-copy student text accompanied by eBookPLUS.



>eBookPLUS resources include:

• Access from any digital device PC/MAC/iPad/Android Tablet.
Worksheets - Word documents designed for easy customisation and editing.
Interactivities and games to reinforce and enhance student learning.
eLessons - engaging video clips and supporting material.
Weblinks to relevant support material on the internet.
ProjectsPLUS - unique ICT-based projects that provide opportunities for students to demonstrate creativity, thinking skills and teamwork.

CHAPTER 1 DEPTH STUDY 1: INVESTIGATING THE ANCIENT PAST

Historians, archaeologists and the ancient past 2

1.1 Why study history? 4

1.2 Ages and time 6

1.3 Detective work 8

1.4 Evidence from archaeology 12

1.5 How old is it? 16

1.6 Sources for ancient Australia 18

1.7 Conserving the past 20

1.8 Conserving the heritage of ancient Australia 22

1.9 Virtual site studies 24

1.10 In their shoes 26

1.11 Review and reflect 28

Using ICT 30

CHAPTER 2 DEPTH STUDY 1: INVESTIGATING THE ANCIENT PAST

Investigating an ancient mystery: the Olmec 32

Chapter 2 is a supporting study for Depth Study 1. It examines an ancient society which presents a mystery that has challenged historians and archaeologists.

2.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT…? The Olmec 34

2.2 Who were the Olmec? 36

2.3 The buried treasure of La Venta 38

2.4 The land of the were-jaguar 42

2.5 Human sacrifice? 44

2.6 Writing, numbers and calendars 46

2.7 Mysterious neighbours: the Chavin of Peru 48

2.8 The Olmec heritage 50

2.9 Review and reflect 52

CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW 1: THE ANCIENT WORLD

The ancient past before farming 54

The Overview content has been split into two chapters (chapters 3 and 4) to provide a more logical and coherent coverage.

3.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT…?

The Old Stone Age world 56

3.2 Out of Africa 58

3.3 A changing Paleolithic world 62

3.4 An amazing journey 64

3.5 The wider picture: New Guinea and the Torres Strait Islands 68

3.6 Changing climate and changing technology 70

3.7 The ancient Australian economy 72

3.8 Society and culture 74

3.9 Review and reflect 78

CHAPTER 4 OVERVIEW 2: THE ANCIENT WORLD

The ancient past since farming 80

4.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT…?

The ancient past since farming 82

4.2 The Mesolithic Age 84

4.3 The New Stone Age 86

4.4 Cities, laws, government 88

4.5 Society and culture 90

4.6 Civilisations and empires in North Africa, Western Asia and Europe 92

4.7 Discoveries and mysteries: Agamemnon and Troy 94

4.8 Civilisations in East and South Asia 96

4.9 Discoveries and mysteries: ancient America and the Nazca Lines 98

4.10 The ancient birth of modern religions and philosophies 102

4.11 SkillBuilder: Creating a timeline 106

4.12 Review and reflect 108

CHAPTER 5 DEPTH STUDY 2: THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD

Ancient Egypt 110

5.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT…?

Ancient Egypt 112

5.2 The gift of the Nile 114

5.3 The people of Egypt 116

5.4 Pharaoh rules! 120

5.5 Gods and the afterlife 122

5.6 Mummies unwrapped 124

5.7 Write like an Egyptian 126

5.8 SkillBuilder: Using ancient Egyptian primary sources 128

5.9 Pyramid builders 130

5.10 Tutankhamen revealed 132

5.11 Expansion and fall 134

5.12 Rameses II — Egypt’s greatest pharaoh? 136

5.13 Egypt’s heritage 138

5.14 Review and reflect 140

Using ICT 142

CHAPTER 6 DEPTH STUDY 2: THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD

Ancient Greece 144

6.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT…? Ancient Greece 146

6.2 The Minoans and Mycenaeans 148

6.3 The rise of the Greek city-states 150

6.4 Government in Athens and Sparta 152

6.5 The Spartans 154

6.6 Athens — wonder of the ancient world 156

6.7 SkillBuilder: Using ancient Greek primary sources 160

6.8 Myths, gods and oracles 162

6.9 The Olympic Games 164

6.10 Greeks, Persians and Alexander the Great 166

6.11 The heritage of ancient Greece 170

6.12 Review and reflect 172

Using ICT 174

CHAPTER 7 DEPTH STUDY 2: THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD

Ancient Rome 176

7.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT…? Ancient Rome 178

7.2 The rise of the Romans 180

7.3 The spreading empire 182

7.4 The Roman army 184

7.5 Citizens and rulers 186

7.6 Slavery and the gladiators’ revolt 190

7.7 SkillBuilder: Using ancient Roman primary sources 192

7.8 Living in the Roman Empire 194

7.9 Religion and the Romans 198

7.10 Decline and fall 200

7.11 Heritage of Rome 202

7.12 Review and reflect 204

Using ICT 206

CHAPTER 8 DEPTH STUDY 3: THE ASIAN WORLD

Ancient China 208

8.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT … ?

Ancient China 210

8.2 China’s civilisation begins 212

8.3 The people of ancient China 214

8.4 Ancient China and the natural environment 216

8.5 Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism 218

8.6 The First Emperor 220

8.7 SkillBuilder: Recognising different perspectives 224

8.8 The rise and fall of the Han 226

8.9 The heritage of China 230

8.10 Review and reflect 232

Using ICT 234

CHAPTER 9 DEPTH STUDY 3: THE ASIAN WORLD

Ancient India 236

9.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT…?

Ancient India 238

9.2 The geography of India 240

9.3 Lost cities of the Indus Valley 242

9.4 Living in the lost cities 244

9.5 Who ruled the Indus Valley? 248

9.6 The end of a civilisation 250

9.7 SkillBuilder: Recognising different perspectives 252

9.8 Vedic Civilisation, the Mauryan Empire and the Guptas 254

9.9 The Mauryan Empire: India’s first unified state 256

9.10 Ashoka the Great 258

9.11 The heritage of ancient India 260

9.12 Review and reflect 264

Using ICT 266

Glossary 268

Index 271

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