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History Alive 8 for the Australian Curriculum & eBookPLUS

History Alive 8 for the Australian Curriculum & eBookPLUS
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ISBN13 9780730337577
Pub date March 2012
Pages 400
RRP $54.95
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Based on the highly successful Humanities Alive series, History Alive 8 for the Australian Curriculum and eBookPLUS provides the most engaging and fascinating coverage of the new Australian Curriculum for History for year 8 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 8 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.

How to use History Alive vi

About eBookPLUS viii

How does History Alive address the requirements of the new Australian Curriculum? x

Acknowledgements xii

CHAPTER 1 OVERVIEW 1: ANCIENT TO MODERN WORLD

A world in change (c. 650 –1400) 2

The Overview content has been split into two chapters (chapters 1 and 2) to provide a more logical and coherent coverage.

1.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT . . . ?

The world between c. 650 and 1400 4

1.2 Life in the Middle Ages 6

1.3 People on the move 8

1.4 Religions on the move 12

1.5 A different way of life 14

1.6 Power, society and religion 16

1.7 Later medieval Europe 18

1.8 New migrations, invasions and empires 20

1.9 SkillBuilder: Identifying continuity and change 24

1.10 Review and reflect 26

CHAPTER 2 OVERVIEW 2: ANCIENT TO MODERN WORLD

A world of expanding contacts (c. 1400 –1750) 28

2.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT . . . ?

The world from c. 1400 to 1750 30

2.2 Technology, population, cities and trade 32

2.3 Africa and the Americas 34

2.4 The emerging power of western Europe 36

2.5 Portuguese and Spanish voyages of discovery 38

2.6 Vasco da Gama opens the East 40

2.7 Discoveries and the clash of empires 42

2.8 SkillBuilder: Analysing a historian’s argument 46

2.9 Review and reflect 48

CHAPTER 3 DEPTH STUDY 1: THE WESTERN AND ISLAMIC WORLD

The Vikings (c. 790 –1066) 50

3.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT … ?

The Vikings 52

3.2 Scandinavia before the Viking Age 54

3.3 The Viking homelands 56

3.4 Viking war gear 58

3.5 Viking longships 60

3.6 Viking explorers, settlers and traders 62

3.7 Viking religion 64

3.8 Gods, giants and burial customs 66

3.9 The Vikings as farmers 68

3.10 SkillBuilder: Interpreting sources on the Vikings 70

3.11 Harald Bluetooth, Viking king of Denmark 72

3.12 The Battle of Hastings and the end of the Viking Age 74

3.13 Heritage of the Vikings: governing Iceland in the Viking Age 76

3.14 Review and reflect 78

Using ICT 80

CHAPTER 4 DEPTH STUDY 1: THE WESTERN AND ISLAMIC WORLD

Medieval Europe (c. 590 –1500) 82

4.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT … ?

Medieval Europe 84

4.2 The impact of the ‘barbarian’ invasions 86

4.3 Early medieval Christianity 88

4.4 Spreading Christianity in the Early Middle Ages 90

4.5 The feudal system 92

4.6 Life on the manor for men, women and children 94

4.7 The miller and the watermill 96

4.8 The knight 98

4.9 Medieval warfare 100

4.10 Castles 102

4.11 The power of the medieval Church 104

4.12 Monasteries and convents 106

4.13 The Crusades 108

4.14 The Age of Faith 110

4.15 Towns and trades 112

4.16 The Black Death 114

4.17 The Peasants’ Revolt 118

4.18 Joan of Arc 120

4.19 SkillBuilder: Interpreting medieval art as sources 122

4.20 The heritage of medieval Europe 124

4.21 Review and reflect 126

Using ICT 128

CHAPTER 5 DEPTH STUDY 1: THE WESTERN AND ISLAMIC WORLD

The Ottoman Empire (c. 1299–1683) 130

5.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT … ?

The Ottoman Empire 132

5.2 Mohammed and the beginning of Islam 134

5.3 The spread of Islam 136

5.4 The golden age of Islam 138

5.5 The beginnings of the Ottoman Empire 140

5.6 The capture of Constantinople 142

5.7 Suleiman the Magnificent 146

5.8 Life in the Ottoman Empire 150

5.9 Ottoman art, architecture and literature 154

5.10 SkillBuilder: Interpreting Ottoman Empire sources 156

5.11 The legacy of the Ottoman Empire 158

5.12 Review and reflect 160

CHAPTER 6 DEPTH STUDY 1: THE WESTERN AND ISLAMIC WORLD

Renaissance Italy (c. 1400–1600) 162

6.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT … ?

The Renaissance era 164

6.2 The origins of the Renaissance 166

6.3 Renaissance society 168

6.4 Artistic stars of the Renaissance 172

6.5 The spread of the Renaissance 174

6.6 A scientific revolution 176

6.7 The Reformation and Counter-Reformation 180

6.8 SkillBuilder: Interpreting Renaissance era sources 182

6.9 Legacies of the Renaissance 184

6.10 Review and reflect 186

Using ICT 188

CHAPTER 7

DEPTH STUDY 2: THE ASIA–PACIFIC WORLD

Angkor and the Khmer Empire

(c. 802–1431) 190

7.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT … ?

Angkor and the Khmer Empire 192

7.2 Environment and peoples 194

7.3 The historical setting 196

7.4 The rise and decline of Angkor and the Khmer Empire 198

7.5 Religious beliefs and values 202

7.6 Rulers and the people 206

7.7 Angkor’s buildings 210

7.8 SkillBuilder: Making your own notes from sources 212

7.9 Legacies of the Khmer Empire 214

7.10 Review and reflect 218

Using ICT 220

CHAPTER 8 DEPTH STUDY 2: THE ASIA–PACIFIC WORLD

Japan under the shoguns

(c. 794 –1867) 222

8.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT … ?

Japan under the shoguns 224

8.2 Ancient and Classical Japan 226

8.3 Military rule 228

8.4 The three unifiers of Japan 230

8.5 Japanese society 232

8.6 The samurai 234

8.7 Beliefs and values 238

8.8 The role of Heian women 242

8.9 Craftwork and the arts 244

8.10 Life in the Edo period 246

8.11 SkillBuilder: Making your own notes from sources 248

8.12 Foreign devils 250

8.13 Emperor Meiji and modern Japan 252

8.14 The heritage of Japan under the shoguns 254

8.15 Review and reflect 256

CHAPTER 9 DEPTH STUDY 2: THE ASIA–PACIFIC WORLD

Polynesian expansion across the Pacific (c. 700–1756) 258

9.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT … ?

Polynesian expansion 260

9.2 Exploring the Pacific 262

9.3 Discovery of the land of the long white cloud 264

9.4 Maori society — an overview 268

9.5 People and the environment 272

9.6 SkillBuilder: Making your own notes from sources 276

9.7 Living in a village 278

9.8 Customs and culture 280

9.9 Review and reflect 284

CHAPTER 10 DEPTH STUDY 3: EXPANDING CONTACTS

Mongol expansion (c. 1206–1368) 286

10.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT … ?

The Mongol expansion 288

10.2 Life in imperial China before the Mongol conquest 290

10.3 The Mongol people and their land 294

10.4 The rise of Temujin 296

10.5 The Mongol army 298

10.6 Mongol rule — the Yuan dynasty 302

10.7 Culture and beliefs at the Khan’s court 304

10.8 The travels of Marco Polo 308

10.9 Defeat of the Mongol Empire 310

10.10 The Mongol legacy 312

10.11 SkillBuilder: Recognising different perspectives 314

10.12 Review and reflect 316

Using ICT 318

CHAPTER 11 DEPTH STUDY 3: EXPANDING CONTACTS

The Black Death — a 14th century plague 320

11.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT … ?

The Black Death 322

11.2 What was the Black Death? 324

11.3 Living conditions and medical science in the fourteenth century 326

11.4 Religious beliefs in the fourteenth century 330

11.5 Trade and the spread of disease 332

11.6 How did people respond to the Black Death? 336

11.7 How did the Black Death change society? 340

11.8 Weakening the feudal system 342

11.9 SkillBuilder: Recognising different perspectives 344

11.10 Review and reflect 346

CHAPTER 12 DEPTH STUDY 3: EXPANDING CONTACTS

The Spanish conquest of the Americas (c. 1492–1572) 348

12.1 HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT … ?

The Spanish conquest of the Americas 350

12.2 The Aztecs before Spanish arrival 352

12.3 Columbus and the New World 356

12.4 Cortes, the conquistadors and the Aztecs 360

12.5 New Spain 364

12.6 Slavery in the New World 366

12.7 Impact of colonisation on victims and victors 370

12.8 SkillBuilder: Recognising different perspectives 372

12.9 Legacies of colonisation 374

12.10 Review and reflect 376

Using ICT 378

Glossary 380

Index 384

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