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Jacaranda World History Atlas for the Australian Curriculum

Jacaranda World History Atlas for the Australian Curriculum
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ISBN13 9781742462196
Pub date July 2012
Pages 274
RRP $59.95
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The Jacaranda World History Atlas is a completely new History atlas designed to meet the requirements of the Australian History Curriculum. This unique resource has been written to meet the learning needs of year 7 – 10 History students. Combining clear, high-impact maps, stimulating sources and engaging activities, the Jacaranda World History Atlas places significant historical events in their geographical and chronological context to help students discover ‘the where of the when’.


• enriches the teaching of History whatever resources are being used
• covers all four units of the 7 – 10 Australian Curriculum
• provides invaluable support for the teaching of the Overviews and each of the Depth Studies
• organised into double-page spreads containing detailed sources plus introductory text and a chronology for context
• each spread includes carefully graded activities, based on the maps and sources, designed to develop students’ historical skills
• over 120 specially commissioned full-colour maps

How to use the Jacaranda World
History Atlas iv
About the Jacaranda myWorld
History Atlas vi
Foreword viii

Working Historically 1
Working with maps 2
Working with primary and
secondary sources 4
Working with visual sources 6
Working with chronologies and timelines 7
Effective note taking 8
Writing a paragraph 9

Year 7
The ancient world
(c.60000 BCE – 650 CE) 10

Out of Africa? 12
Early cultures 14
Indigenous migrations to Australia 16
Early river civilisations 18
Early urban civilisations 20
Mesopotamia — Sumer 22
Mesopotamia — Babylon 24
Mesopotamia — Assyria 26
Cities of the Near East 28
Persian Empire 30
Mayas and Toltecs 32
Monotheistic belief systems 34
Eastern belief systems 36

Depth study: The Mediterranean world
Egypt — the Old Kingdom 38
Egypt — the Middle Kingdom 40
Egypt — the New Kingdom 42
Development of Greece 44
Persian Wars 46
Peloponnesian Wars 48
Philip of Macedon 50
Alexander the Great 52
Hellenistic world 54
Republican Rome 56
Punic Wars 58
Roman civil wars 60
Roman Empire 62

Depth study: The Asian world
Indus Valley civilisations 64
Mauryan Empire 66
Early Chinese kingdoms 68
Unification of China 70
Silk Roads 72

Year 8
The ancient to the modern world (c.600 – 1750 CE) 74

Transformation of the Roman world 76
Byzantine Empire 78
Spread of Islam 80
Invasion of Britain 82
Protestant Reformation 84
The West visits the East 86
European exploration 88
Non-European exploration 90
European contact with Australia 92

Depth study: The Western and Islamic world
Viking homelands and settlement 94
Medieval Christendom 96
Holy Roman Empire 98
The Crusades 100
Renaissance Italy 102
Ottoman Empire 104

Depth study: The Asia–Pacic world
Khmer Empire 106
Japan under the shoguns 108
Polynesian expansion 110

Depth study: Expanding contacts
China: the Middle Kingdom 112
Mongol Empire 114
Aztecs 116
Incas 118
Spanish conquest of South America 120
Black Death 122

Year 9
The making of the modern
world (c. 1750–1918 CE) 124

Movement of peoples 126
European imperial expansion into Asia 128
French and Dutch imperialism in Asia–Pacific 130
Imperialism and Africa 132

Depth study: Making a better world?
Egalitarianism: the French Revolution 134
Egalitarianism: the American Revolution 136
Capitalism and socialism 138
Darwinism 140
Nationalism: Napoleon Bonaparte 142
Nationalism: the Congress of Vienna 144
Nationalism: Italy and Germany 146
Imperialism: the Boer War 148
Industrial Revolution 150
The British Empire 152
Slave trade 154

Depth study: Australia and Asia
China in the nineteenth century 156
The Chinese diaspora 158
Japan in the nineteenth century 160
India in the nineteenth century 162
Cook, and the First Fleet 164
Convict transportation to Australia 166
Non-European migration to Australia 168
European migration to Australia 170
Social reforms 172
Democratic reform 174
Living and working in Australia 176

Depth study: World War I
Europe on the eve of war 178
World War I 180
The Gallipoli campaign 182
Consequences of World War I 184

Year 10
The modern world and Australia (c. 1918 – 2010 CE) 186

The interwar period 188
Post-world war peace 190
The Great Depression 192
The Cold War 194
The rise of China 196
The rise of India 198
Arab–Israeli conflict 200
Australia and Cold War convicts 202
The Cuban Missile Crisis 204
The Vietnam War 206
Australia’s international relationships 208
UN interventions and peacekeeping 210
Post–Cold War convicts 212
Global terrorism 214
Independence movements in Asia 216
Independence movements in Africa 218
Women’s rights 220
Refugees 222
Global health and wealth 224

Depth study: World War II
Causes of World War II 226
World War II in Europe 228
World War II in the Pacific 230
World War II at home 232

Depth study: Rights and freedoms
Civil rights movements 234
Indigenous rights 236

Depth study: The globalising world
Politics and sport 238
Film and television 240
Global media 242
Green politics 244
Post-war migration to Australia 246
Australia’s changing identity 248

Glossary 250
Gazetteer index 254
Subject index 261
Acknowledgements 264

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