Retroactive 8 Australian Curriculum for History with eBookPLUS provides an engaging and in-depth coverage of the new Australian Curriculum for History. Designed to develop students' understanding of key historical concepts and inquiry skills, the text integrates an authoritative coverage of topic content with a stimulating range of sources and graded activities. Features: Overview chapters including links to relevant units in the depth study electives where units are based on the main content areas in each overview Depth study chapters provide a detailed coverage of the content descriptions in each elective An in-depth coverage of curriculum content integrated with stimulating sources and structured activities to give students the resources to thoroughly investigate these key historical concepts A skills and understanding review at the end of depth study chapters to give students further skills practice * A dedicated ICT activities spread for each chapter which highlights all the ICT resources in eBookPLUS Retroactive 8 Australian Curriculum for History eBookPLUS is an electronic version of the textbook and a complementary set of targeted digital resources. These flexible and engaging ICT activities are available online at the JacarandaPLUS website (
Maureen Anderson is the author of chapters 2, 3, 5 and 9. Maureen has taught history for over 25 years, including periods as department Head at Kambala, Rose Bay and Rosebank College, Five Dock. She has contributed to syllabus writing for the NSW Board of Studies, taught within the Teacher Education Program at Macquarie University and worked as a consultant to the Powerhouse Museum. Maureen co-authored Medieval Quest; Challenge, Change and Continuity; Retrospective: Year 11 Modern History; Retroactive 1 and Retroactive 2 all for New South Wales syllabuses. She was also co-author of Jacaranda Essentials Humanities 1?4 for the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and SOSEfor Queensland 2 & 3. Maureen has a BA (Hons) in History and an MA (Education).
Ian Keese is the author of chapters 4 and 6. Ian has taught history for 30 years, including 25 years as a head teacher. He is a co-author of Retroactive 1; Retroactive 2; Retrospective: Year 11 Modern History and Medieval Quest for the New South Wales syllabuses. Ian has also contributed to the Macquarie Study Dictionary and has published journal articles, chapters in books and online articles on a range of history and education topics. He now lives in Melbourne and is a member of the HTAV. Ian has a BA (Hons) in History and a BSc in Biological Science. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators.
Anne Low is the author of chapters 1, 7, 8 and 10. Anne has taught history and English for over 25 years, including two years in Papua New Guinea, and is currently at Freshwater Senior Campus. She has worked on secondment to Training and Development for the Department of Education. Anne is co-author of Ancient Quest; Modern Quest; Retroactive 1; Retroactive 2; Challenge, Change and Continuity and Retrospective: Year 11 Modern History for the New South Wales syllabuses, as well as co-author of Jacaranda Essentials Humanities 3 & 4for the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and SOSE for Queensland 2 & 3. Her qualifications include an MA (Modern History of the Asia?Pacific region).
About Retroactive vii About the authors ix Retroactive and the Australian Curriculum: History x About eBookPLUS xii Inside your Retroactive eBookPLUS xiii Acknowledgements xiv OVERVIEW: The ancient to the modern world (c.650?750 CE) Chapter 1 Overview: the ancient to the modern world 2 1.1 Transformation of the Roman world 4 1.2 The medieval world 12 1.3 The emergence of new ideas about the world 28 DEPTH STUDY 1: The Western and Islamic world Chapter 2 The Vikings 34 2.1 The Viking world 36 2.2 Daily life 40 2.3 Travel and trade 42 2.4 War, warriors and weaponry 44 2.5 The Danelaw 48 2.6 Gods, goddesses and the afterworld 50 2.7 Erik the Red: a signifi cant individual 52 2.8 1066: The Norman invasion 56 2.9 The Viking end and legacy 60 Skills and understanding review 64 ProjectsPLUS 66 DEPTH STUDY 1: The Western and Islamic world Chapter 3 Medieval Europe 68 3.1 Medieval Europe 70 3.2 Feudal society 74 3.3 To the manor born 76 3.4 The Catholic Church 78 3.5 Cathedrals to honour God 80 3.6 Music and decoration 82 3.7 Islam and the West 84 3.8 Crime and punishment 88 3.9 Military and defence systems 92 3.10 Towns, cities and commerce 96 3.11 Signifi cant individuals 100 3.12 The legacy of medieval Europe 102 Skills and understanding review 104 ProjectsPLUS 106 DEPTH STUDY 1: The Western and Islamic world Chapter 4 The Ottoman Empire 108 4.1 Origins of the Ottoman Empire 110 4.2 Establishment of the empire 112 4.3 The capture of Constantinople 114 4.4 Suleiman the Magnifi cent 116 4.5 The Lawgiver 118 4.6 Bazaars and coffee houses 120 4.7 Daily life in the Ottoman Empire 122 4.8 Art and architecture 124 4.9 Ottoman literature 126 Skills and understanding review 128 DEPTH STUDY 1: The Western and Islamic world Chapter 5 Renaissance Italy 130 5.1 Renaissance Italy 132 5.2 Roles and relationships 136 5.3 The rulers and the ruled 138 5.4 The Medici 140 5.5 Renaissance learning 142 5.6 Art and architecture 144 5.7 Leonardo da Vinci 148 5.8 The Renaissance legacy 152 5.9 A scientifi c legacy 156 5.10 A religious legacy 158 Skills and understanding review 160 ProjectsPLUS 162 DEPTH STUDY 2: The Asia?Pacific world Chapter 6 Japan under the shoguns 164 6.1 The land and its people 166 6.2 Early medieval Japan 168 6.3 The rule of the shoguns 170 6.4 Japanese religions: Shinto and Buddhist 172 6.5 The Tokugawa shogunate 174 6.6 Castles and forests 178 6.7 Medieval Japan and the outside world 180 6.8 Fall of the Tokugawa and the Meiji Restoration 182 6.9 A rich legacy in arts and crafts 184 Skills and understanding review 186 DEPTH STUDY 2: The Asia?Pacific world Chapter 7 The Polynesian expansion across the Pacific 188 7.1 The Pacifi c 190 7.2 Discovery of the land of the long white cloud 194 7.3 Tropical life in a cool climate 196 7.4 A legendary past 198 7.5 People power 200 7.6 Maoritanga ? the Maori way 204 7.7 Polynesian society and environment 206 7.8 Village life 210 7.9 Maori life and art 212 Skills and understanding review 216 DEPTH STUDY 3: Expanding contacts Chapter 8 Mongol expansion 218 8.1 The Mongol people and their land 220 8.2 The rise of Temujin 222 8.3 The Mongol army of conquest 224 8.4 The law of the land 228 8.5 Song dynasty China before Mongol conquest 230 8.6 Mongol rule: the Yuan dynasty 234 8.7 Culture and belief at the khan?s court 238 8.8 The travels of Marco Polo 242 8.9 The defeat of the Mongol empire 244 8.10 The Mongol legacy 248 8.11 Mongolia?s grave history 250 Skills and understanding review 252 ProjectsPLUS 254 DEPTH STUDY 3: Expanding contacts Chapter 9 The Black Death in Asia, Europe and Africa 256 9.1 Before the Black Death 258 9.2 Medical knowledge and life expectancy 260 9.3 The Black Death: impact 264 9.4 What was the Black Death? 266 9.5 The spread of the Black Death 270 9.6 Reponses to the Black Death 272 9.7 Living with the Black Death 274 9.8 The Black Death in Asia and Africa 276 9.9 Long-term effects 280 Skills and understanding review 282 DEPTH STUDY 3: Expanding contacts Chapter 10 The Spanish conquest of the Americas 284 10.1 Ancient civilisations of the Americas 286 10.2 The Aztecs 288 10.3 Building Aztec belief 292 10.4 The Spanish journey to the Americas 294 10.5 The power of Spain 296 10.6 Conquest of the Aztec empire 298 10.7 La Malinche ? mother of modern Mexico? 300 10.8 The quest for El Dorado 302 10.9 The rise and fall of empire 306 10.10 The New World 308 Skills and understanding review 310 ProjectsPLUS 312 Glossary 314 Index 317
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