Exploring World History, a newly published series, provides comprehensive coverage of the history of a number of countries that are featured in the secondary Australian HASS curriculum for Years 7-1o History and Years 11-12 Ancient and Modern History strands. Each title in this series contains colour photos, illustrations, charts, maps, an index, glossary and timeline of key events. Content covers early history through to modern times and challenges the reader to consider future possibilities in the conclusions.
Australia commences with the fist inhabitants with strong coverage on Aboriginal engagement with the land, traditions and beliefs; followed by early exploration and visitation including European, British and Macassan; penal colonisation/invasion and exploration including a section on Aboriginal resistance.
China: Explore the whole history of this amazing land, from its earliest days through the arrival of European visitors to the tumultuous days from which modern China emerged. Read about the philosophers, poets, and emperors of ancient China and travel through the 20th century with the Red Army.
Japan: For thousands of years, the island nation of Japan remained proudly isolated, developing a culture with roots in ancient religions, rites, and beliefs. As time went on, the people began to take their place in the world, and that foundation of unity allowed them to have an influence far beyond their homeland through to the impact of military engagements in the 20th century and Western influences of today.
Other titles in the series include:
Titles in the Exploring World History series are available in hardback from INT Books in Australia.