The Analysing Australian History textbooks include:
- an accessible interpretation of the new study design to nurture a genuine enthusiasm for Australian History while comprehensively covering all curriculum objectives
- an extensive range of primary historical sources, analysis activities, historical intrepretations and recent historiographical research across both Area of Study 1: Foundations and Area of Study 2: Transformations
- relevant and engaging content reviewed by a range of notable academics, teachers and high-profile Indigenous scholars with a key focus on the clarity of language used, and the appropriateness of content from an Indigenous perspective
- activities and questions designed to support students in their pursuit of a deep understanding of Australian history and to extend their knowledge of Australian history taught in previous years
- exceptional exam and assessment preparation support including source-based and other exam-style questions and plenty of tools for revision.
From Custodianship to the Anthropocene: 60,000 BCE–2010explores the ways humans have shaped, and been influenced, by the Australian landscape over thousands of years. It investigates how peoples with very different ideas of the world clashed over the use of land and resources, and how differences over the use of the environment have become a key theme of Australian society into the modern era.
About the authors;
Richard Broome AM, FAHA, FRHSV is an Emeritus Professor in History at La Trobe University and President of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. He has authored fifteen books, including the awardwinning Aboriginal Victorians. A History since 1800 (2005); and the bestselling Aboriginal Australians: A History since 1788 (2019, 5th edition). Richard, Patron of the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria, Richard has lectured to Year 10+ teachers and students since 1974, also writing the VCE text Colonial Experience, published in four editions (1998-2016). He served on the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s revision of the Study Design in 2013 and advised on the 2016 Study Design.
James Grout has taught History and English for several years in Public and Private schools. He has an honours qualification in History from Monash University and was a contributing author for a previous VCE Australian History textbook. James is currently teaching junior and senior History at a school in Geelong.
David Harris taught in regional and metropolitan Victorian Government high and technical schools. He has lectured in teacher education and contributed to federal and state humanities curriculum projects. He has tutored in environmental history at La Trobe and Monash Universities. His most recent publications concern the environmental history of the Gippsland Lakes. He is an honorary research associate in La Trobe University’s Centre for the Study of the Inland.
Geoff Peel has been a teacher and Department Head in Australian schools and overseas for more than two decades. He was also education editor of a daily newspaper for five years and has authored a number of textbooks. Geoff has been a VCE assessor and an examiner for the IB and Cambridge International Examinations. His Masters thesis at the University of Melbourne focused on VCE curriculum design and he later spent time as a Research Fellow at Deakin University. He was also contracted to develop the first online curriculum resources for the Brunei Ministry of Education.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press