DEC Scan Journal : November 2011
Scan Vol 30 No 4 November 2011 90 ties and a useful bibliography. Photographs, maps, comparative tables and written sources complement the written text. Many concepts and key words are bolded and explained in the written text or glossary. This would be a very worthwhile book for both teachers and students of Ancient History. B. Hull USER LEVEL: Stage 6 KLA: HSIE SYLLABUS: Ancient History Stage 6 Paper $49.00 SCIS 1458750 HILLMAN, Robert Australia at war [series] Pearson, NSW, 2011 From WWI to the Vietnam War, this series provides a readable, well illus- trated overview of Australia’s involve- ment in military conflict. With its two page per topic format, the simple text is supplemented with maps, photographs and posters, which could form the basis of visual source analysis. Fighting conditions, the role of women, significant personalities, contemporary social and political issues, and commemoration ceremonies are some of the areas explored. Adopting simple language, featuring timelines and glossaries, these books would be a useful introduction for Stage 5 History students studying WWI, WW2 and the Vietnam War era. B. Hull USER LEVEL: Stage 5 KLA: HSIE SYLLABUS: History Years 7–10 $29.95 each Reviewed titles in this series: Vietnam War SCIS 1504155 World War I SCIS 1504152 World War II SCIS 1504154 GUILE, Melanie & MACINTOSH, Cameron Gold in Australia [series] Pearson, Vic, 2011 Exploring the history of gold, the nature of life on the goldfields and the impact of gold mining in Australia, this well written series has relevance for HSIE K–6 outcome CCS3.1, Significant events and people. Attractive colour and black and white diagrams, images, photographs and maps complement the written text and will maintain student attention. Key ideas within each topic are delin- eated by short paragraphs and bold subheadings. Coloured text boxes offer interesting facts and a range of primary sources provide opportunities for students to interpret historical documents. Adopting a clear layout with quality content, this series will be valuable for individuals studying or researching gold and immigra- tion in Australia, particularly within the Stage 2 COG’s units Being Australian and Our fleeting past. A. Frost USER LEVEL: Stage 2 Stage 3 KLA: HSIE SYLLABUS: HSIE K–6 $29.95 each Reviewed titles in this series: Famous people of the gold rush era SCIS 1504161 Gold rushes SCIS 1504173 How gold changed Australia SCIS 1504171 On the goldfields SCIS 1504176 Gayle Cale, teacher Narelle Chaffey, teacher Robert Cox, Henry Kendall HS Jan Eade, Macquarie ICT Nicole French, Singleton HS Amanda Frost, The Hills Sports HS Heather Gardiner, Bulli HS Daniela Giorgi, Curriculum Advisor, Civics and Citizenship, Parliament of NSW Patrick Hannan, Chifley College Bidwill Campus Ruth Higginbottom, Tomaree PS Bronwyn Hull, Goulburn HS Di Johnston, Blackwell PS Cath Keane, School Libraries and Information Literacy Therese Kenny, School Libraries and Information Literacy Bede Kervin, Bowral HS Gillian Maugle, Wiley Park PS Ian Mavin, Westport HS Karen McDonell, Lethbridge Park PS Ian McLean, Penrith PS Sue Morton, English and Literacy Team Helen Myers, Camden HS John Newman, writer Adam Parnis, Greystanes High School Rhonda Parnis, Sherwood Grange PS Shauna Pollard, Rooty Hill HS Sally Rasaiah, Cammeray PS Nathan Roche, writer Jean Saxby, Galston PS Cathy Sly, School Libraries and Information Literacy Eleana Sly, Davidson HS Alison Soutter, Project Officer, FACS Carol Thomas, Teacher Jason White, Chifley College Bidwill Campus Who reviews?