This revised edition brings full colour and new units on topics such as graphs and maps, diagrams and tables, stats and key Maori history terms. Students with history skills are always in demand by those hiring in the workforce. Employers want people who know how to think and how to prepare, present and evaluate their thinking. The New Zealand Curriculum recognises that all students should have the opportunity to develop such essential skills. Developing these skills forms the background for each of the 65 units in this book. Each unit (listed under Contents) is a guide and practice for understanding, how to, knowing, recognising, and interpreting. Each unit demystifies terminology and introduces or re-introduces students to terms such as evidence, discerning, perspective, and inquiry. Each of the 65 units is a stand-alone unit but all link together to provide a tool kit of essential knowledge and skills for students at any level who will complete their work in the book by owning knowledge about values and issues, using language, managing self and engaging with the local, national and international communities.