Glossary (Version 8.4)

An exchange of goods, services or resources between buyers and sellers.

Forms of communication between a source and receivers including television, radio, print media and the internet, as well as forms of social media. The term usually refers to mass media and the ability of media to inform and influence people. Media are key players in democracies where citizens need to be informed, influenced and open to a diversity of views.

As defined in the Australian Curriculum: History, the modern period covers history from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution around 1750 CE to the present.

A preservation of different cultures or cultural identities within a unified society such as a state or nation.

A society characterised by support for, or free activity of, religions within the bounds of the law.