This pack offers value for money and includes:
Oxford Big Ideas History 8: Australian curriculum (textbook),
Oxford Big Ideas History 8: Australian curriculum workbook (print and digital), Oxford Big Ideas History 8: Australian curriculum obook.
About the Author
Maggy Saldais has been actively involved in a range of successful education publishing programs over the last 10 years.
Richard Smith is a history teacher at Melbourne Grammar School. He has worked in government and independent schools for over 35 years in both administrative and teaching roles. Richard is presently the Treasurer of the History Teachers Association of Victoria and is immediate-past president. He chairs the National History Challenge for the History Teachers' Association of Australia, of which he is a past vice-president and treasurer. In 2010, Richard was honoured with the presentation of the HTAV award for outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history and to the HTAV.
Associate Professor Tony Taylor has played a pivotal role in the shaping of history education in Australia. In 1999 he was appointed Director of the Australian Government’s National Inquiry into the Teaching and Learning of History and, from 2001–2006, he was Director of the Australian Government’s National Centre for History Education. Recently, Tony has been involved in the development of the Australian Curriculum for History.
Dr Carmel Young is a History consultant with Oxford and has taught History Curriculum and Methods at the University of Sydney. With Tony Taylor, she wrote History: A guide to the teaching and learning of history in Australian schools.
Clare Ridgway-Faye is a teacher of English, Humanities and Classical Studies, currently at Princes Hill Secondary College. She has worked at school level and with Oxford University Press on developing English and History curriculum resources for the Australian Curriculum.
Oxford Big Ideas History 8: Australian curriculum
1.0 The ancient world to the modern world: an overview
1.1 How did societies change from the end of the ancient period to the beginning of the modern age?
1.2 What key beliefs and values emerged and how did they influence society?
1.3 What were the causes and effects of contact between societies in this period?
1.4 Which significant people, groups and ideas from the period have influences the world today?
The Western and Islamic world
2.0 The Vikings
2.1 How was Viking society organised?
2.2 What developments and achievements led to Viking expansion?
2.3 How did Viking conquests change other societies?
o Renaissance Italy
1 How was society in Renaissance Italy organised?
2 What developments and achievments lead to the rise of powerful city-states?
3 How did Renaissance culture spread and what is its legacy?
3.0 Medieval Europe
3.1 How was society in Renaissance Italy organised?
3.2 What developments and achievements influenced life in Medieval Europe?
3.3 How and why did societies in Medieval Europe change?
o The Ottoman Empire
1 How was society organised during the Ottoman Empire?
2 What were the most significant achievements and developments of the Ottoman Empire?
3 How did the policies and power of the Ottoman Empire change other socieites?
The Asia-Pacific World
4.0 Angkor/Khmer empire
4.1 How was society organised during the Angkor/Khmer Empire?
4.2 Why did the Angkor/Khmer Empire come to power?
4.3 What were the most significant achievements and developments of the Angkor/Khmer Empire?
5.0 Shogunate Japan
5.1 How was society organised in shogunate Japan?
5.2 What were the most important developments and events in shogunate Japan?
5.3 How and why did shogunate Japan come to an end?
o Polynesian expansion across the Pacific
1 How were Polynesian societies organised and why did they spread across the Pacific?
2 What was life like in Polynesian societies and what were the most important cultural achievements?
6.0 Mongol expansion
6.1 How was Mongol society organised?
6.2 What developments and achievements led to Mongol expansion?
6.3 How did Mongol conquests and expansion change other societies?
o Spanish conquest of the Americas
1 Why did the Spanish colonise the Americas?
2 What were the effects of Spanish conquest in the Americas, and around the world?
7.0 The Black Death in Asia, Europe and Africa
7.1 How were societies organised at the end of the Black Death?
7.2 How did the Black Death spread and what effects did it have around the world?
Series: Oxford Big Ideas History
Primary / High School
For Grades: 8
Published: 21st March 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Weight (kg): 1.43