Student Book + obook/assess
supports the full delivery of all course content within the available class time
enables teachers to adopt a semesterised approach or deliver discrete year-long courses
provides interim Civics & Citizenship and Commerce units for schools (in digital format only), until final ACARA syllabus is released.
Oxford Big Ideas Geography | History Australian Curriculum provides complete coverage of Australian Curriculum: Geography and Australian Curriculum: History across Years 7 to 10.
Each level is packaged in a way that:
The obook is a cloud-based web-book available anywhere, anytime, on any device, navigated by topic or by ‘page view’. assess is an indispensable online assessment tool, explicitly mapped to the Australian Curriculum that drives student progress through tailored instruction. As well as containing the student text and study tools, this obook offers virtual case studies including interactive maps and timelines, videos and other interactives.
Content tailored to the needs of your classroom — each unit is enhanced by a range of engaging learning resources (such as stunning artwork, maps and differentiated activities) designed to ensure full coverage of the syllabus within the allocated class time.
Purpose-written content that explicitly intergrates both strands of the Australian Curriculum: Geography and History and includes learning resources cater to a wide range of student abilities learning styles.
Provides a complete teaching and learning program at each year level from Years 7–10, across print (student text), digital (obook/assess, teacher obook/assess), and blended (student book + obook/assess and teacher kit + obook/assess) formats. Stand-alone reference sections covering all key geographical and historical concepts and skills from the Australian Curriculum.
About the Author
Mark Easton is Head of the Humanities department at Saint Margaret’s School in Berwick. He has taught Geography, History and English for over twenty years and has contributed to many school textbooks and atlases.
Geraldine Carrodus has taught History in Victorian schools for over forty years. She was an examiner in Australian History from the 1970s and was Chair of the Setting Panel and Chief Assessor from 2000 until 2005. She has written or co-written a number of History texts used in schools and has been a regular speaker at HTAV conferences for students and teachers. Geraldine had been part of the consultation process on the Australian Curriculum over the past two years. In 2006, Geraldine was honoured with the presentation of an HTAV award for Excellent and Sustained Contribution to the Teaching and Learning of History and to the HTAV
Tim Delany has taught in a number of Government schools in Australia and England. He has contributed to a number of texts relating to History and International Studies and has managed curriculum projects for the Department of Education in Victoria and for Social Education Victoria (SEV). He is currently Principal of Newborough Primary School in Gippsland, Victoria.
Kate McArthur has taught History and English in Victorian schools for the last 12 years, and has written or contributed to a number of texts relating to History and Literacy. She has also worked as a Literacy Coach for the Victorian Department of Education and Training for 3 years, and is currently an Assistant Principal at Hume Central Secondary College.
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.
The geographer’s toolkit – concepts and skills
Unit 1 Biomes and food security
Chapter 1 Growing food
1.1 What are the world’s biomes?
1.2 Why do some biomes produce more food than others?
1.3 What are the environmental impacts of food production?
Chapter 2 Food security: Feeding a hungry world
2.1 Why is food security important?
2.2 What are the main threats to food security?
2.3 How can we improve food security?
Unit 2 Geographies of interconnections
Chapter 3 Connecting people and places
3.1 How do people perceive places?
3.2 How do people connected to different people and places?
3.3 How does trade connect people and places?
Chapter 4 The effects of global connections
4.1 What effects does global trade have on people?
4.2 What effects does global trade have on places?
4.3 What effects does international tourism have on people and places?
The historian’s toolkit – concepts and skills
Overview 1 Making a better world?
Depth study 1 Making a better world
o Progressive ideas and movements
1 What progressive ideas and movements developed from 1750 to 1918?
2 What is capitalism and how has it influenced societies in Australia and the world?
3 What is socialism and how has it influenced societies in Australia and the world?
Chapter 5 The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution: a timeline
5.1 How did new technology make the modern world?
5.2 How did changing technology affect people’s lives?
5.3 What is the impact of changing technology on societies?
Chapter 6 Movement of peoples
Movement of peoples: a timeline
6.1 What events influenced the movement of peoples around the world?
6.2 How did the movement of peoples affect the lives of slaves, convicts and free settlers?
6.3 What were the short- and long- term impacts of the movement of peoples?
Overview 2 Australia and Asia
Depth study 2 Australia and Asia
o Asia and the world
1 What were the key features of Chinese society around 1750?
2 How did Chinese society change as a result of contact with Western powers?
3 How was Chinese society influenced by world events and how did China interact with the world at the start of the 20th century?
1 What were the key features of Japanese society around 1750?
2 How did Japanese society change as a result of contact with Western powers?
3 How was Japanese society influenced by world events and how did Japan interact with the world at the start of the 20th century?
1 What were the key features of Indian society around 1750?
2 How did Indian society change as a result of contact with Western powers?
3 How was Indian society influenced by world events and how did India interact with the world at the start of the 20th century?
Chapter 7 Making a nation
Making a nation: a timeline
7.1 Why were colonies established in Australia and who was affected?
7.2 How did key events and ideas influence the development of Australia?
7.3 What was life in Australia like at the start of the 20th century?
Overview 3 World War I
Depth study 3 World War I
Chapter 8 World War I
World War I: a timeline
8.1 What were the causes of World War I?
8.2 How and where was World War I fought?
8.3 How did World War I affect life at home in Australia?
8.4 How is World War I remembered and commemorated?
Series: Oxford Big Ideas Geography/History
Primary / High School
For Grades: 9
Book with Other Items
Published: 25th February 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Weight (kg): 1.36