Oxford Big Ideas Humanities 10 Victorian Curriculum Student book + obook assess

Student book + 12-month student digital licence

Mark Easton, Bernie Howitt, Joanne Wilson, Geraldine Carrodus, Tim Delany, Annie Wilson

Oxford Big Ideas Humanities 10 Victorian Curriculum Student book + obook assess

Student book + 12-month student digital licence

Mark Easton, Bernie Howitt, Joanne Wilson, Geraldine Carrodus, Tim Delany, Annie Wilson




Paperback + obook


6 Dec 2016




$69.95 AUD

$79.99 NZD

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Oxford Big Ideas Humanities Victorian Curriculum provides complete coverage for the Humanities – Geography, History, Economics & Business and Civics & Citizenship – in one easy-to-use package. Take a semester-based approach or deliver separate year-long courses.

Key features:

  • Four books in one – ideal for semester-based courses
  • Fully revised and updated to meet the requirements of the Victorian Curriculum: Humanities across Years 7–10
  • Complete coverage of all Civics & Citizenship, Economics & Business, Geography, and History content in a single learning package (print and digital)
  • Stand-alone skills toolkits cover key concepts and skills from the Victorian Curriculum
  • All topics are supported by additional worksheets, answers, teacher notes, tests, interactives and videos
  • Clear instructional language supports student understanding and a wealth of stunning images, illustrations and source materials engage even the most reluctant learners
  • A range of self-marking quizzes mapped to VCAA content descriptors – offered FREE through obook assess

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Concepts and skills: Geography

Chapter 1 The geography toolkit

Unit 1 Environmental change and management

Chapter 2 Changing and managing the environment

Chapter 3 Coastal change and management

Unit 2 Geographies of human wellbeing

Chapter 4 An unequal world

Chapter 5 Inequalities in wellbeing

Chapter 6 Improving wellbeing


Concepts and skills: History

Chapter 7 The history toolkit

Unit 1 Australia at war

Chapter 8 Introduction to Australia at war (1914-1945)

Chapter 9 World War II (1939-1945)

Unit 2 Rights and freedoms

Chapter 10 Introduction to rights and freedoms

Chapter 11 Rights and freedoms

Unit 3 The globalising world

Chapter 12 Introduction to the globalising world

Chapter 13 Popular culture (obook only)

Chapter 14 The environment movement (obook only)

Chapter 15 Migration experiences (obook only)

Chapter 16 Political crisis: The Vietnam war


Concepts and skills: Economics and business

Chapter 17 The economics and business toolkit

Unit 1 Enterprising behaviours and capabilities

Chapter 18 Measuring Australia's economic performance

Chapter 19 Living standards

Unit 2 Work and work futures

Chapter 20 The business environment


Concepts and skills: Civics and citizenship

Chapter 21 Civics and citizenship toolkit

Unit 1 Government and democracy

Chapter 22 Australia's democracy and the global context

Unit 2 Laws and citizens

Chapter 23 The Australian Constitution and the High Court

Chapter 24 Australia's international legal obligations





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. 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.

Mark Easton has taught Geography, History and English for over 20 years and during the last 15 years has been a contributing author to many geography, humanities and atlas titles. In 2010 he joined Oxford as a geography consultant to work on a range of titles and to support the use of these resources in the classroom. Mark is also the Head of the Humanities Department at St Margaret's School.

Bernie Howitt is currently President of the NSW History Teachers’ Association, and has been teaching History since the 1970s. Bernie has worked on syllabus development for both the NSW Board of Studies and ACARA.  He has won two NSW Premier’s History scholarships, an excellence in teaching award, and taught in England as a Commonwealth Exchange teacher. He has been a contributor to the Oxford Big Ideas History Australian Curriculum series.

Annie Wilson is an experienced Civics and Business Studies teacher who has been passionately teaching and developing curriculum materials for 30 years. She is the author of numerous textbooks and has prepared a range of teaching and learning resources for various publishers and subject associations, including the Victorian Commercial Teachers Association (VCTA). Annie is currently teaching at Presbyterian Ladies’ College (Melbourne) and is actively involved in providing professional development to VCE Legal Studies teachers and student revision lectures.

Joanne Wilson is a writer, publisher and teacher with many years’ experience in the education sector. Having taught in both private and government schools, Joanne is an accomplished History teacher and has contributed to numerous textbooks and digital learning resources in the field of Humanities and Social Science.

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