Big Ideas Humanities & Social Sciences 8 WA Curriculum Student book+obook assess

Leo Conti, Mark Easton, Maggy Saldais, Richard Smith, Vladimir Dumovic

Big Ideas Humanities & Social Sciences 8 WA Curriculum Student book+obook assess

Leo Conti, Mark Easton, Maggy Saldais, Richard Smith, Vladimir Dumovic




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5 Dec 2016




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Oxford Big Ideas Humanities Western Australian 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 Western Australian 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 Western Australian 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 – offered FREE through obook assess.

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Concepts and skills: Geography

Chapter 1 The geography toolkit

Landforms and landscapes

Chapter 2 Landforms and landscapes

Chapter 3 Mountain landscapes

Chapter 4 Coastal landscapes

Changing nations

Chapter 5 Life in different cities

Chapter 6 Migration


Concepts and skills: History

Chapter 7 The history toolkit

Chapter 8 The ancient to the modern world

Depth study 1: Investigating medieval Europe

Chapter 9 Medieval Europe

Depth study 2: Investigating the Black Death in Asia, Europe and Africa

Chapter 10 The Black Death in Asia, Europe and Africa


Concepts and skills: Economics and business

Chapter 11 The economics and business toolkit

Participation and influences in the marketplace

Chapter 12 The Australian marketplace

Chapter 13 Consumers and businesses


Concepts and skills: Civics and citizenship

Chapter 14 Civics and citizenship toolkit

Democracy and law in actions

Chapter 15 Democracy in action

Chapter 16 Law in action





Leo Conti is Head of Humanities at South Fremantle Senior High School and a Big Ideas author.

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.

Maggy Saldais brings fifteen years’ experience in educational publishing to her role as a History author. Maggy has a strong academic background in the discipline of History and a long-held commitment to engaging middle-years students in learning and discovery in her field of expertise.

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.

Vladimir Dumovic is the Head of Humanities and Economics at Dandenong High School. He completed a combined Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University and gained experience in the finance sector before beginning a career in education. Vladimir is an experienced author and a regular presenter at Victorian Commercial Teachers Association (VCTA) and subject-association conferences.

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