Oxford Big Ideas History 8 Victorian Curriculum obook/assess

Oxford Big Ideas History 8 Victorian Curriculum obook/assess




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30 Jan 2017




Oxford Big Ideas History

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obook provides an interactive electronic version of the Student book in an easy-to-read format. It features multimedia links, interactive learning objects, videos, note-taking, highlighting and bookmarking tools, and live question blocks. obook is compatible with laptops, iPads, tablets and IWBs, and also offers page view (in flipbook format) that can be used offline.

assess is an indispensable online assessment tool. Explicitly mapped to the Victorian Curriculum, it drives student progress through tailored instruction. Teachers can track the status of assignments, monitor progress with auto-marking assessments, or construct customised tests from the testbank using varied question levels and question types.

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 Victorian Curriculum that drives student progress through tailored instruction. As well as containing the student text and study tools, this obook offers interactive timelines, interactives such as ‘drag & drop’ and ‘hot zones’, videos, virtual site studies.


Concepts and skills

Chapter 1 The history toolkit

Unit 1 The European and Mediterranean world

Chapter 2 Introduction to the European and Mediterranean world

Chapter 3 The Vikings

Chapter 4 Medieval Europe

Chapter 5 The Ottoman Empire

Unit 2 The Asia-Pacific world

Chapter 6 Introduction to the Asia-Pacific world

Chapter 7 The Khmer Empire

Chapter 8 Mongol Expansion

Chapter 9 Japan under the shoguns

Chapter 10 The Polynesian expansion across the Pacific

Unit 3 Expanding contacts: discovery and exploration

Chapter 11 Introduction to Expanding contacts: Discovery and exploration

Chapter 12 Renaissance Italy

Chapter 13 The Spanish conquest of the Americas





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.