Big Ideas Humanities & Social Sciences 7 WA Curriculum Skills & Activities Book

First Edition

Leo Conti, Kirstin Woodard, Paul Stenner, Annie Rees, Siobhan McCarthy, Ashley Breadsell

Big Ideas Humanities & Social Sciences 7 WA Curriculum Skills & Activities Book

First Edition

Leo Conti, Kirstin Woodard, Paul Stenner, Annie Rees, Siobhan McCarthy, Ashley Breadsell

ISBN:

9780190323233

Binding:

Paperback + obook

Published:

17 Dec 2019

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Description

Oxford Big Ideas Humanities and Social Sciences Western Australian Curriculum Skills and Activities Books are full-colour write-in Student workbooks supported by integrated digital resources. Designed to prepare students to enter ATAR-level HASS studies with confidence, they provide syllabus coverage and scaffolded skill development for Years 7–10 HASS students in Western Australia.

Each Student workbook has been written by expert Western Australian authors and features a range of recent, local case studies, practice source analysis and engaging skills-based activities, plus revision sections for each of the four subject areas.

Closely aligned to syllabus content, they support not only students using the market-leading Oxford Big Ideas Humanities and Social Sciences Western Australian Curriculum series, but also users of other HASS resources seeking additional opportunities for revision and extension.

Key features
Each Student workbook covers all four subject areas (History, Geography, Economics and Business, and Civics and Citizenship) and includes a range of innovative features:

  • Glossary grab provides a space for students to record key terms and encourages students to develop their understanding of key terminology as they learn.
  • Word wizard engages students’ literacy skills using key terminology from the unit of study.
  • Skill school explicitly focuses on building key skills in each subject area.
  • Analysis ace develops students’ confidence in analysing sources in each subject area.
  • Case cracker enables students to develop and practice skills in context using engaging case studies.
  • Writing winner develops essential HASS writing skills, from taking notes and referencing sources to constructing essays and using data.
  • Fun finish engages students with fun tasks, including designing and drawing, group activities, working with their hands and thinking innovatively.
  • Skills survey concludes each section with a self-assessment checklist for students to rate their confidence using essential HASS skills.
  • Revision remedy offers students a range of skills-based multiple-choice and short-answer questions designed to consolidate learning.

Integrated digital resources
Each Student workbook comes complete with access to an exciting range of integrated digital material, including interactive maps, timelines and activities; videos; weblinks; auto-marking quizzes; a world statistics database; and other digital resources designed to enhance learning.

Contents

PART 1: GEOGRAPHY

Chapter 1: The Geography toolkit

Chapter 2: Water in the world
Word wizard: Word search
Skill school: Nuts and BOLTSS
Analysis ace: Displaying data differently
Case cracker: Where in the world is water scarcity?
Writing winner: How to: Turn data into words
Fun finish: Hydroelectricity

Chapter 3: Livable cities
Word wizard: Crossword
Skill school: Using street directory maps
Analysis ace: Creating climate graphs
Case cracker: Understanding liveability
Writing winner: How to: Proofread
Fun finish: Survey the liveability of your suburb

Chapter 4: Living in Australia
Word wizard: Word ladder
Skill school: Interpreting topographic maps
Analysis ace: Understanding population distribution
Case cracker: Esplanade Youth Plaza
Writing winner: How to: Write a TEEL paragraph
Fun finish: Where in Australia?

Skills survey: Geography
Revision remedy: Geography

PART 2: HISTORY

Chapter 5: The History toolkit

Chapter 6: The ancient world
Word wizard: True or false
Skill school: Considering the origins of the ancient world
Analysis ace: Analysing primary and secondary sources
Case cracker: Understanding what artefacts mean in history
Writing winner: How to: Use historical terminology
Fun finish: Paint the cave

Chapter 7: Investigating the ancient past
Word wizard: Pick the winner
Skill school: Developing understanding of time and chronology
Analysis ace: Get to know primary and secondary sources
Case cracker: Understanding the significance of archaeology
Writing winner: How to: Plan historical inquiry
Fun finish: Pyramids and tombs

Chapter 8: Ancient Egypt
Word wizard: Define your terms
Skill school: Interpreting historical sources
Analysis ace: Understanding reliability and usefulness
Case cracker: Understanding different perspectives in history
Writing winner: How to: Reference your sources
Fun finish: Pharaoh for a day

Chapter 9: Ancient Greece
Word wizard: Word puzzle
Skill school: Interpreting historical sources
Analysis ace: Understanding how historians develop conclusions
Case cracker: Understanding different    perspectives in history
Writing winner: How to: Reference your sources
Fun finish: The Greek heroes

Chapter 10: Ancient Rome
Word wizard: Code cracker
Skill school: Getting to know historical inquiry
Analysis ace: Using a variety of historical sources
Case cracker: Understanding different    perspectives in history
Writing winner: How to: Reference your sources
Fun finish: Gladiator games

Chapter 11: Ancient India
(obook only chapter)

Chapter 12: Ancient China
Word wizard: Cash in your word bank
Skill school: Using questions in the study of history
Analysis ace: Using a variety of historical sources
Case cracker: Understanding different perspectives in history
Writing winner: How to: Reference your sources
Fun finish: Make your own terracotta warrior

Skills survey: History
Revision remedy: History

PART 3: ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

Chapter 13: The Economics and Business toolkit

Chapter 14: Economic choices
Word wizard: Crossword
Skill school: Interpreting simple economic data
Analysis ace: Understanding how economic data is used as evidence
Case cracker: Interpreting a newspaper article
Writing winner: How to: Plan an investigation
Fun finish: Retirement

Chapter 16: Innovation and entrepreneurship
Word wizard: Match that
Skill school: Understanding technology in business
Analysis ace: Getting to know business skills, tools and processes
Case cracker: Considering how cause and effect works in business
Writing winner: How to: Break down a question
Fun finish: Elevator pitch

Skills survey: Economics and Business
Revision remedy: Economics and Business

PART 4: CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP

Chapter 16: The Civics and Citizenship toolkit

Chapter 17: Designing our political and legal system
Word wizard: Cash in your word bank
Skill school: Getting to know parliament
Analysis ace: Interpreting the law and understanding civic consequences
Case cracker: Understanding the difference between fact and opinion
Writing winner: How to: Develop inquiry questions
Fun finish: Happy Island

Skills survey: Civics and Citizenship
Revision remedy: Civics and Citizenship

Glossary grab

Authors

Leo Conti
Leo Conti is the President of the Geographical Association of Western Australia. He worked as an author on the Oxford Big Ideas Humanities and Social Sciences Western Australian Curriculum 7–10 Student books. Leo currently works as the Head of HASS at Ballajura Community College in Perth, and as a senior lecturer at the University of Notre Dame.

Kirstin Woodard
Kirstin Woodard is a currently working as a History teacher at Applecross Senior High School in Perth. Kirstin has experience teaching ATAR-level History, as well as Years 7–10 History and Geography.

Paul Stenner
Paul Stenner is an experienced HASS teacher. He has worked as a Head of Department in four schools, and previously worked as the UK Government Advisor for Citizenship, Holocaust and Genocide Education. Paul currently works as a HASS teacher at Guildford Grammar School in Perth.

Annie Rees
Annie Rees has been teaching HASS in independent schools in Perth since 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management) and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), with a major in Business Studies and a minor in Humanities and Social Sciences. A passionate Business and Economics teacher, she has experience teaching Years 7–10 HASS, as well as Business Management and Enterprise ATAR.

Siobhan McCarthy
Siobhan McCarthy has experience teaching ATAR-level Politics and Law, as well as Years 7–10 HASS. Prior to teaching, Siobhan studied Law, Political Science, Languages and History. Most recently, Siobhan has worked at Prendiville Catholic College in Perth.

Ashley Breadsell
Having taught since 2007, Ashley Breadsell is an experienced HASS teacher. Ashley has taught ATAR-level Geography, as well as Years 7–10 HASS. Ashley currently works at Mandurah Catholic College, where she held the position of Assistant Head of Learning Area HASS in 2014, 2017 and 2018.