Oxford Big Ideas Geography 8 Australian Curriculum Student obook assess

Student digital licence: 12 months

Mark Easton

Oxford Big Ideas Geography 8 Australian Curriculum Student obook assess

Student digital licence: 12 months

Mark Easton




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1 Nov 2012




Oxford Big Ideas Geography

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Oxford Big Ideas Geography Australian Curriculum

  • Explicitly integrates content and skills from both strands of the Australian Curriculum Geography:
    • – Geographical Knowledge and Understanding
      – Geographical Inquiry and Skills.
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of ‘Concepts for geographical understanding’ – concepts are clearly explained and supported with worked examples, then revisited with increasing complexity throughout each chapter to reinforce student understanding.
  • Organises learning around meaningful inquiry-based questions, or big ideas, that are closely mapped to the content of the Australian Curriculum: Geography.
  • Provides a complete teaching and learning program from Year 7 to 10 across a range of print, digital, and blended resources.


What is Oxford Big Ideas Geography?
Using Oxford Big Ideas Geography
Australian Curriculum: Geography 8 – Scope and sequence

The geographer’s toolkit
Concepts for geographical understanding

  • Place and space
  • Environment and interconnection
  • Sustainability and scale
  • Change

Geographical inquiry and skills

  • Observing, questioning and planning
  • Collecting, recording, evaluating and representing
  • Analysing and concluding
  • Communicating
  • Reflecting and responding

Fieldwork in geography

UNIT 1 Landforms and landscapes
Chapter 1 Mountain landscapes
1.1 How are mountains formed?
1.2 How are mountain landscapes used and managed?
1.3 Are mountain landscapes hazardous places?

Chapter 2 Coastal landscapes
2.1 What forces shape coastal landscapes?
2.2 How are coastal landscapes used and managed?
2.3 Are coastal landscapes hazardous places?

UNIT 2 Reshaping the nation
Chapter 3 Life in different cities
3.1 Where do people live?
3.2 What are some advantages and disadvantages of cities?
3.3 How does immigration change cities and nations?

Chapter 4 Shaping the culture and society of different nations
4.1 How do culture and society shape different nations?
4.2 What changes when people move?
4.3 Why do nations change?



Mark Easton is a full-time teacher and Head of Humanities at Saint Margaret’s School in Berwick. He has taught Geography, History and English for over twenty years and over the last decade has contributed to many school textbooks and atlases and has also written a novel, Kazim the Great.