Secondary Humanities
Oxford’s trusted range of print, digital and blended resources provide unparalleled coverage of the Humanities and Social Sciences curricula, Australia-wide.

Oxford Big Ideas provides complete coverage for Years 7–10 Humanities in one convenient package, with separate editions aligned to the Australian Curriculum, Western Australian Curriculum and Victorian Curriculum.

Senior series including Key Features of Modern History, Antiquity, Insight Geography and Insight History have each been developed by Oxford's expert author teams to deliver enhanced content in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand and easy-to-master format.

Simplified chapter structures organise topics into manageable spreads, with content explicitly aligned to key questions from each states’ curricula.

Differentiated content provides a pathway to success for students of all abilities.

Comprehensive student and teacher digital support is provided on obook assess, Oxford’s award-winning online platform.

What do teachers say about Oxford's Humanities resources?

"What is outstanding about Key Features of Modern History are the sources and the questions that accompany the sources. I haven’t seen anything better."

– NSW History Coordinator on Key Features of Modern History

"The textbook covers all the disciplines in one book, Civics, History, Economics & Geography. The digital teacher and student resources are excellent and widely used."

– Frances Cometti, Melton Secondary College (VIC), on Oxford Big Ideas Humanities 7–10

"A comprehensive text that has allowed for the study of the complete suite of the WA HASS syllabus."

– Head of Humanities & Social Sciences, Fremantle College (WA), on Big Ideas Humanities and Social Sciences WA 7–10

"It has ensured consistency in information across all classes, yet still allows teachers to tailor lessons as they see fit."

– Head of Humanities and Social Sciences, Belridge Secondary College (WA) on Big Ideas Humanities and Social Sciences WA 7–10

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Oxford Insight History for NSW
Stages 4 & 5 | Years 7–10 2E

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

Oxford Insight History for NSW has been fully revised to feature an explicit focus on developing students’ understanding of historical skills and source analysis, preparing students for the demands of the recently updated Stage 6 Ancient and Modern History Syllabuses.

Developed by NSW’s most respected History authors and Oxford’s award-winning publishing team, the series offers accessible print content, supported by improved online student resources and teacher support materials.

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Oxford Insight History for NSW Stage 4 2E
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Oxford Insight History for NSW Stage 5 2E
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Oxford Insight History for NSW Year 7 2E
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Oxford Insight History for NSW Year 8 2E
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Oxford Insight History for NSW Year 9 2E
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Oxford Insight History for NSW Year 10 2E
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Insight History for NSW 2E

Content features

  • Published in both year- and stage-level formats.
  • Explicit focus on historical skills development to prepare your students for senior History success from day one.
  • Coverage of recent events and new historical findings and theories, including case studies that focus on particular events, people and ideas.
  • Complete syllabus coverage, including all depth studies.
  • An in-depth Historian's toolkit section provides a stand-alone reference for all historical skills and concepts, and can be taught as a seperate unit of work or
    revisited as required.
  • Innovative markbook functionality enables teachers to easily assess, track and report on student progress.

Antiquity
Stage 6

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

New South Wales’ most trusted Ancient History series has been updated for the current Stage 6 syllabus, offering complete support for teachers and their students. Authors Toni Hurley and Christine Murray bring their years of classroom experience to the fourth editions of Antiquity, providing unparalleled depth and coverage.

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Antiquity and Key Features of Modern History

Content features

  • All content has been explicitly aligned to the new Ancient History Stage 6 syllabus.
  • Expert teachers have developed trusted, in-depth, appropriately levelled content.
  • A new, simplified structure organises content into manageable spreads and topics.
  • Unambiguous language is used throughout with visuals to support learning.
  • obook assess provides comprehensive student and teacher digital support, including answers to every question in the book, assessment and exam preparation support, videos and more.

Key Features of Modern History
Stage 6

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

New South Wales’ most trusted Modern History series has been updated for the current Stage 6 syllabus. Key Features of Modern History offers unparalleled depth and coverage in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand and easy-to-master format.

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Key Features of Modern History 1 5E Year 11
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Key Features of Modern History 2 5E Year 12
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Key Features of Modern History

Content features

  • All content has been explicitly aligned to the Modern History Stage 6 syllabus.
  • Trusted, in-depth, appropriately levelled content has been developed by expert teachers.
  • All chapters follow a new, simplified structure with content organised into manageable double-page topics.
  • The language is clear and unambiguous, supported by plenty of visuals.
  • obook assess provides comprehensive student and teacher digital support, including answers to every question in the book, teacher notes, assessment support and more.

Oxford Insight Geography
Stages 4 & 5

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

Oxford Insight Geography has been developed by NSW teachers to support the implementation of the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.

Written specifically for the NSW Geography course, with content sequenced to the syllabus and organised around key inquiry questions, Oxford Insight Geography provides a complete teaching and learning program for Stages 4 & 5 across a range of print, digital and blended resources and is further enhanced by the Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools.

Oxford Insight Geography AC for NSW Stage 4
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Oxford Insight Geography AC for NSW Stage 5
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Oxford Insight Geography

Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools


Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools has been written to meet the requirements of Geography curricula across all Australian states and territories.

Offering greater flexibility and support than ever before, Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools includes over 160 pages of content and case studies featuring stunning photography and illustrations, supported by a range of interactive maps, tools and teacher resources on obook assess.

Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools
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Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools
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Legal Studies for VCE Units 1–4

Access & Justice 14E
Justice & Outcomes 15E

Victorian Curriculum

Oxford’s well-respected authors and award-winning publishing team have updated Legal Studies for VCE Units 1 & 2 Access & Justice 14E and Units 3 & 4 Justice & Outcomes 15E to incorporate up-to-date content, including coverage of recent case studies and legal reforms.

Authors Lisa Filippin, Annie Wilson, Peter Farrar, Margaret Beazer and Josie Gray bring their unparalleled expertise in the field to the new editions, providing the most authoritative voice on the market.

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Legal Studies for VCE Units 1 & 2
Access & Justice 14E

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Legal Studies for VCE Units 3 & 4
Justice & Outcomes 15E

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VCE Legal Studies Victorian Curriculum

Content features

  • Targeted instructional videos by some of Victoria’s most experienced Legal Studies teachers focus on breaking down questions and creating answers.
  • Fresh case studies with accompanying questions, answers, videos and more, meeting VCAA Study Design requirements for recent content.
  • Innovative markbook functionality enables teachers to easily assess, track and report on student progress.
  • New practice assessment tasks, tips for exam success and other features to target syllabus pain points.
  • An in-depth Legal toolkit section provides an overview of the course in addition to study tips, exam advice and preparation, tips on mastering legal citation and career information.
  • All content explicitly aligned to the 2018–2022 VCE Legal Studies Study Design.

Oxford Big Ideas Humanities
Years 7–10

Victorian Curriculum

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

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Oxford Big Ideas Humanities 7 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Humanities 8 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Humanities 9 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Humanities 10 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Humanities Victorian Curriculum

Content features

  • Fully revised and updated to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.
  • Complete coverage of all content in a single learning package (print and digital).
  • Stand-alone skills toolkits cover key concepts and skills from the 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.

Oxford Big Ideas Geography
Years 7–10

Victorian Curriculum

Fully revised and updated for the Victorian Curriculum: Geography, Oxford Big Ideas Geography supports an explicit focus on the acquisition of geographical skills and key concepts at each year level.

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Oxford Big Ideas Geography 7 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Geography 8 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Geography 9 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Geography 10 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Geography Victorian Curriculum

Oxford Big Ideas History
Years 7–10

Victorian Curriculum

Fully revised and updated for the Victorian Curriculum: History, Oxford Big Ideas History provides opportunities to discover, explore and connect with the past through engaging, inquiry-based units.

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Oxford Big Ideas History 7 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas History 8 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas History 9 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas History 10 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas History Victorian Curriculum

Oxford Big Ideas Economics & Business | Civics & Citizenship
Years 9–10

Victorian Curriculum

Provides complete coverage of Years 9 and 10 content from the Victorian Curriuculum: Economics & Business and Victorian Curriculum: Civics & Citizenship in one resource. Take a semester-based approach or deliver separate electives.

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Oxford Big Ideas Economics & Business | Civics & Citizenship Years 9 & 10 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Economics & Business | Civics & Citizenship

Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools

Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools has been written to meet the requirements of Geography curricula across all Australian states and territories.

Offering greater flexibility and support than ever before, Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools includes over 160 pages of content and case studies featuring stunning photography and illustrations, supported by a range of interactive maps, tools and teacher resources on obook assess.

Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools
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Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools

Oxford Big Ideas Humanities and Social Sciences
Years 7–10

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.

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Oxford Big Ideas Humanities and Social Sciences 7
Western Australian Curriculum

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Oxford Big Ideas Humanities and Social Sciences 8
Western Australian Curriculum

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Oxford Big Ideas Humanities and Social Sciences 9
Western Australian Curriculum

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Oxford Big Ideas Humanities and Social Sciences 10
Western Australian Curriculum

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Oxford Big Ideas Humanities and Social Sciences WA Curriculum

Content features

  • Fully revised and updated to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.
  • Complete coverage of all content in a single learning package (print and digital).
  • Stand-alone skills toolkits cover key concepts and skills from the 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.

Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools

Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools has been written to meet the requirements of Geography curricula across all Australian states and territories.

Offering greater flexibility and support than ever before, Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools includes over 160 pages of content and case studies featuring stunning photography and illustrations, supported by a range of interactive maps, tools and teacher resources on obook assess.

Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools
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Oxford Atlas for Australian Schools

Oxford Big Ideas Geography | History
Years 7–10

Australian Curriculum

Provides complete coverage of Australian Curriculum: Geography and Australian Curriculum: History in one series. Ideal for semester-based delivery.

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Oxford Big Ideas Geography | History 7 Australian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Geography | History 8 Australian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Geography | History 9 Australian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Geography | History 10 Australian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Geography | History

Content features

  • Fully revised and updated to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.
  • Complete coverage of all content in a single learning package (print and digital).
  • Stand-alone skills toolkits cover key concepts and skills from the 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.

Oxford Big Ideas History
Years 7–10

Australian Curriculum

Integrates both strands of Australian Curriculum: History with an explicit focus on the acquisition of historical skills and key concepts at each year level.

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Oxford Big Ideas History 7 Australian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas History 8 Australian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas History 9 Australian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas History 10 Australian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Geography Australian Curriculum

Oxford Big Ideas Geography
Years 7–10

Australian Curriculum

Integrates strands of Australian Curriculum: Geography with an explicit focus on the acquisition of geographical skills and key concepts at each year level.

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Oxford Big Ideas Geography 7 Australian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Geography 8 Australian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Geography 9 Australian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Geography 10 Australian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Geography Australian Curriculum

Oxford Big Ideas Economics & Business | Civics & Citizenship
Years 9–10

Australian Curriculum

Provides complete coverage of Australian Curriculum: Economics & Business and Australian Curriculum: Civics & Citizenship in one series. Ideal for electives.

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Oxford Big Ideas Economics & Business | Civics & Citizenship Years 9 & 10 Australian Curriculum
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Oxford Big Ideas Economics & Business | Civics & Citizenship