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

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Oxford Insight History for NSW 2E is an engaging, academically rigorous series created by New South Wales’ most trusted author team. Fully revised to feature an explicit focus on developing students’ understanding of historical skills and source analysis, the new editions prepare students for the demands of the recently updated Stage 6 Ancient and Modern History Syllabuses.

Choose between year-level and stage-level resources

For the first time, the new editions are presented in both year- and stage-level formats, enabling you to choose the resources that support your school’s preferred approach to teaching.

Complete, up-to-date coverage

The series provides comprehensive coverage of all depth studies, giving teachers the flexibility to switch topics from year to year without purchasing additional resources. Featuring the most up-to-date information, Oxford Insight History 2E now includes case studies to give students the opportunity to delve more deeply into particular aspects of history.

Key features of the Student books

Oxford Insight History for NSW Student books support understanding and progression, offering a pathway to HSC success for every student.

Each Student book:

Provides a clear learning pathway with checkpoint questions linked to content dot points in the NSW History Syllabus appearing at the end of every section.

Offers key content panels at the beginning of each topic to reinforce learning intentions.

Scaffolds student learning and aids navigation by sequencing key subject matter in topic-based spreads.

Features check your learning panels at the end of every topic to review student progress and provide opportunities for analysis and extension.

Presents subject matter using stunning images, illustrations and visible thinking prompts to engage students and support deep inquiry.

Supports differentiation through a range of online worksheets.

Includes case study spreads and source study activities to provide opportunities to dig deeper into particular topics.

Contains a stand-alone Historian's toolkit reference section for all historical skills and concepts, and can be taught as a separate unit of work or revisited as required.

Teach History your way, by year or by stage

Oxford Insight
History for NSW

Stages 4 & 5 2E

For the first time, the new editions of Oxford Insight History for NSW 2E are available in both year- and stage-level formats.

Stage level resources cover the most popular depth studies in the print Student books, with the remaining options covered in the digital Student and Teacher obooks.

Oxford Insight History for NSW
Stages 4 & 5 2E

Student book + obook assess
Print student book with digital access
Oxford Insight History for NSW
Stages 4 & 5 2E

Student obook assess
Digital student obook access
Oxford Insight History for NSW
Stages 4 & 5 2E

Teacher obook assess
Digital teacher access for the life of the edition
Institutional purchases
Please contact your Education Consultant if your school purchases resources on behalf of students and requires multi-year digital subscriptions. If your school has a different model, ask your Education Consultant about purchase options.

Table of contents:

The Historian's toolkit: concepts and skills
PART A INVESTIGATING THE ANCIENT PAST:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 1)
Chapter 1 Investigating the ancient past
PART B THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 2)
Chapter 2 Ancient Egypt
Chapter 3 Ancient Greece [obook only chapter]
Chapter 4 Ancient Rome
PART C THE ASIAN WORLD:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 3)
Chapter 5 Ancient India [obook only chapter]
Chapter 6 Ancient China
PART D THE WESTERN AND THE ISLAMIC WORLD:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 4)
Chapter 7 The Vikings
Chapter 8 Medieval Europe
Chapter 9 The Ottoman Empire [obook only chapter]
Chapter 10 Renaissance Italy [obook only chapter]
PART E THE ASIA–PACIFIC WORLD:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 5)
Chapter 11 The Angkor/Khmer Empire [obook only chapter]
Chapter 12 Japan under the Shoguns
Chapter 13 The Polynesian expansion across the Pacific
PART F EXPANDING CONTACTS:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 6)
Chapter 14 Mongol expansion [obook only chapter]
Chapter 15 The Black Death in Asia, Europe and Africa
Chapter 16 The Spanish conquest of the Americas
Chapter 17 Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples, colonisation and contact history
The Historian's toolkit: concepts and skills
PART A MAKING A BETTER WORLD?:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 1)
Chapter 1 The Industrial Revolution
Chapter 2 Movement of peoples
Chapter 3 Progressive ideas and movements: Capitalism [obook only chapter]
PART B AUSTRALIA AND ASIA:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 2)
Chapter 4 Making a nation
Chapter 5 Asia and the world: China [obook only chapter]
PART C AUSTRALIANS AT WAR (WORLD WARS I AND II):
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 3)
Chapter 6 Australians at war (World Wars I and II)
PART D RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 4)
Chapter 7 Rights and freedoms
PART E THE GLOBALISING WORLD:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 5)
Chapter 8 Popular culture
Chapter 9 The environment movement [obook only chapter]
Chapter 10 Migration experiences
PART F SCHOOL–DEVELOPED TOPIC:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 6)
Chapter 11 Australia in the Vietnam War era
Chapter 12 The Holocaust [obook only chapter]
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Oxford Insight
History for NSW

Years 7–10 2E

For the first time, the new editions of Oxford Insight History for NSW 2E are available in both year- and stage-level formats.

Oxford Insight History for NSW
Years 7–10 2E

Student book + obook assess
Print student book with digital access
Oxford Insight History for NSW
Years 7–10 2E

Student obook assess
Digital student obook access
Oxford Insight History for NSW
Years 7–10 2E

Teacher obook assess
Digital teacher access for the life of the edition
Institutional purchases
Please contact your Education Consultant if your school purchases resources on behalf of students and requires multi-year digital subscriptions. If your school has a different model, ask your Education Consultant about purchase options.

Table of contents:

The Historian's toolkit: concepts and skills
PART A INVESTIGATING THE ANCIENT PAST:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 1)
Chapter 1 Investigating the ancient past
PART B THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 2)
Chapter 2 Ancient Egypt
Chapter 3 Ancient Greece
Chapter 4 Ancient Rome
PART C THE ASIAN WORLD:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 3)
Chapter 5 Ancient India
Chapter 6 Ancient China
The Historian's toolkit: concepts and skills
PART D THE WESTERN AND THE ISLAMIC WORLD:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 4)
Chapter 7 The Vikings
Chapter 8 Medieval Europe
Chapter 9 The Ottoman Empire
Chapter 10 Renaissance Italy
PART E THE ASIA–PACIFIC WORLD:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 5)
Chapter 11 The Angkor/Khmer Empire
Chapter 12 Japan under the Shoguns
Chapter 13 The Polynesian expansion across the Pacific
PART F EXPANDING CONTACTS:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 6)
Chapter 14 Mongol expansion
Chapter 15 The Black Death in Asia, Europe and Africa
Chapter 16 The Spanish conquest of the Americas
Chapter 17 Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples, colonisation and contact history
The Historian's toolkit: concepts and skills
PART A MAKING A BETTER WORLD?:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 1)
Chapter 1 The Industrial Revolution
Chapter 2 Movement of peoples
Chapter 3 Progressive ideas and movements: Capitalism
PART B AUSTRALIA AND ASIA:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 2)
Chapter 4 Making a nation
Chapter 5 Asia and the world: China
PART C AUSTRALIANS AT WAR (WORLD WARS I AND II):
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 3)
Chapter 6 Australians at war (World Wars I and II)
The Historian's toolkit: concepts and skills
PART D RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 4)
Chapter 7 Rights and freedoms
PART E THE GLOBALISING WORLD:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 5)
Chapter 8 Popular culture
Chapter 9 The environment movement
Chapter 10 Migration experiences
PART F SCHOOL–DEVELOPED TOPIC:
AN OVERVIEW (DEPTH STUDY 6)
Chapter 11 Australia in the Vietnam War era
Chapter 12 The Holocaust [obook only chapter]

Oxford Insight History for NSW features comprehensive digital support for students and teachers.

obook offers online and offline digital access to a wealth of additional content and interactivity. Included free with every obook is assess, the indispensable 24/7 online assessment tool, explicitly mapped to the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum, which drives student progress through tailored instruction.

Digital resources for students

Each Student obook assess offers:

  • a complete digital version of the Student book with note-taking and bookmarking functionality
  • free Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary look-up feature
  • interactive activities
  • differentiated quizzes featuring interactive, auto-marking, multiple-choice questions
  • videos with accompanying worksheets
  • weblinks
  • inquiry-based Rich tasks designed to engage students to develop specific historical skills
  • differentiated Checkpoint worksheets
  • interactive flashcard glossaries.

Resources for teachers

In addition to the student resources, each Teacher obook offers:

  • answers to all questions, assessment tasks and worksheets
  • detailed course planners, teaching programs and scope and sequence charts
  • additional teacher support materials.
  • With Teacher obook assess, teachers can also set up classes, assign work, monitor student progress and graph results.

Markbook: new in 2021

Assess

Every chapter of Oxford Insight History for NSW 2E is supported by quizzes that assess students' level of understanding, monitor progress and track engagement.



Track

The new Markbook feature enables teachers to:

  • filter online test and quiz results by class or group
  • add results from self-administered tests
  • add comments
  • focus on teaching – administration is taken care of!

Report

New enhanced reporting features include HTML or PDF student progress reports containing all test results, quiz results and comments.






Meet our expert
author team

You can trust our expert New South Wales authors and award-winning publishing team to support you with the tools and resources you need to prepare your Years 7–10 students for HSC success.

Dr Bruce Dennett has a PhD in History and a Master’s Degree in Education. He is currently working as a Tertiary Supervisor for Macquarie University’s School of Education. Bruce has more than forty years’ experience teaching Ancient and Modern History in New South Wales secondary schools and at university level. Bruce is an active member of the History Teachers’ Association of NSW (HTANSW) and has been awarded the Premier’s History Teaching Scholarship twice. As well as authoring Insight History, Bruce is one of the lead authors of Oxford University Press’s popular senior history series Key Features of Modern History.

Bernie Howitt is a former lecturer in History and Society & Culture Methods in the School of Education at the University of NSW. Bernie has been teaching History since the 1970s and is the winner of two NSW Premier’s History scholarships. He has worked on syllabus development for both the Board of Studies NSW and ACARA. As well as authoring Insight History, Bernie is one of the lead authors of Oxford University Press’s popular senior history series Key Features of Modern History.

Emily Shanahan has 15 years’ teaching experience and is currently Director of Co-Curricular at Northern Beaches Christian School. This year she has presented at HTA’s 2019 Teaching History Symposium and the HTANSW state conference, as well as two sessions at the National HTA conference. She has received several academic awards for her Master of Educational Leadership, and was awarded a NSW HTA Premier’s History Scholarship for 2020.

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