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Develop key Humanities skills from Year 7


Oxford Humanities 7–10 Victorian Curriculum provides complete coverage of the Geography, History, Economics & Business and Civics & Citizenship curricula in a comprehensive print and digital learning package.

Formerly known as Oxford Big Ideas Humanities 7–10, this new edition of Oxford Humanities 7–10 has been updated to feature an explicit focus on the development and mastery of key Humanities skills and concepts, providing students of all abilities with a scaffolded pathway to success.

Developed by an ensemble of expert authors and Oxford’s multi-award winning publishing team, Victoria’s most widely used Humanities series is designed to spark curiosity and engage students of all abilities.

Featuring the most up-to-date information, the new edition offers topic-based units of work and enhanced digital resources that support differentiation in mixed-ability classrooms.

Focus on the development of key Humanities skills

Oxford Humanities 7–10 explicitly focuses on the development and revision of Humanities skills, preparing students to achieve success in senior Humanities subjects.

Experience enhanced digital resources

Easily assess, track and report on student and class progress with Oxford’s new obook pro digital format for teachers and students.


Provide a pathway to success for all students

Oxford Humanities features differentiated content and assessment resources providing a pathway to success for students of all abilities.

Take the hard work out of cross-curricular projects

Oxford Humanities 7–10, Oxford Science 7–10 and Oxford Maths 7–10 each feature fully integrated STEAM projects at each year level to enable consistent, hassle-free, cross-curricular learning.


What's new for 2022?

Watch the video to learn how Oxford is supporting Victorian Humanities educators.

Focus on the development of key
Humanities skills

Oxford Humanities 7–10 explicitly focuses on the development and revision of Humanities skills. Key Skills and Key Concepts boxes embedded in the chapters will enable students to see the skills and concepts in context, leading to greater understanding.

By building their knowledge and understanding of these key skills and
concepts from Year 7, students will be better prepared to achieve success in Senior Humanities subjects.

Provide a pathway to success for students of all abilities

Easy-to-navigate, spread-based Student Books deliver information using clear, concise language and engaging visuals. Each topic features Check your
learning questions that are graded according to Bloom's taxonomy.

Enhanced digital resources cater for mixed-ability classrooms, with
differentiated content and assessment resources, including a wide range of auto-marked, interactive question types.

Take the hard work out of STEAM

In an Australian first, the Victorian editions of Oxford Humanities 7–10,
Oxford Science 7–10 and Oxford Maths 7–10 each feature fully scaffolded,
curriculum-aligned STEAM projects.

Each project has been designed to meaningfully address content from the
Humanities curriculum, and is accompanied by a comprehensive suite of
teacher resources, including videos, teacher notes, implementation advice
and assessment.

STEAM projects encourage students to work collaboratively,
make connections between learning areas, and use design thinking to solve real-world problems.

Key Student Book features include:

  • learning outcomes linked to the curriculum that provide a clear learning pathway
  • easy-to-navigate layouts with clear, precise language and appealing visuals
  • engaging source materials, including stunning full-colour maps,
    photographs, data tables, satellite images, graphs and illustrations
  • open-ended rich tasks that encourage inquiry-based learning and application
  • up-to-date, local and relevant case studies
  • visible thinking prompts to support the development of students’
    critical thinking skills
  • a literacy focus on accessible language for every student
  • key skill and key concept boxes throughout the text to demonstrate the skills and concepts in context
  • on-page glossaries to support student literacy and aid navigation
  • self-contained, editable chapter review assessment tasks with
    marking rubric available to teachers
  • ‘Check your learning’ questions to support and extend student understanding.

Experience enhanced digital support

Oxford Humanities 7–10 print resources are supported by Oxford’s new obook pro digital format for teachers and students.

An innovative upgrade to existing obook capabilities, obook pro features
market-leading interactive resources and enhanced assessment, tracking and reporting functionality, all hosted on the revamped Oxford Digital platform.

The upgraded Oxford Digital platform features:

  • enhanced eReader functionality
  • integrated assessment features with a wide variety of question types
  • tracking and reporting functionality that makes it easy to monitor student progress and achievement.

Digital resources for students

Each Student obook pro offers:

  • a complete digital version of the Student Book with note-taking,
    highlighting, annotating and bookmarking functionality
  • hotspots that link to digital resources including interactives, videos,
    worksheets and websites
  • innovative Quizlet content including real-time online quizzes with
    live leaderboards
    and fun study activities
  • videos and weblinks to engage students and supplement the key content
  • differentiation worksheets for every chapter, designed to support and
    extend understanding of key content from the curriculum
  • interactive layered maps
  • interactive activities to consolidate student understanding of key content
  • chapter reviews with additional questions to further consolidate
    understanding and practise key skills
  • interactive, auto-marking quizzes
  • a history of all assessment results enabling students to track their progress
  • integrated Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary look-up feature.

Focus on teaching - administration is taken care of!

Free teacher resources* | Free account set-up

With Teacher obook pro, teachers can also set up classes, assign work,
monitor student progress and graph results. In addition to the student
resources, each Teacher obook pro offers:

  • innovative assessment functionality
  • curriculum reports that provide an overview of student understanding of key knowledge areas
  • detailed course planners, teaching programs and lesson plans
  • answers to all questions and assessment tasks
  • differentiated worksheets to suit different abilities and learning styles
  • printable, editable class tests with answers for every chapter

* where the Student Book is added to the school booklist or a class set of more than 25 copies is purchased.

Oxford Humanities 7 Victorian Curriculum

Student Book + obook pro ?Print Student Book with digital obook pro access for 12 months from the date of activation

Student obook pro ?Digital Student obook pro access for 12 months from the date of activation

Teacher obook pro ?Digital Teacher access for the life of the edition

Value Pack - Print and Digital ?Includes:
Oxford Humanities
Oxford MyEnglish 2E
Oxford Science 2E
Oxford Maths

Value Pack - Digital ?Includes:
Oxford Humanities
Oxford MyEnglish 2E
Oxford Science 2E
Oxford Maths

Oxford Humanities 8 Victorian Curriculum

Student Book + obook pro ?Print Student Book with digital obook pro access for 12 months from the date of activation

Student obook pro ?Digital Student obook pro access for 12 months from the date of activation

Teacher obook pro ?Digital Teacher access for the life of the edition

Value Pack ?Includes:
Oxford Humanities
Oxford MyEnglish 2E
Oxford Science 2E
Oxford Maths

Value Pack - Digital ?Includes:
Oxford Humanities
Oxford MyEnglish 2E
Oxford Science 2E
Oxford Maths

Oxford Humanities 9 Victorian Curriculum

Student Book + obook pro ?Print Student Book with digital obook pro access for 12 months from the date of activation

Student obook pro ?Digital Student obook pro access for 12 months from the date of activation

Teacher obook pro ?Digital Teacher access for the life of the edition

Value Pack ?Includes:
Oxford Humanities
Oxford MyEnglish 2E
Oxford Science 2E
Oxford Maths

Value Pack - Digital ?Includes:
Oxford Humanities
Oxford MyEnglish 2E
Oxford Science 2E
Oxford Maths

Oxford Humanities 10 Victorian Curriculum

Student Book + obook pro ?Print Student Book with digital obook pro access for 12 months from the date of activation

Student obook pro ?Digital Student obook pro access for 12 months from the date of activation

Teacher obook pro ?Digital Teacher access for the life of the edition

Value Pack ?Includes:
Oxford Humanities
Oxford MyEnglish 2E
Oxford Science 2E
Oxford Maths

Value Pack - Digital ?Includes:
Oxford Humanities
Oxford MyEnglish 2E
Oxford Science 2E
Oxford Maths

Oxford Economics & Business | Civics & Citizenship 9 & 10

Student Book + obook pro ?Print Student Book with digital obook pro access for 12 months from the date of activation

Student obook pro ?Digital Student obook pro access for 12 months from the date of activation

Teacher obook pro ?Digital Teacher access for the life of the edition

Meet our author team

You can trust our expert authors and multi-award winning publishing team to provide the tools and resources you need to prepare your Years 7–10 students for VCE success.

Annie Wilson is an experienced Civics, Commerce and VCE Legal Studies teacher who has been passionately teaching and developing curriculum materials for more than 35 years. She is the author of numerous textbooks and has prepared a range of teaching and learning resources for various publishers and subject associations.

Annie currently teaches at Camberwell Girls Grammar School and is the VCE Legal Studies Subject Editor for the Victorian Commercial Teachers Association’s Compak publication. She is also actively involved in providing professional development to VCE Legal Studies teachers and student revision lectures.

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.

Bronwyn Cook has taught History in Victorian Government schools for the past 17 years and currently teaches at Dandenong High School. She is especially supportive of strong History programs for those who experience social disadvantage and has spoken on teaching History to diverse cohorts at several History education conferences.

Bronwyn holds a Master of Education (Studies of Asia) and is currently completing her PhD on representations of the Vietnam War in Victorian education artefacts.

Christian Machar has been teaching for 14 years and is the current Head of Middle School Humanities at Brighton Grammar School. He previously worked at Geelong Grammar School’s Timbertop Year 9 Campus from 2011 to 2014 as Coordinator of History.

Christian regularly presents workshops at History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV) and History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA) conferences.

Geraldine Carrodus has taught History in Victorian schools for more than 40 years. She was an examiner in Australian History from the 1970s and was Chair of the Setting Panel and Chief Assessor from 2000 until 2005. She has written or co-written a number of History texts used in schools and has been a regular speaker at HTAV conferences for students and teachers.

Geraldine had been part of the consultation process on the Australian Curriculum. In 2006, Geraldine was honoured with the presentation of an HTAV award for Excellent and Sustained Contribution to the Teaching and Learning of History and to the HTAV.

Joanne Wilson is a writer, publisher and teacher with many years’ experience in the education sector. Having taught in both private and government schools, Joanne is an accomplished History teacher and has contributed to numerous textbooks and digital learning resources in the field of Humanities and Social Science.

Katrina Davey is an accomplished VCE History and Geography teacher. She has a passion for developing curriculum and has lead Humanities faculties at numerous Victorian schools. Katrina has shown a strong commitment to the History Teachers' Association of Victoria (HTAV), writing VCE textbooks and examination materials, presenting regularly at conferences and mentoring History teachers. She enjoys contributing to education periodicals and in 2017 led a successful History curriculum project awarded the Victorian State Winner of the Federal Government's Anzac Day School's Award.

Katrina was part of the consultation process for the Australian Curriculum for Geography and strongly advocates the importance of all Humanities disciplines.

Kirk Thomson is a passionate history teacher at St Bede’s College in Mentone. Having regularly taught history from Years 8 to VCE Twentieth Century and History Revolutions, Kirk’s professional goal is to help build historical skills from Years 7–10. This allows students to develop an understanding of the content and organise their ideas through a structured format.

Kirk has spoken at HTAV Conferences since 2019, providing engaging methods and materials for developing these skills, which led to the opportunity to become an author for Oxford University Press in 2020.

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.

Mark Easton has taught Geography, History and English for more than 20 years and during the past 15 years has been a contributing author to many Geography and Humanities titles, as well as atlases. In 2010 he joined Oxford as a Geography consultant to work on a range of titles and to support the use of these resources in the classroom.

Meaghan Ryan is a creative 7-VCE History teacher currently teaching at St. Bede’s College in Melbourne. She is passionate about actively promoting humanities within her school community by bringing history to life for her students and other teachers. She has developed several core and elective history units which are both engaging for students and promote skill development in the middle years, while preparing students for VCE.

Meaghan has presented at HTAV conferences, with a focus on captivating students through content while teaching transferable skills throughout history units. She has also shared her teaching and learning resources with HTAV and GTAV since 2019. Meaghan is passionate about helping students fall in love with History through engaging and meaningful content and activities.

Richard Smith is an experienced teacher of over 35 years, currently working at Sacred Heart College in Oakleigh. In 2010 Richard was honoured with the HTAV award for Outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history and to the HTAV. Richard has served many roles for both the HTA and HTAV, including Treasurer and Vice President.

Olivia Andrew graduated from Monash University in 2015 after completing a Bachelor of Arts (Geography and History) and Bachelor of Education. Since then, she has taught 7–10 Humanities and VCE Geography at government schools and is currently employed at Springside West Secondary College.

Olivia is passionate about delivering high quality curriculum, with a focus on skill development and differentiation. As her current school is newly established, she has played a significant role in setting up a spiral curriculum for students to develop the knowledge and skills required for their senior studies. Recently, Olivia has shared her experience and expertise based on this framework in her presentation at the annual GTAV Conference.

Tim Delany has worked as a teacher and principal in a number of Government schools. He has contributed to a number of texts relating to History and International Studies and has managed curriculum projects for the Department of Education in Victoria and for Social Education Victoria (SEV). He currently works for the Australian Education Union, mentoring and supporting principals and aspiring principals in Victorian Government schools.

Vladimir Dumovic is the Head of Humanities and Economics at Dandenong High School. He completed a combined Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University and gained experience in the finance sector before beginning a career in education. Vladimir is an experienced author and a regular presenter at Victorian Commercial Teachers Association (VCTA) and subject-association conferences.

Live Professional Development Events

The importance of
scaffolding History skills &
concepts through Years 7–10

LIVE
ONLINE

Presented by:

Meaghan Ryan | Kirk Thomson

Preparing students for success in Secondary Humanities starts on day 1 in year 7.

Join Oxford University Press authors Meaghan Ryan and Kirk Thomas as they discuss the importance of a spiral approach to Humanities skills from years 7–10.

With a special focus on History, Kirk and Meaghan will explore how embedding skills practice alongside classroom teaching will provide your students with a pathway to building their understanding of Humanities skills and concepts each year from 7-10.

When: Live Thursday 22 July, 4:00 - 4:45pm AEST
Where: Online | On demand

Register to attend


Embedding Humanities skills and concepts through Years 7 to 10.


Presented by:

Mark Easton

Join Oxford Humanities 7–10 author Mark Easton as he discusses the importance of a spiral approach to Humanities skills from Years 7–10.

Mark will explore how embedding skills practice alongside classroom teaching will provide your students with a pathway to building their understanding of Humanities skills and concepts each year from 7–10, as well as setting them up for success in Senior Humanities subjects



When: Live Thursday 17 June, 4:00 - 4:45pm AEST
Where: Online | On demand

On demand video coming soon

Attend a session to receive a complimentary resource, plus free sample content.

Terms and conditions apply.*



*Complimentary resource terms and conditions

Complimentary resources will be provided upon publication. Only available to practicing secondary school teachers. One complimentary title per attendee; teachers who attend both webinar sessions will only receive one complimentary resource. Maximum of two copies per subject area per school, to be distributed at the discretion of OUP Secondary Educational Consultants.