Oxford Big Ideas History - Australian Curriculum: Year 10 - Workbook (Print)

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Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9780195575798 Brand/Publisher: Oxford University Press Categories: Australian CurriculumHistoryHumanities and Social Sciences (HASS)History

Part of the series Oxford Big Ideas History Australian Curriculum - Year 10.

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The exciting Oxford Big Ideas History series will motivate and engage students. Its wide range of activities and sources will allow students to be successful in the history classroom and support their independent study.


Oxford Big Ideas History:

  • promotes deep learning of historical knowledge, understanding and skills while supporting multiple learning styles
  • sorts content into meaningful inquiry-based big questions, and is written specifically for the appropriate reading level
  • organises learning around the big ideas of history and revisits these ideas with increasing complexity
  • features structured inquiry sequences to enable students to monitor their own progress
  • is highly illustrated to help visual learners engage with historical inquiry
  • is supported by a workbook, obook and teacher kit to offer the complete teaching package at each year level
  • offers innovative digital resources, including an interactive obook with Oxford’s new Virtual Site Studies that bring history to life


This workbook provides extra practice of key skills and encourages an inquiry-based approach to learning—perfect for in-class work or homework.


  • Write-in, full colour workbook
  • Key historical literacies and skills are reinforced progressively
  • Answers available for teachers in the Oxford Big Ideas History 10 Teacher Kit

Sample Pages

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Chapter 2: World War II - Workbook


Overview 1.0 The modern world and Australia: an overview

  • Activity 1.1 The Treaty of Versailles
  • Activity 1.2 The beginning of the Cold War
  • Activity 1.3 Australia and the Vietnam War

Depth studies World War II

2.0 World War II (1939–1945)

  • Activity 2.1 The causes and initial course of World War II
  • Activity 2.2 Australia and the war in the Pacific
  • Activity 2.3 Australian women during World War II

Rights and freedoms

3.0 Rights and freedoms (1945–the present)

  • Activity 3.1 Indigenous Australians’ struggle for rights and freedoms before 1965
  • Activity 3.2 Charles Perkins and the ‘Freedom Ride’ of 1965
  • Activity 3.3 The Stolen Generations and the Bringing Them Home report

The globalising world

4.0 Popular culture (1945–the present)

  • Activity 4.1 Australian culture and identity on screen
  • Activity 4.2 The centrality of sport
  • Activity 4.3 The rise of rock’n’roll

5.0 The migration experience (1945–the present)

  • Activity 5.1 Post-war migration policies in Australia
  • Activity 5.2 Experiences of ‘New Australians’
  • Activity 5.3 Vietnamese refugees to Australia

About the Authors

Richard Smith is a history teacher at Melbourne Grammar School. He has worked in government and independent schools for over 35 years in both administrative and teaching roles. Richard is presently the Treasurer of the History Teachers Association of Victoria and is immediate-past president. He chairs the National History Challenge for the History Teachers' Association of Australia of which he is a past vice-president and treasurer. In 2010 Richard was honoured with the presentation of the HTAV award for Outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history and to the HTAV.

Geraldine Carrodus has taught History in Victorian schools for over forty 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 over the past two years. 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. 

Tim Delany has taught in a number of Government schools in Australia and England. 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 is currently Principal of Newborough Primary School in Gippsland, Victoria.

Associate Professor Tony Taylor has played a pivotal role in the shaping of history education in Australia. In 1999 he was appointed Director of the Australian Government’s National Inquiry into the Teaching and Learning of History and, from 2001–2006, he was Director of the Australian Government’s National Centre for History Education. Recently, Tony has been involved in the development of the Australian Curriculum for History.

Dr Carmel Young is a History consultant with Oxford and has taught History Curriculum and Methods at the University of Sydney. With Tony Taylor, she wrote History: A guide to the teaching and learning of history in Australian schools.

Kate McArthur has taught History and English in Victorian schools for the last 12 years, and has written or contributed to a number of texts relating to History and Literacy. She has also worked as a Literacy Coach for the Victorian Department of Education and Training for 3 years, and is currently an Assistant Principal at Hume Central Secondary College.

ISBN 9780195575798
Publisher Oxford University Press
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 10,
Author(s) Geraldine Carrodus, Tim Delany, Kate McArthur, Richard Smith, Tony Taylor and Carmel Young.10

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