What is...Oxford Big Ideas History?Using Oxford Big Ideas History Australian Curriculum: History 9-Scope and sequenceOverview1.0 The making of the modern world: an overview 1.1 What factors affected the movement of peoples from 1750 to 1918?1.2 How did new ideas and technological developments contribute to change from 1750 to 1918?1.3 How did imperialism affect the making of the modern world?1.4 What was the significance of World War I?Depth studiesMaking a better world? o Progressive ideas and movements 1 What progressive ideas and movements developed from 1750 to 1918?2 What is capitalism and how has it infl uenced societies in Australia and the world?3 What is socialism and how has it infl uenced societies in Australia and the world?2.0 The Industrial Revolution 2.1 How did new technology make the modern world?2.2 How did changing technology affect people's lives?2.3 What is the impact of changing technology on societies?3.0 Movement of peoples 3.1 What events influenced the movement of peoples around the world?3.2 How did the movement of peoples affect the lives of slaves, convicts and free settlers?3.3 What were the short- and long-term impacts of the movement of peoples?Australia and Asia o Asia and the world China1 How was society in China organised from 1750 to 1918?2 How was Chinese society influenced by world events and cultures around the start of the twentieth century?Japan1 How was society in Japan organised from 1750 to 1918?2 How was Japanese society influenced by world events and cultures around the start of the twentieth century?India1 How was society in India organised from 1750 to 1918?2 How was Indian society influenced by world events and cultures around the start of the twentieth century?4.0 Making a nation 4.1 Why were colonies established in Australia and who was affected?4.2 How did key events and ideas influence the development of Australia?4.3 What was life in Australia like at the start of the 20th century?World War I 5.0 World War I 5.1 What were the causes of World War I?5.2 How and where was World War I fought?5.3 How did World War I affect life at home in Australia?5.4 How is World War I remembered and commemorated?*Assess is available for selected chapters (not available for obook only chapters).
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. 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 a curriculum leader at Traralgon College in 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. Bernie Howitt is currently President of the NSW History Teachers' Association, and has been teaching History since the 1970s. Bernie has worked on syllabus development for both the NSW Board of Studies and ACARA. He has won two NSW Premier's History scholarships, an excellence in teaching award, and taught in England as a Commonwealth Exchange teacher. He has been a contributor to the Oxford Big Ideas History Australian Curriculum series.