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PART 1: GEOGRAPHY Chapter 1: The Geography toolkit Chapter 2: Water in the world Word wizard: Word searchSkill school: Nuts and BOLTSSAnalysis ace: Displaying data differentlyCase cracker: Where in the world is water scarcity?Writing winner: How to: Turn data into wordsFun finish: Hydroelectricity Chapter 3: Livable citiesWord wizard: CrosswordSkill school: Using street directory mapsAnalysis ace: Creating climate graphsCase cracker: Understanding liveabilityWriting winner: How to: ProofreadFun finish: Survey the liveability of your suburb Chapter 4: Living in AustraliaWord wizard: Word ladderSkill school: Interpreting topographic mapsAnalysis ace: Understanding population distributionCase cracker: Esplanade Youth PlazaWriting winner: How to: Write a TEEL paragraphFun finish: Where in Australia? Skills survey: GeographyRevision remedy: Geography PART 2: HISTORY Chapter 5: The History toolkit Chapter 6: The ancient worldWord wizard: True or falseSkill school: Considering the origins of the ancient worldAnalysis ace: Analysing primary and secondary sourcesCase cracker: Understanding what artefacts mean in history Writing winner: How to: Use historical terminologyFun finish: Paint the cave Chapter 7: Investigating the ancient pastWord wizard: Pick the winnerSkill school: Developing understanding of time and chronology Analysis ace: Get to know primary and secondary sourcesCase cracker: Understanding the significance of archaeology Writing winner: How to: Plan historical inquiryFun finish: Pyramids and tombs Chapter 8: Ancient EgyptWord wizard: Define your termsSkill school: Interpreting historical sourcesAnalysis ace: Understanding reliability and usefulnessCase cracker: Understanding different perspectives in history Writing winner: How to: Reference your sourcesFun finish: Pharaoh for a day Chapter 9: Ancient GreeceWord wizard: Word puzzleSkill school: Interpreting historical sources Analysis ace: Understanding how historians develop conclusions Case cracker: Understanding different perspectives in history Writing winner: How to: Reference your sourcesFun finish: The Greek heroes Chapter 10: Ancient RomeWord wizard: Code crackerSkill school: Getting to know historical inquiryAnalysis ace: Using a variety of historical sourcesCase cracker: Understanding different perspectives in history Writing winner: How to: Reference your sourcesFun finish: Gladiator games Chapter 11: Ancient India(obook only chapter) Chapter 12: Ancient China Word wizard: Cash in your word bankSkill school: Using questions in the study of historyAnalysis ace: Using a variety of historical sourcesCase cracker: Understanding different perspectives in history Writing winner: How to: Reference your sourcesFun finish: Make your own terracotta warrior Skills survey: HistoryRevision remedy: History PART 3: ECONOMICS AND BUSINESSChapter 13: The Economics and Business toolkit Chapter 14: Economic choicesWord wizard: CrosswordSkill school: Interpreting simple economic dataAnalysis ace: Understanding how economic data is used as evidenceCase cracker: Interpreting a newspaper articleWriting winner: How to: Plan an investigationFun finish: Retirement Chapter 16: Innovation and entrepreneurship Word wizard: Match thatSkill school: Understanding technology in businessAnalysis ace: Getting to know business skills, tools and processes Case cracker: Considering how cause and effect works in businessWriting winner: How to: Break down a questionFun finish: Elevator pitch Skills survey: Economics and BusinessRevision remedy: Economics and Business PART 4: CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIPChapter 16: The Civics and Citizenship toolkit Chapter 17: Designing our political and legal systemWord wizard: Cash in your word bankSkill school: Getting to know parliamentAnalysis ace: Interpreting the law and understanding civic consequencesCase cracker: Understanding the difference between fact and opinionWriting winner: How to: Develop inquiry questionsFun finish: Happy Island Skills survey: Civics and CitizenshipRevision remedy: Civics and Citizenship Glossary grab

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Leo ContiLeo Conti is the President of the Geographical Association of Western Australia. He worked as an author on the Oxford Big Ideas Humanities and Social Sciences Western Australian Curriculum 7-10 Student books. Leo currently works as the Head of HASS at Ballajura Community College in Perth, and as a senior lecturer at the University of Notre Dame. Kirstin WoodardKirstin Woodard is a currently working as a History teacher at Applecross Senior High School in Perth. Kirstin has experience teaching ATAR-level History, as well as Years 7-10 History and Geography. Paul StennerPaul Stenner is an experienced HASS teacher. He has worked as a Head of Department in four schools, and previously worked as the UK Government Advisor for Citizenship, Holocaust and Genocide Education. Paul currently works as a HASS teacher at Guildford Grammar School in Perth. Annie ReesAnnie Rees has been teaching HASS in independent schools in Perth since 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management) and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), with a major in Business Studies and a minor in Humanities and Social Sciences. A passionate Business and Economics teacher, she has experience teaching Years 7-10 HASS, as well as Business Management and Enterprise ATAR. Siobhan McCarthySiobhan McCarthy has experience teaching ATAR-level Politics and Law, as well as Years 7-10 HASS. Prior to teaching, Siobhan studied Law, Political Science, Languages and History. Most recently, Siobhan has worked at Prendiville Catholic College in Perth. Ashley BreadsellHaving taught since 2007, Ashley Breadsell is an experienced HASS teacher. Ashley has taught ATAR-level Geography, as well as Years 7-10 HASS. Ashley currently works at Mandurah Catholic College, where she held the position of Assistant Head of Learning Area HASS in 2014, 2017 and 2018.

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