Part 1: History1.0 First Australians: What do we know about original inhabitants?1.1 How do indigenous peoples understand their world?1.2 How were indigenous cultures organised?1.3 What impact did new arrivals have on indigenous societies?1.4 What has modern investigation revealed about indigenous societies?Transferring ideas: The Cheyenne2.0 Colonisation: How do empires and colonies interact?2.1 Why do empires establish colonies?2.2 How are colonies populated?2.3 Why do people settle in colonies?2.4 How are colonies governed?Transferring ideas: Colonial America3.0 Nations and nationalism: What is the significance of national identity?3.1 What is national identity?3.2 How do people show their national identity?3.3 How does national identity shape nations?Transferring ideas: IrelandPart 2: Geography4.0 Geospatial skills and concepts: How can we understand our world?4.1 Why do we study geographic patterns?4.2 What helps us to find geographic patterns?4.3 How do we describe and interpret geographic patterns?Transferring ideas: Global population patterns5.0 Tectonic hazards: How do people respond to natural hazards?5.1 What causes tectonic hazards?5.2 How do tectonic hazards affect people?5.3 How can we predict and manage tectonic hazards?Transferring ideas: Bushfires6.0 Coasts: How do landscapes change over time?6.1 What are the features of coastal landscapes?6.2 What forces shape and change coastal landscapes?6.3 How can coastal landscapes be protected?Transferring ideas: Rivers7.0 Pollution: How do we affect our environment?7.1 What pollution issues is the world facing?7.2 Why does pollution matter to our environment?7.3 How can we reduce pollution?Transferring ideas: TBC8.0 Tourism: Are our industries sustainable?8.1 What influences tourism trends?8.2 What are the impacts of tourism?8.3 How can tourism be made sustainable?Transferring ideas: Agriculture
Associate Professor Tony Taylor has played a pivotal role in the shaping of history education in Australia. Previously Director of the National Inquiry into the Teaching and Learning of History, and National Centre for History Education, Tony is series editor of Oxford Big Ideas.Geraldine Carrodus has taught History in Victorian schools for forty years and is currently teaching at Sacre Coeur.Melissa Casley is an experienced teacher of History and is currently teaching at Gleneagles Secondary College.Kirsty Leahy has taught Geography for over 8 years and currently teaches at Presbyterian Ladies' College. Kirsty has also contributed to textbooks, activities for the DSE Atlas project and articles for GTAV.John Ramsdale has taught for 37 years. In 2008, John was presented with the GTAV's Award for Geographical Education in recognition of his contribution to the teaching of geography.Richard Smith is presently the Director of Reporting & Assessment at Tintern Schools. He has taught for 31 years and has contributed to many textbooks and is past President of the HTAV.Marianne Ward is Head of Geography at Presbyterian Ladies' College. Marianne was previously a Project Officer with the GTAV and has contributed to many teacher and student resources.Michael Spurr is a member of the Big Ideas team, Business Development Manager for Oxford University Press and an Adjunct Research Associate of the School of Historical Studies, Monash University. Before joining Oxford Michael was Executive Director of the History Teachers' Association of Victoria.