NSW Australian Curriculum

The Jacaranda Retroactive NSW Ac series has been designed to support the huge variety and range of approaches and styles for successfully teaching history. Providing a rich set of tools and activities that every history teacher can use to bring history to life.

What problems are we helping to solve?

We listened, we heard teachers wanted:

To engage students in the study of history – sparking the curiosity and imagination from which all else follows.


To teach their class their way with a flexible resource that can be utitilised across a range of approaches and teaching styles.

A resource which delivers a single consistent teaching and learning experience no matter what format they use.


How are we addressing these needs?

Bringing history to life

A rich suite of stunning new images, videos, interactivities – to spark students’ curiosity and imagination.

Interactivities VC History Alice 7-10
Retroactive NSW 1-2

Helping teachers teach their way

A diverse range of activities to help teachers teach history their way and give teachers the best possible experience regardless of technology constraints and platform choices.

Accessible to every student

Activities organised from lower to higher levels of complexity plus challenge opportunities for those thirsting for more.

Unlock deep insights into performance

With learnON, Jacaranda’s immersive eBook, teachers can unlock deep insights into student and cohort performance.


  • Series Features

    The latest editions of Jacaranda Retroactive NSW Ac Series include these key features:

    • Topics are organised around syllabus content, then structured into subtopics that present sections of content to suit classroom teaching practice
    • A focus on historical sources, with accompanying activities, target students’ understanding and application of historical skills and concepts
    • Each subtopic ends with an activity bank to further apply students knowledge, skills and concepts as required by the curriculum
    • Skillbuilders embedded within topics to help students develop confidence in working with historical sources.
    • Review sections check students’ understanding of topics and their ability to apply historical skills and concepts
    • Reading content with integrated media provides a dynamic and uninterrupted learning experience

  • Formats

    Jacaranda provides a range of format options to allow teachers to teach their class their way.


    Printed textbook with free digital code inside


    learnON is our immersive and flexible digital learning platform.

    iPad app

    Trusted Jacaranda content available online and offline through the iPad app


    Downloadable PDFs available in the learnON platform

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  • Offers and complementary products


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    Jacaranda Bundle Offers

    Get Jacaranda Retroactive NSW Ac as part of the Jacaranda Digital Bundle (digital-only) or the Jacaranda Value Bundle (print with digital). These bundles provide trusted, high quality resources, at one low price to meet the unique needs of every New South Wales school.



    Jacaranda World History Atlas

    myWorld History Atlas is a unique digital atlas that brings to life the content of the printed Jacaranda World History Atlas.


Jacaranda Retroactive NSW Ac series

The Jacaranda Retroactive NSW Ac series is available in a print with digital (learnON) or digital-only format to allow teacher to teach their class, their way. For digital customers, use your resource both online and offline with downloadable PDFs and the iPad app.