Victorian Curriculum: History

The Jacaranda History Alive series has been updated to meet and exceed the aspirations of the 2017 Victorian Curriculum: History for Years 7-10.

Jacaranda is delivering brand new Victorian Curriculum editions on a brand new eBook powered by learnON. The result? Trusted Jacaranda content delivered in new and better ways to dramatically improve student learning outcomes.

Trusted Victorian Curriculum History content delivered in new and better ways

The new History title will be offered in three different formats including one print and two new eBook versions on the new learnON platform. The new eBook also includes additional teacher resources such as quarantined questions and answers and curriculum grids — no separate eGuide purchase is required. To complement the History Alive series, the Jacaranda myWorld History Atlas is available for Years 7-10.

History Alive 7 Victorian Curriculum

History Alive 8 Victorian Curriculum

History Alive 9 Victorian Curriculum

History Alive 10 Victorian Curriculum

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What is it?
Jacaranda’s new immersive eBook Everything in learnON plus teachers and studented are connected 24/7 for real-time collaboration and personalised feedback The familiar printed textbook that includes an activation code for learnON
Who is it for?
Schools starting their digital learning journey and those that are comfortable using eBookPLUS but appreciate a more seamless learning experience Schools that want to take their digital learning to the next level Schools that want or need the flexibility of a digital and print environment
How to buy?
Available through your preferred bookseller (as part of your booklist) or direct from Jacaranda (institutional license) Available direct from Jacaranda only (institutional license) Available through your preferred bookseller (as part of your booklist) or direct from Jacaranda (institutional license)

Content highlights

Jacaranda History Alive 7-10 VC learnON features the high quality, curriculum-aligned content that schools expect from Jacaranda.

Structured topics


Topics are organised around inquiry or ‘big’ questions, then structured into subtopics that present sections of content to suit classroom teaching practice

Historical sources


A focus on historical sources, with accompanying activities, target students’ understanding and application of historical skills and concepts

Activity banks


Each subtopic ends with a Putting it all together activity bank to further apply knowledge, skills and concepts as required by the curriculum



Skillbuilders provide an in-depth learning sequence to help students master key historical skills

End-of-topic reviews


‘Review and Respond’ feature allows students to consolidate knowledge, skills and concepts, and demonstrate progress

An immersive experience


Reading content with integrated media provides a dynamic and uninterrupted learning experience

Platform highlights

Every title on the learnON platform comes with these powerful features out-of-the-box:

Everything in the one place, from theory to media, questions, answers and more, creates a seamless learning experience

Videos and interactivities embedded within the reading content, at the point of learning, support and enhance learning

Students gain visibility into their own performance via a user-friendly dashboard and on-demand reports

Customisation features such as highlighting, notes and favourites personalise the learning experience

Students receive immediate feedback via worked solutions and questions that are automatically marked

Teachers gain visibility into student performance with continual access to all students’ activities and results

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Teachers can intervene at the right time by providing immediate and personalised feedback to students

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Collaboration enables a virtual classroom experience as students are connected to their teacher and peers

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Premium customisation enables teachers to upload their own resources, create and assign assessments, and more

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See the new History title in action

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Embedded videos

Videos are embedded at the point of learning to allow students to gain an overview of each topic

Integrated interactivities

Interactivities are embedded at the point of learning to enhance student engagement

Exemplary responses

Exemplary responses supplied for every question – which appear on the same screen as the question and student response – enable students to immediately identify errors and assists those who get ‘stuck’


Auto-marking of selected questions means students receive immediate feedback, their progress is tracked and teachers save a considerable amount of time

Built-in workboard

A workboard is available within selected activities, allowing students to explain or sketch their ideas


Collaboration, comment and discussion features are built in to facilitate discussion and debate, allowing students to post questions and responses to fellow students and teachers


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Interactive History atlas for Years 7-10

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