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Victorian Curriculum: History


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


Trusted History content delivered in new and better ways


Combining quality content, a “learning made visible” framework and an exciting new platform, Jacaranda provides new and better ways to dramatically improve teaching and learning. To meet the needs of all schools, the Jacaranda History Alive series is available in print and digital formats.

All core Victorian titles are available on learnON, the immersive digital learning platform. learnON transforms trusted Jacaranda content to make learning more visible, personalised and social. For teachers, learnON includes additional teacher resources such as quarantined questions and answers, curriculum grids and work programs—no separate eGuide purchase is required.

For customers not ready to make the transition to digital-only learning, the Jacaranda History Alive 7-10 series is available as a familiar print textbook. The print editions also include an activation code for learnON so schools can take advantage of the benefits of both formats, and see how learnON makes it easy to start or progress their digital teaching and learning journey.

To complement the History Alive seriesmyWorld History Atlas is available for Years 7-10.

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Content highlights


The Jacaranda History Alive VC series provides 100% coverage of the Victorian Curriculum for History.

Structured topics

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

Historical sources

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

Banks

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Activity banks at the end of each subtopic allow students to apply knowledge, skills and concepts as required by the curriculum

SkillBuilder

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

End-of-topic reviews

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Review sections with activities check students’ understanding and application of historical skills and concepts

An immersive experience

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

Platform highlights


All core curriculum titles for the Victorian Curriculum in Years 7-10 are delivered by learnON, the immersive digital learning platform from Jacaranda.

Jacaranda learnON transforms trusted Jacaranda content to make learning more visible, personalised and social. It has been developed to achieve the highest level of digital sophistication, while supporting a wide range of users from the digital novice to the digital expert. That’s why every title delivered by learnON comes with printables (PDFs) of the reading content and activities, as well as the opportunity for teachers to unlock premium features for their classes.*

All Jacaranda History Alive VC titles powered by learnON 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

Premium feature

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

Premium feature

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

Premium feature

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

Premium feature

*Premium features require certification by individual teachers. Certification (coming September 2017) will count towards Professional Development accreditation hours.

Powered by the Jacaranda learnON platform


All titles delivered by learnON align with the Jacaranda “learning made visible” framework.

This evidence-based pedagogical framework has been carefully constructed to make learning visible to students, teachers, schools and parents. At Jacaranda, we believe that making learning visible ensures that no student is left behind and no student is held back.

All Jacaranda History Alive VC titles delivered by learnON provide:

Diagnosis – pre-test (for)

learnON includes a pre-test to determine students’ proficiency before they begin a new topic of study

Learning goals

Taken directly from the curriculum, learnON includes clear goals outlining what students will learn in each topic

Practice (as)

learnON enables practice through the completion of questions and particular activities, directly in the learnON platform

Rich instruction

learnON includes theories, worked examples, videos, interactivities, discussions, activities, group work, investigations, practical tasks and more

Feedback

In learnON, students receive feedback from a number of sources including the platform (via worked solutions and auto-marked questions), their teacher or peers

Remediation

With visibility of students’ results, teachers can easily identify less abled and/or weak performing students in learnON and provide remedial exercises

Acceleration (Vertical)

Teachers can accelerate students in learnON, assigning work beyond the level they are enrolled in (for example, giving a Year 7 student Year 8 work)

Extension (Horizontal)

learnON enables teachers to extend individuals or groups of students, providing work beyond the curriculum, including their own material

Collaboration

learnON provides opportunities for offline and online collaboration, from the entire title level down to the subtopic and even specific content level

End of topic formal test (of)

Teachers can use the quarantined topic tests in learnON as summative assessments, to be completed online or used as offline printable tests

Evaluation – post-test (of)

Used in conjunction with the pre-test, learnON includes a post-test to measure students’ achievement and improvement through the topic

Want to demo the learnON platform for History?

Available titles


Choose from two formats: digital only, or digital and print.

  • LEARNON + PRINT

    Title: Jacaranda History Alive 7 Victorian Curriculum learnON & Print
    ISBN: 9780730332275
    Author(s): Darlington, Rood and Low
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $69.95
    Year: 7
    Delivery: Student text including LearnON

  • LEARNON

    Title: Jacaranda History Alive 7 Victorian Curriculum learnON
    ISBN: 9780730335054
    Author(s): Darlington, Rood and Low
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $54.95
    Year: 7
    Delivery: Activation Code


Choose from two formats: digital only, or digital and print.

  • LEARNON + PRINT

    Title: Jacaranda History Alive 8 Victorian Curriculum learnON & Print
    ISBN: 9780730332305
    Author(s): McCafferty, Darlington, Keer, Rood, Smithies, Webster and Wood
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $69.95
    Year: 8
    Delivery: Student text including LearnON

  • LEARNON

    Title: Jacaranda History Alive 8 Victorian Curriculum learnON
    ISBN: 9780730335061
    Author(s): McCafferty, Darlington, Keer, Rood, Smithies, Webster and Wood
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $54.95
    Year: 8
    Delivery: Activation Code


Choose from two formats: digital only, or digital and print.

  • LEARNON + PRINT

    Title: Jacaranda History Alive 9 Victorian Curriculum learnON & Print
    ISBN: 9780730332404
    Author(s): Hughes, Smithies, Wood and Darlington
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $69.95
    Year: 9
    Delivery: Student text including LearnON

  • LEARNON

    Title: Jacaranda History Alive 9 Victorian Curriculum learnON
    ISBN: 9780730335078
    Author(s): Hughes, Smithies, Wood and Darlington
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $54.95
    Year: 9
    Delivery: Activation Code


Choose from two formats: digital only, or digital and print.

  • LEARNON + PRINT

    Title: Jacaranda History Alive 10 Victorian Curriculum learnON & Print
    ISBN: 9780730332374
    Author(s): Darlington, Rood, Kerr, McCafferty, Smithies and Jackson
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $69.95
    Year: 10
    Delivery: Student text including LearnON

  • LEARNON

    Title: Jacaranda History Alive 10 Victorian Curriculum learnON
    ISBN: 9780730335085
    Author(s): Darlington, Rood, Kerr, McCafferty, Smithies and Jackson
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $54.95
    Year: 10
    Delivery: Activation Code

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Jacaranda’s most trusted titles and resources in one high-value bundle.


Get these titles as part of the Jacaranda Bundle plus – a high quality digital learning package of 10+ engaging resources that comes with dedicated training and support, making it easy for schools to start or progress their digital learning journey.

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See Jacaranda History Alive in action


Click the buttons on the menu to cycle through each feature:

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

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

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
PREMIUM FEATURE

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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.

EXPLORE THE INTERVCTIVE HISTORY ATLAS