History Alive

For the Victorian Curriculum

The Jacaranda History Alive series is written by practising teachers and passionate subject experts and includes a wealth of resources across multiple formats designed to spark students’ curiosity, build skills, and empower teachers to teach their class their way.

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Lessons by Victoria’s best teachers

A selection of video lessons delivered by passionate subject teachers bring History topics to life to complement and enrich the classroom experience.

Unmatched teacher support – teachON

Practical teaching advice, teacher-led videos and lesson plans, designed to save time and provide inspiration and support for teachers.

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Thinking Big research projects

Thinking Big research projects for every topic provide opportunities for students to delve deeper, think creatively and work collaboratively.

Focus on skills – SkillBuilders

Jacaranda’s award-winning SkillBuilders develop students’ skills in an engaging and accessible way. Delivered through our proven Tell me, Show me, Let me do it! approach and available in every topic.

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Five new Victorian Humanities series

We have published a complete suite of Humanities resources, giving you the flexibility of a complete package or individual subjects – the choice is yours!

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  • Series features

    The latest editions of the Jacaranda History Alive VC series include these key features:

    • teachON – video lessons by Victoria’s best teachers, teaching advice and lesson plans
    • learnON – our most powerful digital learning platform
      • An immersive digital platform in which students and teachers are connected
      • Rich media, including videos and interactives, to engage and inspire
      • Immediate, corrective feedback for students and an in-built testmaker for teachers to create assignments from a large pool of questions for immediate, spaced and mixed practice.
      • Results reported against skills and content allow unmatched visibility of students’ progress.
    • Thinking Big research projects – creative, imaginative, collaborative activities
    • SkillBuilders – Tell me, Show me, Let me do it!

  • 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

  • Authors

    Robert Darlington

    Anne Low

    Benjamin Rood

    Yasmine McCafferty

    Allen Kerr

    Graeme Smithies

    Isabella Webster

    Ashley Wood

    Luke Jackson

    Nicholas Hughes

  • Offers and complementary products


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    Jacaranda Bundle Offers

    Get Jacaranda History Alive VC as part of the Jacaranda Value Bundle (print with digital) or the Jacaranda Digital Bundle (digital-only). These bundles provide trusted, high quality resources, at one low price to meet the unique needs of every Victorian 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.


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Jacaranda History Alive VC series

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

What are teachers saying about the Jacaranda History Alive series?


    “Jacaranda is clearly written and covers all topics, skills and understandings thoroughly. The tasks also have a great range of resources to refer to and add breadth and depth to the material already included. It also allows for ease of differentiating tasks.”

    Teacher, Prospect High School

  • Creek Street Christian College school logo  

    “We have been using Jacaranda resources as JacPLUS Bookshelf on student iPads for several years now. I find the Humanities textbooks in particular are engaging and of a high quality.”

    Curriculum Coordinator, Creek Street Christian College

  • St John's Greek Orthodox College school logo  

    “Jacaranda texts have excellent, understandable explanations of core content, and online integration is great.”

    Teacher, St. John’s Greek Orthodox College