Cambridge Humanities and Social Sciences for Queensland: Year 9 – [Text + Digital]

  • Kate Buchanan, Kathleen Collin, Jarod Costantini, Kimberley Diehm, Jessica Hegerty & Ryan Slavin
  • Paperback + Digital
  • Cambridge University Press Australia
  • 31/10/2023
  • ISBN: 9781009410502

RRP: $72.95 (Inc. GST)


Supporting teachers in delivering engaging, local content to guide and encourage their Year 7 to 10 students as they explore the shaping of the modern world and the various challenges faced by humanity today.

What’s new:

  • This NEW edition has been written specifically to reflect and align with the new Australian Curriculum v9.0, engaging Queensland students with History, Geography, Economics & Business and Civics & Citizenship. It draws on local content and examples in each topic to ensure Queensland students can relate to, and genuinely connect with, each subject.
  • Students will be engaged in the content through fascinating chapter openers, a visually appealing design, carefully chosen, age-appropriate language, an extensive range of sources and rich digital resources that bring each topic to life.
  • Students are prepared for further senior studies through a source-based inquiry approach for history, and by the consistent use of cognitive verbs at all year levels.
  • Skills and concepts are integrated throughout the chapters in a wide range of activities that help students make the connection between the skill and the subject matter and allow teachers to differentiate learning to suit the needs of individual students.
  • A host of additional resources created by experienced and passionate Queensland authors – particularly in areas often taught by non-specialist teachers – and a powerful Learning Management System, provides extensive teacher support.


Content has been closely reviewed by Alison Quin, a Queensland educator of Tagalaka descent, to ensure that these resources help teachers to respectfully and confidently bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into their teaching in a meaningful way.

Alison developed an awareness of the complexities, contradictions, and power of education for First Nations people when she became a high school English teacher. Since then, her work in education in First Nations communities and at universities has focused on how to bring Australia’s two traditions of knowledge-making and learning together and, in particular, on the development of practical skills relating to pedagogy and curriculum principles in Indigenous education.

Alison’s vision: “My vision is for all students in Australia to learn about and through the two knowledge traditions of this continent – First Nations and Anglo-Australian – to create a future that respects and empowers Country and its many peoples. As leaders in learning, you have a powerful opportunity to share the history and stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with their students – the small steps you take to start your journey can make a big impact.”*

*From Re-centring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in education, QUTex Blog, September 4, 2020


PART 1: History
Unit 1: Making and transforming the Australian nation (1750-1914)
1. Making and transforming the Australian nation

Unit 2: World War I (1914–18)
2. The significance of World War I (1914–18): why do Australians still care about the Great War?

Unit 3: The Industrial Revolution and the movement of peoples (1750-1900)
3. The Industrial Revolution and the movement of peoples – available in the digital versions

Unit 4: Asia and the world
4. China and the World – available in the digital versions

PART 2: Geography
Unit 1: Biomes and food security
5. Biomes and food security

Unit 2: Geographies of interconnections
6. Geographies of interconnections

PART 3: Economics & Business
Unit 1: Economics & Business
7. Going global
8. Money matters

PART 4: Civics & Citizenship
9. Government and democracy
10. Laws and citizens
11. Citizenship, diversity and identity

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