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The King of Shadows
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The King of Shadows

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This unit of work on The King of Shadows is designed for students of the NSW English K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. It includes: Analysis of book covers Metalanguage mix and match Crossword Word search
Spanish Conquest of the Americas
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Spanish Conquest of the Americas

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Unit of work on the Spanish Conquest of the Americas. Designed for students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Stage 4 Depth Study 6: Expanding Contacts Option 3: Spanish Conquest of the Americas Bundle includes: + Powerpoint - Aztec Society + Aztec Society Powerpoint activity + Do you want to be an Aztec farmer? + Do you want to be an Aztec merchant? + Do you want to be an Aztec slave? + Do you want to be an Aztec warrior? + Do you want to be an Aztec woman? + 3 Cloze activities + Acrostic poem and Mix and match + Sequence the events + Crack the Code revision activity + Word Search + Guns, Germs and Steel worksheet for video + Conquistadors: Episode 1 - The Fall of the Aztecs worksheet for video + Conquistadors: Episode 2 - The Conquest of the Incas + Terms and concepts + Research: Hernán Cortés + Ezine article, Peruvian Ice Caps Preserve a Legacy of Conquest + Information report + The Great Inca rebellion worksheet for video + Mapping History: The Conquistadors in Central America + Crossword + Armor and weapons of a conquistador + Crossword + Deconstructing a visual image - The Arrival or Conquest of Hernan Cortez in Veracruz + Ezine article: Conquistadors sacrificed and eaten by Aztec-era people + Video: Conquistadors Episode 3: The Search for El Dorado + Worksheet for video: Conquistadors Episode 3: The Search for El Dorado + Newspaper article: Spain fights to dispel legend of Inquisition and imperial atrocities + Video: Conquistadors Episode 4: All the World is Human + Worksheet for video: Conquistadors Episode 4: All the World is Human
Ultimate Battles.  Gaugamela
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Ultimate Battles. Gaugamela

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Worksheet for the documentary, Ultimate Battles. Gaugamela. This video is available on YouTube and covers reasons for Alexander’ success at the Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BCE. This resource is part of a unit of work for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Personalities in their Times. Option G. Greece - Alexander the Great.
Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms
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Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms

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This package includes: + Program for unit of work + Powerpoint - Charles Perkins and the Freedom Rides + Powerpoint - The Stolen Generation + Newspaper front page - National shame as UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples rejected by Australia! + Video worksheet - First Australians Episode 6: A Fair Deal for a Dark Race + Video worksheet - First Australians Episode 7: We Are no Longer Shadows + Video worksheet - UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples + Source Analysis - What was the impact of the 1965 Freedom Rides + Source Analysis - What did the 1967 Referendum Actually Achieve? + Source Analysis - What really happened at the Kinchela Boys Home? + Source Analysis - Why did Aboriginal people set up a Tent Embassy in 1972? + Source Analysis - What were the causes and effects of the 1938 Day of Mourning? + Source Analysis - Why did the Gurindji people walk off the Wave Hill Pastoral Station in 1966? + Worksheet - Historical Perspectives: The Stolen Generation + Mix and match activity - Key words and concepts + Word Search - Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms + Mind map: Rights of the Child + Literacy activity: Assimilation + Sequence the events + 3 Cloze activities + Walk in his/her shoes - empathetic task
Australian History through Song: I Am Australian
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Australian History through Song: I Am Australian

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Analysis of the song, I Am Australian by Bruce Woodley and Dobe Newton. Designed for Stage 3 students studying the topic The Australian Colonies. NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Activities include analysis of the song to identify references to Australian geography, famous people and history. Students must then use the structure of the song to write a verse about Australia in the 1800s.
Jasper Jones
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Jasper Jones

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Unit of work on Craig Silvey’s novel, Jasper Jones. The unit is designed for Stage 5 students of the *NSW English K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.*This bundle includes: Metalanguage mix and match Activities for Chapters 1-3 Activities for Chapters 4-6 Activities for Chapters 7-9 Character profile: Charlie Bucktin Character profile: Jasper Jones Character profile: Jeffrey Lu Character profile: Eliza Wishart Character profile: Mad Jack Lionel Character profile: Ruth Bucktin Character profile: Wesley Bucktin Word search Newspaper article -Secrets and shame of a small town: Jasper Jones first review Mise-en scène Context Analysis of book covers Intertextuality and Jasper Jones Comparative texts: Jasper Jones and To Kill a Mockingbird Crossword Sequence the events Frame story and mise-en abyme Who said quotations activity True or false revision activity Textual codes and conventions Motif and Jasper Jones Crack the Code revision activity Book review: The Age
Kokoda (2006) worksheet
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Kokoda (2006) worksheet

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This worksheet and answer sheet accompanies the 2006 feature film, Kokoda. It focuses on reasons for the Australian 39th Battalion being on the Kokoda Track in 1942, conditions and difficulties for Australian soldiers, the two battles of Isurava and the aftermath of the battles. It includes analysis of 3 scenes from the film that depict fighting conditions.
First Australians Episode 7: We Are No Longer Shadows
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First Australians Episode 7: We Are No Longer Shadows

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This worksheet and answers accompanies the SBS program First Australians Episode 7: We Are No Longer Shadows. It covers the life of Eddie Koiki Mabo's life and his struggle for the most essential civil right: the right for Indigenous Peoples in Australia to claim legal ownership over their traditional lands. His success in the High Court in 1992 court meant that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples could actually own their land and make decisions with regard to that land such as who can live on it and any economic activities related to the land. But it was also a tremendous moral victory to those who fought for ATSI civil rights. The worksheet is designed for students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Stage 5 Topic 4: Rights and Freedoms. It can also be used as part of the NSW Legal Studies Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Preliminary Course Part I: The Legal System Law Reform in Action Higher School Certificate Course Option 4: Indigenous Peoples
Australian History Through Song: I Was Only 19
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Australian History Through Song: I Was Only 19

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John Schumann's 'I Was Only 19' gives a narrative of a 19-year old conscript in the Australian Army in 1968-69, at the time of the Vietnam War. The song describes selection, training, experiences in Vietnam and reflections on the war after his return. The terms and concepts in the song are explained and are followed by a set of activities. The set of activities includes: 1. What did you learn about the experiences of Anzac soldiers at Gallipoli and after the war? 2. How did the song make feel? Why? 3. How does John Schumann use language and tone to help you feel this way? 4. Is the song for or against war? Why?
Tomorrow, When the War Began
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Tomorrow, When the War Began

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Unit of work on John Marsden’s Tomorrow When the War Began. Written for students of the NSW English K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. It includes: + Analysis of book covers + Analysis of film scenes + Character profile: Ellie Linton + Character profile: Corrie McKenzie + Character profile: Robyn Mathers + Character profile: Fiona Maxwell + Character profile: Chris Lang + Character profile: Homer Yannos + Character profile: Lee + Kevin - quotes activity + Wirrawee (setting) + Hell (settling) + Colloquialisms + Sequence the events + Sequencing activity + Book review and activities + Plot + Chapters 1-5 activities + Chapters 6-10 activities + Chapters 11-15 activities + Chapters 16-22 activities + Crossword + Word Search + Write of passage newspaper article + Crack the Code revision activity + The Back Story Metalanguage Ezine article: Unsettling Echoes of Yesterday True or False revision activity Ezine article - John Marsden, bestselling Australian author and educator Newspaper article: John Marsden’s journey from psych ward to author to school founder
The real Macbeth
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The real Macbeth

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Worksheet and answers to accompany the Timeline documentary, The Real Macbeth, presented by Tony Robinson. The video examines the life of the real Scottish king, Macbeth and the times in which he lived. Robinson identifies where the play is based on fact and where it is based on life at the time that the play was released. A very thorough presentation.
Little Brother
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Little Brother

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Unit of work on Allan Baillie’s novel, Little Brother. The unit is designed for Stage 3 students of the NSW English K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Resources in this package include: Activities for Chapters 1-6 Activities for Chapters 7-12 Activities for Chapters 13-19 Magazine article: The world can be doing more for refugees Ezine article: How we can help refugee kids in Australia to thrive Word Search Metalanguage mix and match Who Said? Quotes activity Video: What does it mean to be a refugee? Worksheet for video: What does it mean to be a refugee? Video: Horror Humanem est - The Khmer Rouge Worksheet for video: Horror Humanem est - The Khmer Rouge Video: Syrian Refugee Children Worksheet for video: Syrian Refugee Children Video: Thailand/Cambodia refugees flood into Thailand Worksheet for video: Thailand/Cambodia refugees flood into Thailand Video: Death of a Nation: The Khmer Rouge’s Cambodia Worksheet for video: Death of a Nation: The Khmer Rouge’s Cambodia Video: A Place in the Sand. Life inside the world’s largest refugee camp Worksheet for video: A Place in the Sand. Life inside the world’s largest refugee camp Sequence the events Crossword True or false revision activity Analysis of book covers Intertextuality and Little Brother whole lesson 3 Cloze activities Narrative assessment task Crack the Code revision activity Analysis of visual image: Diavata Refugee Camp, Greece (2016) Who am I? Revision activity Motif: Repeating Patterns
Charles Perkins and the Freedom Rides, 1965
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Charles Perkins and the Freedom Rides, 1965

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Modelled on the U.S. Freedom Rides in the early 1960s, Charles Perkins embarked on a Freedom Ride of his own with Sydney University students in 1965. The event was followed closely by the Australian media who reported on the disruptions to the life of country towns. In the longer-term, however, the road trip highlighted the racial inequities and discrimination against Aboriginal peoples. This Powerpoint presentation gives an overview of the ride and the impact on Aboriginal rights.
Children of the Revolution. The Children who built Victorian Britain.
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Children of the Revolution. The Children who built Victorian Britain.

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Worksheet for the BBC video, Children of the Revolution. The Children who built Victorian Britain, presented by Jane Humphries. This is an outstanding and engaging documentary on child workers in Britain during the Industrial Revolution. It examines the extent of their employment, importance to the state and provides snapshots of the experiences of individual children. As Jane Humphries states, child workers were the true heroes of the Industrial Revolution. This resource is part of a unit of work on the* Industrial Revolution*, Stage 5 History, NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
Pompeii. The last day
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Pompeii. The last day

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Worksheet to accompany the BBC documentary, Pompeii. The last day. The video gives an excellent outline of how each stage of the explosion of Mount Vesuvius affected the people of Pompeii and Herculaneum. It creates a narrative by using the forensic remains to build a possible scenario about who the person may have been and their life in Pompeii. This worksheet is part of a unit of work,* Core Study: Cities of Vesuvius. Pompeii and Herculaneum*. Higher School Certificate course. NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall
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The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

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This worksheet and answers are designed for the 6-minute animated Ted Ed documentary, The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall. It covers post-WWII events resulting in the division of Berlin, the creation of the first fence to prevent emigration and loss of workers from East Germany, the construction of the concrete wall in 1961-2, the fortifications immediately behind the wall and events leading to the opening of border crossings in 1989. The video is available on YouTube.
Was the Battle of Long Tan Australia's greatest battle in the Vietnam War?
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Was the Battle of Long Tan Australia's greatest battle in the Vietnam War?

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The 1966 Battle of Long Tan is touted as Australia's greatest battle in the Vietnam War. But is this true? This source-based homework activity is designed to support student understanding of the NSW History syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Stage 5 Depth Study 6: School Developed Topic Australia in the Vietnam War Era Students analyse a range of primary and secondary, visual and written sources to seek evidence to support or refute the argument that Long Tan was Australia's greatest battle in the Vietnam War. All circumstances considered, it's hard to refute this question.
What was the impact of the 1965 Freedom Ride?
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What was the impact of the 1965 Freedom Ride?

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This is a source-based homework task to support student understanding of the NSW History syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights & Freedoms 1945-present Students analyse a variety of written and visual, primary and secondary sources to make decisions about the impact of the 1965 Freedom Ride on Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Australia. The 1965 Freedom Ride was inspired by the Freedom Rides by the American Civil Rights movement. It resulted in immediate publicity about the inequities of all aspects of life for the Aboriginal people. In the longer term it helped to pave the way for the 1967 referendum to include Aboriginal people in the Australian constitution which in turn gave greater legal and political rights to Aboriginal people.
3 Primary sources: The Achaemenid Persian Empire
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3 Primary sources: The Achaemenid Persian Empire

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This resource includes 3 separate primary sources from eyewitnesses to events in the topic Persia - from Cyrus II to the death of Darius III and activities based on the source including who wrote the source, what we know about the writer, how their presence at the historical incidents impacts their writing, whether the information is reliable and the purpose of the writing. The 3 sources are: + Herodotus describes Persian religion, c.490-420 BCE + Diodorus Siculus reports that Artaxerxes II appoints a Greek(!) to command the Persian navy, 398-7 BCE + Artaxerxes I gives Nehemiah permission to rebuild the Jerusalem temple, 445-4 BCE Each source and analysis questions are on a single page. This task is designed for NSW students of the History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Stage 6 Higher School Certificate course Historical Periods Option D: Persia – Cyrus II to the Death of Darius III The outcome being developed is: AH12-6 analyses and interprets different types of sources for evidence to support an historical account or argument.
Aftermath of the Holocaust
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Aftermath of the Holocaust

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This Powerpoint presentation covers liberation of the camps, psychological effects of experiencing the Holocaust, impact on Europe's population, emigration, creation of the State of Israel, bring war criminals to trial, historical sites and memorials, international war crimes legislation, resurgence of anti-Semitism, finding war criminals, Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is designed for students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Stage 5 Depth Study 6: The Holocaust