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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
The Holocaust
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The Holocaust

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This is a unit of work designed for students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. It includes: + Teaching program for unit of work The Holocaust + Worksheet for video - Prisoner Number A26188 - Henia Bryer + Worksheet for video - Auschwitz - The Forgotten Evidence + Worksheet for video - I’m Still Here + Worksheet for video - Annihilation. The Destruction of European Jews. + Source-based activity - What happened at Babi Yar in September 1941? + Source-based activity - What was life like for Jews living in the Warsaw Ghetto? + Source-based activity - What was the Judenrat? How did they try to protect fellow Jews? + Source-based activity - What were the experiences of prisoners and their captors on the Helmbrechts Death Marches? + Source-based activity - What were the reactions of German Jews and non-Jews to Kristallnacht? + Powerpoint - Chronology of the Holocaust + Powerpoint - Anti-Semitism The Longest Hatred + Powerpoint - Nazi Extermination Camps + Powerpoint - Living in the Warsaw Ghetto + Powerpoint - Aftermath of the Holocaust + Powerpoint - Security Police + Powerpoint - Nazi Ideology + Historical Perspectives: Anti-Semitism + Word Search - The Holocaust + Assessment Task + Newspaper front page activity + The restroom cleaners of the Lodz Ghetto activity + 3 Primary sources: the Holocaust + Terms and concepts activity + Walking in his/her shoes empathetic task Ezine article: What we must learn from Holocaust survivors, before it’s too late Ezine article: Kristallnacht surivivor Andy Factor warns antisemitism on 80th anniversary
Lindow Man:  Reconstructing the past through human remains
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Lindow Man: Reconstructing the past through human remains

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This Powerpoint presentation supports the teaching of the NSW Ancient History syllabus Preliminary course Part I - Investigating the Past: History, Archaeology & Science It can also be used as a part of the Case Study: Bodies of Evidence The focus of this presentation is on Lindow Man - discovery, excavation, reconstruction, preservation, and using his remains to inform us about life in Celtic/Roman Britain. The presentation assists students to make decisions about the appropriateness of displaying human remains and whether archaeological remains should be displayed where they are found (to benefit local tourism) or sent to major centres where there are currently more tourists.
The Macedonian Empire Mapping Activity
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The Macedonian Empire Mapping Activity

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Mapping activity of key sites in Alexander’s Macedonian Empire. This task 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,
Do you want to be an Aztec warrior?
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Do you want to be an Aztec warrior?

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This resource includes two pages of visually-appealing source materials on the life of an Aztec warrior. Students must analyse the source materials and then make a pitch to a television company on the life of an Aztec warrior so that they can film an historical series on the Spanish invasion of Mexico. Students must imagine they are the Aztec warrior so that the series is authentic. The activity includes a rubric/marking guide and is linked to outcomes in the NSW History syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
Crash Course World History: The Persians and the Greeks
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Crash Course World History: The Persians and the Greeks

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Crash Course World History: The Persians and the Greeks gives an overview of the causes of conflict between the Achaemenid Persian Empire and the Greek city states in the 5th century BCE, the results of Greek victory the resulting squabble between the Greek states that was the Peloponnesian War. Presenter, John Green gives an interesting argument that it may have actually been better if the Persians had won the war.
The Treatment and Display of Human Remains
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The Treatment and Display of Human Remains

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Unit of work, The Treatment and Display of Human Remains. NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Preliminary HSC Course. Investigating History. Case Study 6: The Treatment and Display of Human Remains. This unit includes: Metalanguage mix and match Lindow Man: Powerpoint presentation Newspaper article: Museums avoid displaying human remains ‘out of respect’ Ezine article: Displaying replica bones and skeletons Magazine article: Should museums display human remains from other cultures? Ezine article: The long ethical arc of displaying human remains Newspaper article: The strange and mysterious case of Dr Glidden Video: The Repatriation of Human Remains Worksheet for video: The Repatriation of Human Remains Video: The U.S. National Museum of Health and Medicine Worksheet for video: The U.S. National Museum of Health and Medicine Video: Lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Craig-Atkins: Recovery and preservation of human skeletal remains Worksheet for video: Lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Craig-Atkins: Recovery and preservation of human skeletal remains Video: History Cold Case: Mummified Child Worksheet for video: History Cold Case: Mummified Child Video: Mummies: Frozen in Time Worksheet for video: Mummies: Frozen in Time Video: The Mystery of the Cocaine Mummies Worksheet for video: The Mystery of the Cocaine Mummies 3 Cloze activities Word search
The Future Farming Technology
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The Future Farming Technology

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This 41-minute video examines the history of particular agricultural equipment and chemicals (tractor, seed drill, fertilisers, combine harvester and GM food technology, discusses future developments of these items and their impact on farm operations and rural communities. It can be used as part of a unit of work on Farm Tools and Machinery or Wheat Production. Answers are provided. Stage 5 Agricultural Technology Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum
Research - Hernán Cortés
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Research - Hernán Cortés

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This scaffolded research activity allows students to focus on Cortés’ personality, influences on his life, motivations to conquer the Aztec Empire, leadership and military skills, treatment of First Nations peoples, positive contributions to the history of Mexico and an assessment of whether Cortés was a hero or a villain. Three sources are provided for students to analyse to gain information on the character of Hernán Cortés. The activities are designed for better-able to Gifted and Talented learners of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus. Stage 4 Depth Study 6: Expanding Contacts 6©: Spanish Conquest of the Americas
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.
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.
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?
Persepolis
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Persepolis

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Unit of work on Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, Persepolis. Designed for students of the NSW English Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Includes: + Iran-Iraq War activity + Worksheet 1: The Veil + Worksheet 2: The Bicycle + Worksheet 3: The Water Cell + Worksheet 4: Persepolis + Worksheet 5: The Letter + Worksheet 6: The Party + Worksheet 7: The Heroes + Worksheet 8: Moscow + Worksheet 9: The Sheep + Worksheet 10: The Trip + Worksheet 11: The F-14s + Worksheet 12: The Jewels + Worksheet 13: The Key + Worksheet 14: The Wine + Worksheet 15: The Cigarette + Worksheet 16: The Passport + Worksheet 17: Kim Wilde + Worksheet 18: The Shabbat + Worksheet 19: The Dowry + The Iranian Hostage Crisis activity + The Iranian Revolution activity + Persepolis Word Search + What were the experiences of child soldiers in the Iran-Iraq War? Source-based activity + Character profile - Marjane + Character profile - Grandmother + Character profile - Mr Ebi Satrapi + Character profile - Mrs Taji Satrapi + Character profile - Uncle Anoosh + Analysis of film stills Crossword Metalanguage Video: The Man who Changed the World Worksheet for video: The Man who Changed the World
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.
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
Pompeii: Life and death in a Roman town
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Pompeii: Life and death in a Roman town

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Worksheet for the BBC video, Pompeii: Life and death in a Roman town presented by Mary Beard. The video examines aspects of Roman life in Pompeii as evidenced by the archaeological and forensic evidence: wealth and social class, public and private buildings, diet, knowledge of the Roman world and life outside the empire and slavery. An excellent video for the Core Study: Cities of Vesuvius - Pompeii and Herculaneum. Higher School Certificate course of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
Attitudes of Aborigines & Europeans to land use
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Attitudes of Aborigines & Europeans to land use

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This worksheet supports the History Australian National Curriculum Syllabus Stage 4 Depth Study 6: Expanding Contacts (d) Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples, Colonisation and Contact History. It guides students in describing and assessing the importance of land use and ownership by Aboriginal people and Europeans in the 1800s and investigates whether conflicting views were just about ethnic traditions or about these many other factors.
What weapons did Australian soldiers use in the Vietnam War?
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What weapons did Australian soldiers use in the Vietnam War?

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This is a source-based homework task to support student understanding for the History Australian National Curriculum Stage 5 School Developed Topic: Australia in the Vietnam War Era. Students analyse a variety of visual and written primary and secondary source materials to identify the weapons used by Australian soldiers in the Vietnam War and to discuss their effectiveness.