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HistoriCool is the coolest mag in History! Published since 2013, HistoriCool engages and entertains 8-14 year olds with stories from the past, and helps teachers to deliver curriculum content with our coinciding teaching resources.

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HistoriCool is the coolest mag in History! Published since 2013, HistoriCool engages and entertains 8-14 year olds with stories from the past, and helps teachers to deliver curriculum content with our coinciding teaching resources.
Irish Potato Famine Resource Bundle
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Irish Potato Famine Resource Bundle

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What was the Irish Potato Famine and why was it a major push factor for immigrants coming to Australia? Use the The Irish Potato Famine & Migration Push/Pull Factors Resource Bundle to answer these questions and engage your students in a study of early migration to Australia. Australian Curriculum Links: ACHASSK109 This resource is delivered as a 14 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Engaging 900-word story entitled Rotten Potatoes: Escaping the Great Irish Faminetargeted at readers in Years 4 to 6, written as a letter from an Irish girl to her cousin in Australia. ✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above story to build understanding and vocabulary. ✓ Pre- and Post- reading quiz to assess reading comprehension. ✓ Tri-level question guide about the above article. ✓ Celebrations Brought by Migrants research activity. ✓ Immigrant Group Profile research activity. ✓ In My Backpack worksheet asks students to determine what items they would pack if they had to leave their home and their country in a hurry. ✓ Immigration Restriction Act information and example test. Purchase Issue 11 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
The Aztecs Resource Bundle
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The Aztecs Resource Bundle

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What was the Aztec way of life? And what happened to it when the Spanish came and conquered? Use The Aztec Resource Bundle to ponder these questions and engage your students in a study of the Spanish conquests of America. Australian Curriculum Links: ACDSEH016, ACDSEH073 This resource is delivered as a 13 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Entertaining 750-word article entitled 5 Staples of the Aztec Pantry targeted at 11-14 year old readers, which takes a look at traditional Aztec cuisine. ✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above story to build understanding and vocabulary. ✓ Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included). ✓ Aztec KW chart to help students formulate questions for inquiry. ✓ Video Response worksheet. ✓ Tenochtitlan Map Investigation. ✓ Mexican Flag Analysis. ✓ An Alternative Ending worksheets asks students to ponder 'what if' scenarios in place of the Spanish conquest. Purchase Issue 14 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
Medieval Fashions Resource Bundle
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Medieval Fashions Resource Bundle

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What do the fashions of the time tell us about the class-based society in which the people of the Middle Ages lived? Use the Medieval Fashions Resource Bundle to answer this question and engage your students in a study of Medieval society and hierarchy. Australian Curriculum Links: ACDSEH008 This resource is delivered as a 12 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Engaging and entertaining 700-word article entitled My Medieval Suitcase targeted at 11-15 year-old readers. ✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above article to build understanding and vocabulary. ✓ Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included). ✓ Understanding the Text Tri-Level Question Guide asks students 'Does the text say this? Does the text suggest this? Do you agree with this statement regarding the text? ✓ Social Hierarchy in Medieval Europe worksheet ✓ Medieval Art Object Analysis worksheet ✓ A second article entitled Beneath the Emperor's New Clothes which looks at the popular fairytale based in medieval times. Purchase Issue 02 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
Easter Island Resource Bundle
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Easter Island Resource Bundle

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What happened on Easter Island to make it go from a bustling civilisation to a derelict island? Use the Easter Island Resource Bundle to answer this question and engage your students in a study of Polynesian expansion across the Pacific. Australian Curriculum Links: ACDSEH013, ACDSEH066, ACDSEH067, ACDSEH068 This resource is delivered as a 12 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Engaging article entitled What Happened on Easter Island? ✓ Comprehension questions about the above article to assess student understanding. ✓ The Cult of the Birdman worksheet ✓ Doves and Hawks game instructions, to illustrate the once peaceful attitudes of the Rapanui ✓ Cartoon Analysis ✓ Essay Planner ✓ Write Rongorongo activity Purchase Issue 28 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag.
Australia Day: Celebration or Commiseration Resource Bundle
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Australia Day: Celebration or Commiseration Resource Bundle

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What is the story behind our national day? Use the Australia Day: Celebration or Commiseration Resource Bundle to engage your students in a study of Australia Day. Australian Curriculum Links: ACHASSK064, ACHASSK086, ACHASSK107, ACHASSK135 This resource is delivered as a 18 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Engaging article titled Australia Day: Celebration or Commiseration about the history of Australia Day and why Australia Day is sometimes debated in the media ✓ 3-2-1 Article Response worksheet ✓ Australia’s National Emblems worksheet ✓ ‘Boat People’ poster ✓ ‘Boat People’ worksheet ✓ Cause & Effect worksheet ✓ Acts of Discrimination towards Indigenous Australians ✓ Cartoon Analysis ✓ This Australia Day I... worksheet ✓ We Made Damper! procedure writing activity ✓ Australian National Anthem worksheet Purchase Issue 30 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag.
Indigenous Civil Rights Resource Bundle
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Indigenous Civil Rights Resource Bundle

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How were Australia's Indigenous people once treated by the white public, the government and the law? Use the Indigenous Civil Rights Resource Bundle to answer this question and engage your students in a study of how Aboriginal Australians experienced democracy in decades past. Australian Curriculum Links: ACHASSK135 This resource is delivered as a 12 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Engaging 600-word article entitled Indigenous Civil Rights targeted at a 11-14 year old audience. ✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above story to build understanding and vocabulary. ✓ Pre- and Post- reading quiz to assess reading comprehension. ✓ Tri-level question guide about the above article. ✓ KW Chart to determine questions for inquiry. ✓ Treatment of Victimised Peoples comparison activity. ✓ Events in Indigenous Civil Rights sequencing activity. ✓ An Important Event in the Civil Rights Movement worksheet asks students to research one event from the above sequencing activity and describe its significance to the civil rights movement. Purchase Issue 08 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
Mungo Man Resource Bundle
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Mungo Man Resource Bundle

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Who was the Mungo Man? And what does he tell us about Australia's first people? Use the Mungo Man Resource Bundle to engage your students in a study of the people of ancient Australia and techniques used by archaeologists and historians to investigate this part of Australia's past. Australian Curriculum Links: ACHASSK083, ACDSEH031 This resource is delivered as a 12 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Engaging 700-word article entitled If Skeletons Could Talk: An Interview with the Mungo Man targeted at readers in Years 4 to 7. ✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above article to build understanding and vocabulary. ✓ Pre- and Post- reading quiz to assess reading comprehension. ✓ Tri-Level Question Guide to gauge and extend student understanding of the article. ✓ Super fun Mungo Man Spot-the-Difference! ✓ Lake Mungo: Then & Now worksheet asks students to compare Lake Mungo as it existed 40,000 years ago with today. ✓ Australian Archaeological Discoveries worksheet Purchase Issue 07 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
Mabo & Indigenous Land Rights Resource Bundle
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Mabo & Indigenous Land Rights Resource Bundle

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Who was Eddie Mabo? And what did he have to do with the land rights of Australia's indigenous population? Use the Mabo & Indigenous Land Rights Resource Bundle to answer these questions and engage your students in a study of the experiences of democracy of Aboriginal people after Federation, and the contribution that Eddie Mabo made to Australia and its history. Australian Curriculum Links: ACHASSK135, ACHASSK137 This resource is delivered as a 14 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Engaging 700-word article entitled It's Mabo, It's Justice targeted at a 11-13 year old audience. ✓Indigenous Rights Glossary worksheet for students to add to during their topic study. ✓ Understanding 'It's Mabo, It's Justice' worksheet assesses comprehension of the text. ✓ Mabo: Who, What, Where, When, Why, How? worksheet asks students to consider questions from all angles and select one for deeper study. ✓ Government Policies: Indigenous Rights worksheet. ✓ Cartoon Analysis activity on the subject of terra nullius. ✓ Australian Flag Redesign activity Purchase Issue 22 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
Mongol Empire Resource Bundle
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Mongol Empire Resource Bundle

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If anyone Khan, Genghis Khan. And that he did in the 13th century, building one of the strongest empires the world has ever seen... Use the Mighty Mongol Empire Resource Bundle to engage your students in the Mongol Empire and a wider study of Asian cultures. Australian Curriculum Links: ACDSEH014, ACDSEH077, ACDSEH078 This resource is delivered as a 12 page PDF in A4 size, in addition to an A3 printable boardgame. So, what's included? ✓ 650-word engaging article entitled The Mongol Empire & its Master Warriors targeted at 11-14 year-old readers. ✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above article to build understanding and vocabulary. ✓ Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included). ✓ Understanding the Text Tri-Level Question Guide asks students 'Does the text say this? Does the text suggest this? Do you agree with this statement regarding the text? ✓ KW Chart to determine questions for inquiry. ✓ Mongol Empire Timeline of Events ✓ The Mighty Mongol Army: a unique 2-player boardgame complete with instructions, printable playing cards and gameboard. ✓ A list of other teaching ideas for utilising The Mongol Empire & its Master Warriors in your classroom. Purchase Issue 05 of HistoriCool Magazine in digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
Migration to Australia Resource Bundle
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Migration to Australia Resource Bundle

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What were the motivations for migrants coming to Australia prior to and following federation? And what were their experiences once they arrived? Use the Migration to Australia Resource Bundle to answer these questions and engage your students in a study of pre- and post- federation migration. Australian Curriculum Links: ACHASSK109, ACHASSK136 This resource is delivered as a 15 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Engaging 1000-word article entitled People on the Move: Waves of Migration targeted at readers in Years 5-6. ✓ World map template to locate the country of origins of students and their family members. ✓ Migration PNQ chart worksheet asks students to assume the identity of a migrant and assess the positives and negatives of moving to Australia, as well as the questions they should ask before deciding. ✓ Migration Experiences Before & After Federation comparative worksheet. ✓ Emigration Committee Poster to help students write pretend migration applications. ✓ Immigration Restriction Act Dictation Test information and example. ✓ Migrant Profile activity. ✓ Fun Spot the Difference puzzle Purchase Issue 21 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
Natural Disasters Resource Bundle
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Natural Disasters Resource Bundle

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Disasters: they rock our world, and they shape our history! Use the Natural Disasters Resource Bundle to engage your students in a study of natural disasters and their impacts on Australia and the world. Australian Curriculum Link: ACSSU075, ACSSU078, ACSSU096, ACHGK053 This resource is delivered as a 15 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Engaging and detailed article entitled Australian Natural Disasters. ✓ Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for assessing reading comprehension. ✓ Natural Disasters Glossary Builder encourages students to grow their disaster vocabulary each time they come across a new term in their study. ✓ Natural Disaster: Cause & Effect worksheet. ✓ Natural Disaster Investigation worksheet. ✓ Disaster-themed spot-the-difference. ✓ Disaster word search. Purchase Issue 25 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
Matthew Flinders Resource Bundle
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Matthew Flinders Resource Bundle

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What do we know about the man who named Australia, and what did his voyages accomplish? Use the Matthew Flinders & Voyages of Discovery Resource Bundle to answer these questions and engage your students in a study of explorers and discovery. Australian Curriculum Link: ACHASSK084 This resource is delivered as a 13 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Entertaining 700-word article entitled Trim's Diary written from the perspective of Flinders' pompous cat! ✓ Pre- and Post- reading quiz to assess reading comprehension. ✓ 3-2-1 Worksheet asks students to list 3 things they remember from the article, 2 examples of things they learnt, and 1 questions they have after reading it. ✓ Flinders' Explorations Timeline activity. ✓ Sea Shanties activity to get students singing as if they were heaving and hauling on the seven seas! ✓ Design a Figurehead activity. ✓ Monuments to Flinders and Trim activity Purchase Issue 22 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
The Black Death Resource Bundle
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The Black Death Resource Bundle

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Uh-Oh...Your entire class caught the Plague... What now? Use the Black Death Resource Bundle to engage your students in a study of the Bubonic Plague and the real methods of curing it that were attempted (in vain) by its sufferers. Australian Curriculum Link: ACDSEH070 This resource is delivered as a 12 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Hilarious 700-word article entitled How to Survive the Black Death targeted at readers in Years 7 to 9. ✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above story to build understanding and vocabulary. ✓ Pre- and Post- reading quiz to assess reading comprehension. ✓ KW Chart template to find out what students know, and what they would like to know about the Black Death. ✓ Before and After Comparison Worksheets asks students to compare life in 14th century Europe before and after the outbreak of the Plague. ✓ Black Death Storyboard Activity asks students to illustrate the flow of the Black Death with the aim of turning their storyboard into a script and short play. Purchase Issue 18 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
Marco Polo Resource Bundle
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Marco Polo Resource Bundle

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Who was Marco Polo? And what did the world learn from his travels? Use the Marco Polo Resource Bundle to engage your students in a study of exploration and the Mongol Empire, where Marco Polo spent most of his travels. Australian Curriculum Link: ACDSEH079 This resource is delivered as a 12 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Engaging 650-word article entitled Fact or Fib? Marco Polo's Adventures targeted at readers in Years 6 to 8. ✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above article to build understanding and vocabulary. ✓ Pre- and Post- reading quiz to assess reading comprehension. ✓ KW Chart template to find out what students know, and what they would like to know about Marco Polo's expedition. ✓ Marco Polo Cloze Activity ✓ Marco Polo Timeline Activity Purchase Issue 19 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
Cleopatra Resource Bundle
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Cleopatra Resource Bundle

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What was it like to be a female ruler in ancient history? Or should that be 'her'story! Use the Cleopatra Resource Bundle to engage your students in a study of Cleopatra and role of women in the ancient Egyptian society. Australian Curriculum Links: ACDSEH032, ACDSEH129 This resource is delivered as a 14 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Engaging article entitled Cleopatra: The Last Queen of Egypt ✓ Comprehension questions about the above article to assess student understanding. ✓ Women in Ancient Egypt question chart asks students to develop W-questions about an aspect of female daily life for inquiry. ✓ Female Pharaoh Profile worksheet. ✓ Brand Cleopatra worksheet asks students to consider the aspects of Cleopatra's story or personality that three real brands may have tried to associate themselves with. ✓ The Most Historically Important Woman activity and class discussion. ✓ 'The Sands of Time' activity asks students to be the researcher and producer of a new TV drama set in ancient Egypt. Purchase Issue 27 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding magazine: www.historicool.com.au
Feudal Japan Resource Bundle
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Feudal Japan Resource Bundle

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What were the social classes that made up Feudal Japan, and what was life like for those living within them? Use the Feudal Japan Resource Bundle to answer these questions and engage your students in a study of this era. Australian Curriculum Link: ACDSEH012 This resource is delivered as a 14 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Entertaining and informative 600-word article entitled Characters of Feudal Japan targeted at readers in Years 6-8. ✓ KW Chart template to find out what students know, and what they would like to know about Feudal Japan. ✓ Shogunate Japan Timeline worksheets asks students to match the period with the time span and to list key characteristics of each. ✓ Cartoon Analysis worksheets asks students to think critically about a humorous cartoon relating to the article. ✓ Feudal Classes: Japan vs. Europe Comparative worksheet ✓ Feudal Classes PNI Chart worksheet ✓ Feudal Society: Japan vs. Europe Comparative worksheet ✓ Haiku Poem Planner worksheet Purchase Issue 21 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
Bog Bodies Resource Bundle
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Bog Bodies Resource Bundle

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When an ancient body is found preserved in a bog, what happens next!? Use the Bog Bodies Resource Bundle to engage your students in a study of archaeological mystery-solving. Australian Curriculum Links: ACDSEH001, ACDSEH029, ACDSEH030, ACDSEH148 This resource is delivered as a 13 page PDF in A4 size. So, what’s included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Engaging article titled So… You Found a Bog Body walking readers through the steps they should take if they ever stumble upon a bog body! ✓ Understanding ‘So… You Found a Bog Body’ comprehension questions ✓ Bog Body Profile worksheet ✓ Bog Bodies: Drawing Conclusions activity ✓ ‘Uncovered’ TV series activity instructions Purchase Issue 30 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag.
Onboard the First Fleet Resource Bundle
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Onboard the First Fleet Resource Bundle

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252 days at sea, 778 convicts, a million stories! Use the Onboard the First Fleet Resource Bundle to engage your students in the stories and experiences of convicts during their transportation to Australia. Australian Curriculum Link: ACHASSK085 This resource is delivered as a 12 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Engaging article using actual journal entries from the doctor of the Lady Penrhyn, Arthur Bowes Smith, entitled Onboard the Lady Penrhyn. ✓ 3-2-1 Question Guide. ✓ First Fleet Glossary Snap encourages students to build their vocabulary by playing games! ✓ Crimes of the First Fleet Convicts worksheet. ✓ Map the First Fleet's Voyage activity encourages directional and mapping skills. ✓ First Fleet storyboard template. ✓ Arthur Bowes Smith Diary Entry template. Purchase Issue 25 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
Archaeology at Work Resource Bundle
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Archaeology at Work Resource Bundle

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How to archaeologists and other history professionals investigate the ancient past? Use the Archaeology at Work Resource Bundle to answer this question and engage your students in their Year 7 study of investigating the past. Australian Curriculum Link: ACDSEH001 This resource is delivered as a 13 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the unit, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Engaging 800-word article entitled A Day in My Life on an Egyptian Excavation Site written by the daughter of an archaeologist who has been accompanying her mother to archaeological digs since she was a child, targeted at 10 to 14 year old readers. ✓ Investigating the Past Glossary template includes several terms that students will encounter during their study, and space to add more as new words or phrases are come across. ✓ Jobs at an Archaeological Dig worksheet. ✓ Tools Used at an Archaeological Dig worksheet. ✓ History Job Guide worksheet. ✓ History at Work: Image Analysis activity asks students to regard several photos of history professionals at work and determine information about their job. Purchase Issue 15 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
Trojan War Resource Bundle
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Trojan War Resource Bundle

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Does any truth lie beneath the myth of the Trojan War? Use the Trojan War Resource Bundle to ponder this question and engage your students in a wider study of ancient Greek beliefs and practices. Australian Curriculum Links: ACDSEH036 This resource is delivered as a 12 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Entertaining 650-word article entitled A Horse for Troy targeted at 11-14 year old readers. ✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above story to build understanding and vocabulary. ✓ Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included). ✓ Myths, Legends, Fairytales & Fables worksheet ✓ Character Concept Map worksheet ✓ Trojan War Story Board template Purchase Issue 13 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au