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Engaging and relevant. This is the essence of my teaching and learning resources. You'll find a wealth of History, Agricultural Technology, Retail Services, Aboriginal Studies and more.
Beneath Hill 60 worksheet
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Beneath Hill 60 worksheet

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In 1916 an Australian mining battalion consisting of miners from the North Queensland goldmines, the Hunter Valley coalmines and the Broken Hill and northern Tasmanian mines set about breaking the stalemate on the Western Front by blowing up Hill 60, a German strong-point in Belgium. The film is an excellent depiction the contrasts of life of soldiers on both the Western Front and life on a homestead in North Queensland in 1916. This worksheet is designed for students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Stage 5 Depth Study 3: Australians at War - World War I
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
The Industrial Revolution
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The Industrial Revolution

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This unit of work is designed for students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Stage 5 Depth Study 1: Making a Better World? The Industrial Revolution This bundle includes: + Source-based activity: How did the Industrial revolution affect the working conditions of Australians? + Source-based activity: What impact did the Industrial Revolution have on Australians in the 1800s? + Source-based activity: What were the living conditions of Australians in the 1800s? Source-based activity: Growth or decline. How did the population of Australia change in the 1800s? Video: Children of the Revolution. The Children who Built Victorian Britain Worksheet for video: Children of the Revolution. The Children who Built Victorian Britain Newpaper article: James Watt and the sabbath stroll that created the industrial revolution Video: Crash Course World History: The Industrial Revolution Worksheet for video: Crash Course World History: The Industrial Revolution Video: The Industrial Revolution Comes to Australia Worksheet for video: The Industrial Revolution Comes to Australia Video: Great Britons: Isambard Kingdom Brunel Worksheet for video: Great Britons: Isambard Kingdom Brunel Video: Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here Worksheet for video: Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here Internet article: Australia and the Industrial Revolution - Impact of the first railways Metalanguage mix and match Word Search: The Industrial Revolution
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
Auschwitz. The Forgotten Evidence.
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Auschwitz. The Forgotten Evidence.

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This worksheet accompanies the documentary, Auschwitz. The Forgotten Evidence. The video was originally shown on the History Channel and is available on You Tube. The video examines the question about why the Allies did not know about what was happening at Auschwitz and when they did, why they did not bomb the facility. The interviews with Holocaust survivors are powerful.
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
The Mongol Expansion
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The Mongol Expansion

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This unit of work on the Mongol Expansion is designed for students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. It includes: + Genghis Khan documentary worksheet + The Battle of Wild Fox Ridge activity + 2 jigsaws + Why was the Mongol army so successful activity + Traditional Mongol Clothing activity + The Mongol War Machine literacy activity + The Mongol Expansion Word Search + Food in the Mongol Empire activity + Mongol Clothing worksheet + Mongol Warriors activity + Crash Course World History film worksheet + Mongol tactics and strategies lesson + 4 cloze activities + Newspaper front page + Deconstructing a visual image + Acrostic poem and Mix and match + Worksheet to video Barbarians: the Mongols
Do you want to be an Aztec woman?
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Do you want to be an Aztec woman?

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This resource includes two pages of visually-appealing source materials on the life of an Aztec woman. Students must analyse the source materials and then make a pitch to a television company on the life of an Aztec woman so that they can film an historical series on the Spanish invasion of Mexico. Students must imagine they are the Aztec woman 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.
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.
Do you want to be an Aztec merchant?
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Do you want to be an Aztec merchant?

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This resource includes two pages of visually-appealing source materials on the life of an Aztec merchant. Students must analyse the source materials and then make a pitch to a television company on the life of an Aztec merchant so that they can film an historical series on the Spanish invasion of Mexico. Students must imagine they are the Aztec merchant 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.
Do you want to be an Aztec farmer?
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Do you want to be an Aztec farmer?

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This resource includes two pages of visually-appealing source materials on the life of an Aztec farmer. Students must analyse the source materials and then make a pitch to a television company on the life of an Aztec farmer so that they can film an historical series on the Spanish invasion of Mexico. Students must imagine they are the Aztec farmer 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.
Do you want to be an Aztec slave?
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Do you want to be an Aztec slave?

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This resource includes two pages of visually-appealing source materials on the life of an Aztec slave. Students must analyse the source materials and then make a pitch to a television company on the life of an Aztec slave so that they can film an historical series on the Spanish invasion of Mexico. Students must imagine they are the Aztec slaveso 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.
Hitler's Daughter - Theme: Moral Dilemmas
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Hitler's Daughter - Theme: Moral Dilemmas

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The character Mark is confronted with a number of moral dilemmas, particularly the question of whether children inherit evil from their parents and how parents deal with children who commit evil acts. This activity provides students with the opportunity to discuss and list moral dilemmas that affect them.
Hitler's Daughter - Write a Dialogue
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Hitler's Daughter - Write a Dialogue

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This activity teaches students about the elements and language used in a dialogue and provides a scaffolded response blank for students to continue a dialogue between the character Anna and her grandmother, Hitler's daughter.
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
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
Conquistadors: Episode 1 - The Fall of the Aztecs
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Conquistadors: Episode 1 - The Fall of the Aztecs

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This resource includes a worksheet and answers to accompany the BBC documentary, Conquistadors: Episode 1 - The Fall of the Aztecs presented by Michael Wood. It covers the arrival of the first Spanish under Hernan Cortez, Cortez's journey to Tenochtitlan, conflict with the Aztecs under Montezuma and defeat of the Aztec forces.
What we must learn from Holocaust survivors, before it's too late
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What we must learn from Holocaust survivors, before it's too late

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Analysis of ezine article, What we must learn from Holocaust survivors, before it’s too late from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation news site. The article is an interview with two Australian Holocaust survivors who discuss why they continue to tell their personal histories of their time during the Holocaust. The activities include a look at the issue of history and memory and why it is important to talk about our involvement in tragedies, personal and national. The activity is designed for Stage 5 students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
Magazine article - My debt to those glorious Rats.
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Magazine article - My debt to those glorious Rats.

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Analysis of the article written by Trent Dalton entitled My debt to those glorious Rats. The article examines the writer’s search for why his grandfather’s leg was amputated in Operation Bulimba, during the 1942 North African Campaign. The article is descriptive and evocative. It details how ordinary people become extraordinary people. It demonstrates why personal values and beliefs really do make a difference now and in the future. The resource is part of a unit of work for Stage 5 students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Core Study 3: Australians at War - World War II. But you’ll find the resource can can be utilised across the curriculum and in other education systems.