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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.
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
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
What did the 1967 referendum actually achieve?
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What did the 1967 referendum actually achieve?

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Far from giving Aboriginal peoples equal rights, the 1967 referendum gave the Commonwealth Government the right to legislate for Aboriginal peoples and for the inclusion of Aboriginal peoples in the census. Both of these measures enabled accurate assessments of issues specific to Aboriginal peoples and the right of the federal government to legislate for improvements to the lives of Aboriginal peoples. This source-based homework task is designed to assist student understanding of the problems and issues in the NSW History syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights & Freedoms (1945-present)
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
The Spartans 2003 documentary series worksheets
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The Spartans 2003 documentary series worksheets

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This set of worksheets accompany the 2003 Timeline documentary series The Spartans presented by Bettany Hughes and originally produced by Channel 4 UK and shown on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Answers included. The video is available on YouTube. This resource is part of a unit of work for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students. NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Historical societies: Option G: Greece - Spartan society to the Battle of Leuctra 371 BCE.
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.
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
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.
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?
Magazine article: Bred for Battle - Understanding Ancient Sparta's Military Machine
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Magazine article: Bred for Battle - Understanding Ancient Sparta's Military Machine

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Analysis of Antonio Penades’ article in National Geographic, Bred for Battle - Understanding Ancient Sparta’s Military Machine. This article gives a good description of how Spartan hoplites prepared themselves for battle, worked as a phalanx during the battle and recovered from the immediate aftermath of the battle. This resource is designed for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Historical societies: Option G: Greece - Spartan society to the Battle of Leuctra, 371 BCE.
What were the responses to the 1838 Myall Creek Massacre?
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What were the responses to the 1838 Myall Creek Massacre?

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Much has been written of the 1838 Myall Creek Massacre of Kamilaroi people by European settlers in New England NSW. But how did people at the time respond to news of the event? What are the responses now? How have people responded when they learned that their ancestors were perpetrators or victims of the event? This source-based homework task supports student understanding of the outcomes in the NSW History syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Stage 5 Depth Study 1: The Making of the Modern World The Industrial Revolution/Australia in the 1800s Students examine a range of primary and secondary, visual and written resources to discover the background to the Myall Creek Massacre, the event, and the aftermath. The activity concludes with an examination of responses to the event today. Students then explore some of the values of social responsibility: coming to terms with wrongdoing by and against our ancestors and the appropriateness of forgiving/apologising for these wrongdoings. Thought-provoking concepts that will generate plenty of discussion and engagement.
Massacre at Myall Creek - Australia on Trial
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Massacre at Myall Creek - Australia on Trial

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This worksheet accompanies the ABC-TV documentary Australia on Trial - The Myall Creek Massacre (2011). It covers the events around the 1836 massacre and the two court cases in 1837/38 culminating in the verdict when in the hanging of 7 convict stockmen. The agendas of the squatters, Governor Gipps and urban middle-class society are examined. It is probably beyond the scope of the video to investigate the perspectives of the Kamilaroi people and that of the convicts. Neither had power in the 1830s to give their view of the crimes.
Spartan Society - Mapping Activity
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Spartan Society - Mapping Activity

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Mapping activity requiring students to locate key geographical features relating to the topic Spartan Society to the Battle of Leuctra. Designed for Stage 6 Higher School Certificate students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Historical societies: Greece - Spartan Society to the Battle of Leuctra, 371 BCE.
Identify the agricultural machinery
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Identify the agricultural machinery

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This resource has been developed to support student understanding of the NSW 7-10 Agricultural Technology syllabus. It requires students to identify various common pieces of technology found on Australian properties and to use the internet to research how they are used. The activity has been used with both a regular mixed-ability class and a class for students with an Emotional Disorder (ED). It can be adapted for use with other specialised classes.
Mongol Warriors
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Mongol Warriors

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Mongol Warriors requires students to locating, selecting and organising information in order to page to explain why Mongols warriors were successful in defeating their enemies. Stents are provided with the stimulus sheet and the response sheet with scaffolding. The activity exposes students to outcome HT4-8 locates, selects and organises information from sources to develop an historical inquiry of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Stage 4 Depth Study 6: The Mongol Expansion
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
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UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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This worksheet accompanies the 10-minute documentary film UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It deals with the main sections in the Declaration and their application to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is designed for NSW students of the History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights and Freedoms
Australia in World War II - Metalanguage
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Australia in World War II - Metalanguage

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Metalanguage mix and match activity using key words and concepts from the topic, Australia in World War II. Designed for Stage 5 students of the History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Depth Study 3: Australians at War - World War II.
Ezine article - Life and death on the Thai-Burma Railway
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Ezine article - Life and death on the Thai-Burma Railway

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Highly engaging recount of the experiences of Snow Fairclough, a machine-gunner in the Australian army, taken prisoner by the Japanese army and forced to work on Hellfire Pass, the most difficult section of the Thai-Burma Railway. An example of an ordinary man surviving extraordinary adversity. This resource is aimed at Stage 5 students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Core Study 3: Australians at War - World War II.