The Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Site

The Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Site

Powerpoint on the Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Site. Part of unit of work on The Investigation of Historical Sites and Sources: New England. Designed for students of the NSW Modern History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Preliminary Course Investigating Modern History – The Nature of Modern History Topic 1. The Investigation of Historic Sites and Sources This Powerpoint looks at the Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Site and provides students with activities: You have been employed by Gwydir Shire Council to: 1. Consult on community needs regarding the current Myall Creek Memorial site. Who would you speak to? Why? 2. Enhance the memorial. What would you do to improve the memorial? 3. Produce educational materials based on the importance of the site. What would these be?
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The Investigation of Historical Sites and Sources: New England

The Investigation of Historical Sites and Sources: New England

Unit of work on The Investigation of Historical Sites and Sources: New England. Designed for students of the NSW Modern History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Preliminary Course Investigating Modern History – The Nature of Modern History Topic 1. The Investigation of Historic Sites and Sources This unit includes: + What were the responses to the Myall Creek Massacre? Source-based inquiry task + Australia on Trial: The Myall Creek Massacre. Worksheet for video + The Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Site Powerpoint presentation and activities
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Australian History through Song: And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Australian History through Song: And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Eric Bogle's 'And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda' is a classic story of an Anzac soldier at Gallipoli and living with the injuries he sustained there. The song is highly evocative and told in the first person. The soldier describes his experiences at Gallipoli and afterwards in hospital and after returning to Australia. 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 Eric Bogle use language and tone to help you feel this way? 4. Is the song for or against war? Why?
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Explanation - Australian Involvement in World War I

Explanation - Australian Involvement in World War I

This activity assists students to write an explanation on the topic: Why did Australians enlist to fight in World War I? In your answer refer to: • Patriotism – loyalty to Australia and the British Empire; • Opportunity for adventure; • Opportunity for employment and a higher wage; • Social reasons – approval of peers and family; • Political reasons – hatred of German aggression etc. Students are provided with an overview of the explanation text type, language features of an historical explanation and teh marking guide for the task.
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3 Primary Source Analyses: Australia in World War I

3 Primary Source Analyses: Australia in World War I

The 3 primary sources analysed in this set of activities are: 1. The Argus newspaper reports on Australians reaction to Britain declaring war on Germany (1914) 2. Keith Murdoch writes to P.M. Fisher about the Dardanelles debacle (1915) 3. E. J. Dempsey writes an anti-conscription poem - first conscription plebiscite (1916)
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Australia in World War I Key terms and concepts

Australia in World War I Key terms and concepts

Key terms and concepts mix and match activity and correct answers for the topic Australia in World War I. 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
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Conquistadors: Episode 1 - The Fall of the Aztecs

Conquistadors: Episode 1 - The Fall of the Aztecs

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.
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Guns, Germs and Steel

Guns, Germs and Steel

This worksheet and answers accompanies the National Geographic documentary, Guns, Germs and Steel, presented by Jared Diamond. It covers the reasons why only 168 conquistadors were able to defeat an Incan army of 7000 and thereby gain control of the empire. His thesis is that cultures with productive farming and grazing practices have larger and more specialised populations. He compares the farming practices, learned knowledge and weaponry of the Spaniards and Incans. He then looks at why the Spaniards had a level of resistance to smallpox while 95% of the Incan population perished.
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First Australians Episode 2: Her Will to Survive

First Australians Episode 2: Her Will to Survive

This episode of First Australians focuses on understanding the British Colony of Van Diemen's Land/Tasmania through the eyes of Truganninni, a woman of the Oyster Bay Nation and George Augustus Robinson, Chief Protector of the Aborigines. The video looks at the Black War, the Black Line and bounties placed on the heads of Aboriginal peoples, various missions/settlements, the impact of European disease and harsh treatment by European settlers. This film is a great example of Contact History in all its forms. The resource includes a worksheet and answers.
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Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here

Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here

Worksheet and answers for the documentary Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here, presented by Professor Jeremy Black. Covers Britain in the 1700s, the Age of Reason leading to scientific and technological developments, the first industrial factories in Birmingham, support for innovation and technological development by the British Government, international trade, development of the British navy as a means to protect this trade, development of banks and the stock exchange, improvements in transport. There is a great example of Josiah Wedgwood's ceramics industry.
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Beersheba - The Last Charge

Beersheba - The Last Charge

The Last Charge was a special feature on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation programme, Landline, in October, 2017. It was made to commemorate 100 years since the Australian cavalry charge at Beersheba (Be'er Sheva) in Ottoman Palestine in 1917. Forget your dry documentaries about past events presented by even drier historians. This documentary takes an agricultural approach, looking at a Hunter Valley Waler-breeding enterprise whose owners enlisted in the Australian Cavalry in 1917, taking horses from their property to Egypt and Palestine during World War I. The men participated in the cavalry charge on Beersheba in October, 1917 and recorded their experiences in 800 photographs that had not been publicly shared until recently. A great short video! This resource is a set of questions based on the video and answers.
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The Battle of Passchendaele film worksheet

The Battle of Passchendaele film worksheet

The Battle of Passchendaele is one of the episodes in the series Great Battles of the Great War. It is available on Youtube. This film focuses on the strategic importance of Passchendaele, Belgium for the Allied and German armies in 1917, the Allied efforts to take Passchendaele and the German efforts to defend it, the conditions in which soldiers fought and gives an overview of the First, Second and Third Battles of Passchendaele including the British-led Battle of Menin Road, Australian-led First Battle of Passchendaele and Battle of Polygon Wood and the Canadian-led Second Battle of Passchendaele.
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Tomorrow When the War Began - The Back Story

Tomorrow When the War Began - The Back Story

The back story of Bertram Christie is woven into the main story and gradually uncovered by the teenagers. They change their opinion of the man from being a murderer to being a war hero who acted in compassion. This back story challenges the protagonists (and the reader) to question the values and understandings of the world before the war. It suggests that maybe killing in war is not the same as killing during times of peace. This resource provides some of the quotes concerning the Hermit and focus questions .
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Australia in World War I - Crack the Code

Australia in World War I - Crack the Code

Crack the Code activity for the topic Australia in World War I. Students decode the questions and then answer them. 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
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Playing Beatie Bow

Playing Beatie Bow

Unit of work on Ruth Park's novel, Playing Beatie Bow. Bundle includes: + Analyses of book covers + Chapter questions + Genre: Historical fiction + Description task + Sequence the events + Who am I?/True or false activities + Crack the Code activity + Word search + Acrostic poem/Mix and match activities + Design a book cover + Metaphors + Describing the world of the past + Female character profiles + Male character profiles + Who said?/Write a description + Harrington Street Ragged School + Themes + Changing fashion descriptive writing task + Translate the statements activity + Examine a passage
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Australia in World War I Word Search

Australia in World War I Word Search

Word Search for the topic Australia in World War I. 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
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Playing Beatie Bow - Examine a passage

Playing Beatie Bow - Examine a passage

This activity asks students to examine a passage from the novel to identify and explain describing words, antiquated words and phrases, pronouns and similes and to give definitions of some examples of technical language.
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Spanish Conquest of the Americas Word Search

Spanish Conquest of the Americas Word Search

Word Search for the topic Spanish Conquest of the Americas 1492-1572 CE. Designed for students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Stage 4 Depth Study 6: Expanding Contacts 6c: Spanish Conquest of the Americas 1492-1572 CE
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