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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.
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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Massacre at Myall Creek - Australia on Trial

Massacre at Myall Creek - Australia on Trial

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.
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Australian History Through Song: I Was Only 19

Australian History Through Song: I Was Only 19

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?
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Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms

Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms

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
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How successful was the Vietnamization Policy?

How successful was the Vietnamization Policy?

Upon taking office in 1969 U.S. President Nixon announced the Vietnamisation Policy. U.S. forces were to be withdrawn from Vietnam and South Vietnamese troops were to assume greater responsibility. It was popular with the U.S. public but the U.S. government knew that the South Vietnamese were unlikely to succeed against the North. This source-based activity is designed for students of the NSW Modern History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Higher School Certificate course Peace and Conflict Option A: Conflict in Indochina
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Why did the Gurindji people walk off the Wave Hill Pastoral Station in 1966?

Why did the Gurindji people walk off the Wave Hill Pastoral Station in 1966?

In 1966 Vincent Lingiari, a Gurindji Elder led his people in imposing a strike on any work at the Vestey's Company property, Wave Hill Pastoral Station. The initial concerns were extremely poor wages and living conditions. The case developed into a legal case on Native Title. The Gurindji people wanted back their land. It was a case of traditional law vs. Australian law. This source-based activity is designed for students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights and Freedoms.
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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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Lindow Man:  Reconstructing the past through human remains

Lindow Man: Reconstructing the past through human remains

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.
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Why was the Strategic Hamlets Policy a failure?

Why was the Strategic Hamlets Policy a failure?

The South Vietnam Government believed that the best way of protecting civilians and identifying the Viet Cong was to separate the two by bringing civilians into protected of strategic hamlets which would leave the Viet Cong easily identifiable by being outside. But things didn't work out quite as planned. In fact, the Strategic Hamlets Program was a dismal failure. Why? The whole issue informs us of attitudes of the abuses of government, the frustration of civilians and the determination of the Viet Cong . This source-based homework task is designed for students of the NSW Modern History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Higher School Certificate course Peace and Conflict Option A: Conflict in Indochina 1954-1979
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Pompeii: Life and death in a Roman town

Pompeii: Life and death in a Roman town

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.
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First Australians Episode 7: We Are No Longer Shadows

First Australians Episode 7: We Are No Longer Shadows

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
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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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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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Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum

Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum

Unit of work for the Core Study to the Higher School Certificate course of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. This bundle includes: How did the people of Pompeii access water? Source-based activity What do Pompeii’s mosaics tell us about life in Pompeii? Source-based activity Empathetic activity Magazine article: What’s new in Pompeii Ezine article: Pompeii: Past, Present and Future Newspaper article: Is this the best they can do with €105m? Worksheet for video: Herculaneum. The other Pompeii Video: Herculaneum. The other Pompeii Worksheet for video: Pompeii. Life and death in a Roman town Video: Pompeii. Life and death in a Roman town Worksheet: Pompeii. The last day Ezine article: Driving the streets of Pompeii Worksheet: Pompeii. The Talking Walls Video: Pompeii. The Talking Walls Word search: Cities of Vesuvius - Pompeii and Herculaneum Newspaper article: Pompeii faces doom (again): Can a massive EU bail-out save the ancient city from neglect, rain and Mafia meddling? 4 Cloze activities
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3 Primary source analyses - Australia in World War II

3 Primary source analyses - Australia in World War II

Scaffolded analysis of 3 primary documentary sources: Prime Minister Robert Menzies broadcasts to Australia that it is at war with Germany Minister for Defence, Geoffrey Street announces the formation of the Second AIF Stan Arneil, POW on the Thai-Burma Railway writes diary entries, 1943 Designed for Stage 5 students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Depth Study 3: Australians at War - World War II.
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Tomorrow, When the War Began

Tomorrow, When the War Began

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
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What were the causes & effects of the 1938 Day of Mourning?

What were the causes & effects of the 1938 Day of Mourning?

This is a source-based homework task to support student understanding of the NSW History syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. It can be taught as part of: Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights & Freedoms 1945-Present (as background stimulus) Depth Study 6: School Developed Topic - The Great Depression It can also be used to support student understanding of: Stage 5 Aboriginal Studies - Topic 9: Aboriginal interaction with legal & political systems Stage 6 Aboriginal Studies - Preliminary course Part II - Heritage & Identity Students analyse a variety of primary and secondary written and visual sources to gain an understanding of the causes and effects of the 1938 Day of Mourning - a public recognition of the damage that European invasion of Australia had on the indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia. It was timed to coincide with the non-Aboriginal celebration of 150 years since the British set foot on the shores of Botany Bay and claimed the land for the British Crown. But would non-Aboriginal Australians get the message?
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What we must learn from Holocaust survivors, before it's too late

What we must learn from Holocaust survivors, before it's too late

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.
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Magazine article - My debt to those glorious Rats.

Magazine article - My debt to those glorious Rats.

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.
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