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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.
Book review of The Narrow Road to the Deep North by ReadingBukowski

Book review of The Narrow Road to the Deep North by ReadingBukowski

Analysis of the online book review of The Narrow Road to the Deep North by ReadingBukowski. The reviewer discusses the character of Dorrigo Evans, the perspectives of the Australian POWs and the Japanese guards, the fragmented and non-linear structure of the novel, the themes of surviving trauma, memory, how we memorialise things and the futility of war. She mentions that the railway is a metaphor for life’s journey, that beauty and horror are not mutually exclusive in the way that good and evil may be. This resource is part of a unit of work on Richard Flanagan’s novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
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Flanagan's Island

Flanagan's Island

Brief video by the New Yorker, Flanagan’s Island. The video is an interview with Richard Flanagan, author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North. It covers the setting where he writes his books, his process of writing, his background and his beliefs. This resource is part of a unit of work on Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
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Ezine article - Dinner with Richard Flanagan, a child of the death railway

Ezine article - Dinner with Richard Flanagan, a child of the death railway

Analysis of article written by Michael Williams from The Guardian entitled Dinner with Richard Flanagan, a child of the death railway. The article is a report on an interview with Richard Flanagan, author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North and details Flanagan’s inspirations in writing the novel and the process of writing it. This resource is part of a unit of work on The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
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Newspaper article - Freeing my father

Newspaper article - Freeing my father

Sydney Morning Herald article written by Richard Flanagan about how his father’s experiences on the Thai-Burma Railway inspired his writing of * The Narrow Road to the Deep North*.
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1945 Speech - The Horrible Treatment of Australian and British Soldiers

1945 Speech - The Horrible Treatment of Australian and British Soldiers

Analysis of the 1945 speech by Australian Army Staff Sergeant G.G. Rickwood to the Rotary Club of Cessnock in which he narrates his experiences as a POW on the Thai-Burma Railway. Students analyse: Who gave the speech? What do we know about his background? Why did he deliver the speech? What was his purpose in giving the speech? Who was the audience? Where were they located? What was their reaction to the speech? What words and phrases would we now see as racist or antiquated? How would this language be received in 1945, when the speech was given? List the incidents that made this speech a “story of hardship and horror, of death, disease, and suffering.” What values, beliefs and humanitarian acts were displayed by the Australian and British POWs? Is mere survival and kindness enough in situations of extreme abuse?
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The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Unit of work on Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Written for students of the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and more broadly for the Australian Curriculum. The unit includes: Activities for Book 1 Chapters 1-9 Ezine article: Life and death on the Thai-Burma Railway Ezine article: Dad and the Burma Railway Video: Australian Prisoners of War Part 1: A Short History of Australian POWs Worksheet: Australian Prisoners of War Part 1: A Short History of Australian POWs Video: Australian Prisoners of War Part 2: Capture Worksheet: Australian Prisoners of War Part 2: Capture Video: Flanagan’s Island Worksheet: Flanagan’s Island Video: Book review by ReadingBukowski Worksheet: Book review by ReadingBukowski Word search 1945 newspaper report - The Story of the Thai-Burma Railway Ezine article: Scars of the Burma railway trauma that never healed Ezine article: Dinner with Richard Flanagan, a child of the death railway Newspaper article: ‘Weary’ Dunlop
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What changes did the Australian Commonwealth Government make during WWII?

What changes did the Australian Commonwealth Government make during WWII?

Source-based activity on the question: What changes did the Australian Commonwealth Government make during WWII? Students examine the documentary and visual evidence to identify and assess the defence, economic, logistical, labour, taxation, social services and internment of enemy aliens changes made by the federal government during WWII. This activity is designed for Stage 5 students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the National Curriculum. Depth Study 3: Australians at War - World War II.
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Australian Prisoners of War. Part 2 - Capture

Australian Prisoners of War. Part 2 - Capture

13-minute documentary and worksheet on how Australian WWII and Korean War veterans and civilians felt at the moment they were captured and as they were held prisoners. Excellent resource 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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Australian Prisoners of War. Topic 1: A Short History

Australian Prisoners of War. Topic 1: A Short History

Worksheet to accompany the 11-minute documentary, Australian Prisoners of War. Topic 1: A Short History, produced by the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Veterans Affairs. Excellent overview to Australian POWs in international conflicts in the Twentieth Century. Only touches on internment of people of German, Japanese and Italian descent and foreign military personnel captured in war in Australian camps. This activity is part of a unit of work 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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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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Australia in World War II - Mapping activity

Australia in World War II - Mapping activity

Mapping activity for the topic, Australia in World War II. Students research and locate significant sites connected with World War II in South-East Asia. Designed for Stage 5 students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Core Study 3: Australians at War - World War II.
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Visual literacy in Australian History - diagram

Visual literacy in Australian History - diagram

Poster demonstrating the application of specific aspects of visual literacy ( content, emotional response, medium and form) to a diagram of a Japanese miniature submarine from the topic, Australia in World War II. Second page includes the full scaffolding of a visual literacy response. 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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Australia in WWII - True or False?

Australia in WWII - True or False?

30 statements from the topic Australia in World War II. Are they true or false? Designed for Stage 5 students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Core Study 3: Australians at War - World War II
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4 Cloze activities - Australia in World War II

4 Cloze activities - Australia in World War II

4 Cloze activities on the topic, Australia in World War II: Prime Minister John Curtin The Rats of Tobruk Japanese attacks on Darwin The Kokoda Trail Campaign These activities are designed for Stage 5 students of the NSW* History K-10 Syllabus of the Australian Curriculum*. Core Study 3: Australians at War - World War II.
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Information report - Australia in World War II

Information report - Australia in World War II

Information report assessment task on the topic, Australia in World War II: Select one of the following: civilians in Australia, POWs on the Thai-Burma Railway, the Rats of Tobruk, servicemen in the Kokoda Trail Campaign. Who were these people? What were their experiences during the war? What parts of the Anzac Legend did they portray? The task includes guidance on how to write an information report, structure and language features of an information report and rubric/marking guide. There is no word length on this task. This will need to be adapted to the ability of your individual cohort/class.
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Greek Tragedy. The Australian Campaign in Greece and Crete

Greek Tragedy. The Australian Campaign in Greece and Crete

Worksheet to accompany the Hindsight documentary, Greek Tragedy. The Australian Campaign in Greece and Crete Parts 1 & 2. The videos cover reasons for the 1940 Allied intervention in Greece and Crete, reasons for Allied loss of both territories, the impact of loss on the Anzac forces and ultimately, further questioning of Australia’s relationship with Britain following evidence that the British government knew that the Greek Campaign would be a failure but its willingness to use Anzac forces (and its own) to fight a campaign it knew it could not win. This resource is designed for Stage 5 students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Core Study 3: Australians at War - World War II.
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Gladiators of World War II - The Anzacs

Gladiators of World War II - The Anzacs

Worksheet for the black and white documentary, Gladiators of World War II - The Anzacs. This YouTube video gives an overview of Anzac involvement in the North African Campaign, Italian Campaign and New Guinea Campaign. This resource is designed for Stage 5 students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Core Study 3: Australians at War - World War II.
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