History / Year 9 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding

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Curriculum content descriptions

The experiences of men, women and children during the Industrial Revolution, and their changing way of life (ACDSEH081)

Elaborations
  • describing the impact of steam, gas and electricity on people‚Äôs way of life during the Industrial Revolution
  • investigating the changes in working conditions (for example, longer working hours for low pay and the use of children as a cheap source of labour)
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Industrialisation,  Social history,  Lifestyles,  Living standards,  Working conditions,  Manufacturing processes

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Looking after the land

This is a resource about the environmental, climatic, natural disaster and pest challenges faced during settlement in Australia. It includes details about land management techniques; extreme and unique weather conditions, including floods and droughts; bushfires; animal and plant pests; and water management. Text, images, ...

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Driving the world into the modern age

Imagine the world before the Industrial Revolution. Most people lived in a rural environment, relying mainly on human or animal effort, water, wind and fire to travel and get things done. Weapons were handmade and few in number. Watch how the age of mechanisation transformed countries, the way people lived and the things ...

Interactive Resource

What house is that?

This is an interactive streetscape of nine houses, each from a different era and of different styles. They represent the nine main housing styles in Victoria. Information about each of the houses includes: features and style; the Architect; designers; historical observations; house owners; and general social history of ...

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Crops, horticulture and viticulture

This is a resource about Australia's plant-based farming industry in the 19th and 20th centuries. The resource focuses on the wheat, fruit and wine industries but also includes details about other crops such as barley and maize. The resource includes text, images, photos, and extracts and transcripts from historical documents. ...

Teacher resource

Sensory Experience

This is a website about how the treatment and mainstream understanding of deaf and blind people has changed overtime. The resource has three sections: Introductory information; Story Objects; and Story Education Resources. There are 16 Story Objects that tell the stories of individuals, events and artefacts of deaf and ...

Teacher resource

History in place

This is a website about the History in Place program which aims to use digital technology to connect teachers and students with their local history or heritage. The resource has three sections: Introductory information; Story Objects; and Story Education Resources. There are 16 Story Objects, all videos that were produced ...

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Agricultural produce: livestock

This is a website about Australia's agricultural industry in the 20th century. It includes information about the sheep, cattle and dairy industries but has a significant focus on the wool industry. The resource details the importance of the wool industry to Australia's developing economy and how the wool industry changed ...

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Getting to market

This website is about transporting and selling produce at markets in Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries. It includes information about the methods and challenges of getting produce to market and how technological advancements in transport changed the produce industry. There is a section about the Sydney Market that ...

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Rural communities: community events

This is a website about rural life in Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries; there is a particular focus on community activities that brought people together to socialise and as a boost for morale. It includes information about community events, social and recreational activities and key organisations and societies for ...

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Rogue nation, 2009: NSW in 1819, convict gulag or place of opportunity?

This clip is an excerpt from the 2009 documentary 'Rites of passage', the second of a two-part series entitled 'Rogue nation'. The clip begins with historian Michael Cathcart providing contextual information about England in the early 1800s. He says that in the midst of the industrial revolution, millions of people were ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Patrick Brennan: the legend of Ned Kelly

Play the role of a reporter in 1881. Produce a feature article for a newspaper about the life of Ned Kelly. Review a brief history. Interview his friends and enemies. Gather evidence of social and political influences that affected Ned Kelly’s life. Compile an article that explores the myth and decide whether Ned Kelly ...

Interactive Resource

Muck and brass

This interactive game is about town planning in Britain during the Industrial Revolution. It focuses on towns that have experienced rapid growth due to industrialisation but which have poor air quality and no efficient sewage disposal. Students assume the role of advisor to a town councillor who wants to improve the health ...

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Boulton and Watt steam engine, 1785

This is a Boulton and Watt steam engine, a double-acting beam type made of cast and wrought iron. It was made by the firm of Boulton and Watt in Birmingham, England, in 1785. It was used at Whitbread's Brewery in London between 1785 and 1887.

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Spinning mill animation

This resource is about spinning mills in 19th-century Britain. The animation shows how a spinning mill used line shafting to spin cotton. Students read text material, then view the stages of line shafting: coal-fired furnaces produce steam, which passes through the valves and powers the piston rod; the piston rod transfers ...

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'Slavery as it exists in America. Slavery as it exists in England', 1850

This is a black-and-white print showing two contrasting scenes of 'slavery' produced by J Haven of Boston, USA. The top scene shows African American slaves in the US southern states dancing and playing the banjo after their day's work is over. The bottom scene shows four episodes of people lamenting the 'slavery' of work ...

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Winding gear animation

This animated resource is about technical innovations in 19th-century Britain. It shows the winding gear used in coalmines to raise and lower people or equipment in a cage. Background material is provided, an animation shows how the winding gear operates and a quiz tests students' knowledge of the names of the parts of ...

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Enslavement and industrialisation

This resource is about the slave-based trade with the Americas and its contribution to Britain in the 18th century and today. The resource is organised under the following topic headings: Consumers and slaves; the Atlantic boom; Slave-related trade; Profit margins; Inherited privilege; and Find out more. It includes text, ...

Interactive Resource

Beam engine animation

This animated resource is about innovation in steam engine technology in 19th-century Britain. It shows an early steam engine called the beam engine, which was developed to pump out floodwater from the deep mines in Cornwall. It includes background material, an animation of the workings of the beam engine, a clear, detailed ...

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Wealth of Africa - the slave trade

This is a collection of PDF resources developed by the British Museum on the slave trade in Africa from the 16th to the 19th century. The primary resource is a presentation (in PDF format) unit is about the slave trade illustrated through a variety of objects and images that are part of the museum's collection. Intended ...

Interactive Resource

Within these walls - online exhibition

This is a rich online resource about a 2.5-storey frame house that stood in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and about five of the families who lived there. The resource includes a well-illustrated and documented 'family stories' section for each family; an interactive 'go back in time' activity for students; an informative 'house ...