History / Year 8 / Historical Skills / Chronology, terms and concepts

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use historical terms and concepts (ACHHS149)

Elaborations
  • understanding the different meanings of particular terms and concepts when viewed in their historical context, such as feudalism in medieval Europe and Japan
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Word meanings,  Concepts

Assessment resource

Year 8 history assessment - Effects of the Black Death: Source Response

This is an assessment package that uses the Year 8 Australian Curriculum history achievement standard to gather evidence about how well students have demonstrated what they know, what they understand and what they can do for the depth study 'Expanding Contacts: The Black Death in Asia, Europe and Africa (14th century plague)'. ...

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Rebuilding a Shinto shrine

Witness the dedication of the followers of Shinto, Japan's ancient and unique religious tradition. Shinto means 'the way of the spirits', and it grew out of older beliefs that spirits inhabit mountains, forests and other natural places. Watch this clip from 2007 to see a 1,300-year-old Shinto tradition in central Japan.

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Show me the evidence: finding proof of the Inca

Do you have a time machine? If not, how can you be certain that your understanding of history is correct? In this clip from the 1985 documentary 'Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon', reporter Jack Pizzey considers what is known about the Inca Empire. He acknowledges there is much that we can't be sure of. This clip is ...

Interactive Resource

World history I glossary

This iPad app is a glossary of hundreds of world history terms, including names, locations, time periods and concepts. It allows users to search by keyword, alphabetical order or specific historical time period. When a term is selected, the app provides a definition and key details about the term. It also identifies the ...

Interactive Resource

World history myflashcard maker HS

This iPad app is a tool to learn key historical vocabulary using flashcards. The app contains 34 sets of ready-made flashcards that cover key periods and topics in world history, such as the High and Late Middle Ages, Ancient India and China, and the Industrial Revolution. Users are able to make their own flashcards under ...

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Shoguns rule Japan with iron fists

Who were the shoguns and how did they rule Japan? In Japanese history, the time from about 1600 to 1868 is called the Edo period. In 1600, after centuries of wars, Japan came under the control of shoguns from the Tokugawa clan. They continued to rule until 1868, when they were overthrown. View this clip to discover how ...

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History of the English language

This is a film and accompanying case study about the origin and development of the English language, especially the great number of words it has borrowed from other languages. Beginning with the source Indo-European languages, the film traces the birth and growth of English through the invasions of Britain and subsequent ...

Interactive resource

Secondary history: historical inquiry - research

These seven learning activities focus on research using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), and illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers provide appropriate guidance and scaffolds ...

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Djarrwark ga Dhalwanu, 1998

This is one of 80 bark paintings in the Saltwater Collection, created by artists of the Yolgnu people of north-east Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. These works highlight the issue of Indigenous land and sea rights and use sacred art to inform balanda (non-Indigenous people) of Aboriginal land ownership, in order ...

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May O'Brien, 2007

'May O'Brien' is an excerpt from the program 'May O'Brien' (26 min), an episode of 'Australian biography', series 11 (7 x 26 min), produced in 2007. In the clip, Aboriginal author and educator May O'Brien discusses growing up in a bush camp and her early years on a remote mission. The 'Australian biography' series profiles ...

Interactive resource

Secondary history: discussion

These seven learning activities focus on discussion using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware) and illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers facilitate discussion and model questions ...

Teacher resource

Globetrotters' Japan: people - foreigners on the tourist circuit in Meiji Japan, 1890s

This is a collection of online materials focusing on 19th century photographs of 'traditional' Japanese people, many illustrating aspects of life in the feudal era of Japanese history before 1868. The photographs were intended for international tourists (globetrotters) in the late 1890s. The online materials consist of ...

Teacher resource

Yulunga: edor

This version of a chasing-and-tagging game originates in the Aurukun Aboriginal community and has been popular and played for as long as most can remember. This game has been frequently played around the streets, in the school at break time and before physical education lessons as a fun warm-up activity. The enthusiasm ...

Teacher resource

Yulunga: gunane

Skipping with a vine was an amusement for the Jagara (or Jagera) people in the Brisbane area. Some of the people were excellent skippers. A popular place to skip was on the hard sand near the water at the beach. The kind of vine used was the one that was handiest at the time — either those of the scrub or a creeper that ...

Teacher resource

Yulunga: tingalpa

Teams from far and wide gathered at a ‘place of wrestling’ (at Dingulami) in Kabi Kabi territory in south Queensland each year at the time when the bunya nuts were ready. Tingalpa near Brisbane was also a wrestling place. Only one team represented each group attending. Two players came from each part (totem) of a group. ...

Teacher resource

Yulunga: kalkadoon kee'an

In areas of north Queensland, a game of throwing skill was played. A large bone, such as an emu shinbone (with twine attached to it) was thrown over a net (used to catch emus) into a pit or hole. Considering the distance to the hole, great skill was required to correctly aim the bone and ensure that it did not touch the ...

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Special Aboriginal Platoon, Wangaratta, 1940

This black-and-white photograph from the Second World War shows an Australian Military Forces platoon composed exclusively of Aboriginal volunteers. The photograph was taken at Number 9 Camp at Wangaratta in Victoria in December 1940. The soldiers are wearing formal parade attire and holding their bayoneted rifles over ...