History / Year 10 / Historical Skills / Analysis and use of sources

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify the origin, purpose and context of primary and secondary sources (ACHHS187)

Elaborations
  • using data from immigration records and processing them using ICT to identify historical trends over time
  • explaining the context of a source such as the Bringing Them Home Report (1997) and the significance of that context in understanding responses to the report (with varying perspectives)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Historical sources

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The beginning of the end

What was Jewish life like in Europe before World War II and how did the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party change this? Learn more about this tragic period directly from the artefacts and voices of Melbourne Holocaust survivors.

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Sites2See: Australia and the Vietnam War

These are online resources for the topic Australia in the Vietnam War Era, including music, images and links to archival video clips from Australian Screen with teachers' notes.

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Ghettos: the struggle to live

The Nazis established hundreds of ghettos, mainly in Eastern Europe, to isolate the Jews from the rest of the population and to control them more effectively. In the ghettos, Jews were forced to work for the Germans as slave labourers. What was life like in these over-crowded ghettos? Many died due to harsh conditions, ...

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Paul Ham: History and legend

In this resource Paul Ham talks about history and legend

Teacher resource

Rights and Freedoms

A teacher of year 10 History guides her students through a revision lesson on the changing rights and freedoms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In order to meet the broad range of learning needs in the class, the teacher provides alternative representations of teaching and learning materials. For a student ...

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Laptop wrap: Voices of Vietnam

This resource is a page with a focus on developing student opinion of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War, with supporting activities and links to resources.

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Paul Ham: Researching History

In this resource Paul Ham talks about researching history.

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Paul Ham: History and memory

In this resource Paul Ham talks about history and memory.

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Rise of a media mogul: Rupert Murdoch, 1967

What does it take to become a media mogul? The name of Rupert Murdoch, one of Australia's most successful businesspeople, has been a significant feature of the media industry since the early 1950s. In this clip, listen to Murdoch explain his plans to expand his media holdings across Australia and see how he was perceived ...

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Paul Ham Resources

These are resources for history writer Paul Ham.

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Paul Ham: Choosing a research topic

In this resource Paul Ham talks about choosing a research topic.

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Paul Ham: Writing History

In this resource Paul Ham talks about writing history.

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Paul Ham Teaching Notes

This resource consists of Teaching Notes for history writer Paul Ham.

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Paul Ham: The 'Quiet Australian'

In this resource Paul Ham talks about the 'Quiet Australian'.

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Paul Ham Interview

This resource is an interview with history writer Paul Ham.

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Paul Ham: Reading from 'Vietnam'

In this resource Paul Ham reads from his book 'Vietnam'.

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Paul Ham: Inspiration

In this resource Paul Ham talks about what inspired him to write history books.

Audio

From the front lines: the Battle for Tobruk

The North African port of Tobruk was the site of ferocious fighting during World War II. Here, Australian and other Allied soldiers repelled Italian and German attacks and even drove the enemy backwards. At the time, this was not only a strategic victory, but a psychological victory, proving that the Allies were capable ...

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US rationing during World War II

This resource explores the rationing of goods and the price-control program during World War II in the USA. It is based on primary sources, including a 1942 painting by Martha Bache entitled 'Wartime Marketing', with an accompanying lesson plan. Other primary sources are displayed in a slideshow, including: an official ...

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Townsville air raid, 1942

Australia has never been invaded. Nevertheless, isolated attacks on Australian soil have killed and injured hundreds of people, destroyed property, and made many people fearful of a large-scale invasion. In July 1942, Japanese aircraft attacked Townsville, Queensland, bombing the wharf and the surrounding area. This audio ...