History / Year 10 / Historical Skills / Explanation and communication

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Curriculum content descriptions

Select and use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies (ACHHS193)

Elaborations
  • designing a poster that outlines the main arguments against French nuclear testing in the Pacific and explaining the nature and reliability of the sources used to construct the poster
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Oral presentations,  Creating texts,  Report writing

Interactive Resource

Information quest: Ruth Brand

This is an interactive resource in which students create a word cloud based on the testimony of Holocaust survivor Ruth Brand. The resource has four elements: consider, collect, construct and communicate. After watching a short video of her life story, students consider one aspect of her experience, such as fasting for ...

Interactive Resource

Laptop wrap – the Stolen Generations

A page with a focus on the experiences of the Stolen Generations with supporting activities and links to resources.

Interactive Resource

Personal strength to survive

This is an interactive resource about cultural and spiritual resistance in the ghettos during the Holocaust. It is introduced by clips from the testimony of survivors Roman Kent, Frieda Aaron, Edith Sheldon and Kurt Messerschmidt describing how people resisted in the Lodz, Warsaw and Theresienstadt ghettos. Scaffolded student ...

Interactive Resource

Chance and choice: a survivor's story

This is an interactive resource in which students analyse Holocaust survivor Lusia Haberfeld's testimony to identify whether her survival occurred by chance or because of specific choices, and present their findings as a video project. The resource begins with questions about the poem ‘Could have’ by Wislawa Szymborska, ...

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Getting around town during the war years

During a fuel crisis, how do most people get around? In Australia during World War II, fuel was rationed (restricted so that people could buy only limited amounts), as it was in very short supply. Car parts were also in limited supply, so they were hard to replace. Hear some accounts of that time and watch footage from ...

Interactive Resource

Information quest: Helen Fagin

This is an interactive resource in which students create a word cloud based on the testimony of Holocaust survivor Helen Fagin. The resource has four elements: consider, collect, construct and communicate. After watching a short video of Fagin's life story, students consider one aspect of her experience, such as her escape ...

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Mobile society: 'mechanised sloth'

Do Australians depend too much on cars and get too little exercise? Many people like to think of Australia as being an active, sports-loving nation. What effect has the motor car had on this perception? This clip from the 1960s takes a look at the question of whether the popularity of driving was becoming a risk to the ...

Teacher resource

US Civil rights movement

The 1960s witnessed a revolution in the struggle for the rights of African Americans in cities and towns throughout the USA. Investigate the mood of African Americans in Harlem in 1968 following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Witness lawyers, activists and a police inspector discussing their responses ...

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Building the Sydney Opera House

Construction of the Sydney Opera House began in 1959. The Opera House was intended to be more than a building; it was meant to be a landmark that would put Sydney on the world map as a centre of culture. In this short, silent clip, discover some of the work that went into constructing this huge, unique and very complex building.

Interactive Resource

Information quest: Kurt Messerschmidt

This is an interactive resource in which students create a word cloud based on the testimony of Holocaust survivor Kurt Messerschmidt. The resource has four elements: consider, collect, construct and communicate. After watching a short video of his life story, students consider one aspect of his experience, such as the ...

Interactive Resource

Information quest: Howard Cwick

This is an interactive resource in which students create a word cloud based on the testimony of Holocaust witness Howard Cwick, an American soldier present at the liberation of Buchenwald camp. The resource has four elements: consider, collect, construct and communicate. After watching a short video of his life story, students ...

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Sydney Opera House: construction launch

In what ways can a building reflect the aspirations of the society around it? The design and construction of the Sydney Opera House took place between 1957 and 1973. This short, silent clip shows part of the ceremony marking the commencement of the building's construction. This was a period of political and economic transition, ...

Interactive Resource

Information quest: Ellis Lewin

This is an interactive resource in which students create a word cloud based on the testimony of Holocaust survivor Ellis Lewin. The resource has four elements: consider, collect, construct and communicate. After watching a short video of his life story, students consider one aspect of his experience, such as his role in ...

Interactive Resource

Information quest: Roman Kent

This is an interactive resource in which students create a word cloud based on the testimony of Holocaust survivor Roman Kent. The resource has four elements: consider, collect, construct and communicate. After watching a short video of his life story, students consider one aspect of his experience, such as the forms of ...

Dataset

The First Fleet - dataset

The dataset provides information about 780 of the convicts transported to Australia on the First Fleet ships 'Alexander', 'Charlotte', 'Lady Penrhyn', 'Friendship', 'Prince of Wales' and 'Scarborough' in 1788. The dataset includes information on items such as the convict's name, occupation, crime, date of trial and term ...

Teacher resource

First Australians: telling our Indigenous stories

In this unit of work students are asked to consider how the National Museum of Australia’s First Australians gallery presents Indigenous cultures and history. The unit includes a number of activities that help students explore the stories and experiences of Australia’s Indigenous peoples.

Teacher resource

Forgotten heroes

This resource (an ‘education pack’) is a 29-page PDF about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who joined the Australian Armed Services during times of war. The education pack is introduced by background notes, and is organised in three main sections: Early Years; Primary Years; and Middle Years. Each section ...

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 ...

Collection

Oodgeroo Noonuccal

This collection of 13 digital curriculum resources focuses on Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920-93), renowned Indigenous poet, activist and artist. It is organised into four categories - her life; role as an activist; fame as a poet; and emergence as a visual artist. The collection includes photographs, a pamphlet, a leaflet, interviews, ...

Teacher resource

Australia's Trade through Time

Using an interactive timeline created by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this Teacher guide provides 12 series of learning experiences that engage students in the analysis and interpretation of data about Australian trade from 1900 to the present day. Students study videos, tables, images and texts in order ...

Interactive Resource

Writing a discussion

The resource contains information, activities and tasks on how to write a discussion. It includes writing and publishing templates for students for a variety of purposes and contexts. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

Collection

Children and migration to Australia

This collection of digital curriculum resources is about children who migrated to Australia, either with their families or on their own, predominantly during the 20th century. Footage and photographs from the time show the children arriving in Australia and experiencing a migrant reception centre if they were with their ...

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Advertisement for new model of Victa lawnmower, 2002

This is a colour advertisement for Victa lawnmowers from 2002. It celebrates both 50 years in business for the company and the launch of a new model mower. It shows a very blue sky at the top of the picture, which becomes a very red dusty landscape, and in turn becomes a very green lawn. To the left of the picture stands ...

Interactive Resource

Laptop wrap: Persuasive Writing

A resource with a focus on persuasive writing with information, links and activities. Includes a list of print, digital and other resources needed to teach the unit. This resource supports the BOS NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.