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Systems of Exchange and Trade

This short (4 minute) video offers an overview of the history of world trade, focusing on the beginnings during the time of agrarian civilisations. The four great civilisations of the Romans, the Kushans, the Parthians and the Han Chinese were the key players, with their development of roads, ports and coin systems. The ...

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Transition to Agriculture

This 6 minute video explains how agriculture drove change and why humans took the risk of abandoning foraging. As farming technologies improved, populations increased, which led to the growth of villages and then cities. This in turn enabled collective learning, so that farming regions got a head start on other regions. ...

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Peter FitzSimons: Reading from 'Tobruk'

In this resource Peter FitzSimons reads from 'Tobruk'. Learncast video.

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The use of images

In this resource Thomas Keneally reveals his reasons for choosing the images in 'Australians: Origins to Eureka'.

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William Dalrymple: Introduction

This resource is an introduction to William Dalrymple. Learncast PDF.

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William Dalrymple: Research process

In this resource William Dalrymple talks about the research process. Learncast video.

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Syllabus Bites: Ancient India

This resource is a webpage with information, study guide and resources on the depth study, The Asian world: India, to support the Australian Curriculum in History.

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Old Government House Parramatta virtual tour

This resource is about exploring Governor Macquarie’s preferred residence while learning more about the early colony through this virtual tour of Old Government House at Parramatta.

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Research and adopt a veteran

This resource guides teachers through the process of researching the historical records of a Australian First World War veteran. School communities are encouraged to 'adopt' a local veteran. Part of the Bringing communities together series in response to the NSW State ANZAC Centenary.

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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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William Dalrymple: Resources

These are resources relating to William Dalrymple. Learncast PDF.

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Belonging

In this resource Thomas Keneally addresses the issues of belonging and of marginalised peoples.

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William Dalrymple: Writing history 2

In this resource William Dalrymple talks about writing history. Learncast video.

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The significance of Bennelong

In this resource Thomas Keneally speaks about the significance of Bennelong and contrasts him with Pemulwuy.

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Peter FitzSimons: Teaching Notes

This resource consists of teaching notes relating to Peter FitzSimons. Learncast PDF.

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Syllabus Bites: Explore a source

This resource is a webpage with information, study guide and resources on the process of analysing and evaluating historical sources to support Stage 3, 4 and 5 HSIE and the Australian Curriculum: History.

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Laptop wrap: Conservation of Pompeii and Herculaneum

This resource is a page with a focus on the issues of conservation as relating to Pompeii and Herculaneum with supporting activities and links to resources.

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Peter FitzSimons: Introduction

This resource is an introduction to Peter FitzSimons. Learncast PDF.

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William Dalrymple: Inspiration

In this resource William Dalrymple talks about his inspiration for writing. Learncast video.

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William Dalrymple: Approach to history

In this resource William Dalrymple talks about his approach to history. Learncast video.