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Overland Telegraph Line

The construction of the Overland Telegraph Line 1871-72 was the first truly national development project in Australia. This collection of nine digital curriculum resources focuses on three aspects: building the Overland Telegraph Line; the people who brought the project to fruition; and how the Overland Telegraph Line connected ...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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Farms and people's connections to them

This is a teacher resource containing a sequence of activities for investigating farms and the connections that diverse groups of people have to them. It contains material to assist planning, implementing and assessing a study of different Australian farms, the primary resources that come from farms, and connections that ...

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Rise and fall of the Canton trade system II: Macau and Whampoa anchorage, 1700-1860s

This is a collection of online materials about how Western ships engaged in the China trade travelled through the Pearl (Zhujiang) River delta from the Portuguese settlement of Macau to Whampoa. The vehicle for this collection is part II of a three-part illustrated essay about the rise and fall of the 'Canton trade system'. ...

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Rise and fall of the Canton trade system III: Canton and Hong Kong, 1700-1860s

This is a collection of online materials about the foreign traders' enclave in Guangzhou (Canton) in China and the rise of Hong Kong as a trading centre and British colony. The vehicle for this collection is part III of a three-part illustrated essay about the rise and fall of the 'Canton trade system'. Connected to this ...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

Teacher resource

Rise and fall of the Canton trade system I: China in the world, 1700-1860s

This is a collection of online materials about how trade between China and the West was systematically organised and carried out at three designated sites - Macau, Canton and Hong Kong. The vehicle for this collection is part one of a three-part illustrated essay about the rise and fall of the 'Canton trade system'. Connected ...

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MOVE primary – art in motion

MOVE primary was created to introduce and inspire primary students to the magic and possibilities of video art. Each of these five highly acclaimed young Australian artists, Shaun Galdwell, Jess MacNeil, Joan Ross, Grant Stevens and Daniel von Sturmer, brings different ideas and techniques to work which we hope will succeed ...

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Waters of Kamay

This learning sequence explores the salt and fresh waters of Kamay Botany Bay, its importance as a life source and the cultural connection it has to the Aboriginal people living at Kamay. Water is essential for life. It nourishes our bodies, our lands and supports all life on earth. It is home to wondrous and significant ...

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Tsunami: the ultimate guide

This comprehensive web resource provides a series of six interactive slide shows (chapters) that introduce the cause and impacts of tsunami with a focus on Australia, Asia and Pacific regions. Produced by experts in the field, this information is clearly and simply described. The engaging presentation is enriched with photography, ...