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William Dalrymple: Writing history 2

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

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William Dalrymple: Approach to history

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

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William Dalrymple: Writing history 1

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

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The history in the journey

In this resource Thomas Keneally speaks about telling the history of Australia using the journeys of people who lived it.

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Telling the truth in history

In this resource Thomas Keneally addresses the issue of fictionalising history and the difference between novels and histories.

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Chinese ANZACs - a missing history?

This learning sequence explores recent historical reconsiderations and popular representations of 'Chinese ANZACs'. After engaging with the topic, students analyse the case study of Billy Sing to develop questions that could lead to more significant historical inquiry.

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Peter FitzSimons: Writing history

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about the approach he takes to writing about historical events. Learncast video.

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Peter FitzSimons: Approach to history 2

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about his approach to writing history. Learncast video.

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Peter FitzSimons: Approach to history 1

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about his approach to writing history. Learncast video.

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Sheep washing at 'Collaroy' station, 1872

This is an image from a wood engraving, measuring 35.0 cm x 23.6 cm, showing an elaborate steam-driven sheep washing plant at 'Collaroy' station in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales. It shows sheep moving through several stages of scouring, washing and rinsing. Large boilers and engines are housed in sheds on the ...

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Laptop wrap: Historical investigation

This resource is a page with a focus on conducting historical investigation, focusing on defining a topic, and including supporting activities and links to resources.

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Laptop wrap: The Freedom Rides

This resource is a page with a focus on the Charles Perkins and the Freedom Rides as co-ordinated by the Student Action for Aborigines committee with supporting activities and links to resources.

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Where and why did the first cities appear?

This 10 minute video in three parts offers an overview of the development of the agrarian civilisations in the ancient world. Part 1 looks at how, as peasant villages spread, farmers developed more productive methods of farming, particularly the use of large animals for ploughing and transport, and irrigation. Part 2 looks ...

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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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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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Mungo man goes home

The discovery of Mungo Man in 1974 rewrote history by revealing that Aboriginal people had been in Australia twice as long as previously thought. Named after the location at which it was found, the skeleton is around 42,000 years old. When discovered in 1974, Mungo Man was moved to a university in Canberra for scientific ...

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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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SMART Notebook: The technological legacy of Ancient China

This resource is an Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) resource examining inventions from Ancient China and their legacy in the modern world. Also contains activities about understanding historical time and working with timelines.

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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.