Teacher guide Teaching history

TLF ID M013317

This resource provides comprehensive information on good teaching practice in History education. It is suitable for pre-service teachers or experienced educators new to the discipline of History. It introduces the structure and requirements of the Australian History curriculum and includes film clip interviews with leaders in History education on a range of related topics including the Australian History curriculum, indigenous perspectives, primary education, historical consciousness and using primary sources. The unit includes a set of PDF activity sheets that can be used to help students understand the key concepts of History. The resource is part of the AC History units website.

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Educational details

Educational value
  • This inclusive resource takes educators through the basic concepts of History teaching, including units on 'What is History', 'A Framework for Teaching', 'Historical Understanding', 'How to Teach History', 'Key Concepts' and 'Historical Skills'. Educators can watch film clips focusing on a range of perspectives and beliefs shared by leaders in History education on the process and methodologies of teaching History. The unit also comes with a list of suggested titles for further professional reading on History education.
  • Educators can access resource sheets to help them understand how methodologies such as 'inquiry' are balanced with both a narrative and evidence-based approach to teach History in schools. This unit defines and familiarises educators with the key concepts encountered at every level of the curriculum such as evidence, sources, change and continuity, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy, significance and contestability.
Year level

F; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: The History Teachers' Association of Australia
  • Organization: The History Teachers' Association of Australia
  • Description: Creator
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.historyteacher.org.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © 2013 Education Services Australia Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. This material may be copied, distributed and adapted free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all copyright notices and acknowledgements are retained.