Learning objects Biography: Federation people: Catherine Helen Spence

TLF ID L9445

Find out more about the social reformer Catherine Helen Spence. Examine two different types of biographies of Spence: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how she was visually depicted in her time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students investigate the biography of an individual who played a part in Australia's Federation.
  • Students examine contemporary depictions of the individual.
Educational value
  • Summarises the contribution of one individual to Australia's becoming a federation.
  • Sets the individual's contribution within the broader context of their life by providing a more detailed biography.
  • Enables students to compare two different types of biographical writing about an individual.
  • Includes portrayals of the individual that encourage students to compare and contrast depictions.
  • Gives an opportunity for students to see the numbers and types of people who were significant to Federation in Australia.
  • Provides printable pages for students to use in their research.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • studies of society and environment;
  • history
Strand
  • Studies of society and environment/Time, continuity and change
  • History/Historical knowledge and understandings
Student activity
  • Analysis

Other details

Contributors
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 28 Sep 2011
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Technical implementer
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Dr John Hirst
  • Address: North Balwyn 3104 Australia
  • Copyright holder
  • Organisation: State Library of South Australia
  • Remarks: The portrait by Maude Gordon, artist, of Catherine Helen Spence has been reproduced courtesy of the State Library of South Australia, SLSA: B 11192.
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
Browsers
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 6.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: 3.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 3.0 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: X
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: 2000 - maximum version: Vista
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements

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