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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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An old camera

Watch as Margot shows you a camera from around 100 years ago! How would you describe it? How is it different to the cameras we use today? Are there any similarities? Can you find the lens on the camera that you or your family uses to take photos? How was getting your photo taken in the olden days different from the way ...

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Sites2See: The Chinese in Australia

This page features an interactive created from a 50-metre long painted scroll at the National Museum of Australia, titled Harvest of Endurance, that represents two centuries of Chinese people in Australia.

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Understanding the past

In this resource Thomas Keneally addresses the importance of understanding Australia’s past with particular emphasis on Australia’s strong tradition of democratic action and democratic institutions.

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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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Peter FitzSimons: writing style

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about his writing style. Learncast video.

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Thomas Keneally – more resources on Thomas Keneally

This resource is a page with web links to interviews, articles and book reviews. PDF

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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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Environmental and Zoo Education Centres – primary school resources

A collection of digital resources for primary school teachers and students to support teaching and learning from home, with a particular focus on geography, science and history. The resources were developed by Department of Education teachers from 25 Environmental and Zoo Education Centres in NSW and include Google Sites, ...

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Belonging

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

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Peter FitzSimons: Interview

This resource is an interview with Peter FitzSimons. Learncast PDF.

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William Dalrymple: Interview

This resource is an interview with William Dalrymple. Learncast PDF.

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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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The significance of Bennelong Point

In this resource Thomas Keneally speaks about the significance of Bennelong Point and the relationship between Governor Phillip and Bennelong. Learncast video.

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Thomas Keneally – fascinating facts about Aboriginal people

In this resource Thomas Keneally speaks about the extraordinary things he discovered about Aboriginal people from a archaeological dig at Brewarrina.

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William Dalrymple: Introduction

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

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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: Research process 1

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about how he researches 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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Gold – shaping our identity

This is a task-based resource for students to explore the social, economic, political and environmental impact of the gold rush in Australia in the 1850s. The resource includes videos, SMART notebooks, worksheets and links to further interactive resources. It includes support notes for teachers and/or supervisors in distance ...