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Horrible Histories

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Horrible Histories is a comical, eccentric and inexplicable take on histories ghastly and unpleasant events, using compromises, sketches and songs. Students learn facts throughout history in a hilarious way; it’s entertaining, engaging and is a stimulating/clever way to amuse students while promoting learning of historical facts. It’s a great resource to implement in history classes and is appropriate for all ages.

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What is 21st century education

21st Century Education is about making your classroom as dynamic as the world around us...
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The world around us is dynamically changing at an unprecedented pace. Teachers and educators are now challenged to adopt a new paradigm of education, adapting to the changes of the 21st century. The world is becoming interconnected and as teachers, we must prepare our students for real world problems, use the latest technology, prepare them for their future workplace and foster innovation and creativity.

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Consumer-stuff-for-kids-a-teaching-and-learning-resource.PDF

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This is an excellent teaching and learning resource for students. Children now unlike previous generations see contracts with terms and conditions (debt) as a way of life; they are very receptive and vulnerable to advertisements. This resource takes students through the different aspects of being a consumer, where students learn to develop the ability to think clearly, analytically and is a great way to introduce literacy and consolidate student learning. These learning approaches blend in really well when integrating consuming activities in context – teachers could base activities on what students bought on the weekend.

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TED | Talks | List

TED | Talks | List | Humanities 1:History & Society | Scoop.it
Here you will find the best talks and performances from TED conferences, TEDx and partner events -- and the best of the web. More than 700 talks are now available, with more added each week.
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TED Talk is essentially a website where engaging individuals from around the world cover an endless range of topics, providing their perspectives and opinions on issues. It enables students and teachers to discuss and give their own opinions on explicit issues. It is a great resource to implement into a classroom as it is inclusive, gets students to gain a point of view, to think logically and enables

students to share concepts and ideas through communication and discussion with peers. The videos are more appropriate for older students as they will be able to comprehend the discussion.

The complexity of the content may be too rich for primary school students to understand. Teachers can refer to these videos as a reference to a topic that they are introducing or teaching.

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Rabbit Proof Fence - Stolen Generations

Rabbit Proof Fence scene

Via Lauren Joyce
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This is one of the most disturbing and emotional scenes shown in the movie. Molly, Daisy and Gracie being taken away from their families, were denied their very identity. The acts and practices of the stolen generation are legally considered genocide. This is the time when Australian government had a set policy in which Aboriginal children were taken from their families by the power of white settlers to be domesticated workers and integrate these children into the white society. The authorities had the power to relocate half cast children to educational centers and give them the culture of the white man.

This movie/scene can be integrated into a classroom as a reliable resource and through discussion of social justice and human rights, students will be able to discover evidence of the impact that inequality and discrimination has on others. Students are able to develop logic of social justice and ethical obligations and how decision making of others has a global impact.

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margaretBirch's comment, September 25, 2013 11:46 PM
This short film clip shows how aboriginal people were treated unjustly. Not only that, but also explores what life was like for aboriginal people when stolen generation was happening. The film also shows how high the racisms levels were. We can see this because of how the young aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their homes and families.
Darci's curator insight, November 29, 2013 1:00 AM

This movie shows us how the Aboriginal children were treated from the goverenmen, i'ts about the stolen generation. This movie is very sad and heatbreaking 

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History

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Teaching government systems with gummy bears.
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 What a great way to explain government systems to students. Using the gummy bears is such an ingenious and unique way to depict the different type of government to primary school students. Its explaining in a way that students understand instead of using complex and confusing terminology and concepts. Integrating this into a classroom, will allow for students to visualize and have a better understanding of the government system in an engaging and fun way.

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Welcome to CERES Education - The Sustainability Hub

Welcome to CERES Education - The Sustainability Hub | Humanities 1:History & Society | Scoop.it
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CERES Community Environment Park is situated in Brunswick, supporting sustainable ways of living, is not for profit and is an excellent resource to utilize especially in Humanities as it covers Multicultural exhibits. Through excursions, it will cover the Humanities course content framework and will be stimulating for students, enhancing and facilitating their knowledge. Learning through hands on experiences will be an effective approach, fun and educational for students. Students can learn about climate change, social wellbeing and connectedness, building on local and global equity. It is a center for education and research in environmental strategies; it is a place rich with social and cultural diversity that is open to the wider community.

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Bullying. No Way!

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Bullying. No Way! Australia's safe and supportive school communities getting to the heart of the matter!
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Bullying. No Way! Is an excellent website for all students, teachers and parents. It provides apps, songs, videos, facts, strategies and a kid’s helpline. The site has a lot of vital information that supports a safe and friendly environment where all children feel respected and valued. As a teacher, it is critical for me to ensure that all my students are in a safe environment and feel welcomed. I can utilize this site to educate and help students with bullying issues.

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European discovery and the colonisation of Australia | australia.gov.au

European discovery and the colonisation of Australia | australia.gov.au | Humanities 1:History & Society | Scoop.it
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This site explores and investigates the first white settlers and British colonies set up in Australia. It consists of substantial information, dates, facts and important and related links to the history of Australia. Teachers can use this to extend on student prior knowledge as there is a variety of topics to select and study.

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Taine Barker's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:57 PM

Click on the link australia.gov.au

sam osullivan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:59 PM

this is linked to contact history as the first records of European mariners sailing into 'Australian' waters occurs around 1606, and includes their observations of the land known as Terra Australias incognita (unknown southern land).

daisy fomm-kelso's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:07 PM

outline of the first fleet.

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SchoolTube

SchoolTube is the best source for videos from students and teachers everywhere. Endorsed by leading educational organizations.
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SchoolTube is a free Kindergarten to Year 12 video community. It has appropriate content, is a safe and suitable website, is monitored by teachers or administrators from schools, it complies with the curriculum and students have the ability to share their work and ideas with others, helping to enhance the quality of their work. It is an excellent resource to integrate for both teachers and students when covering specific learning areas of study in the classroom.

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Teacher resources - Consumer Affairs Victoria

Teacher resources - Consumer Affairs Victoria | Humanities 1:History & Society | Scoop.it
Check out our fun and interesting resources that assist teachers to educate students on consumer issues.
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Consumer Affairs Victoria is a stimulating resource that can be integrated into classrooms by teachers to further educate students in consumer issues. The activities are engaging and correlate with the curriculum. There are teacher notes and student activities targeting upper primary years and high school students and links to economics. This resource could be used in a classroom for students to have a broader idea on consumer issues and further enhance their economics knowledge.

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Mabo - ABC TV

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This site depicts the story of Eddie Koiki Mabo. In this interactive curriculum, students cover History and The Arts. There are interviews, historical documents, quizzes, timelines, student worksheets and teacher notes. It also covers civics and citizenship with a focus on Australian laws, intercultural relationship and the courage of Eddie Mabo who took on the Australian Government fighting for equality and Indigenous rights. These resources can be used as introductory lessons or to promote further discussions and enhance the learning and understanding of students. It targets high school students but certain resources may be implemented in grade 5/6 area of learning.

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Educational Videos

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Anti-Slavery Australia - Working to abolish slavery. Learn about it and find help here.
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This site explains slavery, trafficking and forced labor to students while the videos and stories take students into a different dimension where they come to the realization that these practices still exist right here in Australia. The site is against these practices and the focus is on respecting human rights. This resource is great to implement into a classroom as it discusses the inhumanly practices and how they could be abolished.

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BBC - History For Kids

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Enter the world of history for kids. Discover ancient people and places, and fascinating facts with our selection of games and activities.
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British Broadcasting Corporation History For Kids is a free public service and is specifically generated to advise, educate and regale students. The site enables students to explore civilizations and different eras through games and quizzes, learn about different cultures/people and can be creative with fun practical resources which allow students to create, design and construct e.g. castles from ancient times. Implementing this resource into a classroom will be beneficial to students in many learning areas, including humanities as it enriches students with knowledge, ideas and concepts.

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Google Earth

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Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
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As a teacher, I can adopt this visual aid for lesson plans to teach geographical themes. It functions as a hub of knowledge and students will be able to locate certain maps, buildings, streets and cities globally. Students are able to visit distant countries and reacquaint themselves with their childhood home or country of origin. As we are in the 21st century, integrating ICT into classrooms will be beneficial and appeal to students. It takes students on a mesmerizing journey whilst exploring and learning about the world around them. Technology makes work more effective, efficient and more enjoyable for students, absorbing information in an innovative way.

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Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apology speech

February 13, 2008 "Sorry Day" - Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd addresses the Australian House of Commons, apologizing for the government programs which...
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Mr. Rudd’s apology to the Aborigine and the Torres Strait Islander people on the 13th of February 2008 was an apology for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief and suffering to these people. He also apologizes for the Stolen Generation, a very dark period in Australian history. It has taken the government far too long to finally disclose a proper apology and acknowledge all the wrong doings of the white settlers. This is a time for all Indigenous people to start their healing. This video will be a great resource to implement into a classroom because students will be able to understand empathy, equality, recognition and the impact people’s decisions have on others.  

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My Place Website


Via Dr Peter Carey
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My Place is an educational site specifically made for both students and teachers and provides rich educational material which supports the learning needs of students and is appropriate to utilize in primary school. It is a great resource to integrate in a primary school classroom and is suitable and age appropriate for students to explore topics as it documents different situations and significant events throughout the history of Australia. Through this site, students will explore and gather new information to further enhance their knowledge and learning of the subject being taught, will be more engaged and have a better understanding of diverse perspectives.

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Reconciliation Australia Indigenous and non-Indigenous reconciliation for the wellbeing of the Australian nation

Reconciliation Australia Indigenous and non-Indigenous reconciliation for the wellbeing of the Australian nation | Humanities 1:History & Society | Scoop.it
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This website assists people to understand what reconciliation is, the history and culture of the Indigenous (Koori) Australians. It is a great resource as it will make students conscious of social and cultural awareness and helps in the unification of all Australian’s. It facilitates and promotes both student and teacher learning and will enable them to make alterations to their initial perspective about the Koori people, giving them an enhanced insight on the identity of Indigenous Australian’s.

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Racism. No Way.: Homepage

Racism. No Way.: Homepage | Humanities 1:History & Society | Scoop.it
This website aims to tackle racism in schools in Australia, through providing teachers, school students, parents and governors with games, research and lesson ideas that explore the causes and effects of racism for practical use in the classroom.
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Racism. No Way, is made to combat racism in schools, very educational, has many activities dealing with anti-racism and cultural diversity. It covers cyber racism which these days technology has allowed all users to be publicized. Teaching students at an early age to have no racial inclinations can help eliminate racism in the future. It’s a great website for teachers to use as there is diversity in all classrooms.

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The 7 Cs of Effective 21st Century Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 7 Cs of Effective 21st Century Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Humanities 1:History & Society | Scoop.it
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Teaching in the 21st century, is a combination of conventional and integrating innovative ways of teaching through technology. Technology has changed the way students learn and research information, has enabled students to enrich their knowledge, obtain suitable and professional material from a reliable range of sources, use their communication skills and is an effective way of teaching. There are many tools and mobile apps which cater for all student needs. Implementing this into a classroom will allow students to be more engaged and focused, want to participate and learn. Technology is a must nowadays in all classrooms for teachers and students.

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Skype in the classroom

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Skype in the classroom is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom. Meet new people, talk to experts, share ideas and create amazing learning experiences with teachers from aroun...
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Skype in the classroom is an excellent service and resource as it enables students to communicate peer to peer, obtain professional opinions and information and it connects students worldwide. The 21st century is based on technology and by providing this resource to students; it will appeal to their interests. Students will be more motivated and excited to learn as they interact with people from around the world. It teaches students different skills and enables them to learn in an innovative way.

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TeacherTube - Videos

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All the resources you need to know about math, art, educational videos, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. We provide it all for FREE.
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TeacherTube is a worldwide educational website that resembles YouTube but is strictly used for educational purposes and offers safe video browsing for students. The content is appropriate and suitable  for children and people of all ages, teachers and parents.  TeacherTube was launched in March 2007, is easy to utilize, reliable and is shared by the community. Strict rules focus on addressing specific learning objectives and professional development for educators allows the site and postings to cover resources for all learning areas and can be used at school and home. This is a convenient resource to implement and can be used to further enhance and enrich student learning and understanding.

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Jewish Holocaust Centre - Latest from the JHC

Jewish Holocaust Centre - Latest from the JHC | Humanities 1:History & Society | Scoop.it
Joomla! - the dynamic portal engine and content management system
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The Jewish Holocaust Centre was opened in 1984 and is a memorial and dedication for the 6,000,000 Jewish people who were murder victims of racism between 1933 - 1945. The museum displays thousands of artifacts, photos, texts  and has survivors of the holocaust as tour guides. The programs are structured to comply with VELS, VCE , VET and VACL and have other programs that are suitable for grade 5&6. They teach students about  fighting  racism, prejudice, anti-Semitism, human rights and conflict resolution and the impact of power and decision making on others through history.  This museum is situated in Elsternwick and is an awesome resource for teaching humanities although might be more suitable for older students.

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Home - Trove

Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.
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Trove is a free service enriched with Australian materials with millions of items ranging from newspapers, diaries, maps and more. All Australians are able to research, read or study Australian history through these available resources. It allows teachers and students to obtain rich and deep information about Australia and the Australian people. It is a great tool to implement this into a humanities classroom as it is efficient and facilitates teaching and learning for teachers and students.

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Kids React to Controversial Cheerios Commercial

Resource links below for more information on racial equality: http://www.adl.org/ http://www.hrw.org/ http://www.racialequitytools.org/introduction.htm http:...
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How did a simple Cheerios commercial turn into such a controversial issue? Children in the video were unaware of racial content as they were fixated on the Cheerios and what was happening. This would be a great resource as discussions and communication between students and teacher are raised on the topic of racial equality and students may be questioned and asked to provide a response and their perspective on the issue.

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