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ePals Global Community

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“ ePals is the social network optimized for K-12 learning. Over half a million classrooms in 200 countries and territories have joined the ePals Global Community to connect, collaborate and exchange ideas.”
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Online Quizzes for Regional Geography

Online Quizzes for Regional Geography | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it

"For Regional Geography, I ask that all my students take an online quizzes before coming to class because it is very difficult to intelligently discuss European issues if you don’t know the countries of Europe, where they are and what other countries are on their borders.  Quizzes and knowing places doesn’t define geography, but if geography were English literature, knowing about places could be described as the alphabet–before you write a sonnet or critique an essay, you better know your ABC’s and basic grammar.  Given that, I like the Lizard Point Geography quizzes, Sheppard Software quizzes and those from Click that ‘Hood; they are simple, straightforward and comprehensive."


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, February 2, 2014 6:52 PM

Exámenes en línea para Geografía.

SFDSLibrary's curator insight, May 13, 2014 8:16 AM

Quizzes to test a students knowledge of places and countries.

Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, September 22, 2014 12:20 PM

I hope the lizard point Geography tests are enough. I have sent you my screenshots for the ones I have taken.

 

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The Australian Curriculum v6.0 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

The Australian Curriculum v6.0 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are strong, rich and diverse. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity is central to this priority and is intrinsically linked to living, learning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, deep knowledge traditions and holistic world view.

A conceptual framework based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ unique sense of Identity has been developed as a structural tool for the embedding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures within the Australian curriculum. This sense of Identity is approached through the interconnected aspects of Country/Place, People and Culture. Embracing these elements enhances all areas of the curriculum.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander priority provides opportunities for all learners to deepen their knowledge of Australia by engaging with the world’s oldest continuous living cultures. This knowledge and understanding will enrich their ability to participate positively in the ongoing development of Australia.


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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, February 26, 2013 8:13 PM

Primary teachers need to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in their teaching. Use the ideas in this website to frame planning.

Clare O'Connor's curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:32 AM

This is going to be a Cross-curricular priority, so I thought it useful to add for our RMLP teachers and in-house education providers.

Greta Brewin's curator insight, October 31, 2013 3:17 AM

I thought it would be a really helpful resource to store a direct link to the cross-curriculum priorities page on the ACARA website. This links to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders histories and cultures cross-curricular priority information page. As teachers you need to link you lesson and unit plans to the Australian Curriculum, and anything that falls under this priority can be justified as a viable learning outcome, because of the priority. Which I think is great, students and teachers need to learn about our indigenous history. 

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A Convict Story: interactive teaching resource - Sydney Living Museums - Historic Houses Trust of NSW

A Convict Story: interactive teaching resource - Sydney Living Museums - Historic Houses Trust of NSW | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it
“ Sydney Living Museums, the public identity of the Historic Houses Trust of NSW, brings 12 major heritage sites alive through exhibitions, publications, events, and education.”
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What was early Sydney like?

What was early Sydney like? | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it
“ Conrad Martens, whose watercolours are a valuable record of colonial Sydney, is reputed to be its first successful artist. (Video excerpt 2.32 minutesalso has educational notes. This clip chosen to be PG)”
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Golden Victoria- the discovery of gold

Golden Victoria- the discovery of gold | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it
“ The discovery of gold in Victoria created years of wealth for the young colony. Here was a metal that could liberate servants from their masters and sometimes set those masters off to dig for gold themselves.”
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The Other Anzacs by Peter Rees

The Other Anzacs: Nurses at war 1914-1918 By Peter Rees The harrowing and dramatic stories of the Australian and New Zealand nurses who served in the Great War.

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, October 2, 2013 11:05 PM

Some powerful images here to discuss with your students...

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Home | AC History Units

Home | AC History Units | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it

AC History Units presents 8 units developed by the History Teachers' Association of Australia to support teachers in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: History ...A major goal has been to provide the conceptual background (in Unit 1) and concrete examples (in Units 2-8) to assist teachers in designing their own programs and learning sequences for other topics and year levels.

 

 


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Greta Brewin's curator insight, October 30, 2013 6:19 AM

AC History Units is a website created by the History Teachers' Association of Australia. The site contains 8 units developed to support the implementation of the new history section of the Australian Curriculum. The site also aims to help history teachers to design their own history units and learning sequences. As a history teacher, this is the jackpot! It is full of wonderful lessons from great units, which are already linked to the AusVELS and deemed age appropriate. Half the work of lesson and unit planning is done for you. This is an excellent resource to hold onto!

 

Robert Kidd's curator insight, January 3, 2014 2:01 AM

Major Thomas Anderson Kidd served with the 10th Light Horse in Gallipoli and Egypt, was wounded and became seriously ill with Cholera.

 

He wrote diaries which he embellished with maps and diagrams. He was Mentioned in Despatches for gallantry in May & August 1915 and he suggested Hugo Throssell get the Victoria Cross at Hill 60.

 

I edited a transcript of Tom’s re-written diary and began to understand his frustration with the foolishness of some orders and the impossibility of many aspects of the campaigns that he was involved in.

 

In my extensive reading I have found these words have been used to describe him; cool, calm, fair, caring, splendid, brave, fearless, reckless, bullet proof & the men even considered him bomb proof!

 

These men and their families obviously had a life both before & after their war service and I am interested in all facets; particularly the affect war had on them.

 

My book "Uncle Tom's Diary" is a young adult novella about the discovery of one of his diaries ... and secrets!

Denise Patrylo-Murray's curator insight, April 4, 2015 9:33 PM

use for war units

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A History of Aboriginal Sydney

A History of Aboriginal Sydney | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it

This website is worth exploring! The website has a strong research base and each section has been developed in consultation with the local Aboriginal community. Teachers wanting information about a particular area in Sydney can find information relating to 'Place'.  All events related to that area are described by a century and then decade. The website contains a timeline, various topics and a gallery.

 


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Map of Australia and New Zealand since 1788

Map of Australia and New Zealand since 1788 | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it
History map of Australia and New Zealand 1788-1911, illustrating the Commonwealth of Australia (1901), routes of Stuart, 1858 - 1862, routes of Giles and Forrest, 1874 - 1876, Overland telegraph line (1872), Railways, and New Zealand...

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:09 AM

What is this a map of? Who created it? Why was it created?

Use this primary source to stimulate discussion about British colonisation. Before showing this map, display an Aboriginal Languages map. Students can compare the two maps with a more recent map of Australia. To develop historical understanding, pose questions, analyse primary sources and then construct an historical narrative.

 

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National flags made with foods that are popular in that country [36 pictures]

National flags made with foods that are popular in that country [36 pictures] | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it
These images of different countries' flags formed with indigenous cuisine were created by the ad agency WHYBIN\TBWA in promotion of the Sydney International Food Festival.
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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it
4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers (Via @TeachThought a visual representation of the 4 stages of inquiry based learning: http://t.co/VZ88RRLTrX)...

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John Gougoulis's curator insight, December 15, 2013 9:49 PM

An interesting approach that can be applied in different curriculum areas and develop requisite skills

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Differing perspectives: Australia Day / Invasion Day

Differing perspectives: Australia Day / Invasion Day | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it

“ Most Australians celebrate Australia Day as the day Australia was founded. In contrast, Aboriginal people mourn their history and call it ‘Invasion Day’.”


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Adele Turnbull's curator insight, April 6, 2015 12:48 AM

This article outlines the particular significance of Survival Day for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities, and links this back to the origins of the day. It includes poems, quotes, recounts and learning activities, and references to alternative commemorative ceremonies such as the Yabun Festival in Sydney.

 

The article is up-to-date, balanced, written in accessible language and respectful. It acknowledges that individual's experiences are different, and so different areas and communities commemorate Survival Day in different ways. It quotes directly and extensively from Aboriginal individuals, and so details authentic perspectives. As a result, the article is appropriate for use in a stage 3 classroom (Craven, ND), though care should be taken not to generalise based off the content provided.

 

This article provides an excellent platform for reaching out to a school's local Aboriginal community. Teachers and students could invite local community members to speak about their perspectives on Survival Day, and what they do to commemorate it. This would help students to discuss and respect the cross-curriculum priority of "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures" (Gilbert & Hoepper, 2014, p. 7) in regards to the origin and significance of Australia Day/Survival Day, and have the added benefit of tethering students' learning to their local context in order to aid comprehension and relevance (Brophy & Alleman, 2009, p. 372).This in turn promotes the key values and attitudes of "informed and responsible attitudes" and "intercultural understanding" which are highlighted in the HSIE K-6 Syllabus (2007, p. 8).

 

Finally, the specific content in this article is also suitable to be used in teaching and learning activities which draw from the English Syllabus. English outcome EN3-7C states that students should "think imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identif[y] connections between texts when responding to and composing texts" (BOSTES, 2015, English K-10 Syllabus online). Outcome EN3-8D states that a student "identifies and considers how different viewpoints of their world, including aspects of culture, are represented in texts" (BOSTES, 2015, English K-10 Syllabus online). Both of these outcomes can be explicitly explored through engagement with this resource. Using the poems and stories provided through this article as literary texts allows for this content to be integrated across Key Learning Areas. 

 

Board of Studies NSW. (2007). Human Society and its Environment K-6 Syllabus. Sydney: Author. 

 

Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW. (2015). English K-10 Syllabus. Sydney: Author.

 

Brophy, J. & Alleman, J. (2009). Meaningful social studies for elementary students. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 15(3), 357-376.

 

Craven, R. (ND). Selection Criteria: Aboriginal Cultural Studies and Aboriginal perspectives across the curriculum.

 

Gilbert, R. & Hoepper, B. (Eds.). (2014). Teaching humanities and social sciences: History, geography, economics & citizenship in the Australian curriculum. Fifth Edition. South Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.

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The Australian Curriculum v6.0 History Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum v6.0 History Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, June 3, 2013 10:07 PM

Latest version (2015) includes Senior Secondary and General Capabilities Continuum with links to AC History

Maree Whiteley's curator insight, August 2, 2013 7:23 AM

Latest version (July 2015) of AC History.Check out the new General Capabilities Learning Continuum 'Critical and creative thinking'. Direct links to Historical Inquiry.

Jennifer Ryan's curator insight, August 17, 2013 4:51 AM

As 'the birthplace of Queensland' we should have an important place here. What do you think? If any teachers are interested agneswateradventures.com.au  is a digital history site celebrating ansd recording the people, the place and the stories of the area.

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9 Old-Fashioned Tech Terms You Still Use Today

9 Old-Fashioned Tech Terms You Still Use Today | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it
“ Here are nine ancient, obsolete tech terms, such as "dial" and "tune in," that we still say all the time.”
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History teaching in the primary classroom

History teaching in the primary classroom | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it
“ Teaching resources for Australian curriculum: history”
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Differentiating AC History

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Annotated Content Descriptions History Foundation to Year 10-

This publication contains annotations that describe linguistic and cultural considerations implied by some History content descriptions. It also suggests teaching strategies to better enable EAL/D students to access the learning described in the History content descriptions.


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Australia's Community Heritage

Australia's Community Heritage | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it

Want to find out more about places, events and people that have shaped your local area?  Want to see what’s important to other communities?  Read stories from the past and contribute your own story or add an anecdote of what you remember or know – Join in


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, October 20, 2013 2:38 AM

A great place to discover local heritage and answer some of the Key Inquiry Questions from AC History...What aspects of the past can you see today? What do they tell us? What remains of the part are important to the local community? Why? (Explore Significance, Continuity & Change, Cause & Effect and Perspectives)

Maree Whiteley's curator insight, October 20, 2013 2:43 AM

A great place to discover local heritage and answer some of the Key Inquiry Questions from AC History...What aspects of the past can you see today? What do they tell us? What remains of the part are important to the local community? Why? (Explore Significance, Continuity & Change, Cause & Effect and Perspectives)

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National Museum of Australia - Gold rush – Flash interactive

National Museum of Australia - Gold rush – Flash interactive | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it
Years 3–6
Australian history

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, February 26, 2013 6:32 PM

This interactive game focuses on the height of the Ballarat gold rush in 1865 and fits with the Australian Curriculum:history Stage 2 topic 'Australian Colonies'.

I like how the game uses objects and artefacts from the National Musem of Australia, however, it's a shame there isn't more emphasis on asking historical questions and engaging students in historical inquiry. Teachers could make sure that their students have the opportunity to generate questions that guide their inquiry before playing the game.

 

 

Christine Lucas's curator insight, April 1, 2013 7:09 PM

love that it's interactive for students and fits nicely into the KLA outcomes.

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Primary History- Developing Enquiry Skills

Primary History- Developing Enquiry Skills | Humanities History and Geography | Scoop.it

Primary teachers may be familiar with an inquiry process but less so with HISTORICAL INQUIRY. 

This British website draws on pedagogical research and explores how teachers can develop historical understanding in their classroom. The "Enquiry discussion" section is particularly useful.


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History teaching in the primary classroom

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Teaching resources for Australian curriculum: history

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