“ 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.”
Via Maree Whiteley
"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."
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.
“ 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.”
Via Molly Cresswell, Catherine Smyth
“ 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)”
Via Catherine Smyth
“ 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.”
Via Catherine Smyth
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.
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.
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...
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.
Via Carla Saunders, Alessandra Morrone
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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