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CCS3.1Significant Events and People:Explains the significance of particular people, groups, places, actions and events in the past in developing Australian identities and heritage.
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The Aussie Clue Cracker web page is an exciting digital resource cantered around the HSIE topic: Australian Identity. The page has many PDF documents attached that provide teachers with resources, lesson activities and printable sheets for their students in stage 3. Students are able to become engaged in topics such as: What is Australia day? What is Australia day to you? Australian symbols, events and celebrations, while providing students with a richer vocabulary, and better language comprehension skills. The resource has fun games also centred on Australian Identity.

 

Teacher’s will love this page as it is excellent in supporting outcomes of the HSIE syllabus while, furthering their students knowledge around the history of Australia. This resource provides a rich learning environment central to core topics in HSIE: Australian Identity. Also on the Australia day web page there is a range of information relating to indigenous Australians and their participation in Australian events and practices. This is great as it gives a different perspective into Australian History. This information allows students and teachers to access historical  information on Aboriginal perspectives, and values, http://www.australiaday.com.au/studentresources/indigenous.aspxAlso

Other great features on the Australia day web page are links to PDF lessons plans for teachers to download and print. The following link is an excellent resource for teachers and is ready to use in the classroom after an introduction to Australian history.

 

An examples of themes and topic mentioned include: People (Australians, immigrants, Stereotypes,), Symbols (National, Communal, celebrations), Places (Significant places for Australians, Symbolic places in Australia), and much more. The Australia day webpage Is a top resource for teachers and students learning HSIE Australian Identity. http://www.australiaday.org.au/media/67356/trueblue_activitysheets_march.pdfAn assessment for this resource could be a Discussion on-

‘What is Australia day to you’- Discuss in groups then share to the rest of the class.

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Anzac Day

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Convict creation.com is an interactive web page designed for both teachers and students. The page is designed to teach Australian history, and provides a range of topics. Primary school students in stage 3 will benefit greatly from the interactive and informative literature provided. The page is easy to use; to view a topic, just click the drop down box on the left hand side. You can choose to what to read about, depending on classroom topic or interest of choice. Some of the topics listed include: Anzac day, Convict settlement, White Australia Policy, Australian Prime ministers, the history wars, Aboriginal perspectives and a lot more on significant Australian events.  

 

For teachers, this digital resource is effective as is provides quality an accurate knowledge, which is great for gaining information around particular topics. Qualitative articles and accurate information ensure that teachers are updated with the right information to teach the students. Teachers could use the text as a digital literacy library for related topics to educate students about Australian history .All children in schools should be educated about the significance of national holidays, in relation to historical happenings, the resourse does just that. Students need to understand why we are celebrating particlar days and how they are important to us all. Students also learn about Australian Convict settlement and may enjoy hearing about biographies of convicts and could partake in dramatic exeriences. I enjoyed reading through all the articles embeded in this resource and have gained a deeper insight towards Australian historical events. Many lessons and activities can be developed from this digital resource.

 

An assessment for this resource may be having students write a poem about what it was like coming to Australia as a convict. OR Students could write a poem about Anzac day.

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Significant Events - 23 October 2002

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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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The racism no way web page is one of the best digital resources I have found while studying to become a primary school teacher. The web page is enclosed with hundreds of lesson plans on most topics coveded in k-6 classrooms. This particular link contains Resources for Students in stage 3, On Australian History and Significant events. The link provides the teacher with lessons activities, ideas on the themes and fact sheets for students and teachers, and related resources for other topics.  

 

Some of the worksheets teachers can download include: Teachers notes, Significant events worksheets, and worksheet solutions; all centered around the core topic of Australian history and race relations, which focuses on significant events.http://www.racismnoway.com.au/upload/sigevents.doc

The lesson plans provide syllabus Outcomes, Shares Introductions into topics, demonstrates a variety of Suggested Activities for students, while listing Additional Strategies for teacher.

 

This scooped link is just one lesson plan designed for stage 3 students on this topic (Australian Identitiy). The web page is extremely easy to navigate and great for any HSIE topic. Students can themeselves easily navigate around the racism no way resource as a chance to build on their literacy and research skills. Lesson plans on this resource incorporate many KLA’s including, Literacy, Creative arts, History and Geography. Overall the webpage is a top resource for students and teachers in k-6.

 

 An assessment for this resource may be having students write an information report on a significant day of choice e.g. Australia day/Anzac day or remembrance day.

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Elizabeth Woodhouse's comment, April 2, 2013 10:24 PM
The above link is just one of the many activities provided. This one focuses on Significant events and people.
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Aboriginal Anzac Day war memorials - Creative Spirits

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Australia has thousands of Anzac war memorials, dozens in the big cities. But there are not many war memorials commemorating Aboriginal Diggers.
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The Creative Spirits resource is great for students in particular as they will gain an aborigional perspective on Anzac day while showing and demonstrating themes and ideas on Australian Identity. I found the resource Interesting to read, which means students can enjoy reading through the digital library and learning new information centered around indigenous perspectives on Australia.

 

There are some great activities in this article which share memorable historical and culutral aspects past events shown from the point of view of an indigenous Australian. Teachers can read through and pick stories to read to their students, that relate to indigenous people in Australia. Furthermore the resource provides students with accurate historical happenings and significant events a variety of different individuals.  

 

The resources mentioned is great as it  prepares students for a range of lessons aimed at showing Australian History, events and people from other perspectives. The idea that Australia contains a variety of individuals with different view points about the events in history is present within this web page. Teachers can provide lesson activities related to HSIE, Art and Literacy based on the activities provided. Ideas for lessons include: Writing from the indigenous point of view, learning about indigenous culture, partaking in and recreating indigenous art and much more. All the activities can be developed by visiting this page and lookin for new ideas. .

 

This information gained from creative spirits will provide teachers with effective knowledge about Australian History which will inturn make their lessons richer and filled with more content. Teachers need to educate themselves in order to provide quality lessons for their students

 

An assessment for this resource may be a Written story about Australian identity, having the students retell from an aboriginal perspective

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Derek's curator insight, March 10, 2014 1:04 AM

We need more recognition for the Indigenous diggers who gave their lives and fought hard.

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Stage%203-%20Teachers%20Kit-%20Identity.pdf

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The Australian Identity teachers Resource Kit, enlists a variety of lesson ideas based on the unit of work "Australian Identity' links to syllabus outcomes. The web page has heaps of lesson ideas and activities across all KLA's while listing some great activities for students learning About Australian History.

 

This resource is great for teachers and students as the document delivers a variety of teaching ideas and strategies for teachers, and demonstrates examples of activities for students. Lots of Australian history explained, plus many symbolic references to Australian days, celebrations and events. Lots of printable fact sheets that give teachers knowledge surrounding Australian culture. The web link provides detailed information on Australian symbols, flags, significant events. Students in stage 3 may also find the page a helpful resource in furthering their knowledge on the Australian identity.

 Many lesson plans for students in years 5-6.

 

Templates, Information, Excursion ideas, Activities, while showing curriculum guidelines and links to syllabus outcomes. Perfect for teachers, as it contains everything needed for a unit of work based on Australian Identity, significant events and people. I personally would use this resource kit within my own stage 3 primary class as I feel the topics are essential and the activities of a quality. The resource kit is easily printed and kept on file for teachers to refer to for future lessons.

 

An assessment for this resource may be, to have students, design a poster by either drawing or using magazine cut outs that relate to significant Australian symbols, icons or themes.

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