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Secondary Sources: What Are They? | Teachinghistory.org

Secondary Sources: What Are They? | Teachinghistory.org | Doing History | Scoop.it

What are secondary sources? Secondary sources are works of synthesis and interpretation based upon primary sources and the work of other authors. They may take a variety of forms. The authors of secondary sources develop their interpretations and narratives of events based on primary sources, that is, documents and other evidence created by participants or eyewitnesses.

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The Australian Curriculum v8.0 History Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum v8.0 History Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum | Doing History | Scoop.it
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Latest version (2015) includes Senior Secondary and General Capabilities Continuum with links to AC History

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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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Tweet from @RogersHistory

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Here's a great list of very resourceful #historyteacher websites and blogs to add to my growing #global collection.. Thanks @rogershistory
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Challenging History #HTAA16 Day 1 (with images, tweets) · 18maree

HTAA Annual Conference hosted by HTANSW 28-30 Sept 2016 Sydney Grammar School

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Just in case you missed the HTAA Conference this year, here are all the Day 1 highlights.
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How To Use YouTube In Your History Class

How To Use YouTube In Your History Class | Doing History | Scoop.it
“There are so many informative and fascinating videos on YouTube, generously provided for free by caring subscribers wanting to share their knowledge and expertise. Find out from Katie Lepi how to make the most of this great classroom resource for history in the following Edudemic article.” Can you imagine the level of first-hand knowledge today’s …
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Great use of YouTube for your History class...relive moments from the past. What was life really like?

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Using Hexagon Learning for categorisation, linkage and prioritisation

Using Hexagon Learning for categorisation, linkage and prioritisation | Doing History | Scoop.it
Overview Note: I have created an online hexagons generator at ClassTools.net. The ability to select, prioritise, categorise and link evidence is a valuable skill that students learn in History. It …
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Updated version of this incredibly useful activity from classtools.org and @activehistory Thanks @russeltarr
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Introduction to History in Motion

What problem does History in Motion solve?

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, February 28, 2016 5:29 PM

Link place and time with History in Motion. I like how this technology helps connect past events to places.

Paul B.'s curator insight, May 7, 9:47 PM
"create share explore" "learn best by doing"  I think this takes ICT in history from the SA, to the MR.  (world-wide) REsearching, networking, visualising, creating.   This sort of resource makes history modern (!?)
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Tarr's Toolbox

Tarr's Toolbox | Doing History | Scoop.it
Quick and easy ideas to spice up your lessons, brought to you by @russeltarr. I teach History but many of these ideas are transferable to other subjects too!
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How amazing is this toolkit? So many creative ways to engage your students in their learning...thanks @russeltarr

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5 Utterly Fascinating History Education Resources

5 Utterly Fascinating History Education Resources | Doing History | Scoop.it
History just keeps happening – there's nothing you can do about that. But learning as much as possible is deeply rewarding, and helps you better understand the world. This week Cool Websites and Apps digs into five sites that give you a better idea of history. Explore maps from other ages, see where people are…
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Via @SmythCatheine...A facinating collection of History resources here, What History Resources Do You Love?

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TeachmeetWA_History (with images and tweets) SLWA - June 4

State Library WA Thurs 4 June 2015
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#TMWA is for Western Australian educators keen to connect, collaborate and inspire each other through teacher driven professional learning. TeachMeets are free, informal and highly engaging professional learning sessions that are short and sharp.

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Home | AC History Units

Home | AC History Units | Doing History | 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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Primary and secondary AC History units...a fantastic resource site! Well done HTAA!

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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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Stunning images show WW1 scenes as they are today

Stunning images show WW1 scenes as they are today | Doing History | Scoop.it
YOU can almost reach out and touch the past.
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Incredible images would make a fabulous Past/Present activity for students. Cheryl Ward and Bernard de Broglio made this haunting collection of pictures by seamlessly combining contemporary images with eyewitness photographs taken on Lemnos in 1915.

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Kent College History's curator insight, September 15, 2015 4:04 PM

Some excellent 'before and after' images of the Gallipoli Campaign.

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Photos that changed the world

Photos that changed the world | Doing History | Scoop.it
Photographs do more than document history -- they make it. At TED University, Jonathan Klein of Getty Images shows some of the most iconic, and talks about what happens when a generation sees an image so powerful it can't look away -- or back.
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Photos that changed the world...historical analysis and critical thinking

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'Turning Points' #HTAWA17 (with images, tweets) · 18maree

Saturday 18th March 2017 HTAWA Annual Conference - Notre Dame University, Fremantle WA
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Highlights from the HTAWA 2017 Conference 'Turning Points' 
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History Skills - The Ultimate History Resource

History Skills - The Ultimate History Resource | Doing History | Scoop.it
Succeed as a History student at high school or college. Source analysis and evaluation skills explanations, example answers and a step-by-step research essay guide.
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Can't wait to fully explore this amazing @HistorySkills resource collection by Australian History teacher Michael James...
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Coconut Curator's curator insight, May 7, 1:38 AM
Fanstastic resource! Historical skills, use of sources, research tools, referencing advice - all related to Australian history curriculum. For both students and teachers - presented by an Australian secondary school history teacher.
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Home | Stanford History Education Group

Home | Stanford History Education Group | Doing History | Scoop.it
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So many great ideas here to promote Historical Thinking and reasoning to enable your students to 'think and read like a Historian', also assessment tasks and lesson plans for document studies.
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HTAA2016 - Twitter, TeachMeet and Tariq Ali

HTAA2016 - Twitter, TeachMeet and Tariq Ali | Doing History | Scoop.it
Twitter, TeachMeet and Tariq Ali Teaching History in the Digital Age Matt Esterman @mesterman Get this presentation now http://bit.ly/HTAA16EST
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A hands-on session about Teaching History in the Digital Age with Matt Esterman @mesterman
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Write a SCRIPT, not an ESSAY: Use film-making to engage students in the art of writing

Write a SCRIPT, not an ESSAY: Use film-making to engage students in the art of writing | Doing History | Scoop.it
Overview Giving students an essay to write as the main outcome of a unit of study can be repetitive and therefore disengaging. In order to give students a fresh enthusiasm for the art of essay writ…
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Another brilliant, practical idea to inspire your students and spark their critical aand creative thinking
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Response to Stimulus - History Skills Online

Response to Stimulus - History Skills Online | Doing History | Scoop.it
A response to stimulus exam provides you with a range of source material, both primary and secondary, and asks you to answers a series of questions.
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A complete History teacher's toolkit! A brilliant resource for source analysis, critical thinking, comprehension and so much more....
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Splash - History resources for every classroom

Splash - History resources for every classroom | Doing History | Scoop.it

If you’re discussing history with students this year, get to know the Splash history topics, which will help spark ideas and conversations. There are 25 for secondary school level. You’ll find topics on Ancient China and Ancient Rome, the Vietnam War, Gallipoli, dinosaurs, the environmental movement, convict and colonial Australia and much, much more.

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Check this out...a very comprehensive list of HIstory resources here for Year 1 to Year 10. The audio-visual collection is particulary impressive. Thanks ABC Splash!

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Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration?

Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration? | Doing History | Scoop.it
It’s an open secret in the education community. As we go about integrating technology into our schools, we are increasing the risk and potential for plagiarism
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An Interesting Dilemma...We want students to do “group work,” to collaborate, and to discuss. However, we have very specific realms in which we want this to happen: the group assignment, the in-class discussion, studying for exams, etc. At the same time, many of us want to put up barriers and halt any collaboration at other times (during assessments, for example). What strategies/research skills are you teaching to avoid collaboration/sharing ideas becoming plagiarism?
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HASS Pre-primary – Year 10 syllabus released for Western Australian schools

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Still to come...The achievement standards for Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education will be published in the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline before the commencement of the 2016 school year with Technologies, The Arts and Languages progressively published during 2016.

The annotated work samples for Humanities and Social Sciences (Society and Environment), the Arts, Languages, Health and Physical Education and Technologies will be published in the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline during 2016.

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Australian Curriculum: History - ANZAC Commemoration across the curriculum

The Australian Curriculum: History allows students around the country to learn about the impact of war on Australia. Let us know what you think of this video...
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Worth a look. This short YouTube produced by ACARA is a synopsis of where and why the study of ANZAC appears in AC History across the year levels. The emphasis is on Historical Thinking based on evidence, source analysis and interpretation.

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The Anzac Day tradition | Australian War Memorial

The Anzac Day tradition | Australian War Memorial | Doing History | Scoop.it

The Significance of the ANZAC tradition for all Australians...

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Sourced from @SmythCatherine 's insight but such relevant comments about WHY? we commemorate ANZAC...

Why is ANZAC DAY a significant event in Australia? How do we assign significance to an event or a person?

Geoffery Partington suggests the following criteria can be used to determine significance:

1. Importance – to people living at the time

2. Profundity – how deeply people’s lives were affected by it

3. Quantity – how many lives were affected

4. Durability – for how long people’s lives were affected

5. Relevance – the extent to which the event has contributed to an increased understanding of present life 

Another way to think about the significance of something is to use Christine Counsell's model and ask whether the event or person was:

1. Remarkable (event/circumstance/person was remarked upon at the time or after)

2. Remembered (event/circumstance/person was important at some stage in history within collective memory)

3. Resonant (people like to identify with it, reveal something about individuals or society)

4. Resulting in change (consequences for the future -turning point)

5. Revealing- (about some other aspect of the past)

The Australian War Memorial website provides background information about this significant event.

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Dan Snow celebrates Teaching History with 100 objects - YouTube

Teaching History with 100 objects: http://www.teachinghistory100.org/. The British Museum has partnered up with other UK museums, supported by the Department for Education, to provide online histories of 100 key objects in British collections that connect with all areas of the new history curriculum and with hundreds of linked objects that explore world history from 500,000 years ago to the present day.

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Great resource primary and secondary classrooms for teaching historical thinking, through analysing sources. Travel to the British Museum for an amazing virtual tour to 'experience' this wonderful collection of objects.

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A Brief Visual History of Travel

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A Brief Visual History of Travel: gapyear.com presents the epic journey of the human race, from the plains of Africa to the beckoning universe, and beyond.
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Amazing...definitely a few worthwhile lessons (if not a whole year of content!) here to explore...History and Geography links to AC and beyond!

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, February 11, 2015 12:34 AM

Amazing...definitely a few worthwhile lessons (if not a whole year of content!) here to explore...History and Geography links to AC and beyond!