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Teaching Stage 3 History: Australia as a Nation

Students explore the factors leading to Federation and migration to Australia and how migrants have contributed to Australia’s economic and social development.

Blinky Bill sketch
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Teaching Stage 3 History: The Australian Colonies

Students look at the founding of British colonies and the development of a colony and learn about what life was like for different groups in the colonial period.

View of Sydney Port Jackson, New South Wales, taken from the Rocks on the western side of the Cove. Painted circa 1803.
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What is History? A guide for primary teachers.

A guide for teachers that has been developed to assist primary school teachers to master changes to the History K-10 Syllabus.

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Henry Lawson the Poet

Students study one poem by Henry Lawson in depth, investigating a range of language forms and features, before illustrating their poem to reflect the imagery portrayed in the words, and reciting their poem to the class. 

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My day at Maroubra Public School ... in 1946

Students compose an imaginative text in response to a visual stimulus. They then edit a classmate’s work, before re-reading, reflecting on and re-writing their own text in response to edits made by their classmate. 

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A Growing City

Students examine images of Sydney from the past and compare them with the modern environment to understand the environmental changes that have occurred, and the interactions and connections between people, places and environments. 

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Greenway and Macquarie

Students analyse visual sources to assess the significance of the impact made by Francis Greenway and Governor Macquarie on the development of the colony of Sydney in the early nineteenth century. 

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