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Teaching history and how to do it - CBC Player. Don’t tell me interpretations are too difficult for Key Stage 3 - History Resource Cupboard - lessons and resources for schools. As stated in a previous blog, the teaching of historical interpretations is a crucial element of developing your student’s historical thinking.

Don’t tell me interpretations are too difficult for Key Stage 3 - History Resource Cupboard - lessons and resources for schools

If you want to play the game where your teaching is solely about getting kids to ‘pass the test’, to do well in the 9-1 GCSEs then this is an area of conceptual thinking that you need your students to really grasp. After all, the focus of the AO4 is on interpretations. Many teachers have expressed a concern with how to approach this. Exam hoop jumping aside, for many years I have felt that helping kids come to terms with interpretations is one of the most important aspects of my job as a history teacher.

Without realising, when I look back at the different curricula I have developed at KS3 and KS4 I ensured that kids ‘bumped into interpretations’ as often as possible – thanks Christine Counsell for the phrase. In past curriculum models enquiries either majored in interpretations, or, they minored in it. Opportunities to bump into interpretations. Creative Warm-Up: the Industrial Revolution. After a few days of studying the Industrial Revolution, I gave students a warm-up activity to get them using primary sources creatively and putting themselves into that time period.

Creative Warm-Up: the Industrial Revolution

In this activity, students were given a sheet containing two primary sources. There were several different sheets, and students could trade with their neighbors if they didn’t like the one they received. They contained photographs, quotes or maps from the period. They were then asked to write between a half a page and a page in the first person about what life would be like for the people the photo, quote or map describe. They were encouraged to combine the information from the two sources they received. Black bones, gangrene and weeping: the unwelcome return of scurvy. When doctors and patients realised that scurvy had reappeared, in separate outbreaks in Zimbabwe and Sydney recently, they were stunned.

Black bones, gangrene and weeping: the unwelcome return of scurvy

“I couldn’t believe it,” Penelope Jackson, one of the Sydney victims, recalled, “I thought, ‘Hang on a minute, scurvy hasn’t been around for centuries’.” Shame followed, as it often does with scurvy. “Does scurvy just affect developing countries?” Asked Newsweek 24 of the Bulawayo emergency in Zimbabwe. “I couldn’t believe you could be obese and malnourished,” said Jackson. We forget about scurvy - deliberately perhaps. Reading Like A Historian. The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry.

Reading Like A Historian

Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues. They learn to make historical claims backed by documentary evidence. How do I use these lessons in my classroom?

Reading Like A Historian History Curriculum. Reading Like a Historian. The Educated Teacher. I have not taught this lesson yet, but I think it could be an appropriate warm-up activity for the Vietnam War, the Abolition Movement, or really any unit about a war, social movement, or several prominent individuals (the presidents, space travel, etc).

The Educated Teacher

I want to get students thinking about how/why we remember people and how our actions in the modern world can affect how people are remembered. Pairs of students can choose one of a small group of photographs of two or three famous memorials. (You might also give each pair one in particular, if you are not worried about anyone getting stuck or frustrated by lack of choice.) The Historical Thinking Project. National Centre for History Education - Commonwealth History Project. This section examines the key elements of historical literacy.

National Centre for History Education - Commonwealth History Project

HSI: Historical Scene Investigation. Incorporating Evaluation - History Skills Online. Your evaluation of sources should ultimately be seamlessly incorporated into your academic writing.

Incorporating Evaluation - History Skills Online

Since your evaluation of sources is based upon what you found in your analysis, a number of analytical and evaluation skills should appear in each paragraph you write, alongside quotes from sources. A simple way to do this is to introduce a quote by using some analysis or evaluation: However, it is not always necessary to incorporate a quote into your analysis and evaluation of a source. This is especially true when you can interpret the overall theme or message of a source. In this manner, you can demonstrate analysis and evaluation without relying on a direct quote.

Below is an example body paragraph from an essay, showing the range of analysis and evaluation skills: 5 TED-Ed Lessons about awesome women in history. If it’s true that well-behaved women seldom make history, then we’d like to introduce you to a few of our favorite troublemakers.

5 TED-Ed Lessons about awesome women in history

Here are 5 TED-Ed Lessons about remarkable women: 1. History. Learning Through History News - Archives. History PowerPoints for Teachers - The Future of History. AC History Units. Best Practices. WhatWasThere - Put history in its place! 40 Maps That Explain The Middle East. Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics.

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

School Resources. We have put together some resources on Anzac Day for kids in the lower primary school years.

School Resources

These teaching resources explain the significance of Anzac Day to kids in a way that is easy to understand. Explaining Anzac Day to Kids Click here to download PDF ColourIn- Australia & New Zealand flags Click here to download PDF Colouring Poppy Click here to download PDF. Australian History - Download free content from La Trobe University. Anzac Day – Lest we forget / National events and the NZC / Curriculum resources. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morning,We will remember them.

Anzac Day, observed on 25 April every year, commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and also honours returned servicemen and women. The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. This year is the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. This campaign is often claimed to have played an important part in fostering New Zealand's sense of national identity. Many New Zealanders feel a strong connection to this event, through family and whānau stories. Ka mahi te tawa uho ki te riri.

Cave painting, contemporary art and everything in between. Collections. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Historical monetary data for Australia. Teach World History! Custom Search Learning about and understanding World History is crucial for a plethora of reasons. You can’t really comprehend the present or be prepared for the future unless you know something about the past. That means learning about both the spectacular accomplishments of human beings and their evil acts and honest mistakes.

That is what World History is all about! There are so many ways to make the classroom a creative and enthralling place for your students. The following units of study all contain worksheets, assignments, projects, study guides, tests, and ideas to help you bring your history class to life. Best of History Web Sites. History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research.

Interactive Maps. Activities: Create. The First Cholera Pandemic - Top 10 Terrible Epidemics. Cholera has been around for centuries — the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates seems to allude to it in his work — but for a long time it was restricted to the delta region of India's Ganges River. It wasn't until 1817 when, carried by travelers along trade routes, the disease spread throughout the rest of India and into what is now modern-day Burma and Sri Lanka. Referred to as "Asiatic cholera" by Britain and the U.S. (which would not be hit by the disease until the 1830s), it eventually reached the Philippines and even Iraq, where 18,000 people died during one three-week period in 1821. SIW November 11 - The Spanish Flu - ABC Sydney. Subscribe to Self Improvement Wednesday: Copy this address into your podcast application - This week's lesson is the NSW experience of the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918-1919.

Your teacher is Jeremy McAnulty, the Director of Communicable Diseases, with NSW Health. Now take the quiz! 1. How many extra hospital beds were opened in NSW in 1918 in preparation for the arrival of the Spanish flu? A. 25b. 250c. 2,500d. 25,000 2. A. NFSA Digital Learning - Digital resources tagged with ‘Captain Cook’ From Wireless To Web. Australians at War. The Australians at War education kit is an integrated package that draws on the resources of each of the eight episodes of the television series as well as this website. The education kit, as with all components of the Australians at War project, examines the effects of war on the lives of Australians and how the nation has been shaped by those experiences. Maintaining the thematic and dramatic structure of the television series, the education kit explores the ideas and themes in a way that complements the National Curriculum Profile (Studies of Society and Environment). The education kits have been forwarded to all of the nations' primary and secondary schools and are also available for download below.

Primary Schools Education Resource Part 1 [PDF 3.1Mb] Primary Schools Education Resource Part 2 [PDF 5.2Mb] Secondary Schools Education Resource Part 1 [PDF 2.5Mb] Secondary Schools Education Resource Part 2 [PDF 4.3Mb] Secondary Schools Education Resource Part 3 [PDF 5.1Mb] UH - Digital History. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. BBC - History: Historical Figures. History - Digital Education Resources. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. Historical Thinking Matters: Student Investigaitons. Travelling the Silk Road. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. History News Network. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources.

Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. Winged Sandals: Storytime. History - Digital Education Resources. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. History - Digital Education Resources. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. Gallipolli Submarine: Drama in the Dardanelles as the AE2 attacks. History, diversity and Australian culture and identity - Teacher Resource. Expeditions return home from 'New Holland' Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. History - Ancient Worlds. South Seas - Voyaging and Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Pacific. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. Weekend Magazine - A tour of the nation's capital. History - Digital Education Resources. Prize-Winning Animation Lets You Fly Through 17th Century London.

Six students from De Montfort University have created a stellar 3D representation of 17th century London, as it existed before The Great Fire of 1666. The three-minute video provides a realistic animation of Tudor London, and particularly a section called Pudding Lane where the fire started. First Fleet. Google Earth animation of the weather conditions of the First Fleet voyage  The ships of the first fleet (thumbnails) AC History Units. Aboriginal Australia.

Australia's War 1939-1945. Operation CLICK. The Operation CLICK resource book is provided here in PDF file format in 11 separate downloadable files. Files require the Adobe Reader or other PDF reader to view. Get the free Adobe Reader (link opens in a new window) Introduction to Operation CLICK. Zero Hour. Polar Postal History on the Web. In the Footsteps of Douglas Mawson. 5 Good Resources for Historical Maps. Today I got an email from one of my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile learning asking about some historical map resources to use in the social studies course he is teaching. I checked my archive and compiled this short list. History in The Making Journal. AC History Units. Primary sources for the study of World War I: recruitment and propaganda posters. Modern History. Old Pictures. Visualising China: explore historical photos of China. Science and Technology of WWII.

Lessons, Units and Outlines. Facebook History of the World. Jean-Baptiste Michel: The mathematics of history. xHousesofParliament - Robert Rogers - How the new can live with the old. @larryferlazzo #TOK #history. What If? History Project. A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence.