History Units

 

 

How To Teach A Great Unit on  Ancient  Egypt at Year 7 For The Australian Curriculum

This unit on Ancient Egypt is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and resources for meeting the requirements of the Year 7 Australian Curriculum for history. The resources includes strategies and materials for teaching: community life, myths and legends, religious beliefs, contact and conflict, features of political power and government, the historical role of a significant individual, and the impact of geographic features on the life of Ancient Egypt. Teachers will be shown ways that they can introduce students to the use of historical sources and conventions, and incorporate the use of ICT, including web 2.0 tools, into students’ response to the unit.

  

How To Teach A Great Unit on Prehistory at Year 7 For The Australian Curriculum

This resource for teaching a unit on Prehistory is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and materials for meeting the requirements of the Year 7 Australian Curriculum. The unit includes teaching strategies on the theory of the evolution of humans in Africa and their spread into Asia and Australia. This resource also covers strategies for teaching students about archaeology, exploring different issues around the archaeological investigation of prehistory, and prehistoric life in Australia.

  

How To Teach A Great Unit on Ancient China at Year 7 For The Australian Curriculum

This resource for teaching a unit on Ancient China is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and materials for meeting the requirements of the Year 7 Australian Curriculum. The resource will cover strategies and materials for teaching: daily life, religious beliefs, contact and conflict, features of political power and government, and the historical role of a significant individual. Teachers will be shown ways that they can introduce students to the use of historical sources and conventions, and incorporate the use of ICT, including web 2.0 tools, into students’ response to the unit.

How To Teach A Great Unit on Ancient Greece and Rome at Year 7 For The Australian Curriculum

This resource for teaching a unit on Ancient Greece and Rome is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and materials for meeting the requirements of the Year 7 Australian Curriculum. The resource will cover strategies and materials for teaching: city states in Ancient Greece, the function of democracy, contact and conflict, the historical role of a significant individual, the rise and fall of The Roman Empire, governing the Roman Empire,  and daily life in Ancient Rome. Teachers will be shown ways that they can introduce students to the use of historical sources and conventions, and incorporate the use of ICT, including web 2.0 tools, into students’ response to the unit.

  

The Complete Set of Year 7 History Units

  • How To Teach A Great Unit on Ancient Greece and Rome at Year 7 For The Australian Curriculum
  • How To Teach A Great Unit on Prehistory at Year 7 For The Australian Curriculum
  • How To Teach A Great Unit on Ancient China at Year 7 For The Australian Curriculum
  • How To Teach A Great Unit on  Ancient  Egypt at Year 7 For The Australian Curriculum


  

How To Teach A Great Unit on Feudal Japan at Year 8 For The Australian Curriculum

This resource for teaching a unit on Feudal Japan is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and materials for meeting the requirements of the Year 8 Australian Curriculum. The resource will cover strategies and materials for teaching students about society under the Shoguns: feudal and political structure, farming and agriculture (and use and interaction with the environment). The unit will look at contact with the West and the decline of the Shogunate. Teachers will be shown ways that they can introduce students to the use of historical sources and conventions, and incorporate the use of ICT, including web 2.0 tools, into students’ response to the unit.

  

How To Teach A Great Unit on Medieval Europe at Year 8 For The Australian Curriculum

This resource for teaching a unit on Medieval Europe is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and materials for meeting the requirements of the Year 8 Australian Curriculum. The resource will cover strategies and materials for teaching different aspects of Medieval European society, such as: feudal and political structure, village life, crime and punishment, defence systems, farming and agriculture, daily life in different jobs - as well as aspects to do with contact between Europe and the Middle East through the crusades. Teachers will be shown ways that they can introduce students to the use of historical sources and conventions, and incorporate the use of ICT, including web 2.0 tools, into students’ response to the unit.

  

How To Teach A Great Unit on The Plague at Year 8 For The Australian Curriculum

This resource on teaching a unit on The Black Death is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and resources for meeting the requirements of the  Year 8 Australian Curriculum for history. The resource includes a range of activities for teaching students about the conditions that created the capacity for the plague to spread between Asia, Africa and Europe; the scientific, religious and social response to the plague; and the impact of the death toll of the plague. A comprehensive set of photocopiable handouts is included with the resource.

  

How To Teach A Great Unit on Renaissance Italy at Year 8 For The Australian Curriculum

This resource for teaching a unit on Renaissance Italy is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and materials for meeting the requirements of the Year 8 Australian Curriculum. The resource will cover strategies and materials for teaching the political, social and economic structure of society in Italy during the Renaissance. The workshop will focus on the particular examples of Florence and Naples, as well as looking at how we can teach the roles and achievements of individuals such as Da Vinci, Machiavelli and Galileo. Teachers will be shown ways that they can introduce students to the use of historical sources and conventions, and incorporate the use of ICT, including web 2.0 tools, into students’ response to the unit.

  

The Complete Set of Year 8 History Units

  •  How To Teach  A Great Unit on Renaissance Italy at Year 8 For The Australian Curriculum
  • How To Teach  A Great Unit on The Plague at Year 8 For The Australian Curriculum
  • How To Teach  A Great Unit on Feudal Japan at Year 8 For The Australian Curriculum
  • How To Teach  A Great Unit on Medieval Europe at Year 8 For The Australian Curriculum
  

How To Teach A Great Unit on The Industrial Revolution at Year 9 For The Australian Curriculum

This resource for teaching a unit on the Industrial Revolution is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and materials for meeting the requirements of the Year 9 Australian Curriculum. The resource will cover strategies and materials for teaching the technological innovations that created the conditions for the revolution of industry. The workshop will further focus on the movement of peoples during this period, the experiences of men women and children and the long and short term impact of the revolution. Teachers will be shown ways that they can introduce students to the use of historical sources and conventions, and incorporate the use of ICT, including web 2.0 tools, into students’ response to the unit.

  

How To Teach A Great Unit on The Movement of Peoples at Year 9 For The Australian Curriculum

This resource for teaching a unit on the Movement of Peoples is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and materials for meeting the requirements of the Year 9 Australian Curriculum. The resource will cover strategies and materials for teaching how the industrial revolution influenced the movement of people around the world from 1750 to 1901. The workshop will particularly focus on the movement of convicts and settlers to Australia, how their experience changed over time in Australia and what the impact of their movement as a people was. Teachers will be shown ways that they can introduce students to the use of historical sources and conventions, and incorporate the use of ICT, including web 2.0 tools, into students’ response to the unit.

  

How To Teach A Great Unit on Making A Nation at Year 9 For The Australian Curriculum

This resource for teaching a unit on the Movement of Peoples is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and materials for meeting the requirements of the Year 9 Australian Curriculum. The resource will cover strategies and materials for teaching European settlement in Australia and its impact. The workshop will particularly focus on the nature of contact between settlers and indigenous Australians, the conditions of non-Europeans in Australia prior to 1901 and how democracy in Australia was shaped. Teachers will be shown ways that they can introduce students to the use of historical sources and conventions, and incorporate the use of ICT, including web 2.0 tools, into students’ response to the unit.

  

How To Teach A Great Unit on World War One at Year 9 For The Australian Curriculum

This resource for teaching a unit on World War One is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and materials for meeting the requirements of the Year 9 Australian Curriculum. The resource will cover strategies and materials for teaching an overview about the causes of the first world war and the reasons why men enlisted as soldiers. The resource will particularly focus on the the Australian campaign in Gallipoli, the impact of the war on Australia, and how Australian service in the war is commemorated. Teachers will be shown ways that they can introduce students to the use of historical sources and conventions, and incorporate the use of ICT, including web 2.0 tools, into students’ response to the unit.

  

The Complete Set of Year 9 History Units

  •  How To Teach A Great Unit on Making A Nation at Year 9 For The Australian Curriculum
  •  How To Teach A Great Unit on World War One at Year 9 For The Australian Curriculum
  •  How To Teach A Great Unit on The Movement of Peoples at Year 9 For The Australian Curriculum
  •  How To Teach A Great Unit on The Industrial Revolution at Year 9 For The Australian Curriculum
 

How To Teach A Great Unit on World War II at Year 10 For The Australian Curriculum

This resource for teaching a unit on World War Two is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and materials for meeting the requirements of the Year 10 Australian Curriculum. The resource will cover strategies and materials for teaching an overview of the causes of the second world war as well as pivotal events during the war such as the Holocaust and the dropping of the atomic bomb. The resource will particularly focus on the the Australia's involvement in the war. The resource will include strategies for teachers to develop students' introduce use and analysis of historical sources, as wells how to incorporate ICT, including web 2.0 tools, effectively into students’ response to the unit.

  

How To Teach A Great Unit on Rights and Freedoms at Year 10 For The Australian Curriculum

 

This resource for teaching a unit on Rights and Freedoms is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and materials for meeting the requirements of the Year 10 Australian Curriculum. The resource will cover strategies and materials for teaching the development of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the role of the United Nations. The unit resource will provide strategies and resources for teaching students about the struggle for indigenous civil rights in Australia in the 20th century, including a focus on significant events such as Mourning Day and the Wavehill strikes. Furthermore, strategies and resources will be provided for teaching students the influence of the civil rights movement in the United States on the Australian civil rights movement. The resource will include strategies for teachers to develop students' introduce use and analysis of historical sources, as wells how to incorporate ICT, including web 2.0 tools, effectively into students’ response to the unit.

  

How To Teach A Great Unit on The Vikings at Year 8 For The Australian Curriculum

 This resource for teaching a unit on The Vikings is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and materials for meeting the requirements of the Year 8 Australian Curriculum. The resource will cover strategies and materials for teaching different aspects of Viking society, such as religion, agriculture and funerary practices, Viking expansion across Europe and into North America and the role of important individuals like Leif Ericson. Teachers will be shown ways that they can introduce students to the use of historical sources and conventions, and incorporate the use of ICT, including web 2.0 tools, into students’ response to the unit.


 

How To Teach A Great Unit on Popular Culture For The Year 10 Australian Curriculum

This resource for teaching a unit on Popular Culture is designed to provide teachers with engaging strategies and materials for meeting the requirements of the Year 10 Australian Curriculum. The resource will cover strategies and materials for teaching different factors that led to the rise of popular culture in 1950s England, US and Australia - including changing music styles, the invention of tv and a popular boom. This resource will include activities about the impact of the spread of popular culture - both in Australia and overseas and provide suggestions for assessment tasks for the unit. Teachers will be shown ways that they can introduce students to the use of historical sources and conventions, and incorporate the use of ICT, including web 2.0 tools, into students’ response to the unit.

 
 

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