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ABC Splash - Vidoes, games, digibooks, audio and many other resources suitable for junior secondary:

Helpful Tools:
This is really helpful for those of us who don't speak French, German, Spanish, Latin or many other languages that are often used in history. if you type in the phrase you would like to translate it will convert it into English - helpful when you have a class that will ask you what something means.
This website is useful for teachers who show youtube videos in their classroom. If the teacher only wants to show a portion of the youtube clip, this website enables them to edit or “chop” the video to the preferred parameters. It’s as simple as entering the URL to the youtube clip, select the desired start and finish time and receive the new URL. It also eliminates the advertising and comment section found on youtube site which often feature comments that are rude, inflammatory or offensive.

Rights and Freedoms (1945-Present)
Students investigate struggles for human rights in depth. This will include how rights and freedoms have been ignored, demanded or achieved in Australia and in the broader world context.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA]. (2011). The Australian Curriculum Version 1.2. Retrieved from


  1. HumanRightsActionCtr (2008, October 7), The Universal Declaration of Human Rights [Video file]. Video posted to
This youtube clip is a thought-provoking way to begin a new unit on human rights. In particular the elective within the Rights and Freedoms depth study which covers “The origins and significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” (ACDSEH023).

  1. Australian Human Rights Commission. (2011). Information for students: What are human rights and why are they important? Retrieved from
This website, compiled by the Australian Human Rights Commission contains information specifically for students. It highlights the issue of human rights within Australia and overseas. It provides information and links to additional resources for students including an events calendar and information on how to get involved. It is user friendly and uses language and graphics that students can relate to and understand.
  1. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (2000). Human Rights. Retrieved from
This is another site created specifically with Secondary students in mind. It uncovers the history of the human rights movement and has information regarding newer developments within the 20th century.

  1. Department of Education and Training. (2005). Ideas for Human Rights Education. Retrieved from
This document by the Department of Education and Training consists of 107 innovative and different ideas for human rights education. It is a platform from which teachers can choose different topics to suit the context of their unit.

  1. Office of the Board of Studies in partnership with Queensland Government. (n.d). Making Multicultural Australia for the 21st century. Retrieved from
This website is titled “Making Multicultural Australia for the 21st Century”. It is intended to assist teachers and students in exploring Australia’s cultural diversity. It contains lesson plans and activities, as well as a section called “hotwords” which contains definitions for specific words and phrases to help students develop a vocabulary relevant to cultural and political topics.

  1. Perton, V. (2007). Australian Human Rights and Civil Rights Index. Retrieved from
This webpage is Human Rights Index of different websites and publications relating to Human Rights within Australia and overseas. It consists of information specific to Aboriginal affairs, equal opportunity law, freedom of information and more.

  1. Australian Human Rights Commission. (2011). Human Rights. Retrieved from
This is the human rights commission homepage. It consists of information pertaining to current projects being undertaken by the commission, publications and speeches regarding human rights

The 1967 Referendum
This website contains a suggested unit of work on the 1967 referendum. While some educators may not choose to use the unit in its entirety, it consists of free downloadable activities in PDF file formats that could compliment planned activities within the unit.
This youtube clip is of Kevin Rudd’s historic apology speech. The clip can form part of an activity which calls for students to count the number of times Rudd apologises or says the word “sorry”. Students can then reflect upon what the word “sorry” actually means for Indigenous Australians.
This website by the State Library of Queensland, exhibits the stories of five Indigenous Australians and their families and the impact of the separation they experienced from their loved ones. It is a valuable resource in helping students to understand the impacts of the events from the stolen generation.
This website contains a number of documents from the 1967 referendum including petitions, leaflets, Cabinet submissions, newspaper articles and more. It is an online compilation of historical evidence that can be used as teaching resources.

Australian History:

This is the national archives website for Australia, it is a usefull website as it allows the searching of original documents throughout the history of Australia.

Australian War Memorial web site.

This site is extremely useful for educators and students alike exploring the events surrounding Australians and Australia during conflict. With many links to other sites and organisations that also look at this area of Australia's history. There are ready made stories of "diggers" and as well as individual unit histories (useful for making the learning authentic - look up the local battalion history). This site also gives details on how the reigns of each Prime Minister ended; including the disapperance of Harold Holt. This site also has pedagogical links to curriculum (including national curriculum) readymade classes and class room support if you require it.
This can help if you doing a unit on WWI. It has profiles on individual participants a 3d tour and campaign overview.

This site provides a brief introduction to Australia's Prime Ministers from Federation in 1901 right through to the present. Run through the national archives, this site is a highly reliable and accurate source of historical information regarding Australia's 27 Prime Ministers. Of particular note is the timeline section which highlights the major world events and policy developments encountered under each Prime Minister.This source would be particularly useful in early high school (year 8 - 9) under the SOSE essential learning, Time, Continuity and Change.

1000 Poppies
The 1000 poppies project provides a space where students from around the world can create their own response to honouring the service and sacrifice of veterans and those affected by war. Students can contribute to the project until 25 April 2011.

The Australian Prime Ministers Centre tells the story of Australia’s Prime Ministers and their governments. Its office is located on the main floor of the Senate Wing of Old Parliament House or you can follow the link above to its website which has many useful and interesting links within itself.
Documents start with Australia’s first prime minister Sir Edmund Barton in 1901 and displays more than a century of political leadership through interactive technologies. Visitors to the office or website can find out more about the life and work of Australia’s Prime Ministers within the research centre/link, which provides a national focus for the Australian Prime Ministerial history.
Teachers' Virtual School History Department
The Teachers' Virtual School History Department provides useful and relevant lessons for History teachers. The website encourages teachers to send in details of any online history lessons they have produced, in order for other teachers to access lessons.

This site provides a document produced by the Australian Government on 'Making History - a guide for the teaching and learning of History in Australian Schools.' Compiled by Tony Taylor and Carmel Young from Monash and Sydney Universities this source takes a detailed look at ways in which history can be incorporated into schools throughout Australia. This source has been specifically designed for the online environment to support teachers of history at all levels of schooling. This source provides minor case studies and opinions of teachers about the usefulness of history in schools and is particularly useful for pre service educators.

This website provides over 300 primary Australian literary and historical texts. This source is primarily focused on Australian history during the 19th and 20th centuries however some texts can be traced back to the time of the Portuguese discovery in the seventeenth century. One particular feature of this website is that all of the texts are available free of charge. This therefore makes this website of prime importance to anyone carrying out any form of historical research relating to life in Australia during the 19th and 20th centuries. This source provides an excellent way for high school students to have access to different representations of the Australian landscape and of indigenous Australians; this site would be highly suited to senior modern history.
National Centre for History Education: Commonwealth History Project
The National Centre for History Education is a website dedicated to Australian History Educators. The website recognises the importance of teaching and learning History in Australia, through providing PDF files for History curriculum books, PD opportunities, a forum for History Educators, and importantly, many links to history websites relevant for use in a History teaching environment.
History Teacher’s Association of Australia
The History Teachers’ Association is a national professional educators association specifically dedicated to Australian educators. The website provides relevant, accurate and useful information regarding the teaching of History Australia-wide. Non-members are able to access a small quantity of information, whilst members are able to access all content including teaching resources, assessment items and ideas, and Professional Development opportunities.
The National Library of Australia: Picture Australia
This is an online database of a collection of Australian photos. This website would be particularly interesting to History educators with over 200,000 images of war.

If you ever had a question regarding events within Australia or its involvement in foreign affairs this site would provide a comprehensive range of information relevant to your search. The information within this site range from the time of colonisation right through to the study of post modern life and culture. It also includes maps of Australia photography throughout the years as well as legal documents. This site also provides numerous links to other scholarly websites and would be of great use to anyone studying Australian history. It is also very clearly set out and easy to use, I would recommend this site to people of all ages.

These are selected sites for researching Australian history on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They provide a diverse range of information on Australian history resources as well as providing links to other useful sites. The site links to topics include Ancient Heritage, modern society, European discovery and colonisation of Australia, Australian pictures, history and biography's, as well as texts, manuscripts, museums, libraries and associations and lastly overseas sources of Australian history. This is a very good site with lots of sources that will help anyone get started with learning about Australian history.
The Making Of Modern Australia is a four-part television series about social history appearing on ABC television. The series is accompanied by an interactive website that allows ordinary people to upload their own stories and experiences of Australian history. As such The Making of Modern Australia is a unique and engaging educational resource that may be of particular interest to teachers and students of history, English and media. This article briefly provides a context for the series, and outlines its key features.

Indigenous education
edna's recently added Indigenous education sector provides access to news headlines, resources, theme pages and events. Information and resources continue to be added on a regular basis.

Enhance TV: Enough Rope's Gallipoli
Suitable for use by secondary students, this study guide documents a visit by Andrew Denton to Gallipoli in 2006 for ANZAC Day, 25 April. Historical footage, photographs and extracts from soldiers' letters and diaries are also highlighted as well as interviews with family members.
Remembrance Day on 11 November commemorates the signing of the Armistice at the end of World War I in 1918. edna's Australian History theme page provides links to a collection of history resources suitable for use within the classroom.

Australia's Involvment In World War Two

(n.a. 2000). Australia's War 1939-1945. Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs. Retrieved August 10, 2011 from

This particular website was created by the Australian Government's Department of Veterans' Affairs and it gives great insight of Australia's involvment during World War Two. Included in this website, are newspaper articles from the time of the war, showing what exactly happened to Australia. There is also timelines and details of all the major events/people, that happen or were involved in the war. It is important for teachers and students to understand, what Australia and Australian people have gone through, to get to where they are today; therefore including this website into a lesson, would be very beneficial for teachers and students.

(n.a. 2010). Teaching and Learning About Anzac Day. New South Wales Government. Retrieved August 10, 2011 from

This website goes into great detail about all the wars that Australia has been involved with, during it's exsistance. It gives teachers and students a great range of information, that will help them understand, why the wars were faught and what the outcomes of each were.

European History:

Zaagsma, G. (2010). European History Primary Sources. Available from URL: Accessed 8th August, 2010.

European History Primary Sources (EHPS), is an index of scholarly websites that offer online access to digitised primary sources on the history of Europe. The websites listed on EHPS are not only meta-sources but also include invented archives and born digital sources. Each website that is listed in EHPS has a short description and is categorised according to country, language, period, subject and type of source. The listed websites can be accessed for free, though sometimes a registration is required. EHPS is a work in progress and new content is regularly added.This sit would be particularly useful for senior history both ancient and modern as it requires a broad background knowledge of the historical eras.

Halsall, P. (2001). Internet Modern History Sourcebook. Available from URL: Accessed 8th August, 2010.

This primary source website includes a compilation of primary historical documents from the Reformation up until modern studies of Popular Culture. This site is very easy to navigate around, however it is only useful once a broad knowledge base has been established as the documents are very specific. Therefore this site is recommended for senior modern history and is particularly useful for higher education studies. The only negative about this site is that all of the primary sources have been translated and edited and as such its reliability is questionable.

20th Century History:

Simkin, J. (2009). Spartacus Educational. Available from URL: Accessed 8th August, 2010.

Spartacus Educational is a useful tool in gaining basic knowledge through primary research. This site is primarily focused on 20th century history and provides biographies of the important historical figures involved with the major world events of the time. Whilst this website is useful in terms of gaining knowledge on the key people involved in events at the time it does not provide any detailed historical information about the actual events that occurred. This website should only be used as a way of gaining basic knowledge and understanding and as such would be suited only to years 8 - 10.

Arab - Israel:

Bakri, Mohammed. (2009). The Six Day War. Available from URL: Accessed 8th August, 2010.

This source provides a very detailed analysis of the Six Day War, one of the more noted conflicts in the Arab - Israeli conflict. This source is recommended for senior modern history studies as it is highly biased and subjective towards the Zionist viewpoint. This source provides a detailed look into the causes and consequences of the Six Day War and is an extremely useful historical source. Of particular not within this website is the documents and statements section which provides a list of key primary source documents specific to this topic.

Cold War:

Walsh, B. (2010). Cold War. Available from URL: Accessed 8th August, 2010.

Whilst this site is not an Australian website, it provides a very specific look into the Cold War from a British perspective. This site is extremely useful as it incorporates worksheets into the website so that students have the best opportunity to critically engage with content. This site also includes a 'Cold War Glossary', which is highly valuable for gaining basic historical knowledge and getting key search terms. This site would be particularly useful for senior modern history as it works on the basis that one has a basic knowledge of the period.

General History Websites:

This site contains a number of Primary sources for ancient history topics which students can access.

Here is a great website containing a large collection of various historical archives which can be easily located.

The Ancient History Encyclopedia is a great source of information on ancient history topics. The site has many written articles as well time lines, charts, diagrams and photos that can be easily accessed. Although this is not the biggest source of ancient history information the site does have a lot of links to other resouces that give further information about a paritcular topic.

The BBC is one of the worlds most prestigious and trusted media organisations, creating many documentaries and television dramatisations each year in conjunction with leading historians and organisations. This site has links to the BBC archives as well as ready made resources and information at the click of a button.
Daccord, T. (2001) Best of History Websites. Available from URL: Accessed 8th August, 2010.

Best of History, is an award winning website that contains annotated links to over 1200 history specific websites as well as links to lesson plans, teacher guides activities and quizzes. This site is particularly useful for ancient history with links back to the 'prehistory' era including the Neolithic and Stone Age. However this site also provides a vast array of modern historical sites with particular emphasis on 20th century history beginning with World War One. This site would be useful for all history students as it provides a 'hot list' of content specific websites which are extremely easy to navigate through. This website also contains a 'Hands on History' approach with links to T.V and radio interviews, Historic figures including that of William Shakespeare, Napoleon and Hitler.

Simkin, J. (1997). Spartacus Educational Retrieved August, 2011, from

Spartacus Educational website is more of a reference page full of free, reliable history websites for secondary school students. It contains many different topics from World war one, and the assasination of JFK.

Note from the Author:

"While studying at the Open University I became convinced by Jerome Bruner's ideas on active learning. Since I began teaching history in 1978 I have attempted to produce materials that enable active learning to take place. This has included educational computer programs such as Attack on the Somme, Wall Street and the Russian Revolution. The Internet provides the best opportunity so far to make active learning a reality"

This is the official National Museum of Australia website. The website has many sections relating to social history. Firstly the website advertises and explains some of the museums current and past exhibitions in brief detail. However the website does contain a large research section that provides users with the opportunity to browse an online library catalogue. In addition to this various links are contained on the website that connect to external websites including more online catalogues’ and databasesThis site has a link the link allows the student to become involved in an interactive game about becoming a miner. The game would be fantasic for all students' , ESL students' would benefit from participating in this game to improve their understanding on the Gold Rush.
Queensland History Teachers’ Association
The Queensland History Teachers’ Association is a website dedicated to Queensland History Teachers. It provides unlimited access to all resources and Professional Development opportunities to educators who become members. A small quantity of information is also provided to non-members. The Queensland History Teachers’ Association is relevant and useful for history teachers to gain resources and knowledge, and network with other educators of the History strand.

This site was designed to provide classroom teachers with an extensive, well-organised collection of ancient Mediterranean literary texts and, to a lesser extent, art and archaeological sources. It includes numerous categories, such as “Legal Texts,” as well as 10 chronological and regional areas from “Human Origins” to “Christian Origins.” Within each geographical heading, subsections denote periods, regions, people, topics, and modern perspectives, the latter focusing on current historical debates. Primary sources include literary texts and links to related websites containing images, maps, charts, and secondary essays.

This site provides links to many other sites and resources about anceint history content. It is a good place to start researching for a topic as it will lead users to lots of relavant and informative sites that will aid in the research of a particular topic.

Lesson Planet is full of useful information and even has some basic examples of History lesson plans for educators to further produce and shape to suit their topics and students. this is a very useful website for those educators who are not 100% sure that what they have planned is sufficient enough to be interesting, engaging and appropriate for their students. I recommend this site to all, it is great to read over and collect ideas from before creating your own lesson plans.
It is important for a student who is just starting to study history, whether it be Modern or Ancient; to know and fully understand the differences between Primary and Secondary sources. This particular website offers a defintion for both types of sources and gives a number of examples, which will help students understand how to tell the two types of sources apart. This site is also useful for teachers, as they should be able to incorpate the information found on this web page, into a lesson; so that they are able to have enough time to teach the topic.

This website contains a collaboration of resources contributed by teachers from around the world. There is over 1,400 pages of worksheets, PowerPoint presentations and lesson plans. This site also offers a discussion board for teachers to communicate and share ideas with one another as well as resources. There is also and interactive component that allows students the opportunity to use this site to play educational games and quizzes.

In this website you will find a large amount of resources on how to teach history to children both in primary and high school. The site also offers help and support from other teachers who are teaching the subject with the ability to share resources and things like lesson plans with other teachers.

This site holds everything you need to know when teaching a history class. It contains the requirements of what needs to be taught and worksheets and examples of how to teach it. This website is very useful for teachers that are rushed for time, in preparing a class, they can get any information they need and for those students who are fast workers and complete the given work during the lesson before others, the teacher could use some of the worksheets that are available to them from this site. State library of QLD. Find Pictures; Reel Rescues (home movies, silent files and original newsreels from 1920's on; Cartoons from newspapers; manuscripts and personal papers; rare books; Indigenous History (broken links: the stolen generations in QLD + responses to the apology); map collection; data bases; and info for teachers.
This site contains teacher lesson plans and activities, graphic organizer templates, worksheets and information on the civil war and History in general.
This website encourages students to engage in aspects of their history by investigation. The case study overviews are designed to stimulate the students interest and encourage further research. The case studies include information on the Eureka Rebellion, frontier conflict and world war 2.

University of Wollongong provide a History research website free of charge, for teachers, students and anyone wanting to further their history knowledge.
The site contains -Sources
-Objectives -Stories
-Learning -Links
-Investigation -Discussion

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority is in the process of implementing a new, National Curriculum

Learning Place
The Learning Place is a website dedicated to educators who are employed by Education Queensland. This website provides extensively relevant and useful information for History teachers, including resources, assessment banks, and Professional Development and networking opportunities. The Learning Place is specifically aimed at Queensland State Schools, but Private school educators may become members for a small fee.

Year 9 Ancient History: Resources for Greek and Roman government systems

Cartledge, P. (2011, February 17). The Democratic Experiment. Retrieved August 14, 2011, from BBC:

This text is relatively short and easy to understand, whilst detailing a number of basic principals in Greek Democracy and some of the Key figures involved in its evolution. Although not very extensive, this resource prived good, solide information that is relevant when studying Ancient political systems.

Cassar,G. H., Goff, R.D., Holoka, J. P. , Terry, J. J., Upshur J. L. (2006). The Rise and Decline of Roman Power in the Mediterranian Wold. In Cassar,G. H., Goff, R. D., Holoka, J. P. , Terry, J. J., UpshurJ. L., World History, Volume 1, Fourth Edition (pp. 168-185). Southbank,VIC: Thomson Wadsworth.

This text is from an all-purpose textbook on world history prior to 1500 A.D. It contains within it information on the Roman Republic under the Senate and the shift from this form of representative government into the later Triumvirates and the eventual Principate. The textbook also contains useful information on the Greek Democratic political system and other forms of goverment such as hereditary monarchies and empires.

Halsall, P. (2000, August). The Roman Republic: Checks andBalances. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from Internet History SourcebooksProject:

This webpage gives a simple and clear explanation of the Roman Republican system and puts it into context by comparing it to the modern republic of the U.S.A. This provides a connection to current, real world events that students can use to comprehend the ideas of the Roman Republic in its ancient form. The webpage is run by Fordham University in New York and is, therefore, relatively reliable in the information it provides.

Hughes, B. (Director). (2007). Athens: The Dawn ofDemocracy [Motion Picture].

This documentary details the rise of Democracy from its birthplace in the ancient City of Athens. It provides a clear, unbiased image of Democracy and its foundation by looking at the limitations on who could be involved and major world events that shaped and strengthened it (such as the Persian war and the battle of Salamis).

Jones, N. J. (2008). Politics and Society in Ancient Greece. Westport, CT: Praeger.

As the title suggests, this book deals with Political and Social aspects of ancient Greece: Including Democracy and Oligarchies. This is one of the texts used by the University of New England in their Introduction to Ancient Greece course and contains valuable, valid and accurate information.

Matthew Dillon, L. G. (2009). Ancient Greece: Social andHistorical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Socrates. New York:Routledge.

This text is an excellent source as it contains both secondary sources by modern scholars and primary documents on ancient Greece about the Greek world: Including Democracy. Using this, students can encounter both the modern and ancient perspectives on the idea of what Democracy is and means for those who follow it as a political form.

McManus, B. F. (2003, july). Roman Cursus Honorum.Retrieved August 14, 2011, from VROMA:

This text gives a clear and simple diagram and explanation of the offices within the Roman Senate . This is useful because it shows who had Imperium (the right to rule) and how power was distributed to prevent its abuse. This can then be used as a basis for comparison with the modern idea of a Republic and how its offices function in a modern context as opposed to an ancient one.

Wallace-Hadrill, P. A. (2011, February 02). Roman Empire:The Paradox of Power. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from BBC:

This text look at how the political systems and situation of ancient Rome and its empire shaped the political landscape of modern Europe. It gives information on a number of things such as the idea of slavery and how the diverse beliefs and ideals of the empire were pulled together under Roman rule.


Australian History

Bolton, G. (1996). The Oxford History of Australia, The Middle Way 1942-1995 (Second Edition, Vol. 5). New York: Oxford Univesity Press.

This text gives a detailed history of Australia's political and economic upheavals of the 1990's. This includes the many major social, political and economic developments and looks at the rise of globalisation of the Australian economy. Throughout this book there are many primary source documents such as pictures, illustrations and poems.

Grey, J. (1990). A Military History of Australia. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

This book covers the major wars in which Australia has engaged in military combat. It looks at wars such as Gallipoli to the Gulf War and pays particular attention to the Second world War. It also extends back to many of the colonial wars in which military forces were sent overseas to aid Brittan and even
talks about the conflict that took place in Australia between the settlers and the Indigenous Australians.

Kingston, B. (2008). Oxford History of Australia (vol.3, pp. 290-308).
Teo, H., & White, R. (2003). Cultural History in Australia: On being a white man, Australia, circa 1900 (eds pp. 98-112). Sydney, NSWUP.
Barnard, M. (1967). A history of Australia. Halstead Press, Sydney.Greenwood, G. (1970). Nationalism, the labour movement and the commonwealth 1880 - 1900. Halstead Press, Sydney.

These accredited texts are filled with amazing and highly accurate information about the creation of the Australian Federation. These are a must read if you ever teaching students about early politics in Australia and the era of Australia's first steps to independance.

European History

Phillips, C. (2008). The Complete Illustrated History of Knights & the Golden Age of Chivalry. London. Hermes House.

This is a valuable resources for anyone that is studying the medieval period, specifically Knights and Knighthood. The book goes into detail through both picture and text on who and what the knights where and what their jobs were when they were alive. It gives a great picture of life as a knight in medieval times and dispels many of the myths that surround knighthood that have been brought about through movies and other sources.

Merriman, J., 1996. A History of Modern Europe. In New York: W.W.Norton & Company, pp. 335-374.

This book shares an up-to-date, integrated and reliable account of modern European history from the Renaissance to the present. It is by far the most diverse textbook I have managed to stumble upon. It talks in-depth about politics of state and peoples, the causes and effects of economic change, religion and Europeans interaction with the rest of the world. From the fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Industrial Revolution this book contains everything you need to know and more about modern European history. In a classroom setting this book is very useful as it contains both factual and scholarly information as well as primary pictures and accounts.

Hopkins, A.G., (ed.) 2002. Globalization in World History. London: Pimlico .

This text provides the reader with information about Globalisation in a few forms. It offers a categorisation of types and stages of globalisation that existed before the late twentieth century. It also provides information about the debate that globalisation has both non- Western and Western origins.

World History

Hill, M. & Bickerton, I. (2003). Contested Spaces: The Arab - Israeli Conflict. North Ryde: McGraw Hill.

This text is a highly valuable secondary source for anyone studying the Arab - Israeli conflict. This text provides an in depth background look into all aspects relating to the Middle Eastern conflict including a look into the major nations involved, the precursors to some of the major battles and a detailed look at why the conflict exists. This source would particularly useful for senior modern history students analysing the Arab Israeli conflict. Of particular note within this text is the inclusion of photographs and small primary source excerpts which aid in contextualising the conflict.

Stearns. P., Gosch. S., Grieshaber. E. (2009). Documents in World History (Fifth Edition, Volume 2). United States: Pearson Education.

This book provides Primary and Secondary sources from 1500 to the Present. Not only is this a very valuable resource for History teachers in regards to primary and secondary sources, it also provides study questions at the end of each section to allow students to test their understanding and encourages them to think critically about History as a discipline.

Here is a small presentation that may come in handy for future classes and lesson plans

Other Documents:

This is an example of a primary document that may be used by students when creating a presentation about Australia's conflict and debate to become a federation

A few words about teaching history by Tony Taylor a few words about teachig history.pdf
A list of resources for teachign the new national history curriculum
Smart History:

Spirit Stones
Suitable for senior secondary and tertiary students, this study guide offers a different perspective on the history, culture and spiritual life of a group of Indigenous Australians - the Noongar people of South-Western Australia. Their story is told within the context of a mysterious phenomenon about falling stones documented in newspaper reports from 1946 to 1962. Dead sea scrolls online