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NSW Department of Education and Communities

Curriculum support for NSW Public Schools

Modern History: resources

Research Zone - Senior History

A program developed by CLI to develop senior research skills. It would be useful for the Preliminary Historical Investigation. There are also interviews with historians and writers of historical fiction that could promote interesting discussion about the writing of history.

Skills in Source Analysis: World War I and its Aftermath

The Australian History Museum at Macquarie University offers programs for schools. They are in accordance with the NSW Board of Studies Modern History syllabus. Students can either visit the museum on site or, in some cases, arrangements can be made for the education officer to bring the program to schools in the metropolitan area.

The program focuses on the key features and requirements of the core syllabus. Emphasis is placed on the skills of interpretation, analysis and evaluation of the sources. Students are encouraged to recognise the difference between usefulness and reliability, to consider different perspectives and to present their conclusions based on evidence. Original source material includes photographs, propaganda, recruiting posters, letters, postcards, cartoons, medals, objects, newspapers, maps and magazines.

For prices, enquiries and bookings contact the museum. 9850 8870 

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