Author Archives: Dave Fagg

Alexander Pearce Movie

Ah….convicts! Ahh…convict cannibal!!¬† Ahhhh…convict cannibal movie!!! This is Australian history teaching paradise. I haven’t seen the film yet, but go here for the trailer of the movie Van Dieman’s Land. There’s also an interesting interview with the director and lead … Continue reading

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Back again, new and improved, we return to our irregularly programmed schedule…

Yes, I have been absent from this site. The main reason is that I have resigned from my teaching position at Eaglehawk SC, despite widespread protests…no, not true; no-one is indispensable. I’ve been settling into my new role as a … Continue reading

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Bit of Self-Promotion

Just wanted to boast¬† little – iHistory is quoted in “Reinventing Project-Based Learning”, a new book on technology and learning recently published in the US.

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Australian History Summer School

I’ve been a bit absent on this site lately. The reason is that I’ve been working 2 jobs as I prepare to go on leave from teaching until the end of the year. Hopefully I’ll still post some history stuff … Continue reading

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Bushranger Melange Podcast

As a short assessment of our bushranger unit, I got my students to write (and not so short) summaries of different Australian bushrangers. Some of them you may have heard of…others are less well known. Listen to the podcast.

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HTAV Workshop 2007

I presented again at the HTAV annual conference. Last time there were about 60 people at my workshop – this time about 20…but I found people were more open to the idea of podcasting and were quicker to think of … Continue reading

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Victoria Hill Trip

Tomorrow the class is going on a trip to Victoria Hill – hopefully more than last time will turn up! Victoria Hill is an old mining site – it hosts what was once the deepest shaft mine in the world … Continue reading

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