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
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
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.
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
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
Regular readers of this blog will know that I take my students on a one-off competitive fieldtrip around Bendigo, during which they use podcasts to complete tasks about the history of Bendigo, and hence, Australia. However, I’ve got a particularly … Continue reading