Category Archives: History Teaching

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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iHistory in educational journal

iHistory is being featured in an educational journal called Learning and Leading with Technology. This came about because I took part in some research about education and technology, which is being produced into a book by the International Society for … Continue reading

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iHistory Excursion 2007

We just recently completed the excursion using podcasts to learn about 4 historical sites in Bendigo: the old gaol, Sacred Heart cathedral, statues in the CBD and Victoria Hill mining site. We skipped the Joss House, as 4 places is … Continue reading

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The Black Death

Here is the latest Middle Ages podcast, along with gratuitous picture of people with bubonic plague. I’ve been doing a “stations” strategy with my year 8s for the Friday double: podcast, textbook questions, crossword, computer stuff and a drawing activity. … Continue reading

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William Buckley podcast

I have already posted a book review on a tome that imaginatively chronicled William Buckley’s life. In class, we’ve done some lessons on Pemulwuy and Bennelong, and their reactions to white settlement. I wanted to show them that there was … Continue reading

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Convicts in Australia – introductory podcast

My students last year did a podcast about convicts, and I’ve decided to do one of my own to introduce the topic today. Go here for a listen. My speed in producing podcasts is getting pretty good. About 30 minutes … Continue reading

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Medieval Crime & Punishment podcast

Well, it’s a momentous occasion! This is the first podcast I’ve done for Year 8 SOSE – medieval history. The class is kind of chaotic, but maybe listening to something will help. Have a listen to it here.

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