Australian Curriculum History – View Year Level Descriptors, Content Elaborations, Achievement Standards, General Capabilities and Cross Curriculum Priorities. Download the entire curriculum or specific aspects of it to suit your needs.

Changing Worlds – A South Australian Story

Australian Curriculum Lessons – A website that provides great free lessons with resources. All lessons are linked with the Australian Curriculum, an excellent resource!

Home page AC History Units – AC History Units presents 8 units developed by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia to support teachers in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: History (years 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10). Unit 1, Teaching History, is a foundation unit, providing a brief introduction to the discipline of history. It ‘unpacks’ the skills and concepts, surveys approaches to teaching and provides an essential framework for the other units. Units 2-8 focus on topics relevant to particular year levels and are designed to provide very practical support in the form of teaching programs, sample ‘learning sequences’, a wide range of resources and assessment ideas. AC History Units Website

ABC Splash ABC Splash brings you the best Australian content from across ABC TV and Radio plus high-quality video from around the world.

  • a new world-class education website for Australia
  • packed with hundreds of videos, audio clips and games
  • 100% free to watch and play at home and in school

See volcanos erupt and microbats fly. Investigate fossils, megafires and worm farms. Meet fairytale monsters. Unwrap an Ancient Egyptian mummy and explore the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet!

Google Cultural Institute – Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces.

Sites2See – A NSW Education Department site with links to primary and secondary websites covering most subject areas.

My Place for Teachers My Place for Teachers contains an exciting range of educational materials designed to support teachers in exploring issues and contexts presented in My Place, both the book and TV series. The teaching activities reflect and support the Australian Curriculum objectives for studies in both History and English for years 3–6. Things to look out for on the site include:

  • 39 new clips from series 2
  • 156 new English and history teaching activities that use the clips as a jumping-off point for classroom learning
  • 12 new decade timeline entries with new photographic content
  • 40 existing digital curriculum resources relicensed for use on the site
  • more than 400 new stills from the show
  • new content for Behind the scenes.

How Stuff Works – History

TimeMaps – see how the human population has spread over the globe from 3500BC to 2005AD.

ChronoZoom – A timeline that begins at the beginning of time. Interactive with writing and video embedded. Humanity, Human Prehistory, Earth and The Cosmos.

War Memorial ‘Memorial Boxes’ – Boxes are available for loan in South Australia through the following contact: Elspeth Grant Email: samemorialboxes@hotmail.com, Click here if you would you like to view/download a pamphlet explaining each of the 6 Memorial boxes. Click here to vist the Australian War Memorial Website and have a look at these great resources.

NSW Syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum – History

The Australian – Your storyline. Rediscover the biggest news stories of your life on your own personal storyline.




2 thoughts on “History

  1. DECD Outreach Education has a wide range of resources to support you. The latest offering is the Curator’s Table. Check it out and let me know if you find it a useful tool. Cheers Graham Cox
    The Curator’s Table
    The material in the Curator’s table website centres on South Australia’s unique history. It is being developed in interrelated chapters; the first is: World War I: The German experience. The suggested inquiry questions are organising ideas for using the primary and secondary sources in the Curator’s table website. There are many possible avenues of inquiry that students can take to develop their historical skills and understanding.

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