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Historical skills

 

Primary sources

Primary sources are objects in the collection of the National Museum of Australia. Many of them are relevant to educators and students; below is a sample. Each one has an image, a detailed description, and a statement of its educational value.

Years 5 and up
Australian history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Australian history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Australian history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Indigenous culture & history, arts, historical skills
+ keys to symbols and a map of significant sites
Years 5 and up
English, media, arts, Australian history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, historical skills
+ large-format images to download
Years 5 and up
Historical skills, environment
Years 5 and up
Australian history, historical skills

Multimedia and more

Here you'll find animations, Flash interactives, audio-on-demand, collection highlights and (in time) selected video clips.

Years 7–10
Australian history, historical skills
... an Australian History Mystery
Years 5–10
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, English, historical skills
Year 9
Australian history, historical skills
Years 9–12
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, media, historical skills
Years Foundation–2
Australian history, geography
Years Foundation–2
Environment, Australian history
Years 5 and up
Australian history, environment, Indigenous culture & history
Years 3–6
Australian history, geography
Years 11 and up
Historical skills

Classroom activities

Classroom activities provide teachers with content and ideas for a lesson.

Years 1–2
Historical skills, Australian history
Foundation Year
Historical skills, Australian history
Years 5–9
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, historical skills, arts, English, geography, environment
Year 9
English, media, arts, Australian history, historical skills

Units of work

Units of work developed since 2012 align with the new Australian Curriculum: History.

Years 9–12
Australian history, historical skills, Indigenous culture & history
Year 6 and 9
Australian history, geography, Indigenous culture & history, arts, historical skills
Years 7–12
Australian history, historical skills
Years 6–9
Australian history, historical skills
Years 6–10
Australian history, historical skills, English
Years 1–2
Historical skills, Australian history
Years 6–10
Australian history, historical skills
Years 6–10
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, historical skills, geography
Years 10–12
Australian history, arts, historical skills
Years 6–10
Media, English, historical skills
Years 9–12
Historical skills, Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, media, environment
Years 6–10
Australian history, historical skills, English
Years 6–10
Australian history, historical skills
Years 6 and 10
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, Historical skills
... an Australian History Mystery
Years 8–12
Australian history, historical skills, English
Year 9
Australian history, historical skills
Years 7–12
Australian history, historical skills
Years 6–10
Australian history, historical skills
Years 8–12
Australian history, historical skills, Indigenous culture & history, English, media
Years 7–12
Historical skills, Australian history, media
Foundation Year
Historical skills, Australian history
Years 9–10
Australian history, historical skills, environment, geography, Indigenous culture & history

Resources to order

These resources are either in print form or available as a subscription service.

Years 7–10
Australian history, historical skills, Indigenous culture & history